Coach Greg Damigella: Owner, General Manager and Programmer at GymCore CrossFit
Greg started crossfitting in August 2006 and began shadowing group classes as a CrossFit Coach in training almost immediately. He began his career as a CrossFit Coach after he earned his Personal Trainer Certification with the National Academy of Sports Medicine in March of 2007 and his CrossFit Level 1 Coach Certification in April 2007. Since then he has earned certifications with USA Weightlifting as a Sports Performance Coach (September ‘07), and CrossFit Running and Endurance (May ‘08). Greg started his own group and private training business in February of 2009 and has been operating as a CrossFit Affiliate in his hometown of Topsfield, Ma, since March of 2011.
Greg has been involved in athletics and training all his life and has a great passion for health and wellness and sport. He considers himself fortunate to be able to share his experience in the field of athletics and CrossFit with GymCore CrossFit’s members, friends and family and the greater community.
- Personal Trainer Certification with National Academy of Sports Medicine
- CrossFit Certified Level I Instructor
- USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
- CrossFit Certified Running and Endurance
Diane Frampton discovered CrossFit in January 2007. Unhappy with the inconsistent results of treadmills, Step classes and Nautilus machines, she hesitantly tried a CrossFit class and has never looked back. During her CrossFit journey she gained strength and insight into the way the body functions and performs. She began to achieve physical feats she never thought possible; completing her first marathon, the Bataan Death March, at the age of 41.
In 2009, she discovered Paleo and began incorporating more whole foods and less processed foods into hers and her family’s diet. So inspired by the results of Paleo and her love of food, she authored a cookbook, Eat Well, Feel Good, Practical Paleo Living.
In 2012, Diane left a 20 year teaching/counseling career and attained her Level 1 CrossFit Certification. She began coaching soon after and is excited to be part of the coaching staff at GCCF. Her favorite part of coaching is helping clients do the things they doubt they can. She looks to encourage progress at every opportunity, no matter the athlete.
Kate was a competitive runner all throughout high school and college. She specialized in the 400 meters and ran for Penn State.
After college she noticed that she really missed the camaraderie of working out with her teammates and competing.
After trying multiple gyms and different forms of exercise, it wasn’t until 2009 that she found CrossFit. It was no surprise that she was instantly hooked. She loved the varying exercises that always left her feeling like she just had the greatest workout of her life. The supportive community was so amazing and she has never looked back.
She quickly got her CrossFit Level 1 Certification and competed in the CrossFit Regionals on a team in 2010 and made Regionals as an individual in 2011.
She found her wonderful husband through CrossFit in 2011 and had 2 strong amazing daughters.
Kate states that she is honored to be a coach at GymCore CrossFit and believes it is the best CF community. She loves how everyone supports and encourages each other every time they step in the gym. She loves coaching and seeing members of all ages, backgrounds and abilities working out side by side and pushing each other to be the best they can be. She finds it very rewarding to witness people getting stronger and more confident by the days, weeks, months and years.
- CrossFit Level 1 Certification
- Registered nurse- Trauma ICU BWH
- Advanced Certification in Life Support
- Mother of 2 girls
Born and raised on the island of Oahu, HI, Liz did not come from an athletic background. After watching her mother overcome obesity, she promised herself and her mother that she would never let herself go through the same struggle. She eventually became bored with going to the gym, the treadmill, the elliptical, and the 5:30 AM bootcamp classes. Her husband (boyfriend at the time) told her to try out his gym… Gymcore CrossFit. After weeks of convincing, she finally took her first class in 2012 and she has been in love with it ever since.
She competed in a few local CrossFit and weightlifting competitions; including the 2014 Bay State Games, where she won 2nd place in the 75kg weight class. She eventually started coaching CrossFit in Beverly, MA after receiving her CF Level 1 Certificate in 2014. In 2015, she made her way back and began coaching where her roots were originally planted… Gymcore! She loves her Gymcore Ohana and is so grateful to be a part of it. She believes in the aloha spirit and bringing positive vibes and a sense of community to the gym.
- Favorite Part of CF: The diversity and community
- Favorite Part of Coaching: Making individuals stronger than they ever thought they could be
- Favorite Activity Other Than CF: Zumbaaaaaa!
Dawn Adam Brown
8 years experience as a CrossFit Coach, competitive Olympic Lifter, CrossFit Athlete and Recovery Therapist.
- CrossFit Certified Level II Instructor
- CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting certified
- CrossFit Running and endurance certified (Pose running)
- USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
- Catalyst Athletics Olympic Weightlifting Seminar – Level 1
- CrossFit Kettlebell certified under Jeff Martone
- Certified Massage Therapist
- Nursing Background
- USAW Referee
- Gold 2007 American Masters Weightlifting Championships
- Bronze 2010 National Masters Weightlifting Championships
- Gold 2010 Masters Pan Am Games
- Gold 2012 National Masters Weightlifting
- Bronze 2012 American Masters Weightlifting Championships
- New England Championships 2011/2012 Grand Master Lifter
NELWC Masters Record holder in snatch/clean and jerk and total