“I just wanted to let you know how much I have been enjoying the gym. From the first day, I felt an extremely welcoming vibe, compared to the other CrossFit experiences I have had. Everyone is so nice and nonjudgmental (very yoga-esque ;) ).  It has been such a great experience and I’ve only been to 3 classes! I am so glad about my decision, and every time I leave, I think about when I can get in my next workout.”
Jenny, Waltham
“CrossFit Watch City is amazing. The coaches focus on form above all else, and there is no ego here. Everyone is welcome, this is a great place if you are new to CrossFit. The space is big, everything is new and the people are great!”
Tim, Waltham
“I realize why everyone is so obsessed now that I did it… It’s the best work out I’ve ever had and it’s fun! I have total work out ADD and hate going to the gym, trying to do boring cardio and the same workout routine I’ve had for years. It’s impossible to get bored with this because there are so many variations of workouts. I hope you come try! You will love it.”
Audra, Waltham
“I’m not into gyms.  I like to be active, but hate “working out.”  That said, Rob’s creativity and energy made it fun!  And I loved the results, I feel healthier and much stronger, and the most important part for me…it was actually fun!”
Kol, Waltham
“Rob took his time to help understand all the movements, and the best way to complete the exercises most efficiently. If I did something wrong he would come over and teach me what I was doing wrong, why it was wrong, and how it would be detrimental in my goal of getting the best results possible. He never advocated for unrealistic goals, he would always say “everything in small steps adds up to a whole.” This was refreshing to hear. Rob’s work ethic, caring and compassion for his clients is a testament to his level of training and expertise.”
JP, Cambridge
“Rob is the best! I’ve been doing Crossfit for about a year and from day one, Rob has been part of what makes me love Crossfit so much. He’s a great coach – so patient and attentive, and he’s helped me do things I never thought possible! He takes the time to carefully walk through movements and stress form over weight, and he’s always really encouraging. It’s obvious that he cares a lot about every athlete he works with. His coaching has made me a better crossfitter and his attitude and personality make me want to be an even better crossfitter! He genuinely shares in your excitement when you finally reach a goal weight or movement and it just makes for a great experience.”
Aubrey, Waltham
“I am one of Rob’s biggest fans! From the moment I met him I knew he was the coach that was going to make me love Crossfit. There are so many things that make Rob a great coach just to name a few he is incredibly knowledgeable (about A LOT of stuff), his attention to detail and observation, his incredible patience when he is reviewing each movement, his persistent cheerleading. But the thing that makes Rob such a remarkable coach is that no matter how much you think you can’t do something Rob knows you can and he’ll push you until you know it too.”
Ronnie, Waltham
“After spending the last year or so training exclusively for triathlons, I decided to switch things up a few months ago and sign up for a Crossfit Intro class. I had read a lot about Crossfit and knew a couple people who had done it in the past but I truly had no idea what to expect. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t at least a little nervous about getting started but all the nervousness/concern I may have had went away the second Rob starting addressing the class. His calm demeanor and willingness to make sure we all fully understood the movements helped me feel comfortable (even confident) with what I was about to do. I was so impressed by the way Rob taught the class I contacted him the next day and asked if he could coach me during my Onramp session. I truly believe it was Rob’s method of coaching and encouraging attitude that got me interested in Crossfit to begin with and continues to keep me interested to this day.”
Stephanie, Waltham
“I was never aware of the food I was putting in my body, how my body processed it and how my body could move. I’ve been educated and have been living a much healthier life. I’m raising my kids with the right mindset to have a healthy generation. I thank you for giving me the information and showing me the way.”
Jessica, Lancaster
I’ve been working with Rob for several months now and throughout that time he’s proven to be a very knowledgeable and dedicated coach. He is very good at assessing your skill level as an athlete and creating programming that suits your ability level. Rob’s persistent input about the mechanics and the “why” behind each type of training, fosters a real sense of ownership over the entire process. I’m looking forward to working with him for years to come.
Kai, Watertown
“This is a small milestone for many, but a huge milestone for me, I ran a mile without stopping, no walking, in 9:25! I haven’t been able to run a mile since I was 13 (which was 18 years ago – I’m old!), which is a huge testament to your coaching and support during my first several months – thank you!!”
Lindsey, Waltham
My first experience with Crossfit lasted about 3 months and I was in the best shape of my life, with working out half as often as I was on my own. After being away from Crossfit for over a year I was content to continue to work out on my own and not return to Crossfit.. at least until Rob told me he was opening his own gym. Rob’s passion for fitness and helping people better themselves is evident in the way he coaches and was the only push I needed to get back into Crossfit. 
John, Waltham
“All the way through college, I was a team sport athlete. The camaraderie of the team, the thrill of competition and the constant practices kept me in great shape. Then I entered the real world, sat behind a desk for 8 hours and bad habits crept into my life. That all changed when I met Rob. Starting with my first personal training session, I found working out with Rob to be what I needed. Active coaching, easy-to-learn safety tips and his calm push towards my goal helped me get in better shape for my fall wedding. Ready for the next challenge of joining a full CrossFit Gym, I knew that there was only one place for me – CrossFit Watch City. With Rob’s unique and personal coaching style, these classes are what I look forward to each day. The community he has built is full of passionate athletes who welcome anyone with open arms, regardless of your fitness level. It feels great to be part of a team again, one that pushes each other to meet their goals in a safe, supportive environment. I am no longer going to a gym, I am having a fitness experience.”
Jaime, Arlington
“After being inspired by several life changing experiences, I began searching for a training option to lose weight. At the age of 56, and having physically worked for 38 years I had been struggling with shoulder pain and lower back problems. I spent a few months researching Crossfit gyms in the Waltham area, even visiting them to speak with the owners and trainers. I still maintain a very physical work schedule, and made sure to express my concern with getting hurt or being unable to work. Rob was the only trainer to take the time to understand my concern, educate me in the process, and give me an idea of what to expect from Crossfit. He reviewed my past history (daily activity rate, past injuries, and overall general health) to help me set a realistic goal for my weight loss. Rob crafted a program for me, and he coached me at my own pace. Rob’s knowledge, passion, and commitment to making sure that form and execution of the movements is more important than the amount of weight used, has enabled me to work hard without the fear of injury. Having completed 5 months under Rob’s supervision, I have lost 30 pounds, regained total movement in my shoulder and I no longer suffer from lower back pain. My story is not unique, as I have seen the results of Crossfit in other people. However, without Rob and Crossfit Watch City, I would not be where I am today. I believe in Rob’s passion and commitment, and am grateful for the knowledge he has bestowed upon me.

Gary Mackenzie
Quick & Clean Car Wash of Waltham”

Gary, Waltham