CrossFit 207
Phone: (207)651-8529
Email: [email protected]
Location:
10 Renaissance Way, Unit 2
Sanford, ME 04073

CrossFit Hack
Phone: (757)509-3050
Email: [email protected]
Location:
432 Elm Street, Suite E
Biddeford, ME 04005

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Meet Our Coaches 2018-01-05T15:49:05+00:00

MEET OUR COACHES

Kyle Sikes

Head Coach & Owner

I’m the head coach and owner of CrossFit 207. I went to school at the University of Maine, originally for Molecular and Cellular Biology, but it was there that I started doing CrossFit. After discovering what I really loved to do, I changed my degree around to something more relevant to fitness. That being a Zoology degree with an Exercise Science minor. During my time at UMaine I started my first affiliate, CrossFit Black Bear, which has been passed down class to class and has since grown tremendously.

I’ve had my share of success in the competitive CrossFit world. I placed 57th in the world out of 70,000+ athletes in the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Open. I’ve made it to the Reebok Games Northeast Regionals in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 and enjoy competing in local fitness competitions around New England.
CrossFit Level 1

Anne Lemieux

Coach

Many CrossFit trainers have an extensive background in sports and fitness. Mine is different. As a child I was involved in many activities from gymnastics to field hockey, but not so much after high school. Well into my twenties, I wanted to become more fit. I joined globo gyms but would quickly lose motivation. Fast forward to January of 2011, my brother finally convinced me to give CrossFit a try. I will admit I was scared walking in the door the first time, but I was instantly hooked.

It was more than just getting fit; it was the sense of community and constant challenges that impressed me the most. Also, I was introduced to the Paleo diet, and have never felt better. I obtained my CF-L1 certification in July of 2012. Watching others reach goals they never thought they would has been overwhelmingly rewarding. My favorite movement, don’t hate me, is burpees. My least favorite movement is wall balls.
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer

Lance Brown

Coach

Lance comes to us as a Portsmouth native. Leaving many times (with Uncle Sam and living in Colorado), but coming back again and again. While in college for pre-med, he dropped out feeling that there was something else he needed to be doing. If you don’t love the journey, what makes you think you’ll like the destination? Right? This resulted in Lance spending the past 6 years pursuing his understanding of fitness and athleticism all over the US, and in many different fields. He knows he made the right choice now.

But, he started where many of us did. In the YMCA weight room and running down the road outside his house. This fostered a lifestyle and love of exercise and human performance, but not fitness as we know it in the CrossFit community. Over the years he pursued sports and fitness in many fields. Some of them being wingsuit skydiving, ultra marathoning, rock climbing, skiing, swimming and biking, with the gym and trails as the base of his fitness.

His view now of sports and fitness is much like the CrossFit model of fitness: broad and inclusive. Lance ended up attending his Level 1 in Boulder, Colorado while in school. This was after years of thinking nothing but the worst of CrossFit. He was a hater, for sure. Only to find it was what he had been looking for all along: an open source fitness community that seeks to create physically balanced, capable, humble individuals. It’s the truth seeker’s fitness. It was the hardest thing he had ever done. It humbled him, and he hasn’t stopped. Since then, he has pretty much devoted everything to becoming the best coach he can and hasn’t looked back once. His favorite movements are heavy thrusters, handstand walks, bar muscle ups, and running.

CrossFit Level 2 (Coach’s Prep) Instructor
CrossFit KIDS
CrossFit Gymnastics Instructor
CrossFit Aerobic Capacity Instructor
CrossFit Endurance Instructor
CrossFit Strongman Instructor
CrossFit Powerlifting Instructror
CrossFit Mobility Instructor
CrossFit Judge
USAW Olympic Lifting Coach
MovNat Level 1 Instructor
ISSA Personal Trainer
Wilderness First Responder
Ma Strength Chinese Weightlifting Seminar Attendee

Jamee Tibbets

Coach

Jamee has worked in the Mental Health field for 10 years. She Studied Psychology with an emphasis in adolescent counseling at College of the Ozarks, and has also received her national EMT license. Currently, she is studying American Sign Language.

Jamee was born in Florida, grew up in Michigan, went to college in Missouri and found a forever home here in Maine that she shares with her wife Kassi. She plays guitar and enjoys a variety of musical genres, competes in many team and individual sports. Her additional life experience includes working in the emergency room at Spring Harbor Hospital, volunteering at Camp Sunshine, and serving as the business manager for a local restaurant.

Jamee found CrossFit 207 four years ago, and she hasn’t looked back. She was very out of shape and really needed an outlet at the time, so she chose the barbell. CrossFit was my drug. Jamee became an avid CrossFitter and decided to become a trainer. She completed her Level One CrossFit Certification (where she got her first strict Muscle-up) and about a year after that a CrossFit Gymnastics Certification.

Jamee has competed in several local CrossFit competitions with her best finish being 1st place and worst finish being 7th place. She loves competing but really enjoys team and partner comps. She’s been training at CrossFit 207 for 2 years and LOVES IT. She’s gotten to know everyone in the community and enjoys seeing how far they have come and where she can push them to go. It brings utter joy to see progress.

“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in something, you do it only when it is convenient. When you’re committed to to something, you accept no excuses, only results.” (Kenneth Blanchard)

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics Instructor

Matt Begin

Coach

I have been a member of CrossFit 207 since 2012 and a coach since 2014. I am a local Police Officer and member of the Southern Maine Special Response Team. Before CrossFit, I played many different sports for recreation. Due to my job, physical fitness is a necessity, so I worked out on my own lifting weights and running. I came to CrossFit 207 with Marty Harmon to give it a try and was immediately sold! I now enjoy competing in many different styles of fitness competitions such as CrossFit, First Responder, Strong Man, Oly and Power lifting. Not only has CrossFit 207 guided me into the best shape of my life, but it has brought me so many amazing friends.

CrossFit Level 1

Steve Nason

Coach

Growing up in Seacoast, NH, fitness for me was playing basketball with the occasional 5k run and bench press. After college, fitness became an afterthought. Next thing I know I’m 30, suffering chronic back problems, and heavier than I’d ever been. Slowly, I started getting myself back in shape. Walking, then running, then some weight training; it was working. But after a few years I hit a plateau. The routines from the web and fitness magazines weren’t cutting it. That’s when I tried CrossFit.

I was hooked right away. It was challenging; we did something different every day and Kyle’s strength programming made my back feel better than ever. But the best part of CrossFit has been the fun and supportive people I’ve met at CrossFit 207. They are my brothers and sisters in sweat and chalk. They inspire me to work harder everyday and make getting my butt kicked a joy.

In an effort to improve my technique and help others with theirs, I earned my CF-L1 in May of 2013 and a CrossFit Mobility certificate in April of 2014. I am King of the Warm Up. If you’re feeling tight, sticky and immobile I can help “roll” you out and pull you apart. I am also a proponent of clean eating and have been following a Paleo diet for the last few years. Recipes, tips and tricks upon request. As for favorite movements, anything body weight (pull-ups, push-ups, air squats). Thrusters can ride to hell on an Air Assault Bike!

CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Mobility

Kevin Bougie

Coach

​A Sanford native, Kevin has had a lifelong passion for athletics and competition. He played football, basketball, and baseball at Sanford High School. His senior year of high school, he was awarded the James J. Fitzpatrick Award, which is given to the state’s top football player. Kevin went on to play football and baseball during his college years at Bowdoin College.

Following college he looked for outlets to pursue his love for competition and sports. After a few years of standard workouts in the gym, Mike Gordon introduced Kevin to CrossFit. Since that first workout in Kyle’s garage, Kevin was hooked. Kevin received his CF-L1 certification at Reebok CrossFit One in 2013. Although he loves to experience the accomplishments he gets through his individual training, he finds the reward of helping someone accomplish their own goals far more rewarding. Kevin’s favorite movements include squatting, as well as clean and jerks. His least favorite workouts include any form of distance running.

CrossFit Level 1

Ryan Loshaw

Coach & CrossFit Hack Co-Owner

Beginning at the age of 8 with daily 5 mile runs with my father, a passion for competition and athletics grew. From high school cross country, track, swimming, ultramarathons and triathlons, I maintained an endurance background until my mid 20s. After breaking my femur in a race, I stumbled into CrossFit where my first coach (and future wife) opened my eyes to the benefits of CrossFit methodology and proper biomechanics. I have a passion of helping people utilize CrossFit to make them more successful, not only athletically but in their job and everyday life.

CrossFit Level 2

Alycia Loshaw

Coach

CrossFit Level 2
CrossFit Endurance
CrossFit Weightlifting

Chris Gahm

Coach

While I was in college at Roger Williams University, I stumbled onto a CrossFit video featuring some CrossFitter named Rich Froning. The more I watched, the more I became intrigued with this style of fitness. I started training in college on my own doing the CrossFit homepage workouts. I would constantly watch videos and try to copy what I was seeing these athletes do.

When I moved back home, I attended the University of Southern Maine and graduated in 2015 with a degree in Sustainable Business Management. While in school I was consistently training and learning at CrossFit KGB. I received my CF-L1 in 2015 and coached there for 2 years. I love everything about CrossFit but most importantly I love the communities it has created. An empty CrossFit gym is nothing special until you add the people; that’s when CrossFit truly comes alive.

Outside of CrossFit, I’ve coached basketball for the past 4 years. I currently am coaching an AAU team called 57 Stallions, as well as coaching the Massabesic Boys JV basketball team. My favorite CrossFit movement is burpee muscle ups and my least favorite is anything with a kettlebell.

CrossFit Level 1

Annie Melewski

Coach

Annie Melewski just transitioned to Maine and knew she wanted to continue her CrossFit journey. We are thrilled she found Back Cove CrossFit as she will add tremendous value to our current coaches. Annie was first introduced to CrossFit Milford in CT and started CrossFit competitions in her first year. She received her Level-1 coaching certification in October 2015. At the time she was working a full time job as an Associate Scientist but knew she wanted to coach so started coaching at Kong CrossFit in Norwalk, CT.

Prior to finding CrossFit, Annie played D1 softball at Quinnipiac University. She started to rock climb competitively in college and was also a coach for a youth team. After suffering an injury climbing, she transitioned to CrossFit. She quickly got hooked on the sport. She also has her USAW L1 certificate for sports performance training in weightlifting. This past January, she and the owner of her previous gym opened up a second location for Kong CrossFit where she was the General Manager and Head Trainer full time.

She plans to get her CrossFit Level 2 certificate soon, as well as go through OPEX training to further her knowledge as a coach and trainer. Annie says,”I love coaching and working in a gym more than anything I’ve ever done in my life. Having the opportunity to be a part of peoples’ fitness journey is so fulfilling to me. I have truly found my passion and want to continue on with that as my journey leads me to new places.”

CrossFit Level-1 Trainer
USAW Level-1 

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