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Our Story

Crossfit Black Bear was founded in 2012 as a non-profit CrossFit affiliate at the University of Maine.

Working with the University we were able to offer free classes to full time University students and community members active at the Recreation Center.

We were founded with the mission to make exceptional programming and coaching accessible to the every University student and community member.

Our Transformation

In Summer 2016, CrossFit Black Bear became the first non-profit CrossFit affiliate in Maine to become a commercial affiliate.

This was only possible with the support of our members who made CrossFit Black Bear a successful program at the University.

We are now located in the Old Town Plaza (between the Hannaford and YMCA). Only 5 minutes from the University of Maine at Orono campus, and 6.5 miles from Bangor off I-95 N.

Joshua Crofton-Macdonald

“I graduated from Cornell University with a B.S in Civil/Environmental Engineering. Okay, a little unconventional, but not too out of the ordinary. After all, many folks realize in college that they want to do something different.

Well, not only that, but I then attended the University of Maine for a M.S in Civil Engineering. What?! Double whammy!

But wait, it gets better…following UMaine I worked as an Engineer in the competitive consulting industry for a few years. So yeah, not very typical.

It is my passion to help others improve their lives through fitness and healthy living. At Cornell University, I was on the Varsity Rowing team where I developed a true enjoyment for fitness and the challenge to improve myself everyday. I was able to push myself farther than I ever thought I could, resulting in an Eastern Sprints National Championship in 2009.

While I am no longer a Division 1 Collegiate athlete, I find the same personal satisfaction when I help others reach milestones they never thought possible. I have made it my own personal goal to positively influence as many people as possible in our community in the realm of health and fitness.

Everybody has a different life story when it comes to health and fitness. I want to meet you where you are on this journey, and together we can make those fitness goals a reality.”

“It is my passion to help others improve their lives through fitness and healthy living.”

Joshua Crofton-Macdonald

Joshua Crofton-Macdonald

Owner, CrossFit Black Bear

Joshua Crofton-Macdonald

“It is my passion to help others improve their lives through fitness and healthy living.”

Joshua Crofton-Macdonald

Joshua Crofton-Macdonald

Owner, CrossFit Black Bear

“CrossFit pushed me further physically and demanded that I work harder than I ever thought I was capable.”

Lauren Turinetti, Director of Operations

Lauren Turinetti

Director of Operations

Lauren Turinetti

“You know what’s crazy about CrossFit? Hold up now, hear me out!

Everyone who finds CrossFit came to it in a way that’s entirely unique to them. And that diverse mix of motivations, desires, and aspirations are what make CrossFit and it’s community extraordinary.

My road to CrossFit started after the end of my soccer career. I played soccer all through my youth and into college. After I graduated I needed something to keep me active. I tried triathlons, and some bodybuilding, but I struggled to find something that gave me the same feeling of competition combined with the team atmosphere. That’s when I stumbled upon CrossFit – or it stumbled into me (you can ask Josh about that one).

CrossFit pushed me further physically and demanded that I work harder than I ever thought I was capable. But the piece that mattered the most to me was that the community opened their arms to me. They gave me the support system I was craving!

This accepting and supportive atmosphere is now my driving force. Everything I do now for CrossFit Black Bear is to help each and every one of our members feel that they are welcome and they belong. I want them to push themselves in workouts and know that their friend working their butt off next to them will pick them up if they need it.

Everyone’s journey to the CrossFit community is different. But knowing that they have supporters once they arrive is so important. Regardless of your reason for being here, we’ve got your back. And that’s what makes CrossFit crazy. Crazy awesome.”

Lauren Turinetti

“CrossFit pushed me further physically and demanded that I work harder than I ever thought I was capable.”

Lauren Turinetti, Director of Operations

Lauren Turinetti

Director of Operations

Jared Priest

Hi everyone, I’m Jared! I graduated in 2017 from the University of Maine with a degree in kinesiology and exercise science.

I’ve been interested in the fitness world for quite a while. When I was 20 years old, I started working out, but no matter how hard I tried, I wasn’t seeing the results I wanted. The struggle was REAL. Eventually, I found CrossFit Black Bear when it was just a free class at the campus rec center, and I’ve been hooked on CrossFit ever since. As I’ve learned more about the way the body works and moves, I’ve found a real passion for mobility, flexibility, and recovery techniques and methods. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has thought, “If only I could recover faster, these stairs wouldn’t suck QUITE as much!”

When I’m not studying or getting a WOD in at CFBB, I’m probably trying to get outdoors to enjoy the beautiful Maine woods, or spending time with family and friends. I love the community we’re building here at CrossFit Black Bear, and I’m so excited to learn and grow in this new role here. If you see me, don’t hesitate to say hello, introduce yourself, and tell me about your favorite movie. I’ll tell you about mine, too!

When I’m not studying or getting a workout in at CFBB, I’m probably trying to get outdoors to enjoy the beautiful Maine woods

Jimmy Lavin, Coach

Jared Priest

Coach

Jared Priest

When I’m not studying or getting a workout in at CFBB, I’m probably trying to get outdoors to enjoy the beautiful Maine woods

Jimmy Lavin, Coach

Jared Priest

Coach

“For me, Crossfit is a tool to help us be happy and healthy, but above all, Crossfit allows you to find a fitness family or community.”

Lauren Turinetti, Director of Operations

Lucas Roldan Rozas

Coach

Lucas Roldan-Rozas

Bonjour! My name is Lucas. I grew up in Bordeaux, France and I arrived in this beautiful country 2 years ago. Before my life plan brought me to the United States, I was a full time firefighter in France for over 8 years. While in this position I was also a Fire behavior instructor and trained/certified my fellow firefighters on how to best handle the extreme physical and mental stresses encountered while on shift. Through this experience I learned how much I enjoy helping and teaching others as well as learning about other people.

 

I started Crossfit in 2014 at “197 box”, the first Crossfit gym that opened in France. As a crossfitter I am particularly passionate about gymnastics. For me, Crossfit is a tool to help us be happy and healthy, but above all, Crossfit allows you to find a fitness family or community. You will meet wonderful people that become your friends and motivators, and will endure the hard work with you. Oh, by the way…I have a “little” accent, so if you don’t know what I am saying, just ask me!

Lucas Roldan-Rozas

“For me, Crossfit is a tool to help us be happy and healthy, but above all, Crossfit allows you to find a fitness family or community.”

Lauren Turinetti, Director of Operations

Lucas Roldan Rozas

Coach

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At CrossFit Black Bear we provide you with the tools, and knowledge needed to live a healthy lifestyle, both inside and outside the gym. Our fitness and health-minded community is rivaled by none in the area. We take the time to understand each of our member’s goals and schedule Goals Meetings every 60- 90 days in order to see how those goals have evolved or changed.

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At CrossFit Black Bear we provide you with the tools, and knowledge needed to live a healthy lifestyle, both inside and outside the gym. Serving Orono, Old Town, Bangor and Brewer Maine! 5 minutes from the University of Maine (UMaine).

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482A Stillwater Avenue
Old Town, ME 04468
(207) 631-6136
info@crossfitblackbear.com
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