Samantha Manero


I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist originally from Hudson, MA. I attended Springfield College for my undergraduate degree in rehabilitation and disability studies and achieved my master’s in food and nutrition at Framingham State University. I currently work as a Registered Dietitian with CareTeam Health, Team Nutritionist for Road to the Right Track, a kids running program out of the Boston Police Department, and I am CFRT’s nutrition resource.

I had heard of CrossFit when I was 18, but I never was interested in trying it until I heard a new box was opening in my hometown and they were offering free outdoor classes. This new box turned out to be CFRT and after my first outdoor class I was hooked. I continued to attend most of the outdoor classes until CFRT officially opened on August 1st, 2014. I was an official member for a month until I had to go back to college and finally re-joined after college in 2016. I became a coach in July of 2019 and have loved every minute of coaching.

After many years of doing workouts to shrink the size and shape of my body, CrossFit has helped me change my perspective on fitness and exercise. CrossFit has helped me shift my focus to what my body can do, how strong I can be, and how much can I accomplish. CrossFit has shown me it’s more than okay to take up space physically, but also that I deserve to be seen and heard. CrossFit has helped me believe in myself, that I can do hard things and push myself out of my comfort zone. Additionally, CrossFit has also opened my eyes to the possibility that I can be an athlete, as I was always the girl who was never able to do one chin up during the school physical fitness test.

I became a coach because I wanted to help others discover all the things I mentioned above, and help members achieve and accomplish things they never thought they could do. I am so grateful for CFRT and the amazing coaches and community that CFRT has brought together over the years.