Meet Our Newest Coaches

Mike Mcguire and John Ribiero have been long time members/fire breathers and most of you have likely run into these studs around the box. We are happy to announce that they have come on to help out with a few classes a week. They are both hard working genuine men and we are thrilled to have them as part of our team. Check out their bios below and get ready for lots of PR’s and high fives.

Coach Mike Mcguire

I was first introduced to CrossFit my freshman year at military college (Norwich University). At the time I had no idea what I was doing. A few of us freshmen would get together on the weekends and attempt to perform the main site workout of the day. It wasn’t until I joined the United States Marine Corps where I received a better understanding of the CrossFit methodology. November 2012 is when I made the decision to join CrossFit Southie, since then I haven’t looked back! I have a strong passion for helping others rather it is in the gym or everyday life. I pride myself in being an extremely approachable guy, so if you’re seeking help on a WOD or just having a bad day, feel free to come up and talk to me. Outside of the gym I work as a supervisor for public safety at the New England Conservatory of Music. I also still serve in a Scout Sniper platoon for the Marine Corps.

-United States Marine Corps.
-2 years at Norwich University (Military College of Vermont)
-BA Criminal Justice, UMass Boston
-CrossFit Level 1
-CPR/AED Certified

Coach John Ribeiro

CrossFit Level 1
Crossfit Mobility
BS Biology, Northeastern University 2015

About: I was always an athlete my whole life, but when I went to college I stopped playing soccer and gained the freshman 15….or perhaps 25. I ended up extremely out of shape and needed to find a way to take control of my life again and stay active. I found CrossFit the summer after freshman year at Northeastern and never looked back. While at Southie I realized how positive an impact this community can have on individuals, and my passion for movement, mobility, and fitness. I hope to bring the feelings of confidence and fulfillment that I feel every time I am in the gym to others. I am currently a senior at Northeastern and will graduate with a BS in Biology. I plan on pursing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and hope to one day work with athletes in order to optimize movement and performance.

How long have you been Crossfitting? 2.5 years

Favorite CrossFit Movement: Any Olympic lifts, strongman/odd objects or yokes are always fun too!

Words of encouragement to new Crossfitters: Pick tangible goals and go for them! No one can PR every day, but we can push ourselves to our limits and focus on becoming the best we can with each workout. In order to succeed we need to put in a lot of hard work and dedication, however the most important thing is to have fun! Don’t be afraid to change it up every once and a while and step out of your comfort zone, the best part of accomplishing a goal is the journey towards it!

What are you most passionate about in life?
The most important things in my life are my friends and family. I believe success doesn’t come from money and achievements, but from how you positively impact the lives of others. I aim to make a positive impact, no matter how small, in someone’s life every day.

What is your favorite thing about CrossFit Southie?
The people! I am truly at home here and am so lucky to spend every day with some of the most encouraging friends/coaches I have ever met.

Squat Clean

“The Chief”
5 Rounds
3 minute AMRAP
3 Power Cleans (135,95)
6 Push-ups
9 Air Squats
Rest 1 Minute

Level 2 (115,80)
Level 1 (95,65)

*Score is the total complete rounds over the 5 intervals. Partial rounds do not count.

Conditioning Class: WOD
6 Rounds
1 Minute Airdyne
1 Minute Burpees
1 Minute Double Unders
1 Minute Rest

Conditioning Class: Core
2 Rounds
25 Hollow Rocks
20 Good mornings
15 Windshield Wipers
10 Barbell Roll outs