Meet Our Coaches

Dr. Steven P. Dion

Co-owner & Head Coach

Steven, CF-L1 Trainer, 2x Regional CrossFit Competitor (2014 & 2015), is an assistant director and co-owner of Crossfit IronSpider, B&S Sport Science LLC and B&S Fitness Programs LLC, the Chair of the Sport & Movement Science Department and the Health Education Concentration Coordinator at Salem State University.

Brandi L. Dion

Co-owner, CrossFit Ironspider, B & S Fitness Companies
NSCA CPT, CF L-1 Trainer, CrossFit Endurance

Brandi is currently the program director for B&S Fitness, over sees CrossFit IronSpider, B&S Sport Science and B&S Event Management. Is the Co-Author with husband Steven Dion of the book, The Pregnant Athlete, which is designed to inspire all pregnant athletes to continue on their healthy path as a mother. She has been coaching athletes of all ages, levels and abilities for over 20 years.

“To help others achieve greatness and things they never thought possible is truly a blessing and one that I take very seriously. There is nothing better in the world than seeing the look on an athletes face when they achieve that special something.”

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Matt McNamara

BS, Healthcare Administration, Harvard Medical School Healthcare Professionals' Certificate , CF-L1 Trainer, CPR & First Aid

Matt has been an athlete his whole life and played every sport imaginable including soccer, basketball, baseball, lacrosse and hockey.  After his college lacrosse career ended, Matt played in a number of recreational lacrosse and basketball leagues but life after college caught up to him and fitness took a back seat to his career in Healthcare IT.  Slowly but surely Matt became more sedentary, which took a large toll on him both mentally and physically, changing his once "long and lean" frame into someone who was unrecognizable  as an athlete in photos.  That all changed in 2012 when his now-wife introduced him to CrossFit IronSpider. 

For the first few years Matt attended classes 4-5 days a week, which helped a lot, but his nutrition wasn't where it needed to be and his love of beer was still evident.  But, just before his son's first birthday Matt decided a change was needed and his diet was the first thing to get addressed.  After losing almost 50 lbs, Matt's love for CrossFit blossomed and he subsequently obtained his Level 1 training certificate and began coaching.

When he isn't at the gym, Matt enjoys spending time with his family and visiting other boxes in his travels.

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Marbelk “Mar” Andujar

CF-L1 Trainer

I have been an athlete my whole life. I competed in track and field and still play amateur baseball during the summer. I’m an avid martial arts fan and currently have a 2nd-degree black belt in Okinawan Karate. I enjoy pushing myself, finding my limits, and reaching past them!

I fell in love with CrossFit the moment after completing my first WOD. I knew at that time that I had found something special. I use CrossFit and coaching to translate my love and passion for fitness.

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Ned Foster

CF-L1 Trainer

Ned grew up playing soccer, basketball, lacrosse, tennis and paddle tennis for most of his youth. He learned to compete at home, trying to keep up with his older sister Emily who was clearly a better athlete. Ned eventually played lacrosse and tennis in college.  While still actively participating in sports as his family moved from MA to TN and eventually back; Ned found CrossFit while teaching and was hooked by the fitness and hard working athletes around the “box.” Ned decided to take the CF L-1 class with 2 other CrossFit IronSpider athletes 3 years ago and has relished in coaching ever since.

I enjoy watching athlete’s working hard and the support they provide one another during the various classes that CFIS offers. I focus on helping them work safely on form and technique as they work to achieve and accomplish their fitness goals.

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Amanda Nisula

BS, Nursing, CF-L1 Trainer, Precision nutrition certification

Amanda has been involved in athletics and fitness for her whole life, and loves sharing that passion with others.  She enjoys helping both beginners and advanced athletes achieve their goals, and create new ones.  

Amanda’s favorite clients to help are simply people who genuinely want to improve, regardless of current skill level.  Amanda also has a passion for pregnancy training whether it be pre-pregnancy, during or post pregnancy training. 

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JACKIE HUGHES

BS, Sports Science, CF-L1

Jackie graduated from Salem State University in 2012 with a bachelors in Sport Movement Science. As a member of the women’s soccer team at Salem State, Jackie was a three time all conference player and Senior year team captain. Upon graduation, Jackie’s passion for the game brought her into the coaching profession, to which she continues to this day with NEFC club and Salem State.

As a lifelong fitness enthusiast, Jackie has competed in two physique competitions, which requires a healthy diet mixed with weight lifting workouts. After, she began to search for a new challenge and was introduced to CrossFit. After the first WOD she was quickly hooked and began attending classes at CrossFit IronSpider. After just one year, she attained her CF-L1 certification and enjoys helping others reach their own personal fitness goals which brings a smile to her face every single day.

Adrienne Fowler

Specialty Coach, CF-L1 Trainer

Adrienne, mom of 2 amazing little girls, has been a part of the CFIS Community for 6+ years. Adrienne started CrossFit in April of 2012 after being convinced by her Personal Trainer that she would “love” it. He was right, she was instantly hooked and quickly grew obsessed with perfecting form and Olympic Lifting.

Adrienne grew up on the stage as an incredibly disciplined and dedicated ballerina which is where her focus remained through her adolescence and teenage years. As she grew older she moved on to working out in globo gyms and completing personal training goals such as sprint triathlons… however Adrienne was always looking for the next challenge and that challenge was CrossFit.

As the Specialty Coach, Adrienne, is here to provide coaching to members whether it be personal training, improving your Olympic Lifts, or putting together a meal plan, she is here to help.  She also coaches an all women’s barbell class called Barbell Betty’s.  This class is exclusive to women of all skill levels and provides a fun and supportive environment for women to come to and throw some weight around.  Adrienne also worked out through her entire pregnancy with her 2nd child (March 2014-December 2014) so she is able to share her experience with staying fit while pregnant with women out there walking the same path.