Nathan Charpentier, PharmD
Coach & Nutrition Director
Nathan has always been a very active individual. His resistance training roots started as a teenager with dumbbells at a local Boys and Girls Club. He has a wide variety of sport background including snowboarding, skateboarding, cycling, running, mountain biking, triathlon, obstacle course races and badminton. Before finding Crossfit and Olympic weightlifting, Nathan used traditional body building and circuit training programs throughout his college years to stay fit, or what he thought was fit. He stumbled upon CrossFit.com, and with it a new definition of fitness, in 2007 and has been an avid follower and active member of the community ever since.
Nate’s professional background is in clinical pharmacy sciences where he obtained a Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2008. Given his professional background, he became interested in the science behind sports training, especially the nutrition and physiology aspects of CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting. He promotes the idea of food being likened to a drug given the documented incredible impact food choice has on the body in terms of general functioning, health and performance. He believes being fit is the optimum state for sound well-being and prevention of illness. Nate is also a member of the Paleo Physicians Network and Primal Docs Health Professionals group. He spends most of his time researching and coaching health/fitness/sport, playing music, making art, brewing espresso, fishing and smoking foods. He enjoys and implements yoga, hiking, swimming, and cycling into his training routines. He currently focuses all of his training efforts on improving in Olympic Weightlifting and maintaining CrossFit skills and conditioning. He aspires to become a Master of Sport weightlifter and stay active in the CrossFit community.
Nate’s certifications and expertise include:
- Advanced Sports Performance Coach (USAW2)
- Certified International Society of Sports Nutritionist (CISSN)
- CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
- CrossFit Mobility
Amelia Bueche, DO
Owner & Coach
Amelia grew up playing all the seasonal sports, eventually settling into running as a primary competitive outlet in high school, exploring rowing in college and triathlon in medical school. Training inside and outside the gym has always been a cornerstone of her daily routine. In 2010, as life became busier during residency and motherhood, she began to follow CrossFit programming online, finding an ideal balance of efficiency while maintaining results. As a competitive endurance athlete, Amelia has won multiple local races, qualified for and run the Boston Marathon and represented Team USA in the Age Group World Championships for Triathlon. Since joining an official CrossFit affiliate in 2015, she has enjoyed the experience of community, diversified her athletic skill set and found complement of the CrossFit certification courses with her professional experience as an osteopathic physician. Amelia is grateful for the opportunity to realize a life long dream of gym ownership with her husband and their three children, creating a space that will facilitate the quest to find the best health of her self, family, patients and community.
- CrossFit Level 1
Snow (Powers) Charpentier
Coach & Graphics Director
Snow’s athletic journey started in late 2010 after graduating college and realizing she needed to get into shape. A coworker convinced her to train for a half marathon (when running 3x a week for 30 minutes and high school varsity golf was her only fitness output then) and since that day, has been setting higher and higher goals, including completing 3 marathons, and winning her age group in 2 half-ironman triathlons and at the Rev3 Cedar Point Ironman in 2012.
Snow was introduced to Crossfit in 2011 through her triathlon coach, and loved the multi-faceted approach to fitness – strength, power, gymnastic skill, and mobility. She found a love for the weightlifting movements (after starting literally with just the empty bar) and after a lot of practice, ended up setting New England records in the 53kg weight class and qualifying for the American Open in her first weightlifting meet in 2013. Since then, she has focused on primarily weightlifting, competing in national meets such as the American Open and Nationals each year, although she has finished 27th in the Northeast Region for the 2016 Crossfit Opens and earned the title Fittest in Rhode Island for the 2015 Opens. Snow currently lifts for national gold medalist team Catalyst Athletics, alongside doing freelance graphic design and illustration work.
- USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
- CrossFit Level 2
- CrossFit Mobility