At The Fort CrossFit our coaches are focused on you. We take pride in getting to know our members on a personal level and as athletes. We understand your goals and do everything we can to help you achieve them. Our coaches have diverse backgrounds and skill sets which creates a well-rounded and knowledgeable coaching staff.

Kyle Rochefort

Full Time Job: Owner of The Fort CrossFit

Quote: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” -Theodore Roosevelt

Fitness Goal: Continue to become stronger and more fit than the day before.

Years in CrossFit: I started in August of 2009

Specialty (If applicable): Effectively communicating training practices to veterans and beginners

Programs I Teach: Personal Program Design, Personal Training, Teens Group and Adult Group

Favorite Food: Animals.

Personal Hero: Navy SEAL Chief Nate Hardy and My Dad “Big Dave”

Pet Peeve: Making excuses for why one did not accomplish their goal or mission. Complaining.

Favorite Exercise: Muscle ups and most movements with a barbell.

Least Favorite Exercise: Handstand push ups. I can do them, just not at the level I would like.

What motivates me to be better: I have a constant internal desire to be better as an athlete, owner and person. I also have a community of friends and family who rely on me to help them on their fitness journey.

Ashley Lemieux

Full Time Job: Head Coach at The Fort CrossFit

Quote: “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” -Henry Ford

Fitness Goal: To continue getting stronger while staying healthy.

Years in CrossFit: 6+

Specialty: Nutrition

Programs I Teach: Adult CrossFit Classes and Nutrition Education/Programming

Favorite Food: Is coffee a food? If not, then eggs fried in coconut oil, pinch of salt.

Personal Hero: I have three: Mom, Dad, Brother Kyle.

Pet Peeve: Not listening.

Favorite Exercise: Back squat

Least Favorite Exercise: Wall walks

What motivates me to be better: Believing in my potential and my strength and knowing that others rely on me.



John Padden

Full Time Job: Framing Contractor

Fitness Goal: To be as fit as I possibly can be.

Years in CrossFit: 2 1/2

Programs I Teach: Adult CrossFit

Favorite Food: Lasagna

Personal Hero: Chuck Norris

Pet Peeve: Plates being put back in the wrong stacks.

Favorite Exercise: Clean and Jerk

Least Favorite Exercise: Burpee

What motivates me to be better: The people around me that are committed to being better.


Dana Padden

Full Time Job: Full time Mom

Quote: “It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard…is what makes it great” (A League of Their Own)

Fitness Goal: to stay healthy

Years in CrossFit: 2 years

Programs I Teach: Adult CrossFit Coach and Teens Program Coach

Favorite Food: Steak

Personal Hero: I’d have to say Ashley Rochefort. Her knowledge and drive is what makes me want to be a better coach and athlete.

Pet Peeve: Whining

Favorite Exercise: Toes to Bar

Least Favorite Exercise: anything that involves running

What motivates me to be better: The members who walk through those Fort doors wanting to change their lives for the better.


Audrey Maguire

Credentials: CF-L1

Training Focus: Coaching

Favorite Quote: “Treat people the way you want to be treated.”

Favorite Physical Activity: Working out!

Favorite Exercise: Power cleans, jumping rope.

Favorite Workout Song: Anything I can dance to

Favorite Healthy Snack: Fruit

Favorite Cheat Day Snack: Ice Cream

Specialty: I would say people are my specialty.  I really enjoy sharing what I’ve learned with others.

Why you love working at The Fort CrossFit: I’ve been working at the Fort for about 4 years.  I love walking in the Fort every day.  I love seeing our members every day.  It feels like I’m seeing my family.  I’m so happy to be coaching because I really enjoy helping people accomplish something they never thought they could.

Jesse Smith

Credentials: Crossfit Level 1 Trainer

Training Focus: Regionals

Favorite Quote: “I’m going to do today what others aren’t willing to, so I can do tomorrow what others can’t.”

Favorite Physical Activity: Crossfit

Favorite Exercise: Muscle Ups

Favorite Healthy Snack: Banana

Favorite Cheat Day Snack: Ice Cream

Why you love working at The Fort CrossFit: The Fort is like a big family and I am passionate about fitness.