Our Coaches

Coach Sara at the 2014 CrossFit Northeast Regionals, with a Top 10 finish in 8th place.Sara Mass: Owner, Head Coach 

CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Level 2

Specialty CrossFit Certifications:

Olympic Lifting
Goal Setting

Sara has been an avid CrossFitter since 2009, and was immediately hooked. She was first introduced to the sport by her brother, Jerry Hill, owner of CrossFit OldTown in Alexandria, VA and 2014 CrossFit Games Master Athlete. The siblings like to joke that “it’s in their blood.” Since she started CrossFit, she qualified for and competed in the CrossFit Games Northeast Regional Competition for four consecutive years, where she placed impressively and where she often competed against women in their early 20s. She brings her love of CrossFit to those around her, and her passion for the sport is infectious. She has a solid knowledge of CrossFit movements and form, and has earned numerous specialty certifications. Sara motivates others to reach their personal best both in CrossFit and all aspects of life. She is especially committed to ensuring the safety of those she coaches.

Coach SarahSarah Walsh: Deputy Head Coach

CrossFit Level 1

Certified BirthFit Coach

Specialty CrossFit Certification:
Olympic Lifting

Coach Sarah’s CrossFit story is a simple one: Girl meets CrossFit. Girl loves CrossFit. Girl gets certificate to coach CrossFit. What this modest coach likely won’t tell you is that Girl goes on to change people’s lives as a coach.
Coach Sarah started CrossFit in the fall of 2012, and shortly after earned her Level 1 in the spring of 2013, where she then trained under Brad Cardoza, a Division 1 athlete, professional strong man competitor, strength and conditioning coach for over 20 years, and owner of CrossFit New Bedford.
Sarah holds a specialty certification in Olympic Lifting, and has experience as a strength and conditioning coach for a teen softball team, as well as experience coaching CrossFit Kids, which she did under CrossFit New Bedford’s programming.
She believes her love of the sport actually makes her a better coach than an athlete. She understands the struggle, the fight, and the frustration to learn a movement, to improve a skill; she didn’t walk into the gym with pull-ups, toes to bar, or a 300lb deadlift. She personally saw how CrossFit improved her life, recovered old injuries, and connected her to an incredible community. Well before she was a coach, she was an EMT for 9 years. This was a job she loved and was passionate about, but her career was cut short due to an injury. She has found the same passion coaching CrossFit, and loves walking into the gym and learning from other athletes. She loves the moment that a movement clicks, a bad day turns around, and someone hits a new PR. Whether an elite athlete takes :14 off their Fran time, a new mom gets back to her pre-pregnancy back squat, or a 75 year old man is able to squat below parallel, she is equally excited for all gains.
Coach Sarah joined CrossFit Martha’s Vineyard in the summer of 2014, and was promoted to Deputy Head Coach in February 2016 for her commitment, skill, and dedication to CrossFit and to CFMV.


One comment on “Our Coaches

  1. Sara-

    Thank you for your personal attention at the wod Friday at noon time at your new box an n ew business!. It was a punishing sequence of exercises, but of course I loved it. Hurts so good! You are a very good trainer and I hope to visit your new box in Vineyard Haven for more punishment everytime I visit the Vineyard. Congratulations- live the dream!

    Dave Larson
    Glastonbury CT
    Home box: Crossfit033

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