Coaches & Staff

Meet the Crew that will help you every step of the way.

Meredith Simmons

I graduated Syracuse University in 1992 :) then moved on to my masters degree at the Wilmington University. Athletics and sports have been a part of my life starting at a very young age. I was a varsity softball athlete throughout high school, I moved to Colorado to pursue skiing, hiking and mountain biking then grew into the sport of running and biking. I participate in many local races and have taken part in 4 sprint triathlons. I’ve always been know to follow my heart and search out new challenges physically and mentally.

In 2007 my heart found CrossFit. I have been in love ever since. I am the owner of CrossFit Rivefront and it has grown to be my home not my business. The athletes and coaches here are not my employees, they are my family, and most of all the work is not work, it is FUN, it is thrilling, and exciting and a new adventure everyday!

Teaches: CrossFit

Certifications: Level 1 CrossFit - CrossFit Endurance - CrossFit Kids - CrossFit Nutrition - CrossFit Gymnastics - CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting

Jeff Scarborough

I graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Health and Exercise Science. I have played sports my entire life including a year of football and lacrosse at a Division III school in Pennsylvania. Throughout my years of athletics, I was familiarized and coached through Olympic style lifting and circuit training, but was not introduced to CrossFit until July 2012. A friend pointed him towards CrossFit Riverfront in the Summer of 2011 and I have been hooked ever since. I have competed in many CrossFit competitions and have even started a Competition Class at The Riv. I am our Sr. Head Coach programming all of our CrossFit workouts. Additionally, I launched CrossFit Riverfront’s Sports Specific Training in the Summer of 2013, and in the Spring 2014 will expand it to Riverfront Athletics, targeting high school athletes.

Teaches: CrossFit RivFit 

Certifications: Level 1 CrossFit - CrossFit Football - Coach’s Prep Course

Steve Bart

I first picked up crossfit while in bootcamp with the army in 2008. I played sports in high school and I really liked how the drill instructor ran the workouts. I never really knew what they were but I was always winded and beat up. I got in touch with him a few years later and told him that I had been doing this thing called crossfit and it's a lot like what he had us do. He said, "what do you think you did in bootcamp, dumby!"

I just recently returned from a tour overseas with the Delaware Army National Guard. I am still currently enlisted in the military and I try to help all of my subordinates and my superiors get into better shape training with crossfit.

Teaches: CrossFit RivFit

Certifications: Level 1 CrossFit

Paige Alderson

Originally from Dover, my love for sports and fitness began with swimming at the young age of 4 and fell in love with the sport. I swam competitively until my senior year of high school and qualified for States in the 100yd Breaststroke and 50yd Free 3 of 4 years. During high school and college I coached summer and winter swim teams in the North Wilmington area. I graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Leadership and I am currently pursuing my J.D. at Villanova School of Law.

In 2011, when I began law school I found myself missing the exercise, fun and most of all the sense of community that comes with participating in or coaching any competitive sport, and that is when I found Crossfit. I joined the Riv in the summer of 2012 and felt at home instantly. My favorite thing about crossfit, besides feeling stronger everyday, is the amazing family and sense of community we have at the Riverfront.

Teaches: RivFit

Certifications: Level 1 CrossFit

Mikaelyn Austin

Mikaelyn Austin is a former Division One college athlete. She attended
the University of Pennsylvania, C'04, where she was a captain of the
Women's Basketball Team and a record-holding Discus thrower. After
graduating from Penn, she continued her athletics into the semi-pro realm
as a four-year captain and starting Quarterback for the Philadelphia
Liberty Belles of the Women's Football Alliance. Mikaelyn began
 Crossfitting in 2010 and has since developed a true passion for power
earning her coaching cert in Olympic Lifting the Summer of 2013.


When she's not Crossfitting, Mikaelyn is a Morning News Producer at PHL17
and a freelance camerawoman for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Certifications: Level 1 CrossFit

Cyndi Carbonetti

I first became interested in Crossfit while in nursing school. One of my best friends in school was always talking about how great Crossfit was and finally convinced me to try a class. After my first class I felt pretty beat up but also had the drive to come back for more. I had played sports all my life including volleyball at the collegiate level. I finally felt like I had found an outlet for athletic competition. I originally got into coaching at the high school level and enjoyed coaching ice hockey players during their “dry land” training.

To me, Crossfit is one of those things you never master. Weekly or monthly I am hitting my goals and making new strives to be a better Crossfit athlete. Most recently I have set a new personal record for my jerk, and have learned to link movements like kipping and butterfly pull-ups. Constantly striving to better my performance in a WOD is what keeps me coming in.

Teaches: RivFit

Certifications: Level 1 CrossFit

Aimee Gullo

I have been crossfitting since 2007. It seemed like a good option as far as getting back in to a fitness routine after returning home from 4 years of active duty serving in the Marine Corps. Turns out it was an amazing fit and I've never looked back. The community aspect of crossfit is my favorite part of crossfit...cheering people on, friendly competition, and watching people constantly improve.
I grew up in north Wilmington, and love the area. I have been a riv member since July of 2011.

Teaches: Strongman

Certifications: Level 1 CrossFit

John Hanlon

Howdy, I'm John and I have a passion for combat sports. I love mixed martial arts, boxing, Bjj, kickboxing and any other self-defense application. I'm currently a defensive tactics instructor for a federal law enforcement agency and prior to that I moonlighted as a professional mixed martial arts fighter with a record of 4-2.

Teaches: FightFit

Certifications: Level 1 CrossFit

Matthew Keen

Got into weightlifting when I began playing college baseball. After college used working out as a means to replace the competitive aspect that teams sports had provided previously. Have done CrossFit style workouts on my own for about seven years but just joined a CrossFit box for the first time in summer 2013.

Teaches: CrossFit

Certifications: Level 1 CrossFit

Ross Kleszics

I believe that in order to improve overall wellness you must start with a healthy lifestyle, starting with nutritional knowledge and fitness goals. It is never to early or to late in life to get strong, and overcome obstacles that once seemed intimidating. I was a decathlete at West Chester University, where I discovered my love for lifting and athletic competition. After that I obtained a degree in nutrition at the University of Delaware. I have been lucky enough to implement and share what I have learned throughout my Crossfit journey.

I met Meredith in 2008 through a mutual friend and box owner. Since then, I have been a personal trainer in Wilmington and now a Crossfit coach which has allowed me to share, teach, and learn from all of the athletes and trainers I have worked with. My certifications include NASM CPT, CES and CrossFit Level 1. There is nothing I love more then a fitness journey. If you have any questions or concerns I am always willing and able to listen.

Teaches: CrossFit

Certifications: Level 1 CrossFit

Bill Murphy

I picked up working out while playing football and wrestling at St. Marks high school. After high school, I went on to graduate from the University of Delaware with a degree in Heath and fitness management and I am currently on schedule to graduate from Delaware Tech in May 2014 with a Degree in nursing. Outside of the Riv I also work as a nurse extern at St. Francis hospital.

Although I enjoy caring for patients in the hospital, my real passion is helping Clients at the Riv get healthy in order to prevent them from ever entering a hospital. I am a firm believer that Intense WODs and clean eating are the keys to a long and healthy life.

Teaches: CrossFit RivFit

Certifications: Level 1 CrossFit

Question? Get in Touch at: 302-745-2348 or Info@cfriverfront.com

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