Matt Mello – CrossFit HCC
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Matt Mello

Owner, Head Coach & Program Director, Level 1 & 2 Crossfit Certified Trainer

Matt Mello

Owner, Head Coach & Program Director, Level 1 & 2 Crossfit Certified Trainer

Biography

  • Owner, Head Coach & Program Director
  • Level 1 CrossFit Certified Trainer
  • Level 2 Certified Crossfit Trainer
  • Olympic Weightlifting Instructor Certification
  • Advanced Olympic Weightlifting Certification
  • United States Marine Corps Infantry (4 years – active duty)
  • Police Officer, SWAT Team member
  • Drill Instructor, Physical Fitness & Defensive Tactics Instructor – Police Academy
  • CPR/AED Certified

Coach Matt has been committed to physical fitness all of his life. He became involved in CrossFit over 7 years ago because he was looking for a workout program that took physical fitness to “the next level”. Pushing people to become stronger both mentally and physically.

​Matt, (formerly of CrossFit 03), opened CrossFit HCC named after the Marine Corps MOS of values of Honor, Commitment and Courage. Matt believes in the CF Program and wanted to be part of bringing hardcore fitness to his members. “As the Head Coach, I commit to our athletes that we will provide the motivation, energy and resources that you need to succeed and accomplish something that you probably didn’t think was possible. I believe that CrossFit is not just a better workout, it’s a better life!. I feel very fortunate to be able to do something that I truly believe in. Whether I am coaching competitive athletes or people of all different ages and fitness levels, I get to coach some amazing people and I enjoy guiding them through their journey to better fitness, a greater sense of confidence and better health. I especially find it very rewarding to work with people who are entering the box for the first time. If your goal is to ultimately feel better, look better and perform at a higher level, CF HCC is for you.”

Matt’s work ethic was honed in the United States Marine Corps, where he served for four years with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines. Matt believes that hard work, dedication, commitment and teamwork will help CF HCC athletes realize their potential and create an enjoyable and rewarding experience in the CF gym.

Matt has been a Police Officer for six years and he shares his passion for Law Enforcement with his passion for Crossfit. He is a member of the SWAT Team and a Certified Defensive Tactics Instructor. Matt also serves as a Drill instructor and Physical Fitness Instructor for Police Recruit Academy, training new police recruits in the physical skills and other related disciplines. Matt grew up in Hamden, CT where he played hockey and football throughout his youth and High School years. He also participated and trained in mixed martial arts.