Since 2009

About Us

where we are 

4 Coleman Ave (off East Silver Street)
Westfield, MA 01085

Our Mission

We are a CrossFit community that was established in 2009, and are one of the most experienced CrossFit gyms in the area. All of our Swarm coaches are educated to provide the most current, highest quality training, nutrition, and fitness programs.  Our program is comprised of functional movements, constantly varied at high intensity. This includes Olympic Weightlifting, Power Lifting, KettleBells, Dynamic Plyometrics, Gymnastics, and much more.

We are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal health, well-being and fitness. We have programs designed for all individuals.  These programs will encourage you to work hard, make the results you want achievable while our coaches work with you to ensure your workout is optimized to suit your ability and fitness needs.  

If you are up to the challenge, you can become a part of something unlike anything you have been a part of before.

Tour Our Facility

“Finally, A Gym Culture Where Everyone is Welcome. “

Swarm is a coaching/training facility. You will have certified trainers coaching every time you step into our doors. At a local gym like the local YMCA or Globo big box gym you may only pay $50 a month. You have to understand that that is an access fee. This small fee just gives you access to their gym. Inquire about personal training there and you’ll see the value of our Coaching Membership. We are a fraction of the price of personal training — and you will get better results and have a better time. In addition to professional training, with every membership. Nutritional consoling is also available to our members

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Real People. Real Results


Brian Cook

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (2011,2016)
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (2009)
CrossFit Nutrition Trainer
CrossFit Olympic Lifting Trainer
CrossFit Endurance Trainer
CrossFit Powerlifting Trainer
CrossFit Kids Trainer
CrossFit Movement and Mobility Trainer
Rocktape Performance Movement Taping
CrossFit Judge
First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

I was very athletic in high school playing Baseball, Soccer and Tennis. I went to college, left all sports and gained some weight over the years. I decided to take charge and change my life so I started Bodybuilding. I did a traditional bodybuilding routine and nutrition program for years. I then started getting into Triathlons for more diversity. I found CrossFit by accident in 2008. I was researching off-season training for triathlons. I was also post injury from a bicycle accident which resulted in surgery to my optical socket. I tried CrossFitting by following the main site and realized quickly that I didn’t have the equipment. I went to the only affiliate in Western Mass, PVCF. They were in Easthampton at the time. After about a year, I heard that they were moving to Northampton. Deciding that was too far to drive everyday. I took a deep breath, and decided that I should affiliate. I became CrossFit Level 1 certified in October, 2009 and moved to my first location the floor space was 500 sq. ft. with only 12 clients. When we opened we were the 2nd CrossFit affiliate in Western Mass. We kept growing in March 2011, and we moved into our current space which has over 4000 sq. ft of floor space. I never did a triathlon since, because CrossFit became my sport. I ran the SunTrust National Half Marathon in D.C .in April 2009 and I trained CrossFit only for it. I did only one training run which was 8 miles long. Most of my runs in CrossFit were less than a mile. The reason that I started Swarm was to help as many people as I could get fitter, healthier, and happier.

Paul Lentini

Certified CrossFit Trainer Level 3 (2018)
Precision Nutrition Level 1 coach (2019)
CrossFit  Trainer Level 2 (2016)
CrossFit  Trainer Level 1 (2014)
CrossFit Competitors Course (2018)
CrossFit Gymnastics (2016)
Qualified TRX Coach (2017)
CrossFit Judges Course (2019)
First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

I was born at a very early age. I played soccer and studied Kenpo Karate,Tai Chi, and Ba gua for 14 years. I’ve been Fire Fighter for 20 years and counting and was as an Instructor at the Mass Fire Academy for 12 Years where I was certified in Group Exercise and Coaching. After injuring my hip, and being told I would need a replacement by the time I was 45, I stopped exercising for 3 Years. When I ended up 20 pounds over weight and got out of breath climbing a flight of stairs, I decided to try CrossFit in 2010. After 1 year I had lost the 20 pounds of fat, and forgot which hip was injured. I found the intensity and ever changing dynamics that are a staple of CrossFit were a good fit for me. CrossFit allowed me to discover my weaknesses and turn them into strengths. In 2012 because of my background in group instruction, my focus on perfect form, and my ability to motivate, Brian asked me to coach.  Since them, I am diligent in continuing my education in coaching and CrossFit.

Mary Cook

CrossFit Trainer Level 1 (2018)
SwarmFIT Instructor
Adult CPR/AED Certified
CrossFit Judges Course (2019)
CrossFit Scaling Course (2018)
I began my CrossFit journey with SWARM in October 2016.  I had been on a weightloss journey for a long time and was ready for a change in my fitness routine.  I struggled with my weight as a teenager and found myself at the age of 21 (2000), at a routine Dr’s appt, watching that scale finally settling at 352.5 pounds.  I was told I would end up in a wheelchair. The DR talked about weight loss surgery and suggested it was the only option to help me.  I was mortified, embarrassed…I was so hurt by this DR coming down so hard on me, but more so at myself for what I had allowed my life to get to. I used those emotions, that hurt – that anger…. into the fire and desire to want to finally make a change. Surgery was NOT for me.  This was about making a complete lifestyle change.  I joined Weight Watchers and after many years of ups and downs, including life changing events which lead to “off/program/on program” spirals –  finally hit goal of losing 200 pounds and weighed in at 151.9 on my 35th birthday in Nov 2014!!

Throughout my journey, when I began incorporating exercise, I could only walk for a few minutes at a time.  Over the years the simple walking routine turned into a Planet Fitness membership and slowly into a running habit and strength training routine.  I never really knew what I was doing, but just tried to keep moving. In Oct 2013 I attended my first Zumba class and fell in love.  In July 2014 I became a licensed Zumba instructor and began teaching my own classes 6 days week. I loved the people!  Motivating and holding eachother accountable – the amazing friendships.  After many years of using the cardio and weight machines at Planet Fitness as well as teaching Zumba, I was ready for a change.

Joining our SWARM community in Oct 2016 was the best thing I ever did.  I felt welcome from my very first visit and fell in love with everything SWARM is about.  I also quickly realized I missed coaching and helping others.  I became a Level 1 Certified Trainer in Jan 2018 and love being part of our SWARM coaching team and having the opportunity to share my love and passion for fitness with our members.

Fernands Anjos 

CrossFit Spot the Flaw (2017)
CrossFit Scaling Course (2016)
CrossFit Judges Course (2018)
First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

Where do I start…… Growing up in a Portuguese community, the women did not join in any sports or gyms. We were taught to cook and clean:  hence my OCD at the gym as you all probably see me cleaning daily. I struggled with my weight all the way through high school.  At 16, I met a boy (Bill) and wanted to impress him so I went on a crash diet of diet coke and smart food popcorn. It worked for a short time only like all diets. I was engaged by 19, married and had 3 children: which meant weight gain, no energy or motivation & unable to keep up with the kids.

I decided I had enough and joined a global gym for the 1st time of my life at age 30! I fell in love with boot camp classes; I wanted more so I started doing Insanity & P90X at home. I was a Beachbody Coach for 4 years but I got bored working out at home and so I searched for a gym that offered boot camp type classes daily. I came across a deal for CrossFit on Groupon and decided to just try it. My 1st class was filthy 50 and I was hooked!  Never looked back, that was 7 years ago.

About two and half years ago, I had the opportunity join in the ownership of Swarm. I was already helping with event planning and such so this made it official. I began assisting and love seeing the members working hard and pushing themselves. I always strive to continue my education

Bill Anjos 

CrossFit Trainer Level 1 (2016)
CrossFit Judges Course (2018)
First Aid/AED

Heather Prouty 

CrossFit Trainer Level 1
Adult CPR/AED Certified

Steph DeCaro

CrossFit Trainer Level 1 (2018)
Adult CPR/AED Certified
Emergency Medical Technician
USAW Weightlifting Certified

 At the time I found CrossFit in 2013, I was fighting an upward battle with anxiety/ depression, low self-esteem, and a muddy idea of self-worth. The only times I felt good about myself was through accomplishments in the gym. However, the bodybuilding regimen I followed was met more with frustration and plateaus than actual progress. I stumbled upon Crossfit via Instagram and immediately became obsessed. It wasn’t until a year later that I was able to get my foot in the door of a real CF gym but once I did I knew there was no turning back. The welcoming community and connection through suffering within a CF box is unparallel to any other gym.

       CrossFit appealed to me because being strong and lifting weights (which I love) was not only accepted but encouraged as a female. It’s one of the only sports where women are treated equally to their male counterparts.

      After having done CrossFit for the past three years I’ve gained more than just deadlift PR’s and traps, but confidence in who I am as a person and respect for not just how my body looks but what it can do. The awesome people you meet and friendships you make are just an added bonus!

Mike Saccomani

CrossFit Trainer Level 1
Adult CPR/AED Certified

Graduated from Agawam High in 2009 where I was the 4 year starting lacrosse goalie as well as All-Western Mass where I broke the save record in 2009.  I continued by athletic and academic career at Western New England University.  As part of the men’s lacrosse team we made back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament, we finished in the Sweet Sixteen and Elite 8 respectively.  In 2013 I graduated with a degree in communications.  After college I was fortunate enough to play for the Vermont Voyagers (semi-professional box lacrosse) for a year.  I kind of fell into CrossFit in order to take the place of lacrosse.  I have been hooked ever since.  Competing, training, and making other athletes better are also tremendous influences as to why I stayed and coach in the sport of CrossFit.

Kristi Cigal 

Adult CPR/ADE Certified
CrossFit Trainer Level 1 (2019)
CrossFit Judges Course (2017)

In January of 2016, I stumbled upon CrossFit Swarm after a friend suggested trying it out together.  As a wife and mom to two active little boys, a math teacher and distance runner, I did not see how I could fit anything else into my busy schedule.  My friend and I agreed to go for two months only, but as soon as we had our first class, we knew we would never leave.  Now, I am up before my 4:15 alarm every day and anxious to get in there with our Swarm community.  Rather than find a way for CrossFit to fit into my schedule, I now find myself trying to fit everything else around my CrossFit schedule.

I was a runner through high school and college, a track and field coach, and had run the Boston Marathon in 2005 and 2006.  After having kids, running had become more of a stress reliever for me and less of a competitive sport.  CrossFit has brought back that desire to work hard again.  Now in my 30’s, while training for the 2017 Chicago Marathon, I have found my long runs to be stronger and faster than they ever were before.

As soon as I started at Swarm, all I wanted to do was practice each movement again and again.  I would watch videos of movements, read CrossFit Journal, watch others at class, study the Level 1 Training Manual, absorb every piece of advice from our coaches at the gym and go home and practice.  I eventually built up enough equipment at home to be able to do extra accessory work and practice in my garage.  My two boys have their own (appropriately and adorably scaled) equipment and love to work out along side me.  It feels amazing to be confident in my body, but hearing my boys talk about me as their strong and healthy mom is even better.

The mom and the teacher in me is so excited to share my love of CrossFit and help anyone who is ready to give it a try.  I had no idea the impact CrossFit would have on my life, but now I cannot imagine being without it.

Jillian Lentini

CrossFit Trainer Level 1 (2017)
ISSA Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist (2017)
CrossFit Judges Course (2018)
Kur Method Prenatal and Postnatal Exercise Specialist (2013)
First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

I was also born at a very early age and as soon as I could walk would dance myself across a room. I danced all the way through college and then even after I got married, would still pop into some dance classes here and there. Once, married I got comfortable and gained quite a bit of weight. I yoyo’d between different gyms and programs and nothing ever seem to quite stick. I knew how to eat well, but found myself stuffing my face with poor choices. After having my daughter, gaining weight, and facing some auto immune issues, I had two choices; I could continue down the path I was on and hope something pharmaceutical could fix me, or get healthy and fit so my daughter could grow up with a healthy active mother.

I got really into health and wellness and found myself teaching Pre and Post-Natal exercise classes at Mercy Hospital and was certified in the Kur Method. During that time I also became a Zumba instructor and was starting to really feel fit again. I loved it except it was starting to take a toll on my body and I was in constant pain.

My husband (Coach Paul) had been coaching CrossFit for almost 4 years and honestly I was afraid of it and wanted nothing to do with it. I didn’t want to get bulky and thought lifting weights was dangerous etc. One day I came home from work in pain as usual and said to him maybe it’s time to try CrossFit. After a few months, I decided CrossFit was giving me more strength and less pain so I left Zumba and haven’t looked back. I was never pushed beyond safety, was given hands on coaching, and now lifting is my favorite. I am not bulky at all, and am proud of the muscles and strength I have been able to build over the years.

About two and half years ago, we had the opportunity join in the ownership of Swarm. I really missed teaching and started assistant coaching at Swarm. After assisting for a while, I went on to get my Level 1 certification and am certified in fitness nutrition through ISSA. I am constantly continuing my fitness and nutrition education to help people. I bring a lot of body alignment awareness into my coaching and have helped a lot of women who are pre and post-natal. I am very well versed in nutrition and how it can impact your body on a cellular level. There is no one diet fits all. I am always willing to help my clients find what that is that works best for them and get them on the path to longevity and health.

Mike Welch

CrossFit Trainer Level 1 (2016)
First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

Jordan Chapman

Assistant Trainer
Adult CPR/AED Certified

I started CrossFit at age 17 the summer before my senior year of high school, I had always been apart of a gym but always did my own thing and wasn’t really sure how to go about getting intense workouts. Iv been riding horses competitively my whole life since the age of three and played soccer and hockey growing up. Both my parents did CrossFit and pushed me to join the closest gym which happened to be swarm! I came into my first class barley weighing 100 pounds and with no experience. I fell in love with the Olympic lifts and the safe place that the gym began to feel like for me. With the guidance of coach Paul who slowly began to push me athletically out of my comfort zone, and constantly told me to “get comfortable with being uncomfortable” I became apart of swarms competition team and have never looked back or regretted my decision to step into the CrossFit gym.

Glenn Gilbert

CrossFit Trainer Level 2 (2014)
CrossFit Trainer Level 1 (2013)
CrossFit Olympic Lifting Trainer
First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

I discovered CrossFit through a good friend. My good friend was overweight and I thought if I started CrossFit with him it would keep him motivated to stay with it. Unfortunately he didn’t stick with it, but I was hooked. I’ve been with CrossFit Swarm from the beginning. When I first started CrossFit I loved the fast metcons and amraps. I hated the weight lifting part, mostly because I was to stubborn to listen to my coaches and fix my form. Over the years I’ve grown to like the weightlifting more and more.

Erin Hull

CrossFit Trainer Level 1
Adult CPR/AED Certified

Jess Wiles

Assistant Trainer
Adult CPR/AED Certified




Gym H0urs

Monday-Friday: 5am – 7:30pm

Saturday: 8am – 10am

Sunday: 8am – 10am


Facility Features

  • 3 Bathrooms  (2 Showers)
  • 2 Changing Rooms
  • Athlete’s Lounge
  • Kids Rooms
  • Access to Bike Trail