Carmen DaRocha

Carmen grew up in Boston, Ma, a true Bostonian who spent her teenage years rowing with her high school crew team on the dirty Charles River. She attended school in Boston to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing before pursuing her Masters degree; she is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner by day and avid workout enthusiast during the later part of the day. In addition to sweating it out at The Handle Bar, you can find her coaching CrossFit classes a few times a week as well!

Carmen has always been a fitness fanatic and loves guiding newer guests into their first fitness experience; whether that’s with a Kettlebell, a barbell or learning how to clip in and out of the shoes on a stationary bike, its great seeing the admiration and “ah ha” moment of someone successfully completing their first class! “It doesn’t get easier, you just get better!”

Celebrity Girl Crush?

100% Rihanna, hands down. I don’t even need to explain why; she’s DRIPPIN in swagoo and I want to be her when I grow up.

What is your favorite type of music to ride to?

Anything with sick tropical exotic beats will get me moving! Latin, Reggae, Soca, Dancehall – ALL THE YES.

What is one fun fact that most people don’t know about you?

I married my high school sweetheart. We met in math class (10th grade at Boston Latin Academy) but really hit it off in Chemistry Class (see what I did there?). We then got married 7 years later on a beach in Aruba, small ceremony with just our immediate family. tbh-I’m surprised that he isn’t sick and tired of me yet since we are such polar opposites!