Beau Bryant, Head Coach/Owner

Beau is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has worked in the Strength and Conditioning field for over 6 years. Beau has served as a Strength and Conditioning coach for the United States Military for the last 3 years. He has worked with hundreds of soldiers improving their strength, power, and speed to improve their combat effectiveness. In July of 2010 he and his wife Angie opened CrossFit Retribution at it’s current location in Westminster, MD with the goal of improving our community’s health and fitness.  Beau can be reached at 540-454-6697 or

Some of Beau’s certifications include:

USAW Level I Coach
Starting Strength Coach
CrossFit Football Coach
CrossFit Certified


Raphe Pond

Raphe received his CrossFit Level One Certification in April of 2011. During the same year, he attended the CrossFit Movement and Mobility Course to learn effective techniques for increasing flexibility and maintaining healthy joints. He has been doing CrossFit and strength training for over six years now. Prior to his experience with CrossFit, Raphe studied the martial art of Hapkido for five-plus years and earned a 1st Degree Black Belt. At CrossFit Retribution, Raphe looks forward to helping people train smart and train hard so that they can enjoy a healthier, fitter lifestyle. Raphe teaches group classes and also offers one-on-one personal training. He can be reached at


Angie Bryant

Starting Strength Coach








Sean HembreeSean Hembree

Has been with Crossfit Retribution since December of 2010, before which he had been crossfitting for less than a year with a small group of teachers at Century High School. Sean earned his Crossfit Level 1 certification in April 2011 at Trident Crossfit in Alexandria, VA and recently attended Mark Rippetoe’s Starting Strength seminar in Atlanta, GA. He and his wife of twelve years have been involved in one-design sailing (J105 and J80s), trail and ultramarthon running, mountain biking and have staffed and led bicycle tour groups for Adventure Cycling Association. Currently a Professional School Counselor at Century High School, he coaches both teens and adults in Starting Strengh and Crossfit and continues to work towards integrating strength development, power-biased conditioning and endurance training. He can be reached at seanhembree at gmail dot com.




Leah Spencer

After an initial interest in the practice of yoga as a teenager, Leah has spent over 12 years continuing to focus on the art of yoga.  While trained in multiple forms, she specializes in Hatha and Power Yoga.  She has trained at many studios and schools, including the Avalon Yoga Studio and Baltimore Community College and has taught for numerous years at various levels.  Most of her teaching experience is with adolescents but she looks forward each week to sharing the practice of yoga with Crossfit Retribution’s diverse athletes in helping to enhance their Crossfit and strength training.

Leah is also the current Maryland State record holder in the squat, bench press and total.  This makes her the strongest YOGA instructor in the state of Maryland.  Check out her record setting lifts, the squat, bench press, and deadlift.


Joby McCrobie

In August of  2010 my wife and I joined CFR looking for a way to get stronger and live a healthier life.  Since that time my passion for strength and CrossFit has led me to earn a certification as a Starting Strength Coach, and I now enjoy teaching others how to lift and exercise properly.  Additionally I have also completed the CrossFit movement and mobility trainer course which has helped me to improve the overall flexibility and lifting efficiency of our athletes and CFR members.  I strive to help others obtain the same success in strength training and crossfit as I have. There is no better feeling for me then to see our members and friends achieve success both physically and personally.  I receive great satisfaction in the fact that I had a part to play in another person reaching and exceeding their personal goals. The most important gift a person can give themselves or others is strength.  I look forward to being part of your journey to a stronger healthier you!!!!

Joby is one of 3 Starting Strength Coaches on staff.  For SS coaching he is available for one on one sessions.

You can contact Joby for personal training at