Staff

Jake Rowell: Owner

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Certifications/Training

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Nutrition
  • USAW Sports Performance certified
  • Attended USAW Club Coach certification
  • CrossFit Movement and Mobility Trainer Course
  • FMS (Functional Movement Screen) Certified

Benchmarks/Accomplishments

  • 435# Back Squat
  • 140Kg Clean
  • 100Kg# Snatch
  • 550# Deadlift
  • Fran – 3:49
  • Cindy -25 rounds

Interests

Jake has competed in both strongman and Olympic weightlifting competitions, competing in NAS Nationals in 2011 and 2012.

Jamie Sulc: Instructor and Manager of Operations

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Certifications/Training

  • M.Ed., Exercise Physiology, University of Virginia
  • Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) – NSCA
  • IYCA, Youth Conditioning Specialist
  • Underground Strength Coach, certified
  • Jamie is a strength coach, personal trainer, husband, and father. Second only to his family is his passion for all things strength training, including working with those who are serious about achieving their goals.
    He received his M.Ed. in exercise physiology, which provided him with an academic perspective on effective training, reinforcing the key elements he has gathered from personal experience. As a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, IYCA Youth Training Specialist, and Certified Underground Strength Coach, he has worked with clients of every age and fitness level.

Brandon Leary: Instructor and Events/Social Media Manager

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Certifications/Training

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Human health, performance, and exercise from VCU
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • USAW Sports Performance certified
  • CPR, AED and First Aid – American Red Cross
  • Attended bodyweight control/gymnastics seminar with Jim Bathurst of Beast Skills
  • Attended TZ Strength Competition Programming Seminar

Benchmarks/Accomplishments

  • 102KG Snatch
  • 125KG Clean and Jerk

Kathryn Rowell: Owner and Girl’s Class Instructor

Certifications/Training

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified

Bakari Taylor: New Member Manager

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Certifications/Training

  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • USA-W Level 1 Sports Performance Certified
  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Certified
  • Bakari Taylor is a motivated young man who has been in the fitness industry for the past 3 years. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Recreation and Tourism Management from Hampton University in 2012. He was also a division-1 basketball player who graduated Magna Cum Laude. In 2014, he graduated with a Masters of Science degree in Fitness Management from Indiana University. Bakari can often be seen encouraging members, dancing, and singing during group classes.

Tony Gulotta: Instructor

Certifications/Training

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified
  • Certificate in Public Safety Fitness(Lawfit)
  • Attended bodyweight control/gymnastics seminar with Jim Bathurst of Beast Skills
  • CPR, AED and First Aid – American Red Cross

Brandon Roberson: Instructor

Certifications/Training

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified

Andrew Bleckley: Instructor

Certifications/Training

  • CrossFit Level 1 certified
  • Attended Chris Wilkes Olympic Weightlifting Seminar

Benchmarks/Accomplishments

  • Murph: 44:54
  • Nancy: 14:01
  • 30 Muscle Ups: 7:34
  • 400m – 1:06
  • 5k – 22:10
  • 8k – 36:19

Interests

Andrew has competed in numerous short course road and trail foot races. Recently, he has set his sights on Adventure Racing, a competitive trail sport integrating navigation, trekking, biking, and kayaking. His training regimen employs the CrossFit and CrossFit Endurance methodologies to prepare for his time in the fray. With two sprint Adventure Races under his belt, Andrew is training for a third and planning for his first 24-hour race.

Clay Farnsley: Assistant Instructor

Certifications/Training

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified
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Elizabeth Sobka: Yoga Instructor

Certifications/Training