Trainers

Jake Rowell: Owner

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Certifications/Training

  • CrossFit Level 1 certified
  • CrossFit Nutrition certified
  • USAW Sports Performance certified
  • Attended USAW Club Coach certification
  • 6 week strongman class with Chris Lawyer (NAS State Chair)
  • Attended multiple Olympic weightlifting seminars with Chris Wilkes
  • Attended bodyweight control/gymnastics seminar with Jim Bathurst of Beast Skills
  • Attended CrossFit Movement and Mobility Trainer Course
  • FMS (Functional Movement Screen) Certified
  • Attended Catalyst Athletics Olympic Weightlifting Seminar

Benchmarks/Accomplishments

  • 435# Back Squat
  • 140Kg Clean
  • 97Kg# Snatch
  • 550# Deadlift
  • Fran – 3:49
  • Cindy -25 rounds

Interests

Jake has competed in both strongman and Olympic weightlifting competitions. He currently trains specifically to become more competitive in Strongman in the 200# weight class. Jake competed in NAS (strongman) 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 certification
  • 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

  • 100KG Snatch
  • 125KG Clean and Jerk

Kathryn Rowell: Owner and Girl’s Class Instructor

Certifications/Training

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified

Svetlana Sidilkovskaia: Instructor

Certifications/Training

  • Certified Personal Trainer – NASM
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist – NASM
  • Sports Performance Specialist – USA Weightlifting
  • Instructor – Kettlebell Athletics
  • Pre & Post-Natal Client Training- Annette Lang Workshop
  • CPR, AED and First Aid – American Heart Association
  • Equinox Fitness Training Institute – Tier 3 Trainer & Master Instructor

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.

Kathryn Black: Assistant Instructor

Certifications/Training

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified

Clay Farnsley: Assistant Instructor

Certifications/Training

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified

Elizabeth Sobka: Yoga Instructor

Certifications/Training

Adrian Mccavitt: Yoga Instructor

Certifications/Training