Jake Rowell: Owner



  • 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



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

Jake’s Game Plan

Brandon Leary: Manager of Operations



  • Bachelor’s of Science in Human health, performance, and exercise from VCU
  • CrossFit Level 2 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
  • Attended Wilkes Weightlifting Seminar

Jamie Sulc: Head Trainer



  • 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’s Game Plan

Kathryn Rowell: Owner and Girl’s Class Instructor


  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified

Bakari Taylor: New Member Manager



  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • USA-W Level 1 Sports Performance Certified
  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Certified
  • 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.

Bakari’s Game Plan

Brandon Roberson: Instructor



  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified


Clay Farnsley: Assistant Instructor



  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified
  • Attended Freestyle Connection Movement seminar with Carl Paoli
  • Attended Kendrick Farris weightlifting seminar
  • Attended Kelly Starett Mobility Seminar

Clay’s Game Plan

Charlie Bonet: Endurance Instructor



  • CrossFit Rowing Certified

Jaci Long: Gymnastics Class Instructor



  • Competitive Gymnastics Coach for 12 Years

Case Thompson: Assistant Instructor



  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified

Case has been participating in Crossfit since 2008 while in college and preparation for joining the military.  During his duty he continued his passion for strength and conditioning by competing in ruck marches and getting involved in powerlifting.  After separating from active service in late fall of 2014, he joined Crossfit RVA.  Case is a hopeful to qualify for Nationals or American Open in 2016!

Jose Casado: Assistant Instructor



  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified

Jose was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He was always involved in sports throughout High School, receiving two varsity letters in both football and track. Jose has been in the Army 6 years now. He received his bachelors from Virginia Commonwealth University. There, he played on the club football team, graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice,and also earned his commission as an officer in the Army in 2013. Jose has been participating in Crossfit since 2012 and received his Level 1 in January 2015.

Elizabeth Sobka: Yoga Instructor


Maggie Kennedy: Assistant Instructor


  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified
  • USAW Sports Performance Coach

Maggie has been CrossFitting since Fall of 2008 when she was looking for a way to lose around 60lbs and everything else had failed. She worked at at RARE CrossFit while at University of Mary Washington getting her Classical Civilizations degree, but then moved home to Alexandria for a year where she coached at her original CrossFit gym, CrossFit Old Town. Maggie moved to Richmond in August and is excited to get back on the floor as a coach! Maggie loves CrossFit for the community, quick sweaty workouts, and that it has given her a healthier relationship with food.

Bryan Allen: Assistant Instructor


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