Coaches

Matthew – Head coach, Head programmer

Certifications/Credentials  

• Crossfit Level 2

• Crossfit Running and Endurance

• Crossfit Gymnastics

• Crossfit Olympic Weightlifting

• Wilkes Olympic Weightlifting Seminar

Personal Accomplishments

• Blue belt in Brazilian jiujitsu

• Spear System PDR Certified

• 3+ years Muay Thai experience

• 2011 Mid Atlantic Crossfit Games Regional Qualifier

• 2011 Naga Featherweight Champion GI Division VB

On the Record

“Be legit. Be too legit. Be too legit to quit.”


Garrett – Coach

Certifications/Credentials

• Crossfit Level 2  

• Wilkes Olympic Weightlifting Seminar

Personal Accomplishments

(Coming soon)

On the Record

“The whole reason for doing this, striving for elite fitness, is to be better at the things we love. To become the anomaly. To make ourselves better at the things we enjoy. For me, this means spending time with my family. Carrying my daughter all over the place, playing without becoming exausted. Being capable of tackling any event. To be stronger and more fit allows you to take on new challenges easily, it makes life more enjoyable. To me, the science and sport of fitness is about finding the best path to this Chase your limits everyday, so the joy is sweeter. Life more lived.”


Sara – Coach, Gym Manager

Certifications/ Credentials

• Crossfit Level 2  

• Crossfit Gymnastics

• Crossfit Olympic Weightlifting

• Crossfit Endurance

• 2013 Crossfit Judge Certified

• 2014 Crossfit Judge Certified

• Catapult Olympic Weightlifting Seminar

• Fu Barbell – Advanced Oly Lifting Seminar

•Wilkes Olympic Weightlifting Seminar

Personal Accomplishments

• BA in Psychology – Elon University

• Masters in Health Administration – Central Michigan University

• College Cheerleader – 4yrs

• Married to her college sweetheart for 15yrs

• Mom to 3 children (ages 13, 10, and 7)

On the Record

(Coming Soon)

 


Bea – Coach

Certifications/Credentials

• Crossfit Level 1 

• USA Weightlifting Senior Athlete and Sports Performance Coach

• Catapult Method Olympic Lifting Training -Don McCauley

• 2013 Crossfit Judge Certified

• 2014 Crossfit Judge Certified

Personal Accomplishments

• BA in History – Longwood University

• Student of Physical Therapy – Old Dominion University, DPT (graduating 2017)

• 3rd Place – BWI Hopper Challenge – 2012

• 5th Place -Gangs of the MidAtlantic – 2013

• 1st Place – Team Grit – 2014

• 1st Place MidAtlantic Garage Games – 2014

On the Record

“Crossfit helped me find rawness within myself. I didn’t realize how capable I was (we all are) and in that realization, I found inner confidence. Phyisically speaking, I am stronger, my body looks better than ever and I am the healthiest I’ve ever been. Not to mention, I eat more than just about any person I know.”

 


Jimmy – Coach

Certifications/Credentials

• Crossfit Level 1  

Personal Accomplishments

(Coming Soon)

On the Record

(Coming soon)

 


Matt – Coach

Certifications/Credentials

• Crossfit Level 1 

• Crossfit Endurance

Personal Accomplishments

• World Record for most 4 count jumping jacks in 5 minutes in first grade

On the Record

“My Crossfit journey started the summer I graduated from High School. I was introduced to Crossfit through my little sister’s volleyball team who challenged me to complete a workout with them. As soon as I finished, I was hooked. The thirst for knowledge and understanding of the human body and its capabilities then commenced. I was lucky enough to find some awesome training partners in college that shared my same passion for fitness and pushing the limits of our body’s as much as I did. Since my introduction to Crossfit I have seen myself and many other lives change in the process, and look forward to seeing many more life changing experiences.”

 

 


Jim – Coach

Certifications/Credentials

• Crossfit Level 1 

Personal Accomplishments

(Coming soon)

On the Record

(Coming soon)

 


Stephanie – Coach

Certifications/Credentials

• Crossfit Level 1- 2010

• 2014 Crossfit Judge Certified

• AFAA Personal trainer/Group Exercise 2010

• Fu Barbell Advanced Oly Lifting Seminar 2014

• AASI Level 1 Snowboard Instructor 2003

 Personal Accomplishments

• BA in Mandarin Chinese – ASU

• Certificate of Study – People’s University of China

• Experience in Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese & ASL

• State Fiddle Champion – Missouri, Arizona, Utah

• Double Black Diamond Level Snowboarder

• Mom to 4 sweet kiddos

On the Record

“We all strive for “better,” for “more.” And we all, at some point, battle our own heads that can feed us any excuse in the book why NOT to push ourselves, or why not to become healthier or stronger. Every time we choose not to listen to those excuses, it becomes easier to fight them the next time. Are your excuses more important than your dreams? Be stronger than your excuses.”


Clarissa – Coach

Certifications/Credentials

• Crossfit Level 1- 2014

•Wilkes Olympic Weightlifting Seminar

• Certified Holistic Practitioner – University of Natural Health

Personal Accomplishments

(Coming Soon)

On the Record
“My athletic background began with 12 years of dance. Studying many forms of dance, my main focus was in competitive ballet, jazz, and modern. I travelled up and down the east coast for different dance competitions 4 out of the 12 years I studied. 5 years ago, I studied with a mentor, Dr. Douglas Graham, who trained elite athletes from all over the world. For two years, I trained with him and learned alternative exercise programs (similar to Crossfit) and studied anatomy, physiology, health creation, and exercise science. Three years ago, I discovered the beauty of Crossfit, and how effective it is in truly expanding our physical, mental, and even emotional capacity. I fell in love with the competitiveness, the general physical preparedness, and the overall push it gave me to achieve a greater athletic potential. What drew me to obtain my level one certification is my love for teaching and helping others achieve their goals. I am looking forward to continuously growing and expanding my knowledge and application of exercise science, health, and nutrition.”

 Genna – Coach

Certifications/Credentials

• Crossfit Level 1- 2014

•USAW Level 1

• Fu Barbell Advanced Oly Lifting Seminar 2014

Personal Accomplishments

• 3rd Place – Team Grit – 2013

• 1st Place – Team Grit – 2014

• Mother to 4 amazing kids

On the Record

“I was searching for a replacement for bouldering and mountain biking after moving from Wyoming to Mississippi when I stumbled across crossfit. My athletic background also consists of gymnastics so I immediately fell in love with crossfit and the movements.    The community aspect of crossfit is incredibly empowering and I quickly found myself evolving into a more confident person.

 One of the things I enjoy most about crossfit is the transformations that take place. It can change all aspects of your life; mentally, emotionally, and physically. It is incredibly rewarding to witness those transformations every time you step foot in the gym.”


Tina DeGiorgio – Owner, Coach

Certifications/Credentials

• Crossfit Level 1  

• Crossfit Endurance

• Crossfit Mobility

• Crossfit Olympic Weightlifting

• Crossfit Striking

• Crossfit Football

• 2013 Crossfit Judge Certified

• 2014 Crossfit Judge Certified

Personal Accomplishments
• AAS in accounting
• Doctor of chiropractic
• Certified and diplomat in Acupuncture
• Second degree black belt in taekwondo
On the Record

“I’ve been a fitness nut as long as I can remember.  Through 5 pregnancies I maintained the promise I made to myself to keep fit. Since 2010 I’ve been able to take that fitness to a higher level with the help of CrossFit. I want this for everyone!!! It is my goal to provide a happy, fun, safe and educational CrossFit gym where you can work out, learn and be the kid again. I’ve been serving VB since 1997…. I love it here and love serving!”