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  • Aimee

    Aimee

    After graduating from Philadelphia University, Aimee followed her career goals and applied her Fashion Merchandising degree in the retail world. She pursued her dream of becoming a buyer in the industry at a variety of companies such as Lacoste, Polo Ralph Lauren and Linens ‘N Things. Throughout her eight years in retail, Aimee was the first to adopt the latest... [more]
    Aimee

    Aimee

    After graduating from Philadelphia University, Aimee followed her career goals and applied her Fashion Merchandising degree in the retail world. She pursued her dream of becoming a buyer in the industry at a variety of companies such as Lacoste, Polo Ralph Lauren and Linens ‘N Things. Throughout her eight years in retail, Aimee was the first to adopt the latest fitness trend, fad or gimmick, anything to say fit, healthy and sane in the retail world. In 2003 Aimee became certified in Group fitness through AFAA, the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. Following that certification she became Spinning/Group Cycling, Yoga, Pilates and even a certification in a little known globo-gym device, the Core Pole. In addition to certifications, throughout her tenure in New Jersey she studied Boxing with a Taekwondo specialization from Master Kevin Padilla, who recently traveled to Beijing to coach at the Olympic Games.

    In early 2008, after a move to Philadelphia, she was introduced to CrossFit and after watching the Nasty Girl video on the CrossFit HQ main-page; she was instantly hooked! Aimee immediately began looking for CrossFit training courses and her search brought her to the Police Academy in Vassalboro, Maine where she was awarded her Level 1 Trainer under the instruction of Pat Sherwood, CrossFit Level 3 Trainer. Her training and commitment to CrossFit principals began as soon as she returned home to Pennsylvania and began coaching with her "Level 1 CrossFit Trainer" degree. Aimee’s passion and dedication to CrossFit training has taken her physically and mentally to levels she never thought possible. Her philosophy is that, "Consistent CrossFit training promotes a disciplined lifestyle, which in turn creates a sound, healthy body and mind. This discipline transfers into other life pursuits, which help individuals develop a positive self-image and outlook on life." Aimee received her Level 2 CrossFit Trainer degree on June 18th and is currently helping coach at CrossFit Level 1 Trainer courses.

    Aimee is also a certified personal trainer through the National Personal Training Institute and holds a board of education certified degree in basic nutrition. She is a USA-Weightlifting Certified Sports Coach. She established CrossFit King of Prussia in September of 2008 and established CrossFit Harmony in September of 2013.

    Certifications and Degrees

    • CrossFit HeadQuarters Trainer
    • CrossFit Kids HeadQuarters Trainer
    • CrossFit Trainer Certification (CCFT)
    • CrossFit Trainer Certification (CF-L3)
    • CrossFit L1-Panel
    • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, June 2009, Montclair, NJ
    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, June 2008, Vassalboro, ME
    • CrossFit Gymnastics Certification: March 2011, Doylestown, PA
    • CrossFit Mobility
    • CrossFit Football
    • Concept II Rowing Seminar: April 2010 Watertown, CT
    • CrossFit Nutrition Certification 2.1, June 2010, San Diego, CA
    • CrossFit Powerlifting Certification, March 2010, Westside Barbell, Columbus, OH
    • CrossFit Kids Certification, May 2009, Ramona, CA
    • CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification, October 2009, Glenolden, PA
    • CrossFit Judges, 2013, 2014
    • CrossFit Motion and Mobility Certification, July 2011, Philadelphia, PA
    • Zella Pro, sits on the advisory board for Zella/Nordstrom as a product tester and partner, 2014
    • Olympic Lifting Seminar with Dmitri Klokov, Vasiliy Polovnikov and Ilya Ilyin, December 2014, King of Prussia
    • Yoga Tune up, Mobility Workshop: February 2014, Edgemont, PA
    • Ambassador for Lululemon Athletica 2010
    • Finished 8th overall at the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Regionals on the CFKoP Team in 2011
    • Finished 10th overall at the Central East Regionals in 2010
    • Finished 14th overall at the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Regionals in 2009
    • CPR and First Aid
    • National Personal Training Institute, Certified Personal Trainer, including Anatomy, Physiology, Theory and Practical
    • National Personal Training Institute, Board of Education Certified Basic Nutrition
    • USA-Weightlifting Certified Sports Coach
    • Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, Primary Group Exercise Certification
    • Les Mills Body Pump
    • Indoor Cycling
    • Practical Pilates Training
    • Practical Yoga on the Ball
    • CorePole Fundamentals
    • Bachelors of Science, Philadelphia University
    • Inter-Continental University, London
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  • Jason

    Jason

    Having played sports throughout his childhood, Jason was accustomed to having fun while getting a workout. After college, the opportunities to play sports seemed to present themselves less and less and instead of increasing his heart rate, Jason seemed only to increase his pant size. Every year Jason would attempt to work out more but the fun was just not there... [more]
    Jason

    Jason

    Having played sports throughout his childhood, Jason was accustomed to having fun while getting a workout. After college, the opportunities to play sports seemed to present themselves less and less and instead of increasing his heart rate, Jason seemed only to increase his pant size. Every year Jason would attempt to work out more but the fun was just not there. He became the person that everyone knows…the one with the home gym being used as a coat rack and the gym membership that hasn’t been scanned in 6 months. Enter CrossFit. After laughing at his wife for reading all of the articles and watching all the videos, Jason decided to give it a try. It took one workout (Chelsea) to humble him and make him realize just how far down the fitness ladder he had fallen. Since then, Jason has completely submerged himself in the CrossFit culture and has seen dramatic results in a short period of time. When asked about his change in culture, Jason said, “Before CrossFit, I never experienced camaraderie in a gym. When I went to Bally’s, I would run on the treadmill, do some curls and lat pull-downs and call it a day. In my 4-year membership, I do not think I spoke to anyone except to ask if the machine was free. At the KoP box, I have become good friends with everyone and I find myself going to the gym on my off days to verbally encourage them and support their growth. It is amazing what you can accomplish when you have a goal, believe it in, and have a support system that wants you to achieve that goal by cheering you on and in most cases, pushing themselves against you. It is truly a win-win situation.” Due to his belief in CrossFit methods and his desire to become better, Jason took a step that he never believed possible by becoming a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer in 2009 at Malvern Prep under the direction of Adrian Bozman, a member of the CrossFit HQ staff.

    Certifications and Degrees

    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer: February 2009, Malvern, PA
    • CCFT Board Member
    • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
    • CrossFit Football
    • CrossFit Judges
    • CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification: October 2009, Glenolden, PA
    • CrossFit Powerlifting Certification: March 2010, Columbus, OH
    • Concept II Rowing Seminar: April 2010 Watertown, CT
    • CrossFit Coaches Prep Course: May 2010, Fairfax, VA
    • CrossFit Gymnastics Certification: March 2011, Doylestown, PA
    • CrossFit Kids Certification: March 2011, Bridgeport, PA
    • CrossFit Mobility Certification: July 2011, Philadelphia, PA
    • CPR/AED, First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens for the Professional Rescuer
    • B.S.E in Textile Engineering (Philadelphia University 2000)
    • Ph.D. in Materials Engineering (Drexel University 2005)
    • CrossFit Coaches Certification Advisory Board Member
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CrossFit Coaches

  • Tim

    Tim

    Tim grew up in Delaware County, PA. After some career searching, Tim decided to pursue a Health & Phys Ed teaching degree from Eastern University in 2011 to complement his bachelors degree from Villanova University and help share with students how to integrate fitness into their lives. Running has been an integral part of Tim's life since 6th grade, Tim went on t... [more]
    Tim

    Tim

    Tim grew up in Delaware County, PA. After some career searching, Tim decided to pursue a Health & Phys Ed teaching degree from Eastern University in 2011 to complement his bachelors degree from Villanova University and help share with students how to integrate fitness into their lives. Running has been an integral part of Tim's life since 6th grade, Tim went on to NCAA Division 1 Track and Field powerhouse Villanova University where he learned about the discipline needed combined with smarter ways to train for events ranging from 400m -10k. Tim's passion for fitness has developed the past several years into a deeper commitment to endurance & triathlon training. To date Tim has completed over 75 triathlons specializing in Sprint and Olympic distance races. He has completed seven Half-Ironman (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run) races and in 2012 he completed the full distance IRONMAN in Arizona (2.4mile swim, 120mile bike, 26.2 mile run). Tim currently teaches Health and Physical Education at the elementary, middle and High School level, and in addition to running and triathlon enjoys trail running and mountain biking in the off-season. Tim's primary focus at CrossFit KOP and passion is improving running form and efficiency which he teaches through running clinics and Crossfit Endurance classes. Being passionate about fitness, as both a sport and as a lifestyle, is something that Tim lives and reflects everyday. Over the past years fitness has become a much larger and integrated part of his life, as demonstrated through his commitment to CrossFit group fitness coaching, his specialization in endurance & triathlon training, and his decision to become a Health & Phys Ed teacher. Tim really found his niche after completing his CrossFit Endurance certification in 2009, which integrated his passion for CrossFit and Run conditioning. This experience has given him the skills and expertise needed to run the CrossFit KOP hosted POSE running workshops where his goal is to help all runners become better, more efficient, and most importantly- injury free. In addition to teaching and training at CrossFit KOP, Tim coaches track for Upper Merion High School and has had 4 athletes qualify for the PA States championships.

    Certifications and Degrees

    • USA Track & Field Level 1 Coach
    • POSE Certified Running Coach
    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, August 2009, Brooklyn New York
    • CrossFit Running and Endurance, November 2009, Atlanta Georgia
    • CrossFit Kids, November 2014, Bridgeport PA
    • BA in Communications, Villanova University
    • Heath and Physical Education, Eastern University
    • CPR and First Aid
    • Lululemon King of Prussia Run Ambassador
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  • Cate

    Cate

    I grew up playing soccer, ice hockey and lacrosse, then went on to play soccer and lacrosse in college. Once out of college, I became a runner, running everything from 5Ks to marathons. But even though I worked out five times a week, I wasn’t happy with the results. And I was bored.

    I was first introduced to CrossFit by a friend. My first ... [more]

    Cate

    Cate

    I grew up playing soccer, ice hockey and lacrosse, then went on to play soccer and lacrosse in college. Once out of college, I became a runner, running everything from 5Ks to marathons. But even though I worked out five times a week, I wasn’t happy with the results. And I was bored.

    I was first introduced to CrossFit by a friend. My first workout was Fran and I did jumping pull-ups and scaled thrusters. I was hooked immediately. Never in my life have i been able to see my progress so clearly. I love the feeling of setting a goal and then conquering it. I love taking the emphasis of exercise away from losing weight or looking a certain way, and instead focusing on gaining - strength, speed, range of motion. Focusing on performance has given me a whole new appreciation for my body.

    Most of all what I love about CrossFit is that it’s fun and I have met great people. I am never bored and always surprised to see what each of us can accomplish. I love the intensity that comes from working out in a group - it takes you to a different level. I love how it feels when I accomplish something that I never thought possible - and I love it just as much when it’s the person sweating next to me that is conquering something new.

    I feel so lucky to be part of CrossFit KOP!

    Certifications and Degrees

    • CrossFit Level 1, Virginia Beach, August 2008
    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, KOP, September 2010
    • CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification, October 2011, King of Prussia, PA
    • CrossFit Motion and Mobility Certification, July 2011, Philadelphia, PA
    • CrossFit Judges
    • Finished 29th overall at the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Regionals in 2009
    • Finished 8th overall at the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Regionals on the CFKoP Team in 2011
    • Bachelors of Arts, Psychology - Bates College Lewiston, ME
    • MS/MBA, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
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  • Laura

    Laura

    Laura lives in King of Prussia, and has been in the area since attending Villanova University as an undergrad. Laura and her husband Tim (also a coach at Crossfit King of Prussia) moved to King of Prussia in 2006. Finding Crossfit was a natural progression in Laura's athletic career. In college Laura started running with her first race on Mother's Day 2003, th... [more]
    Laura

    Laura

    Laura lives in King of Prussia, and has been in the area since attending Villanova University as an undergrad. Laura and her husband Tim (also a coach at Crossfit King of Prussia) moved to King of Prussia in 2006. Finding Crossfit was a natural progression in Laura's athletic career. In college Laura started running with her first race on Mother's Day 2003, the Susan G Komen Race for a Cure - now she races a variety of distances from 5K to Half Marathon and Sprint to Half Ironman Distance triathlons. She found Crossfit and Aimee Lyons through a globo gym class in July of 2008 and has been training with Aimee ever since. She started adding crossfit classes as "cross training" workouts between her running and triathlon training focusing primarily on her strength - the sexy metcon. At the beginning of 2009, Laura decided to commit herself to Crossfit as a sport, and noticed dramatic improvements in her fitness level and continued success in her running and triathlons. In 2010 Laura was proud to go to Regionals as a member of the Crossfit King of Prussia Affiliate team, and she helped the team qualify to go to the 2010 Crossfit Games in Los Angeles, CA. Participating in the 2010 Crossfit Games as part of the Affiliate team was an amazing and humbling experience! She loves the level of intensity and discipline that Crossfit has taught her, as well as how to push herself harder and further than before. Crossfit has become a daily part of Laura's life and she can't imagine it any other way.

    Laura is also Crossfit King of Prussia's nutrition go-to, following the Paleo diet and working as a health coach outside of the gym. Her goal is to help others achieve optimal health and fitness through finding the right diet for you and focusing on a whole foods approach. For more information on Laura's health coaching visit her and her at www.laurapappashealth.com.

    Laura's favorite wod: Helen (3rds of 400m run, 21KB swings, 12 pullups). Laura's least favorite wod: Elizabeth (21-15-9 squat cleans & ring dips). When not crossfitting Laura what you're most likely to find Laura doing: Reading or Blogging about health & nutrition

    Certifications and Degrees

    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, July 2010 King of Prussia PA
    • BS in Economics and BS in Business Administration, Villanova University
    • Certified Health Coach, Integrative Institute of Nutrition Dec 2011
    • CPR Certified
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  • Stephanie

    Stephanie

    Stephanie joined CrossFit KOP weighing more than 300lbs, having gained back much of the weight she had lost after a Gastric Bypass surgery almost 5 years earlier. Stephanie had struggled with weight her entire life, and therefore never played sports or participated in physical activities. Basically when she started CrossFit, she was starting fitness from scratc... [more]
    Stephanie

    Stephanie

    Stephanie joined CrossFit KOP weighing more than 300lbs, having gained back much of the weight she had lost after a Gastric Bypass surgery almost 5 years earlier. Stephanie had struggled with weight her entire life, and therefore never played sports or participated in physical activities. Basically when she started CrossFit, she was starting fitness from scratch.

    It only took a week or two for Stephanie to fall in love with CrossFit. The physical intensity and sense of accomplishment was exhilarating. Since Stephanie started CrossFit in 2009 she has lost 100lbs, and has learned skills and gained abilities she never thought would have been possible.

    In 2011, Stephanie took her passion for CrossFit to another level and became a CrossFit trainer. The fact that Stephanie started fitness from scratch helps her to be a better coach. She had to learn all of the movements from the ground up- building rudimentary body awareness. It is for that reason that she has an understanding of what can help someone understand how to execute a movement and how to use scaling to be most successful, for all athletes but especially those starting CrossFit with deficits in their fitness.

    Stephanie is highly involved in the kids program and Steve’s Club at CFKOP. Working with the kids is important to her- to help them have a different experience than she did, creating a positive relationship with their bodies from early on!

    Stephanie is also highly passionate about how CrossFit positively impacts a persons mind and overall sense of well being. She encourages athletes to consciously cultivate their, “mental game” for better performance in the gym and outside of it.

    CrossFit has changed Stephanie’s entire life. She knows now that fitness and health doesn’t have to be a chore that it can be joyful. Her own personal transformation has turned into her life’s work to help others transform themselves whether it’s through coaching CrossFit or through her life coaching practice, Radical Hateloss.

    CrossFit Journal Article, Coaching Fitness From Scratch- October 2011

    CrossFit Radio Interview- January 2011

    August 2010- Iron Sport Strongwomen Competition- 1st Place Novice

    2011 CrossFit Games Mid-Atlantic Regional – Volunteer Judge

    January 2011- Hybrid Athletics Partner Competition- 3rd place HWW Division

    Volunteer Writer for the 2012 CrossFit Games Site

    Certifications and Degrees

    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, March 2011
    • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
    • CrossFit Kids, April 2011
    • CrossFit Olympic Lifting, October 2011
    • CrossFit Goal Setting, Attending April 2012
    • CrossFit Coaches Prep Course, Attending April 2012
    • CrossFit Mobility
    • CrossFit Judges
    • NACA Athletics Gymnastics Seminar, Attending June 2012
    • CPR & First Aid
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  • Keith

    Keith

    Keith grew up in Scranton where he participated in many sports growing up. He played football and baseball from Little League throughout high school. It was easy to stay in shape because of the fact that he was involved in team sports. There was always a regimen to follow that was set up by his coaches. Along with being a football player came an extensive weig... [more]
    Keith

    Keith

    Keith grew up in Scranton where he participated in many sports growing up. He played football and baseball from Little League throughout high school. It was easy to stay in shape because of the fact that he was involved in team sports. There was always a regimen to follow that was set up by his coaches. Along with being a football player came an extensive weightlifting program that involved movements such as squats, presses, deadlifts and power cleans. After football ended he remained active and participated in recreational football and softball leagues. He even continued to try to keep up with the lifting program that he had followed for years but it was never the same. In May 2011 a friend introduced Keith to CrossFit. She showed him a video of the WOD “Amanda” on her iPhone and he was instantly intrigued. He came in for the intro and learned that CrossFit involved movements such as squats, presses, deadlifts and power cleans. Before May was over he completed fundamentals and was attending classes four or five times a week. Over the next year Keith completely immersed himself in CrossFit and obtained his Level 1 in April 2012. Shortly thereafter he began interning to become a coach at KOP. He is an enthusiastic coach who finds true enjoyment in helping the members of CFKOP reach their fitness goals. When it comes to CrossFit he considers himself to be a Jack-of-all-trades, Master of none. Which is exactly what CrossFit trains you to be. It specializes in not specializing. His favorite WODs are anything that involves squats or double-unders. His least favorite WODs are ones that involve running or push-ups.

    Certifications and Degrees

    • Crossfit Level 1 Seminar April 2012
    • CrossFit Kids, August 2013
    • CrossFit Judges
    • CPR & First Aid
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  • Miranda

    Miranda

    I played recreational volleyball and softball through out my childhood and always enjoyed being active and outdoors. During my senior year of HS I joined my local "globo-gym" at 17 and quickly became a gym rat. Shortly after that I received my personal training certificate from MCCC. They offered a 8 week course that was sponsored by W.I.T.S with half the time ... [more]
    Miranda

    Miranda

    I played recreational volleyball and softball through out my childhood and always enjoyed being active and outdoors. During my senior year of HS I joined my local "globo-gym" at 17 and quickly became a gym rat. Shortly after that I received my personal training certificate from MCCC. They offered a 8 week course that was sponsored by W.I.T.S with half the time in the gym and the other half was a class room lecture. After obtaining my certification I began working at a few local gym and then working for a small chiropractic office in Lansdale. My own workouts consisted of doing kick-boxing, step, cardio blast, bump...what ever classes they programmed I took. I would sometimes spend two hours at the gym working out until the one day in the fall of 2008, I saw Aimee Lyons teaching a class in the lobby of my local gym. I was on the treadmill and I remember thinking to myself, wow...that is intense! How do I get involved in that?! I took my first crossfit class with Aimee at Fairmount Athletic Club in the fall of 2008 and I never looked back. I was drawn in by Aimee's passion and personality and I loved how different every work out was. I no longer spent hours at the gym I didn't have to worry about programming for myself, I just went and did what ever WOD was posted. Crossfit has completely changed my life. I am in the best shape of my life in my 30's and it is all because of crossfit and maintaining a healthy diet. I run faster, lift heavier and recover faster.

    When not working my full time job in Insurance or coaching I enjoy hiking with my dog Priyah, running, biking or relaxing with a good book.

    Fav wod: Grace Fav lift: Squat Clean

    Certifications and Degrees

    • Crossfit Level 1 Seminar August 2012
    • CrossFit Kids, August 2013
    • CPR & First Aid
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  • Giulia

    Giulia

    In West Philadelphia, born and raised, I certainly did spend most of my days on the playground. An athlete from a young age (at 3 I was the only one on my tee-ball team who ran to 1st base and not 3rd after a hit!), I played any sport I could- basketball, baseball, soccer, field hockey and lacrosse. I did try gymnastics once, but after my first class the instruct... [more]
    Giulia

    Giulia

    In West Philadelphia, born and raised, I certainly did spend most of my days on the playground. An athlete from a young age (at 3 I was the only one on my tee-ball team who ran to 1st base and not 3rd after a hit!), I played any sport I could- basketball, baseball, soccer, field hockey and lacrosse. I did try gymnastics once, but after my first class the instructor told my mom I should stick to “field sports”. After a successful high school athletic career, I attended Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA. A 4-year starter on the lacrosse team, I was also a two-time All-American goalie and in 2013 I was inducted into the Susquehanna University Sports Hall of Fame. I currently own four school records: saves (773), save percentage (.593), lowest goals-against average (8.17) and wins (45),and hold the top three spots in single-season saves and save percentage, and finished my career with a 45-19 record. After college, I struggled to find something to satiate my competitive appetite. I tried dodgeball, football, and softball leagues; and while they were a ton of fun, I still wasn’t satisfied. I tried to workout in Globo gyms, but something was missing. In 2011, a friend opened a CrossFit Box and after just one WOD, I was hooked! The love story has continued full speed ahead since then. While I love training, it is even better to coach others and watch CrossFit transform their lives just as it did mine. My favorite WODs are anything that involve double-unders and hang cleans or hang snatches. My lease favorite WOD is anything that involves running! My full-time job is in Real Estate/Property Management, but when I’m not working or at the box you can find me kicking it around the Main Line with my French Bulldog, Polpetta.

    Certifications and Degrees

    • Crossfit Level 1 Trainer, April 2013
    • CrossFit Kids, August 2014
    • CrossFit Judges
    • CPR & First Aid
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  • Marisa

    Marisa

    Once Marisa was introduced to CrossFit in June of 2010, she quickly became a dedicated and passionate member of the amazing community and camaraderie that lives in an affiliate. She believes the combination of modalities that define CrossFit (gymnastics, Olympic weightlifting, and endurance) paired with proper nutrition are absolutely key to providing the founda... [more]
    Marisa

    Marisa

    Once Marisa was introduced to CrossFit in June of 2010, she quickly became a dedicated and passionate member of the amazing community and camaraderie that lives in an affiliate. She believes the combination of modalities that define CrossFit (gymnastics, Olympic weightlifting, and endurance) paired with proper nutrition are absolutely key to providing the foundations to live an energized, happy, and truly healthy life. After noticing the difference and changes in physical and psychological wellness that CrossFit made for her and the people around her, Marisa knew she wanted to coach and be a mentor to people who want to change their lifestyle and feel better than ever. Outside of the gym, Marisa is also a licensed EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) and continues to take classes to further her education in health-related sciences.

    Certifications and Degrees

    • CrossFit Level 2
    • CrossFit Level 1
    • CrossFit Kids
    • EMT
    • CPR
    • Villanova University, B.S. Biology
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  • Rachel

    Rachel

    Rachel participated in athletic activities but was a hobbyist more than a dedicated athlete throughout her life; she tried dance, lacrosse, field hockey, and rugby throughout school. After graduating from Penn State, she became a Media Planner/Buyer by day and a restless couch potato by night. So, she joined a gym and fell into a routine – arms, legs, cardio, rin... [more]
    Rachel

    Rachel

    Rachel participated in athletic activities but was a hobbyist more than a dedicated athlete throughout her life; she tried dance, lacrosse, field hockey, and rugby throughout school. After graduating from Penn State, she became a Media Planner/Buyer by day and a restless couch potato by night. So, she joined a gym and fell into a routine – arms, legs, cardio, rinse and repeat! While on the treadmill, she saw an infomercial for Insanity and decided that this was the next level in fitness. A year later, as she lay on the floor mid-way through the DVD, she realized that the trainer had no clue whether she was moving or not-listening to a TV truly was insane! During a YouTube binge one day she found a documentary-style series about one man’s journey through CrossFit. After a sub-10 minute intro workout kicked her butt (lead by a live coach-already an improvement over her then routine), she knew that this was the place where she’d see results! Rachel has now doubled the time she’s spent on any other fitness program with CrossFit and is still maxing out her membership. CrossFit is more than a hobby - to Rachel, it is a culture that teaches growth, acceptance, and dedication. In her two years, she’s found appreciation for her body’s strength and power, understood the importance of health, gained a respect for discipline and perseverance, and seen improvement in her abilities. Most of all, she is grateful for CrossFit King of Prussia’s community. Learning, laughing, and sweating alongside the members here are what keep her engaged and coming back for more! Rachel enjoys long ‘chipper’ workouts and her favorite movements include box jumps, kettlebell swings, any type of squats, cleans, and the (widely hated) thruster. When Rachel isn’t at the box, you can find her enjoying a meal with friends or spending quality time with her fiancée, Bryan, and her dog, Mase.[less]
  • Jenna

    Jenna

    I graduated from Penn State with a degree in Kinesiology. Before fitness, I worked at a daycare and had a love for teaching and caring for children. It wasn't until my senior year of High School I fell in love with fitness. I always played sports when I was younger and continued to played Soccer in High School. I continued to play IM sports in college as well as ... [more]
    Jenna

    Jenna

    I graduated from Penn State with a degree in Kinesiology. Before fitness, I worked at a daycare and had a love for teaching and caring for children. It wasn't until my senior year of High School I fell in love with fitness. I always played sports when I was younger and continued to played Soccer in High School. I continued to play IM sports in college as well as Personal Trained for the Gyms on- campus for three years, eventually becoming an assistant supervisor. I always enjoyed the fitness setting and interacting with all the different people that came in. Starting out, I did the typical strength training with some cardio days. Although I loved being in the gym and learning, I didn't feel like I was reaching my full potential. Being in the fitness world, I heard about a lot of different programs. I decided to intern with the Philadelphia Flyer's Athletic Training and Strength and Conditioning coach to pursue my interest in sports performance while simultaneously interning with Aimee at CrossFit KOP. After two days with CF KOP I was hooked with the program more so than any other program I participated in. I enjoyed the challenge, the humbleness, and knowledge that I gained every day. It was great to find a new passion and something to be excited about that was also making me feel great! Personally, I have never felt better physically and emotionally, and am excited to share this and get others feeling the same way. With my first passion of teaching, I have been able to combine that with my CrossFit Kids certification and help kids navigate the fitness world. When I'm not training and coaching, I still enjoy personal training and being involved with the fitness industry as much as I can.[less]

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    Jill

    After a few years of very little exercise, I knew it was time to do something. As a former competiti... [more]
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    Jill

    After a few years of very little exercise, I knew it was time to do something. As a former competitive swimmer in high school and college I had a hard time finding something that I liked and that I would stick with. I started CrossFit in the Spring of 2013. I had no idea what to expect but found that I love the camaraderie, competitive environment, and working out somewhere that pushes people to be stronger then they think possible. CrossFit kop helps normal people, like me, a mother with a 3 kids and crazy schedules, lead more functional and energized lives. Some added bonuses: all my aches and pains have disappeared, I have dropped a whole pant size! It is fun to be strong and it’s the best thing that has happened to me since I got out of the pool.[less]
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    Chris

    Community. Empowerment. Respect. Fun. When I joined Crossfit KoP, I found all of these things and mo... [more]
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    Chris

    Community. Empowerment. Respect. Fun. When I joined Crossfit KoP, I found all of these things and more. Everyone knows that working out is good for you, but to be able to do it with such a positive and fun group of people separates Crossfit KoP from traditional gyms. From the moment I stepped into the box, Aimee was intent on getting to know me and for me to know other members. Workouts are intense, but the payoff is worth it. In a year I have gone from a shaky 95 lb. deadlift to a 355 lb. one rep max; my Broad Street 10 mile run went from 1 hr. 38 min. to 1 hr. 9 min.; and I went from 8 consecutive pull-ups to 36. That’s why Crossfit is successful: it is measurable and data-driven! Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or someone who has never touched a weight before, Crossfit can be scaled to your ability and improve not only your physical condition, but also make you sharper mentally and lift you up emotionally.[less]

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