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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 Lansdowne, PA and has one older sister and one younger brother. After some career searching, Tim decided to pursue a Health & Phys Ed degree from Eastern University 2011 to complement his bachelors degree from Villanova University and help share with students how to integrate fitness into their lives and the benefits that fitness brings. Running h... [more]
    Tim

    Tim

    Tim grew up in Lansdowne, PA and has one older sister and one younger brother. After some career searching, Tim decided to pursue a Health & Phys Ed degree from Eastern University 2011 to complement his bachelors degree from Villanova University and help share with students how to integrate fitness into their lives and the benefits that fitness brings. Running has been a part of Tim's life since 6th grade, and in college being a member of the Villanova Track and Field program, middle distance, helped ingrain running and racing into his life. Tim was a NCAA Division 1 track and field athlete at Villanova 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 50 triathlons ranging from sprint and olympic distance races to half-ironman (70.3) races. In 2012 he achieved his goal by completing the IRONMAN in Arizona.

    Tim's primary focus at CrossFit KOP and special 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. Outside of teaching and training at CrossFit KOP, Tim has worked with teens at North Philadelphia RW Brown community center sharing tips on how to be more active, and enjoying the outdoors as much as possible.

    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
    • 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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  • Mike T.

    Mike T.

    Mike is your typical post college athlete. After playing five years of Division 1 College Hockey and serving as his team’s captain, Mike found himself in a void of activity. He missed the excitement and satisfaction of competitive sports. Mike settled into the typical Globo-Gym and Sport & Social League routine. On a whim, he signed up for the San Francisco H... [more]
    Mike T.

    Mike T.

    Mike is your typical post college athlete. After playing five years of Division 1 College Hockey and serving as his team’s captain, Mike found himself in a void of activity. He missed the excitement and satisfaction of competitive sports. Mike settled into the typical Globo-Gym and Sport & Social League routine. On a whim, he signed up for the San Francisco Half Marathon, hoping that this would fill the void and ignite a new passion. However, after the marathon, it was back to the Globo-Gym for the same boring routine. In 2008 Mike was introduced to CrossFit by his wife. After months of coaxing, Mike finally tagged along to a WOD. It was a brutal first attempt and all those muscles from doing bicep curls and bench presses at the Globo-Gym didn’t help a bit as his wife beat him in round after round! Mike was hooked. Since that day Mike has dedicated himself to the CrossFit philosophy. In July of 2011 Mike achieved his Level 1 Certification. He began coaching CrossFit in November 2011. Mike recently completed his first Tough Mudder as well as competed in a local CrossFit Summer Slam. Despite being a coach himself, Mike continues to learn and grow through the support and education at CrossFit KOP.

    Certifications and Degrees

    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, July 2011
    • CrossFit Judges
    • Bachelors of Science, Business, Towson University 2002
    • Kicking Ass Since ‘79
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  • Paul

    Paul

    I grew up in Berwyn, PA where I attended Conestoga High School. Growing up I was always fascinated by Weightlifting and Strength and Conditioning programs. In High School I began to follow bodybuilding programing and power lifting programming. It was always the same old routine. Back and Bicep, Chest and Triceps... It was boring. Results were evident, but it was ... [more]
    Paul

    Paul

    I grew up in Berwyn, PA where I attended Conestoga High School. Growing up I was always fascinated by Weightlifting and Strength and Conditioning programs. In High School I began to follow bodybuilding programing and power lifting programming. It was always the same old routine. Back and Bicep, Chest and Triceps... It was boring. Results were evident, but it was not satisfying. Who cares if I can Bench-Press 300lbs if I could not walk up a set of stairs without getting winded. Continuing to follow the same routine, and creating programming for myself, I was able to continue for almost 6 years. Commitment, and Drive was there, but it was not enough. My younger sister Melissa told me that she was interested in working out and doing some kind of fitness. I had recently seen the CrossFit games on television, as well as talked with a friend who started CrossFit and thought that Melissa would like it. Reluctant, she asked me if I would go with her. We went to the Intro class, and the next morning I canceled my gym membership. CrossFit fell into my lap, and it was the best thing to ever happen to me. I then attended the CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Course, and have been striving to be the best coach I can be. I am constantly trying to better myself as an athlete, as well as trying to better my understanding about CrossFit; so that I can teach, see and correct, and provide the best possible experience for our members. My favorite WOD's are Cindy, and Elizabeth. I specialize in Olympic Weightlifting, and Powerlifting.

    Certifications and Degrees

    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, August 2011
    • CrossFit Kids, November 2011
    • CrossFit Powerlifting Lifting, February 2012
    • CrossFit Mobility
    • CrossFit Judges
    • USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach Certification- 2013
    • CPR & First Aid
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  • Tim Mcc

    Tim Mcc

    I went Methacton and Spring-Ford High Schools (we moved a lot). Although I did not play any team sports in high-school I was an active kid. I was always on the monkey bars, in a tree, or racing some kid. I played youth soccer for 3 years and started skateboarding shortly after. I stuck with skateboarding from the age of 13-17. I got bored with skateboarding and s... [more]
    Tim Mcc

    Tim Mcc

    I went Methacton and Spring-Ford High Schools (we moved a lot). Although I did not play any team sports in high-school I was an active kid. I was always on the monkey bars, in a tree, or racing some kid. I played youth soccer for 3 years and started skateboarding shortly after. I stuck with skateboarding from the age of 13-17. I got bored with skateboarding and started weight training/body-building and instantly fell in love with moving heavy weight! I also worked many laborious jobs and eventually found a spot in the Carpenter's Union. Because I always had a very physically demanding job, I missed a lot of gym time and always seemed to be starting and stopping routines (and wasting tons of money on gym memberships) oddly enough right after my gains would stop or my routines would get stale. I eventually started P90X and stuck with it for about 2 years solid. The program was fun at first and I definitely noticed gains, but eventually got bored... again. My gains where so great from P90X that people started asking me to train them. I thought about about making a career change and went for it. I started looking online for personal training centers nearby and found NPTI. That's where I found out about CrossFit from another student. I tried one his "WOD's", an 8 minute " AMRAP" consisting of pullups, box jumps and pushups. I thought I was going to walk right throught this workout... Boy was I wrong! 3 1/2 minutes in and I was looking at the clock, seeing spots and praying I wasn't going to pass out, I was hooked. I heard about Aimee's gym. I found out that it was local to where I lived, so I called and set up an intro session. As soon as I walked in and started looking around at the ropes, rings, monkey bars and of course barbells I knew I was in the right place.

    Before I decided to get certified as a personal trainer I knew that I wanted to be well rounded with my knowledge of athletics and performance. Here at CrossFit KoP we cover a very wide variety of movements and fitness elements, which is exactly what I was looking for. But there's so much more to this fitness modal and sport; the Community. There's nothing I look forward to more than coming to a workout with my friends, because I know that we are going push each other to work harder, to move faster, get one more rep and have a blast while doing it! The comraderie of of the box is something that words can't grasp- it must be experienced first hand to be truly appreciated.

    I started coaching because I felt like I had something beneficial to offer our members and athletes. This truly is the best "job" I ever had, after every class I always leave with a sense of reward and accomplishment! I currently am an NPTI certified personal trainer and have my CrossFit Level 1. In the very near future I plan to get certified in Crossfit Mobility, Functional Movement Systems (FMS), and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialty. My favorite workouts are Cindy, Isabell, Dianne and FRAN. I also like anything involves one-legged squats and muscle-ups.

    Certifications and Degrees

    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, May 2013
    • CrossFit Mobility
    • CrossFit Judges
    • NPTI- Certified Personal Trainer, June 2012
    • 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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    Jason

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    Jason

    Wow! I never thought the words, “I cannot wait until class” would ever escape my lips. You have completely changed my life and my outlook on exercise. I cannot thank you enough.[less]
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    Roni

    I got married after college and had my 2 children. As a family we spent a great deal of time outdoo... [more]
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    Roni

    I got married after college and had my 2 children. As a family we spent a great deal of time outdoors hiking, camping, skiing, swimming and well just ….being active. I have been extremely fortunate in that I have never been sick, injured or unable to do the things I enjoy doing. I am very grateful for that!! I started reffing women’s lacrosse the summer Cristofer was born. I currently officiate at the college level and that requires I stay fit. I remember when I turned 40 everything hurt and I felt like I was falling apart. I thought to myself, how will I ever make it to 50? Those ten years flew by and when I turned 50 I felt worse. I had already had one minor knee surgery and the doc told me I couldn’t run any more for training. He told me I had to start cross training. I knew he was right I just didn’t want to stop running so I ran in the woods. That lasted a few more years then I really had to stop because my knees felt so badly. Then I injured my shoulder building a patio in my back yard. It was hurting all the time and I had very little range of motion. I was losing interest in working out and I was feeling my age, which sucked. The summer of 2010 I started doing P90X. I worked at it hard for about 3 months then it was back to feeling no motivation to work out in my basement. I was using my elliptical for all my work outs (also in my basement) and was slowing losing interest in everything. Last Thanksgiving, my niece and nephew, Becca and Lam, were talking about Crossfit and how awesome it was. It sparked my interest so I did some research on line. Really??? Me, olympic lifting?? I was interested in a change and needed something to motivate me again, but my reservations about joining a gym were huge. I have only been a member of a “gym” once in my life, years ago. I just didn’t see myself going to a gym to work out. I finally agreed to give it a shot. I went to a “Friends and Family” day right after Christmas, 2011 and honestly that was all it took. I was hooked. I never in a million years would have predicted how much I love waking up at 5am to get to the gym to work out 3 mornings a week. Not when I was feeling so unmotivated only a few short months prior. One of the things I like most about Crossfit is the short bursts of high intensity WOD’s. I have always been a sprinter, not a distance runner, so I feel like these work outs were built for me. I am challenged every day and have grown both as an athlete physically and mentally. Who knew there were still some years left in me to learn as an athlete?? I can honestly say, I am in the best shape I have ever been in. And I am motivated again! Once again, I can chase those college girls up and down the lacrosse field and actually stay up with them. I would have never guessed that the biggest benefit of all is the community, camaraderie, support, positive encouragement and friendships I have gained just from being a member at CrossfitKOP. Wow! That says a lot! I am so grateful for all that Crossfit brings into my life. I love working out with Cris too! (when I can wake him up…haha). [less]

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