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 4 CrossFit Trainer designation in 2013 and is currently helping coach at CrossFit Level 1 Trainer courses, Level 2 and CrossFit Kids 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.
HEAD COACH AND OWNER
Growing up, Manisha played soccer, field hockey, and squash and swam on her high school team. After high school, and moving to Minnesota, she joined local leagues for soccer and volleyball and continued to play squash. These life experiences nurtured my journey towards the philosophy of CrossFit, which I have followed as an athlete since 2012, and as a certified trainer since 2016. The single most important thing Manisha loves about CrossFit is its ability to make a positive impact on people’s physical and mental well-being. I specialize in working with people of all age groups (children and adolescents, adults, and masters), and am passionate about guiding them to develop good form, cultivate better life-skills, and make healthier choices. To her, CrossFit is beyond the workout: it is about uncovering your own potential while helping others discover their own. There is nothing more rewarding for me than to see people discover their potential and help them progress towards their goals.
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.
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.
Band geek turned athlete- gym rat, Jenna's fitness journey started right in the middle of high school. Knowing she had a passion and interest in all things health and fitness, Jenna pursued a degree in Kinesiology at Penn State Main in 2011. Needing an internship before graduating, Jenna pursued one at CrossFit King of Prussia in 2014 hoping for a chance to learn and gain knowledge in an up and coming fitness regimen she didn't know anything about. What she also didn't know was she was stepping into the most impactful, life changing experience of her life. Her passion and education in the CrossFit methodology grew fast as she obtained her Level 1, CrossFit Kids and Level 2 certification. Diving right into the methodology of CrossFit, Jenna has loved the training style and the way it challenges her to try new things and push past new and uncomfortable limits. The CrossFit community has been a highlight of her time since starting and grew her to a positive, more healthy lifestyle, making her passionate about giving back and sharing her knowledge and experiences with her athletes and classes. Her philosophy is consistently showing up with your best attitude and positive mindset as the forefront. Leave your ego at the door with your mind open and ready to work and the beauty of CrossFit and the confidence, strength, and joy it can bring will be in abundance. When not at the gym, Jenna enjoys being home with her cats, playing video games, playing or watching sports, and spending time with family and friends. Before CrossFit and fitness, she was big into music, particularly an active member in her school's drumline! Jenna passed and received her Certified Level 3 CrossFit Trainer designation in 2019 and CrossFit Kids in 2015 and also holds her specialty course certifications in Gymnastics, Rowing, Adaptive Athlete, and Burgener Strength.
Growing up I was overweight, and never really played any sports. It wasn't until after having my daughter in 2006 that I had any serious interest in working out. I started out at a gym with little to no routine, until I began running. However, my running routine became boring quickly, and I needed something more challenging. My best friend told me about Crossfit King of Prussia's on ramp class in 2015, and i figured: what do I have to lose? I was hooked from the very first WOD. Crossfit was the very thing I needed to get into the best shape I have ever been in. One of my favorite things about Crossfit is the confidence I have gained. After completing a workout I feel as if I can take on the world. It's really amazing to feel like I will overcome any challenges. Crossfit has also helped me instill a healthier lifestyle for my daughter , who recently enrolled in the Crossfit Teens class. The guidance and support of the coaches, and the community motivating you to do your best during any workout is what keeps me showing up everyday. The coaches at KOP inspired me to take my CF Level 1 course. I admire their passion for this sport and as a coach, hope to inspire others, and share that same passion. Since taking the level one course, I have also taken the Level two course, and the Crossfit Kids course.
I have always felt connected to movement in some shape or form. I began as a Dancer and Choreographer at age 17. That path took me from New York to California and even Japan, performing, teaching classes and workshops, as well as setting Choreography. I always felt grateful to be able to live art and make a living at it. As the years went by I grew more and more interested in health and fitness and began Personal Training in 2009 (NASM, Action Certified) by 2011 I had began coaching CrossFit. Since then I have continued my education in CrossFit Gymnastics, USA Olympic Weightlifting, CrossFit Level 2, Coaches Development, and currently pursuing my Level 3. I would consider myself a conservative Coach who finds value in the day to day diligence this sport requires. Coaching has always been a great love of mine, and if someone wanted to know who I truly am, they’d take my class.