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MEET OUR TEAM

HEAD COACH AND OWNER

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 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.

Certifications and Degrees

  • Certified CrossFit Level 4 Coach (CF-L4)

  • Certified CrossFit Trainer Level 3 (CCFT)

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, June 2009, Montclair, NJ

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, June 2008, Vassalboro, ME

  • CrossFit HeadQuarters Trainer

  • CrossFit Kids HeadQuarters Trainer

  • CrossFit L1-Advisory Panel Board

  • Adaptive Training Certificate (2018)

  • RowingErg Certificate (2018)

  • Competitor Certificate (2016)

  • Flexibility Certificate (2017)

  • Running Certificate

  • Steve's Club National Program Board

  • 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

  • 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

  • Competed as an Individual in the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Regionals 2012

  • 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/AED and First Aid certified

  • 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

AIMEE

HEAD COACH AND OWNER

KEITH

COACH

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 Level 2 Trainer

  • CrossFit Kids, August 2013

  • CrossFit Judges

  • CPR/AED and First Aid certified

MIKE

COACH
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Certifications and Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education 

  • CF-L1

Coach Mike, CFL-1

Meet Coach Mike, a beacon of transformation, excitement and dedication in the world of fitness. Having embarked on a personal journey that saw the shedding of over 100 pounds, Mike embodies the spirit of resilience and perseverance. With a passion ignited by personal triumph, Mike transitioned into coaching, sharing expertise honed through CrossFit, bodybuilding, nutrition, and martial arts. Mike, who’s zest for life and infectious energy is committed to empowering others on their own transformative journeys, guiding them toward their fitness goals with unwavering support and expertise all while keeping smiles on their faces.

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Ben

My name is Ben Shipley. I’m 31 years old and fitness has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I’ve been a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach for 12 years. Several years ago I tore my labrum and could not train for a few years. I decided to get myself back on track and began studying holistic healing practices and alternative ways of healing our bodies. Between these practices, mobility, and chiropractic care I was ready to go again. I found CrossFit in 2020 and knew it was a sustainable form of training that I could obsess over. I recently took my L-1 with Aimee at KOP and knew that I wanted to train and coach here. I work full time for Millstat doing low voltage and electrical work and part time as an Integrative Health Practitioner along side my wife at her practice, Seemore Healing. My goal now is to bridge the gap between wellness and fitness for myself and others and become the fittest I can be in all aspects of my life. I look forward to learning and coaching along side some of the best to do it.

JACKIE

COACH
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After recently obtaining her CrossFit level 1 (L-1) certification in April 2023, Jackie is ready to combine her over ten years of personal Crossfit experience with her background in psychology. She has been an active member at CFKOP since 2010, after she earned her doctorate in psychology from La Salle University. Before beginning CrossFit, Jackie had a strong foundation in sports, playing soccer and swimming throughout her childhood. Her favorite WODs are anything that involve heavy lifting not for time and rowing. Her least favorite WODs are ones that contain running and burpees. She is excited to be joining the coaching team at CFKOP and looks forward to helping others with their fitness journeys. 

LAUREN

COACH
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MEG

COACH
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JASON

HEAD COACH AND OWNER

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.

Certifications and Degrees

  • Certified CrossFit Level 3 Trainer

  • Adaptive Training Certificate (2018)

  • Anatomy Certificate

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer: February 2009, Malvern, PA

  • CCFT Board Member

  • 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 certified

  • B.S.E in Textile Engineering (Philadelphia University 2000)

  • Ph.D. in Materials Engineering (Drexel University 2005)

  • CrossFit Coaches Certification Advisory Board Member

COACH

DANIELLE

Certifications and Degrees

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)

  • Kids Trainer (2018)

  • Level 1 Certificate (2017)

  • CPR/AED certified

COACH

COLETTE

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.

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Grace

My name is Grace and I have been in the CrossFit world for about 4 years! I was a competitive gymnast for 10 years prior, and found CrossFit when I was looking for an outlet for the competitive mindset that gymnastics built. I have been coaching functional fitness classes as well as training 1:1 for a little over 3 years. I have always valued fitness, well-being, and genuinely being the best version of yourself both physically and mentally. I can’t wait to make new connections and friendships here at CrossFit KOP, and help everyone be the best they can be every day! In my spare time you’ll find me hiking with my pup, cooking, eating, pretty much anything related to food, I’ll be there.

Certifications and Degrees

  • B.A. in Psychology 

  • M.Ed 

  • MBA 

  • USA Field Hockey Level 2 Coaching Certification 

  • CrossFit Level 1

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Mark is a sports and fitness enthusiast with a passion for CrossFit. Mark first discovered CrossFit in 2016 and was immediately hooked by its challenging workouts and community-driven atmosphere. Over the years, Mark dedicated himself to mastering the CrossFit methodology and developing his skills in weightlifting, gymnastics, and cardio.

In 2022, Mark took his passion for CrossFit to the next level by earning his CrossFit Level-1 (L-1) certification. This rigorous program equipped Mark with the knowledge and expertise to coach and train athletes of all levels, from beginners to seasoned competitors. With his L-1 certificate in hand and his experience shadowing and coaching alongside seasoned and well-respected coaches at Crossfit King of Prussia, Mark is now a qualified and confident CrossFit coach.

Mark is excited to share his love for CrossFit with others and help them achieve their health and fitness goals. As a coach, he emphasizes the importance of technique, safety, and community in every class, and encourages his athletes to push themselves beyond their limits. Whether you're new to CrossFit or a seasoned veteran, Mark is ready to guide you on your fitness journey.

Mark

COACH

MATT

GM & COACH

Matt Powell comes from a diverse background. With 20 years of both business development and athletic coaching experience, ranging from USA Swimming, USA Triathlon, to CrossFit. Matt has always loved learning and teaching. Matt is a 7-time ironman triathlete, who has completed dozens of marathons, including 50-mile ultra-runs. Matt holds a B.A. in Secondary Education from Purdue University and has been a Level 1 certified CrossFit Trainer since 2010. Passion and experience came together in 2010 when Matt parlayed years of athletic coaching into CrossFit ownership. Matt has owned and operated 2 successful CrossFit gyms in California and New Jersey.. His passion is building communities around fitness. His goal for each CrossFit has been to create a professional, inclusive, effective, and fun training environment where anyone—regardless of background—could show up, feel welcome, and be appropriately challenged. He has led numerous training camps in Southern California for kids and adults and has a passion for nutrition and its importance in overall health. As a former United States Marine, and a certified flight instructor;  Matt understands the importance of the ready state and being prepared in all aspects of life. He is excited to share his skills and knowledge with anyone that is embarking on a journey toward a healthier lifestyle.

CrossFit Level 1 (2010)

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (2018)

CrossFit Kids Coach (2014)

CrossFit Mobility Certification 

USAT Level 1 Certified Coach

USA Swim Coach 

Nutrition Network Nutrition Advisor

WE CAN'T WAIT TO MEET YOU!

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