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Chase

I found CrossFit in 2015 as a sport and fitness program that fit well with my background in gymnastics. Before finding CrossFit I tried for several years to work out on my own in a typical gym and couldn’t keep up the motivation to do it. CrossFit has given me the workouts and structured fitness every day of the week that I want to work out. It has given me a community, so that I don’t have to workout alone; and it’s given me a new found confidence in myself, my abilities, and my health. CFGB has maintained an incredible community, and provides an amazing facility that has something for everyone.

Qualifications and Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CPR/BLS Qualified
  • Former Collegiate Gymnast 2008-2012
  • CFGB Head Coach

Favorite WOD/Movement

    Anything gymnastics related, but especially being upside down and walking on my hands!

Least Favorite WOD/Movement

    Thrusters and Burpees

Quote

  • “Exercise is the physical manifestation of optimism because it is your mind telling your body that your actions matter” -Unknown

Reba

I’ve been doing CrossFit since Sept 2010 and have made it part of my health and wellness for life with my athletic family here at Glen Burnie. My husband Jim encouraged me to share my passion to become a trainer. My joy comes from the folks reaching a goal, from a first pull-up, a faster run time, muscle-up and losing a weight. Once you’ve met your fitness goal and I’m around? Be sure to ring the PR bell and write your name on a star with the date when you’ve hit it!

Grateful to be part of a community that welcomes the whole family!

Qualifications and Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Kids
  • CrossFit Masters
  • Crossroads Adaptive Athlete Coach Certificate
  • Healthy Steps Nutrition – Nutrition Coach
  • Beast Skill Seminar
  • CPR/AED

Favorite WOD/Movement

    Cindy

Least Favorite WOD/Movement

    Running

Quote

  • “CrossFit is a contest. Each high-intensity workout is a race against time, age, obesity, laziness and sickness. Lose and forfeit health and the ability to move your body as it was intended to be moved. Win and earn functional fitness: strength, endurance, speed and power. With CrossFit, athletes of all ages and fitness levels are winning these contests everyday all over the world, claiming victory by making their bodies healthier, stronger and faster than they were before. The challenge is before you: a program that produces measurable, observable and repeatable results. CrossFit works. Will you? 3,2,1…Go!” ~CrossFit
  • “Your health is your wealth.” ~Mom

Bethany

My first experience with CrossFit was in 2017. I was coming off of a recent ACL surgery and I was hugely missing the camaraderie I had always found in team sports as a child and young adult in both soccer and swimming. At that time I was working as a traveling physical therapist assistant and I found myself in the middle of nowhere in Texas (my home state) where the only real gym to be found was Shotgun CrossFit. Immediately I loved the community and I loved the style and challenges of the workouts. I moved up to Maryland in 2018 and joined CFGB in 2020. I got my Level 1 at the end of 2020 and began coaching in January of 2021. I love our family of athletes and it is a huge privilege to work alongside such an amazing coaching staff.

Qualifications and Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • ActiveLife Professional Seminar
  • CPR/AED
  • Physical Therapist Assistant

Favorite WOD/Movement

    Clean

Least Favorite WOD/Movement

    Double Unders

Quote

  • “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
  • “Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi
  • “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale

Heather

I’ve always been an athlete; when I was younger, I played softball, track, basketball, and mostly cheerleading and gymnastics. As an adult; a runner, and a triathlete, but it was early 2013 when I was introduced to CrossFit. It didn’t take me long to fall in love with the sport, not just for the methodology, but for the camaraderie, the competitive aspect, and mostly for the feeling of accomplishment. CrossFit has helped me be a healthy, strong mom, and a great role-model for my children.

For me, coaching has been one of the greatest experiences and I absolutely love it; being a part of someone’s fitness journey is so rewarding! Seeing an athlete accomplish their goals, learn a new skill, and better themselves is something I will always cherish.

Qualifications and Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 2 (CF-L2)
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • CPR/AED

Favorite WOD/Movement

    Power Cleans and gymnastic movements

Least Favorite WOD/Movement

    Chest to Bar Pull-Ups

Quote

  • “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” -Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Great things never come from comfort zones.” -Roy T. Bennett
  • “If you don’t ask, the answer is always ‘no’” -My Dad

Noel

I was first introduced to CrossFit in 2019 when my husband was preparing to deploy to Afghanistan. As an active duty service member myself, and 5 months post partum, I knew my schedule would be hectic with work and being a temporary single parent. I heard about CrossFit from co workers and wanted to not only challenge my fitness, but workout at a location where my daughter could be with me, since bringing her would be helpful for my schedule. Once I joined CrossFit Glen Burnie, I saw I wasn’t the only one with a stroller on the side when completing the workout of the day. I immediately fell in love with not only the sport itself, but the community.

I cheered for 11 years before entering the Army as well as coached cheerleading for 4 years, and I missed every second of it. When I joined CrossFit, I noticed some of the movements sort of translated from the movements I did in cheer… I always threw girls into the air and caught them, for CrossFit you are throwing weights up overhead, and I felt like a base again. Once I started getting used to the first year of CrossFit, that cheerleader’s competitive side came out and I will never forget my background.

Having experience with coaching cheer, and being an instructor at the Defense Information School, I knew coaching CrossFit was the next step, and surely enough I attended my Level 1 in December 2021.

With my job in the Army being a Combat Documentation Production Specialist (Photographer/Videographer), I am also the social media specialist for CFGB. You will see me around the gym not only coaching and working out but taking photos and video as well!

Qualifications and Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • Master Fitness Trainer (Army)
  • ACFT Level 2 Certified (Army)
  • Instructor Training Course (Army)

Favorite WOD/Movement

    Helen/ Cleans, snatches, handstand walks, bench press

Least Favorite WOD/Movement

    Anything with the Echo Bike/Chest to bar pull ups

Quote

  • “You got to commit”- Elvis Cruzado
  • “There’s nothing wrong with dreaming big, just as long as you understand you need to put in hard work to make things happen. Also, it’s key to have the right people around you to help and support you.” – Annie Thorisdottir

Cheyenne


From a young age I have been heavily involved in sports. My dad coached my competitive basketball and softball teams, but in high school two ACL injuries switched my focus to talents I inherited from my mom– distance running. After multi-event state placings and an individual state cross country championship I entered into college planning to “take a break” from competition. This was short lived, as I found CrossFit in 2014 working as a research assistant at Kansas State University’s F.I.T. Lab. There I studied and conducted research with CrossFit involving cancer, ageing, and military readiness. I soon started competing in nearby competitions, ran my own pilot study, and got my CF-L1 in the spring of 2016. In 2018, I became a mom and my perspective on sport and exercise changed drastically. Two more kiddos later, I strongly believe CrossFit has helped me have healthy pregnancies, recoveries and adapt to mental health challenges through all of my pre-natal and postpartum periods. CrossFit is no longer just a sport or a job; it is a community of support, respite, and normalcy in my busy life.

Over the years husband’s military career has allow me gain experience though coaching at many different CrossFit gyms. I’m grateful to call CrossFit Glenn Burnie and the community my family has found there home.

Qualifications and Certifications

  • Qualifications and Certifications
  • BS in Kinesiology
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • ACSM Personal Trainer
  • CPR/BLS Qualified

Favorite WOD/Movement

    Muscle ups, Jumps, Tire Flips and Sleds, Olympic lifts, and Running

Least Favorite WOD/Movement

    Deadlifts

Quote

  • Remis Velisque — “with sails and oars”, meaning give it all you got!/li>

Patrick

From childhood through college, I played a multitude of sports which helped me stay in shape and gain a competitive spirit. After graduating there was a void until I found CrossFit. I started CrossFit in December of 2020 and was immediately hooked. It was the best of both worlds, getting me back into good shape while also fulfilling the competitive side of me as well. Through my experience at CFGB, as well as Army Basic Training, I’ve had first-hand experience on how good leaders and coaches can turn one’s life around. This inspired me to acquire my CrossFit Level 1 and try to be that type of influence as well.

Qualifications and Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1

Favorite WOD/Movement

    Annie, Movement: Double-Unders and Deadlifts

Least Favorite WOD/Movement

    Fran, Movement: Burpees and Overhead Squats

Quote

  • “When I feel tired, I just think about how great I will feel once I finally reach my goal.” -Michael Phelps

Danny

My first encounter with CrossFit was in the summer of 2013, where a friend of mine took my wife and I through “the Filthy Fifty”, which was brutal. I was unsure if I would ever be able to get fit enough to survive that again. So I pursued traditional weightlifting and became a gym rat, until I noticed that it wasn’t preparing me for my physical goals within the military. On a whim, in the summer of 2015, I decided to do “the Filthy Fifty” again with a different friend and invited my 1SG to do it with us. To my surprise, he was into CrossFit and actively followed a program. I began training with him and it radically changed my perspective on fitness.

In the spring of 2016, I joined CrossFit 611 in Southern Pines, North Carolina. Training with one other person was great, but joining a community who would encourage me (and deter me at times!) to push myself took it to a whole new level and my progress reflected the impact. I couldn’t keep my mouth shut about it!

In August of 2022, I had the opportunity to finally attend a CrossFit Level 1 course! You know when you’re a kid and you learn how to make Kool-Aid for the first time, and it’s so good?! That’s what starting CrossFit was to me! Do you remember when you started mixing packets of Kool-Aid together? That’s what it felt like after CFL1, and now I’m here at CFGB with an opportunity to learn and to learn to coach; helping others experience what I did, getting healthier, and improving overall quality of life! I’m excited to be a part of the CFGB Community!.

Qualifications and Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Weightlifting

Favorite WOD/Movement

  • Pull-ups, Double Unders, Snatch / Helen

Least Favorite WOD/Movement

  • Thrusters, Wall Balls, Echo Bike / Karen

Quote

  • “You gotta want it!” – Buttery Bros

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Qualifications and Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Weightlifting

Favorite WOD/Movement

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Least Favorite WOD/Movement

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Quote

Bob

I found myself sitting across a plate of ribs at Mission BBQ discussing CrossFit with Max and Brian. I had just finished drinking the CrossFit Kool-Aide and was taking steps to open a new box. Brian, Max and the many wonderful, diverse and talented trainers at CrossFit Fort Meade – were looking for a CrossFit home. It was a match made in sweat-angel heaven.

I have been teaching group exercise classes since 2003. I enjoy cycling and weight-training as personal hobbies. In 2012 – looking to break-through a multi-year plateau in my own training regime – I took my first high-intensity interval training session. Struck by the CrossFit lightning-bolt, I reached new levels of fitness with each workout. I was amazed how different each class could be. I was even more surprised to find out how efficient CrossFit was at finding my weaknesses.

Helping others and building a strong community is important to me. Since 2008, I have been fortunate to have participated in the Spin-a-thon and Tour de Cure – annual charity events for the American Diabetes Association. I have also enjoyed teaching at the Workout for a Cure – a weekly CrossFit workout during the Fall and Winter of 2012 at local parks that I organized to benefit the American Diabetes Association.
In 2012, I successfully completed my Level I certification and opened CrossFit Glen Burnie. In 2013, I joined forces with CrossFit Fort Meade. We now operate CrossFit Glen Burnie near Fort Meade in Odenton, Maryland.

Qualifications and Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 3, Certified CrossFit Trainer
  • CrossFit Oly Lifting
  • CrossFit Kids
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • CrossFit Competitors Course
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CrossFit Programming
  • ActiveLife Professional Seminar
  • CrossFit Aerobic Capacity
  • Healthy Steps Nutrition – Nutrition Coach
  • CPR/AED

Favorite WOD/Movement

    Burpees (as long as Rob Miller is playing “Roxanne” by the Police)

Least Favorite WOD/Movement

    Thrusters

Quote

    “Change the lives of hundreds of individuals, their families and loved ones – increase their fitness and as such, build a community of happier individuals living healthier lives. “ – 2012 CrossFit Glen Burnie’s Business Plan