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Josh Wood - Co-Owner, Coach

Josh was born and raised in Lancaster County where he attended Lampeter Strasburg High School and Thaddeus Stevens College. He played football in high school and college as well as for the Lancaster Lightning and Susquehanna Valley Copper Heads. Josh’s passion for fitness grew stronger about 14 years ago, that is when the transformation really began for his body and mind. Six years ago, he discovered CrossFit and that was a game changer! His passion turned into a daily hunger that must be feed. His desire is to share and teach what it means to have a healthy fit lifestyle that can be fun and filled with daily challenges. Josh has been a successful Real Estate agent for 12 years. He has been recognized as International Presidents Circle and is distinguished as a Previews International Luxury Agent. He is a devoted member of Harvest Bible Chapel Lancaster where he serves on the greeting committee. He also serves with Bible 2 School as a small group leader throughout the school year. He is a devoted husband and father and resides in Manheim township with his wife Febes, his son Dre and his two daughters Jada and Cruz.

CrossFit Certifications:

-CrossFit Level 1


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Shea Stevens - Co-Owner, Coach

I was involved in sports from the moment I could walk. My main sport was soccer and I played four years at the collegiate level for West Chester University, where I was defensive player of the year for four years. I moved from Philadelphia to Lancaster in 2006, and opened my dental practice, Smiles by Stevens, in 2007. I got into competing in Obstacle Course Races (Spartan Races and Tough Mudders) and needed to build stamina and strength. I found CrossFit in 2009 at CrossFit Collective, to get back in shape and was hooked. Fast forward to 2018, and now I am the proud Co-Owner of CrossFit Collective, and I look forward to helping people achieve their goals in fitness and nutrition. I enjoy motivating people to succeed. You can find me at the box doing WOD's with friends, motivating people, hanging with my wife (Aileen) and kids (Rowan and Colton), and just looking to have fun. My goal is to create a fitness environment where the Lancaster community can feel comfortable, safe, reach goals, receive excellent coaching from top rated coaches, provide top notch programming, build relationships, and most importantly be happy!

Education:

-West Chester University BS in Kinesiology/Exercise Science, Sports Medicine and Performance

-Temple University School of Dentistry Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD)

-New York University School of Dentistry Fellowship Implant Residency (FICOI)


CrossFit Certifications:

-CrossFit Level 1


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Scott Podgurski - Coach

Husband, Father, Coach, and Teacher. All titles I go by within the course of most days. They often merge, and I am driven to be the best I can at all of them. Time being what it is, I don't always succeed, but I always try. Recently I have taken on the role of "Master Athlete"....This just means I'm older than most. It also means I have a wealth of experience to share. Through the years I have had the opportunity to compete in team sports, endurance events, and most recently Crossfit events. Over the last decade I have found a transition from competition to teaching that brought me where I am today. I come through the doors of our gym with an excitement and a love to share what I have learned with others. The best part about it is how much I enjoy being here. There's a comfort in our community that always makes my days better. My goal is to make this the best part of your day.

As a coach at Collective, I am committed to your health. I have a particular passion for endurance training. I believe every workout we do should be approached with a specific pace focused on growth. Not everyday is a competition or test. As a matter of fact, most days are an opportunity to prepare for your test. For some that is preparing for athletic specific competitions, for others it is simply being a fitter version of yourself. Whatever it is, I want to help write these plans and give you an approach that is best for you.

CrossFit Certifications:

-CrossFit Level 1


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Ken Urban - Coach

I am a husband to my beautiful wife Lacey, and a proud father of 4 wild and adventurous children who constantly keep me on my toes. I do not have a strong athletic background other than some triathlons and running events that I have participated in. However, when I discovered Crossfit it changed how I viewed health, fitness, and nutrition. In 2013 while on deployment, attached to Seal Team 5, I discovered this thing called Crossfit and was immediately hooked.

I have been with Crossfit Collective since January 2017 and I feel blessed to be a part of such an amazing group of people. I have traveled all over the world and have visited many Crossfit gyms and I have not found anything like CFC. The community is strong and the coaching staff cares deeply about the overall health of it’s membership. I love the people here and strive every day to meet the needs of everyone who walks in the doors.

CrossFit Certifications:

-CrossFit Level 1


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Erika Ardillo - Coach

I grew up in Erie, PA, playing high school & college volleyball and softball. I have been working as a surgical assistant since 2000, and graduated with my Nursing degree from Mercyhurst College in 2007. I currently work full time at a surgery center, here in Lancaster.

I hold two personal training certificates & my CFL1. I have been coaching beginner to advanced CrossFit athletes since 2012.

I am very lucky to be able to do two things I love, surgery & coaching!

There really are no better jobs!

CrossFit Certifications:

-CrossFit Level 1


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Rob Crippen - Coach

I discovered Crossfit many moons ago during my collegiate rugby career. I was looking for an off-season training program that encompassed the numerous physical demands of the game. Nothing can quite compare to another human being driving their shoulder into your ribcage during a full sprint, but burpees come close. As my life progressed I started volunteering with the local fire department. Once again the functionality of the Crossfit methodology showed its usefulness. From swinging axes to dragging hoses, having a multi modal training system proved beneficial in adapting to the numerous unique physical demands of the fire service.

As a trainer at Crossfit Collective I cherish the opportunity to help others develop and discover the everyday usefulness of a functional fitness programming.

CrossFit Certifications:

-CrossFit Level 1


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Chris Potter - Coach

I've been here since the doors opened. I assert no authority, only experience. I beat cancer—two rounds anyway. I ran with the bulls, and I hate running. I used to coach English. Now I teach exercise. I don't like kids, except my own. Usually. Stretching is dead; strive for healthy tissue. Healthy tissue is pain free and allows full range of motion. It takes a lifetime to get strong. Be patient. But be relentless also. Be patient and relentless. This could make you less likable, but you'll have self-respect, and that's worth a fair number friends. If heaven ain't a lot like the gym, I don't want to go.

MA Johns Hopkins University
BA Dickinson College
Lancaster School of Massage
Anatomy Trains Structural Integration

Certifications:

-CrossFit Level 1

-Powerlifting

-Olympic Lifting

-Movement & Mobility


Hannah Giagnocavo - Coach

From the get-go, my parents knew that I was bound to be an active kid. When I was 3 yrs. old my parents enrolled me in my first gymnastics class. After that, I tried every sport that I could get my hands on. Soccer, swimming, basketball, softball, field hockey: you name it. So when I happened to stumble upon Crossfit I instantly fell in love. I still don't know how I found Crossfit, but all of a sudden I went from watching youtube videos from CrossFit.com to signing up for classes at Collective. I have been at CrossFit collective for four years and I am continuously blown away by the support of the CrossFit community and the members at Collective. I love working with adults and kids in achieving their fitness goals and getting them started on their fitness journeys. To me, there is no better feeling than helping someone in achieving a goal that finally allows them to see what they are truly capable of. I am excited to be a coach at Crossfit collective and I hope to see you in the gym!

CrossFit Certifications:

-CrossFit Level 1


CrossFit Collective - Mitchell Shober

Mitchell Shober - Coach

Mitchell has been involved in competitive athletics for 10+ years. Playing multiple sports throughout grade school, and then college football, he is passionate about reaching goals and obtaining success. He genuinely cares for the people he gets to work with, using his apprehension and experience to help them reach their goals and continually improve their life. He is a firm believer that a pursuit of a healthy life in the gym carries over to having a better life overall.

Mitchell found CrossFit during his college years and has been hooked ever since. He believes CrossFit is enjoyable and humbling because it is constantly varied and based on our relative fitness & skill levels; the daily challenge to be better than yesterday attracted him and fulfilled his desire to push himself outside his comfort zone in order to improve, both mentally and physically. He strives to instill a stronger and positive mindset in everyone he interacts with daily.

He possess a CrossFit Level 1 certification, but his fitness experience and intelligence gained over the years of being a coach, educator, trainer, and athlete go beyond his credentials. He has worked with various dietician and M2 Performance Nutrition, which added to his knowledge of nutrition, for both athletes and the general population.

Outside of coaching, Mitchell is a middle school math & learning support teacher at Eastern York Middle School. He also helps coach high school football for his alma mater, Cocalico High School.

CrossFit Certifications:

-CrossFit Level 1

-CrossFit Scaling

-CrossFit Spot the Flaw

-CrossFit Anatomy

-CrossFit Lesson Planning


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Eric Roaring - Coach

I started my freshmen year of high school at 260lbs., after lots of struggles and finding wrestling, I finished my senior year in the 160lb weight class. Wrestling was one of the most intense workouts I had ever experienced and was my first look at what fitness could do for the quality of someone's life.

I had spent many years in a traditional gym and ran a few marathons before finding CrossFit in 2014, I thought I was in pretty good shape, I was wrong. Even though I was one of the last finishers of the WOD on my first day, I was hooked. The friends that you make the instant you walk into the box are like none other, the hard work we put in really brings us together.

During the day I work at an office, in the evening I am spending my time with my wife and dogs working on our business, in between those time, I am doing CrossFit. This sport continually improves the quality of my life and I am excited to be coaching something I am so passionate about.

CrossFit Certifications:

-CrossFit Level 1


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Jeff Haas - Coach

Playing sports was a cornerstone of my childhood but it did not carry over into college. This is where I began to discover gym culture primarily through bodybuilding style workouts. In 2013, I had my first introduction to CrossFit by means of "Nancy" and was instantly drawn not just to the competitive nature of the class but most importantly, the community.

My full time career has moved me to many different parts of the country since then and provided me with opportunities to learn from high level performers. In this journey I discovered a passion for Olympic Weightlifting. I am fortunate to have been surrounded by coaches and mentors with varying experiences from working with Olympic hopefuls to living at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado.

My passion for weightlifting runs deep and am always looking to improve my own knowledge. I am a true believer that moving well with a barbell is essential to growth in CrossFit, whether you're at the gym for a good workout or competing in the sport of fitness.

CrossFit Certifications:

-CrossFit Level 1