MEET THE NEW OWNERS
Josh & Febes Wood
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. Four 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.
Shea & Aileen
I am from Philadelphia and moved to Lancaster in 2006. I live here with my wife, Aileen, and two active children Rowan and Colton. Aileen and I met at West Chester University where I received a BS in Sports Medicine/Kinesiology and played 4 years collegiate soccer. I then continued my education at Temple University School of Dentistry. I have always been an athlete and competitive person. I am active in the Obstacle Racing world with many Spartan (ArooAroo) and Tough Mudders under my belt. By day I am a local dentist at my dental practice, Smiles By Stevens, where I do general, cosmetic, implant dentistry and treat sleep apnea/snoring, and cosmetic botox and juvederm. My family is my whole life and we are very active in our community. I started a local car club called Lancaster Cars and Coffee and we meet once a month to network and raise money for charities, most recently our local veterans/law enforcement. My wife started a charity as well, rescuing horses from the slaughter line. My daughter, Rowan shares her love of horses and does hip hop dance classes. My son, Colton, is on a travel soccer team. We keep busy and are super excited to add this newest venture of owning Crossfit Collective to our lives. I started in Crossfit at Crossfit Collective about 6 years ago to get me back on track with my passion for fitness and health. Motivating people to achieve their goals, having an active family, and being a part of a community like Crossfit is what life is about. I look forward to meeting all of you. Thanks!
Allyson Cohen - Coach
After four years of collegiate rugby, I hopped on the CrossFit bandwagon at full sprint. As it turns out, hitting other people with your body over acquisition of an egg shaped ball is easily translatable to picking up heavy weights and pushing to finish the workout before the other athletes...the main difference being that it's frowned upon to tackle people in the parking lot of the gym. I will always enjoy the intensity of a CrossFit workout, but nowadays I have a lot more respect for the nutritional and functional movement aspects of training too. I love when all the pieces come together, both for me personally and for my athletes. That's my "why".
At CrossFit Collective, I am an administrator by day and coach by night. I love both parts of my job. The administrative work is crucial to our business running smoothly, and coaching is such a fulfilling way to connect with and help people. My favorite thing is when someone has that "click" of finally understanding a complex movement like a clean or a snatch, and that infectious smile spreads over their face!
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.
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.
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 Strutural Integration
CrossFit: Level 1, Powerlifting, Olympic Lifting, Movement & Mobility
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 it's 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 uselessness of a functional fitness programming.