MEET THE NEW OWNERS
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.