AMANDA MAY

CO-FOUNDER & OWNER

Amanda has been actively coaching CrossFit since 2008 and working as a personal trainer since 2002. She is equipped with over 20 years of experience in physical training to include functional fitness as well as strength and conditioning. She loves helping individuals overcome their fears and find their strength; physically and mentally. Seeing others happy and excited about obtaining what they thought was impossible is PRICELESS!

CERTIFICATIONS:
June 2002 – National Strength Professional Certified Personal Trainer
June 2002 – July 2003 Personal Trainer at Gold’s Gym, Frederick, MD
July 2003 – July 2008 Assistant Training Director at the Frederick Athletic Club, Frederick, MD
November 2007 – Affiliated with CrossFit, Inc.
March 2008 – CrossFit Level I certificate, CrossFit One World, Union City, CA
August 2008 – present – opened/actively running CrossFit Frederick, LLC. 

CURRENT CERTIFICATIONS:
May 2011(Orig. March 2008) - CrossFit Level I Certificate
December 2014 – CrossFit Level II Trainer Certificate
March 2008 – CrossFit Level One Kettlebell Certificate
October 2008 – CrossFit Level I Olympic Weightlifting Certificate
January 2010 – CrossFit Kids Coaching Certificate
October 2010 – CrossFit Football Certification
April 2011 – CrossFit Endurance Trainer Course
July 2013 – CrossFit Strongman

OTHER CERTIFICATIONS:
May 2015 – Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification by Dragon Door

Marcy Kopp

Head Coach

Marcy was born and raised in Montgomery County, Maryland. She has been an athlete her entire life. She started gymnastics at age 2 and continued for 13 years, 8 of which were in competitive gymnastics. During those years, Marcy trained with Olympic coaches for as much as 40 hours a week. Her training ethics, motivation and determination are largely due to her gymnastics background. She also has experience playing lacrosse, cycling and running marathons.

Marcy started CrossFit in early 2011. She has competed in multiple competitions over the years, typically placing on top of the podium and always in the top 10. In doing CrossFit and changing to the Primal lifestyle, Marcy has lost body-fat, gained endurance/strength, lost inches, and most significantly was able to stop taking blood pressure medicine that she had been on for 10 years.  She contributes her overall health, both mental and physical, and wellness to CrossFit.

She currently has her Crossfit L1, as well as a national certification (RID) to work as an American Sign Language-English interpreter. 

In her down time, Marcy enjoys being active with her husband Jeff, and competitive dog training with her 2 German Shepherds. 

CURRENT CERTIFICATIONS:
CrossFit Level I Trainer Certificate

OTHER CERTIFICATIONS:
Certified English-American Sign Language Intrepreter

KELLI KOEHL

HEAD COACH

Kelli is currently a stay-at-home Mom to two boys, Ben and Flynn and about to have her 3rd child this June. Before staying home with her kids, she was a hair stylist for 12 years. Prior to that she worked in various areas of the service industry. She is naturally drawn to jobs that help/serve others.

Kelli played competitive sports growing up. When that ended she was always looking for something to do to stay healthy, all while having fun. She floated from gym to gym but was never satisfied. She found Crossfit Frederick in 2009 and was hooked from the first day! She instantly loved the friendly, team oriented community feel that you get at Crossfit Frederick. The guidance, the challenge and the “desire to do better than the day before” was exactly what she had been looking for.

She decided to get her Crossfit Level 1 Certification because she loves what Crossfit has done for her. She is the healthiest she’s ever been, is passionate about helping others achieve their goals and be their best self. This is what becoming a coach means to Kelli!

CURRENT CERTIFICATIONS:

CrossFit Level One Trainer Certificate

STACY GLODEK

HEAD COACH

I love crossfit because everyone can do it! You don't have to be the strongest, fastest, or the most flexible, but you will become stronger, faster, and more flexible. I began crossfit in 2013 and was amazed at the immediate sense of community and togetherness that existed, that you don't find in other gyms. I was instantly hooked! Since then, I've charged full-speed ahead and never looked back. 

I grew up in Northeast Pennsylvania and moved to Maryland after college. I got a job as a teacher in Montgomery County Public Schools, where I taught for 13 years. Teaching is in my blood and my bones. While at MCPS,  I was a team leader for several years and a content specialist up until I took a break from teaching. I have plenty of experience teaching both adults and children in many different settings. 

My passion for both teaching and crossfit made coaching seem like a natural next step. When the opportunity presented itself, I grabbed it! I received my Level 1 Crossfit Certificate in March 2016. I'm thrilled to be part of the awesome coaching team at Crossfit Frederick! 

If I'm not at the box, you'll find me at home, spending time with my amazing husband and daughter. They are the best!! They are my biggest supporters! You can catch Sadie working out and coaching several days a week too!!

CURRENT CERTIFICATIONS:

CrossFit Level One Trainer Certificate

Geoff Rand

Blog Editor

Geoff served as a U.S. Army officer in the Infantry and Military Police Corps from 1993-2003.  He is currently a Montgomery County Police Officer, serving since 1998.

Geoff joined CFF in 2012.  At the time, he was suffering from a painful knee injury from a 2003 car accident that severely limited his ability to remain active.  The specific exercises and stretches developed by Dave and Amanda helped to strengthen his knee. After just a few months, the knee pain was gone, and Geoff was doing box jumps, squats, and runs with ease.

For Geoff, CrossFit is more than just a workout. CrossFit’s varied and intense movements help prepare him for his job and give him the strength, speed, and endurance to do his job better, and help keep him free from work-related injuries.

In his free time, Geoff enjoys photography, videography, scuba diving, and travel.

DAVE MAY

CO-FOUNDER & OWNER

Dave entered into the world of fitness in 1988. He’s had a passion for physical training and movement, not to mention lifting heavy, ever since. His vast experience with many types of training has equipped him with immeasurable knowledge of how the body works and best practices to improve mechanics, technique, and overall fitness.

He has been putting his knowledge to use training individuals since 1994 and actively coaching CrossFit since 2008.

CERTIFICATIONS:

May 2011 (Orig. July 2009) - CrossFit Level I Certificate
December 2014 – CrossFit Level II Trainer Certificate
November 2008 - CrossFit Level One Kettlebell Certificate
May 2010 - CrossFit Level One Olympic Weightlifting Certificate
October 2010 - CrossFit Kids Coaching Certificate
October 2010 – CrossFit Football Certification
April 2011 – CrossFit Endurance Trainer Course
July 2013 – CrossFit Strongman

OTHER CERTIFICATIONS:

March 2012 - AASI-1 Level 1 Snowboard Instructor
2004 - Canadian Deep Tissue Massage Therapist
May 2015 – Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification by Dragon Door

CRAIG CICCARELLI

HEAD COACH

The notions of mechanics, consistency, and intensity create a foundation for human movement and are concepts that have always been important to me, even before I began utilizing the CrossFit training method. As a previous athlete, competing as a collegiate wrestler and high school football player, I have learned to never underestimate or devalue, in myself or others, the benefits of hard work, repetition of movement and practice. During my career, I discovered the power of intensity and its ability to produce lasting physiological and neurological change. Challenging and pursuing to better myself is a conviction that I adopted a long time ago and something that permeates all aspects of my life and is now a part of who I am.

I discovered CrossFit Frederick 5 years ago while working out at a local gym, where I met the owner Amanda May. At the time I was working as a State Trooper in Prince George's county and was clearly in search of incorporating a workout regimen that would prepare me mentally and physically for any challenges that I may be faced with in the line of duty and in life. The day I joined CrossFit Frederick I was welcomed into a community like no other. I was welcomed into a family. The members and coaches not only made me feel at home, they reignited a fire and passion that I thought I had lost after ending my wrestling career in previous years.

For me, CrossFit represents the most complete training program there is. As a CrossFit Frederick member, athlete and coach, I am healthier, happier, and fitter than I have ever been. Having gained so much from CrossFit, I want nothing more than to give back and help pass on my knowledge and experience to our athletes in every session. I enjoy the energy of the group sessions and love to coach, but more than anything, I love to see our athletes do things that they never thought was possible, to challenge themselves to what they can achieve and to make a difference in their lives inside and outside the gym.

CURRENT CERTIFICATIONS:

CrossFit Level I Trainer Certificate
CrossFit Level II Trainer Certificate
CrossFit Strongman
CrossFit Kids

Kara Shaffer

Head Coach

Kara discovered the health and fitness world in 2012 when joining a local fitness club, unaware of the progression she would take over the next three years. She began training with an area personal trainer, joined several adult soccer leagues, and began training in the ring pursuing boxing as a hobby and competitive sport. 

It wasn't long before she fell in love with all facets of fitness and decided to pursue certification as a group fitness trainer. She began teaching high intensity interval training classes which soon evolved into boot camp classes incorporating intervals of strength and metabolic conditioning. Shortly after, her experience as a trainer as well as her background in boxing led the way to her teaching a Boxing for Fitness class as well. 

While staying busy training others, Kara made time for her own fitness and began lifting and dabbling with Crossfit with her boxing coach. She quickly adopted WODs as part of her daily fitness regimen and decided to join CrossFit Frederick in January of 2014. She trains regularly and enjoys competing in area competitions often times teaming up with other members of CFF. Kara's passion for fitness training and CrossFit made pursing her CrossFit Level one training certification a no brainer and took the plunge in August 2015.  

CURRENT CERTIFICATIONS:
CrossFit Level I Trainer Certificate

OTHER CERTIFICATIONS:
AFAA Group Fitness Certification

HANNAH PARLAMAN

HEAD COACH

Hannah was born and raised in Frederick, Maryland!  She grew up on a horse farm in New Market where she rode horses competitively throughout her childhood. She has been an athlete her entire life; playing basketball, softball, and running track in high school. 

She found CrossFit Frederick upon graduating college in 2013, bored with my monotonous gym routine and ready for something new. The CrossFit community is unmatched in passion and positivity. CrossFit has dramatically improved my strength, endurance, and overall health.She hopes to set an example for future generations, girls especially, about the benefits of strength and its contribution to a happy and healthy lifestyle. 

Outside of the gym, she teaches 5th grade for Frederick County Public Schools, and is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Special Education. 

CURRENT CERTIFICATIONS:

CrossFit Level One Trainer Certificate