Owner and Head Trainer
Justin is a Level 1 certified CrossFit Trainer, with additional certifications in CrossFit Basic Barbell and CrossFit Movement and Mobilty. He loves the simplicity and effectiveness of the program. “We take useful movements, heavy weights, sprints, body weight circuits and Olympic lifting, constantly vary the weights, the reps, the length of workouts, and the movements, and we do them as hard as we can.” He feels the best way to improve someone’s overall fitness is to practice their weaknesses, and encourages clients to “make their weaknesses their strengths.”
Justin is CrossFit Aspire’s nutrition consultant. He can (and will) talk about food all day long. Justin enjoys working with people to improve their diets in a way that is enjoyable, easy, sustainable and effective.
Owner, Member Services Coordinator and Trainer
Alycia is a Level 1 certified CrossFit Trainer with an additional certification in CrossFit Movement and Mobility. After starting CrossFit in 2008, she immediately noticed improvements to her energy level, strength, speed, endurance, and body composition. Her favorite part of CrossFit is “its ability to give people confidence in themselves, no matter their age, size, or ability. I love being able to share victories with members of the gym, and to see how the camaraderie and sense of accomplishment carries over into their personal and professional lives.”
Alycia’s role at the gym is to cultivate a group of healthy and happy athletes who enjoy coming to work out. In addition to Member Services, Alycia offers mobility, fitness and nutrition advice to members.
Jay is a certified CrossFit Trainer with an additional certification in CrossFit Olympic Lifting. He is also a certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has extensively researched the CrossFit program and the movements it incorporates. He loves how CrossFit can help everyone. ”I love going to the gym and seeing high school and college age athletes doing the same workout as men and women twice their age and knowing that they are all getting the best programming available. The best part of CrossFit is helping people do things they never thought possible for them.” Jason uses his eye for movement and technique to help our athletes achieve and exceed their goals.
Beth is a Level 1 certified CrossFit Trainer. A former competitive swimmer, Beth spent years trying to motivate herself to work out and spent many hours in aerobics classes and on the treadmill. It wasn’t until starting CrossFit in 2008 that she discovered something that would motivate her to get to the gym four days a week. “I love the camaraderie, the competitiveness, and the community found in CrossFit boxes. I started going with a friend when I used to live in VA, and I saw my body change in drastic ways. But, more than that, I discovered a method of training that inspires confidence in people, helping them achieve goals in fitness they never thought possible.” Beth joined CrossFit Aspire in June of 2010 after an extended hiatus from CrossFit brought on by moving and having a baby. “When my daughter was four months old, I decided I wanted to get back into shape. I knew CrossFit would keep me motivated and get me strong! It is my desire to live a healthy and active life, and CrossFit gives me the tools to do that.”
Beth loves seeing new people come into the gym and improve their strength with every WOD. It is her instinct to coach people in the gym or in life in general, so getting certified was a natural step! “It is great to work out somewhere where people greet you when you come in the door, know your name, and will ask you where you are if you have missed a few days!” Beth’s favorite workout is “Filthy Fifty,” and her favorite lift is the push press.
Bonnie is a Level 1 certified CrossFit Trainer. She is a former swimmer, cheerleader and softball player and is currently a mother of 5 beautiful girls. After losing weight and hitting a plateau with her personal trainer and the Body for Life programs, she found CrossFit and knew immediately that it was exactly what she needed to get into the best shape of her life. “I love CrossFit because it pushes me, elevates me and makes me a better person in every way. I have never ever enjoyed lifting and working out like I do now, I look forward to working out every day. I love the community and competitiveness. I do things in CrossFit I never thought I could.” She loves to help people and finds coaching CrossFit to be extremely rewarding.
Alex is a Level 1 certified CrossFit Trainer. He is a former football, baseball, and lacrosse player and currently is aspiring to be in medical school in the upcoming fall. After constantly doing the same power lifting routines mixed in with long periods spent on cardio machines, he knew that it was time for a change in his life. After hearing about CrossFit through multiple family members and friends he first tried CrossFit in January 2011. After the first initial workout, he was instantly hooked. “Never before did I feel such a burn in my lungs even hours after the workout. I instantly knew that this would be the best form of fitness to get into great shape. Performing any type of squat was always a struggle and now I look forward to any day that it is programmed.”
Since then he routinely attends four classes per week with the same excitement as the first day. He has always loved to compete and finds that it is most fulfilling when challenge yourself to do better. “I always enjoy working out in a group because I push myself that much harder. However, my mentality is to do the best that I can do and encourage others to do the same. It is never a competition with someone else in the gym, it is a personal thing that I love striving for.” Currently, his favor lifts are the Olympic ones and his favorite benchmark workout is Grace.
Jordana grew up right next door at “The” Gymnastics Academy of Cherry Hill, competing for them from the age of 7 to 18. She has won State, Regional, and National championships throughout her career there. Jordana then continued on to compete for the Division I gymnastics team at the University of Rhode Island where she was a Balance Beam specialist. She has been at CrossFit Aspire since June. Jordana is also a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise.
Liz was 9 year member of the competitive gymnastics team next door at “The” Gymnastics Academy of Cherry Hill. She competed at the State and Regional levels, winning multiple titles as well as holding a State record in New Jersey on Vault.
After graduating Liz attended the State University of New York at Cortland and was a 4 year member of the NCAA Diving team. Liz is USA Gymnastics certified coach and is currently coaching “Cherry Hill’s” lower compulsory competitive teams as well as at the recreational level. She has been at CrossFit Aspire since October.
Darren has been competing eleven years. Weightlifting started out as a fun family thing, but later evolved into his career. He is currently the number one weightlifter in the United States in his weight class, number two in all the Americas, and number five in the world for his age. He owns all of the American records for every age division. Weightlifting has taken him across the United States, to Peru, Chile, Guatemala, Malaysia, and Thailand. He now trains in Moorestown, NJ and plans to continue until he qualifies for the 2016 Summer Games