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Meet Our Coaches

Jessie Purcell
Co-owner and Head Coach

“If I can facilitate the process where people step out of their comfort zone and see what they are truly made of using functional fitness, then I feel as though I have opened a vault of unlimited potential in their lives.”

Jessie has been a fitness buff from a young age. She graduated from James Madison University with a B.S. in Kinesiology and has worked in fitness and health ever since. As a Wellness Coordinator and personal trainer at a local retirement community, transitioning to coaching CrossFit came naturally to Jessie. The relationships she has built within the Staunton community has enriched her life. She feels that while it’s her job to encourage and motivate the athletes, she draws just as much motivation and inspiration from them. It is her goal to encourage people to reach their full potential.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from James Madison University
     

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • CrossFit Level 1

  • CrossFit Level 2

  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance

  • CrossFit Conjugate Methods

  • Precision Nutrition Level 1

Kelly Lum
Co-owner and Coach

Trainer Kelly Lum wants kids to know that fitness can be fun! “I’m particularly passionate about helping young girls realize that they are strong and tough!” she says.

Kelly discovered CrossFit after gaining 72 pounds when she was pregnant with her oldest son. She tried a ton of different fitness fads, but finally realized working out alone in her garage left something to be desired. After watching the CrossFit Games on TV, she decided to give it a shot. It was love at first lift.

“I LOVE the mental challenge of getting through each work out,” she says. “But the thing I didn’t expect, the thing that sets CrossFit apart, is the people. The amazing coaches and athletes challenge me to become a better person in every aspect of my life!”

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy from Jefferson College of Health Sciences
     

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • CrossFit Level 1 

  • CrossFit Kids

  • CrossFit Gymnastics

Rachel Drumheller
Coach

“Coaching is truly my passion. I enjoy helping others learn their way around fitness, seeing growth and physical development. It’s especially exciting to see people excel when they never truly believed they could.”

Rachel has been coaching in some capacity for years whether for recreational leagues or high school cross country so CrossFit was the next step for her coaching career. She specializes in powerlifting and seeing all the progress the athletes make over time with dedication and hard work.

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • CrossFit Level 1

Josh Cooper
Coach

He discovered Crossfit after a 2 year fitness hiatus after being a 3 sport athlete in high school. He showed up to Crossfit Staunton to get back in shape, he didn’t realize it was going to become such a huge part of his life. After 3 years he decided he wanted to help others feel the way he does about his health and fitness so he got his L1 in November 2017 and started his coaching journey in December.

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • CrossFit Level 1

Hannah Burns
Coach

Hannah has been a long time member of CrossFit Staunton. She joined the community in 2016, attending classes and participating in our yearly events. Hannah decided she wanted to become a coach in the fall of 2019, and earned her L1 in March of 2020.

 

Her favorite part about CrossFit is how versatile it is and that it can be adapted to anyone from all walks of life. Everyone can be a CrossFit athlete and Hannah’s coaching goals are to help people move, be healthy, feel good, and have fun! 

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • CrossFit Level 1

Alison Snider
Coach

Alison loves CrossFit because there is always a performance based goal to work towards and a supportive community to learn with. The movements are constantly varied, and she is motivated by the opportunity to develop new skills as she ages.

 

Alison grew up playing team sports, and CrossFit gives her an outlet to keep her competitive spirit alive. She still greatly enjoys playing and coaching soccer. Alison considers herself a lifelong learner, and after three years as an athlete at CrossFit Staunton, she decided to pursue coaching to increase her knowledge of the sport. She hopes to help others learn some new tricks and gain confidence as they strive for their health and performance goals.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education from James Madison University

  • Master of Arts in Teaching from Mary Baldwin University

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • CrossFit Level 1

Alex Moore
Coach
Contact

1100 Greenville Ave

Staunton, VA 24401

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Tel: 540-292-0035

frontdesk@crossfitstaunton.com

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