Katie found a love for fitness while she attended coach at Mary Washington University in Virginia. She did not compete or participate in any sports growing up and did not consider herself an "athlete". She is now stronger than most of the male members of her gym! She has a passion for helping others in her empathic and knowledge driven style. You will see Katie coaching most of the morning classes at Summa!
Mike's passion is also helping others, especially using fitness as a catalyst to improve one's quality of life. He has special interest in Physical Therapy and using correctional exercises, breathing exercises and mobility drills to improve clients range of range, stability, performance and to keep members healthy. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and is CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Level 2 and TRX certified. He was a Division II soccer player in college.
He got involved in CrossFit after he tried a workout when "he thought he was fit" and the workout showed him a "whole other world of fitness that he didn't know existed."
“I love CrossFit because,” he adds. “It shows you what you need to improve upon to be a well rounded, functional human being.”
Mike along his twin brother Matt opened CrossFit Summa in June 2013. “I think CrossFit and small group functional training is the future of the fitness industry,” he said. “So we are trying to be the best that we can be and give people something healthy to look forward to everyday that is going to help them grow. Our members continue to inspire me everyday!"
Matt’s passion is helping people improve their fitness and lives. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and is CrossFit Level 1 and Level 2, AAFA and TRX certified. He was a Division II soccer player in college.
He quickly saw the power of CrossFit when his friend took him to a box: “I joined him for a workout and was immediately hooked.”
“CrossFit makes sense,” he adds. “The philosophy and the science behind it lead to excellent results and the right way to live life.”
Matt joined his twin brother Mike to open CrossFit Summa in June 2013. “I really want to spread the word about CrossFit,” he said. “And my feeling is that if you’re passionate about something then you should go all out. Summa is our way of going all out!”
Missy was a high school swimmer and water polo player. She went on to play Division I water polo at Cal State Northridge in California. Currently, she is a high school math teacher. Missy holds a current Level One CrossFit trainer certification, CPR/First Aid certification and a health enthusiast. She competes at a high level in CrossFit and finished in the Top 40 out of 10,000 women under the age of 35 in the Mid-Atlantic region.
"Never, never, never give up." Missy says. "In life, your job, and even , in your workouts, give it your all."
You will find Missy coaching or working out during the evening classes at 5:30 or 6:30 pm. With her expertise, she also helps out with the teen and kids classes as well. Whether your competitive or not, Missy is a great role-model of respect, determination, and hard-work paying off, that everyone can learn from.
You can find Chelsea smiling at CrossFit Summa everyday! Her love for fitness and working out is shown through her commitment and consistency of her own workouts. Come to the night classes to have Chelsea take you though a killer WOD!
She holds a current CrossFit Level One certification.
Mike coaches night classes at Summa. If you attend his class, you will find him to be very knowledgable and always willing to help. From beginners to advanced members, he can assist you with finding the right modification that is necessary.
He holds a current CrossFit Level Two certification. The level Two certification requires practical knowledge and is a test of excellence in coaching. Burns is a great asset to CrossFit Summa and all its members!