Co-owners and coaches Matt Herman and Mike Herman are longtime trainers and CrossFit competitors. Read on to learn more about them and their training philosophy.
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!”
Photo by Matt Pilsner
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 to compete with the future market but mostly to give people something healthy to look forward to everyday that is going to help them grow. Our members contine to inspire me everyday!"
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.
Tyler is our supplement guru! Ask him if you have any questions about what supplements to take. He works for SFH as their Mid-Atlantic Rep. Tyler was a tennis player and played all through high school and college. His extensive knowledge of physical therapy practices and corrective exercises is key to the great coaching here at Summa.
He holds a current CrossFit Level One certification.
Fun Fact: Tyler attended Bloomsburg University with Matt and Mike but they did not know each other at the time.
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.
Coach Mike Burns
Mike coaches the 5:30 pm or 6:30 pm on Tuesdays at Summa. If you attend his class, you will find him to be very knowledgable and 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 is purely practical knowledge and is a test of excellence. It is a great experience and all great coaches must possess this.
Coach Nick Guillen
Nick is currently a part of the U.S. Army and one of the many excellent coaches at Summa. You can find Nick coaching the 7:30 pm CrossFit classes on Mondays and Wednesdays. He recently got his Apadtive CrossFIt certification in which to work with people with special needs. We hold a class every other Saturday at 11 am for people of all different backgrounds, disabilities, and needs.
He holds a current CrossFit Level One certification as well.