We strive to foster a healthy and fit community where all feel valued and are inspired to achieve their personal goals through education and support from the staff. Our priority is to provide quality coaching to all of our members so that they have the tools to FULFILL THEIR POTENTIAL!
As owners we have found consistency in our fitness journey through engaging with others to make exercise “fun”. This is why we were inspired to help our clients find the same passion of living a healthy lifestyle that we have.
Being a member of Chaka CrossFit means being part of something bigger than yourself. Individually our goals may be different, but together we support each other to achieve them.
CrossFit Level 2 - CrossFit Weightlifting L2 - CrossFit Gymnastics - Crossfit Rowing - BS Kinesiology
John has been coaching and teaching since he was in college. From youth swimming to elementary health and phys. ed. to working with children with neurological disabilities, he has experience coaching a wide range of athletes of all ability levels. John has been coaching CrossFit since 2014 and is focused on helping people achieve their goals and lead happier, healthier lives.
CrossFit Level 2 - CrossFit Endurance - Eat To Perform Nutrition Coaching - USAW Level 1
Deanne’s expertise goes beyond coaching fitness classes, she is also a certified Eat to Perform coach. She strives to help our clients conquer success in all aspects of life, not just lifting a barbell.
CrossFit Level 1 - USA Weightlifting Level 1 - Founder of "The Empowerment Project"
Founder of "The Empowerment Project", bringing Fellowship, Faith and Fitness together. A Penn State graduate where he majored in Kinesiology. Former athlete and coach for PSU's CrossFit Club in State College.
CrossFit Level 1 - SGX Certification
Michael has been coaching and training athletes for the past 13 years. His skills sets have evolved over time from coaching high school and college athletes to CrossFit and endurance athletes with a focus in Obstacle Course Racing. Part of his professional career has been spent as a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in the Harrisburg Area. One of his main passions in life is to help people better themselves each day.
Hebrew name meaning "Life"; In the urban dictionary For Chaka its a Mexican guy, who believes/or is a bad ass dude. For us, we use the play on the Land of the Lost character as you can see from our Team Chaka picture above. All of this comes together in a description of things that are really great, just like Crossfit!