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.
OPEX CCP Level 1 - CrossFit Level 2 - CrossFit Rowing - CrossFit Endurance - CrossFit Weightlifting
Lauren has been helping athletes reach their potential for more than 20 years. She is finally realizing her goal to create her own facility to maximize the number of people she can help achieve their fitness and lifestyle goals. Her expertise in coaching spans from youth to college sports and into the realm of CrossFit. Her passion for learning and her knack for programming gives her athletes the advantage they need to break through plateaus and become the best version of themselves.
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
Matt joins the staff any opportunity he gets while he is on break from Penn State University where he is studying Kinesiology. Matt is an 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!