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Co-Founder

I started out training at your typical, run of the mill “Globo Gym.” I wanted to get “HUGE,” but by chance found Kettlebells in 2006 and realized that “HUGE” was more like fat and out of shape. I trained hard and saw dramatic changes in my physique. My mindset changed. I was more interested in achieving athletic potential and functionality.

I completed the Russian Kettlebell Challenge that year but more importantly I met Doug Chapman,...

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Co-Founder

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I was a collegiate football player and three-sport athlete in high school. My entire life was about team sports; CrossFit filled that void when I graduated college. The competitive atmosphere and the supportive community were something I really missed, but found my home again at CrossFit. The community let me be me, while offering the best environment and coaching to increase my fitness level. And...

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Co-Founder

The first summer that I had no sport to train for since I was 5 was August 2010. My college baseball career had ended upon graduation, and my days of playing HS football and baseball were long behind me. I began searching for outlets to fill the gap…I never trained without a purpose to my training. I was utterly lost. I missed the camaraderie and motivation of being on a team.

Crushing bi’s and tri’s on Tuesday and legs and back on...

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Wilson is a coach at the 12 Labours Columbia location. He was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland but has gone from a Syracuse Orageman to an Ohio Bobcat where he received his Masters in Recreation Management. Wilson first began CrossFit in 2013 and has been an athlete ever since. His first love was basketball, so he is always down for a pick-up game.

When Wilson isn't coaching, he spends time working for a sports management...

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Amanda is a former D1 athlete who found CrossFit in 2014. She enjoys heavy lifting and always tries to avoid making workouts too serious. Find her coaching at 12 Labours Annapolis and training with the 12 Labours Competitors crew. She enjoys beaches, donuts, funky dance moves, and firmly believes that coffee is the best source of nutrients.

Certifications/Training

CrossFit Level 1

D1 Track and Field,...

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Coach

AJ was born in the Midwest and moved to nearby Montgomery county nearly 20 years ago. Although he didn't play many sports other than little league and rec basketball, he always enjoyed staying active and the typical globo-gym workouts.

His view on fitness and nutrition drastically changed when a friend introduced him to CrossFit...."hey, let's do a workout here at the beach house...". At the time, it seemed impossible without a bench...

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Coach

Shannon has been CrossFitting and coaching with 12 Labours since the beginning when there was only CrossFit BWI. She is known for her energetic coaching and dedication to her athletes whether it's during class or competitions. Shannon strives to bring out the best in her athletes and to help them realize the true potential that they have.

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Coach

Dan started doing CrossFit in January 2011 while on a temporary work assignment in Central Florida. Being in a new location, he decided to check out a local box and was immediately hooked on functional fitness. Finally, there was something to fill the void after High School and College sports. He loved the atmosphere and feeling of community that had been lacking in traditional Globo Gyms.

In June 2011, Dan moved back home and...

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Coach

Jen is a connector at heart, wife, mother, and CEO of Betamore. Jen has coached at 12 Labours CrossFit BWI since 2010. She is a CrossFit enthusiast who loves startups, entrepreneurs and innovation.

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Coach

Emily works full time as a Nurse Practitioner in Sports Medicine when she’s not rocking the 6 am classes at BWI and Annapolis. Emily is a former Marine Sergeant, Division I track athlete from Penn State, and nutrition geek. She has been involved with CrossFit since 2011, and began coaching and competing right after college.

Emily believes CrossFit is an excellent way to provide engaging and transformative fitness to her community, and...

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Coach

Erin grew up playing sports, being active, exploring and taking on adventures. She continues to compete as an ultra-endurance and crossfit athlete. She is grateful for Crossfit. It has enabled her to learn and grow in more ways then just an athlete but also as a coach, friend, wife, daughter and mother of two little boys. Erin is thankful for the community of people she has met along the way and embraces the challenges that Crossfit...

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Lead Coach

First things first: Megan loves CrossFit – the community, the competition, and the fact that there are no limits to self-improvement in this Sport of Fitness. Since Megan started CrossFit in January 2012 she has been able to redefine herself as a person and an athlete. And she views it as a true privilege to be able to coach others, as a way to pay it forward to the people walking through the gym doors each day. Her number-one goal is to be...

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Coach

Hailing from Michigan Tyler has been involved with contact sports since his teens. Having played football all through his middle and high school days and rugby throughout college, he was always told that a critical component to athletic success was solid fundamentals on the field and quality time with the iron off.

Adopting those practices for life he eventually ran into the wall that many do when at the globo gyms, grinding routines of...

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