Meet the CrossFit Coaches

THE OLD CITY CROSSFIT TEAM

Old City CrossFit's training team is a group of some of the most experienced and knowledgeable coaches in the DC area. Combining their athletic and life experiences with true passion for fitness, this team is dedicated to helping our members achieve their goals and make lasting, positive changes in and out of the gym.
  • Sean Emery

    General Manager, Owner

    “I love that moment when you see someone start to believe in themselves. Most people start CrossFit with no idea of what their personal limits are… I love watching people in the moment that their body is defying their mind.”

    A high school All-American and Division 1 swimmer at the Naval Academy, Sean started CrossFit while serving in the Navy. It not only transformed him, but also his parents and his sisters. With his desire to help others improve their lives and his passion for CrossFit, Sean realized that transitioning to coaching and opening his own facility was a necessary step in his own progression. As a coach, Sean believes CrossFit is as much about one’s ability to move unrestricted as it is about developing their fitness.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1
    • CrossFit Level 2
    • MobilityWOD Certified Instructor
    • CrossFit Kids
    • CrossFit Endurance
    • CrossFit Powerlifting
    • Contact
  • Jen Jacobs

    Lead Coach & Director of Training

    “Do you want to get stronger today?”

    Jen transitioned into the world of running and endurance after her D2 collegiate level softball career and realized that running as a fitness regimen was not getting her as fit as she wanted to be. As well as being a high-level softball player, Jen has run numerous races to include 6 100-mile trail runs, 8 50-mile races, and 6 Ironman Triathlons. She was featured in Box Pro Magazine in their March 2016 issue. Her mission as a coach is to remove the stigma and fear of lifting weights and show endurance athletes and women how a proper strength training program can enhance overall performance.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1
    • CrossFit Level 2
    • CrossFit Endurance
    • CrossFit Weightlifting
    • CrossFit Kettlebell
    • IKFF CKT Level 1
    • Contact
  • Katie Rutterer

    Yoga Instructor, CrossFit Coach

    “Yoga is a balance between strength and stretch that can help us be better athletes or live better lives. I also believe that the focus and mindfulness that yoga practice cultivates can be incredibly useful in elevating an athlete’s performance.”

    Katie comes to Old City with a background in dance. She has a BA and MFA in Dance, and is now a certified yoga instructor who specializes in working with athletes. She believes in working out in a way that is enjoyable and effective for the individual, and maintaining mobility to complement healthy activity and accelerates performance.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1
    • CrossFit Level 2
    • Yoga Alliance ERYT-200
    • Yoga Tune Up ®
    • MobilityWOD Movement and Mobility 101
    • Contact
  • Sean Chua

    CrossFit Coach

    “I love the unique approach needed for each member in order to optimize their movement and help them achieve their goals.”

    Sean grew up playing and competing as a video gamer and didn’t really find fitness until he got to college. He was introduced to CrossFit by one of his workout buddies—he fell in love instantly. He is now an accomplished athlete as the 2016 MASS Weekend Super Total Champion, 2014 SuperFit Maryland finisher, and 2012 Philadelphia Marathon finisher. Sean is a coach with a passion for powerlifting, gymnastics, and pizza.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1
    • CrossFit Level 2
    • CrossFit Gymnastics
    • CrossFit Weightlifting
    • USA Powerlifting Club Coach
  • Jason Camsky

    CrossFit Coach

    “Doing HARD things is an acquired skill, and I love seeing athletes get there.”

    Jason is passionate about action and living a balanced life to the fullest. He fell in love with helping people do just that and plans on coaching for the rest of his life. Jason gets a lot of satisfaction out of seeing the Old Cityzens improve from day to day in all ways inside and outside of the gym, and is deeply proud of anyone who seeks improvement by putting themselves in an uncomfortable, perhaps terrifying, position—despite his intense resting gym face.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1
  • Will Resch

    CrossFit Coach

    “Coaching presents a great opportunity to help others work through the same challenges that I faced when I was getting started.”

    Will found CrossFit in 2011 and has more experience as an athlete than as a coach, but is passionate about helping people work through challenges accomplish things they thought impossible.

     

    Certifications:

    • Eleiko Strength Coach
    • CrossFit Level 1
    • CrossFit Level 2
    • CrossFit Weightlifting
    • CF-L2
    • MobilityWOD Movement and Mobility 101
    • CF Kettle Bell
  • David Drew

    CrossFit Coach

    “My priority will always be to make sure everyone works out safely and happily with the goal of improvement over time.”

    David’s athletic experience goes back 20+ years in various martial arts training. While predominantly Tae Kwon Do, he has also studied 7 other martial arts over the years. He trained under the 1988 Olympic Gold Medalist Arlene Limas and was on her Junior Olympic Team coaching staff. David joins the Old City coaching staff after picking up CrossFit while living in South Korea. He brings a slightly different approach to coaching based on cultural philosophies but his goal is to always provide a fulfilling, effective training experience.

    Certifications:

  • Jess Baker

    CrossFit Coach

    “That moment when a small pointer makes a BIG change in the way someone moves – I live for that moment.”

    As a former high-level gymnast, Jess brings a deep knowledge of how the body moves and how to make the body move better. Seeing Jess’ passion for fitness and teaching inspires all who are fortunate enough to get coached by her!

     

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1
    • USA Gymnastics Level 9
  • Kim Stezzi

    CrossFit Coach, Yoga Instructor

    “I love working with people and helping them discover new limits!”

    As a certified Yoga instructor, Kim found CrossFit as a way to develop more strength for her Yoga practice. Not only is Kim one of our Yoga teachers, you can find her as one of our staple morning coaches. Kim loves working with people and showing them what they’re capable of.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1
    • Yoga Alliance RYT 200
  • Kara Britanik

    CrossFit Coach

    “I like building a team atmosphere in every class, seeing everyone working together, having fun, and getting fitter and stronger every day is my mission.”
    Kara’s been an athlete all her life, including walking on to the Wake Forest University women’s basketball team. Her interest in sports and exercise led her to study health & exercise science in college, and further pursue an advanced degree in clinical exercise physiology. After her competitive sports career ended, she was looking for a new challenge and eventually found Crossfit in 2013.  As a coach, she loves seeing members hit PRs, in the gym or their daily lives, and set new ones.  She loves teaching people how small, simple lifestyle changes can make such a huge impact on their health.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1
    • ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist

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