Coaches

Amy Showalter

Head Coach & CF Kids/Teens

  • Certifications
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFIt Kids
  • CrossFit Kettle Bell
  • CPR/AED certified
  • CrossFit Spot the Flaw Course
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1
  • Nutrition Coaching Institute - Level 1

I’m excited to be a part of Ashburn CrossFit! I was first drawn to CF when I saw WODs worked from a neighborhood garage. Finally, I stopped my minivan, asked what they were doing, and if I could join them! I was hooked! It’s always a challenge, always changing, and never dull! I used to exercise by myself, but now I appreciate the camaraderie that comes from WODing with friends. They keep you moving and cheer you on! Before CrossFit, I was a runner and a biker, and I came into the box with very little strength beyond my legs. I could not handle a single pushup. There is always something to work on, but I’m a devoted CrossFitter because of what I have already gained. CrossFit keeps me fit in so many ways to handle whatever life brings. My girls call me CrossFit Mom! I take pride in showing them that women are strong and capable with both physical and mental grit.

I got into coaching because I love teaching! I taught fourth grade and 7th grade science for LCPS. I left to have more time for my family, but I MISSED TEACHING. So what better way to bring two of my favorites together, than to coach Cross Fit! Since setting my sights on coaching, I’ve earned my L1 and L2 with CrossFit, CrossFit Kids Certification, a Kettle Bell cert with CrossFit, and certifications in sports nutirition and nutrition coaching.  My favorite WODs include rowing, dead lifts, or goblet squats. Maybe not all together though. My least favorite include burpees or double unders, or 50 reps of anything.

Brandon Price

Coach

  • Certifications
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Spot The Flaw
  • CPT-National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • CPR and AED Certified

Brandon’s journey into CrossFit started where all good things begin, Netflix. Shortly after stumbling upon “Fittest on Earth: A Documentation of the 2015 CrossFit Games” he sought out to find a local CrossFit gym and join this new way of training. He is a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan where after enduring twenty-five years of 5-month Winters and windchill’s well below zero, he decided it was time to move to an area with a more reasonable climate. In April 2017 he packed up his Jeep and drove to Ashburn, Virginia.

In his own words:

“I have been a part of many fitness related facilities in my lifetime. I have been to other CrossFit gyms, fitness studios, and even ran a sports facility of my own for six years. And still, never in my life have I seen such a close, cohesive, community of people that is Ashburn CrossFit. I am very blessed to be a part of it.”

Lee Bunyea

Coach

  • Certifications
  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
  • CrossFit Kids
  • CrossFit Kettlebell
  • CPR/AED Certified
  • CrossFit Scaling Course
  • CrossFit Judging Course
  • CrossFit Anatomy Course
  • CrossFit Spot The Flaw Course

A single father of two active and energetic kids, Lee is constantly on the go. He first found CrossFit over 7 years ago, and five minutes into his first WOD he was hooked.

Lee has been coaching CrossFit for over 5 years. He has his Level One and Level Two (currently finishing the Level 3), CrossFit Kids Certification, is a USAW Level One Sports Performance Coach, and he is First AID and CPR/AED Certified. With Lee’s warm and welcoming personality, he puts everyone at ease and is able to present CrossFit in an easily digestible way. What he wants you to get out of CrossFit is a great time, while actively getting healthier and happier.

Andrea Johnson

Coach

  • Certifications
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Spot The Flaw Course
  • CPT - National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Weight Loss Certification - National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Kettlebell Certified - National Personal Training Institute
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1
  • DotFit Certified

Andrea is a wife and mother of three who discovered her passion for fitness in the fall of 2000 when a friend gave her a book about training and weight loss. Andrea has since continued to train as well as run in a number of 5k’s, 10k’s, and she completed her first half marathon in June 2010.

In August of 2010 she decided to turn her passion into a business that would benefit others just like her. She obtained her Certification in Personal Training from National Academy of Sports Medicine. In February of 2012 she found CrossFit. That discovery was a game changer for her and her family. If asked, she will let you know that she only began to see awesome physical changes when she started to WOD!

As she developed her passion for fitness she has since obtained her Corrective Exercise Specialization (CES) and Precision Nutrition Certification to help her be the best trainer/coach she can be. And finally in May of 2016 she received her CrossFit Level 1. She is looking forward to the next season of her life’s mission; to help others acknowledge the power we all have within to create a healthy way of life!

Jane Pavalkis

Coach

  • Certifications
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • D.C. Doctor of Chiropractic Degree
  • Certified ACSM Exercise Physiologist
  • Baccalaureate Degree in Sports Medicine
  • Rocktape Certified

Jane is from Rockland, Maine and made her way down to Virginia after graduating from New York Chiropractic College in April of 2016. She is currently practicing Chiropractic at Beyond Wellness, LLC at the Gold’s Gym (Ashburn location on Red Rum Drive).

She has always been active in soccer, basketball, track, and cross country skiing throughout her life. Prior to graduating from New York Chiropractic College she attended Merrimack College where she received her Baccalaureate Degree in Sports Medicine. She was also the captain of her Crew Team. After graduating and training for a half marathon, a friend brought her to Stone Coast CrossFit in Rockport, Maine where she immediately fell in love with the intensity and challenge CrossFit had to offer.

Not only does Jane have her CrossFit level 1 Certification but she also is a certified ACSM Exercise Physiologist. She was personal trainer/fitness instructor for over 2 years while attending New York Chiropractic College and served as the Chiropractic clerk for the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in Rochester, New York for 6 months. She loves functional movement and providing each athlete with recommendations to help them reach new PR’s!

Shelby Hall

Coach

Hi All! My name is Shelby and I have played soccer for nearly 20 years. Throughout high school and college I played semi-professionally, represented the east coast region as a goalkeeper, and then played Division 1 at Longwood University. Soccer was my absolute passion my entire young life, and to improve my strength and on-field ability, I began lifting. Once I graduated college, I was immediately in search of a new team, a new coach, and a new way to spend my free time. I found CrossFit, and within minutes of walking into my first CrossFit gym I knew that it was what I needed. I suddenly had a family again, a team, a group of people who wanted to better themselves as badly as I did. I have been doing CrossFit for three years now. I compete regularly in RX competitions, Olympic Lifting (I won gold at my first meet, shout out to Lee for preparing me!) and I love moving heavy weight. I am now a high school teacher by day, and a soccer and CrossFit coach by night. I am very excited to be able to contribute to the ACF community!

Peter Bristotte

Coach

  • Certifications
  • B.Sc. Sports Sciences and Kinesiology
  • Teaching degree in Physical Education
  • Specialist in Sports Performance: Sports Biochemistry, Physiology, Training and Nutrition.
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Judge Course
  • USA Weightlifting Level 1 - Sports Performance Coach
  • CPR/AED Certified

Peter is a native from São Paulo, Brazil. Passionate about sports, fitness, health and physical activity, Peter holds a degree in Sports Sciences and Kinesiology and also a teaching degree in P.E. since 2008. He is also a specialist in Sports Performance, with a career as an international level volleyball coach, and has led numerous Brazilian athletes to become pros and world champions. Peter started doing CrossFit while traveling to Australia in 2015 and hasn’t stopped ever since. His career as a world class volleyball coach in Brazil brought him to the USA and after he moved to VA he joined us at ACF, and a few months later he became a part of our coaching staff.

Married to lovely Sabrina, Peter loves cookies, Friends (the TV show), grilling, traveling, music, hanging out with friends and… we could basically say he is a goober!