Matt SalutilloCrossFit Coach
Brandi EggletonCrossFit Coach
Jennifer BenchCrossFit Coach
Janice “JJ” McLeanOwner / CrossFit Coach
- Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
“I was introduced to Crossfit in 2013. Growing up I played soccer and later on played football, swam and ran track for Langley High School. While I was on my summer swim team right before college, I asked my swim coach what type of dry-land training I should do to improve my performance in the pool. He recommended that I should try Crossfit and I have been doing it ever since. I think that Crossfit definitely keeps me level-minded and helps me stay focused with other priorities in my life. It also has encouraged me to try new things and apply my fitness to other activities. Crossfit is also an escape for me. Back in college, it was always great to take a break from schoolwork for a couple of hours and go into the box. It gave me a chance to clear my mind and meet great people who have similar goals of getting fit. Outside of crossfit, my family and I are very close so we enjoy traveling and spending quality time together. Being able to coach here at Crossfit Loudoun is both a rewarding and humbling experience. It has been great sharing my knowledge that I have gained as a crossfitter over the years, but also being able to share that knowledge with a great community is very rewarding. For new members or anyone interested in Crossfit, I would advise to come in with a positive and open mind. Take things slow at first and make sure to always listen to your body. It’s important to always be patient with everything, so make sure to embrace the community around you and have fun!”
- CrossFit level 1 certified
- Precision Nutrition level 1 certified.
Brandi fell in love with CrossFit since it brought back the competitive spirit she was missing as an adult. Having to hang up her soccer cleats in 2012 due to an ACL and meniscus injury, she is able to fill that void with functional training while progressing in areas of strength, endurance, and coordination that lacked with basic commercial gym training. Time is essential during her busy day so being able to get a fast and effective workout is a priority. After having her third baby, she was looking to lose the baby weight so she hopped on board doing a nutrition challenge. Not only did she exceed her goals for the challenge – she was driven to learn the foundations of nutritional science. She worked to earn the Precision Nutrition Level 1 certification and continues to “absorb” the ever-changing field of nutritional science. She now offers nutrition coaching through her company, Deep Rooted Health, LLC.
Brandi’s history is centered on competing. – She ran cross country, played basketball and soccer in high school and continued on to play soccer at Longwood University. Brandi grew up attending Soccer Academy camps and then worked at the camp which is owned and operated by the family of the head coach of the United States women’s national soccer team, Jill Ellis.
When Brandi is not coaching, she enjoys spending time with her family, being outside in nature and checking out the local wineries/breweries.
- Jennifer Bench
- Crossfit Level 1 trainer
- Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified
- Founder of Learned Not Given Wellness
- Elementary School Teacher, 10 yrs
“I started Crossfit in 2012 without any previous athletic experiences or abilities whatsoever. What I discovered, was a journey to fitness surrounded by friends that became family. It’s been a consistent journey that has transformed both my body and my lifestyle. As a former educator and a long time member of the Crossfit Loudoun family, coaching athletes towards their goal is a passion of mine. I’m a believer in quality movements, fitness for longevity, and in doing what you love.”
Janice “JJ” McLean
- Programs functional fitness training at NoVa Ninja/CrossFit Loudoun
- NBC’s American Ninja Warrior Course Tester
- Head Referee for the Capital Affiliate League
- Professional referee for the National Pro Grid League (NPGL)
- Director/Chief Referee of the Mid Atlantic Grid League (MAGL)
- CrossFit L1, CrossFit Olympic Lifting, CrossFit Powerlifting, CrossFit Kids, CrossFit Defense, CPR/AED certifications.