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Owner/Coach - Michelle Macia 

Michelle (aka Coach Watts) has been crossfitting for over eight years.  What started as a new hobby quickly turned to an obsession, and now is something that she can't picture her life without. "The amount of friendships, and life changing events that crossfit has brought to my family is priceless."  She started coaching at CFA in 2013, then shortly after took a bigger role as Box Manager, and recently became the new owner alongside her husband David (aka Gringo). They look forward to this new endeavor together and hope to bring health in wellness to Berlin and the surrounding areas in every way they can.  "This might sound crazy, but we aren't in this for any other reason than to affect as many lives in this community as we can.   We have personally seen what crossfit can do (physically and mentally) and we just want to share that with others."   When not at the gym this busy mom of three can be found watching her boys on the lacrosse field or chasing her daughter around the back yard!


  • CrossFit Trainer Certificates:  L1, L2, Kids


Owner/Coach - David Macia 

Gringo aka "Coach G" loves to find creative ways to make your time in his class a memorable one.  If you have any aches and pains or mobility issues Coach G is happy to break out mobility tools and help you work through some of it! You will never see him without a smile on his face unless he is in the midst of a grueling workout!   He is married to Coach Watts and they stay busy raising their three children.  When he’s not coaching you will find him at our local Fire Department where he works full time as a firefighter and paramedic for the town of Ocean City


  • CrossFit Trainer Certificates:  L1, L2, Kids


Coach/Manager - Sandra Kerstetter

Coach Sandra joined the CrossFit Assateague instructor team in February 2013 and brings high energy and more than 12 years of experience in teaching group fitness classes to clients of all age groups.  When she is not coaching or working out, she manages a golf travel business.

  • CrossFit Trainer Certificates:  L1, L2

  • Certified Bootcamp Instructor

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Coach / Asst Manager - Dawn Scher

Coach Dawn joins the CrossFit Assateague instructor team after seven years of CrossFitting. Whether she is working out next to you or coaching you, Coach Dawn will always be encouraging to dig deep.  Well known in the box for her positive spirit she is often caught singing along in the middle of her own workouts.   When she is not at Crossfit she devotes her energies to her two daughters and the early childhood home visiting program, she helped found twenty years ago.  


  • CrossFit Trainer Certificates:  L1


Coach - John Haag

Coach John, with his 4 years of L1 coaching experience, recently joined the CFA team after moving from Salisbury to Berlin. John served in the navy for 21 yrs before retiring at Wallops Island, VA where he now works as an Electrical Engineer for the Dept of the Navy.   You will either find him at the box working on strength and skill work or out kite-boarding with his buddies.  “I have found CrossFit to be the perfect avenue to make my body and mind complete physical tasks that I never thought were possible, CFA is the perfect place to work on those abilities and improve my overall goals in life”.


  • CrossFit Trainer Certificates:  L1, L2


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Coach - James Waller

Born and raised in Baltimore, Coach James relocated to the Eastern Shore in the year 1990. He

coached youth Ice Hockey in the Easton MD. for 20 years and enjoyed watching and playing several sports throughout life which include Football, Baseball and Ice Hockey.  Jemes started his CrossFit journey in 2018 and joined the CFA coaching team in 2023. The most rewarding part of coaching for James is seeing the  level of confidence and progress rise in peoples fitness journey.

  • CrossFit Trainer Certificates:  L1


Coach - Yvie Rode

Coach Yvie specializes in nutrition, and loves helping people change the way they feel and perform by properly fueling their bodies. She started CrossFitting in 2016 after more than 20 years of ballet. When she’s not lifting weights, experimenting in the kitchen, or playing with her two adorable dogs, Yvie works as a full time Firefighter/Paramedic in Ocean City.  


  • CrossFit Trainer Certificates:  L1


Coach - Kelsey Waller

Coach Kelsey is a native to the Eastern Shore and loves what it has to offer. She has been doing CrossFit since 2013. She enjoys doing all types of fitness. Her main goal when training others is to make sure they are enjoying the workout and have good movement. Always wanting to make sure fitness is fun and sustainable for a lifetime.


  • CrossFit Trainer Certificates:  L1

  • ISSA Certified Personal Trainer

  • Certified Health Coach, Fitness Nutrition Certification, 200 RYT 


Coach - Lisa Marquette - Mealy

A gymnastics since the age of 7, Lisa earned a full Division I scholarship to the University of MD. After graduating, she fell in love with CrossFit after her first class in 2012. Lisa has been coaching CrossFit for 8 years and previously ran an affiliate of her own for 5 years. She enjoys coaching because she helps people become better versions of themselves through fitness. She is an Associate Professor of Exercise Science at Salisbury University and in her free time she loves spending time with her family and being on the water.

  • CrossFit Trainer Certificates:  L1

  • CrossFit AccomplishmentsCF Games Masters Athlete 35-39, 3x CrossFit Regional Competitor

  • PhD in Exercise Physiology, NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Precision Nutrition Level I Nutrition Coach, USAW Level I Coach

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