Coaches & Personal Trainers

Maddie --Founder

In 2010 I left my degree in Microbiology behind to pursue my personal trainer certification and have never looked back. Since 2010, I have been working with clients of all ages and fitness levels. I opened 202strong because the barbell and HIIT form of exercise changed my life. I found confidence, strength, body awareness, happiness, and total body fitness. I also believe high intensity circuit training is the most effective way to change your body, challenge your mind, and get in shape. Combine the 2, and you have the most effective combination of strength and circuit training. Welcome to 202strong.

Follow my Fitness: @maddie202strong

Certifications: NASM CPT, TRX, SPIN, CrossFit L1, CrossFit L2, CrossFit Gymnastics, USAW Sports Performance


Melissa --Head Coach Nebel

I took on my first personal training client 12 years ago, and have learned so much since then. I spent years as a runner and a yogi, but finally felt at home coaching functional fitness, cross-training and barbell fitness. I believe that fitness is a complex combination of intelligently structured workouts and focused nutrition. Through mindful goal-setting and consistency, we can work together to reach your specific goals!
When I’m not at the gym- I’m cooking, hanging out with my dog, traveling, and spending time with my family.

Location(s): North Bethesda

Follow my fitness: @mbrooksfit

Certification(s): B.S. in dietetics, 200-hour certified yoga instructor, Level 1 Crossfit Trainer, Certified Holistic Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition

Caitlyn--Head Coach DC + Girlstrong

Coach Caitlyn has been facilitating fitness and friendships at 202Strong since April 2016. With her CrossFit L1 Cert, Caitlyn heads the GirlStrong program and coaches both LongStrong and Signature classes. Caitlyn enjoys EDM/Latin Dance playlists, delt exercises, and post-workout nachos. Ask her about ab circuits, mobility, or how to do the Beyoncé single ladies dance.

Location(s): Farragut North

Follow my fitness: @caitcofit


Shannon: Coach and Personal Trainer

My goal as a coach and personal trainer is to teach, inspire, and assist others on their fitness journey! I recognize that each person’s wellness goals are different- whether it be for performance, weight loss, injury rehabilitation, or something else! With my experience and your determination, I have no doubt that together we can smash your goals.

Credentials: B.S. Exercise Science, CPR-AED, Crossfit-L1, USAW-L1SP
Interests: foodie, travel, dogs, outdoors, strength training, and nutrition
Location(s): Farragut North and Nebel Street

Follow my fitness: @shanstrong_202


Jesse- Coach and Physical Therapist

Location: Farragut North

As a doctor of physical therapy, my 12 years of experience working with athletes and getting them back to their sport, my motto is “Keeping active people active”. When I coach, I want to help you move better while reaching your peak physical fitness. When I am not coaching at 202strong or running my physical therapy practice, District Performance and Physio, you can find me running, working out, and socializing!

District Performance and Physio is based out of 202strong DC so please come say hi or schedule an appointment with me

Certifications: CSCS, DPT, OCS, Functional Dry Needling

Andy: Coach, Personal Trainer, Sports Performance

A life long athlete, I got serious about strength and conditioning while programming off-season workouts for my college lacrosse team. After college I started working in gyms in large class environments, personal training, and with high school athletes and teams. I was commissioned as a Marine Corps Officer in 2014 and served for four years. During that time fitness remained a key part of my life. Wherever I was stationed I continued working in Crossfit Gyms, with my fellow Marines, young athletes and teams. With a strong focus on posture and position, I have always focused on helping athletes train to meet their specific fitness goals.
Follow my Fitness: Agibholmes
Crossfit L1, L2
Crossfit Football

Arielle--Coach Nebel Street

Location(s): North Bethesda

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Certification(s): CrossFit L1, CrossFit L2, USAW Sports Performance, Power Athlete

Fernando aka Nando-- Coach

I have been a coach at 202strong since 2015 and I have loved working here and meeting our members.
My goal is to make sure everyone who walks into 202Strong has a great time and walks out stronger.
I do my best to choose a mix of music that everyone enjoys, but I am biased towards  Latin pop, Country, and Rock, especially for PR week.
When I am not coaching you will probably still see me at the gym taking another coach’s class or training with Coach Danny and  Anthony with the FightStrong program.

Location(s): Farragut North

Certification(s): CrossFit L1

Ryan-Coach Nebel St

Scientist by day, 202 coach by night!
I’m a long time member of 202Strong and have been coach for over a year. When I’m not at the gym, you can probably find me either at the bar with a beer in hand, or in the woods hiking!
Location(s): Nebel Street

Follow my fitness: @coach_ryan202

Certification: CrossFit Level 1

Monica-- Coach

Location(s): North Bethesda

Follow my Fitness: @workoutfoodie

Certification(s): BS Exercise Science, NASM CPT



Location(s): North Bethesda and Farragut North
Certification: CrossFit L1 and certified nurse practitioner

Topher- Coach DC

Location: Farragut North
Certification: CrossFit L1


Location: Farragut North
Certification: NASM

FightStrong Coach

Fightstrong Instructor
Anthony Rowland has been in the Professional Health and Fitness field for 8+ years. He is a lifelong martial artist and self defense instructor who After graduating from GWU with a bachelors Degree in Exercise Science, went on to attain certifications for Personal Training through the NCCPT. He is currently head Martial Arts and fitness instructor at FIGHTSTRONG DC.
“Becoming the BEST version of yourself. That is what I’m building in you”
Location: Farragut North