We think the coaching at CrossFit Pella is “top notch.” We have a mix of medical professionals, former athletes and coaches, who all want to help our athletes reach their full potential inside and outside the CrossFit Pella box.
Dave is a 2001 graduate of Des Moines University (DMU)with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy and went on to complete his Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from DMU in 2006. He has previously worked in hospital settings concentrating on Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, and Ergonomics. Dave is also a Certified Athletic Trainer and has obtained the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification. It is the close relationship between functional movements and CrossFit that first interested Dave in starting the first CrossFit in Marion County, Iowa in November of 2011. He is passionate about people moving well and uses his physical therapy education and experience to help others achieve their goals.
Andi Vanderhoff, M.S., CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CrossFit Mobility Certified, Gymnastics Certified, Olympic Lifting Certified
Andi started doing CrossFit at the suggestion of her husband (Dave) in Spring of 2010. She was skeptical at first, but has come to be passionate about CrossFit. She has a Master’s degree in Microbiology from South Dakota State University. This science and research background has given Andi a strong interest and appreciation for the role nutrition plays in performance of the human body. She loves to share her recipes, tips, and tools for helping the whole family eat well to feel well. She enjoys encouraging others and loves to see people reach goals they never thought possible and is passionate about changing people on the inside so they can transform the outside. Her favorite movements are burpees and pull-ups. Her least favorite movements are double unders. Little known fact: she doesn’t like Phil Collins music…and will not allow it to be played while she is working out or coaching.
Dawn Lauman: CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Bryan Llewellyn: CrossFit Level 1 trainer
Bryan is a 2006 graduate of Simpson College with a degree in Business Management. He currently lives in Pella with his wife, Robin, and three children.Bryan was previously a Sheriff’s Deputy with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and is now a Team leader at Pella Corp. As a former collegiate wrestler, Bryan enjoys the intensity and individualized effort that CrossFit requires. He found CrossFit about 4 years ago and simply can’t get enough. Becoming a CossFit certified trainer has always been on his to-do list; he understands the link between the demands of law enforcement and the broad, general, and inclusive fitness that CrossFit training provides. Bryan looks forward to helping others reach their individual goals. He truly enjoys the friendly competitive nature the WODs bring out in everybody, but believes the best part will always be the community and family feel of the Box.
Katie Douglas: CrossFit Level 1 trainer
Katie is a Central College student with drive and ambition like no other. Katie excels at performing and coaching the Olympic lifts. Katie has been working towards her certification in yoga and hopes to open her own yoga studio in the near future.
Brian Pfeifer: CrossFit Level 1 trainer
Brian is an endurance athlete at heart, but has gained incredible strength since starting CrossFit two years ago. He and his beautiful family live in Pella.
Stanley Muller: CrossFit Level 1 trainer
Stanley is the most recent addition to our coaching staff. Stan has a background in power lifting and has been able to apply his experiences to the athletes within our gym walls.