CrossFit Trainers

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 Vanderhoff, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CrossFit Mobility Certified


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


Dawn is a licensed massage therapist and has her B.A. in Exercise Science, which makes her understand the proper movements of our athletes as well as the importance to mobility. Additionally, Dawn is the assistant coach for the Pella Varsity Volleyball team and uses this coaching in our gym as well. The competitve nature of CrossFit fuels this former collegiate athlete. Her favorite CrossFit WODs and movements are: Fight Gone Bad, deadlifts, wallballs and her least favorite – burpees. She was first drawn to CF by theworkouts and she loves CR, because it is empowering.  ”I love being healthy role models for our kids.  I love learning new skills and completing tough workouts I never imagined I would do. The CrossFit Pella community is amazing.  I feel encouraged every day to become a better athlete, better coach, and a better person.” Random facts- I have four future CrossFit athletes, I have finished 5 half marathons, I scored a hole-in-one on a golf course in Kentucky!


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.