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The Kanna Fitness Team

Meet the Team that is Dedicated to Your Success

our founder

Chris Plentus

Chris started CrossFit back in 2008 while getting his Masters in Counseling at Villanova University. After a decade of coaching and refining his skills, he opened Kanna Fitness as a place for everyday people to get in the best shape of their lives. Chris believes that this can happen if you have encouraging, knowledgeable coaches to help guide them through this journey!

Qualifications
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Level 2
CrossFit Level 3 Trainer (5th person in PA)
USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
CrossFit Kids


CrossFit Football
CrossFit Gymnastics
CrossFit Anatomy
BirthFit Coach
Catalyst Athletics Weightlifting Level 1
CrossFit Scaling Course
Whole 9 Nutrition Seminar – Dallas and Melissa Hartwig
Paleo Solution Seminar – Robb Wolf
Olympic Lifting Clinic – Olympian Natalie Burgener
Paleo FX Conference
Affiliate Solution Seminar with Tye Arnett
Kilgore Academy – Business Concepts for the Gym
Two-Brain Business Mentoring
Precision Nutrition Certification (in progress)
2012 CrossFit Games Regional Team Member

chris

our coaches

Coach Lam

Coach - Lam

Qualifications CrossFit Level 1 CPR/FA/AED Certified
LAM HAS BEEN AN ATHLETE MOST OF HIS LIFE, BUT DID NOT START HIS JOURNEY OF FUNCTIONAL FITNESS UNTIL 2011. SINCE STARTING CROSSFIT, LAM BECAME THE FATHER OF TWO BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN AND IS DEDICATED TO KEEPING HIMSELF IN SHAPE SO THAT HE CAN KEEP UP WITH THEM. ONE OF HIS GOALS IS TO SPREAD AWARENESS WITHIN THE PARENTING COMMUNITY THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO MAKE TIME TO BE HEALTHY EVEN WHEN LIFE GETS BUSY. HIS BUCKET LIST INCLUDES SEEING BOTH TEAM USA’S WIN THE WORLD CUP AND ATTENDING ALL FOUR USTA GRAND SLAM EVENTS.

Coach - Nate

Qualifications
CrossFit Level 1
CPR/FA/AED Certified
Nate’s fitness journey began in 2008 when he wasn’t able to do a single pull up. After years of traditional gym going, he was introduced to the world of functional fitness in 2014 and has never looked back. He began coaching shortly thereafter as a way to help people, which became his personal mission in life. He believes there is a beautiful balance in being healthy, fit, and enjoying your life to the fullest. His life to do list includes cage diving with great white sharks, having a show aired for at least 1 full season, and premiering a film at the Woodstock Film Festival.

Coach - Justin

Qualifications
CrossFit Level 1
CPR/FA/AED Certified
A friend in college introduced Justin to a kettlebell, and he’s never really been the same since. He plays club rugby and enjoys being active outdoors: kayaking, hiking, bouldering, skiing, etc. He believes the most effective fitness programs are the ones people actually do, which is often the ones they most enjoy. So, he like to make fitness fun. And some members at Kanna might say he has too much fun. He often blends yoga and mindful movements into training. Writing a memoir is on his bucket-list.

Coach - Hack

Qualifications
CrossFit Level 1
CPR/FA/AED Certified
Coach Hack enjoyed long distance biking for a few years, but needed something more effective and social. He started Crossfit in 2017 right after Kanna opened, and obtained CF-L1 in 2018. He began coaching in 2019 and really enjoys watching new members start to feel better and get stronger. An item on his bucket list is to swim with sharks.

CLIENT SUCCESS MANAGER - MOLLY

Client Success ManagerĀ 

Molly joined Kanna in 2018 in an attempt to make time for self-care, after transitioning into being a caregiver for both her parents unexpectedly. After ten years of avid running and spinning, she found it difficult to both motivate and manage stress levels in her new role. After two years as an active member, she joined the staff to help motivate members, organize events and enhance the community’s culture. She loves seeing how Kanna helps improve new members physical and mental well being! An item on her bucket list is to visit Paris with her daughter and husband.