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Nobody Cares About Your Fitness As Much As We Do

It’s a bold statement, but it comes from the heart and is our driving force every day. Everything we do is focused on helping you to enjoy every moment with us and to achieve great results.

CrossFit Chesapeake Mission Statement

CrossFit Chesapeake embodies its core values of freedom, family, faith, and fun by inspiring people to do their best and be the happiest, healthiest version of themselves. We accomplish this by educating people on movements, nutrition, and the why behind what we do, as well as training people to expand their capabilities for everyday life, both in and out of the gym.

Our Passion is in Your Progress

We love nothing more than seeing our clients achieve great things. And we’re always improving what we do. From investing in new equipment to running new classes, we are committed to creating the best fitness experiences for you.

One Awesome Team, So Many Reasons to Get Started

Ready to meet a team that has your health, goals and happiness in their sights? We’re focused on helping you to make those big positive changes that will transform your life in so many ways.
Co-Owner | Coach

Nick Decker

Nick was born and raised in Chesapeake. He played baseball growing up and did a lot of extreme sports like BMX and skateboarding. He has always lived an active lifestyle, but never had a particular fitness practice before CrossFit. Once he found CrossFit, he never looked back. His favorite movements are the Snatch and Overhead Squat, and his favorite workout is Diane. He loves longer workouts that require self-awareness and good-pacing. He also loves anything upside down like handstand push ups or handstand walks.

Qualifications: CF-L2, NASM CPT, Nutrition Coach

Co-Owner | Coach

Whitney Decker

Whitney has been passionate about fitness her whole life and can remember doing step aerobics Saturday mornings as a child. She ran track and played softball throughout school, and dabbled in various other fitness routines in her adult life. After tearing her ACL and meniscus, training wasn’t the same and thankfully, fate led her to CrossFit. She started CrossFit in February 2014 and fell even more in love with fitness and training. She loves training other people and helping them achieve their fitness and nutrition goals. Her favorite movement is the Overhead Squat, and her favorite workout is Annie. Her proudest benchmark moment was finally being able to string together bar muscle-ups!

Qualifications: CF-L2, NASM CPT, Certified Health Coach, Nutrition Coach


Steve Gulakowski

Steve, aka, Gulag, is retired Navy and played college football and baseball. He has been doing CrossFit since 2011. He’s placed in several local competitions and advanced to the CrossFit Games Masters Qualifiers in 2015 and 2016. His favorite movement is Thrusters, and his favorite workouts are Karen and Nancy. His proudest benchmark moment was taking on Filthy Fifty at 50! You can catch him in class saying “No rep!” on any given day!

Qualifications: CF-L2, CF Mobility


Andrea Gulakowski

Andrea played lacrosse in high school, is a PE instructor at TCC, has been a Group Fitness Instructor since 2007, and has been doing CrossFit since 2011. She has participated in several local CrossFit competitions and has been coaching for several years. Her favorite movement is anything hanging from the bar, and her favorite workout is any type of chipper. Her proudest benchmark moment was getting her first ring muscle-up!

Qualifications: CF-L2, CrossFit Weightlifting, Certified Group Fitness Instructor, AFAA CPT


Samantha Ryan

Sam started at the YMCA as a lifeguard, was on the swim team, and her dad taught her how to lift. She has been a paramedic for 21 years and started CrossFit in 2013 to prepare her for the fire department and SWAT. She is a true believer in movement is medicine and a whole body approach to fitness. She meets individuals where they are and helps them progress with pain free movement to reach their goals. Her favorite benchmark workout is McGhee, and her favorite PR is getting her first strict pull-up.

Qualifications: CF-L2, CrossFit Programming, Conjugate Methods, Precision Nutrition L1, Girls Gone Strong Pre-Post Natal Coach, Active Life Movement Assessment Seminar


Cody Hedelt

Growing up, Cody was always into sports from a young age. As a child, he played hockey, lacrosse, and ran cross country. As he got older, he took an interest in strength training, but didn’t want to lose athleticism or speed. That’s when he discovered CrossFit in 2016. A perfect blend of movements and training to build strength and stay fast and mobile. While training to join the United States Navy, Cody implemented CrossFit as his primary form of preparation to prepare for anything that would be thrown at him. Since Cody began coaching, he realized he had a passion for teaching others along with competition. His favorite movement is the back squat, and his favorite workout is Fran. His proudest benchmark moment is finishing in the top 12th percentile in the worldwide open.

Qualifications: CF-L1


Scott Taber

Scott is CFC’s Endurance coach and has competed in several ultra marathons, Triathlons, and an Iron Man. If you’re looking for any type of endurance training, Scott is your man! He also dabbles in CrossFit from time to time. His favorite movements are the Assault Bike and sleds, and his favorite workout is Hildago. His proudest benchmark moment is grinding through the longer efforts and not giving in to that little voice that wants to quit.

Qualifications: CF-L1, Aerobic Capacity, USPA, RRCA L1


Evangelos Baltas

Evangelos is your not so average guy. He prioritizes his family and faith over work, and fits in his personal life when he can. He loves to workout and read books when not busy with the everyday, and enjoys to partake in deep and meaningful conversations.
Stumbling upon CrossFit in 2020, Evangelos was skeptical as most are. Although once beginning to delve into the science of it all, he came to the realization that it’s just everything he’s ever done put into one workout or session – how could anybody not love that! But it wasn’t until mid 2022 that he began to train in the gym, utilizing the CrossFit methodology, and ultimately falling head over heels for the sport.

Qualifications: CF-L1


Kenny Wright

Kenny grew up a multi-sport athlete all throughout high school. He got into MMA training after high school which eventually led him to CrossFit in 2010. Through CrossFit Kenny developed a love for the Olympic Lifts. His coaching goal is to help his athletes create better movement patterns while staying safe and injury free. In his free time you can find him hiking somewhere in the mountains or riding his Harley.

Qualifications: CF-L2, USAW L1, USAW National Referee


Em Schuch

Em played sports throughout high school but ventured away from fitness in college and found herself overweight and unhappy. After years of fad diets and workout plans she was frustrated and ready to make a change. In 2019, she walked into her first CrossFit box and never looked back. Not only did CrossFit help her develop healthy habits and change her life for the better, it helped her realize her passion for helping others do the same. Her favorite thing about CrossFit is the community and any workouts involving rowing.

Qualifications: CF-L1

Undisputed Passion

We’re passionate about what we do and we’re on a mission to help people of all ages, all fitness levels and from all walks of life to discover that fitness doesn’t have to be a chore or a struggle. It’s all about making it fun, making it effective and making every moment count.

Our Promise to You

We promise that we will never treat you as a number or leave you behind. Whether this is your first time training, you are recovering from injury or you want to get to peak competition fitness, we’ll be with you every step and rep of the way.

World Class Training Facility

CrossFit Chesapeake is a locally owned CrossFit gym conveniently located in the Grassfield section of Chesapeake, VA. We have a 4500 square foot gym with amazing trainers that have the expertise and passion this sport requires. Our team is focused on providing you a fitness experience in a positive, motivational, and family friendly environment.

  • Tailored Fitness Programs
  • Professional Coaching Every Session
  • Community & Accountability
  • A Whole Life Approach
  • An In-House Massage Therapist
  • Kids Room so Parents can Work out

Getting Fitter and Stronger is Never a Bad Decision

The decision to make lasting positive change lies with you, and our classes, programs and coaches will make it one of the best you’ve ever made. Book your FREE Intro today.