Staff

Coaches/Staff

Gary Helmick (CF-L1)

Owner/Head Trainer

Gary Helmick owns and trains at CrossFit ReVamped in Columbia, Maryland. For the past three years he has dedicated himself togary learning about the Sport of Fitness. Prior to CrossFit, Gary was a student/athlete at Towson University where he became an All-American short-stop. After college baseball Gary played in the Baltimore Orioles organization for two years.

CrossFit has simply become a lifestyle for me. Being a former elite athlete, I have been through many strength and conditioning programs over the years. None of these compare to what CrossFit has done for me physically, mentally and spiritually. CrossFit has woken a part of me that I didn’t know existed, giving me amazing results and revamping my performance gains and competitive edge again. CrossFit continuously keeps me on my toes and that’s what I love about it. The CrossFit community is such a fun, motivating, and hard working group of people. I strive to inspire my box and help teach the Sport of Fitness to the people of the community.”

 Gary competed at the 2013 Mid Atlantic Regional and placed second. He went on to the Games in Carson, California where he placed 38th overall taking a 2nd place finish in the Legless event.

 

Alea Helmick (CF-L1 & CrossFit Kids)

Photo: @aleahelmick giving her final push in event 7 at #midatlantic. #crossfit #teamprgnx

Alea owns CrossFit ReVamped with her husband Gary in Columbia, Maryland. She found CrossFit two years ago and has dedicated herself to the sport ever since. Prior to CrossFit, Alea ran track and field for Towson University where she held the 100m and 400m hurdle records. Alea currently is a 5th grade teacher by day and CrossFit coach in the evenings.

 “My husband, Gary Helmick introduced me to CrossFit after the Open in 2012. Since then I have been hooked. What I love most about CrossFit is working out with awesome people and striving to reach new goals! I love to compete and be challenged with complicated skills and lifts. CrossFit is now a regular part of my life and I love sharing the same passion with members at CrossFit ReVamped.”

 At the 2013 Mid Atlantic Regional Alea placed 4th overall. At the competition she walked away with two first place finishes and one second place finish.

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Brian Blake (CF-L1)

Brian has been in the Military for 18 years, and is still going strong. He was introduced to CrossFit in 2011 and had the opportunity to train at a couple different gyms. During that time, Brian experienced a variety of coaching styles. He started seeing improvements in his overall fitness and this inspired Brian to help others attain goals they never thought they could. In June 2013, he attained his Level 1 Certification, went on to get his Gymnastics Certification in January 2014, and his Mobility Certification in March 2014.

“Earlier in my military career the standard workout would concentrate on improving pushups, sit ups, and running.  What was lacking was intensity. Things changed when I hurt my shoulder. I had a lot of discomfort and decided to try CrossFit as a way to help resolve some of my shoulder pain. After six months of CrossFit the grinding and popping in my shoulder went away and I’m lifting more than I ever had in the past. My drive as a coach is to help guide and push athletes to a higher level.”

 

Colleen Graham (CF-L1)

Colleen, who is an engineer by day and coaches in the evenings, started at Crossfit ReVamped in February 2013. Colleen had tried numerous fitness plans but had yet to be satisfied with the results. After a few months of training, Colleen began to see the improvement she was looking for. Upon approaching her own fitness goals she quickly realized that she wanted to assist others in doing the same. Colleen decided to sit for the level one certification in January 2014.

“I started Crossfit in February of 2013 and was hooked the moment I walked in the door. I did not have a vast athletic background and had struggled with my body weight throughout my life (sometimes gaining and loosing 40 lbs at a time). I dabbled with various at home fitness programs and tried my hand at regular gym regimens, but was never satisfied and often became bored. I never felt like I could be as athletic as I have become or that I would be able achieve the strength levels of some of my peers, but Crossfit has proven me wrong! Along my Crossfit journey I have met an amazing group of individuals who are so supportive and have become part of my family. It is truly beautiful to see everyone push past his or her fears and weaknesses. The excitement that comes from reaching a goal makes every ounce of sweat worth it! Crossfit has empowered and inspired me.”

 

Jill Godzilevsky (CF-L1 & CrossFit Kids)

Jill is an 11-year Air Force veteran and currently works for the Department of Defense. Jill joined CrossFit ReVamped in profile-image64914-SquareSeptember 2012, and soon there after her entire family was working out at the box. She received her Level 1 Certification in February 2014 and her CrossFit Kids Certification in August 2014. Jill is scheduled is receive her Gymnastics Certification in late October 2014. Jill began student teaching various genres of dance and acrobatics while in high school and college. After moving to Maryland, she began coaching cheerleading for Ft. Meade Youth Services and went on to coach for the Columbia Ravens. Jill has also been involved in coaching her sons’ sports teams to include soccer and baseball.

“Growing up I was always involved in some type of activity or sport to include dance, gymnastics, cheerleading, softball, and track. In high school, I got hooked on working out during the offseason for track. I was fortunate enough to have a coach that worked with us year-round and stressed the importance of weight training. CrossFit incorporates a little bit of everything I enjoy, and I love that it’s getting me back into gymnastics.

Fast-forward to a busy life of work, school, and kids activities and no time for working out. I saw many friends having these crazy amazing results with CrossFit so I decided to give it a try in September of 2012. I was hooked after my first night, and soon my youngest son began asking when ReVamped would get CrossFit Kids. Once Alea started the program, I knew I wanted to get my certification so I could coach kids. I feel it is important to teach children the importance of physical fitness, staying active, and leading a healthy lifestyle at an early age. CrossFit is a part of my family’s daily routine just like so many other families at ReVamped.”

Lawrence Wilde (CF-L1)

Lawrence is an eight year Army veteran who found CrossFit near the end of his military service. He has been training at CrossFit ReVamped since January 2013 and recently received his Level 1 Certification in June 2013 and his CrossFit Gymnastics Certificaiton in October 2013. In addition to coaching at ReVamped, Lawrence also enjoys competing in local CrossFit individual and team competitions.

“As I was leaving the military I knew I had to find something to fill the void of the camaraderie that I had on a daily basis as a soldier.  CrossFit and especially my CrossFit ReVamped family has done that for me.  My favorite part about coaching is walking into the box every day and seeing the improvements being made and the sweat pouring off the members as they tackle skills and weights they never thought possible.”
 
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Certification

 

 

 

Lisa M. (CF-L1)

Lisa grew up playing sports year-round and joined the Marine Corps in 2000. No stranger to fitness, she decided to certify as a lisapersonal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2007 after getting into a weight-lifting program on an overseas deployment. She discovered CrossFit in late 2011, when she sought new physical and mental challenges to augment her training routine, and started coaching a year later.
“After a several years in a ‘Globo Gym’ environment, I wasn’t seeing the kind of results I should see for the amount of time I was dedicating to working out. I’d previously heard of CrossFit on deployments and decided it was time for me to give it a shot. Going in I thought I was a decent athlete but I quickly realized how much room I had to improve and instantly became addicted. Once I started crushing my fitness tests for the Marine Corps, I knew I’d found the right niche in the fitness world! As always, I wanted to learn more so I started coaching in late 2012 and absolutely love it. As a coach, I love to get athletes out of their own heads and convince them they’re capable of more than they think they are. It never, ever gets old to watch members of the ReVamped family set and absolutely destroy goals on a regular basis.”