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SoGo CrossFit is proud to welcome you into our home. We understand everyone walking into our facility has their own goals to achieve. We are excited to help each and every person excel! Whether it is to compete, be stronger and fast, or just better than when you walked, we’re here to help you. The great thing about CrossFit is that it can be tailored to anyone, and is suited for everyone. Please come in and give us a try!


Rachel Krumm

Coach and Owner Rachel Krumm is a 2011 business graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, where she was a 4 year scholarship athlete for the Rams DI Field Hockey team. Being active her entire life, she was searching for something after college with the same competitive nature she was raised in…that’s when her friend dragger her into her first box. She got her ass kicked and never looked back. Since that day she has used her time to learn as much about the “sport of fitness” as she can; from the Olympic lifts to gymnastic movements, endurance metcons to sprints; her enthusiasm to compete is met only by her love of coaching and teaching.

Since the 4 years she has participated in CrossFit, Rachel has competed in local competitions as well as National competitions. She competed in the CrossFit Games Regionals in 2013 and 2015, the 2015 Superfit Games Pro Championship, as well as qualified for the 2014 National Weightlifting Championship.

SoGo CrossFit has been a long time in the making, and she’s happy to be opening the doors to anyone and everyone who wants the opportunity to be a part of a great community and family.

Hector De Jesus

Coach and Owner Hector De Jesus began CrossFitting in 2012 out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He bounced around a few boxes there becoming involved with the community as a whole. He understands the importance of coaching diversity (different cues for different members) and gathers knowledge from wherever he can. Hector enjoys helping his peers in the gym and in June 2015, he passed his CrossFit Level 1 Certification. He’s excited to bring his experiences to SoGo CrossFit.

Hector lives a relaxed, yet competitive CrossFit lifestyle, placing in a few Superfit Games competitions. He enjoys CrossFit and all it has to offer.

Gregory Bradshaw

Greg is a L1 Crossfit instructor and USAW Weightlifting Coach as well as graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a BA in Political Science. He has been involved with sports and fitness from a young age, competing in cross country, track, and soccer from elementary school into college. Greg has been a participant of Crossfit since 2012, and quickly fell in love with the sport and community.

While his passion is in competitively training and competing in Crossfit, Greg also has an extreme passion in the interests and advancement of all athletes no matter their experience. Greg demands progress. He is currently seeking the L2 Crossfit Instructor Certificate.

“While our hearts are rooted in competition, it is not the medals and podiums that make us who we are; but the community and fitness journey that surrounds us.”

Josh Perks

B.S. Exercise Science VCU
Physical Therapy Assistant School (in progress)
Precision Nutrition Lvl 1 Certified (in progress)

Josh is 27 years old and a Richmond native. He is currently the Fitness Director at Crunch Fitness and going to South University in pursuit to become a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant. Grew up playing sports baseball being his main love. Played at the collegiate level until shoulder injuries hindered his career. That along with deeper purposes led him into the fitness industry.

“Fast forward; my best friend invited me to try this crossfit thing out. Both of us being competitive with each other; there was some smack involved. Needless to say I was humbled by Helen and realized I was not overall that fit. I was hooked with the crossfit methodology. It didn’t take long when I realized how amazing the community was. No I am part of this amazing family called SoGo Crossfit. If you want to feel welcomed, pushed, coached properly, and have a great time come see us!”

Kayla Kelly

CrossFit Level 1 Certified
B.S. in Biomedical Science
Sports and physical fitness have always been a huge part of Kayla’s lifestyle. She started
weightlifting and training in college but was always seeking bigger challenges. Shortly after she
graduated, she was introduced to CrossFit and has not looked back since. The high intensity
workouts and the amount of devotion put into coaching and training was exactly what she was
looking for.
Kayla’s 3 rd year of CrossFit is approaching, and she has competed in several local competitions
as well as in the Elite Female Team Division at the Wodapalooza Fitness Festival with her
fellow SoGo MoFo’s. Her passion for CrossFit not only allows her to become the best version of
herself, but it gives her the ability to encourage and inspire others to conquer their physical
fitness goals as well!

Emily Strack

Em graduated from Virginia Tech with a Graphic Design Degree and Minor in Building Construction. She’s played sports all her life from grade school softball to 4 years of rowing, softball and skiing at VT. Until CrossFit, she spent her time in the Construction Field as an Estimator and Project Manager.

It all started with being dragged to a Saturday CrossFit wod with a friend back in 2008…and being humbled by doing pull ups with the largest band in the place. Her husband and she began CrossFit together, started coaching in 2009, opened their first box in 2013 and their next box in 2016. The best thing about CrossFit is the community of people and as a coach, making a difference in individuals health and fitness. ~ “Relentless Pursuit of Excellence” Greg Glassman

Mom to a perfect little boy
Masters Athletes Aren’t Dead Yet
Level 1 Cert
Level 2 Cert
CrossFit Kids Cert
Wilkes Weight Lifting Seminar
i99 Gymnastics Coaching Cert