Meet the Coaches

CARING, COMMITTED COACHES

ABOUT US

Discover your true potential with personalized coaching from trainers who understand your goals and will help you push past any limitations. Our coaches will guide you through the movements to help you achieve form, function, and strength. At Shogun Fitness, we’ll help you find the power of your potential.

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Bill Shockley

OWNER & HEAD COACH

Bill Shockley

OWNER & HEAD COACH

Owner and Head Coach William "Bill" Shockley has been CrossFitting for a decade, and specializes in cooperate wellness (nutrition consulting), Olympic lifting, ketogenic diet and nutrition coaching, and personal training. For the past 12 years, Coach Bill has dedicated his life to the fitness world. "My passion for fitness has evolved," he says, "but the underlying reason as to why I love to coach/train is to make every single person feel better about themselves in some aspect of their life. I’ve had the opportunity to interact with thousands of people in my career, and I can say with all humility, that the people who I’ve trained, have also positively impacted my life as well."

In his opinion, nothing is more challenging, or rewarding than walking through the doors of A.C.T., whether you’re a member, coach or owner. "The members of CrossFit A.C.T. are driven," he says. "So driven to succeed in fact, that we as coaches cannot have an ‘off’ day...which pushes me to be the best."

When members "line up" for class, Bill thrives off the looks of excitement, determination and accomplishment that each member obviously feels before and after a workout session. "Seeing the changes in each member over the course of weeks, months and even years is...AWESOME. Not just physically but a total mind and body transformation is the best form of payment I can ever accept."

Bill enjoys spending time with his family, which include three hounds. Or, in the garden. Or barbecuing.

Certifications

  • Level 1 CrossFit Coach
  • Level 2 CrossFit Coach
  • Kettle Bell Certification by Jeff Martone
  • CrossFit Endurance Pose Method
  • CrossFit Weightlifting Certification
  • CrossFit Powerlifting Certification by Mark Rippatoe
  • ACE Certified personal trainer
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Jess Murden

COACH

Jess Murden

COACH

Coach Jess Murden is also a lululemon athletica ambassador and has been CrossFitting for seven years. She is passionate about making every member feel comfortable. "I’m aware CrossFit can be intimidating at first, but it’s my mission to make sure that every person that walks through the door feels comfortable," she says. "Personally, I’m passionate about progressing my training and networking with the community."

Coaching brings Jess the joy of seeing each member’s quality of life improve. "When fitness becomes a main stay within in people’s lives, they become happier and more driven in all other aspects of life," she says. "It’s a great feeling to know that I have helped someone not only get stronger or leaner, but also created an overall better quality of life."

A competitor in local CrossFit competitions, Jess was a competitive softball pitcher for a decade and participated in the University of San Diego Crew. In 2010, she was working at lululemon athletica, when our Coach Bill came into the store to teach a community class. "I took the class and loved it! A few weeks later, I visited Bill’s gym - CrossFit A.C.T. I completely died in the workout, but was so adamant about doing better the next time that I signed up. Little by little, I started working for Bill; first as the social media intern and then eventually as marketing director. Three years later, Bill approached me to be his partner. Now, I’m a coach and partner, and still have my marketing responsibilities. I’ve also come full circle with lululemon, as I am now a brand ambassador for the store that presented me with my first CrossFit class."

Certifications

  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Football
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
  • CPR/AED
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Paul Kuehnle

COACH

Paul Kuehnle

COACH

Paul Kuehnle has been CrossFitting for five years, and specializes in gymnastics and endurance. He’s passionate about combining quality of movement, proper technique, and an individual’s drive for success, to get each member to their fitness destination while providing a fun atmosphere.

"The thing that I love most is that, when I’m at the gym to work out, I know that’s my hour (sometimes three) to escape reality, whether it be fitness driven or purely to socialize," he says. "Therefore, I value the members’ time in the same way when they arrive at the gym before or after work. That’s their time to either escape or try to better themselves by getting stronger or learning new movements that may be challenging. At the end of the day, I’m always honored to be a part of each member’s escape and individual’s journey."

Active in track and field throughout his high school and university days, Paul studied sports management, with a minor in speech communications at Kutztown University. Within that program, he needed to complete a summer internship. That’s when he found CrossFit A.C.T., which he had no idea was located in the very town he grew up in. "One phone call and an interview later, I landed a summertime internship that started four days after graduation at 5:30am. Looking back now, five years later, I’m glad I fought with my alarm that morning and made it to that class at a gym I now call HOME, and with coaches and members I now call family."

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • CPR
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Shaza Khatib

COACH

Shaza Khatib

COACH

Coach Shaza Khatib has been a CrossFitter for seven years, and is extremely passionate about helping people in all aspects of life. Between coaching and her career in nursing, she is able to fulfill her passion and help people on all levels. "I love pushing the members out of their comfort zone and helping them to accomplish goals they didn’t think they were capable of accomplishing," she says. "I love being a part of this journey with our members."

Shaza was a member at our gym for about a year before becoming an intern. "I had come to the gym for a class and loved the experience," she says. "They have been stuck with me ever since." When she’s not CrossFitting, she will sometimes take a yoga class if her body needs more of a stretch over working out. "Stretching is just as important as strength training," she says.

Her favorite inspirational saying: "You won't know your true potential unless you fail."

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 2
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CPR/AED/First Aid
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Angeli Guintu

COACH

Angeli Guintu

COACH

Angeli Guintu is our On Ramp and Assistant Olympic Weightlifting Coach, and has been a CrossFitter for four years. Specializing in Olympic weightlifting, Angeli enjoys getting to know our new members and finding out what their goals and passions are in order to best help them achieve. "I love seeing them reach their goals," she says. "It’s a wonderful feeling to know I’m establishing a positive relationship with them."

Angeli started here in January of 2013, and her upbeat personality blossomed once she became more comfortable. "I became more active and volunteered at their events," she says. "Also, I became very close to a lot of our members. Then November of 2015, they asked me to intern, and six months later, I became a coach." CrossFit was really her first dive into any athletics or sports; however, she recently competed in her first Olympic Weightlifting competition and placed third.

An avid reader who loves to travel as much she can, Angeli enjoys checking out great places to eat in New York City. Her favorite motivational quote comes from Eleanor Roosevelt: "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

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Kelsey Williams

COACH

Kelsey Williams

COACH

Kelsey Williams is our Marketing Coordinator, and has been CrossFitting for five years, focusing on gymnastics. She is passionate about our community here at CrossFit A.C.T. "Whether we are at the box after a grueling workout, competition with hundreds of other CrossFitters or going out to eat, we have an incredible group of coaches and members that support each other every day," she says.

Kelsey was a competitive cheerleader for 15 years—a period that includes three national titles and being voted a UCA All-Star. When she’s not at CrossFit A.C.T., you can either find her on the train heading into the city, or at Excel Sports Management, where she’s the Senior PR Coordinator.

Her favorite inspirational saying: "The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have." ~Vince Lombardi

Certifications

  • CPR/AED

"Amazing people and a great place to train!" - Paul A.