50 Satellite Blvd NW, Unit F Suwanee, GA 30024


Meet Our Team 

Maria Istafa CrossFit Coach
Maria Istafa

Head Coach

CrossFit Lvl 2
CrossFit Lvl 1
CrossFit Kids
Scaling Certificate
Spot the Flaw Certificate

Maria is a mother of two beautiful baby girls! Her priority quickly became being fit for her family! CrossFit has not only provided her with a healthier lifestyle but also a passion for fitness. Maria earned her CrossFit Level 1 after 2 years of doing CrossFit, which she states has been life changing. She hopes to help many others get healthier and feel amazing!

MARGIE FLORES Crossfit Coach Level 1
Margie Flores

CrossFit Lvl 1
Scaling Certificate

Margie was always involved in sports growing up. From soccer to cheerleading and now, CrossFit. She started CrossFit back in 2016 while she was still in high school and has loved it ever since. She is captivated by the idea that CrossFit allows her to stay healthy, get stronger (physically and mentally), work hard, and keep that competitive side of sports that she’s known throughout her whole life. Her motivation behind coaching is the hope to make even the smallest impact in someone’s fitness journey the same way someone made one in hers!

Michelle Stovall

CrossFit Lvl 1

Michelle has always been involved in sports, growing up playing softball to becoming a competitive cheerleader in high school. Michelle attended undergrad at the University of Georgia where she majored in Psychology, Criminal Justice and Spanish. Being really busy with school limited her ability to engage in physical activity. Upon beginning law school, Michelle found and began Crossfit as an outlet for the stress of school and to regain her fitness and health.
Michelle is married and has 2 little boys, a 3-year-old and an 8-month-old.
She has been practicing law for 6 years and is currently an associate attorney with a law firm that specializes in personal injury, business and employment law. With the flexibility of now being able to work from home, she finally has the opportunity to coach, something she’s always wanted to do.
Consistently doing Crossfit for a little over 9 years, Michelle has continued to Crossfit through multiple injuries, including a ruptured Achilles, forcing her
to acquire knowledge in scaling and modifying movements and workouts. She’s even continued to CrossFit through two pregnancies. Michelle hopes her wide range of experiences in this sport gives her the ability to relate to all our athletes and be as supportive as possible!

FABIOLA flores

CrossFit Lvl 1

Fabiola graduated from RUSVM and received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2020. She has been participating in CrossFit more consistently since 2022 since graduating. She loves animals just as much as encouraging others to do their best when working out. Her hobbies include breweries and relaxing on her days off with friends and family but you can find her frequently snuggled on the couch with her fur babies- Zeus, Sofia, Freya, and Steven (her fiancé)!

Maddie Hinman

CrossFit Lvl 1

Madison has always had a passion for overall wellness & physical fitness. Madison competed in equestrian sports growing up. She then transitioned over to distance running when she moved abroad in 2018. After a few years of living & working with a nonprofit oversea and in Hawaii Madison found CrossFit. CrossFit allowed Madison to help others all while finding a healthy balance with exercise by becoming a CrossFit coach.
Madison has her CFL-1 certification and Health & Life Coach Certification. Her motivation behind coaching is to push herself & her athletes to be the best version of themselves.
Adam Perillo

Member Outreach
CrossFit Kids

CrossFit Lvl 1

Adam Perillo came to AXAT at the start of 2020, and has been doing CrossFit for almost 8 years. He currently is a middle school social studies teacher and has been teaching for 11 years. In his coaching experience he has coached both cross county and soccer and has won championship titles for both sports. In his free time Adam attends concerts, enjoys trivia, and will occasionally run a 5k or half marathon.

Kevin Caldwell
Kevin Caldwell

CrossFit Lvl 1

Kevin has been involved in team sports his whole life. He quickly found a passion for baseball, which he played in high school and college. After baseball came to an end, Kevin was looking for a career in which he could serve others while still being part of a team so in 2017 he joined the Gwinnett County Fire Dept. CrossFit has been a great way for Kevin to continue serving others while staying in shape for the physical demands of being a firefighter. Obtaining his CF-L1 has allowed Kevin to use his passions to help members along with their fitness journey.

Jeff Dercola
Jeff DerCola

CrossFit Lvl 1

Jeff played team sports from the age of 5 all the way through high school. He developed a passion for fitness in high school while training in order to perform better in football, wrestling, and basketball. His passion for fitness has continued, but for different reasons.

Now fitness is about living a healthy life and being able to perform at a high level as a firefighter. He also wants to show his son how important hard work, dedication, and mental toughness is.

Jeff was first introduced to Crossfit while in recruit school with Gwinnett Fire in 2007. He has been doing Crossfit since then but attended CFL-1 in 2016. He loves seeing other athletes improve and reach their goals.

Sean Jenkins

CrossFit Lvl 1

Sean’s been playing competitive sports all his life, he especially enjoys playing tennis and was on teams in both high school and college. His dad introduced him to CrossFit about 2 years ago, where he decided lifting weights was much more fun and he has been working out as much as he could ever since.
Sean graduated from Connecticut College where he majored in Biochemistry and Chinese. Now he is working in an animal hospital and in the process of applying to vet school. He got into coaching because He love’s trying to push himself to work harder to reach his goals, and he is excited to encourage others to do the same.

Emoi Peterson
Emoi Petersen

CrossFit Lvl 1

Emoi has an extensive athletic background. His athletic career started by playing softball in his hometown of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands before moving to Georgia. Since then, he has participated in baseball, basketball, football, and track and field at a competitive level. Through sports he developed an interest in powerlifting, which eventually led him to CrossFit! He has been a member of AxAt since 2016 and began coaching in 2019. His motivation behind coaching is the opportunity to push people towards a goal for greater strength and health.

Victoria Sanders Ladd

Founder of Be Tru Studios

E-RYT 500
Pilates – RPYT (prenatal / postpartum
CLC (Certified Life Coach)

Growing up in an active home and being involved in sports + gymnastics at a young age, Victoria continued her love of fitness by helping people achieve their fitness goals. Victoria is registered with the Yoga Alliance and completed her 200hr training at Infinity Yoga. Victoria Ladd, now E-RYT 500 is founder of Be Tru Studios.  Victoria’s goal as a great yoga instructor is to make yoga accessible for all body types and all levels of experience. Victoria’s classes are fun and inviting!  Expect to learn breath awareness with focus on alignment while connecting the physical body to the spiritual body.


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CrossFit Lvl 1

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