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!

Lauryn Davidson

CrossFit Lvl 1


Lauryn just graduated from Georgia Southern studying to be a physical therapist but have decided to return to school to get my masters and become a middle school PE teacher. Her hobbies include working out, being outside, and taking care of my plants

She has a dog named Sadie and a cat named Pudding and I could talk about them all day long

Lauryn has done CrossFit on and off for about 6 years, she loves meeting new people and is excited to help anyone reach their fitness goals

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!

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.

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.

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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