Hi, We’re Chaka

An inclusive family that wants to partner with you for your health.

The Chaka Culture

Constantly striving to be a community that focuses on fitness, friendship and fun by focusing on these three elements:


We are building a culture that is inclusive and nonjudgmental – all body types, fitness levels and peoples. We do this through setting an encouraging and non-combative tone in and outside of class.

Long Term Growth

Any gym can beat you up and leave you in the dust. We believe we are your partners for long term growth. We do this through sustainable programming and public recognition of your achievements.

Lasting Friendships

We focus on building friendships and connections that extend outside the walls of the facility. We do this through events, BBQs, volunteering, challenges and outdoor activities.

Meet the Staff


Deanne ‘Dee’ De Jordy

Founder and Coach

‘Dee’ will most likely be the one you’ll be talking to when you contact us. She’s been CrossFitting since 2010 and founded Chaka in 2018. She has two daughters, is pretty sarcastic and really, really, likes long hugs.

Certifications: CrossFit Level 2, USAW Level 1, CrossFit Endurance, Eat To Perform Nutrition Coaching, 


John Walker


John started Crossfit in 2013 and has been coaching CrossFit since 2014. He loves Tom Hanks, D&D, and all things metal – which is why he loves Tom Hanks and D&D.

Certifications: Bachelors in Kinesiology, CrossFit: Level Trainer 2, Anatomy, Gymnastics, Lesson Planning, RowingErg, Scaling, Spot the Flaw, Weightlifting, Weightlifting Level 2


Molly Snyder


Molly found CrossFit in 2011 and has been coaching since 2013. She pulls off a great Napoleon Dynamite look and can often be found eating copious amounts of ice cream even though she is lactose intolerant.

Certifications: CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Kids, Registered Dietitian


Amanda Long


Amanda has been in CrossFit since 2013. Even though she’s a Gryffindor, she’s married to a Ravenclaw and they have two animagus, Lily and Chunk. If you have trouble identifying her, just look for the shortest person in the gym.

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, USAW Level 1