Matt chisholm

Matt is an educator by day for the past 8 years teaching grades 8-12 in Charles County and our high energy coach at night.  Matt finished with a Masters in Education from Frostburg and came to us to restore his collegiate athleticism in his adult life.  His passion for teaching translates over to his coaching and his positive attitude is infectious.  Matt began doing CrossFit in 2013.

Matt's accomplisments & PR's:

-"Helen" 6:50

-"Angie" 15:51

-squat 385

-deadlift 450

Matt has the following certifications:

-CrossFit Level 1


Tom was one of the first athletes at Southern Maryland CrossFit starting in 2008.  

Tom's accomplishments & PRs:

-snatch 255

-jerk 315

-deadlift 460

-Fran 3:03

-2009 CrossFit Games Regionals Athlete

-Bronze medalist 2016 Amercian Masters Weightlifting 85kg class

Tom has the following certifications:

Sam Fariss‚Äč

A trainer since 2004 and finding CrossFit in 2006, Sam knew this was his calling.  Sam is Head Coach at Southern Maryland CrossFit and our weightlifting team IRON CRAB BARBELL.  

Sam's accomplishments & PRs:

-snatch 280

-clean & jerk 330

-squat 420

-deadlift 540

-Fran 2:35, chest to bar 3:35

-Karen 5:35

-Isabel 1:28

-2009 CrossFit Games Regionals Athlete

Sam has the following certifications:

-CrossFit Level 1

-CrossFit Level 2

-CrossFit Nutrition

-CrossFit Football

-CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting

-CrossFit Barbell

-USAW Club Coach

-AFPA Certified Personal Trainer

-AFPA Certified Nutritional and Wellness Counselor

Mat Strong

Mat is currently a full time student at University of Maryland pursing a B.S. in Kinesiology.  His energy towards fitness, health and hard work is what attracted him to the CrossFit community.  Mat has over 5 years coaching experience at the high school and collegiate level and has a passion towards helping other reach their potential.  

Mat's accomplishments & PRs:

-squat 345

-front squat 315

Mat has the following certicications:

-CrossFit Level 1

-USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach


A trainer since 2007 Lonnie also found CrossFit in 2006 and is owner and co-founder of Southern Maryland CrossFit and Head Coach of our powerlifting team IRON CRAB BARBELL.  

Lonnie's accomplishments & PRs:

-2015 69kg Pan Am Masters Weightlifting Silver medalist

-2015 72kg USAPL American Open Masters Champion

-2016 69kg Amercian Masters Silver medalist

-4x USAPL 72kg Maryland State Record Holder 

-7x USAPL 63kg Maryland State Record Holder 

-2x CrossFit Games Masters Regional Qualifier

Lonnie has the following certifications:
-CrossFit Level 1
-CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
-CrossFit Football
-AFAP Certified Personal Trainer


Amy is the Aquatics Manager for Charles Co. Public Schools and was a PE teacher from 2007-2014 after gradating from University of Utah and serving as a graduate assistant for the Kinesiology Dept. at Boise State. Amy found CrossFit in 2013 to help her become the most jacked teacher in Charles County.

Amy's accomplishments & PRs:

-Silver medalist 2016 American Master's Weightlifting 63kg class
-snatch 125

-clean & jerk 155

-deadlift 295

-"Fran" 4:13

Amy has the following certifications:
-CrossFit Level 1
-B.S. in Exercise Science
-Maryland State Physical Education Teaching Liscense