Introducing the New Day CrossFit Team

Meet the fitness experts ready to help you achieve your fitness goals and your potential.

Our Founder

Kevin Jackson

Owner/Head Coach Kevin Jackson has been CrossFitting for an impressive seven years and specializes in barbell movements.
Kevin has played multiple sports all his life, and he qualified for the national Junior Olympics in 8th grade.
“As I progressed in my CF journey, I knew I wanted to learn more and coach other athletes,” he says. “I became a coaching intern and then a coach at a local box. After a short stint at the box, I decided to open up my own box and teach my philosophy of fitness.”

CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Level 2
CrossFit Gymnastics
CrossFit Mobility
CrossFit Kids
Brand X Method Advanced Kids
Professional Youth Coach Certification (PYCC)
USAW Sports Performance Coach

Our gym combines every aspect of exercise science, ensuring that you get the results you want. We offer proven workouts to build energy and endurance. We combine that with sensible eating plans that help you hit that sweet spot where you lose fat while you gain muscle.

We want our gym to be a thriving like-minded community of fitness enthusiasts that support and encourage each other. We aim to do this by combining individual training with group classes of people at your level and coaches that understand your particular needs and goals.

Our Professional Coaches

Ryan Blank

Coach Ryan Blank has been CrossFitting for four years and specializes in mechanics and movement. He's passionate about making positive impact through education and fitness in his community. Ryan's favorite part of coaching is sharing his exuberance for natural movement and work capacity.

Before CrossFit, Ryan had zero athletic experience, but he did play Carnegie Hall once. He found CrossFit when he decided to get in better shape. “KJ offered me the chance to intern, and the rest is history,” he says. When Ryan isn’t the gym, he busy raising his 2-year-old daughter, reading, or playing games.


Annaliese Blecha

Coach Annaliese Blecha has been CrossFitting for five years. Her favorite thing about coaching is seeing the dynamic that develops between gym members. "CrossFit is technically an individual sport, but you would never know seeing the way these athletes encourage, motivate, and push each other," she says. "And don't forget the friendly rivalries!"

An avid distance runner, Annaliese was sidelined by a skiing injury that kept her from running for a year. While she was working to regain her strength and stamina, a friend introduced her to CrossFit. She fell in love. “While I can still be convinced to run the occasional race, I’d much rather spend the day competing in CrossFit!” she says.


Mark Burrows

Coach Mark Burrows has been CrossFitting for three years. His favorite thing about coaching is seeing the athletes work on things that they previously said they could not do. Mark was a gymnast in high school, a cheerleader in college, a volleyball player before marriage, a sailboat racer after marriage, a soccer coach as the kids grew up, and a Crossfitter when I saw Father Time coming to visit.

“My younger sailing friends were tough to keep up with and New Day was recommended, so I went in and I have never left. Some of the athletes think that I sleep at the box because I’m always here!” he said Mark’s favorite quote is, “Illigitimata non caborendum. (Don’t let the bastards grind you down). This quote is very symbolic of Mark at the box. As he has set goals and expectations of himself and his athletes and As Mark’s love for CrossFit grew he and coached Kevin talked about becoming a coach and new goal was set and he became the newest coach at the box. Mark said the one thing to know about him is, “He’s not a secret agent!”


Monika Scott

Monika has been teaching and coaching since she was 14 years old. Growing up in the pool as a middle distance swimmer competition and sportsmanship is in her blood. While teaching and coaching swimming she worked with the year round team, summer team and high school swim prep team as the nutrition coach, group and personal trainer, eventually becoming head coach for the summer team.

While engrossed in her swim coaching path, her love for fitness only grew till she discovered CrossFit well over 10 years ago. In that time, she started absorbing everything about fitness, training, mobility, aerobics, CrossFit, and lifting, eventually opening a CrossFit box in Woodbridge, VA. Now, she is happy to continue her journey with her new CrossFit fam with the sport that always pushes, always challenges, and always gives back what you put in, she can’t imagine doing anything else. “CrossFit doesn’t ever get easier, you just get better at it.”

CERTIFICATIONS: CrossFit Level 1 CrossFit Level 2 National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Adaptive Athlete Certification USA Weightlifting CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA)

Morgan Bratton

Coach Morgan first began her CrossFit journey far back in 2011 at a tiny box located in Thousand Oaks, California. Morgan could never turn down an activity that wasn't dynamic, community-driven, and maybe a bit weird; it was love at first wallball. In 2018, Morgan made the switch from athlete to coach, finally wedding her love for teaching to her love for CrossFit.

Over a decade later, Morgan has been a member of five different boxes across four states. With each new move, “people ask me if I have friends or know people in the area we head to. ‘Oh, yes! We just haven’t officially met yet.'” she likes to joke, “But it’s really the truth because I always find a new home box full of like-minded and supportive people.”

Morgan’s favorite part of being a CrossFit coach is watching people connect with themselves. As new members begin to learn a vast variety of moves, they start to move in ways they haven’t in a while or even ever. The emphasis on building technical consistency and intensity requires a level of determination that is equally physical and mental. Morgan focuses on helping athletes learn about their body and all the things it can do. Her classes highlight movement, emphasize mobility and precision, and draw attention to what our body is doing.

“Thankfully, I am a teacher and I know how to teach specified standards! When it comes to learning skills, all attempts, make or miss, all go to the same space: Experience.”


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