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Nxt Move CrossFit -- To provide a positive and challenging environment promoting health, fitness well being and community; ensuring that

fitness goals are met with professional coaching. To build a community where people want to see others succeed while achieving their own goals.

Meet our coaches

Ron ROse


Coach Ron is the Founder and driving force behind Nxt Move Crossfit. He grew up in Northern Virginia and moved to Orange in 2002 when his son was born. Through the years he has provided his leadership and mentorship in the youth sports of football, basketball, baseball and running. His first passion is his family. Coach Ron is a runner completing in 7 full marathons. His passion for running spread all across Orange County and ignited many to run starting with the Kids Fun Run leading to many people running marathons.

Coach Ron is a Level 2 CrossFit Coach and Personal Trainer certified through National College of Exercise Professionals. Coach Ron’s fitness philosophy is about long term athletic development through functional fitness. His three goals in everything he coaches and mentors are:

1. Have Fun

2. Learn Something

3. Play to Win


His passion for coaching goes beyond the sport or the moment, for Coach Ron it is about the life lessons that are presented.

Bernard Ellis


Known as Coach B, he brings the shimmy and shake to Nxt Move Crossfit. A fitness and athletic coach at Nxt Move, holding a personal training certification from NCEP, Speed and Agility and Nutrition Consultation. His philosophy is designed to coach athletes for better efficiency and longevity (long term athletic development). He has served as one of the top youth sport coaches in the area for football, basketball, and soccer for 14 years . A fun coach that takes pride in helping you reach your fitness goals.

Jen Taylor


Jenn Taylor is a NASM certified personal trainer with a passion for running and functional stability. She was a distance runner in high school and reconnected with that love nearly ten years ago, after the birth of her daughter, Grace. Jenn has run the Charlottesville Ten Miler 6 times since moving to Orange and plans to run it for as long as she is able.


Jenn’s journey to Nxt Move started in January 2018 when she committed to losing weight….again. She did a lot of research, set some smart goals, and worked hard to obtain them. In the process of her own fitness journey, Jenn realized how much she loved fitness and wanted to help other people obtain their fitness goals. She signed up for some classes through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and passed her certification test in July 2019. Under the guidance of some seasoned local chiropractors, Jenn was able to gain valuable experience to support her knowledge from NASM. This experience accelerated her love for functional stability and made her a stickler for form. Don’t worry, you’ll thank her for that later!


When Jenn is not at the gym, she spends her time with her husband LJ, their 4 children, and a puppy who might actually be a horse. She loves music, reading, the outdoors, and her photography business. Jenn is also working toward a nutrition certification through NASM. 


Jenn is excited to continue her growth at Nxt Move and even more excited to help guide you through your own fitness journey!! 

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