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Stephanie Collins

Owner of Max Effort Fitness-CrossFit Drexel Hill


Stephanie was introduced to CrossFit  because she was tired of the same old monotonous routine of going to a chain style gym every day to train specific body parts day in and day out. She was looking for something different to push and motivate her to become stronger and healthier.  Stephanie was an athlete all throughout her youth and went on to compete as a Top 5 NPC National Figure athlete and earned her IFBB Figure Professional status by winning her Figure class in 2006. She has established herself as a recognized trainer and nutritionist for the everyday person, athlete, competitive bodybuilder and figure athletes. She has helped men and woman of all shapes and sizes achieve weight loss and or competition goals.  Over the past two years, Stephanie worked to establish the Strength and Conditioning program and acted as head coach at Inside Out Training before deciding to open Max Effort Fitness.


Stephanie is a Professional Figure Athlete and has been a spokes model and sponsored athlete for CytoSport Nutrition since 2004. Stephanie has over 15 years of resistance training, fitness conditioning and Sports Nutrition Experience.



A note from Stephanie: My philosophy on exercise and well-being is simple: Everyone is different, yet everyone is capable of accomplishing goals. There is no such thing as excuses, and there is always time. The only variables that affect one’s training are dedication and heart.  Exercise starts out for many as a major change in life. But when it comes down to it, working out is not something that needs to be implemented into a person’s life; IT IS A WAY OF LIFE! Exercise is a lifestyle!!



  • IFBB Professional Figure Competitor

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified

  • CrossFit Level 2 Certified

  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifing Certified

  • CrossFit Mobility Certified

  • CrossFit Judges Certificate

  • OPEX/OPT CCP Level 1 Assessment Certified

  • OUTLAW BARBELL Olympic Weightlifting Certified

  • CPR Certified

  • Florida Atlantic Universitiy 


Contest History

  • 2007 IFBB New York Pro Figure Championships 

  • 2007 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro Figure Championships  

  • 2006 NPC Team Universe National Figure Championship  (Earned IFBB Pro Card)

  • 2006 NPC Junior Nationals Bodybuilding, Figure & Fitness Championships:

  • 2005 Team Universe National Figure Championships  

  • 2005 USA Bodybuilding & Figure Championships Figure:

  • 2005 Junior Nationals Bodybuilding, Figure & Fitness championships

  • 2004 Team Universe National Figure Championships

  • 2004 Junior Nationals Bodybuilding, Figure & Fitness championships



Bri Donnelly:

Crossfit and Conditioning class Coach

Bri grew up in Delaware County, PA. and although Bri was not able to play competitive sports due to her visual impairment, she has had a passion for being physically active all her life. Bri loves to create a safe and fun environment for everyone to learn, grow, and become a stronger individual. Bri attended West Chester University of Pennsylvania for her Bachelor’s in Exercise Science. She continued her education at West Chester University to receive a Master’s in Exercise Physiology and Sport Performance. Bri is currently working toward her Doctorate in Education at West Chester University. Bri has over 500+ hours of physical therapy internships and strength and conditioning experiences making her well versed in the areas of programming, rehabilitation, and Olympic Lifting. Additionally, Bri is an Adjunct Professor at West Chester University, teaching Exercise Science and Disability Studies classes, as well as a Personal Trainer. In her free time, Bri loves to work on Olympic Weightlifting and her Crossfit skills.



-B.S. Exercise Science

-M.S. Exercise Physiology and Sport Performance

-National Strength and Conditioning Association - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

-USA Weightlifting Certified Olympic Weightlifting Coach – Level 1 (USAWL-1)

-Reflexive Performance Reset Certified - Level 1 (RPR-1)

-American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED Certified

Roberta Makatche


Roberta was born and raised in Brazil, grew up swimming and playing volleyball. She carried her passion for sports over to fitness and became a Personal Trainer in 2007. She has an abundance of energy and makes her classes unique and fun!


- Fitness Trainer - ISSA
- Spinning Instructor - Mad Dogg athletics
- Urban Rebounding Instructor - One Fitness
- kickboxing Certification - AFAA
- Tabata Bootcamp Instructor - SCW
- American Red Cross Aid/ CPR/ AED Certification

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