Please welcome Kayla and Alex to MEF's Coaching Staff!

I am very happy to introduce 2 new coaches to Max Effort's Coaching Staff! Kayla Snyder and Alex Hoppman!

Kayla will be coaching Wednesdays 4:30 & 5:30pm class and Alex will be coaching Tuesdays 4:30pm. Alex will also will be covering the 8pm conditioning class on Wednesday and Thursday night while Roberta is away in Brazil for the month of July!

Kayla Snyder

Kayla has been involved in athletics and fitness her entire life. She played multiple sports growing up and moved on to play Division 1 Beach Volleyball at Stetson University. She spent time coaching a collegiate development team for East Coast Beach Volleyball Academy and the JCC Sharks, a swim team for children with disabilities. Her first volleyball coach, and three-time Master’s Division Games athlete, told her to try CrossFit to help get her into better shape to play volleyball and she was immediately hooked. She loves how CrossFit is competitive but can still be adapted for any person, of any age, with varying physical abilities. Her favorite part about being a coach is helping people find success and enjoyment in their fitness and athletic journey. She recently moved to Bryn Mawr where she is the Head Volleyball Coach at Harcum College.

Kayla’s favorite quote: “Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.”


  • Bachelor’s in Health Sciences from Stetson University

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

  • American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Certification

Alex Hoppman

I grew up in Lancaster County playing soccer all year round and running cross country throughout high school. I have always been extremely interested in strength and conditioning and training athletes in prevention of injuries. I attended Eastern University and majored and graduated with a B.S in Exercise Science. While there, I realized I also have a passion for personal training and helping everyone at any ability or age reach their goals! Seeing my athletes or clients reach their goals, see results, and are happy is what I truly love about this field!


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Strength: Press 5x4 @ 80% of 1 RM Conditioing: Every 2 Min for 7 Rounds (14 Min) 6 Devil Press (40/25) 8 Toes to Bar Max Reps Air Squats RX Men: 40# DBs RX Women: 25# DBs RX+ Men/Women: 8 Devil Press

Friday Sept 25th WOD

Strength: 9min EMOM: 1 Power Clean 2 Hang Power Cleans 1 Push Press Conditioning: 16 Min AMRAP Cash in: 200m Farmers Carry (50/35)(40/25) 9 t2b 26 Dubs 9 Push Press (135/85)(115/75) 26 Shoulder Taps C