John Ditrick, the co-owner of Lion’s Den Strength and Conditioning, is a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer and has a National Academy of Sports Medicine Personal Trainer Certification. Originally from Ohio, John played college baseball. He is a United States Army Veteran and has been serving as a police officer for the past 17 years. John grew up surrounded by sports and has a passion for fitness. He is an avid runner, who has completed 4 marathons and 10 half marathons. John believes that fitness is a lifelong journey and should be enjoyable. John believes that in order for people to achieve maximum results, they need to be pushed and trained outside of their comfort zones. John is a firm believer in the quote, "the body can achieve what the mind believes." John is ready to help you achieve your goals and to change your life to bring out a better, healthier you!
Kelly Given, the co-owner of Lion’s Den Strength and Conditioning, is a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer and a NASM certified Personal Trainer. Kelly has had a passion for sports and fitness her entire life. She played Division 1 field hockey in college at Kent State University for four years. After college, she served as a police officer in Ohio for 10 years before moving to Maryland. Kelly is currently the Director of Field Hockey Operations for Koa Sports in Bethesda, MD. Kelly loves inspiring and motivating people of all ages to realize their full potential – whether it’s on an athletic field, in the gym or anywhere else in life. She has always lived by the motto “No Regrets”, and believes that you only have one life, so you need to make the most out of it! Kelly is ready to help you transform your life inside and outside of the gym!
My name is Emma, and I am the official gym dog of Lion’s Den Strength and Conditioning. I am a Lab Dalmatian mix and I am almost 2 years old. I love to go on runs around the neighborhood with my mommy and daddy. Mommy and daddy take me out to the gym and play keep away with me with either my favorite purple ball or my new green ball. The best part of my day is when I get to go out in the backyard and play with my orange and blue birthday ball. I love people and I like to give a lot of kisses. I might jump on you, but I will never hurt or bite you. If you have food, you are my bestest friend ever. I hope that you will become a member of our gym so we can be friends.