Everyone comes to CrossFit Novem for a different reason—to get stronger, fitter, reduce stress, gain confidence, and even create new friendships. These reasons are what inspires us and our members to make fitness a way of life. We will train you safely and properly. What we’re doing at Novem isn’t new, but how we’re executing this particular brand of fitness is.


We’ve curated a healthy, vibrant community at CrossFit Novem that’s about way more than burpees and box jumps. Our programs are as varied as our members—we offer classes in CrossFit, Bootcamp, and the olympic lifting Barbell Club. Our coaches have certification from CrossFit HQ and other fitness disciplines.

(215) 291-2968 1732 N. Howard Street | Philadelphia, PA 19122
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Amanda Jo “AJ” Brensigner

Amanda Jo “AJ” Brensigner

Assistant Coach

A country girl turned city slicker, Amanda Jo has called Philly home for the last seven years.  AJ developed her foundation of strength by helping out on her family’s farm.  Growing up, she tried just about every sport, even cheerleading and dance.  The sport that ended up ruling her life year round was softball.  She also spent a great deal of time in aquatics: lifeguarding, teaching swimming lessons, and running a summer swim camp.  She stayed fit by doing the globo gym routine and swimming but after seeing the CrossFit games on TV, she decided to leave the redundancy and check out a local box.  AJ fell in love with the community and intense workouts and for the last 2.5 years she has been a part of the Novem family.  Lesha and Joe saw the way she excelled at Olympic weightlifting and pushed her to compete.  Embracing the singlet, she has since made it to the national level, competing this past year at University Nationals and placing 7th in the country in her weight class (1st place in smiling).  In addition to competing in OLY, she loves participating in CrossFIt competitions because of the abundant positive energy.  Over the last several years she has made health a primary part of her life, and recently left her career as a professional photographer to pursue nursing. Amanda Jo is excited to be on the coaching team, and ready to help others get healthy and fit too!

• Crossfit Level 1 (2013)
• AED/CPR Certified
• Registered Nurse