Al El Kordi-Hubbard
Growing up, I always played sports and had a particular knack for golf. I turned most of my focus there and competed throughout the junior golf and collegiate ranks. Following my college graduation, I decided to pursue a regular 9-5 desk job instead of following my dreams and pursuing professional golf. That job would lead my heart into another direction, CrossFit.
While working my 9-5, I began doing CrossFit at a local gym. I fell in love with it. Being able to do new workouts I had never done before really opened my eyes up to the idea that the human body is far more capable than we think it is. I fell so in love with CrossFit that I began skipping work to go to the gym! Not long after, I passed the CF-L1 exam and began coaching at my local gym.
One day while I sitting on my desk, I put my headphones on to go to work and threw on Logic’s first studio album, “The Incredible True Story.” It spoke to me in a way that shook me to my core. The message of following your dreams, making your own reality, and being happy, resonated hard with me. Not long after, I handed in my 2 weeks notice, moved back to Virginia, and began coaching CrossFit full time.
While coaching brought me immense joy, I still wasn’t fulfilled and decided that what I was missing, was working for myself, to make the change I wanted in the world, on my own terms. After 6 months of coaching at CrossFit Chantilly, I handed in my resignation and opened up CrossFit 286, now 286 Performance.
This gym is my life’s passion and I am thrilled to get to share it with our local community!
Dan was born and raised in Oakton, Virginia. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science with a Minor in Business Administration from The University of South Carolina, where he played nationally ranked Division 1 soccer for four years. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Life University in Marietta, Georgia. It was during his career as an athlete that he realized the tremendous benefit of consistent chiropractic care.
Dr. Dan has a passion for bringing out the best in people. When Dr. Dan experienced his own injuries, he experienced the difference between feeling hopeLESS in one’s own body, and feeling hopeFUL in his body’s ability to heal, recover and perform at the highest level again. It is Dr. Dan’s mission to empower each and every client he works with and support their body’s ability to heal, adapt and perform. Dr. Dan continues to push the limits of his own abilities by enjoying CrossFit, Triathlon and IronMan competitions. He also enjoys giving back to the community of Leesburg and surrounding Loudoun County by volunteering, community service, and coaching youth soccer.
Jasmin El Kordi
Jasmin leads the yoga program at CrossFit286. She received her 200 hr Yoga Alliance teacher certification from the Banjaara Yoga School in India. Jasmin has a strong foundation in traditional multi-style yoga, which includes breathing and mediation techniques. Her programs are designed to create healthy bodies for CrossFit athletes and yoga enthusiasts, with a focus on flexibility, mobility and strength.