Meet Raven!

Introducing our new Barbell Club Coach, Raven!


My name is Raven Faudel and I am the new Barbell Club Coach at The X-Project School of Fitness.

I have been a part of the CrossFit community since 2013, and just moved to the Frederick area, joining the X-Project team, about 2 months ago.

Before CrossFit, I was working out in my university’s gym alone, when a CrossFit gym opened in my hometown in North Carolina. I was pursuing my Master’s Degree in Business Administration and needed internship hours, so I began helping with marketing and community outreach of the new facility. I began exercising alongside a group of people that became family to me and decided (against what I THOUGHT I wanted) to compete locally for fun in 2015 and started coaching in 2017.

Outside of the gym I consult with businesses on marketing, operation efficiency, and team building. I also enjoy spending time outdoors and learning new things. I participate and coach in this industry because I have seen it change lives and bring people happiness and health they didn’t know was possible. The amount of growth that can be made physically and mentally is immeasurable!

Through Barbell Club, I hope to help our members build awareness of their movement patterns, improve their lift technique and strength, and have fun!