Since 2018, Game Gym has offered a healthy and holistic approach to video games with structured sessions and certified coaches designed to help kids game better and smarter! We’ve built out a year-round program of engaging esports training programs and camps, a variety of local and online leagues and tournament series, and high-end productions and events.
Founder & CEO
Hi, I’m Josh Hafkin and I am the founder and CEO of Game Gym. I wear many hats and spend my days pushing Game Gym to be the best youth esports program in the world. I love helping kids find confidence in themselves and supporting our local esports community.
Chief Operating Officer
Vice President of Operations
I’m excited to be part of the Game Gym family! Yes, Evan Shubin is my husband and we have been able to successfully work together for the last 10+ years. We both have supported our two sons playing online games for 7+ years. We encouraged them to achieve a balanced set of activities. Of course, esports was one of them. I’m looking forward to helping parents understand the healthy approach to esports!
Director of Camps & Youth Programming
I’m an educator and mom who strives to take learning beyond the traditional classroom. You can catch me cheering on my husband with his own esports team, cuddling my baby and dog, or eating Chick-fil-A. With a bachelor’s in Child Development and Family Relations to a master’s in Education, I’m ready to connect families to Game Gym with opportunities in esports. From our camps to private trainings sessions, I look forward to supporting Game Gym’s curriculum with a healthy and positive approach on and off the game.
Assistant Director of Camps & Youth Programming
Social Media Manager
I’m Ian and I run social media for Game Gym! I’m extremely fortunate to be the social voice of the Game Gym because I enjoy engaging with others and building relationships within the esports community on behalf of the Gym. Previously, I’ve been fortunate to compete competitively in Call of Duty on a global level with friends made in person and through online competition. I believe in what we’re doing here for youth gamers in the DMV area, and what we provide to the competitive scene and online gaming at large.
Games They Play
Hello! My name's Chase, I'm a Minecraft Coach & Content Creator for Game Gym. Previously a Minecraft & Overwatch Youtuber, Coach, and Competitive Player. I'm ready to teach a new generation of gamers how fun Minecraft can be with a competitive and analytical mindset. Being a mentor and helping people find their passion is something I've always dreamed of and being able to do this with such an amazing program is truly an honor. I look forward to great coach and content creator for you!
Games: Minecraft, Overwatch
My name is Solomon and I am finishing my second year at NOVA studying Business and Event Management. Smash Bros and Minecraft are my specialties and I have been playing both since childhood. Also, I’m a part time barista in addition to my role at Game Gym. My other hobbies include filmmaking, content creation, and making a good cup of joe! I look forward to working with anyone who is excited to have fun while improving their gaming skills.
Games: Minecraft, Super Smash Bros
As a professional StarCraft 2 player along with former Collegiate League of Legends player I have the knowledge to help you succeed in the goal you have. I believe that asking students questions that drive them to find the right answer on their own is a very powerful and underrated tool. I am a strong believer in increasing the game knowledge of students while teaching them the best ways to improve and see success. I believe you can learn more from losing than you can from winning. You can learn from winning but the value is lessened.
Games: Pokemon VGC | StarCraft | League of Legends | Valorant | Fortnite
As a gamer with collegiate e-sports experience, collegiate e-sports coaching, and numerous hours in competitive gaming I have many lessons and experiences that I can share to help you improve and reach your goal! I am a strong believer in learning from your failures having them make your victories that much sweeter. I believe that any person can reach any goal they want to achieve as long as they are willing to work at it and accept help from others.
Games: League of Legends | Valorant | Pokemon VGC