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.
Hey, I’m Pree and I am part of the marketing team for Game Gym. In addition to a background in digital media and film, I have a lot of energy for connecting with people and all things fun. Helping gamers join our community so they can sharpen both their esports and leadership skills is a delight and I’m so hyped to be a part of it all.
Head of Production
I’m Chris Sunga, the head of production at Game Gym. Coming from an art background, I’ve been working for the past decade as a digital production designer for shows and brands. Moving forward I hope to be able push the limits of quality here at Game Gym as well as deliver an exponential increase in production.
Coach Phillip “Drew”
Hiya! My name is Phillip Jones, but I go by Drew. I’m a sophomore at George Mason University Studying Computer Game Design and loving it! I founded the Charity Tournament series “Share Stock” and love to TO Smash Ultimate Tournaments. When I’m not sinking hours into RPGs and studies, I’m training to become a better smash player myself! I’m excited to share what I’ve learned as a competitor to support the Game Gym!
Games: Smash Bros
Hi! I'm Coach Preston. I've been gaming since I was six-years-old. My favorite games are League of Legends, Valorant, Battlefield, and Rocket League. I went to College of Charleston where I played on the college League of Legends team for two years. I love positive and hands on coaching to help gamers find the logic behind what works while continuing to have fun.
Games: Valorant, Minecraft, League of Legends, Smash Bros
Hello! My name is Ryan, but many people know me by my gamertag Aero. I'm currently pursuing an associates in Computer Science from Howard Community College with plans to transfer to a four-year institution to obtain my bachelors. Rocket League is one of my biggest passions and I have an even bigger passion for teaching a game that means so much to me to students looking to succeed. I've played since 2017 and have been the highest in game rank since 2018. I know the experience of both winning and losing and what kind of mentality you need to win. I'm beyond excited to join the Game Gym family and to help continue all the amazing work they do for youth in esports in the DMV.
Games: Rocket League
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