5.0 (3)
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11 years in business

About this pro

I am a certified RKC instructor, Level 3 CrossFit trainer, and have special certifications in everything from Olympic Weightlifting to strongman to body weight training. I also take a wholistic approach to training offering great coaching in nutrition and lifestyle as well. I have trained professional and Olympic athletes on one hand, and beginners trying to get off of diabetes medicine, and both with great results. I enjoy sharing the journey of each individual as they accomplish their goals and more, whatever those may be. I have been there myself, overcoming physical and mental obstacles and rising to the top. I competed at the highest level of CrossFit at the CrossFit Games in 2014 and recently placed 3rd in the Jiujitsu World Finals for bluebelt division. I love learning, and I love teaching. 

Changing people’s lives in this way increases their whole well-being, and this in turn improves every aspect of the client’s life. This often happens in ways not originally expected and is always very rewarding to see. The best stories include a veteran who learned to walk again, many who have gotten off diabetes medicine, and others who have lost weight gaining confidence and enjoying a healthy way of life. Typically family members are also positively affected and it’s great to see this domino effect. 

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Indianapolis, IN 46202
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3 Reviews


  • Russ Dartis

    He’s very knowledgeable about CrossFit and knows how to deal with each persons skill level!

  • Nancy Brunet

    Over two years training with JC, he has offered solid, knowledgeable teaching on subjects crossing all facets of health and wellness. His wealth of experience is vast – as both an athlete and a coach – and his teaching gave me the confidence and drive needed to make changes to improve my own health and performance. He’s an amazing coach!

  • Scott Willy

    What's not to like? Jared has been training me 3-4 times per week for 2 1/2 years. During that time, he has made me leaner, stronger and faster - doing things I have never done in my life. I am 57 years old and have never been an athlete... until now. I am going to need an additional star to rate this guy.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I start with an initial consultation and assessment. Depending on goals, availability, and other factors we get started making a plan of action.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

i am a certified CrossFit Level 3 trainer which is the highest level available. I am also RKC verified so am well versed in kettlebell training. I have played and excelled at many sports.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

my price is $75 per hour plus $5 per 30 minutes of travel. Travel time can be negotiated with a minimum commitment.

How did you get started teaching?

In 2012, CrossFit opened the worldwide competition up to the evertyone by allowing anybody to compete in the Open as long as they got their scores verified. I lived in Costa Rica at the time and had to video record those scores. I ended up qualifying for Regionals and moved back into Indianapolis the following year after 4 years in Costa Rica. I began to coach CrossFit at that point and after about a year made that my full time gig. I have continued to gain training experience and broadened my horizons coaching and training thousands of folks. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with everyone from those wheel chair bound to professional and Olympic athletes. I enjoy each one as they each have unique goals, challenges, and victories. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I just got a call from a client letting me know that the doctor took him off his cholesteral and diabetes medicine. If that's not music to a trainer's ears, I'm not sure what is. I also helped a man learn to walk again after being hit by an IED in Iraq. He has now moved back home to be with his son, and I am very humbled to have been a small part of his journey and recovery.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Not all trainers are created equal! Also, though I love CrossFit, it does get a bad wrap often times because honestly a Level 1 Certification can be aquired in a weekend. I would look for at least a level 2 trainer while a level 3 trainer is idea. It's also good for a trainer to have a broad set of skills, certifications, and experience. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Nutrition is always one of the most important aspects of training. If you really want to make the optimal progress, I would ask students to have an open mind and be ready to make some changes in their nutrition. It definitely doens't have to be doom and gloom, and a lot of the fads out there aren't sustainable. As you change the way you think about food, eating better becomes more enjoyable, and this is the key to lasting success.