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Jared Cantrell

Owner and Head coach

  1. What are your current CrossFit certifications (and any other fitness/health/nutrition accrediations)?
    Level 1 CF. Level 2 CF. CF Strongman. Donny Shankle weightlifting. Rx Jump Rope Jump Ropeology. Steve Maxwell Mobility. Beyond certifications, I have the experience of coaching thousands of classes and helping people of all levels accomplish their fitness goals. I started CrossFit in 2009.

  2. How did you get started with CrossFit?
    I was looking for workout ideas while living in the jungle of Costa Rica. I came across a YouTube video titled, "Navy diver does Fran (Not a Porno)." I watched it. I googled CrossFit, and I found the mainsite. After a fast, I began following mainsite WODs the day my first daughter was born. Having to make much of the equipment, I made due. Just a few months later I registered for the first ever online qualifier known at The CrossFit Open. Without a CrossFit gym in the country, I had to video all of my workouts. For one of the workouts, I had to take a four hour bus ride to a place that had a 20 lb wall ball. Let's just say I jumped right in. I placed 4th at the first ever Regional as an individual. It is also the first time I used a rower, kettlebell or bumper weights. I was in Costa Rica with my wife and two daughters (both born there) Noemi and Ruth as a missionary working with men addicted to crack cocaine. I was in the final steps in the process of opening a Reebok CrossFit gym in Costa Rica when the Lord had other plans. I moved back and worked at Wheeler Mission for a little over a year, and now pastors a church on the near West side and runs Finish Line's Corporate CrossFit affiliate.
    CrossFit is much more than an exercise program. It's a means to learn skills that translate into becoming a better person not only physically, but also mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. CrossFit is relational. I missed out on this a lot during my first years CrossFitting. I also miss out on it a lot doing competitive training. Bearing one another's burdens in the gym allows us to connect on a deeper level that translates into a lifestyle of caring for others. Pushing through the pain helps us to press forward in the face of any adversity, and CrossFit is always a means for teaching us a lesson in humility.

  3. Athletic background and achievements:
    I was a competitive athlete in high school wresting at the state tournament and making semi-state in soccer, but injuries and life-style choices hampered any further career in sports. In 2011 I qualified for the Regionals and placed 4th individually in Latin American. In 2012, I placed 25th in the Open in the Central East Region and placed 7th place at Regionals with team CFNT. In 2013, I placed 16th in the Central East Open and 4th on a team at Regionals. In 2014, I placed 27th in the Central East Open and 2nd at Regionals as a team finally qualifying for The CrossFit Games. My highest achievement was competing at the CrossFit Games in 2014 finishing 31st in the world.

  4. Favorite workout?
    Fran.

  5. Least favorite workout?
    Eva, not so much that I hate it now, but I choose this because of the horrible memory of it being my first CrossFit workout. I used a 70 lb dumbbell and it took me well over an hour to complete. The reality is that if I hate a workout, that will affect my mindset in that workout. I try not to do that.





Eileen Cantrell

CrossFit Kids Specialty

  1. What are your current CrossFit certifications (and any other fitness/health/nutrition accrediations)?
    Level 1 CrossFit Trainer, CrossFit Kids Certification, CertifiedElementary Education Teacher, Homemaker ,Personal paleo chef for my husband

  2. How did you get started with CrossFit?
    I was exposed to CrossFit in 2008 when my husband, Jared started doing CrossFit on his own while we were living in Costa Rica.  At the time, I was pregnant and having babies so I cheered on Jared.  When we moved back to the US in 2009, we joined a CrossFit box that was just opening and joined the community.  I loved working out in a class atmosphere that was challenging and fun at the same time!  To me CrossFit is about community and encouraging each other to get better in workouts but also in daily life as well.

  3. Athletic background and achievements:
    Previous to CrossFit, I worked out consistently but nothing in specific.  After college, I completed a few sprint distance triathlons and ran half-marathons.

  4. Favorite Workout.
    Grace 

  5. Least favorite workout?
    Karen

Zane Cooperider

Lead Coach

  1. What are your current CrossFit certifications (and any other fitness/health/nutrition accrediations)?
    L1 CrossFit.

  2. How did you get started with CrossFit?
    I got started with CrossFit when I stopped running at the collegiate level. After I stopped running I needed another way to push myself when it came to working out. I originally had my sights set on triathlons, but didn’t enjoy the longer endurance based disciplines that I used to enjoy. Some friends told me about CrossFit and what it was and I was intrigued; however, at first I had no interest in it because I did not like lifting weights very much. After attempting baseline for the first time, and throwing up about halfway through the workout, I decided that I actually kind of liked getting my butt kicked and getting pushed to the puking point.

  3. Athletic background and achievements:
    Before college I ran both cross country and track at West Lafayette High School and earned an athletic scholarship to run at IUPUI. I ran at the state cross country meet 3 times in my high school career and once at the track state level. I competed in the regional cross country meet in college twice.

  4. Favorite workout?
    Murph

  5. Least favorite workout?
    7 minutes of burpees


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