Coaches

Dave Ulmer

Certifications: CrossFit Level 2, USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach, CrossFit Endurance, CrossFit Kids

After graduating from Bucknell University, where he played football all four years as a defensive linebacker, Dave found CrossFit. He has been coaching in Columbus since 2010. He found CrossFit in New York, initially following mainsite wods. He moved to Columbus in 2008 and eventually started competitively training at Rogue Gahanna in 2009. Dave is a 4 year Regional athlete, his highest placing being 6th. Dave has coached CrossFit for over 6 years in Columbus, helping hundreds of athletes in the area. Prior to opening CrossFit IPA, he has been head coach at two very large, well-established gyms. Daves provides a wealth of knowledge on mobility, strength training, general movement and individual modifications from his own personal experience and time coaching hundreds of individuals over in the past several years. 

Chelsea Ulmer

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1

Chelsea has been involved in sports the majority of her life. She was a collegiate lacrosse player and later became involved in runnning marathons; qualifying for the Boston Marathon in her last race. She has been involved in the CrossFit community since 2011 and has participated in the CrossFit Regionals each year. Chelsea is a two-time Central East Regional team athlete, a two-time Central East Individual athlete and a two time Central Region team Athlete. In 2015 Chelsea competed at the CrossFit Games on Team CrossFit Grandview, placing 8th overall. In addition to the knowledge she has obtained over the years, her drive and passion for the sport transfer over to her coaching.

 

Mitch Luallen

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1

Mitch practically grew up on the ice with a stick in his hands. But during his 14 years of ice hockey with the Ohio AAA Blue Jackets, there are very few sports or athletic endeavors he didn’t try during the off-season: from rock climbing to track & field, from soccer to coaching younger hockey players and everything in between. Once his ice hockey career ended, CrossFit was just a natural unknown to sink his teeth into. He instantly fell in love with the methodology. Mitch joined CrossFit IPA after graduating from Ohio State University. Through his years of youth ice hockey, he was exposed to nearly every type of sport-specific and athletic training, and even began writing his own programs in high school. Mitch has a breadth of experience to draw from to help anyone achieve their goals.

Aaron Shearer

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1

Aaron has always enjoyed being active and playing sports. The aspect he loves most is understanding strategy and technique in order to improve. Aaron found CrossFit when he started working at Rogue Fitness in 2015. The elements that he loves the most about CrossFit are it is accessible to every one through scaling, and the focus on trying to improve yourself everyday. Aaron loves to apply these principles every day to make better himself as an employee, coach, husband to his wife Amelia, and father to his two boys. When not training Aaron can be found programming websites, playing music or spectating all the sports.

Allie Sieradzki

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1

Allie started CrossFit after she graduated from Cleveland State University, where she played four years of Division I soccer. She was looking for that competitive atmosphere in her workout routine and found that in a CrossFit gym. She has competed in various team and individual competitions around central Ohio. She has been involved in the CrossFit community for three years, and has been a coach for over a year. In addition to CrossFit, she has been a high school soccer coach for the last four years at Olentangy Orange High School. Allie uses her personal experiences as an athlete and what she has learned in the gym to create an intense, fun and motivating coaching style.

Jamie Sullivan

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1

After graduating from Butler University and moving back home to Columbus, Jamie realized that she needed a serious change to her fitness routine. After a lot of research and many pep-talks with herself, she joined a gym and started her CrossFit journey. Jamie credits CrossFit for changing her outlook on what it means to be healthy, happy, and strong. She became a trainer so that she could help people feel more at home in their bodies and to help people realize how strong they can be. Jamie will be completing a nutrition certification course this spring and is excited to be able to offer athletes guidance in their fitness and nutrition goals.

Scott Page

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1

Scott’s athletic career started at an early age and continued through college at Ohio University, where Scott competed internationally in 10m tower diving.  Scott’s diving career ended with an injury, which caused him to search for his next athletic passion.  He started weight lifting and more high intensity interval training after college. As a young father of two, Scott took up competing in Jiu-Jitsu with his son Jake, where he obtained a senior rank of brown belt.  After returning to his hometown of Columbus, Scott found CrossFit.  He has continued with the sport since 2013 and later partnered with Dave and Chelsea Ulmer to open CrossFit IPA in 2016.

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