Coaches

Dave Ulmer

After graduating from Bucknell University, where he played football all four years as a defensive linebacker, Dave found CrossFit. He has been active in the CrossFit community for almost 10 years. 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.

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

Jim Kittle

Jim is a life long learner. He has been in athletics for most of his life and is passionate about finding new challenges and overcoming them. After finishing collegiate football Jim went back and forth between gyms until ultimately finding a solid challenge in Weightlifting and CrossFit. He looks forward to challenging himself and others to reach their fullest potential.

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, USAW-L1

Chelsea Ulmer

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 for the past 6 years 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.


Certifications: CrossFit Level 1

Elicia Scanlon

Elicia was born and raised in Columbus Ohio. She discovered CrossFit in 2012 and instantly fell in love with the sport. The competitive nature of CrossFit and her passion to get better went hand in hand. She has since competed locally in many Crossfit competitions and steadily increased her experience and knowledge.

One of those personal experiences involved witnessing first hand the importance of healthy nutrition habits to achieve one’s goals, whether for performance or general health reasons. She proceeded to educate herself in the field of nutrition in order to help others make healthy improvements to their lives and athletic endeavors. 

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, Precision Nutrition

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