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. She is currently apprenticing as trainer at CrossFit IPA and will earn L-1 certificate this Spring.

Certifications: Precision Nutrition

Eric Fashano

Eric has been involved in athletics ever since he was young enough to play sports. A multiple sport athlete, he opted to continue playing baseball collegiately at Penn State as a pitcher. He continued his involvement with baseball after college by becoming the assistant head coach of the nationally ranked Ohio State Club Baseball team in 2015. At present, he still coaches this team.

In 2015, Eric was introduced to the sport of CrossFit and hasn't looked back since. He has competed and coached at various Crossfit gyms in the greater Columbus area, and joined our team to continue to garner experience coaching. Eric hopes to aid gym members in achieving their fitness potential while having fun. He is an avid competitor and always up for a challenge.

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1

Jim Hendrickson

Jim is one of our youth sports training coaches. He was a multi-sport athlete growing up playing baseball and basketball and continued to play baseball through college. Jim is a graduate of Miami University in Ohio with a B.S. in Business. He began doing CrossFit in 2012 to train for the Louisville Ironman Triathlon. He has completed two full ironman races and has also utilized the training to help him summit Mt. Rainier in Washington state in 2016. Jim has spent many years coaching youth travel sports and helps with several travel hockey programs in Columbus. He has developed a passion for motivating young athletes and helping them find the best part of themselves and bring that out on the field and in their personal lives.

Certifications: CrossFit Level 1

What our facility has to offer!

4000+ sq/ft facility with Rogue equipment

Assault AirBikes and Concept 2 Rowers

Changing and Shower facilities

Neighboring park for outdoor WODs

Kids hangout area

Nutrition and athletic gear store

On site parking

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