Our Team

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Jim Beebe

Owner, head coach at Unbreakable Athletics Academy

Jim Beebe

Kelly Daum

CrossFit Level 1 Coach

Jen Beebe

CrossFit Level 1 Coach

Rob Rigdon

CrossFit Level 1. Sports Performance Coach

Jeremy Johnson

CrossFit Level 1 Coach

Kim McMahon

CrossFit Level 1 Coach

Haleigh Spencer

Strength and Conditioning Coach

TJ Gerking

CrossFit Coach

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Jim Beebe

Owner, head coach at Unbreakable Athletics Academy

Name: Jim Beebe
Age: Born 12/10/1974
Occupation: Owner, head coach at Unbreakable Athletics Academy
Home: I was born and raised in Cleveland, OH. I live in Plainfield now.
Family: Wife, Jen. My three children: Jack, Maddie, and Sam. My three step-children: Kate, Lauren, and Madi.
CrossFit Level I certificate: October 2017
CrossFit Strongman certificate: May 2016
North American Strongman Chair for Indiana
USA Powerlifting Coach since 2017
I received my CrossFit Powerlifting and Strongman certificates
At 41 I look back on my life and it’s easy to recognize that I was always drawn to sports. For most in my family, it was never a priority. But I would somehow try to find a way to better myself physically in an attempt to be a better athlete. My athletic path was unusual and I played an uncommon sport, racquetball through middle school and high school. I was a former college racquetball player at Purdue University in the mid-90’s.
After several back injuries, I could no longer play racquetball and started down a very unhealthy lifestyle. Fast-forward 15 years, and my weight ballooned from 190lbs to 300lbs. I was on TRICOR medicine, snored terribly, had incredible back pain, and with 31% body fat was quite obese. In 2010 I started on the P90X program and had some success, lost weight, and got stronger. I then bought a Vitamix blender and started learning about a paleo diet and had more success. My gym offered group classes that people were calling CrossFit. I continued in those classes through 2011 and had more success. Then in 2012 I searched out and interviewed several CF boxes in Indianapolis. I finally settled in with CrossFit Naptown and trained there through 2012. Now I am the healthiest I have ever been.
I have been an entrepreneur for my career, have my MBA from Purdue, have owned a painting franchise, worked as an investment broker, ran a division for a state agency, etc. I knew in 2012 I wanted to own and run a box. Consequently, I sought out the best box in Indiana, and selected CF Naptown. The owners there have helped me grow as an athlete. They also have been mentoring me along the way on the coaching and business side of things. I wanted to experience a self-made internship before I felt comfortable operating a box.
In my quest to learn about operating a box, I have visited over 20 boxes in 5 states, creating my own network of teammates for sharing ideas for running my box. I have been able to share my knowledge and pick up things from others too. I’ve competed in local CrossFit, weightlifting, strongman, running, and triathalon competitions. I’ve also judged in them as well. I also went to the Central East Regionals in 2012. In addition to CF, I try to expose myself to even broader forms of fitness: SEAL Fit, distance running, power lifting, boot camps, triathlons, weightlifting, powerlifting, strongman etc.
I love helping others become healthier. It is tremendously rewarding and is truly fun for me. My goal is for my athletes to adopt a mindset that this is a lifestyle. There are no short cuts. Hard work, strong habits, and solid coaching can enable athletes to do 10X more than they think capable. We have the best fitness facility in the county and we want to improve significantly from there.
What are your three favorite movements? I love the olympic lifts, anything unusual like flipping tires and pushing sleds, and sand bag work, anything heavy.
What is your favorite CrossFit WOD? Fight Gone Bad, Murph, CFU Monthly Challenges.
What is your least favorite movment? Toes to bar and hand stands.
What is your least favorite CrossFit WOD? Most WODs with skillwork are not my jam. But it all simply become training with a new target. And new targets are fun.
What are 3 fitness goals you have for the rest of 2018? Compete in the Blind Dog Highlander, back squat 500lbs, compete in a powerlifting meet.
What are 3 coaching goals you have for 2018? Become USAW certified.
Favorite quote: Civilize the mind. But make savage the body.–Lao Tzu

 

 

 

 

Kelly Daum

CrossFit Level 1 Coach

Crossfit Level 1 Certificate holder as of Jan 2016

Lawrence North HS, 1996 BS in Fitness and Sports Studies, IU, 2001

Gymnastics coach, DeVeau’s School of Gymnastics 1996 – 2007

Gym Manager, DeVeau’s School of Gymnastics, 2002-2007

Varsity Cheer Coach, Cascade HS 2001-2006

Head Cheer Coach, Indiana Elite Cheer and Dance, 2007-2014

Married to Steve, 2003

Biggest Accomplishment: Her two boys. – RE, 8/23/06 and AJ, 6/25/11

Favorite Crossfit workout: Annie, anything without running 🙂

Favorite lift: tie….. Back Squat and Cleans, also loves trying new skills

Favorite music to train toanything but metal/rock…..Morgan Wallen to DMX

 

Kelly has been with UAA since the early time when it opened. From the beginning, over the years, now, and in the future, Kelly has consistently made improvements. She has trained consistently week in and week out and has come a long way as an athlete and a coach. She’s excellent at making sure our athletes understand the fundamentals and are moving correctly, and thankfully she has no problem cranking up the intensity in order to get the most out of our athletes. After all, she has the Unbreakable mindset in order to coach with us.
“I love the social aspect of coaching, meeting people, keeping them accountable, and knowing each person on an individual basis so I can be of better service in and out of the gym. Coaching adults has been quite a transition from coaching kids. I have had to find new and different ways to get results out of adults, which is also what is most rewarding…when I break through to them! The best part of coaching is seeing the delight on people’s faces when they accomplish a new skill they’ve been working on.”
Jen Beebe

CrossFit Level 1 Coach

CrossFit Level I Certificate holder as of 2016

USA Powerlifting Coach as of 2017

Completed the CrossFit Powerlifting and Strongman certificate

MacroMillionaire Nutrition

Proudest Moment: coaching Kate at collegiate nationals and seeing her pull a lifetime PR on her 3rd DL attempt

Favorite movements:  back squat, sled pushes, KBS

Favorite Crossfit Workout:  any long chipper, 14.5, & DT

Favorite Music to train to: anything but EDM

Favorite Quote: “GOOD” Jocko. The quote is simple but really a prescription for life. When you are faced with adversity, your attitude should be “GOOD” – this isn’t what I planned for but what can I learn/develop/gain from this opportunity?

“CrossFit was something I always longed to try, but there was a little voice inside me that said it was going to be too hard.  That voice won for much too long.  One day I finally faced my fear, told that voice to shut up, and walked through the doors of UAA by myself.  I even remember my first workout – Tabata.  I couldn’t walk for a week.”

Jen not only fell in love with CrossFit and the UAA community, but also discovered powerlifting and strongman as well as coaching! She enjoys seeing the confidence that athletes gain from doing something they never thought was possible.  As a coach, Jen focuses more on the technical aspects and offers many scaling options. 

I wish clients knew that no one cares what you wear, what you look like when you train, or what weight you can lift. The community only cares that you show up, do your best and be positive – the coaches will take care of the rest.”

couldn’t walk for a week.

You can say the rest is history.  I not only fell in love with CrossFit and the CF community, but also discovered powerlifting and strongman.  I love the confidence that people gain through CrossFit – doing things they never thought they could do. It’s been great, and I’ve never looked back.

Rob Rigdon
CrossFit Coach Coach and On-Ramp Instructor

Crossfit Level 1 Certificate, Aerobic Capacity endorsement,  Adult/child CPR

Retired Physical Education teacher at Plainfield Community Middle School

Coached baseball, softball, swimming, golf, football and basketball

Biggest Accomplishment: The birth of his daughter

Favorite Crossfit workout: Cindy

Favorite strength movement: Pull ups

Favorite music to train to: Hits from the 80’s

Favorite quote: “Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard.”

From a very young age, Rob has developed a love for competition and camaraderie. After nearly 40 years of participating in or coaching seven different sports, he still has the desire to compete in everything he does. In 2015 his daughter, Jessica, became an intern at Unbreakable Athletics Academy. She knew Crossfit was the perfect challenge for him and convinced Rob to give it a try during the summer of 2015. She was right! Crossfit has provided Rob with all the same opportunities for competitiveness and camaraderie that team sports have offered him. Combining both of those with his love for fitness was a perfect blend.

Rob is an enthusiastic and motivational coach. He has a never-quit attitude that becomes contagious. It’s his positive attitude toward goal achievement and his enthusiasm for fitness and a healthy lifestyle that Rob wants to share with others.

Jeremy Johnson

CrossFit Coach

CrossFit Level 1 Certificate since 2020
Title he is most proud of: “Dad”
 
Favorite Crossfit workout: Cindy and Fran
 
Favorite lift: Sumo DL or hang cleans 
 
Favorite music to train to: Sturgill Simpson
 
Favorite quote: Joshua 1:9  “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” 

Jeremy Johnson, originally from Madison, Indiana, has been a member of the UAA community since 2013. As a coach, Jeremy enjoys working with athletes of all skill levels and teaching them something new or showing a seasoned athlete ways to improve. It can be tough to find the right vocabulary to queue the correct techniques, but Jeremy goes above and beyond to connect with athletes. He finds it most rewarding seeing it “click” when they are able to get it!  Jeremy describes his coaching style as the “Silent Observer” He is always watching, and may not always say much, but when he does it has great value and impact. He is a motivational coach and teammate and always makes himself available to help an athlete improve.

Kim McMahon

Crossfit Coach 

 

Crossfit Level 1 Certificate since 2018

Biggest Accomplishment:  Learning DU’s.  I spent a lot of time learning how to do them with a single jump in between them and had to relearn how to do them without a single.  This is one of the movements that requires different strategies for different athletes to learn.  
 
Favorite Crossfit workout: Adam Brown
 
Favorite lift: Snatch
 
Favorite music to train to: Anything but heavy metal or techno
 
Favorite quote: “You are one workout away from a better mood.”
Kim McMahon has been a member of the Unbreakable community since 2014.  Before becoming a coach in 2018 she had never coached before, but is a natural. Kim’s favorite part about being a coach is working with athletes in class that she coached in on-ramp sessions. She loves watching them fall in love with the gym and their new gym family! Kim is a self-proclaimed “talker” and talks to everyone, but she also is a great listener. If she hears someone seeking advice or wanting help with a movement she is always the first to offer help and guidance. Kim enjoys helping everyone find that “queue” they are looking for to make them a better athlete. 
Heleigh Spencer
CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association 
 
CPT (Certified Personal Trainer) from the National Academy of Sports Medicine
Former assistant strength and conditioning coach at Washington University in St. Louis. 
 

Biggest Accomplishment: My proudest accomplishment as a coach was always working with the young and inexperienced athletes at Wash U and teaching them how to take up space and improve their self-confidence by being in the weight room. It was so fun to see them become comfortable and learn how to take ownership of their time in the weight room. My proudest accomplishment as an athlete was winning the 2007 NCAA DIII volleyball national championship my senior year of college. It’s been a long time but I’ll never forget that moment.

Favorite Crossfit workout: “Abbate” Hero WOD

Favorite lift: Cleans 

Favorite music to train to I rarely listen to music when I train (unless someone else has it on). I like the peace and focus silence can bring. But, if I had to choose, I’d choose anything fun you can dance or sing along with. 

Favorite quote: I’ll be honest, I’ve never been one for quotes. They’ve never motivated me. It sounds harsh, but once I have committed to something, I feel that I have a job to do and am motivated by not letting myself or my teammates down. 

 

Haleigh Spencer, originally from Greencastle, IN, has been coaching with UAA since October 2021. She has many coaching credentials and loves seeing athletes accomplish something that they never thought possible. “The most rewarding thing about coaching is the relationships you build with your athletes. The most challenging thing is convincing an athlete that they need to step back, work on fundamentals first, and then add weight.  It is okay to be uncomfortable, uncertain, overwhelmed and scared when you first start. Don’t give up. Everyone started from scratch at one point. But I have always found, no matter where you are or where you’re starting from, once you push through your discomfort, you’ll find an extraordinary community.”

TJ Gerking

BA- Hanover College- Kinesiology & Integrative Physiology

MS- Western Kentucky University- Exercise Physiology 

National Strength and Conditioning Association- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

National Sports Performance Association- Certified Speed & Agility Coach (CSAC)

National Sports Performance Association- Certified Weightlifting Performance Coach (CWPC)

National Sports Performance Association- Certified Sports Nutrition Coach (CSNC)

National Sports Performance Association- Certified Program Design Specialist (CPDS)

 

Biggest Accomplishment: Becoming a homeowner in 2021

Favorite workout: Anything involving sprints

Favorite lift: Power Clean

Favorite music to train toUsually dead silence or Podcasts.. then it’s a toss between  Rap, Bach I like harpsichord concertos), and Disco

Favorite quote: “No, you do not have thousands of years to live. Urgency is on you. While you live, while you can, become good” – Marcus Aurelius

TJ joined our UAA coaching community in October 2020. Previously he coached D1 Sports Training in Bowling Green, KY during graduate school. He also coached at the University of Indianapolis in 2019 and at Ball State University in 2020. TJ loves serving people. Coaching allows him the opportunity to positively influence the next generation of leaders, parents, employees, etc. He would describe his coaching style as organized, intense and fun! He does a phenomenal job at engaging the athletes, leading and teaching them all while creating an enjoyable environment. 
 
I love the challenge of organizing and leading large groups, making efficient use of space and time to get stronger and more powerful. The most rewarding part of coaching is seeing athletes rewarded for their hard work and effort with improved confidence, more playing time, and scholarships!”
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