Our Team

Learn more about our coaches

Jim Beebe

Owner, head coach at Unbreakable Athletics Academy

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 McMahan

CrossFit Level 1 Coach

Haleigh Spencer

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Eric Farley

CrossFit Coach

Brian Swazuk

CrossFit Level 1 Coach

Kate Ashby

CrossFit Coach + Nutrition Coach

Tom Farrington

CrossFit Coach

Tom Farrington coach

Andrew Howard

CrossFit Coach

Tom Farrington coach

Braden Allen

CrossFit Coach

Tom Farrington coach

Evan Jackman

CrossFit Coach
Sports Performance Coach

Tom Farrington coach

Mike Morris

Sports Performance Coach 
Previous USA Men’s Gymnastics Coach
Tom Farrington coach
Unbreakable Athletics Academy Coaches

To learn more about our coaches, click the boxes below.

Jim Beebe
Owner, head coach at Unbreakable Athletics Academy
CrossFit Level I certificate: October 2017
CrossFit Strongman certificate: May 2016
North American Strongman Chair for Indiana
USA Powerlifting Coach since 2017
CrossFit Powerlifting and Strongman certificates
Biggest Accomplishment: Personally my 3 kids and my amazing wife. Professionally creating this business of 200+ clients that helps people consistently get healthier, stronger and sends many to the military and collegiate sports programs ready for success. 

Favorite lift: Squats, Atlas Stones, Sled push

Favorite music to train to: “Ka-Mate” the Haka of the New Zealand All Blacks

Favorite quote: Self-Pity:  “I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.” D.H. Lawrence 

James 1: 2-4: Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything, 

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 my own facility. I began coaching a few athletes in my garage while I was developing a plan and learning as much as I could about having my own training facility. 
I’ve competed in local CrossFit, weightlifting, strongman, running, and triathlon competitions. I’ve also judged them as well. I went to the Central East Regionals in 2012. 
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 shortcuts. Hard work, strong habits, and solid coaching can enable athletes to do 10X more than they think capable. Success is our standard. We have the best fitness facility in the county and we want to improve significantly from there.
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 McMahan

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 McMahan 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.”

Eric Farley

CrossFit Coach

Former D1 Athlete
Working on CrossFit L1 Certification 
Competed in several CrossFit competitions
Proudest Accomplishment: The life I’ve made for myself and my family through hard work and perseverance.
Favorite Crossfit workout: Adam Brown
Favorite lift: Squat clean
Favorite music to train to: Mostly hip-hop but I enjoy most all genres when working out as long as it’s upbeat.
Favorite quote: Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right. 


Eric Farley is the most recent additional to our coaching staff joining in May of 2021. Before coaching at UAA, Eric has coached youth sports for the past seven years (soccer, baseball, football) and and provided baseball catching instruction in both individual and group settings. Eric was born in Springfield, IL but grew up on the South side of Indianapolis. He now resides in Plainfield with his wife and two children. Eric enjoys pushing people to bring out their best all while overcoming adversity.  He describes his coaching style as positive, high energy, with a focus on form/technique.  Eric will always be there to help you dig deep and encourage you to mentally push when finishing a workout. 


“The most challenging thing about coaching is learning various athletes personalities, and what coaching style or verbal cues they respond best to, in order to maximize their performance. I love the relationships and camaraderie that are formed within this community. The feeling that I’m positively impacting someone’s life is incredibly rewarding. I wish clients knew before joining our gym just what an impact it can make on their lives. The impact that a gym with likeminded people can have in your life far beyond just the physical aspects. Friendships, accountability partners, networking, and the positive impact on your mental health and wellness.”

Brian Swazuk
CrossFit Coach
CrossFit L1 Certification 
Proudest Accomplishment: My family: Wife Megan and son Sidney. 
Favorite Crossfit workout: Grace on the Run
Favorite lift: Dead lift and Back Squat
Favorite music to train to: Classic Rock
Favorite quote: There  is no try. Only do.” -Yoda
Brian Swazuk is the most recent additional to our coaching staff joining in January of 2022. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Brian relocated to Indiana in 2007.  Growing up Brian was always athletic and very active playing soccer, hockey and baseball. He still plays baseball with Hoosier Townball Association every summer. Brian describes his coaching style as friendly and fun while still pushing for athletes to work hard and push through limits and barriers. He tries to make it enjoyable so that members seek out his classes. 

 “My favorite aspect about coaching is seeing people accomplish things that they never thought they would be able to do. It is at times challenging to instruct proper mechanics on movements that I still struggle with myself, however with proper cues and instruction its great to see people succeed! I throughly enjoy meeting new faces and getting to know all of our UAA community. I wish more people were aware  that every single thing we do can be adapted and scaled to every single person that walks through those doors. UAA is not designed to only make the strong, stronger. It is designed to make every single person faster, stronger and better. “

Kate Ashby
Crossfit Coach
Nutrition Coach 
Macro Missionary Nutrition Certification 
Crossfit L1 Coming Soon

Biggest Accomplishment: Coming back from my shoulder surgery, my doctors told me I wouldn’t be able to do much even after I was healed and did a year of physical therapy. I could have stayed content with that answer and lived in fear of re-injuring my shoulder, but that is no way to live life! With the help of coaches at UAA, I have never been stronger and I can do more than I ever thought possible while staying healthy and pain free!


Favorite Crossfit workout:  Diane or Annie

Favorite lift: Deadlifts…DUH!

Favorite music to train to: Cringey but…country

Favorite quote: “The best way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing” -Walt Disney

Kate Ashby, grew up in Plainfield Indiana. She has been coaching training sessions at UAA for almost 2 months, but previously coached Sports Performance sessions with us two years ago. Before joining us this round, Kate was training and coaching at Full House Fitness for two years in Bloomington, IN where she attended college at Indiana University. Kate enjoys pushing people outside of their comfort zone to achieve greatness. She would describe herself as very technical and loves encouraging members and being positive! For Kate, the most challenging part of coaching is learning important aspects of each individual member whether that be mobility issues, injuries, or what type of coaching style motivates them. It is so rewarding for her when it finally clicks and the right ques lead them to even bigger success in strength and workouts. Some advice from Kate for anyone thinking of joining UAA: “Be prepared to be humbled and your ego checked, but you will find a “community”here. I say community, but it is really a family that will help you at your lowest and cheer you on at your highest points inside and outside of the gym.”

Tom Farrington
Crossfit Coach 
Biggest Accomplishment: Besides all the obvious things of marriage and kids I would have to say that being the First Sergeant of the Indiana National Guard’s Parachute Infantry Company is my proudest accomplishment.
Favorite CrossFit workout: Comfort is a Slow Death (My WOD)
Favorite lift: Tough to narrow it down but I really love deadlifts
Favorite music to train to:  I can be happy with none but my go-to is classic rock.  
Favorite quote: “He who is only an athlete is too crude, too vulgar, too much a savage.  He who is a scholar only is too soft, too effeminate.  The ideal citizen is the scholar athlete, the man of thought and the man of action.”  Plato
Move over, we have a new CrossFit coach at Unbreakable! Tom was born in the Panama Canal Zone and from there moved around from Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana after his father retired from he Army. He does consider Oscoda, Michigan where he graduated from High School his hometown.  HOBBIES HERE. Tom would describe his coaching style as encouraging with a high degree of emphasis on meeting the standard. If you know Tom at all, this should come as no surprise. Tom has been “coaching” young guys in the National Guard and Fire Department, helping them come up with plans to stay in shape and execute them for many years. Tom always gives 100% effort with attention to detail and movement standard every time he steps foot in the gym. Tom enjoys coaching and helping others reach their potential. “What I enjoy most about coaching is the interaction with people who care enough about themselves to be at the gym! The most challenging for me is managing the time for warming up, strength training, the METCON and of course adding social hour to that mix. It is extremely rewarding when a member coming to class, becomes a part of their life, and they are seeing their goals come to fruition. I hope new members will remember that it’s OK to start right where they are.  We can scale any workout to meet their needs and if they work hard they will see the results they are looking for.”
Andrew Howard
Crossfit Coach
West Side Barbell Rule of Three Certified
Plainfield High School Football Coach

Biggest Accomplishment: Participating in his first CrossFit competition this year, Icebreaker!

Favorite WOD: Doesn’t currently have one. 

Favorite lift:Squats

Favorite music to train to: Anything, but when attempting PR’s Andrew needs some heavy metal or rap music! 

Andrew Howard has joined our UAA community and is adding immense value to our Sports Performance class sessions! In February, Andrew passed “The Rule of Three” certification course through Westside Barbell. Andrew previously coached high school football at Cloverdale, and will join the Plainfield coaching staff this season. Andrew describes his coaching style as fun, but stern. He most enjoys seeing the kids be active and improve themselves while training with us. Andrew finds adapting his coaching style to the needs of individual athletes difficult at times, however it is extremely rewarding seeing them try new movements and accomplish PR’s! Something Andrew wishes athletes new before joining our UAA community: “We may look like a bunch of crazy lunatics but the people in this gym would do absolutely anything for the other members. Such a great community!

“God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it”
Braden Allen
Crossfit Level 1 Coach

Biggest Accomplishment: Still working on it. 

Favorite WOD: Murph definitely holds a special place. 

Favorite lift: Clean and Jerk

Favorite music to train to: Western Rock 

Originally from Plainfield, IN Braden is eager and excited for his first coaching opportunity! Braden earned his CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certification earlier this year (2022). He looks forward to being able to engage with the community and have a positive impact on others. Braden is looking forward to the challenge of effectively adapting to an athlete’s individual needs/learning style. He finds helping an athlete accomplish their goals, especially the small victories along the way, as the most rewarding aspect of coaching. Braden is an enthusiastic and friendly coach! 
“Ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship.” -Denzel Washington
Evan Jackman

CrossFit Coach

Sports Performance Coach
Degree in Fitness Management and Personal Training
Favorite WOD: Diane
Favorite lift: Clean and Jerk
Proudest accomplishment: Getting hired by the Indianapolis Fire Department
Favorite music to train to: Rock
Evan began with us at UAA as an intern, and then became part of our community and our coaching staff! Evan describes his coaching style as enthusiastic with an emphasis on creating connections with athletes while training. He wants to be fun, but also wants to get the work done. He enjoys seeing athletes progress from where they started, and believes it’s just as rewarding to see an athlete PR as it is for the athlete themself. According to Evan, the most challenging aspect of coaching is figuring out how to coach different athletes. Everyone responds to different motivational styles. Something Evan wishes athletes knew before joining UAA: “The amount of improvement you will see with consistency and effort is limitless!”
When a defining moment comes along, you can do one of two things. Define the moment, or let the moment define you. – Tin Cup
Mike Morris
Sports Performance Coach 
Previous USA Mens Gymnastics Coach

Biggest Accomplishment: In coaching, helping 5 athletes make it to gymnastics nationals and having several medal in event finals. 

Favorite Crossfit workout:  Anything with box-overs. I love the explosiveness of jumping. 

Favorite lift:  I love the big 3 (deadlift, squat, and bench press), but couldn’t pick a favorite. 

Favorite music to train to: Everything but metal. 

Favorite quote: “When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty but when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.” – R. Buckminster Fuller. 

This is true in life, if you want to get better at things, focus on what you’re bad at. But then I had this realization where it occurred to me that if you want to do your absolute best at something, focus on your strengths. If you want to improve, focus on your weakness, but if you want to do something incredible, focus on what you’re best at.”- Alex Hannold Free Solo climber

Mike Morris has been a member of our UAA community as an athlete since January 25, 2021, and began coaching Sports Performance in October 2022. Mike is motivated to train by his family genetics and is willing to work hard and do whatever he can to stay healthy. “I want to be there to walk my daughter down the aisle at her wedding. I would also like to shoot my age (in golf) at some point in my life.” Mike most enjoys helping athletes find out how capable they are, and then pushing those that have the drive to pursue greatness. “The most challenging aspect of coaching was the realization that as a coach, I cannot make an athlete want to succeed or achieve a goal.  That motivation comes from within. The most rewarding is that when you coach someone that does want it, it is fulfilling to help them achieve their goals.”
Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from CrossFit Unbreakable.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share this post with your friends!