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Jim Beebe

Owner, head coach at CrossFit Unbreakable

Jim Beebe

Dustin Burford

Coach of Unbreakable Sports Performance

Kelly Daum

CrossFit Level 1 Coach

Natalie Guarnery

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Jen Beebe

CrossFit Level 1 Coach

Talia Ross

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Jim Beebe

Owner, head coach at CrossFit Unbreakable

Name: Jim Beebe
Age: Born 12/10/1974
Occupation: Owner, head coach at CrossFit Unbreakable
Home: I was born and raised in Cleveland, OH. I live in Plainfield now.
Family: Wife, Jen. My three children: Jack (13), Maddie (12), and Sam (10). My three step-children: Kate (17), Lauren (13), and Madi (10).
CrossFit Level I certificate: September 2012.
CrossFit Strongman certificate: May 2016.
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 2016? Grace at #225. #1200 total. Clean a #265 stone.
What are 3 coaching goals you have for 2016? I want a box of 200 athletes. I want a staff of 5 coaches with different back grounds. I want to host a CrossFit competition of 100+ athletes from around the midwest.
Favorite quote: Civilize the mind. But make savage the body.–Lao Tzu
Dustin Burford

Coach of Unbreakable Sports Performance

Name: Dustin Burford
Age: 29
Occupation: Sport Performance Coach
Home: I was raised in Lafayette, IN. I live in Plainfield now.
Family: My wife Megan and daughter Ayva.
I grew up in Lafayette, Indiana with my parents and 3 older siblings. I attended Lafayette Jefferson high school where I played basketball and football. I now reside in Plainfield with my wife Megan and daughter Ayva. I have been a private contractor as a performance enhancement coach since I graduated from the University of Indianapolis in 2010. I graduated with a major of exercise science while playing division II football. I was a 4 year letterman. I devoted an average of 20+ hours per week to training, practices, meetings, travel and game competition while achieving academic success in a challenging kinesiology program. I learned great leadership, teamwork, dedication, hard work, and time management skills during this demanding time. At the University of Indianapolis I was nominated 3 times for the Academic All-GLIAC. I was a member of the 110% Club, was the team captain, and a member of the Leadership Panel on the football team. In high school I was a 2 time All-State football performer and a 2 time team captain.
In my experience I have managed all aspects of a sports performance business; including all training programs for clients, overseeing interns and other employees, scheduling, collecting and managing payments, and implementing daily, weekly, and monthly goals. I have experience working with adults as well as elementary, middle school, high school, and collegiate athletes.
My resume includes conducting athletic performance sessions for 300+ athletes for 5,000+ hours, training US Navy SEALs, US Navy Sailors, US Army soldiers, and a US Army Ranger, as well as training multiple Indiana wrestling state champions and runner ups, Indiana High School All-State performers, DII All-Americans, a DIII All-American, NFL hopefuls, a Women’s European Professional basketball player, nationally ranked collegiate wrestlers, and a high school volleyball Gatorade Player of the Year. Previous to becoming a private contractor my internship involved observing and conducted athletic performance sessions for 700+ hours and developing and executing strength and speed programs and workouts for athletes. I helped build and develop one of the best athletic performance facilities in greater Indianapolis and prepared multiple elite athletes and future US military to their future endeavors.
My goal is to ensure that all of the athletes I train have physical strength, emotional strength, and the greatest work ethic. These are all things that I demonstrate and strive for myself as a role model. Hard work and dedication have always been a huge part of my life as evident through my family life, career, and personal achievements. I can’t wait to use my hard work and dedication to help you achieve your goals!
Kelly Daum

CrossFit Level 1 Coach

Crossfit Level 1 Certificate holder as of Jan 2016

Lawrence North HS, 1996BS 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

2 kiddos – RE, 8/23/06
AJ, 6/25/11

Favorite Crossfit workout: Annie, anything without running 🙂

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

Favorite part of coaching: watching people overcome fear of a skill, making everyone feel welcome

Kelly has been with CFU 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. Often times, she is the first person a new athlete meets because she conducts so many Intro Classes. From their you’ll find Kelly conducting the standard CrossFit sessions, Fundamental Classes, and the occassional one-on-one session. 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 of our athletes. Afterall she has the Unbreakable mindset in order to coach with us.
Natalie Guarnery

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

Name: Natalie Guarnery
Age: Born 1/28/74

Married and has two beautiful 6 and 7 year old boys
Coach at CrossFit Unbreakable
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
ISSA Sport Nutrition Specialist
In 2011 – After being diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer and the loss of my Mother, I quickly realized that I had to make a lifestyle change.  I started the Couch to 5K program.   I made it through four weeks. It just wasn’t my thing.  I then started Pilates.  I did this for a few months but I wanted something a little more fun and exciting. A friend of mine suggested CrossFit.  So, by myself, I signed up for a free introductory class at a garage Box.  After that first class, I was definitely curious and wanted to learn more.  I said I would give it a month and that’s all I needed to know this was my way to better health.
In my first year of doing CrossFit, I discovered that I really enjoyed the process of learning not only the movements but how to help other newer athletes learn them too.  So I took the steps to become a coach.  Nearly five years later, I am still CrossFitting and coaching with the passion I had in 2013. Seeing that moment when an athlete did something he/she never thought possible is just a high and a reward for me that tells me I’m exactly where I need to be.
My three favourite movements are:  Bar Muscle Ups , Clean and Jerk, and everything else that requires lifting something heavy.
My three favourite Wods are:  Grace, Randy, Annie
Least Favourite movement is the Thruster
Least Favourite wod is Fran
Favourite quote:  Progress happens when you stay out of your comfort zone.
3 Fitness Goals:  Ring Muscle Up,  HAV CF Total, Participate in a Olympic Lifting meet.
3 Coaching Goals:  Get my CFMobility cert., Inspire more athletes to compete., Become a better coach by working with our team.
Jen Beebe

CrossFit Level 1 Coach

CrossFit Level I: January 2016

Athletic Goals for 2016: Clean and Jerk #155 and complete Murph with a vest.

Coaching Goals for 2016: Obtain my USAW certificate.

Favorite movements:  back squat, sled pushes, KBS

Favorite WODS:  any long chipper, 14.5, & DT

Least Favorite movements:  HSPU & TTB

Least Favorite WOD: anything w/ HSPU

Favorite Quote:

  • “we’re gonna need a bigger boat” –  with a family of 8 + 3 dogs you can substitute about anything for boat.
  • Be on guard, stand firm in faith. Be courageous. Be strong.  1Cor6:13

My Fitness Journey

Like most, I was an athlete in high school and went away to college, and quickly became busy with life.  Little did I know that I wasn’t busy at all.  The busy started in reality as I held a full time job/career with 3 small kids.  As a nurse for Merck I began putting myself last on the priority list as moms often do.  After I had Madi I decided to start doing something for myself – working out. I started slowly at the rec center taking group fitness classes.  I counted myself lucky to have found a group of ladies that held me accountable and encouraged me.  Next thing I knew we had all signed up for a sprint triathlon.  One race led to another, and before I knew it I was running half marathons.

All the while I had known about CrossFit through my cousin who was a CF-L1 in the early years of CF. 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 CFU by myself.  I even remember my first workout – Tabata.  I 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.

Talia Ross

Name: Talia Ross

Age: 9/16/79

Married with three children: Tristyn, 19 Jadyn, 13 Tray, 11

Elementary Education Teacher

Indiana State Track and Field Hall of Fame

Division 1 Scholarshipped Athlete

Gatorade All-American

National Scholastic All-American

IHSAA State Champion

Mid-West Regional Champion

Fitness Journey (Post Collegiate):

Upon graduating from college, I began my life as a wife and mother, taking away from being an athlete. In 2013, after all three children were in school, I rededicated my life to getting healthy and fit. I started with long distance running (3-4 miles a day), I was a runner previous so that was “comfortable”. As I began to feel stronger, I decided to get back in the weight room along with my cardio work. In 2014, I began indulging in 3-4 HIIT workouts a week to build fast movements along with an amazing fat burn. HIIT slowly but surely began to replace my running.

My goals began to evolve and now I was looking at becoming lean and competing in bodybuilding. This is when my nutrition became a huge focus. Prior, I would eat “healthy” and I was shedding pounds. However, I was hitting a stagnant spot and my body had slowed in it’s transformation. I researched and read about tracking macros as a way of eating and began this in December 2014. I saw MUCH improvement and loved the results with my body composition and strength. I hired a nutrition coach in June 2014 to take the pressure off me and allow myself to get stage ready. After dropping down below 7% body fat, I realized that I was now unhealthy again and knew I needed to make a change. This is when I found Crossfit and Crossfit Unbreakable. January 2016, I walked into Crossfit and I have been here (almost) everyday since. I love how it’s an ability driven sport, unlike bodybuilding which was aesthetic. I love the competition and the comradery. This is a community!

My three favorite movements are:​ Clean and Jerk, Squat, and Burpees!!

Least favorite movements are:​ bar muscle ups and hspu

Least favorite wod: ​Cindy

Favorite quote: ​Success strays from those who stay with some success made yesterday; today you must try once more and even harder than before. (This is what my father would tell me about 30 minutes after a win, even a major win such as a national championship. He would allow very little celebration time.)

“Be strong and courageous” Joshua 1:9

Three crossfit goals:​ bar and ring muscle up, handstand walk, overall stronger in gymnastics

Three coaching goals:​ help athletes push to the limit, show athletes they can do this; develop confidence, build a strong community at CFU

Jim Beebe

Jim Beebe

Owner, head coach at CrossFit Unbreakable

Dustin Burford

Coach of Unbreakable Sports Performance

Kelly Daum

CrossFit Level 1 Coach

Natalie Guarnery

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Jen Beebe

CrossFit Level 1 Coach

Talia Ross

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