Jacob Watts

Jacob Watts

Co-owner/Head Coach


CrossFit Level 2 Certification

BirthFit Coach's Seminar

About Coach

Jacob has enjoyed playing sports since he was very young, eventually spending the majority of his time in basketball. He discovered CrossFit while studying Exercise Science at Purdue University in the summer of 2012 and has never looked back! Ok... there was a brief period where he got roped into training and doing a 1/2 Iron-man by his dad. But then, right back to CrossFit! He discovered he might have a passion for coaching after trying out personal training for a year. After his Master's in Exercise Science at Indiana University, the opportunity to coach CrossFit presented itself and Jacob was fortunate enough to coach full-time for nearly 6 years. With a second kiddo on the way, Jacob made the very difficult decision to temporarily move on from coaching, always with the plan to come back. He had no idea that he would only be out of the game for mere months. While was briefly a salesman for Mike Alsop Pre-owned Vehicles in Lafayette, he was also given a chance to start and run a gym. Thus, Groove was born! To Jacob, being a coach is all about helping people pursue a higher quality of life. It's about having the patience and empathy to understand that everyone has a story and everyone deserves love and support. Whether they know it or not, people look to their peers for permission to do just about everything. The reason most people don't succeed in improving their lives is less of a discipline issue and more about their environment. If you put yourself in an environment where healthy behaviors are normal, even expected, then they will expect better things from themselves. The coach's job is to set the standard and cultivate an environment where change is possible, probable, and even inevitable.<br /> Jacob is the luckiest guy in the world to be married to his wife Leasa and dad to sons Sonny and Jonas

Turning Point

Motivation & Passion

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