Ian Barnhouse - M.A., CF-L1 - Programmer/Trainer
Athletics have always played a large role in Ian’s life. Ian was a division 1 athlete in swimming and also played rugby at the University of Northern Iowa. Upon graduating from the undergraduate program at the University of Northern Iowa, Ian began to pursue his passion for learning and coaching health and human performance. Ian entered the exercise science graduate program while working as a graduate assistant to the Men’s and Woman’s swimming and diving teams and personal training at the University’s wellness center.
Following graduate school Ian began working as a strength and conditioning coach in professional football. First with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an assistant, then as a head S&C coach for NFL Europe’s Rhein Fire and the XFL’s Orlando Rage. With the desire to work with other populations and need for a more stable environment than that of professional sports Ian continued to coach, manage and personal train at several health clubs in the Florida area. It was at this time that Ian began to pursue his other passion as a Firefighter/EMT and was introduced to CrossFit. Ian continued to train using CrossFit principles and methodology and finally became a Certified Level 1 Instructor in 2008. Ian loves the combined gratification of helping those in need from an emergency side with firefighting full-time with the City of Bettendorf Fire Department, as well as the prevention side with health risk reduction through CrossFit.