Jon Faga - B.A., EMT-B, CF-L1 - Owner/Head Coach
Jon graduated with Honors from the University of Northern Iowa, double majoring in Exercise Science and Biology: Biomedical. Shortly after college, Jon moved back to Iowa City to care for his ill father, and began working as an EMT for Midwest Ambulance. In 2015, Jon began to notice the effects of eating too much "convenient" food and the mental struggle of being "too busy" to workout. After walking up 2 flights of stairs and being out of breath, Jon new he had to make a change. Jon joined CrossFit Philia in March 2016, since then, he has made great strides in his cardio times, lifting maxes and (most importantly) his metabolic health markers. His goal as a coach is to motivate and encourage those that think that they are too "out of shape" to do CrossFit. Jon's message to potential members: "I went from the couch to CrossFit, and I'd love to help you do the same!" Jon currently holds his CF-L1 Trainer Certificate.