Meet the Team

Looking for a Zionsville Personal Trainer or just want to get to know the CrossFit Zionsville team? Our staff has a group of certified personal training professionals with a variety of skill levels who will work with you individually or in a group to help provide you the one-on-one experience you need. Have a hectic schedule that varies from week to week? Work with your trainer to arrange a time each week to best suit your needs.

Ali

Ali

Owner and Coach

Ali Ott has done great things to help everyone in the area become fit and learn their true potential. Having founded CrossFit Zionsville in 2012, Ali has attended CrossFit for 13 years and has been a coach for 8 of them! Ali has lifted weights for as long as he can remember and he even made home-made weights and a wooden bench when he was younger so he could have a make-shift bench press! He has always been involved in athletics because he played soccer as a kid and ran track in high school, but he found his true passion for CrossFit. Ali was introduced to CrossFit in 2005 and realized that it was a perfect outlet for him. Ali moved to Indianapolis for college and got his degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry, but he realized after he graduated that he wasn’t passionate about those things. When he was stressed about school and his workload, he would work out to ease this tension, and shortly after this epiphany, he started CrossFit Zionsville! Ali’s certifications include CrossFit Level 1 and 2, Kids, and Gymnastics. Over the years he has developed favorites and least favorite WODs, and he shared that his least favorite WOD was Jackie, consisting of rowing, thrusters, and pull-ups, while his least favorite is Murph, made up of running, pull-ups, push-ups, and air squats. Ali is very experienced with CrossFit and a great coach that helps people reach their goals!

Amanda

Amanda

Coach

Amanda grew up playing soccer and volleyball in Southern Indiana and remained active in intramural sports in college. In high school, Amanda discovered her passion for nutrition and how eating the right foods can positively impact athletic performance. That passion has continued and she loves working with individuals to assist in optimizing their training with correct nutrition. Over the past 3 years, Amanda has conducted various wellness challenges at CrossFit Zionsville, helping over 300 members attain better health.

Amanda received her B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics from Western Kentucky University in 1999. She completed her Dietetic Internship at Indiana University Medical Center and became a Registered Dietitian in 2000.

Annette

Annette

Coach

Annette is one of our many amazing coaches at CrossFit Zionsville! Having been a CrossFitter for 13 years, Annette has made her impact on many people in the area. At CrossFit, Annette’s favorite WOD is “Annie”, consisting of jump rope and sit-ups, while her least favorite WOD is “Karen”, consisting of 150 wall balls. Before she found CrossFit, she was a member at a World Gym for a couple of years, until the owners closed the gym and it reopened as a CrossFit. Annette was a CrossFitter for about 6 years before she decided to become a coach in 2011 when her son and his wife opened their own gym. Annette’s certifications are Levels 1 and 2, and she has worked many hours helping people achieve higher goals to better their strength. Although Annette spends many days coaching, she also hops into classes and does the workouts. Her kind-heart and outgoing personality make her unique and welcoming to everyone who walks in the door!
Cara

Cara

Coach

Health and fitness have been an important part of my life ever since I can remember. I participated in competitive jump roping and ran my fair share of 5k’s and mini-marathons. I was a multi-sport athlete from my youth through high school and pursued collegiate soccer at IUPUI where I studied Biomechanics and Kinesiology. I have 9 years of personal and group training experience, 4 of those working with Division-I athletes. I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). I hold a USA-Weightlifting Coaching Certification and am a certified Functional Movement Specialist (FMS). 

An active lifestyle has always been a goal of mine that I hope to pass on to others. It becomes a healthy habit, an outlet for stress, a place to build self-esteem, and a foundation for a clear mind. My favorite part about coaching is sharing the confidence and mindset that comes from setting a goal and reaching it. Consistency is key to becoming the best version of ourselves!

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Robb

Robb

Coach

Robb started CrossFit in 2008 while working for the Lee County Sheriff’s Department in Ft Myers, Florida. Shortly after relocating his family back to Indiana in 2009, he attended his CrossFit Level 1 and began coaching fellow Officers. After 15 years, Robb transitioned out of Law Enforcement and into the corporate world but his passion for seeing others reach their fitness goals has continued. Robb enjoys being a part of an environment that pushes people to thrive and exceed their own expectations.

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Tyler

Tyler

Coach

I began doing CrossFit while on active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard. My commanding officer recommended it to me after he had seen the type of workouts I was doing on my own. The first gym I ever attended was I am CrossFit Upper Keys, and from that day forward my idea Fitness was forever changed.

I have now been participating in CrossFit for 2 years, and have been a member of CFZ since August 2016. As a coach I am excited for the opportunity to help members achieve their goals and improve their fitness.

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