About Me

Hi I’m Jake, I’ve been a shooting and out door enthusiast my whole life, most of which was mandatory, growing up on a farm in the midwest.  I used to be a fat kid and found the gym in my early teens and haven’t looked back since.

I was a track and field guy in high school and I played rugby at Purdue University for a couple of years.  As I got closer to the real world, I decided I’d join the Marine Corps and I became an officer in the Marine Corps in 2008 earning both ground intelligence officer, and infantry officer occupational specialities, after earning a degree in psychology from Purdue University.

I’ve deployed to Helmand Afghanistan as a Task Force Intel officer and returned to the US to become a weapons platoon commander.  Leading those Marines was the highlight of my Marine Corps career.

Currently I am a Crossfit level one coach, and have been doing Crossfit since 2007. Personally, I don’t really see a big difference in various types of fitness.  Crossfit, Bodybuilding, Powerlifting, etc, are all just different goals in your fitness journey, not separate entities.

I started this website because I enjoy helping people, whether it’s getting fitter, or learning to protect themselves, and I realized that I’ve been lucky enough to have some unique experiences that I would like to share with you all.  I hope we can all learn something from each other, and maybe laugh at a few jokes along the way.