C.J. Lyons (L2)

C.J. Lyons (L2)

Owner/Head Coach

Deadlift: 345

Back Squat: 245

Snatch: 145

Clean and Jerk: 185

Grace: 4:51

Fran: 5:42


CrossFit L2

CrossFit Level 2 PreCourse

CrossFit Gymnastics

Precision Nutrition L1

CrossFit Spot the Flaw

CrossFit Teaching Movement

CrossFit Judges Certification '21, '23

CrossFit Affiliate Starter Course

Masters Degree in Education

CPR/AED & First Aid


About Coach



My CrossFit journey started in 2014 in Ebensburg, PA. My goals had nothing to do with getting stronger, or becoming an athlete, but had everything to do with meeting people. Immediately I was accepted and welcomed as a stranger into the community. Getting healthier was an added benefit! Since moving to Indiana in 2015, I have been actively involved in CrossFit. As part of my fitness journey, I've completed a Spartan Ultra and a Spartan Beast placing top 5 overall athletes in my division. I competed in the Crossfit Open in 2018 2019, 2020, 2022, and 2023. Being inspired and eager to learn more, I began by completing my Judges Certificate in 2021 to get a taste of the Crossfit education model. After leaving teaching in 2022 I jumped at the opportunity to open my own affiliate, CrossFit Indiana, and completed my Crossfit OL1 as well as CrossFit Spot the Flaw and CrossFit Teach Movement courses. I'm on a pursuit to become a World Class Coach and run a World Class Affiliate. Currently pursuing my L3.

Turning Point

When you're stuck between a rock and a hard place, we're forced to decide who we are, and who we want to be. In January 2022, I decided that the 12 years that I spent in education were not meeting my life's needs, wants, or goals. I was faced with a decision that we all encounter at some point in our careers. Mine... am I living to my potential? Am I happy with where I am? Do I wake up excited every day to go to work? My answer was no. Burnout was real and I needed a change. It's time for me to make the change and be fulfilled. I'm turning my passion into my profession and inspiring people every day to make a positive change in their lives.

Motivation & Passion

I live to see you feel empowered. To see you move the needle. To move faster, jump higher, dig deeper, pick up heavier things, and do it well. I know how important it is to feel important, so my goal is to focus on you. Make you the center of my attention so that you are being the best you can be, if not a little more.

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