Meet Our Incredible Trainers
At Endeavor our staff is composed of professionals in all aspects of wellness and self protection. Our fitness staff holds certifications in CrossFit, movement, mobility, powerlifting, endurance, olympic weightlifting, kettlebells and more from CrossFit HQ, USAW, SMR and numerous others. Your fight instructors represent leaders in both the unarmed and armed defense industry, with certifications and high ranks in krav maga, kali, bjj, defensive firearms, trauma care and more. ABOVE ALL ELSE, our instructors are passionate in their field and dedicate their energy to continually being better TEACHERS and not just good practitioners. The certifications are only as good as the instructor behind them and we pride ourselves in holding a high standard for transferring that knowledge to our members.
Aaron is an owner/operator of Endeavor Defense and Fitness. His passion for teaching and knowledge of self-defense, and strength and conditioning, has allowed him to travel the US and teach in more than 25 states. Aaron has two Krav Maga black belts and two diplomas from Wingate University in Israel as well as years of training/teaching in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, thai boxing, firearms and Kali. Aaron holds CrossFit certifications including CFL2, Mobility and Movement and Powerlifting, plus USAW Level 1. His understanding of rehab enables him to help people improve their quality of life while also getting to levels they thought were impossible.
Dude is an owner/operator of Endeavor Defense and Fitness. Dude became a member of Endeavor Defense & Fitness in February of 2013 and immediately immersed himself into the world of CrossFit. From that time Dude increased his presence within the gym by acquiring his CFL1 through CrossFit HQ and dipping his toes into the coaching waters. He also holds a USAW-1 and a rank 3 in the Alexander Method of SMR, and continued his CrossFit education with his CFL2 in 2019. Active within the local community, he also coaches youth athletics in the Columbus areas for basketball, football, and baseball, and runs an AAU basketball program. In addition to his coaching, Dude still stays active by joining the CrossFit classes, as well as competing in local Olympic Weightlifting events. In mid-2017, his love for the gym culminated in becoming an owner at Endeavor Defense & Fitness where he hopes to continue enriching the gym culture he fell in love with.
AJ is an owner/operator and head of the CrossFit program at Endeavor. He’s been intimately involved in the operations since the official opening of the facility and continues to tirelessly help to better the community. In mid-2017, AJ was presented with the opportunity to become an owner and immediately jumped at the opportunity. He holds a CFL2 as well as an Endurance certification through CrossFit HQ. He also holds a USAW-1, Speed & Agility Coach, and a Rank 3 in the Alexander Method of SMR. Outside of his coaching in strength and conditioning he is an active competitor in weightlifting (national level) and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and holds a teaching certification in Krav Maga. His hands on approach and continual search for knowledge help him to better care for the Endeavor family.