Education: CrossFit Level 1
Allen was born and raised in West Lafayette and attended West Lafayette High School. He played multiple sports in high school and continued his athletic career at Vincennes University as a pitcher in baseball. After transferring to and graduating from IUPUI with his Criminal Justice Degree, he started working in 2004 as a Police Officer at Purdue University. He currently is working as a Lieutenant of Training Operations, which entails overseeing all police instructors and recruitment and creating general training programs for officers and civilians.
He has always been one of the lucky few who’s favorite pastime is working out, especially weight lifting. Because he missed the competitive aspect of athletics, he trained for powerlifting and then competed in amateur Strongman competitions prior to finding CrossFit. He previously held a Strength and Conditioning Certification through the International Sports Sciences Association and was certified as a personal trainer, training one-on-one’s in the past. He’s also a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.
Allen enjoys strength-related movements such as the olympic and powerlifts. He loves to help people with technique regarding these types of lifts and to push people to do what they believe they cannot do. You may catch him complaining about metcons but he’s realized in the past few months by focusing on this, it’s actually quite beneficial! He loves high energy classes and you may find him being his boisterous (and sometimes obnoxious) self! He’s most excited to connect with members and to help each person achieve his/her fitness goals!