Owner / CF-L3 Trainer


  • CrossFit Level 3 Trainer
  • USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CrossFit Kids
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • Cara Heads Slaughter Coaches Academy in Advanced Olympic Weightlifting Coaching
  • Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance Training
  • Outlaw Barbell Training Camp


Jara started her journey with CrossFit in 2009, learning CrossFit with her husband through his military training before any gyms were opened in the area. They began working out together at home. She had just had her third child, and although she had been a lifelong athlete, personal fitness had become secondary to raising her kids. CrossFit was an immediate match for her. It was fun and hard – and it brought her back to a fitness levels akin to her days playing lacrosse and ice hockey in high school and college.

Since receiving her first CF-L1 certificate in 2010 she has been training others and wants to share what CrossFit can help people accomplish physically, mentally and emotionally. She began instructing a handful of friends in her home garage and grew that small group into a community at the current gym location in Silver Spring.

Jara’s personal goals are to lift with friends, compete against herself, and through CrossFit have energy to keep up with the busy lives of her three kids.

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