Kelly Zellen

Coach

Kelly Zellen

Coach

Kelly is a Colorado native and grew up in Lakewood. She lives in Castle Rock with her husband, Rick, a fellow Looper, and three kids, two of which participate in Little Loopers class. Kelly and her family enjoy biking, hiking, skiing, and keeping active in their Colorado backyard!

Kelly started CrossFit in June 2012, when her oldest son, Evan, was only 9 months old. She has since had two more pregnancies while remaining active in CrossFit. Kelly has earned her Level 1 and Level 2 CrossFit Certifications and is also a certified CrossFit Kids instructor.

Kelly was a Physical Therapist Assistant in an Out-Patient Orthopedic setting for seven years. She worked with local high schools, covering training room hours and on-field hours (football, soccer, baseball, and softball). Kelly helps CrossFit Loop athletes achieve their goals with her positive attitude, motivation and a strong background in Physical Therapy.

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)
CrossFit Judges Course (2016)
CrossFit Judge Course (2017)
CrossFit Kids Certification

Jacob Dumas

Coach

Jacob Dumas

Coach

Born and raised in Colorado, Jacob began CrossFit in high school as a conditioning tool to improve as a competitive cheerleader, and has been doing CrossFit ever since. Including coaching CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting for the past 4 years. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science with a focus in coaching from Ottawa University in Ottawa, KS. He brings with him an extensive 8 year career as a competitive cheerleader, in which he has competed at the national level multiple times, as well as extensive experience coaching cheer and gymnastics alike.

Jacob also qualified and competed at the 2012 USA Weightlifting National University Championships for Olympic Weightlifting.

Jacob holds his CrossFit Level 1 and 2, is a USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach, and is American Red Cross CPR/First Aid Instructor certified.

JT Kauffman

Coach

JT Kauffman

Coach

JT brings to CrossFit Loop a competitive knowledge, gymnastic background, and extensive understanding of Olympic lifting technique. Since finding CrossFit in 2007, he has spent a lot of his time practicing and coaching the snatch and clean and jerk. He has competed in several local competitions resulting in podium finishes; the Roger Degarmo Memorial Weightlifting Meet and the Boulder Classic.

JT has even had the honor of coaching at the USAW Youth Nationals. JT’s CrossFit accomplishments include competing in the Turkey Challenge, Barbell for Boobs, Rhinos and Unicorns, CrossFit Sanitas, and Tuff Love Partner Competition. JT holds his Level I & Level II certs.

JT is a Colorado native. At a young age he was a competitive gymnast and baseball player. He attended Cherry Creek High School and continued on to play baseball in junior college. JT’s interests outside of the box include rock climbing, baseball, hiking, and enjoying a craft beer.

CrossFit Loop is honored to have JT as part of the Coaching Team and we hope you have a chance to experience the incredible amount of knowledge JT brings with him.

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)
CrossFit Judges Course (2016)
CrossFit Judge Course (2017)
CrossFit Adaptive Athlete Certification

Emily Lilo

Coach

Emily Lilo

Coach

Emily is a mother of 3. She did CrossFit all through her 3rd pregnancy, but she originally found CrossFit while trying to lose the weight from her 2nd. Through the process of seeing a huge transformation, a loss of 85 pounds, Emily found her passion for health, fitness, and nutrition. She has been sharing her love of CrossFit through coaching since 2013 when she first earned her CF Level 1. She now also has her USAW Sports Performance Coach Certification and is completing the Opex Coaching Certificate Program (CCP). She enjoys coaching kids too.

As an athlete, Emily has competed in Olympic weightlifting at the American Open as well as University Nationals. She has competed in numerous local CrossFit competitions and in the National Pro Grid League, a former professional team league in the sport of fitness. Outside of competing, training, or coaching at the gym, Emily loves hiking, cooking, and exploring new places with her family.

CrossFit Level I & II
USAW Sports Performance