Ian Barnhouse, B.A., CFL1
Ian was a division 1 athlete in swimming and also played rugby at the University of Northern Iowa. Upon graduating from the undergraduate program at the University of Northern Iowa, Ian began to pursue his passion for learning and coaching health and human performance. Ian entered the exercise science graduate program while working as a graduate assistant to the Men’s and Woman’s swimming and diving teams as well as personal training at the University’s wellness center in 1997-‘98.
Following graduate school, Ian began working as a strength and conditioning coach in professional football. First with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1998-‘00 as an assistant, then as a head S&C coach for NFL Europe’s Rhein Fire and the XFL’s Orlando Rage. With the desire to work with other populations and need for a more stable environment than that of professional sports, Ian continued to coach, manage and personal train at several health clubs in the Florida area. It was at this time that Ian began to pursue his other passion as a Firefighter/EMT in 2005. Ian continued to personal train and eventually started a Triathlon/ personal training/CrossFit business with his wife Denise in 2011. Ian and Denise have since sold their successful training business seeking more quality time with family. With a drive to continue training, Ian has recently began his journey with Elite Fitness Studio in an effort to serve others in the Solon area.