About Jordan's Barbell Club

Owner and Head Coach, Tara Johnson, is a CrossFit® Level 2 Trainer coaching all levels of fitness since 2013. 

Having done all the videos, a stint with distance running and begin sorely disappointed paying a rep counted cleverly disguised as a "Personal Trainer" I stumbled into a CrossFit gym where nearly all my dreams came true, for about five minutes. As it sometimes happens, I found out that the "community" in those four walls, wasn't exactly my tribe. It's cool, as I've found out over the years, every gym has a vibe, sometimes it fits, other times, it doesn't. I set out on my own doing following CrossFit.com programming and found that it was the concept of functional movement that I loved, and I didn't have to try to fit in at a "Box" to be Fit. 

A few friends and acquaintances noticed the many positive changes in me that came from finding my "FIT" and they wanted in! So, with the faith of a few and some serious garage renovations, Jordan's Bar - The Hill-Jacked Garage Gym was born! 

Fast forward 7 years, a few logos, and constant evolution of the Hill-Jacked Garage Gym and we're still here #trainingformylife! I've served 60 members and counting. Nearly all of them are or were multi-year members and I'm so very proud to confirm that anyone that has moved on to the next phase of their journey has left with a handshake and I can still enjoy a beer with each of them! That says a lot about what we do, and how we treat each other at JBC! 

We have also invested thousands of dollars into our local community's youth service organizations in memory of my daughter Jordan Michaela. We are not a non-profit organization, but we operate like one. We sponsor youth athletes, supporting Big Brothers, Big Sisters - Boys and Girls Club - Blessings in a Backpack - United Way - and many, many more! 

I've gained the greatest education and experience from coaching many different shapes, sizes, lifestyles, capacities and varieties of humankind. The biggest lesson I've learned is that EVERY BODY is different and in order to be successful, they must be met where they are and be fully involved with the process of their own evolution and it's so much more than the reps you rack up in the gym - it's a Recovery/Training/Fueling trifecta that has to balance out to reap the most rewards. This focus, on the whole athlete, is where JBC earns the 5 Star Rating. It didn't happen overnight, and I have gratitude for every athlete that's ever worked with me for the education! CrossFit Inc showed me how to be an effective trainer, JBC members showed me how to be a Coach!

Credentials: CrossFit ® Level 1 Trainer 2013 * CrossFit ® Open Judges Certificate 2014-2018 * CrossFit® Level 2 Trainer 2018 * CrossFit® Scaling Certificate 2018

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