Animus CrossFit

CCF Staff

Coach Carlos Arias

Age: 32

Bio: Carlos Arias is a Strength Coach, Nutrition Expert, Best-Selling Author and has been seen on NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX affiliates around the country speaking on nutrition and fitness topics. Carlos served six years with the U.S. Marine Corps as a Special Forces Team Leader and is a Combat Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Coach Carlos is currently a Senior completing his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Miami. With over 12 years in the fitness industry, Carlos has helped countless moms, dads, busy business owners, executives, pro-athletes, fitness enthusiasts (and non-enthusiasts), college students, police officers, fire fighters, SWAT officers, U.S. special forces, and even senior citizens get into the absolute best shape of their lives, in the least amount of time imaginable, and in the safest, most effective manner possible.

Favorite Lift: Snatch


Coach Jenny Arias

Age: 30

Bio: Coach Jenny Arias started in Gymnastics when she was six years old. She remained a life-long athlete as she and ventured into other fitness programs until she found CrossFit in 2009. Since then, Coach Jen has trained over 1,000 Clients and has helped countless clients reach their goals by keeping them accountable and leading from the front with her near-perfect form. Jen is also our in-house Pregnancy+CrossFit guidance counselor for women who are pregnant and considering doing CrossFit or any other fitness programs. Jenny graduated from University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology.

Favorite Lift: Deadlift.

(Future Coach) India Arias

Age: 16 Months Old

Bio: India is the result of a textbook natural pregnancy and birth (no drugs). At twelve weeks she learned how to roll over and at 4 months, she found her toes. She spends all day with her parents (Coaches Jen & Carlos) at the gym so it is highly likely that you will run into her inspirational smile.

Favorite Lift: Goblet Squat