Jillian Smith

Head Coach

My name is Jillian & I am the Head Coach & Owner of Earned Not Given CrossFit . I played sports growing up, but could never commit to one for more than a few years. I felt like if I wasn’t the best at something, I didn’t even want to try any more. CrossFit is what finally reshaped my mentality around an all or nothing mindset – which is what got me to where I am today.
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Once I quit playing sports, I became pre-diabetic, tipping the scales in the low 200s. This was previous to adopting fitness into my lifestyle, so was mostly fat & not a whole lot of muscle. I decided I was too young to accept becoming diabetic and wanted to do everything in my power to change my health, and in turn my fitness.
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I struggled staying consistent with healthy nutrition habits and exercise. I even became a certified personal trainer with no intent to make it my career – but to force myself to gain consistency within my regime. I still failed at doing so.
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It wasn’t until I began CrossFit that I found the support and accountability I needed to make consistent efforts more often than not. CrossFit reshaped my mindset and emotion tied to fitness and nutrition. It was no longer a punishment for what I felt I did wrong, or was lacking. It became my happy place – my favorite part of the day. I learned to begin to enjoy the journey and to love the process. I fell in love with training, building healthy habits & the desire to help others do the same.
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I come from a line of addiction and believe it saved me from taking it too far with alcohol & with food. It truly changed my life. I can’t imagine where I’d be without CrossFit.
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My goal in life is to share everything I’ve learned through my journey to positively impact the health and fitness of as many people as possible – physically, mentally & emotionally – and to not stop there – but to continue to learn and grow as a fitness and nutrition professional.
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I’ve spent all of my fitness life beginning in 2009, leading up to today building and growing what has become my second home – Earned Not Given CrossFit. I couldn’t be any more grateful for the opportunity to share this passion & to continue to build & grow with all of you 

Coaching Certifications:
2010 NPTI
2011 NASM
2013 Precision Nutrition
2015 CrossFit Level-1
2016 CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
2017 IN3 Nutrition Coach L-1
2017 CrossFit Level-2