About Us


Jess Shook Owner/Head Coach


"Education: ACE (American Council on Exercise) Certified Personal Trainer Since November 2012. Certified Holistic Health Coach since January 2017 from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Crossfit Level 1 Trainer Since May 2017 and Crossfit Gymnastics Certified since January 2018.

My passion: I love making an impact on others to believe in themselves!! Being in the fitness industry has really opened my eyes on how exercising is only the part of the big equation. It is being there for someone and forming those relationships which in return they make positive lifestyle choices because someone believed in them.

Favorite lift/workout: There are so many to choose from!! I really enjoy any partner workout, I seem to push myself harder when someone is there encouraging me and counting on me to complete a task. My favorite lift would have to be the overhead squat and I also enjoy pullups!

Mission: To create the most fun impactful experience during our workouts. I love seeing smiles on others faces while working hard! I also want to make a difference in others lives by encouraging them that they can do something that seems impossible no matter what that might be.

Hobbies: Besides working out? I really enjoy motorcycle trips with my husband. We both have a motorcycle and we just like to drive till we get tired of it. I have a garden that I spend a lot of time in, I think homegrown food is so important for your health. My husband and I like to go on hiking day trips as well and love to go boating. I also love taking time out to ride my horse Charlie. We are very family oriented so we like to spend a lot of time on the weekends with family.


Austin Earl


I love the community that comes along with CrossFit. I have met a lot of friends through CrossFit. I also enjoy the competition, not only against others, but with myself. It is something measurable that I can compare myself to and try to get better. Some of my favorite workouts are partner workouts. Any workout I get to do with a partner is a lot of fun.

When I'm not working out, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. Brook and I enjoy going on hikes and doing yoga.


Alex Ehrlich


Education: Bachelor of Science in Psychology May 2017 From IUPUI. CrossFit Level 1 Trainer since October of 2018. Currently pursuing Master of Science in I/O Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University.
My Passion: Helping people get better and make improvements in order to reach their potential! I am the JAG (Jobs for America’s Graduates) teacher at Crawfordsville High School and I help push kids to achieve their goals in school, in work and in life. I’m a pusher, I push people!
Favorite Lift/Workout: Anything that Spider-Man would enjoy doing! Rope Climbs, Muscle ups, Pull ups, box jumps etc. Pretty much anything that is body weight!
Mission: To challenge EVERYONE to get better physically mentally and emotional and to have a great time while doing so!
Hobbies: Other than exercising I enjoy, going to the movies, reading, watching TV and serving at my church. I am a big fan of nerdy stuff like comic book superheroes and Star Wars. I also recently started a podcast with one of friends. If I’m not working out chances are I am stuffing my face full of popcorn. With that being said, if you have any questions about nutrition you should probably talk to Coach Jess.


Stefanie Greenlee

 Stefanie is an ACE (American Council on Exercise) Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist, CrossFit Level 1Trainer, and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Operations Management from Ball State University in 2010. She is originally from Crawfordsville but now resides in Waynetown with her husband and two daughters. She has worked in the financial industry since 2010 and is employed by Farm Credit Mid-America where she serves rural communities and agriculture. Stefanie loves competing. If she isn’t training for a CrossFit competition then you can certainly bet she is training for a Spartan Race or other OCR event. Her favorite workout is Fran, but she also likes any workout with deadlifts. Stefanie’s other hobbies include music, gaming with her family, cooking, and telling bad jokes. While she likes to keep it light and fun, she is passionate about improving her health and fitness and helping others do the same. 


Andrew Ellsbury

 Andy graduated from Butler University in 2002 with a degree in chemistry. He played on the Butler golf team for four years, and then moved to Crawfordsville. Andy became a Police Officer for the City of Crawfordsville in September of 2004 and currently still works as a patrolman.  


John Bottorff


1981 Graduate of the Palmer College of Chiropractic

First Sports Inury Course was in 1983. 48 hour course certified by the Foundation for Athletic Rehabilitation and Education

Over 200 hours of Athletic Injury education focusing on mobility, extremity adjusting, rehabilitation and prevention of injury, supportive and functional taping, ergonomics and optimal function.

Staff doctor for Plymouth Club Fitness in Plymouth, Indiana from 1983 to 1987

Staff doctor at the Bottorff Chiropractic Clinic from 1981 until 1992.

Established Bottorff Advanced Chiropractic in Crawfordsville, Indiana from 1992 until present.

Certified in Extremity Adjusting and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in 1997

Certified in Chiropractic Spinal Trauma in 2007 by the International Chiropractic Association

Certified in P90X Live in 2016

Avid outdoorsman, running, riding, and swimming participating in numerous 5K’s with 10 mile and 13.1 mile experience as well as multiple sprint triathlons

Started Crossfit 54 in 2014

Certified L1 Crossfit Instructor in 2016

Coaching at Crossfit 54 from 2016 to present

USA Lifting Course in 2017

Rock Tape Certified in 2018

Author of over 140 Fitness Articles titled “Health Heroes” from 2013 to 2017 for the Journal Review of Crawfordsville, Indiana

Sponsor of numerous 5K’s, Sprint Triathlons and Crossfit events


Phillip Burger


Phil is a local guy who graduated from Crawfordsville High School. Phil is the General Manager at Dar-licious. He is a Certified Level 1 Crossfit Trainer and Crossfit Gymnastics certified (since January 2018). Phil is a character and brings a certain level of enthusiasm to whatever he is doing. He is passionate about opposing other people's opinions, sarcasm and yelling. Phil's biggest passion is dancing. Nothing like letting the rhythm of a song be expressed through movement of your body.

Phil's favorite lifts are: squat cleans, but would can do burpees all day long. His favorite workout is MURPH. His mission as a coach is to be a catalyst in helping at least one person make a discovery that allows them to improve themselves physically, personally or any way that he can.

Phil's hobbies are anything outside. He enjoys Disc Golf, climbing trees, shooting, and muscle smashing. He enjoys staring at art, not kidding. He writes raps and poetry in his free time.