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JP Skelley, a native of Johnstown, is a CrossFit Level 3 instructor and owner/coach of CrossFit Excursion. After high school, JP joined the United States Marine Corps infantry and was honorably discharged in 2010 after completing two combat deployments to Iraq. After the military, JP studied kinesiology at Penn State where he began his CrossFit journey. During his third year at Penn State, JP was offered a position with Athletico in Chicago, IL setting up a CrossFit program for the prominent physical therapy company. Over the past decade, JP has be fortunate to coach CrossFit in various gyms across Chicago, IL and Denver, CO. This past year and with the support of his wife, Kara, they decided to move back to their hometown of Johnstown to start their next adventure as CrossFit Excursion’s owners/head coaches. In addition to a B.S. in Health Science, JP holds various fitness certifications including, CrossFit Kettlebell, CrossFit Weightlifting, CrossFit Kids/Teens, CrossFit Mobility, CrossFit Competitors, CrossFit Gymnastics, and TRX certified trainer. John has extensive knowledge and skill in working with children and adults of various stages and levels of athletic ability.
Kara Skelley is a CrossFit Level 2 instructor and owner/coach at CrossFit Excursion. Originally from Johnstown, PA, Kara left the area after graduating from graduate school to practice as a speech-language pathologist in the Chicago and Denver areas. During that time, Kara was able to hone in her skills as a CrossFitter and find her love for coaching. After several years, Kara and her husband John, decided to move back to their hometown of Johnstown in the beginning of 2017 to pursue their dream of helping others find joy in fitness.
JP and Kara Skelley | OWNER
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