Andrew Armbrister

Owner / Head Coach
-Crossfit Trainer Level 1 (CF-L1)

Growing up, I played sports with every season. Baseball in the summer, plus any camp my friends and I could find. Then soccer and basketball in the fall and winter, soccer and track in the spring. I lived for gym class and recess.

After graduating high school in 2005, I had no clue what I wanted to do with life, I took a year off of school and worked multiple part time jobs. I quickly got over weight and out of shape. Seeing others in my family battle health problems due to lifestyle, I decided to try working out. One of my jobs was at a recreation center, and I found my way into the weight room there.

I enjoyed working out, a lot.

In 2007 I found a local program for a personal trainer education at Pinnacle Career Institute. Their 10 month program was an accelerated exercise science program with an emphasis on 1 on 1 training. I graduated with honors from the program, and moved to Las Vegas to help teach for Professional Fitness Institute.

It was while working with PFI, I was introduced to the concepts of CrossFit. It embodied all of the concepts I enjoyed when I first found exercise and wellness concepts, while also bringing the fun from growing up playing sports and in gym class. Like adult P.E. that brought a real sense of play to a community of individuals who may never cross paths in ever day life.

Finding CrossFit changed my approach to my training for myself and for anyone I coached as well. I coached in multiple locations in Las Vegas and in Lawrence after moving back to Lawrence.

I began coaching CrossFit full time in 2011, after completing the massage therapy program from Pinnacle Career Institute. During this time I also taught the personal training program at Wellsprings Allied Health before opening Jayhawker CrossFit in 2014.

Clay Weinaug

-Crossfit Trainer Level 1 (CF-L1)
-Crossfit Gymnastics (2016)
-Crossfit Weightlifting (2017)

Clay began his Crossfit journey 4.5 years ago after suffering from repeated running injuries. He began coaching in the Spring of 2016 and specializes in teaching basic gymnastics and the classic Olympic lifts. As a full time Paramedic in Miami County, Clay splits his time between coaching, responding to 9-1- 1 calls, and teaching EMS with JCCC. His passion for coaching is fueled by the goal of preventing the chronic disease he sees on the ambulance through functional movement and healthy lifestyle choices.

Scott Combs

-Bachelor of Arts: Human Biology
University of Kansas
-Crossfit Trainer Level 1 (CF-L1)
-ISSA Certified Personal Trainer (ISSA CPT)
-ACE Certified Health Coach

About 3 years ago, Scott began his journey with Crossfit when a friend of his invited him to check out Jayhawker Crossfit. Scott immediately fell in love with the high intensity interval training that Jayhawker Crossfit had to offer. He realized it was the perfect combination of cardio and strength training. Something he had been working hard to find a balance between for many years.

Scott’s passion for beginning to teach Crossfit stems from several years spent working at the University of Kansas Hospital. After taking care of patients with medical disorders and sicknesses that could have been easily managed or even eliminated through proper physical fitness, Scott decided to take a step toward preventative “medicine”. After 2.5 years, Scott has finally been able to use the methodologies of Crossfit and healthy living to make an impact in the lives of the people living in Lawrence, KS.

Kevin Weingarten

-Crossfit Trainer Level 1 (CF-L1)
-Crossfit Weightlifting (2017)

Kevin found Crossfit 3 years ago while teaching music in Budapest, Hungary. Since returning to Lawrence to complete his PhD in Music Education at KU, Kevin has enjoyed becoming a part of the the Jayhawker community. A teacher by trade, Kevin is passionate about helping people fall in love with fitness and achieve their health and fitness goals.