Dr / Coach Aaron, originally from Illinois, graduated from Wheaton College in IL in 2003. During his time at Wheaton, he received a three-year Army ROTC scholarship and participated in football and wrestling for the Thunder. Dr. Armetta commissioned as a 2LT in the United States Army in May of 2003 and served five years on Active Duty, including two combat tours to Iraq as a Medical Service Officer. Following Active Duty Service, he chose to attend Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Missouri. He also received his acupuncture certification through the college and is certified and proficient in Active Release Technique, Graston soft tissue technique, Kinesio taping and Integrative Dry Needling. Shortly after graduation from the Doctor of Chiropractic program, Dr. Armetta earned his Master’s Degree in Sports Rehabilitation. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.). He now works at the Omaha VA Medical Center as a staff Chiropractor, after owning and operating a private practice in IL for two years and serving the military as a Chiropractor near Ft Benning, GA. Dr. Aaron is a CrossFit Level I Trainer, CrossFit Gymnastics certified, and has attended USAW and CrossFit weightlifting seminars. He and his beautiful wife, Brittany, a native of Omaha, were married in April of 2014, live in Omaha with their son, Gavin and are expecting a baby girl in November, 2018.
I CROSSFIT BECAUSE: I love CrossFit for so many reasons that it’s hard to condense it into one paragraph. As a Doctor and Strength and Conditioning Coach / Personal Trainer, I know CrossFit to be the most efficient and effective form of exercise in existence (when done with proper coaching, programming and without sacrificing form). It is the only thing since college athletics that has been able to quench my competitive thirst. It is a daily challenge for athletes of all ages and all skill levels. The community of CrossFit offers a group of people who love each other, support each other and see eye to eye, sharing their love for this sport. Although you can measure your scores against other athletes on Wodify, in the end, you are competing against yourself – to find out how hard you can push yourself, how far you can go, and just to be better.
I COACH BECAUSE: I love coaching because it allows me to use my education and knowledge to assist athletes in achieving their goals and finding their limits in a safe and effective manner. I don’t even call coaching CrossFit a second job, because it doesn’t feel like work – it’s fun. Movement is medicine and you cannot be fully functional without it. I love using CrossFit as a tool to lead athletes down the path toward wellness.