Jeremy Jouette started at CrossFit Virtus on July 1, 2011, after doing his introductory course (in the days before on-ramp programs). He was immediately hooked and jumped head first into CrossFit 4-5 days per week and a very strict Paleo diet. The competitive aspect as well as the family that is CrossFit Virtus drove Jeremy to fall in love with the gym, the members and the community itself. Unlike some who join Crossfit to test themselves or to drive their fitness journey to new levels, Jeremy did so to save his life. At 340 pounds, he joined at a point in which his health was his motivator. Over the course of a little less than 18 months after joining and in true do-or-die fashion, Jeremy lost 170 pounds. Although he shifted his focus to Olympic Weightlifting for a time, a performance based nutritional program as well as a balance of CrossFit and Weightlifting has pushed Jeremy’s strength and fitness levels to all time highs.
Jeremy received his CrossFit Level 1 certification in June of 2016 and began and completed his coaching internship in the beginning of 2017. Since then, he has increased his training intensity and helped use that to fuel his coaching both during his classes and in regular athlete interactions. He also has a passion for motivating athletes and helping guide them on their fitness journeys.
Jeremy is the husband of Maggie Jouette, father of Randall and Anjali, proud bonus-dad of Emory and Maddie, and is a lifelong resident of Ascension Parish. He is a graduate of East Ascension High School and is currently employed by the Office of Technology Services.
A message from Jeremy:
You often hear people say that CrossFit changed their lives. That is always true in some aspect or another. However, I say with passion on my heart that CrossFit literally changed my life. I began my journey morbidly obese and having, in the past, tried one fitness program and diet after another. I knew the moment I met Cecil Piazza that I had found what would be the turning point in my life. Since then, I have taken every step of my life one day at a time. I’ve used my fitness both as an outlet for personal stressors as well as used the knowledge and experiences I’ve gained along the way to motivate others and help them change their lives for the better, even if indirectly. Anyone, and I mean this quite literally, anyone can do CrossFit. Come to the gym, meet some amazing folks, sweat just a little and, before you know it, you won’t recognize yourself.