Meet the team at Velo Athletics. The management team at Velo chooses only the most relevant, experienced, energetic, and caring trainers to work with individuals, teams, and athletes committed to sport and lifestyle excellence. Velo is constantly looking for the right people to join our cause. If you’re interested in joining, please contact us!

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Ryan Benson

Director of Personal Training

Bio coming soon.

Jimmy Freeman

Head Performance Coach

Jimmy has nearly seen it all in the sports world. From playing high school football to becoming a track All-American, athleticism courses through his blood. He received his Bachelors in Exercise Science from Lindenwood University (2012) and his MBA from Mckendree University (2017). He is a certified Strength and Conditioning Coach through the NSCA, a USA track and field level coach, a USAW coach, and a USAPL club Coach and referee. He has years of NCAA strength and Conditioning Experience, and helped run Mckendree University’s performance department during his Master’s tenure. Jimmy has always found a great balance between friendship and coaching in his life.

Jelena Swalley

Assistant Performance Coach & Crossfit Trainer

Jelena is one of the friendliest and most successful trainers we have had in the history of our company. She has consistently been in the top 10% of trainers in terms of sessions serviced for nearly 10 years. She has worked with thousands of people from all walks of life and specializes in general fitness. You will always find her willing to help. She is currently certified as a Personal Trainer through Crossfit and the National Academy of Sports Medicine, as well as nutrition specialist through NASM.

Jon Clark

Performance Coach

My name is Jonathan Clark, and I've always been interested in general health and fitness. However, it wasn't until I discovered strength training that the interest grew into a love.
My strength training journey started after I personal trainer (much like me now) approached and guided me. Prior to meeting my coach, I had tried "figure it out" on my own. With his guidance I made significant progress!

It wasn't long after that I began studying for my first of several personal training certifications. I was fortunate enough to have a background in anatomy and physiology after a stint as a producer on a program about sports medicine and more than a casual interest in sports performance.

2020 will be the 7th year I've been training clients and while I have seen many trends come and go in the fitness industry one constant seems to be that people enjoy being strong and healthy. Strength Training and general health being my primary goals means that this is often diffused into my clients' diverse fitness aspirations. I've trained competitive powerlifters and I've trained people who just need to be able to sit down and stand up more easily - and I wouldn't have it any other way. Velo Athletics is the perfect fit because we hold each other to a high standard while giving our clients a fun and engaging community to train with.

Chelsie Marie

Performance Coach

My name is Chelsie Yeaton. I became a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer in 2019.

I found my passion for fitness throughout middle school and high school athletics. I was inspired to become a personal trainer after the passing of my mom. Health and wellness may not have prevented her cancer, but it could have given her a fighting chance. My mission: to empower others to have a fighting chance.

I believe that exercise, nutrition and wellness are the best strategies to achieve and maintain a healthy body, mind, and soul. I strive to provide clients with a positive experience that inspires reassurance in their personal ability to fulfill their health goals.