Jaren Scott | Owner | Level 1 CrossFit Trainer
I started my CrossFit experience January 2010 at #207lbs. I thought I was “strong” and “in-shape” but I had no idea. McCall got me a “CrossFit Foundations” for Christmas after hearing me say I’d like to work on my endurance & cardio for some upcoming hunts I had. CrossFit has changed my view of health and fitness entirely. I currently weigh #167 – for those of you who don’t like math (McCall), that is a 40lb difference. I am stronger, leaner, and more fit than I have ever been. I qualified and competed in Denver, CO at the CrossFit Games Regional competition in 2011.
I love to hunt, hike, fish, mountain bike, etc. – anything that gets the adrenaline flowing and is done outside is optimal. I’ve been a hunting guide (in both Utah and Nevada) since middle school and love to share my passion with others. Whether in the backcountry of the Uinta Mountains or Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim in the Grand Canyon, extreme backpacking hunts and excursions are my favorite. I have been involved in competitive sports for over 20 years from high school football, wrestling, and soccer to running marathons and now adventure races.
I am a graduate of SUU in Chemistry/Criminal Justice and have my Master’s degree in Industrial Management. I am currently the Deputy Manager for TransJordan Landfills where I oversee the landfills, recycling programs, and trash collection.
I would say that consistency has been my greatest ally on my journey to health and fitness. Consistency in showing up to work out and eat healthy. Have I been perfect? No, but I have done pretty well. If you are consistent, you will see growth on a continual basis. That’s one of the things I love most about CrossFit – I continually see new progress and achieve new goals. I go through phases where I work on my endurance to prepare for adventure races, and then turn around and focus on strength to prepare for a power lifting competition. CrossFit allows me to have the best of both worlds.
I have had the opportunity in the last 8 years to learn from and coach alongside some excellent trainers. I enjoy working with athletes of ALL ages and abilities with different goals and helping them feel good about themselves. I look forward to sharing what I have learned and the experience I have gained with our members at CrossFit Vapor!
McCall Scott | Owner | Level 1 CrossFit Trainer
My journey to CrossFit didn’t start with an athletic or gymnastics background. I started CrossFit when Harper (our baby) was 3 weeks old. I had zero “athletic” background. I danced my whole life and exercised just enough to not be fat. I had never played any sport, run a race (or more than 2 miles in my life), or done gymnastics. Jaren had started CrossFit about a year before, and I had several friends who loved it, and saw great results. I knew I wanted to try it and told myself that, love it or hate it, I would stick it out for 6 months before I made a decision. It only took one class and I was hooked!
I had always been nervous about lifting weights because I didn’t want to “get bulky”. It’s funny because once I was hooked on CrossFit, I stopped worrying about my size. I cared more about things like my workout scores, my maxes, and Rx-ing workouts, than how much weight I had lost or how much more I wanted to lose, and in 3 months I had lost 20 pounds and dropped 4 pant sizes. After 6 months of training I lost 10 more pounds and was down another pant size. I am leaner and more tone than I ever thought I could be. I found a groove with my food and exercise. I competed in my first CrossFit competition and finished 3rd against some pretty stiff competition. I ran my first 5k in 23:47. For a dance team coaching, hair-styling girl who loves heels, fake lashes and anything that sparkles, I have surprised myself!
Don’t get me wrong, I know I have a long way to go, and I have a lot to work on. But I’m proud of what I’ve worked for and earned. I want to be better FOR me, not better THAN someone – that’s what keeps me coming back!
Before moving to Heber in 2013, I spent 8 years as a successful University & High School Dance Team Coach. I also had a small salon in Cedar where I did hair & spray tans. I love coaching & I love making people feel good about themselves, so the transition to CrossFit trainer felt like a natural progression! I feel both proud and fortunate to be part of the community we have at CrossFit Vapor.
Jami Huntsman | Level 1 CrossFit Trainer
Shortly after hanging up the jersey on my basketball career, I found myself at a loss for regular competition and camaraderie. I spent months trying to adjust to the global gym routine and working out on my own, but quickly got bored and lost motivation. Thankfully, a couple of friends never stopped bugging me to check out a CrossFit gym. So I decided to do a drop-in at a gym in Salt Lake City, not only did I find a gym that pushed my limits, but I found a second family at CrossFit Posse. Two years later, I completed my CrossFit Level 1 Certification and spent a year coaching at CrossFit Posse before relocating to Midway, UT with my family.
With the move to Midway, I wasn’t sure that I would find the same community I had left at CrossFit Posse, but little did I know the same experience would occur again, but this time in Heber City, UT at CrossFit Vapor. From my first visit, I loved the intensity, the people, and the owners, Jaren and McCall Scott.
Even after spending six years in the CrossFit community, I am still as passionate about CrossFit today as I was on day one. There is always a way to move more efficiently, increase strength, acquire a new skill, or push yourself further than you thought was possible. I firmly believe in what we do and what this style of fitness can do for people regardless of their background or fitness level.
The icing on the cake for all of this, though, is the sense community I’ve found in each gym. It is a powerful thing to see people come together and work towards a common goal without age or fitness level being a factor.
When I’m not at CrossFit Vapor, you can find me in the gym at Midway Elementary developing and improving general physical fitness for tiny wranglers. My family recently welcomed a baby girl, Rylann, which means spare time is a thing of the past.
I look forward to helping others improve their fitness, as well as growing our CrossFit Vapor community.
Ryan Lawson | Level 1 CrossFit Trainer