Underdogs Athletics Coach
Jake Foster is a proud member of the Underdogs Athletics coaching staff. Over the past several years, Jake has worked individually with hundreds of current and former athletes across multiple sports who are trying to improve their performance or reclaim the fitness they lost after ending their careers. Before working with Underdogs, Jake was the co-owner of Vital Fitness, a gym in Lakeland, Florida, the founder of Foster Fitness Coaching, and the personal training director at CrossFit Goose Creek.
After graduating with a degree in political science and playing college football at Taylor University, Jake pursued his dream of becoming a teacher and academic. While working towards his graduate degree in American government, Jake began to compete in CrossFit and was a part of a team that eventually made it to the Southeast regionals in 2017. Unfortunately, Jake tore his labrum and could not compete for the rest of the season.
While being sidelined with an injury, Jake began coaching other local athletes who wanted to compete in the sport of CrossFit. He quickly realized that he could combine his passion for teaching with his love for fitness and competition. Jake dropped out of his graduate program, eventually quit his teaching job, and committed himself to studying the science of sports nutrition and performance training. He has accumulated over 300 hours in coaching mentorship programs and has acquired certifications through Opex Fitness, Precision Nutrition, and more.
Jake currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife and two sons. He enjoys training in his garage gym, going on hikes, reading anything training related or the Wall Street Journal, and watching his Tampa Bay sports teams continue to win more championships.