Originally from New Orleans, LA, Dr. Jared Aguilar became devoted to the study of human movement at an early age. As an undergraduate kinesiology student at Louisiana State University, he refined his study by focusing on optimizing the biopsychosocial mechanisms of such movement and how an active lifestyle can combat chronic health diseases. After receiving his bachelor’s degree, Jared relocated to Austin, TX where he earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine. Around the same time, Jared became a Level One CrossFit Trainer and a USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach. His dual-roles as a physical therapist and coach allow him the unique opportunity to teach athletes how to take care of their bodies, not just in response to an injury, but all the time. He is fortunate to have the opportunity to fulfill this dual-role at Crossfit Austin, where he and the other coaches work to cultivate a community of resilient athletes.
Education is one of Jared’s most powerful tools in helping clients achieve their goals without falling for the fads and misinformation that run rampant throughout the health and fitness industries. As such, it comes as no surprise that Jared finds another professional home in academia. Mentoring physical therapy students by serving as a clinical educator and musculoskeletal lab instructor at the University of St. Augustine has become a true joy.
When he’s not coaching or studying, you can find Jared co-hosting one of his many podcasts, listening to Star Wars fan theories, doing impressions of his favorite comedians, or jamming out to some classic 90s hip hop.
A Message from Jared:
Initially, I was all about that gym bro life. I never missed a Monday chest workout. I had some classmates that were CrossFit coaches and they gave me Kelly Starrett’s “Becoming a Supple Leopard” to read. I realized that I was missing out on many other aspects of fitness and wellness. I wanted to increase my mobility, have greater control over my movements, and be able to own the difficult positions seen in CrossFit. CrossFit Austin has given me a great community and environment to help me achieve these goals. I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to combine my physical therapy studies with CrossFit coaching in order to reconcile human physiology with how athletes move in the gym.