Thursday, December 15, 2011


2011 has been an awesome year at Indiana PIT thanks to all our members! When Carrie and I started Indiana PIT the goal was to help as many people as we could to get into better shape or learn how to effectively defend themselves. We wanted our business to be family oriented where all our instructors knew each and everyone's name. Indiana PIT was never about having our 'name' in the limelight but more about helping others fall in love with exercising (CrossPIT) and learning the martial arts (Hawaiian Kempo) can be a positive experience for children as young as 3 years old up to someone that is in their 70's.

Some clients thought we were new comers when it came to kickboxing but we were the originators who brought Cardio karate to Kokomo back in 1998 at my karate instructors (Mr. Bethea) studio (Kokomo School of Self Defense). This was one way we gave back to my instructor for being so good to us over the years teaching me karate. Carrie trained the instructors at Mr. Betheas dojo back in the day.

From this incredible journey we now have some of the most talented instructors around. Without these fine men and women it would be hard to have the level of success we have experienced at Indiana PIT. Andy Smith you are simply irreplaceable and we are blessed to have you as an instructor. Beth Notaro you've gone to California and trained with us at John's (The PIT) you have headed up our 9 am CrossPIT program and been a great Hawaiian Kempo student. Jeremy Mast you are my protégé, simply put you are one of the most taleneted martial artist I have ever had the pleasure of training. It's rare that I meet someone that has the desire to not only improve their self but more importantly you have been so great at helping others in class. Katie Reynolds you've become a beast teaching CrossPIT and For Women, by Women Boot Camp and now branched out to our sister club in Tipton, keep up the great job!

Carrie you've helped Indiana PIT grow so much and done so much to help it become what it is today. Carrie brainstormed the unique For Women By Women Boot Camp. Yes there are boot camps all over but none were dedicated to women only. The things going on in this unique boot camp are totally different and the only place you can get it is at Indiana PIT. Santa Shred co-ed class has also been a huge hit with our clients.

Now for 2012, we are working on the line up and we have new programs coming that will again be ground breaking. Each one will be unique in their own ways and open the doors for many new members to become involved at Indiana PIT.. 

On behalf of Indiana PIT and it's staff we thank all of you for your support of our programs!

Happy Holidays

Kill Your Excuse!

If you think you're too busy to exercise, try this experiment: For one day, schedule a time to work out, and then stick to it—even if you can exercise for only 10 minutes. "At the end of the day, ask yourself if you were any less productive than usual," says John Jakicic, Ph.D., an exercise psychologist at the Brown University school of medicine. The answer will probably be no—and your favorite excuse will be gone.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


It's been a great year here at Indiana PIT we have gotten to know so many new people this past year. It's been a blessing seeing all the physical changes in our pee wee's up to our CrossPIT members. On behalf of our entire teaching staff we want to say 'Thank you' for your support of our business in 2011.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Holiday Rush

We know everyone is super busy but I cannot get over how great the attendance has been in all the classes. It's great to see so many students make the commitment to getting in better shape with the hustle of Christmas.

To all those pushing and working so hard take a look in the mirror and when you see your body transforming into something you never thought was possible that will be the ulitimate reward!

Keep up the great work we are proud of all of you!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

WOW, Thanks Linda for the kind words!

The Indiana Pit is definitely a DIFFERENT...
Linda K Gill9:27am Dec 9
The Indiana Pit is definitely a DIFFERENT place to workout. Most places know you as a number or bar code. I have been away for about a week and the words and hugs I received when I@ walked back in there today were unreal!!!! You all made my day, thanks for being "different." If you are looking to make a lifestyle change and move forward - Call Carrie @ The Indiana Pit! 236-0632

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Comment from one of our Home Invasion attendee's

Wow, yesterday we received a phone call at Indiana Pit about our recent Home Invasion seminar we just had. This call came from a 70 year old female who spent 30 minutes telling me how much she and her husband learned at the 4.5 hour seminar. She told me the information was excellent and they were so educated on what to do and how to properly protect themselves in the case of a home invasion. She was made much more aware of the tactics criminals use to take advantage of good minded citizens and how to make sure their home is not an easy target for the 'bad guys'.
It was great to hear our program made such an impact on our clients and they saw the real value of their investment.

If anyone is interested in attending one of  our Final Option Tactics seminars on Defensive tactics (hand to hand, stick, knife and handgun). Our Level I, II or III Handgun classes or our Home Invasion Seminar drop us an email.

Monday, December 5, 2011


Well today was the first day for our Co-ed Santa shred classes (5:30 am) and it is off to a great start. We have a line up of guest instructors and promise to give you the best workout and atmosphere of any fitness center in Howard County.

Home Invasion Seminar

Our recent home invasion seminar was a huge success! Jason did a great job teaching this program with all the information given out along with the various drills performed (slice the pie tactic) along with two bonus items on the proper use of a flashlight to avoid being an easy target and the Home Security Self Accessment form ($149.00 value). This type of class (home invasion) is the first of it's kind taught to civilians in Howard County. While we cannot guarantee your home will not be broken into we can help your home become less of a target along with teaching you how to have the proper 'plan' in place with your family if an intruder were to gain entry into your home.
Next month we will start up our FOT (Final Option Tactics) Handgun Level I and Level II classes. Class sizes are limited to assure quality time is spent with each client. Email us if you want in on one of these classes.