• Founder & Creator of 9 Degrees
  • Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
  • ACE PT
  • Nutrition and Wellness Coach

Image of Crossfit 9 Degrees Head Coach Zach HoladayZach Holaday is the Head Coach and Program Designer at 9 Degrees in Brownsburg, Indiana. Zach believes that he can change the lives of individuals through functional fitness. His goal is to create long-term lifestyle changes in individuals and inspire them to do things they never thought were possible. Zach believes through commitment and consistency anybody is capable of success at Crossfit 9 Degrees.

Zach is a Level 1 CrossFit Instructor and a USAW Olympic Weightlifting Coach. He is a certified Personal Trainer and a certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant.

Zach specializes in affiliate programming and competitive fitness. He designs programs for other gyms to make sure their athletes see the best results possible. He has dedicated his attention to helping everyone across the world achieve their fitness goals.



  • Crossfit Level I Trainer
  • Foundations Coach

Image of Coach Leah Hostalet of Crossfit 9 Degrees in Brownsburg, IndianaLeah has been a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer since May 2015.  She first started CrossFitting here at CrossFit 9 Degrees in March 2014.  She is also our Foundations Coach and starts all of our new members that have never done CrossFit with one-on-one sessions to teach proper form and technique. When asked why she has chosen CrossFit as her mode of fitness, Leah states, “Through CrossFit I am constantly challenged, and each day I get stronger both mentally and physically.  I stay actively engaged with CrossFit as it is never repetitive, because the WODs are constantly varied.  The feeling of satisfaction after completing a WOD is addictive.  I have learned to push myself to my limits and beyond.  As a coach, I love that CrossFit is for anyone, no matter what their physical abilities are, as anything can be modified.  CrossFit has shown me I am capable of so much more than I had ever imagined.”


  • Crossfit Level I Trainer

CJ has been a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer since March 2015.  CJ has competed in CrossFit on many levels including the Elite Division in the Granite Games in 2018 and 2019 and competing with a team at CrossFit Regionals in 2017.  We are very excited to have CJ on board our coaching team at 9 Degrees.