Jon Day (owner)

Jon Day is the owner of Artis Strength and Fitness.  He graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a BS in Exercise Science and is also an Adjunct Professor at the University! He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, CrossFit Level 1 Certified, Barbell Certified, CrossFit Football and IKFF certified.

Jon Day has been the Fitness Industry since 2008 and previously coached at CrossFit Omaha.  During those years, he gained extensive knowledge on human performance and nutrition through research and one-on-one experience.  He has special interests in Strength and Conditioning and Mobility.  He knows the importance of a good basis of strength and flexibility to achieve a greater range of motion, which in turn reduces injury and increases results.  He has coached everyone from the general public to the CrossFit Games athlete, and has even competed as a Games athlete himself.  He has the ability to connect to each of his clients to prescribe an individualized approach to each workout.

Artis Strength and Fitness is a group style workout that can be adapted and scaled to fit the needs of each individual client.  Jon specializes in knowing the needs of each of his members to help them get the most out of each workout and provide them with the results they are looking for.

You can contact Jon by email at

Jen Day (owner)

Local Weightlifting Club President of Nebraska 

Jen Day is USAW Level 1 Certified, a Certified Eleiko Strength Coach, CrossFit Level 1 Certified, CrossFit Football certified, and studied Physical Education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She has been involved in CrossFit since 2009, when she started as a client at CrossFit Omaha. Previous to CrossFit, Jen was a gymnast for ten years and also participated in endurance sports, including marathons and triathlons. She gained a great deal of knowledge on human performance and nutrition while at UNO, CrossFit Omaha and as an athlete, and has always had a passion for researching performance and physiology related topics. Jen

jennifercurrently coaches all Artis Barbell classes, is a USAW Club Coach, and participates in weightlifting as an athlete as well.

Since beginning CrossFit and weightlifting, Jen has gained a passion for Strength and Conditioning and nutrition. She loves coaching athletes of all kinds, but has a particular interest in increasing the population of women in the weightlifting, CrossFit, and strength and conditioning communities. She has two children and has maintained her fitness through both of her pregnancies, including strength training and CrossFitting through her entire second pregnancy.

You can contact Jen at

Shelly Utsch

Shelly coaches our Kids Class! She recently moved to Omaha from the Oklahoma City area. She discovered Crossfit in 2011 and has been coaching kids’ classes since 2014. In addition to Crossfit, Shelly has been competing in triathlons since the early 90’s and has completed 8 half ironman distance races, qualifying to compete for Team USA at age group worlds long course championship in 2012 and 2016. She is devoted wife and a busy mother of 5 awesome children and absolutely loves coaching kids and helping them learn to overcome hard things and do things they didn’t know they could do.

Level 1 Crossfit Certification

Matt Pflug

Bio coming soon!



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