At Iron City Elite, it is our mission to provide high quality programs with an emphasis on personalized attention and instruction by blending performance science and expert coaching to achieve optimal results.

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The best performing athletes are built on a solid foundation of movement. At Iron City Elite  we are aware that to perform at the highest level athletes must address imbalance and weakness to truly realize high levels of core control, strength, power, capacity, and conditioning.  Iron City Elite delivers quality, results-driven small group and one-on-one coaching and program design leading to expedited results.

Coaching Staff


Owner / Director of Sports Performance

Founder and Owner of Iron City Elite, Jeremy C. Smith specializes in sports performance, corrective exercise and movement improvement, kettlebell training and Olympic lifting for power development. He believes in a personalized approach for each of his clients and has a passion for youth sports development.


Cecilia (Cici) Smith

Fitness and Performance Coach

Cici earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock University. Her specialities are in weight loss and adult fitness, but she has worked with all ages and fitness levels at Iron City Elite.

“As someone that has struggled with weight loss in the past, I understand how difficult it can be. I’m excited to guide you in losing weight AND keeping it off!”


Lara Caraway, CSCS

Fitness and Performance Coach

Lara received her Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology from Penn State University. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Lara has years of experience working with athletes, and works in youth performance and adult fitness at Iron City Elite.

“I have a passion working with athletes who have a vision and want to take a ownership of their athletic future.”


Meghan Hess

Fitness and Performance coach

Meghan earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science from Mount Union University. Meghan works with youth athletes from ages six to college at Iron City Elite to help them become better athletes.

“I’m excited to work with youth athletes to improve their speed, strength and performance.”


Zach Moore

Fitness and Performance Coach

Zach earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health from Slippery Rock University. He has experience working in injury prevention and rehab that he utilizes with youth athletes and adult clients at Iron City Elite.

“Since working in the fitness industry, helping each others reach their full potential or recover from an injury is the greatest feeling. That’s what makes this such a fulfilling profession.”


Julie Kirsch

Digital Marketing Consultant

Julie has a background in Design Consulting and is a Registered Landscape Architect. She received...

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