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became a personal trainer. I loved coaching and continued to train people gathering several personal training certifications as I went. I have coached youth soccer and basketball teams for the past 7 years, all while running a successful business with a college friend.
In 2010 I was introduced to CrossFit by some family members and was immediately hooked. I thought the emphasis that CrossFit placed on variation and intensity was awesome. After CrossFitting at different boxes around town, my wife, Denise and I knew that it was time to follow our passion and open our own CrossFit gym. I am so excited to share my knowledge and passion for CrossFit and fitness with our community. My goal as a coach is to inspire individuals to make long-term lifestyle changes. I have found that Crossfits’ scalable intensity and commitment to functional movement makes it the perfect program for individuals of all ages and abilities.
My passion for sports has never really died down and I continue to compete in recreational sports around Austin such as soccer, basketball, triathlons, fun runs, adventure races and CrossFit competitions. All of these things are great, but my favorite thing to do is hang out with my awesome wife, Denise, and our three incredible daughters, Faith, Grace and Hayley.
I have the best workout ever when I’m listening to: Christian music
I’m challenged by: Anything with running
When I’m not working out I’m: hanging out with my family
I have been an athlete for as long as I can remember, but not in the way that is common for most. I grew up as a dancer with training sessions 5 days a week. I also competed in dance competitions through high school. In fact, I still love to dance!
I have always loved working out hard and could be found in whatever class was toughest at our local gyms, whether that was a spin class or total body conditioning. I love it all. But in 2010 when I was introduced to CrossFit by some family members I was immediately hooked! I loved the high-intensity and variations of the CrossFit workouts. I integrated all of my workouts together and continued to be a fit mom on the go. I have run several half marathons, 10ks and 5ks. I have also competed in triathlons and CrossFit Competitions. I have a sincere passion for staying fit and motivating my children to be fit. I want to show them through my life that exercising is fun and a great way to live. I am incredibly passionate about people and coaching CrossFit has been a great way for me to encourage those around me. As your Coach, I want nothing more than to see you succeed. I will do all that I can to motivate you. I really strive to lead by example.
My passion for people also lends well to my “outside of the Box” job. I am a top producing Real Estate professional here in Austin. I love making connections with people and helping them in any way I can. I balance my energies between all of my passions; family, faith, real estate, health, fitness, and nutrition.
I have the best workout ever when I’m listening to: LOUD, very loud music. It has to be fast and upbeat. I like rock, pop, rap, country and even some hard rock.
I’m challenged by: our clients and my kids. Learning their strengths and weakness and helping them meet their goals keeps me on my toes.
When I’m not working out: I’m spending time with my family, selling real estate in Austin or doing something great outdoors.
You’ll see me smiling when: I am with my husband, daughters or friends. People in general, make me smile, I am passionate about people!
Fun! I love helping people do things they never knew they could accomplish. As a long time endurance triathlete and cyclist, I know that the body can do more than the brain thinks it can. I love to celebrate those breakthroughs with athletes like you every day! My goal is for every client I train with to say “Thanks for the great workout. I can’t wait to come back tomorrow!” To achieve that I will probably push you a little harder than you thought you could go and encourage you to lift a little heavier than you thought you could lift. Know that I will always have your best interest at heart and will watch you closely so that if I need to I will correct your form to prevent injury. Doing those things assures me that you will see results.
Outside of the gym, I am active in my local church, an avid fly fisher, and wine lover. Work hard, play hard. My wife Casey and I are the proud parents of three children: Quade, Jack, and Alli.
I have the best workout ever when I’m listening to: the sounds of encouragement from my coach and other athletes.
I’m challenged by: a desire to see just how far we can actually push ourselves.
When I’m not working out I’m: Doing something with my family. They are a source of strength for me. We’re one of those crazy families that actually enjoys doing EVERYTHING together. At least that’s what our kids say!
You’ll see me smiling when: someone attempts something in the gym they’ve never tried. Anyone can do things they already know how to do. It takes courage to try new things and I love seeing that.
If I were an animal I’d be an: supple leopard. If you don’t know what that is, ask me sometime. We should all aspire to be supple leopards!
Born and raised in Boise, Idaho, I grew up loving all things outdoors. From camping in the summer time to skiing in the winters, we were always active. However, through all seasons, I was continually playing soccer. Soccer was my first true love.
I played soccer in college at Indiana Wesleyan University where I majored in Physical Education and Health. After college, I continued to play recreationally and picked up running. I have done over a dozen half marathons and 2 marathons, the Marine Corps and the London marathons. I also did an internship in England coaching sports to inner city youth and playing in a women’s league. Sports have definitely offered me a lot of great experiences.
I found Crossfit in 2008 while training for several upcoming half marathons. Since then I have been hooked! I have also been in the best shape of my life since finding Crossfit. I wish I would have had this during my soccer days!!
The thing I love most about Crossfit, is the community. I have had at least 3 major moves around the country since starting Crossfit and each time the first thing I do is find a good box. I have made lifelong, best friends since joining Crossfit! From Idaho, to Virginia, and now to Texas… Crossfit brings people together for a common goal. It unites strangers, gives them a reason to engage, and forces them to work hard amidst peers. It’s true commraderie. And I love it!
I started coaching in 2010. I interned under Headquarters Staff for 1 year before leading a class of my own. I thrive on teaching people to move properly and to feel the correct form of movements. I believe in the motto Mechanics, Consistency, Intensity. We must first be able to do the movement correctly and consistently before we push harder and heavier. I believe Crossfit is for everyone. With the right coaching and adaptations, all people, of all skill levels and walks of life, can find benefit in this style of exercise.
I have the best workout ever when I’m listening to: Good music, have my favorite buddies with me, and I’m wearing a costume!
I’m challenged by: My desire to do better than the last time.
When I’m not working out: I’m hanging with my 2 tiny humans, my husband, and my friends!
You’ll see me smiling when: I get to talk to adults! I spend A LOT of time with 2 kids under 3:)
If I were an animal I’d be: a Unicorn! (does that count?!?!)
I have a Bachelors in Physical Education and a Masters in Special Education. In 2001 I was introduced to yoga while working as a group fitness instructor. My love for yoga grew and I have been practicing ever since. My cousin introduced me to CrossFit in 2012 and I was hooked after the first workout. I immediately saw the benefit of combining yoga and CrossFit and I wanted to share it with others.
I received my 200-Hr Registered Yoga Teacher certification in 2014 and a second yoga certification in 2016. I am currently enrolled in a 300-Hr Advanced Yoga Teacher certification program. I am a firm believer that yoga will help my fellow CrossFit athletes with flexibility, strength (mental as well as physical), body awareness & faster recovery time. Since I participate in the same workouts as the other members of CrossFit 737, I know what areas get stiff from a regular CrossFit routine. I will sequence my classes focusing on those particular areas. I love the challenge yoga brings mentally & physically and I know you will too! I look forward to seeing you all on your mat!
My passion for all aspects of human movement, healthy living, and quality of life have been a driving force for all paths I have taken. Health and fitness fascinate and inspire me; and are the catalyst to how I experience the world, process information, and navigate career goals.
I was raised by “Salt of the Earth” parents, whose careers as a Wildlife Biologist and a Park Ranger immersed me in a diverse background resulting in my development of love and passion for the outdoors. The human form was made to operate at it’s optimal capacity… I love sharing and aiding this experience and lifestyle with others.
My Fitness Philosophy:
BALANCE, CONSISTENCY, MODERATION: I have always thought if it was socially acceptable to simply run everywhere like dogs do then we would all be in immaculate shape! For years I swore when I grew up I would have no furniture in my living room but instead only exercise equipment. Therefore, with no place to sit, if you wanted to watch TV you had to run, bike or hop on an elliptical. As I began to view life on a more holistic level, I realized the big picture is all a matter of balance. Most of us recognize the importance of physical activity and overall health but not all of us take action and many of us don’t know the appropriate action to take. Undoubtedly, in a fantasy world we would all prefer to be snorkeling, hunting, fishing, hiking mountain tops, snowboarding, etc. and exploring the beauties of the world as our form of exercise. The reality of life simply puts you to the test, questioning how much time are you willing to invest in YOUR health? Don’t make daily exercise the most dreaded part of your day. Maintain your physical condition so when you do get the opportunity to do activities you enjoy most, you can experience them to the fullest.
Take a moment and ask yourself where on the priority list is your health? Yes, many of us would love to be the biggest, the fastest, the strongest but what are you willing to invest or change to simply be YOUR best? Do not let the fitness images of vanity overcome you, instead think of those most important in your life. How does your health affect both yours and theirs happiness? If you want to be elite and make it to the top great, if you simply want to meet your grandchildren and great grandchildren then you may have some lifestyle feng shui to re-arrange.
Recognizing health is not about the number on the scale or how you compare to top models, athletes, and actors, but instead how you view the reflection in the mirror and how you grow to become willing to accept your imperfections. Don’t make physical activity a chore. Find the most motivational factor that drives you to exercise especially on the days you don’t want to. There is always an excuse for everything and people will make time for what they want. Enjoy life, but the healthier and happier you are the more you can enjoy it to the fullest.
I come from the middle of nowhere Oregon. If you think you are from Timbuktu let’s compare stories. I was raised an hour from civilization, generator for power, no TV, no cell service, no phone lines, no phone period. No address, no school bus, no mail service. My father is a wild life biologist and my mother is a park ranger. I have always been active both recreational as well as family labor and don’t know anything different. My father always made me work. There was no quitting and there was no crying. His famous phrase is “Go find something productive to do!” I truly believe how and where I was raised shaped my perspective on life, health, and physical activity.
Growing up on a lake gave me the opportunity for watersports which are my favorite! I went from tubing (pretty extreme tubing) to kneeboarding, to wakeboarding, and a bit of wake surfing. Nothing puts me more at easy than being on or in the water! As far as other sports I was most involved with dance in the forms of tap, ballet, and jazz. After taking about 5 classes per week for 14 years I then taught classes for 5 years. Dance has given me a huge advantage as far as flexibility, spatial awareness, and fine tuning body manipulation. Minor adjustments can make all the difference in sport. In addition to dance, I was involved in track and field for several years primarily as a jumper, hurdler, and sprinter. After no longer being able to tolerate impact on bi-lateral stress fractures in my legs I transferred schools and joined the swim team instead; again, primarily as a sprinter excelling in freestyle, breaststroke, and backstroke. Upon entering college at Oregon State University to pursue my degree in Exercise and Sport Science I walked onto the woman’s crew (rowing) team as a D1/PAC 10 athlete. Alongside with school, rowing, and working, I continued teaching dance classes and also became very involved in the ballroom dancing community. Experimenting with several styles of ballroom I discovered my favorites to be West Coast Swing, Night Club 2 Step, and Hustle. About this same time I became an active member of the OAHPERD (Oregon Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance) community. In addition, I also served several years with the United Spirits Association as a High School State Dance Team judge.
Around 2008 is when I found Crossfit or Crossfit found me. I have been involved in the Crossfit community as well as a certified Crossfit trainer for over a decade. I have had the opportunity to be a part of a fitness evolution and movement. From 2010-2014 I was involved in the competitors circuit. I have attended the Crossfit Games in 2010 and 2012. I wouldn’t trade the success of the program or the people I meet for the world!. The simple science of being “constantly varied” allows people to continue experiencing physical gains in addition to not getting burnt out mentally. Functional fitness is the ultimate baseline routine to make all other aspects of your life better. Bottom line… IT FREAKING WORKS!
Around 2014 I sought even more balance in peace and stillness for both body and mind. One more component off the holistic puzzle was added by supplementing with yoga to my regular routine. In 2019 I completed my 200RYT Training.
The universe always works in mysterious serendipitous ways. Ironically, my Mother was born here in Austin, however all of our family is in the Pacific Northwest. My husband and I moved to Texas in 2016 for his work. He is an EMS Helicopter Pilot. Him and I met in the fitness world and intend to keep each other healthy our entire lives. We absolutely LOVE the Austin area and the hot weather. Surrounding yourself with the right people is key is health and fitness success. Crossfit 737 is exactly that. A community of great people.
I’m an open-minded spirit who enjoys helping people change their lifestyles in a holistic way.
I have the best workout ever when I’m listening to: Whatever tempo matches the beat/intensity of the intended workout (my dance background has this ingrained in my mind). I also tend to start movements/lifts on a new 8count.
I’m challenged by: “The Blessing and Curse of Chasing a Younger Version of Myself” Also snatches, wallballs, thrusters, and single arm DB movements.
When I’m not working out I’m: Hanging out with my family or finding something productive to do
You’ll see me smiling when: Other people are smiling and when I get to be outside exploring new places
If I were an animal I’d be: undoubtedly a Spider Monkey
BS: Exercise and Sport Science – Oregon State University
Crossfit Certified Level 1 (10yrs)
Former Crossfit Gym Owner/Head Coach
Reebok Crossfit Model
Crossfit Northwest Regional Competitor 2013
Crossfit Outlaw Barbell Athlete Camp 2013
Crossfit Northwest Regional Team Member 2012
Crossfit Southwest Regional Team Member 2011
Registered Yoga Teacher; RYT 200
Division 1/PAC 10 Athletics (Rowing)
Nearly 20 years weightlifting and fitness/gym community
Watching the CrossFit Games in 2016, I was extremely impressed with the level of fitness and athleticism of the competitors. I remember thinking that if CrossFit training can lead to that display of work capacity, power and effort, it must have benefits for everyone who trains in that methodology.
I decided to give it a try and have loved every minute of it! What most excites me about CrossFit is the community atmosphere. Having worked out in “Globo gyms” before, I was used to headphones and isolation, but the encouragement and camaraderie of CrossFit 737 is at a level I would never have imagined. The people you meet at CrossFit 737 very quickly become your friends, which is part of the CrossFit culture that is evident even in the Pro/Elite level competitors.
I have been an athlete most of my life playing football and college soccer, and currently coach soccer at Veritas Academy. I love to see athletes grasp concepts with regard to technique and then succeed through smarter training and efficiency. You will reach levels you never thought you were capable of if you push through your perceived limits.
Outside of the gym, I am a Physician specializing in Anesthesiology. My wife Erica and I have 2 kids: Eli and Simone.
I have the best workout ever when I’m listening to: Need2Breathe, Decyfer Down, Canon
I’m challenged by: Gymnastics elements
When I’m not working out I’m: Spending time with my family, playing/Coaching soccer, Hiking, Mountain biking
You’ll see me smiling when: I’m at the CrossFit Box
If I were an animal I’d be an: Dog, preferably a Labrador retriever or Coton de Tulear
Sports and athletics have always played a significant role in my life. I’m passionate about fitness and want to encourage people to move their bodies. As the youngest of four kids, my mom joked that I was born on the soccer field. My parents encouraged us to try different sports with the emphasis on just being active. Soccer was my sport of choice, but I also played softball and drill team in high school.
After college, I took an interest in running and actively trained for marathons and half marathons. I have run six marathons and have lost count of the number of half marathons. Following some repetitive use injuries, I took a step back from distance running, but appreciated the mental fortitude and stamina I developed. I’ve tried other group fitness options over the years, but nothing has truly challenged me like CrossFit. The community is also unmatched. I love the camaraderie, the constant variation, and the confidence that builds as your strength and fitness increase. As we age, we tend to become less active and our health can take a backseat as a result. However, prioritizing daily physical activity helps me to be my best in all my roles in life. What I love about CrossFit is that it is functional movements that translate into our everyday lives. As a trainer and coach, I enjoy encouraging people to be active and to break down barriers to what they think they are capable of in a safe environment. Getting someone to look forward to working out is my goal. Inevitably, when we are taking care of ourselves we are better equipped to take care of others and to be our best wherever life takes us.
Outside of the gym, I am a wife to Matt (a runner, lifter, and ice cream maker), a mom to two boys, and a client director in Wireless Telecommunications. Thankfully our love for physical activity has transferred to our kiddos and we typically spend the weekends at soccer or football games, swimming, with our church, or spending time with friends and family.
I have the best workout ever when I’m listening to: Rock/Alternative, or Pop music
I’m challenged by: Texas heat in the summer, I much prefer cold weather…I know, I live in the wrong state
When I’m not working out I’m: with my family and friends or reading a book
You’ll see me smiling when: cracking jokes and making others smile. Making people laugh is something I love to do
Jordan is attending the University of Tennessee working towards her degree in Sports Management. Jordan began interning with 737 during the summer of 2022 to learn about the overall business of coaching and managing a gym. Jordan is dedicated to her health and those around her.
I have played sports my whole life, soccer, cheer, dance, basketball, you name it I’ve probably played it. I’ve always loved sports and always thought I would play sports in college. UnfortunatelyI tore my hamstring which resulted in rethinking that collegiate athlete route.
I stopped playing club soccer and continued playing in high school and had an opportunity tobecome an athletic trainer at the school. This was a turning point for me realizingmy passion for working with athletes.I chose to study Sports Management in my first year at University of Tennessee for the wide variety of future opportunities.I am excited to intern at CrossFit 737 as it allows me to gain knowledge in coaching, understanding the psychology of all types of athletes and and gain an understanding of how to run the business from the front line and the back end.
I have the best workout when listing to: EDM Taylor swift, 2000’s classics, or just loud music
I’m challenged by: stepping out of comfort zone. I am more comfortable sticking with what I know, this internship has made me have to get used to change since no day is the same and everything can change in a split second.
When I’m not working out: I am out in the sun or hanging out with my friends.
You’ll see my smiling when: I’m dancing, with my friends and family, or learning something new!