Are you wondering who the heck is behind this virtual gym?
We are probably very similar to all of you in many ways. We are your fellow garage gym athletes! Like us, you have your own reasons behind needing to work out at home, either exclusively, or occasionally. Maybe you are on a time crunch, you have kids, you have a tight budget, you don’t have a gym or box nearby, or it’s just simply more convenient.
All of the WOD at Home coaches have been friends since before elementary school. We grew up on a cul-de-sac where competition, games (real and made-up), sports, and just plain fun was part of our daily routine. We all have experience on both ends of the spectrum from being athletes ourselves ever since we were kids to coaching people from kids to our grandparents’ age in a variety of athletic situations. Here’s a little about us!
- CrossFit Level-1 Trainer
- CrossFit Olympic Lifting
- CrossFit Movement and Mobility
- 2013, 2014 CrossFit Judges Course
I was born and raised in Austin, growing up in a neighborhood with 16 other kids who spent practically every day playing a different sport. This experience gave me a unique foundation of sports and fitness. Since finding CrossFit.com, I have been obsessed with improving my performance, not only in the gym, but in real life. I have found that without the proper General Physical Preparedness, I had been limited in sport and leisure. Using CrossFit to fill these gaps, I found that proper positioning, movement, and mobility were the keys to supercharging my fitness and thus seeing improvements inside and outside the gym. Chronic back pain and plantar fasciitis disappeared as I learned to move properly and started heading towards healthy, full range of motion of my joints and muscles. CrossFit opened my eyes, changed my life, and I want to share it with the world!
Kyle has now coached tens of thousands of unique client sessions and prioritizes quality movement before maximal intensity with all of his clients. He takes his clients and their goals seriously, but not himself. He loves finding the limiting factors of client’s range of motion, motor patterns, and strength to help target their weak areas to maximize performance. Whatever a clients’ goal, Kyle loves to see them achieve it. He hosts nutrition lectures, Olympic lifting work-shops, programming discussions, and mobility seminars. He feels there is nothing more exciting than seeing a client set a new personal record for themselves or reach a goal for which they have been working hard. The best compliment you can get from Kyle: “Your squat looks great!”
Kyle graduated from The University of Texas with a Mathematics degree in Actuarial Sciences. He has received his CrossFit L-1, CrossFit Olympic Lifting, and CrossFit Movement and Mobility certificates and never stops his pursuit of coaching excellence. If you want to get on his good side, learn a proper squat and push-up…he will never stop complimenting you!
I have been involved in athletics in one way or another my whole life. From gymnastics, kickball, basketball, track & field, and volleyball to high school varsity golf and softball, I love being active. I grew up in Austin, TX and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Elementary Education. After marrying my high school sweetheart, Clint, in June of 2007, we moved to Frisco, TX. I taught third grade for 7 years (2 in Austin ISD and 5 in Frisco ISD). In June of 2012, I resigned from my teaching career to stay at home with my son. After a year of little fitness in my life and a severely injured shoulder from carrying a baby around all day, I knew something had to change. I was not going to live injured and unhealthy anymore. My brother opened a gym in Austin and encouraged me to find one up in Frisco. My search led me to an awesome garage box in February with some of the most positive and supportive people. I drank the Kool-Aid, so to speak, and decided to get my CrossFit Level 1 Certification in June of 2013. I have since had a second son and used my experience of continuing to WOD during my pregnancy to create WOD at Home MOM. I love helping people realize their potential and encouraging athletes to push to new limits.
Athletics has always been a huge part of my life. I grew up playing just about every sport I could sign up for; ended up playing baseball, basketball and football in High School; then played baseball in college and professionally.
Over the years I have seen numerous fitness programs including strength programs, yoga, pilates, barre, interval training, cardio programs, and intense rehab. For me, the one constant with all of these programs is that they get old quickly and become monotonous. I was lucky enough to be an athlete professionally and I looked at the work-outs as my job and therefore accepted the monotony.
My professional career ended after I tore both of my labrums in my hips and no team wanted to take the risk of signing me. I then became interested in fitness that wasn’t as time consuming and still produced legitimate results. High intensity WODs were introduced to me by fellow WOD at Home coach, Kyle, and after 20 years of athletic training my view of fitness has changed forever. The combination of competition, variety and emphasis on correct execution gave me the most time-efficient, fun and effective workout (WOD) I had ever seen. Also, they kicked my butt!
I feel healthier and in better shape than ever without spending hours in the gym. I do a high intensity WOD 1-3/week and supplement those workouts with other sports I enjoy. I still play basketball, flag football, volleyball and softball but the WODs and the principles that go along with them are the core of my fitness regimen.