Owner of NHB CrossFit and an instructor at Revolution Martial Arts and Fitness.
CrossFit Certs: Level 1, Kids, Olympic lifting, Gymnastics, Kettle bell, Mobility
My passion for fitness started from my life’s journey as a martial artist. It was reinforced by my decade long service to the Marines. Adopting CrossFit early in my military career changed the path of opportunities available to me. I was able to attend some of the most mentally and physically challenging schools and training the military has to offer. I also saw first hand how this style of training helped prepare our nations warriors for the harsh physical reality of combat. Your fitness, life style, and the way you train directly effects your survivability.
My passion for teaching came about with the birth of my sons. Becoming a father showed me the importance of training as an example to my children. I want to be physically active and involved in their lives as they grow and help them and others impact the world around them in whatever capacity they see fit. Having a certain athletic capacity allows you to enjoy more of what life has to offer.
CrossFit level 1, Endurance. BS in education with a minor in science. I led an active lifestyle (more or less), and never considered myself an athlete until CrossFit. Right after hiking 1600 miles of the Appalachian Trail, Charles led me through my first CrossFit workout: wall balls, lunges and thrusters. I thought it would be easy considering what I had just accomplished. I was humbled and said I would never workout with him again. Needless to say, I am now a CrossFitter for life and have placed in a number of 5K runs throughout the Katy area.
I have trained through out all three of my pregnancies and enjoy speaking with pre and post natal women. Pregnancy is a natural event for which our bodies are designed. With proper nutrition and fitness during all phases of pregnancy, a woman can prepare herself and her child for an easier birth and faster recovery.
When my husband first opened the box at the end of 2009, I never expected the blessing of having such a welcoming community spring up around us. We are a gym made up of ordinary people, from all walks of life, seeking to better ourselves and each other. Glory to God!
CF Level 1,NSCA-CPT. I was brought up playing sports. I have tried most but soccer was my passion. I started working in the fitness industry in high school and became a trainer when I graduated. I’ve trained 1-on-1, outdoor bootcamps and now Crossfit over the past 3 years. I love coaching because I love to meet and interact with new people. My favorite part of coaching is watching people become enthusiastic about living healthy lives and making that realization that it’s all within themselves. It’s an honor for me to part of their story, even for just a moment.My favorite workout is Fran. Most of the time I’ll say I hate it but only because every time I do it I’m extremely humbled. My favorite lift is the squat clean, but only because it’s my strongest one! I love to work out in a rugged environment with loud music.
I was first introduced to Crossfit in the summer of 2011. It was actually not my idea, but I knew I was hooked once I realized I could excel in it. Crossfit has taught me many lessons but one of the most important is that it takes patience, hard work and discipline to build character. The athleticism I’ve gained from Crossfit has also helped me transition well into other physical activities(jiu jitsu,drums) safely with a less chance of injury. I’ve taught the fundamentals of Crossfit to many people from different backgrounds and have gained more confidence in my abilities and in teaching others. My biggest joy from teaching is inspiring others to believe that they can do anything they apply themselves to. My mother Stella also does Crossfit and has been for the past 5 years. One of my goals is to stay as motivated as she is so that when the time comes I can pass on the healthy lifestyle to my kids.
Favorite WOD: Murph,
Favorite lift: power snatch,
Pull ups unbroken: 50,
Double unders unbroken: 120,
Mile run time: 6:44
CrossFit Level 1. I was introduced to CrossFit two years ago after moving from Colorado. I played a lot of sports growing up including, gymnastics, soccer, basketball, track and volleyball. Gymnastics was always my passion, but the tiny town I moved to in CO did not have a competitive gym, so I had to let that one go. I moved to Katy when I was 18 and started doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu after healing from a broken disc in my back, I heard about CrossFit from an MMA friend and decided to give it a try so that I could strengthen the muscles around my spine. I ended up falling in love with it, because not only was it an excellent workout with gymnastics, but it felt like I just gained a new family, plus there was a competitive aspect to it, and I love competition! I fell in love with everything about CrossFit and that’s when I knew I wanted to coach. I love coaching and helping others achieve their fitness goals, it makes me happy to see the look on someone’s face when they hit a PR or finally get an advanced movement down or accomplish something they never imagined themselves doing. I always push myself to be the best athlete I can be, so that I can motivate those around me to live healthy lives and strive for lifelong fitness, so that I can see them better their lives through fitness and proper nutrition, just like I did mine. CrossFit has opened the door to so many things I never pictured myself doing, now I’m a kids gymnastics teacher, I love doing CrossFit competitions, I’m an elite obstacle course racer currently ranked 9th in the world (age group), I love jiu jitsu, running/biking outdoors and doing ANYTHING active and challenging, and I continue to look for new ways to challenge myself everyday.
Favorite lift: Overhead squat
Favorite WOD: Murph
CrossFit level 1 cert. Iulian is a software engineer, holding a M.Sc. in theoretical physics from the University of Bucharest. After spending most of the 15 years of his professional career sitting on a chair in front of a computer, at the end of 2009 he discovered CrossFit. While the down-to-earth, consistent scientific approach to fitness and to the movement of the human body resonated with his education background, the intense passion and profoundly human spirit of the CrossFit community changed him forever. He considers himself lucky to share this passion with his wife Carmen. Iulian likes to help others becoming fitter, while steadily walking the same path himself.