About Us

CFSH Coaches
Tim
Tim Strawn
Co-Owner
Head Coach / Head Programmer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 1 Weightlifting Certified
  • CrossFit Scaling Course Certified
  • Crossfit Open Judges Course Certified 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Fittest Games 2017 Athlete
  • American Heart Association CPR/AED/First Aid Certified
  • Tim was born and bred in surf city USA – Huntington Beach, California. He played all the main sports growing up, from basketball to football with gymnastics and boxing in between, but it was surfing and baseball that was always a constant throughout those glory days. He found CrossFit in 2011 and was fortunate enough to be taught the fundamental basics from some great and extremely knowledgeable coaches and athletes. Helping people to achieve their fitness goals, watching the transformation take place and ultimately their lives changing is the most rewarding part of being a CrossFit coach. “Intense physical training reveals your inner spirit and tests your strength. Having the guts to walk through these doors on a consistent basis will have a profound impact on your life”.
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Keelee
Keelee Mitchel
Co-Owner
Head Coach / Head Programmer
  • Sam Houston State University Graduate BA in Criminal Justice
  • Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
  • Crossfit Scaling Course Certified
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Certified
  • Crossfit Open Judges Course Certified 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Wodapalooza 2017 & 2018 Athlete
  • American Red Cross Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Certified
  • ISSA Specialist in Sports Nutrition
  • Keelee’s athletic background began when she was five years old on the pitcher’s mound in Houston, Texas. She continued to pursue athletics through high school and ultimately became an officer of the drill team. As a 2006 graduate from SHSU Keelee became a 5th grade math and science teacher. In 2012 Keelee walked into her first CrossFit box and was immediately hooked. With her athletic background, the core fundamentals of CrossFit reminded her of what it was like to be a part of a team. Continuously aspiring to maintain a strong body and mind, CrossFit has empowered Keelee to share that same passion with others and was certified in early 2015.
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Jennifer
Jennifer Guarino
Co-Owner/Coach
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Crossfit Open Judges Course Certified 2018
  • CrossFit Scaling Course Certified
  • Wodapalooza 2017 & 2018 Athlete
  • American Heart Association CPR/AED/First Aid Certified
  • Jennifer grew up in Southern California playing soccer and enjoying the outdoors. As most young adults she spent her 20’s and early 30’s having great fun, focusing on her career, traveling and not giving any thought to fitness. At 38, she stepped into a CF Box and everything changed. She could not run 400 meters without stopping to walk nor do a single push up. Today she works to improve her 1 mile time and works on weighted push-ups. She is extremely passionate about CrossFit and helping others understand it’s a process and to enjoy the journey.
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Rich
Rich Nunez
Co-Owner/Coach
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Crossfit Open Judges Course Certified 2018
  • CrossFit Scaling Course Certified
  • American Heart Association CPR/AED/First Aid Certified
  • Rich was born and raised in Chicago, IL. Athletics played a big role in his life. He started at the age of 8 playing Pop Warner football all the way through the collegiate level. After college, he joined the workforce and athletics and excise became a non-priority. Fast forward 18 years. Now in Texas and building a business, his heath and quality of life began to change. Simple tasks like taking the dogs for a walk or going up and down stairs were challenging. He knew he needed to create a better balance of work and health. In 2016 he was encouraged to try CrossFit. Walking into his first box was life changing. He was hooked day one. It took him back to the days of being an athlete and a part of a team/community.

    Over the past 2 years, Rich has transformed himself as an athlete. His passion to help others achieve a healthy lifestyle comes from his personal battles that makes him uniquely qualified to help you!
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Jon
Jonathan Hitchcock
Coach
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Powerlifting Trainer
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
  • CrossFit Scaling Course Certified
  • American Heart Association BLS Certified (CPR/AED)
  • CrossFit became my training regiment in 2011. Ever since then, I have trained and tried to learn everything I can about the sport. In a lot of ways, it has gotten me to where I am today. I am currently pursuing entry into a physical therapy doctorate program, and if all goes well, that will begin within the next year. In the years before, I served as a Field Artillery Officer in the Army leaving as a Captain. For about 4 years after the Army, I was a military contractor in the states and deployed to Afghanistan. The primary task of those jobs was to train Soldiers. Training Soldiers in all situations: classroom and field environments. The passion for training began to get intertwined with CrossFit. The same reward from seeing a Soldier realize the capability that he could bring to the battlefield is the same as seeing an athlete hit their first snatch or double under.

    Funny things about me that you won't know unless I tell you or you're around me for a while. I carry a poker face all the time. It may be a side effect from a car accident I had as a teenager. My wife hates it, but it makes it easy to mess with people working in retail. I don't play that game in front of a class, so don't try to read into it to much. I say what I mean, and I mean what I say. Additionally, I have nearly ten years experience as a butcher. I may joke about people asking me how to cook a particular cut of meat at work, but if you want advice, I'll, most likely, be able to point you in the right direction. We train to eat, and we eat to train.
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Alex
Alex Pappas
Coach
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Scaling Course Certified
  • CPT Certified through NASM
  • Bachelors in Sports Management & Minor in Business & Coaching Texas A&M
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED Certified
  • Alex has been involved in sports since he was in elementary school. He enjoyed playing baseball, soccer, football, track- just about anything that allowed him to learn, have fun, and compete. While working on his Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management at Texas A&M University, he was introduced to CrossFit and started to compete in local competitions. He was fortunate enough to win a few competitions and place top three in others. He enjoys continuing to learn about fitness and health and share that knowledge with others through hard work and motivation.
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Tyler
Tyler Angulo
Coach
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Scaling Course Certified
  • American Heart Association CPR/AED/First Aid Certified
  • Cornell University Graduate BS in Human Biology
  • Tyler is one of the first athletes-turned-coach at Crossfit Strength Haven. A native of Honolulu, HI, he grew up in Round Rock, TX and spent most of his childhood playing competitive soccer. After pursuing percussion throughout high school and college, he began CrossFit shortly after graduation when his mom suddenly took up the sport. He figured if she could do it there was no excuse why he couldn’t. Tyler joined his first CrossFit box in early 2016 and has been a devoted CrossFitter ever since.
  • Tyler received his Bachelors of Science degree in Human Biology from Cornell University. At the box, he is the guy who drives the yellow car and air-dries his shirts on weekends. He very much enjoys a morning cup of coffee, watching Broadway musicals, and listening to Kendrick Lamar.
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Matt
Matt Barris
Coach
  • The University of Texas at Austin - Bachelor of Arts
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Scaling Course Certified
  • CrossFit Open Judges Course Certified 2018
  • Professional Fitness Trainer Association (PFTA) Certified
  • AHA CPR/AED/FA Certified
  • Matthew grew up in Houston, Texas. Beginning at age four, Matthew was always involved in sports, most notably soccer and tennis. He made his high school's varsity tennis team as a sophomore in high school and continued to play intramural tennis in college. After spending a few years in the corporate world right out of college, he took a year off to become a certified personal trainer and ran several locations of Camp Gladiator's boot camps around Austin.
  • Upon refocusing on his business career, Matthew needed a way to maintain his fitness on a personal level and got involved in CrossFit in 2013. Initially, he divided his efforts between road cycling and CrossFit, but soon CrossFit took command of Matthew's free time. He has been committed to becoming a better athlete on a personal level and has never been fitter than following five years of CrossFit programming. Having never lost the desire to help others lead active and healthy lives, Matthew became a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer in early 2018. At CFSH, he hopes to help all our community members become as healthy and fit as possible.
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Programming Philosophy

  • Crossfit Strength Haven is a strength and conditioning facility that develops all types of individuals to reach their goals of fitness through constantly varied functional movements executed at high intensity. Our program efficiently combines the most effective training methods of weightlifting, gymnastics, and high intensity cardio.
  • At Crossfit Strength Haven we provide a safe place to challenge yourself through a fun and engaging community that is driven by results.
  • We believe in relations beyond memberships. Everyday our athletes are breaking down barriers and creating new versions of themselves.


Facility

  • Our facility is open floor plan with with 4,800+ sq ft of workout space.
  • We have 2 bathrooms
  • We pride ourselves on keeping a clean environment, rest assured that our equipment and our facility will always stay super clean and inviting.
  • Our parking lot is always well kept and clean with plenty of well lighted parking spaces on site.