Member Spotlight – Mel Angulo

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure." Meet Mel. She started CrossFit over 6 months. Her growth, her progress and her confidence shines brighter every time she steps into the gym. With every workout she...

Member Spotlight – Amber Taylor

1. Where were you before you started CrossFit from a fitness, health, and mental perspective? Before I started CrossFit I had just had a baby and wasn't very active.  I was going stir crazy being a new mom and doing the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse hot dog dance one too...

Member Spotlight – Austin Manning

1. Where were you before you started CrossFit from a fitness, health, and mental perspective? I first joined a box in 2015 after moving back to Texas. At the time, I was slowly recovering from 4 or 5 fun years of late night Whataburger, beer, and campus cooking with...

Member Spotlight – Gabby Sewing

1. Where were you before you started CrossFit from a fitness, health, and mental perspective? Before I started CrossFit, I had been playing roller derby (a full contact sport on 8 wheels) for a few years.  When I started, I could barely make it around the track...

Member Spotlight – Lucia Cole

1. Where were you before you started CrossFit from a fitness, health, and mental perspective? Before CrossFit I considered myself to be in pretty good health, but I had no idea how much more potential I had! I had an injury five years ago that severed the muscle in...

Member Spotlight – Mark Maldonado

Where were you before you started Crossfit from a fitness, health and mental perspective? I’ll be honest - before I started crossfit, I was doing nothing physically. Over the course of 5 years I had put on weight, was eating garbage, stopped exercising and just let...

Member Spotlight – Michael Nero

Before I start, I just wanted to say how much I admire what you and the other coaches have built and continue to build every day. It would have been enough to have just started a gym, but you did the harder thing – though you all make it look effortless – and also...

Member Spotlight – Sabrina Hernandez

In an effort to lose weight in my late teens/early 20s, I can remember trying different diet trends (Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig), taking different diet pills, getting acupuncture and injections. I believed then that a quick fix to lose weight was the best and...

Member Spotlight – Shannon Galloway

Before I came to CFSH, I belonged to another Austin area gym. I would run 3 miles once a week and maybe go to a group fitness class or two, but I really struggled with consistency. I’m a stay at home mom during the day, and teach a couple of high school science...

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