Sam has been a strength and conditioning coach since 2007. His first "real" training experience was at the original CrossFit box in Santa Cruz, California. Sam has his CrossFit LeveII/endurance/weightlifting/nutrition/mobility/gymnastics/football/basic barbell certifications, as well as his OPT CCP Level-1, and experience training with and learning from some of the best strength and conditioning coaches on the planet. He is heavily involved with the Duskin and Stephen's Foundation, and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu enthusiast. Sam has a triple major from SMU in cultural anthropology/sociology/psychology.
Nickname: The Professor
Favorite workout: pull-up marathon, anything longer than an hour
Favorite drink: coffee, though more often than not diet coke
Preferred training music: Tool, Reggae, Steely Dan
Thomas has been coaching since 2012. His passion for helping others is unrivaled in any coach you will meet. Thomas was a multi-sport athlete until the monotony of training alone in big box gyms turned him onto his current paradigm and coaching as a full time profession. Thomas is a CrossFit Level II certified strength and conditioning coach. When not training himself or training others, he's heavily involved in our Gaston House program we host for boys striving to achieve long term sobriety. You'll find him most off hours hanging with his dog, Scott.
Nickname: PYT, Pretty Young Thang
Favorite workout: "Those Burpees Suck" (he loves burpees way too much for his own good), anything short and fast an a high suck factor
Favorite drink: soda water (Topo Chico)
Preferred training music: country, but definitely not dubstep