Cole Taylor

CrossFit L1 Trainer
CrossFit Kids
CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
USAW Olympic Weightlifting Level 1
CrossFit Scaling
CrossFit Judge 2019
CrossFit Judge 2018
CrossFit Judge 2017
Background Check 03/31/17 Status: No Flags

Years in CrossFit: 7 years

I’ve never been a very athletic person. Although I played youth basketball or outdoor sports as a kid, I was always on the heavier side and struggled with finding a fitness program that would keep my interest for longer than a few months.

I started CrossFit in 2011, when my weight had reached over 250 lbs, I wasn’t happy.  In the beginning I started doing CrossFit workouts in my home gym by myself but after several months at home, I wanted to do more than the limitations of my home gym, so I took the next step and joined a local box. I couldn’t believe the world of difference it made, I lost more weight, I got stronger, I started competing in local events, and fell in love with the community as well as the competitive side of CrossFit. I’ve visited dozens of CrossFit boxes around the U.S. working on various programs and certifications. My passion for CrossFit comes from the results I’ve personally had as well as the results I’ve seen in others.

Cole Taylor
Amanda Taylor

CrossFit L1 Trainer
CrossFit Kids
CrossFit Judge 2019
CrossFit Judge 2018
Background Check 03/31/17 Status: No Flags

Years in CrossFit: 4 years

I have always been a treadmill runner. Even when my results plateaued, I would run on a treadmill because it made me feel like I was doing something. Free weights scared me to death, that was the “guy” section of the gym and forbidden territory for a girl like me.

I was introduced to CrossFit in 2011 (while I was pregnant with our fourth child) when Cole came home and started doing burpees in our garage. I distinctly remember telling him, I’m never doing that, while I ran on our treadmill. After our daughter was born, I remember telling him again, I’m not doing that as I was still running on our treadmill, but then I started seeing results. He was getting thinner, he was getting more muscular and he felt better. So the treadmill and I broke up and I started doing CrossFit. Within the first 3 month I put on four pounds of muscle and lost fat and that was it for me. CrossFit works for me because I got results, I feel stronger, I feel thinner, and I feel healthier.

Amanda Taylor
Jordan Graham

CrossFit L1 Trainer
CrossFit Judge 2019
CrossFit Judge 2018

Years in CrossFit: 2 years

About Jordan coming soon…

Jordan Graham
Soky Poy

CrossFit L1 Trainer
CrossFit Judge 2019
CrossFit Judge 2018

Years in CrossFit: 2 years

I finally gave CrossFit a try in 2016 when running became stale to me. I was running an average of 40-50 miles a week but it was becoming boring to me and I needed a change. I won’t lie and say it didn’t intimidate me, as I didn’t lift weights and couldn’t do a lot of the things I saw others doing. The very first day I walked in, the coaches and members made me feel at ease and welcomed me with open arms. I learned quickly that I love how there is always something to learn and improve on. I fell in love with the community and how CrossFit has shown me just how strong my body and mind can be.

Soky Poy
Angela Cantu

CrossFit L1 Trainer

Years in CrossFit: 2 years

Growing up I was a very athletic kid. I played just about every sport through high school and even a few years after never once having to worry about my body. Then reality hit! You cannot go from being super athletic to stagnant and fueling your body with junk and expect it not to catch up with you. I tried fad diets, workout programs, running, regular gyms. Workouts became a chore and was not something I enjoyed or even looked forward to doing. Fast forward to 2016. Life was hectic and challenging and I really needed an outlet. From the first day at CrossFit Lavon I was hooked. CrossFit challenges my mind and body like no other workout has before. I am setting goals that I never dreamed would be possible even at my fittest. The best part is not even the mental and physical changes I have made, it’s becoming a part of a community that is constantly encouraging and pushing each other to be best versions of themselves!

Angela Cantu
Tressa Featherston

CrossFit L1 Trainer

Years in CrossFit: 2 years

Me in my early 20s: lover of all foods, hater of all things fitness…until I found running and then step class. Then when I reached “level” 40, I went on to get licensed in Zumba, yes Zumba and Bokwa! All things cardio—all the things to keep me moving but yet nothing really that made an actual “mark”. Weights in the gym with me and my headphones were even super boring AND intimidating so pretty much stayed away from those.

Then two years ago I stepped into my first CrossFit box and right away I was hooked, not only to the physical aspect because of the visible changes that were happening to my body but the nutritional aspect as well, changing the way I felt inside and out! I mean being able to come home and tell the hubby “Hey! I could seriously deadlift you and then some!” is greatness!

These two things combined have made that “mark”. I feel better, look better, and have the want to be better in all areas of my life! And it’s because of this that when I was asked if I wanted to be a CrossFit L1 Trainer I jumped on the opportunity! Watching others grow and change in this community has been amazing and I get to be a part of it!
That’s all folks!

Tressa Featherston