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In 2012 I was looking to get serious about losing weight. I had just become a father and being obese most of my adulthood and childhood, I needed a change that would stick. I wanted to be able to run with my kids and watch them grow up. I had heard of CrossFit and decided to give it a try before settling on a regular "global gym membership", which lacked any sort of motivation for me. After my first workout, I was exhausted, out of breath, tired, drenched in sweat and I knew this was for me.
I have always enjoyed playing sports growing up, so the competitive nature and community CrossFit provided was what I needed. When I started I altered my eating habits for healthier choices and in six months lost 100 lbs. From growing up being teased about your weight and not finding clothes that fit, I know first hand the struggles and fears a person can have by starting a new workout regime they are unfamiliar with.
In 2014, I became a coach (CF-L1) and knew I had found my passion. Everyone steps in the gym for a sole reason such as to lose weight, get stronger, get leaner, to be healthier or just to get a good sweat. My passion has become to help each and every person that steps through those doors find what they are looking for and help them towards their goal.
My love for CrossFit began when my love for tacos and beer couldn't be shook!
I started CrossFit over 6 years ago when my life insurance results appeared to show I was a bit overweight. It was then I realized I needed to incorporate fitness into my routine. I had a membership at the local globo gym but never used it. So, I knew I needed something different to keep me interested and motivated in order to maintain the routine and better myself. Shortly thereafter, I walked into my nearby CrossFit box and saw the incredible amount of support shown among fellow athletes and the coach and it was then I knew I wanted to be part of this community.
I was born and raised in Houston, Texas and am a graduate of University of Houston. Professionally, I've been a financial advisor for 15 years. I'm also a husband and father.
My favorite lift is the squat clean.
Ram is known as the “Squat King”. His favorite CF movements are the overhead squat, squat clean and the squat snatch.
“I tend to favor the heavy lifting of the WOD. But as a coach, I’m going to add some serious cardio to get you sweating during the workout!” Ram started crossfitting in 2013. What started as a weight-loss challenge for his wedding, turned into a life-changing passion for real fitness. Sharing in members’ PRs and helping them push beyond their comfort zones are his favorite parts of coaching.
Ram has a lovely wife, Marcy, three grown kids and three high energy pups. In his spare time, you’ll probably find him on a cruise. Be sure you ask him about paleo or keto - he’s done them both and seen results. Or be sure you add him to your “phone-a-friend” address book if you’re ever on a game show as he knows a little bit of everything.
Hello I am Jennifer Culley a wife and mother to 3 kids plus a step son. It’s interesting to look back at your life and see the path that brings you to certain points in your life. My husband getting a job off the gulf brought me to Texas after 44yrs of living on the west coast. COVID brought me to Hercules where Chase and I were welcomed.
My sister and I got involved in CrossFit in 2011 in Vancouver, Washington and soon developed friendships and comradery that made workouts fun and challenges not so threatening. We proceeded to compete in local competitions and found a new way of challenging our fitness.
Why I love it, well CrossFit is a place where people celebrate your achievements and encourage you to do just a bit more, where failure is still celebrated. I want to help other become a better version of themselves by learning who they are as an individual and helping them to grow.
I'm a CrossFit coach now and I want everyone to experience the same fun and excitement of working together with others to achieve fitness, and more importantly friendship.
Hello my name is Putter and I've been doing CrossFit for about 4 years! My sister was the one who introduced me to the sport and I fell in love with it instantly! I absolutely love the community that CrossFit brings and I wake up everyday wanting to serve others in any way possible to help them be the best versions of themselves! CrossFit has taught me so many things about myself and others and I am on a journey to find the best person that I can be physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially in and out of the gym while also having the best time of my life!
My journey into CrossFit began about a year after my husband committed to it, see his bio above. I had the typical "CrossFit isn't for me" mentality, you know the ones..."I don’t want to be super muscular" and "I can't do those workouts" and the "I'm not strong enough." At the time, I believed these statements to be true but in all honesty, each statement was simply an excuse. In truth, what eventually pulled me into CrossFit was the community. I would visit the box to watch my husband work out or join the cheer squad at competitions and over time, I got to know a bunch of really awesome CrossFitters. Soon thereafter, the owner (and lifelong friend) pulled me aside and asked me to commit to CrossFit for just 30 days. Fast forward, 5 years later...Co-Owner of CrossFit Hercules and CF-L1 Trainer!
I believe anyone can do CrossFit. Personally, I was fortunate to continue training well into my third trimester of my pregnancy. CrossFit kept me physically active and allowed me to scale and modify whenever my body needed me to do so. In the postpartum stage (fourth trimester), I was able to gradually get back into training, by continuing to modify the workouts which allowed me to gain my strength and confidence back!
CrossFit has literally changed my life in so many ways and I in turn love to see and hear about how it has changed the lives of others in our community! You can usually find me trying to find the best WOD jam for the class and avoiding any run programmed for day. My favorite movements are the power clean and pull-ups.