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CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide. Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.

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Trainers

Our certified trainers will push you to discover your mental toughness. Our mission is to make you a stronger, healthier, happier athlete.

George Giles

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
MOBILE: 832.628.5608
First I want to say… I get it. I understand how being out of shape feels. I understand what it is like struggling with food issues and being over-weight. I have been there; I have struggled with my weight my entire life and to this day I continue to struggle. I was overweight throughout my teenage years and constantly picked on during high school. It made life very difficult as a teen until my junior year I decided to play Lacrosse. I started eating a little better and the extra activity helped me lose 50 lbs. I feel like this was just the beginning for me. After high school I attended college at Auburn University and studied Mechanical Engineering where I continued to play lacrosse. I continued to keep the weight off fairly well until I graduated and life happened. I got a desk job and got “busy” or too tired and had to this and that done after work, the excuses rolled in. Later I got married and packed on even more weight. It got so bad that when I first moved to Houston I weighed 300 lbs., as you can see from the pictures – no I am not going to eat that baby. That is one of my son’s, Rainey.trainers1

When I reached my heaviest it was hard for me to tie my shoes without losing my breath. I was extremely unhappy and embarrassed I allowed myself to fall off the wagon like that. I tried diet pills; low carb, no carb diets and many other get fit quick schemes… nothing worked. I decided enough was enough and it was time to get dedicated to a happy lifestyle. I started taking spin classes and going to the gym every day before work. My goal was to get to 200 lbs. before I turned 30. I didn’t want to be a fat dad that can’t run, jump and play with his kids. Most important I did not want my sons to look up to me and think that being unhealthy was ok. I want to be a positive role model for my children. I want to try my best to educate them so they do NOT ever allow themselves to slip into that lifestyle like I did. Being overweight was one of the hardest things I endured in my life and as a parent you want to save your children from any hardship and that ultimately for me was one of the main driving factors pushing me to get in shape.

My 30th birthday rolled around and I did it! I lost 100 lbs. like I wanted to, I set that goal and I reached it through the education of fitness, dedication and the extra motivation from those around me. I cannot describe how fitness has changed my life. I made a promise to myself…never again. Never again will I go back to being obese. I started doing Triathlons with my new found fitness and I was so proud of myself I ran two marathons vs being exhausted form trying to tie my shoes!

After several years of triathlons I wanted a change, something new and something more challenging. A great friend of mine and my training partner Eric said “Hey let’s try CrossFit! We will give it a month.” That was where the beginning of my journey turned into an extreme passion of mine. My first class I thought I was in shape until that day I did not know what IN SHAPE was!

After quickly upping our membership to 5 days a week I noticed the changes in my flexibility, strength and even my endurance began to show or for the most parts exist! I started with a long list of “goals” I set for myself and to this day I still have plenty left but not a day goes by that I do not step even closer to a shorter list of goals.

Two years after starting CrossFit, I decided to get my Level 1 Trainer Certificate.   What an Amazing experience! Learning how to coach and share my personal experience as well as becoming a better athlete was such a great feeling! I absolutely love coaching people and watching them on their own journey to fitness.

It is truly a blessing to get to do what I love and constantly learn more about myself, others, and fitness while doing it. I am so excited for this next part of my journey, to follow my dream of opening up CrossFit Hippo where my inspirations can hopefully inspire others and push them to their greatest potential! I cannot wait to share my passion with others. Sometimes you need to know you are not alone. Let’s start your journey today! Let’s learn together, lift together and create stronger, healthier happier athletes together!

JoAnne Giles

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
MOBILE: 832.661.6025
I started Crossfit in December 2012. At the time, I had been a stay-at-home of two boys. I ran in 5ks,10ks, half marathons, and actually completed one marathon. But I was bored with running and with exercise in general. Going to the gym was so monotonous.

Prior to starting Crossfit, I watched my husband change, physically and mentally. He had lost 100lbs and maintained the weight loss with Crossfit. He had renewed energy and a better outlook on life. He met new friends and created a family within his Crossfit box.

Because his box was close to his work and not our home, I couldn’t try it. So I decided to go to a box close to our house. I instantly feel in love with it. The coaches were great, the people were encouraging and the workout was challenging. Every day was a different workout….every day I felt myself changing. When I turned 40 on October 22, 2013, ten months after starting Crossfit, I was in the best shape of my life. Now at the age of 42, three years after starting, I have even lower body fat, more energy and am in even better shape!!!

I love to inspire people, especially women, of all ages that they can make a change for the better. They can move more freely, live life with less pain, and have better outlook. I love having a box where everyone is family and everyone is important, whether you are a beginner or advanced.

Aracely Osorio

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Fabiola Gonzalez

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Nick Wiley

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
I am a devoted husband, and father to three beautiful girls and beagle, Chase!

Although I am highly competitive by nature, I grew up an average kid having never touched a barbell or played high school sports. For the longest time I thought staying healthy and exercising was simply playing recreational softball a few nights a week. However my desire to win would get the best of me. After a freak accident that broke my ankle in a softball game I began seeking new avenues to stay active and express my competitiveness.

At the end of 2012, I discovered CrossFit and my life changed forever! Something that started as a new year’s resolution to lose weight turned into a life’s passion to live healthy and pay it forward to help others do the same. This passion led me to get my L1 certificate to begin assisting others to achieve their goals. I truly love watching people get the little wins as they put in the work. Whether it be losing 5 lbs, getting their first pull-up, double-under or even that new snatch PR! Hard work and consistency pays off!

Alex Barrow

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
I’ve been CrossFitting since 2013 when my sister-in-law introduced me to her box. I played football and lacrosse in high school and missed the camaraderie and competitive atmosphere of organized sports, which I quickly found at my CrossFit gym. I was certified as a coach in 2015, and now, I love helping others progress as much as I enjoy progressing myself. What I love most about CrossFit is how it brings together athletes who encourage each other to be the best they can be.

Speaking of bringing people together, I met my wife through CrossFit, as she attended classes that I coached when I was first certified. I have to admit that the best shape I was ever in was during the time I was trying to impress her with my CrossFit skills. Soon after our wedding, my sister also met her husband at the same gym! So, CrossFit is not only a great way to stay healthy and push yourself to achieve things you never thought possible, but it also makes you part of a tight-knit community.

Victor Ayala

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Coaching for me is about helping people even in the slightest way achieve their goal. It’s about giving someone a different perspective and sharing knowledge. I have been doing CrossFit since 2016 so I am still very much still learning myself, but the knowledge I have obtained so far i would like to share it. I look forward to learning from the athletes as I aid them with whatever I can in the journey to crush their goals.