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Rob is a happily married father of six and deeply passionate about CrossFit.
Educated at Brigham Young University in exercise physiology and a passion for science, Rob comes with over 20 years of competition and coaching experience.
With a background in competitive cycling and mountain biking as well as surfing and cross country skiing Rob has always gravitated to unique sports and CrossFit appeals to that background.
Coaches Experience in all CrossFit Certification Programs
We have one of the most comprehensively trained coaching staffs in the area. With diverse backgrounds and years of experience, you can be confident of being trained by some of the best coaches in CrossFit.
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"Frog" Padgett, Head Coach
Karen has a life long passion for sports and fitness. As a career Firefighter/Medic, she values the importance of being physically fit and understands the dangers to our health when living a life without movement.
Her background includes volleyball, softball, and women’s pro football. Karen has over 9 years experience coaching individual athletes and large group team sports. She has spent time playing and coaching for the four time World Champion Dallas Diamonds football organization.
Karen holds a degree in Clinical Laboratory Science.
- USAW Level l Sport Performance Coach
Director of Fundamentals
Monica, started with Crossfit 817 in May of 2011 and has been an avid CrossFitter since August of 2009.
She has her Bachelor of Science in Health Education and began her fitness career as a personal trainer in 1997. Although she continued a passion for fitness, she also became a certified elementary teacher and taught the little ones for 11 years.
After finding CrossFit and leaving the ‘typical gym’, she renewed her love for helping others get healthy and follow a path of lifelong fitness. She left her teaching job to help others get fit through crossfit full time. Knowing the struggles of once being overweight, she is eager to help others build confidence and push their limits everyday.
Her and her husband Ryan, the 817 Endurance Director, share a passion for helping others get fit and love being a part of this great community! at CrossFit 817.
- USAW Level l Sport Performance Coach (January 2014)
Tara has been with CrossFit 817 since the beginning, seeing us grow from a garage gym with a few members to what we are today.
CrossFit and the CrossFit 817 community have become an integral part of her life. Tara is a Registered Nurse at a local pediatrics hospital and she sees the importance of fitness and good health daily.
As Tara transitioned from a runner to a CrossFitter, she encountered movements and equipment that she had never heard of. Three years later, she has become very familiar with the methodology behind CrossFit which she uses to Coach the CrossFit 817 BarBelles, a women’s only series.
She is excited to see the progress and accomplishments that everyone achieves through CrossFit every day and is happy to play an integral part of the CrossFit 817 team.
- USAW Level l Sport Performance Coach
Director of Endurance 817
Ryan is a 7 year active competitive amateur triathlete and runner. His background also includes swimming as one of his strongest disciplines.
He is passionate about endurance and how CrossFit plays a pivotal role in fitness for an endurance athlete. In addition to Crossfit Endurance he is also a Registered Respiratory Therapist and CPR instructor.
He is excited about coaching Pose® running and passing on its benefits to fellow athletes.
Ryan is married to his beautiful wife Monica, who introduced him to CrossFit, and is a CrossFit 817 coach herself.
Director of Power Hour
Josh grew up in the DFW area playing sports and loving the outdoors. He enlisted in the Navy right after High School where he spent the next six years in California and Hawaii.
There he spent a good amount of time outside hiking, surfing and enjoying every type of physical activity available. Josh recently became a Firefighter and is very excited about transitioning to a more active career.
He has been CrossFitting for over 4 years and is looking forward to seeing the sport continue to grow and evolve. Josh is married with three children and another on the way.
Nikki teaches pre-school part time, coaches CrossFit Reveille Kids and CrossFit Mobility part time, all while being a full time mom.
She has been doing CrossFit since 2010, with a majority of that time spent in the competitive programming. She was a collegiate level volleyball player and involved in a variety of sports from middle school to college, including competitive fastpitch softball.
Her and her husband, Brandon Barker, own “MoveRX” and are certified to perform Functional Movement Screens and Functional Movement Assessments on site to all members (and non members) of CrossFit 817.
Currently she coaches CrossFit Reveille Kids classes and Mobility, but had prior experience coaching kids ages ranging from 8-16 in club volleyball and camps.
She has a passion about teaching the correct and most efficient movement patterns to ALL ages, and this fundamentally starts with the kids. She is married to Brandon Barker, a licensed Physical Therapist for 19+ years. They have 3 children and live in Keller.
- USAW Level l Sport Performance Coach
- Functional Movement Systems Level l
Dominick Mauppin is a Firefighter Paramedic in the DFW area. He has a degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry from University of North Texas. He has been married to Sissy Mauppin (a crosfitter too) for 11 years and has 2 wonderful children (also crosfitters) Chase – 10 and Madison – 7.
He has been in the Crossfit 817 Community for about 2 years and received his Level l Crossfit Trainer in the spring of 2012.
He understands the importance of eating healthy and exercising for the sake of your health both mentally and physically. Dominick gets a feeling of great accomplishment every time one of the athletes at Crossfit 817 does something they never thought they would be able to do before.
Jon is an avid CrossFitter who was instantly hooked to CrossFit in 2010 while working as a security contractor overseas and leading him to get his Level l certification in January 2013.
He spent several years living in Italy as part of a military family before spending some time in the Marine Corps and also serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Playing sports and being outdoors has been an integral part of his life and still is to this day. He is a father of two young boys who are involved in sports and CrossFit themselves.
He finds joy in motivating others in achieving their goals and accomplishing things they didn’t think possible.
Katie is a 4th grade Elementary School teacher in Keller and enjoys working with kids of all ages! Her love of teaching translates into a deep interest in helping children be fit and healthy.
She began CrossFitting in October of 2010 and got her Level 1 and CrossFit Kids Cert on April of 2012. Katie coaches some of our CFKids classes and helps out with the Fundamentals program during her summers off. She started her athletic life as a gymnast, and then played team sports in high school.
CrossFit and proper nutrition have helped her overcome weight and health issues. She has been married to Hesston, another member of CrossFit 817, for almost 5 years.
Kathle grew up in Woodbury, Connecticut. She has a Bachelor of Science degree and taught physical education (and coached) at the Pre-K – High School level in Connecticut and New York. Kathle became certified as a Personal Trainer in 1998 after moving to Texas and has been training in gyms as well as out of her home ever since. She received her Crossfit Certifications in 2010.
Kathle has a background in competitive gymnastics and she played field hockey and lacrosse at the collegiate level. She has two children, Kylie age 11 and Korey age 9 and has been happily married to her husband, Kevin for 13 years.
“I was immediately drawn to CrossFit because I was impressed and fascinated by the depth of information in the training guide. I enjoyed the workouts too! And I love that as CrossFit Trainer you are actually “teaching” and “emphasizing” proper form which is essential when it comes to long term health and safety.”