Head coach, Owner
Kyle Spears found CrossFit while serving in the United States Marine Corps. After his service he began coaching group classes and while doing so, found a love for coaching. This passion lead him to further his coaching education, begin individualized programming, and eventually work and mentor at Training Think Tank.
Kyle has over 5 years of experience with individualized programming. His clients diversity spans from those who are staying in shape to the competitive CrossFit athlete, field sport athletes, and even coaches needing a mentor. Spears has helped multiple people from all walks of life reach their fitness goals.
Matt Grimm was introduced to CrossFit in 2006 and has been regularly CrossFitting since 2010. Previously a competitor, including 2014 SoCal Regionals and 2016 Wodapalooza as an individual, he is now pursuing fitness for health and enjoyment. He wants to share his joy using his experience and passion for fitness with others.
Matt enjoys not just the programming side but also the coaching side of fitness. He’s not afraid to have the hard conversations with his athletes to ensure they are getting better.
Logan currently resides in Alpine, Texas where he is the director of strength and conditioning at Sul Ross State University and is in charge of implementing year round strength and conditioning programs for the Universities 13 varsity sports. At Sul Ross Logan also works in the Kinesiology Department where he teaches Exercise Physiology.
Before coming to Sul Ross Logan Worked with the Texas A&M Football Strength and Conditioning program. While at A&M Logan Specifically worked with the teams Wide receivers and running backs. Most notable athletes being WR Christian Kirk and Running back Trayveon Williams.
Prior to coming to Texas A&M Logan Worked at the University of West Georgia as a graduate assistant with in the Strength and Conditioning Program. At West Georgia Logan Assisted in all aspects of sport performance and injury prevention for the Universities football team, as well as leading and implementing sport performance programs for the Universities Women's Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, and Tennis programs.
Logan has a very diverse coaching background and has worked with just about every age and ability level. From teenager, to NFL hopeful, to someone in late adulthood,Logan loves being able to help improve athletes of all different skill and ability levels and empowering them to get everything they can out of life.
Qualifications and Certifications
-USAW Sport Performance Coach
-5 years of Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Experience
-History of Working with multiple past and present Professional Athletes (NFL)
Austin began his coaching career while obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science at Winona State University. Before graduating he interned at Division 1,2, and 3 Universities. Most notable was at the University of Minnesota working with all Olympic sports with a hockey emphasis. During his junior year, Austin enlisted in the Minnesota National Guard as a medic which then led to being an instructor for the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Course.
After graduation Austin accepted a position at Velocity Training Center as a strength and performance coach. In his time there, he coached professional hockey (NHL), college hockey and youth hockey players. Austin was a competitive rugby player, but had to step away due to injury so his wife got him to try CrossFit to fuel his competitive side. He became passionate about the lifestyle, training and community so eventually made the professional transition to become Head Trainer at CrossFit Mendota. He currently coaches classes, private lessons, and physical rehabilitation sessions, as well as designs all programs.
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