CrossFit Level I Trainer
I'm originally from Indiana and always led an active lifestyle of running, lifting weights and working outside. I also played soccer, softball and basketball when I was younger. I joined the Army National Guard after high school where I served as a combat medic. While enlisted, I earned my degree and certification to become a Physical Therapy Assistant. I finished out my Bachelor's in Exercise Science and later completed my education to became a licensed Massage Therapist. I currently work full-time for a spinal surgeon in Beaumont, helping people either avoid surgery through therapeutic practices or leading them to a full recovery after their procedures.
I remember seeing Crossfit on TV and was amazed but swore I would never do it because of what everyone (including myself) said about how high the injury rate was. During the summer of 2015, I moved to Texas with my wife, Jessica. With no friends or family nearby, she thought it would be a great opportunity to meet people and also have a hobby that we enjoyed doing together. To amuse my wife, I went to our first class in November of 2016. It took me a few short weeks before I fell in love with it and realized how inaccurate my impression of Crossfit was.
Because I'm able to combine my knowledge of body mechanics with a deep understanding of injury prevention and treatment, along with my Crossfit Level 1 certification, I can lead safe high intensity classes that are fun. Everyone has different goals, whether you want to become an elite athlete or simply fit into those old jeans again, I love helping each individual person maximize their performance. I'm available for any questions you have, whether they involve rehabilitating an injury, increasing your mobility, or pushing you to become the best you can be.
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Growing up in a small town, I have always had sports in my life to fuel my competitive spirits. Growing up and all the way through high school there was never a “season” that I wasn’t playing some sport. Although I was active in competitive sports, I was never the guy to go to the gym just for fun. I only worked out in school because it was required and I probably cheated more reps than I actually did. Early in 2012 my wife and I began dating and she wanted to go try this new thing she saw on TV called “CrossFit.” We went to our first CrossFit class and I enjoyed it, but I hated what was to follow. I was more sore than I have ever been and it felt like I was never going to get out of bed. To top it off I got a sick the very next day. After a month of not going back and listening to my wife just talk about how much fun she was having I finally tried it again. This time I went ahead and paid for a membership so I would force myself to go. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I had been working out for almost a year when Jason walked into our gym for a Saturday partner wod. Not knowing that he had been doing CrossFit on his own for quite some time, I picked him as my partner. I thought I was going to have to carry the load for the team, but boy was I wrong. Ever since that day he has pushed me to better myself as an athlete and a coach.
CrossFit Level II Trainer
I have always enjoyed the competitive atmosphere as I played football all throughout high school. Unfortunately I went through two surgeries within a year of graduating and eventually gaining a total of 40 pounds. It was then that I decided it was time that I make a change. I began doing stuff like “Insanity” and lifting at a Globo gym and although I was able to lose twenty pounds I sought more of a challenge. In 2013, I was invited to a trainers only CrossFit class. My first WOD was a 21 minute, RX “Helen” benchmark and I was hooked instantly. I competed at every competition I could find and eventually got my CF Level 1 certification in April 2014. As my passion for the sport grew so did my knowledge and desire for coaching. In February of 2015, I earned my CF Level 2 certification, which brought me to one of the top rated gyms in San Antonio. Two years later, I moved to Houston to continue growing as an athlete and a coach. Now here we are a year later and I have decided to make NorBeau my home gym and hopefully impact lives the way CrossFit has impacted mine.
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Hi, my name is Chris Isenblitter. My fitness journey started when I was about 15. I was.... a little “ husky “ as they say. I decided I did not want to be a “fat kid” anymore. I recognized this at a young age and decided to change my life.
I changed the way I was eating and began working out. I used traditional bodybuilding methods and began competing in high school powerlifting. I fell in love with training and everything that came with it. After a while though that style of training became mundane and repetitive. I need something different.
Thanks to my wife. I discovered CrossFit. It has impacted my life in a way I could never have imagined. I enjoy the variety in the day to day workouts and the challenges associated with it. It’s like no other form of fitness I have taken part in.
Come check it out and I’ll see you at the Gym.
CrossFit Level II Trainer
Athletics and competition have always been part of my life. I was fortunate enough to succeed in high school athletics and get the chance to play D-1 basketball at Nicholls State University. Once my basketball career came to an end, my desire to remain active and “fit” continued. I spent the next couple of years pursuing my fitness goals in the fitness center type setting until my sister told me about this “workout program” she had heard about through one of her friends. I couldn’t even tell you what the workout was but all I remember is that is was terrible!! I spent the next several years doing CrossFit on my own and finally walked into my first box in March of 2013. The results I have seen from that point have been huge. I can do more things than I ever thought my body would allow me to do. The community aspect of CrossFit is what I think separates it from any other fitness programs out there. The community gives you the ability to push through things and work harder than you ever would be able to by yourself. I love pushing myself, I love competition, I love doing challenging things, and I love helping people realize the same things I have realized through CrossFit!