Cory has been involved in sports all of his life as both a competitor and a coach. He was a state ranked gymnast and a member of a 4 time state champion and #2 nationally ranked team that was recognized by the GHS Sports Hall of Fame. Cory started CrossFit in late 2006. He will tell you right off that “CrossFit is hard, really hard… and it takes time to develop capacity in this arena but if you’re patient you will be amazed at what happens along the way and that makes it all worth it”.
CrossFit Level 1, Olympic Lifting, Movement & Mobility, USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach, Cooper Institute
Coach Kim has also been involved in athletics her entire life playing volleyball, softball and competing in track. Her love for working with kids started years ago when she worked at a daycare for several years. She and Cory have two boys that keep them busy outside of the gym. Kim oversees our Foundations classes and is the programming director for our Youth Conditioning Program here at Frisco CrossFit.
CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Kids
John “John-O” Garms
John Garms (aka John-O) had his first experience with CrossFit in 2009 when he was 40 lbs heavier and in desperate need of lifestyle change. Once again he reached out to his long-time friend and nutrition/excercise guru, Cory. After losing the extra 40 lbs he decided simply working on his owns goals wasn’t enough. In May of 2011 he joined the Frisco CrossFit Team and completed his CrossFit Level 1 Certification.
“I’ve found that most people come to Frisco CrossFit to improve body composition and build strength, but that’s not why they stay. They stay because they find support, acceptance, motivation, and fun – which leads to results. The look on someone’s face after they perform their first unassisted pull-up, double-under, hand-stand, or muscle-up is priceless. I love my job.”
CrossFit Level 1
Caleb Ward started out in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting at the age of 12 with the goal of going to the Olympics. Still reaching for that goal, at the decrepit age of 22, he has landed himself at Frisco CrossFit to spread the word of Weightlifting and to make sure everyone can maintain perfect snatch technique through Isabelle. His vast knowledge of the sport adds a new depth to our gym and we are happy to have him on board. He has won several National titles in his age group in the past, has competed on two Junior World teams and has trained with many of the USA’s best coaches. You’ll most likely walk up on him talking about how much he likes food or how often he makes his homemade ice cream, but you can avoid those conversations, if you want, by asking him to help you out with your lifts.
“Squatting builds character. Go do some.”
Jerrid “Bobcat” Clark
Jerrid joined Frisco Crossfit in July 2011. He came from a military background and competed on an amateur level in triathlons and various running races. He once finished 2nd in a 5k in a little town in Oklahoma and made the local paper. His typical workouts were what you would find in a health magazine and based on suggestions from trainers at the local health club. After 4 months at Frisco Crossfit, Jerrid lost 18 pounds and made significant strength, flexibility and endurance gains. He hasn’t looked back. In April of 2012, Jerrid received his Level 1 certification. He is referred to as Bobcat around these parts.
“My favorite part of the day is training and helping other people improve. And, I love burpees.”
Joshua was born and raised in Richardson, Tx. He played various sports growing up as a kid such as baseball, martial arts, and started playing football in the 5th grade through his sophmore year in college. He attended The University of Central Arkansas on a football and theater scholarship for 2 years before getting injured. While there, he majored in Exercise Sports Science. The acting bug got a hold of him fierce and he moved to Hollywood. While in California he worked as a personal trainer before finding CrossFit in 2009 and loved it so much became level 1 certified in January of 2011.
Master Fitness Specialist: Cooper Institute; Personal Trainer cert from N.E.S.T.A (National Exercise Sports Training Association) and N.A.S.M (National Academy of Sports Medicine)
“If you don’t like it you better learn to love it. Or, Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die.”
Brooke started CrossFit in August 2011, and was instantly hooked! After years of boredom and very little motivation in the typical gym setting, CrossFit was the perfect fit to get back into “pre-children”
shape again. She loved the camaraderie and energy of each class, and worked harder and harder every week to improve. Running had always been a struggle, and in an effort to improve her times onendurance WOD’s, she started running 1 or 2 days a week with a fellow CrossFit friend. After completing her first 1/2 marathon in November 2012, and continuing to run and improve her CrossFit performance, Brooke and Ale started FCF Running Club. They are excited to help others reach their running/endurance goals at FCF just as they have done.