Coaches

 

All of our coaches are CrossFit certified, some have some extra certs, and all have the Atomic pride when leading the class.  Check their Bios below.

 
 
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George Culver

Husband to Pamela, Father to Arden and Griffin, George Culver appreciates the challenges of balancing family, work and CrossFit. Remaining true to the core definition of CrossFit, George’s focus is on the longevity of the ACF athlete with the long term goal of ever increasing the athlete’s fitness level and general preparedness.

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Level 2
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • Westside Barbell - Rule of Three, Youth Training
  • CPR Certified

ACTIVITIES (PAST AND PRESENT)

Iron Man Triathlon,  Sprint Series Triathlon, Ultra Endurance Mountain Bike (12 and 24 hour racing), Duathlon Off Road, Adventure Racing, High School and Collegiate Rugby, CrossFit Competition Teams.  Youth Athletics coach on so many levels (Baseball, Volleyball and CrossFit).

 
 
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Will Malloy

Will has been doing all manners of exercises, mainly weightlifting, since the age of 14 due to his participation in American football. Following his graduation from SHSU in 2006, he began his career as a Strength and Conditioning Coach. This was short lived and after brief stints at various performance training centers, he landed as a middle school health and PE teacher in FBISD. Along the way he found a love for Olympic Weightlifting (the ONLY power lifting  ). Under the tuteledge of Coach Tim Swords (USAW Team Houston and USAW’s current member of the Coaching, Education & Program Committee), he has gained experience as an Olympic Weightlifting Coach.

 

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer Course
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • USA Weightlifting Club Coach Level 1
  • Earned a Personal Trainer Certification, Optimum Performance Training (CPT-OPT) with the National Academy of Sports Medicine
 
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Daniel Standifer

Daniel “The Manimal” began his fitness journey in very late 2012 with a pull up bar, dumbbells, and a road bike. Shortly after he was introduced to Crossfit in 2013 it was love at first WOD. Since then he has been a dedicated member of the ATOMIC family and has made fitness and nutrition a major part of his life.

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • Crossfit Gymnastics certification
  • BLS Certified
  • ACLS Certified
  • Registered Nurse
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Grace Patenaude

Grace Patenaude is Certified CrossFit Level 1  & Level 2, CrossFit Barbell, USA Weightlifting Level 1 Performance Coach and CPR certified. She has been in the fitness industry since the mid 1980’s. Although her fitness background includes basketball, track & field, classical ballet, martial arts, body building and endurance sports, she has never felt as challenged as she was when she adopted the CrossFit methodology.

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Level 2
  • CF Barbell
  • CF Olympic Weightlifting
  • CF Gymnastics
  • CF Movement & Mobility
  • CF Kids and USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
  • Catalyst Athletics’ Olympic Lifts Seminar
  • CF Endurance Running Clinic and Whole9 Paleo Trainer’s Clinic
  • Gymnastics WOD Free Style Connection Seminar
  • Earned a Primary Group Exercise Certification with the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
  • Earned a Personal Trainer Certification, Optimum Performance Training (CPT-OPT) with the National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • CPR Certified
 
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Beth Spearman

Beth is an athlete through and through. If it has to do with sports, count her in! She spent her younger years competing in gymnastics and playing basketball. While attending Rice University, she decided to walk on to the track team and learn to pole vault. Fast forward 4 years and upon graduation she had earned a full scholarship, NCAA All-American honors, four conference titles, and two school records. Beth was able to travel and compete in the US and Europe for two years following graduation as a professional. After retiring from pole vaulting, Beth was looking for a way to stay in shape and the gym just wasn’t cutting it. She stumbled upon CrossFit and began doing WODs at the local “globo” gym and even getting kicked out for throwing things around! Shortly thereafter, Grace found Beth and they started meeting at different places to do WODs around the neighborhood. She’s been in love with CrosFit ever since!

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CF Gymnastics and USA Weightlifting Sports Performance
  • CPR Certified
 
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Holly Kelley

Holly was first introduced to CrossFit in 2009 when she was living in Iraq, and has since co-owned CrossFit 254 from 2011-2013. Although she didn’t come from a background of organized sports, she did spend 4 years in the Air Force. This training developed a base of functional movements, strength, and mental toughness. She has coached CrossFit for 7 years, taught a CrossFit course for UMHB, and judged South Central CrossFit Regionals for 3 years. Holly brings with her many certifications such as CrossFit Level 1, CF Movement and Mobility, CF Rowing, Whole 9 Life Seminar, FuBarbell Weightlifting Seminar, and Fit Life Crossfitting and Pregnancy Workshop.
When she first discovered CrossFit, she felt it was finally something that trained the whole person, bringing attention to nutrition, fitness, mental strength, and community. She believes very strongly that diet is vital to everyone’s health. She is also adamant about proper form and technique in both CrossFit and Weightlifting movements.

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CF Movement and Mobility Cert
  • CF Rowing Cert
  • Fit Life: Crossfitting and Pregnancy Workshop
  • FuBarbell Weightlifting Seminar
  • Whole9 Life Trainer’s Clinic
  • CPR Certified
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Daniel Ward

Daniel Ward was born and raised in Sugar Land, TX and he grew up playing sports, such as baseball, football and soccer. After acquiring a bachelors degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Texas Tech University in 2007, he began his career as a Sports Performance Coach at Cap Elite. Later he moved to Velocity Sports Performance where he had more hands on training with a variety of people from different athletic backgrounds.

 

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CF Gymnastics
  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance
  • Earned a Personal Trainer Certification, Optimum Performance Training (CPT-OPT) with the National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • CPR Certified
 
 
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Judy Trent

Judy is a Certified CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. She has been in the fitness industry since 2007, CrossFitting since 2009. Her athletic background includes volleyball, basketball, track & field, and softball. She has participated in various charity runs, MS150, Barbell4Boobs, Mud Runs, and Half Marathons. Judy also balances her personal life as a wife and mother, and works as an IT Project Manager by day.

Judy believes CrossFit is about transformation, community, & sport. She hopes to inspire others to reap the benefits of functional training in their everyday activities.

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Kids
  • CF Mobility
  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance
  • CF Gymnastics
  • CPR Certified
 
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Matt Hostetter

Matt has been a long time member of the Atomic Crossfit family starting in 2010. In 2014, to counter-balance the rigors of crossfit on his body, Matt started practicing yoga. Wanting to bring something back to the box (aka his home away from home), he decided to get certified in yoga and is on course to receive his RYT-200 Hour Yoga certification from the Yoga Alliance in Fall 2016.

Certifications

  • RYT-200 Hour Yoga certification
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Jamie Carter

Jamie has been around sports or involved in sports all her life. Growing up she was involved in various sports but eventually played softball competitively year round. Jamie received a scholarship to play softball at Texas A&M University. In her four years at A&M she received All-Conference, All-Region, and All-American honors. In her senior year she played in the WCWS for the National Championship. After being competitive for so long she missed the adrenaline rush from being on the competitive stage. After graduating she tried different things to find that outlet for competition.

 

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • CPR Certified
 
 
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Sid Nueno

Sid Nueno is a Certified CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and has prior experience in the fitness industry previous to coming to Atomic CrossFit. He played college basketball overseas and has worked as a Personal Trainer and Membership Advisor during his time in the fitness industry. Sid earned his NASM while working at a “globo” gym and has always been involved in sports and fitness since he left the healthclub industry.

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level I
  • CF Mobility
  • Earned a Personal Trainer Certification, Optimum Performance Training (CPT-OPT) with the National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • CPR Certified
 
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Scott Patenaude

This guys name is Scott.  He will also answer to Silverback.  When you see him, grab him.  It is good luck.

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level I
  • CPR Certified