We’re a small gym with a big heart, and that passion starts with our coaches! These folks have all the insight, training and experience to get you in the best shape of your life (and make sure you have a blast in the process).
His favorite quote is “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi
* Co-Regional Director BirthFit Denton
* CrossFit Level 2
* CrossFit Kids
* CrossFit Kettlebell
* CrossFit Powerlifting
* CrossFit Gymnastics
* CrossFit Mobility
* USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
James specializes in Olympic lifting and mobility. He says, “I’m passionate about being able to teach people functional fitness that will help them live a long, happy, healthy life. I truly believe CrossFit is for everyone, and I love seeing how it can help people with all different types of physical abilities. Whether you want to be a competitive athlete, or if you just want to be able to squat down to pick something up off the floor.” His favorite thing about coaching is seeing how excited his members get when they hit new personal records. He says, “It’s shows how their hard work is definitely paying off!”
When James isn’t in the gym, he loves taking camping trips with his wife and daughter, as well as watching college football.
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
He says, “I found CrossFit when I transferred to UNT. I had done Olympic lifting and years of strength and conditioning before, but CrossFit was nothing like I’d done before, and I immediately loved it! A year passed while I built relationships with the coaches and members of the gym, becoming more involved in open gym and the weightlifting class. During that time, I was advancing my education in Kinesiology at UNT, and I completed an internship at the Adaptive Training Foundation in Carrolton. When my internship finished, Jason talked to me about an internship with CF Gonzo which eventually led to a coaching opportunity. Becoming a CF-L1 Trainer took much more work than I assumed it would, but it’s been such a wonderful growing process and I”m very excited for what the future holds!” He specializes in Agility/Explosive Power Training.
Mayo is passionate about serving others and feels he can have the greatest impact through sharing his love of exercise to people that need it. He loves being able to help his athletes and friends achieve things they never thought they could. He loves coaching the members at CF Gonzo because they make that time fun! He says, “Coaching is my best stress relief from school because the members are so awesome! I don’t ever go through a class without laughing hysterically at least once…especially in my 7:00pm class!”
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Chloe has been an athlete since college, and when she isn’t coaching at CrossFit Gonzo, she coaches high school volleyball. “My players make me laugh, I love being energetic and crazy with them, and I enjoy teaching them skills that they will use throughout their lives.” Chloe found CrossFit 6 years ago, and for her its more than just fitness. “I have an emotional connection with the sport of CrossFit and being around people who feel the same as me enriches my life in ways I can’t even put into words. There is no way to reciprocate the feeling of community and competitive spirit the way CrossFit does, and that is why I coach.”
When Chloe isn’t coaching volleyball or CrossFit, she loves to be outside longboarding, going to concerts, and spending time with friends and family.
Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from Texas Woman’s University
All-Level Physical Education (Teaching Certification)
Special Education EC-12 (Teaching Certification)
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
At THE MVMT LAB, we’re in the business of changing lives through fitness here in Denton. So when we hear great member stories like these, we literally box jump for joy! We hope you’ll be our next success story.
“CrossFit Gonzo is a well-organized gym with a passionate coach who, with all of his qualifications and certifications, is dedicated to helping people become a better, healthier version of themselves. I have known Jason for two years, and he is very passionate about helping others achieve their fitness goals through excellent programming and nutritional advice. There is no doubt in my mind that if you are committed to becoming healthier and stronger both mentally and physically that CrossFit Gonzo is the place for you!”Lindsay McKeon
“This is a smaller CrossFit box that is full of spunk and motivation. I have seen tremendous progress in such a short amount of time in myself and others. The level of attention and coaching each athlete receives is vast. No one slips through the cracks here. The trainers KNOW YOU and your strengths/limits/weaknesses/challenges. If you have ever wanted to give CrossFit a try, this is the box to do it at. There is nothing to be intimidated about here. You’ll be empowered and set up for success.”Lindsey Speigel
“Awesome place! Jason takes time to explain everything and makes sure you are comfortable and safe before you move on to the next skill. Super friendly atmosphere and very open and welcoming. Plus, it’s lots of fun! Get cha some!”Tricia O’Neill