MAURICE HARRIS (aka COACH MO)

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Coach Mo, the owner and operator of Coach Mo’s Elite Fitness, was destined to be in the fitness industry. A former Texas A&M Aggie football player, Coach Mo has been involved with athletics and fitness his entire life. He began personal training and providing motivation for lifestyle changes fifteen years ago.

Coach Mo goes beyond his title of personal trainer by touching the lives of those he works with, always forming a special bond and leaving a positive impression. His goal is to take personal training to a higher level through personal commitment, loyalty, and caring. Coach Mo provides his expertise to all age levels and fitness experience.

Accreditation:
American College of Integrative Medicine (ACIM)
Professional Fitness Instructor Training (PFIT)

Professional Memberships:
IDEA Fitness
American Senior Fitness Association

Specialization:
Sport Specific Training

Publications:

Break Free from Low T:
Balancing Your Male Hormones Made Easy

By Ed Parr and Mo Harris
Dog Ear Publishing
April 2016


PABLO GUTIERREZ

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Coach Pablo has served as the Director of Youth Athletic Development at Coach Mo’s since joining the team in 2017. A former powerlifting State Champion, Coach Pablo decided to enter the field of Strength and Conditioning in order to make Youth/Collegiate Athletes better, faster, stronger and safer. He earned his Kinesiology Degree from Texas State University where he was both the Top Selling Trainer (2016) and Trainer of the Year (2017). During his time at Texas State, he interned under Strength and Conditioning Coach Leo Seitz (Olympic Sports). Following his graduation, he interned in the Strength and Conditioning Department at the University of Texas under the tutelage of Coach Anna Craig, Coach Schmitz, and Coach Abney.

Since then, Coach Pablo has focused on continuing to master his craft, working with athletes ranging anywhere from the high school level to the collegiate setting to help make them the best athlete they can be both physically and mentally.

Certifications:
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
USA Weightlifting
Certified Personal Trainer, NASM
Corrective Exercise Specialist, NASM

Specializations:
Middle School, High School, and Collegiate Athletes


APRIL JUAREZ

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As Coach Mo says, “Being fit isn’t just a look, it’s a feeling.” April can totally relate. Having been a high school athlete and avid runner in college, April knows how amazing it is to feel and look strong, fit, and alive. But she wasn’t always so fit. Before earning her personal fitness trainer certification, April spent 10 years sitting behind a desk. During that time she struggled with weight gain, fatigue, and pain in her lower back, shoulders, and neck. Ten years was enough! Now, pain free, she has made fitness an integral part of her life.

As a member of the Coach Mo’s Elite Fitness team, April teaches people about the awesomeness of the human body by guiding them through individualized fitness training programs designed to make their bodies feel and look great. April also helps individuals who want to start a fitness program but are limited by chronic pain. As a certified corrective exercise specialist, April helps clients identify the sources of their chronic pain, teaches them how to perform exercises designed to reduce their pain, and gets them ready for more advanced workout sessions. Coach April says, “Let’s do this!”

Certifications:
Certified Yoga Teacher, RYT-200, Yoga Yoga Austin
Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, WITS
Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist, TBMM

Professional Membership:
IDEA Fitness


MATTHEW MARTINEZ

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Matthew has been an athlete all his life and preaches the fitness lifestyle everyday. In high school, he suffered many different nagging injuries due to athletics. The main injury he suffered was a fractured vertebrae, which lead to months of rehab and physical therapy. This is when he discovered his love and fascination for the body and how to properly repair with the correct nutrition, strengthening and corrective exercises.

As a member of the Coach Mo’s team, Matthew focuses on helping his clients get to the best possible version of themselves. Whether that be helping a client become active again, improving functional movements, corrective exercise or just overall fitness. Matthew truly believes that finding time for yourself and your health is very important, and a great example for those around you.

Certifications:
Certified Fitness Trainer, ACE
Certified Personal Trainer, ExpertTraining


BRANDON THOMAS

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Brandon is an Austin, Texas, native. He earned his degree in Exercise Sports Science at Texas State University-San Marcos. A former collegiate and professional basketball player, he played professionally in Switzerland, Japan, Finland, and India. While playing abroad he also worked skills camps for young athletes and found a passion for working with kids. Upon his return to the states he started his own basketball skill and development company, Beast Hoops, and entered the personal training world.

Brandon has been a personal trainer since 2010, with a love for sports-specific training and weight loss. When Brandon is not personal training or running a basketball clinic, he enjoys spending time with his beautiful son Grayson and his best friend, and soon to be wife, Jessica. Looking for someone to motivate, inspire, and kick your butt at the same time? Brandon will do just that!

Certifications:
TRX Trainer Certification