We are 925
Our coaches are all, at a minimum, CrossFit Level 1 Certified and are required to take at least one training/certification course each year (most do much more than this).
We love learning and incorporating the knowledge we have gathered from our different backgrounds and specialties into one professional, cohesive fitness program. Our coaches’ goals are to educate, motivate, challenge, and encourage our athletes while keeping them safe.
CrossFit is a high-intensity program, and high-quality coaching is an absolute must. We don't cut corners and we don't compromise.
Ben Tyler | Owner & Head Coach & Nutrition Specialist [8 yrs exp]
Diana Tyler | Owner & Strength & Hypertrophy Specialist [6 yrs exp]
Evan Balfour | Coach Development & Movement Specialist [10 yrs exp]
Evan Cook | Crossfit Specialist [3 yrs exp]
Emma Jewell | Crossfit & Endurance Specialist [3 yrs exp]
Jonathon Holliday | Crossfit Specialist [8 yrs exp]
Ashley Stewart-Carnett | Crossfit Specialist [5 yrs exp]
Jennifer Glenn | Membership Director [6 yrs exp]
Dr. Danielle Aguilar, PT, CPT | Physical Therapist & Personal Trainer [8 yrs exp]
Jimmy Gonzales | Sports Performance Coach & Personal Trainer [27 yrs exp]
Dani Nickle-Farmakakis | Social Media Director [4 yrs exp]
Crystal Juarez | Athlete Experience Manager [2.5 yrs Crossfit, 10+ yrs HR]
Lydia Wallie | Nutrition Specialist [4 yrs exp]
Sema Blair | Coaching Intern [8 yrs exp]
Our goal is to improve the lives of those around us using fitness as the catalyst. At 925, we look at each person who walks through our doors as an opportunity to provide the coaching, education, and encouragement that has the potential to transform lives for the better.
Evan says CrossFit has made him who he is today - no if, ands, or buts about it. He would not be where he is today if he had not dedicated himself to healing properly and strengthening his body through CrossFit.
Evan began to realize how much more there was to being “fit” than he had previously been taught and he wanted to know it all. This is when he became hooked by CrossFit.
Whether it is performing a personal best in the back squat or running 200 meters without stopping, accomplishments like this happen every day in a CrossFit gym and they are typically celebrated with heart-felt smiles, cheers, and high fives. It is a place where no goal is more important than the next and people are challenged to be better, in some way, every day. I love coaching CrossFit because it allows me the pleasure of cultivating and then celebrating the success of others that have allowed me to be a part of their journey.
I went to Blinn College where I played football and finished my college experience at Texas State University earning a Bachelors in Exercise and Sports Science. I started coaching in 2008 at Stinson Middle School coaching Football, Basketball, and Track. In 2011 I accepted a position at Taft High School coaching Football and Baseball. In 2013 I was promoted to Offensive Coordinator and changed my second sport to Boys Track. I was the youngest Coordinator in the District at the time. I am currently at Harlan High School coaching Football and Track.
As a child I was always involved in sports, soccer, volleyball, swimming. After getting out of high school I needed something to keep my competitive spirit alive and that’s when I found Crossfit.
Jennifer grew up in the Midwest and California where she competed in track & field and worked as a fitness model. She brings over 6 years of experience as an athlete and trainer.
My specialties include return to sport therapy for athletes, injury prevention and manual therapy for the rehabilitation needs of all ages and population. As a part of the CrossFit 925 team, I truly enjoy the gym’s mission and philosophies. It is an environment that emphasizes thoughtfulness and quality in training and this is why I want to pursue training my clients within the same culture.
Our Sports Performance Program is run by Jimmy Gonzales. Jimmy has an incredible amount of experience with College, High School and Middle School Athletics drawing from his years as a coach on the Football Staff at Oklahoma State, Notre Dame, U.S. Military Academy, University of Texas, Duke, Oklahoma, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Tulsa, TCU and Texas Lutheran. He has served as an assistant football coach, recruiting coordinator, director of football operations and director of player personnel. He has also been a part of 8 bowl games, two conference championships and one Division II National Championship.
Coaching the whole person, not just the athlete, is my biggest passion. I chose to continue down the career path of being a coach because I knew the lasting impression that my coaches had had on me, not only as a competitive athlete for the last 16 years, but in becoming the woman that I am today.
With over 10 years of Human Resources experience, I’ve worked in several areas of HR including compensation, talent management and development, recruitment, and HR information systems. I earned my bachelor’s degree at University of Texas at San Antonio and my master’s degree at St. Mary’s University. I’m passionate about full cycle recruitment (from sourcing to hire and onboarding) and retention and engagement.
I grew up in the Midwest and moved to Texas as fast as I could in 2013. As a teenager, I experienced the challenges of depression, anxiety, and back pain, which led me to research the impacts of nutrition and a whole-person based approach to optimal wellness.
I grew up in South Texas to a family full of runners. At a very young age, my dad, a Marine, instilled in me a love of running. However, I didn’t start competing in races until later in life. Before then I would run with my dad both short and long runs alike.