- Peyton R Co-Owner, Head Coach
- Matthew M Coach
- Fred E Coach
- Andrew T Coach
- Ashley L Coach
- Max T Coach
- Trey W Coach
Growing up, I participated in team sports. I am naturally a competitive person and have always been passionate about health and fitness.
After starting a family my health and fitness was put on the back burner. By the time my youngest was almost a year I was overweight, out of shape, tired all the time, and unhappy with my appearance.
My husband and I joined a traditional gym; I focused mainly on cardio and was unsure about lifting weights. At the gym one day I caught a glimpse of the CrossFit Games on TV and was in awe and felt inspired by the strong women I saw. All I could think to myself was wow; I want to be like that. I immediately started researching CrossFit more and this led me to CrossFit Burleson.
In 2013 my husband, my two daughters, and myself joined the CFB family and we have never looked back. After two years of CrossFit I decided I wanted to share my passion for fitness and help others learn how CrossFit can change their lives just as it has for my family.
- CrossFit Level 1
- CrossFit Movement & Mobility
- Spencer Arnold Weightlifting Seminar
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
- Certified Firefighter
- Certified EMT
Growing up, like most guys, I always wanted to be strong and muscular. But I knew I didn’t want to just be a muscle head; I wanted to be functional and able to do stuff! Through my late teens I spent about a year or so with body weight only methods, another 18 months or so adding in kettle bells, and started to hear about this thing called CrossFit as being the ultimate in functional fitness. Finally in 2010 I was able to get involved with a CrossFit gym and dive in headfirst – wow, five years going strong and never looking back! I received my Level 1 certificate in 2012 and have loved every minute of getting to share this crazy, awesome, fun mixed bag of fitness with anyone who will let me. I’m convinced that CrossFit is the most effective way to functionally train, strengthen, and condition your body to be used the way the Creator intended, whether you’re young, old, male, or female.
I’m in the process of making a career change into the fire service and have been amazed at how physically well prepared I have been for all the training I’ve gone through. I’m married, with two young children. My passion is to help people learn to use their bodies to their fullest potential and realize they are capable of so much more than they think they are.
Growing up, I always enjoyed the different sports that I competed in. They ranged from baseball, football, soccer, and all the way to karate. My enjoyment came from the challenges that these activities presented. I played football, baseball, and pole vaulted through my high school years. Once college hit, I joined the Corps of Cadets at Texas A &M University. Again, I was challenged as a student from an educational point as well as a physical fitness point. This led me to the path of becoming an AFAA certified Group Instructor that taught classes focusing on Boot Camp Style and Sports Conditioning. I guess you could say that functional fitness has been ingrained in me. Fast forward to the present….CrossFit found me in 2014. I immediately fell in love with the challenging aspects of CrossFit which include the varied movements. As a Master aged athlete, I can truly say that CrossFit has allowed me to be in the best shape of my life, not just for me but for my family. The results and the passion and the community that CrossFit Burleson pours out is the fuel that fires me to share this with others via coaching. Saddle up CFB, “Paw Paw” is in town.
I have always been a competitive person. As a kid I was always involved in multiple sports and various competitive activities. I played baseball all through high school, but after a few years of inactivity in college, I was very out of shape. I finally got tired of feeling that way around the same time, my then boss mentioned a new crossfit gym had opened up in Burleson. I immediately decided to go check it out. On my first day at Crossfit Burleson it was only their second week of being open and after that first workout I was hooked. That was in 2012 and I have been at Crossfit Burleson ever since.
CrossFit has changed my life significantly over the last five years. I am the fittest and healthiest I have ever been, I have made friends that feel like family and I met my now wife Brandi, at CFB in 2013. I am constantly improving and only getting stronger over time, getting a little better each day. Now I look forward to sharing my continued growth as a coach and athlete and my passion for health and fitness with everyone at Crossfit Burleson.
My name is Ashley Lugo and I have been a CFL-1 certified since 2013. I am a full time mommy to three wonderful little boys and a full time nursing student, completing my Bachelor of Science and Nursing. CrossFit was life changing for me after the birth of my second son. We are a military family and moved across the country a few times before settling. I remember my first class and looking at this thing in front of me called a rowing machine and wondering what that was going to do to help me. I had never touched a pull up bar or seen a bumper plate. I went home kind of in a daze but got up and came back two days later. Fast forward to my third pregnancy and I was still participating in CrossFit classes up until the day my third son made his appearance. I was in such great shape – his birth could almost be classified as easy!
Becoming part of the CrossFit community provided me with not just friends and coaches, but with a family. Coaching has granted me the ability to spread my joy and knowledge to our athletes and the chance to watch them grow and succeed. I give as much of myself as I can to each person because at the end of the day performance is great but relationships built are everlasting. A strong support system breeds strength and accountability and it’s a privilege to watch people become the athletes they never knew they were. I just all around LOVE coaching at CrossFit Burleson.
As a child I was always taught to be active, whether playing outside with friends or focusing on team oriented sports through grade school. Basketball was my sport of choice through school and sadly they seemed to focus more on the cardiovascular endurance of all the young athletes. Knowing lifting weights was an essential part of any sport, it led me to join a local community gym.
Throughout my few years of training in the off-season at the local gym, my sister Nikki convinced me to try out a free “boot camp” class with her when I was 16. Although every opportunity is what you make of it, this summer “boot camp” class had me giggling through the hour.
A few months had past and my sister again had come to me, “Max you have to try this class they just opened up inside the gym called Crossfit, you’ll love it!” Having remembered the previous class she had dragged me to I systematically laughed and told her ill stick to the basic, squat, bench and deadlift. After about two to three weeks of constant belligerent behavior from my sister to try this new class she found, I finally caved in.
Now, some folks can recall their first CrossFit WOD and reminisce in the beginning. I contrarily cannot remember what we had to do on that significant day. However I can tell you exactly how I felt when I was done. There was no laughing or giggling on the work that we had just accomplished. There was just enough energy for me to lay there holding back a single tear trying to figure out, “what did she just get me into?”
That single day led me to inspire and encourage those next to me to live the life of functional fitness. Today I’m 21 years old and have been doing CrossFit for 5 years. I’m also studying Kinesiology, Math and Science at the University of Texas in Arlington with hopes to head coach youth sports and teach.
My name is Robert Willingham, better known as Trey or T-Willy. As a kid I enjoyed being active, playing tag, or making ramps to jump our bikes, and playing baseball since I was 4yrs old. I’ve always been competitive, and began playing football, basketball and track in the seventh grade. Through my Sophomore year in high school I played all sports, after that My main focus was on basketball because it was the sport I excelled in and enjoyed the most. One month after graduating high school in 2003, I joined the Air Force. Since then I have served in Iraq, South Korea, and Afghanistan. I married my wife Cassie Willingham and we have a son Steele who means the world to me. I have traveled to countless places all around the world like, Chile, Germany, Hawaii, and Qatar. Being active in some kind or sport or workout regimen has been important to me my entire life while also playing a pivotal role in my fourteen years of service. In 2010 I became a certified Turbo Kickboxing instructor just doing the basic cardio classes at 24 Hour Fitness. Typically my workouts were traditional gym sessions with my military buddies chest, biceps and triceps with some squats and deadlifts, you know just the basic isometric training. Being active in the military and growing older you’re still required to remain physically fit regardless of your age. This led a few of us to start following the CrossFit page in 2012 on our own; with no real coaches, without ever having the ability to attend a class or receive any training for CrossFit. We loved the workouts because it incorporated cardio and strength all in one, it was functional fitness at its finest. As a member of the military I still wanted a workout regimen with structure. In 2014 I researched some CrossFit “boxes” in my area. The first box I decided to try was CrossFit Burleson. Since I walked in those doors, regardless of the workout for the day, I was hooked. A completely diverse community coming together to complete a task or the “WOD” was exactly what I was looking for, it felt like home. Everyone pushing each other to do better no matter if you were first or last. Fast forward a few years, I am serving in Afghanistan for almost seven months; doing my training and trying my best to keep up with CrossFit back home. With four to five others working out with me I was basically training them like our coaches back home. At this point I decided that upon returning home I would look into getting my CFL1.
Now here I am today becoming a coach at CrossFit Burleson. On the outside, I may not seem like the loud enthusiastic person, say all the right words or the technical terms but I love coaching and trying to help others be better, and accomplish things within themselves that they never thought possible.