Walker Fenz Palecek


About Walker: Walker spent the majority of her younger years upside down and swinging from pull up bars; her gymnastics career concluded at the University of Texas at Austin. She joined CrossFit Austin in 2009, fell in love, and began coaching less than a year later. Walker is a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer, and is CrossFit Gymnastics, CrossFit Weightlifting, and CrossFit Advanced Weightlifting certified; she is also a USAW Certified Sports Performance Coach.

A message from Walker: Though I’ve called many places home – from Columbus, Ohio, to San Diego, California – Texas is where I have spent the most time; I just can’t stay away! After college I spent several years searching for a way to legitimize doing handstands; I found CrossFit Austin in 2009 and have never looked back. The supportive community is unparalleled, and I consider CFA to be an extension of my family. Whether during my first-ever workout, or my most recent one, CrossFit has challenged me both physically and mentally, giving me the strength and confidence to handle anything life throws at me. I am deeply grateful for – and extremely passionate about – the opportunity to give this gift to others as a coach.

-Coach Palecek

“It don’t have to be fast, it just has to be forward.” – Walker

Contact: Walker@CrossFitAustin.com