CFA Welcomes Our Newest Coach: Mark Grande!


From CFA Management:

CrossFit Austin is proud to introduce the newest member of our Coaching Staff, Mark Grande.  Previously an athlete and Coach at CrossFit Kyle, Mark joins our team with years of professional and athletic experience! We’ll let him tell you more about himself… but we’re excited to add another seasoned and experienced coach at CrossFit Austin! Mark will be joining our evening Coaching crew – Welcome Mark to the CrossFit Austin community next time you see him!

About Mark:

Mark attained a B.S. degree in Kinesiology from Kansas State University as well as a M.Ed. degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Texas State University. Mark is currently a full-time lecturer and director of The Physical Fitness & Wellness program at Texas State University. He is also CrossFit Level 1 and Kids certified. Mark has years of experience with kids, being an uncle to 6, which sparked his desire to work with children and teens. He has developed and successfully implemented a CF Kids program for over a year during his time of coaching at CrossFit Kyle.

A Message from Mark:

I have been a competitor and athlete for as long as I can remember, and CrossFit has the unique ability to fill that desire to train for a purpose. I have battled to overcome knee and shoulder surgeries from previous athletic injuries for many years. I am now completely healthy and mobile because CrossFit has become my form of rehabilitation. However, nothing is more rewarding than seeing the individual gains that are accomplished daily from the people I coach. CrossFit provides a mastery motivational climate in which individuals can achieve levels of personal fitness that were otherwise thought unachievable or impossible. I also have a strong desire to see today’s youth develop into tough, confident, and determined young men and women. I believe that CrossFit Kids can influence and create a foundation of fitness for a lifetime. To me, nothing is more rewarding than teaching and coaching because of the positive impact it can make in a person’s life.