Heidi Childers Jones


About Heidi:

Heidi came to CFA as a member in 2016 after moving back home to Texas from a decade-long stint in the Windy City. She joined the staff a few years later as the resident massage therapist and made the jump to the coaching staff not long thereafter.

Heidi’s experience in coaching started in 2008 back in Chicago, where she bobbled back and forth between corporate advertising life and personal training, struggling to find where passion and security could coexist. She earned her MS in Exercise Physiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, a degree in Clinical Massage Therapy at the Soma Institute, and eventually moved back to Texas for proximity to family and warmer weather.

In 2018 during her first pregnancy, Heidi took particular interest in all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, which quickly grew into a full-blown passion for helping pregnant people navigate the transition into parenthood. And, after some challenging personal experiences that reinforced the importance of stress management, she also became an all-around nerd about recovery, holistic wellness, and the female cycle.


  • Functional Range Systems – FRC and Kinstretch
  • BIRTHFIT – Leader & Coach
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • University of Illinois at Chicago – MS in Exercise Physiology
  • Licensed Massage Therapist (#MT126768)
  • Certified in Thai Massage & Bodywork & Modern Cupping Therapy
  • Evidence Based Birth Instructor
  • Birthing Advocacy & Mama Glow trained Doula

A message from Heidi:

To me, CFA is more than a gym. It’s a place where people of all shapes, colors, sizes, interests, and lifestyles do not simply coexist, but grow together, support one another, and create strong bonds of friendship. I am so incredibly proud and honored to be a part of this team and work with this community of amazing humans.

Contact: heidi@crossfitaustin.com