Welcome, January Interns and New Members!

We want to take a moment to introduce the new faces you’ll be seeing around the gym this month! In addition to Alex “Toonie” Tanton, Sharon Blecker and LV Johns will be joining our Intern Staff as they learn all about what CrossFit Austin has to offer! Here is a little more information about each of these lovely ladies in case you haven’t had the chance to meet them yet…


Sharon “Vegas” Blecker

About Sharon:
I recently transplanted to Austin from Las Vegas, NV where I worked in finance and trained in CrossFit. Growing up I participated in various activities such as martial arts, competitive dance, basketball, and both long and short distance running. I first found CrossFit in October of 2011 and, as most people, was hooked from day 1. CrossFit taught me how to be aware of my body, movement, and redefine how I perform and view myself as an athlete. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with fellow athletes and learning from them as well. I’m very excited and look forward to training with and growing with the CrossFit Austin community!


Elvira “LV” Johns

About LV:
I am currently the Head Coach for the Women’s Lacrosse Team at Bowie High School. I went to Buffalo State College in New York, and played as starting Defensive midfield for the Women’s Lacrosse team. I have been playing lacrosse for over 17 years, coaching for high school teams over 7 years, and assisting with lacrosse camps since 2000. I have always had a passion for sports, nutrition, fitness and inspiring others. My husband, a U.S. Force Reconnaissance Marine L1 CrossFit Trainer, showed me the path to CrossFit. He trained me for 1 year and made me a believer in CrossFit when I got my first set of pull-ups. Since then, I have implemented functional exercises within my lacrosse teams workout sessions and have seen miraculous improvements in chin-up/pull-up achievements and running speed within a 4-month training period. Four years later, after having my son, Mason, last year, I have overcome the struggles of recovering from a C-section, getting back to being “fit”, have truly developed a passion for CrossFit. I now want to inspire other athletes to achieve their seemingly unattainable fitness goals. I believe that CrossFit is the path toward fitness success because it embodies everything an athlete could need in order to be better in whatever goals one may have.


December also brought even more friendly faces to our gym and we’d love to welcome our new members as well! In case you haven’t had the chance to get sweaty with them yet, we wanted to take a moment to introduce the newest members in the Circle of Awesomeness…

Joe McMillan Nick Diana Sarah Kyle Silas Parker
Michael Needham Greg Vassaur Sam Levassar Gregg Colvin
Sophia Loera Michael Dunn Allison Ashley Lee Seidlits
Stefani Koehn Christian O’Connor Kristi Kingston April Gimnich
Steve Jimmerson Melody Ley





Welcome, everyone! We’re so happy to have you here!