Our Coaches


Coaching CrossFit in San Antonio is about more than just taking you through the motions. A good coach is highly skilled at technique, the ability to give cues, programing, motivation, and able to handle any situation. A great coach can take all of those things and motivate an athlete to become the highest expression of their strength, power, performance and health. Our coaches aren’t just good, they’re great and they create great athletes.

Coach Ryan

Ryan Matthews

Owner / Certified CrossFit Coach

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Football
  • CrossFit Powerlifting
  • USAW Level 1 Sports Coach
  • KMS Level 1 Certified
  • Completed DNS (Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization) course A

Started weight training @ 12 years old. In high school I played football and competed in powerlifting. In powerlifting I won back to back regional titles and my senior year won the Texas State championship in class 4/5A in my weight class. I played football in college and trained under S&C specialists Jared Kaaiohelo at the University of Central Oklahoma. Since then he has lead the S&C programs at Kansas University as well as Rice. Having a coach like that has really helped shape how I approach my training for myself as well as my clients.

Why I enjoy CrossFit? I feel it’s a great all around conditioning tool that test your limits both physically and mentally. The benefits of the two are both equally important. For most, I think it’s rewards go far beyond what takes place in the Box. It helps shape and mold people’s lives for everything that happens in our day to day lives. I know because I see it. People who come in broken and leave with something you can’t put into words. It’s a feeling of self worth and the light that was dim becomes bright like a continuous fire.

CrossFit Coach Steve

Steve Ornelas

Certified CrossFit Coach

Steve began exercising at the age of 10. Been involved in all sports from Springboard Diving to Track & Field. Spent a three years as an assistant athletic trainer before transferring to college. During college discovered Crossfit and Olympic Weightlifting which became a passion second to none. Decided to become a coach a few years after being introduced and have been coaching ever since.

Coach Hackett

Christian Hackett

  • Crossfit Level 1
  • Ma Strength Level 1
  • Completed Warm Body Cold Mind Seminar

Christian first became involved in fitness in 2012 when he began bodybuilding and later went on to become a personal trainer.  In 2017 he found Crossfit after moving to Louisiana and has been passionate about it ever since.  While in Louisiana, Christian helped start a box on Barksdale Air Force Base and began coaching.  After moving to Texas, he began putting emphasis on Olympic Weightlifting which led him to completing Ma Strength Level 1 Seminar and also the Warm Body Cold Mind Seminar.  During these seminars, Christian was able to train with Jin Ping Ma and Olesky Torokhtiy, both former weightlifting champions, who assisted him in honing his technique and teaching him ways to better coach weightlifting to athletes.  Along with competing, Christian is very passionate about coaching and helping other reach their potential.

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