Maurice Harris (a.k.a. Coach Mo)

Coach MoCoach Mo, the owner and operator of Coach Mo’s Elite Fitness, is destined to be in the fitness industry. A former Texas A&M Aggie football player, Coach Mo has been involved with athletics and fitness his entire life. He began personal training and providing motivation for lifestyle changes eight years ago.

Coach Mo goes beyond his title of personal trainer by touching the lives of those he works with, always forming a special bond and leaving a positive impression. His goal is to take personal training to a higher level through personal commitment, loyalty, and caring. Coach Mo provides his expertise to all age levels and fitness experience.

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American College of Integrative Medicine (ACIM)
Professional Fitness Instructor Training (PFIT)

Professional Memberships:
IDEA Fitness
American Senior Fitness Association

Sport Specific Training

Jonas Acevedo

Jonas AcevedoJonas recently finished his coursework for his Bachelors in Kinesiology from Texas Tech University and has been a personal trainer and strength coach for over a year. Jonas has competed in endurance sports, half marathons, and triathlons. He has also participated in sprint and Olympic distance triathlons, Tough Mudders, and is currently training for his first Olympic weightlifting meet. Through his vast experience he has been able to gain an extensive background in sports performance and strength and conditioning.

Jonas focuses on the goals of his clients to create a customized program to best suite their needs. Whether it is athletic performance, a marathon, functionality, or corrective exercise, Jonas creates a one-of-a-kind program to fit his clients’ needs.

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NSCA
Certified Personal Trainer, ACSM

Amalie Joseph

Amalie JosephBorn and raised 15 minutes outside of Washington D.C., Amalie has always been a true Texan at heart. What originally started as a passion for Texas football turned into an overall love for the state. She vowed she would one day live here and through hard work and determination, she got to Texas as fast as she could.

Amalie was a competitive cheerleader for seven years. At age 16, she injured her back. To recover from a slipped disc, she designed her own program of cardio training, strength training, and stretching and has been pain free for years.

She firmly believes that everyone should have access to great coaching and knowledge of proper exercise technique. She became a personal trainer to pass on her knowledge and to help people of all ages and fitness levels reach their specific fitness goals. Amalie says: “With the right attitude and a little help from me, let’s get you where you want to be!”

Certified Personal Trainer, NASM

April Juarez

apriljuarezAs Coach Mo says, “Being fit isn’t just a look, it’s a feeling.” April can totally relate. Having been a high school athlete and avid runner in college, April knows how amazing it is to feel and look strong, fit, and alive. But she wasn’t always so fit. Before earning her personal fitness trainer certification, April spent 10 years sitting behind a desk. During that time she struggled with weight gain, fatigue, and pain in her lower back, shoulders, and neck. Ten years was enough! Now, pain free, she has made fitness an integral part of her life.

As a member of the Coach Mo’s Elite Fitness team, April teaches people about the awesomeness of the human body by guiding them through individualized fitness training programs designed to make their bodies feel and look great. April also helps individuals who want to start a fitness program but are limited by chronic pain. As a certified corrective exercise specialist, April helps clients identify the sources of their chronic pain, teaches them how to perform exercises designed to reduce their pain, and gets them ready for more advanced workout sessions. Coach April says, “Let’s do this!”

Certified Yoga Teacher, RYT-200, Yoga Yoga Austin
Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, WITS
Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist, TBMM

Professional Membership:
IDEA Fitness

Shon Mitchell

Shon MitchellAs a high school senior, Shon broke the Austin Independent School District’s rushing record with 2,300 yards and added 28 touchdowns. The old record of 1,679 yards in 10 games was held for 18 years by LBJ Coach David Seaborn. Shon earned second-team Junior College All-America honors at Blinn College, and earned Southwestern Conference Newcomer of the Year honors in 1995 after becoming just the sixth Longhorn to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season (1,099 yards on 176 carries, 6.2 average). Shon played for the Longhorns from 1995-96 and has seen action professionally with the San Francisco 49ers (NFL), the London Monarchs (NFL Europe), the Tulsa Talons (Arena League), the River City Renegades (Arena League), the Houston Marshals (SFL), and the Austin Turfats (SIFL).

Now as a coach, Shon focuses on agility, explosives, power, and specific skills that will give athletes a step up on their competition. Shon joined Coach Mo’s team in 2011. He and Coach Mo are co-founders of the In the ZONE athletes sports camp. Despite the Longhorn and Aggie feud they manage to make it work!

Jennifer Powell

Jennifer PowellJust before becoming a personal trainer, Jennifer was a full-time stay-at-home mom for six years with two very active young girls. She has worked in both New Mexico and Washington State as a nutrition educator and program coordinator, working mainly in schools and with families to help educate children and parents on the importance of proper nutrition and exercise. Jennifer believes that staying healthy depends on a balance physical activity and proper nutrition. And she is passionate about making sure her clients have all the tools to take care of their own health.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Missouri and her Master of Science in Nutrition from New Mexico State University. She also spent her time in graduate school working for the department and teaching an introductory nutrition class. Her thesis was on diabetes management education, where she coordinated classes for people with type 2 diabetes and their families that discussed how to manage their diabetes through nutrition. She also assisted in the cooking portion of the program.

Jennifer has been with Coach Mo’s Elite Fitness since 2011 and works hard to make sure Coach Mo’s can bring fitness and nutrition education to children and families in various venues. She also runs corporate boot camps for Coach Mo’s and trains in the studio, focusing not only on weight loss, but also ensuring each individual has a strong, healthy, balanced body. Young or old, big or small, everyone needs to know how to take care of their own health with fitness and nutrition.

Certified Personal Trainer, NSCA
Background in CSCS

Adrian Thomas

Adrian ThomasAdrian is a very determined, driven individual who is always seeking to enhance the lives of others both physically and mentally. An Austin native, Adrian was a basketball standout at Del Valle High School. In college he was honored as the #1 point guard in the NJCAA in 2010 and is the All-Time Assist Leader at Kishwaukee College in Illinois. Adrian finished his prolific collegiate career at Missouri Western State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Recreation Sports Management.

After college, Adrian played professional basketball in Sweden, Turkey, and Spain, where he discovered his passion for training youth basketball programs. He has worked with youth basketball programs in several European countries including Turkey, Spain, Bulgaria, Kosovo, and England. As part of these programs, Adrian served as a guest speaker and personal trainer where he taught elite skill enhancement and the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Adrian’s high energy level, his ability to inspire others through his training, and his commitment to making a difference make him a vital asset to the physical fitness world and the Coach Mo team.

Andrea Yarbrough

Andrea YarbroughAndrea graduated from Austin School of Massage in 2003. With an interest in holistic and prenatal massage, she began her massage work primarily with expectant moms and dads and soon became a certified Doula. In 2008 Andrea began working at Massage Envy and discovered an overwhelming need for sports and deep tissue massage. As a result, her focus shifted to athletics and fitness. She began volunteering her massage therapy services for a variety of sports teams including the A&M swim team, an Austin Rugby team, the Texas Roller Derby teams, and several marathons. She used these volunteer opportunities to learn all she could about what the body could do and found her own passion for personal fitness. She has since lost 45 pounds and is the healthiest she has been in years.

In her 13 years as a massage therapist, Andrea has developed a deep understanding of the human body and knows how different approaches can benefit her clients. In addition to sports and deep tissue massage, reflexology or foot massage can help with low back, glute, quad and hamstring issues; neck massage can help with headaches, forearms, and carpal tunnel; and Thai massage can loosen the entire body through stretching and compression. Learning how people and their bodies respond to these different modalities has made her a better therapist and she believes everyone–adults, teenagers, and children–can benefit from massage.

Contact Andrea directly to schedule an appointment:
Just Breathe Massage Therapy
(512) 913-8728

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