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.

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

Professional Memberships:
IDEA Fitness
American Senior Fitness Association

Specialization:
Sport Specific Training

Location: Austin Gym

Alex Jaffe

Alex Jaffe

Alex graduated from the prestigious Institute For Integrative Nutrition with a health coaching certification and then went on to get multiple personal training certifications through The National Academy of Sports Medicine.

He specializes in motivating clients to become better versions of themselves. Posture, proper body mechanics and overall strength and conditioning are areas in which his clients tend to focus, allowing weight loss and sport specific goals to be reached safely and efficiently.

Certifications:
Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist
Certified Holistic Health Counselor

Location: Round Rock Gym

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!”

Certifications:
Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, WITS
Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist, TBMM

Professional Membership:
IDEA Fitness

Location: Austin Gym

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!

Location: Austin Gym

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.

Certification:
Certified Personal Trainer, NSCA
Background in CSCS

Location: Austin Gym

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.

Location: Austin Gym

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