Maurice Harris (Coach Mo)
Maurice Harris, 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.
American College of Integrative Medicine (ACIM)
Professional Fitness Instructor Training (PFIT)
American Senior Fitness Association
Sport Specific Training
April was a lacrosse player in high school and a runner and avid yoga participant in college. When her first full-time job came along, however, her activity level dwindled. April spent 10 years sitting behind a desk and during that time she struggled with weight gain, fatigue, and lower back, shoulder, and neck pain. “What’s happening to me? I used to be fit!” She knew what she wanted to do. She committed to making fitness an integral part of her daily life again. And, as she explored and engaged with different aspects of fitness, her aches and pains dissipated and she felt strong and powerful again. She also found a new passion. No more sitting behind a desk!
April decided to leave desk life behind and embark on a new career dedicated to health and fitness. On her path to earning her personal fitness trainer certification, she met Coach Mo. Now, as a part of the Coach Mo’s Elite Fitness team, she teaches people about how awesome the human body is and guides people through individualized fitness training programs designed to make the body feel and look fit, strong, and alive.
Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, WITS
As 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!
Just 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’s of Science in Biology from the University of Missouri and her Master’s 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