The Evolution of Personal Trainers and Group Coaches
We are who you deserve to have on your team.
Small, Dedicated, Certified Staff
While other gym have a huge staff of part-time or entry level trainers, at CrossFit City Limits, we purposefully keep a small and extremely experienced staff dedicated to the community’s core values. Our Movement Coaches will get to know you and will understand your goals, your history, your preferences, and why you are working out. This allows you to have a relationship with all of our coaches who will provide you with individualize 1-on-1 coaching vastly superior to generic tips given by typical trainers and group instructors.
All of our coaches are highly trained professionals. They have vast personal training and group class experience. They also are advanced CrossFitters themselves, so understand what it was like to learn and get started as well as understand what it takes to get to obtain a high level of fitness. They have amazing insights into how to get the most out of every class for your individual goals. In addition to being highly qualified coaches, it is their additional expertise and focus on movement, mobility, and nutrition that separates them from the rest.
CrossFit City Limits developed and uses MovementLink to teach and train proper movement. Regardless of if you are bending over to pick something up, standing in line, playing volleyball, or lifting weights in the gym, the human body is designed to move most efficiently through a few fundamental movement patterns. Your body is extremely good at getting the job done. Over time, as you age, deal with injuries, and have habitually favored sitting, standing, and walking positions, your body has adopted many secondary movement patterns. MovementLink simplifies complex principles of human movement allowing you to easily re-build a solid foundation for your fitness, resolve these “workarounds,” and teaches you to moving in optimal ways.
Using MovementLink to be the foundation of all of your movement, you will build habits of quality movement within a positive feedback loop. When the way you learn and practice one movement is related to all other movements, each exercise you workout with transfers to how you move your body in all other movements, inside and outside the gym. This is what makes CrossFit City Limits training a functional movement practice.
Our Movement Coaches are trained in the MovementLink method and have a keen and knit-picky eye for identifying and addressing movement faults to help build your foundation of movement. Movement faults lead to overuse injuries and, more immediately, decrease your performance. In your free intro session, you will be introduced to MovementLink and will see how it will simplify learning complex gym exercises and will also create habits that transfer to your everyday life.
Sometimes just knowing and trying to move with proper form is not enough. Sometimes we have old injuries, tight tissues, and/or blocked joints making proper positions difficult or impossible to attain until we resolve the underlying issues. Our Movement Coaches are skilled in screening movement and providing mobility and stability exercises that you can do to improve on your issues and will help resolve pain.
Our Movement Coaches practice what we preach. They understand how hard it is to change habits and understand how to make eating cleanly a reality in the world we live in today. We do group Wellness Challenges, individual Weight-loss programs, and we chat with interested people before and after class to help them understand how to make lifestyle improvements that will get them better results and improve health. Our Movement Coaches understand that the expert model of just telling people what to eat does not work and we have loads of experience getting real results for people in a realistic and sustainable way.
Our coaches are here for you
You are not just another person in the gym. Our coaches will get to know you on a deep personal level allowing them to coach you in the exact way you want and deserve.
KYLE LIGON - OWNER / CO-FOUNDER / HEAD COACH
Starting in 2008, Kyle transformed himself through CrossFit and eventually that transformation seeped into every aspect of his life. He went from eating fast food for every meal and working a job he didn’t love to being the healthiest he’s ever been and running the business of his dreams. He learned when you better yourself in one area, that momentum makes it easier to achieve self-improvement across the board – in your career, relationships, mental health, and more. He brings that passion and expansive perspective to each and every coaching session. The journey toward the life you want could begin with one workout.
Kyle has accumulated tens of thousands of client hours with his unique approach to coaching: He believes working out should be fun, individualized, and tailored to the goals and needs of each client. He coaches “regular” people to reach the physical results they’ve always wanted, while helping them achieve a sustainable balance of their health, family, career, and hobbies. He also coaches elite athletes across many disciplines to translate their hard work in the gym into peak performance in their sport of choice. No matter their goals or backgrounds, Kyle coaches his clients toward the life and body they want. If you want to bring meaning to why you work out - if you want to work with a coach who is invested in how your time in the gym can enhance your life outside of it - you want Coach Kyle on your team.
Kyle graduated from The University of Texas with a Mathematics degree in Actuarial Sciences...Nerd Alert! He has received his CrossFit L-1, CrossFit L-2, CrossFit Olympic Lifting, and CrossFit Movement and Mobility certificates and has worked with beginners, intermediate, and professional athletes.
Kyle’s personal training schedule is currently full. To join his wait-list please contact us here.
APRIL COVINGTON - COACH / GYM MANAGER
April was born and raised in Houston, TX and has a strong belief that competitive sports help shape young people into strong leaders. April has a background in competitive volleyball, swimming, and has participated in many half marathons, triathlons, and other distance races.
April earned her CrossFit Level 1 trainer certificate and has accumulated over 5,000 coaching hours. Before diving head first into CrossFit, April graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor and Master of Arts in communication and taught public speaking for several years. April was introduced to CrossFit while on a long run in preparation for a half marathon. She saw people flipping tires at a local CrossFit gym in Lubbock and went and tried a class. As a runner, she thought she was in incredible shape but was quickly humbled after her first CrossFit class. April has been doing CrossFit for more than five years and is in love with the community, competitive atmosphere, and teaching and watching others grow mentally and physically strong.
Keoni Subiono - COACH / TransformATIOn Expert
Keoni is a ball of ENERGY that came straight outta Hawai'i and exploded in Texas. His charisma and passion for people and fitness is contagious. He's definitely a unique character who never loses his zest for life. Keoni has been a full time fitness professional for over 19 years and has been coaching CrossFit for 12.
Keoni and his wife Rose have been together since their high school days in Hawaii and together they have five kids, Elijah, Ka'eo, Kulani, Eve and Koa. Keoni attended Azusa Pacific University in Southern California, spent seven years there and started his a career as a personal trainer. He fell in love with helping others get fit and made it his life's mission to master the art, science and business of fitness.
After living in Los Angeles Keoni moved back home to Hawaii. There he opened a number of different fitness businesses. His greatest accomplishment was opening CrossFit East O'ahu with his wife Rose. Together they grew membership to a rock solid community of 350 in 8 years. Rose and Keoni then decided it was time to pass on the torch and set off on a new adventure. They sold CFEO, packed up the kids and head out to the Wild Wild West! Today, they call AUSTIN, TX and CrossFit City Limits, home. Keoni is looking forward exploring all of Texas and the world!
Keoni’s Next Transformation Challenge starts June 3!!!
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Strongman Course
CrossFit Mobility Course
CrossFit Rowing Course
CrossFit Endurance Course
CrossFit Kids Course
CrossFit Football Course
CrossFit Gymnastics Course
CrossFit Weightlifting Course
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Bachelors of Arts in Communication, Azusa Pacific University
SUZANNE RENEE RODRIGUEZ - COACH
Suzanne is a true “Austinite,” growing up just miles from CrossFit City Limits. She has a unique background in competitive cheerleading which has helped her to develop a keen eye for quality body movement that carried over directly into improving peoples’ technique and efficiency in CrossFit. She has been a fitness junkie from a young age as she worked hard to beat all of the boys in track-and-field day at Pillow Elementary just down the road. Attending the University of Texas- Austin, Suzanne participated in recreational volleyball while pursuing her Master’s in Professional Accountancy. Nothing brings her more joy than being active, learning about fitness, and sharing her vast experience in the field. There are three things that inspire coach Suzanne the most: fitness, kitties, and number crunching. But, don’t worry, she would rather use her accounting expertise to count your good reps than no-reps!
One of her biggest mottos in life is by improving yourself, you improve those around you. From being a dedicated member of CrossFit City Limits and inspiration to the community for years, it was clear that the community had a lot to learn from Suzanne’s experience, work ethic, and perspective on living a balanced and healthy life.
BLAKE HOLMAN - CO-FOUNDER
Fitness has been a focal point for Blake his entire life. Born and raised in Austin, he grew up playing every sport under the sun, which included being a member of his elementary school’s jump rope team. His passion for competition and exercise continued into high school where he played baseball, basketball, and football at Anderson High School before moving on to play four years of collegiate baseball at Trinity University.
After graduating from Trinity with his Masters of Accountancy, Blake was introduced to CrossFit through a friend and quickly realized that he was not in as good of shape as he thought. This revelation came to him while laying on the floor of his apartment for over an hour after completing his first WOD. Blake has obtained his CrossFit Level-2 Certificate and USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Certificate, as well as certificates for CrossFit Endurance and CrossFit Movement and Mobility and has accumulated more than 10,000 hours of CrossFit instruction.