Balcones CrossFit Coach 1

Tanner Owner/Head Coach

  • B.A. in Exercise and Sport Science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer
  • OPT CCP Level 1 Assessment and Program Design
    • Full Level 1 OPT CCP in progress
  • Poliquin Biosignature Certified
  • Two Time CrossFit Games Qualifier
    • 2010 CrossFit Games Affiliate Cup – 16th  in the world
  • 2012 North Carolina Weightlifting Champion – 85 kg weight class
    • 2012 American Open Weightlifting Championships Qualifier

“I discovered a passion for training in the fall of 2008 after gaining the dreaded college “freshman fifteen.” I was bored with the traditional gym routine and sick of not seeing results. Over the past five years I have dedicated myself to learning the most effective methods of strength and fitness training.  I have worked primarily in the CrossFit setting but have had the privilege to expand my knowledge base in strength and nutrition outside of the “functional fitness” moniker.  I worked for 3 years at one of the first and most successful CrossFit gyms in the nation at CrossFit Wilmington in Wilmington, NC.  There I learned the benefits of utilizing multiple styles of training elicit fitness results.

I do not believe in adhering to one specific model of  training.  There are positives and negatives to most programs marketed today. My goal is to bring about an increase in a broad range of fitness, from maximal strength, to endurance, to sport specific training.  Balcones CrossFit  is the culmination of my desire to see others reap the benefits of strength and fitness training.  Teaching and guiding others is something that I truly have a passion for; my goal is to see every person who walks in the door of BCF realize their maximum potential.”

darla prof

Darla Coach

  • BA in Psychology from the University of North Texas
  • MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management from Sam Houston State University
  • Reserve Peace Office
  • Adjunct Professor
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer
  • Completed the BCF Instructor Training Program
“Throughout my working career the main goals I’ve kept in mind are helping people and doing my small part to improve the world. I started out working with children in a residential treatment facility, trying to help them learn how to become active, participating members of society. I spent several years working as a Crime Scene Investigator in law enforcement helping the victims of crime find answers and the truth. I stumbled onto CrossFit in February of 2011 when I was looking for a new workout regimen and immediately fell in love with it. I knew shortly after starting that I wanted to invest more of my time and effort into the sport of CrossFit, not only for my own personal fitness but to also learn to coach others.  Now, my full time goal is to help others achieve their wellness and fitness goals and coach them to success.”


Cecily Coach

  • B.S. in Exercise AND Sports Science from the University of Mary Hardin- Baylor
  • M.Ed. in Physical Education (Exercise Science emphasis) from Texas State University – San Marcos
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Completed BCF Instructor Training Program

“I have been involved in the fitness world for over 9 years, with an emphasis on personal training and special populations. I competed in soccer in high school and went on to become a 4-year member of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Women’s Soccer Team. I stumbled upon the infamous “Nasty Girls” CrossFit video in 2007 and have been enthralled with CrossFit ever since, deciding to attend the CrossFit Level 1 Seminar in July of 2013. I have a passion for providing athletes with the tools they need to not only reach their fitness and health goals, but also improve their quality of life.”


Sara Coach

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • 2nd Place 2012 Brave Soldier Challenge Wilmington
  • 3rd Place 20-24 year old Spartan Sprint – Burnet, TX

I played sports through high school and played college rugby at UNC-Chapel Hill in North Carolina. I was introduced to CrossFit by Tanner in 2011 and joined CrossFit Wilmington in May 2011. I have competed at local events and enjoy the challenge afforded by the workouts. I also enjoy taking my fitness outside the gym. I got my level 1 certification in July 2012 and have enjoyed coaching as much as I do participating in the workouts.