Matthew Barris

Matthew Barris



Squat Clean: 255 lbs.

Snatch: 195 lbs.

Grace: 2:34

Fran: 4:06

DT: 8:56

Hotshots 19: 34:56


CrossFit Level 1 Certificate

Personal Fitness Trainer Association

Certificate Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas

Wodapalooza Athlete 2019, 2020

The Fittest Experience Athlete 2019

American Heart Association CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

About Coach

Growing up, my parents got me involved in sports at a young age. I played basketball, baseball, and a little bit of football, but the two that stuck were soccer and tennis. My youth soccer team won league championships year after year. Competitive soccer lasted a few years, and I was on my high school varsity tennis team beginning in my sophomore year. By far, the best thing I have done athletically in life is getting involved in CrossFit. The relationships I've made with coaches and athletes around me are invaluable. Just like it does for anyone else, CrossFit keeps me motivated to keep coming back to the gym for a different workout every day, to keep trying new things and reaching new milestones.

Turning Point

Because my parents kept me active throughout my childhood, I took my fitness for granted. Once I entered college and was out on my own with no athletic team to be a part of, I largely lost my fitness. I was sucked into the daily grind of everyday life -- that sedentary lifestyle trap that plagues so many Americans. I remember feeling like doing nothing but sitting down on the couch or in front of the computer after a long day at school or at the office. After college, I decided it was time to get active again. I got into running for a while, but it wasn't long before I started feeling some injuries. My knees were bothering me, and one doctor told me that I may just be one of those people that always have pain when running longer distances. That didn't sound like much fun to me. Then I got into personal training and led outdoor group fitness classes. Finally, I found CrossFit.

Motivation & Passion

Every athlete needs a coach. Even professional athletes have someone there to push them to be better. I want to share my passion for fitness with people who haven't quite found that passion just yet. I know that my being introduced to a more fit lifestyle has resulted in more happiness and more health, not just now but for years to come. By helping others find a passion for fitness and become better CrossFit athletes, I know that I am not just helping them have fun for an hour a day, but I am also improving their lives and helping them live better and longer.

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