OUR TRAINERS

Miles Payne

Co-Owner
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Kids Trainer

I grew up with a very humble life on a dairy farm in Northeast Texas.  While growing up in the country, I learned what real hard work was.  Anyone who has built a barbed wire fence in 105-degree Texas heat, hauled square bales in a field for hours on end under the Texas sun truly has an appreciation for hard work and determination.  

From a young age the country didn’t have much to offer for my spare time. So I threw myself into any type of sporting event I could get into.  Basketball was my first love and I played the sport with reckless abandonment.  Unfortunately, sports aren’t forever and after high school I was confronted with the fact that I would no longer have the ability to stoke my competitive fire through organized team activities.  It was then that I was introduced to CrossFit.  After a year of CrossFit in my college gym facility and my garage, I discovered a local CrossFit box upon graduation from The University of Texas at Austin.  It was at this time that I really fell in love with the CrossFit community as much as I did the actual workouts themselves.  I then decided it was time to start a new challenge and open my own CrossFit box.  

Then came Maximum 3 CrossFit in Kyle, Texas and shortly after Mach 3 CrossFit in Sulphur Springs, TX.  From these Boxes, the passion and fire for the community and helping people grew even further. Now, during the craziest of years, I am excited to bring my love of Crossfit to Houston, TX.

What does Heart and Hustle mean to you? 

Talent can only take you so far.  If your heart isn’t in it you will never succeed. Heart and Hustle means giving everything I have to this community and its members, and hustling every single day to see people accomplish things they never thought imaginable. My passion for CrossFit is sewn into every fabric of my life and a life long work ethic has created a Hustle that will be unmatched for our members. Give me your Heart and Hustle and I promise I’ll give you mine!

Zachary Ries

Co-Owner
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
US Navy Veteran

After playing football in college, I decided to take my passion for testing the limits to a higher level and joined the armed services, specifically the United States Naval warfare program. After successfully completing most of the program, I fell short of completing a treading water assessment and therefore was placed at a different command.  Once arriving at my new Command, I found what would forever become my passion: assisting others with their fitness aspirations. I was quickly hooked on CrossFit and practiced the sport religiously during deployments. As the command fitness leader, I implemented CrossFit as the way to help service members, who would otherwise have been discharged from the Navy, pass their physical readiness evaluations. Upon returning from deployment, I immediately received my L-1 certification. I relied heavily on the CrossFit community to help with the difficult task of transitioning out of the USN into civilian life. 

I fervently believe CrossFit can be transformative for people on multiple levels. Thanks to CrossFit, I met my wife, Carolina, found a renewed passion in competing, and have the privilege to be able to help people achieve their goals on a daily basis.

What does Heart and Hustle mean to you? 

Anything worth while in life takes passion and hard work. CrossFit is hard!  It takes dedication and discipline but if you put your whole heart into it the rewards on your quality of  life are innumerable. That’s what Heart and Hustle means to me; the passion and dedication to give all to achieve your best life and help others do the same.

Monika Brown

Co-Owner
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Proud Dog Mom

My passion for CrossFit can go back to my days of being an athlete. I played sports all my life and loved every second of it. While working in the Middle East for the Department of Defense, we would do these great workouts that nobody had even heard of. When I got back to the states a friend of mine told me about this new sport called CrossFit. From that day 11 years ago I was hooked. This passion took me from just a regular athlete to a coach. I love seeing people achieve things they never thought they could. Being a coach at HXH allows me to be a part of a community  that not only encourages people to achieve their goals, but educates them on how to live a healthier lifestyle.

Outside of the gym and work, I am committed to my family, my golden retriever Kaplin, and my 6 nephews who are all under the age of 7. If you can’t find me at my desk working, with my dog, or with my nephews, then I am at HXH CrossFit bettering myself or helping others becoming all they want to be and more.

What does Heart and Hustle mean to you? 

This is a community created with passion and love to inspire one another to find something within yourself that you didn’t know you were capable of. Crossfit and Heart X Hustle will continue to inspire me to do the same and for that this place means everything to me.

Elizabeth Bowlin

Co-Owner
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Collegiate Athlete

I have been a part of the CrossFit community for the last 8 years as both an athlete and a coach. I have my CrossFit Level I Certification and have been coaching for the past year and a half. I have played sports my entire life and I was a collegiate rower at the University of Texas at Austin during my undergrad. After graduating, I started CrossFit as a way to stay active post college and never left. I love the fitness philosophy, community, and competitiveness that CrossFit brings.

Since starting CrossFit, I’ve increasingly found a passion to bring the best of the best to each athlete. I’ve been able to learn various coaching styles and techniques for varying experience levels. Through CrossFit,  I’ve been able to meet several great friends who share the same passion and drive for members, which has led to an exciting new chapter at Heart and Hustle Crossfit. ‘

What does Heart and Hustle mean to you? 

The heart is what drives your passion. The hustle is what makes that passion a reality. We are putting all of our Heart and Hustle in this gym so that our clients can have a top notch training facility and premium Crossfit experience. 

 

Shane Windsor

Co-Owner
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

I found my passion for CrossFit in 2011 when I joined my local box.. In 2014, I became a CrossFit level 1 trainer and began coaching shortly after. Since that time, I have spent over 2,200 hours coaching various levels of athletes within the CrossFit community. I enjoy watching others succeed and have a passion for creating unique and challenging workouts. One of my favorite things about CrossFit is the community competitions; I’ve even been dubbed the hardest judge in the gym! While I’m not at the gym I enjoy mountain biking, spending time with my wife Lauren, our two cats, and our dog, Jasper. 

What does Heart and Hustle mean to you? 

To me, HXH represents a place where I can share all the benefits of CrossFit that I have personally experienced with our community. Not just the health benefits but the less noticeable ones as well. It’s a place where a person can remove the stresses of the day, find a person to talk to, or challenge themselves through trying something new.