Coach/ Owner

 

 

Fernando Morales- Coach/Owner

Coach Fernando brings over 10 years of coaching experience to CrossFit, and well over 10 years of experience in the health and wellness industry offering personal training, wellness, sports chiropractic care and nutrition. As a Doctor of Chiropractic and CrossFit Gym owner/ coach, he is able to accurately assess injury patterns, potential injury sources and accommodate special populations that could possible be considered high risk. These special resources afford CrossFit SoHo and it's clients the BEST training possible. You have nothing to worry about at CrossFit SoHo!

Fernando was born in Galveston, Texas and moved to Santa Fe (Texas) at a young age. He attended Santa Fe High School and has participated in sports his entire life. As a child, he played soccer, basketball, gymnastics and baseball. In high school, Fernando was a member of the football team, participated in track and was a member of the powerlifting team. Upon graduation from SFHS, he attended The University of Texas at Austin and after a couple of years learning his strengths in scholastics, he followed his roots and pursued a bachelors degree in Kinesiology, specializing in Health Promotion and Fitness with a minor in Business Administration.

During his first year at UT-Austin, Fernando became affiliated with Capital Gymnastics and began coaching gymnastics and tumbling classes in the evenings. Interestingly enough, the UT cheerleaders worked out there as well and convinced him to try out.

Fernando was lucky enough to travel all over the country as a cheerleader, cheering on the Longhorns everywhere from San Diego in the Holiday Bowl to New Orleans in the Final Four. As a cheerleading coach for over 10 years, he was able to help future athletes hone their skills for competitive and collegiate programs.

After graduating from UT, Fernando moved back to Houston to enroll at Texas Chiropractic College and continues to operate a private Wellness based Sports Chiropractic practice focusing on healthcare for CrossFit athletes and runners.

Fernando found CrossFit in 2011 after finishing his first half marathon. Coaches Mike and Krista Fudge at Cosmic CrossFit honed his love for CrossFit through 7 CrossFit Opens and over 25 local and regional CrossFit Competitions in the last 7 years. 

Coach Fernando is currently a girls youth lacrosse coach where he enjoys coaching his oldest daughter in the sport. 

Fernando's past fitness accomplishments include: 

Xterra Trail Running World Champion 2nd place finisher

Austin Marathon Finisher

Houston Marathon Finisher

Austin Half Marathon Finisher

Austin 1/2 IronMan 70.3 Finisher

Bastrop Sprint Triathlon

Shadow Creek Ranch Sprint Triathlon

 

Clint Fludd- Coach

Clint is a veteran who has been a CrossFit athlete since 2012. He currently works for the government and enjoys spending time with his family and is a craft beer enthusiast. Clint has completed several Tough Mudders and several online qualifier competitions. 

Clint currently holds his CrossFit Level 1 Certificate and is pursuing his Level 2.



Melissa Shanks- Handstand Specialist, Coach 


 Melissa is a lifelong fitness enthusiast. She was a gymnast and cheerleader in her youth and has carried that passion for fitness through her adult life as she strives to share her love of fitness with her family and friends whenever she cans. You will routinely find her upside down!