written by: mario barajas
Crossfit San Antonio opened 1o years ago in 2007. It was THE very first crossfit gym to open in San Antonio... hence the name. It's original location was off of Mainland Drive, but in 2014 the gym moved to its current spot on Glen Ridge. On November 1 of 2015 I became the owner of this amazing gym.
Why do I do it? The thing that drives me the most is helping people achieve things that they never in their life thought they could do. Showing them that had work, dedication, positive attitudes, and a do-not-quit attitude will not only change your body, but the way you look at life. Crossfit does not only make you physically strong, but makes you mentally strong which goes a lot further then physical strength. The idea and feeling of changing someones life is so rewarding! We show them that anything is possible. The more people that come up and thank me, or jump up for joy and dance because they did there first pull up, or ran there first mile without stopping, fuels my fire.
Crossfit San Antonio is a place where no matter the age, physical condition, experience level, or sport background you have, you will ALWAYS be welcome and get the best workout while maintaining good form and safety. We have the best community where everyone is welcoming and friendly. Our community is what makes us great. That's why we've been around for 10 years.
We are a drama free gym. Our experienced coaches will motivate you and give you nothing but the best. We are not just a gym, we are a family. I care about every one of our athletes because we are not in the gym business, we're in the people business. Our programs will challenge you day in and day out. So if you’re looking for a gym where you will be greeted with a smile, no matter what age, or condition you’re in, whether you’re goal is to make it to the Crossfit Games, or be able to keep up with your kids we are the gym for you!
meet the owner
Mario Barajas is a San Antonio native, he obtained his degree from Texas State in Criminal Justice with a minor in Forensic Psychology. Mario has always been passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and started his journey into Crossfit in 2009. This passion grew deeper, and started coaching in 2011. His goal while coaching was to help set the foundation of motivation as well as inspire people to pursue the best version of themselves. The rewarding impact of changing peoples lives lead him to the calling of owning his own Crossfit gym. With encouragement from family, friends and Crossfit family, Mario Purchased Crossfit San Antonio in 2015. He is determined to promote a positive atmosphere for all skill levels, to implement the best programing to fit all fitness needs, and to continue to grow and educate others in Crossfit.
crossfit san antonio trainers
Graduated Hofstra University in 2013 with a B.S. in Biology. Enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 2014. Joe comes to us from an endurance background as an experienced swimmer and runner, and combined with his military experience and technical approach to the sport, he instills an unparalleled level of determination and resiliency to every athlete. Joe’s passion is to help and motivate athletes to reach their full potential as an athlete. We look forward to watching Joe grow not only as an athlete himself, but also as a committed member to the CrossFit San Antonio Staff.
I was introduced to Crossfit in 2009 while serving on active duty in the US Navy and have been involved with the methodology ever since. As a native of San Antonio and alumni of UTSA, I returned to the area recently, joined the CFSA staff, and have enjoyed every minute. Coaching our current, future and tenured members has truly grown into a passion. I am committed to helping each of our athletes reach their fitness goals, whether it’s losing weight, gaining strength and flexibility, rehabbing an injury, improving technique, preparing for a career in military/ police/ fire or just getting healthier. My experience with various sports, weightlifting and athletics combined with a special operations military background, allows me to bring a unique perspective to the box.
As a San Antonio native I have been crossfitting on and off since 2011. In January of 2018, I realized that I needed to better myself physically and mentally so I committed myself to crossfit and weightlifting. Crossfit has helped kickstart the process of getting closer to my goals of physical and mental well being.
The camaraderie within the Crossfit community, especially at Crossfit San Antonio, has helped me replace something I felt was missing after leaving the United States Marine Corps. I enjoy coaching and have a thirst for knowledge to not only try and better myself, but also the athletes around me.
Stephanie was first introduced to Crossfit back in 2006 while working out at her college gym and periodically did Crossfit until 2014, when she fully committed after realizing how impactful it is to overall fitness. She is currently active duty military, and has found Crossfit to be essential in keeping her physically and mentally ready for anything the army has in store. Stephanie is incredibly passionate and dedicated to Crossfit because of the challenges and achievements that it offers. She hopes to help others achieve goals they didn't think possible.
Dustin was introduced to CrossFit in 2017 and has had nothing but love for the sport ever since. He comes from an experienced background of swimming and power lifting. Currently active duty in the US Military. He spends an immense amount of time training to be the best. He is also passionate about pushing every athlete to reach their highest potential.