Client Stories

Never Judge Potential
Never Judge Potential

Gabriel has been working with Founder and Head Coach Jesse since August of 2019. When he first came into Central Athlete’s headquarters in Austin, Texas, “I knew he was a unique individual,” says J...

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Client Highlight: Building on a Strong Foundation
Client Highlight: Building on a Strong Foundation

Rarely does a client come along where they fit into a community like a missing puzzle piece, are already committed to the process, and see so much success so early in their training. For Kameron, a...

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Self-Acceptance Through Fitness and Community
Self-Acceptance Through Fitness and Community

There are several reasons why many people never end up joining a gym despite their desires to improve their health and/or body composition “I’m embarrassed to try something new in front of strange...

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Getting Stronger Through Quarantine: A Commitment to the Process
Getting Stronger Through Quarantine: A Commitment to the Process

It’s no surprise that COVID-19 has thrown a wrench into people’s health and fitness goals. Gyms have shut down, and many people have been left to their own devices of improving their lives through ...

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Finding Balance Amidst The Chaos
Finding Balance Amidst The Chaos

The fitness scene has changed drastically over the last few months resulting in individuals scrambling to find alternative ways to get their workouts done. Due to this, “remote coaching” has explod...

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Live Long & Prosper: Achieving New Levels of Health at 60!
Live Long & Prosper: Achieving New Levels of Health at 60!

At Central Athlete, our mission is bigger than getting our clients to hit major personal records in lifts, improve their mile run times or lose an impressive amount of fat. Although those happen re...

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A "Data Nerd" Falls in Love with Personalized Fitness
A "Data Nerd" Falls in Love with Personalized Fitness

For many individuals, staying active is a large priority in their lives. However, it can be common to put fitness on the back-burner when life presents challenges such as moving, a promotion at wor...

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No Days Off: How Consistency Leads to Continued Success!
No Days Off: How Consistency Leads to Continued Success!

Consistency is the biggest determiner of success! When it comes to nutrition, studies show that it doesn't matter what type of “diet” someone follows, such as high carb or high fat; as long as the ...

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Building a Better Nighttime Routine for Continued Success
Building a Better Nighttime Routine for Continued Success

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Jennifer Seay is a powerful quote by William Shakespeare.  “Though she be but little, she is fierce.”  Standing at just 5’4” Jennifer, age 48, is ...

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A Journey to Health and Happiness After Postpartum Depression
A Journey to Health and Happiness After Postpartum Depression

Many people have aspirations around losing weight, getting healthier, and improving their physical capacity.  Of course, most everyone wants to feel confident in their own skin, but sticking to a p...

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Meredith Garee
Meredith Garee

When looking for a new gym, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration. Not only do you want to make sure that your investment pays off by moving towards the goals YOU want, bu...

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Charles Fry
Charles Fry

In March of 2018, Charles Fry was in a serious motocross accident that left him in the ICU for five days. After attempting a maneuver known as an “endo”—short for “end-over-end”—Charles landed on h...

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Bob Schiffer
Bob Schiffer

Bob Schiffer, 68, has been working out on a regular basis since 1996—logging hours of cardio each day, yet desiring a bit more progress. He started working with Jesse O’Brien of Central Athlete in ...

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David Cotton
David Cotton

David Cotton is a husband and father of two college children and has served in the U.S. Air Force for almost 30 years. He now lives in Iowa and works as the Strategic Security Advisor for a cyberse...

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Owen O'Brien
Owen O'Brien

GREAT EXPERIENCE! I worked with Amanda late last year before my February 2017 wedding. I was already active and nutritionally conscious when she started coaching me but I had mostly plateaued. I wa...

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Craig Boneau
Craig Boneau

I joined Central Athlete so that I could train in a way that would make me better and able to do the things I want to do on an everyday basis. That means keeping up with my three-year-old while no...

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Elizabeth O'Brien
Elizabeth O'Brien

Central Athlete: individual program design and remote coaching. First, you get a comprehensive assessment, then you get an individualized program designed for you that is delivered weekly on an ap...

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Kevin Oberlag
Kevin Oberlag

I obtained the best physical fitness results that I've ever had by working with my coach at Central Athlete. All of the coaches and other members were always very friendly and helpful when I had q...

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Braxton Walcott
Braxton Walcott

Braxton Walcott, 36, builds housing for employees in the oil and gas industry, primarily in West Texas and New Mexico. He found Central Athlete because it is conveniently located in his neighborhoo...

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Whitney Fremeau
Whitney Fremeau

Whitney Fremeau, 27, a native of Manchester, N.H., works in human resources for General Electric in Austin. A lifelong athlete, she earned a degree in economics from Holy Cross in Worcester and wo...

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Ashlie Martin
Ashlie Martin

The transition to Central Athlete was pretty hard but one of the advantages was learning self motivation. I do all my workouts on my own now and I don’t feel that I need a community to get my workouts done. Now when I get in the gym its just me and my workout and it's saved me a ton of time.

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Andy Price
Andy Price

“I had no history of fitness until 3 1/2 years ago. I think the lack of fitness coupled with my age was starting to add up with an inability to do some basic things I wanted to do. Skiing all day ...

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Nic Pritchett
Nic Pritchett

“Sometimes change is necessary. Two years of CrossFit group training couldn’t teach me how to kip a muscle up. Only two weeks with my new coach, Jesse O’Brien, and I was able to kip four muscle up...

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Andy Boekrel
Andy Boekrel

“I was doing CrossFit for about a year and ten months before I joined Central Athlete. The open work outs came up two years in a row and I just did it because I’m competitive and I wanted to have ...

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Todd Frederking
Todd Frederking

“When you are middle aged and fighting it hard, 2 surgeries in 90 days can break your will. You wake up tired because sleep is still a struggle. You are in pain physically, mentally and emotionall...

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Zack Pyler
Zack Pyler

I have more knowledge of my body and the way it works. I know that without their guidance I wouldn’t be the athlete I am today. I am beyond satisfied with my experience, and am excited to keep on getting better.

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Sam O'brien
Sam O'brien

After endless visits to various doctors and chiropractors for injuries for my back and shoulders, I was fortunate enough to find Central Athlete. Their individual program design was not only tailor...

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Ryan Berber
Ryan Berber

I have improved every measurable aspect of my fitness. My body is totally transformed from when we started working out together and I feel so much more confident in every situation from meetings to the beach. 

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Megan Ream
Megan Ream

I may be 44, but I don’t see that as a limit and Central Athlete programming has shown me that I can steadily work toward my goals. I respect that the CA staff practices what they preach, continue to expand their knowledge base, and check in with the clients to make sure it all works.

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Kaitlin Wheeler
Kaitlin Wheeler

Kaitlin joined Central Athlete with the hopes of gaining strength and improving body composition along the way. During her initial consultation we noticed a lack stability and strength as it relat...

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Shayna Dunitz
Shayna Dunitz

It's been so awesome. I've been at CA for a little over a year now and am so happy with my progress; it's truly impacted my entire life.

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Michael Gallagher
Michael Gallagher

The beauty of this is that we are all told how unique we are, so why would one type of workout work for all of us? Our programming should be as unique and dynamic as we are. This training does just that.

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