Our Coaches

Steve Galvan »

Coach, Owner

Steve Galvan

Coach, Owner

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2007

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I was a college hurdler at Texas A&M, so sport and fitness have always been in my blood. After college, I grew out of shape and found CrossFit because one had opened very near my house. I stumbled in and was super intimidated and signed up because why not. CrossFit owned me for 6 months, but once I became consistent, I became decent at it.

Why did you become a trainer?

CrossFit helped me get through a rough patch in my life, and I wanted to help others better themselves. Plus, I really liked being around it too. After almost 7 years of doing this, I feel my purpose in life is to teach people physical skills that will make them better people, for life. I teach 8 year olds how to move around and I truly feel that this is what I was born to do. I get immense joy from watching someone do things they never thought possible. It is truly cathartic for me and I am blessed to have founded 210 Crossfit.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

The snatch. It’s the fastest and most powerful movement you can do in sports. It requires an immense amount of coordination and flexibility, as well as strength.

What is your favorite cheat food?

Nothing is cheating, unless you go overboard. But when I do go too hard with the macros, I choose sushi rolls and ice cream. And I don’t eat until I am full, I eat until I hate myself.

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Superman, because I grew up wanting to be Clark Kent. I literally had the t shirt on and used to wear a jacket all the time and rip it open, pretending I was Superman. This usually happened during recess in Kindergarten and 1st grade. I am sure the teachers thought I was

Qualifications:

  • Business Degree from Texas A&M University
  • Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and currently studying Russian
  • Photographer for the International Weightlifting Federation
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Football
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting
  • USAW National Coach
  • USAW Lead Director
  • Starting Strength Coach

Mekel Zapico

Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2010

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I got into fitness because I used to be overweight and I got tired of the person I was looking at in the mirror. I wanted to make a change in myself and I went after and did it. I got into CrossFit because I wanted a new challenge and I really enjoyed the camaraderie that came along with it.

Why did you become a trainer?

I wanted to help and guide people in their fitness journeys and really help change their lives.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

I would have to say the Muscle Up.

What is your favorite cheat food?

Whataburger #2 all the way.

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Wolverine (aka Logan ), because he’s just an over all bad ass

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CPR and First Aid Certifications

Dane Yelovich

Coach

Rafael Cruz

Coach

What year did you start CrossFitting?

2012

Why did you get into fitness (and CrossFit)?

I used to do just bodybuilding exercises and some cardio playing soccer. At some point, I started to incorporate short functional training after the bodybuilding sessions and that was when I first started to hear about CrossFit.

Why did you become a trainer?

I started volunteering at the gym because I wanted to learn from the coaches and understand how the business works. I had some previous experience working in a regular gym in Spain, but CrossFit and the concept of a BOX got my curiosity and interest.

What’s your favorite CrossFit movement?

Pull ups

What is your favorite cheat food?

Burger, Queso Dip and Ice cream

What’s your favorite Superhero and why?

Superman, because he has super speed, super strength and super everything!

Qualifications:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Tessa Dominguez

Coach