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Your Coaches & Owners

Alex Saenz, Owner, Coach, MPT

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Born in California, but raised in El Paso (El Chuco), Alex is a twin brother to a sister and has an older sister.  His wife Venesa is his rock and my his kids Ellis and Benicio are his inspiration.  His favorite sport is basketball and his All-Time Favorite player is Kobe Bryant (Mamba Mentality).  His favorite quote, "Perception is Reality" best describes his.  Alex believes CrossFit is a perfect blend of both his passions, helping people and fitness.  CrossFit to him is not just a great workout but an opportunity to teach people how much more they have inside of them and how awesome it feels to workout with people with the same goals in mind. 

Alex lives by the philosophy - Quality over Quantity.  


Education/Credentials:

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Licensed Physical Therapist, 13 years

Sports Specific Physical Therapy

McKenzie Certified

AED/CPR Certified


Favorite Movements: Wall Balls, Clean and Jerk and Rowing.


Favorite Verse: 2 Corin 5-7.  We live by Faith not by Sight.

Levani Chertkoev, Owner

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Levani is a co-owner of Bishop Arts Athletics. The founder of Bishop HIIT, a fat kid turned fit kid. After spending his youth and early years struggling with his weight, Levani overhauled his entire lifestyle to accommodate his goals. After losing 95 pounds and reshaping his outlook on life, he dedicated his time and passion to helping others feel the same sense of accomplishment. Knowing firsthand how difficult weight loss can be, Levani strives to help every client meet their individual needs. 


Education:

University of North Texas,

B.A in Psychology

CF - L1 ( CrossFit Level 1 Trainer ) 

Boot Camp Certificate 

AED/CPR Certified 

Irasema Linet, Owner, Head Coach

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A Dallas native, Irasema has a long background as an athlete and a teacher. Being involved in various sports and teaching almost all age groups, Irasema finds herself at home in a coaching atmosphere. She believes that everyone has the ability to recognize, understand, and overcome any limitation presented - both mental and physical. She has been a personal trainer and coach for 4+ years and is a co-owner of Bishop Arts Athletics. She also is the founder of Bishop Arts Run Club and Hope Ultra. Irasema does humanitarian work abroad focusing on the region of South East Asia. She has completed a 200 mile run from Central Cambodia to Thailand - a feat she aims to accomplish every year with her outreach Hope Ultra.

Education/Credentials:
Dual Masters in International Relations / Conflict Resolution
USAW Sports Performance and Weightlifting Coach

ISSA Personal Trainer
FBBC Coach 

Crossfit Judges Course

First Aid Certified

CPR/AED Certified

Favorite Movements: squats, deadlifts, thrusters, running 

Meghan McGovern, Coach

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Meghan was born and raised in New York. Growing up, Irish step dancing was major part of her life. She competed competitively overseas in the World Championships for over 7 years and was the Regional Champion. When not dancing, she was at cross country or track practice which lead her to running Track & Field in college. 

After college, she found CrossFit while working in the corporate world. The CrossFit methodology of constantly varied, functional movements at high intensity matched with a positive, community driven environment became her favorite hour of the day. She is now extremely passionate about CrossFit as an athlete and a coach. 


Credentials/ Education:
B.S.B.A in Finance from Catholic University

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

CrossFit Specialty Course: Aerobic Capacity

CrossFit Judges Course Certification

AED/CPR Certified


Favorite movements: Burpee Box Jump & Snatch


Favorite WOD: Grace

Jack Maher, Coach

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Jack was born and raised in Lubbock, TX, and has lived in Northern New Mexico, San Antonio, Austin, and now Dallas, TX. He has experience in many areas of fitness, including CrossFit, HIIT, yoga, running, and team sports. He enjoys coaching because he loves helping people learn, grow, and achieve their goals.


Credentials:

CrossFit Level 1

CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer

Bachelor’s Degree – Philosophy, Texas Tech University

Master’s Degree – Business Administration (MBA), University of Texas at San Antonio


Favorite movements: muscle-ups, handstand push-ups, front squats, kettle bell swings


Motto:  Get uncomfortable.

Samantha Travers, Coach

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A proud Zimbabwean that loves all things fitness. Samantha played D1 field hockey at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and now coaches part time as she truly believes in the power of fitness, people and community. She believes that everyday is an opportunity in which we should all use to the best of our ability to better ourselves and the world we live in.


Education:

University of North Carolina (GO HEELS)

Majored in Sociology; Business Entrepreneurship and Communications

ISSA Personal Trainer

AED/CPR & First aid certified


Favorite quote: “ Do we settle for a world as it is, or do we work for the world as it should be?”