Alyson Braden
Co-Owner, Head Coach
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
Certified Nutrition Coach

Aly grew up in Schertz and now currently resides in Cibolo. She is married with 3 children. Her oldest is 18 and the youngest are 5 year old twins. In 2013, Aly was training for a marathon when she was introduced to CrossFit and was instantly in love. There was no going back to running for her!

Aly enjoys being able to help others reach their health and fitness goals. One of the many things she loves is being able to see women gain empowerment through fitness. There is beauty in strength. She also loves seeing athletes hit new PRs inside and outside the gym. "There is nothing more rewarding than seeing someone's self-worth, confidence, and self-esteem grow," she says.

Before becoming a trainer she was a nurse in a family practice office and then a stay at home mom.

Aly is passionate about Jesus, her family, friends, nutrition, and fitness! One of her favorite verses is, "So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV.


CrossFit Level 2 Trainer Certificate

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate

CrossFit Gymnastics Level 1 Certificate

CrossFit Weightlifting Level 1 Certificate 

Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified

Spot The Flaw Certificate

Lesson Planning Certificate

Scaling Certificate 

Judge Certificate 

Daniel Braden Jr

Daniel is a Christian, husband, and father that grew up and resides in Cibolo. Daniel is Aly's husband! When he's not on the road working as a pipeline welder to support his family, he is in the gym (or working on a project)! 

Daniel has always enjoyed working out and enjoys being able to assist others in their daily workouts. Daniel says, "form is more important than how much weight you have on the bar. Once you get the form right, then we can worry about progressing with weights!"

Daniel graduated from Samuel Clemens High School in 2001 and from Texas Lutheran University in 2005 with a BA in Kinesiology. 

Like Aly, Daniel is passionate about Jesus, his family, friends, nutrition, and fitness! One of his favorite verses is, "For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline." -2 Timothy 1:7


B.A. Kinesiology


Amanda is a born and raised Texan native. She is married to her high school sweetheart, a mom to 4 amazing children, a local business owner, nurse and always working to aim higher in personal, business and in CrossFit life. Her faith is her strength and center of all she does.

Amanda first started CrossFit in the spring of 2013. Her first workout was Fran and she was surprisingly hooked after that. It was a no brainer to quit the countless miles she was running and begin the CrossFit way of life. 

She loved seeing the measurable outcomes CrossFit provided. She loves helping and encouraging others to meet their goals in and out of the gym. Whether you’re in the clinic, at church or when they hit that goal they’ve been working towards in the gym, Amanda will offer her encouragement to you.

“Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭31:25-26‬ ‭


CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate

CrossFit Level 1 Weightlifting Certificate  

CrossFit Judge Certificate 

Amanda Dittman

Rick grew up in the Pacific Northwest and moved to Texas in June, 2019.  He is married with 3 boys ages 10, 9, and 6.  He is a business professional who also enjoys Spartan Racing, Jiu-Jitsu, and of course… CrossFit!  It was at the conclusion of a Spartan race in early 2017 that Rick was introduced to the CrossFit methodology.  Shortly after, he was hooked!

There are many aspects about CrossFit that Rick is passionate about.  One of these is helping people regain the mobility, strength, and endurance they had when they were young.  He himself had been very active all through his teens and twenties competing in and teaching martial arts.  However, in his thirties he got busy with other aspects of life neglecting his own health and fitness.  At 40, with 3 small children he decided to make a change.  He wanted to be fit and able to play with his children as teenagers.  CrossFit made such an impact on him through this journey he wants others to experience that same transformation!


CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate

Spot the Flaw Certificate

Scaling Certificate 

Rick McGuffey


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Derrick grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. He's a Christian, husband to Gabby, and father to Keiahna (15), Micah (12), and Amariyah (7). He joined the Army after high school and currently serves as a combat medic instructor.


His passion for fitness began while he was deployed in Afghanistan in 2011. What began as trying to get in better shape, turned into therapy for him. He continued training at traditional fitness facilities until 2017 when he first found Crossfit. He enjoyed the atmosphere, the energy of the people around him, and the competitive aspect of CrossFit always pushed him to improve.


CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate 

Derrick Tucker


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Jerry "JJ" Nichols


JJ grew up as a military brat who moved from state to state with a few oversees moves throughout his childhood. He spent a majority of his youth in Kailua, HI which is where he claims home.  JJ moved to Cibolo TX in November 2019 and works at the Air Force Personnel Center as a civil service employee. He is a Christian, a devoted husband to Cristina, and father to Avrial (17), Addison (9), and Liam (6).
Growing up, JJ played a variety of sports which included track, swim, football and basketball. He is known best for being a motivator and team player. JJ has had the opportunity to coach youth soccer and high school basketball. Throughout his journey of sports and fitness, he has strived to find better ways to improve his health as well as encouraging others to do the same, which led him towards CrossFit. JJ began CrossFit in 2019 and was instantly hooked and has been at it ever since.
“There’s just something amazing about ‘The Community’ coming together to struggle and put forth max effort in order to reach a goal while motivating each other in the process.”
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate