WORKOUT of the DAY
The Combine's primary focus is to provide all of our members with a safe and fun atmosphere to exercise by educating them with functional methodologies for their life specific or sport-specific goals.
We will work diligently to create an overall health-conscious and fit community for all demographics. We will provide our members with group or private fitness solutions including CoEd CrossFit classes, Joules/Watt, private and sports performance training, Women's Only Boot Camps, and a Young Athlete program for 6-13 year olds.
We will provide our community continuing support, physical education, seminars and classes to encompass all areas of health and fitness. Our professionalism and elite staff will provide each member a safe atmosphere to be the fittest, healthiest and most functional person they can be. We have a friendly, well trained staff waiting to help you reach your fitness goal.
Robert Brown | Founder & Head Strength Coach
Robert has been involved in competitive sports since a very young age and has always had a passion for health and fitness. He also had the opportunity to train under three of the most nationally renowned collegiate strength coaches while playing college football. During high school and throughout college, he coached youth baseball teams around Central Texas. Robert also gained valuable experience working in a clinical exercise physiology laboratory in college, providing individuals with a comprehensive range of exercise evaluations. All of these experiences inspired him to pursue coaching and training professionally.
Allthough his passion is sport specific & training individual athletes and team sports Robert began his professional career as a personal trainer in 2002 working with the general public. Throughout his 6 years at Gold’s and moving throuhg several roles of management, he gained additional experience training a variety of demographics. He left the corporate fitness world in 2008 to start his own training and coaching business and in 2010 opened The Combine Strength & Conditioning, a sports performance facility and CrossFit Affiliate in south Austin.
He has worked with hundreds of athletes of various sports, ages, and levels; from coaching the amateur and professional athlete, to training the general public with more life and health specific goals; from general fat loss, muscle gain goals to specific populations like pre-natal and clients with hormone imbalances. Robert also coaches CSC CrossFit's competitors team and programs for remote athletes alike. He has also trained and programmed for two CrossFit Teams and individuals who have advanced to the Regional level.
Robert consistently seeks out professional development opportunities to remain update to date on the latest research studies and trends. As a CrossFit competitor himself, he embraces the chance to grow as an athlete personally, which ultimately helps him learn and progress as a coach.
Robert has dedicated his life to helping improve the quality of life of his community through health and fitness.
Josh Harris | Strength Coach & Personal Trainer
Josh Harris brings a strong background in Strength and Conditioning as well as Youth Education to the Combine Strength and Conditioning. His role as a Performance Coach includes developing and executing the goals of the Performance Department as a whole.
His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports and Exercise Science from West Texas A&M University and a Masters of Science in Exercise Science and Human Performance from Texas State University.
He is NSCA- CSCS and CPR/AED Certified. As a former multi-sport high school athlete and collegiate football player, Josh has significant experience in athletics as a participant. He transitioned directly into coaching a Strength Coach for Austin High School, working with the football, basketball, volleyball and softball teams. His experience also includes time spent with Nike at training and recruiting camps in both Texas and California.
Josh brings a diverse array of multi-sport strength coaching experience to the Combine Strength and Conditioning.
Adam Cantu | CoEd CrossFit Coach
Adam started his love for fitness and wellness in high school when he discover the sport of powerlifting. Over the next few years he managed to compete in multiple meets and since 2007 he has held the American Powerlifting Federations Texas State Record for bench press at 485 lbs. weighing 214 lbs.
After a serious injury in 2009, Adam made the transition into the sport of CrossFit. He soon after started training at Gold's Gym in 2012 and has used his love for fitness and his education background to help others in accomplishing their own health and fitness goals ever since.
In addition to coaching, Adam also works for TriggerPoint, an Austin based company that provides quality mobility/massage products and education that help consumers prepare, perform, and recover.
Webster Farris | Physical Therapist and Strength Coach
D.P.T. University of Nebraska Medical Center, CrossFit Level 1 , Collegiate Athlete in Wrestling, Former Professional MMA Fighter, and CrossFit Mobility Certified
Melisa Rehm | Women's Head Coach & Personal Trainer
Co-Ed & Women's Only Coach/Personal Trainer
Melisa has over 15 years in the health and fitness industry as a personal trainer, CrossFit coach, group fitness instructor, multi-club Anytime Fitness owner, AdvoCare Independent Advisor and nutrition coach.
Melisa graduated from Texas State University with an undergraduate degree in Health & Wellness Promotion and a Masters in Health Education. She has been a national and world championship competitor for Team USA in Dualthon, 2009 Boston Marathon finisher, and part of The Combine 2014 South Central Regional Team.
She is very passionate about health and wellness, and encouraging others to become active and healthy. For Melisa it’s not about “how fast you can get in shape” or reaching that “desired weight goal”; it’s more about teaching people that this is a lifestyle that not only helps keep you looking great and performing great, but more importantly helps you feel better!
Jordan Shepler | CrossFit Coach
Jordan has been a competitive athlete with us since starting Physical Therapy school at St. Augustine's over a year ago.
Jordan holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from University of Texas at Arlington, and is currently a DPT student at University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.
He is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blackbelt- 8 years competing throughout the world; 5 years of instructing kids and adults; a Golden Gloves boxing competitor, has 6 years expereince of personal training, and CF-L1 Certification.
Rachel Sever | Yoga Instructor
Fitness has been a big part of Rachel’s life since an early age. She played competitive sports in highschool and continued in college as a Co-Ed Varsity Cheerleader at Texas Christian University.
Rachel has Bachelors in Physical Education and a Masters in Special Education.
In 2001 Rachel discovered yoga while working as a group fitness instructor. Her love for yoga grew and she has been practicing ever since. Rachel’s cousin introduced her to CrossFit in 2012 and she was hooked after the first workout. She immediately saw the benefits of combining CrossFit & yoga and wanted to share it with others.
Rachel received her 200-HR Registered Yoga Teacher certification in 2014 and a second yoga certification in 2016. Rachel believes that yoga will help her fellow CrossFit athletes with flexibility, strength (physical & mental), body awareness and faster recovery time. Rachel is an active member of CSC CrossFit and knows what areas get stiff from a regular CrossFit routine. She will sequence her classes focusing on those particular areas, such as shoulders, hips, quads and hamstrings. Rachel loves the challenge of yoga and how it makes her feel and she knows you will too!