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Seth Walker

(USAW Level 2, NASM Advanced sports performance coach, CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, and a degree in biology)

Seth Walker is a native East Texan and had been passionate about sports and fitness from a young age. He competed in soccer and then in CrossFit before finding his passion for Olympic lifting. That passion quickly turned into a love for coaching and a desire to create a program specifically designed to help local lifters grow and improve. Seth founded Athleo Barbell Club, the first barbell club in east Texas where novice and seasoned lifters alike can develop and advance their lifting abilities.  No matter what stage of the process an athlete is at, Seth is tenacious about proper progressions and consistent movement. He coaches numerous competitive athletes, several of whom have competed on a national level.

What started as a personal passion became a vision for wanting to see others develop the discipline, patience, focus, and strength needed for the sport.


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Thacher Riddle

(CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, Personal Trainer, Sports Performance Coach, Level 1 USAW Certified)

Thatcher is an outstanding coach in every way. He knows just how to asses particular weak points in each individual and give outstanding instruction that translates into vast improvements whether in lifting, sports performance, or CrossFit. His positivity and encouragement leave everyone he trains feeling accomplished and motivated while his training style gives incredible content and solid takeaways for each athlete he invests in. Thacher loves working with Olympic lifters, experienced athletes, adaptive athletes, kids who are eager to learn the mechanics of becoming an athlete, and anyone who has the desire to change for the better. His life motto is, “Live in the moment” … So even though you’ll be working hard, training with Thacher is also a lot of fun!


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Kirk Hudson

(Athleo Admin Director)

As a devoted family man and counselor, Kirk has been perfect for the role of Mentor and Administrator for our youth program. He also coordinates the partner sponsorships.