I have been active all my life through various areas outside of coaching. I have competed in several triathlons, marathons, half marathons and other races. I qualified for the Japanese Iron Man in 2002. I have a passion for fitness and love to inspire others to challenge themselves and go to the edge without going over.
I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. I moved to Midland in 1997 to coach swimming for COM. I am married and have two children who attend Midland Christian.
My mission is to help clients in reaching their fitness goals, overcoming obstacles on the path to a healthier lifestyle and, ultimately, creating an elite team of beast-mode humans for battling “walkers” in the zombie apocalypse!
If it’s not obvious by my mission statement, I want to make getting fit more about fun and less about questioning your life choices while slogging endless miles on the treadmill. I really started getting into fitness while in the Marine Corps. A few fellow Marines decided to create a Marine Corps Powerlifting Team and asked if I would like to join. Who says “no” to lifting ridiculous amounts of weight while listening to heavy metal? I trained constantly and the dedication it instilled has been a driving force for me ever since.
Since then, I've decided to switch gears and focus more on running, starting with marathons and eventually moving up to ultras. Hearing that that Crossfit made an excellent addition to high-mileage training, I walked into my first Crossfit class in 2015 and immediately noticed the energy. The vibe was intense, but the best part was that people were smiling and having a good time. It was similar to the ultrarunning community: regular people pushing themselves to do extraordinary things and still smiling through the sweat and struggle. I was hooked.
My goal is to help people get to a point where they can decide for themselves what adventure they want to take.
I’m Jonathan Jordan. I started HIIT workouts in 2013, 50 pounds heavier, having terrible anxiety and unable to even run 1/2 of a mile. With the help of Amanda and her team I lost my goal weight of 50lbs, which grew into a passion for as much knowledge regarding diet, fitness, and biomechanics as possible. In 2017 Amanda asked me to be apart from her coaching team after I got my CFL1. I love helping everyone accomplish his or her goals.
I have 1.5 years of coaching. CFL1; CFL2; CF Scaling Course; CF Spot the Flaw; CF Running Course. I am an ultrarunner and have finished World’s Toughest Mudder twice. I also have 5 years as a Registered Massage therapist. I have a degree in Economics and have been an independent landman since 2010. I’ve been married to my wife Nicole for 10 years and am proud parents of a sassy little 7 year old.
I grew up playing multiple sports. Having so much love for health and fitness, and the desire to seek and accomplish extraordinary goals led me to finding out so much about myself. The human body is one amazing machine! Learned from all angles; gymnastics, to cycling, from the barbell (Olympic Lifting), to High Intensity W/O, onto endurance of swimming, biking, and running earning the title of Ironman -140.6miles, and 3X 24hr World's Toughest Mudder finisher. And...Most important the nutrition. Fueling the body on requirements to finish what you start. Learning to reimagine my limits has put me in the path of so many intelligent individuals, and here, The HIIT Team is where I start expressing the knowledge of my journey.
The fitness industry has ALWAYS captivated my attention! I have worked at globo gyms, small independent gyms, women’s only gyms, bootcamps and CrossFit gyms.
I started my fitness career path working as a front desk/receptionist for Gold’s Gym in 2007 and through the years had worked sales and management until I finally reached my true passion which is training! I LOVE PEOPLE! I truly don’t think there is anything more satisfying than being an instrument in positively changing someone’s life! I wasn’t looking for a job when I found Hiit 4 Fit, but the moment I stepped through the door and after just one conversation with owner, Amanda Herrmann, I knew that everything I had done up until that point was leading me to this place! Her mission for her gym and mine are seamless! Every time we step into the gym- every workout is an opportunity to be a better version of ourselves than the day before!! One of the biggest reasons people don’t find success in their fitness journey is they don’t ever show up! Face the fear and show up, so we can help you to become the you you’ve always dreamed you could be!
“Fear is nothing more than an obstacle that stands in the way of progress. In overcoming our fears we can move forward stronger and wiser within ourselves.”
I have lived in Midland since graduating from Texas Tech in 2012. I have a beautiful wife, Anne Marie, and twins Evie and Gus.
I joined the HIIT4FIT family as a member when the doors opened in October of 2016. I’ve been involved in sports and fitness for most of my life. Fitness has evolved into a passion of mine that I enjoy sharing with our members. I’m competitive in nature and embrace the essence of sportsmanship by being a team player, staying positive and always having fun. My mission is to embrace the fellowship of our gym community and provide a safe and challenging workout environment for all of our members.
My fitness journey began after I had my baby girl. I wasn’t happy with the way I felt or looked. I started on a simple treadmill at a small gym, that’s all I would do because I was embarrassed of not knowing what do with the weights or didn’t wanted to be judged. I then began going to a boot camp, as the coaches there helped me realize that I can better myself. After that I started Crossfit for 3 years where I became familiar with the fundamentals and movements. I enjoyed the feeling of proving to myself that I could do it. I then found HIIT4FIT in 2017 as I was inspired by the coaches to help and make others feel better about them self’s as they did me. I enjoy helping people reach their goals, push them to their limits, help realize they can go beyond of what they were afraid of and have them overcome the “I Cant”.
Experience: 10 years of teaching a variety of group fitness classes and 8 years personal training. Most recently taught spin at a local studio in Denver.
My goal working in the fitness industry is to help people find a way to exercise that they truly enjoy, so they can fuel a happy lifestyle. I am lucky enough to have been working in the fitness industry for over 10 years and I love motivating people every day.
I was born and raised in Colorado and recently moved here to Midland. Hiking, skiing and camping are a few of my favorite past times. Life is an adventure and I’m up for this one, Texas!
Ryan joins the HIIT4FIT team with a desire to empower people to connect to something greater through mindful movement. He brings a unique perspective that links the mind and body across all modalities, prompting participants to understand the “why” behind their movement. With hundreds of classes to his name, he never discounts the power of the collective and finds excitement in considering how with each class comes an opportunity to grow. His coaching style encompasses a devotion to form and technique infused with soul, inspiration, and heart.
As a yoga teacher, Ryan brings similar elements of technique and soulful bodily awareness to his classes. He has trained and taught in one of the most esteemed yoga studios in the country and seeks to empower all bodies to connect to the sacred teachings and lineage of yoga. His yoga offerings range form sweaty and powerful to more restorative and specialized. But, he loves a heated power vinyasa class!
Having been a member of HIIT4FIT since nearly its beginning in 2016, Ryan has both experienced and observed how the coaches carry out its mission. He seeks to do just this in each of his classes—meet people where they are, empower them to understand what they are working with physically, energetically, and soulfully, and to create the best possible experience for them, every time.
A native Coloradan, I’ve taught yoga and a multitude of other fitness classes for 20+ years. I’ve been in Midland with my husband and children since 2013. My degree is in Business Administration, but my passion is in health and fitness. Amanda and the HIIT4FIT crew are my second family. My goal is to empower people and help them see what their bodies are truly capable of, challenge them and celebrate their accomplishments. Once you get out of your own way, there’s nothing you can’t accomplish.
I grew up playing all the sports I could and that my parent could stand. After high school and college athletics, I found CrossFit while in the Navy and I’ve continued my fitness journey ever since. Now being able to give back and pass on what I have learned and to help people on their own health-span path, is something I really enjoy doing. Forward always!
Growing up in Brooklyn, NY, Elizabeth’s love for yoga began when she tagged along with her mom visiting Vinyasa, Hatha, and Kundalini studios around the city. Elizabeth’s yoga practice began as something she could return to and receive respite from, especially after long hours of dance practice during her teen years attending high school in Texas. While attending UTPB and during her first years of her teaching and dance coaching career, yoga became a constant practice emphasizing mobility, strength, and centering oneself in the midst of stress. Finding the light at the end of the tunnel in any situation, 2020 allowed Elizabeth the time to deepen her yoga studies and practice. Inspired by her yoga instructors at HIIT4FIT, and her Starz dance team members at Midland High, Elizabeth began her 200 YTT to share her love of yoga and the many benefits practitioners receive from asana practice with fellow gym-goers and students. Her vinyasa classes emphasize choice, connect movement with breath, explore mobility, and will leave you feeling tranquil from creating various shapes during your practice.