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Eric Henry - Crossfit Certified CoachEric Henry


I am the sole owner and head coach of Universal CrossFit. I am 41years old and originally from Heber Springs, Arkansas. I have been a life long athlete and have competed in and won several awards in many sports including freestyle wrestling, track & field, baseball, triathlons, marathons, kenpo, , American Ninja Warrior and amature boxing. I have been doing CrossFit since 2006. I hold a CrossFit Level 1 Certification, CrossFit Gymnastics Certification a CrossFit Olympic Lifting. I have a Bachelors Degree in Finance from the University of Central Arkansas. Was a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps during Desert Storm. I have held several sales and sales management positions with  many companies including Little Rock Health & Fitness Club, The Arkansas Democrat Gazette, and  Thomson Reuters. I am the previous owner of Back Street Gym in Heber Springs,  Arkansas.

My passion is to train my mind & body to do new things and help others discover there are no limits to what they can achieve in this life. I seek to learn all that I can and to share all that I know.

My personal CrossFit training goals in 2013 are:

1.) To master the "Iron Cross"

2.) To complete "King Kong " as prescribed, under 3 minutes


Lauren Hoes - Crossfit Certified CoachLauren Hoes

I am a native Houstonian born and raised. I had a brief stint in College Station, Texas where I attended Texas A&M University for both a bachelor's and a master's degrees  in Accounting. I worked 7 years in public accounting before transitioning to the oil and gas industry in 2011. I am now the Tax Manager at Linn Energy.

I have always been the athletic type, playing a multitude of sports while growing up. After college I fell in love with running. However it wasn' t until a lovely foot fracture that I discovered CrossFit. I immediately became addicted. After over a year of daily training at Universal CrossFit I became CrossFit Level 1 Certified.

One of the things I love about CrossFit is seeing my continuos improvement. Rarely does a week or two pass that I do not learn a new skill or set a new PR; it is an awesome feeling. Helping others reach their goals and the opportunity to share in their accomplishment is an absolute blessing. The pride I feel in my athletes successes matches the pride I find in my own. So thank you all for letting me share in your experience!





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