Matthew Alexander

CrossFit 1836 Coach Battle Buddy 57 BB57

I did not have a lot of experience with weightlifting in my background and thoroughly enjoyed it once I started training and decided it was something I wanted to pursue. I was introduced to CrossFit while being certified as a personal trainer in 2006. After spending a couple of months browsing .com and watching videos I finally decided I would give it a shot. My training partner Mat Koym and I did a set of overhead squats and quickly realized we had been wasting our time with our program. That was the last time we ever stepped foot in that gym and from that point on built a garage gym and started CrossFitting out of it, trying our hardest not to admit we were at buttercup status. I wanted to take my CF even further and forked over the money to travel to San Diego and get certified in Cali where it all started. I came back to Houston where believe it or not there were only 4 boxes at the time. I was lucky enough to walk through the doors at CrossFit Champions and convinced Matt and Pam Munson to take a chance on bringing me on as a trainer. Even though it was an hour drive each way I spent all my free time there integrating myself into an amazing community and getting demoralized by WODs daily. Finally came the time when I was ready to bring a gym and community like that to Kingwood where there were no CF gyms. Mat and I partnered up with the goal of making a gym people couldn’t live without


  • 2006 – ISSA Certified Trainer
  • 2008 – CrossFit Instructor Level I Certification
  • 2008 – CrossFit Nutrition Certification
  • 2009 – Dutch Lowy Instructor Development Seminar
  • 2009 – CrossFit Running & Endurance Certification
  • 2009 – CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Certification
  • 2010 – CrossFit Football Certification
  • 2010 – CPR, AED Certified
  • 2012 – USAW Level 1 Sport Performance Coach

Mat Koym

CrossFit 1836 Barbells For Boobs Grace Clean and Jerk

In the sixth grade I was introduced to weights. The track?? I stayed away from that. No Bueno!

As my dad started to become ill with Parkinson’s. I realized my grandpa died of it as well. If I was to not go down that same path I needed to take better care of myself. A pair of kidney stones officially set me in a new direction.

Around 2006 Matthew Alexander introduced me to CrossFit at Vans Gym in Baytown TX. We did a small WOD with Over Head Squats and it crushed us!! Matthew went on to take a job at CrossFit Champions the next year. It took me a while to join a CrossFit gym because of the price. I’m cheap and wasn’t about to come off $100+ that easy. After all I had been lifting my whole life. I was good. Well I was wrong. Once I dropped into a class and got back into that athletic atmosphere. I was hooked. I actually liked that I was forced to run. “You may pass me on the run but let me get back to those weights!”. Sign me up! A few months in I even ran a sub 8 minute mile. Huge for me at the time considering I couldn’t remember the last time I even ran!!

I haven’t stepped foot back into a “globo gym” since. After a few years in CrossFit, local competitions, and seeing just how great and helpful the CF community was. We decided to open our own box. After throwing ideas, names, and locations around for a couple years. We decide on Kingwood TX in 2010. The town I was first introduced to weightlifting at KMS in the sixth grade!

  • 2010 – CrossFit Instructor Level I Certification
  • 2012 – USAW Level 1 Sport Performance Coach
  • 2012 – CrossFit Kids Certified
  • 2014 – CrossFit Football Certified
  • Texas High School Powerlifting Association Judge
  • CPR, AED Certified

Isa Alexander

CrossFit 1836 Grace Barbells For Boobs

I was introduced to CrossFit when I was a Sophomore in college. I wasn’t very consistent with it being a college student and not really having the funds to attend a gym. I did whatever I could out of my garage when I “found” the time. I finally graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos where I received my Bachelors degree in Exercise and Sports Science, and then moved to Kingwood. This was the first time I had really gotten to spend some time in an actual CrossFit gym and I became very consistent with my training. I quickly realized I loved CrossFit and I especially loved weightlifting!

I have always been at the gym running classes when needed since I received my level 1 in 2010, in the beginning of 2013 I became a full time coach and enjoy every minute of it! It’s my life and wouldn’t choose to be anywhere else.

  • 2008 – CrossFit Nutrition Certification
  • 2010 – CrossFit Instructor Level I Certification
  • 2010 – Bachelor in Exercise & Sports Science – Texas State

Nick Trombley

CrossFit 1836 Coach at Oktoberfest Murph

I am an IT Professional by day, with a passion for training and teaching people General Physical Preparedness (GPP) by night. A 3 Sport High School Athlete, I found CrossFit originally through a friend in late 2009 and it was not long at all before I jumped in with both feet and fully committed and have not looked back! I joined CrossFit 1836 in January 2011 and successfully completed the CrossFit Level 1 Course in November 2011. Shortly after, I began aiding in coaching and taking over classes. CrossFit has given me the opportunity to make some amazing friendships and open the door to a whole new community. Short term/Long term I am looking to continue to pursue the sport of fitness and hopes to one day achieve my personal goal of making it to the CrossFit Regionals. As well, I am always looking to further my fitness education with additional trainings and seminars so I can continue to educate members on what is means to be fit!

  • 2016 – CrossFit Instructor Level II Certification
  • 2011 – CrossFit Instructor Level I Certification




Andrew Rosson

CrossFit 1836 Clean and jerk Bring the heat Katy I loved playing sports in high school. I was always a good athlete and was able to excel in sports. I started a family young, had to get a job and forgot about my health for a few years. I was in terrible shape and I didn’t care anything about nutrition. I was sad, depressed and ready for a change, so I started CrossFit in 2012. I worked hard to get back in shape and started a Paleo based diet. I love how CrossFit has a schedule and a plan. I did the whole “Global Gym” thing and ended up paying for a 2 year contract, and could probably count on one hand how many times I actually went and worked out. I get to compete, coach and share my passion for CrossFit with others. I want to help people reach their goals by maximizing their potential.

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer – March 2014