Marguerite Beckingham: Assistant Manager – USAW

Marguerite Beckingham

Marguerite loves to learn and is naturally curious, and she wants to experience everything the fitness world has to offer! She’s completed the LiveStrong Half Marathon, bench pressed 67 kg/147#, and snatched 58kg/127#. Most recently Marguerite traveled to India to complete a month-long yoga certification.

512-516-4798 |

Abby Ruston: CSCS

Abby RustonAbby likes to throw things around! While earning a Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M and a Master’s degree from Texas State University, she competed in both shot put and discus. She earned NCAA All-American honors twice, finished 8th at the 2008 Olympic Trials, and was a member of the 2008 IAFF World Championship Team.

When she walked away from the track, she didn’t leave behind her passion for throwing. She’s currently launching heavy barbells overhead while competing in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting. She’s set her sights on qualifying for the National Weightlifting Championships.

979-492-5524 |

Cody Richardson, CPT

Cody RichardsonWhile earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas, Cody was twice named to the All-American Collegiate Disc Golf Team. Additionally he was founder and Captain of the UT Disc Golf Club.

Recently he’s focused his athletic energy into mastering the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk and competing in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting.

512-740-8843 |

Mitchell Searcy, CPT

Mitchell Searcy, CPT956-579-1745 |

Prior to enrolling at the University of Texas, Mitchell focused on his first athletic love: basketball.

Since graduating with a degree in Kinesiology Health Promotion with a specialization in Strength and Conditioning, he’s shifted his focus to strength training. He’s currently chasing a 1000-pound total in the Big Three: Squats, Bench Press, and Deadlifts.

Marc Frazier – Licensed Massage Therapist

Marc FrazierMarc has spent the past 15 years working as a massage therapist for the University of Texas Swim Team and 8 years with the UT Baseball Team. He’s also worked on countless Olympic and professional athletes during his 19-year career.

Marc also teaches anatomy, sports massage, and structural body classes at Lauterstein-Conway Massage.

512-484-6010 |


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