About Us

Athan Schindler: Owner

U.S. Army Airborne Ranger
U.S. Army Master Fitness Trainer – Instructor
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
CrossFit Level 1 & 2

M.S. in Social Work - University of Texas at Austin


I stand for the possibility of optimal health, deep human connection, and self-actualization for all people in my life.


Learn more about my story here.

Coaching Strengths:

  • In-depth understanding of human movement, program design, and injury prevention

  • Quicky able to adapt coaching style to work with many different types of individuals within a group

  • Develops meaningful relationships with athletes and looks out for their well-being


“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” – Calvin Coolidge

Cody Skinner:
Barbell Club Founder + Operations Manager

Cody has 7 years involvement with CrossFit and 6 years competing in weightlifting. He has had the opportunity to train under and alongside multiple national and international champions and loves to learn new things that he can use to help his athletes.

Coaching Strengths:

  • Skilled in breaking down and teaching complex movements and skills

  • Prioritizes training goals and tailors programs for individual athletes

  • Builds confidence through strength and focus

Education and Certifications:​

  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach/Club Coach

  • CrossFit Level 1

“Though she be but little, she is fierce!” -William Shakespeare 

Kady Skinner: Coach

While in college, Kady taught step, circuit and yoga classes. After graduation, she started personal training and teaching yoga. It was then she found a local CrossFit boot camp and gave it a try. It was instant love. She started implementing the CrossFit methodology into her training sessions with her clients. She found a trainer of her own to help her get a better understanding of Olympic Weightlifting and gymnastics. After being involved in CrossFit for about a year she started her CrossFit Coaching career in 2012. Kady is an accomplished competitive CrossFit athlete with multiple podium finishes. Most notably, she was a competitor in the 2014 CrossFit Games South Central Regional.

Coaching Strengths:

  • Stellar class organization

  • Focuses on time management – getting adequate warm-up, WOD, and cool down  into 60 minutes

  • Implements knowledge of CrossFit methodologies and scaling for athletes’ abilities

Education and Certifications:​

  • NSCA Certified Personal Trainer

  • CrossFit Level 1

  • CrossFit Endurance

  • CrossFit Coach’s Prep Course

  • USA Weightlifting

  • Yoga Level 1

Lexi Grose: Coach

Lexi’s love for fitness started at a young age through gymnastics. She was a gymnast from 5-13 years of age, but after moving out of state she stepped away from gymnastics to try a new sport. She tried soccer, volleyball, track, powerlifting, and competed on a swim team but none of them measured up to her love for gymnastics. Through high school she worked out at a traditional gym just to stay in shape, but really missed the team camaraderie and competitiveness of a sport. She was persuaded by a friend to try a CrossFit class in the fall of 2017 and instantly fell in love with the energy, attitude, and community that CrossFit embodies. She found a new team and a new sport to love! After a year of training at CrossFit Strive, she decided to pursue her level 1 certification so she could share her passion and love for CrossFit with others. 

Coaching strengths:
•Builds strong relationships with each athlete 
•Creates a fun and focused training environment 
•Enjoys coaching a variety of different athletic levels and progressions 

Education and Certifications:

CrossFit Level 1

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Open 7 days a week:

Monday-Friday  5:30am, 6:45am, 12pm, 4:30pm, 5:45pm, and 7pm

Saturday  8am, 9:15, 10:30am

Sunday  9am


CrossFit Strive Bastrop

623 Highway 71 W, Bastrop TX 78602

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