OUR TEAM

  • Neal Kay Founder/Owner/Coach


    Neal found CrossFit in December of 2007 and knew it was what he wanted to do as soon as he got up off of the ground of his first workout. After his certification in May 2008 he started CrossFit Katy with some equipment in the back of his truck and a few people in a park. Today that has grown into 8,000 sq ft of space and one of the most reputable CrossFit gyms in the region. With the experience he has gained over the last several years and passed on to his trainers CrossFit Katy brings out the best of all its athletes in regards to performance, health, and wellness. Come become a part of it today.

    Certifications:

    Crossfit Level 1 (2008, 2010)
    CrossFit Level 2
    CrossFit Kids
    CrossFit Olympic Lifting
    CrossFit Football

  • Leah Kay Owner/Coach


    Leah Goldstein has been an athlete her whole life. In high school she was an avid volleyball player and helped her team to back-to-back State Championships in 2001 and 2002. She continued playing into college as a libero for the Trinity University Tigers in San Antonio which is where she was first introduced to CrossFit. After graduation and a #5 finish in the 2006 NCAA Division III Volleyball Championships, she briefly took some time off but realized that she missed the competition that team sports had provided her for her entire life and turned to CrossFit to fill that need. After moving to Katy in June of 2008 to pursue a career in nursing, she quickly discovered CrossFit Katy and has been loving it ever since. Leah received her CrossFit Level 1 certification in May 2009 and her CrossFit Kids certification in August 2009. She received her USAW Olympic Lifting Certification in 2013.

    Certifications:

    CrossFit Level 1
    CrossFit Kids
    CrossFit Football
    USAW Olympic Lifting

  • Lezlie Reeves Owner/Coach


    In the summer of 2009, Lezlie Reeves completed her first WOD at CrossFit Katy. To say that life has not been the same since would be an understatement. Crossfit Katy has given her a level of fitness and motivation for constant improvement beyond any she had ever experienced. Her desire to learn more about CrossFit lead her to get her Crossfit Level 1 Certification in June of 2010.

    Through Crossfit, Lezlie began to educate herself on nutrition as it relates to performance and overall wellness. She is passionate about sharing what she has learned with her clients and community.  She created Family Table to equip others with the tools they need to feed themselves and their families well. You can keep up with Lezlie’s events by following her at Facebook.com/FamilyTablebyLezlie/

    Lezlie is a dedicated wife to Drew and mother of three, Andrew, Lila and Camille.

    Certifications:

    CrossFit Level 1
    CrossFit Football
    USAW Olympic Lifting

  • Mike Scott Owner/Coach

    Certifications:

    CrossFit Level 1
    CrossFit Level 2
    CrossFit Football

  • Jessie Strange COACH


    2009: With no particular athletic background, this mother of four sons needed a new challenge. The typical gym workout was getting really boring, so she looked into a CrossFit class and was intrigued, although not instantly smitten. She joined up thinking that the WOD would be a nice supplement to her “real” workouts in the gym. She struggled to catch on to the new lingo (What’s an amrap? What does PR mean? Why do we use those bouncy weights?) But the concept of CrossFit soon won her over – this stuff is INTENSE and FUN! She fell in love with the new challenges, constant variety, wonderful supportive classmates (aka fellow sufferers) and coaching! She got into the best shape of her life and got certified to be a Level I CrossFit Trainer. She also holds a CrossFit Kettlebell certification and has attended seminars on Olympic Lifting, Gymnastics Skills, and Nutrition. She continues to educate herself in an attempt to be an effective coach and to eventually take over the world.

    Certifications:

    CrossFit Level 1 (2010)
    CrossFit Level 2
    CrossFit Kettlebell
    CrossFit Football

  • Brittani Morales COACH

    Certifications:

    CrossFit Level 1

  • Chad Morales COACH


    Chad Morales has been involved with sports through his whole life. He grew up playing baseball and soccer, in high school he played football, golf, and ran track. He continued to play football in to his college years at the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor where his team was ranked #5 in the nation for division 3 football and has currently won 6 Conference Championships in a row. During his last year in classes and last season of football Chad discovered Crossfit. He found that after college it would be able to fulfill his need for competition and performance at a high level. After graduating in December of 2011; Chad found his new home here at Crossfit Katy. Chad received his Crossfit Level 1 Certification in May of 2011.

    Certifications:

    CrossFit Level 1
    CrossFit Gymnastics

  • Seth Thomas COACH


    Seth Thomas grew up playing competitive baseball and football through high school. After high school he was an amateur boxer competing in the golden gloves tournaments in Kansas City, Missouri until a hand injury ended his boxing career. Seth found CrossFit Katy when he moved to Houston in 2010. He was attracted to the competitive high intensity workouts and embraced the CFK community. Seth received his Level 1 Certification from CrossFit in 2012 and holds a Level 1 USAW Olympic Lifting Weightlifting Coaches certification.

    Certifications:

    CrossFit Level 1
    USAW Olympic Weightlifting
    CrossFit Football

  • Allison Bruton COACH

    Certifications:

    CrossFit Level 1

  • Courtney Bauerlein COACH


    Courtney was involved with dance throughout college. After graduation she received certifications to teach dance, PE, science, and math. She worked as a fitness trainer at a corporate wellness center before becoming a science teacher. During that time, she started training for and running marathons. Courtney started CrossFit in February of 2011 after a friend told her to check out CrossFit Katy. At first she thought it was just like attending a group exercise class (show up, work out, and leave), but the CrossFit Katy community slowly became a big part of her life. She started helping with the Kids Camp in the summer of 2012 and eventually started coaching the endurance work outs. She continues to do races and has done half marathons all over the country.

    Certifications:

    CrossFit Level 1
    CrossFit Endurance

  • Kerrie Steger Coach


    Kerrie has always had a love for sports, playing anything that was in season including softball, gymnastics, basketball, and volleyball. She continued playing club volleyball through college and after graduating, played in a competitive sand league. She began her coaching career in 1999 coaching high school golf, and began coaching high school volleyball in 2002. After the birth of her children in 2004 and 2005, she retired from coaching to spend more time with her family. She was introduced to CrossFit in 2010 by her husband who joined CrossFit Katy a year prior, and she was instantly addicted. The competitiveness of CrossFit, plus the amazing community at CrossFit Katy was what she had been looking for. Kerrie competed her Level 1 Certification in August 2014.

    Certifications:

    CrossFit Level 1

  • Drew Reeves Owner/Coach


    Drew Reeves grew up playing organized sports including soccer, baseball, swimming and football.  After finishing his senior year in high school as the place kicker he ended up playing one year of Division III football at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee before transferring to Southern Mississippi where he continued to feed his love of sports by playing intramural sports while trying to stay in shape at the rec center.

    After he and his wife moved to Katy, TX to begin their lives as professionals and eventually parents, he attempted to stay in shape by periodically running and working out at a local gym.  In March of 2009 Drew decided he needed a change of pace in his workout routine from the daily 3 mile jog so he took up an invitation to try a workout in the park with Neal.  Needless to say he was hooked from the first day and has since continued to enjoy working out 4 to 5 times a week at CrossFit Katy.  His outlook on exercise and health has changed dramatically and he continues to enjoy learning more and sharing CrossFit with others.  He received his Level 1 Certification in 2010 and his Weightlifting Trainer’s Certification in 2014 and continues to learn as much as he can to better himself as well as others.

    Drew is a devoted husband to Lezlie and father to his three children, Andrew, Lila and Camille.

    Certifications:

    CrossFit Level 1
    CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer Course

  • Brooks Fruge COACH


    Brooks grew up playing competitive baseball his whole life and continued to play until attending Texas A&M University to pursue an undergraduate degree. Without a competitive outlet in college, he became a regular “globo gymer” throughout college working on aesthetics rather than performance.

    Brooks found Crossfit back in 2013 his junior year at Texas A&M University and immediately fell in love with the high intensity workouts, the community, and drive he now felt to better himself as an athlete. His first Crossfit workout was the Hero WOD “Murph” on Memorial Day. After graduation, Brooks moved to Houston, TX to join the Oil and Gas workforce and found Crossfit Katy as his new home gym.

    With a growing passion for fitness and nutrition, one of his goals was to get his Crossfit Level 1 Certification and decided it was time to make a big step. In March of 2015, he received his Crossfit Level 1 Certification and has enjoyed helping people reach their fitness goals in any way he can. Brooks has a passion for Olympic Lifting and plans to pursue an Olympic Lifting Certification in the near future.

    Certifications:

    CrossFit Level 1

  • Adriel Ramirez COACH


    Adriel grew up competing in wrestling and later training in Mixed Martial Arts until he joined the U.S. Marine Corps in September of 2010. At first he spent most of his time in the globo- gym doing back and bi’s. It was in the Marines that Adriel found CrossFit in September of 2012 and got hooked on the high intensity aspect of CrossFit and he hasn’t looked back since. After a few deployments in the Pacific Adriel received an Honorable Discharge from the Marine Corps and came back home to Katy, TX with his wife Nicki and his newborn daughter Kaia. It was here that he found CrossFit Katy and immediately knew this was the place for him. Adriel received his CrossFit Level 1 Certification in April of 2015 and plans to get a few more certs under his belt in the future so that he can help others improve their fitness.

    Certifications:

    CrossFit Level 1

  • Thomas Hardin Coach


    Thomas grew up in Houston where he enjoyed competing in all sports. In high school he eventually specialized in distance running and after high school he went on to run track and cross country at Auburn University. After college Thomas took up triathlons in an attempt to fill that competitive void. In the meantime Thomas started doing some CrossFit workouts on his own for strength training and fell in love with it. He quickly discovered that Crossfit was easily the most applicable method of fitness to keep him in shape for his job in law enforcement as well. After spending 3 years at another box Thomas made his way to CFK in December of 2015.

    Certifications:

    CrossFit Level 1
    CrossFit Level 2
    CrossFit Olympic Lifting