Our Trainers

Lindsey Donnelly


Lindsey started CrossFit over four years ago and is now a Level I certified coach.  She has always had a very competitive spirit, regularly competing in running races.  CrossFit pushed her desire even further and she has now added a number of triathlons to her fitness resume. Lindsey’s strength in CrossFit coaching comes from the demand she places on others to be the best they can be.  She understands the mental process that occurs when mental barriers are broken one at a time to gradually achieve improved performance.  She doesn’t ask much; only that the athletes around her believe that they are capable of doing beyond what they believe the limits permit.  Lindsey places particular emphasis on nutrition and the role it plays in an athlete’s performance.  She has no tolerance for lack of effort, and through her consistent will to inspire, she brings out the best of efforts in those around her, including John and Katherine. Lindsey grew up in Pearland and graduated from Pearland High School.  She is a nurse and is married to James, a City of Houston firefighter.   Lindsey and James have two beautiful little girls.

Katherine Blanchard


Katherine is Lindsey’s sister and discovered CrossFit the same time Lindsey did over four years ago.  She, too, is now a Level I certified coach, as well as a Mad Dogg Fitness spinning instructor and a Group X Training certified instructor.  Although she has been Crossfitting for some time now, Katherine became even more invested in it after she underwent a devastating ACL repair surgery last year.  CrossFit was her only means of rehabbing her injury, and she was back to running and doing squats in a matter of weeks when doctors told her it would take 8 months of traditional rehab to be able to even walk properly.  She has competed in several running races and triathlons since then. Katherine has a unique point of view about CrossFit having worked in a commercial gym for several years.  She knows all about the globo gym phenomenon and the appealing packages they offer.  She also knows that, after years of spending hours in the gym and never feeling like it paid off, that the globo gyms are only an illusion claiming to enable fitness, but unable to bring out the true capabilities of most individuals.  But what really makes Katherine an asset to Pearland CrossFit is her energy; it sets her apart from everyone else and is truly infectious.  She brings a lightness to the gym that is refreshing when there are seemingly impossible tasks at hand.  Her loving spirit and carefree attitude are the perfect balance to John and Lindsey’s intense training methods, giving the gym an incredibly supportive atmosphere.  Katherine makes people want to do well and genuinely believes they can; that spirit of possibility makes even the weakest soul feel capable. Katherine is from Pearland and graduated from Pearland High School. Her husband, Steve, owns Blanchard Insurance in Alvin, Kema, Angleton, and Santa Fe.  While Steve sells insurance, Katherine stays at home and keeps her heartrate up chasing after their two kids, Blake and Marley, and the family bulldog, June.


James Donnelly


James is a City of Houston Firefighter and is married to Lindsey. Together they have two adorable little girls.






Jason Gorsuch


Jackie Leka


Kathy Matthews


Trey Mays


Jim Steele