Meet the Trainers

Valerie Hunt

IMG_7688Valerie has been a strength and conditioning coach for 20+ years. She spent the first part of her career in a traditional gym as a personal trainer and aerobics director/teacher. In 2001 she left to open her own gym, XpressFItness, a group workout studio combining strength and endurance for runners and triathletes. Valerie became a CrossFit affiliate, BVM CrossFit in 2011.  She was introduced to the PoseMethod® in 2000, began studying under Dr. Romanov, attaining Master Coach status in 2012. In 2011 met Brian MacKenzie, learned his programming methodology and became a Head Coach for CrossFit Endurance.

Valerie has participated in endurance events ranging from 5K to ultramarathons,12 full marathons and lots of sprint to olympic triathlons and distance cycling. She has coached athletes from 1 mile to 100+ mile ultras, sprint to IM triathlons. She has also been listed as one of the area’s top running coaches from 2012-2016 in Austin Fit Magazine. Valerie enjoys coaching athletes of all ages and fitness levels.


*B.S. Kinesiology University of Texas at Austin

*CrossFit L-1

*Head Seminar Coach CrossFit PoseMethod

*L4 PoseMethod Coach

*PoseMethod Triathlon L1

*USAW L1 Coach

*CrossFit Weightlifting

*CrossFit Mobility

Here are some Links if you would like to get to know Valerie better:

An Introduction to The Pose Method of Running

Learn How to Improve Your Running Technique with Valerie Hunt

Getting Ready to Run: The Warmup

Lava Podcast: Talking Running Form with Valerie Hunt

Austin Fit Magazine’s Best of 2016

Von Ralls

Von Ralls brings not only a passion for running but experience as a CrossFit L2 Coach and endurance trainer out of Olive Branch CrossFit.  Shortly after starting CrossFit, Von ran his first half marathon. His love for running led him to seek out longer distances and he has since completed multiple half and full marathons with a handful of 50K’s and 50-milers (for good measure). Most recently, Coach Von has completed his first 100 mile race.

As a CrossFit L2 coach, Von understands the value of high intensity constantly varied workouts so it was a natural transition to use that style of programming to prepare for his events.  With his programming in check, Von sought out a running technique coach to focus on proper movement and solid body mechanics in running.  As a trained Pose Method runner and technique coach himself, Von hopes to share that knowledge with others, helping them achieve their goals and become the best versions of themselves.