Intimidated by CrossFit? Yeah, so was I, BIG TIME. I was a Division 1 athlete and no stranger to weight lifting or working out, but the idea of CrossFit scared the CRAP out of me. I had threatened to try it at least 10 times over the course of a year, and always chickened out last minute. Not only did the mortification of throwing up in front of strangers scare me, but I didn't want to get sucked into the "CrossFit Cult", like many of my friends had. Then one day I drove by CrossFit Bulletproof on my way to work and decided I needed to suck it up and head in, and I must say it was a great decision. Not only does Philip know what he's doing, but he also knows how to gauge each individual and their level of fitness personally. I had only seen CrossFit competitions and pictures online, so I assumed I was expected to walk in on day one and dead lift 400 pounds and do 300 pull ups in 5 minutes, and for the first time ever, I was happy to be dead wrong. Philip is patient, he won't let you hurt yourself, and if he thinks it is technique you need to work on, he may have you drop the weight all together and use a PVC pipe until you get it right. It's an exciting and frightening drive each morning not having a clue what that day's workout will be, and he will undoubtedly make you work your butt off, but when it is over, it is SO worth it. If you have even one small competitive bone in your body, this is what you should be doing, and if you want to do it in the Austin/Buda/Kyle area, you should be doing it at CrossFit Bulletproof. Not only is it a great workout, but the pricing and class time flexibility is pretty much the best I have come across (and like I said, I've looked into a LOT of CrossFit boxes). No one here pushes the "cult" on you, we all just want to be the best versions of ourselves we can be, and we all love a little "friendly" competition! I work hard at not being corny, but it is amazing the friendship/family dynamic that has been created at CrossFit Bulletproof, and Philip is the patriarch who has laid a foundation to help make us all healthier and happier.
Philip Tamez has changed my life through crossfit. His program is great and knows how to challenge everyone of us, from a beginner to an advanced crossfitter. I've never been in better shape and am excited to still improve myself. He's made training something I look forward to everyday. I've also gained a new lifestyle and great friends through Crossfit BulletProof.
The atmosphere at Crossfit Bulletproof is friendly, competitive but simultaneously cooperative, and energetic. People are happy to be there. Phillip, the owner, seems to be a really good guy. In this area there are like 5 "boxes", from what I've seen, CF BP offers the best pricing for unlimited access.
Philip Tamez is the owner and head trainer, and he helped me change my life. After years of not working out I had packed on the pounds. Through steady training, and encouragement I was able to drop 50 lbs last year. I not only lost the weight, but I also gained a new community. If you want to get in shape, have a good time, and change your life. Stop in and check it out.
I hadn't worked out in years and decided to join Crossfit Bulletproof to improve my health and tone. I was intimidated, not knowing what I was walking into and hearing that it was tough. Philip and the others definitely challenge you, but don't push you to overdo. They even modify workouts to lower impact so that you can ramp up to the full exercise without hurting yourself. If you're afraid of looking stupid or being the most out of shape person there, don't worry, I've already paved the way. Go check 'em out.
Phillip is simply the best at what he does. He recognizes your potential and pushes you to it. He encourages you while taking you out of your comfort zone. I have tried different Cross Fit programs and this is by far, the most stimulating, challenging, and exciting work out I have ever done, not to mention the INCREDIBLE work out involved- mentally and physically. This is the place to get your perfect beach body as well as your perfectly harmonized mind.
THIS PLACE HAS CHANGED MY LIFE!!! when I started up here at Bullet Proof I was living a seditary life style and had very limited motivation to do anything about it. Since joining I have found out that crossfit becomes more of a passion than a workout. Phillip is a awesome trainer who will motivate you to find and transform into that person you want to be. I highly recommend crossfit but I will encourage all to try it out here at bullet proof. I say this because with the great people, and and awesome trainer there is no doubt in my mind that this will be the start of something amazing for you in the coming future.
I started CrossFit for the first time, Jan 1st 2013. It was my new years resolution to lose more weight and get toned! I have been with Philip and BulletProof since then and I have seen PHENOMENAL results! I have muscle tone in areas I didn't even know muscle existed!!! I can do things that I never thought possible, and I also am loving the way my body is taking it shape! I also love this facility because they are KID FRIENDLY. That means A LOT because I have a 6 & 5 year old and I can take them with me, no problem! All the members are so friendly and you feel more like you are apart of a family then just a "member" at a gym. Totally love this place!!!
In the 2 months that I have been a member of CrossFit BulletProof, I am more fit, tone and stronger than in the 10 years of owning multiple gym memberships. I am also a new dad and I find the multiple class times, unlimited access and short effective workouts to be extremely convenient. I really enjoy my time at the gym meeting new people and working out as a team. Having other dedicated people around pushes me to my fitness limits. My wife is also a CF BP gym member and really enjoys how quickly she is getting back to her pre-pregnancy weight and body.
Best CrossFit I've been to. I live an extremely busy life and Philip provides a schedule solution that meets any hectic day I have. Fun, motivational, and can truely say that thanks to Philip I am back into my pre-pregnancy size! I feel great, healthy, and this is a lifestyle that is fun and easy to live. I've never been the sporty type and so making this change seemed impossible. You see the crossfit cult types on TV and this is nothing like it... just a big family of people looking to achieve things they never had... in a positive way... together. Thanks Philip!
Being in team sports all my life, Crossfit is EXACTLY the type of workout plan I was looking for!! You get to know everyone that you workout with and have this One-on-One type atmosphere with a well educated, not to mention HUNK to look at, Coach Philip Tamez. He is changing my life one day at a time and not only making me stronger but more confident in everything I do. Not to mention he offers AMAZING PRICES and a great BOX (crossfit term) for you to get the body that you've always dreamed about!!
I've been going to Bullet Proof since it opened and have been working out with Philip a year before that and I've never been in better shape! It sounds cheesy, I know, but it's the truth. I've seen the change in my workouts, I'm a lot stronger. I've seen the change outside the gym from running to rock climbing and Ultimate, I'm faster and stronger and I've also seen it at home, I sleep a lot better. It's true, CrossFit isn't cheap but it's worth it, Bullet Proof has a competitive price and flexible class times (most days I'm in early at 6am, but if I've got to change it up I can jump into another class), fun/challenging weekend Team WODs and group events. Philip is interested and committed to seeing me get healthier and stronger, when it comes down to it, I'll pay for that kind of attention every time. I think CrossFit is pretty cool, I've played sports all my life, I know what a hard workout is but man, every morning I show up and I know the WOD's going to kick my butt and that's why I keep coming back!