Amanda Oparanozie

Owner & Head Coach

Qualifications

CrossFit® Level 1 Trainer

USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach

ISSA Kickboxing Instructor

Coach Intro

I was born and raised on Galveston Island where fishing, surfing, jet-skiing, rollerblading, and beach volleyball fill my fondest memories. I graduated from Sam Houston State with a Bachelors's in Psychology before I realized fitness is my true calling. For the last two decades, I have done everything from traditional weight lifting to kickboxing classes before my husband introduced me to CrossFit in 2013. I have enjoyed incorporating all these styles into our workouts in hopes that we can reach a broader scope of our community. I use what we teach at OBK Fitness to increase my quality of life, create fun memories with our 3 kids, compete in obstacle course races, and give my best at any sport.

Turning Point

My childhood and teenage years were filled with severe depression and anxiety that stemmed from low self-esteem which kept me from dreaming big and I often quit most things in life. It was through my faith and community that I was able to overcome the darkest of days. Today, I want to offer hope and encouragement to those who have none, as well as partner with OBK athletes to achieve their athletic goals by coaching them to the next level.

Motivation & Passion

As an OBK coach, I want to replace any intimidation with confidence in one’s own abilities. We are a family-owned and operated gym and want to welcome you to our OBK family where you will work hard and have fun. I love to inspire athletes to push themselves, to teach proper technique and give opportunities to increase mental toughness. Coaching OBK athletes is my calling and career which means I am invested in the longevity of your health and fitness.

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