Coach JeffCONTACT TRAINER
Co-owner & Head CrossFit Coach of Alamo 180
- Associate Degree in History from San Antonio College
- Bachelor of Arts in History from Texas A&M University San Antonio
- 1995-1999 Army; 1999-2003 Air Force
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- USAT Level 1 Coach –USA Triathlon
- Certified Newton Natural Running Form Coach
- Aerobic Fitness Association of America (AFAA) in Group Exercise
- Aerobic Fitness Association of America (AFAA) in Personal Training
- National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF), Personal Training
- Exercise Leader Certification Army Master Fitness Program
- Certified Lifeguard through Red Cross
- 15 Continued Education hours in swim instruction, over 4 years experience in swim instruction.
- Trigger Point Performance Training Workshop
- On a daily basis, coaches dozens of athletes at Alamo 180’s CrossFit classes.
- Has coached a large number of athletes to significant weight loss and total body transformations.
- Provides high quality CrossFit progaming to Alamo 180 triathletes, runners, and obstacle course racers.
- Provides common sense nutrition counseling for everyday life application.
- Through decades of endurance sports, military training, and weightlifting, Coach Jeff has developed a “never quit” attitude that encourages athletes of all disciplines to exceed their personal expectations.
- 1987 US Junior Olympic Southeast Regionals Cross Country Qualifier
- Numerous US Army “300 club” recipient
- 1,010 lb Powerlifting total (430lb Deadlift, 340 lb Squat, 240 lb Chest Press)
- 3x Marathon finisher (3:10 PR)
- 2x Half Ironman finisher (5:24 PR)
- 4x Obstacle Course Race finisher
- 2016 OCR World Championships Qualifier
- ”Fran” 4:39
- ”Elizabeth” 6:11
- ”Grace” 4:24
- ”Angie” 17:15
- ”Murph” 36:00
- “300″ 13:24
ABOUT COACH JEFF:
Jeff Soileau is cofounder and owner/operator of Alamo 180 Multisport+Training. With a lifetime of participation in athletics and coaching/ personal training experience spanning almost 20 years, his experience and dedication have helped define his career and shape his life.
Born to a military family, Jeff was raised in Northwest Florida, in the 1980’s, where swimming, cycling and running were just called “play.” Motivated by comic books and action movies, Jeff and his younger brother pooled their lawn cutting money to buy a DP brand workout bench with the hollow bar and plastic covered concrete weights. After watching Gilad Janklowicz’s “Bodies in Motion,” daily on ESPN, they would retreat to the back patio to get pumped!
In school, Jeff excelled at running, and in 1987, after a breakout year in cross country, traveled to Birmingham, Alabama to compete in the US Junior Olympic Southeast Regionals. Jeff continued to run throughout his school career, and also began weightlifting to enhance his performance on the track.
Jeff served in the US Army from 1995 to 1999. In those years, he repeatedly earned his “300” patch, and had a 2 mile PR of 10:02. After a failed attempt at the US Army Rangers, Jeff attended the US Army Master Fitness Course, where he learned the fundamentals of group exercise.
After leaving the US Air Force Reserves in 2003, Jeff got his first personal training certification, and in 2009, after years of work in healthcare and undergraduate studies in history, finally found the guts to pursue his passion for fitness as a full time career. Working for a Globo Gym, Jeff developed a large following with cycling classes, boot camps, and personal training. In 2011, Jeff and Bree saw an opportunity to create Alamo 180, and operated it part time for almost 3 years. Finally, in 2014, on his 40th birthday, he left the Globo Gym to pursue his shared dream of owning and operating a CrossFit box, and has never looked back!
“Fitness is a lifelong journey. It is my objective to teach athletes and everyday folks how to move better for life and sports, and to have fun in the process. With a focus on strength fundamentals, and utilizing a variety of load methods, I aim to help clients overcome muscular imbalances by teaching the foundations of weight training.
Employing patience honed from years of endurance sports training alongside the latest and most reliable trends in strength and conditioning, I constantly seek to better my understanding of the human body’s capabilities and how to help clients meet their full potential, whether in a class, or one-on-one.
Utilizing a slow, steady, form focused approach that emphasis customization built upon the needs of the athlete, I believe that anyone can benefit from strength training.” ~Jeff