Clark and Rachel Hibbs owners of Yellow Rose Fitness

Clark and Rachel Hibbs


After being founded in 2016, the most common question Clark and Rachel received was, “Why the Yellow Rose? What does it mean?” The Yellow Rose is a symbol of friendship, joy, and health. It’s also an amazing way to instantly boost someone’s mood (who doesn’t love a Yellow Rose?!). The husband and wife team couldn’t think of a better symbol to encapsulate the mood for this gym, and give a little nod to Texas spirit!

But the REAL reason behind the Yellow Rose? Clark gave Rachel a bouquet of Yellow Roses on their first date without knowing that this is commonly a friendship flower. He was scared he sent the wrong message! Turns out, Yellow Roses are a big part of her family. Her grandfather used to give her grandmother yellow roses every week, and it became a sweet symbol of their relationship. They weren’t just romantic like the red roses suggest… they were best friends. Since 2016, Yellow Rose Fitness has been serving the Oak Forest/Garden Oaks community with quality service, passion, and positivity. It’s a place that brightens your mood, fills you with joy, and gets you the results you’ve always deserved.

Clark Hibbs coach at Yellow Rose Fitness

Clark Hibbs


Clark is the owner and operator of Yellow Rose Fitness along with his wife Rachel. With over 15 years in the fitness industry, Clark uses his technical knowledge of movement and his passion for people to help each client find their own unique fitness journey. Outside of the gym, Clark loves to be at home with his family, pups, and to play golf. Clark has a bachelor of arts from the University of Houston, and loves all things U of H. Go Coogs!

Rachel Hibbs

Owner/Head Nutrition Coach

Rachel is the Co-Owner of Yellow Rose along with her husband, Clark. She is a mom to twin girls (Birdie and Lila) and spends most of her free time with her family and chasing after her wild toddlers. She loves staying active with outdoor activities, taking walks to the park, exploring Houston, trying new restaurants, and curling up with a good book on the couch.

Rachel is a certified nutrition coach and personal trainer. She has a degree in English and Secondary Education from the University of Texas at Arlington. After teaching in the classroom for 9 years, she decided to leave her teaching job to pursue nutrition coaching and gym ownership full time. She is incredibly passionate about all things health, nutrition, and fitness. As a nutrition coach, she can help you meet your goals and create a sustainable lifestyle that is based on your individual needs and preferences all while still eating the foods you enjoy and love. She’s looking forward to helping you crush some goals!

Amanda Schnell


Amanda was raised into a lifestyle of sport with a mother who coached track, basketball and softball and started teaching group fitness in college after taking the Schwinn Spinning and AFAA course at Western Michigan University where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science from the College of Engineering. She was introduced to CrossFit while dancing professionally in the NBA in 2009 and earned her CrossFit Level 1 in 2012 when she started coaching in Houston. She has continued her coaching education with the CrossFit L2, CrossFit Endurance, and Gymnastics courses.

Brian Saxenian coach at Yellow Rose Fitness

Brian Saxenian


Brian began his fitness journey in 2012 when he first started doing CrossFit. His passion for coaching stems from his two year tenure teaching a Lab while getting his Masters in Hospitality at the University of Houston (aka The Harvard of Southeast Texas, Go Coogs!). Outside of the gym, Brian loves going to concerts, and spending time with his wife Kati and their three daughters.

Brittney Putnam

Nutrition Coach

Brittney grew up in Washington state and moved cross country to New York to play D1 soccer. After graduating college, she moved to Houston and entered the corporate world where she quickly learned her passion for health and fitness was far too important for her to put to the wayside. After having her own personal training business for 6 years, Brittney discovered a passion for Pilates and is a lead instructor at Body Rock Pilates. The Yellow Rose Nutrition program has been a big part of her life and she used it as her goals evolved: ranging from fat loss, better relationship with food, pregnancy support, postpartum weight loss, to maintenance. She knows what the program is capable of because she has done the work.

Brittney and her husband and have a 3 year old boy and 3 month old little girl. They love to travel, surf, and since they both hail from the west coast, they love to do anything that allows us to get out of the Houston heat and enjoy the outdoors!

Cameron Coday


Cameron Coday is one of the Youth and Group Class coaches! With a background in music education and six years of teaching experience in Houston, she brings an infectious energy and passion for proper form to the gym. She began her fitness journey through CrossFit in 2016, and has been coaching group fitness and weightlifting since 2020.

Cameron holds a Master of Music Education from Central Washington University and a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Colorado. She is known for being Coach Amanda’s endurance sidekick, and can often be found training for races, or local CrossFit and olympic weightlifting meets. She spends her free time teaching her cat new tricks.

Chad Stevens


Chad has been coach and member at Yellow Rose for 2 years, but began coaching over 10 years ago. Chad loves helping clients learn and get the most from every workout, with particular focus on the mental aspects of fitness. Chad lives in Oak Forest with his wife and two children.

Chloe Phillips


Chloe discovered Crossfit after many years of Martial Arts had her bored and feeling a lack of challenge. After 8 years working out in classes she decided in 2021 it was time to get her L1 and start coaching! You can find Chloe in class whenever there is a heavy barbell especially if it’s a good complex.

Chris White


This is Chris! He is originally from the San Antonio area but considers himself a native Houstonian nowadays. He has a degree in Biochemistry and Genetics and a background in data analysis and sales but is now an elementary teacher at a public Montessori school! He takes great joy in helping and teaching others, which is why he loves being a coach and personal trainer with Yellow Rose. He first got into fitness through running, having run six full marathons and 12 half marathons so far. His next goal is to tackle the Abbott World Marathon Majors! When he isn’t running or at the gym, he can be found baking fun creations or in his garden with his dog Bailey.

Christian Guevara

Coach/Youth Program Director

Christian is Youth Program Coordinator and Coach. Outside of coaching at Yellow Rose, Christian teaches K-5th grade PE in HISD. Christian graduate from Houston Baptist University with his degree is Kinesiology: Health and Wellness, he earned his Masters Degree from Sam Houston State in Kinesiology: Sport and Human Performance.

Cooper Schoolcraft


Cooper has been a multi-sport coach for over thirteen years. Having worked with athletes ranging in age from 5 to 95, he is passionate about meeting people where they are and helping them continue to grow on their fitness and wellness journey! Cooper holds an MS in Kinesiology from Hardin-Simmons University and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He currently serves as the Head of Strength and Conditioning at Northland Christian School. In his free time, you can find Cooper out on the golf course or traveling with his wife and best friend, Paige.

Eileen Nguyen


Eileen is a coach and personal trainer at Yellow Rose Fitness. She was born and raised in Houston, Texas and decided to make fitness her full-time career in 2022. Her favorite thing to coach is olympic weightlifting and has her USAW-L1. She also has a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Javier Campos


Javier Campos was a high school wrestler and did CrossFit for two years after graduation. His love for fitness has been building for over nine years and loves learning more about fitness everyday. Javier’s favorite part about coaching is knowing as soon as someone walks through the door he gets to change their life for the next hour, hopefully putting a smile on their face and helping them feel stronger one day at a time.

Jimmy Donovan coach at Yellow Rose Fitness

Jimmy Donovan


Jimmy is a coach at Yellow Rose Fitness where he’s been part of the community for the last four years. A primary area of interest for Jimmy is the intersection of physical movement, nutrition, mindset, and personal growth. A native Houstonian, he works in the oil & gas industry and lives with his family in The Heights. Jimmy holds a bachelor of science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado and an MBA from the University of Texas.

Joe Calhoun coach at Yellow Rose Fitness

Joe Calhoun


Joe joined after wanting to change up his fitness routine from running and cycling, and was immediately hooked by the electric group environment and inherent accountability. He loves being able to now coach people and help them do things they originally never thought they could.

Joe has been coaching at Yellow Rose since 2017, and always makes sure people have fun in his classes and get better!

Laura Tilley coach at Yellow Rose Fitness

Laura Tilley


Laura is passionate about incorporating a fitness routine in a busy mom life. She loves connecting with members and helping with the technical details that make big changes over time. She firmly believes you just have to consistently show up, plain and simple. “Being fit makes me a better mom, better wife, and better person.

There’s absolutely no downside to committing to fitness! Outside of the gym, I can be found toting kids around town to and fro football, softball, and baseball leading the typical soccer mom life. If I can find the time to squeeze in my workouts, anyone can!”

Leah Fischer


Fitness has always been an integral part in Leah’s life and career. She has coached high school athletics teams, taught group fitness classes at various gyms, and developed wellness programs for teachers. Outside of the gym, Leah works full time in education as an assistant principal, enjoys taking hiking trips, and always has a book nearby.

Mary Krueger


Mary took an interest in health and fitness from a young age, trying out a variety of sports and exercises including running, crew, and yoga before eventually discovering a love of Crossfit. She graduated from Baylor University prior to moving to Houston to attend UT Health, and is now a pediatrician in the neighborhood. She believes that regular exercise is a key element of physical and mental health. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, golfing with her fiancé, and traveling.

Melissa Beltz-Harris


Melissa was born and raised in Nebraska but moved to Houston in 2002 to teach 2nd grade. After getting married and having her son, she became a stay at home mom. When her son was 16 months old she was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer. Through her recovery she found a passion for health and fitness which lead her to becoming a PN Certified Nutrition Coach. She and her husband stay very busy with their son’s select baseball schedule but when they have free time they like to travel. She also adores her three very spoiled dogs.

Monique Sigala


Monique is a single mom to one awesome nine year-old, Delilah, and one antisocial rescue cat, Kale. She comes into coaching as a student herself. She found a love of fitness in 2020 as a way to keep herself from going crazy and has found a new home at Yellow Rose as a member turned coach. She has her CF-L1 and looks forward to getting stronger and helping others reach their goals. She has seen over 75 different musicians in concert – anything from EMO to Hip-Hop!

Pam Gagot


Pam has over 20 years of experience in the health and wellness industry. She graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a Kinesiology degree and a minor in Nutrition. She has coached, trained, educated, and served many people of all ages towards a healthier lifestyle. She prides herself in helping people reach their personal wellness goals. Being an athlete all of her life, she has done her fair share of pushing her body to its limits. She is a 2x Ironman with a goal to complete a marathon in every state.

Paul Dahlgren


Paul is a new father and a lifelong fitness enthusiast who joined the Yellow Rose coaching staff in 2022. Having been born in Brazil to Argentine parents, Paul is fluent in Spanish and loves to travel. Paul has been a Houston native for many years having gravitated back after college to work in the Oil and Gas industry. Having gone from runner, to lifter, to Crossfitter, to coach, Paul appreciates fitness in all its forms and how integral it is to a healthy and balanced lifestyle. When he’s not testing the barbell’s limits, Paul can be found at home hanging out with his wife Lisa, son Max, and their dog and cat.

Summer Robinson


Summer started crossfit in 2015, in an act to try something new while also trying to find healthier habits. She loves a workout with a heavy barbell and some gymnastics! She has an undergraduate and Masters degree within the educational field, and was an elementary math teacher for several years. She is currently at UH working on her PhD in Quantitative Research within Educational Psychology. When she’s not at school or at the gym she’s either enjoying the outdoors, hanging out with friends, or chilling at home with her cat.

Tiffany Mensing

Operations Manager

Tiffany hails from Nebraska (GO BIG RED!) and has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines. She spent 10 years in oil and gas and 12 years running her professional organizing business before joining the Yellow Rose team as Operations Manager. She loves that it combines two of her favorite things – fitness and making things more efficient. She also coaches and has her CrossFit L1.
She has always been into sports and ran track though college as a hurdler and heptathlete. She started CrossFit in 2011 and has been loving it ever since. She has lived in 7 states, 2 countries, and now spends her free time running her three kids to activities, working out, coaching Girls on The Run and the Oak Forest Triathlon Team, dancing, hanging with friends, and enjoying a Tacos A Go Go margarita with her husband, Jeremy.


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