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 13+ 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 coach at Yellow Rose Fitness

Rachel Hibbs

Owner/Head Nutrition Coach

Rachel is the Co-Owner of Yellow Rose along with her husband, Clark. 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 an NASM Certified Nutrition coach, and has helped hundreds of thousands of people lose weight, and live healthier lives. Outside of the gym, Rachel loves curling up on the couch with a good book, binge watching crime documentaries, and spending time with her family.

Laura Flores coach at Yellow Rose Fitness

Laura Flores

Head Coach

Laura is a coach at Yellow Rose Fitness, and has been since 2017. A fitness and sports fanatic her entire life, Laura brings that passion to every single class that she coaches. Her unbridled enthusiasm for fitness and people are shown with the amazing care and detail she gives to each and every person in her classes, regardless of their level.

Outside of the gym, you can find Laura watching the Premier League, and coaching the Saint Pius Lady Panthers Soccer Team.

Lucianne Ray coach at Yellow Rose Fitness

Lucianne Ray

Operations Manager / Youth Program Coordinator / Coach

Lucianne (Luci) is a coach, operations manager, and youth program coordinator at Yellow Rose Fitness. Coach Luci is originally from Scranton, PA and graduated from Arkansas State University with a Bachelors in Physical Education (PE) and a Masters in Exercise Science.

A childhood full of sports and experiences in college such as coordinating an aftercare PE program, working on a PE research study team, and completing a thesis on the impact of exercise on academic performance had a big impact on her. Luci is passionate about helping others experience the joy of living a physically active life! Outside of the gym, Luci loves spending time with her husband Cullen and exploring Houston!

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 three 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.

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.

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!”

Amanda Schnell coach at Yellow Rose Fitness

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 Level 1 in 2012 when she started coaching in Houston.

She set a dream years ago to qualify for the Boston Marathon and has done so twice now and thoroughly enjoys helping others accomplish their own endurance goals. During the pandemic when regular races weren’t happening, she decided to train and race a 100 mile road race and did so in under 24 hours. As a now 6x IRONMAN finisher, she dreams of also qualifying for the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii one day. In the process, she’s working towards running a marathon in all 50 states. She’s thankful her husband shares these endurance hobbies with her. They reside .5 mile from Yellow Rose with their dog Morgan (who also enjoys a jog through the neighborhood).

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!

Alex Nance coach at Yellow Rose Fitness



Alex graduated in 2010 from Texas A&M University with a degree in Marketing. Active her whole life, she discovered group fitness and CrossFit and has been hooked ever since. Alex began her coaching career in 2014 part time before making a complete career change to fitness full time in 2015.

Outside of the gym, Alex loves riding horses, and spending time with her dogs Sam, Maverick, her husband Michael, and her son Cooper.


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