Meet Our Team

Danh Dang

Co-Owner & Head Coach 

Danh attended Hawaii Pacific University. He has won multiple National Championships in collegiate cheerleading. It was after college that Danh found CrossFit to fulfill his competitive nature. He has been involved with CrossFit since 2011 and discovered his passion for coaching. Danh has his CrossFit Level 2 Certification, CrossFit Weightlifting certification, CrossFit Gymnastics Certification and also a USAW Level 1 Certification for Olympic Lifting. 

Tara Blankenship

Co-Owner & Coach 

Tara grew up in Richardson and is a Berkner High School alumni. She attended the University of Arkansas where she was an All-American swimmer. She received a Bachelors of Science from the University of Arkansas. Tara has always been active in sports and fell in love with CrossFit after her first class in 2013. Since then, she has competed at the CrossFit Games in 2015 and again qualified in 2020. Tara loves to challenge individuals while making working out fun and enjoyable! She has a PHD in Child Development and is currently a Kindergarten teacher in Plano. Tara lives with her husband, Scott and their two dogs Kady and Jimmy.  Tara has her Level 1 CrossFit Certification. 

Gabe Manley


Gabe grew up in Greenville, TX., a small town right up the road from Plano. He stated his fitness journey in local globo gyms 5 years before he was talked into joining CrossFit by Owner/Head Coach, Danh. In 2017, following a shoulder surgery, his drive to be better and push his body's limits became his goal. His CrossFit journey began and became his new hobby. Learning and growing from all the coaches he now has as peers, Gabe has competed in 3 local competitions to date with 3 podium finishes and looks to continue pushing his limits and aspirations for more. Gabe has a Level 1 CrossFit Certification and brings a big energy and lots of motivation to keep building better bodies daily. 

Chad Gonzales


Coach Chad has 21 years of fitness experience. He is a former professional volleyball player of 15 years. He started CrossFit in 2011. Since then he has accomplished many feats in the competitive world of CrossFit. Including but not limited too; 3 X's CrossFit Games Masters Online Qualifier, 2020 WOD Godz Champion, 2020 Garage Games Masters Champion, 2018 The Fittest Experience Champion. Chad has a Level 2 CrossFit Certification and a CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification. He brings a high level of energy and excitement to each class. 

Mandy Walsh


-Went to Texas A&M

-Studied Kinesiology

-24 years in the fitness industry as a Personal Trainer, Nutrition coach and Group Fitness Instructor

-Started CrossFit 7 years ago

-Coaching CrossFit for 5 years with a Level 1 Certification

-When Mandy is not training or coaching, she spends time with her husband and their 2 rescue Chihuahuas

Claudia Jacober


CF-L1 Coach, CrossFit Games Athlete in 2018, USA Powerlifting team captain, World Powerlifting records in 44k weight class, 145k deadlift, 137kg squat, American Gladiators Athlete and a mom of two beautiful girls. 

Jake Montgomery


Jake was born and raised here in Plano, TX and has been doing CrossFit for over eight years. He has his L1 CrossFit Certification and has been coaching for four years. When Jake is not in the gym, he enjoys reading, hiking and cycling.