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Our Gym

Here at CrossFit Hays, we pride ourselves in only providing the best, most encouraging fitness environment to all our members. Our gym has over 3,000 square feet of space to facilitate any workout. We welcome you to take a look around our facility and our equipment.

Meet Our Coaches

The team at CrossFit Hays come from diverse athletic backgrounds and experience. Their passion and commitment to helping you achieve your personal fitness goals is what separates us from other gyms. We know every member and their fitness goals, and strive to provide the training, education, support, and motivation to meet these goals. As a coaching staff, we are committed to pursuing excellence and pushing you to thrive, not just survive. We are invested in taking care of you and take pride in helping you to enjoy life. We are in the business of getting you prepared for any obstacle or task life may throw at you.

Victor Rubio
  • Victor Rubio, Owner & L2 Coach, Bachelors in Exercise and Sports Science

    Coach Vic found CrossFit in 2014 and immediately fell in love with its competitive nature, its intensity, and especially the community atmosphere. He was always athletic and gravitated toward team sports, playing baseball in high school and college. While earning a degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Texas State University, Vic coached a number of youth sports from Select Baseball to Volleyball. After a year of CrossFitting, Vic became a coach at CrossFit Kyle and has developed a hands-on style of coaching with an emphasis on keeping people injury free, while also pushing them to surpass their personal goals. These days, Vic’s fitness goals are more focused on staying strong, moving well and having fun in the gym. Vic is an advocate for health and fitness, he doesn’t see CrossFit has a hobby, but as a way of life for all walks of life.


    • CrossFit Level 2 Certified Trainer (CF-L2)

    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

    • CrossFit Kids

    • CrossFit Gymnastics

    • CrossFit Mobility

    • Movement Fix with Dr. Ryan Debell

Quincy Clendennen
  • Quincy Rubio, Owner & L2 Coach , Bachelors in Nutrition and Foods

Brandon Shelton
  • Brandon Shelton, L2 Coach

    Brandon is a native Texan growing up in and around Waco but has lived in various places around the country including Lake City, CO and Nashville, TN. In 2014 he returned to Texas, settling first in Austin and in Buda soon after. Brandon was an avid runner, competing in track, cross country, and 5k events throughout high school and college but knew very little about weightlifting or other forms of fitness. After a recommendation from his brother, a lifter and fitness enthusiast himself, Brandon dropped into CrossFit Hays and was immediately hooked by the constantly varied format and amazing community he found. He went on to obtain his Level 1 Trainer’s Certification in March of 2017 and his Level 2 in July of 2018. His favorite part about coaching is seeing athletes push past their own limitations to break new ground with a new movement, new PR, or personal goal they’re able to meet because of their dedication and persistence.

Cesar Serrano
  • Cesar Serrano, L1 Coach

Sal Muñoz
  • Sal Muñoz, L1 Coach, Bachelors in Exercise and Sports Science

    Coach Sal acquired his bachelors degree in Exercise and Sports Science in 2020 at Texas State University. From a young age he has been passionate about sports playing baseball, football, and basketball throughout his childhood and college years. During his senior year of high school he tore his ACL playing football. Throughout physical therapy he was determined to strengthen his leg in attempt to recover in time for baseball season, kickstarting his fitness journey. He began seriously lifting weights with his father and discovered his passion for fitness. After years of traditional bodybuilding workouts, he found something new and exciting in CrossFit. In 2018 he began to independently create workouts, and found CrossFit Hays a year later. He loved the community that not only invited him in, but welcomed him in. After a year, he decided that he wanted to share his passion for Crossfit and obtain his L1 Certification. What he most loves about CrossFit is that it’s for everybody. From your most extreme athlete to the person that just wants to be healthier, each workout will help anybody reach their goals.

Layne Palm
  • Layne Palm, L1 Coach, Doctorate of Chiropractic


    • Doctorate of Chiropractic

    • Bachelors of Applied Science

    • Airrosti Certified Provider

    • CrossFit Level 1

    • Functional Movement Techniques Certifications

    • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Certifications

What Makes Us Unique?

Convenient Location

Multiple Class Times Available

Certified Coaches

Ongoing Training Provided to Coaching Staff

Established in Community Since 2012

Health & Wellness Programs