Meet Our Trainers
At Buckley Performance, we pride ourselves on having some of the best trainers in all of Houston. Check out their bio's below and reserve today!
Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Christy has been a lifelong athlete with a zest for life and the spirit of competition running through her veins. With a B.S. from Louisiana State University and an M.A. from Southeastern Louisiana University, she has had extensive experience in the sports arena ranging from competitive horse riding, to coaching a 5A volleyball team to multiple state tournament appearances to triathlon where she competed in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. She is a certified nutritionist, Pilates instructor and personal trainer that truly finds joy in guiding her clients on their individualized health and wellness journeys.
David is a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition from McNeese State University and then moved to Houston to begin his illustrious health and wellness career. David specializes in strength training, weight loss management, and helping athletes of all ages achieve their performance goals. He grew up playing baseball and has been a competitive bodybuilder for many years. David is an ACE certified personal trainer and has worked in the field of fitness and nutrition for over 35 years.
Josh creates programs that blend various aspects of training in ways that are unique for each of his clients. His emphasis is strength training, weight management, sports training, youth training, agility, circuit and interval training, and group training. In his downtime he likes to fish, watch football, golf, tennis, and listen to live music. Josh strives to form strong positive relationships with his clients and takes pride in being a part of their achievements. Josh holds a Bachelor Degree in Exercise Sports Science and is ACE Certified.
Erik is a certified strength and conditioning coach. For over thirteen years Erik has worked with athletes of all calibers from middle school to college. His education and training helped him adopt a broad range of training techniques and methods that have helped his clients achieve their goals. His experience includes working with athletes who compete in Baseball, Basketball, Football, Lacross, Soccer, and Wrestling. These student athletes hail from The KinKaid School, St. Francis Episcopal School, Episcopal High School, St. Johns School, University of Colorado, Texas A&M, University of Texas, Wake Forest, and Rice University. For the last three years Erik has been working with various Post Little League Baseball teams helping to improve the player’s power, first step explosiveness off the base and power development for swinging. His belief is that developing a solid base in the early onset of training is essential for superior development. Solid foundations include body awareness/ balance, core strength and force production from the ground up. Sports training is not simply training to get stronger and faster; it is training to reduce the chances of getting injured. The concept of deceleration is as important as acceleration. By training to accelerate and decelerate through multiple directions and planes you can condition the body to perform at a superior level.
A Houston native, Emily is comprehensively certified through Peak Pilates, PMA certified, NPCP certified, and has a DMI-MPT Masters in Pilates Teaching. She holds certifications from The Pink Ribbon Program as a Post-Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist, Pre and Post Natal Pilates Specialist, Pelvic Floor Health and Disfunction from The Center for Women's Fitness, The Center Method For Diastasis Recti Recovery, and BARE, Barefoot Training Specialist. Emily has taught at Houston Country Club, The Good Space, and established a Pilates program at St. Martin's Episcopal Activity Center. Emily has been active in the Houston Pilates Association. While serving as secretary on the board of directors, she was responsible for acquiring the Houston Pilates Day Proclamation from Mayor Annise Parker.