8037 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73162
228 NW 60th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
1210 McGee St.
Norman, OK 73069
Brice Collier began doing CrossFit in February 2007 when he was playing on the Air Force Academy Rugby team and looking for a conditioning program "more exciting than doing sprints over and over again." He was selected USA Rugby Collegiate All-American in 2008 and continued to play rugby for the Air Force Active Duty (2008-2009) and U.S. All Military (2010) teams.
With CrossFit, he notes, "no matter how far I progress there are still areas that need attention." He loves the constant challenge of pushing towards new goals and the euphoria he feels each time he reaches a milestone.
As a coach, Brice is a close observer of his clients, careful to watch for and correct any erroneous movement patterns that could result in an athlete's injury. He also motivates people to push past their comfort levels, and loves seeing his athletes grow in confidence as their physical fitness increases. Opening Koda CrossFit is a natural extension of Brice's passion for helping people achieve their goals.
During his 2011-2012 deployment, Brice coached fellow service members in CrossFit at Camp Vance. He also wrote Koda's programming and kept in touch with gym members remotely, sending tips and nutrition advice via email. Upon his return, he was thrilled to come home to a gym that was not just operational, but thriving. "We are constantly adding classes, buying more equipment, hiring more trainers, and expanding our current footprint," he explains, describing the process as "a beautiful rush of nerves and excitement." He is glad to be back working with his clients face-to-face.
Born and raised in West Texas, Brice Collier is happily at home in Oklahoma. In addition to CrossFit, he loves dogs, sushi, coffee, his momma, and bow hunting - not necessarily in that order.
Owner and Coach
Jared Muse started doing CrossFit in 2009 and was immediately drawn to the mix of competitiveness and camaraderie. He values the friendships that develop from working through tough challenges together. Before coming to the sport, Jared played and taught golf professionally for ten years and also had a background in basketball, baseball, and track. He brings to CrossFit the same eye for detail that he used as a golf pro, helping his athletes make the adjustments they need in order to improve.
Jared's clients can expect a hard workout and a good time. As he explains it, "I want them to leave the gym smiling, no matter how tired their bodies may feel." In that spirit, he keeps classes fun, and constantly pushes his athletes to be their best. Jared also has a talent for persuading people to try new things. He loves celebrating with clients when they accomplish feats they did not know they could do. He also frequently pulls together groups to participate in local running events, especially events that benefit a good cause.
He is largely - or perhaps entirely - responsible for the color scheme at Koda CrossFit. Originally from Heavener, Oklahoma, Jared now lives in Edmond with his amazing and very adored wife, Mai, and their two dogs. He wants Koda CrossFit to grow into a fitness community with a positive impact throughout the Oklahoma City area.
Manager and Coach
I have always been very competitive! I enjoy fitness, being active and playing games. I'm a huge child! I love practicing skills and the sense of accomplishment I feel when I master them. I love lifting heavy things and feeling strong. My first CrossFit class was in 2012. I was hooked from day one! It's so fun. There are so many variables, it's always something new!
I started coaching at Koda in 2014 and I am grateful for every second. I look forward to the hours I get to spend at the gym and all the different people I get to be around. Helping them with their fitness goals and seeing their excitement when they achieve something makes me feel very happy.
Another reason why I do crossfit is because it makes everyday life that much easier. Like, walking up my stairs, carrying all 15 sacks of groceries in a one time, or walking around the zoo all day!
Lastly, I like to tell people it saved my life. Because it did. My appendix ruptured in 2015 and poisoned me for two days. My surgeon told me that because I came in so healthy, I probably lived a day longer than I should have. That's neat, to me. That my body is that tough.
CrossFit prepares you for life. I love it so much!
Anthony (affectionately known around Koda as "A-Robb") used to be the guy that corporate gyms bank on: he would pay for a membership then only sporadically show up. Though he enjoyed some recreational basketball and had taken up running, he says it was with CrossFit that he finally found something that would keep him consistent in fitness. "Once I got into the lifts and movements I had never done before, I was hooked." He points to the constant variation, the ability to continually improve, and the overall fun as reasons why, after more than three years doing CrossFit, he has never felt bored or burned out with his workouts.
Anthony began coaching in order to share his passion and help other people have the same great experiences that he has had. He likes to emphasize that CrossFit is for everyone. "I'm a normal person," he says, "which proves you don't have to be an elite athlete in order to participate." He adopts his clients' goals as his own and strives to be a positive influence both in and away from the gym. He loves seeing how CrossFit and the Koda family help people change their lives.
Ryan started CrossFitting in 2008 off of the main site. In 2009 he joined CrossFit OKC in Oklahoma City and was a member there until he moved to Enid in 2011. While in Enid Ryan helped the owners open CrossFit Enid in 2014 and became the head programmer until moving back to OKC in May of 2017. Before CrossFit, Ryan was a multi-sport athlete in high school and then played baseball for 4 years at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, OK.
Ryan came to CrossFit looking to fulfill the competitive drive he had in his days of athletics. "I first found CrossFit looking for something to push myself physically and mentally. I was tired of the mundane gym experience. As I've come to understand CrossFit in more depths, I'm realizing this is a journey not a destination. It's motivating to not only see yourself improve but also see your members improve. Seeing joy in a members face when they hit a new PR makes it exciting to come coach every day." Besides CrossFit Ryan is a teacher and head basketball coach at Bethany High School.
Josie came to Koda Native at the start of 2017 looking to fulfill a competitive nature she acquired through sports growing up. She played basketball and softball at a young age, and continued on to play basketball and volleyball in high school. After her competitive sports concluded, she still had a passion for participating in athletic activities.
She went on to continue her education at the University of Central Oklahoma, where she declared a major in Kinesiology and Health Studies, and is expected to graduate with a Bachelors Degree in the next year. In her studies of this field, Josie discovered Koda CrossFit. During her visit, she found Koda Native to be a perfect fit to her passion for fitness and competition, but ultimately gained so much more than that. She fell in love with the Koda community that was full of support and encouragement for personal growth. She is excited to be apart of the coaching staff and share her passion for fitness and CrossFit with our members.
Mason grew up playing sports and had an active childhood. He believes because of his sports background, it has made him competitive and really appreciate fitness. Before CrossFit, Mason used to always go to the standardized gym and focus on a certain muscle group for the day and would contemplate the dreaded cardio that was to be done afterward. He was in college in Tahlequah when he first heard about CrossFit, so he immediately decided to give it a try. At the time, Mason thought he had always been in pretty good shape. Mason stated he will never forget his very first WOD. 7 minute burpee AMRAP. That is when he knew he needed to be doing CrossFit on a regular basis. Since then, Mason moved to Tulsa where he continued to grow and love the competitiveness of CrossFit. After applying to the Oklahoma City Police Department he made the move to Oklahoma City for his career.
Another reason CrossFit is so important to Mason is because he knows being in the best shape of his life can give him the upper hand in situations as an officer that can go south in an instant. Situations that, because of CrossFit, give him the possibility to make it home to his family at the end of his shifts. Mason immediately knew he had to find a new home CrossFit gym. He had bounced around at some gyms here in the city before finally walking in at Koda Native. Mason always brags about this being the best decision he could have possibly made, stating "It has felt like home from the beginning." He says everyone has been very welcoming and have treated him just like family and continue to do so. Mason feels blessed to be apart of Koda and to have built the many relationships that he has. He has always found a joy in working out and helping others and is excited about being apart of the coaching staff here at Koda.