Introducing the Penance Gym team

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About
Penance Gym

Our team of fitness and nutrition professionals are invested in your health. We make every decision with our members’ well-being in mind. Achieve your goals with us!

The Team

Penance Gym Owner Clint Cox
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Clint Cox

Owner and Strength & Conditioning Coach at Penance Gym

Growing up on a family farm and participating in athletics throughout my childhood and high school, I’ve always been immersed in physically demanding activities. My passion for health led me to pursue a degree in Health and Human Performance, beginning my professional training career in 2010. In 2013, I founded what is now Penance Gym with a mission to support athletes. However, I quickly realized the greater need among adults for dedicated strength and health training, prompting a shift in our focus.

At Penance Gym, we believe in simplicity and sustainability. Our training philosophy centers on enhancing strength, stability, and endurance with exercises that improve everyday life.
I have found a natural affinity for rehabilitating lower back issues, helping many achieve pain relief and regain their functional strength.

When I’m not coaching, I’m likely tending to our budding homestead, caring for our longhorn cattle, pigs, turkeys, and chickens, or enjoying outdoor adventures with my family. Whether it’s camping, kayaking, or just playing sports, it’s all about living a life full of activity and enjoying our health.

Penance Gym Coach Theresa Young
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Theresa Young

NASM-CPT, NASM-WFS (Women’s Fitness Specialist), Prosper Nutrition Certified Coach
General Manager at Penance Gym

Hello! I’m Theresa, and I’ve taken a somewhat unconventional path to becoming your fitness and wellness coach. Growing up, my world revolved around books, art, and music—far from the athletic endeavors that most coaches usually participate in. My passion for health was sparked in my 20s, driven by a desire to support my oldest son, who is on the Autism Spectrum. Witnessing firsthand how dietary changes could profoundly impact his life ignited my passion for nutrition. This passion grew alongside my family, deepening significantly with the birth of my last child and pushing me towards a commitment to not just nutritional, but overall physical health.
For six years, I worked behind the scenes at Penance Gym, where I realized a crucial gap in our services— our need for a female trainer to help women develop the strength they desperately needed. Inspired to make a change, I became a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Women’s Fitness Specialist. By 2024, I also became a Certified Nutrition Coach, ready to empower others through knowledge and compassion.
My coaching philosophy is simple: Focus on progress, not perfection. Life isn’t linear and neither is the path to wellness. I believe in building habits gradually, ensuring each step becomes second nature before moving on. This approach is about creating lasting change without being overwhelmed.
Outside the gym, I’m the same girl I always was. I still love to curl up with a good book as well as cook, bake, embroider and knit. I also homeschool my two youngest children.
Join me at Penance Gym, and let’s build a stronger, healthier future together, one achievable step at a time.

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