about our specialists
Since 2009, we have worked side by side with our clients to offer individualized therapy, rehabilitation, strength and conditioning methods to ensure you move free. We regularly collaborate with leading sport scientists, researchers and healthcare professionals, and we are committed to challenging the status quo when it comes to optimizing your athletic performance.
Dr. Blake Wu
Dr. Wu has committed to the relentless pursuit of human movement. He grew up as the son of two Chinese immigrants, instilling in him a hard work ethic and tenacity. He used these values to graduate from the University of Toronto, where he solidified his foundations in biomechanics, anatomy and physiology. He continued his education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, receiving his Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2009. Dr. Wu always believed there was more in health care so he continued his education in acupuncture, dry needling, strength and conditioning, advanced rehabilitation and kinesiology. It has been his philosophy to continue to learn, grow and adapt within multiple health and fitness disciplines to create a strategy for preventing and managing athletic injuries.
Dr. Austin hogan
Dr. Hogan first discovered exercise at an early age and became fascinated with the transformative powers it had on the human body. He followed this initial fascination which led him to Texas A&M, where he got his B.S. in Applied Exercise Physiology. After graduation, he discovered CrossFit which only opened his eyes to more amazing methods of movement, which pressed him to continue his education at Parker University and attain his Doctorate in Chiropractic. That initial fascination with exercise and human movement continues to this day as he enjoys studying and incorporating new techniques into his treatment and training to prevent athletic injuries; as well as maximize athletic potential.
Coach Starks is a native of Missouri bringing his academic background in Exercise Science, Sport Nutrition, and Massage Therapy into the realm of Performance and Rehab. He has been involved in athletics his entire life, but did not begin specializing in Combat Sports until the age of 17. Starks was a Division II Collegiate Wrestler for the University of Central Missouri as well as a 2x MMA World Champion for Team USA under the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation. These achievements taught him the importance of diligence, consistency, and the magnitude of effect that a multidisciplinary approach has on performance outcomes. It is with these experiences that Coach Starks seeks to unlock the limitless potential within athletes by enhancing health, movement quality, reducing injury risk, and fortifying a resilient frame of mind; not only for sport, but in life overall.
Crysta was the oldest in a house full of athletes. She learned at an early age about the results of grit, integrity and perseverance. These traits served her well while handling her bachelor’s in Business Management with an entrepreneur study and full time soccer athlete at Texas State University. The Sports Pod was a natural fit to pursue her passion for business and athletics.
Cara’s love for fitness started at a very young age and has continued to be an essential part of her life. She has a background in coaching, boxing, and managing fitness facilities. She has two adorable boys, Maddox and Sawyer, and she hopes her healthy lifestyle will serve as an example for them. She enjoys Crossfit, kickboxing, and pretty much any form of physical activity. She believes that a day without laughter is a day wasted, which is why she felt right at home in a positive environment, surrounded by uplifting team members at the Sports Pod.