Our Coaches

Tom, Owner of 290 Fitness

Tom Zigrang is the head coach for high-intensity interval training and spinning classes at 290 Fitness in Houston Texas. He started his fitness passion by studying boxing & martial arts in 1977 and in 1985 he became a professional boxer. He received his UFAF black belt under Chuck Norris in 1986. That same year he became a Houston Police Officer where he trained law enforcement officers in close range fighting and women’s self-defense. In 1990, he received his professional certification for martial arts from Chuck Norris. He’s been teaching martial arts and training athletes and non-athletes for over 30 years! Tom is a certified personal trainer and a master instructor in spinning, boot camp, Body Pump, Body Combat, and Everlast Cardio Boxing.

Jass, 290 Strength Coach

This Olympian trains at the highest level. She is a certified personal trainer, a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a former team member of the US Women’s soccer team, as well as two other countries’ professional women’s soccer teams. She has also recently completed four full marathons in just over a months’ time. Jass is strong and likes to train with heavy weight. Her main focus is in CrossFit and she has her sights set on the CrossFit games! Jass is one trainer that can take any athlete to the next level. Check the schedule for Jass’s class days and times.

Rosie, HIIT and Body Armor Coach

This strong athlete finished in the top 50 females Nationwide 2015 Murph Challenge. She is a strong competitor in the Spartan Beast who has overcome weight issues through hard work in the gym and proper nutrition. Rosie inspires members with her passion for working out, helping others not only at the gym but also outside the gym. Rosie is trained in MMA Fighting, loves weighted vest training and personal training. A strong outdoor cyclist and an MS 150 rider, Rosie also teaches a killer abs class and Body Armor class.

Check out Coach Rosie’s YouTube Videos here!

Cali, Bootcamp and HIIT 101 Coach

   A former athlete, Billy Dedrick, aka “Cali”, knows what it takes to function and perform at an elite level. With a passion for bringing out the best in others, he turned his passion into a career.
   A California native, “Cali” grew up between Los Angeles, CA, Lubbock, TX & Amarillo, TX. Sports and hard work were instilled in him at an early age. As a natural athlete, sports helped him experience first-hand the direct association between discipline, dedication, and personal satisfaction through hard work. Cali realized he wanted to pursue a career in helping others achieve their physical goals and dreams.
   After studying and receiving his certification from the International Sports Science Association (ISSA) certification program, Cali has the passion for becoming one of Houston’s most elite personal trainers. With experience in a commercial gym as a one-on-one trainer, he has honed his craft as a boot camp instructor, a bodybuilding and physique competition coach, a HIIT coach, as well as a strength and agility coach.

Vee, 290 Cycling Coach

Veronica Miguel is a native Houstonian and an avid weekend warrior. She earned her spin certification from Cycling Fusion, formally known as Keiser, and is currently working on two new accreditations, Cycling 101 and a Safety Ride Course. Veronica has completed the MS150 four times (and aiming for her fifth!) and is also training for the 72-hour Key West Bick Ride (something she’ll need to let her husband know soon). 

Active throughout her entire life, her outlook changed after tragedy struck for Veronica when an intense game of kickball led to a serious knee injury that required surgery. During her injured moments, a friend of Veronica told her “You’ll never be the same.” It was these five words that resonated in her mind and pushed her away from the mediocre towards the exceptional. Her friend was right, Veronica hasn’t been the same since. She went on to run her first 5K, followed by 10K, and up to the CB&I Triathalon where Veronica formed a new and profound relationship with cycling. This passion for cycling led her to be the new instructor for 290 Cycling.

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