Welcome to The Exercise Coach - River Oaks. Locally owned and operated by Esty Merlo, we are proud to support our community by fostering healthy lifestyles. We understand that life is busy and demanding, making it difficult to maintain a healthy regiment. Here at The Exercise Coach - River Oaks, we are energized to help!

Phillip Riley

Personal Trainer

Phillip has been with The Exercise Coach Houston development since 2014. With a background in science and a love for fitness The Exercise Coach was the perfect fit. His passion for helping people achieve their fitness goals is his motivation. He believes with proper nutrition and “right intensity training” those goals can be attained. Customers can attest to his passion by the results they achieve and the focus he places on their workouts. “Muscle quality over movement quantity” is definitely his motto and he would love to demonstrate that paradigm to you.

Helen Dean

Personal Trainer

Helen hails from the UK and has a lifelong passion for fitness, health and nutrition. She is a qualified yoga teacher, has more than 20 years ’experience in coaching, personal development, has nutrition qualifications and is a certified fitness professional. Helen’s coaching style is high energy, super motivational and she pays detailed attention to each client’s personal goals and desired outcomes. She guarantees you will have the workout of your life every time you come to the Studio!

Kris Best

Personal Trainer

Kris comes from a small town in Texas and is currently majoring in Kinesiology and Nutrition at the University of Houston. Through hard work, sacrifice and dedication he has overcome many obstacles. Some of Kris’ biggest accomplishments have been becoming a successful natural bodybuilder, collegiate cheerleader, published fitness model and strength & conditioning coach. With over four years of experience in creating lifestyle changes for athletes, as well as those who are just looking to become healthier, he’s the right Coach for you!

Austin Mousner

Personal Trainer

Austin is a Houston native who is working on an undergraduate degree in business from Sam Houston State University.  Fitness has always been a part of his life playing football in high school and being a part of the weightlifting team.  He is right at home at the Exercise Coach partnering with clients to reach their goals, and helping them push toward achieving a healthy lifestyle.  
"One of my greatest passions in life is people, and at The Exercise Coach I get to meet influential, unique, and inspiring people everyday.  I look forward to going to work everyday and helping people reach their goals, because I as a coach am inspired by them to reach my goals." 
Certifications: Certified Exercise Coach
Interests: Friends, sports, hunting, fishing, weightlifting

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