Coach, 4:13 FITNESS

Coach Shirley Chow Elmendorf, head coach at 4:13 FITNESS in South Austin, started as a volunteer at the North Austin location shortly after the gym opened in November of 2015. It didn’t take long for coach Kristi to recognize Shirley’s potential to be a great coach. After some coaxing, she was Indianapolis bound, and in July 2016 became a certified Rock Steady Boxing coach.

Shirley, a retired doctor of radiology, hails from Kansas, and is an alum of Pittsburgh State and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. When she’s not wearing her head coach hat in South Austin, Shirley still volunteers at the North Austin gym. It’s no surprise that her favorite part of coaching is the fighters.