Time To Level Up


Welcome to MaD Athletes.  An intense progressive training program for the the athlete who wants to compete at increasing levels.  CrossFit is the sport of fitness.  If you want a program designed for you to level up and advance as this amazing sport advances then this is the place for you.

MaD Athletes training program is the project of David Tillman BS, CSCS CF-L1.  David is a strength & conditioning coach with over 20 years of experience.  He begin exercise programming for high school and collegiate athletes and quickly progressed to all levels including professional athletes.  In 2007 David discovered CrossFit and as quick as possible affiliated his facility (CrossFit Cedar Park).  He coached numerous athletes to the regional levels and multiple athletes to compete in the CrossFit Games.  His passion is coaching.

In summer of 2012 the very first MaDCamp was organized and took place in Cedar Park, Texas.  25 Athletes came in for an intensive two-day seminar on programming, skills, Olympic lifting, swimming, nutrition, and mobility/injury prevention.  The Content Experts gathered included:

Michael Tillman DPT, CSCS, CF-L1

Michael is a doctor of physical therapy who has treated professional athletes for nearly 15 years.  He has vast amounts of experience in keeping elite level athletes in top condition for their sport.  Mike has treated numerous competitive crossfit athletes since 2007 and   has countless hours in observing and assisting athletes in the maintenance prevention of common overuse issues.   His expertise and information is of the highest importance in competitive high level sports. Michael will screen and provide an individualized mobility and function plan for each athlete in attendance.


Chad Vaughn, CF-L1, 2 time Olympian, 8 time National Champion

Chad is a renowned Olympic Weightlifter. He is a 2-time Olympian, 8-time National Champion, and the American Record Holder in the Clean and Jerk in that sport.  With more than 15 years of utilizing and application of elite level training programs, Chad shares this knowledge with top level CrossFit competitors all over the United States as well as our own athletes. Coach Chad also has had the privilege of assisting the Again Faster Competition team as a guest coach.


Jodi Vaughn, CF-L1, National Champion

2011 National Champion, Jodi has over 15 years of experience in Olympic Weightlifting. Including participating as a member of the Junior World Team, World Team, Pan American Team, and Olympic alternate AND holds a Junior American Record that has stood for over 10 years.  Jodi began competing in CrossFit in 2011 and shows how the high level of skill required for successful competitive Olympic lifting can benefit in CrossFit Competitions.

Wladimir Montoya, CF-L1, Competitive Swim Coach

Wlad has been a competitive swimmer for over 13 years.  After swimming competitively in college he discovered Crossfit.  Wladi has spent time combining competitive swimming and competitive crossfit.  He is a multiple time competitor at the regional level and a highly experienced coach.  He provides a wealth of knowledge on combining the technical aspects of swimming for the purpose of demolishing that swim wod.  He will be leading the swim technique evolution as well as the swim/crossfit wod.

Nikki Isbell, CF-L1, Nutrition Specialist

Nikki brings a vast amount of competitive experience to the table.  Along with multiple qualifications at the regional level.  She qualified for the 2009 international CrossFit Games and competed in Aromas, California.  She is nutrition certified and understands the intricacies of nutritional demands and organization for competitive crossfit.  She holds multiple certifications in nearly every area of fitness and the sport of fitness.


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