Chad Deaver

Position: Owner/Head Coach
Age: 38
Began parkour: 7/2010
Began teaching: 1/2013
Favorite local training spot: Dallas Public Library
Favorite spot ever: Cozumel Town Square, Mexico
Other interests: Mountain Biking, Inline Skating, Caster Boarding, Organic Gardening, Alto Saxophone, Bass Guitar, Carpentry

Cooper Institute CI-CPT
World Freerunning and Parkour Federation (WFPF) Level 3 Instructor
MovNat Level 2 Certified Trainer
ADAPT Level 1 Qualified
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Spartan Race – 2014 Dallas Beast – Elite Men’s finisher
CPR/AED Certified
Captain, Berkner HS Wrestling Team – 1999-2000
Bachelor’s Degree – Crime & Justice Studies – UTD - 2006

From the age of five, Chad played every team and individual sport possible (soccer, baseball, football, basketball, hockey, lacrosse, track & field, racquetball, karate). As captain of the Berkner Rams wrestling team in 1999-2000, he began to understand human movement in its purest forms and to help others achieve their sports and fitness goals. After earning his Bachelor of Arts in Crime and Justice Studies, cum laude, from The University of Texas at Dallas, he found CrossFit and then parkour in attempts to escape the “9-5 routine”. He enthusiastically embraced the overlapping concepts of efficiency, complete/balanced athleticism, and hard work producing real results, and soon began his quest for more formalized education in movement. After assembling an all-star team of coaches from the surrounding Metroplex, Chad opened The Asylum in June 2014, thus establishing the first parkour gym in North Texas.