A local small business owner is being honored by Governor Gregg Abbott.

Kris Stokes, Owner of Custom Fitness, was recognized with the Governor’s Small Business Award at the Governor’s Small Business Women’s Forum. 

Stokes founded Custom Fitness, in 2006, and is the managing owner and health coach at the studio.

In 2001, Kris earned national certifications through NSCA and ACE organizations for personal training and group fitness. She graduated from Amarillo College in 2003 and has earned eleven certificates including Sports Nutrition Specialist, Certified Health Coach, Moms in Motion Pre/Post Natal, Yoga Fit, Mat Pilates, and more. 

Stokes also owns and manages Amarillo Fit Mama, a division of Custom Fitness that offers prenatal and postnatal pilates, yoga, and fitness both in the studio and online courses.

She believes in empowering people to reach success through specialized training techniques, nutrition guidance, and support structure.

Small businesses in Texas make up more than 9 in 10 of all businesses in Texas. They help to drive the state’s economy and employ nearly half of all private-sector employees.