Dale Frankum II 

First and foremost I am a follower of Jesus, husband to my beautiful wife Nikkie and father to our 3 wonderful children. 


I have always enjoyed sports and being physically active. In my mid 20's life started to happen and I began to realize how unhealthy I really was. I did not go out and make huge life changes immediately. I changed 1 thing....  ONE healthy habit lead to TWO. 6 years later and 50lbs down I wanted others to experience life the way I now experienced it. My entire life I have loved helping others. Jokingly my teenage friends referred to me as "Life Coach". Truth be told it frustrated me, I just wanted my friends to reach a higher potential than what they saw in themselves. Not realizing the childhood nickname was foretelling. It has always been my passion to help others reach something in their lives that they never knew they possessed.

The passion to see others succeed, to become more, to gain mental and physical health is now a reality.

This is why Vital exist. 


CrossFit Level 1-2 Trainer

Owner Vital Functional Fitness

Dale Frankum II

Caroline Brinkmeyer 

I began my fitness journey 6 years ago when Vital first opened its doors; and needless to say, I haven't looked back. I started this new and exciting endeavor with very little knowledge on functional fitness or exercise in general. I have learned so much through my mentorship with Dale and CrossFit's courses. Along with making better food choices and training consistently at Vital, I have maintained an almost 60lb weight loss. I am passionate about encouraging and helping others achieve their own goals. I feel I am relatable to new members because I was once in your shoes walking into a class for the first time. Hesitant, nervous, doubtful and even a little scared of failure. My favorite part of being a coach is members, especially other women, finding a confidence through exercise. I LOVE seeing women feel empowered and strong and it transferring to their everyday lives. Vital has helped mold me into the person I am, and who I am proud of. You can find me working out in the 4:30am class or coaching the 8:30am class. In addition to being a coach at Vital; I am a wife, boy mom, & business owner.  

Richard Smith JR

Rich Smith is a husband and father who enjoys staying physically active and helping others do the same. He is employed at Moore Supply Co. in Clute, TX where he is the Operations Manager. He received his CrossFit Level One Trainer Certification in 2013 and his CrossFit Mobility certification in 2015. Since then he has been involved with coaching functional fitness. Previously he has been a coach at CrossFit Vicksburg in Mississippi and CrossFit WMD in Angleton, TX.

Rich uses the functional strength training principles from CrossFit to prepare him for his other passion, obstacle course racing (OCR). He started his OCR journey back in 2012 and has since done over 60 OCR events around the US. He is a 3x Top 50 Spartan Race Elite Point Series Standings Finisher in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 seasons. One of his top moments in OCR was placing 3rd in the Hawaii Spartan Race Sprint while on his honeymoon.

As a husband and father, Rich strives to live a healthy and active lifestyle and hopes his actions encourage and motivate others to stay consistent in achieving their goals.