Where are you from, and what brought you to San Diego?
I’m a San Francisco native who after three decades, had never lived anywhere else. I came to San Diego in search of warm weather, fun surf, and fish tacos. I haven’t looked back since.
What are you most looking forward to about coaching at Performance360?
I’m most excited to learn, not just from the talented team here but from the members as well.
My favorite part of group training will always be the daily interaction and conversation. Even though I might be teaching class, I find I always learn so much from the people in it. So in addition to new coaching methods, I really look forward to learning new faces and names and hearing their stories.
What do you hope to accomplish with your coaching?
I joined a group strength and conditioning gym in 2013 and it was nothing short of life-altering.
For the first time since college sports I had coaches and a community that were fully behind me and my success. I showed up every day seeking changes in what I could do physically, but left feeling more confident, capable, and positive about all aspects of my life.
I coach to give back and to provide the same empowering, confidence building experience that I received as a gym member. As a coach my goal is to highlight the positives, identify avenues of growth, and to encourage camaraderie and stoke between participants.
What should people expect with your coaching style?
In my experience the coach/athlete relationship is at its best when communication flows in both directions. Though I might be darting around the floor, I’ll always stop to field questions and take input from the room. I want my classes to be a shared experience where my thoughts and my voice are just one of many.
What are your personal philosophies with fitness and nutrition?
Eat your vegetables. Go to bed early. Sit up straight. Wash your hands. Put it on your calendar. Do your best. Try again. Be grateful for the things and time you have. Do one thing today that scares you. Not too much sugar.
… basically I just repeat everything Mom ever told me.
The one thing she missed: “Pick up something heavy, regularly.”
What local food are you crushing and what are you ordering?
I actually cook the majority of my meals but I’d say the burger at Rocky’s Crown Pub is one of the best things I’ve eaten in my short time here.
What’s a fun fact about yourself people would be surprised to learn?
I was a swimmer most of my life so gravity is still a relatively new concept for me.