THE COACHES

Gym in Bay Park San Diego

FOCUSED ON YOU

We are group fitness with an emphasis on individual coaching in a safely COVID-19 modified delivery. We’ll learn your name, get to know how your body moves and continuously coach you so that the workout can support your goals and your safety. Always from six feet away or more.

Backed by 23 unique staff certifications covering general fitness, exercise science, nutrition, weightlifting, kettlebells, CrossFit, professional and amateur competition, triathlon prep, and more, you can rest assured you will join a team that is as committed to your safety, development, and goals as much you are.

MIC’D UP

(This video is from pre COVID-19, our operations have since changed to include coaching masks and strict social distancing, but our coaching style is still accurately represented.)

FOUNDERS

Dave Thomas

CSCS, CPT, Pn1, OPEX-CCP, ISSA, CKS


Expertise:
Training Theory // Group Program Design 

In 2011, Dave had a vision to challenge the status quo of what a functional fitness gym experience should entail. That fitness should be about development, not destruction. Inclusive, not divisive. That it should be more progressive than just a single, one-size-fits all option. A college teammate of co-founder Bryan and friend of over eighteen years, Dave has personally coached over 5,000 classes, countless members, and developed dozens of coaches. Dave’s philosophies on programming, coaching, and culture have laid the foundation for Performance360 to become what is today, and where it’s going.


Expertise:
Member Experience // Standards 

Having trained under the Boston Red Sox strength and conditioning program as a professional athlete for seven years, Bryan has experienced both the highest levels of professional programming and seen its pitfalls. Initially part of our original on-the-floor coaching team, Bryan’s role has evolved into oversight of our membership’s experience, and his behind the scenes nature plays an invaluable role to keeping Performance360 successful. Together, he and Dave tackle different ends of the fitness experience and as a team have guided it into what it is today.

COACHES

Coach Since: 2016

“…Selfishly, I’m tying to make a new friend. I want every person I coach to have a positive relationship with fitness because too many people dread going to the gym. To accomplish this, I try creating an environment conducive to results, laughs, sweats, and the occasional incoherent motivational outburst.”

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), NSCA

  • Precision Nutrition Coaching, Level 1

  • USA Weightlifting, Level 1

  • StrongFit Principles of Movement 

  • P360 Coaching Designation, Level 3

Coach Since: 2018

“…My personal philosophies with fitness and nutrition is a mix of ‘different strokes for different folks’ and personal responsibility. I urge people to be patient and open to seeing what fits them in the best way to form necessary habits for life. One’s fitness journey does not have to be a constant struggle.”

  • International Sports Science Association, GFC

  • Precision Nutrition Coaching, Level 1

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine, Nutrition 

  • Certified Personal Trainer, NASM (pending)

  • Corrective Exercise Specialist, NASM (in progress)

  • P360 Coaching Designation, Level 1

Dan Lucas

Dan Lucas Coach Performance360

Coach Since: 2018

“…I feel successful when I sense that athletes in the gym are able to detach from their every day hustle. Someone comes into the gym and is able to focus on that one hour of training. They’re having a great time, hopefully learning some things, and accomplishing goals. I want to be able to assist in whatever their purpose is for stepping into the gym.”

  • CrossFit, Level 2

  • CrossFit, Weightlifting Specialty Course

  • Certified Personal Trainer, NASM

  • P360 Coaching Designation, Level 2

Coach Since: 2017

“…On a short-term basis, I hope to help others realize how physically and mentally capable they are when it comes to fitness. Once they can crack that, we start to see huge improvements. On a long-term basis, I hope to develop trust with everyone that I coach. I know that as a staff, we have a lot to offer.”

  • Bachelors of Science, Exercise Sports Science 

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), NSCA 

  • Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC), CSCCa

  • P360 Coaching Designation, Level 2

  • Georgetown University Strength & Conditioning

Coach Since: 2020

“…I like to think my coaching style is active and engaged — studying my athlete’s movement and listening to their experiences. That’s the best way for me to help them understand what’s going well, what needs more practice or patience, and why.”

  • Certified Personal Trainer, NASM

  • CrossFit, Level 4

  • USA Weightlifting, Level 1

  • Pose Running Technique, Level 2

  • Power Athlete Methodology, Level 1

  • P360 Coaching Designation, Level 1

Coach Since: 2015

“…Coaching at P360 has been a life changing experience. I love talking to people and guiding them, for me to put energy into people I really like and watch them grow over the years has been a really cool thing for me. I like for everyone to be strong, but in particular I like for women to realize their strength and that being strong is not a ‘manly’ trait.”

  • USA Weightlifting, Level 2

  • IPL Elite Raw Designation

  • 2018 Arnold (Powerlifting), 3rd Place

  • StrongFit Principles of Movement 

  • P360 Coaching Designation, Level 3

Coach Since: 2015

“…Everything that is going to happen is going to happen through each individual’s effort and consistency. If I can in some small way help them to remove or minimize barriers to progress and help empower them to keep moving forward, then I can consider my small coaching contribution a success.”

  • USA Weightlifting, Level 1

  • Power Athlete Methodology, Level 1

  • StrongFit Principles of Movement 

  • Weck Method Running

  • DNS Weightifting

  • P360 Coaching Designation, Level 3

Coach Since: 2020

“…I just want to show people how capable they are. I want everyone walking out of each class with a sense of accomplishment. I give out some tough love. I might ask you to move a little faster or add another 10 pounds in your hands, but I’ll do it with a smile.”

  • Certified Personal Trainer, AFAA

  • StrongFirst Kettlebell

  • International Sports Science Association, GFC

  • P360 Coaching Designation, Level 1

Coach Since: 2016

“…As a coach I hope to help turn on that light bulb when correcting a movement and motivate someone to push past what they thought they are capable of.”

  • International Sports Science Association, GFC

  • USA Weightlifting, Level 1

  • StrongFirst Barbell Certification 

  • P360 Coaching Designation, Level 2

Ducote Contreras

Ducote Contreras Performance360 Coach

BIO

Coach Since: 2019

“…As someone who has played sports through college I am definitely a loud motivator and can spot when people are taking reps off. People should expect to be pushed not just for the sake of being pushed but because I feel confident they will be better for it.”

  • International Sports Science Association, GFC

  • P360 Coaching Designation, Level 1

Coach Since: 2018

“…As a competitive endurance athlete, my main goal is to help bridge the gap between the two communities. A person does not have to choose to be successful in the gym or on the road. In reality, the two are perfect pairs and when done correctly can produce incredible results and avoid injury.”

  • International Sports Science Association, GFC

  • Road Runner’s Club of America, Level 1 

  • 2x Boston Marathon Qualifier (3:27 PR)

  • 3 Marathon/Triathlon Podiums

  • P360 Coaching Designation, Level 1

Liz Koberstein

Liz Koberstein Performance360 Coach

Coach Since: 2019

“…People should know that I will forever identify as a teammate – I will push you, compete with you, cheer you on, celebrate you and learn from you. I embrace the “team” mindset that allows us to get further together than we ever could have alone.”

  • International Sports Science Association, GFC

  • P360 Coaching Designation, Level 1

  • Marquette University Athletics Hall of Fame, 2020

  • P360 Coaching Designation, Level 1

Coach Since: 2019

“…I want everyone in my classes to feel that excitement, to share it, and to leave thinking that their hour at the gym was the best hour of their day.”

  • International Sports Science Association, GFC

  • USA Weightlifting, Level 1

  • CrossFit, Level 1

  • P360 Coaching Designation, Level 1

Coach Since: 2019

“…I want to establish an safe environment of support, acceptance, and accountability so that all members, no matter what might be going on outside of the gym, know they are welcome and have an amazing community behind them.”

  • International Sports Science Association, GFC

  • P360 Coaching Designation, Level 1

Coach Since: 2018

“…My main goal with coaching is to help people get better. For me, this doesn’t end with the physical means of helping people to improve. It’s the whole package of understanding why someone is at the gym and genuinely wanting to help them succeed to meet their short-term and long-term goals.”

  • International Sports Science Association, GFC

  • P360 Coaching Designation, Level 2

Coach Since: 2020

“…I hope to help people fall in love with fitness the way I have. To enjoy doing the things that other people would shy away from. To become the best version of themselves.”

  • International Sports Science Association, GFC

  • P360 Coaching Designation, Level 1