Personal Training

Training Sessions with Olivia - Castro

MX3 Fitness Trainer, Olivia Shafer

As a lifelong athlete, having competed in soccer for 15 years, shotput and discus, lacrosse, softball and working as a lifeguard, Olivia is well adapted to the importance of sport specific exercises.  She builds up her clients through functional movement patterns and foundational exercises incorporating her training with kettlebells and Animal Flow techniques. Also, due to chronic injuries, Olivia understands the struggles of overcoming obstacles in life and in the weight room.  As a student of Sport Psychology she is well-rounded in connecting the physical with the mental, truly embracing the philosophy of where Mind Meets Muscle.

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Training Sessions with Marcelo - Castro

MX3 Fitness Trainer, Marcelo DeSousa

Marcelo’s academic background in Art History and Integral Counseling Psychology have earned him a broad understanding of the psychology of exercise coupled with a trained eye for aesthetic form.  His workouts are designed to increase strength, power, and endurance by utilizing a variety of resistance training concepts firmly grounded in exercise science. Marcelo’s clients can expect to achieve a wide range of fitness goals, from fat loss to increases in strength and muscle mass. His training philosophy is grounded on conscious coaching, an integral approach to physical training that combines awareness of mind and muscle tailored to maximize results and deliver optimal training experiences for clients at any level. To put it plainly, expect a challenging and vigorous workout.

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Training Sessions with Gio - Castro

MX3 Fitness Trainer, Gio Andres

As a professional dancer and dance instructor for more than ten years, Gio has an in-depth understanding of how the body moves – from alignment, to balance, to flexibility. This knowledge proves invaluable in his approach, as Gio focuses on how strength and fitness training creates a conscious understanding of the body as a three-dimensional form in space, where body awareness and control can greatly contribute to helping one reach their fitness goals. Using an integrated variety of techniques, including weight training, Pilates, and calisthenics, Gio knows how to tap into a client’s maximum potential. His enthusiasm and positive energy are a just an added bonus.

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Training Sessions with John - Lower Haight

MX3 Fitness Trainer, John Showalter

John started his personal training career as a licensed massage therapist working with elite athletes, including the USA Cricket Association Team.  His unique approach for his clients includes therapeutic bodywork and fitness training resulting in increased flexibility and a broader range of movement, enhanced with improved strength.  John’s yoga and pre/rehab stretching techniques, matched with weight training, are ideal for anyone looking for a more holistic approach to their fitness.

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Training Sessions with Govinda - Lower Haight

MX3 Fitness Trainer, Govinda Schäfer.

With a “back to basics” approach, Govinda focuses first and foremost on form and balance for everyone from the novice to the practiced power lifter (his own personal area of emphasis). Govinda specializes in creating 360-degree body balance and stability using a combination of body-weight training, power techniques, and an emphasis on core strength.

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Training Sessions with Shana - Lower Haight

MX3 Fitness Health Coach and Senior Trainer, Shana Karp.

Shana is a two-time NCAA Diving All American from Stanford University and former diving coach. She understands that motivation and a solid plan are critical to meeting one`s fitness goals. Whether her clients are trying to lose weight, gain muscle, or increase their overall health, Shana`s high energy, positive approach keeps her clients engaged and moving forward. As a person with Type 1 Diabetes, she has profound insight into how having a chronic illness can affect exercise and fitness. Her training approach borrows techniques from Olympic lifting, yoga, traditional weight lifting, and flexibility training to create a challenging and varied workout.

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Training Sessions with Glenn

MX3 Fitness Founder and Senior Trainer, Glenn Shope

As a former collegiate skier and assistant athletic trainer, he saw from early on the need to develop data-driven fitness programs, where the planning, tracking, and evaluation were just as important as the actual exercises. His experience as a successful web developer, matched with his passion for fitness, allowed him to create a comprehensive, trackable system where Mind Meets Muscle.

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