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.
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.
MX3 Fitness Trainer and Nutrition Coach, Thespina Hilas MA, Holistic Nutrition
Thespina’s academic background in nutritional science and holistic nutrition gives her a unique perspective of fitness. She understands that lifestyle and diet habits can impact wellness, and she can help you gain the mindfulness and discipline you need to make exercise an enjoyable lifetime commitment. As a Latin dance performer, she incorporates flexibility, body awareness, strength, and control in her training style. Whether your goal is to lose weight, gain muscle and strength, or just improve your health in general, she can give you the guidance, structure, and motivation you need to succeed.
MX3 Fitness Trainer, Gio Andres
As a professional 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 awareness of body control – a critical component in 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, whether you are just starting out or have been training for years.
MX3 Fitness Instructor and Boxing Coach, Brian V
In addition to his work as a boxing group fitness trainer, Brian also teaches one-on-one boxing technique and boxing for fitness. With a Master’s Degree in Counseling, Brian understands the patience and guidance required to take a client from a complete novice to someone with an in-depth understanding of the principles behind boxing – form, focus, rhythm, movement, and breathing.
He blends strength, power, stamina and endurance training into an engaging workout that will challenge your system and progressively leave you with a useful skill you can take with you wherever you go. With a foundation of boxing as defense, Brian’s classes will help you gain self-confidence, while also burning those calories.
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.
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.
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.