Personal Training at Our Lower Haight Location
Mike’s fitness background stems from his time spent as a Division 1 Cross Country and Track athlete at Loyola Marymount University. His passion for peak performance combined with innate desire to help others led him to pursue a career in fitness where he could best utilize his athletic and educational background. After several years working in corporate fitness centers, he continued his education by attending a Masters of Exercise Science program at University College Dublin in Ireland. After a stint living in Australia, Mike is now back stateside to continue his career in fitness and wellness.
Mike takes a foundational approach to training, ensuring that fundamental movements are performed safely and effectively before challenging the body in other ways. His training specialties are in strength and conditioning; weight loss; running; and high intensity interval training (HIIT).
Mike is currently taking new clients.
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.
Thespina is not taking new clients.
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.
Govinda is currently taking new clients.
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.