Coach Mary Beth
Orthopedic & Senior Fitness specialist, radio DJ emeritus, foodie
As a “chronologically enhanced” exerciser, Mary Beth Rockwell knows that it’s never too late to get fit – the workout bug didn’t bite her until she hit 30. Now exercise serves as MB’s therapy, and she draws on her life experience to know that you can work at getting strong and healthy while being kind to your body and spirit (and still enjoying the occasional bowl of pasta or glass of wine – hey, life’s too short for deprivation!)
Since 2012 I’ve been certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as a Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and Health Coach. I’ve earned specialty certifications via ACE in Orthopedic Exercise and Senior Fitness. I’m a TRX qualified Gray-rank Suspension Training instructor (Individual, Group, and Sports Medicine). And I have a B.A. in Letters, Arts & Sciences from Penn State University. (We are… Penn State!)
-I was born in Danbury, CT but moved to Altoona, PA as a small child and spent my formative years there. I’ve lived in my adopted hometown of San Francisco since 1997.
-I love to cook and travel, though I don’t get to do either as much as I’d like. And I love to eat – sometimes more than I should (ohhh, cheese!) – which is one reason I work out so much. Also I was a radio DJ for my entire pre-fitness career – which is one reason I talk so much.
-When I was 30, my mom had a health crisis that didn’t end well – largely because she neglected her health and wellbeing. That was my wake-up call that I needed to clean up my act to avoid the same thing happening to me. I love having a career where I can relay my life experience and help make a positive difference in people’s lives!
Favorite Move: Spider planks
My Inspiration: my 70-something personal training client who can do a wicked single-footed front plank – and she’s writing a book, too!
Can’t miss PodCast: The Hop-Ons Podcast, on which the hosts deconstruct and analyze every episode of the show “Arrested Development” (with which I’m obsessed)
Outdoor Spot: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Favorite Dessert: Blueberry Cheesecake
Cheerleader, Cage Fighter, and Harvard Alum
Alexis Craig is consistently featured on “San Francisco’s Best Trainer” lists. With more than a decade of experience building strength and endurance, her work has benefited everyone from teens with cerebral palsy to former Navy Seals. She believes that regardless of your current fitness level, you can grow and succeed. Expect her to make it fun, and make it yours!
Favorite Move: Burpees
My inspiration: Wonder Woman
Can’t miss PodCast: Mortified
Outdoor Spot: Lake Tahoe
Dessert: raw chocolate
Boston Marathon Competitor, Traveller
Boston Marathon qualifier, Aaron Forrest, brings endurance running to a new level, combining his fitness expertise, motivating personality, and endless humor to keep you on track. Don’t be intimidated by his pace! It’s your walk or run and his job to make it fun.
BS Exercise Science BYU, CPT NASM, Fitness Nutrition Specialist NASM, Certified Group Fitness Instructor
My passion and drive for health and fitness started when I was a sophomore in High School. Despite working all season to train, my results in the State Cross Country championships that year were very disappointing. I was so discouraged. However, this event fueled a desire in me to better understand how nutrition and exercise work and use them to help me compete at my very best. I continue to enjoy applying the things I have learned over the years to challenge myself physically. I was able to run my 6th marathon last month and have a new goal of running one in each state. I’ve seen first hand how hard work, combined with proper nutrition and appropriate exercise pays off.
Whether I am training for a marathon, teaching a group exercise class, preparing for a fitness competition, or attending the local yoga studio with my wife, I love to be active! Implementing healthy lifestyle habits has enabled me to live the most active and enjoyable life possible.
Favorite Move: Push Up Cross Kick
Can’t miss PodCast: NPR “How I Built This” and “The Daily Boost”
Outdoor Spot: Provo Canyon in the Fall
Favorite Dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Triathlete, Strength and Run Coach
Sarah Brannon is an Austin, Texas based coach whose client lists includes Miss Texas! She is both a dancer and triathlete, combining the love of movement with her competitive edge. Expect knowledgeable encouragement, kindness, and hilarious wit.
Mat Pilates certified, Insanity certified coach, American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine certified corrective exercise specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine certified performance enhancement specialist, American Council on Exercise behavior change specialist
I was born and raised in Santa Fe New Mexico. My hobbies include hiking, anything fitness related, traveling, playing guitar and making art. An interesting fact about me is that my moms family heritage built a castle in England that is the one of the oldest and most haunted today.
I grew up loving to play sports and used them as an outlet. When I got to college, I put on weight, got really unhealthy and needed to change my lifestyle so I decided to start running and weight lifting. I loved it so much that I turned it into my career. It is what makes me feel alive, empowered and strong. It overflows into every aspect of my life. Learning to be in tune with my body is one of the most valuable lessons I have learned.
Favorite Move: is either a one legged kettlebell deadlift or a two legged kettlebell deadlift.
My Inspiration: Jessie Graff from american ninja warrior, Diana Nyad: 64 year old who swam from Cuba to Florida
Can’t miss podcast: Ben Greenfield fitness: his knowledge is amazing
Outdoor Spot: the mountains in Santa Fe
Dessert: Coolhaus ice cream….the best hands down
Fitness educator turned super mom
Liana Hughes has worked in the fitness industry for more than a decade teaching group training, one on one clients, and working for fitness product companies developing education and fitness programs. She loves helping people make movement fun and incorporating exercise into their daily lives. As a mother of young kids, she is great with helping parents make their workouts productive and doable.
BS Exercise Science Tulane University; TRX Suspension Training Certified including Group and Team; CrossFit Level One Certified; Working on finishing up my Precision Nutrition Level One certification; NASM CPT; NASM PES
Favorite Move: Lunges, Pull Up, Deadlift
My Inspiration: My grandfather and his ability to do exactly what was asked of him in his health and fitness goals
Can’t miss PodCast: On Being
Outdoor Spot: Santa Cruz Beach!
Favorite Dessert: Ice cream
Outdoor warrior, bodyweight training specialist
After a lifetime in sports Emily Sears turned her competitive drive to fitness. While she enjoys pushing her own body to its limits, she looks to instill self efficacy in others no matter the workout. Emily believes everyone should discover their inner bad ass through training and exercise and wants to help you find it!
BSA from ACU, National Academy of Sports Medicine Personal Training Certification, National Academy of Sports Medicine Senior Fitness Specialist
I’ve played sports my whole life, so when that ended, fitness became my sport! My main passion is lifting heavy things and trying to push my body to its limits. I love doing anything outside, hiking, biking, kayaking, rock climbing, camping, if it’s outside and ends in “ing” I probably do it, always with my dog Riggs in tow. I’m dog obsessed and you’ll probably here me talk about it in class….correction you’ll definitely hear me talk about it in class. Hobbies outside of fitness include puns, dad jokes, and mosh pits.
My passion for being a fitness professional stems from my want to help people. Though I was not immediately sure how, I always knew I wanted to build my career around helping others achieve their goals. For a while I thought that was through counseling or recovery for drug and alcohol addiction, but realized I would probably make too many jokes… That’s when I decided to build a career around a love I already had for myself and could work to instill that same drive in others. My goal is not only to get you healthier, but make you feel like a BAD ASS.
Favorite Move: Burpees
My Inspiration: Katrin Davidsdottir. Fascinated by her superhuman abilities.
Can’t miss PodCast: Mugglecast, great way to keep your unhealthy Harry Potter obsession alive when the books are over.
Outdoor Spot: Any of the many hiking trails around Austin
Favorite Dessert: Dark Chocolate
TRX: total body resistance exercise certification, Crossfit Level 1, USA Weightlifting Level 1, Powerlifting Coach, Pre Natal Coach, National College of Exercise Professionals Personal Trainer cetification, Muay Thai Kickboxing Coach and former Amateur Fighter
I like to hang out with my kid, lift weights and eat. I enjoy hanging out in Hawaii and spend lots of time there. When I used to fight I never got any serious injuries. Mild Concussion, leg contusions, a broken nose once that my coach fixed in my corner and a few cuts over my eyes that I fixed with super glue instead of stitches. The WORST injury I got was from teaching a class and demonstrating bad technique and tore up my knee and ended my own competitive pursuits
I think Health and Fitness is important and its easier with a coach, a group and with some fun. I used to be obese at over 300lbs working out alone was too hard and un motivating. It very hard to stick with it. Finding a group and finding a way to make it fun is what help me get into a habit of exercise and help get me in shape.
Group Fitness coach from London, UK.
2 years Running an outdoor group fitness bootcamp, with about 30-50 people in every class
After 5 years of working in movies, making explosions for titles like James Bond and StarWars, I decided I wanted to pursue a career in which I could help people, so moved into group fitness, to help individuals improve their health and make friends at the same time! In my free time, you’ll find me climbing mountains, kayaking down waterfalls or trying to improve my own fitness in the gym! I have 2 pet turkeys and I once broke my wrist making a cup of tea!
B.A. San Francisco State University, NASM: National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, NASM: National Academy of Sports Medicine Corrective Exercise Specialist, Pre/Post Natal Certification, CPR/AED certified by the American Red Cross, NASM: National Academy of Sports Medicine Fitness Nutrition, Specialist, Zumba instructor Certified
Holly Roser is a Certified Personal Trainer and a certified Sports Nutritionist in New York City and San Francisco. She has 13 years of experience in fitness, including competitive gymnastics training. Holly’s mission is to fight against the climbing obesity rates in America by encouraging people of all ages to start with small steps towards a healthy life.
Holly is regularly featured in the top websites and broadcasts in the country as a fitness personality. Her experience ranges from Dr. Oz, Self Magazine, Shape Magazine, Men’s Fitness Magazine, Prevention Magazine, The Washington Post, NY1 News, KTLA ,Livestrong.com,
EHow.com, Brides Magazine and many more. She is proud to be a fitness writer for Livestrong.com, delivering the latest workouts to busy professionals.
In 2014, Holly created Girl Fit, a non profit after school program, for 37 FairFax High school students in Los Angeles, CA. The focus of the program is to motivate and inspire inner city, low-income teens to eat healthy and create a career path for each girl. Girl Fit is catered towards girls ages 13-18 where girls learn goal setting skills and how to live a confident and healthy life. Workouts are catered towards teamwork and focused on well-being instead of weight loss. Holly’s goal is to provide the tools for girls from low income families to succeed in all areas of their lives while ensuring they have access to healthy foods and the knowledge to make the best food choices.
In her free time, she loves running up hills in San Francisco and going on walks with her two Pomeranians and husband Johnathan.
Back Pain Specialist, Strength Coach
Back pain specialist, Carlos Teasdale, has spent a decade turning aches into strengths. He’ll ensure your workout builds muscular strength and endurance, making all of life’s daily movements more enjoyable. Because when you’re strong, life just feels better.
Certifed Athletic Trainer (ATC); Certified Stregnth and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS); CPR/First Responder
Born and raised in San Francisco, Basketball was my sport, got injured too much, went to college at SJSU studied sports medicine, learned how to heal the body, worked on a bunch of college D1 sports teams, worked as a personal trainer who specialized in injury rehabilitation and prevention, worked at TRX developing exercises and workouts, started my own business called Low Back Solutions, currently helping improve lives by decreasing joint pains and strengthening my clients/friends and family!
I love the way exercise feels. It makes me confident and happy. And I hate being in pain, I really don’t wish it on my worst enemy. I try to help everyone I know get rid of their joint and orthopedic pain so they can have fun with exercise and movement.
Favorite Move: Squat Press
My Inspiration: The Future!
Can’t miss PodCast: Brain Science PodCast
Outdoor Spot: Yosemite National Park
Favorite Dessert: Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal with Vanilla Almond Milk
Group fitness coach and qualified personal trainer from London, UK.
3 years running outdoor fitness classes, qualified personal trainer and nutritional lead on weight management programs.
After coaching in the USA and Australia, I worked in schools across London teaching physical education. During this time I ran outdoor fitness classes for Rabble. It was my experience at Rabble that made me want to delve deeper into fitness. I recently left teaching and completed a personal training diploma course. Now I’m looking forward to primarily running group classes. I love the energy that comes from group classes. In my free time I enjoy dancing. I take part in locking, popping, house and salsa classes in London. I also enjoy the gym, yoga, cycling, basically anything active. I take pride in running great sessions. I’m always looking to be creative with my practice and develop as a trainer. I just want to bring joy into people’s lives and believe fitness is a great way I can achieve this.