Adriana Jensen has been working in fitness for 10 years. Her passion is to see the benefit and results in her clients. She loves to see people gain strength, flexibility & endurance. Adriana enjoys seeing the look on her clients faces when they accomplish their goals and beyond! She has a BS Business Administration from the University of Chihuahua, Mexico and is a certified fitness and personal trainer. Her specialties include general training, functional movement, stability, balance, posture, flexibility, total Body, free weights, core and conditioning.
Ajay is a very well-rounded trainer. He comes to us from the YMCA where
he has had experience working with all age ranges, kids the age of 8 to 80.
Ajay's favorite thing to do is to help any individual live up to their
physical potential. Ajay's philosophy is that it is never too late to start
living a healthful lifestyle, but you need the will because it isn't easy.
Ajay graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of
California, Santa Cruz. As a "Banana Slug" Ajay was on the Track club and
played Intramural basketball, soccer, and ultimate Frisbee. Now a college
graduate, in his free time he likes to run, ride his bike and swim. Ajay
has a very likeable way about him and is well educated on the body and it's
movement patterns. He has proven successful working with both group and
personal clients. Ajay is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer.
Amanda is a personal trainer certified by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). She spent many years working in the health care and fitness industry. Utilizing insights gained from interfacing with doctors and health care professionals, she provides a unique understanding of the aging process through specialized health care plans, patient education and nutrition. Additionally she continues studies as an ACSM certified personal fitness trainer, developing educational programs for schools and health and wellness facilities. Amanda is a student of Advanced Medical Qi Gong, studying under Doctor Arnold Tayam, Prof. DMQ , Director of The Longevity Center. Drawing upon her experiences with Women’s health issues, Amanda emphasizes Qigong as an important and useful tool combined with nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle to help her clients evolve to their fullest potential.
Angelica Salgado has been in the health, fitness and wellness industry for over 8 years. She graduated from NHI in 2001 and is currently certified as a professional massage therapist, health educator and pilates instructor. She focuses on a full body approach using both modalities to help her clients reach optimal results. She believes everyone can achieve stronger cores, increased flexibility and correct body mechanics during workouts. Angelica is also a proud member of AMTA, and feels comfort in being first aid AED certified. Angelica's goal is for all her clients to walk out feeling stronger, taller and feeling refreshed.
Asha is a 20 year veteran of Massage Therapy. She is a student of The Body Therapy Institute, Santa Barbara School of Massage in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports and Therapeutic Massage. Asha’s clients enjoy her massage therapy for a wide range of reasons, from toning and conditioning to being a huge part of their complete health program. Her clients enjoy her intuitive healing hands and see her for a wide range of chronic illnesses to post accident and surgical reconditioning. Asha is happy to work in conjunction with a client’s doctors to aid in their swift recovery. Asha’s style is second to none, you WILL emerge from her massage room rejuvenated and refreshed! Asha is the mother of 2 beautiful children.
Cari St. Aubin
Cari has had a love for fitness her entire life. She graduated from Luther College in Iowa with a double major in Biology and Physical Education as well as a minor in Athletic Training. She is currently an avid cyclist and triathlete, having just returned from a 15,000-mile worldwide bike tour and has several big triathlons on the horizon including the Wildflower Half Ironman in May and Ironman Wisconsin in September of 2013.
Cari began her career as an NASM Certified Personal Trainer in 2003 and has 7 years of experience training individuals and small groups from ages 15-90 with her specialties being cardiovascular and muscular endurance and functional strength training. In addition, she has also worked extensively with an array of clientele ranging from those with chronic low back pain, arthritis and injury rehab to those who are simply seeking general fitness. There are no limitations for fitness; living a healthy life and feeling great is something we all deserve, so whatever your goals, we'll work together to achieve them!
My passion of movement started early, I grew up playing conventional sports like soccer, baseball and hockey. I got really involved with hockey and played since the age of 12. But I did not know the way to workout besides doing standard bodybuilding splits. This led me down a road of muscle imbalances and injuries. I felt and looked strong but I moved like a robot, my strength was only applicable in the gym. I knew there had to be a better way to workout. My reading and research led me to studying and learning about gymnasts and gymnastic strength training.
Gymnasts are pound for pound the strongest athletes in the world. I tried designing my workouts myself but that led me to a plateau and over training injuries. That is where Gold Medal Bodies came in. I starting with their Rings 1 program stuck with it and felt great, but most importantly stayed injury free! I really developed a foundational strength I had never had. I had the opportunity to attend two seminars taught by Gold Medal Bodies. It was nice to have a coach watch me perform the movements and learn new ones as well. I wanted to learn even more so I was ecstatic when they asked me to be a certified trainer for them. I recently finished an intense trainer apprenticeship program which taught me how to teach and perform movements I'd learned in my classes. If you want to get really strong and bring fun back in to working out I would love to help you out!
Davidson has participated in just about every sport throughout his lifetime. Currently, he is scheduled to do several triathlons in the upcoming year. He has previous experience working in physical therapy clinics where he learned corrective exercise techniques and helped people rehabilitate from orthopedic injuries. Now he uses this experience as the base of his training philosophy in the world of personal training.
Davidson earned his B.S. in Kinesiology from San Jose State University and is currently pursuing his Masters degree in Biomechanics at SJSU. Davidson is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA.
I totally enjoy working out and continue to reach for a higher level of fitness. This mindset keeps me strong and healthy – you could say I “walk the talk” and fully subscribe to the old adage of “if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it”. I have been actively involved in athletics throughout my entire life, participating in team as well as individual sports. For me, the best part about being a fitness trainer is the opportunity to motivate and encourage lifestyle change! I design specific, unique workout programs to help clients reach attainable goals. Each workout session is challenging, effective and most of all fun!
Michelle started in athletics at the age of 4 years old. Her first sports were softball and dance. Loving to be active she continued to expand her techniques in gymnastics, cheerleading, cross country, track and field, and tennis. Being in shape took on a different meaning when Michelle competed in gymnastics in her early teens. While still being athletic, her real transformation came together when she found nutrition. Michelle found a new world in a healthy lifestyle when she changed her old habits of eating whatever she wanted to a clean diet.
With this new lifestyle she set out for a new goal wanting to take her nutrition knowledge and athletic capabilities to another level. Michelle competed in her first Body Building and Figure Competition in May of 2008, taking 2nd place in the Contra Costa show, then followed by 1st place in July of 2008 at the San Jose Body Building Competition.
On any given day you can find Michelle driving around with her cooler full of healthy foods, working out at the gym, stopping by for a yoga class, or getting in some cardio. Michelle is certified through the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM). She also has worked in the medical field as a Medical Assistant in an Orthopedic office, Physical Therapy Aide and a Chiropractic Assistant.
Michelle’s personal goal is to provide clients of all levels with the tools they need to live a health and happy life. She takes er work seriously but creates fun enjoyable workouts. While clients are guided toward their specific goals, Michelle prides herself on creating challenging yet fun workouts.
Michele is our Back Office/Bookkeeper. We are lucky to have Michele with us as she is our creative and detail oriented office manager. Michele has worked in Chiropractic and in retail. If you get a call from Michele, be nice to her!
Patty McLucas’ career as a Wellness Coach began with personal training in the home in 1992. She received her personal training certification through the American Council on Exercise, earned a Sports Nutrition Consultant Certification and is certified as a Personal Fitness Trainer by the American Aerobic Association International/ International Sports Medicine Association (AAI/ISMA). In 2010 Patty completed the practicum in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. In addition to teaching strength training and nutritional coaching for weight control in San Mateo, Los Altos, and the Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel, Patty teaches stress reduction and mindfulness meditation for Stanford’s Cancer Supportive Care Program, Stanford's Health Improvement Program (HIP), and other Bay Area locations. In 2011 she rolled out the Eating With IntentTM program as part of the HIP at Stanford. Patty is also the proud mother of a thirteen year-old daughter, who is her role model for living in the present moment.
Paul is a Los Altos native who graduated from UC Berkeley. Paul's passions include flying airplanes, hiking & playing volleyball.Paul started working with Liz at Fitness Solutions when he received his certification as a personal trainer in 2004. Paul is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Paul enjoys personal training and working with the circuit classes at Shawsu. Paul's clients say they like his sense of humor and stylish workout shorts.
Pete is the head coach of Kain Performance. In addition to being a super great guy, here are a few of Pete's credentials!
• Level 2 USAT Triathlon Coach
• Certified Swim Coach
• Certified ACSM Health & Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer
• 2002 USAT “Triathlete of the Year”
• Two-Time USAT “Triathlete of the Year” – Honorable Mention
• Three-Time IM World Championship Finisher
• Four-Time World Age Group ITU Triathlon Champion/ Eight-Time Medalist
• Seven-Time National Age Group Champion
Shari is the assistant coach of Kain Performance. She is a super fun addition to the Shawsu Team, her energy and enthusiasm make us all happy when she walks in our door! Shari's a pro in every sense of the word. Her accomplishments include but are not limited to:
• Four-Time National Champion in Cycling, Cyclo-cross, & Off-Road Tri
• 2010 XTERRA Triathlon Hall of Fame Inductee
• 1999 XTERRA World Champion / 2002 ~ 3rd Overall
• Level 1 USAT Triathlon Coach
• 2006 IM Coeur d’Alene Finisher
• Personal Trainer
Pete and Shari are the parents of two (imagine this) very fun, energetic and athletic children!
Wendy’s interest in massage began with “squishing” her mom’s feet and rubbing her head when she was barely tall enough to reach her head while seated. Wendy always seemed to have a good touch. She started to follow that gift in 1992, went to massage school and got serious about doing massage in 2007 when she started doing body-work full-time. She has training in Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, Reiki, chair massage, Shiatsu, cross fiber & longitudinal release, aromatherapy and hot stone massage. Her personal method is to pull on whatever technique will best serve the person lying on my massage table or sitting in her massage chair at that moment. Wendy’s greatest joy is being the very blessed mom of a delightful 7-yr old.