Kate has been a dedicated yoga practitioner for eleven years. After obtaining a degree in Psychology at San Francisco State, she decided to deepen her practice by completing the YogaWorks 500-hour training. Through her training she learned the love of alignment, precision, and the philosophical beliefs of yoga. While continuing her practice on the mat, she finds the benefits travel into her climbing. A climber for five years, Kate finds the use of hip openers, abdominal strengtheners, and back openers to be particularly important when reaching for that next hold. Her classes incorporate the use of breath, strength via holding poses, and alignment as key components to what yoga is. Come to class and expect strength, stretch, and an overall calmer and more peaceful outlook on life.
Julie comes to us with over 22 years of teaching experience. She was a former dancer who found Pilates and started teaching that method in 1992. She also has been instructing barre classes for many years and helped start TRX classes at DRG in 2012. Julie has been with Diablo Rock Gym since opening day and has been in the climbing community longer than she has been teaching! You can find her teaching TRX on Monday nights and Wednesday mornings or attempting V – something in the bouldering area at Diablo Rock Gym.
VictorCardio Boxing Instructor
Victor Damian is a boxing instructor at Berkeley Ironworks and Great Western Power Company. He also teaches boxing at Diablo Rock and Mission Cliffs when needed. If you are in the need to work mitts, hit the bags or work on technique “hit” him up. Not only can he help you get that boxing workout you need, he can also teach you in Filipino Martial Arts. But that’s not all, Victor is also a Certified Persona Life Coach based in Postive Psychology. Check him out at: www.coachv4me.com!
Chris was born and raised within the seven by seven square miles of San Francisco. He competitively fought in the sport of Muay Thai from the age of 11 years old. He hadn’t lifted a barbell in his life but wanted to implement strength into his regimen. He was hooked and hasn’t looked back since. Out on the black mats, under the extreme weather conditions, you will find Chris encouraging our fellow athletes. Better yourself. Do hard things!
DorisIndoor Cycling Instructor
Doris won the Contra Costa Miss Fitness Championship in 2008, and also hold two-second place wins! She has more than 10 years personal training experience and also is a Master Fitness Instructor. She currently works at the Space Science Laboratory, U.C Berkeley.
“I workout every day. My motivation comes from in my heart, I am a believer that fitness helps join the mind and body”.
When I was 5 Stanley’s mothers’s left knee cap would sublex and he would help her reset it by pulling on her leg. Ever since then he has had a curiosity about the human body and how it works. In 8th grade he got into cycling, in high school he commuted all over with my bike and got into rock climbing. Stanley uses his athletic training,/PT background to help athletes and clients to get strong and stay healthy. He became a certified trainer with NASM in 1996 and gained specializations in TRX, diet counseling, sports massage, and stretching/foam rolling. You can find him on most days in the weight room working with clients, in the bouldering area or climbing top rope.
Born and raised in Rochester, NY Alex played pretty much any sport his parents would let him, including gymnastics, snowboarding, soccer, and basketball. He attended college at the State University of NY in Geneseo, NY where he graduated with a Bachelor in Computer Science and a Minor in Mathematics. Although coaching is not his full-time occupation it is something he is very passionate about. He happy to match whatever level of intensity and effort his athletes are prepared to give. We get out of this what we put in, so if your goal is to Snatch 300lbs let’s go for it! If you just want to get up a flight of stairs without feeling winded, we can work towards that too! Either way Alex is looking forward to seeing you in one of his classes soon!
EricCardio Boxing Instructor
Eric is a transplant from Canada, calling the Bay Area home for many years now. He has been involved in several sports at a competitive level, from soccer and swimming to martial arts and cross-country running, and now focusing on functional fitness. He believes that a workout must be intense, fun, and leave you exhausted. You need to sweat! As a Cardio Boxing instructor, Eric uses real-world boxing techniques to strengthen muscles and develop cardio endurance, in an intense and fun workout. The harder it is, the more rewarding. It is excellent cross-training for climbers, and generally a very good workout for anyone. Come try the class, or just stop by to say hi!
Fortune is an expert at handstands. Check out her Monday evening classes. They are a blast. She is a certified gymnast coach. She can dance and climb, sometimes at the same moment. You might catch her any hour of the day doing cart wheels, back flips, or showing the Parkour people a thing or three. Most of all, she is always smiling, we think she likes it here… A lot.
Find Ruben leading Cycling Class on Monday nights at 6:30 pm and Core & More on Saturday mornings at 9am. Ruben is also found early morning and mid evening in the weight room working with his many diverse personal training clients. Personal Training, Rehabilitation, Pre/Post Natal, Sports Conditioning, Body Sculpting, Nutritional Counseling. Through the five elements, (Mental, Air, Earth, Fire, Water), of Fitness and Nutrition you will receive a personalized program specific to your every goal.