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  • Deserae Cota.

    Role: Personal Trainer

    Education: Bachelor of Arts in psychology

    Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

    Specialties: Strength, Conditioning, Muscle gain and toning, Functional training, Cardiovascular endurance, Core strength, Agility

    Experience: I was a member of the women’s track and field team for eight seasons at New Mexico State University. Exposure to several coaching styles and techniques over a lifetime as an all-around athlete has given me a greater understanding of the importance of individualizing training to reflect clients’ personal goals and to prioritize their health.

    I have applied this understanding to empower personal training clients to achieve their goals as well as while coaching youth basketball, track and field and volleyball. I maintain a coach mentality because I believe in motivating clients to achieve their personal bests while pushing past their comfort zones.

    Why Personal Training: I am a personal trainer because I believe in the power of movement as therapy. I use sports and working out as a form of moving meditation. I encourage clients to get out and move and to take advantage of the many ways that the world provides to keep active – from the gym to playgrounds, to stadiums, to park benches.

    Maintaining an active lifestyle has shaped my life in many constructive ways, and I have witnessed others transforming their lives too after implementing physical activity and healthier habits. The same habits that you develop to push past your limitations in the gym or weight room carry over into your personal life and create a greater ability to overcome and a new sense of resilience. Seeing clients whom I have trained and athletes whom I have coached demonstrate this is beyond gratifying.

    Why Body Mechanix: I train at Body Mechanix because I love the community of people. From the first afternoon that I set foot in Body Mechanix, I observed everyone greeting one another and saw an environment in which people came to work and to be put to work.

    This gym offers equipment that ensures a dynamic workout each session and the space to utilize all its fun tools. As longtime members and/or clients affirm that Body Mechanix offers some of the best trainers and facilities, I am proud to be part of a team that is so highly regarded by its community.

  • Lance Moore

    Role: Boxing Coach

    Certifications: First Aid / CPR

    Specialties: Boxing

    Experience: Olympic style boxing 2001-2007; Boxing coach 2012-2018

    Why Personal Training: I am a personal trainer because I love the art of boxing and love teaching the art to others. I like the release that hitting the bag and boxing in general give you. I got into boxing to increase my fitness. I was in top physical shape but when I went to box against an opponent, I couldn't touch him and didn't feel in shape. This experience sparked something in me. The more I went, the more I liked it and wanted to compete in it. I want everyone I teach to get a really solid workout while having fun. Working out without working out.

    Why Body Mechanix: I train at Body Mechanix because I love the gym and the people here. The gym's philosophies and values resonate with me. I'm always excited to see who comes in next.

  • Keshon Wilson.

    Role: Boxing Coach

    Specialties: Boxing; Wrestling; Football; Strength training

    Experience: Amateur Boxing Prospect and all around athlete. Coming up on 10 fight's and still rumbling. 2020 Olympic hopeful. Also have years of experience in weightlifting, wrestling, and football.

    Why Personal Training: I am a boxing coach because I want to continue to bless people with the knowledge of the sweet science!

    Why Body Mechanix: I train at Body Mechanix because very personal experience. Classes are tailored to individuals in order to maximize results.
  • Roshan Uranwala.

    Role: Personal Trainer

    Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner
    B.A. in Ethnic Studies with emphasis in Race and Resistance Studies

    Certified Personal Trainer - National Academy of Sports Medicine
    Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach - Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning
    Family Nurse Practitioner
    BLS for Healthcare Providers
    ACLS for Healthcare Providers

    Long distance and trail running, Cycling, Swimming, Olympic Triathlons and other competitive racing events
    Nurse Pracititoner; Specialty: Orthopedics

    Experience: My passion for fitness is interconnected with all parts of my life, from the attitude I bring into my workplace, to how I view health as a clinician, to how I engage with my clients, patients, colleagues, family and community, it is always present. As a practice, I try to model fitness by example and hold an open invitation to all those who express an interest in joining me. Over the past several years, this practice has led to me informally training sedentary colleagues into competitive runners and friends with limited agility in the water into strong swimmers. Their achievements birthed a new passion for them and I witnessed as it transformed their energy levels, their happiness, their physique and the priorities in their lives.

    Why Personal Training: I am a personal trainer because movement is at the center of our quality of life. Through movement, we engage our minds and our bodies in unison and explore the limitless possibilities of what we can do. It is the ultimate expression of love to ourselves, and, like all forms of love, it requires that we work at it.

    Several years ago, I started training young high school students to run the Oakland Marathon Relay. We had two teams and each person ran a 6.5 -7 mile stretch, which was a lot considering that some had never ran before. Training with them was not only a bonding experience for us, but, most importantly, it bonded them more closely to themselves. In training them, I learned that 1) The best gift that I can give to people is not to take care of them, but to arm them with the tools to take care of themselves and 2) Young people, and all people, intuitively care about their health and will act upon it if provided proper pathways to do so.

    I believe that it is through the discovery of what we can do that we begin to create our own self-determination. Whether as a healthcare provider or personal trainer, my goal is to empower people with the tools to take their health, wellness and athleticism into their own hands, guiding them, while promoting that they own their own power to become their best self!

    Why Body Mechanix: I train at Body Mechanix because Body Mechanix has pushed me, loved me, grown me, and become a home for me. I am a stronger athlete than I was when I first walked in. Before I came to Body Mechanix I used half-marathons, olympic triathlons and other competitive racing events as goal markers for my own speed and agility. At Body Mechanix, I began to set different goals for myself that reflected not just my speed, but my overall performance, strength and areas of weakness. My workouts became more well rounded. Above all, I found a family and community at Body Mechanix and it is a highlight of my day to train with them.
  • Andrew Corpus

    Role: Personal Trainer

    Education: BS Kinesiology, San Francisco State University

    Certifications: ACSM CPT, TRX level 1 qualified, Eleiko Strength Coach, Mobility WOD Mobility and Movement Specialist

    Specialties: Martial Arts, Mobility, Sport-specific Training, Rehab and Prehab, Core Strengthening, Group Exercise

    Experience: I bring 5 years of experience as a personal trainer, 2 years as a physical therapy aide, and over 10 years of martial arts training.

    Why Personal Training: I am a personal trainer because I'm passionate about helping others achieve their fitness-related goals. I enjoy seeing clients progress both mentally and physically.

    Why Body Mechanix: I train at Body Mechanix because the environment is very lively, energetic and cohesive. From the instructors to the music, Body Mechanix does a great job creating a fun atmosphere to work out in.
  • Amanda Norfleet.

    Bio coming soon
  • Dalia La Pantera Gomez

    Bio coming soon
  • Karim Mayfield

    A San Francisco native, Karim Mayfield is is a current professional boxer and former No. 2 world-ranked welterweight Champion and 2006 Golden Gloves champion. He has more than 15 years of experience with competing and teaching the sweet science of boxing.
  • Kedrick Shadley

    Bio coming soon
  • Rudy Howell

    Role: Personal Trainer

    Education: B.A. Criminal Justice, SFSU

    Certifications: Nation Federation of Professional Trainers

    Specialties: Strength & Conditioning, Lean Muscle Development, Fat loss, Plateau breakthroughs

    Experience: I began working out at 23. I became a certified personal trainer at 35. I have trained myself consistently for over 20 years and client based training for over 5 year.

    Why Personal Training: I am a personal trainer because at 23 year old I began working out for self improvement. A trainer took a special interest in me and taught me the secrets to longevity in human performance. He saw potential in me that I did not recognize in myself and after 5 years of training I went from a skinny 165 lbs to 198 lbs of lean muscle. I was able to squat / deadlift 500 lbs and bench over 300 lbs-- a level of human performance I never thought possible all due to the training I received. Currently, at 50 years of age, I continue to lift intensely as I did as a young adult. I learned if done correctly fitness is the true fountain of youth. As a result, I became a personal trainer to help people dedicate themselves to reaching their maximum human potential and performance while doing so safely and with longevity in mind.

    Why Body Mechanix: Body Mechanix provides a environment that allows creativity in the approach to fitness. Body Mechanix allows me to train clients independently in a clean, professional and safe environment with a focus on excellence through accountability and a supportive staff structure.