Private Coaching with Individualized Program Design
Hiring a private coach allows you as an athlete or fitness enthusiast to be sure that what you do every day is designed and specific to your goals and your needs. We get to know your fitness background, lifestyle, current program, and goals for the future, and customize a program for you, including nutrition.
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Marcus Filly grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He played multiple sports as a child including soccer, baseball and golf, which eventually led to a collegiate career in soccer at the University of California, Berkeley. There he earned his degree in Molecular and Cell Biology with an emphasis in Nutrition and Physiology. After Berkeley he complete a year of graduate work at the Ohio State University School of Medicine.
His interest in both athletics and human health and performance eventually led him to CrossFit in 2007. He has gone on to compete at the CrossFit Games 6 times, three times as an individual (2016 12th fittest) and three times as a team member (2012 6th fittest team). Marcus is also the captain and member of the Phoenix Rise in the NPGL. For two years he has been voted to the all GRID league team, in 2016 earning 1st team honors, and in 2015 earning the award for leadership excellence.
Marcus has been a health and fitness coach for 8 years since leaving Medical School in 2009. He was formerly a CrossFit facility owner for 5 years, has completed all 5 of the OPEX CCP courses, and has coached clients remotely from all over the world. He has coached athletes at the CrossFit Games as well as several Regionals athletes.
He lives with his wife Megan, and they are expecting a baby in early 2017. He lists his parents, Barbara and Roy, as his role models and drive to succeed in life.
Shanna‘s background in coaching fitness stems back to 2004 when she first got her NASM Personal Trainer Certification. In Santa Cruz, she began coaching through personal training and group fitness classes at Optimal Health and Fitness. At that time she coached age group swimming for Santa Cruz County Aquatics and Masters Swimming at Simpkins Swim Center. In 2010, she made her move to San Francisco and continued her personal training and coaching at Breakaway Performance. She soon came across the sport of fitness at TJs Gym in Mill Valley and had started to implement CrossFit for her own training in endurance sports. In 2012, she began her career as a coach in the sport of fitness. She continues to do personal training and individual program design for athletes that have a variety of goals, including competitive CrossFit. She is currently enrolled in the OPEX Coaches Certification Program where she gains new perspectives on program design, nutrition, and lifestyle.