TRIBEFIT OC OWNERCOACH ED
10+ YEARS EXPERIENCE
As a results-driven trainer, specifically with leading national fitness franchise companies.
(Nation Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer) Scientific Evidence-Based Optimum Performance Training
PRECISION NUTRITION CERTIFIED
Scientifically proven and elite nutritional coaching methodology.
It’s Coach Ed, and I’m here to bring light into your life!
That might sound a little fluffy coming from a fitness coach, but I’m not your average fitness Coach. I truly believe that fitness can help people transform in multi-dimensional ways. Most often, the initial changes are physical – whether it be to shed a few pounds, get leaner, get stronger, or gain endurance. The real transformation happens in the process of physical change. There are mental, emotional, and even spiritual changes. These changes combined are what I call "Transformation." This transformation gives us the strength and motivation to keep seeking happiness and to know that no obstacle is too big.
In terms of my background, health and fitness have always been an essential part of my life. I enjoyed team sports but wasn’t keen on all of the politics involved, so I gravitated to nature sports. Things like surfing, mountain biking, snowboarding, and backpacking are all physically challenging but also have awesome Zen energy to them.
What gets me up in the morning is the opportunity to connect with and help people. I can’t trace this back to any particular catalyst or influence, but it’s there in spades. I feel my absolute best when I’ve helped someone accomplish something or learn something new about themselves. I can’t wait for the opportunity to do that with you!
Professionally I’ve been in the fitness “business” since 2008, getting my NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and Precision Nutrition certifications and being an Owner/Operator of two franchised studios of one of the top international fitness brands. During this period, I spent a lot of time in Southern California and just fell in love with Orange County. A point came when it made sense for me to make some life changes, so I took the plunge and moved from my native New York to the OC. I am SO HAPPY here with the beautiful outdoors, active lifestyle, and genuine people.
I had the opportunity to continue in the corporate space with the big fitness brand, but, on a seminal hiking trip to Yosemite, I had the epiphany. My enthusiasm for Coaching was being sucked out of me by the corporate structure. I was constrained in terms of what I could do for my clients. I realized that fear had been holding me back from striking out on my own, doing things in the caring, quality way I wanted to. Following that trip, I said goodbye to the corporate shackles and decided to create TribeFit OC.
Building TribeFit OC has defined "Labor of Love" for me. It took me a couple of years to find the right space and well over a year to build the kind of facility I’ve always dreamt of - the type of facility that’s warm and welcoming and has the sophistication the OC deserves. I’m eager for California to open back up, so I can fully open my doors to you!
Until then, stay positive, stay healthy, stay safe!