THE BCSF WAY
- Nate Gugel
B.S. Kinesiology – UW-Milwaukee
CSCS – UW-Milwaukee
ACSM CPT – 6 years
Adult CPR / AED, Child CPR and First Aid – American Red Cross
Nathan loves to play soccer and enjoys welcoming anyone who is willing to move about. He enjoys teaching and working with adult populations where outcome goals are increased mobility and enjoying life to the fullest. Excellence in effort and fulfillment of one’s purpose are constant weights on his mind. Nathan appreciates sophisticated dry humor and motivates boot campers with smiles and camaraderie.
- Clarence Hairston
- Jenny Stulberg
- Catherine Wohlwend
- Sarah Adler
- Sara J Goldman
Sara J Goldman
- Katy Diiorio
INSTRUCTOR (DOLORES PARK, GOLDEN GATE PARK)
BA San Jose State University, Child & Adolescent Development
Years Training: 2
A former elementary school principal, Katy most definitely has eyes in the back of her head. Of course, these days she uses those superpowers to make sure you’re planking and squatting when you’re supposed to. She may have left the world of kids behind, but she has not left her love of learning and teaching. A lifelong student, she now relishes learning the latest exercise science news, learning a new way to work the glutes, and mostly in teaching you the ropes of a healthy lifestyle. But be forewarned, she has a history of charming most she meets into a new best friend. And yes, it is possible to like the person that is asking you to do just one more push-up.
- Molly Molofsky
BS, University of San Francisco, Business, Minor: Dance
ACE Certified, Zumba Licensed
Years Training: 4
While BootCamp generally doesn’t include the Cha Cha Cha, you just might find yourself skipping to the beat after leaving one of Molly’s classes. Don’t be fooled though: training with a dancer (that is also one of San Francisco’s best Zumba teachers) does not get you off the hook: Molly is legit. But… we admit that her burpees just might come with a bit more pizazz and definitely with a tad more grace. When she’s not counting beats or reps, this well-rounded movement enthusiast also loves to spend time in the kitchen working on her latest nutrition school project. With a passion for educating her members to fuel their bodies with the right whole foods, Molly is sure to help guide your path to eating better, feeling better and ensuring that your workout is, actually, really darn fun.
- Tyler Dalbey
BA San Francisco State University Kinesiology
Years Training: 10
Spending much of her childhood in both Costa Rica and England, Tyler has always been on the move. Having a knack for getting in on what the locals did for fun, Costa Rican surfing was an easy fit for this girl with energy to spare. She took this natural athleticism into her track career at SFSU, finishing 2nd in the 400 meter hurdles at the NCAA Division 2 State Championship and 14th at Nationals in 2010. Of course, this was all before breaking the SFSU school record in the 400 meter hurdles in her 2010 outdoor season. Besides breaking records, she still finds time to wakeboard in the summer and head to Tahoe in the winter to get her snowboard on. Spreading this contagious energy into your workouts is one of her specialties. Consider this a fair warning: take her class and you just might be inspired to break some records of your own.
- Brooks Jenkins
INSTRUCTOR (SOUTH BEACH, EMBARCADERO)
BA Political Science, University of California, Berleley
CSCS from NSCA (in progress)
Years Training: 9
Brooks is a bit of a wolf in sheep’s clothing: he’ll blow you over with his pleasant laugh and smile all while telling you to run just 2 more laps or to do just 50 more push-ups. He’s not all charm though: he graduated UC Berkeley, swimming competitively and playing water polo. He was a finalist multiple times for PAC-10 Championships and also qualified for the past 3 Olympic trials, competing in the 2000 and 2004 trials in multiple swimming events. He continues to train for triathlons, open ocean paddleboard racing, team handball and isn’t planning to stop swimming or playing water polo anytime soon. Helping weekend warriors find their inner athlete and seeing that spark when they realize just how much they’ve accomplished in his class keeps him inspired to keep pushing the envelope to ensure your workouts are fresh, fun, injury-free (he has a gusto for perfect form) and most of all, really, really challenging.
- Valerie Azinheira
INSTRUCTOR (DOLORES PARK)
BS San Francisco State University, Kinesiology
USAT Coach Level 1
Holistic Nutrition Educator Certified
Years Training: 18+
A native, Valerie’s been keeping fit on the streets of San Francisco since childhood; while her dad ran, she followed on a bike. She picked up running while in college and after a marathon in Hawaii, she was hooked. She’s since completed multiple triathlons, an Ironman and recently qualified for the venerable Boston Marathon. Not only does Valerie want her bootcampers to believe they can complete a major milestone like a triathlon, she takes this philosophy home; her 5 year-old just completed his first kid-sized triathlon. Oh and in case you were wondering, she kept running throughout both of her pregnancies, up through the 8th month (of course!).
- Chris Van Loan
Chris Van Loan
INSTRUCTOR (DOLORES PARK, CORPORATE SITES)
BA San Francisco State University, International Relations
Years Training: 13+
Chris used to be a gym rat. You know, the guy who spends all his time “lifting” in the weight room. The results were so impressive that other members started asking for advice, so he got his AFAA certification at age 19 and got to work as a personal trainer. That might have been the end of the story, had he not discovered Chinese martial arts and Tai Chi, and later, backpacking. The holistic nature of martial arts, and the satisfaction of being outdoors with a pack, completely changed Chris’s approach to physical fitness. Now a backpacking veteran and practitioner of Kenpo and Jujitsu, Chris can help you find the mental and physical reward of challenging yourself beyond the gym.
- Tracy Hicks
INSTRUCTOR (GOLDEN GATE PARK)
BA University of California at Santa Cruz
Years Training: 9
Tracy enjoyed a successful career as a web developer before leaving cubicle life to get some fresh air. Her obsession with the great outdoors has taken her up and down mountains as a biker, runner and hiker, and now she’s sharing the love. With advanced education in outdoor exercise, first aid and CPR, her workouts are designed to help you reach your limits safely and injury-free, while remembering to enjoy the scenery. A six-year veteran of races like the Muddy Buddy, Angels Island and innumerable half-marathons, she knows how to set a goal and stick to it. She can help you do the same.Tracy also provides one-on-one personal training.
- Keith Wohlwend
- 15 yrs
- 15 yrs
MA San Francisco State University, Kinesiology
BA San Francisco State University, Organizational Psychology
Years Training: 15
Keith’s first love is track and field. He won several collegiate conference championships in shot put and discus, including a 3rd place at an NCAA Division II National meet that earned him All-American status and set the shot put record at SFSU. Off the track, he’s tried all avenues of fitness and athleticism: he’s been through a significant weight loss (50 lbs), competed in adventure races and tackled 100-mile road bike rides. He can also empathize with injury recovery, having rehabilitated from multiple knee surgeries. With years of elite athletic training behind him, Keith knows how to motivate, educate and support you on the road to fitness.