You may have set the destination by yourself, but you don't have to get there alone.
Those who know the road to Optimum Movement and Performance will get you there.
OMP is not just a gym. It’s a community of like-minded people coming together to move and perform better in life through strength training. We help you figure out an easier road to a more fit and healthier lifestyle. Showing you how to overcome those daily obstacles to being fit, strong and healthy, we incorporate all aspects of fitness that keeps you accountable to your ultimate goals for better health.
We are all about accomplishment. Lifting 5 lbs or 250 lbs, requires a commitment to becoming a better you. Knowing your starting point creates a likelihood of success in reaching your ultimate health and fitness goals. We start with taking measurements, calculating body fat & weight and then structuring a plan that factors in your current strength and flexibility. Whether you are a former athlete or just getting started, it’s never easy at first. We understand that the journey to wellness & longevity requires practice. We are consistent in our training of the practice of movement , the practice of performance and the practice in being strong. Because as we all know…..with practice, comes perfection!
There are many ways to get to your ultimate health and fitness goals. Many believe that cardio work outs will get you there! However, strength training is proven to bring about the most beneficial physical results! Because of that, we offer two options to keep you accountable to your workout program: Personal Training and Small Group Classes. You choose which option you would be most likely to stay committed based on your current schedule and lifestyle. We then integrate information about your dietary habits to promote a total successful transformation of both mental and physical that you, your friends, and family will be amazed with.
Our Personal Training Program is for people who want accountability with personalized programs that progress to a new level as you improve and get stronger; using different modalities like kettle-bells, TRX suspension trainers, etc… We know mindful eating (nutrition) can make or break the results you want, therefore, we guide you and make available to you nutrition plans, nutritional seminars, and travel programs that include interval workouts which you can do at home or on the road.
The training program includes:
Dynamic Warm Up: The correct way to prepare the body for intense training along with corrective exercises to improve muscle imbalances.
Resistance Training: Muscle helps the body turn into a fat-burning machine. Resistance training helps build muscle to make you stronger and maintain a great fat-burning machine.
Metabolic Conditioning: Doing the wrong type or amount of cardio can be useless, it can also counter your fitness objectives. We provide you with the correct amount and kind of metabolic conditioning that works to achieve your goals.
It doesnt matter what your goals are. If it’s FAT LOSS, SPORTS SPECIFIC, RECREATION, or LIVING PAIN FREE, we have the plan you’re looking for.
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When you started training me over two years ago, I’d lifted off and on for a short period of time but never consistently or heavy and I’d already been a fitness instructor for over 20 years and accomplished completing an Ironman triathlon, but I wasn’t in optimal physical condition. I could do cardio for hours at a time and I thought I was content with that until you put me through the ringer with that first workout. Who the hell knew you could sweat just from laying on a black foam roller?! And when I brought in my squishy pink roller the next session, you rolled your eyes and shook your head at me and told me to never bring it back – to deal with the black roller. It was then I knew you meant business. And, now, after the intimidation has worn off (okay, you know it hasn’t - I just like to pretend I don’t have a healthy fear of you - lol ;-), I wouldn’t have it any other way!
After that initial 6 month trial with you two days a week, I signed up for a year increasing to three days a week and then another year at four days a week – and sometimes I’m there more, if I can fit it in with my crazy schedule. And you know if you were open 7 days a week, I’d be there every single one of them! But even this simple thing of not being open has a lesson in it for me – more on that later!
Through the past couple of years I’ve learned so much from you, Stone: You’ve taught me to invest in myself – in my health - in a way I never had before. I took for granted the fact I had a free gym membership at the health club where I worked but I didn’t take advantage of the benefits of it. But what I learned to do from you is to take advantage of your knowledge, expertise, leadership and coaching abilities and to never take the relationship between trainer and client for granted.
You are one of the most positive and solid relationships I’ve ever had with a strong male presence in my life and I can’t thank you enough for putting up with all my antics and still agreeing to train me and for accepting me and pushing me to be a better version of who I already am. You saw potential in me and you didn’t give up on me even when I wanted to give up on my goals and myself. You pushed me beyond all my limits and didn’t accept any excuses from me - “Who cares if you’re tired because you were out dancing until 3am. You knew you had a session with me at 8am” is what I heard many times. I appreciate your tough love; it’s held me accountable.
You taught me about possibilities. You taught me I’m possible instead of impossible. You taught me it was okay to be uncomfortable, to get over myself and to actually “Get comfortable being uncomfortable”. And you gave me tools to achieve my goals both with weight loss and muscle gain along with strength – oh how you’ve taught me about both mental and physical strength. You pushed me to break stereotypes and limits I placed and set on myself.
You gave me the confidence to walk into any gym by myself (even while on vacation) and work hard/lift heavy even when I’m the only woman among many men.
You celebrated my big and small victories (weight loss goals, body fat %’s, dead-stop pull up’s, box jumps, and tire flips) inside and outside the gym with a headshake and sometimes even the few simple words either texted or mumbled in passing “Good job” that have never meant so much! You continue to push me, train me, and encourage me to set and meet new goals for myself and I have never felt more strong and self-assured in the capability of my body and my self as I have since working with you.
You also created a safe space for me and the OMP family to share with each other, commiserate with each other, laugh with each other, sometimes cry with each other, dance with each other, work hard together, encourage each other and celebrate one another! You’ve also given us Sheba who always knows when to gently nudge us along after you yell at us to “Stop talking and get to work!”
Your workouts are always safe, creative, challenging, effective, and fun - yes, fun! And even though I may complain or question your math or writing, I still have a tremendous amount of respect for you and even more so because through your training I have come to respect my body and myself. Because of you, I’ve learned to listen to my body and not be so critical if I have an ‘off’ day but rather respect where I am in that moment and do the best I can and come back even stronger the next day. You’ve taught me not only the importance of working hard but resting. You’ve shown me balance in your own life that I strive to emulate. And you’ve taught me I’m resilient.
I’m in a bit of denial that I may not have the opportunity to train with you anymore due to my upcoming move across the country but I will take with me the knowledge you’ve bestowed me, your belief in me, and the strength you’ve shown me within myself. I am your biggest fan and when anyone asks me how I’ve achieved what I have with my weight loss (45 pounds and counting) and flipping that damn 300 pound tire 25 times, I tell them I owe it all to you and to the belief you’ve instilled in me. And I tell them they owe it to themselves to give you a month trial to see what they can achieve with your guidance.
I’m forever indebted to you, Stone. Thank you just doesn’t seem enough. So I’ll end with a huge Battle ropes salute to you and a hug I know you’ll end up brushing off your shoulder! ;-)
With mad respect and gratitude.
3811 San Pablo Ave
Emeryville, CA 94608