Meet our Coaches!
A Eureka native, Jacob graduated from St. Bernards before moving on to CR where he ran track. He then transferred to Humboldt State earning his B.A. in clinical psychology in 2015. Jacob is currently in the last semester of his masters program studying Sports Performance Psychology with an emphasis in Coaching Science and has provisional acceptance to Cal Southern University where he will pursue a Doctorate degree in Psychology. His research area of study will focus on mental skills training and correctional exercise. He is also an NCAA accredited Certified Personal Trainer.
As a part of his studies, Jacob is in the process of earning a Personal Training certification (CPT) from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Additionally, he is also en route to becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Jacob is very excited to be a part of our team and looks forward to further involving himself with his community.
Robert Manning was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts in the year 1988. Growing up in the North East, especially Boston, sports were everything. He played just about every sport growing up but chose to stick with baseball and later played at the collegiate level before dedicating most of his time to school. Robert attended Bridgewater State University, where he graduated with a bachelors degree in Exercise Physiology.
Robert has been working in the health and fitness field for over 6 years now. Before moving to California in 2016, Robert worked for Massachusetts General Hospital where he worked with clientele ranging from pre/post surgery rehabilitation to athletes trying to better their overall performance. Working here alongside doctors, and nutritionist he gained valuable insight to help further his career in Personal Training.
Roberts specialties include corrective exercise, self myofasial release, strength training, sport specific training, bodybuilding, metabolic conditioning/HIIT training, and working with the senior population.
His style of training is very dependent on the individual. He also strives to get the most out of his clients, all while taking their safety into consideration first. Robert also has a good sense of humor and an openness about him which makes him easy to work with.
Roberts favorite quote, which with he resonates with the most: “love the life you live. live the life you love.” – Bob Marley
Shawn brings a diverse background to The Club with experience in athletics, Olympic lifting, bodybuilding, and strength and conditioning. He began weightlifting when he was 13 years old. Becoming the captain of his varsity football team is when Shawn dedicated himself to a healthy lifestyle.
Shawn graduated from Humboldt State University with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise science. He also works as a strength and conditioning assistant at HSU with coach Drew Peterson where he assists in preparing the athletes for the upcoming seasons. Shawn is an ACE certified personal trainer and has plans on receiving his Certified Strength and Conditioning certificate by the end of 2018.