carl koch - FITNESS & performance COACH
EMPOWERING PEOPLE TO OPTIMIZE THEIR FITNESS AND PERFORMANCE
Carl is a sports performance and fitness coach based in San Diego, CA. He holds a BS in Exercise Science and is certified through NASM as a corrective exercise specialist and performance enhancement specialist.
Carl has been helping his clients reach their personal fitness and sports performance goals for over 8 years. They include professional athletes; high school athletes pursuing Division 1 colleges; young athletes wanting to improve fundamental mechanics, stability, mobility, strength, and power; as well as fitness clients wanting to gain muscle mass, increase strength, and/or reduce body fat; and clients continuing rehabilitation after physical therapy.
No matter what his client's goals are, his approach to training is to make sure all aspects of health are incorporated into the program: developing positive mindsets, optimizing breathing, managing stress, educating about proper nutrition (no fad diets), and all other recovery methods. This is done in accordance with evidence-based training sessions to safely and efficiently achieve his client's goals.
"I first learned from Carl when I saw my friend post on IG a video of an ankle mobility exercise they were doing and it caught my interest, especially because I'm a Physical Therapist and I know quality content when I see it.
Carl is by far the most passionate trainer that I know because every workout is intentional. He does his research, stays on top of up-to-date interventions, and most importantly, personalizes your plan to fit what you need, instead of some cookie-cutter BS.
Carl was my strength & conditioning coach when I was training for a Muay Thai fight and he did a damn good job. I could jump higher, run faster, was more explosive, was stronger than I have ever been. I even gained muscle mass and lost body fat %.
I went from never deadlifting, to deadlifiting 225lbs. I went from not being able to do a single leg squat, to doing a single leg squat while holding a 10lbs plate. I went from being scared of box jumps to being able to jump over and onto a 31" box and hurdle.
I am not bragging, I just want to show you how great Carl is at helping you reach your potential."
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"Not just an amazing trainer, but an incredibly kind human being with a big magnanimous heart and a deep spiritual soul that brings out the best in his clients.
Fortunately, I am the "after Carl" version of myself that managed to get my weight down from 207 lbs to 175 lbs and my hemoglobin A1C from 9.7 to 5.7 which officially changed my diagnosis from severely diabetic to borderline. I am off my blood pressure medication and the best I have ever felt.
Trekked Macchu Picchu this year and going to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro next year. Muchas gracias, Carl! YOu are the best there is!”
"Whether you're an athlete or an ordinary person who wants to be fit, Carl is the ultimate coach!
I have been working with Carl on my strength and personal fitness for more than five years and have progressively experienced the ease at which I do many, many everyday activities; like walking up steps with bags of groceries, picking up items off the ground, getting serving bowls off a high shelf while standing on a step-stool, rearranging outside planter pots in the patio, moving 40lbs bags of cat sand, and standing up from a low seated position.
He has managed to not only keep me strong but has coached me into being so much stronger than ever before. As my physician's records show, I have been able to increase my muscle mass, reduce body fat, stabilize my weight, significantly improve my flexibility, and maintain excellent bone density... just to name a few effects.
I'm convinced that if I'd had a coach like Carl 20 years ago, I would have almost eliminated my scoliosis. Today my posture is really good and I don't have back pain anymore”.
Yes, I've been consistent and persistent. None of it is "easy". Whether you're an athlete or someone who simply wants to improve your fitness, talk with Carl. If you're serious - he will help you.