Coach Red spent 10 years in the United States Marine Corps, participating in many leadership and training courses to help better refine his role as a leader/trainer of Marines. Red is a certified Level 1 canoe sprint coach under both the International Canoe Federation (ICF) and the American Canoe Association (ACA), which is officially the National Governing Body (NGB) for the Olympic sports of slalom and canoe sprint and the Paralympic sport of paracanoe within the United States;. Both organizations are affiliated with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Combining his military experience along with knowledge gained from number of renowned paddling athletes/coaches, he now shares that wisdom and acts as a paddle technique coach for various paddling disciplines.
Sean Pangelinan, a.k.a. Sean P. The Trainer, has been a personal trainer since 2006. In 2012, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in fitness, nutrition and health from San Diego State University. Sean is certified in FMS (Functional Movement Screen), which he uses to assess an individual’s risk for injury and to improve their biomechanics. He is a Certified Level 1 Coach in Olympic Weightlifting with a complete understanding of the capabilities of strength training. From competitions and mentorship, Sean also learned the art of aesthetic bodybuilding, and teaches the limitless benefits of using conventional weights to improve confidence and self-esteem. He continues to expand his knowledge to become the leading expert in weight loss and nutrition.
Logan (aka Jon, aka Patrick) is a Certified Personal Trainer with a diverse fitness & sports background. He spent the last four years paddling with UCSD Dragon Boat Team. The final year of which he served as the team’s strength & conditioning coach, creating functional fitness programs and tracking individual performance progress for approximately 50 student athletes. Before dragon boat became his primary focus he spent more than 6 years learning different styles of martial arts.
Logan has also volunteered as both an assistant self-defense instructor and a gymnastics coach for young children. From these related disciplines he learned the importance of good body control, balance, and coordination. Weightlifting has remained a staple in his own training regimen for about a decade now, so he has a penchant for incorporating some form of strength training into everything.