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Sports Performance Training
Adventurous in Spirit!
Want to improve at your sport? Have an exercise program personalized for you, to develop your vision, balance and coordination skills specific to your sport.
Begin your adventure from anywhere!
If you have a busy schedule or are not local to San Diego there is a personal training option available for you. With Zoom you can receive personalized fitness training in the comfort of your own home.
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Athletic Adventurer does all in person individualized training at S10 Fitness located at 3810 rosecrans St, San Diego CA, 92110. S10 Fitness is a gym designed for trainers and their clients.
Greetings Athletic Adventurers,
I am so excited to bring the Athletic Adventurer programs to life for you! The mission statement behind athletic adventurer is, capable in body, adventurous in spirit, at any age. Let's work together to improve your ability to move and your confidence in trying new activities and sports.
I created athletic adventurer to help people of all ages gain confidence in their abilities and improve their athletic movement skills. When I was a kid I wasn't athletic. I was clumsy and very uncoordinated. most of my family was sedentary. There was a path to obesity and heart disease a head for me if I had followed the path I began on. Most often, when I would try sports I would just end up hit in the face with a ball. Eventually I came to the conclusion I just wasn't meant to do sports. However, I would see others having fun running around and enjoying playing sports and wished I could join with out fear of getting smacked in the face with a ball . . . again. As an adult I would stick to using machines at the gym just to try and stay healthy and in shape, but I became so board so quickly. There must be a better way or at least a more entertaining way to train! I started trying different activities and different training programs. I was so interested in figuring out how movement works I made it my career and became a personal trainer. Through a lot of hard work, study, and exploration I found the tools I needed to improve the athletic skills of myself and my clients. Through specific practice of visual skills, balance skills, strength training and rhythm training we can not only help with athletic movement abilities, but with our daily life needs for pain free comfortable movement. I am now enjoying trying new things and exploring sports and athletics I wasn't capable of when I was younger. I am doing so with confidence that I know how to move my body well and pain free. Through building your movement skills your body can become capable of things you hadn't even considered before. Understanding how your body works and knowing you have control of your movement can increase your confidence, and make trying new things more enjoyable. This brings an adventurous spirit to how you train, play, and participate in sports. No matter your age you can start practicing your skills, feeling and moving better. It would be my pleasure to be your athletic adventurer guide, as you explore your athletic skills and leave your pain and stiffness behind.
Let's Go Explore!
Additional info on years of experience and education below.
I've been a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Z-health practitioner for six years. I'd be happy to help you on your own Athletic Adventure!
Certifications listed here.
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
NASM Youth Exercise Specialist
Z-Health Essentials of Elite Performance Certificate
Z-Health Movement Reeducation Specialist
Z-Health Movement Integration Specialist
Z-Health Movement Performance Specialist
Z-Health Exercise Therapy Specialist
Z-Health 9S: Structure Certificate
Z-Health 9S: Strength Certificate
Z-Health 9s: Stamina Certificate
If you would like to know more about NASM or Z-Health please follow the links below.
I want to express my gratitude to Cassandra, for the past couple of years' training with her and how much she has helped and taught me. When I met Cassandra I could hardly walk, was in a lot of pain and could not lift weights or do squats or stand on one leg with my eyes closed; not to mention I was 25 pounds heavier! Look at me now, weighing in at 120 and for a 65-year-young, approaching "buff"! I am truly amazed with the techniques she employed and her knowledge base. The passion she shares and invokes about the body and its potential is inspiring. I look forward to a long, healthy, strong and wonderful training future with Cassandra.
Cassandra is such a lovely person! I am so glad to have her as my personal trainer. She has taught me so much and I am never bored during my sessions, we always doing something different and have a lot of fun. She is funny and genuinely cares about your health.
On every level Cassy is amazing. She is personable and well versed in her craft. I came to her with pains and ailments I didn't even know could be fixed, and she has been able to help me make amazing progress. If you have pain, she can help you. Her field of knowledge always seems to be growing, so however diverse your problem is, be assured she will attack it anyway she know how. And you'll definitely have fun doing it!! 10/10.
I've never felt better! This is not a one size fits all training, Cassie focuses on my individual issues and I'm much stronger, more limber and flexible than I was before I started training with Cassie. I ride endurance horses and I have noticed that I am not nearly as sore after a ride or race as I used to be. Cassie has taught me how to relax and strengthen my core which is essential to my sport.
My New Year’s goal was to finally heal/recover from a hysterectomy. I still lacked lifting capabilities. I started working on exercise therapy with Cassandra. She not only helped me realize that the original doctor gave me the wrong rehab exercises, which caused continuous injuries, but also helped me realize that other previous injuries were partially caused by problems with my equilibrium. Other previous injuries and present include a broken foot. I ended up having major foot surgery 1 plate, 9 screws, and 2 joint fusions. I was in 3 boots and 4 casts in a period of 9 months total, but continued to train the rest of my body, with Cassandra, while still wearing the boot. We discovered several issues including, my lack of basic breathing, lung expansion, to my equilibrium and eye coordination functions were very much out of whack. She has brought to my attention, things no doctor has even noticed or addressed. Cassandra’s knowledge is more surpassed and valuable than I can explain in a short Thank You letter!!! She has taught me special drills and even created a personal itemized chart for me to follow so I may continue my rehab when I leave for NV. I am a retired plumbing specialist who has multiple customer service awards and had my own businesses as well and I will say Cassandra is a vital heart beat to your local community. She definitely makes a difference in the world of wellness and of loving yourself. Thank you again God Bless, Blessings and Prayers.
was not the most flexible or fit person to begin with, but I’ve been a student of martial arts for many years. A year after a back injury and resulting surgery, I was forced to modify my activity to match my newly-limited range of motion. Bending over I could only get my hands to fall just below my knees. I felt there had to be hope for improvement. I came to Cassandra with plenty of motivation, but I secretly worried about getting pushed too hard. Maybe I’ve seen too much bad tv, but I imagined a personal trainer’s job was to drive the client to the point of physical and emotional exhaustion. Instead, she educated me on how bodies work in general (like, why does my neck tense up when I do a bicep curl?) and she took the time to find out what works for me, specifically. She created customized training plans that are both fun and challenging. Surprisingly, the two most common things I would hear her say is “Relax!” and “Breathe!” and I don’t know about anyone else, but those are two of my favorite things. Instead of feeling drained at the end of every session, I’d feel fired up and confident. Almost 2 years later, I’m 15 lbs down, stronger than I’ve ever been (I have a core!) and I can lay my hands flat on the floor when I bend over. I have flexibility, balance and stamina. And I’ve enjoyed every minute of the journey. I really can’t put into words all the unusual, unexpected methods Cassandra used - she is the master of the body hack. When I couldn’t perform an exercise properly at first, she’d suggest these small, seemingly unrelated drills beforehand - a stretch, a visual exercise, and, like magic, I could nail it. It has honestly changed my perception of what I am capable of. Simply put, Cassandra’s patience, encouragement and expert instruction has had an immeasurable impact on my life. <3
Cassandra: I was wondering if with your graphic design skills you could make me a little character to use in the game. Then the character could also be the mascot for my business.
Randall: sure, what would you like it to look like?
Cassandra: Well, I like the shoes and safari hat you sketched, but here's where it gets tricky. I want everyone to be able to see themselves in the character. I believe fitness is for everyone so the character must look like it could be anyone. Athletes come in all shapes and sizes so it cannot have a body type. Anyone can improve and get better at the sport or physical activity of their choice, so the character cannot have a gender age, or ethnicity either.
Randall: (long pause as he thinks.) Okay. Let me sketch some things and get back to you.
After some trial and error and a few drafts the Fitling was made! The Fitling has a safari hat because the fitling is Adventurous! Ready to explore New movements, New exercises, and New athletics. The Fitling has the sneakers because it’s always ready for physical activity and Athletics! But more importantly, to me anyway, the fitling does not have a body type, ethnicity, age, or gender.No matter what body type you are or wish to be you can be an athletic adventurer!No matter your gender, age, or ethnicity you can find your favorite athletic adventure!I’ve been told the fitling is cute! But very simple as if it’s made for kids only. So I wanted to share the story behind how the fitling was made. Athletic Adventuring is for people of all ages, 0 to infinity! You are never too young or too old to start exploring how movement works for you. Welcome to Athletic Adventuring! Please join me if you are, or would like to be, adventurous in spirit, capable in body, at any age!
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You will also receive a free PDF of the self guided Athletic Adventure Game Board!