Ronnie graduated from Oakland University (Rochester, MI) with a degrees in Exercise Science and Psychology.
His certifications include:
USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Coach
Performance Enhancement Specialist certified
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Level 2 Instructor (1 of only 326 worldwide)
Running Coach/ CrossFit Endurance Certified
CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Certified
CrossFit Gymnastics Certified
Kickboxing Instructor certified
Mobility and Movement enhancement certified
NASM Personal Trainer
Self Myofascial Release certified Coach
Ronnie is a well experienced trainer of both private and groups. He has a passion for fitness and health and is constantly absorbing more information that will benefit his clients.
He is a competitor. A hockey player for over 20 years since the age of 3 he learned the value of winning at all costs. Having a father that owned a bunch of old “fix up” houses he forcefully learned the value of hard work. Ronnie knows that anything is possible. He does not accept and is highly intolerant of anything that goes against that viewpoint.
Before adapting CrossFit and other group classes into his gym (established in 2006) Ronnie had his own private training gym in Los Angeles focusing on high intensity training. He now focuses his efforts coaching top level CrossFit athletes. his specialities are in Diet, Biomechanics training, WOD strategy, and performing maximally at redline levels.
If you are a current athlete anywhere in the world looking for info about advanced athlete programming and coaching email Ronnie@CrossFitMeanStreets.com.
Stacey achieved her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from USC in May of 2012 and received her B.S. in Kinesiology from San Jose State University in 2009. She is also certified as a:
-CrossFit Level 1 Instructor
-NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
-NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
-NASM Certified Personal Trainer
-NESTA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer
Her love for fitness began at a young age, participating in soccer, softball, judo, and running; and continues to manifest in her passion to promote health and wellness as her career.
Nina Sugamori is currently:
-Level One CrossFit Certified Trainer
She is also AFAA certified as a Group Exercise instructor and Personal Trainer.
She has taught aerobics and fitness since 1989 and yoga since 1998. Class formats included belly dance, seniors, sculpting, step, high-low, kickbox and exercise ball.
Her involvement in sports began in junior high with cross country running, soccer and softball. Later she pursued body building in Venice Beach at World’s Gym operated personally by Joe Gold himself.
She originally was introduced to a traditional 6-day/week split routine by Arnold Schwarnegger’s cousin Jo Jo. She credits her muscle mass from the split routine for allowing her to survive a motorcycle versus drunk driver collision in 1983 that took her right biceps, radial nerve and one inch of her right humerus.
Brief ventures into Muay Thai, acrobatic yoga, the Alexander Feldenkrais technique, adult gymnastics, and snow boarding have taught her the value of integrated neuromuscular synchronization and proprioceptive skill development.
Her childhood with her painter/sculptor grandmother and bachelors degree in mechanical engineering have given her a keen eye for refined observation of body mechanics and the applied physics of humans executing exercise.
She has taught as many as 26 classes per week which is a form of endurance training.
Nina has an artist’s view of the human form and considers physical training to be a sculptor’s tool for perfecting nature’s living art work. Functional training as CrossFit exemplifies is the most direct route to a balanced enviable physique that performs optimaly and reliably.
Nina coaches WODs, offers one-on-one CrossFit Elements, has extensive experience with scaling and provides assisted torque and stretch sessions.
Basile Beaty is a graduate of Amherst College; he competed in 12 NCAA seasons and broke several records as a runner of the 400 and 800-meter dashes. After graduating he worked in Mississippi for two years as a high school teacher and a track coach where several of his runners went on to podium at the state meet. He is currently a PhD candidate at USC.
Basile is CrossFit Level 1 certified as well as CrossFit Endurance certified. Last year after having done CrossFit for only six months he qualified for Southern California Regionals as an individual. He placed 21st in 2012 sectionals and 33rd at Regionals.
We are fortunate to gain Zacq Hale, personal trainer and group exercise coach, on staff at CrossFit Mean Streets. Zacq has a well-established blend of interpersonal skills and familiarity to sports and fitness combined with a personal philosophy that is foundational to good coaching. He conducts himself with two key ideas in mind:
1] Kaizen: Continuous self-improvement
2] The Golden Rule
He arrives to Downtown LA with years of coaching/sports experience:
1] 11 years football
2] 11 years wrestling
3] 48 second 400 meter time in high school
4] 4 years teaching kids swimming
5] 2 years study with a strength & conditioning coach (PCC)
6] CrossFit Level 1 certified
Zacq’s approach to life and training is inspired by his personal drive to bring back the respect for mastery of skills that he perceives is fading in society. He will continue his evolution as a coach on staff here at CFMS.
Mark has been coaching in the Crossfit Community since Jan 2009. He comes from a military background as an Infrantryman in USMC and is a covert computer geek. In his spare time, he loves spending time with his daughter (Leilani), Tai Chi, Reading, Cycling and Traveling.
Jason is a Level 1 CrossFit instructor.
Prior to his involvement with CrossFit Jason was a competitive swimmer, swim coach and instructor, and Los Angeles City lifeguard. While on land he trained and competed in Jiu-Jitsu, receiving his blue belt (BJJ) and another blue belt (Quantum Jiu-Jitsu). He also dabbled in MMA. His first exposure to “constantly varied, functional movement performed at high intensity” was watching fellow Banana Slug Greg Amundson (original CrossFit firebreather) slam med-balls into the asphault and do kipping pull-ups and thinking “what the hell is this guy doing?” and “I have to try that.” The rest is history. Jason only wishes he had encountered CrossFit earlier, as it would have made pulling folks out of the water, or into armbars, that much easier.
Jason is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz and USC. When he’s not fighting through WODs (or helping clients do so) he’s fighting for justice in the courts.