Naushad has a passion for helping people move better in their bodies and living with less pain. After working at a startup for 4 years in the healthcare industry, Naushad realized he wanted to directly make a difference in people’s health and fitness and has found this career extremely fulfilling.
As a young child, Naushad was always active and dreamed of playing in the World Cup some day. While that dream didn’t become a reality, Naushad’s determination to be the best he could be led him to earn a spot playing Division I soccer at Santa Clara University after making the team as a walk on. Injuries, accidents, and surgeries were also a part of this amazing experience providing Naushad the opportunity to spend a significant amount of time with doctors, trainers, and therapists getting his body back into shape and performing at a high level. His experiences with injuries and chronic pain enabled Naushad to develop resilience as well as the ability to empathize with others that he carries into his work. One of his beliefs is that in life you cannot always control what happens to you, but you can control how you react to the situation, which in the end is what shapes you.
As a trainer, Naushad has a strong interest in the bridge between rehab and performance as well as injury prevention. He believes that core strength, balance, and efficient movement is vital to improving your function in any activity you do. His training style blends positive motivation and calming reassurance to help clients achieve their best, and he strongly believes that you need to find fun in any physical activity you do.
As a massage therapist, Naushad’s goal is to help you restore postural balance and move more efficiently in your body. He takes a holistic approach to treatment by identifying root causes of dysfunction instead of just working on the area of pain. Naushad offers a variety of techniques including clinical deep tissue, sports massage, trigger point, PNF stretching, and Shiatsu.
Naushad grew up in the bay area and in his free time enjoys getting out into nature to climb, hike, bike, swim, and just move. He enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, anything competitive, dancing, listening to Freakonomics podcasts, and learning more about all things health related. He is an avid Golden State Warriors and FC Barcelona fan.
- Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine
- Corrective Exercise Specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine
- Certified Massage Therapist (CAMTC Cert #72119), McKinnon Body Therapy Center
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