Training the athlete in every body™

Thom Downing

Owner

Shaun Conness

Personal Trainer

Jennifer Mulry

Personal Trainer

Jeff Samson

Trainer & Assisted Stretch Therapist

Jeffrey Prusmack

Personal Trainer and Neuromuscular Therapist

Angelo De La Cruz

Orthopedic Massage Therapist & Personal Trainer

Kevin Martin

Personal Trainer

Juliana Oliveria

Personal Trainer

Katie DeAngelis

Personal Trainer

Tyler Pinkney

Personal Trainer

Jake Verhulp

Personal Trainer

Hannah Clark

Personal Trainer

James Frederick

Personal Trainer

Our Pledge

We’re not like other gyms.
We want you to hold us to the highest standard.
We will:

Create a space where feel welcome whether you're smiling, sweating, or grunting.
Work as a team so you benefit from all our minds.
Come well-prepared and punctual to all sessions.
Keep you focused on your goals, every hour, every day.
Inspire you to go the extra mile.

Thom Downing

Personal Trainer & Owner 

Spirit Animal: the Kodiak Brown Bear

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Thom began establishing FiT’s role in shaping the health and wellbeing of Silicon Valley’s highest performers long before FiT itself came into being.  Working alongside countless physicians while pursuing his Master’s Degree and for some time after, Thom learned that while the medical community provided solutions to many problems and dysfunctions there were many other aspects to overall health and wellbeing that didn’t fall within the doctors’ scope of practice.  Collaboration with these physicians and others Thom encountered along the way, coupled with his personal experience working with thousands of patients and clients and those of his peers, led to the comprehensive approach that FiT employs to determine and address the keys to optimizing health and wellbeing for the individuals it serves.  

From the Silicon Valley elite to the area’s superlative sports franchises, Thom has successfully coached Bay Area high performers for over 2 decades.  Adding to the knowledge acquired through his schooling and experience, Thom, who has both his masters and bachelors degrees in Kinesiology, has researched and studied everything he could in the areas of exercise physiology, nutrition, neuroscience, sleep, and psychology.  Applying this knowledge and know how to his clients has enabled him to effectively turn around health profiles, guide clients in the adoption of life changing habits, and ultimately, enhance the vitality of those with whom he and his team of professionals has worked.  

Hard work and determination were ingrained in Thom at a young age.  His high school years were marked by a drive to compete in athletics at the collegiate level and to earn the respect of his community as a commercial salmon fisherman in his hometown of Kodiak, Alaska.  Venturing to the lower 48 in pursuit of higher education and the opportunity to play baseball at Southern Oregon initiated a series of events that led to the discovery of his true passion.  Unlocking the ‘secrets’ to a living a long and vibrant life and sharing those with others is Thom’s life work.  He is constantly learning and refining his practice for the benefit of others.  In addition to his work with individual clients, Thom provides corporate lectures, continues to collaborate, gives and receives training alongside area health professionals and other thought leaders, and has assisted in designing and testing various wellness related products and tools. 

Through common sense, research, and his own experience, Thom recognizes that making time for the people that are most important is key in the pursuit of living vibrantly and makes this his top priority.  He enjoys coaching his children in their chosen activities, spending time outdoors and connecting with loved ones. 

What I love about FiT: The comraderie with my co-workers, clients and community. I love learning about our clients, their history and their challenges to help them find sustainable solutions to feeling better and improving their health. Favorite sports: I like anything sporty! From Football, Ice Hockey and baseball to the Olympics and even dodge ball and corn hole!!

James Frederick

Trainer

Spirit Animal: Orca

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James Frederick is a Personal Trainer at FiT and certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. His top three strengths are relationship building, executing and strategic thinking. In order to be of better service to his family, peers and clients James believes self love is the quickest way to lead a more enjoyable and productive life.
 
James has a diverse background of skills and attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has been an educator in the specialty coffee industry, practiced applied stretching theory at Stretch Lab, and as a personal trainer, he has helped people of many different backgrounds improve their quality of life through strength training and behavior change.
 
Residing in the Bay Area for over 20 years, James currently lives in Campbell with his wife and son. In his free time he enjoys cooking, reading, playing guitar, kettlebell training and going for walks with his family and dog Ziggy.

 

 
What I love about FiT: FiTs health hierarchy provides a holistic and scientifically founded model unlike any I have seen in the fitness industry. People don’t just need workouts to stay healthy, they need solutions to modern day problems. I feel like FiT provides the framework to bring about long term positive change in its members. The staff is amazing and I love the opportunities for continuing education.

 

  • Athletic Truth Group Coach (ATG)
  • Certificate in Nutrition (FAB Academy)
  • Certificate in Applied Stretching Theory and Practice (FTP)
  • NASM-CPT