Training the athlete in every body™

Thom Downing

Owner

Tracey Downing

Owner

Serena Earwicker

Operations Manager

Drew Russert

Client Services

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!!

Tracey Downing

Owner

Spirit Animal: Owl

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Graduated from the Kinesiology program at the University of Michigan. She has worked as a Rehab Specialist and Personal Trainer for 7 years. Her experience ranges from physical therapy clinics to professional rugby teams, domestically and abroad. Tracey has worked with a wide variety of clientele including high school & Collegiate athletes, weekend warriors, and professionals in sport.

Since relocating to the Bay Area, from NJ by way of Michigan, NZ, & the UK, Tracey has been very involved in many community and charitable events. Most notably, she is affiliated with the Leukemia Society’s “Team In Training” in their marathon, triathlon and Ironman programs. In honor of her contribution to the community, Tracey was nominated and selected as an Olympic Torch Bearer for 2002.

When Tracey is not working or training, she enjoys backpacking, skiing, traveling, and adventure!

What I love about FiT: Seeing people change: doing more than they thought they could, learning more than they thought they would, and showing up to make themselves better.

Favorite sports: Playing tennis and watching anything my kids are playing

Serena Earwicker

Operations Manager

Spirit Animal: Owl

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Serena manages the day-to-day operations at FIT. If you need help with something apart from training, she is the one to get it done.

Outside of FIT you will find Serena hiking, biking and playing at the beach with her family.

What I love about FiT: FiT is welcoming and supportive to all. It feels like a hug, a sweaty one. Haha

Favorite sports: Anything I get to see live! Love the energy.

Drew Russert

Client Services

Spirit Animal: Wolf

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Drew recently graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Technology. After being a track and field athlete at Lane Community College his freshman and sophomore years and earning All-American honors in the Long and Triple Jump, Drew walked-on the University of Oregon Track and Field Team his junior year and became a two time scholar athlete.

If he’s not in the gym, or working out on the track, Drew spends his time drawing: he’s proficient in a handful of Adobe Creative programs, including Photoshop and Illustrator. He also enjoys coaching kids in football, basketball, and track and field.

What I love about FiT: The community: the staff is incredibly friendly and awesome to be around and the clients are a joy to work with as well.

Favorite sports: Track and Field

Shaun Conness

Trainer

Spirit Animal: Australian Shepherd

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Shaun graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in recreational resources. Shaun is a Certified Medical Exercise Specialist with the American Academy of Health, Fitness, and Rehabilitation. Member NSCA. He is a C.H.E.K. practioner level one and a C.H.E.K. Certified Golf Biomechanic. He is a Titlist Performance Certified Golf Fitness Instructor (TPI CGFI). Shaun has also completed the BacktoGolf program in Carmel, CA. Through these courses and application, Shaun has gained extensive knowledge about the mechanics and flexibility demands of the golf swing, as well as the strength and conditioning needed to optimize one’s golf potential. Shaun has trained athletes from senior Olympic Sprinters to PGA and LPGA golfers over his career. He has worked in the home, large gym, and private studio settings.

Shaun prides himself on having a strong work ethic, being positive, and enjoying life. You have to have fun.

What I love about FiT: The culture, the environment, and the team.

Favorite sport: College football and basketball, pull ups

 

  • USAW Club Coach
  • NASM Certified Trainer
  • TPI Golf Fitness Instructor
  • CHEK Practitioner Level 1
  • CHEK Certified Golf Biomechanics Specialist