Trainer Spotlight - Whitney Lynn

1) What made you want to be a coach with Revision Athletics?

I moved to San Francisco just over four years ago and spent the first few months looking for a gym in the city that fit my athletic goals. Each gym I joined had great equipment, knowledgable trainers, and fun classes, but I kept thinking it was so crazy that I lived in this beautiful city and was running on a treadmill. After my first class with Alex, I was hooked. I've spent the past year learning more and more about outdoor, functional fitness and want to spread the fun to our clients. 


2) What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I love being outside -- running, hiking, backpacking, abalone diving, scuba diving, mountain biking, rock climbing, skiing, triathlons, yoga -- it really doesn't matter. I just enjoy adventures. Other than that, I love hanging out with friends, wine, bourbon, and I've recently taken up knitting (it's really relaxing). 


3) What are some things that people may not know about you?
- I use to show horses when I was younger. 
- I also took synchronized swimming classes.
- I've mountain biked in Moab, the Grand Canyon, Zion, Needles, and Death Valley.
- I once walked 700 miles across Spain on the Santiago de Compostela. My lifelong goal is to hike the Pacific Crest Trail
- I moved to San Francisco by way of Dallas-Maine-Spain-and London
- I'm fluent in Spanish

Follow Whitney on instagram @whitneylynnfitness or email her at whitney@revisionathletics.com

Trainer Spotlight - Alex Ho

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1) What made you want to start Revision Athletics?

Over the 5 years of being in the fitness industry I've learned a lot and have developed my own philosophy about what fitness means and how to approach it. By starting Revision Athletics I'm able to bring this philosophy to a larger audience and put it into practice. I am also very excited about the challenge of starting up and running a small business which I never saw myself doing.

2) Why the name Revision Athletics?

I chose revision because people who are coming to us are looking to revise something about their life. Whether they want to switch up their workout routine, lose weight, become faster, or get better sleep, we can help them. I encourage people to embrace who they already are and be clear about what they want to change. Don't try to become someone else, find what attributes in that person you appreciate and work towards those.  

3) What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I love being out on the trails running or hiking around. Besides that, I started taking flamenco guitar lessons until my teacher moved back to Barcelona, I play tennis, go to see movies, read (mostly about fitness or health related stuff), and of course enjoy going out with friends to grab a drink. I'm always searching for a new adventure or for new skills to learn.

4) So since you're a trainer, you must have to always be moving right?

One would think that is the case but I do love sitting down and popping in a movie when I can. Between teaching classes, training clients, and training myself, I get very tired by the end of the day. I'm usually in bed by 9-9:30pm....which makes dating a little more difficult.

 5) What are some things that people may not know about you?

I'm actually an introvert. I think that's why I am able to do these long races and runs without going insane. I recharge when I'm alone but also love the energy that comes from going in front of a class to teach. If you throw me in a big party where I don't know anyone, I'll probably be that awkward guy standing by the food table stuffing his face.
Other random facts: 
- I used to collect lighters (I may have been a pyro growing up).
- Origami was one of my favorite ways to pass time as a kid.
- I'm pretty good a bar games (darts, pool, shuffleboard, etc).
- I grew up with sports induced asthma and used to hate running.