Shanna Guzman swam for the Terrapin Swim Team in Concord as an age group swimmer and through high school. She went on to compete for Southern Methodist University and later transferred to University of San Diego and finished her college swimming. Post college she competed in olympic distance Triathlon, Master’s Swimming for The Olympic Club, and competed in marathons. As a Master’s swimmer she won a world Championship in the 200m Back in 2006 and multiple national titles from 2006-2012. She also qualified and ran in the Boston Marathon in 2013. In 2016 she started her journey as a Master’s athlete in CrossFit.
Shanna’s background in coaching fitness stems back to 2004 when she first got her NASM Personal Trainer Certification. In Santa Cruz, she began coaching through personal training and group fitness classes at Optimal Health and Fitness. At that time she coached age group swimming for Santa Cruz County Aquatics and Masters Swimming at Simpkins Swim Center. In 2010, she made her move to San Francisco and continued her personal training and coaching at Breakaway Performance. She soon came across the sport of fitness at TJs Gym in Mill Valley and had started to implement CrossFit for her own training in endurance sports. In 2012, she began her career as a coach in the sport of fitness. She continues to do personal training and individual program design for athletes that have a variety of goals, including competitive CrossFit. She is currently enrolled in the OPEX Coaches Certification Program where she gains new perspectives on program design, nutrition, and lifestyle.
Misbah Haque is the creator and host of The Airborne Mind Show, a podcast that broadcasts conversations with thought leaders in the fitness industry to thousands of listeners. He applies the qualities of curiosity and depth of connection that he uses in his interviews to his coaching clients as well, blending art and science into a deep relationship that serves to optimize his athletes’ potential.
In 2014, Misbah sustained a back injury that emotionally and mentally sidelined him from his training, as well as daily tasks. He remembers the pain he used to get from simple movements like getting out of the car. He realized that sustainability and longevity meant continuing to be resilient, durable, and steadily improving with a bigger picture in mind. He then went down the rabbit hole of learning about movement, and developed a drive to talk to top coaches, athletes and anyone who was willing to offer a new lens to expand his thinking.
Misbah loves to use his creativity to recognize patterns, link ideas together, and see how aspects of his athletes’ lives are connected. By sparking curiosity in others, Misbah inspires a holistic approach to health, wellness, and fulfillment that optimizes overall performance in life and fosters a sense of trust and connectedness through coaching.
OPEX CCP Journey
USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Crossfit Adaptive Coach
NESTA Sport Yoga Instructor
Professional Member of International Society of Sports Nutrition
Invictus Coaching Internship
Over 2,500 hrs of coaching experience
Keith DeNinno has been involved with athletics his entire life. He has participated in multiple sports growing up, finally latching onto soccer in high school and through college. He graduated from Penn State with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology in 2010. Yet his passion for sports and fitness never dwindled. After a few short years of working full time in Engineering and part time coaching in a CrossFit® facility, he finally had the opportunity to make the switch to full time coach in 2015.
With his background in Engineering, Keith can’t help but to take an analytical approach to coaching. As an Engineer, he was trained to be a problem solver. He never settles for not having an answer, therefore he prides himself on his determination to find the answer and solve the problem. He is constantly keeping himself up to date with the latest research and health and fitness information. However, the core of his success comes from his burning passion to help others through the world of health and fitness. He is interested in connecting with clients on any fitness journey!
OPEX CCP Level 1
Precision Nutrition Level 1
IYCA High School Strength and Conditioning Specialist (HSSCS)
IYCA Long Term Athlete Development
FMS Level 1
Olympic Lifting seminar with Don McCauley
CrossFit® Level 1 (expired)
Ryan Rivera grew up in Madera CA. He has always lived an active life starting at an early age playing soccer and baseball. He kept playing both sports all throughout high school and when the time came to play collegiately, this is when he found his interest in the Strength and Conditioning aspect for sports and health.
His interest led him to pursue a career in the fitness industry starting in 2010 by accumulating NASM and ISSA personal training certifications. Shortly after he acquired his CrossFit L1 and started coaching at his local gym. In 2014 he noticed his personal fitness was lacking and he wasn’t satisfied with the results he was getting, he knew he needed something more. Ryan reached out to Marcus Filly for Individualized Programming and it was the answer he was looking for.
He wanted to share the same he experienced with others, so he began personally coaching people himself. He went through the OPT Assessment and Design modules and then eventually all 5 of the OPEX CCP Modules. Through his experience and the experience others have shared with him, he believes an individual approach to lifestyle, nutrition and program design is the most fulfilling approach to fitness that lasts a lifetime.