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.
Athletically, Shanna is currently being coached by Mike Lee of OPEX and is focused on developing herself to compete in the 40+ division of the CrossFit Games this year.
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
NESTA Sport Yoga Instructor
Professional Member of International Society of Sports Nutrition
Invictus Coaching Internship
Over 2,500 hrs of coaching experience