AREAS OF SPECIALTY.

  • Sport Specific Speed, Strength + Conditioning
  • Weekend Warrior to Elite Athlete Program Design 
  • Fat Loss + Lean Muscle Development 
  • Flexibility, Balance + Coordination 
  • Nutritional Coaching
  • Muay Thai/Boxing Fundamentals 
Regrets, I’ve had a few; But then again, too few to mention
— Frank Sinatra

BIO.

Gavin's love of fitness training and soccer coaching came together to form the popular SoccerSculpt work outs at Crissy Fields and Golden Gate Park. Currently he plays in the SFSFL Majors on a semi-pro team, coaches Varsity soccer at Lick- Wilmerding High School, and trains in Muy Thai martial arts. His other interests include snowboarding, tennis, backpacking and mountaineering. Because of Gavin's extensive experience as a coach he considers himself an excellent motivator and knows what it takes to achieve results. One of his main core ideologies that shapes his teachings is that humans are not machines. They are organisms that are affected differently by external stimuli such as emotional issues, work relationships, social life, sleep patterns, nutrition and genetic history. As such, Gavin takes all these factors into consideration when formulating the perfect fitness regimen for his clients. Aside from being professionally attentive, Gavin has an endearing personality and is often described as honest, likable and quiet. He is considered by his clients both as a trusted coach and friend. 

EDUCATION. 

  • BS in Health and Sports Studies (University of Huddersfield, England)
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist
  • NESTA SAQ Specialist
  • NSCAA Advanced National Soccer Coach
  • Functional Movement Screen Certified Level 1 & 2

PHILOSOPHY. 

I have always been taught never to give in, always strive to win and to always have fun doing it. Champions find a way!
— Gavin Birmingham

Testimonials.

Words cannot describe how awesome Gavin is. You have to experience him for yourself. For over 3 years, he has subjected me to the most grueling workouts and as a result I am in better shape than I have ever been. His workout sessions are never cookie cutter and are tailored to your ever changing needs. The reason I keep coming back has to do with what a great guy Gavin is. His laid back demeanor and always upbeat attitude makes the idea of going to the gym much easier to take, even on days when my motivation is low. If you want someone who will inspire and commit you to reaching your goals, go see Gavin immediately!
— See-Ming P.
Gavin is devoted to his clients and has a love for fitness. He emphasizes proper technique in grueling (alas, I’ve asked for it), client tailored workouts that are effective in building strength and weight loss. He’s always pushed me beyond my expectations and doesn’t take no for an answer. From his encouragement and brutal honesty, I have made a lot of progress towards my fitness goals.
— Nathalie K.
I started working with Gavin so he could help me build a new strength training routine and keep me accountable to it. We’ve worked together consistently over the last 5 months and I’m very pleased with the progress we’ve made. I honestly didn’t think I could ever lift that much weight when I was doing things on my own. The only way it happened is with Gavin keeping track of my progress each session and pushing me to go up in weight week after week. Gavin is an amazing partner in all of this. He believes in building realistic and sustainable habits rather than making extreme changes. He’s supportive, motivating, and really cares about the well-being of his clients.
— Adam B.