Who We Are
We want to help kids gain confidence, knowledge, and habits that allow them to fall in love with fitness & build healthy active lifestyles for the rest of their lives
Founder, Head Coach
Tennis | Baseball | Boxing
B.S. Behavior Psychology, specialization in Child Development & Special Education
Elementary School Special Ed Teacher
Certified NASM Advanced Trainer
Meet the Founder
Adam (aka Coach Adam) is the founder and head coach at Fit First. Education has always been his passion - With a degree in Behavior Psychology and specializing in Child Development & Special Education, Adam has been an elementary school special ed teacher for over a decade, and have taught countless students with different needs and backgrounds across multiple states.
After leaving the school system and founding Total Tutors, Adam realized that he could still do so much more to help students develop life skills and habits beyond academics. Having seen first hand how increasing screen times have affected children's physical health, attention span, and stress levels, he felt the need to help students stay healthy physically and mentally and gain confidence, now and throughout life.
Growing up, Adam was an avid sports player and eventually went into coaching as well, focusing in Tennis and Baseball. He trained at the Balletierry Tennis Camp for multiple years and competed in USDA tournaments, before going off to college to play baseball. After a shoulder injury, Adam started coaching Tennis privately and coached multiple teams in the little league in Washington. His passion for fitness continued into adulthood in the form of boxing, and he has been boxing in amateur and Golden Gloves tournaments for the past ten years. Adam eventually formally became a NASM Certified Advanced Personal Trainer, and combined his love for education and fitness to found Fit First. He is a firm believer that fitness should be fun and accessible, and aims to help kids learn the tools and habits for a healthy active lifestyle!
Fitness & Sports Coach
Malik is a fitness coach who specializes in fitness, speed training, and sports conditioning. Born and raised in Orange County, CA, he ran track and played football throughout high school and college before becoming a coach himself. Malik has trained and enjoyed fitness since a very young age with the help and mentoring of his god father Lucious Smith, who is a former NFL football player for the Los Angeles Rams. Malik has a strong passion for kids and helping them grow with the positivity he puts into every session. His main goal is not only to help the client grow and succeed, but to leave a positive impact that will resonate with them for the rest of their lives.
Kimya is a 500-hour trained yoga instructor from London, UK. She completed her training in Costa Rica and Mexico and has taught private and group yoga sessions in various countries. Her teaching method integrates practices for the body, mind and soul, with a strong focus on meditation and breathwork. Her passion to teach is fueled by a burning desire to help students of all ages and abilities reach their optimum level of mental, physical and emotional well-being through the practice of yoga. She loves watching smiles bloom on the faces of little ones as they discover the world of yoga through fun and engaging lessons.
Yoga & Fitness Instructor, Special Needs Coach
Alyssa is a Pretzel Kids licensed and 200-hour registered yoga teacher. Her holistic psychology background ignited her passion for mindful movement-based practices - including martial arts, dance, and yoga. With the flooding of digital technology, she loves sharing yoga with children because it helps them return to their mind-body connection through an evidence-supported and ancient tradition. She enjoys working with various special needs populations and designing personalized programs that help children have fun while increasing their confidence as they expand their range of motion and expression.
Her classes are adapted for contemporary times to spark engagement in children and inspire a sense of adventure, wonder, compassion, and resilience. Her aim is to support children in building a foundation that cultivates empowerment throughout their vital developmental stages. She enjoys facilitating progress and potential by helping children set meaningful goals, utilizing approaches that work for their unique brains, and building confidence through exercising their individual strengths. I believe that a whole-child approach is invaluable in an age of endless distractions inside of a largely “neuro-typical” world.
Jonas is a Parkour coach who has been a practitioner of this sport for 6 years. Throughout high school he has dedicated his time to honing his skills and becoming the best he can at Parkour instead of joining traditional School sports teams. He has been both a student and teacher of this sport and know firsthand the importance of safety and patience when training and perfecting form. Jonas has been a very active kid since a young age and is very excited to share the love he has for the sport with the younger generations!