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.
Yoga & Fitness Instructor, Special Needs Coach
Jessica is an IWA Certified Wellness Coach who specializes in teaching yoga and fitness, not just as a class, but as a lifestyle. She is especially passionate about forming these lifestyle habits with kids at an early age so that they grow up feeling confident in their bodies and truly enjoy exercise and yoga. Jessica makes movement fun and builds self-confidence while teaching program, habits, and routines around yoga and fitness that plant a solid foundation for life-long physical health and all-around active lifestyle. Certified in breathwork and meditation, she utilizes these tools in helping her students combat anxiety and self-doubt and get to know their bodies better. This allows kids to achieve their goals in fitness and then apply that confidence into other areas of their life. Through her background in fitness, nurturing and fun personality, and years of experience working with special needs children, Jessica helps her students achieve their immediate fitness and health goals while also obtaining life-long lessons in self-confidence and self-care.
Yoga & Fitness Instructor
Nicole has been an athlete and has worked with children her entire life. She started as a gymnast growing up, then became a gymnastic coach for several years, which then transitioned into becoming a yoga and meditation instructor! Nicole has been teaching yoga and meditation for almost five years and has taught children ranging from ages 4 - 15. Nicole is passionate about using meditation and yoga as a tool for not only physical well-being, but mental and spiritual well-being. She hopes to bring the same joy and peace of mind brought to her by yoga, to all of her students. When Nicole is not teaching you'll find her volunteering for School on Wheels, tumbling around at acroyoga, climbing mountains, or chilling at the beach.