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
Fitness| 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.
Taylor is a fitness coach who specializes in performance, functional training, and sports conditioning. Taylor was born and raised in Kansas and recently made the move to Newport Beach, CA. She is passionate about health and fitness and has been a personal trainer for over 2 years. Taylor is NASM certified and specializes in blood flow restriction training. She is full of energy, positivity, and motivation to bring the best out of each session. Her main goal is to not only to motivate children to be the best version of themselves, but to also grow and develop with those around her.
Music & Early Childhood Movement Teacher
Miss Stephanie is a music teacher who specializes in early childhood education. She is a performing singer and children's book author who has 10+ years of preschool education experience, and her passion is to pass on her love of music to the kiddos. Miss Stephanie leverages her preschool experience to find the perfect balance between entertainment, education, exploration, and movement in her classes to keep kids engaged and learning every time!
Yushua has been dancing since a young age, and have practiced many dance styles including Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Modern and Tap for over 10 years now. When teaching I enjoy integrating multiple styles and genres, so that any dancer can naturally transition into the class. Overall, I believe it's most important to ensure everyone in class is having fun, expressing creativity, and leaving a more experienced dancer!
Fitness, Parkour/ Tumbling Coach
Rebecca is a gymnastics and fitness coach with 6+ years experience teaching children how to stretch, tumble and perform a variety of gymnastics skills. Rebecca became a gymnast at a young age and competed for over 10 years. Her love for children and passion for gymnastics led her to become a gymnastics instructor for children and teens. As an instructor, she learned the importance of finding a healthy balance in having fun while challenging children to do their best. For 7 years, Rebecca also worked with people with disabilities, where she taught music, Zumba, and strength training classes; each catered to meet the needs and fitness goals of the members. Rebecca has a huge heart for children and is dedicated to give 100% of her effort to help children not only achieve their fitness goals but also to instill a “can do” attitude.
Yoga & Special Needs Yoga
Michele is a certified 500 Hrs. Yoga teacher, certified 95 Hrs. for Children Yoga Educator, and has certifications in: Elementary and Middle School Yoga for kids, Infant Yoga, Family Yoga, Yin Yoga, Chair Yoga, Yoga for Athletes, Yoga 12 Steps Recovery, and Trauma Informed Training. She has more than 3,000 teaching hours in which she utilizes meditation, breathing exercises, tapping, positive affirmations, SEL tools, arts and craft, games, and acro-yoga for kids. Michele was born and raised in Latin America where she studied Systems Engineering and worked in various fields including politics and congress, however in none of them was she able to find her true calling. It was after going through a physically and mentally challenging time, which nowadays she sees as a blessing, that she discovered yoga and its many benefits.
She found her life’s purpose and a deep sense of joy by teaching kids to feel safe in their bodies, to name, understand and regulate their feelings and emotions, and find healthy coping mechanism to handle adversity. The ability to connect to ourselves and others through Yoga is such a gift.
Fitness, Performance, Strength & Conditioning Coach
As an athlete himself, Sy has a strong passion for performance training, which led him to obtaining a B.S. degree in Exercise Science, as well as a NASM performance training certification in progress. For Sy, his love for children is endless, and he strives to be a role model and helping kids compete at a high level. Growing up, he played football and ran track and field competitively until college, where he played D2 football for a small university in Weatherford, OK. Having been coached in junior college by Monique Henderson, who was an Olympian and Pac-12 champion, he learned a great deal of knowledge, as well as what makes a great coach and athlete. His goal is to continue growing his knowledge in performance training, and share his knowledge and passion with the younger generation.
Fitness, Strength & Conditioning Coach
Diego is a NASM-certified fitness enthusiast specializing in strength and conditioning. With two half-marathon medals and a third-place finish at a USAW-sanctioned weightlifting competition, Diego embodies determination and achievement. Diego is looking to help youth athletes who want to perform at the next level reach their goals!
Music & Movement Teacher
Tyler is a music and voice teacher that has been teaching music to students of all ages for over 15 years, from toddlers to adults. From the age of 8, music has been his passion. Tyler was the mainstage lead in all 4 of the Opera productions during his time at CSUF, and made his LA and Berlin debut including performing with Vittorio Grigollo. Since teaching at Vanguard University and Chapman University, Tyler's passion and purpose has been to use music as a conduit that allows him to instill invaluable assets in his students.