Instructors

CEO & Founder of Gymnazo

Michael Hughes

Our founder, Michael, since 7th grade felt called to restore movement and help get people back to enjoying their lives. Despite being rejected from grad school, Michael pressed on and every time he was faced with a problem he couldn’t solve, he invested in his education to level up. The last decade he has pioneered a new model of training that blends his heart for restoration with the energy of fitness training. A son of an entrepreneur, he witnessed the need for grit, ambition and vision when creating and sustaining a business. He is our innovator, our internal movement guru. He is the one who is deeply connected to the dream to blend restoration training with performance. Michael’s mission is to elevate the industry’s standards for what quality looks like as a trainer.

Director of Programming at Gymnazo

CJ Kobliska

A versatile athlete growing up, CJ discovered his love of training as a mentor and coach for youth athletes. Joining Team Gymnazo in 2014 he discovered his skill and enjoyment of pushing adult athletes to reach their potential. As he advanced his education and pursued every educational opportunity in front of him CJ quickly stood out as a trainer of trainers. He is passionate about developing leaders, teaching skills and methods to others and pioneers many new thoughts and facilitates breakthroughs in the training community. He is truly a knowledge seeker and has an incredible ability to lead others to make life changing discoveries on their own. He is the mastermind behind the G1 ,G2 & G3 group programs and leads the educational meetings for our tribe. – B.S. in Kinesiology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo – MDMC (Multidimensional Movement Coach) Certified – FAFS (Fellow of Applied Functional Science® – FMR (Functional Manual Reaction®) Certified – WMQ (WeckMethod Qualified) – CAFS (Certification in Applied Functional Science®) – FCR (Female Chain Reaction®) Certified – 3DMAPS® (3D Movement Analysis & Performance System) Certified – CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist)

Pelvic Core & Functional Movement Specialist

Kaleena Ruskin

Excelling as an athlete from a young age, Kaleena played for Cal Poly’s Div 1 Women’s Soccer all four years in college and went on to coach youth soccer programs across the county. Incredibly disciplined, Kaleena’s coaching style leads by example. She does the work she advocates for others to do. She joined Team Gymnazo in 2014 and has risen as a star of performance, now exclusively programming our highest level of performance training, the G3 Program. A stickler for smart programming, a desire to challenge and push our athletes to reach new heights, her programs are tough yet balanced. – B.S. in Animal Science, Minor in Biology from California Polytechnic State University, SLO – MDMC (Multidimensional Movement Coach) Certified – FAFS (Fellow of Applied Functional Science®) – FMR (Functional Manual Reaction®) Certified – CAFS (Certification in Applied Functional Science®) – FCR (Female Chain Reaction®) Certified – 3DMAPS® (3D Movement Analysis & Performance System) Certified – NASM Certified Personal Trainer