OUR WHY

Proa Athletics
 

We created Proa Athletics for the individual who is looking to empower themselves to be better with each choice moving forward....not perfect....just better! We truly believe that you cannot stay the same from day to day. You can improve or you can decline! One way or another the things you choose to do now will have an impact on the future. Luck is minute compared to how well you are prepared and focused. By choosing to get better you will inevitably improve others around you. You have the power to inspire others and we are here to help you do just that!

 

The term "Proa" is a Western term for what is known as an outrigger canoe with sails. We know it as a symbol of strength, speed, ingenuity, and pride. Our founder and owner Christopher Guerrero is a Chamorro from Guam where proa is known more as galahdi or sakman. The ocean-going vessel was known to be one of the fastest by European accounts in the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. The proa was built with interchangeable steering capabilities making it a first of its kind to change directions without turning. Maneuverability and innovation are guiding principles for our training methods. We want to enable efficient and sustainable movement patterns to increase performance and longevity. We strive to do the little things correctly every day and use the term "proa" to remember that small things performed consistently over time will add up to large amounts and in turn great achievements!

 

Along with movement, we believe in addressing recovery elements such as nutrition, sleep, and mental strength at the forefront of any level of athleticism. If we can understand and be aware of limiting factors in relation to your nutrition and everyday habitual choices then we can make the necessary plans to get better. With knowledge comes responsibility and with the improved knowledge of helpful nutrition and daily habits, we will naturally do what is right. It is a deep human attribute to live happily and we base our choices every day on what we think is important to us. Know your true why and the choices become clear... not easy.....but clear.   

 

The Team

Chris Guerrero

Coach/Owner

CSCS, Precision Nutrition, TPI, IOM, FMS, NASM, WMQ, ZHealth 

Chris is a Strength Coach and lifelong learner with a passion for helping others along their journey to improve and get better every day. Education and empowerment are the tools that Chris believes will help achieve your desired outcomes.  Chris has an athletic background in outrigger paddling, baseball, basketball, tennis, swimming, volleyball, and golf. He enjoys coaching the skills necessary for rotational efficiency and power which are highly coveted in most athletic movements. Nutrition, rotation-specific training, and overall athleticism can be called his specialties however Chris naturally enjoys helping others improve at what they are striving to achieve from the physical aspects to mental aptitude. 

Josh Bjorgum

Coach

CSCS, Precision Nutrition, EXOS Performance Specialist, ACSM PT

Josh is a Strength and Conditioning Coach with a passion for helping people unlock their full potential physically and mentally. Training efficiently and effectively is the recipe for success and will undoubtedly help you reach your goals. Josh has an extensive athletic background, playing basketball at a high level and competing in mixed martial arts as well as playing football, baseball, soccer, and volleyball. He graduated with a B.S. in Kinesiology from Azusa Pacific University and is a certified strength and conditioning coach, nutrition coach, sports performance coach, and personal trainer. He has worked with some of the top athletes in the world and wants to bring his knowledge and experience to help you obtain your goals inside and outside of the gym.

 

 

Nurture Your Why

Contact Us

Locations:

5995 Mira Mesa Blvd. Ste. H

San Diego, CA 92121

Phone:

619-800-4217

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