HapaStrong is dedicated to creating results oriented customized programming, 24hr access to feedback and support, and a sense of community with the other HapaStrong teammates!  We are committed to creating an inclusive, supportive, and uplifting coaching experience for athletes of all levels.  Everyone who is willing to put in hard work is welcome!

Amanda Kohatsu


Amanda has been a certified trainer for nine years, helping hundreds of people change their lives! Amanda specializes in strength building, hypertrophy programming, competition prep, and technical improvement for weight training/powerlifting. Her goal is to help all of our clients build confidence under the bar!

Tee Popoola

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Over 15 years of industry experience, two degrees in exercise science, and now preparing to become a physician.  Tee has not only the experience, but the knowledge to take our clients and our coaches to the next level!

Chauntae Gold


Chauntae Gold is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with more than five years of professional experience working directly with clients who struggled with behavioral challenges. She has a Level 1 Precision Nutrition certification and more than seven years of personal experience in various athletic sports such as, bodybuilding, powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, and Crossfit.


We’ve helped our clients transform their lives for the better with positive results every time!



Amanda has been my trainer for a couple months now. She is flexible, works with your schedule and needs, and listens to your concerns. I had a tough time with proper form for squatting and deadlifting, but her training has made me improve tremendously. She’s easily accessible and has a lot of experience and information to support and guide you during your training. She’s honest, down to earth, and encouraging. Thank you Amanda for pushing me out of my comfort zone!


I met my coach through a friend and it was lift off from that point. I thought I was going to do a regular online program to build strength, but I definitely got more. She actually cares about her clients and looks out for their best interest. She’s never too busy to help and her response time is almost immediate. Communication is key and that is one of her best attributes. If you give her 100…she reciprocates that energy right back!


Amanda is an incredible and professional coach- her programming challenges me mentally and physically in all the right ways. Her cues are prompt, specific, and helpful; I now lift pain free, I’ve gained 4.5 pounds of lean mass since starting coaching with her, and immeasurable confidence in and out of the gym as a result. Asking her to coach me was the best decision I’ve made in my powerlifting journey!