Amanda Kohatsu (@haparican)
NCSF/Safe Sport Certified
Amanda has spent the last 8 yrs in various areas of the strength and fitness industry. Teaching group classes/CrossFit, personal training at various health clubs and gyms (Equinox, 24hr Fitness, private studios) and finally in 2018 adding online coaching. Amanda has trained thousands of clients of various backgrounds and with a variety of goals ranging from weight loss and injury recovery to advanced powerlifters looking to reach Elite totals. This experience has adequately prepared her with the knowledge to communicate with clients worldwide to best meet their training needs.
Amanda is an International Elite Powerlifter with a 456 kg/1005 lbs total at 67 kg/148 lbs bodyweight and a 527 kg / 1162 lbs total at 75 kg/165 lbs bodyweight.
She currently coaches athletes worldwide ranging from 52kgs to SHW at ALL age ranges.
Amanda’s main goal with every client is to help them reach their individual goals and incorporate new habits to maintain long term progress and success!
Tee Popoola, M.S., C.S.C.S. (@teepopoola)
Tee started his fitness journey simultaneously both in the weight room and classroom at his undergraduate institution as an exercise science major about 20 years ago. He is very passionate and fascinated about applying the sciences to improve performance and overall health. His competitive career started as a teen bodybuilder where he twice won the Teen class in his first year of competition. After about 10 years of NPC amateur bodybuilding competitions where he was twice the overall champion in the stiff competition climate of Southern California, he added competitive powerlifting to his resume. With his academic knowledge and bodybuilding experience, he was able to transition with time from the 308-lb weight class to the 242-lb class where he would eventually break the prestigious 242-lb raw all-time world record.
He received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Cal Poly Pomona and his Master of Science in Exercise Physiology & Nutrition from Long Beach State. He is currently a medical school so that he can eventually utilize all his experiences to even better serve his clients from all walks of life.
Rosie is the Hapastrong team administrator. She is here to facilitate an easy sign-up process. She will help you find the right coach to meet your needs, as well as resolve any billing issues. Rosie is a student at California State University San Bernardino, she is majoring in Sociology. She is also a former powerlifter and had been involved in the fitness community for many years. Rosie is also one of our clients and has worked with Amanda for her nutrition and has lost 25lbs in the last year!
Trina Mendoza is a Nutrition and Behavior coach with over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry. She completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology and her Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis. She currently holds a Precision Nutrition Level 1 certification and is USA Weightlifting Level 1 certified. She also has experience teaching group fitness, coaching CrossFit and CrossFit kids. In addition to her experience in fitness and nutrition, she is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with extensive experience in human behavior change. She now coaches clients with lifestyle nutrition goals as well as weight class athletes with weight class goals. In addition to her fitness and coaching experience, she has competed in individual and team CrossFit competitions and has competed in several Olympic Weightlifting meets in several different weight classes.
Jenna has been in the health and fitness industry as a personal trainer for 8 years. Prior to that she started her athletic career in tumbling, gymnastics, cheerleading and track where she learned her love for movement and strength. Jenna has an extensive certification list including NASM CPT, corrective exercise specialist (CES), pre/post natal, trigger point, kettlebell level 1 & 2, and precision nutrition certification. After dropping 10% body fat on her own she decided to compete in bikini competitions. She came away with 5 first place finishes and the novice overall win. Although she is not currently competing, she is still a bodybuilder at heart that spends her time training clients online and in person; for strength, health, nutrition, and happiness. Outside of fitness Jenna loves spending time with her husband and two year old son – who’s favorite hobby is running as fast as he can in the opposite direction that they need to go – but this does help her reach her step goals so she’s not complaining.