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about me

Dan Chavez Stahl


Originally a big city dreamer from New York, I swapped my circus acrobat ambitions for a love of the hospitality industry. After many successful years in San Francisco's vibrant bar and restaurant scene, I hit a wall with the late nights and unhealthy habits. That's when I decided to hit reset and find a healthier balance. This shift sparked my ambition to learn as much as possible about health and fitness, leading me to understand our bodies as intricate systems requiring an integrated approach to thrive. Now, I'm dedicated to helping others find their path to deep health, blending my love of hospitality with a passion for strength training.


When I'm not geeking out over health stuff, you can find me exploring new places, hanging out with loved ones, and indulging in delicious food. I love active fun, whether rock climbing, boxing, or cycling around the Bay Area. And when I'm home, you'll probably find me lost in a comic book or planning my next adventure.

I'm all about finding that sweet spot in fitness where pushing your body is balanced with proper recovery. Whether you aim to get stronger, sculpt your ideal physique, improve posture, or up your game, I'm here to help you find a smart, sustainable path forward. My commitment to your health is reflected in my comprehensive approach. I use a range of advanced techniques to assess and track your individual strengths and needs, delivering meticulous programs with a long-term strategy. This allows us to efficiently build a solid foundation to help you reach your full potential, where you can feel your best and perform at your best.

Understanding your aspirations is key for me, so I take the time to get to know you. This allows me to tailor your programs to your unique goals, experience level, and any injuries or limitations you may have. Life can throw curveballs, and I've faced my fair share, including anxiety, depression, and those days when you just want to stay in bed. No judgment here, just a listening ear and some practical advice when those tough days hit. Our conversations go beyond sets and reps; they're about tuning into your body so you can make training a natural part of your life. And let's not forget to have some fun along the way!

Dan Chavez Stahl Strength Coach
Dan Chavez Stahl Kettlebell Stability Training


Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology Institute

  • CHEK Practitioner L2

  • Holistic Lifestyle Coach L2

KILO Strength Society

  • Program Design, Periodization, & Optimizing Strength Ratios

  • Specialty Technique Intensive

  • Progressive Anatomical Adaptation Block Intensive

  • Program Design Mastermind: Case Study Intensive

  • MAP Assessment

  • Fat Loss Program Design

  • Hypertrophy Program Design


  • Conditioning Coach



  • Pain-Free Performance Specialist

  • Functional Kettlebell Training Specialist

Precision Nutrition

  • Nutrition Coach

NeuroKinetic Therapy

  • Level 1


National Academy of Sports Medicine

  • Personal Trainer

Functional Movement Systems

  • Functional Movement Screen



  • Suspension Trainer

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