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Dan Chavez Stahl
I chose to be a coach because I believe that everyone deserves to feel good and strong in their body. With that, I use proven scientific methods with a holistic mindset to improve your health, performance, physique, and longevity.
It takes a balanced and personalized approach to challenge your body and properly recover. Therefore my coaching process is a joint effort, with you as the driver and me as the guide. I invite collaboration and feedback so I can create programs based on your unique goals, experience level, and injuries/limitations. These conversations are meant to make you think about how you feel, so you can continue to develop your inner awareness. This helps fine-tune how to train with the sustainability and consistency needed for long-term success.
My own experience overcoming fitness and lifestyle challenges lets me relate to how hard the road can be. I know what it feels like to deal with anxiety, depression, fatigue, pain, and other hardships. So, instead of making judgments, I'm here to listen, empathize and offer realistic solutions.
I grew up in New York City, where I dreamed of becoming a traveling circus acrobat but later fell in love with the hospitality industry. I ended up moving to San Francisco, where I had an award-winning career bartending and managing at some of the most highly respected bars and restaurants. But eventually, the years of late nights, drinking, smoking, junk food, and work stress took their toll, and I became sick and tired all the time. That led me to shift my focus to prioritizing my health. I changed my lifestyle to be more balanced, which gave me the energy and resilience I needed.
That experience gave me a new passion that motivated me to learn more about health and fitness. Ultimately, I came to understand that the body is an integrated system of systems. It requires an individualized and holistic approach to healing and strengthening. Merging my love of hospitality and health, this new awareness made me want to help others find their personal path toward their goals.
Outside of being a total health nerd, my favorite things to do are traveling and spending time with family and friends while enjoying delicious things. I love getting out and doing activities like rock climbing, boxing, cycling, and hiking through Northern California. At home, you can find me planning my next trip, reading comic books, playing video games, and working on Mexican and Spanish recipes while still making a tasty cocktail now and then.
Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology Institute
CHEK Practitioner L2
Holistic Lifestyle Coach L2
Program Design, Periodization, & Optimizing Strength Ratios Courses
Fat Loss: Program Design + Exercise Technique
Program Design Mastermind: Case Study Intensive
Pain-Free Performance Specialist
National Academy of Sports Medicine
Functional Movement Screen