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Sebastian has been a full-time personal trainer, health coach, and professional dancer since 2006. He specializes in outdoor functional fitness that helps his clients find their inner athlete. With a unique background in dance and biomechanics, Sebastian offers a detailed approach to fitness training that minimizes injury and allows injured people to keep training. He’s based in San Francisco.

Trainer Awards

  • “Best Trainer” in the SF Bay Guardian

  • “Best Personal Trainer” in the SF Weekly

  • “Best Of” Thumbtack Professionals

  • Champion of the “Battle of the Best Trainers” by the National Fitness Campaign

  • Yelp’s Top-Ranked Personal Trainer in Noe Valley, San Francisco


  • Personal Fitness Trainer

  • Sports Nutrition Specialist

  • Corrective Exercise Specialist

  • Barefoot Training Specialist

  • Health & Nutrition Coach

  • Axis Syllabus: Biomechanics & Dynamic Movement


  • BA in Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude, Whitman College

Sebastian’s Trainer Philosophy

I believe everyone should be reaching toward their personal next level. Whatever current ability you have, let’s work to expand and deepen that. I also believe that fitness programs and trainers should train their clients as full beings, not as machines made of muscles and bones.

That said, functional fitness can get very dynamic and very advanced, and be a powerful tool to open up the world for us. If you want to climb a mountain, learn a sport or dance style, or play with your kids for years to come, you should be able to do it. Functional fitness training allows you to be versatile enough to keep doing these things.

Over the years I’ve learned that training cannot be a linear process. It is cyclical and shifts based on one’s life, needs, injuries, desires and experiences. Having ups and downs and side-steps is completely normal and not a reason to quit training or feel like a failure. Instead, these changing moments are times to reflect and recoup. Trainers need to be prepared to help clients through these times and be ready to change too.