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The Team

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Marc Digesti
Performance Coach | Founder | President
A native of Reno/Tahoe, Marc has always had a passion for Human Performance. Marc Graduated from Chico State, with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and a Minor in Kinesiology. During Marc’s time at Chico State, he immersed himself in one internship each semester. The internships consisted of: athletic training, cardiac pulmonary rehab, physical therapy, chiropractic and strength and conditioning.  Integrating the diversity of the internships, allowed Marc to find his niche and push forward in the correct working path. READ MORE...

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Ryan Golec
Performance Coach | Director of Movement Enhancement

Ryan has a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has been training for 16 years in addition to 2 years working as a physical therapy aide. He started training in Boulder, Co and obtained a certification through ISSA (the International Sports Science Association).

Ryan moved Back to Reno in 1999. He worked for Washoe Therapy Center as an Aide, and continued his training in the evenings. He was certified through ACSM (the American College of Sports Medicine) in 2002, and moved to training full time. READ MORE...

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Shyla Pheasant
Director of Marketing & Social Media

Shyla has managed various economic, entrepreneurial, and community development projects and marketing initiatives over the last 4 years and has a passion for health & fitness! You can find Shyla at the facility on the daily; sharing our message through the EDU social media channels, the website, and working on other marketing initiatives and events. READ MORE...

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Ralph Rodriguez
Performance Coach

Ralph has  been a personal trainer, group  fitness instructor, and massage  therapist in the Reno/Tahoe area for  the last 6 years. In 2011 he attended Milan Institute and studied various modalities such as sports stretching, deep tissue, therapeutic, spa and prenatal massage. He also took courses in anatomy, physiology, pathology and kinesiology. In 2016 Ralph attained his certification in TRX training and has since progressed his personal and group training style at Performance EDU, KOR Fitness, Anatomie Fitness, and Soul Space. READ MORE...

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Rachel Koester
Performance Coach

Rachel has been a personal trainer and group fitness instructor in the Reno area for the last 6 years.  Rachel has her personal training certification through NASM  and is also a certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist (NASM), Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM), and TRX Level 2 Qualified trainer. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys mountain biking, backpacking, hiking an snowshoeing. READ MORE...