Instructor & Personal Trainer
Gabe was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and was involved in baseball and football as a youth, gravitating toward wrestling, Judo, boxing, and Karate as a teen. His love for Karate led him to recognize the connection between mind, body, and spirit. He recently obtained his second black belt in Japan and plans to continue the study. He has a degree in Kinesiology/Pilates from Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California. Gabe moved to Columbia to further his education and is working toward a Masters of Science in Athletic Training.
In addition to his black belt in Karate, Gabe is a licensed massage therapist, with certifications in personal training (NASM) and Pilates. He enjoys teaching individuals and/or classes delivering a workout that is both challenging and positive. His extensive experience allows him to focus on the details of each movement or skill, helping participants achieve success. We are happy to have this remarkably accomplished trainer on our team.