02Athletics instructors are more qualified and experienced than other instructors in any other bootcamp in the SF Bay Area. 02A instructors are not just fitness enthusiasts who compete in an occasional half marathon or triathlon. 02A instructors actively compete and train fighting sport athletes competing in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Full Contact Muay Thai Kickboxing, Boxing, and Grappling.
In most bootcamps, the instructors are glorified gym teachers who obtain on-line certifications such as ACE and NASM. 02A instructors include physicians, surgeons, post-doctoral medical researchers, lawyers, and entrepreneurs.
The instructor pool is comprised of individuals who embody the meaning of busy professionals. 02A instructors understand that maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle is just as important for high-level professionals as it is for fighting sports athletes. 02A creates intense and effective workouts for busy professionals who need to be at work on time.
- DEBORAH THROPE
- LAWRENCE ROBERTS
- FAHEEM CHANDA
- DESIREE THAYER
- HAPPY REYNOLDS
- JAMES COOK
B.A. University of Michigan, J.D. Eastern Michigan
Deborah actively competes in Muay Thai Kickboxing. Deborah co-founded an all-female fight team called Girlz Team with Happy Reynolds. Despite a grueling work schedule and a daily commute between San Francisco and San Jose, she generally trains five or six days per week. Deborah loves her work as an attorney advocating for the housing rights of the poor and mentally challenged. Deborah is also a passionate Burner who spends three quarters of the year preparing for the Burning Man experience.
B.A. University of Florida
Lawrence has trained Muay Thai Kickboxing and boxing for over a decade. Lawrence competed as an amateur fighter and assisted professional fighters at Fairtex Muay Thai in preparing for championship fights. His instruction style is best described as “technical and thorough”. Lawrence is an ecommerce entrepreneur who founded ranknoodle.com- a product search and review website.
B.S. San Francisco State, MBA San Francisco State
Faheem regularly trains Muay Thai Kickboxing and grappling. Faheem loves his job as an emerging technologies sales representative for Cisco. Faheem is actively involved in his Oakland Mosque and in volunteering for Islamic causes. Faheem’s ability to speak five languages is a special skill, which enabled him to achieve perfect scores on his SAT and GMAT exams.
Post-Doctoral Research UCSF, Ph.D. Scripps Research Institute, B.S. University of Michigan
Desiree is an all-around fitness enthusiast who does everything from practice yoga and train Muay Thai Kickboxing, boxing, and grappling with an all-female fight team. Desiree also spends time volunteering at the Museum of Arts and Sciences as well cooking healthy Tofu dishes, and playing piano.
Family Practice Residency UCSF, M.D. Howard University, B.A. University of Minnesota
Happy Reynolds competed in Muay Thai Kickboxing and boxing, until she became pregnant during her residency in 2005. In 2004, she formed an all-female fight team called Girlz Team. In addition to working in private practice and for UCSF, Happy works as a ringside physician for the California State Athletic Commission. She oversees Mixed Martial Arts, Boxing, and Kickboxing competitions such as the UFC, Strikeforce, and ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. Happy is working on becoming a certified Pilates instructor.
J.D. Golden Gate University, M.A. University Colorado Boulder, B.A. Howard University
James actively competes in Mixed Martial Arts and full contact Muay Thai Kickboxing. James is a 2xs Golden Gloves Champion as well as an WKA, IKF, and IKC Muay Thai Kickboxing champion. He amassed over 75 fights during a career lasting more than 20 years. James believes that his greatest accomplishment as a fighter was competing at Lumpinee Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand. The movie Bloodsport was loosely based on Lumpinee Stadium. His sponsors include Fairtex Gear company and Purified Soul, and Scion. During the commencement of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the U.S. Army hired James to teach Muay Thai kickboxing as part of the Modern Army Combatives program. James trained 5th Group Special Forces troops at Ft. Campbell, KY and 101st Airborne troops at Ft. Benning, GA. James teaches at health clubs throughout the Bay Area. View some of James’ competitions and fight training sessions by following this link: