Our Instructors

Chris Quesada

My name is Chris. I’ve been a Strength coach in Santa Barbara for 20 years. I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, certified personal trainer. C.S.C.S. C.P.T. I’m also certified in the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and I currently hold a Hardstyle Kettlebell certification. (HKC) My experience in the Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine field helps me to ensure that my students practice proper functional movement to minimize the risk of injury during training. We must always try to improve the quality of our lives. I believe with a regular strength training routine and a healthy diet, our lives can achieve great benefits, mentally and physically. It’s a lifelong commitment.

“We don’t play less as we age, we age as play less.”

Anthony Ramirez

Hi, my name is Anthony. I am the gym manager here at THE TRAINING ROOM. Half of my day I spend here trying to keep past athletes on the road or on the playing field. The other half of my day I coach high school sports at Laguna Blanca High School. I love to play every sport under the sun such as tennis, basketball, golf, soccer, you name it and I will play it. I believe people should take a proactive approach to their health rather than a reactive. That is why we take an injury prevention first approach to our training philosophy. The body is an amazing machine and if you feed it well and keep it strong, it will do the rest.

“The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender”

Blake Slagle

My name is Blake. I am a trainer here at THE TRAINING ROOM with a BS in Exercise Physiology. I have been a multisport (basketball, baseball, soccer… you name it) athlete since my earliest memories and appreciate the intangibles that come from each sport or activity. I pride myself in all of my multisport experiences, understanding the demands that each has. I love bringing back someone’s ability and passion to do something they thought was lost forever. Whether you’re training for quality of life or you want a higher level of performance, we THE TRAINING ROOM will pave the way.

“Behind every goal is another goal”

Brian Linden

My name is Brian Linden and I have been a Certified Athletic Trainer for over 20 years. I earned my B.S. in Biology from UCSB and now consider myself a local. I am currently the Athletic Trainer at San Marcos High School. Being here at THE TRAINING ROOM and at San Marcos, I get to interact with a lot of the Santa Barbara community. I am an avid golfer. I play all over California and even around the country when given the chance. Best part of my job is being able to help people stay in shape or get back from injury so they can enjoy the activities they love.

“Don’t use machines, Become one”