Collectively We've Amassed More Education, Experience, And Certifications Than Any Other CrossFit Gym On The Peninsula
Ranier Gadduang | Founder
Just a few years ago Ranier dropped from 200lbs, 33% body fat to 150lbs, 10% body fat and attributes his transformation to CrossFit and sound nutrition. He understands the struggles of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and takes pride in his committment to the success of each of his clients.
Prior to founding Marvelous CrossFit, Ranier Co-Founded CrossFit Burlingame and Fitify Inc. - a Health & Wellness consulting firm that services Fortune 500 companies in the Bay Area. He also played an integral role in creating WOD Unboxed, the popular "Trainer-In-Your-Pocket" CrossFit app featured in the Apple App store for several months.
Degree: B.S. Management Science & Engineering - Stanford University
Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, Level 2, Mobility, Olympic Lifting, Judges, Functional Movement Systems, Sports Nutrition, & High Performance Coaching
Matt Marquez | Co-Founder | Head Coach
A loving father, committed husband, and dedicated coach is what best describes Matt. He considers himself an ordinary guy with an extraordinary passion to help everyday people reach their full potential and become the best version of themselves possible. After finding Crossfit in 2010, his love for the sport inevitably grew into his passion and inspired him to seek out as much knowledge as possible to better himself as an athlete and coach.
Degree: B.S. Kinesiology - San Francisco State University
Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, Gymnastics, USAW Weightlifting, Fascial Stretch, Sports Performance, & Performance Enhancement Specialist
Maria Achurra | Co-Founder
Maria has been coaching and training leveraging the CrossFit Methodology since 2007.
She draws on her 11-year experience as a competitive ice skater to convey the importance of proper form, technique, and motivation to help her clients break through to the next level. Maria prides herself on being able to serve as an example for her clients through her own intense CrossFit workouts and smart nutritional choices. She is constantly challenging herself to learn and improve both as an athlete and coach; a characteristic many of her clients cite as one of her best assets.
College Courses: Dietetics & Nutrition
Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, Kettlebell, Mobility, CrossFit & USAW Olympic Lifting, & Freestyle Gymnastics
Dr. Naroth Nop Mendoza | Doctor Of Chiropractic
Dr. Naroth Mendoza is a graduate of Life Chiropractic College West and has been practicing for several years. Before earning her Doctor of Chiropractic, she attended the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, majoring in Biology.
As a college student, she volunteered her time at health clinics and events promoting healthy living and prevention. As she went on to attain her Doctor of Chiropractic degree, Dr. Mendoza travelled to El Salvador with a selected few from her cohort. Her health philosophy embraces holistic healing modalities, preventive health care and optimal wellness.
Degree: Dr. Of Chiropractic - Life Chiropractic College West; B.S. Biology - UT in Chattanooga
Certifications: M1 Graston, Fascial Movement Taping (Rock Tape Certified Doctor), TMJ Therapy
Ryan Morales | Coach
Familiar with the struggles of losing weight and living a healthier life, Ryan began his journey back in 2009; weighing in at his heaviest, 200 lbs. Since then, he has dedicated himself to becoming a stronger, healthier individual, all while helping others along the way.
Prior to finding Crossfit, Ryan was an avid runner, participating in multiple marathons and half-marathons. His experience includes: Group X classes through 24 Hour Fitness, TRX / Bootcamps, Personal Training, and Marathon Coaching. Ryan says his greatest achievements are not in being a teacher or coach, but a companion to another’s fitness journey. He combines his past experience with Crossfit methodologies, to help others live stronger in their everyday lives.
Degree: B.S. Business Management - Golden Gate University
Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, TRX, TruFit Suspension Systems, & GroupX
Jean Blomo | Head Of Personal Training
Growing up, Jean enjoyed horseback riding, track and field, and then played on San Jose State University’s women’s rugby team. After graduating, Jean began working for a publisher, where she went from a very active lifestyle to sitting in front of a computer all day. To combat her expanding waistline and diminishing energy, a coworker introduced her to Tae Bo ® Fitness kickboxing and she began running; completing the San Francisco Marathon in 2010.
Jean discovered her true calling to educate and motivate loved ones on their own fitness journeys, so she took a leap of faith and left publishing to be a full-time Personal Trainer at Equinox in San Mateo. In Spring of 2014, she began her own company, Jean Machine Personal Training, and enjoys teaching strength and conditioning fundamentals to a wide variety of clients.
Degree: B.A. Journalism - San Jose State University
Certifications: CPT ACSM, Level 1 Sports Nutrition, & USAW Level 1 Sports Performance