At an early age, Casey learned the importance of respecting the body, not only on the outside but how the body was handled internally as well.
Casey watched his father prepare meals and recover from countless body building competitions. This guidance helped Casey plan weekly workouts in advance and see the dedication through every exercise performed. His father inspired him in many ways even Casey couldn’t understand at the time but now appreciates.
"When he was sticking to this regiment, he had a certain glow about him, the everlasting happiness was almost contagious which made me want to follow the same steps."
Fast forwarding to Casey's early 20’s, he finally met his father's level. Working out at the gym is where Casey finds to be the happiest. Casey consistently adapts to new workout routines from fitness legends and continues to educate himself as a personal trainer by reading endless articles on rehabilitation, nutrition and supplementation. In finding new ways to push the body he pushes a new type knowledge on friends, whether they heard it or not.
Casey turned his passion into a career, and over time he discovered not only the love for educating people but enjoyment sparking motivation on individuals thus adding fuel to the fire.
Initially, Crunch Fitness of San Francisco was where Casey applied his knowledge obtained from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Right from the start, he was fortunate enough to build a strong clientele base exposing him to a variety of people of all ages with goals of fat loss, performance gains, body sculpting, rehabilitation due to injury/surgery, new/innovative workouts and clients needing professional accountability.
Casey believes fitness should be fun and everybody should find ways to achieve their goals without dreading the process of getting there.
Now Casey has progressed his career to the next level by joining the knowledgeable fitness professionals with us at Jigalin Fitness.
"Work for what you want! Want what you deserve!"
Therapists at SMI perform Orthopedic Massage (OM), focus on the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain. In addition to treating specific injuries, OM is used to increase range of motion, decrease and manage pain, and restore normal body movement and function. You can learn more at smiweb.org
Eva Popper MS, CSCS, CMP, ART of SMI uses a combination of techniques, including deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, ART, and joint mobilizations.
Eva Popper is a native San Franciscan who developed a love of sport (both playing and watching) early on. She played Div 1 soccer at Pepperdine University where she graduated with a BS in Exercise Science. She went on to recieve a Masters in Biomechanics, and pursue a career in strength and conditioning, training most of the womens' teams at SCU for 5 years. She then became interested in OM as way to help athletes overcome and prevent injuries and optimize their training in order to reach their goals. She has been working at SMI for 8 years and is spearheading the opening of their new office in San Francisco!