Mac Dodds

Owner and Trainer

My Story

 

 

The Most Unique Personal Trainer in the East Bay Area 

I was an overweight kid from an overweight family. I became overweight from boredom eating and lack of afterschool activities. At around the age of 11 I would care for my disabled grandmother afterschool and eat junkfood and watch T.V.  I became overweight and was teased by classmates and excluded from playground sports and activities. It hurt a lot.

In an effort to help, my parents signed me up for afterschool sports which did help but I was still overweight going into high school. My friends even called me “Two Ton Dodds” I still cringe when I think about it. I was able to play football Offensive Line and Was a Heavyweight Wrestler and Still struggled with weight.

I Learned my life purpose when I got to Junior College. I wanted to make a new group of friends so I tried out for football. Unlike Highschool, I barely made the team and wasn’t a starter and I wanted to change that. I had a good coach, a workout partner and a true strength and nutrition plan. It worked.

I got lean and strong and was a starter on the team my second year. I knew I wanted to help other people change their bodies and their lives. I went all in and got a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Kinesiology while I trained athletes at San Diego State University. After that I worked as a coach in Professional Baseball For the  San Diego Padres.

All of that was fun, but the people I was working with were already lean, already strong, already knew how to eat right and exercise, and didn’t really appreciate the struggle that most of us go through to get lean and be healthy.

So I became a Personal Trainer and found my people! I love helping people who struggled like me. People with busy lives. People with a bad knee, or neck, or shoulder who want to work out and actually enjoy it!

I enjoy helping people figure out how to eat great tasting food that’s healthy and actually enjoy it.

Have more energy. Feel Younger. Stay able bodied and enjoy being independent. I do it for them.

So I created a system that includes everything you need to live longer, happier, healthier, and stay younger longer!  

If you want that. I will help you get there. Take the risk. You won’t be dissapointed.

Qualifications

M.A. Physical Education/Exercise Psychology

B.S. Kinesiology

NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Since 2002

Specialty

Improving Body Function and Athletic Ability

-Pain Free Exercise Solutions

-Strength and Conditioning for Life/Activities

-Slowing Age Related Decline

  • function

  • balance

  • coordination

Experience

Strength and Conditioning Coach – 12 years

     – San Diego Padres Minor League System

     – Scotland National Women’s Lacrosse 

     – Grad Assistant San Diego State Women’s Tennis

– Grad Assistant San Diego State Football

I Create Programs for:

  • Collegiate sports

  • Adventure Races

  • Kitesurfing

  • Snow sports

  • Pain Free Living

  • Fat Loss

  • Longevity Training

  • Slowing Age Related Decline

  • Tough Mudder