Blake Gourley- M.S. CFSC
With 12+ years of experience in competitive rowing, Blake understands what is needed to be a high-performing athlete. He also understands what is needed when roadblocks get in your way. As a Division I recruit, he suffered a back injury which prematurely sidelined his rowing career.
With a Masters Degree in Sports Performance, 10+ professional certifications, and several published articles under his belt, Blake's goal is to help as many rowers as possible.
For the past 12+ years Blake has been working with clients ranging from high-performing athletes with no limitations, to clients transitioning out of injury (in collaboration with their doctors). Blake strongly believes that no matter where you are currently, there’s always a way to improve. You aren’t broken.
Blake has held internships with Stanford Sports Performance and Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning (voted the #1 gym in the USA). He spent 9 years coaching high school rowing and was the Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Santa Clara Men's Crew Team for 2 years.
Blake has developed a thirst for knowledge and pursues further education whenever possible. He continues to further his expertise by attending conferences, seminars, and courses multiple times a year to stay on-top of the latest and greatest performance information.
Blake is currently the Injury & Performance Management Consultant for the Los Gatos Rowing Club, and a board member & teaching assistant for the Personal Training Certificate Program at West Valley College.