Blake Gourley- M.S. CPT, PES, CES, FMS, CFSC, FRCms
With over a decade 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. He personally experienced a back injury in college which prematurely sidelined his rowing career. Although unfortunate, this experience led to his passion for helping others.
For the past 10 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. Some of Blake’s certifications include; Certified Personal Trainer, Performance Enhancement Specialist, Functional Movement Screen Expert and Corrective Exercise Specialist through The National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Blake 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 for the Sports Medicine Certificate at West Valley College.