Yasu Minoda

M.S., NSCA-CSCS Certified

 

Yasu earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he played on the Men's Tennis Team. He also holds a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Kansas where his graduate studies primarily focused on physiological adaptation with emphasis on human performance.

 

He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and has been applying his knowledge and skills to help athletes reach peak physical performance.

 

Over the years, Yasu has been dedicating his time and effort helping athletes of all ages reach their maximum athletic potential by analyzing strengths and weaknesses in every athlete that he trains.

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Dr. Brandon Smith, EdD

Ed.D., M.S., NSCA-CPT, TPI, FMT-L6

Human Performance & Rotary Specialist

 

Brandon Smith is a Strength and Conditioning Sport Scientist dedicated to meet the needs of the highest trained competitive athletes. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Rehabilitation, two Master’s degrees; One in Kinesiology and the other in biomechanics, and a Doctorate in Sport & Performance Psychology, as well as highly recognized certifications (through the NSCA), his primary focus is to increase human performance through proper movement integration while decreasing injury through correct biomechanics.

Brandon has experience working with professional organizations such as NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB, as well as with high level Olympic athletes; although, his primary passion is working with high level juniors in tennis. He has put many years to the studying of bodily movement and tennis movement biomechanics and can transform even the roughest, uncoordinated juniors into an explosive athlete.

Brandon has a theory that increasing states of physical performance are slowed indefinitely if the positive psychological markers that go along with it are not obtained. Intrinsic motivation, self-efficacy, and increased confidence is what makes an athlete strive to become the best. Brandon believes, and has seen, all of these markers of performance excellence increase through strength training, power training and increasing speed in his athletes.

Anthony Duong 

BA in Kinesiology and minor in Gerontology

Anthony Duong is a CSULB Alumni with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Science and a Minor in Gerontology. He has worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Mizuno Volleyball in Long Beach where he helped National level High School Athletes reach peak physical performance. 

 

Anthony has 16 years of experience in Tennis where he was Varsity all 4 years and a Captain for 3 Years at Division III Pacifica High School. He was also a former President of Tennis Club at CSULB and Junior Varsity Tennis Coach. With the combination of his sports background and knowledge in strength and conditioning, Anthony brings tremendous passion to all of the athletes he trains.

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