Craig has been an inspiration to our studio and instructors. He inspires X-CORE to challenge him and provides constant encouragement to newbies around him! We appreciate Craig for his thoughtfulness and perseverance to master and hold every move. We promise to do our best to find moves that will keep him challenged. Thank you, Craig, for being part of our X-CORE family!

Why do you love X-CORE?

There’s a lot to love.  First, I’d say the instructors.  I love their passion, energy, and positivity.  They are all wonderful.  Second, I love the variety of exercises you can do on the megaformer.  Third, I love that you can continually challenge yourself daily in the classes.  Even after a year of coming to classes regularly, I can walk out exhausted after every class.

How has X-CORE changed you?

It has put me back in touch with my body.  I used to exercise a lot when I was younger and loved it, but when children came along it became harder and harder to find the time and the energy.  It also allows me to unwind after a long day of work.

As a Father, what is the best advice you've given to your kids? 

Whatever you do, do your best.

Favorite place to eat in Oakland? 

Nido (by Jack London Square).

How long have you lived in Oakland?

Total of 26 years – 4 years as a child, 1 year as a young adult, and 21 years since we bought our house in 2007.

Why do you love Oakland?

I love the diversity.  Weather is great too.

Favorite quote?

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."  - Aesop

Who inspires you?

People who are passionate about things they do – could be sports, work, politics, anything.

What X-CORE move do you love to hate?

I have a few, but if I have to pick one I’d say Giant Reverse Cobra at the very end of class – preferably after Mountain Climbers so the heart rate is up.

What’s your day job?

President of Rockridge Geotechnical, a geotechnical engineering consulting firm I started in 2006.

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