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Welcome to PerformanceGaines
Christopher Gaines is the Personal Training Manager at Equinox Fitness in Palo Alto and owner of PerformanceGaines Training Systems. Through PerformanceGaines, Chris provides sports-specific strength and conditioning services for high school and college athletes in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is currently the strength and conditioning coach for the Stanford Men’s and Women’s Rugby Clubs as well as the Gunn High School Women’s Varsity Basketball team.
Chris has successfully educated his players and community members through his daily Facebook postings ranging from nutrition information to the proper mechanics of a pushup. Chris is deeply rooted in the Stanford University and Palo Alto communities, and enjoys all the area has to offer. His passions include fitness program design, promoting health and wellness for every age and demographic, and putting a healthy spin on delicious recipes and nutrition. He loves to coach and mentor youth, help people realize their full fitness potential, and help nurture positive and wholesome lifestyles in everyone he works with.
The phrase "Kung Fu" translates to “excellence achieved through long [disciplined] practice in any endeavor.” Chris advocates practicing Kung Fu in every meaningful facet of our lives.
6 Dec 2010
“Vegetarianism” is a term that encompasses many versions of a animal-restricted diet. Some specific types of vegetarianism include fruitarian, macrobiotic, vegan, lacto-vegetarian, lacto-ovo-vegetarian, and near vegetarian. For simplicity purposes, when we refer to vegetarian, we will be referring to the lacto-ovo-vegetarian, which is the most common type, an individual who does not consume any animal meat, but does consume dairy products such as milk and eggs.
31 Aug 2010
In this article we will discuss the major causes of stress, how it presents itself in our bodies and during training, as well as various methods to relieve it.
29 Aug 2010
In this series, we will explore how to make a more educated decision regarding what you'll ultimately want to put into your body.