A lifelong athelete, Juliet launched her competitive sports resume in high school when her rowing team won the California State Championship. From there, Juliet rowed competitively at UC Berkeley and went on to paddle for the US Women’s Whitewater Team from 1997-2000, winning two World Championships and five national titles. In 2010, Juliet competed on Team San Francisco Crossfit the CrossFit Games, completing her first muscle-up in the finals at the competition, and then completing six more.
Before turning her attention to MobilityWOD and San Francisco CrossFit full-time, Juliet had a successful career as an attorney, practicing complex commercial litigation at Reed Smith for nearly eight years. She served for 5 years on the Board of GirlVentures, a local non-profit committed to empowering girls through outdoor experiences, and she is the co-founder of Liquid Kayak Camp, which brings HIV+ teens to the American River for a week of community and whitewater kayaking instruction.
Jami received his Masters in Osteopathy in 2010 from The British School of Osteopathy in London, UK. In 2011, he became a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) with Gray Institute in Adrian, Michigan. He shares Kelly’s passion for performance based approach to sports medicine and teaches CrossFit Movement & Mobility seminars in Europe.
Following him competing at 2009 CrossFit Games European Regionals, Jami began working with elite level CrossFit athletes in 2010 as an osteopath for Mikko Salo (World Fittest Man 2009) and coach to Annie Thorisdottir. He continues to coach Annie who has since won the title of “Fittest Woman on Earth” twice (2011/2012). In 2012, Jami was given the privilege to coach Team Europe at the first ever CrossFit Invitational against Team USA.
Aside from working with athletes, Jami travels the world as part of the CrossFit HQ seminar staff where he acts as a Flow Master at L1 and Coaches Prep courses. His personal philosophy and passion in life is to create environments of success that allow athletes and coaches to reach their full potential.
Combining his unfaltering positive attitude, an infinite amount of energy and an infectious personality, Roop began to inspire others to fulfill a mutual desire to be fit, athletic and live the healthiest lifestyle possible well before joining the ranks of MobilityWOD and San Francisco Crossfit. Roop’s genuine care about individual needs is apparent in his specifically tailored training programs as he goes beyond the confinements of the gym/weight room and reaches out to better each person in all aspects of life, from the physical, to the nutritional, mental and emotional.
Roop is currently pursuing a Doctoral of Physical Therapy from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California. Roop’s focus is to use manual therapy in conjunction with dynamic strength training to get athletes on to the path of elite level performance. Through his knowledge of how the body biomechanically functions, Roop is able to use movement as a diagnostic tool to limit the risk of a sports related injury even before the first signs of pain or discomfort. Roop’s clients have included both chronic and acute pain sufferers, those suffering from traumatic debilitating injuries, in addition to high level athletes. His clients have seen remarkable reduction in pain as well as improvement in overall performance in a matter of a few sessions. His belief that pain should not limit your ability to do anything you want to do and his motivational tactics has helped many athletes reach goals they never thought were possible.
Roop’s current CrossFit certifications include: Level I, Olympic Lifting, Powerlifting, Endurance, and Football. Having a “I want to know more” mindset, Roop is constantly increasing his knowledgebase through many CrossFit certifications, continual collaboration with coaches around the world, as well as reading everything he can get his hands on.
I began CrossFit in 2010 and was quickly hooked. I had already spent years educating myself in more traditional strength training principles and found there was a disconnect between theory and application that made my training one-dimensional. CrossFit bridged that gap and opened my mind to the full potential of human movement. In 2011, I began my Doctorate of Physical Therapy at UCSF/ SFSU. Attending school in San Francisco gave me a unique opportunity to receive a traditional physical therapy education with a solid foundation of anatomy, biomechanics, and clinical reasoning while simultaneously practicing and working with Kelly Starrett. I had the opportunity to join the San Francisco Crossfit coaching staff in 2012 and have continued to refine my thinking on movement, mobility and position while coaching regularly as well as continuing my own evolution as an athlete.
Theresa Larson is a Coach, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, speaker, and author. She is the founder of Movement-Rx, a Human Performance, Physical Therapy, and Wellness practice in southern California.
Hell-bent on creating an environment where she could be free to treat and teach individuals in a way they deserved, Theresa broke free from the shackles of traditional physical therapy in early 2013. Through her practice and Mobility WOD seminars, she is now unleashing her passion for movement and life on those who are willing to listen.
Before earning her doctorate, Theresa served as an Engineer Officer in the United States Marine Corps and played Division 1 and professional softball. Throughout her tactical and athletic career, she always felt there was a significant disconnect between strength and conditioning, medicine, and teaching proper movement. As an athlete, coach, and DPT, she has found ways to re-connect that trinity for her clients.
She provides treatment and performance training for CrossFit athletes, weekend and wounded warriors, high school & collegiate athletes, military members, members of U.S. National Teams, and higher level adaptive athletes (those with amputations, mild traumatic brain injuries, chronic regional pain syndrome, congenital deformities, as well as common musculoskeletal diseases).
Besides working with athletes and being one herself, Theresa works with Team Red White & Blue – a non-profit for Veterans – and is on the Board of Directors of the Horse of the Sun, a non-profit where she gets to witness and facilitate Post-Traumatic Growth. She and her husband are based in sunny San Diego, CA
Danny Matta is a Coach, Physical Therapist and educator. He is the founder of Athletes’ Potential, a Physical Therapy and Human Performance practice specializing in working with CrossFit and endurance athletes based out of Atlanta, Georgia.
Danny received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Baylor University in 2010. He is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and is a leader in the field of Performance Dry Needling for CrossFit athletes.
Kelly Starrett’s revolutionary approach to resolving pain and improving performance has changed the way Danny has practiced since 2011. His passion for Movement and Mobility is infectious and he has the unique ability to take complex concepts and break the down to be easily understood by everyone.
Danny is currently a Captain in the United States Army and has been on active duty since 2007. He has had the distinct privilege of working with a range of soldiers from amputees learning how to walk again to the highest-level Special Operations soldiers getting ready for deployments. He most recently served with 2nd Brigade 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. He was the only direct access Physical Therapist responsible for management of injuries, injury prevention and human performance optimization for a Brigade of 4000 soldiers. This year Danny was asked to team up with Crossfit 808 as their competition team Physical Therapist during the 2013 Regionals and Games. Crossfit 808 went on to win the 2013 Norcal Regionals and place 21st in the Games.
In his free time Danny enjoys spending time with his wife Ashley, son Jack and daughter Maggie. He also enjoys CrossFit, surfing, paddle boarding, pick up basketball games and going to Braves games.
Andrew lives his life by one (poorly) paraphrased Aristotle quote, “All I know is that I do not know.” It’s the never-ending search for more that originally led him to show up borderline unannounced at San Francisco CrossFit to learn at The Parking Lot of Dreams. Upon returning from his MWOD pilgrimage, he immediately began implementing a “movement first” approach.
Diligently adhering to MWOD principles, the results were astounding. In one year he took his affiliate team from not qualifying for Mid Atlantic Regionals to finishing sixth. At the same time one of his athletes went from 4th place at the Regional level to 6th place at the 2013 CrossFit Games.
He now programs and coaches both teams and individuals across the country with both CrossFit Games aspirations and regular health and fitness aims. Since making MWOD the foundation of his coaching, no athlete he coaches has failed to improve their standings in CrossFit Games qualification process (not hyperbole). However, he’s even more proud of the people he’s helped to lose over 100lbs and the myriad people he’s helped move better and resolve pain symptoms.
Andrew’s specialty lays in his simplicity. He has a unique ability to translate a lot of physical therapy garbly gook (neuro-dynama-whaa?) into simple analogies and actionable steps. As it turns out his degree in English was surprisingly useful!!
Travis is extremely passionate about human performance and movement and using basic strength training and manual soft tissue and joint manipulation to improve the health and performance of his patients. He has been lifting heavy weights and competing in powerlifting since he was 14, this gives him 19 years of experience under the bar, holding state and even national records for his weight and age throughout the years.
Travis has been a follower of Mobility WOD and Kelly Starrett from episode 1. Since Kelly’s first article on the CrossFit mainsite, Travis found an immediate connection to Kelly’s approach to solving common orthopedic dysfunction and immediately started to experiment with the ideas on his own patient base. Since that time Kelly and Travis have exchanged ideas over the years through email and text until Travis was invited to join the Mobility WOD team.
Travis has been happily married for going on 11 years to his lovely wife Sarah. Sarah is a very successful dentist in a nearby community. They have 3 awesome children, Bryce, Ian and Layla with a fourth due in early June. In his spare time, Travis plays with his kids and dogs, lifts heavy weights and loves to cook.