Nicole Rutherford, SSC
Nicole Rutherford is a traveling Starting Strength Coach who has been certified since 2015. She holds her Bachelors in Business Administration and Exercise Science. In 2016, she moved to California and opened a Starting Strength Affiliate Gym with Jason Varnum and opened a second gym in early 2020. Since Covid, she now travels around the United States in an RV helping clients in person and remotely become the best version of themselves.
Sam Ishiki, Coach
Sam Ishiki has had over 5 years of experience in the fitness world. He is originally from Corona, California and moved to Austin, Texas for an apprenticeship at Starting Strength Austin in mid 2020. He has been competing in Brazlian Jiu Jitsu and played high school basketball all 4 years. Sam is passionate about the starting strength model and is dedicated to helping people get stronger mentally and physically.
Jason Varnum, Coach
Jason Varnum has had over 15 years of experience in the fitness world. He served in the air force for 4 years and later received his finance degree from UCF. In 2017, he opened a Starting Strength Affiliate gym with Nicole Rutherford and they opened their second gym in early 2020. He has been training and coaching the Starting Strength Model since opening their first gym and currently travels around the United States helping clients live a stronger, healthier life.
Carl Raghavan, SSC & Online Coach
Carl is a Starting Strength coach currently living and training in London. He has been in the fitness industry for a decade. After visiting the States to learn about the Starting Strength system, he began developing bespoke training programs to help individuals increase their natural strength and reach their full potential. Carl lives in the UK and offers online coaching. You can schedule time with Carl by selecting the Online Coaching option in the Membership section.
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