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Owner & Founder

Ryan Joiner MS, CSCS

Ryan is openly endorsed as the “go to fitness expert” in San Luis Obispo County. He has been sought after to present his innovative fitness, wellness, and rehabilitation topics to many large organizations in San Luis Obispo County, like PG&E, Morris & Garritano, The Family Care Network, French Hospital, Cal Trans, The Department of Social Services, Exchange Club, Rotary Club and Kiwanis…

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QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology
    • Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo – 2003

  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology
    • California State University, Fresno – 1996

  • Associate of Arts and Associate of Science
    • Cuesta College – 1993

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
    • National Strength & Conditioning Association

  • Neuro- Re-education Specialist
    Neuro- Integration Specialist
    Neuro- Therapeutic Specialist
    Neuro-Performance Specialist
    • Z-Health Performance Solutions

  • Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
    • USA Weightlifting

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General Manager & Coach – Paso Robles

Andy Sverchek MS, CSCS

Andy is a San Luis Obispo native and was a dual sport athlete in Football and Track and Field at SLO High School. His career in both sports continued at Cal Poly, where he also earned a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Biology. Andy finished his collegiate career as a 4-year starter at defensive end for the football team. He also finished as a school record holder in both the shot put and the discus…

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QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology
    • Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo – 2013

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology
    • Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo – 2000

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
    • National Strength & Conditioning Association

  • Neuro Re-education Specialist
    • Z-Health Performance Solutions

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Coach – San Luis Obispo

Octavio “Oak” Guerrero BS, NASM-CPT

Octavio, aka “Oak,” grew up in Santa Maria very active in sports and fitness. As a boy, he played soccer (his first love), ran track & field, and ran cross-country. In high school, he added football and wrestling to his sports repertoire, but still excelled in track & field. He qualified for CIF championships running the 400-meter race and ultimately finished 2nd in the league.

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QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Exercise Science)
    • California State University, Sacramento – 2018

  • Associate of Science
    • Allen Hancock College – 2016

  • Certified Personal Trainer
    • National Academy of Sports Medicine

Coach – Paso Robles

Ashley Bulik, NASM-CPT

Ashley was born and raised in San Jose, California, and moved to Paso Robles in 2018. She grew up competing in gymnastics and soccer, but found her passion for teaching fitness in 2001 when she took her first SPIN class. A year later she was certified and teaching SPIN.

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QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology
    • Cuesta College – In progress

  • Certified Personal Trainer
    • National Academy of Sports Medicine

  • Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist
    • National Academy of Sports Medicine

Coach – San Luis Obispo

Taylor Rogers

Taylor grew up skiing and hiking the beautiful mountains of Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  Since age 5 she competed as a gymnast and competed in the Junior Olympics as Level 9.  Unfortunately, her 14-year career in gymnastics ended due to the accumulation of injuries.  

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QUALIFICATIONS
  • Exercise Science Certificate
    Personal Training Certificate         

    • Cuesta College – In progress

Coach – Paso Robles

Cullen Eckert, BS, CPT

Cullen grew up in Santa Cruz, CA embracing an active lifestyle since early childhood. In high school, he competed in Track and Field.  He did the running events ranging from the 100- to the 400-meter dash.  His passion for human movement and sport continued in college, studying Kinesiology at San Diego State University.

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QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
    • San Diego State University, San Diego, CA – 2020

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
    • National Strength and Conditioning Association (in progress)

  • Certified Personal Trainer 
    • National Academy of Sports Medicine

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Office Manager

Kathy Horlings

Kathy has been helping Athlon run efficiently since 2010. She brings many years of business experience as well as a love of fitness and nutrition to Athlon, (and the ability to get sh@# done!…) Shortly after moving to Paso Robles to start a new business with her husband, Kathy became a Private Training client at Athlon. When the position for an Administrative Assistant became available Kathy immediately…

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QUALIFICATIONS
  • Amazing Human Being

  • The glue that holds Athlon together

  • We could not do this without her :)

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Since 2003 the Athlon team has helped over 10,000 central coast residents find the best version of themselves, in our fun and supportive community environment.  We’re endorsed by local medical experts and trusted by many high-profile athletes from Major League Baseball, the NCAA, NFL, UFC, and PGA tour.

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