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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 – San Luis Obispo

Taylor Rogers, CPT-NASM

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.  Though she still had a passion for gymnastics, she just couldn’t

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QUALIFICATIONS
  • Exercise Science Certificate
    Personal Training Certificate         

    • Cuesta College – 2021

  • Certified Personal Trainer         
    • National Academy of Sports Medicine

  • Certified Group Fitness Instructor         
    • American Council on Exercise

Coach – Paso Robles

Jesus Reynoso, CPT-NASM

Jesus grew up just around the corner from Athlon in San Miguel. Like many of us he had an active youth: volleyball, football, basketball, etc. But he also had a strong drive for helping others. He volunteered in many community-based charity organizations such as: after school programs, the food bank, park and beach clean-ups, and

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QUALIFICATIONS
  • Certified Personal Trainer 
    • National Academy of Sports Medicine

  • Certified Nutrition Coach 
    • National Academy of Sports Medicine

Coach – Paso Robles

Andrew DeSesa

Andrew was born in San Mateo, CA, then migrated to the beautiful Central Coast in 2005, settling in Paso Robles. In high school he played football, baseball, and track and field, (and began his journey into fitness and performance here at Athlon as youth athlete in our programs!). After a couple years, he put his focus on football, which led to a collegiate football career at Brown University.

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QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizational Studies      
    • Brown University – 2017

  • Certificate Strength and Conditioning Specialist
    • National Strength & Conditioning Association (in progress)

  • PS-L1 Coaching Certification 
    • Pre-Script

  • Kabuki Principles of Loaded Movement Certified Coach
    • Kabuki Strength Lab

  • Be-Activated Certified Practitioner
    • Be-Activated

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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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