James Kusama

Owner & Coach

With over 12 years experience in the fitness industry, James continues to strive in growing his expertise as a group and individual fitness professional, programmer, and mentor. After dedicating five years to competing and strength coaching boxing and MMA competitors, James decided to direct his focus toward the CrossFit methodology in 2008. He took the next two years to train full-time and study under the likes of Juliet & Kelly Starrett, Diane Fu, Carl Paoli, and Roop Sihota at San Francisco CrossFit. With each having their own detailed approach to coaching and a relentless passion for their craft, James knew he was on the right path.

Shannon de Peralta


Coach Shannon is a gymnast, turned dancer, turned CrossFitter. She made the switch to CrossFit in 2012, after a nod from one of her former teammates, and has hit the ground running since then. Her favorite movements to coach are the highly technical, which is mostly attributed to her previous experience coaching women’s artistic gymnastics during college. Outside of coaching, she also competes in CrossFit competitions, has goals of competing at California Regionals, and enjoys yoga on days she’s not training. Shannon studied kinesiology and biochemistry at the University of San Francisco, and her purpose through coaching is for her athletes to see the beauty and strength of which their bodies are capable.