The Breakthrough Team
At Breakthrough we are passionate about helping people improve their lives by building strength of body, mind, character and spirit. We are firmly committed to continually seeking out further training and education as fitness professionals, so that we can always bring the best to our members!
Owner – Coach
Caleb is a certified kettlebell (SFG Level II), barbell (SFL) and bodyweight (SFB) Instructor through StrongFirst, a Functional Movement Specialist (FMS), and a certified TRX instructor. He has been a dedicated fitness coach since 2009. Caleb has devoted over 20 years of his life to the study and practice of various martial arts for self defense purposes, and is an apprentice instructor in Chinatown Jeet Kune Do. He designs the Breakthrough Boxing classes to be a perfect mix of fun, high energy training and the practice of self defense skills. He actively competes as a powerlifter, taking first place in his division at the 2017 USA Powerlifting American Open.
Owner – Coach
Kati has been coaching clients to reach their fitness goals since 2009. She is a certified kettlebell (SFG Level II) and barbell (SFL) instructor through StrongFirst, a Functional Movement Specialist (FMS), and a certified TRX instructor. In addition, Kati uses her skills as a Precision Nutrition Certified Coach to help the Breakthrough members take the guesswork out of proper nutrition. As a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), a Yoga Tune Up® Teacher and a Level I teacher of iRest Yoga Nidra, the yoga classes she creates are designed to be a time to “recharge” not only in body, but also in mind and spirit. Kati regularly competes as a powerlifter, and won first in her division in the 2017 USA Powerlifting American Open, and set the California state record for back squat, bench press and total.
R.T. Girch has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Cal State University Northridge, and has been coaching clients with diverse backgrounds and goals since 2009. He is a certified kettlebell instructor (SFG) through StrongFirst, a Functional Movement Specialist (FMS) and a TRX instructor. R.T. spent most of his youth involved in athletics, primarily baseball. When an injury ended his playing career, R.T. began coaching baseball as a way to share his passion for the game with other young athletes. As a fitness coach, R.T. loves to help people discover their own inner athlete, so that they move and feel better not just at the gym, but in their daily activities as well. R.T. also competes as a powerlifter, and has used his expertise to guide the lifters he coaches to multiple state records.