Shaun Fitzgerald is the owner and creator of 15 West; an anti-aging, holistic, training gym in Orange, CA. His clients range from kids starting at age 12, to 72 year-old adults, to fire fighters, to Pro Spartan athletes and Pro basketball players. As a certified personal trainer (CPT) and corrective exercise specialist through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), a CPT through NSCA (National Council of Strength and Conditioning Association), and a CPT through NCSF (National Council of Strength and Fitness). Shaun’s objectives with each client are to help them become a more functional, more sustainable, better performing, form of themselves. He is an advocate for physical and emotional health, since what is happening on the outside is just a mirror of what is going on, on the inside. His intention in training is to preserve the functionality of the human body and illuminate the blind spots in our lives, that might be hindering our bodies (and our minds) from working as well as they could be.
Shaun started his training in high school as a physical therapist’s aid. While in school, he excelled at sports. He was awarded MVP in soccer, football, cross country, track his freshman through senior years. He still holds 9 school records in cross country and track. Shaun went on to college at California Polytechnic University, Pomona where he majored in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sports Medicine and Health Promotion. At Cal Poly, Shaun focused on Track and Cross County and was an all conference athlete. Shaun created 15 West in 2007. It is here that he has built a community of clients and friends that support and challenge one another. In 2015, Shaun created and competed with the “Men’s 15 West Elite Team” resulting in a 4 time, 1st place victory throughout Spartan races across California, Utah, and Arizona. Outside of the gym, Shaun has worked as a wellness consultant, speaker, and creative fitness director. From 2013-2015 he worked for Wellness Studios, a wellness consulting company, where he lectured, taught, and trained employees in the workplace on the topics of wellness and fitness and stress management/prevention.
Shaun’s unique movements and exercises are created and designed by him based on his extensive understanding of anatomical kinesiology, physiology, and physical therapy. He is able to engage multiple body systems (ie. strength, balance, fast twitch, flexibility, cardio, brain function) in a single exercise, which shortens workouts, yet expedites results. Training with Shaun is a whole body, whole mind, and whole wellness experience. He looks at fitness through an anti-aging lense. Though your body is capable now, will it be just as capable for the quality of life you want down the road? This is the backbone of Shaun’s training. To aid in the functionality of your future self. Not only does Shaun have a clear understanding of the body, but he has an innate gift of healing that has allowed him to facilitate results in his clients such as: reversing diabetes, lowering blood pressure, fixing joints that surgeons said could not be repaired, and rehabilitation to surgery patients who had no results with previous orthopedists. These are just to name a few. Shaun is committed to his clients having the life they want in mind, body, and soul. Fitness is the vehicle that he uses to coach, but the coaching is for the whole person, not just their body.