With a background in calisthetics, soccer and HIIT, our Founding Instructor Gino believes that the human body is designed to be strong, dynamic, agile and flexible - making us capable of almost everything.
To him, it's functional training over aesthetics, any day (though we like to think he's championed both).
A man of few words - but when he speaks you can bet it counts - Founding Instructor Alex destroys boundaries and pushes limits like it's his job. It kind of is.
With years of professional boxing under his belt and an appetite for any sport ("except tennis"), Alex's training ethos is: Be an athlete first, then specialise when necessary.
Beyond getting paid to lift things, his passion for improving lives and building this community keeps him hustling 24/7.
Ambitious, tenacious and a little too energetic for her own good, Founding Instructor Alicia is constantly seeking her next challenge. Be it demanding conditioning pieces, long morning runs, or crazy obstacle race courses, she loves them all.
Despite her penchant for cardio, you'll find her just as often at the bar(bell). For her, strength training isn't just about lifting heavy. It's about lifting for longevity.
Coming from a diverse athletic background that includes football and track & field, as well as modalities like calisthenics, Founding Instructor Haiqal is detail-oriented, unorthodox, passionate and one of the most patient people we know.
Division Athletics means the world to Haiqal - a space for the people and community to grow together positively in fitness and all other aspects in life, as well as a platform for him to express his passion for teaching and nurturing others to be better, every day.
For our Instructor Guan Yu, nothing calms his mind like a set of heavy lifts. Training - whether strength or conditioning - allows him to understand his body better as both an athlete and trainer. Despite his well-grounded powerlifting roots and dedication to the sport, his cardio's actually pretty impressive too👀
To Guan Yu, this diverse community of like-minded individuals provides a safe space for anyone to start(or pursue) their fitness journey - where fear and judgement are left at the door.
Fun fact: "Luffy will be the next pirate king."🏴☠️👑
Aside from physical gains, putting the work into training has taught our Instructor Shanell plenty of life lessons. With a background in strength training, HIIT and CrossFit, Shanell is just as comfortable crushing a metcon as she is getting under a barbell.
To her, the attention to detail and and specific intention behind every workout at DVSN allows you to train with a plan - and with that plan, comes results beyond expectation. But if you want it, you gotta commit and work for it.
Fun fact: She used to hate on Crocs. But now she owns 3 pairs...