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The Strength Studio
Sebastopol & Sonoma
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The Strength Studio Story: From Building Houses to Building Strong Bodies
The Strength Studio was not even a thought when I first began working as a Super Slow Instructor in 2001. Prior to joining this profession, I worked in construction, building track homes. After several years as an apprentice to becoming a journeyman, it became apparent to me how that line of work breaks the body down. I could see the detrimental physical effects in my coworkers and bosses. I could see myself grow old and broken down if I kept up this line of work. I knew then that I didn't want that for myself.
When a friend introduced me to SuperSlow, I was inspired. I had already intuitively started slowing down my workouts because it was more challenging. After learning more about SuperSlow, the science behind the method made perfect sense to me. Not only was it more difficult to slow down the movement, it was safer. I also loved the fact that the equipment was engineered with brilliance as an additional safety factor. I was an instant believer.
I left construction and started as a SuperSlow Instructor after an intense certification program through what was then known as The SuperSlow Exercise Guild, Inc. (now The SuperSlow™ Zone, Inc.). During my certification, I knew that I had found my passion and my calling.
I started by working for studios in Santa Rosa and San Francisco, taking more than a 75% pay decrease from what I was earning as a union construction worker but it was worth it --the job was instantly more fulfilling.
I began building my clientele and focused on the end result of helping them create change. When the gym I was working for in Santa Rosa closed down, I took the opportunity to open a location in Sebastopol where no other low force, high intensity fitness facility existed. I originally opened the studio under the name of Unico Duo in 2005.
In 2015, after having helped thousands of clients work toward their health and fitness goals, I rebranded the business in order to better serve my clientele with a focus on preventative and restorative health.
Today, the business is known as The Strength Studio, Inc. with our primary location in Sebastopol, a second location opening in Sonoma in 2018 and additional locations in Sonoma County slated to open within the next 5 years.
Now, the business has grown to an amazing place where I continue to work hard with a great team of other individuals inspiring, instructing and guiding our clients to become the healthiest version of themselves.
That's why I have made it the mission of The Strength Studio, Inc. to inspire and empower people to achieve their optimal health through strength training.
Hi there, Hector Sanchez here. I am the founder of The Strength Studio, Inc. and a certified Super Slow/ Power of 10 Exercise Specialist with seventeen years of experience. I am truly committed to assisting people in making profound changes in their health and fitness through strength training.
Here's a throwback of me back in 2005 when I was just a young buck with a new studio and a passion for transforming lives! After thirteen years of operating my own studio and more than seventeen years in the industry, I still love what I do. I continue to train clients and I am involved in every aspect of my business. Helping others achieve optimal health is my life-long passion.