Erkan Gunes

San Diego, CA 92109

Erkan has been in the fitness industry for over 15 years. He attended the world’s first osteopathic medical school, A. T. Still University, obtained a Master of Science in Human Movement. He currently works at Medifit, a corporate wellness company, teaching group exercise classes as well as personal training.

Erkan holds a certification as a Personal Trainer from the American Council on Exercise. In 2010, he completed the Fitness Specialist program through Miramar College. Erkan developed a new cardio based group exercise class called Fu-Ma-Ca (functional martial arts and cardio) which consists of constantly varied functional movements, plyometrics, and martial arts. Erkan felt a need for a new approach to wellness that filled in the gaps between traditional western medicine, physical therapy, chiropractic, and personal training. Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) was the modality that proved to fill the gaps.

While having a full schedule, he continues to pursue adjunct course work ranging from neurophysiology to biomechanics. He is a true believer that constant perseverance to get better is one of the purposes why we are here on this planet.

Trauma, stress, and overuse are primary contributors to a muscle becoming inhibited. When communication between the brain and muscle becomes impaired, the ability of a muscle to contract on command is disrupted. My initial goal is to discern whether or not a muscle has the appropriate neurological input necessary to perform its intended function. Lacking proper proprioceptive input, a muscle cannot execute its expected role, which leads the muscle to positions of vulnerability. I first seek to discover where the body is hiding these weaknesses, and then endeavor to improve joint stability and mobility.

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About Me


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree, Human Movement, A.T. Still University

Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Personal Trainer
MAT™ - Specialist
TRX - TRX Suspension Training Course
CrossFit - Level 1 Certification: Fundamentals
Pending Verification

CPR Certified

american health care academy
American Red Cross

AED Certified

american health care academy
American Red Cross

Erkan's Locations

VeraVia Health and Fitness Retreat

7100 Aviara resort dr
Carlsbad, CA 92011

Revive Naturopathic Medicine, Inc.

560 Carlsbad Village Dr #202C
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

Languages Spoken

English, Turkish



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