Meet the Team

Talent wins games, but teamwork wins championships
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Robby McLaughlin

Owner and Head Coach

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Maddie Jefferies

Coach

Madeline grew up playing sports and got into Crossfit in Northern California before moving to San Luis Obispo to study nursing. She joined Headstrong as an open gym member in 2018, moving away from barbell work and focusing more on functional fitness to correct previous injury and pain. Maddie joined the Headstrong team as a coach after going through Robby’s Mentorship Program, and then attended the Strongfit seminar to further her knowledge. In addition, she decided to switch her school major to Kinesiology and Nutrition as fitness and helping clients hit their goals has become her passion. Madeline recently competed in her first bodybuilding figure competition, placing 2nd in her category. She enjoys training and coaching bodybuilding, functional fitness, HIIT style workouts and spin.

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Jenna Miller

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Jenna is from Northern, Ca and moved to San Luis Obispo in to study at Cal Poly where she earned her degree in Business with minors in Psychology and Nutrition. Jenna loves helping people heal their body pains and reach their fitness goals through individualized training that is fun! Jenna is committed to her own personal development and has completed NASM Certified Personal Trainer program as well as their Corrective Exercise Specialist program. In addition she is a Yoga Sculpt Instructor, Spin instructor , Strongfit Educated, Certified Intuitive Eating Coach and Certified Health Coach. Outside the gym Jenna enjoys mountain biking, traveling, yoga and enjoying all kinds of different foods!

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Bobby Harper

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Bobby was born and raised in Santa Maria, California. Bobby is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine with Specializations in Group and Youth training. After joining the team Bobby attended the StrongFit Principles coaches week and is also certified by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition Health and Wellness. Bobby loves learning and sharing his knowledge with others - he loves explaining the why behind the movements. “I love questions from clients and members about the workout or individual movements because it shows you aren't just going through the motions, but trying to get better, so if you're in my class, ask away!” Outside of the gym you’ll find Bobby hunting, fishing, and attempting to master cooking large amounts of meats.

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Alyse Meza

Coach

Alyse Meza grew up in Morro Bay, CA and is a firm believer that if you work hard, hard work will pay off. Health and fitness has always been a passion of hers and it brings her happiness to be around like-minded people who want to better themselves. Alyse has a BS in Psychology with minors in Child Development and Sociology and is Crossfit Level 1 Certified. In addition, she is a certified spin and tabata bootcamp instructor. Alyse grew up around gymnastics and her specialty in the gym is anything focused on balance, coordination and flexibility. Alyse loves competing and is always training for something and when she’s not at the gym she enjoys being outdoors enjoying the Central Coast!

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Steven Valdez

Coach

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Sandi Emrick

Coach

Sandi joined Headstrong in 2017 and loved the community. She found herself wanting to help others achieve their goals and pursued her passion to become a coach. She began shadowing the coaches at Headstrong and completed the mentorship program. She has plans to continue building upon her knowledge by going to upcoming StrongFit seminars and learning from our other amazing coaches. Outside of the gym Sandi is an elementary school teacher and also enjoys swimming and teaching others how to swim. During her free time she mountain bikes, runs, and is always looking for a new challenge or competition.

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Nick Leyden

Coach

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Melissa Collins

Coach