Personal Trainer and Self Defense Instructor
Serving the East Bay Area: Danville, Alamo, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, San Ramon, Diablo
Individualized self defense and attack prevention programs for women taught by Medical Exercise Specialist and Martial Arts Expert Michelle Brown in the privacy of your home.
2 HOUR COURSES:
- Self Defense Basics
- What Every Woman Should Know
- Off to College With Knowledge
(4 women maximum per course)
“I highly recommend Michelle’s private self-defense classes. All three of my girls enjoyed Michelle’s approach and really listened to what she has to say. She provides a nice balance between talking to the girls and giving them sound, practical advice as well as physical training and practice. I’ve had her come twice so far and will definitely ask her back for several more sessions. Hopefully our girls won’t ever need to put into practice what they’ve learnt but I’d rather they are prepared just in case!” – Emma B., Lafayette, CA
Michelle Brown – CMES | CPT | CGT
Personal Trainer | Self Defense Instructor | Medical Exercise Specialist | Owner of Gumsaba | Kung Fu World Champion
- ACE Certified Medical Exercise Specialist
- ACE Certified Personal Trainer
- Certified Group Trainer
- Gumsaba Head Instructor
- Gumsaba Program Director
- Wellness Program Director and Head Instructor CytoSport/Muscle Milk Headquarters
- TRX Level 2 Certification
- HIIT Training Certification
- SCW Certidied Yoga Level II Instructor
- InTrinity Certified Instructor
- Trigger Point Myofascial Certification
- Full Contact Kung Fu World Champion 2009
- National Full Contact Kung Fu Champion 2001, 02, 09
- 2nd Degree Bok Fu Black Belt
- 3X Tough Mudder Finisher
- 2X Spartan Race Finisher
- CPR/AED Certified
Coach Michelle Brown has been helping her clients make their goals a reality since 1998. She is truly passionate about her company Gumsaba and spreading the joy of fitness for all. Michelle’s has 12 years experience training in Chinese Kung Fu and Kuoshu and has been a certified personal trainer since 2001. She has traveled the globe competing against fighters of all styles and fought to win the World Kung Fu Tournament in Germany in 2009. An ACE Medical Exercise Specialist and Martial Arts Expert, Michelle writes for the Gumsaba blog and is a contributing writer to Alamo Today.
Michelle also enjoys yoga, trail running, hiking, snowboarding and waterskiing, as well as and spending playtime with her dog Marcus. She is passionate about helping animals, and has been a vegan athlete since 1999. Chad and Michelle maintain a permaculture organic garden, and love to cook awesome unprocessed, nutrient rich vegan food!
When Coach Michelle isn’t getting her Gumsaba on, she loves to ride her bike to the Farmers Market, spend time with her family, tend to her garden, play the drums and take road trips with Chad and Marcus!
“Michelle led an amazing class on self defense to my daughter and three other young ladies this week! She gave them lots of great practical information and let them each practice some self defense moves. I would highly recommend anyone with daughters who are beginning to drive and especially when they are getting ready to leave for college take the class!” – Deidre W., Moraga, CA
Alamo | Danville | Walnut Creek | Lafayette | Orinda | Moraga| Pleasant Hill | San Ramon