Dan Cortez

Dan Cortez

Obsessed with fitness, human performance, and athletics for as long as he can remember, Daniel began to experience health problems during college.  He pursued teaching and coaching at the high school level after college for several years but found his health unraveling.  Daniel's chronic health battle lasted 15 years and led him to becoming fascinated with evolutionary biology, anthropology, nutrition, and movement.  Most importantly, he found his calling to help guide others on their own health and wellness journeys. Daniel's battle with illness, combined with working for years as a teacher and earning a law degree, has allowed him to craft effective "big-picture" solutions for his clients. 

During his long period of time battling chronic illness, Daniel gained a greater appreciation for "natural movement" as well as the importance of viewing the world through the collective lens of evolutionary biology, nutritional biochemistry, and anthropology.  This helped Daniel teach people how to live and move like a healthy human being.  The emphasis is always on a mindful approach to the journey.  

When he isn’t training clients or in the gym himself, Daniel is passionate about traveling and doing outdoor activities of all kinds.


FRCms, Kinstretch Instructor, MWod102 Instructor, Primal Health Coach, MovNat Level 2, Wim Hof Method Master Instructor(one of the first in North America), Z Health Essentials and Reflexive Performance Reset(RPR) Level 2.

Daniel also has extensive training and experience with Gymnastic Bodies Gymnastic Strength Training (GST) program, and several other forms of breathing techniques including the Power Speed Endurance System.