Our Team

We have assembled a team who deliver the highest level of knowledge and expertise in their fitness modality. As athletes and coaches we firmly believe that a comprehensive approach, consistently integrating stability, mobility and regeneration in to training, to complement endurance-specific workouts, is the silver bullet to injury prevention and improved performance.

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FOUNDER & PARTNER

Michael Sayers

Michael Sayers most recently worked for USA Cycling, cultivating the next generation of American riders. He served as the U.S. Olympic Team Men’s Coach at the 2012 London Games and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. He has led Team USA at the last 9 World Championships for both the U23 Men and the Elite Men. He was part of the BMC Racing Team as the only American Sports Director. Before that, he led teams that raced in America and Europe for 13 years. He rode for Comptel-Colorado Cyclist, Mercury Pro Cycling Team, and Health Net before concluding his career on the BMC Racing Team. Sayers was with the BMC team from its inception as a Continental team to Pro Continental to World Tour team.

Once he stopped riding professionally, Sayers served as the assistant director of global cycling operations for BMC. In his role with the BMC Racing Team, Sayers contributed to Cadel Evans’ winning the 2011 Tour de France, and the development of young American stars like Taylor Phinney and Neilson Powless. He served as the team director for the men’s road team at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, where Phinney placed fourth in both the road race and the time trial.

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Julie Cross

FOUNDER & PARTNER

Julie Young

Through her extensive race career at the elite international level, Julie brings firsthand knowledge of science-based, individualized training programs combined with nutrition, mental conditioning and race tactics produce winning results. Julie is considered one of America’s most dominant European stage racers of her era. She is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Sports Science.

  • 12-year US and World Tour Pro Cyclist for Kahlua, Saturn, Timex, Autotrader, & Team Fannini
  • US National A-Team Cyclist
  • 6-time UCI Road World Championship Team Cyclist

  • Tour de L’Aude (women’s equivalent to Le Tour de France) General Classification Victory
  • Multiple winner Xterra Lake Tahoe and Tahoe City
  • Winner, 50k Trail National Championships
  • Winner, US Amateur Mountain Bike Cross-Country and Marathon National Championships

Her expertise gained while working with the sport’s most prominent physiologists and coaches including Chris Carmichael, Mirek Mazur, Harvey Nitz and Dr. Massimo Testa gave her a solid background in a variety of training methodologies.
As one client shared “I’m achieving things that I’ve never done before. Julie helps me see my potential.”
Julie is uniquely poised to help you tap your full potential:

  • Co-founder of DAI! Endurance
  • Co-founder of the Bike Like A Girl, non-profit, getting more girls on bikes
  • Kaiser Permanente Sports Medicine Endurance Lab Consultant
  • 7-year Director at Silver Sage Sports and Fitness Lab
  • 11-year Founder/Head Coach at O2fitness Coaching and Training

Coaching Specialties:

  • Cycling (road, mountain and cyclo-cross)
  • Road and Trail Running
  • Road and Off-Road Triathlon
  • Injury Prevention
  • Return to Sport

Biomechanical Services

  • SIMI Motion Capture bike fitting
  • SIMI Motion Capture gait analysis

Certifications:

  • Exos (formerly Athletes’ Performance) Performance Training Mentorship
  • Specialized Body Geometry Bike Fit Certified Technician
  • Medicine of Cycling, Bike Fitting Certification.
  • Six month fellowship – Advanced Functional Biomechanics of the Lower Quarter: Integration of Technology into Practice, USC – Movement Performance Institute


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FUNCTIONAL TRAINING FOR RUNNERS

Robert Ressl-Moyer

Robert was born and raised in Austria until moving to Sacramento in 2016. In 2010 Robert spend time in Spain studying foreign studies. He then went on to graduate a 6 year program in 2013 from the University of Vienna with a degree in Exercise Science. After achieving his degree Robert went on to teach physical education in high schools in Vienna, where he then met his wife. They both moved to Boston where he started working as a Personal Trainer at the Boston Athletic Club. August 2016 they moved to Sacramento and shortly after he got involved with Fleet Feet and is now responsible for their Functional Fitness program. He's also a coach for the California International Marathon training program thru Fleet Feet. In 2017 Robert founded ReMo Fitness with the goal to provide personal training and personalized running coaching to the Sacramento fitness community. "I believe in personalized coaching to discover the true potential of each one of my clients."
  • California International Marathon -Sacramento, Ca 26 Mi/41 K Personal Record of 2:43
  • World Trail Championship 2018 Finisher Castellón de la Plana (Spain)

  • San Francisco 50/50 Endurance Runs - 50 Mi/80 K - Rodeo Beach, CA  Finishing Time 7:26:40
  • Night Sweats Trail Run Fall - Marathon -26.3 Mi/42 K Sausalito, CA Finishing Time 3:27:30
  • North Face Endurance Challenge- 50 Mi/80 K - San Francisco, CA Finishing Time 7:06:34
  • Mt Umunhum Trail Run -32 Mi/52 K - San Jose, CA Finishing Time 4:25:11
  • Napa Valley 50 k - 31 Mi/ 50 K - Calistoga, CA Finishing Time 4:47:33
  • Night Sweats Trail Run Spring - 26.3 Mi / 42 Km - Sausalito, CA Finishing Time 3:18:47
  • Diablo Trail Run - 31 Mi/50 K - Clayton, CA Finishing Time 4:42:20


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Tyler

Cycling Performance Coach

Tyler Williams

I have been racing at an international level for 8 years following the USA Cycling development pathway from 16-22 as well and being part of the top development cycling teams in the world during that period.  I have spent the past 2 year with the Pro Continental team Israel Cycling Academy Team, racing the biggest races in the world. Currently I am living in Santa Rosa, CA and Girona, Spain. My schedule has consisted of a handful of UCI World Tour races, UCI Europe Tour, UCI Asia Tour and Tour of Utah, Tour of Colorado here in the USA.  One of the benefits of being fortunate enough to be in these prestigious programs is I have been surrounded and taught by many of the brightest minds in cycling. Whilst also carving my own path through the sport and gaining my own ideas of how to best do things.

 

One of the most important conclusions I have come to in my experiences is that there is not one or even a couple of ways that are guaranteed to work for you.  Every person is unique with there own athletic ability and also psychological ability for what they can or cannot handle. My goal as a coach would be to first make sure that athletes feel valued and listened to.  This is something I have found has great influence on athlete to coach trust and relationship. Equally important to this is achieving the milestones that in my opinion is why people ride bikes. It is a challenge and the people who enjoy this sport enjoy setting goals and achieving them.  So setting goals and helping athletes achieve them is a key role for a coach.

 

I want to provide programs for every cyclist that is driven to improve themselves.  From helping beginner or intermediate racers to people trying to follow the same path i did. .  I want to provide a program and partnership to get them pointed in the direction so they can exceed those goals and also not lose the most important thing which is the beauty of riding a bike.  

2nd Paris Roubaix Espoirs (2014)

1st TTT Stage 1, Olympias Tour (2016)

5th GC Tour of Taihu Lake (2018)

7th Stage 1 TT Tour of Taihu Lake (2018)

3rd Stage 2 Tour of Alberta (2016)

8th Stage 4 TT Tour of Alberta (2016)

11th GC Tour of Alberta (2016)

8th GC GP Liberty Seguros (2016)

13th GP Cerami (2016)

12th Tour de L’avenir TT (2015)

3rd USA U23 Nt. Champs. RR (2016)

4th USA U23 Nt. Champs. TT (2014)

8th Tour of Korea Stage 2 (2018)

9th Tour of Japan TT (2018)

KOM Tour de la Province de Namur (2014)

USA World Championship Team Member u23 (2014,2016)


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YIN YOGA INSTRUCTOR

Emerald Estabrook

Emerald has always admired the movement of the body. She has worked with a variety of groups including being a dancer with el dorado music production and broadway academy. Her skills even took her through an experience with cheerleading and learning flips in tumbling. She cheered with the Folsom Bulldogs, one of the highest ranking junior and high school cheer squads in the Sacramento area. Only within the second year of high school, Emerald quit cheerleading and opened up a world of weights, stretching, and true fitness. Over time, yoga showed itself to her. The physical practice was easily mastered, although with yoga you discover that it is more than just moving the body, or holding poses. It is a special type of mind-body practice. Yoga derives from the root word, yoke (yog.) This represents what yoga is about, yoking the mind and body to find balance and to cultivate peace. Yoga is a tool to help you with whatever you are trying to master in life. Emerald received a yoga alliance certification, after completing 200 hours of the teacher training. Although competition is fun, and most everything fitness related is about competition, it isn’t apart of her classes.  Yoga is not competitive in its nature. It is accepting, and patient, and it challenges our strengths and weaknesses. It is only practice, every single time you get on the mat.

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