Jason is a sport and fitness coach. After not being involved in sports throughout middle or high school, Jason became a first-time athlete in college. Through hard work and determination he became a long-distance runner for a Division 1 university, UT San Antonio.
This truly changed his life as he experienced first-hand the power of what improving your fitness can do for you. While in college it improved his intellectual performance (full-scholarship+stipend), self-esteem and, yes, his physique.
And now his mission is help others experience their own peak fitness.
He started coaching middle school through college athletes in 2000. Later, Jason went on to work for a commercial gym, where he helped many lose weight and run faster 5Ks to half-marathons.
Getting back to his roots, Jason opened up Octane Athletic Performance, a fitness and sport training facility, for everyday people and athletes alike.
Octane’s athletic programs focus on improving sport performance through developing speed, strength and injury prevention.
Accountability coach Cyndi Santacroce, an El Paso native, started at Octane as a client more than two years ago. She is now passionately leading the way for new members, helping them learn about nutrition and fitness and providing constant motivation.
Cyndi has called San Antonio home for more than 19 years now and enjoys anything sport-related, be it playing the game or supporting her favorite team. Spending time with her family and friends is top of her list on her off-time. She travels extensively...and she claims to be an expert packer. 😉
Hayley is in charge of Octane's operations. She has previously trained at several corporate gyms, but prefers the business side of the gym. She holds a Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
In high school, Hayley's love for all things fitness and wellness began. Weight training completely transformed her self-confidence, which is why she loves being in an environment where people discover their love of fitness, too!
Daniel is a seasoned fitness coach who has instructed people in every age group. He is passionate about helping others in their fitness journey and assist them in changing their lives for the better.
Daniel holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and he is a certified Functional Strength Coach through Mike Boyle.
As a Health major at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Chris has studied and learned biomechanics, human muscular anatomy, and the nutrition the body needs to properly provide it fuel. Having a strong understanding of these topics has allowed him to not only improve his fitness, but also to pursue a career in helping others to do the same.
Fitness has played a crucial role in his personal life. Chris's passion for fitness goes beyond just working out and trying to look good--it has helped him to improve his quality of life. This is why he is excited for the opportunity to help others achieve their goals and improve their lives as well.
With a strong familial background of diabetes, Jason has created fitness programs for the American Diabetes Association camp Power-Up, which helps improve fitness levels for at-risk youth Type 2 diabetes.
In addition, Jason has contributed on the San Antonio Mayor’s Fitness Council and has also spoken to the San Antonio Business Journal on how to increase corporate wellness culture.
Speaking and writing
Jason has presented in person everywhere from local events to national conferences. He is also a sought after speaker on podcasts where he speaks about weight loss and sport performance.
He is a contributing fitness writer for San Antonio Magazine, The Washington Post, fitness expert advisor for San Antonio Business Journal and also CBS’s local show Great Day San Antonio.
His education and certifications include a B.S. in Biology, NSCA-CSCS, USA track and field, EXOS Mentorship, EXOS 0.1 Difference Certification and Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner.