Head Coach & Co-Founder
Gracie Vanasse is a professional powerlifter who has been recognized as one of the strongest and most versatile women lifters in the world. Gracie is the founder of DCS Pack, a USPA Certified Coach, and co-owner of California Elite Training Center and Crossfit DCS, San Diego’s premier Crossfit gym and Powerlifting Center. She is truly passionate about coaching athletes around the world.
Dan began coaching health and wellness through Personal Training at a studio in London, after completing his Advanced Master Personal Trainer qualification. This sparked an insatiable desire to maximize his depth of knowledge, leading him to become one of few individuals certified in Medical Practitioner and Special Populations referrals. During this time he found CrossFit and instantly recognized the broad applications of this natural and inclusive training methodology.
After taking his CF Level 1 he gained several thousand hours experience coaching at affiliates in Europe, the Middle East and Western America. During this time he studied and completed his CrossFit Level 2 course, along with certifications in Powerlifting, Weightlifting, Mobility, Gymnastics and CrossFit Kids. He is currently preparing to sit the Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT / CF Level 3) qualification.
Coaching is the only thing that Dan enjoys more than his training, and nothing makes him happier than helping others practice and perfect safe movement patterns while exceeding their own expectations. He likes to train himself for strength and simultaneously keep a very high level of conditioning.