Dynamic Fitness. Inspired Movement.
Celebrate your strengths, overcome your challenges and find your balance in our unique space. CounterBalance houses a variety of fitness, martial art and movement modalities with a diverse and supportive community of people, and cultures. Our programming is designed to bolster your health and fitness through creative curriculum and innovative training.
Jessica Carla de lima-moran
With 20+ years teaching and training Capoeira and other fitness and movement modalities, Pavão understands and appreciates what bodies can do. Building on her early training as a dancer, she brings expertise from a variety of disciplines in shaping the curriculum and programming offered at CounterBalance. She is passionate about fitness culture, supporting youth programs, and is a dedicated student of world-renowned Capoeira master, Mestre Boneco. Pavão holds a B.A. in English from the University of California at Berkeley.
Sean anthony moran
Physicality has been a lifetime focus for Chegado. His 20 plus years of Capoeira training and teaching as well as his certifications in a variety of fitness modalities stem from a long-time passion for movement. In his youth, he was involved with gymnastics and Muay Thai - later training as an actor. Chegado understands how to connect with people, break down complex physical movements, and guide students at their individual level. He is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and a dedicated student of Mestre Boneco.
Sigung Jose Ortega is an accomplished martial artist. He has trained Kajukenbo since age 9 and also practices kickboxing and Muay Thai. As the son of an amateur boxer, Sigung Jose has always incorporated hard work and contact into his approach to martial arts. His passion for Kajukenbo stems from the mix of influences, the ability to respond in any situation, and the concept of ohana and the power of the family bond.
As a lifelong athlete, Taylor is passionate about helping people feel confident and capable in their bodies. After suffering a significant injury, she became motivated to find ways to help others use mobility and fitness to find the physical freedom to do and enjoy what they love. Taylor holds a wide range of certifications, including NASM CPT, Functional Range Conditioning, Kinstretch, Functional Range Assessment, TACFIT Field Instructor, Flowfit, Clubbells, VKNJA Steel Mace, Postural Restoration, Perinatal Training, and Kettlebells.
Anthony Kouyoumdjian (Professor Quebrado)
Anthony (AKA Quebrado) got his start as a movement practitioner on the streets of Lebanon as a hip-hop artist and break-dancer. It was once he arrived in the US that he began training Capoeira in 2006. As one of Pavao and Chegado’s first and oldest students, he has traveled the world as a Capoeirista and a passionate teacher of the artform. He discovered TACFIT in 2018 as a useful complement to Capoeira. He holds a number of certifications, including TACFIT Field Instructor, Flowfit, Clubbells, VKNJA Steel Mace, and SafeSport.