BS, CSCS, CMT, C.H.E.K. NLC II Personal Trainer
Certified Massage Therapist
C.H.E.K. Nutrition & Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level II
Advanced Metabolic Typing Advisor
Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach
Brien’s desire is to help as many people as possible achieve whatever they want in life. Specifically, Brien has a special interest in helping women and even more specifically mother’s who are over-committed, over-whelmed, over-worked, stressed, anxious, frustrated and sleep deprived.
As a husband and father of two, Brien observes how difficult it is these days for the woman of the house to maintain balance. Brien also can empathize given he has worked with thousands of women all over the world for the last 21 years, helping them decrease stress, weight, pain, and improve hormonal balance. Via the process of stress reduction, Brien has helped thousands of women look and feel better.
Women on Brien’s programs have lost their muffin tops, felt sexier, got back into their skinny jeans, reduced hot flashes, improved fertility, decreased anxiety, improved their relationships, achieved the feeling of completion, felt happy again, improved efficiency at work so they can spend more time with their families, reduced digestive issues, become aware of food sensitivities, reactivities, intolerances and allergies, reduced neck, back, hip, knee and foot pain and more.
In summary, Brien coaches both men & women clients around the world to optimize efficiency. Within months his clients reduce their pains of life and learn to appreciate what life has to offer.
Brien holds a B.S. in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Biomechanics from U.C. Davis and completed extensive graduate studies in the field of Exercise Physiology and Adapted Physical Education at SF State University. He is a Level II Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach, Metabolic Typing Consultant and NRT (Nutrition Response Testing) Practitioner. Brien is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the NSCA and has been a Certified Personal Trainer through numerous organizations since 1990. Brien is also a Certified Olympic Weightlifting Coach, Speed, Agility, & Conditioning Instructor, Nike Total Conditioning Instructor, Reiki Practitioner, Medical Massage Therapist, Acupressurist, Acu-Yoga Instructor, Therapeutic Yoga Instructor and in training to be a Spiritual Director.
Brien has EXPERIENCE. Each week he works with approximately 300 clients and students of all ages (up to 105 years old) and abilities. He has been the Conditioning Specialist for several colleges in the area: College of San Mateo (CSM), University of Notre Dame, Santa Clara University and Menlo College. From 1998-2004, Brien was an Adapted Physical Education Instructor at Foothill College, where he taught elderly and mentally disabled students to enhance their overall functional capacity through exercise in various settings. Brien is recognized as a Master Trainer by IDEA. In 2000, he won the World’s Best Personal Trainer Contest by Met-Rx and was a judge in 2001. In 2009, Brien and his staff at Optimal Fitness were nominated “Best in the Bay” for Weight Loss by KRON 4. In December 2011, Brien was nominated one of the top 10 Personal Trainers in the country by Personal Fitness Trainer Magazine. He has written hundreds of articles on various health & fitness related topics. Brien is an active blogger on www.BrienShamp.com and a monthly contributor to Parenting on the Peninsula.
Brien is a LEADER. A trainer of the trainers, Brien is often sought out to present seminars to personal trainers, physicians, nutritionists, coaches, physical therapists, chiropractors and others who want knowledge in athletic performance enhancement, functional conditioning and nutrition. He conducts ongoing trainings to the trainers at his studio and the Menlo Fit Program.
Brien is an INNOVATOR. In 1999, Brien developed the award winning Optimal Fitness Nutrition Program (OFNP), which is a comprehensive lifestyle program, especially for people desiring weight loss and enhanced quality of life. In 2000, he developed the worldwide Athletic Training Program (ATP). The principles of ATP are utilized in hundreds of fitness facilities, colleges and athletic teams worldwide. From 2002-2009, he opened the Optimal Fitness Lifestyle Center, which helped thousands of people around the Bay Area. In 2010, Brien opened a Personal Training studio in Belmont with Johnny Suarez “Belmont Personal Training & Nutrition”, started Belmont Fit Body Boot Camp at San Mateo Gymnastics and became the Program Director for Menlo Fit in Menlo Park. In 2011, Brien opened Burlingame Fit Body Boot Camp, TRX Boot Camp with Kevin Defro and became a partner in CrossFit South City. In 2012, Brien opened Redwood City Boot Camp and plans to commit to providing more services to help mothers reduce stress, and look and feel their absolute best.
He consults with clients all over the world, medical practitioners and health clubs to optimize programs and increase sales.
Good Morning LA – June 1999 & June 2000
Mornings by the Bay – Oct. 2000
Idea Source – March 2000
Independent – Apr. 2000
San Mateo Times – June 2000
Calgary Herald – Aug. 2000
Ms Fitness – Winter 1999, Fall 2000, & Winter 2000
Impact Magazine – Sep/Oct 2000
Personal Fitness Professional – Nov. 2000
Contributor to Quarterly Articles in Ms. Fitness Magazine since 2004
Sports Illustrated.Com- 2009
San Francisco Examiner.Com- 2009 & 2010
Contributor to Monthly Articles in parenting on the Peninsula Magazine since 2010
In Menlo.Com- Jan. 2011
Precision Cycling Master Trainer: US
Athletic Training Program (ATP): US & Canada
ATP, AAQ (Speed, Agility, Acceleration, Quickness) Workshop: Fitness Resources (CO), Cardio Classic (CA) and Sarah City Mania (CA)
ATP Strength & Power Workshop: Fitness Resources (CO) and Cardio Classic (CA)
ATP Drills for the Personal Trainer Workshop: Fitness Resources and Sarah City Mania (CA)
Medicine Ball Training 101: Fitness Resources (CO)
ATP NRG Ball Training: Fitness Resources (CO) and Sarah City Mania (CA)
Performance Enhancement through Functional Training: NATA Conference (CA)
Dynadisc for Balance, Mobility, Proprioception and Core: Fitness Resources (CO)
Various topics related to fitness and nutrition, Optimal Fitness Center (CA)
Various classes related to Senior Fitness, Foothill College (CA)
Baseball Performance related lectures, Optimal Fitness Center (CA)
Functional Training for Seniors – Foothill College (CA)
Detoxification- College of San Mateo & Optimal Fitness Center (CA)
Metagenics/OFC First Line Therapy Program-Optimal Fitness Center (CA)
Nutrition for Advanced Baseball Performance-College of San Mateo/Optimal Fitness Center/Santa Clara University (CA)
Fit 4 Life-Lucy (CA)
Functional Fitness Training-Fitness Educators of Older Adults Association (FEOAA)(CA)
Successful Treatment of Obesity. A Multidisciplinary/Multidirectional Approach-Behaviordata Inc. (CA)
Nutrition Panel, FFIT Fearless & Savvy Woman (CA)
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