Meet The Faces of KURA

Our Story 

KURA was born in 2015 out of a garage and a public track. We started out as a small group of dedicated athletes who believed in a vision – even when we couldn’t offer fancy equipment or a permanent space. We got by with what we had: endless passion and a lot of heart. 
Melissa Guitron (Owner and Founder) | Your mental head game, your accountability and steward of your fitness. My job is to teach you how to make fitness your own. How to make it more than just an activity, but a mechanism that you can use as a spring pad to achieve great things. I hold myself to the same high standards/accountability that I hold my athletes to, determined to not just reach but surpass my goals and aspirations. Because of this I bring those same expectations to my athletes. It doesn’t matter if you are one of my kids or middle aged athletes, if you have a dream we can achieve it together. Don’t speak it and not expect me to hold you to it.
Michele Quigley (Head Trainer) | When Michele encountered CrossFit, it was like all of her passions for fitness were combined: “fitness for sport”. She describes her introduction to CrossFit as “it was love at first WOD” and since completing her first CrossFit workout shortly before the start of the 2012 Open, she’s never looked back. She's now a Level 1 certified coach who continues to train competitively and loves sharing her love for CrossFit with her 6:00am group along with anyone that will listen. Michele firmly believes that if you aren’t even slightly nervous about your workout each day, you’re doing something wrong.



Nate Chambers (Trainer) | My training...it's the one place where effort and outcome truly reflect each other. You train hard, get you results. Nate is a fully certified Gym Jones instructor and brings extensive knowledge and passion for individual programming to the team. Along with his knowledge for program design Nate also comes with a strong background in row and ski erg training, a great fit for endurance based athletes or those simply looking to add more aerobic training to their strength program. He believes that all training inside the gym should be transferable to daily activities, sports, and passions outside the gym. Have a goal and work towards it. You will get stronger and faster, but you will have to work for it.


Dr. Joey Salgado (On-Site PT) | Joey prides himself in delivering high quality 1-on-1 care to help his patients perform the activities that they enjoy in their lives. His certification in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and Functional Movement System (FMS) allows him to perform an efficient evaluation in order to analyze the body as a whole, and not as separate parts. By utilizing a variety of manual therapy techniques (Graston, Functional Myofascial Release, Myofascial Decompression (MFD)), he is able to improve joint dysfunction and soft tissue restrictions to help improve one’s mobility. He also treats patients with Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) dysfunction by performing a variety of joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilizations, and postural corrections.

When he is not treating patients, he spends time with his family and friends and stays active by working out and playing in basketball leagues to keep in good shape. He enjoys watching football and basketball in particular and cheers on his beloved 49ers, Indiana Pacers, and Golden State Warriors.



Thank you for the few that believed in us from the beginning.