About Coach Brien

Who is this Brien Shamp Guy?

Coach Brien has over 33 years of experience transforming bodies and lives through fitness, nutrition and lifestyle hacks. What started as a passion in 1991 became his purpose and career.

Brien’s coaching journey began by training older adults with disabilities and athletes – from Olympians to high school sports teams. He went on to help over 100K everyday people lose millions of pounds of fat and reduce pain through smarter exercise, nutrition and other lifestyle strategies.

Now Brien’s mission is helping stressed men and women over 45 struggling to lose stubborn belly fat, balance hormones, sleep better, improve digestion, increase energy levels and reclaim their health.

Brien’s Credentials:

  • BS, CMT, C.H.E.K. NLC II, PN1
  • Personal Trainer
  • Certified Massage Therapist
  • C.H.E.K. Nutrition & Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level II
  • Precision Nutrition Coach Level 1
  • Level 3 Nutrition Expert
  • Master Fitness Trainer
  • Master Supplementation Expert
  • Advanced Metabolic Typing Advisor
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Spartan Group X Coach
  • Dynamic Variable Resistance Trainer Level II

His personalized approach equips clients with the mindset, motivation and methods for transformative self-care. Brien’s coaching delivers results by addressing the whole person – combining exercise, nutrition, mindset, recovery and lifestyle guidance customized for each individual based on their needs, abilities and goals.

Brien’s award-winning coaching model focuses on 7 key areas he calls the “Primal Needs”:

  • Breathing
  • Hydration
  • Sleep
  • Nutrition
  • Love
  • Mindset 
  • Movement

By guiding clients to make these 7 areas a daily priority, optimal health naturally follows.

Experience the difference of training with a caring expert dedicated to your success. Brien’s coaching has helped countless men & womn live their healthiest, most vibrant lives – where will it take you?

The Vision

It is now 2025 and Brien Shamp’s Coaching has helped 1 million men & women 45 and up who lack the knowledge, awareness and motivation to make themselves a priority. Our coaching clients have made themselves a priority and influenced their teams, family members and communities to be the best version of themselves also!

Team Shamp Culture

We support and deliver world-class coaching, nutrition & fitness and inspire meaningful change – all done in a positive environment where every team member has a voice and the power to drive progress without barriers and for the greater good of the clients that they serve.


  • World’s Best Personal Trainer Contest by Met-Rx (2000)
  • Nominated Best in the Bay” for Weight Loss by KRON 4 (2009)
  • Nominated as one of the top 10 Personal Trainers in the country by Personal Fitness Trainer Magazine (2011)
  • Best Boot Camp by SF A-List Runner Up (2013)
  • Best Boot Camp by SF A-List Winner (2014)
  • Best Boot Camp by SF A-List Runner Up (2015)
  • Best Boot Camp by SF A-List Winner (2016)
  • Neighborhood Favorite by Nextdoor (2017 & 2018)
  • Top Gym by Gym Launch (2018 & 2019)
  • Trainer of the Month by Professional Fitness Professional (November 2020)


  • 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)