About Satoka

I was born in Japan and came to the United States with my family for my father’s occupation when I was just 3 years old. I’ve lived in San Diego most of my life. After getting my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at CSU San Marcos and getting my Certification in Child Development at Palomar College, I taught preschool for about 7 years. “Teaching has been a passion of mine.”

I was never involved in any extracurricular activities that involved physical fitness when I went to school. I struggled with my weight most of my life. Nobody really taught me the importance of fitness and exercise.

After having my daughter in 2011, I went to the doctor’s to get a yearly physical exam. My weight and my blood work were off the chart! My doctor told me I was going to be on medications for the rest of my life if I didn’t lose weight. “I don’t want to be on medications for the rest of my life” so I decided to take action. I knew I wanted to be fit, but also be strong. I thought to myself, “I want to be there when my kids graduate from school, get married and have kids, and just generally enjoy life.

I got certified in Spin in 2019 through Madd Dogg Athletics and I love teaching, helping, and motivating people. I also teach Water Aerobics. I love getting people FIRED UP –  it should never be a chore to work out. I love coming to work every day and putting a smile on people’s faces while they sweat!

Favorite Workout Jams

  • 80s
  • 90s
  • Old School Rock
  • Hip Hop/Rap
  • Pop

Training Philosophy

Progress, not perfection.

Training Style

Challenging, fun and makes you feel that “good” sore feeling after my sweaty workouts.