Meet the Staff

Hideshi Okamoto

Owner, Instructor, Personal Trainer, Sports Massage Therapist

"My goal at the Fitnessgarage is to help all of Davis be healthy." 

Before opening the Fitnessgarage Sports Academy in 2004, Hideshi coached track & field for 15 years as the first-ever Japanese NCAA Division I coach at the University of Colorado at Boulder. There, he developed and implemented training programs for the high jump and sprints. Within his first year at Colorado, his sprint squad went from 8th to 4th place in the Big 8 Conference championships. More recently, he served as assistant high jump coach with the UC Davis track & field team for over six years. He also volunteers as a high jump coach for the Davis Senior High School (DHS) track & field team.

In addition to his track & field background, Hideshi is a coach for the Japanese Olympic track & field team, a sports commentator for Japanese TV, a board member of the National Association of Speed and Explosion (NASE), and a certified massage therapist.

Hideshi graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in Exercise Biology in 1984. He and his wife, Yasuko, have three sons, Kento, Yuto, and Maito. Hideshi has a special interest in cooking in his own original style!

Basil Okoroike

Instuctor and Personal Trainer

"My goal at the Fitnessgarage is to help and inspire people achieve their fitness goals."

A local from the Sacramento area, Basil is a recent Uninversity of California, Davis Graduate and former UC Davis Track Athlete. Durring his career he was apart of school record  in the 4X100m relay, #2 all time in UCD history for Triple Jump, #12 all time in the 100m, a 3x NCAA Championship prelim qualifer and in 2017 ended #17 in Triple Jump in the NCAA. Basil is now has pursued a professional career in Track and Coaching (IKEPERFORMANCE). Basil specializes in speed and plyometric training. He has trained NCAA D1, MLS, CFL, USATF, and MiLB athletes, as well as athletes of all ages!

Kellie Gale

Message Therapist and Stretching Teacher