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Your Guides to Optimal Fitness & Health

Our team of integrative wellness providers (each him/herself over 50) share a deep commitment to your health, discipline-specific expertise in over-50 athletic bodies and a passion for helping you to get the most out of your fitness and nutrition efforts.

Learning from our clients and patients the urgent need for experienced, expert guidance for our own age group, we searched for online coaching and courses promoting knowledge that could provide extraordinarily  effective guidance and were grounded on an evidence-based foundation of whole health - Mind, Body and Spirit. That inspired us to create the gold standard of web-based instruction and coaching for our tribe.


Together we can help you feel and perform better than you thought possible.


Are you ready ?

Your Host

Fitness expert Dan Taylor

Dan Taylor, MS, CSCS

Dan started Tri Valley Trainer, a private personal fitness training studio and corporate wellness business in 1998. He is devoted to teaching people of all fitness levels how to exercise safely and effectively and eat for optimal health and performance while managing a busy life. Dan holds a master's degree in exercise physiology/sports nutrition, is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a former continuing education workshop author for the American Council on Exercise and the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and a former contributing writer on wellness for He practices and promotes a practical, challenging, low-risk/high yield approach to fitness and performance eating.

Program Contributors and Advisors

Jill Daniels, MS, RD, CSSD (headshot photo)

Jill Daniels, MS, RD, CSSD, owner of Jill Daniels, R.D. is a Registered Dietitian with over 25 years of experience working with individuals, athletic teams, businesses and community groups. She holds a Master’s degree in nutrition, is a board-certified specialist in Sports Dietetics, and is a certified Intuitive Eating Counselor.

She takes a non-diet approach with her clients and incorporates Health at Every Size principles. As both a nutrition counselor and coach, Jill helps clients achieve better health, increase their energy levels, improve their athletic performance and enjoy a more peaceful relationship with food. 

Dr. David Bell (headshot photo)

Dr. David Bell is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Bell is in the first group of orthopedic surgeons to receive a sub-specialty certificate in sports medicine from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Bell is the founder of the Bell Sports Medicine Institute, a state-of-the-art orthopedic surgery practice dedicated to excellence in the treatment of sports injuries. He is committed to getting patients healthy, healed and fit, and to bringing innovation to the highest quality care. Dr. Bell has served as team physician for the San Jose Stealth Lacrosse team, Cal State East Bay Pioneers, Ohlone College Renegades, and several high school teams and sports leagues. 

Ida Hirst, Physical Therapist (headshot photo)

Ida Hirst, Physical Therapist and Owner of Physical Therapy Specialties in the East San Francisco Bay area, has a special knack for discovering the source of painful conditions.  She has practiced for over 30 years and has had extensive training in the treatment of musculoskeletal problems. She enjoys working with a team of highly skilled therapists that have joined her practice, allowing more people to benefit from physical therapy across many age groups and diagnoses. Ida believes a person shouldn’t need medication every day for pain.  She recognizes that each patient recovers at a different pace and that the intensity of therapy needs to vary from one person to the other.

Melissa Taylor, NASM-CPT (headshot photo)

Melissa Taylor, NASM-CPT has provided fitness training and healthy eating guidance to clients ranging in age from teens to 70+ since 2012. She practices a time-efficient, highly effective approach to exercise that emphasizes control and goal-specific programming, and advocates a balanced, varied, nutrient-rich eating approach that also promotes pleasure and enjoyment.

Moji Tehranian, NASM-CES, 200 Hr YTT (headshot photo)

Moji Tehranian, NASM-CES, 200 Hr YTT discovered fitness in the late 80s and finds joy and contentment in empowering others to reach their fitness goals. Her approach to fitness rests on the complementary concepts of balance and moderation, and her genuine, positive energy and warmth help her to connect with her clients and yoga students. Moji is a Cornell certified wellness coach, former fitness competitor and yoga studio owner who is an enthusiastic example and teacher of the fitness lifestyle.

Featured Healthy Prepped Food Resource (Tri Valley/East SF Bay Area)

The Color of Fresh (Featured Healthy Prepped Food Resource (photo montage)

The Color of Fresh offers delicious, nutrient-dense food that takes the guess work out of marrying taste and nourishment. Their chef, Scott Austin, is also a registered dietitian and creates a wide variety of yummy meals and snacks for special occasions and everyday eating enjoyment alike.

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