Hi, I’m Tim Ehhalt. I moved to San Francisco in 1979, when I was 7 years old, from Heidelberg, Germany.
As long as I can remember, fitness has been a big part of my life — my dad was a semi-professional rugby player for a German club, and he made sure my brother and I were always active.
When I was 15, I was a shrimpy kid in the arts program at a high school (School of the Arts at Mcateer, for you locals) full of big, tough, guys who got all the girls. I started strength training in an effort to get big, and maybe just one girl, too.
When I turned 16, I joined my first gym, Charlie Mallon’s Physical Culture Studio, the second gym ever in Northern California.
As an adult, even as I worked day jobs at places like Goat Hill Pizza, Oracle, and the San Francisco Chronicle, fitness remained an important part of my life. I was working out regularly, setting new strength and conditioning goals for myself, and staying on top of the latest fitness and nutrition research and trends.
As the years went on, I found myself spending more and more time constructing programs for people who were coming to me with specific appearance and performance goals. By 2008, I realized I could take my amateur “programming” to the professional level, and I founded Roving Athletics.
Since then, I’ve become a Certified Fitness Trainer through The International Sports Sciences Association and now serve a wide variety of clients in San Francisco and Marin County. (You can learn more about how that works on my “In Home Training” page. I also train people at a locally-owned gym in SF, you can learn more about that here.)
I’m not that 15 year old kid anymore (though some days I wish I was), but I am still working toward fitness goals every day — right now, I’m most focused on strength and flexibility, using a combination of weight training and stretching regimens.
In my free time, I like to hang out with my dog Magnolia (that’s her in the picture), my wife of 6 years, Eve, and my cat, Friend.
But enough about me. What are your fitness goals? Drop me a line, and I can help you figure out how to attain them.