COR Boot Camp Philosophy

Whether you are trying to lose weight, add muscle, or tone your body, COR guarantees we will be “making you better” again. Close your eyes and think of a time when you looked your best. Think of how you felt, the energy, your confidence…our goal is to assistant you back to this! 

At COR, “making you better” is our mission. The boot camps don’t just make you look better, feel better, and provide a community. At each session, we ensure you get a great workout, but will have you leaving with a smile on your face as well. We realize fitness isn’t a short-term objective, but a long-term solution. Therefore, having fun, working hard, and optimal programming get our clients to their goals in no time. 

Our unique boot camp approach begins with a boot camp member assessment. During this session, we discover your goals, weaknesses, sleep habits, past injuries, and body fat percentage, muscle mass percentage, hydration percentage, and much more. We take this information and create an individualized program which you’ll do with expert instruction in a group training environment.  Our members undergo monthly assessments and goal setting sessions for optimal program design.

Many trainers do not take assessments, set a plan, and make themselves accountable. At COR, we demand a lot from ourselves, as giving you a “cookie cutter” program will not be “making you better”.

Our accountability system, individualized training program, and planning maximizes results.

Our Boot Camp Coaches

Dr. John Mullen

Dr. John Mullen, DPT, CSCS is a World renowned expert and speaker in sports training and rehabilitation. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at USC, as well as the Josette Antonelli Division Service Scholarship, Order of the Golden Cane, and the Order of Areté. At USC, he also performed research on swimming biomechanics and lung adaptations in swimming training. Dr. John has worked with multiple professional and Olympic athletes, helping them earn Olympic medals. His dedication to research and individualization spurred him to open COR in 2011. Since 2011, Dr. John has been featured in Stack Magazine, Swimming World Magazine, Swimmer Magazine, USA Swimming, USA Triathlon, Swimming Science, and many more.  Before his Doctoral program, Dr. John swam on an athletic scholarship at Purdue University. At Purdue, Dr. John was an Academic Honorable Mention All-American and was awarded the Red Mackey Award and R. O. Papenguh Award. He also won the Purdue Undergraduate business plan and elevator pitch competition, as well as 1st prize with the Indiana Soy Bean Alliance. Dr. John was born in Centerville, Ohio and was a 24-time high school All-American Swimmer. Dr. John is still a swimmer and holds a Masters swimming World and Pacific Swimming Record.

Dr. John Mullen Santa Clara Personal Training - COR
Dr. John, DPT with 5x Olympian George Bovell and American Record Holder Bryan Lundquist

Coach Chris Barber

Coach Chris Barber is a foremost expert in sports training, body composition enhancement, and application of biomechanics for performance. Chris is a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Council of Strength and Fitness (NCSF) and with United States of America WeightLifting (USAW).  Chris graduated with a B.S. at Concordia University in Irvine, CA.  He writes extensively on health, fitness, and sports, being featured in various sports magazines. Chris started as an Intern at COR in December of 2012 and has moved his way up to the Director of Personal Training and the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at COR.  Chris has been devoted in help everyone strive to achieve their goals.

Chris is an elite personal training and specializes in weight loss and body composition changes. Through the past 3 years Chris has developed a Kids Athletic Development Program and High School Strength and Conditioning Camps.

Chris Barber Santa Clara Personal Training, COR
Coach Chris Barber with two happy clients

Coach Michael Vaandering

Michael Vaandering graduated from the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology with a B.S. in Physical Education and a minor in Health Education. He is a Certified Personal Trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Michael grew up on the west side of Michigan, where he competed on his high school’s water polo team as well as the swimming and diving team. As a springboard diver, he earned all-state and all-american status. During his junior and senior years, Michael used his experiences on the diving board to informally mentor the middle school diving team, including occasionally taking the role of interim coach. During his college career, he was a member of the University of Michigan Men’s Swimming and Diving Team where he helped his team toward NCAA and BIG 10 Championships. During that time he was also a coach for the local rock climbing team. He used these outlets to apply his knowledge of the underlying biomechanical principles involved in motor movement and performance to gain an edge over competitors and improve the strength and efficiency of his climbers. Michael has also been published in the International Journal of Case Studies as well as the Journal of School Health for his research into the connection between physical activity and cognition. As a supporter of lifelong sports and the many benefits that accompany them, Michael spends much of his time in such activities as tennis, squash, rock climbing, hiking, and swimming.

COR Boot Camp Schedule

*Boot Camp members can also attend open gym free of charge.

How to Schedule Your Boot Camp Screening

Boot camp assessments are only for boot camp members. Find an open time that works for you and schedule your initial appointment using our Appointment Widget. You will be asked to create a free account that can be used for all future appointments. You may can also call us at (408) 905-6483 or email info@trainingcor.com to schedule an appointment.

*Complimentary boot camp member assessments are only for active boot camp members. Limit 1 per month.

What to Expect

  • Please call (408) 905-6483 prior to coming to learn about signing-in and purchasing or redeeming classes.
  • We request all members to sign-in ahead of class with the MindBody App. It is not mandatory to sign-in ahead of time, but if our class is at capacity (15 members), you won’t be able to attend the class. If you sign-up ahead of time, but do not attend class, you will be charged 50% of the regular class cost ($10) if the class is at capacity. This fee also applies to those who bought classes through Groupon. If you do not arrive to class with in the first 10 minutes then your reserved spot can be given away to another person and you will be charged 50% of the regular class cost ($10), if the class is at capacity.
  • Please arrive early to your first session with your paperwork completed. If you don’t complete the paperwork before arriving, you will fill it out before your first class (it takes approximately 10 minutes).
  • You will receive a brief orientation of the facility and boot camp philosophy.

What Should you Bring?

Please bring the following to each visit:

  • Comfortable clothes, allowing the therapist to access the area (and surrounding areas) being treated. We suggest a t-shirt and shorts.
  • work on the first visit.
  • Water.

Towels are provided at the facility.

Location

COR: 3530 Lochinvar Ave. Santa Clara, CA 95051

The facility is a 1,600 square foot gym with equipment provided. We also offer complimentary towels and shower services.

Successfully Addresses

  • Body Fat Removal
  • Hypertrophy
  • Speed Training
  • Power Training
  • Injury Prevention
  • Work Training
  • Balance Improvement
  • Goal Setting
  • Low Energy
  • Weakness
  • Low Conditioning
  • Much More!

Helpful Resources and Frequent Questions

Q? How long will each session last?

A. We’ve found 60 minute session maximizes effectiveness. The hour is broken into the following:
  • 10 minutes of injury prevention and rehabilitation, which is created from your monthly private screen (applicable to annual members only).
  • 10 minute dynamic warm-up
  • 35 – 40 minute main exercise routine
  • 5 minute cool-down