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Reign Coach Spotlight 2021 | Coach Megan

With so many new faces in classes...

It's no secret that our community has been growing and re-building.


In an effort to get to know our community better, we are re-introducing our Coach and Member spotlights to showcase our amazing Gym Family. We're also so excited to have Coach Megan kick off this series for us, not only because it's her birthday, but because she exemplifies all the amazing qualities and core values we hold dearly at Reign Fitness.

Here is Coach Megan...

Name: Megan Mamiya

Occupation: Mechanical Engineer / Kick-ass Coach (haha!)

Age: 34

1. I know you have another job outside of coaching, can you share a little bit about that?

I work for Mistequay (based out of Michigan), where I design actuation systems (a thing that moves something else and reports feedback) for military, aerospace and space applications. I get to design from start to finish, do all the calculations, design test plans, tooling, test the designs to failure and then write up a whole bunch of very FUN reports! Love my job because it's just solving puzzles!

2. What inspires you to continue to train and live a healthy lifestyle?

My nieces and my future! The saying "health is wealth" is 100% true! I want to keep healthy and strong so I can always continue to help others.

3. What is one of your favorite memories at Reign?

Way too many to choose from between Friday Night Lights, Team Challenges, Christmas parties... There have been so many great memories made with the Reign Fam. But I think the one that tops it off for me is the Valentine's Day Throwdown some years ago when I first joined Reign.

There was one workout with a partner carry where my sister was carrying her husband PJ hanging upside down on her back! It was so inspiring to see her taking these big sumo steps down the path but never gave up!

4. Who is your Hero?

My Grandma Yoshi will always be my biggest hero. She went through so much at a young age, being separated from her parents during WWII and being held in the internment camps in Idaho. She always found a way to keep moving forward, completing her education, never complaining, and always helping others along the way.

She is the person I hope to be someday and walk in her footsteps.

5. Favorite Cheat Meal?

Lately it's been fish and chips from Nazes down in Kent! Everytime I have it, it makes me feel like I'm back in the UK eating by the waterfront. Highly recommend!

6. Favorite workout or movement? Least favorites?

Favorite movements are BB Cleans, BB Snatches and Pull Ups! Least favorite Thrusters or Man Makers!

7. Pineapple on Pizza?

Not a pineapple person... but if its there, I'll pick it off and still eat the pizza! :)

8. What's one of your favorite meals to make?

Love making a big pot of Japanese curry with chicken and lots of veggies! Always a warm comforting meal during the fall/winter.

9. Can you share a memory from your fitness journey that looked like a setback at first but was actually a blessing in disguise?

I've had a handful of setbacks due to random injuries (back going out, Hamstring tear, sprained ankle, wrist/thumb issues...). But with all of these "setbacks" I've learned that with any injury comes time for reflection and re-alignment of your goals. When I had a hamstring tear that affected any bending in my knee, I was able to focus on upper body strength and got really good at pull-ups during this time! So there is always something you can do, you just have to re-frame your way of thinking.

10. What are 5 things you can't live without?

  • My puppies/Family

  • Music

  • Friends

  • Homemade food

  • A good sweaty workout!