Taq Hernandez’s history with sports and fitness is extensive, in fact, Taq’s mother says he hit the ground running and by age of 5 Taq began competing in sports and continued to be active and competitive throughout high school. When Taq couldn’t compete in organized sports, he could be found outside skateboarding, or playing beach volleyball in Oxnard California where he grew up.
Taq’s active nature took on a new form in 2002 when he stumbled upon Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu. While training in these two sports, Taq met a coach and soon to be mentor, who taught him the fundamental roles nutrition and fitness play in succeeding in athletics, preventing injury, and in promoting vitality and overall health. This led Taq to his current passion of researching and implementing the right way to exercise and the right way to fuel the human body.
Taq took his new found passion seriously and everything he learned he would share with his friends and family. Taq’s enthusiasm for helping people train smart, led him to work with both athletes at the competitive level, as well as, individuals who were brand new to the fitness industry.
Taq graduated from Chico State in 2007, and continued to further his knowledge of fitness and health while pursing a career in the health industry. Taq’s journeys eventually led him back to Chico where he discovered that his old friends John and Sarah Fragoso had recently opened JS Strength and Conditioning. Taq completed an internship with John and Sarah and today is a vital part of the JS team. With Taq’s extensive background in fitness and nutrition, Taq continues to serve his clients as a knowledgeable strength and conditioning coach, helping those that he works with to achieve their goals.
“I am truly blessed to be doing something I love and at the end of the day seeing people get healthier and happier is the most rewarding gift I could receive. Thank you!”