Bertrand Newson

SPORT TYPES: Running, Triathlon, Personal Training

SERVICES: 1 on 1 Coaching, Consultations, Remote Coaching, In-Person Coaching, Nutrition, Strength Training, Mental Skills, Technique Analysis





Coach Bertrand Newson



Too Legit Fitness Founder/Team Captain
RaceMob Head Coach
RRCA Certified Running Coach
USATF Certified Official
80/20 Endurance Certified Coach

Personal Background:
I’ve always enjoyed sports and outdoor activities such as baseball, softball, hiking, white water rafting and skydiving. However, after turning 40 I found myself looking to expand my fitness interest. March of 2011 was my first “timed” running event as a member of a 4 person marathon relay (26.2 miles) team that participated in the Oakland Running Festival and from that point on running became a passion for me! Later on that year sparked the beginning of what we now know as Team Too Legit Fitness! Our team has grown immensely as we have nearly 900+ members! One of the best things to ever happen to our Too Legit Fitness family was the addition of Becky Hernandez, Too Legit Fitness Co-Captain! She’s played a vital role in the overall growth, leadership and being a true visionary, inspiring so many along the way. I’ve experienced many satisfying moments and accomplishments involving sports, however, there’s nothing like completing a race/event when family and friends are participating.

One of my biggest sources of inspiration and motivation is my younger brother Bernardo who underwent a successful kidney transplant in 2007. We’ve shared some of our proudest moments as siblings participating side by side in fitness events and crossing finish lines in 5K’s, 10K’s, half marathons and challenging obstacle course events such as Spartan and Tough Mudder’s! I get an immense amount of joy and satisfaction by organizing group fitness events and encouraging people to get active and see them appreciate the health benefits by doing so (weight loss, reduced stress, improved level of confidence and more energy).

I love the Bay Area and will continue to encourage others to embrace a healthier active lifestyle and having a social impact on the local community for those less fortunate. I’ve completed 75+ marathons and 350+ timed running events. I lead group track based speed workouts along with middle and long distance training runs. Many of my athletes have gone on to achieve PR’s at all distances (5K – marathon).

Other Professional Experience:

I’ve spent 25+ year in the hospitality business as an executive, managing hotels. Most recently as General Manager of two hotels in San Francisco. I’ve worked in several key California markets including the mid-peninsula (Burlingame, CA), East Bay (Oakland & San Leandro, CA) and back in my home town area on the Monterey Peninsula. I simply enjoy people and helping them be happier versions of themselves!

My favorite fitness quotes:

“Take control of your health before your health takes control of you!”

“Be about it”

“Stronger as one”

COMPANY NAME: Too Legit Fitness


CONTACT BY PHONE: 6504554921


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