Who We Are

The Los Al Gym (previously known as Beach Fitness, Strength and Conditioning) was founded by Bryce and Barb of Beach Fitness, Seal Beach in 2012.  The facility was established in order to offer their own coaches and trainers the opportunity to own and operate a gym.  In 2017, this opportunity was presented to Marc and Alex, on the belief that the highest standard of training and a strong community environment should be the center of everything they do.  From this agreement, The Los Al gym emerged organically from the Beach Fitness family.

Our top-notch coaching staff are not only well-rounded and experienced, but we are passionate and very much a part of the magic and passion of everything fitness.

We're dedicated to constant learning and understanding the ever evolving “whys” and “hows” of training. We know that creating a fitness regimen that our members can’t wait to be a part of everyday requires more than just a well planned workout. It needs to be a great overall experience filled with safe and smart training principles, plus a whole lot of fun.  The program is unique, our community is genuine, and we're proud to serve athletes of all ages and levels.

Meet The Coaches

Marc Sy-Santos

Coach/Trainer/Co-Owner

Marc earned his Bachelor of Science in Fitness from California State University, Long Beach. During his time at CSULB, he diligently worked his way through the ranks as an intern at Beach Fitness to his current position as Director of Group Fitness and Head Strength Coach. Marc oversees the operations an programming for all of the group fitness classes and supports customer service.

As a former basketball and lacrosse player, he developed a passion for athletic development, which expanded into strength & conditioning, Olympic weightlifting, and nutrition. Marc has fused these concepts and experiences into the development of his private, customized strength program at Beach Fitness called Limitless, which helps the fitness community reach their specific strength goals. Marc has personally developed the athletic performance program for the Los Alamitos High School Basketball teams and is expanding that program into other sports as well. Marc hosts nutritional coaching seminars including various topics such as intermittent fasting and macro-nutrition, which he follows.

Marc's interest includes specific therapeutic modalities, which has been focus in the last couple of years, RockTape particularly, along with ELDOA. Marc is continuing his education through SOMA Therapy and currently holds the following certifications:

  • NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) (2012)
  • USA Weightlifting Advanced Sports Performance Coach (2012)
  • ELDOA Level 1 (2015)
  • ELDOA Level 2 (2016)
  • RockTape FMT Basic (2016)
  • RockTape FMT Performance (2016)
  • RockTape FMT Blades (2016)
  • USA Powerlifting (2017)
  • Certified Functional Range Release Provider (2017)
  • Student of SOMA Therapy Program

Alex Cox

Coach/Trainer/Co-Owner

Born and raised in Long Beach, Alex graduated Wilson High School and has been competitive from an early age. Soccer, basketball, golf, running, and snowboarding are just a small list of sports that he enjoys on a regular basis. In 2014 he graduated CSULB with a B.S. in Kinesiology. Sometimes called “Captain Cardio,” Alex personally likes the challenging types of conditioning that some shy away from. He’s one of the masterminds behind a majority of REP-X workouts which has become one of the most popular classes, as well as Strength & Conditioning.

Always a student, he is attending seminars and education courses several times a year. In 2017, Alex will be achieving the NSCA, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) as well as TPI Junior Level 2.

His personal training clients vary from young athletes in need of basic movement patterns and core function, to retired golfers still looking to gain a few more yards on the fairway. Alex's deep athletic understanding helps him train his athletes in the most direct and efficient way possible. Alex is an outdoor recreation enthusiast that loves to combine all areas of education and fitness to a workout. Little do people know that he was on the championship FLW Collegiate Fishing team for CSULB for 3 years, making it on several nationally televised events.

  • Titleist Performance Institute Power 2 (2017)
  • Titleist Performance Institute Junior 2 (2017)
  • Titleist Performance Institue Certified (2016)
  • SOMA Golf Trainer, Upper Extremity (2016)
  • USA Powerlifting
  • Guy Voyer Gravity Line & Squat (2015)
  • ELDOA 1 (2015)
  • ELDOA 2 (2016)
  • CrossFit Level 1 (2012)
  • NSCA CPT (2012)
  • Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard (2010)
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