Former Pro Athlete
XPT ASSISTANT PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR | Mark is an expert in human performance, and has studied the science of sport and exercise since the age of 15. As a former professional rugby player with national honors and an Irish youth triathlete he has been exposed to the highest level of training from an early age, the catalyst into his journey of human performance. Mark has been coaching for 10 years with the last 5 years as a post-rehab specialist in Chicago, IL. Mark holds accreditation's through EXOS as a performance specialist, as a CFSC LvL 2 coach and through XPT.
XPT PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR | PJ is a human performance specialist with over a decade of experience preparing top athletes for competition, and a life mission to help athletes and coaches realize their true potential. Over the past 12 years, Coach PJ has trained dozens of athletes from the UFC, NFL, NHL and MLB. In his current role as Director of Performance for XPT, Coach PJ is responsible for researching, developing and teaching educational curriculum's around XPT's Breathe-Move-Recover philosophy.
XPT Movement Advisor Kelly Starrett is a coach, physical therapist, author, and speaker who aims to revolutionize how athletes think about human movement and athletic performance. His 2013 book, Becoming a Supple Leopard has become a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. Kelly is a longtime friend of Laird and Gabby, as well as the XPT family, and has appeared as a special guest at multiple XPT Experiences, providing hands-on mobility methods and educational touch-points that serve crucial when achieving optimal human performance.
Juliet Starrett is an attorney and entrepreneur. She is co-founder and CEO of San Francisco Crossfit, one of the first 50 Crossfit affiliates, and MobilityWOD.com, which has revolutionized how athletes think about human movement and athletic performance. Before turning her attention to MobilityWOD and San Francisco CrossFit full-time, Juliet had a successful career as an attorney, practicing complex commercial litigation at Reed Smith for nearly eight years.
Enjoy ocean activities with the legend himself, on the Las Catalinas beaches. Laird will share his experiences and stories of his time in the water, followed by an audience participation Q&A. XPT Experiences pushes your limits to reach your full potential through events like: Performance Breathing, beach workouts, stand up paddleboarding, underwater workouts, ice-heat therapy recovery sessions, and more.
A tropically elegant oasis inspired by a palette of people and places, the Santarena Hotel is a bohemian pearl perched between two of Costa Rica’s loveliest Pacific beaches, in Las Catalinas, Guanacaste. Cosmopolitan minds and curious spirits naturally gather here, gracefully connecting and epitomizing “pura vida” – a life where people and their wellness are top priorities and where nature is cared for and enjoyed by all.
Stylish guest rooms and inviting public spaces are seamlessly woven with gracious hospitality to make this the ideal home base, captivating visitors with an authentic laid-back warmth throughout. Hotel guests are encouraged to rest, relax and decompress, but are also wholeheartedly invited to take advantage of the outdoors, through a wide range of outdoor activities literally at Santarena’s doorstep, including an extensive trail system with over 40 kilometers of hiking, meditation and mountain biking trails as well as water activities such as SUP, kayaking, snorkeling and scuba.