Energetic, Athletic & Creative
"I never teach pupils I only attempt to provide conditions in which they can learn"
- Albert Einstein
Meet the CF Fitness Team
CF Fitness is an national nonprofit leveraging STEAM structured play to enhance Social Emotional awareness through healthy play. Headquartered in Long Beach, California.
Founder and CEO
CEO and Founder James Howell has spent more than 20 years in offering his service to nonprofit sectors, focusing his entrepreneurial skills and track & field work ethics to create and develop a successful business for kids. This program started in San Angelo, Texas and later found a home in Long Beach, CA where he moved to continue his Olympic training for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
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President and CFO
Siobahn Counts, President and CFO, has been with CF Fitness since it's conception in 2014. She plays an integral part in the organization. Siobahn is responsible for Program Development, Financial Planning, Communications and ensuring all target levels are hit to achieve scale. She has taught at the elementary school level for 3 years and 4 years at the middle school level. She has a strong passion to educate young minds and help them blossom into well rounded, responsible and successful individuals. Her greatest strengths include inspiring and mentoring students. Siobahn has a dual B.A. degree in Corporate Finance and Business Administration, Minor in International Business & Entrepreneurship and Concentration in Real Estate from the University of Akron in Ohio. She was an Outdoor Meet of Champions, New Jersey State Championship in the 400 meter intermediate hurdles. She was ranked 4th nationally in the event in 2003. She enjoys traveling, exercising, and mentoring students.
Executive Operations Manager
Maya O'Conner joined the CF Fitness Team in 2013 as a Volunteer member. Now in an executive role, she brings much added value with her eye for detail and commitment to maintaining structure to ensure all students receive the most from the program. Ms. Howell is a Cal State Dominguez Hills Alumni, with a strong background in Early Childhood Education, Projects Management, and a B.A. in Human Service. She is thrilled to broaden her role as an advocate for children and bringing the power of fun fitness to as many children as possible.
Contact Maya for questions regarding donations.
Executive Program Director
Evan Weatherspoon helped found and has played a key role in numerous aspects of CF Fitness. He has and continues to apply his UX, graphic and web design abilities for the organization’s website and marketing material. Evan is also an intricate part in the continued development and growth of CF Fitness’s structured play, staff development and site coordination. Mr. Weatherspoon played football at the University of Wyoming, where he majored in Business Administration with a Minor in Finance. While at UW he achieved Mountain West Conference Scholar Athlete and Collegiate All-American Scholar Awards. Evan enjoys playing and watching all sports, fitness, traveling and continued self-development.
“I see everyday as an opportunity to teach, inspire and support the next generation in a way that is fun, healthy and mentally stimulating.”
Our Coaches are made up of a group of certified men and women who have been through countless of training hours and hands on experience to qualify with working with students.
MVP Coach of the Month
Payne Elementary School
"It brings me great joy to create a recess environment that makes all students feel like a super hero!"
CF Fitness MVPs
MVP Coach of the Month
Kelso Elementary School
"I love being a Jr Coach because I get to solve conflict resolution!"
Make An Impact!
There are many ways to give back and make a difference here at CF Fitness. We provide opportunities for collaboration with individuals, schools, organizations and brands.
Contact Us today to learn how you can make an impact on the future leader's of tomorrow.