Tejas Training develops and teaches innovative programs for modern physical culture.

We are influenced by, and incorporate elements of:

  • Sports science & strength training
  • Physical culture traditions from various cultures
  • Functional training
  • Holistic health practices
  • The ancestral health model
  • Recent developmens such as "biohacking".

Sports, fitness, & physical culture

Sports: what one does in order to partake in a competition.

Fitness: what one does when in a gym.

Physical culture: the daily habits, routines, & practices that contribute to one's health over a lifetime. How you breathe and think. How you move and eat.

Tejas Training aims to make physical culture more accessible, effective, holistic, & sustainable, while incorporating elements of sports and fitness when appropiate.

We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.

— John Dryden

The word Tejas

In the traditon of Ayurveda, Tejas is a form of energy. It is the "inner fire" that processes our foods, thoughts, emotions, & experiences from their raw form into the energy of consciousness.

I am using this amazing concept because ultimately, my training programs & protocols deal with energy — its direction, transformation, and amplification in the person's life.

Vahagn Hay

CHEK Exercise Coach, with several decades of experience in strength training and Hatha Yoga. I have been eating a Paleo diet since late 2010, and am constantly learning and experimenting — whether it be new exercise protocols, food recipes, or productive daily routines.

My own training is informed by powerlifting, kettlebell sport, and street sports like parkour and calisthenics — the disciplines that I've gotten to know and love over the years.