Nasara Gargonnu, a New York Native and a Navy Veteran, is a 15-year Physical Educator for the San Diego Unified School District, Site Wellness Coordinator at Morse High School, Owner of Sirius Fitness, San Diego Black Men Run Captain, as well as a Group Exercise Instructor at various Local YMCA’s and San Diego County Government sites. For years, he has been teaching and making sure San Diegans stay on top of their cardiovascular game. Before his successful career, he was a student at San Diego City College. He then attended San Diego State University, where he earned a degree in Kinesiology. He received certification to teach cardio fitness classes through the American Council on Exercise. Nasara has been honored as the San Diego YMCA 2014 Fitness Instructor of the Year, a Live Well San Diego Official Partner since 2015, 2017 Live Well Central Region Public Health Champion, and the 2018-2019 Morse High School Teacher of the Year. He also serves as an ambassador for several races, including the Hot Chocolate 15k, Fit Foodie 5k, San Diego Half Marathon, and is the exercise lead for countless runs in and outside San Diego. He has also served as the Race Director for several races in and outside San Diego. Nasara’s mission is to teach individuals to thrive and enjoy the highest quality of life through Fitness and Nutrition.