I'm Joe, I was 25 when we started this adventure. I graduated from UC San Diego - home of the Tritons - majoring in Biology - Neuroscience. Throughout the course of my life I've pretty much tried it all. I studied American Kenpo growing up - I can proudly say I'm an Ed Parker blackbelt. My first job/high school job was coaching at California Sports Center up north for Dave Peterson. During college I tried my hands at bioengineering, computational neuroscience research, emergency medicine, I was a coxswain for a top 25 NCAA Men's Rowing Team, I got involved with student politics, and student life.
After college I worked for an amazing regional non-profit - CONNECT - for two years where I was lucky enough to learn the ropes of entrepreneurship from some of the most successful individuals in and around San Diego. After my time there, I self taught myself web design to pay the bills.
And now I'm here - currently owning and operating the San Diego UNITED Training Center with my business partner who also happens to be my brother.
I'm where I am now because of relentless drive and passion, determination almost to a fault, and the support of amazing people around me.
Hi! I am Danny Gram and I'm living my dream at 22 years old. I started gymnastics when I was 4 years old and was a nationally ranked by the time I was 13. I trained at the California Sports Center in San Jose, California. I was a competitive gymnast for 15 long years before attending business school at Indiana University where I majored in Sports Marketing and Management. I moved to San Diego to pursue a life long dream of opening my own gymnastics facility with my brother. Within 1 year of moving here, that dream had become a reality. I am currently the owner and Head Coach of the men's team here at the San Diego UNITED Training Center.
As much as I like competing in gymnastics I like to coach it twice as much. Coaching gymnastics has been a passion of mine for past 8 years. I have led our boys to State Team Championship titles and developed numerous gymnasts to college and the national level. What can I say, I've got chalk in the blood. Like my brother, my first job was a coaching job given to by the owner of the first gym I attended, Dave Petterson. I love helping and pushing my athletes to reach their highest potential inside and outside the gym. I consider myself very lucky to share my passion of this sport with the amazing kids of this gym and call it a job.
Thank you for all support from friends, family, and mentors who have helped on this journey and continue to make this gym successful everyday!