Meet the Trainers

Keith Rucker

Jayson Obazuaye #ThatTrainer

With over 15 years of experience Keith Rucker is a well-respected athletic skills and certified personal trainer. throughout his career Keith has developed and run boot camps, basketball camps and speed/agility/quickness skills camps in high profile locations such as Stanford University and San Jose City College. 

Keith has had the pleasure of training many professional and amateur athletes as well as general population clients. Keith believes in an individualized training approach. He designs a program based specifically on a client’s needs. He brings this same approach to group training using his knowledge of exercise progression and regression to tailor each camp to the needs of its participants.  

In addition to athletic training Keith has coached basketball at high school and AAU level, he has also coached football. Keith has competed in track, basketball, and boxing at various levels and believes these experiences have helped him to understand how to help and motivate. Keith has a singular purpose and that is to help you reach your goals whether it is in an athletic field, run your 1st 5K or weight loss. 

​Keith helped found Grind Season Athletics with the intent to motivate and push his clients to be the best that they can be. Keith explains that his focus is to "motivate, inspire and encourage you along the way." He knows that with his help, he can help you reach or even surpass your goals. 

With over 10 years of experience Jayson Obazuaye is a skilled professional basketball player and fitness trainer. Hailing from the Santa Clara/San Jose Bay Area, Obazuaye began his basketball talent at Andrew Hill High School. 

Jayson has always been a leader and over achiever. He began his freshman year of high school as a starting guard on the varsity basketball team and graduated from Andrew Hill with many athletic honorable mentions and championship wins.

Jayson was recruited by a plethora of Division I colleges including the University of Colorado where he received a full athletic scholarship. Obazuaye attended and played for the University of Colorado for 4 years and graduated with honors in 2006.

Upon graduating from the Jayson was offered several positions to play basketball internationally. He played for a myriad of countries including Poland, England, Egypt, Libya, Qatar, Iraq and Nigeria.

Jayson attributes his success to the many role models and leaders who pushed and encouraged him to consistently strengthen his skills, train, and practice, practice, practice, to be the best. 

Jayson’s primary mission and goal with Grind Season Athletics is to help others to become more skilled and confident in their athletic ability and ultimately reach their fitness and athletic goals. 

Overall Jayson also wants to be recognized as a positive role model and leader. He has been a beacon of light to several youth all over the world by playing in many third world countries and has learned the true meaning of hope. Nothing gives him more satisfaction than knowing he has given someone hope or has made a difference in someone’s life. Jayson once had a young boy come up to him and say “hey you’re “that” trainer” Jayson snickered and replied yes i’m “that trainer." Now Lets Get To Work. :). 

With over 25 years of combined experience, our world class professional trainers are equipped with the knowledge and athletic ability to help you achieve your goals.