LA born and bred, Coach Ace calls himself one of the seven LA natives and has three brothers including a twin!
He attended Dorsey High School before going on to study a BA in Child Development and Kinesiology at Cal State University of Fresno, where he earned a scholarship for their Division 1 football team – playing across the country from 2000 to 2003.
After finishing college, he began volunteering with disadvantaged kids before moving back to Los Angeles where he qualified as a Behavioral Interventionist – working with children with special needs for LAUSD.
In 2011, Asa met his wife and Bounce co-founder, Louisa, who encouraged him to set-up on his own. He started running a small private coaching business called LA Kids Coach and developed a program which he taught in pre-schools and parks across the city.
It was during his time coaching kids, that his dream of owning his own kids gym came to fruition and in 2017, his dream came true and Bounce was born.
Coach Ace’s award-winning curriculum has become the ‘go-to’ kids class in LA thanks to what clients call the ‘Bounce magic’ and the incredible passion, devotion and energy Coach Ace and his team of coaches bring to their classes and parties.
He is a proud dad to Marni, six and Ayla, three and when he’s not with his Mini Bouncers (which is rare!) he loves watching sci-fi movies, reading fantasy fiction novels and getting thrashed by Louisa at table tennis!
What’s your favorite sport? Basketball and football – it’s a toss up!
What is a fun fact about you? I’m a twin (fraternal). I was born 5 mins before my brother Beau. I was also born with 6 fingers!
If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Telekinesis – controlling things through your mind – kind of like Professor X from the X Men!
Which 3 items would you bring to a desert island? Lord of the Rings trilogy (3 in 1!), Return of the Jedi movie & a hammer.
What’s your best place you’ve ever visited and why? London. My wife is from there and it’s full of history and culture. It’s just a great city!
What would you do if you won a million dollars? Invest in the ultimate Ninja Course ever made for Bounce!
Who’s your idol/biggest inspiration? My mom and Kobi Bryant.
What are your favorite pizza toppings? Pepperoni and Pineapple.
What was your favorite book/tv show/movie as a kid? Fraggle Rock.
Are you a morning bird or night owl? Morning – I can’t afford to be a night owl in this job!