Our Expert Instructors

JC Santana

JC Santana

Founder of the Institute of Human Performance (IHP), JC Santana holds a master’s degree in Exercise Science from Florida Atlantic University (FAU). He has completed three years of postgraduate work at the University of Miami (UM) and FAU and is now pursuing his doctoral degree. Santana has published scientific research and articles in several peer review journals, and more than 100 of his articles have been published in popular trade magazines. As an athlete and a coach, Santana has studied performance enhancement techniques for the last three decades and has spent the last 35 years researching and developing training techniques that have revolutionized fitness. His 55 DVDs and 14 books have made him one of the most prolific authors of our times and his international 35-city annual tour testifies to his dedication and far-reaching influence in the fitness field.


Ruben Payan

Ruben Payan

“The safest bet in the world is always on yourself” – Ruben Payan

Foremost fitness consultant, lecturer, trainer and owner of IHP Asia and HUMAN IN MOTION, Ruben Payan has spent the past 13 years helping countless athletes and fitness enthusiasts reach their personal goals; as well as creating hundreds of unique training programs for groups, health clubs and corporations. His impact on functional training systems includes making industry-shaping innovations and strides such as designing new training techniques and fitness equipment. As a renowned public speaker and functional training expert, Ruben is a leading authority on sports performance and enhancement, team and individual motivation, and nutrition management; leveraging a continuous investment in, and search for, new and advanced techniques and knowledge. He regularly shares his insights and serves as an industry consultant for organizations such as Nike, Westin Hotel and Csoft Corp.


Tommy Wang

Tommy Wang

A Beijing native, Tommy Wang has worked directly under the mentorship and guidance of Ruben Payan, IHP Asia and HUMAN IN MOTION founder, to provide personal training and assist in providing IHP Asia’s leading functional training certification courses and workshops for four years. Tommy is a former IT guy who is passionate about fitness and helping others achieve success as a certified personal trainer. He was instrumental in helping deliver the Institute of Human Performance’s (IHP) inaugural education workshop in China in 2009 with JC Santana, IHP founder and owner, and the Beijing Research Institute of Sport Science. His expertise includes the translation of seven IHP course-related books from English to Mandarin, as well as experience providing corporate wellness programs for leading multinational corporations such as Nike. The first certified IHP trainer and PoseTech running coach in China, Tommy’s passion as part of a pioneering team of functional training experts, is sharing the latest knowledge and information to help further develop the nation’s fitness industry.