Coach Profile: Gail Hotten

Meet Gail Hotten. Gail is passionate about sports, fitness and working with people. She combined those two passions when she became an instructor at a local gym in Berkeley 4 year ago. Starting as a spin instructor, Gail found that she loves to teach and motivate others and then watch people’s fitness and technique improve. Her love for teaching spin led to teaching bootcamp classes and becoming a USATF Running Coach and a Certified Personal Trainer.

She loves working with clients, setting goals and then creating challenging and fun workouts. She believes that fun comes from being challenged, training weaknesses and watching them become strengths.

Gail has competed as a gymnast, raced as a cyclist and as a runner. She has participated and completed several 5ks, 10ks, a half marathon and just recently completed a 50k!

Gail promotes a balanced, active lifestyle and has a passion for making a positive difference in people’s lives.

Gail’s coaching specialty is our “Couch to Ultra” program, where she takes aspiring, new runners & builds them up through 5K, 10K, 1/2m, Marathon distances and beyond. If you’re new to running & dream of someday completing an Ultra distance event, Gail may be the coach for you!

Interested in having Gail help you go from your couch to your first 50K? Shoot her an email at