The Ice Chamber was founded in 2004 by Steven Khuong, CSCS and Maya Garcia, CSCS. Certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), they have helped people of all ages and conditions surpass their fitness goals. They built the Ice Chamber from the ground up and today the clientele spans the entire health spectrum from beginners to elite athletes.
After earning their undergraduate degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, the Ice Chamber was born into the tradition of applying research in real world environments. Utilizing bodyweight conditioning, sports specific training, weightlifting, bodybuilding, martial arts, and kettlebell lifting — they incorporate a training style that enhances functional capacity while improving physical composition. They efficacy of Ice Chamber programming can be found in the success of internationally renowned athletes and record holders in combat, strength, and kettlebell sport, as well as police, firefighters, and first responders.
In 2009, their son was diagnosed with autism and Maya’s involvement at the gym naturally waned in order to focus on managing development and educational services for their family.
With more than a decade of industry leadership experience, Steven is the Head Coach of the Ice Chamber Kettlebell Sport Team, the most successful Kettlebell Sport team in the nation as well as a Club Coach with USA Weightlifting (USAW, a member of the United States Olympic Committee). Steven is also a Level I Coach with USA Track and Field (USATF, U.S. Olympic Committee, NCAA, and NAIA).
The Ice Chamber holds the prestigious position of CEU/CEC Provider as approved by National Academy of Sports Medicine and American Council on Exercise to grant continuing education units / credits to professionals in the fitness industry.
Jessica DiBiase is a Master Performance Coach who draws on her personal experiences gained as a competitive triathlete and former gymnast. She also holds a Masters Degree in Organizational Communication, delivering the highest standards in service quality.
With over a decade of industry experience, Jessica continues to help innovate the functional fitness approaches that are unique to the Ice Chamber. Jessica is an International Kettlebell Sport Champion, a renowned Kettlebell Coach, and is a Master of Sport in both Long Cycle and Biathlon.
“The Ice Chamber is dialed into performance enhancement and body efficiency. You can tell that their goal is to help you perform better at your sport (as a mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete, I appreciated their understanding of combatives and functional conditioning). I am a HUGE fan of their philosophy.
On top of being content experts, Steven and Maya’s enthusiasm is contagious. They know how to motivate you beyond your comfort zone. Anyone who trains at the Ice Chamber is going to see big gains.”
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blackbelt
Director and Head Instructor
Five Rings Jiu Jitsu