The founders of The Town Athletics provide high levels of expertise as movement specialists and coaches. TTA only hires the most motivated and creative instructors that learn and certify directly with The Town.


Caitlin Robinson, co-founder

Pre & Post Natal
Marathon & Ultra Marathon Coaching

As a runner, Pilates instructor, and doula, I have a passion for helping people achieve their highest potential. Having coached numerous groups and individuals since 2005, I am well versed in endurance training.

I love to run. I competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials for the marathon in 2012 and 2016. Additionally I have qualified for the next trials in 2020 and I have had the honor of representing the United States on three national teams at ultra marathon world championships. I've had the pleasure of competing in Germany, France, Italy, Qatar, and Austria. One of my proudest moments was winning the 2016 U.S.A Track and Field Trail 50K Championships right here in the Bay Area.

Having worked as a certified Pilates instructor since 2007, I bring specialized knowledge of exercises, drills, and protocols designed for injury prevention and sports performance. I'm well versed in preparation for endurance events, from 5Ks to ultra marathons.

With a background as a doula, I am especially interested in women's health and performance issues, including prenatal and postpartum fitness. Even the best performers start as a beginner, so I am interested in working with athletes, runners, and individuals of all levels and abilities.

Learn more about Caitlin: Runner's WorldNational GeographicSalty RunningEasy Bay TimesTrail RunnerUltra Runner PodcastSF GateRecord Eagle


Tinu Mishra, co-founder

Youth Training
Strength Training
Track & Field, 5K - Marathon Coaching

I am a certified track coach with experience coaching all levels of athletes. I have coached and trained athletes for over 7 years, from middle-school aged kids to elite-level competitors in track and field, basketball, football, hockey, and baseball.

Along with coaching individual athletes, I am currently the sprints, hurdles, relays and jumps coach at the Head-Royce School in Oakland, California. I am certified by USA Track and Field (USATF) and spend every year meeting with master coaches to better myself as a coach and trainer. Below are my current certifications:

USATF Level 2 – Sprints, Hurdles, Relays

USATF Level 2 – Combined Events (Decathlon, Heptathlon)

USATF Level 2 – Jumps

USATF Level 3/IAAF Level 5 – Youth athletes

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

TRX Qualified Instructor

WKC Kettlebell Instructor

My coaching training has taken me all over the United States to better my craft, including the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California and the IMG Sports Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

Regardless of the level of athlete, I am here to offer you all my knowledge to help you achieve your full potential.