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Welcome to the I Heart Costa Mesa Show! Where a couple of neighbors with a microphone live, learn and love on Costa Mesa, California. We'll be interviewing locals, sharing stories and connecting with our community. Follow along!

Jul 8, 2018

On this episode of the I Heart Costa Mesa Show, we've got a guest host: our very own Mister Mesa! He interviews local fitness coach, Quentin “Coach Q” Pullen, on today's show. Coach Q is a former Marine and bodybuilder who has been a fitness trainer in Costa Mesa for over two decades. In 2014, Coach Q was responsible for creating the PlayPen OC, a military-style obstacle course at the Newport-Mesa YMCA. He currently trains clients at the Self Made Training Facility in Costa Mesa. In this episode, Coach Q talks about ‘Everything Fitness’ – his philosophy for motivation, setting challenges, food choices, cheat days - and why he settled in our fine city.

Where to find Coach Q (and his dog) online:

Coach Q’s website:

Coach Q on Instagram: @q_the_coach

Coach Q on Facebook:

King The Portuguese Water Dog on Instagram: @kingtheportie

People and Places mentioned in this episode:

David Goggins:

Newport-Mesa Family YMCA:

Self Made:

Innovative Results:

Irvine Ranch Market:

Rance’s Pizza:

Orange County Farmer’s Market:

Keto Diet:

Spartan Race:

Marine Corps Mud Run:

American Ninja Warrior:

Ultimate Beastmaster:

In the Fast Final Five, Coach Q discusses the following Costa Mesa restaurants, events and places: 

Mendocino Farms:

Fairview Park:

OC Marathon:

OC Fair:

I Heart Costa Mesa is sponsored by:

Music Factory School of Music

The Orange County Market Place

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Big thanks to everyone who helped make this podcast possible!

Producer: Danny Thompson (

Intro / Outro Voiceover: Brian Kazarian

Music: Eddie “DJ Kaboom” Iniestra