The Grasshopper

Become your greatest version.
One experience can change your life.

Become a Grasshopper

Create impact in the world of movement.
Be that mentor you’ve always wanted to be.

Become a Guru

Our Story

Our journey began with a spark—a shared vision to nurture and support the next generation of leaders who will shape the future of health, wellness, and performance.

Growing up, founder and mentor-in-chief Erwin Benedict Valencia intrinsically embraced the role of “big brother” within his circle, always ready with sage advice and guidance whenever someone needed it. It was through these experiences that Erwin discovered the incredible power of mentorship and the potential it holds for personal and professional development.

As a seasoned life coach, health and wellness coach, and former athletic trainer, physical therapist, and wellness lead for the New York Knicks, Erwin knows firsthand that professionals in these dynamic fields need more than just knowledge or success.

They crave a sense of purpose and a deeper connection with the world around them.

Witnessing how the universe aligned, turning his childhood dream into an opportunity to work with the New York Knicks, he sought to offer the same chance to other students and professionals who wanted to thrive in their chosen fields.

Inspired by his own journey, Erwin founded the Grasshopper Project, a vibrant community of like-minded individuals coming together, driven by a desire to make a meaningful impact.

As the first Filipino to become a full-time medical staff member for any major sports league in the US, the Grasshopper project also reflects his passion for breaking barriers. It’s the embodiment of his vision: a community where extraordinary journeys unfold.

Through our global network, we’re unlocking doors teeming with opportunities, offering support, guidance, and a lighthearted ribbing when you need it—because isn’t that what a big brother would do?

We believe that true success is living a life of purpose and making a difference in the lives of others.

And as a Grasshopper and a Guru, you stand at the very heart of this pulsating energy, cultivating a culture of giving, championing causes, and leaving an indelible legacy.


Champion students and professional alike to up-level their careers while living lives with passion, purpose, and service.


Shape the future of health, wellness, and performance by inspiring the next generation of thought leaders and change makers in the space.

Erwin Valencia


Charmaine Geronimo

Assistant Executive Director

Neil Guintu


Alex Raminfar

Legal Counsel


Earl Martin Valencia

Founder, Valence Enterprises

Sue Falsone

Founder, Structure and Function Education

Mike Reinold

Founder, Champion PT and Performance

Radha Agrawal

Co-Founder, Daybreaker and THINX

Ayesha Vera Yu

Founder, Advancement for Rural Kids

Chot Reyes

Head Coach, GILAS Pilipinas

"In order to be a mentor, and an effective one, one must care. You must care. You don’t have to know how many square miles are in Idaho, you don’t need to know what is the chemical makeup of chemistry, or of blood or water. Know what you know and care about the person, care about what you know and care about the person you’re sharing with." — Maya Angelou


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