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Meet Our Personal Trainers!

We’re fortunate to have many people apply to work for our company, and in our hiring process we have the luxury of being able to carefully handpick the most friendly and warm personal trainers for our staff, ensuring that each of our trainers works very well with the wide variety of personalities we encounter with our different clients. Each of our personal trainers is certified and goes through a rigorous education and certification process.

Click the trainer names below to read about our trainers who work at the studio nearest you.

San Diego County

Carlsbad

  • Denise Nunez
  • (760) 444-2195

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    Denise Nunez, Carlsbad

    Denise Nunez loves working for The Perfect Workout. In all her years working for various companies, from the administrative staff, to the team members, to the clients she trains, she would say that this company is by far the best company she has ever worked for.  Her devotion and commitment to helping her clients achieve their goals has awarded her North San Diego County Best Personal Trainer of the Year. She is a mother of four girls and in her spare time enjoys hiking, beach cruise cycling, volleyball, and of course shopping with her girls. She is also certified in sailing. Her next endeavor is to become certified as a Nutritionist.

  • Diana Ferrer
  • (760) 444-2195

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    Diana Ferrer, Carlsbad

    Diana Ferrer loves seeing her clients get results at The Perfect Workout. “What’s great is that in just two 20-minute workouts per week, you can improve your lean muscle mass, lose body fat, lower your LDL cholesterol levels, avoid osteoporosis, and more. People become believers once they see the results.”

    Diana has been a trainer at the Carlsbad studio since May of 2007, after experiencing the benefits of slow-motion strength training first-hand. Like many of her clients, Diana says, “I was never a big fan of weight training. I thought it would bulk me up.”

    After only three sessions, however, Diana saw results. “This is the first workout I found that has kept my weight down. I have fluctuated with weight all my life, and now I’m at the most consistent, leanest I have ever been! I also have more endurance now.”

    With her fitness background, Diana was a natural to become a trainer.  Her degree from San Diego State University is in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in fitness, health and nutrition, and a minor in dance. She also went through the comprehensive slow-motion strength training certification that all the trainers go through at The Perfect Workout.

    “The best part about being a trainer here is seeing clients over the long-term, and helping them increase their strength and ability to do everyday activities. I love it when clients relate their results to real-life situations. I’ve had people tell me, ‘I used to have to use two arms to open my sliding door, but now I can do it with one hand!’, and ‘I feel more energy every day compared to before I started the slow-motion method’ and ‘My cholesterol went down since I started and my HDL’s are up!’ Those are the things that get me excited,” Diana says.

    One of Diana’s biggest client success stories is a woman named Joyce. “She originally joined our studio to gain more strength and maneuver better in her daily activities. It was hard for her to walk upstairs, and she needed to lose weight.  She has now lost over 30 pounds and is so much more mobile. It’s been very motivating to me to be able to help Joyce and other clients like her.”

    Diana’s main passion is helping her clients. “I love being at work, because there’s such positive energy! Everybody is happy to be there, both clients and trainers. I especially enjoy the long-term relationships that develop as so many of our clients stick with the program. They become our friends.”

    Diana’s main goal is to see more people enjoy the positive effects of The Perfect Workout. “We love seeing people come in on a regular basis, and when they do, they get results!”

     

  • Kathryn Prickett
  • (760) 444-2195

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    Kathryn Prickett, Carlsbad

    Keeping fit and healthy has been a lifelong goal for Kathryn and this has given her the edge to participate in many different outdoor sports along the way such as hiking/mountaineering, rock climbing, snow and water skiing, scuba diving, sea kayaking and bicycling. Recently she climbed three of the seven summits: Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Elbrus and Mt Aconcagua. She has a love of traveling to places around the world and has been to quite a few.

    Before becoming a trainer at TPW Kathryn was a client herself and has firsthand experience with the progress and benefits of the super slow method of strength training. She can relate to her clients and shares that experience with them as they begin their own training program. In addition, Kathryn has a doctorate in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from UCSF and spent a career in the biotech industry providing scientific and business expertise and solutions. She now merges this expertise with the TPW science based approach to strength training to help her clients benefit the most in their workouts and nutrition path forward.

  • DJ Arias
  • (619) 757-1001, (760) 444-2195

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    DJ Arias, Carlsbad

    From the time DJ was a young boy, he has always been interested in the way the body moves and the mechanics behind it. At a very young age, he followed in his older brother’s footsteps and joined a martial arts class. There, he learned discipline and methodical procedures that could translate into his endeavor to learn more about how to strengthen the human body.

    Where he really started to take working out and strength conditioning more seriously was in high school. As part of his curriculum, he enrolled in at least one weight training class every semester. He picked up the sport of lacrosse and was able to excel early on as he pushed to constantly be faster and stronger as a whole. Throughout high school, DJ also kept active with surfing, rock climbing, and cycling.

    Fast forward to 2014, surfing, rock climbing, and cycling have remained the staple in DJ’s way to stay in shape. Along with a few years in mixed martial arts and beginning to spearfish as of late, DJ always thought he was pretty fit. But, upon finding The Perfect Workout, he has quickly realized how lax he has been. Also a skeptic, any notions of doubt in The Perfect Workout’s methods have been crushed after the first workout. Every time DJ trains with a team member from The Perfect Workout, they find a way to push him more and more, way beyond what he initially thought were his lifting limits – and all in less than 30 minutes. “I used to spend up to and around two hours at the gym and thought I put in a good amount of work, until The Perfect Workout. I have never felt this exhausted after a workout. But, I have also never felt this accomplished after a workout either! I’m getting stronger every day, lifting more than I ever thought I could, and it’s amazing how fast the workout is. I am excited to be part of the team and impart this wisdom on any individual who is willing to give it a chance!”

  • Michelle Loveland
  • (760) 444-2195

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    Michelle Loveland, Carlsbad

    Michelle’s active lifestyle started once she learned to bodysurf at a very young age. Being raised by a surfer for a dad and living in southern California, it was hard not to be thrown into an active lifestyle involving constant, outdoor activities under the sun. Competitive soccer, softball & basketball were a big part of her younger years, but it was the surfing lifestyle that Michelle fell in love with.
    After numerous mission trips in high school, she discovered a route to take in college that beautifully combined her passion for fitness with the fulfillment that she felt while helping others. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from San Diego State University, she became very involved with yoga, but soon learned that as far as teaching goes, training one-on-one was more her style and where she felt more comfortable. That’s when she discovered The Perfect Workout and immediately was hooked on a new way of exercising that truly worked. She is beyond excited to join the amazing team of trainers and looks forward to sharing her motivating, sincere, and caring personality with all of her clients and pushing them to their goals and beyond.

  • Emmalee Erickson
  • (760) 444-2195

    emmalee.erickson@theperfectworkout.com

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    Emmalee Erickson, Carlsbad

    Born and raised in Aspen, Colorado, Emmalee has always lived an active lifestyle. From the day she learned to walk she was out hiking and skiing. After studying nutrition in college, Emmalee decided to pursue personal training over becoming a nutritionist or dietitian. She felt fitness was her true passion although having a background in nutrition is something extra she is excited to bring to the table.

    Emmalee has always been interested in trying different types of workouts to find what works best for her. She’s tried cycling, free weights, cross-fit, pilates and P90X, to name a few, but never really felt she was succeeding her goals or getting the best/ safest workout she could. Once Emmalee discovered Slow Motion strength training, she was a bit skeptical, but after a few weeks of working out and learning the science behind the method, she felt like she had found the holy grail. Emmalee absolutely loves that she can get a workout in, in such a short amount of time and get the best results she has seen. “I love getting people active and helping to improve their life, now that I have done the workouts myself and seen incredible results, I am very excited to share this method with others and help them reach their goals!” Emmalee is thrilled to be a part of this company and loves that she gets to help people achieve their goals every day.

Del Mar / Solana Beach

  • Debra Bern
  • (858) 345-3051

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    Debra Bern, Del Mar / Solana Beach

    Debra Bern first got introduced to slow-motion strength training by Barbara Walters. Seriously. Years ago she saw a Barbara Walters special about this little-known form of weight training, but it didn’t hit her until she discovered The Perfect Workout in 2011 that it was the same thing. After getting injured in a circuit training class in 2010, Debra started researching alternative ways to work out. She came across The Perfect Workout and decided to check it out, both for her own personal fitness and as a possible career move.

    “I started strength training about ten years ago,” says Debra, “and I was a certified trainer at that time. I was looking to get back into fitness, and The Perfect Workout seemed to be a great fit.” As part of the interview process, Debra went through a complete workout, and absolutely loved it. “I’ve tried probably everything out there – gravity training, the BARRE method, free weights, exercise bands, circuit training, even hula hoop weight training. The Perfect Workout is more intense than any of those! I feel like I’m getting a great workout without wasting my time. And I’ve gotten the best results from this. I’m able to lift more now.”

    Debra went through The Perfect Workout’s in-depth training and certification program, and is thrilled to be helping her clients get the same kind of results she’s gotten. “I love the one-on-one contact with my clients. It allows me to pay close attention to their form, their speed and the amount of weight they’re lifting. We document everything, and most people see changes within 6-8 weeks. They can see muscle tone in their arms and legs, and it helps them with recreational activities like tennis or golf. It’s really fulfilling when my clients tell me they feel stronger and have increased energy.”

    One misconception Debra had about slow-motion strength training was that it would be easy, and some clients come in thinking that, too. “People are shocked when they figure out how hard they have to work. It’s intense! But it makes more sense to spend 20 minutes working hard. With other types of training, sometimes people get fixated on just getting in an hour of exercise, instead of digging deep. The bottom line is, if you never fatigue the muscle you won’t see results.”

    The other thing Debra sometime hears from people is, “I wish there was a magic pill.” In other words, what’s an easier way to get results even faster? Well, there is a magic pill, she says. It’s combining good nutrition with the strength training. Debra subscribes to the 80/20 rule, to keep things simple. She tries to eat “super clean” about 80% of the time, and the other 20% allows herself to eat what she wants. That way she’s eating healthy most of the time, but never feels deprived.

    When she’s not training clients, Debra keeps busy with her two kids, her husband, their dog, and staying on top of everyone’s activities. She enjoys playing tennis, hiking with the family at Torrey Pines, and spending time with the kids at the beach.

    Debra’s goals for the future include going back to school to take some kinesiology courses, continuing to increase her own strength, and most of all, helping her clients reach their fitness goals. “I love working with my clients. They work hard and they inspire me,” she says. It’s a great training relationship for clients when they have an instructor who’s so passionate about it herself. “I’m hooked on The Perfect Workout! I love it! I know I’ll be doing it the rest of my life.”

  • Kaila Grabot
  • (858) 345-3051, (619) 757-1001

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    Kaila Grabot, Del Mar / Solana Beach

    Kaila Grabot started her fitness journey 1.5 years ago while working at the corporate offices for a major fast food chain. Constantly surrounded by the fast food culture gave her the inspiration and motivation to make some serious lifestyle changes.

    While taking matters into her own hands with a big emphasis on eating healthy and a combination of workout videos, routines, and blindly navigating through the weight room – she successfully lost 40 pounds! However, being in the gym over 2 hours a day, five days a week, wasn’t time efficient and Kaila often had achy knees or sore joints (at only the age of 22!). Her next mission was to refine her efforts with a focus on safety, so when she discovered The Perfect Workout as a potential career opportunity, it made, well, perfect sense.

    Something big clicked when I met with this company. They were science based, and not focused on trends but rather safety and effectiveness. That really resonated with me and the more I learned, the hungrier I became to further educate myself with their research and be a part of their team.”

    Kaila’s interests include photography, music, hiking, yoga, meditation, being a “foodie”, and taking full advantage of living a 2 minute walk from the beach. “I love it! My boyfriend and I live right in the heart and hustle of Ocean Beach so if we’re not soaking up the rays, then you can find us supporting our local businesses and fresh farmers markets – we’re big on the food scene out here.”

    Some of Kaila’s future goals include becoming a certified nutritionist, and combining her passions for food, photography, and helping others by creating a book of her favorite healthy go-to recipes. “I believe being in the fitness/health industry and compassion for others go hand in hand. It’s all about sharing your knowledge and connecting with others to help find and reach their potential – and I’m incredibly honored to be a part of a team that does just that!”

  • Candice Goodin
  • (858) 345-3051

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    Candice Goodin, Del Mar / Solana Beach

    Born and raised in Northern California, Candice was always involved in sports. Whether it be soccer, lacrosse, cheerleading, or running on her own time, she was always on the move. At the age of 18 she moved to San Diego to start a new adventure and gain her independence. A nutrition class at school peaked an interest for her that would only become stronger over time. She was constantly involved in a new workout class, or workout video and really enjoyed building a stronger body, however none of these interests were sustainable. The Perfect Workout was an exciting concept to Candice, and once she had her first workout she was hooked. “It just makes sense!” she says. On her free time Candice loves to ride her bike to the beach with her husband, bake and decorate cookies, try new food, and hang out with her huge family and friends. She always gets excited to help people reach their health goals and feel stronger.

  • Ehsan Wardak
  • (858) 345-3051

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    Ehsan Wardak, Del Mar / Solana Beach

    At the age of five, Ehsan and his family were granted citizenship to the Unites States from the distant country of Afghanistan. Before he learned English, Ehsan made new friends through playing sports. Throughout grade school and until high school he was adept in basketball, football and his favorite, folk-style wrestling. After his first year of wrestling, Ehsan realized he was fit and conditioned, but had no muscle or strength compared to the other guys. Therefore, he started strength training and it instantly became his interest to find new, innovative, and beneficial activities to improve strength and physical performance.

    Ehsan’s interest in the movement and dynamics of the human body had soon nurtured into becoming a career. As a result, he pursued and received a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from San Diego State University. Prior to experiencing a Perfect Workout slow motion session, Ehsan’s training habits were similar to the everyday gym rat. Lifting weights repetitively for about one to two hours a day until a plateau was reached. Just one session from the Perfect Workout, demonstrated how much further the body can be pushed to reach muscle fatigue. The Perfect Workout training sessions helped Ehsan achieve the limits of his body in a safe, functional, and beneficial way.

    Apart from fitness, Ehsan loves exploring new areas of San Diego, learning how to cook new dishes, riding his beach cruiser through Pacific Beach, and watching Shark Tank. Ehsan has also worked as a physical therapist aide in Torrey Pines for nearly two years. This is where Ehsan realized his passion to help others succeed in reaching their fitness and recovery goals. The Perfect Workout is the perfect career for Ehsan to keep pursuing his dreams to help others progress further than they could have ever imagined.

  • Devon McCauley
  • (858) 345-3051 or (858) 210-6200

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    Devon McCauley, Del Mar / Solana Beach

    Being a four-sport athlete growing up, Devon lived an excessively active lifestyle. After excelling in baseball, football, basketball, and soccer, he went on to obtain his Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Physiology from University of Oregon to expand his knowledge of exercise for personal training. Devon was introduced to slow-motion strength training by his physical therapist after tearing his rotator cuff. Although reluctant at first, he soon learned to love this method of training as he achieved amazing results all while his shoulder was in the healing process. After moving to San Diego from Northern California, he was thrilled to see that there was a company that emphasized slow-motion training in the area. He is beyond excited to be able to help people achieve their physical goals at The Perfect Workout.

  • Ché Trayfors
  • (858) 434-0300; (858) 345-3051

    che.trayfors@theperfectworkout.com

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    Ché Trayfors, Del Mar / Solana Beach

    Ché was born in Glendale California but raised in Westchester County New York. He has always been very active in sports, outdoor activities and having fun with friends and family. In high school his go-to sports were football and basketball. He continues to find great joy in playing both sports recreationally.

    After graduating and not sure what career path to pursue, Ché got right to work at a local five-star French bistro. Undaunted and always enthusiastic, he started busing tables, then waiting tables, and soon after was managing and tending bar. His meteoric rise is a testament to his warmth and charm. His genuine, caring and compassionate personality make him truly a “people person,” and it is precisely these innate qualities that make Ché a perfect fit for The Perfect Workout team.

    Ché is certified in The Perfect Workout’s Super Slow Motion Strength Training Method, and continues to receive exemplary kudos from clients and teammates alike. He is dedicated and doggedly determined to share The Perfect Workout’s highly effective and time-efficient methodologies. Ché inspires others to join him on his very personal journey, where quality of life, love, success and happiness are driven by his sincere dedication to health, fitness and well-being .

    Ché is also ACE certified and plans to pursue a BS in Health Science and Sports Medicine. He is always curious, always learning, and always happy to share his knowledge and expertise along the way.

La Jolla

  • Alina Fregoso
  • (858) 345-3051 or (619) 757-1001

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    Alina Fregoso, La Jolla

    Alina is a kind, hard working individual whose passion is to help others whenever she can. Having experience in the medical field, Alina understands the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle. While working at The Perfect Workout, she continues to pursue her dream of becoming a Registered Nurse, so that she may help others reach their optimal health. When she is not studying or working, Alina enjoys doing yoga, weight lifting and hiking.

  • Cody Klatt
  • (858) 210-6200

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    Cody Klatt, La Jolla

    Cody’s introduction to the world of athletics began at a young age as a roller hockey player in Southern California. Throughout his youth, he was involved in many recreational sports including baseball, football, and basketball. When he was fourteen years old, he began lifting weights and reading bodybuilding and fitness magazines, trying to internalize their endless stream of training and nutritional recommendations. When he was sixteen years old, however, likely as a result of years of overuse through sports and improper weight lifting technique, his knees began to feel unusually achy and would experience occasional sharp pains. After being diagnosed with patellar chondromalacia and undergoing arthroscopic surgery, his road to recovery and functionality was lengthy. Around the same time, Cody discovered the writings of Mike Mentzer, a well-known bodybuilder and passionate intellectual who advocated a very unique style of training, and more importantly, a refreshingly intellectual and philosophic approach to it. Through learning Mentzer’s Heavy Duty principles, the seeds of high intensity training theory had been planted in his mind. Finally armed with the fundamental understanding of how to properly think about resistance exercise, he was able to observe the chaotic state of confusion and contradiction that most of the fitness industry lives in.

    Over the next eight years, Cody’s passion for health, fitness, nutrition, and performance expanded tremendously. His interests led him to pursue a degree in exercise science and voraciously consume as much information as he could possibly find on the subjects, both in and out of school. His enthusiasm and hunger for knowledge, however, was always tempered by his understanding of the importance of being scientifically critical of information. He ultimately graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from San Diego State University. Since graduating, Cody has continued to passionately study exercise and nutrition, earning designation as a Primal Blueprint Certified Expert, the only such certification in existence which reflects a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of ancestral health.

    Upon discovering The Perfect Workout, Cody immediately identified with their mission statement and philosophy of training. “Their attention to detail is second to none in the fitness industry. When the proper training principles are applied diligently and in a supportive and friendly training environment, results are guaranteed. It is very gratifying to be able to see real people achieve a greater quality of life than they had ever imagined possible, and to do so in a fraction of the time they thought it would take.”

    When not reading or exercising, Cody enjoys cooking, playing the guitar, and spending time with his girlfriend. He can often be found in the local San Diego mountains on long, leisurely hikes, or fishing from his kayak in the local waters. Cody has dedicated much of his life to espousing the principles of safe, effective exercise and sound nutrition and it is a lifestyle he intends to practice forever.

  • Caitlin Benson
  • (858) 210-6200

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    Caitlin Benson, La Jolla

    A San Diego Native, Caitlin has always been passionate about living an active lifestyle. She began swimming competitively at a very young age and eventually achieving All American Status in high school. From swimming, horseback riding, and running, to surfing, and hiking, Caitlin loves them all.

    After graduating from Point Loma Nazarene University with a BA in Exercise Science, she worked in a Physical Therapy clinic. During her time there she heard about The Perfect Workout and was instantly intrigued and decided to apply. The Super Slow method that The Perfect Workout offers allows her to enjoy strength training in a safe, effective, and timely manner. Always enthusiastic to help others transform their lives to be healthier and happier, training clients at The Perfect Workout is tremendously rewarding for Caitlin.

  • Jaime Stiles
  • (858) 210-6200 or (619) 757-1001

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    Jaime Stiles, La Jolla

    Born and raised in Northern California, Jaime Stiles has always had a passion for living a healthy, active life. From horseback riding, tennis and snowboarding, to running, yoga and weight training, Jaime enjoys it all. She had always spent hours in the gym working to achieve her fitness goals. Because of The Perfect Workout, she can now get the results she wants in just a fraction of the time and loves helping others reach their goals!
    In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son, who loves to keep her busy. She also enjoys cooking, eating, and hanging out with friends and family.

  • Devon McCauley
  • (858) 345-3051 or (858) 210-6200

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    Devon McCauley, La Jolla

    Being a four-sport athlete growing up, Devon lived an excessively active lifestyle. After excelling in baseball, football, basketball, and soccer, he went on to obtain his Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Physiology from University of Oregon to expand his knowledge of exercise for personal training. Devon was introduced to slow-motion strength training by his physical therapist after tearing his rotator cuff. Although reluctant at first, he soon learned to love this method of training as he achieved amazing results all while his shoulder was in the healing process. After moving to San Diego from Northern California, he was thrilled to see that there was a company that emphasized slow-motion training in the area. He is beyond excited to be able to help people achieve their physical goals at The Perfect Workout.

  • Caitlin Higgins
  • (858) 210-6200

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    Caitlin Higgins, La Jolla

    Caitlin was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN, and earned a double degree in Sociology and Political Science from the University of Minnesota.

    She has always been a huge fan of fitness and health. Caitlin started dancing at a young age, and spent many years dancing competitively. She even spent a year dancing semi-pro for the SoCal Bears football team.

    Caitlin was introduced to slow motion strength training while dancing for the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders Training Program from 2012-2014, and instantly fell in love with the results. She found that she was able to reach fitness goals she didn’t know were possible. In addition to amazing results, Caitlin found that slow motion strength training reduced dance related injuries and helped her heal a hamstring injury.

    In May 2014, Caitlin started on a whirlwind of travel. In Albuquerque, NM, she worked as a barre instructor and started her company fitGevity. She continued to build her health and fitness brand while traveling through Asia. Finally, in 2015, Caitlin found her new home in San Diego, CA, and has since traveled around Europe and Latin America.

    Caitlin enjoys seeing her clients’ success training with the slow motion method, and finds great enjoyment working for The Perfect Workout.

Mission Valley

  • Anna Rahim
  • (619) 757-1001

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    Anna Rahim, Mission Valley

    Climbing Mt.Fuji in Japan … swimming semi-professionally in Australia … or training clients at The Perfect Workout … no matter what she’s doing, Anna Rahim throws herself into it with passion and enthusiasm. If you stop by The Perfect Workout’s Mission Valley studio, you’ll know Anna – she’s the fun, vivacious one with the cheerful Australian accent.

    Fitness has been in Anna’s blood since childhood. From the age of six she swam for ten years in her native Australia, even competing against future Olympians. But when she stopped swimming, she put some weight on. Over time, she got back into shape, but it took 1 ½ – 2 hour sessions in the gym, six days a week. “When I heard about The Perfect Workout, it made sense to give it a try!” Anna says. “I stopped everything and focused only on slow-motion strength training. I was absolutely amazed by the results! I’ve never been stronger, and now I can maintain my weight in only 40 minutes a week! It’s given me freedom – everything else I do now is for pure leisure.”

    That enthusiasm is rubbing off on her clients, and Anna has already helped produce a number of success stories. “One lady who is fairly new is putting in the effort, and every week she notices changes and lets me know. She’s been coming to The Perfect Workout for less than two months, but she was seeing results after only two weeks.”

    Anna says that the first thing clients notice is the muscle tone and definition. “They can really see the way their muscles look and are shaped. I love it when clients see results and get excited! One woman shared with me that her husband told her this morning, ‘Wow! Your legs look great!’ Another client went to dinner and took off her jacket, and her companions couldn’t believe her new look, saying, ‘Look at your arms! What are you doing?’ That kind of feedback is what I like most about my job.”

    Anna was already a certified personal trainer when she came on board with The Perfect Workout, and she went through the rigorous in-house training program that all of our trainers go through. “This was definitely one of the hardest certifications I’ve had to get,” says Anna, “and it’s the one I’m most proud of. It was very involved – there’s a lot to learn about slow-motion strength training, but it’s been very enjoyable, completely different than what I’ve done before. I really believe in what we do here at The Perfect Workout.”

    Whatever your fitness goals are, Anna can help you get results – your strongest, most toned body ever, with a ramped up metabolism to maintain your weight or lose fat – all in just two 20-minute sessions per week! And working with Anna, we promise you’ll enjoy every minute of it.

     

  • Sheryl Tuazon
  • (858) 434-0300

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    Sheryl Tuazon, Mission Valley

    Sheryl’s love for physical activity started in middle school when she won the Presidential Physical Fitness Award. She really enjoyed playing volleyball, flag football, and basketball throughout middle school and high school.

    When Sheryl encountered someone who told her that The Perfect Workout had changed her life and enabled her to stay fit and healthy, Sheryl was intrigued and decided to check it out for herself. After going through The Perfect Workout’s rigorous certification program, Sheryl is now able to combine her passion for helping people and her interest in fitness and nutrition. She finds it really satisfying to help her clients achieve their goals of losing fat, gaining strength, and toning their bodies.

  • Amelia Hassoun
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    Amelia Hassoun, Mission Valley

    Amelia Hassoun was born and raised in sunny San Diego.  At the age of 6 she took her first dance class and became classically trained in lyrical, jazz and ballet by the age of 12.  She traveled the state and competed for 5 years as dancing was her passion.  Once her competitive years ended, she knew she had to find something to fill the void.
     
    After getting married and starting a family six years ago she knew she needed to make fitness and healthy living part of her life so that she could teach that to her children.  She spent many countless hours in the gym and was happy with the progress but not the time put into each workout.  Now that she has been introduced to The Perfect Workout she is very excited to receive great results in less time. The opportunity to help people other than her family and friends gain a better understanding of their bodies and maintain a healthy life style, is something that is very fulfilling to her.
     
    In her spare time, if not running after her four children Amelia enjoys going to the beach, hiking, reading, eating delicious food and just relaxing on the couch. Traveling and experiencing new cultures is something she enjoys both in California and abroad.

  • Patricia Kelly
  • (619) 757-1001

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    Patricia Kelly, Mission Valley

    Pat’s philosophy is, “It’s never too late.” She saw evidence of that while teaching adult community college students. The students that inspired her the most were the ones that came back for second or third chances. Their perseverance is what changed their lives. Pat started her teaching career after graduating from Boston State College with a B.S. in Education. She also got her Master’s Degree in Multicultural Education from SDSU. She took a leave from teaching to serve a two-year stint in Honduras with the Peace Corps. Packing for Honduras was a challenge, but Pat made sure to include her Jane Fonda workout tapes in her luggage. (This was in the ‘80’s) Those tapes gave her the opportunity to get to know the indigenous Garifuna women and their culture because the women wanted to workout with her. The exercise classes with the Garifuna women are some of her fondest memories of her time in Honduras.

    After retiring from teaching a few years ago, Pat started running-30 seconds at a time. Eventually, she was running 5k’s and liked the camaraderie of running in a group. Entering races kept her motivated to train, and she enjoyed watching her times get faster. However, once she discovered Master’s Track & Field, she traded 5k’s for 100, 200, and 400 meters. In her first year of track, at the age of 64, she was ranked as All-American in each of her events. This year, she enters a new age group and is ready for the competition.

    Pat has always played softball and her Senior Women’s Softball Team, California Spirit, has won many regional and national titles, including a gold medal at the U.S. Senior Olympics. She plays right field and her favorite thing to do is to throw out an unsuspecting runner at first. Her team will try to defend their gold medal this year.

    Patricia enjoys relaxing with her husband and preparing delicious and healthy meals to share with family and friends.

    Whether it is teaching, running, or exercising, it is never too late. Pat is excited to be part of the Perfect Workout team and is eager to work with clients to help them get fitter and healthier regardless of age.

  • Gary Suka
  • (619) 757-1001

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    Gary Suka, Mission Valley

    Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Gary was naturally drawn to every activity available to him both indoor and outdoor. From basketball and boxing, to body surfing and skim boarding, he was sure to try anything and everything that would challenge him both physically and mentally. He is an advocate for healthy living and thrives off of helping others achieve their fitness goals. As one of his favorite quotes state, “It is better to give than to receive.”

    Although his active lifestyle and love for basketball and boxing was taking its toll on his body, he was still consistently hitting the gym regularly. When he found out about The Perfect Workout and the benefits it had on someone with such an active lifestyle, it only made sense for him to try it out, join the team and share about the program to others. Some of Gary’s passions include song writing, playing his guitar and singing.

  • Jaime Stiles
  • (858) 210-6200 or (619) 757-1001

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    Jaime Stiles, Mission Valley

    Born and raised in Northern California, Jaime Stiles has always had a passion for living a healthy, active life. From horseback riding, tennis and snowboarding, to running, yoga and weight training, Jaime enjoys it all. She had always spent hours in the gym working to achieve her fitness goals. Because of The Perfect Workout, she can now get the results she wants in just a fraction of the time and loves helping others reach their goals!
    In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son, who loves to keep her busy. She also enjoys cooking, eating, and hanging out with friends and family.

  • Kerry Linne
  • (858) 210-6200, (858) 434-0300

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    Kerry Linne, Mission Valley

    Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Kerry is the oldest of five highly competitive siblings. Playing sports became a year-round commitment from a very young age. Soccer ended up being his most natural sport, and he began traveling around the west coast in highly competitive tournaments. At the age of 17, Kerry’s premier soccer team won the state championship. Being raised by a single mother for the majority of his life Kerry learned the values of hard work and responsibility. After graduating from high school, Kerry began traveling around the northwest working as a chef. After 5 years of hard work he decided to go back to school and combine his passion for food with the healthy lifestyle that he is passionate about. After completing his understudies in Seattle, Kerry moved down to San Diego to complete his degree in Food and Nutrition at San Diego State University in order to become a registered dietitian. He is also participating in an internship at the Healthy Adventures Foundation. Through slow motion weight training and proper nutrition, Kerry hopes to help as many people as possible live the healthiest life they can. When Kerry finds a little free time in between being a full time student as well as working full time he enjoys hiking, playing golf, and exploring this new beautiful city.

  • Michael Nguyen
  • (619) 757-1001

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    Michael Nguyen, Mission Valley

    Michael has been in the health and fitness industry for over 10 years, he started out as a spinal care therapist/case manager through a physical therapy and chiropractic firm, then he became a personal trainer and was curtained by NASM, ACE, and NCSF. Michael has always been interested in human anatomy and his fitness philosophy is that the human body is one whole with many intricate interrelated parts rather than components that are isolated.
    Michael’s main hobbies are tennis, partner acrobatics, and acroyoga. Michael is a traveler at heart; recently he took a year off to travel through 3 continents, 8 countries and lost count of how many cities. During his travels he taught and held workshops for partner acrobatics and fitness in New Zealand and Finland.
    Since adopting the super slow philosophy training 5 years ago, his main focus is now full body functionality and overall fitness of both mind and body. Michael believes that happiness and health go hand in hand and are interlinked with each other. Which is why he likes helping people achieve their fitness goals because it is not about just achieving that goal, it’s about achieving a high level of health that can facilitate a high level of happiness which in turn helps that person effect the world around them positively.

  • Kaila Grabot
  • (858) 345-3051, (619) 757-1001

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    Kaila Grabot, Mission Valley

    Kaila Grabot started her fitness journey 1.5 years ago while working at the corporate offices for a major fast food chain. Constantly surrounded by the fast food culture gave her the inspiration and motivation to make some serious lifestyle changes.

    While taking matters into her own hands with a big emphasis on eating healthy and a combination of workout videos, routines, and blindly navigating through the weight room – she successfully lost 40 pounds! However, being in the gym over 2 hours a day, five days a week, wasn’t time efficient and Kaila often had achy knees or sore joints (at only the age of 22!). Her next mission was to refine her efforts with a focus on safety, so when she discovered The Perfect Workout as a potential career opportunity, it made, well, perfect sense.

    Something big clicked when I met with this company. They were science based, and not focused on trends but rather safety and effectiveness. That really resonated with me and the more I learned, the hungrier I became to further educate myself with their research and be a part of their team.”

    Kaila’s interests include photography, music, hiking, yoga, meditation, being a “foodie”, and taking full advantage of living a 2 minute walk from the beach. “I love it! My boyfriend and I live right in the heart and hustle of Ocean Beach so if we’re not soaking up the rays, then you can find us supporting our local businesses and fresh farmers markets – we’re big on the food scene out here.”

    Some of Kaila’s future goals include becoming a certified nutritionist, and combining her passions for food, photography, and helping others by creating a book of her favorite healthy go-to recipes. “I believe being in the fitness/health industry and compassion for others go hand in hand. It’s all about sharing your knowledge and connecting with others to help find and reach their potential – and I’m incredibly honored to be a part of a team that does just that!”

  • Jesse Traficonte
  • (619) 757-1001

    jesse.traficonte@theperfectworkout.com

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    Jesse Traficonte, Mission Valley

    As the middle child of three brothers Jesse Traficonte had a very active childhood in both organized and individual sports. Growing up in Boston, Massachusetts he participated in team sports and pursued snowboarding and mountain biking on his own. While studying psychology in college, Jesse got certified as an Emergency Medical Technician and worked on an ambulance for two years. He had a great experience but realized that so much more could be done to help keep people healthy, active, and mobile as they age. Because of this experience, he became interested in personal training and became a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

    Jesse has been working with clients as a personal trainer in both gyms and studios since 2008 and enjoys helping people improve the way they move, look, and feel through effective exercise programs. Over the years, he has seen how many “traditional” exercise techniques can lead to injury and he has continued to educate himself on how best to prevent injury and chronic pain with exercise. Living such an active lifestyle has led to a few injuries of his own which has furthered his understanding of corrective exercise strategies. Slow Motion resistance training was a natural discovery for Jesse when researching safe, efficient exercise. Using Slow Motion Resistance training allows Jesse to put his clients through intense workouts while maintaining the highest level of safety and supervision.

    Jesse and his wife have two dogs and enjoy taking them on hikes and long walks. He is also an avid surfer and tries to get out and surf whenever the waves are good.

Rancho Bernardo

  • Donna Armosino
  • (858) 434-0300

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    Donna Armosino, Rancho Bernardo

    Being a mom, it has always been important for Donna to raise her children to grow up to be health-conscious individuals. Growing up in Chicago was great, but coming back and completing the Chicago marathon, she says, was even better. Her parents always encouraged her to stay active while growing up. She took their advice and took part in various activities such as softball, volleyball, and gymnastics. Donna is passionate about others and after going through hours of intense training for The Perfect Workout’s certification, she strives to help her clients achieve their fitness goals.

  • Michelle Tickner
  • (858) 434-0300

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    Michelle Tickner, Rancho Bernardo

    Growing up in Southern California Michelle has always had an active lifestyle. Figure skating, soccer or an outdoor mountain bike ride were among her favorites. While obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies/ Education at California State University San Marcos to pursue teaching, Michelle joined a local health club and saw a personal trainer working with a client and thought that is what I need to do. Bring my passion of fitness and teaching to others by helping them to achieve their fitness goals and a healthy lifestyle. She obtained her Personal Training Certification and began to work personal training individuals. She also became certified to teach Zumba, boot camp, power walking and stretching classes. But her main passion was found working with the individual to focus on them to achieve their own personal goals. Now a mom of two, Michelle found not as much time to devote to working out, so Slow Motion Strength Training was perfect. Great results with a short amount of time invested. Michelle is excited to be a trainer with the Perfect Workout and to help clients reach their fitness goals.

  • Chris Carroll
  • (858) 434-0300

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    Chris Carroll, Rancho Bernardo

    Born and raised in San Diego, California, Chris has always had a passion for sports and being an athlete. Growing up, he played football, basketball, and baseball. He developed a passion for fitness around 20 years old. Fitness gave him the confidence he possesses and it showed him that no goal is out of reach if you put in the time and effort. Chris is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and became a certified NFPT trainer in 2014. Besides having a passion for fitness, Chris has a passion for enjoying life and bringing laughter to everyone that he meets. He looks forward to helping people achieve their fitness goals.

  • Jessica Peak
  • (858) 434-0300

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    Jessica Peak, Rancho Bernardo

    Jessica Peak was born and raised in San Diego, California. Growing up, she loved playing sports, especially basketball. She even used her exceptional height to dabble in the modeling industry. Jessica has always been very much into fitness. She has also been extremely passionate about helping others. With her passion for fitness and love for helping others, she is very eager to help make others fitness goals a reality. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, laughing, playing with her puppy, and making the most out of life.

  • Amanda Martin
  • (858) 434-0300

    amanda.martin@theperfectworkout.com

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    Amanda Martin, Rancho Bernardo

    Born and raised in sunny San Diego, Amanda has always had a passion for the outdoors and leading an active lifestyle. Backpacking through the Sierras, kayaking and paddle-boarding in La Jolla or Mission Bay, practicing yoga, hiking Torrey Pines and snowboarding in Tahoe are just a few of the hobbies she enjoys. She began playing softball at the age of 12 and since then has added volleyball, track and field, cheer, gymnastics and field hockey. Playing sports taught her the importance of teamwork and perseverance while also molding her into the person she is today.
    She received her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Physical Therapy. While in college, she joined a sorority and was elected Athletic Chair, placing her in charge of all sport and fitness-related events. Although she has always been active, she has never felt as strong as she could be, despite trying everything from Pilates to kickboxing. When she first heard about The Perfect Workout, she was somewhat hesitant, thinking maybe it was just another trend. She soon realized that their methods were based on empirical evidence, and as soon as she tried a workout for herself, she was hooked.
    “The workouts they provide are extremely effective, safe and efficient. I can finally rest assured people will be improving their fitness and overall health without risking injury.”
    Amanda’s 3 years of experience working in a physical therapy clinic taught her the importance of proper form when doing any type of exercise. After seeing so many people get injured due to improper instruction or even a lack thereof, she is determined to help people achieve their fitness goals without compromising their joints/posture/etc. She also realizes the significance of having someone push you farther than you could go yourself, as evidenced by the physical therapy clinic. She is happy to be able to provide that assistance for others, and hopes she can change as many lives as possible through this amazing method! She is extremely passionate about the health and fitness industry and can’t wait to help people reach their fitness goals
    When not at the studio, Amanda’s hobbies include yoga, backpacking through the Sierras, paddleboarding, kayaking, snowboarding, reading, cooking, art, and spending time with friends and family. She is hoping to Climb Mt. Whitney this year.

  • Kerry Linne
  • (858) 210-6200, (858) 434-0300

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    Kerry Linne, Rancho Bernardo

    Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Kerry is the oldest of five highly competitive siblings. Playing sports became a year-round commitment from a very young age. Soccer ended up being his most natural sport, and he began traveling around the west coast in highly competitive tournaments. At the age of 17, Kerry’s premier soccer team won the state championship. Being raised by a single mother for the majority of his life Kerry learned the values of hard work and responsibility. After graduating from high school, Kerry began traveling around the northwest working as a chef. After 5 years of hard work he decided to go back to school and combine his passion for food with the healthy lifestyle that he is passionate about. After completing his understudies in Seattle, Kerry moved down to San Diego to complete his degree in Food and Nutrition at San Diego State University in order to become a registered dietitian. He is also participating in an internship at the Healthy Adventures Foundation. Through slow motion weight training and proper nutrition, Kerry hopes to help as many people as possible live the healthiest life they can. When Kerry finds a little free time in between being a full time student as well as working full time he enjoys hiking, playing golf, and exploring this new beautiful city.

  • Linda Cord
  • (619) 757-1001

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    Linda Cord, Rancho Bernardo

    Linda, a native of San Diego, CA, has been involved in sports and fitness activities all of her life. She played basketball at Bonita Vista High School and was Team Captain, MVP, and was selected to the Metro League’s 1st Team All-Stars.
    After some time off for education and family, Linda began teaching aerobics and weight training at Jack LaLanne’s European Health Spa. Linda participated in coaching and being team mom for her son’s sports activities. She also began participating in adult soccer and women’s basketball and continues to play today.
    Linda plays basketball, at least two times a week, in the San Diego Senior Women’s Basketball league (SWBA) in Mission Valley, where the age range is 40 – 90+! She also competes annually in the San Diego Senior Games, the California State Senior Games, and has earned the Silver Medal in the National Senior Games.
    When Linda met the women of the SWBA, she was inspired to get involved with the organization. She became a board member and also assisted in starting a non-profit organization, the National Senior Women’s Basketball Association (NSWBA) to raise awareness of these organizations, help women find places to play, build leagues, develop friendships and increase longevity, fitness and quality of life.
    Due to her participation in the NSWBA, SWBA and SD Senior Games, Linda realized the need for regular strength training, especially for seniors. She decided to follow her life’s true passion by becoming a NASM Certified Fitness and Corrective Exercise Trainer and now a Certified Slow-Motion Strength Trainer for The Perfect Workout.
    She has witnessed firsthand how continued movement, a positive attitude, participation in sports or other activities, healthy eating and regular exercise can enhance and improve the quality of life, not only for these women, but you too, when you choose to “Be Fit, Be Strong, Be Truly You!”

  • DJ Arias
  • (619) 757-1001, (760) 444-2195

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    DJ Arias, Rancho Bernardo

    From the time DJ was a young boy, he has always been interested in the way the body moves and the mechanics behind it. At a very young age, he followed in his older brother’s footsteps and joined a martial arts class. There, he learned discipline and methodical procedures that could translate into his endeavor to learn more about how to strengthen the human body.

    Where he really started to take working out and strength conditioning more seriously was in high school. As part of his curriculum, he enrolled in at least one weight training class every semester. He picked up the sport of lacrosse and was able to excel early on as he pushed to constantly be faster and stronger as a whole. Throughout high school, DJ also kept active with surfing, rock climbing, and cycling.

    Fast forward to 2014, surfing, rock climbing, and cycling have remained the staple in DJ’s way to stay in shape. Along with a few years in mixed martial arts and beginning to spearfish as of late, DJ always thought he was pretty fit. But, upon finding The Perfect Workout, he has quickly realized how lax he has been. Also a skeptic, any notions of doubt in The Perfect Workout’s methods have been crushed after the first workout. Every time DJ trains with a team member from The Perfect Workout, they find a way to push him more and more, way beyond what he initially thought were his lifting limits – and all in less than 30 minutes. “I used to spend up to and around two hours at the gym and thought I put in a good amount of work, until The Perfect Workout. I have never felt this exhausted after a workout. But, I have also never felt this accomplished after a workout either! I’m getting stronger every day, lifting more than I ever thought I could, and it’s amazing how fast the workout is. I am excited to be part of the team and impart this wisdom on any individual who is willing to give it a chance!”

  • Ché Trayfors
  • (858) 434-0300; (858) 345-3051

    che.trayfors@theperfectworkout.com

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    Ché Trayfors, Rancho Bernardo

    Ché was born in Glendale California but raised in Westchester County New York. He has always been very active in sports, outdoor activities and having fun with friends and family. In high school his go-to sports were football and basketball. He continues to find great joy in playing both sports recreationally.

    After graduating and not sure what career path to pursue, Ché got right to work at a local five-star French bistro. Undaunted and always enthusiastic, he started busing tables, then waiting tables, and soon after was managing and tending bar. His meteoric rise is a testament to his warmth and charm. His genuine, caring and compassionate personality make him truly a “people person,” and it is precisely these innate qualities that make Ché a perfect fit for The Perfect Workout team.

    Ché is certified in The Perfect Workout’s Super Slow Motion Strength Training Method, and continues to receive exemplary kudos from clients and teammates alike. He is dedicated and doggedly determined to share The Perfect Workout’s highly effective and time-efficient methodologies. Ché inspires others to join him on his very personal journey, where quality of life, love, success and happiness are driven by his sincere dedication to health, fitness and well-being .

    Ché is also ACE certified and plans to pursue a BS in Health Science and Sports Medicine. He is always curious, always learning, and always happy to share his knowledge and expertise along the way.

Orange County

Anaheim Hills

  • Kristy Teague
  • (714) 400-9319

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    Kristy Teague, Anaheim Hills

    Kristy joined The Perfect Workout two years ago when she began looking for a safe and effective way to lose weight, gain strength and prevent osteoporosis.

    As she began to see results from slow motion strength training she quickly recognized that her diet also needed an overhaul. With all the different diets floating around out there on the internet, she realized what works for one individual may not necessarily work for another. So to gain a better understanding of what eating healthy actually means, she enrolled into the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to become a health coach. To learn over a hundred dietary theories and to promote bio-individuality to help her clients understand for themselves’ what works for their body so they can get to and maintain a healthy weight.

    Kristy loves to cook for friends and family and believes that healthy, whole foods should look and taste great. She loves to practice yoga, inline skate and bowls on a league each week.

    Since starting on her own personal journey with The Perfect Workout and attending nutrition school to become a health coach, Kristy has dropped 25 pounds and 4 dress sizes and is always striving to go further and get stronger.

    Kristy is excited to be joining The Perfect Workout team. She looks forward each day to seeing and training clients, to share in their journey as they become leaner and stronger thru slow motion strength training and healthy lifestyle choices.

  • Carrie McManus
  • (949) 830-3100 & (949) 200-4067

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    Carrie McManus, Anaheim Hills

    Carrie moved to Southern California in the summer of 2013 and has brought her passion for health and fitness too!  Carrie was a PE and Strength and Conditioning Instructor at a special education high school in Oakland and found fulfillment in seeing her students’ physical and self-confidence transformations. Carrie’s constant presence in the gym gave notice to other female gym members to seek her help in using the equipment; she then became a Fitness Motivator both inside and outside of the gym.

    Shortly after moving to Southern California to be closer to her family, Carrie attended The Perfect Workout’s potential employee seminar. She became very excited to be able to use the SuperSlow method for herself and future clients as she is a believer of the proven results. While applying SuperSlow, Carrie strives to help her clients feel more energized, strong, and boost their confidence!

    Outside of the gym, Carrie enjoys hiking with her dog, drawing, playing soccer, watching HGTV, and cooking.

  • Justina Martinez
  • (714) 400-9319

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    Justina Martinez, Anaheim Hills

    Born and raised in Southern California, Justina has always lived an active lifestyle. When Justina was four years old, she started taking dance classes at a studio and fell in love with the art of dance. At age seven, she joined the competition team, performing until age eleven. Once in middle school, she joined the dance team and earned a spot as captain her eighth grade year. In high school, Justina wanted to step out of her comfort zone and try volleyball. She loved the sport, playing for her school and a travel club team both her freshman and sophomore year. During Justina’s sophomore year, she earned the role of captain of the volleyball team. She has always had a passion for motivating others and understands the value of teamwork. Justina has always played sports with cardio, but never understood the importance of weight training until May 2015. Wanting to learn as much as she could about the importance and benefits of weight training, she hired a personal trainer. She committed to a 16- week program and was thrilled with the way her physique, self-esteem, and confidence were changing. She loved the feeling of becoming stronger and stronger each week and was learning the importance of nutrition and exercise. Wanting to learn as much as she could, Justina knew personal training was the perfect fit for her (no pun intended!!!). After completing the 16- week program with her trainer, Justina came across an article about the Perfect Workout. Impressed by the testimonials, Justina called the Anaheim Hills location and set up an intro session. Although slow motion training was something new to her, she became so impressed with her results that she decided she wanted to work for the Perfect Workout. Since completing the 3- month package, Justina feels she is in the best shape of her life and is excited to help clients aspire to be the best version of themselves! When Justina isn’t working, you can find her in the gym, hiking, or doing many other outdoor activities. She loves going on new adventures, traveling, country music, her family, and her 2 Chihuahuas!

  • Tarek Houx
  • (714) 599-9051; (714) 400-9319

    tarek.houx@theperfectworkout.com

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    Tarek Houx, Anaheim Hills

    Tarek’s journey began at the end of his freshman year of college at UCLA. Throughout the year he was a full time student and worked 40+ hours a week. He remembers walking to work and getting a call from his oldest brother, asking him how the gym was going. Tarek’s brother Sam has been an athlete since his sophomore year in high school, as captain and MVP of both the varsity swim team and the varsity water polo team. Sam holds two Orange County records in the 400 IM and 100M Fly, as well as being invited to the Junior Olympics. His brother had heard that Tarek was messing around with that gym life. His brother called him asking about how the gym was going. “I just don’t have time, man. I have class from X-Y, then work for 8 hours, then homework, then I have to eat/shower/sleep—I don’t have time.” Tarek will never forget what Sam told him:
    “You make time,” he said to me, and hung up the phone.
    Tarek thought about what his brother said until the end of the year, and didn’t understand what he meant. Tarek felt like he didn’t have time to work out because he was doing so many things. But on June 24th, 2013 Tarek heard a quote from the late Greg Plitt:

    “If you want something bad enough, you find a way; if not…you find an excuse.”

    That quote was the breath that ignited his dim embers into an inferno of passion and drive. All Tarek was doing was making excuses, and trying to justify his lack of commitment with hollow reasons as to why he couldn’t see the transformation through to its end. The next day Tarek decided to make a change, and has been training consistently for over 3 years. Tarek graduated UCLA in 2016 the strongest, leanest, and most driven he had ever been.

    What he loves about the gym is that it teaches principles that you can apply to any endeavor in life: hard work, discipline, patience, drive and passion. You can apply these principles to anything from business, to relationships, to academics and beyond. The gym is also the fairest form of society. You can’t buy or inherit your dream physique, and if you stop constantly working at it, it will go away. You get out exactly what you put in. And if you give it your all, you give your body no choice but to change.

    Tarek wants to motivate and inspire his clients by helping them understand that anyone can see the transformation process to its end, once they’ve found their ‘why.’ But their why has to be greater than themselves; they have to think about the other people they are doing it for. When you do that, you’ll turn any dream into a reality. You’ll understand that there is no such thing as “I don’t have time,” especially when you work out at The Perfect Workout, where you are trading 20 minutes of your day twice a week for the opportunity to get the body and life you’ve always dreamed of. You only have one life to live, why wait until tomorrow to start living it?

Huntington Beach

  • Nicole Burghardt
  • (714) 460-5207

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    Nicole Burghardt, Huntington Beach

    It’s a rare thing to find a rewarding career that’s an amazing fit. Some people spend their whole life searching. Nicole Burghardt feels lucky that her work as a personal trainer at The Perfect Workout is a perfect match.

    A few years ago, Nicole was 6,503 miles away in Auckland, New Zealand. The “Extreme Sports Capital of the World” offered a ton of adventure – hiking, sky diving, a little bit of everything. It was an exciting lifestyle, and while there Nicole worked as an au pair for a family. Upon returning to California, she decided to really take her time looking for work. She wanted something meaningful, and didn’t want to just settle for any job. Thankfully, Nicole took her time, and connected with The Perfect Workout.

    “I went to an informational session,” says Nicole, “and I looked at it from an athlete’s perspective. I’ve been athletic all my life. I played soccer and ran cross-country in high school, and I ran the steeplechase in college.” She liked the idea of working with people and helping them reach their health and fitness goals, and says, “Once I did a slow-motion strength training workout, I was hooked!”

    Not only did Nicole get selected from out of more than 200 applicants, but she went through the rigorous 4-6 week certification process in three and a half weeks. Her athletic and coaching background certainly helped. Nicole went to Westmont College in Santa Barbara on a track scholarship, running the 3000m steeplechase. (She went to Nationals three times and her personal record of 11:42 was a school record until May of 2010!) After graduating, Nicole was an assistant track and cross-country coach at Westmont, so she has a lot of experience helping people achieve their potential. Before she ever helped her first client, though, Nicole dove into The Perfect Workout herself, and the results were impressive.

    “I’m 5’4″ and 125 pounds,” Nicole says, “so I’ve always been small, but I lost a couple pounds while firming up a lot. This works out the whole body. I’ve put on some muscle, and now I have some definition in my upper body. I never had biceps or triceps before!”

    Slow-motion strength training adds an element that Nicole didn’t get from running. “I stopped running as soon as I started doing The Perfect Workout. It’s easier on my knees, and I haven’t strained a muscle or anything. I’ve done traditional weight training before, but nothing like this, and I never worked out my legs in college.”

    Nicole is getting great results, but more important, so are her clients. “I love it when someone is willing to work hard and is motivated to reach their goals. It’s very rewarding when people come back in with results. Their overall quality of life improves. I hear people say, ‘Now I can pick up my grandkids’, or ‘I was able to walk around the harbor with my family’, or just ‘I’m so glad to be here!’ One client was excited that she had lost an inch off her thighs after only five workouts. When people are reaching their goals, I’m reaching my goal.”

    One of Nicole’s biggest success stories so far? Her mom! “Yes, I’ve been training my mom, and she loves it! She injured her foot a while ago, and without her regular tennis playing, put on ten pounds. Now she’s getting stronger from The Perfect Workout, and was able to reverse the effects of not being able to play tennis or walk the dog. She’s lost some weight in her stomach, and she’s able to keep her nice toned arms she had from tennis!”

    When she’s not helping clients reach their full potential, Nicole enjoys outdoor activities like swimming and hiking near her home in Laguna Hills. She’s also an avid reader and an accomplished painter.

    We’re thrilled to have Nicole on The Perfect Workout team, and look forward to seeing her grow with us. Nicole says, “I couldn’t be happier! I have amazing co-workers and managers, my clients are fun, and I really look forward to going to work every day!” We love Nicole’s energy and enthusiasm, and if you get a chance to meet her or work out with her, you will, too.

  • Lauren Spooner
  • (949) 485-6000

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    Lauren Spooner, Huntington Beach

    Lauren Spooner has always been the so-called “odd ball” of the family. Her active lifestyle and love of photography rarely kept her indoors. In fact, you can find her most days at the beach covered in sand, saltwater, and sporting a big smile. Her love for water sports turned into more than just a hobby. In high school, Lauren took part in competitive swimming, surfing, paddle boarding, wake boarding, and wake surfing. Lauren soon realized that in order to perform at her body’s highest level, she must acquire more knowledge and understanding about what her body needs.

    Lauren was determined to learn more about nutrition and weight lifting. She already had a love for healthy food and cooking. Lauren’s struggle was figuring out the most effective workouts for her body; taking into account the injuries and the over-working of her muscles that she had experienced with traditional weightlifting.

    Hours upon hours were spent in the gym trying to push her to exhaustion. With fluctuating success in strength and body weight, her knee pain and lower back pain became too much to handle.

    All of that struggle and suffering ended as soon as a friend introduced Lauren to the Supper Slow method. This allows her to safely work out and see real progress in her body shape and recreational activities.

    As a local freelance photographer and avid weightlifter, Lauren never thought she could have careers in two of her life’s passions. The Perfect Workout gave her that opportunity. They say the best jobs in life are ones that don’t feel like work, but instead, feel like a blessing every day.

  • Jenn Dunstan
  • (714) 596-4500

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    Jenn Dunstan, Huntington Beach

    Jenn has been interested in fitness for as long as she can remember, but really didn’t become serious about it until college. Before being introduced to The Perfect Workout, she would workout at least 5 days a week, 2 hours at a time. Working full time, as well as being a full-time student, AND going to the gym full time was extremely exhausting, and almost impossible. Jenn was introduced to The Perfect Workout at the perfect time. She wasn’t working out nearly as much as she’d wanted because of her busy schedule, and it started to weigh on her. Working out made her happy, and she was just too busy to spend so much time in the gym. After attending the hiring seminar, she thought it was too good to be true. Then after learning, and studying exactly what The Perfect Workout was all about, she realized that this was the answer she had been looking for. Now, even with her insane schedule, she can ALWAYS fit her workouts in. All it takes is 20 minutes, twice a week, and even she has enough time for that. She is now much happier because she still has time to work on her fitness, which makes her feel even better about herself! The best part is, she gets the exact same results as she did when she was working out for hours in the gym! Being able to share her love for fitness with her clients is what makes it all worth it. Seeing results, and seeing the change in her clients’ mood as well as their body, is amazing. When Jenn is not going to school, working, or working out at The Perfect Workout, she enjoys spending time with her beautiful dogs and amazing friends and family. She loves to go on hikes, spend time at the beach, snowboard, wakeboard, travel (her favorite place she has visited so far is Bali, Indonesia), and pretty much do anything that involves the outdoors!

     

  • Julia Gibson
  • (714) 460-5207

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    Julia Gibson, Huntington Beach

    Julia Gibson calls herself “The Jack of All Trades for Health.”  She has had a passion for health ever since she was diagnosed with severe asthma as a small child that made physical activity difficult. Beating the odds, Julia did her first 10 hour hike at age 12 and became determined to live a healthy lifestyle.

    Julia started training her friends for fun and realized she had a gift for motivating and helping people achieve their goals.  She decided she wanted to be a personal trainer, but was unsure of where to go. When Julie found The Perfect workout, she really enjoyed the slow-motion method and said, “It all makes sense”.

    Feeling stronger and happier then ever before, Julia is passionate about health, health education and improving peoples lives.  She now attends Cal State Long Beach studying Community Health Education, and she stays active by hiking.

  • Sean Small
  • (714) 460-5207

    sean.small@theperfectworkout.com

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    Sean Small, Huntington Beach

    Sean was born and raised in Las Vegas and moved from the desert to beautiful Orange County at age 19. Working out and living an active lifestyle was always at the forefront of his world. Sean played sports throughout his life and after making the All-City football in high school, he continued his playing career at Orange Coast College.

    The life of a football player is to always keep getting bigger and stronger and he gained 75 pounds from age 14 to age 19. However, a lot of this was done with little regard to his body and his muscle joints. The goal in the gym was to always lift more and more weight and the focus is not on controlling the weight in a proper manner.

    After finishing his playing career at Orange Coast his body was feeling beat and was he starting to feel things like severe shoulder and back pain when lifting or even doing everyday activities. Being only 21, Sean realized something had to change. He lowered the weight and adjusted his work outs to stop the pain. Soon the pain was gone and with an increased dedication to nutrition and proper lifting techniques he lost 30 pounds.

    After a few years as a Sales Manager, Sean came across The Perfect Workout and went to an introductory seminar. After already seeing some benefits of the slow exercise method, he was intrigued to learn about the super slow method. Also the almost 10 hours a week in the gym was starting to feel like a part time job and hearing the 2 times a week for 20 minutes program was just icing on the cake. Sean loved it so much, not only was he going to go do the workouts himself, he was ready to dive in and share his passion for health and fitness and make it a career.

  • Laura Marcella
  • (714) 460-5207,(714) 599-9051

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    Laura Marcella, Huntington Beach

    Laura is originally from Minnesota and moved out to California eight years ago to escape the cold winter weather. She attended Lawrence University in Appleton WI, where she majored in Biology and minored in Environmental Science and Psychology. She also played on the university’s Division III NCAA volleyball team, and embraced the teamwork ethic required to work together for an end goal.

    After graduation in 2007, Laura began working as a protected species observer on board seismic ships in the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean and Arctic Ocean. Her duties included observing and listening for protected species of marine mammals such as sperm whales and many different varieties of dolphins. During her free time on the ships, she enjoyed working out, particularly with weight training and running. She also encouraged her fellow shipmates to exercise, helping people feel better about themselves.

    After hearing about The Perfect Workout from a friend, Laura was ready for a change of pace. She is looking forward to sharing her love of fitness with others. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, playing beach or indoor volleyball, running, traveling, and just spending time outside!

Laguna Niguel

  • Kim VanLoon
  • (949) 485-6000

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    Kim VanLoon, Laguna Niguel

    Back in the 1980s, Kim VanLoon got caught up in the fitness craze of the time, especially aerobics.  She taught aerobics, step aerobics and yoga, and did some weight lifting, too.  She was young, healthy and in great shape.

    After leaving the fitness industry, it became more difficult to stay in shape.  With two kids to take care of and a demanding job, Kim gained 40 pounds in the next 5 1/2 years.

    Fast forward to a couple years ago.  Kim decided it was time to make some changes in her life.  “I went to another fitness center to get my butt in gear!” Kim says.  Getting back into a workout routine also made her realize what she had been missing all those years.

    “I’m a people person, and I really enjoyed the fitness business.  I don’t know why I ever got out of it.”  Kim answered an ad for a personal trainer at The Perfect Workout, and was immediately hooked on the concept.

    The beauty of The Perfect Workout is that in only two 20-minute workouts per week, you can increase strength and muscle tone, ramp up your body’s metabolism to help lose weight and body fat, and completely reshape your body.

    Kim isn’t just a trainer – she does slow-motion strength training herself. “I really only do it twice a week, but most people would think I work out five or six times a week!”  Kim says.  “I know for sure I have a lot more muscle on my body than I did in my 20s, but I weigh the same.  I’m so much stronger now.  I LOVE The Perfect Workout!”

    Most people wouldn’t guess it, but Kim is 48 years old!  What’s the best part about The Perfect Workout?  According to Kim, “I still enjoy the workouts, because they’re only twice a week.”

    Kim’s enthusiasm for The Perfect Workout, along with the personal results she’s achieved, transfers to her clients.  Kim has been part of The Perfect Workout’s team since 2009 and has been managing the Laguna Niguel studio since 2011.

    “Knowing that I’m helping people get healthy and keeping them motivated is very rewarding,” Kim says.  “I love it when my clients really get into the workouts and get to the point of muscle failure. That’s when people really see results.”

    Kim has a lot of client success stories, but two in particular stand out for her.  Joyce Magnuson lost 43 pounds working with Kim, and completely changed the way she eats with the Medifast program. After a recent weekend painting at her son’s house, Joyce said, “I worked all day, going up and down stairs, and I’m not even tired – I never would have been able to do that before. Kim deserves accolades for being with me every step of the way, for being encouraging. I think she’s fabulous.”

    A husband and wife have seen dramatic changes working with Kim for the last 2 1/2 months.  “They’re dropping weight, getting toned, eating better, really changing their lives,” Kim says. “It’s been working so well, three weeks ago, their daughter enrolled in the program, so they’re all working out together now. The daughter had used a personal trainer before, but has been getting much better results so far from The Perfect Workout.”

    Even though she has a fitness background, Kim went through The Perfect Workout’s extensive training and certification program. All the trainers go through rigorous study and testing, developing expert knowledge on nutrition, muscles, anatomy and slow-motion strength training in particular.

    When she’s not busy training clients, Kim enjoys spending time with her beagle, Frodo, her “little angel.”  She also loves spending time with her granddaughter.  For peace and quiet, nothing beats a walk at her favorite place, DanaPointHarbor.

    Overall, Kim finds her work extremely satisfying. “I love working with all the other instructors at The Perfect Workout!” The most rewarding part of the job, she says, is “knowing that I’m keeping people motivated, and helping them get healthy.  It’s great to see people change their lifestyles.”

  • Ina Cover
  • (949) 200-4067

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    Ina Cover, Laguna Niguel

    Ina Cover was in the Olympic Development Program for soccer as a teenager, and started at center midfield all four years at George Washington University in D.C. (where her name is still on the record books for assists). She’s been in great shape her whole life, but since coming to The Perfect Workout in 2011, she says, “This is the strongest I’ve ever felt! Even though I ran a lot for soccer, this is a better feeling. I have more balance in my body, and my upper body feels much stronger. I have definition in my arms – I’ve never seen that before!” Ina’s husband, Joe, was a soccer player through college, too, and thinks that slow-motion strength training is the hardest workout he’s ever done. While he’s gained three pounds of muscle, Ina has lost a dress size and now has what Joe calls “rockin’ abs”!

    Those results are part of the reason she is so enthusiastic about training clients at the Newport Beach studio. After working for an urban planning firm for almost six years after graduation, Ina came on board at The Perfect Workout. She had been looking to get into a career in health and fitness, and was immediately intrigued by the idea of slow-motion strength training. “It made sense right away why it would work,” says Ina. Her clients are seeing great results as well. One woman has lost over 10 pounds working with Ina (and at least 10 pounds before that), another has lost an inch and a half off her waist in six weeks, and many others have lost 5-10 pounds. More than that, they all feel stronger, and feel more comfortable in their clothes. “I love seeing my clients working hard, getting stronger, and feeling better,” says Ina. “I feel like I’m helping them. It’s rewarding.”

    Ina’s clients like the fact that she does things “by the book.” Her detail-oriented technical knowledge, combined with a tough approach that doesn’t let them off easy, and a healthy dose of encouragement helps clients get the most out of every workout. Ina also manages the Newport Beach studio, and things are on a roll. The studio is growing, clients are improving their health, and she has a great group of trainers who are hitting their individual goals. The Perfect Workout has had a positive effect on Ina’s whole life, and she says she comes home happy and fulfilled.

    Going forward, Ina wants to focus on being the best trainer she can be, continue growing the studio, and helping each client get the most out of The Perfect Workout. “I work for a great company,” she says, “and I really respect Matt and Julie Hedman. They really care about us, and I feel appreciated. I love this job!”

     

  • Lauren Baumbauer
  • (949) 485-6000

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    Lauren Baumbauer, Laguna Niguel

    One of Lauren Baumbauer’s clients calls her “the evil one.” A few of them say that she tortures them. Another client has a voodoo doll of her, presumably to get back at her later for the “torture session.” It’s all in good fun, of course. The bottom line is, Lauren helps her clients get great results. And while they might joke about the intense personal training she provides, they keep coming back for more. One woman recently told her, “You’re more than half the reason I come to the studio.”

    Lauren has been training people for ten years, going back to high school and her days at Purdue University. She taught martial arts in the Ed Parker style of American Kenpo, and still teaches women’s self-defense and empowerment courses. Lauren’s background in martial arts and fitness made her a natural fit for The Perfect Workout. She already had her NASM certification (National Academy of Sports Medicine), and went through the rigorous and very detailed written and hands-on training that all Perfect Workout instructors go through.

    She was familiar with the concept of slow-motion strength training, having incorporated elements of it in her martial arts years ago. But once she started doing the workouts herself on a regular basis, she was blown away. “I thought I was strong before,” says Lauren, “but I’ve been impressed with my strength gains! I can leg press 360 pounds now! I feel really good. I have a different perspective on weights now. I try more, and I push myself more.”

    Lauren’s client success stories are just as impressive as her own. “I think it’s easier for people to pick it up than traditional weight training. The gains are amazing, and it’s not a trendy thing. Most people see results in 6-12 weeks. Usually they can feel it before they see it. They’re stronger, more energetic,” Lauren says.

  • Cindy Schmude
  • (949) 485-6000

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    Cindy Schmude, Laguna Niguel

    2012 was a milestone year for Cindy Schmude in a number of ways. She turned 40 years old, which she was actually excited about. She checked an item off her bucket list, finishing the Catalina Eco Marathon. And she discovered The Perfect Workout and slow-motion strength training on January 1, a fitting day for change. She got hired soon after, went through the rigorous training program, and started training clients at the Laguna Niguel studio in March. “Now that I’m doing it I know I’m doing what I was meant to!” she says.

    Cindy is no stranger to fitness. She’s been working out for 20 years, and she was a certified group exercise instructor before coming to The Perfect Workout. After having her twins six years ago, exercise became her sanity and she started doing triathlons. Like a lot of people, however, her weight lifting consisted of fast repetitions without complete fatigue (“muscle success”) necessary for real growth. “When Matt Hedman explained slow-motion strength training, it clicked right away,” Cindy says. “It just made sense. From my first workout, I was hooked! I wish I had heard about it sooner. It’s so much more efficient.”

    Drawing on her previous career as a clinical social worker, Cindy loves seeing her clients make the changes they want to see. She gets to help people achieve their goals, like the woman who wanted to get in shape for a 50th birthday cruise vacation. With Cindy’s training and her own dedication and hard work, the client lost a dress size and four inches off her waist. Another client wanted strength and endurance because he plays the piano six hours a day. He not only gained arm strength, he lost 15 pounds in the process and inches everywhere. “I love hearing people’s stories and seeing them succeed,” says Cindy. “I believe in meeting people where they are. Everyone is in a different place. I want to motivate them, build their confidence, and help them move forward.”

    The Perfect Workout is having a big effect on Cindy as well. It’s transformed her physique, giving her more evident muscles, especially in her arms, back, and legs. It gave her more endurance in a half marathon in spring and the recent Catalina Eco Marathon, and she’ll be putting it to the test next year with her first half Ironman triathlon at CastaicLake. “I want to keep challenging myself, continue to take classes on anatomy and physiology, and keep growing as a trainer to be the best I can be.”

    Outside of her work, Cindy enjoys spending time with her husband, a singer and songwriter, and her son and daughter. She enjoys reading, cooking (homemade ravioli is a specialty), and traveling. She loves seeing other cultures and has a goal to see as many countries as possible. Two of her favorites so far are Japan and Italy, and Turkey and Greece are high on her list of places to go next. For now, Cindy is thrilled about this new phase of her life and impacting others. “I can’t say enough about how much I love working for The Perfect Workout! I love my clients and I love my co-workers. It’s an amazing environment, and I look forward to coming to work every day.”

  • Ryan Perreira
  • (949) 485-6000, (949) 200-4067

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    Ryan Perreira, Laguna Niguel

    Ryan Perreira got his first job in the fitness industry in 2006 working in a popular supplement retail store where he became a certified nutritionist, receiving his certification from Exercise and Sports Nutrition Works. While extensively educating himself daily on the many different supplements sold in the store, Ryan gained skills and knowledge to put together customized meal programs for individuals wanting to get in better shape physically as well as healthfully.

    In 2009, Ryan decided that he wanted to help people change their lifestyles by not only helping them with their eating plan, but with training their bodies too. He received his personal training certification through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), and started working full time as a personal trainer at a local gym. He achieved great success with his clients and developed a passion for making a positive impact on peoples’ lives. Wondering What’s my next challenge? Ryan decided it was time to start working for a company that not only specialized in personal training, but had a researched-backed training method that delivers results.

    After searching the Internet and looking into numerous job postings, there was the posting that changed Ryan’s life – The Perfect Workout! Once he realized he had found the opportunity he was looking for, he applied. The Perfect Workout’s certification process is by far the most extensive certification Ryan had been through. Now he is able to use this revolutionary strength training method to enhance people’s well-being and health. In November 2012, Ryan began working full time as a personal trainer for the Perfect Workout. His positive, hard working, compassionate, and self motivated attitude helps him go above and beyond in anything he sets his mind to accomplishing.

     

  • Ryan Vargas
  • (949) 485-6000

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    Ryan Vargas, Laguna Niguel

    Growing up in Orange County, California and being raised by very active parents, Ryan realized the importance of staying fit and healthy early in life. As a youth, he played sports year round including soccer, baseball, and football. His competitive nature always kept him working hard to make sure he was one of the better players on every team he played for, and his team spirit made him one of the informal leaders if not the captain of each team. He has carried these qualities with him into the professional world, making him an important asset for every company he has worked for. Having an extensive background in customer service, he has the skills to provide all clients with an excellent experience.

    Ryan began traditional strength training at the age of 16 and a few years later fell in love with running. Always seeking more of a challenge as well as adventure, he eventually moved off the road on to the trail and into much longer distances. However, combining a routine of weight training four to five times a week while trying to maintain a minimum weekly mileage was taking a serious toll on his body. Then he discovered The Perfect Workout and slow motion strength strength training. After scaling down his strength training to twenty minutes a day and twice a week, he has never felt stronger out on the trail and is able to enjoy his favorite activity with virtually no pain.

    In his spare time, Ryan enjoys preparing and cooking healthy foods, reading crime fiction novels and short stories, and staying informed on current events. He is also an avid camper, has recently ventured into backpacking, and enjoys going on day hikes with friends and family.

  • Angela Kading
  • (949) 424-1021, (949) 485-6000

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    Angela Kading, Laguna Niguel

    Seven years ago, Angela was pushing 200 lbs. Unhappy with her weight she found the strength within herself to change her lifestyle. She was determined to do what was best for her health and her future. She grew up an athlete, always involved in sports, yet she struggled and felt held back by her weight that was increasing as she grew older. Angela realized it was time for a change and decided to take control of her eating habits, cooking techniques, and began a fitness journey.

    After losing 30 pounds by only changing her diet, she was committed to taking her journey further and started strength training. After losing an additional 20 pounds, she was hooked on the benefits of strength training. Meanwhile, she followed her passion for food and got a degree in Culinary Arts, as well as her certification as a Personal Trainer through NASM.

    After working for 3 years as a lead cook in one of California’s most successful restaurants, she realized the best way she could help others reach their fitness and health goals would be to join a personal training company that shared similar values and interests.   When she found The Perfect Workout she new it was a “perfect” match.   She plans to continue her education in Nutrition and Corrective Exercise. As a personal trainer she hopes to inspire people to make a positive change and have a lasting impact on their lives.

Mission Viejo

  • Aja Bradley
  • (714) 400-9319

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    Aja Bradley, Mission Viejo

    Born and raised in Southern California, this mother of three lives a healthy and active lifestyle.  She’s always loved working out with weights but has found a new passion in slow-motion strength training.  Aja has previously worked at a Pain Management Clinic and a Sports Medicine Center and is excited to continue to help people feel better about themselves. Her other interests include writing and producing Independent films and traveling.

  • Jenn Dunstan
  • (714) 596-4500

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    Jenn Dunstan, Mission Viejo

    Jenn has been interested in fitness for as long as she can remember, but really didn’t become serious about it until college. Before being introduced to The Perfect Workout, she would workout at least 5 days a week, 2 hours at a time. Working full time, as well as being a full-time student, AND going to the gym full time was extremely exhausting, and almost impossible. Jenn was introduced to The Perfect Workout at the perfect time. She wasn’t working out nearly as much as she’d wanted because of her busy schedule, and it started to weigh on her. Working out made her happy, and she was just too busy to spend so much time in the gym. After attending the hiring seminar, she thought it was too good to be true. Then after learning, and studying exactly what The Perfect Workout was all about, she realized that this was the answer she had been looking for. Now, even with her insane schedule, she can ALWAYS fit her workouts in. All it takes is 20 minutes, twice a week, and even she has enough time for that. She is now much happier because she still has time to work on her fitness, which makes her feel even better about herself! The best part is, she gets the exact same results as she did when she was working out for hours in the gym! Being able to share her love for fitness with her clients is what makes it all worth it. Seeing results, and seeing the change in her clients’ mood as well as their body, is amazing. When Jenn is not going to school, working, or working out at The Perfect Workout, she enjoys spending time with her beautiful dogs and amazing friends and family. She loves to go on hikes, spend time at the beach, snowboard, wakeboard, travel (her favorite place she has visited so far is Bali, Indonesia), and pretty much do anything that involves the outdoors!

     

  • Gilbert Amador
  • (949) 424-1021

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    Gilbert Amador, Mission Viejo

    Born into a proud military family, Gilbert is no stranger to being on the go. No matter where he traveled, he has found a way to stay active with various outdoor activities, ranging from nature walks to perfecting his soccer skills. At present, he resides in beautiful Orange County where he takes advantage of the different opportunities the surrounding cities have to offer. As a natural athlete, and born motivator, he pushes himself and the people in his life to achieve success and happiness in all aspects. With nearly 4 years of experience in the fitness realm, Gilbert has tried just about every fitness regimen you could think of. Currently, he follows a routine that begins with a smile and consists of a combination of a healthy diet, and Slow Motion strength training. He believes that anybody can achieve their goals but they have to find the right combination of hard work, dedication and a good support system.

  • Angela Kading
  • (949) 424-1021, (949) 485-6000

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    Angela Kading, Mission Viejo

    Seven years ago, Angela was pushing 200 lbs. Unhappy with her weight she found the strength within herself to change her lifestyle. She was determined to do what was best for her health and her future. She grew up an athlete, always involved in sports, yet she struggled and felt held back by her weight that was increasing as she grew older. Angela realized it was time for a change and decided to take control of her eating habits, cooking techniques, and began a fitness journey.

    After losing 30 pounds by only changing her diet, she was committed to taking her journey further and started strength training. After losing an additional 20 pounds, she was hooked on the benefits of strength training. Meanwhile, she followed her passion for food and got a degree in Culinary Arts, as well as her certification as a Personal Trainer through NASM.

    After working for 3 years as a lead cook in one of California’s most successful restaurants, she realized the best way she could help others reach their fitness and health goals would be to join a personal training company that shared similar values and interests.   When she found The Perfect Workout she new it was a “perfect” match.   She plans to continue her education in Nutrition and Corrective Exercise. As a personal trainer she hopes to inspire people to make a positive change and have a lasting impact on their lives.

  • Katherine Naser
  • (714) 460-5207 or (949) 200-4067

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    Katherine Naser, Mission Viejo

    Katherine was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. She moved to southern California to complete her degree at The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. After graduation, she found herself to be overweight with high cholesterol and other health concerns associated with obesity. That was when she decided to make a change. She began eating healthy and exercising every day and before long she had lost 115lbs.

    Katherine discovered a passion for nutrition, exercise, and healthy living. Now she strives to share that passion with others. Today, her primary goal is to better the lives of others in the same way that she bettered her own. Katherine is eager to motivate and inspire her clients at The Perfect Workout to exceed their fitness goals. She is also thrilled to carry on with her own training using the slow motion strength training techniques practiced at The Perfect Workout.

    In her free time Katherine enjoys hiking, running, camping, fishing, cooking nutritious delicious meals, and spending quality time with her boyfriend, Tim, and their dog, Beans.

  • Remington Wahlrab
  • (949) 424-1021

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    Remington Wahlrab, Mission Viejo

    Remington has always led an active lifestyle. After playing ice hockey his
    entire life and earning a blackbelt in Taekwondo, Remington graduated
    from The Ohio State University looking for a career where he could make
    his mark on the world. He searched vigorously and acquired various
    internships, part-time jobs and even volunteer work. After experiencing all
    of these different situations, it became clear to Remington that he must
    make a career involving his passion – working out and staying healthy.

    Along came The Perfect Workout. After researching the SuperSlow training
    technique, Remington’s interest grew into more than just a passion. The
    Perfect Workout became a career opportunity and Remington hasn’t looked
    back since.

    Remington’s enthusiasm and personality make him very enjoyable to train
    with. His attitude and helpfulness give clients everything they could want in
    a personal trainer. It just goes to show, find a job that involves your
    passion- the motivation and dedication will take care of itself.

  • Vanessa Villalovos
  • (949) 424-1021

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    Vanessa Villalovos, Mission Viejo

    A Southern California Native, Vanessa grew up living an active lifestyle. At different points in her life, she spent more than 2 hours a day, 6 days a week working out, which was not only nearly impossible to maintain, but also exhausting, and made her more prone to injury. The Perfect Workout’s 20 minutes, twice a week, leaves her feeling strong, and with more time for things she enjoys in life—like acting, singing, writing music, and entertaining family and friends.

    Encouraging individuals to develop an exercise program and lifestyle that will contribute to his or her fitness ambitions is something that makes her feel good, as she knows how fitness has always played an important role in her life– believing there is something about being part of a team that helps us attain and maintain our potential.

    The Perfect Workout helps Vanessa achieve her fitness and wellness goals, and she looks forward to helping you reach yours!

Newport Beach

  • Ryan Perreira
  • (949) 485-6000, (949) 200-4067

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    Ryan Perreira, Newport Beach

    Ryan Perreira got his first job in the fitness industry in 2006 working in a popular supplement retail store where he became a certified nutritionist, receiving his certification from Exercise and Sports Nutrition Works. While extensively educating himself daily on the many different supplements sold in the store, Ryan gained skills and knowledge to put together customized meal programs for individuals wanting to get in better shape physically as well as healthfully.

    In 2009, Ryan decided that he wanted to help people change their lifestyles by not only helping them with their eating plan, but with training their bodies too. He received his personal training certification through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), and started working full time as a personal trainer at a local gym. He achieved great success with his clients and developed a passion for making a positive impact on peoples’ lives. Wondering What’s my next challenge? Ryan decided it was time to start working for a company that not only specialized in personal training, but had a researched-backed training method that delivers results.

    After searching the Internet and looking into numerous job postings, there was the posting that changed Ryan’s life – The Perfect Workout! Once he realized he had found the opportunity he was looking for, he applied. The Perfect Workout’s certification process is by far the most extensive certification Ryan had been through. Now he is able to use this revolutionary strength training method to enhance people’s well-being and health. In November 2012, Ryan began working full time as a personal trainer for the Perfect Workout. His positive, hard working, compassionate, and self motivated attitude helps him go above and beyond in anything he sets his mind to accomplishing.

     

  • Anne Marie Amigleo
  • (949) 200-4067

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    Anne Marie Amigleo, Newport Beach

    In 2010 Anne Marie Amigleo was very sick. She was diagnosed with Chronic Epstein Barr virus, which triggered chronic fatigue and pain, food sensitivities, muscle loss and many other symptoms. Doctors told her that there was nothing you can do for EBV, just get some rest. But, having 4 children would not make getting rest possible and she knew there had to be another way.

    Luckily or ironically, Anne Marie was going to school at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition to become a Certified Health Coach. She learned how to change her lifestyle and diet to increase her energy, eliminate her pain and symptoms, and manage her
    food sensitivities. She was feeling great, but still needed to build muscle and strength. Through her research she learned about the Super Slow method. She went online to find if there was any place that offered this method near her. She found The Perfect Workout. With the help of her trainer, Ina from Laguna Niguel, she achieved great results. “I was in the best shape I had ever been in. I was able to build muscle and my strength quickly.” Feeling strong helps motivate Anne Marie to stay on track with her health goals.

    Anne Marie not only has transformed her health, but has helped her children eliminate headaches, chronic cough, skin issues and mood swings. She also is a former Special Education teacher, who has a BA and MA in Special Education from Loyola Marymount University. She has combined her experience as a Special Education teacher and a Certified Health Coach to help others with autoimmune issues and families with children with special needs to manage their chronic illnesses through lifestyle and diet.

    Anne Marie loves having the opportunity to help others transform their lives through health and wellness. Now she can continue that passion and commitment as a personal trainer for The Perfect Workout.

  • Niraj Patel
  • (949) 200-4067

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    Niraj Patel, Newport Beach

    Born and raised in Southern California, Niraj has always had a passion for fitness, athletics, and a healthy lifestyle. Growing up, he lettered in football, basketball, and track & field. During this time, he quickly realized that in order to achieve the best results on the field, you had to prepare your body off the field. He began weight training and practicing proper nutrition by cooking his own meals. His passion for cooking turned into an opportunity to pursue culinary school and to work as a professional chef for the past five years. While his love for cooking remains, he realized that his passion for weight training and fitness increased. He decided to come in to The Perfect Workout’s information seminar and was immediately hooked. “The only thing better than going through the intense 20 minute workout is being able to train and help someone else achieve their goals and to be there with them on their journey.” Niraj plans to continue cooking and preparing health conscious meals as a personal chef along with helping people achieve their health and fitness goals at The Perfect Workout.

  • Katherine Naser
  • (714) 460-5207 or (949) 200-4067

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    Katherine Naser, Newport Beach

    Katherine was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. She moved to southern California to complete her degree at The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. After graduation, she found herself to be overweight with high cholesterol and other health concerns associated with obesity. That was when she decided to make a change. She began eating healthy and exercising every day and before long she had lost 115lbs.

    Katherine discovered a passion for nutrition, exercise, and healthy living. Now she strives to share that passion with others. Today, her primary goal is to better the lives of others in the same way that she bettered her own. Katherine is eager to motivate and inspire her clients at The Perfect Workout to exceed their fitness goals. She is also thrilled to carry on with her own training using the slow motion strength training techniques practiced at The Perfect Workout.

    In her free time Katherine enjoys hiking, running, camping, fishing, cooking nutritious delicious meals, and spending quality time with her boyfriend, Tim, and their dog, Beans.

  • Aubree Conn
  • phone: (714) 599-9051, (949) 200-4067

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    Aubree Conn, Newport Beach

    Throughout her life, Aubree has been actively involved in sports. She started playing soccer when she was six years old and continued until she was nineteen. Throughout high school, she also played volleyball. When she was 14, Aubree tore her ACL playing soccer and had reconstructive surgery. During her stay in the hospital, she admired how much the nurses helped her and decided then that she wanted a career in which she could help others.

    After high school, Aubree attended her local junior college and was awaiting her admission into the nursing program. While waiting, life guided Aubree into a different direction. She was accepted into California State University, Fullerton studying Health Science. She was involved in the National Honor’s Society, Eta Sigma Gamma and graduated with her degree in Health Science in 2013.

    Through college, Aubree was not able to continue playing sports, but stayed active through gym routines, treadmills, and cardio classes. However, at age 26, Aubree was starting to notice joint pain while running and had to alter her routine to do lower impact routines.

    Aubree also began a career in drug and alcohol rehabilitation while she finished school. Because her passion had always been to help others, this field felt right. After 5 years helping people detoxify and create a new life for themselves, Aubree decided it was time for something new. She followed her heart in one of her very first passions – fitness.

    An opportunity of a lifetime was then right in her path. The Perfect Workout invited her to a hiring seminar. Learning about slow motion strength training was extremely eye opening and performing the routine herself was even more exciting! She had never felt total muscle fatigue before and was astonished at how well the exercises worked her muscles and how much better it felt on her joints. Aubree is extremely excited to be a part of The Perfect Workout family and can’t wait to help others reach their goals and get healthy!

  • Jem Young
  • (949) 200-4067 or (714) 599-9051

    jemuel.young@theperfectworkout.com

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    Jem Young, Newport Beach

    Jem was born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii, and moved to Huntington Beach at an early age. Growing up on the beautiful islands of Hawaii has given Jem the opportunity to live an active lifestyle by surfing, diving, hiking, and playing all kinds of sports throughout his life. After moving to Orange County, he continued to pursue his active lifestyle, but focused more on fine-tuning his skills in the sports that he played. In high school, Jem competed at a high level in both basketball and golf, with intentions of one day playing professionally.

    In college, Jem continued to pursue his professional career in golf until injuries set him back. He suffered a torn ACL as well as a torn rotator cuff, getting surgery in both. Although his goals never changed, the injuries really took a toll on his body and the progress he had made throughout the years. He continued to play competitively, but he felt as if his body was really holding him back, which is why he took part in doing more physical therapy. This is where he was initially introduced to slow motion strength training, and it completely changed his everyday workout routines.

    Since then, Jem has really focused on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, making sure that he always incorporated slow motion routines into his workouts. Jem aspires to be a physical therapist, and being a personal trainer at The Perfect Workout specializing in slow motion strength training is just as fulfilling. He loves doing the workouts because they are both safe and challenging both physically and mentally. Working out twice a week for only 20 minutes each time has taken his fitness to the next level, and Jem has seen a significant difference in the sports that he continues to play on a daily basis. Jem’s main goals now are to help others get over the hurdle of dealing with injuries, and to make sure others are also living a healthy lifestyle. He is ready to spread his knowledge and show his passion for health and fitness to the world .

 

Tustin

  • Laura Marcella
  • (714) 460-5207,(714) 599-9051

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    Laura Marcella, Tustin

    Laura is originally from Minnesota and moved out to California eight years ago to escape the cold winter weather. She attended Lawrence University in Appleton WI, where she majored in Biology and minored in Environmental Science and Psychology. She also played on the university’s Division III NCAA volleyball team, and embraced the teamwork ethic required to work together for an end goal.

    After graduation in 2007, Laura began working as a protected species observer on board seismic ships in the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean and Arctic Ocean. Her duties included observing and listening for protected species of marine mammals such as sperm whales and many different varieties of dolphins. During her free time on the ships, she enjoyed working out, particularly with weight training and running. She also encouraged her fellow shipmates to exercise, helping people feel better about themselves.

    After hearing about The Perfect Workout from a friend, Laura was ready for a change of pace. She is looking forward to sharing her love of fitness with others. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, playing beach or indoor volleyball, running, traveling, and just spending time outside!

  • Britty Page
  • (714) 599-9051

    britty.page@theperfectworkout.com

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    Britty Page, Tustin

    As a native of Southern CA, Britty has always enjoyed staying active and spending time outdoors. After years of working in special education, she decided to become a trainer at The Perfect Workout, where she continues to help others bring out the best in themselves. Making a difference in people’s lives and sharing in their success is what makes her job so rewarding.

  • Jem Young
  • (949) 200-4067 or (714) 599-9051

    jemuel.young@theperfectworkout.com

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    Jem Young, Tustin

    Jem was born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii, and moved to Huntington Beach at an early age. Growing up on the beautiful islands of Hawaii has given Jem the opportunity to live an active lifestyle by surfing, diving, hiking, and playing all kinds of sports throughout his life. After moving to Orange County, he continued to pursue his active lifestyle, but focused more on fine-tuning his skills in the sports that he played. In high school, Jem competed at a high level in both basketball and golf, with intentions of one day playing professionally.

    In college, Jem continued to pursue his professional career in golf until injuries set him back. He suffered a torn ACL as well as a torn rotator cuff, getting surgery in both. Although his goals never changed, the injuries really took a toll on his body and the progress he had made throughout the years. He continued to play competitively, but he felt as if his body was really holding him back, which is why he took part in doing more physical therapy. This is where he was initially introduced to slow motion strength training, and it completely changed his everyday workout routines.

    Since then, Jem has really focused on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, making sure that he always incorporated slow motion routines into his workouts. Jem aspires to be a physical therapist, and being a personal trainer at The Perfect Workout specializing in slow motion strength training is just as fulfilling. He loves doing the workouts because they are both safe and challenging both physically and mentally. Working out twice a week for only 20 minutes each time has taken his fitness to the next level, and Jem has seen a significant difference in the sports that he continues to play on a daily basis. Jem’s main goals now are to help others get over the hurdle of dealing with injuries, and to make sure others are also living a healthy lifestyle. He is ready to spread his knowledge and show his passion for health and fitness to the world .

  • Jill Morgan
  • (714) 599-9051

    jill.morgan@theperfectworkout.com

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    Jill Morgan, Tustin

    Originally from the East Coast, Jill has, for as long as she can remember, has been a fitness and nutrition-minded individual. She’s done weight training, aerobics and spinning. She was a Cage Fitness instructor and holds two black belts, one in Karate and one in Tae Kwon Do. She has a passion to help clients reach their fitness and nutrition goals. Being fond of animals, Jill is also a volunteer at the Irvine Animal Care Center. Her other passion is traveling with her husband and two children, especially to new places.

  • Tarek Houx
  • (714) 599-9051; (714) 400-9319

    tarek.houx@theperfectworkout.com

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    Tarek Houx, Tustin

    Tarek’s journey began at the end of his freshman year of college at UCLA. Throughout the year he was a full time student and worked 40+ hours a week. He remembers walking to work and getting a call from his oldest brother, asking him how the gym was going. Tarek’s brother Sam has been an athlete since his sophomore year in high school, as captain and MVP of both the varsity swim team and the varsity water polo team. Sam holds two Orange County records in the 400 IM and 100M Fly, as well as being invited to the Junior Olympics. His brother had heard that Tarek was messing around with that gym life. His brother called him asking about how the gym was going. “I just don’t have time, man. I have class from X-Y, then work for 8 hours, then homework, then I have to eat/shower/sleep—I don’t have time.” Tarek will never forget what Sam told him:
    “You make time,” he said to me, and hung up the phone.
    Tarek thought about what his brother said until the end of the year, and didn’t understand what he meant. Tarek felt like he didn’t have time to work out because he was doing so many things. But on June 24th, 2013 Tarek heard a quote from the late Greg Plitt:

    “If you want something bad enough, you find a way; if not…you find an excuse.”

    That quote was the breath that ignited his dim embers into an inferno of passion and drive. All Tarek was doing was making excuses, and trying to justify his lack of commitment with hollow reasons as to why he couldn’t see the transformation through to its end. The next day Tarek decided to make a change, and has been training consistently for over 3 years. Tarek graduated UCLA in 2016 the strongest, leanest, and most driven he had ever been.

    What he loves about the gym is that it teaches principles that you can apply to any endeavor in life: hard work, discipline, patience, drive and passion. You can apply these principles to anything from business, to relationships, to academics and beyond. The gym is also the fairest form of society. You can’t buy or inherit your dream physique, and if you stop constantly working at it, it will go away. You get out exactly what you put in. And if you give it your all, you give your body no choice but to change.

    Tarek wants to motivate and inspire his clients by helping them understand that anyone can see the transformation process to its end, once they’ve found their ‘why.’ But their why has to be greater than themselves; they have to think about the other people they are doing it for. When you do that, you’ll turn any dream into a reality. You’ll understand that there is no such thing as “I don’t have time,” especially when you work out at The Perfect Workout, where you are trading 20 minutes of your day twice a week for the opportunity to get the body and life you’ve always dreamed of. You only have one life to live, why wait until tomorrow to start living it?

Personal Trainers

Los Angeles Area

Calabasas

  • Kim Fischer
  • (818) 282-1336

    kim.fischer@theperfectworkout.com

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    Kim Fischer, Calabasas

    Kim was born in San Francisco, raised in Mexico City, and moved to LA few years ago. She got her Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts and worked in the hospitality business for 5 years. Today, she is a private chef.

    Kim has always been very active and involved in many activities including tennis, soccer, basketball, swimming, and dancing lessons.

    When Kim entered college, she started going to the gym. She continuously hit the gym 4 times a week, but unfortunately ended up getting a shin injury by running on the pavement. She ended up having to stop working out because of her injury. Her job as a chef gave her easy access to food all the time, and having a sedentary lifestyle and very unhealthy eating made her gain 35 pounds.

    After a long time of not being able to work out, Kim finally got back on track with the gym and lost the weight. It wasn’t until she found out about Slow Motion Strength Training that she actually started to see results. Her body got stronger, leaner, and she was very satisfied with the results.

    Your body is your sanctuary, so take good care of it, and your body will take care of you!

Long Beach

  • Adrianna Jones
  • (562) 606-0677

    adrianna.jones@theperfectworkout.com

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    Adrianna Jones, Long Beach

    Adrianna has always been more of a “sporty spice.” If it involved running or a ball, she was hooked. Growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, she played all kinds of sports including soccer, track and field, tennis and basketball. Playing sports did not deter her from exploring her creative side as well. She grew up singing at church and in choir, which led her to pursue music and theater arts in college. She was ultimately drawn to sunny California where she is continuing to pursue her acting career. She has studied all kinds of dance as part of her training, such as tap, jazz, aerial and ballet. She was also introduced to yoga and Pilates, where she gained a wealth of fitness experience and knowledge.

    Growing up with a physician mother also greatly influenced her passion for fitness. She has spent time working in her mother’s office, where the business model was one that practiced holistic medicine and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. She realized that a majority of the people coming into the office were there due to health problems stemming from a lack of knowledge on proper exercise and a healthy diet. Most of these problems could be fixed, not with a prescription, but with a lifestyle change. The Perfect Workout’s slow motion training provides a safe and effective way to exercise that produces lasting results. Adrianna saw more improvement in her strength and muscle tone in the first few weeks of working out at The Perfect Workout than any amount of running or regular weight lifting had ever given her. Eating healthy and staying active can be difficult at times, but Adrianna constantly strives to live by her family’s mantra, “Work hard, play hard.” If a person is willing to put in the work, Adrianna can help them to reach their fitness goals so they can live a healthy life full of play.

  • Bob Polly
  • (562) 606-0677

    bob.polly@theperfectworkout.com

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    Bob Polly, Long Beach

    Bob believes that safe exercise is one of the most important aspects of working out. He has always loved to be active with bike riding, yoga and golfing, but has had injuries and knows that finding a safe and effective workout is the key to consistency in fitness and health. Bob explains, “The Perfect Workout has allowed me to build up my leg strength tremendously with slow motion strength training, being both safe and effective.” Bob is excited to be a part of a team that guarantees strengthening and provides a safe environment to do this work. He loves helping clients hit the goals they want and need for healthier lives.

Pasadena

  • Anwar Glenn
  • (626) 658-2142

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    Anwar Glenn, Pasadena

    Anwar Glenn is originally from Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He first became interested in fitness and athletics when he entered high school in 2003. As a track and field athlete, Anwar broke several school records and achieved All-State four years in a row. His success planted a seed that would later grow into a passion for a healthy way of life.

    In college, Anwar became more interested in the science behind exercise, nutrition, and fitness. Since he was no longer competing, his focus shifted to maintaining high levels of fitness without risk of injury. The key for him was sustainability. He acquired a deep love for yoga, cycling, and body mass strength training that is still very much alive today.

    It has always been a dream of Anwar’s to be a professional musician. In 2011, he decided to postpone a career in fitness. Anwar moved to Los Angeles in 2013 to study music. After getting his degree in Music Performance at The Los Angeles College of Music, Anwar wanted to get back to the pursuit of a career in fitness. Fortunately, he discovered The Perfect Workout. When he’s not performing, recording, or volunteering at Notes4Notes teaching kids music, Anwar is working on maintaining a healthy, sustainable lifestyle and sharing his knowledge and experience with others.

  • Andi Christensen
  • (626) 658-2142

    andi.christensen@theperfectworkout.com

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    Andi Christensen, Pasadena

    As a former competitive martial artist and stage combat instructor in New York City, Andi has experienced the ups and downs, the gains and losses, the injuries and successes of many fitness routines. After years of cycling, weight lifting, and stunt training, a minor hip injury turned chronic, requiring regular physical therapy and chiropractic adjustments.

    Andi could no longer maintain the grueling nature and schedule of competitive athletic training, and was forced to reconsider what it meant to be physically fit. For the first time, the goal was not to be the strongest, the fastest, and the most skilled. Now, the goal was simply to achieve a functional level of fitness, and to get her health back on track. She researched all the newest trends, bought the videos, read the books, and joined the yoga studios and the Cross Fit gyms. Rehabilitation came, slowly, at the cost of fifteen hours a week, for the better part of two years. After being offered a job behind the scenes in film production, she relocated to California, and discovered the Super Slow workout. Within three weeks of training, formerly accepted injuries began to grow stronger, more responsive, and less painful; it was love at first leg press. She left the film production world and promptly began training for her Super Slow certification with The Perfect Workout.

    Andi’s passion lies in the pursuit of functional fitness and spreading the wealth of knowledge she has gained in order to help others improve their physical health and quality of life. She applies the same positive motivation, patience, and zest to her personal training that she did when choreographing Shakespearean sword-fights for seasoned actors or teaching Taekwondo to twelve and under children. Andi believes “…the journey is the best part, watching and feeling your physical health improve. The better you feel, the better you are for yourself and for others!”

  • Jazzy Garcia
  • (626) 658-2142

    jazzy.garcia@theperfectworkout.com

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    Jazzy Garcia, Pasadena

    To Jazzy, feeling good about one’s health and fitness should be a primary concern for everyone. She loves working for The Perfect Workout because she is able to ensure her clients achieve their goals— and nothing makes her happier! Jazzy has personally experienced the great benefits of performing slow-motion strength training and wants everyone to feel the same satisfaction. She is eager to help her clients and will not let them give up! She likes to spend her free time reading, writing, learning how to play new instruments and making music with her friends.

  • Sasha Olivas
  • (626) 658-2142

    sasha.olivas@theperfectworkout.com

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    Sasha Olivas, Pasadena

    Sasha is truly passionate about fitness and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She enjoys overcoming challenges, and understands that the most rewarding results come from hard work and perseverance. As a native Los Angelino, Latin dance instructor, fine artist and survivalist, Sasha has always been fascinated with understanding the economy of motion, anatomy and body functions.
    “As a dancer, you not only express yourself through your inner poetry, but you also gain insights into how we function as a body, and how much inner power we really have inside of us.”
    Sasha won a sponsorship to learn from world-renowned masters in the art of Argentine Tango, Salsa, Zouk, Ballet, Hula, West African dance, Hip hop, Butoh, and Contemporary. She has successfully created social events for the Big Island Dance Community to get together, expand and dance.
    Sasha was first inspired by the results of fitness through the transformation she undertook from the natural world. After learning about self-reliance and independence through a solitary but fearless 6-month journey in the cold forests of California, she moved to the Big Island of Hawai’i. There, Sasha learned to live consciously and sustainably by working and volunteering for several organic farms and organizations that worked hard at establishing an autonomous, holistic and educational environment. Through strenuous and intense farm work, she found a deeper love for working efficiently with less risk of injury.
    Sasha has artfully performed at historical venues while teaching others to find joy on the dance floor through what she calls “technical motions and passionate emotions.” Her instruction emphasizes the importance of mindful stepping, concise form, and repetition. She is currently living in Los Angeles to continue her journey in dance, health, fitness, music, art and internal power; she plans to tap into the infinite resources of the city.
    ” I love to work in an environment that enables me to move forward and constantly refine myself spiritually, mentally and physically. I am a firm believer in Sophia Bush’s words, “You are allowed to be both a masterpiece, and a work in progress, SIMULTANEOUSLY.”

  • Zach Miller
  • (805) 413-4880 or (626) 658-2142

    zach.miller@theperfectworkout.com

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    Zach Miller, Pasadena

    Zach came from Wyoming and has lived in Burbank the last three years. Before experiencing and coming on board to The Perfect Workout, he had been employing various strength and conditioning programs as a private fitness trainer, as well as marketing for a health and wellness business. Zach instantly fell in love with this method of training for its purity and the mission to revolutionize the way people work out. If this did not work, Zach would not waste his time and efforts doing it himself and sharing it with anyone who will listen.

    His friends would describe Zach as a traveler and a friend to all, someone who enjoys new ideas, different perspectives, and who takes his clients’ specific needs into account. His philosophy is that we should be our very best version of ourselves to both meet the challenges of this world and enjoy it to its fullest. Zach looks forward to helping you create a strong body and soul.

Redondo Beach

  • Amir Carpenter
  • (310) 697-1238

    amir.carpenter@theperfectworkout.com

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    Amir Carpenter, Redondo Beach

    Amir has a philosophy when it comes to the temptations of eating junk food: “Nothing tastes as good as being in shape feels.” He should know. Even though Amir is the picture of health and fitness today, a few years after he was out of school he had gained 60 pounds. He got tired of feeling lousy when he hit 235 pounds, and started working out as he had back in his high school athletic days. He hit the gym on a regular basis, got help and tips from other guys working out there, and cut out the junk food and empty carbs.

    The discipline paid off. Amir got down to the lean, muscular 190 pounds that he maintains today. More important, he discovered a passion for training and helping other people achieve success with their workouts. Over the next six and a half years, he worked as a personal trainer with three different health club chains in Southern California. During that time, Amir got his NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and NCCPT (National Council for Certified Personal Trainers) certifications, learning a ton about fitness and training in the process. In 2012, he brought that wealth of knowledge and experience to The Perfect Workout, and he couldn’t be happier. “This is by far the best company I’ve worked for,” says Amir. “I’ve always known slow was safer, and I knew about static training, but I had never heard of The Perfect Workout’s method of slow motion strength training. People are curious, too. They see the ad, read the information, and wonder if they can do a workout in 20 minutes. They want to know if it’s going to work.”

    It not only works, it’s safe, which is the biggest reason Amir enjoys training clients this way. “People realize they’re not going to hurt themselves,” he says. Clients are losing weight, their clothes are fitting better, and they’re gaining functional strength for everyday things. Amir refers to his style as a “gentle authoritarian,” and cautions that it’s not easy. “I’m compassionate, but I don’t let my clients off the hook. You have to work hard. If you don’t, you won’t see results.” Amir offers The Perfect Workout personal touch—he really listens to each client and treats each one as special. “I love helping people,” he says. “When a client loses 25 pounds, to be a part of that is great.” He also emphasizes that nutrition is a key component, probably responsible for about 70% of our success in losing weight and getting in the best condition.

    One of Amir’s professional goals is to continue to get more clients to see better results and be more consistent. On a personal level, he wants to get back into acting and take that as far as he can. If he applies the same passion and discipline for acting as he does training himself and his clients, you might very well see Amir Carpenter on television or the big screen someday.

  • Erin Harris
  • (310) 697-1238

    erin.harris@theperfectworkout.com

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    Erin Harris, Redondo Beach

    Erin was born in Oxnard, CA, and by the time she was seven years old, she had resided in four different states and two countries before settling into Silicon Valley in northern California, where she was mostly raised. Erin holds degrees from FIDM, Foothill College and studied theater at San Jose State College. She is also certified through the American Council on Exercise.

    She has been a member of numerous gyms and dance studios for over half of her life. She was first motivated because she was required to keep herself below a certain weight for her acting/dancing career. Although she began her fitness journey for unhealthy reasons, she found that she really enjoyed the atmosphere of being in a gym or studio. When she first started, it was rare to see a female trainer in a gym. She received numerous offers to work in fitness, but she was committed to her art.

    Ever since she was nineteen, she made weight training an important part of her life. Although she wasn’t aware of super slow strength training, she attributes weight training for being the main reason she has been able to follow her passions: snowboarding and becoming an aerial artist. She has ridden down mountains over 12,000 feet. As for her aerial performances, she placed 3rd in her category, performing Lyra (hoop) at the regional competition PPC in 2014 and 3rd place in the PSO national competition in 2015.

    She is so happy for what super slow strength training has done for her. Not only has it made her stronger, but it got rid of certain injuries from performances and rehearsals. She wants to share this knowledge and help others achieve a strong body and good health.

  • Courtney Petzoldt
  • (310) 697-1238

    courtney.petzoldt@theperfectworkout.com

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    Courtney Petzoldt, Redondo Beach

    Courtney is a Southern California native who has always loved being active in the sunshine. Growing up, Courtney practiced everything from gymnastics, ballet and tap dance to modern jazz and hip-hop. She grew up loving dance and music as well as team sports. She played softball all through her childhood until making the switch to Show Choir in high school. Sometime during her college years, Courtney stumbled upon yoga and was forever changed. Her love of yoga and meditation has brought about a form of love and compassion for all livings things in this world. She strives to put forth her best in everything she does as well as having a sincere desire to help others.

    Finding The Perfect Workout was a serendipitous event. Courtney enjoys sharing her adoration of health and fitness with anyone willing to listen. She looks forward to making her studio a welcoming home for those looking for a workout that not only produces great results, but also that fits everyone’s schedule. You can’t miss Courtney; she’s the one with the big smile on her face.

    During her free time, Courtney enjoys playing with her stepkids at the beach or park, spending time with her family, going on trips to Big Bear or Napa, or simply reading a book with her bare feet on the grass. She hopes to further study nutrition and yoga, as well as learn more French so she can travel with her boyfriend back to his hometown outside of Paris. Courtney hopes to age with strength, health, and beauty, and with her dancing shoes on!

Thousand Oaks

  • Stephanie Drutman
  • (310) 500-2005 or (805) 413-4880

    stephanie.drutman@theperfectworkout.com

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    Stephanie Drutman, Thousand Oaks

    If enthusiasm is contagious, you’ll definitely catch it from Stephanie. Whether she’s talking about her co-workers (“They’re my family!”), her clients (“I love every single one of them, they’re a huge part of my life as I am in theirs”) or her position at The Perfect Workout’s studio (“It’s the best, I’m ecstatic to be here every day!”), Stephanie radiates a positive aura that infects everyone she comes in contact with. After working at The Perfect Workout for 5 years, she is a very effective trainer who gets amazing results for her clients. Since coming on board in March 2012, Stephanie has seen handfuls of clients lose over 20 pounds and have tremendous strength gains and new muscle definition.

    “My clients put all of their trust in me, and they feel really comfortable around me,” says Stephanie. “I love working them really hard. I never them let them give up.” She offers the added benefit of really watching her clients’ form, making sure everything is aligned, and being extremely strict with their diet. “You can’t see everything on your own.” Before becoming a trainer at The Perfect Workout, Stephanie was always athletic. She’s completed six marathons, been a gymnast for 13 years, and has practiced Bikram and Ashtanga yoga for 11 years now. She also did traditional weight training, but didn’t feel like she was getting anywhere.

    After discovering slow motion strength training, she says, “I definitely feel like my body is really lean now and I have a lot more energy. I finally have definition all over my body. And my arms look amazing!” She credits the extensive Perfect Workout training system, as well as her colleagues, for teaching her everything she knows about slow motion strength training.

    Stephanie graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Photojournalism, and immediately put it to use with positions at Vogue magazine and various agencies. It took her on assignments all over the world, and she still does photo shoots a few times a week. When she’s not immersed in her worlds of training and photography, Stephanie loves to meditate, travel the world, and practice yoga. One of her goals is to keep growing as a trainer, yogi and artist, teaching people what she knows. “Seeing my clients feel better about themselves, and watching their bodies evolve into something they love again, makes working here worth it every single day.”

  • Zach Miller
  • (805) 413-4880 or (626) 658-2142

    zach.miller@theperfectworkout.com

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    Zach Miller, Thousand Oaks

    Zach came from Wyoming and has lived in Burbank the last three years. Before experiencing and coming on board to The Perfect Workout, he had been employing various strength and conditioning programs as a private fitness trainer, as well as marketing for a health and wellness business. Zach instantly fell in love with this method of training for its purity and the mission to revolutionize the way people work out. If this did not work, Zach would not waste his time and efforts doing it himself and sharing it with anyone who will listen.

    His friends would describe Zach as a traveler and a friend to all, someone who enjoys new ideas, different perspectives, and who takes his clients’ specific needs into account. His philosophy is that we should be our very best version of ourselves to both meet the challenges of this world and enjoy it to its fullest. Zach looks forward to helping you create a strong body and soul.

  • Ani Phyo
  • (805) 413-4880

    ani.phyo@theperfectworkout.com

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    Ani Phyo, Thousand Oaks

    As an endurance athlete, Ani discovered super slow weight lifting years ago when she fractured her foot and could no longer run 90 minutes a day. Her new 30-minute weight lifting workout, done twice a week, quickly increased her muscle mass and boosted her metabolism. In less than a month, she became super lean, her clothes were too big, and she had to eat 1,000 more calories a day to fit back into her clothes. Plus, the pain in her knees, hips, and back disappeared!

    Ani has been passionate about fitness, nutrition, and wellness her entire life. “I love inspiring everyone to live life well, because when we feel good, anything is possible!” She is a best-selling author, USAPL gold medalist, personal trainer certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and Whole Life Wellness and Nutrition expert often quoted and seen in magazines and on TV shows such as The Dr. Oz Show and Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmernan. She has helped people lose 15 lbs or more in just 15 days with her whole life wellness programs globally.
    Ani graduated from Cornell University in 1990 with a degree in Nutritional Sciences, Human Ecology Design and Business Management. Her post-graduate studies were in Psychology at State University of New York at Buffalo.

    Ani encourages women to make our health a priority as an ambassador for the Office of Women’s Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington D.C. She worked with the U.S. Surgeon General of the United States, Vivek Murthy, on the White House Initiative for Asian American Pacific Islanders, and locally with the Los Angeles City Mayor’s Office as a committee member advocating for healthy food.

    Ani lives in Los Angeles, where she actively volunteers at non-profits such as Ridgeback and Friends, Farm Sanctuary, Best Friends, and Donate Life, to name a few. She loves rock climbing and hiking with River Roo, her failed foster dog who actually rescued her!

    To watch Ani’s videos or to sign up for an upcoming wellness seminar, please visit her website and follow her on:
    Website: http://www.aniphyo.com
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aniphyo
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AniPhyo/

West LA

  • Stephanie Drutman
  • (310) 500-2005 or (805) 413-4880

    stephanie.drutman@theperfectworkout.com

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    Stephanie Drutman, West LA

    If enthusiasm is contagious, you’ll definitely catch it from Stephanie. Whether she’s talking about her co-workers (“They’re my family!”), her clients (“I love every single one of them, they’re a huge part of my life as I am in theirs”) or her position at The Perfect Workout’s studio (“It’s the best, I’m ecstatic to be here every day!”), Stephanie radiates a positive aura that infects everyone she comes in contact with. After working at The Perfect Workout for 5 years, she is a very effective trainer who gets amazing results for her clients. Since coming on board in March 2012, Stephanie has seen handfuls of clients lose over 20 pounds and have tremendous strength gains and new muscle definition.

    “My clients put all of their trust in me, and they feel really comfortable around me,” says Stephanie. “I love working them really hard. I never them let them give up.” She offers the added benefit of really watching her clients’ form, making sure everything is aligned, and being extremely strict with their diet. “You can’t see everything on your own.” Before becoming a trainer at The Perfect Workout, Stephanie was always athletic. She’s completed six marathons, been a gymnast for 13 years, and has practiced Bikram and Ashtanga yoga for 11 years now. She also did traditional weight training, but didn’t feel like she was getting anywhere.

    After discovering slow motion strength training, she says, “I definitely feel like my body is really lean now and I have a lot more energy. I finally have definition all over my body. And my arms look amazing!” She credits the extensive Perfect Workout training system, as well as her colleagues, for teaching her everything she knows about slow motion strength training.

    Stephanie graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Photojournalism, and immediately put it to use with positions at Vogue magazine and various agencies. It took her on assignments all over the world, and she still does photo shoots a few times a week. When she’s not immersed in her worlds of training and photography, Stephanie loves to meditate, travel the world, and practice yoga. One of her goals is to keep growing as a trainer, yogi and artist, teaching people what she knows. “Seeing my clients feel better about themselves, and watching their bodies evolve into something they love again, makes working here worth it every single day.”

  • Tasha Danvers
  • (626) 658-2142

    tasha.danvers@theperfectworkout.com

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    Tasha Danvers, West LA

    Tasha was born and raised in London, England where she lived until she was recruited to run track at the University of Southern California in 1996. Her winning personality and talent were recognized by her coaches and also her peers. The year 2000 saw Tasha break the USC school record (which still stands today) and become a Sydney Olympic Games Finalist in both her individual event and the relay. After graduating from USC with a B.S. in Music Industry, Tasha continued her athletic success as a professional athlete. In 2004, she took time off to give birth to her son, Jaden.

    With hard work, persistence, and dedication, the stage was set for Tasha to achieve her dream of becoming an Olympic Champion. Unfortunately, the 2008 season was riddled with injury, and the Olympic dream was beginning to look bleak after she failed to win her Olympic Trials. She realized it was time to switch career gears when she discovered The Perfect Workout. She now uses her success as a platform to help others reach success. Currently she is completing a Ph.D. in Holistic Sports Medicine and Sports Management. In addition, she is a voice-over artist, pubic speaker, USC Athlete Mentor, Harvard-Westlake High School coach, and inspirational speaker.

    Tasha has a particular love for youngsters, and hopes that through her success and input she will ignite their human potential and maximize their personal effectiveness. Tasha also loves to write and record music, and is an abstract artist, having had many of her paintings featured in exhibitions. Tasha Danvers is a true inspiration both on and off the track. Her determination, compassion, and desire to see others succeed makes her feel complete.

  • Marcello Lopez
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    Marcello Lopez, West LA

    Marcello has been an athlete for most of his life. Paying multiple sports like Basketball, Football, Baseball and Soccer since he was about 6 years old. Marcello loved these sports but one thing he also loved was food! Even though Marcello was in sports all the way through high school and he loved working out, he gained quite a few pounds. At his heaviest, when he was about 16 years old. he was a solid 240 lbs! Marcello could not understand why, with all of his weight lifting, he was overweight and unhealthy. Unbeknownst to him, this would set him off to his new passion in life; Health and Fitness.

    Marcello majored in Nutrition at the California State University of Los Angeles where he is currently on track for a Masters Degree in the Dietician program. For three years Marcello ate, breathed and dreamed nutrition and fitness. He realized all the mistakes he had been making in weight training, and more importantly, in nutrition. After implementing all of the new knowledge he acquired and continues to acquire, Marcello lost a total of 100 lbs! And ’til this day he has kept it off, by using only the best methods known to him!

    Marcello had been aware of the unbelievable benefits of Super Slow technique before being hired at The Perfect Workout. He used the Super Slow technique to help him burn off the 100lbs of extra fat he used to have. Being a former overweight guy, Marcello knew the struggles 1st hand on the difficulty of losing weight, gaining lean muscle and burning fat. But now, with all of his newly acquired knowledge and first hand witness to how he lost 100 lbs, Marcello’s passion of health and fitness turned and extended to help others get healthy and in shape! He loves to speak about health and fitness whenever he can to share his knowledge to whoever needs it.

    Getting hired at The Perfect Workout was the most perfect thing he could have had happened to him. “I used to work for a large cell phone company but was always unhappy, because I knew I should be working for something I was passionate about. When I came across The Perfect Workout company, I knew I had found what I was looking for”. Marcello loves to inspire people about health and fitness and continues to get people to know the importance of exercise and nutrition. At The Perfect Workout, Marcello trains his clients as if they were his family and goes by one philosophy: “It is my goal to have every client reach success, because their success means my success”.

  • Raymond Dumaua
  • (310) 500-2005

    raymond.dumaua@theperfectworkout.com

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    Raymond Dumaua, West LA

    The youngest of five kids from a close-knit Filipino family, Raymond can relate to clients who struggle with their weight. He maintained a modest weight of 160-170 pounds in high school, but succumbed to the “freshman 15″ (and then some) in college, getting up to 195 at one point. At 5′ 7”, Raymond knew that wasn’t good, and decided to fix his diet. He switched from greasy and fatty foods to “more colorful” foods, including a lot of veggies. His other keys to good nutrition? Eat a balanced diet, snack during the day, eat your biggest meal mid-day, drink a gallon of water a day, don’t follow trends, and consume good protein. Now a lean, muscular 155 pounds, he says, “This is the healthiest I’ve ever been in my life.”

    Raymond credits his new physique and higher energy levels to more than a better diet, of course. He’s enthusiastic about his own slow motion strength training, and it transfers to his clients. Ranging in age from 16 to 92, the clients seeing the best results are the ones who combine muscle gain with a diet fix. “You can’t out-exercise poor nutrition,” he says. Clients appreciate Raymond’s genuine, caring approach, and the way he moves them quickly between exercises. He doesn’t promise super-quick results, though. Up to a baseline of about six weeks, people feel more energized, get better sleep, and feel more confident. Then The Perfect Workout really kicks in, and the body begins to change. “We live in a quick-fix world, but this takes patience and consistency, along with a good diet.” Raymond measures his success by his clients’ success. “I like that rewarding feeling that we’re accomplishing something together.”

    That service-minded attitude is a carry-over from his past. For a number of years he coached middle school and high school basketball. “The middle school kids came in with an open mind, so I could help shape them from the get-go,” says Raymond. He also volunteered for some non-profit health organizations, doing some important work in HIV prevention. When he’s not in the gym these days, you might find Raymond cycling, or hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains or San Bernardino Mountains. One of his favorite excursions was the Na Pali Coast hike on the island of Kauai, named one of the 20 most dangerous hikes in the world by Outside magazine. He hopes to get back to Hawaii or travel to his family’s home country of the Philippines soon.

    For now, Raymond is looking forward to helping West LA remain a top studio, and tips his hat to his colleagues, who have helped him tremendously. Whether he’s volunteering with young people or showing clients how to get results, he says, “I feel like my purpose is to inspire and motivate people.”

  • Albert Ly
  • (310) 500-2005

    albert.ly@theperfectworkout.com

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    Albert Ly, West LA

    Albert was born and raised in the streets of Los Angeles. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Physiology. His fitness journey stemmed from injuries back in his middle school days. He was hit by a car, fractured his right ankle, and was out for a period of time. He gained a good amount of weight during that time and had pretty bad self-esteem.

    He decided to take matters into his own hands and started exercising in high school. He completed the LA Marathon as a sophomore and played tennis for his high school. He gradually got into shape, but still wasn’t completely content with his body image. He eventually took on weightlifting and got the results he wanted.

    Albert aspires to motivate and assist anyone out there who is inspired to stay active and healthy. His goal is to become a dietician, and he firmly believes that a healthy lifestyle is a cure and good start to longevity. In his spare time, he loves watching football (he’s a big fanatic) and playing basketball, football and baseball.

San Francisco Bay Area

Danville

  • Dan Iddings
  • (925) 395-4891

    dan.iddings@theperfectworkout.com

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    Dan Iddings, Danville

    Dan was a very active kid growing up and played many different sports. He began lifting weights in middle school to get his body ready for the high school level. In high school he played baseball and basketball, but his primary focus was on football.

    After graduating high school, he lost his drive and gained 30 unwanted pounds. He continued weight lifting, but his weight didn’t drop. He did some research and found that nutrition is a major factor to fat loss. He began eating six mini-meals a day and continued his weight training to lose the weight. “I believe hard work, determination and dedication are the keys to success.”

    As he got older, he became a gym rat, doing everything from power lifting and yoga to P90X and extreme cardio. You name it, he did it. He managed to keep those 30 pounds off, but was plagued by the concept that “more is better”. He was wrong. He had managed his weight, but had suffered many injuries in the process. “My shoulders and knees hated me. Throwing heavy weights around for hours in the gym damaged my rotator cuffs, and my knees screamed from too much running.”

    He had co-owned a delivery and assembly business that specialized in fitness equipment. He enjoyed helping others with their path to a healthier lifestyle, but he wanted more. He wanted to help others achieve their goals, but on a more personal level. Sadly, his company wasn’t growing like they envisioned, so they closed down. He knew he wanted to become a personal trainer, but it had to be for the right company with the same goals and visions as his own.

    When he found The Perfect Workout, it was love at first sight! It was not only challenging, but safe and efficient. After he had completed two weeks of training, he started to feel his shoulders becoming stronger and healthier. “I am a true believer in The Perfect Workout’s revolutionary approach to exercise and am looking forward to motivating others to achieve their fitness goals for a healthier lifestyle. Say goodbye to ‘more is better’ and say hello to ‘less is more’!”

  • Rachel Saarela
  • (925) 395-4891

    rachel.saarela@theperfectworkout.com

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    Rachel Saarela, Danville

    Rachel’s love of movement was evident at six months old, when she was happily active and strong at Gymboree. She was already climbing the rope and working the balance bars by the age of two. And so began her lifelong love of challenging herself physically through years of gymnastics, cheerleading, dance, and circus arts.

    Rachel understands the importance of mind and body health in order to achieve optimal well-being. She is pursuing a career in the mental health field, and plans to combine the nutritional and physical training skills she has learned and practices through The Perfect Workout along with her counseling skills. Rachel currently takes psychology courses at UC Berkeley extension, in preparation to apply to Masters programs. She also volunteers weekly at the Contra Costa Crisis Center, answering crisis calls.

    In her spare time, Rachel enjoys reading, rollerblading, running, going to Zumba classes, and spending time with her family and 3 dogs. She is a patient and enthusiastic trainer who is genuinely passionate about helping others achieve their goals.

  • Vanessa Soto
  • (925) 395-4891

    vanessa.soto@theperfectworkout.com

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    Vanessa Soto, Danville

    Vanessa strongly believes that success cannot be accomplished without infinite curiosity, hard work, and a commitment to oneself. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Feminist Studies, Legal Studies, and Latin American Politics from UC Santa Cruz, and continues to pursue another degree in Interior Design and Architecture. Her ambition to seek new opportunities and challenges arises from her passion for fitness. Staying active and healthy is what keeps Vanessa motivated, energized, and genuinely happy. She enjoys kickboxing, outdoor yoga, hiking, rock climbing, soccer, and running. She is easily distracted by cute furry animals and loves working with people with an “anything is possible” attitude.

Menlo Park

  • Maricel Dorra
  • (650) 300-4308

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    Maricel Dorra, Menlo Park

    While growing up in Argentina, I spent a good part of my life in both the big city of Buenos Aires and the Cordoba countryside. I’ve always been very active playing various sports and traveling. Along with my active lifestyle, I was fascinated ever since I was a child with food and healthy eating. That led me to a career in the culinary arts and I became a chef. The many hours of working in a kitchen and with all sorts of food (desserts were a weakness) really encouraged and motivated me to be vigilant with my exercise program, which at times was challenging.

    This is when I found The Perfect Workout, and after doing my research, I just wanted to be part of an organization that helps people. It was then that a very good friend encouraged me to pursue a career in health and fitness, and I couldn’t be happier. I’m now able to work with people of all ages and fitness levels to help them live healthier lives both from exercise and proper eating habits, to help them reach their goals. I’ve found my passion, and it’s helping people be the best they can be with a little coaching from me and my team at The Perfect Workout.

  • Kelly Clohessy
  • (650) 300-4308

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    Kelly Clohessy, Menlo Park

    Kelly has been working in the healthcare industry for over 10 years. She has a Masters degree in Science and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and she is a Licensed California Acupuncturist L.Ac, a Certified Massage Therapist, and a Certified Medical Qigong and Reiki Practitioner. She enjoys helping others reach their full potential, and believes that everyone has the ability to heal his or her body from the inside out with proper mind-body balance, nutrition and exercise.

    Kelly enjoys working in her community of San Mateo, where she teaches a mind-body-balancing class as well as volunteers for Sutter Care at Home, working with hospice patients.

    When not working, Kelly enjoys her time with her family and being outdoors.

  • Maggie Yule
  • (650) 300-4308

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    Maggie Yule, Menlo Park

    Maggie Yule is a nationally certified massage therapist and ACE personal trainer. She has been practicing Myofascial Release Massage Therapy and teaching healthy lifestyle nutrition choices and weight loss since 1999. She is a passionate fitness enthusiast and enjoys hiking, horses, and downhill skiing.

    Her passion for fitness was ignited during her previous career of twenty years with Kodak as a plant manager. As a massage therapist and personal trainer combined, she has spent over 12,000 hours helping her clients safely restructure & repair scar tissue from injuries. She loved the strength, focus and energy that weight training gave her, but she injured her shoulders.

    Her own personal experience with that injury has given her a deep appreciation of the importance of exercising safely and the value of injury prevention. Super slow resistance training at The Perfect Workout has gotten her back to enjoying great strength, energy, and full range of motion in both shoulders. She is honored to bring her experience and passion to the team at The Perfect Workout and be a part of revolutionizing how people exercise.

  • Alex Montilla
  • (650) 300-4308

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    Alex Montilla, Menlo Park

    Since a young age, Alex has always had an active lifestyle. He practiced Kenpo throughout his adolescence, which helped to keep not only his body strong and active, but his mind as well. During high school, he continued his active lifestyle by running, and playing basketball and football.

    It was not until after high school that he let his health deteriorate to the point where his eczema flared up constantly, and he could barely run without getting an asthma attack. His diet was terrible, he had gained too much weight, and just became lazy.

    He decided he needed to make a change in his life, so he followed his dreams and joined the United States Marine Corps. It was very, very challenging, but it turned out to be one of the best decisions he ever made. Not only did it teach him many life lessons, but it forced him to live an active and healthy lifestyle. He also learned that when he leads a healthy lifestyle, his eczema and asthma slowly go away.

    From this experience, Alex decided to completely change his mindset, and dedicated his life to being healthy and fit. Soon after his time in the Marines, he found The Perfect Workout, which completely changed his fitness routine. The slow motion strength training is the perfect way to make strength gains without getting injuries. Now part of this awesome team, Alex is very proud to say that he can pass on his knowledge to others to help them become the strongest they can be.

  • Matthew Small
  • (650) 300-4308

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    Matthew Small, Menlo Park

    Matthew has been involved with athletics, martial arts and weight training for thirty years, and taught Kung Fu, Tai chi, yoga and meditation for the last 25 years. He owned a martial arts school in Las Vegas, NV for 16 years, where he became involved in learning and teaching nutrition and personal training.

    He is a master NLP practitioner and hypnotist. He originally worked with professional athletes much like a sport psychologist, until he realized how beneficial his training is for everyone and began a general practice. He relocated to the Bay area five years ago, and started a business assisting people to perform better. He taught therapeutic meditation and peak performance, helping people overcome issues including insomnia, depression, pain, headaches, anxiety, phobia and trauma.

    Matthew’s father introduced him to slow motion weight training in a Nautilus gym in his late teens, and he has enjoyed the benefits of being able to train with weights safely and see great results. He continues to train and diversify his skills, and enjoys nothing more than seeing people improve and feel better in body, mind and spirit.

  • Linda Vercelli
  • (650) 300-4308

    linda.vercelli@theperfectworkout.com

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    Linda Vercelli, Menlo Park

    Linda strongly believes that having a well-rounded and healthy life includes combining the proper exercise, good eating habits, and helping others. Linda has had an interest in exercise since her early teens, always on her bike, running, ice skating or at the gym. Recently, Linda heard about slow motion strength training and finally checked it out. Now Linda knows how to get better results in less time, and she also gets to help others by training them!

    Linda is the mother of three wonderful, challenging kids (ages, 20, 17, 17…yes, twins) and several loving pets. With the little time Linda spends away from her kids and work, she enjoys her two 20-minute strength training sessions, cycles on the weekends, volunteers her time with the San Carlos Lions Club, has a small fudge business and is a Eucharist Minister. Linda’s full lifestyle keeps her happy and healthy!

  • Gino Graziani
  • (650) 300-4308

    gino.graziani@theperfectworkout.com

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    Gino Graziani, Menlo Park

    Gino is happiest and healthiest when being outside and active. Fitness plays a key role in his everyday life. Gino has been teaching physical education for the last four years. His experience as a teacher and as a coach has given him the tools to work with clients. Combining those skills and his knowledge in Slow Motion strength training has allowed him to work with people safely and effectively. He is excited to be a part of The Perfect Workout team, where he will be able to guide clients to grow stronger and achieve their goals.

Mill Valley

  • Chris O’Brien
  • (415) 423-1198

    chris.obrien@theperfectworkout.com

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    Chris O’Brien, Mill Valley

    Chris O’Brien hails from London, England but earned his B.A. in Sociology from UC Berkeley and his M.B.A from Dominican University of California. Of his lifestyle, he says, “I have been fortunate to travel the world twice and have a great appreciation for the many different cultures. There’s only one more continent I need to visit.”
    His biggest passion is sports and fitness. He played schoolboy soccer for a professional team and has won many running meets in the past. Today, there’s nothing he likes more than seeing his children learn new things and seeing that spark in their eyes when they get something.
    He has always been motivated by exercise, but hasn’t always felt the workout was the best thing for his body. The great energy he gets from working out has created a strong foundation and a positive approach that he applies to everything he does, and “The Perfect Workout has finally given me the tools to exercise more efficiently and safely, to provide more effective results.”
    He believes in the Slow Motion technique because of its regard to safety. “In the past I have often forgotten to breathe effectively, and have felt ligament pain when exercising with heavy weights. This technique reminds you to breathe in time with the motion of the machines.”
    Chris has a genuine interest in who his clients are and seeing them become stronger through safe and effective workouts.

  • Rob Wight
  • (415) 423-1198

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    Rob Wight, Mill Valley

    As a youngster, Rob was always interested in playing sports. He spent several seasons playing basketball and soccer for the YMCA, and as he grew up, played for his school as well. But as social needs and school curriculum became more demanding, physical activity decreased. At the age of 22, after several years of low activity, he decided it was time to get into shape.

    He started by running daily on a local trail and swimming laps in his apartment’s communal pool. As he lost weight, he realized that cardio would not be enough to meet his fitness goals, so he started to look elsewhere, and came across the P90X program, which he completed 90 days later! He soon began to realize that fitness was not just a means to an end for him, but something he really enjoyed, and wanted to continue doing. So with his newly sparked interest in the world of fitness, he joined a gym for the first time at the age of 23. It was a little nerve-wracking for him at first, but as days went by, and the number of gym visits increased, he began to gain confidence and more than a little muscle mass.

    To this day, Rob continues to learn about his passion. He avidly reads bodybuilding forums and watches workout videos online; he even took a nutrition class at his local community college, simply for the practical knowledge. Besides lifting weights, in his spare time he likes to spend time with his friends and family, binge on Netflix or YouTube videos, play video games competitively, and more recently, golf (although by his own admission, he has a lot of room for improvement.) He also loves food and music, and is a loyal Warriors fan.

    Rob is happy to be a part of The Perfect Workout team, where he can share his passion for fitness with others.

  • Shannon Pugh
  • (510) 254-3763

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    Shannon Pugh, Mill Valley

    Shannon Pugh is a Bay Area Native, having grown up in Oakland her whole life. As a kid, Shannon was always involved in at least one sport, her favorite being volleyball! Despite her active lifestyle, Shannon still struggled with her weight and bullies. She soon began to realize how important not only physical activity but also nutrition is to overall health. She has a strong desire to help clients have a positive body image and feel good in their skin, no matter where they are in their fitness journey. We have to love ourselves through the journey, because health is a life-long journey!

    Shannon is currently attending John F Kennedy University, where she is getting her Master’s in Holistic Health Education and Nutrition. She hopes to be able to help her clients even more with the new-found knowledge that she will gain. When Shannon is not training or studying, you can find her out hiking the Bay Area Regional trails or playing tennis with her boyfriend and family.

  • Emerald Malijan
  • (415) 423-1198

    emerald.malijan@theperfectworkout.com

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    Emerald Malijan, Mill Valley

    Emerald was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was just 10 years old, and had to be on insulin as a kid growing up. This onlyt caused her to work hard at not letting this disease rule her life. She has competed in Judo and body building over the years, and has found a way to balance her health, her fitness and her fun. She feels like the disease has been a blessing that allows her to help others learn to live full lives with diabetes or pre-diabetes.

    This is one of the main reasons why The Perfect Workout is so appealing to her–both for her own fitness and training others. She has acquired the knowledge and skills to work towards the company’s mission, helping others learn to be healthy while living with injuries or chronic conditions. She is excited to work personally with each client to safely and effectively reach their goals.

Oakland/Piedmont

  • Denise Easterling
  • (510) 254-3763

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    Denise Easterling, Oakland/Piedmont

    Denise Easterling is from Sandy, Utah, and graduated with a degree in Sociology and Criminology. She has always been physically active but has taken her love of fitness to the next level. She is preparing to compete in her first competitive bodybuilding competition sometime in the near future. On her bucket list of things to do before she is 35 is to obtain her Pro Bodybuilding Card. Denise began working for The Perfect Workout in the spring of 2013 and has been helping her clients lose fat and gain strength ever since.

  • Faten Alarabi
  • (510) 254-3763

    faten.alarabi@theperfectworkout.com

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    Faten Alarabi, Oakland/Piedmont

    Faten loves empowering her clients with the information and motivation they need to take their futures into their own hands and make positive, sustainable changes. She knows first hand what it feels like to set goals for yourself, crushing them one by one through discipline and hard work.

    As a busy new mom working behind a desk, Faten found it more and more challenging to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Constantly ordering in and skipping workouts led her and her husband to a new low. With their 10th year anniversary quickly approaching and an impressionable little one running around, they decided to take their health into their own hands and embarked on a truly transformative journey! Discipline, hard work, and motivation led them to lose 50 lbs combined and gain the energy and strength they need to keep up. For Faten, discovering The Perfect Workout and slow-motion strength training has made it simpler than ever to safely maintain and improve on her results. Faten truly believes that with the experience and wisdom ageing brings about, people can truly achieve their best body yet.

    Another passion of Faten’s is traveling. Raised in Montreal, she’s lived in cities around the world. Highlights of her travels include obtaining her National Personal Training Institute certificate (NPTI) in Seattle, getting her Masters degree in Vancouver, teaching English in Cairo, coaching students in Madrid, consulting for the United Nations in Vienna, and running her own ed tech consultancy in San Francisco.

  • Yvonne Blake
  • (510) 254-3763

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    Yvonne Blake, Oakland/Piedmont

    Yvonne was born and raised in Germany, and throughout her life she was fortunate enough to never have to watch what she was eating. Yvonne never got the chance to play any organized sports, but spent a lot of time outdoors on her bike or hiking around the German forests in her free time. Yvonne jokes that she also counts running after the bus she needed to catch for school or work as exercise.

    Yvonne came to the US as a live-in nanny, and was amazed at all the different foods at the grocery stores. Yvonne considers herself a foodie, and all the new food prompted her and her friends to make it a point to try everything they could before returning to Germany. As a result she ended up gaining about 30 pounds within the first year of being in the US.
    Later on she decided to extend her time as a nanny and transferred over to California, moving in with a lovely and very health-conscious host family, where she eventually learned how to make better food choices and adopt an exercise regime. “I was doing mostly cardio and unfortunately hurting myself along the way.” That was 2008, and ever since then she has become fascinated with real food nutrition and effective exercise routines.

    “I have taken different classes to further my studies, and along the way I discovered the slow motion strength training method, which I was eager to try and immediately loved it.” Yvonne saw results more quickly than with any cardio work she had ever done. A huge plus was that she never hurt herself while training in slow motion.

    This has all brought her to where she is today, a certified personal trainer in slow motion strength training. Yvonne says that she is still a foodie, but she is now able to focus more on wholesome foods that are nourishing and healing to the body. She still loves to hike and bike in her spare time around this beautiful state of California. Also, whenever she is able, she travels so that she can get to know other states or countries, different cultures and their cuisines.

  • Shannon Pugh
  • (510) 254-3763

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    Shannon Pugh, Oakland/Piedmont

    Shannon Pugh is a Bay Area Native, having grown up in Oakland her whole life. As a kid, Shannon was always involved in at least one sport, her favorite being volleyball! Despite her active lifestyle, Shannon still struggled with her weight and bullies. She soon began to realize how important not only physical activity but also nutrition is to overall health. She has a strong desire to help clients have a positive body image and feel good in their skin, no matter where they are in their fitness journey. We have to love ourselves through the journey, because health is a life-long journey!

    Shannon is currently attending John F Kennedy University, where she is getting her Master’s in Holistic Health Education and Nutrition. She hopes to be able to help her clients even more with the new-found knowledge that she will gain. When Shannon is not training or studying, you can find her out hiking the Bay Area Regional trails or playing tennis with her boyfriend and family.

Pleasanton

  • Bekki Leber
  • (925) 357-9704

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    Bekki Leber, Pleasanton

    Bekki has been a fitness fanatic her entire life. As a child, she danced competitively from the age of 3. Once Bekki became an adult, she realized that working out with others was a great way to be motivated and in shape. Bekki and her husband have been exercising together since they first met.

    Their community is full of families with young children, similar to her own. So many parents she meets are not happy with their level of fitness, but can’t motivate themselves to exercise regularly. Bekki began inviting groups of friends to 30-minute workouts that she led herself. Bekki received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the people who attended these workout sessions. She was making a difference in their lives and she loved how that felt. It was a moment of self-realization for Bekki. She was having fun and helping people realize their fitness goals.
    When she heard about The Perfect Workout, she fell in love with it immediately. Their emphasis on safe exercise while utilizing custom fitness plans really resonated with her. She is absolutely thrilled to be a part of the team.

    Bekki lives in Dublin, CA with her husband and two children ages 8 and 11. She considers herself a “foodie” because she has a culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu and loves to cook for family and friends. She also coaches the competitive cheerleading team at Fallon Middle School and leads all conditioning of the cheerleaders.

San Mateo

  • McKenna Holnagel
  • (650) 513-2747

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    McKenna Holnagel, San Mateo

    Growing up in San Diego gave McKenna a passion for exercise and a love for the outdoors. She followed the California sunshine north and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where she began the rigorous path of pursuing a career in physical therapy. After four years of working in the field, she discovered her true passion in personal training.

    This motivated her to move further north to the Bay Area where she has been training clients at The Perfect Workout since November 2012. McKenna enjoys building personal relationships with her clients, and gets a great deal of satisfaction from watching each one of them achieve their goals. She is passionate and skillful about tailoring each client’s workout to suit his or her unique goals, and loves when her clients’ strength training results enable them to pursue their dreams outside of the studio, much like she continues to pursue her own dreams.

    McKenna has obtained The Perfect Workout’s certification as well as a national personal training certification through the American Council on Exercise, and wants to use that expanded knowledge in her slow motion strength training workouts to help clients reach their maximum potential. When she’s not training clients, McKenna enjoys hiking and traveling to her favorite destinations, some of which include Costa Rica, Croatia and Lake Powell, and playing with her schnauzers Milton and Lord Byron. She looks forward to exploring what the Bay Area has to offer, but will always be a San Diego sports fan. Go Chargers!

  • Joseph Madulid
  • (925) 357-9704

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    Joseph Madulid, San Mateo

    Joe graduated from the Art Institute of California, San Francisco with a degree in Graphic Design, and has been working with The Perfect Workout since February of 2013. Some would say Joe has a sunny disposition, but do not be fooled, the man loves to get work done. He relishes the opportunity to push people beyond what they think they can do, and loves to see the sense of accomplishment and elation afterward. Through his eons of life experiences, he has settled on the mantra ‘mind over matter,’ and it has served him well at the studio and in life.

  • Estefania Zapata-Rodriguez
  • (650) 513-2747

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    Estefania Zapata-Rodriguez, San Mateo

    Estefania grew up in Puerto Rico, and has been a fitness enthusiast her whole life. She has a background in scientific research with a Masters degree, which is what drew her to The Perfect Workout and evidence-based slow motion strength training. She aspires to teach and influence people to practice safe and effective methods in order for them to achieve their goals.

    Estefania underwent surgery and physical therapy for a knee injury several years ago, and was advised by her doctor to train safely in order to prevent further injuries. That experience brings compassion and understanding in recovering from an injury. Through slow motion strength training, she has been able to increase strength without experiencing knee pain. She is excited to bring this knowledge to her clients.

  • Aurelio Rosas
  • (650) 513-2747

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    Aurelio Rosas, San Mateo

    Aurelio was born and raised in San Diego’s beautiful North County. He first moved out to the Bay Area in 2010 to attend school, ultimately receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from California State University, East Bay. He was first exposed to strength training as a sophomore in high school, and instantly fell in love.

    Since that time, he says his approach to how he lifts has changed drastically. When he first started out, his focus was on weight and set/rep counts; over the years, however, it took an unnecessary toll on his body. Like many amateur lifters, he incurred injuries that could have been avoided had he used appropriate weight and maintained proper form.
    It wasn’t until recently, with help from The Perfect Workout, that he realized how crucial maintaining proper form throughout an entire exercise is to protecting the body against injury. He values the emphasis that the company puts on safety while exercising, and truly believes that super slow can work for anyone.

    In his free time, he likes to enjoy the company of his family and friends. Outside of strength training his biggest interest is cars, specifically, classic American muscle cars. One of his dreams in life is to restore a classic of his own one day.

  • Jennifer Cala
  • (650) 513-2747

    jen.cala@theperfectworkout.com

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    Jennifer Cala, San Mateo

    Jennifer has lived in the Bay Area since 2005, but grew up in Cooper City, FL. She has been involved in sports of all kinds for her whole life, and has a true passion for physical fitness and the outdoors. Her favorite weekend activity is hiking, and when she has free time she enjoys unwinding while painting.

    Before working at The Perfect Workout, Jennifer was a swim teacher for children of all ages and adults too! Because of this, she has a true understanding of how people learn new skills differently, and how to adapt accordingly.

    Jennifer battles arthritis in her left knee and asthma, and therefore has learned how to work around these ailments to find success in working out. She values safety as much as she values fitness and fun! She has a true understanding of how important it is to avoid injury while getting stronger and healthier. She is very excited to bring this knowledge and passion to all her clients.

  • Monica Fang
  • (650) 513-2747

    monica.fang@theperfectworkout.com

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    Monica Fang, San Mateo

    Born and raised in San Francisco, CA, Monica has been exposed to many cultures and ways of life, which has allowed her to develop a passion and sensitivity towards diversity. Monica is excited to focus this energy towards helping people from different starting points in regards to fitness, helping them to get to their goals and in the process realize their fitness potential. Having been active her whole life, she has always been in a gym or doing some sort of exercise.

    Monica began her fitness career as a gymnast which lasted for 8 years. Through gymnastics, she has learned the importance of proper form during the performance of an exercise, as well as the importance of stretching to avoid injury. She learned at an early age that it is not all about how much you can lift and how long you are in the gym. Correct techniques and proper guidance will get you much further than trying to compete with everyone else in the gym.

    Since experiencing a variety of workouts from gymnastics, to dance, to power lifting, to cross-fit, Monica has been able to grasp a wide variety of knowledge from each type of workout. Monica was introduced to the slow motion technique by one of her closest friends, and has found that it is very effective. Doing this slow motion technique allows her to really visualize and think about what her muscles are doing, which actually helps her to work harder. The slow motion technique also isolates each muscle group that she is working on, and she can really feel the results.

Southwest San Jose

  • Allyson Seals
  • (408) 899-5812

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    Allyson Seals, Southwest San Jose

    Allyson was born in Washington, but spent a good portion of her life in California and Minnesota. She has participated in almost every sport you can think of, including soccer, gymnastics, swimming, and running. Her love for the outdoors and being active developed an interest in other hobbies such as hiking, weight-training, yoga, surfing and traveling.

    Allyson’s outgoing and energetic personality have a positive effect on everyone around her. She enjoys helping others, and is constantly striving to be the best she can be. After high school she became a nanny, but quickly realized that she wanted to take another career path. She went to school to become an EMT, and started taking firefighting classes right here in the Bay Area. Sadly, she learned that the toll it took on her body was too much. This is when she started to explore more of her health-related interests, which lead her to the art of personal training!

  • Ryan Micallef
  • (650) 300-4308

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    Ryan Micallef, Southwest San Jose

    Ryan hails from a small town called Burlingame in the Golden State of California. Growing up with the dream of being a wrestling superstar, Ryan has always been interested in health and fitness. In 2003, he embarked on a journey to become a pro wrestler. Years of physical abuse forced him to change up his strength training regimen in order to keep up with the physical demands the sport put on his body.

    In 2012, he achieved a P90X Certification and an NASM Certification and began doing personal training. It wasn’t until he discovered The Perfect Workout’s slow motion method that he had finally found a training regimen that was physically demanding enough AND achieved the best results in the quickest amount of time. He is currently at only 14.9% body fat at the age of 32, a number he has not seen since being 19!
    Today, Ryan continues to live out the childhood dream of being a pro wrestler, runs the occasional marathon for charity, and loves meeting and working with new clients every day at The Perfect Workout!

  • Matt Harris
  • (408) 899-5812

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    Matt Harris, Southwest San Jose

    Matt Harris is a California native who has always enjoyed an active lifestyle. About five years ago he developed a passion for lifting weights and mastering safe lifting techniques. After reading about The Perfect Workout, he incorporated slow motion strength training into his own workouts and saw the phenomenal results. He is excited to be able to share this information with clients as part of The Perfect Workout family. He spends his free time with his 3 1/2 year old daughter, teaching her to enjoy the fun things in life.

  • Maria Beers
  • (408) 899-5812

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    Maria Beers, Southwest San Jose

    After spending 20+ years in the corporate world, Maria changed career paths to pursue her passion, fitness. Over the years, she has done cardio funk aerobics (very similar to the current day U-Jam), step aerobics, Tae-Bo, hot yoga and conventional weight-training, as well as participated in 4 half-marathons. However, slow motion strength training has been the most intense workout by far!

    Maria’s other passion is taking vacation retreats, allowing her the opportunity to visit a few different countries. She practiced yoga on the beach in Tulum, Mexico, stayed in a castle in Southern France, and went white water rafting in Costa Rica.

  • Andrew Frazier
  • (408) 899-5812

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    Andrew Frazier, Southwest San Jose

    Andrew has been staying active ever since he was a young child. Growing up in Southern California, he participated in various sports including football, basketball, and track & field. A severe knee injury in his early teen years caused Andrew to gain a strong appreciation for physical health and make personal fitness a priority in his life. Weight training, which he only did before occasionally for the sole purpose of improving performance in sports, now became a hobby and passion that has remained with him till this day.

    Fairly new to the Bay Area, Andrew moved to San Jose in August of 2013 to attend San Jose State University. Although he is still young, Andrew has acquired valuable experience and knowledge in fitness over his years by pursuing it. Helping others change their lives by improving their own physical health is a truly rewarding experience and an opportunity he doesn’t take lightly.

Sunnyvale

  • Christina Marie Freiheit
  • (408) 912-1387

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    Christina Marie Freiheit, Sunnyvale

    Christina Marie’s passion for living a holistic, healthy life has been engraved in her since she was a child. Raised in Washington State, Christina Marie picked up hobbies such as backpacking, hiking, and trail-bike riding, and considers car camping a luxury vacation. She was raised in a strong military family, which nurtured her discipline, analytical mind and fun-loving nature. Christina Marie has nearly 20 years of experience in the fitness industry.

    In the late 1990’s she began personal training with a focus on strength training and nutrition. Her personal desire to lose 42 pounds created a thirst to achieve the best look she could possibly obtain. This desire chiseled a path to competitive body building. Christina Marie firmly believes that everybody is a body builder in some fashion. Every person who works out does so to build their body to achieve optimal health, strength and a great look (even though some are too humble to admit that).

    Since becoming a trainer at The Perfect Workout, Christina Marie is currently leg pressing over 430% of her body weight. She weighs less than 100 pounds. It warms her heart to be able to see clients achieve their own personal best and then strive for more. She knows that performing slow motion, high-intensity training is tough to mentally soak in. Hang around The Perfect Workout long enough and you will hear her enthusiastically quote, “99% of success always begins with failure.” ~Shochiro Honda

  • Lisa Wong
  • (408) 912-1387

    lisa.wong@theperfectworkout.com

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    Lisa Wong, Sunnyvale

    Growing up with an older and a twin brother, Lisa wanted to prove from a young age that she could do whatever the boys could do and better. Her brothers were instrumental in jump-starting her active lifestyle. They encouraged her to start playing soccer when she was 10, fostered an early love for all Bay Area sports teams so she could talk metrics with the best, and introduced her to strength training. Above all, they never let her quit. Thanks to them, Lisa continued with soccer through high school and played recreationally in college. It was there that she suffered the worst injury of her life and started the uphill battle that eventually brought her to The Perfect Workout. During an IM Championship soccer game, Lisa tore her left ACL completely and underwent surgery. Eight months later, she went in for a second surgery on the same knee.

    The process—both the surgeries and the resulting months of physical therapy—were enormous obstacles to overcome. But with the patience and support from her therapists and family, Lisa began to realize what a blessing in disguise her injury had become. It taught her the value of hard work, consistency and safety. Most of all it showed that her body could do things her mind refused to believe, and empowered her to start taking control of her body’s health.

    Now well out from her injury, Lisa wants to share that feeling of empowerment with everyone and inspire them to dedicate their lives towards being healthy and fit in the safest way possible. The Perfect Workout exemplifies both aspects, and is a surefire way to make incredible strength gains while preventing injuries. As a part of this incredible team, Lisa looks forward to helping everyone reach their fitness goals safely, because nothing is more rewarding than seeing someone achieve what they thought was impossible.

  • Fritzie Broese Van Groenou
  • (408) 912-1387

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    Fritzie Broese Van Groenou, Sunnyvale

    Born in the Phillipine Islands and raised in the redwoods of Humboldt County, Fritzi brings her contagious energy and her heart for fitness to The Perfect Workout team. Her fondest memory as a child was growing up dancing in The Nutcracker. Fritzi’s love for dance lead her to teach innovative high-intensity dance fitness classes in Northern California. Along with teaching dance classes, she used to workout up to 2 hours a day, 5-6 days a week, in addition to doing hot yoga and bootcamp crossfit classes.

    Eventually she took an opportunity to help others as a Case Manager for a non-profit organization where she helped families in need. Although she was grateful for the experience, it was not in her nature to be sitting behind a desk under loads of paperwork. Upon moving to the Bay Area, Fritzi decided to go back to what she loves the most, as a motivator helping others execute their health and fitness goals. As a busy mother, Fritzi is entirely grateful for the minimal amount of time it takes to get in an effective workout through slow motion strength training, and she looks forward to pushing you to grow both physically and mentally.

  • Samantha Jennings
  • (408) 912-1387

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    Samantha Jennings, Sunnyvale

    Samantha has always had a desire to help, motivate, and inspire others. She has led an active lifestyle her whole life, so health, fitness, and wellness have naturally become a part of her. She has extensive training in understanding correct body movement patterns, injury prevention and posture, as she is currently working toward a Doctorate degree in chiropractic. Prior to attending chiropractic school, Samantha graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Business Administration.

    She believes that injury prevention and safety are essential in ensuring that you are working out effectively. She believes that The Perfect Workout is an excellent, evidence-based workout program and is an example of what working out effectively truly means. She believes that The Perfect Workout can create life-changing, lasting results for people, and she’s ready to help people achieve their goals of doing so!

    In her spare time, Samantha enjoys obstacle course racing, skydiving, hiking, biking, and playing with her two dogs, Jack and Marley. If you have Samantha as a personal trainer, she will ensure that you will get a safe, fun, and effective workout every time!

  • Michael Parodi
  • (408) 912-1387

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    Michael Parodi, Sunnyvale

    Michael is a major proponent of saving precious time without sacrificing quality, especially when it comes to exercising and one’s overall health. He believes that the cornerstone for optimal health begins with a nutritious diet. The Perfect Workout epitomizes all he believes in and creates a safe foundation based on integrity, which happens to be the number one core value in the Airforce. He was shocked at how stimulated his body felt after his first workout at The Perfect Workout studio, and amazed at how much energy he had following his training. He looks forward to bringing all of his knowledge and experience to his clients!

  • Paola Ortega
  • (408) 912-1387

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    Paola Ortega, Sunnyvale

    Paola Ortega is from México City and she is very family-oriented. Paola loves her family and her dogs—she considers her dogs as a part of her family. She enjoys visiting her family as much as she can.

    Paola came to the US more than 12 years ago. She has been working on Marketing and Advertising for 18 years handling Hispanic brands nationwide, but she decided to change gears and work on her own dream. She has lived in Dallas, NYC and is now here in the Bay area and she loves it! She loves the city, being so close to nature, meeting and helping people and she also loves running and hiking. The Bay area has been the perfect place to experience all of these.

    Paola enjoys running marathons and has run in 3 full marathons: NYC and 2 in San Francisco; she has also run in many half and small races.
    “It is my best therapy. Running to me means more than a simple race or medal, it means that when you have a goal in your life, you can always cross the finish line, even though there are ups and downs during the “race” (the race of life). With determination, courage, love and faith, everything is possible!”

    She found out about The Perfect Workout by accident, but it was a very good accident, because it has everything that she likes, and at the same time it is the perfect complement to any single fitness activity. The best part is that The Perfect Workout provides real results in terms of strengthening the muscles and helping people’s health and mood! She likes working at The Perfect Workout because she enjoys that her work helps her clients improve their lives!

  • Olga Adelung
  • (408) 912-1387

    olga.adelung@theperfectworkout.com

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    Olga Adelung, Sunnyvale

    Olga is passionate about fitness and wellness. She moved to the Bay Area in 2000 from Uzbekistan, Tashkent. She graduated from San Jose State University summa cum laude with a degree in Exercise and Fitness. Olga is an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist and is also certified to teach Enhance Fitness, Matter of Balance, TRX, and Master Fitness Program classes.

    After Olga graduated, she continued working as an exercise instructor and a personal trainer. She helped people build stronger bodies, so they could live active lifestyles and avoid injury. Unfortunately, many of the people she met had already sustained injuries pursuing better health. As a result, when she found out about The Perfect Workout, she was very excited to join their team. The Slow Motion technique made exercise not only effective, but also safe.

    In her spare time Olga enjoys playing with her son. She also loves to be outdoors—hiking, biking, and swimming. At the end of the day she loves to wind down by meditating. Meditation helps her feel calm, focused, creative, and happy. Olga is excited to use her knowledge to help people achieve greater health and wellness.

  • Heather Bedy
  • (408) 912-1387

    heather.bedy@theperfectworkout.com

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    Heather Bedy, Sunnyvale

    Heather enjoys traveling and exploring. Learning about other cultures while immersing herself with their history and traditions is an enlightening, one-of-a-kind experience that brings her much joy. She volunteers regularly with various local organizations and engages in the idea of reduce/reuse/recycle to help lessen our footprint on the world.

    Clean eating is an integral part of her life. About 4 years ago, she was fed up with how she felt from gaining weight, random aches and pains, not sleeping well and always feeling foggy-headed. After re-learning how to cook with food that came from earth, she lost and kept off more than 20 pounds, the aches and pains subsided and she now sleeps soundly and wakes refreshed and sharp, ready to take on the new day!

    Her years of working in the legal field and in project management have reinforced the knowledge that time management, coupled with proper nutrition, are essential for a balanced life. Now more than ever, she believes it’s imperative that we allocate time to take care of ourselves. Benjamin Franklin once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” With simple changes to our daily routines, she believes we can all become healthier and stronger both inside and out.

    After experiencing a knee injury, her doctor informed her that she needed to build up the muscles around her knees to prevent further injury, and if she did not do so, surgery was in her future. What a wake-up call! This was just around the time she first heard about The Perfect Workout.

    With injury prevention on her mind, she decided to check out slow motion training to see if it could work for her. After her first training session, she was amazed by the knowledgeable staff and how well her body, even the sore parts, responded to the workout! In addition, she received an abundance of information to help her further understand the slow motion technique and why injury prevention, along with building muscle, is extremely important, especially as we get older. This was the first time in her life she was excited to exercise! She believed in the program so much, she joined the team and looks forward to helping you achieve your exercise goals while having fun!

Walnut Creek

  • Kelsey Abraham
  • (925) 357-9704

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    Kelsey Abraham, Walnut Creek

    Inspired by the progress and dedication of others, Kelsey Abraham happily joined The Perfect Workout in Winter of 2013.The idea of encouraging clients to reach their goals keeps her motivated to always work diligently with each and every person she has the pleasure to train.

    While cardio kickboxing, running, and hiking kept her busy in the past, Kelsey now focuses mainly on nutrition and her Super Slow Workout to reach her fitness goals. When she finds herself with free time, she spends it reading, writing, or coming up with healthy recipes to share with family and friends.

  • Bekki Leber
  • (925) 357-9704

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    Bekki Leber, Walnut Creek

    Bekki has been a fitness fanatic her entire life. As a child, she danced competitively from the age of 3. Once Bekki became an adult, she realized that working out with others was a great way to be motivated and in shape. Bekki and her husband have been exercising together since they first met.

    Their community is full of families with young children, similar to her own. So many parents she meets are not happy with their level of fitness, but can’t motivate themselves to exercise regularly. Bekki began inviting groups of friends to 30-minute workouts that she led herself. Bekki received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the people who attended these workout sessions. She was making a difference in their lives and she loved how that felt. It was a moment of self-realization for Bekki. She was having fun and helping people realize their fitness goals.
    When she heard about The Perfect Workout, she fell in love with it immediately. Their emphasis on safe exercise while utilizing custom fitness plans really resonated with her. She is absolutely thrilled to be a part of the team.

    Bekki lives in Dublin, CA with her husband and two children ages 8 and 11. She considers herself a “foodie” because she has a culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu and loves to cook for family and friends. She also coaches the competitive cheerleading team at Fallon Middle School and leads all conditioning of the cheerleaders.

  • Jazmine Jackson
  • (925) 357-9704 or (925) 395-4891

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    Jazmine Jackson, Walnut Creek

    Jazmine’s greatest passion in life is to live a healthy one. She chose to work at The Perfect Workout because she has a huge passion for fitness and helping others that extends far beyond herself. Her love of physical activity began at a very young age, when she chose to participate in every sport imaginable. She continued to play sports throughout high school and college and her passion only grew. She knew her calling involved helping others and making sure they achieve their personal fitness goals.

    Jazmin attended Pepperdine University where she was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a minor in Social Work. At Pepperdine she was awarded a full athletic scholarship to play for the women’s basketball team. Upon graduating, Jazmine was presented with the opportunity to play professional basketball overseas, but she turned down the contract because her passion for fitness extends far beyond basketball.

    Jazmine enjoys helping clients get stronger and informing them about better ways to live a healthy life. Jazmine has a ton of experience with weight training, both the traditional method and our method here at The Perfect Workout. She has also worked with many different populations including athletes, teens, and seniors. She can’t wait to help you achieve your goals!

  • Kris Morton
  • (925) 357-9704

    kris.morton@theperfectworkout.com

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    Kris Morton, Walnut Creek

    Kris has been involved in fitness and athletics since the day his parents placed a round ball in his crib. He was an enthusiastic and rambunctious child and tried every sport, but it didn’t take long to discover basketball to be his true passion. After putting in the hard work playing for many teams and spending endless summers at camp, he reached his goal of playing basketball for De La Salle. His career was cut short due to injury, but he didn’t let that discourage him. After extensive rehab he was back at it, but finding new passions such as running and cross fit.

    This was short-lived after a car accident put him in the hospital with a broken back and many other serious injuries. It was a tough road from there, and it was hard for him to see a light at the end of the tunnel. For the first time in his life he gave up, and isolated himself to the couch, only taking comfort in his prescribed pain killers, video games, and junk food. His condition rapidly declined. It caused a dramatic increase in his weight (to well over 300 lbs). His body and strength weakened to the point he could not support all the added weight, causing him to become tired from even the smallest amount of exertion. Even getting dressed was a challenge, making him winded and sweaty at the minor task. This all hit a climax when he was hospitalized due to poor diet and complications with his medications. It was rock bottom.

    In the hospital Kris did a lot of soul searching and self actualization. After discharge, he was determined to turn his life around, taking on the challenge with new perspective and vigor. It was a tough road, but he started by tapering of all the meds, then making a dramatic change in diet, and finally taking short walks. The walks turn into jogs, and the jogs into runs. A fire had been lit in his belly. All these hard changes had him feeling so good, both mentally and physically, that he had the confidence to start weight training again. He bought some free weights and starting hitting them hard. He pushed his body to new heights and extreme challenges, including distance and obstacle races such as Spartan and Bay to Breakers. This turned into an obsession of 2 hours a day 6 days a week in the gym. He saw huge transformations, but believed there had to be a more effective solution.

    After doing extensive research, he discovered high intensity training and The Perfect Workout. It was an eye-opening experience. He became so committed to the method that he started working at The Perfect Workout, dedicating his life to help others improve their fitness and their life. “I went from spending 12 hours a week in the gym to a mere hour, from training like Rocky to Ivan Drago, in a clinically controlled environment. In that brief time I have seen bigger-than-ever transformations in my body, and improvements in my strength, race times, and lung capacity. Now I can use all that free time for the recreational pursuits that I truly love. Now let me help you reach your goals, and achieve new greatness. This is truly the most effective exercise method!”

Houston Area

Cypress/N. Houston

  • Casey Cox
  • (832) 497-1121

    casey.cox@theperfectworkout.com

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    Casey Cox, Cypress/N. Houston

    At a young age, Casey discovered her athletic passion through both club and intramural soccer teams, quickly becoming captain of her high school varsity soccer team. Unfortunately, Casey knows firsthand the effects of ill-informed coaching, which caused her to sit out several seasons recovering from preventable injuries. Casey describes this time as a “blessing-in-disguise” that allowed her to observe a different perspective in the coach-athlete relationship, which ignited her desire to help individuals lead a healthy lifestyle—mentally and physically.

    After graduating with her Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Texas A&M University in 2.5 years, Casey found The Perfect Workout, and immediately knew it was a company with a mission that she wanted to be a part of. Casey hopes to help others prevent injuries in the gym, and help those who have experienced the effects of improper training, so that everyone has the opportunity to become the best version of themselves they want to be.

    Aside from helping others in the gym, Casey loves to go hiking with her German Shepherd, experiment with healthy recipes in the kitchen, and volunteer with local non-profit organizations.

  • Krys Henderson
  • (281) 724-5147

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    Krys Henderson, Cypress/N. Houston

    Originally from Atlanta, Krys’ life has always been active. In 2010, she started running and completed her first marathon in 2013. Krys loves to try new activities and can always be found taking new classes at the Y. Her favorites are kickboxing and PiYo. She’s coached everything from dance to baseball and has a passion for getting people active.

    After moving to Houston, she quickly became familiar with the super slow method and starting using it in her own training. “I instantly fell in love with the results. Moving across the country isn’t easy, and with the stress and constant ‘honey-do’ lists, exercise took the back seat. I’m so glad I found a regimen that doesn’t require a lot of time and still produces results.”

    At home, Krys’ young son keeps her busy day in and day out. He’s growing up with the same desire to try all things active. He loves to try new sports and takes just as many different classes. His favorite has also become kickboxing, so much so, he’s tried to teach the class himself! Turns out the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree.

  • Thomas Bailey
  • (281) 724-5147 / (832) 497-1121

    thomas.bailey@theperfectworkout.com

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    Thomas Bailey, Cypress/N. Houston

    Thomas started his active lifestyle at an early age. While in elementary school, he coordinated a student kickball league and kept record of games and standings. At the age of 8, he began swimming at a local club and continued through his sophomore year of high school. During this time, he also played basketball and volleyball for his middle school.

    His passion for athletics and health flourished in high school. He joined the varsity soccer and football teams and played all four years of high school. His soccer coach and athletic director sparked his passion for health, nutrition, and coaching. Since then, he has searched for an avenue to explore and share his passion with those around him.

    Thomas originally discovered The Perfect Workout in 2014, and was ecstatic to learn about slow motion strength training. He took what he learned about the process and applied it to his own workout routine. He then found a coaching role at his previous high school and incorporated these techniques to the regime. Since then, Thomas has focused his passion on coaching and health. He is excited to share his passion with others and help them achieve their lifestyle goals.

  • Pamela Wolfe
  • (832) 497-1121

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    Pamela Wolfe, Cypress/N. Houston

    Pam decided to shift career directions after managing restaurants for almost 15 years because she was approaching her 40th birthday. Her desire to stop working crazy hours with teenage twins at home led her to the opportunity to become a trainer at The Perfect Workout. It turns out that Pam’s customer service experience, combined with a love of people and a passion for working out herself, made it a great fit. Pam says, “This is all about connection. I love making personal connections, building trust, and seeing people realize they’re stronger than they thought.” She also loves the fact that The Perfect Workout is based on research, and that it works. Her own results—building muscle and losing inches— are proof. “I feel like I’m going to be fitter in my 40’s than any other time in my life.”

    Pam’s kids notice the great example she’s setting, and she’s even gotten her son into the studio to do the workout. A side benefit of this career change is that they’re all getting to spend more time together at high school football games, marching band events, and mountain biking trips. All in all, life has taken a nice upward turn. “I really do pinch myself. I’m truly blessed, and I can’t wait to see The Perfect Workout continue to grow.”

  • Kam Sadler
  • (832) 497-1121

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    Kam Sadler, Cypress/N. Houston

    Kamia, or Kam for short, was born and raised in Houston, TX. The oldest of 3 siblings, she and her family spent most of her youth in the Alief area. She has always been passionate about helping others. Prior to joining the team at The Perfect Workout, she was shaping children’s lives as a second grade teacher in Houston ISD. She also has a very expansive work history in the Customer Service field.

    Kam received her Bachelors in Psychology from University of Houston in 2009. When she is in her home element, she enjoys reading, blogging, hanging out with her sons, and spending quality time with her family. She never really saw herself as a “fitness” person. She was relatively active as a kid, but as she got older, fitness became an afterthought. Then one day, she found herself weighing over 240 lbs and knew something needed to change. Making a conscious effort to change her lifestyle through better eating habits and exercise, she managed to lose over 100 lbs back in 2012. Over time, she became more and more health and fitness conscious, until eventually she had an epiphany moment: she had finally discovered a passion that she could turn into a career, all while doing what she loves most—helping people.

  • Marco Cerise
  • (832) 497-1121

    marco.cerise@theperfectworkout.com

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    Marco Cerise, Cypress/N. Houston

    Marco wasn’t always as into fitness as he is now. His teen years were spent more in front of a video game rather than being outside. But that all changed when he joined the Marine Corps. He found fitness after a friend dragged him to the gym after a long day at work, and he has been in love with it ever since.

    While serving, he sustained injuries to his left knee and shoulder, which stopped him from his traditional methods of exercise. It was at that time that he discovered slow motion strength training, and he has been a very strong advocate ever since. Needless to say, Marco was ecstatic when he found The Perfect Workout, and he looks forward every day to helping as many people as he can achieve the level of physical fitness they desire.

  • Malcolm DeBettencourt
  • (832) 497-1121

    malcolm.debettencourt@theperfectworkout.com

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    Malcolm DeBettencourt, Cypress/N. Houston

    Malcolm was raised in Houston and has always lead an active adult lifestyle. Besides fitness and working out, he enjoys motorcycles and classic trucks, the great outdoors, fishing, cooking, and making beer and soap. He’s been a long-time volunteer with the Gulf Coast Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the MS Society. He’s been married for 29 years, with two grown sons, one, a fitness trainer and the other a soldier in the United States Army.

    Wanting to change careers, he heard about The Perfect Workout and felt the calling. Being active and fit himself, he enjoys sharing the world of fitness and healthy living with others. He finds being able to help guide, teach and train fitness to others is an exciting thing, because in many cases it can be life-changing to the person being taught, especially those who have not lived a fit lifestyle in the past. Whether it is helping a fit person become better or bringing a new person into the lifestyle, both build health, confidence and a better quality of life for that person.

    Fitness is one of the few things in our life that we have control of. Once you feel the power of this, you will be a believer and you’ll want to make it a part of your lifestyle. It’s never too late to start. Let’s go!

Clear Lake Studio

  • Alexa Roth
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    Alexa Roth, Clear Lake Studio

    Starting at an early age, Alexa has always loved being active. She ran cross country starting in fourth grade and continued throughout high school. Being an athlete gave Alexa a passion for fitness. She graduated with honors from the University of Houston with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology-Exercise Science. Searching for a career to utilize her passion and love of helping people, Alexa stumbled across The Perfect Workout.

    After being introduced to The Perfect Workout’s slow motion strength training program and completing one workout, she was hooked. 20 Minutes. Twice a Week. Incredible Results. It seriously was a “perfect workout,” and Alexa continues to see results and gains in strength. She now continues to train her clients to help them reach their goals and revolutionize the way people exercise at The Perfect Workout. When she’s not training, Alexa loves taking her chocolate lab for walks, watching movies with friends, going to museums and being outdoors.

  • Jonathan Mejia
  • (281) 456-3380

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    Jonathan Mejia, Clear Lake Studio

    Before joining The Perfect Workout team, Jonathan was fortunate enough to receive a scholarship to play collegiate baseball. After suffering numerous injuries, he decided to retire from the sport and pursue a career in Exercise Science and Human Performance. He believes health and fitness is a topic that is overlooked and wants to help others see the value in it.

    Jonathan brings commitment, passion, and excitement when helping others achieve their fitness desires. He plans to become more educated about fitness and nutrition, and continue to develop professionally within the company. When not in the studio, Jonathan enjoys boxing, hanging out with friends, and going to the beach.

  • Ethan Enyi
  • (281) 201-5309

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    Ethan Enyi, Clear Lake Studio

    Ethan was born and raised in Houston, Texas. One of his earliest memories was seeing bodybuilders compete in a show. From that moment, he knew that he wanted to achieve a similar physique, which began his lifelong journey to attain that goal. Along the way, he has learned many things about training, nutrition, and anatomy. Then one day, he came across the paradigm set by the founder of The Perfect Workout in an online ad. After poring over the material, he came to the conclusion that this was the future of fitness.

    Now as a personal trainer, his goal is to use his lifelong knowledge, tempered by the effective and efficient super slow training method, to spare his clients the dead ends and pitfalls of the fitness industry. Instead, he aspires to introduce them to the best and safest way to train and achieve their fitness goals.

    Aside from being an avid fitness enthusiast, Ethan enjoys reading, movies, gaming, gardening, electronics, art and food. He is always seeking to learn more, and loves to meet new and interesting people.

  • Sarah DeMott
  • (281) 456-3380

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    Sarah DeMott, Clear Lake Studio

    From a young age, Sarah always had an outdoor flair. Although running has been an activity she always despised, she still gets thoroughly excited about others such as hiking, swimming, kayaking, waterfall climbing and more. In her teen years, she gained some unwanted weight in all the wrong places.

    Over the years, Sarah quickly learned that no exercise, amount of treadmill time or “magic pill” could give her the results she wanted quickly enough. Luckily, she found out about The Perfect Workout, and fell in love. Finally, something scientifically proven and very time-convenient! Seeing results in fat loss and muscle gain while finally feeling good about herself was like winning the lottery! This happy gal loves to travel, enjoys music and gets incredible pleasure from helping others.

  • Nickolette McKenzie
  • (281) 456-3380

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    Nickolette McKenzie, Clear Lake Studio

    Nickolette was introduced to an active lifestyle at an early age. She’s been a “gym rat” since the fourth grade, and since then she has always considered the gym to be her second home. Along with being an avid gym goer, Nickolette also participated in gymnastics and track and field throughout her childhood.

    Her passion for fitness pushed her to continue her studies and track career at the University of Dubuque. She graduated in 2015 with a degree in both Exercise Science and Business Administration. After finishing her undergraduate studies, she became a collegiate track and field coach, and loved every minute of it.

    “Being an athlete was fun, but I know I was put on this earth to coach and motivate others to become the best version of themselves. I love to help others succeed and reach their goals; it’s just as good as winning a race!” She is currently working towards her Master’s degree in Exercise Science at the University of Houston Clear Lake. Nickolette is excited to start her journey at The Perfect Workout, and she hopes to positively impact the lives of those she trains!

Kingwood

  • Lauren Lartigue
  • (281) 241-1628

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    Lauren Lartigue, Kingwood

    Graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, Lauren considers staying fit and healthy to be very important. She played collegiate soccer for four years and also enjoys rock climbing, playing volleyball, and just staying active. As an athlete, Lauren has always been super competitive and has had a great passion for fitness.

    She is excited about being able to share that passion with her clients and help them reach their fitness goals. She finds that The Perfect Workout’s high intensity slow motion training pushes her to her limits, allowing her to increase strength in the safest and most effective way possible.

  • Katherine Diaz
  • (281) 241-1628

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    Katherine Diaz, Kingwood

    From an early age, Katherine has always loved being active. She naturally fell in love with any type of athletics. The only problem was that entering the workforce, on top of other distractions, caused a healthy and active lifestyle to take a back seat.

    Her sister started working for The Perfect Workout and fell in love with it. She was able to get their parents to join, and the changes in their health, energy, and strength was something Katherine couldn’t deny. She tried it out, and couldn’t believe that she was exhausted in just 20 minutes.

    The biggest impact that the workout has had has been in her strength. What she would spend 3 months in the gym to accomplish, she was able to do in 3 weeks with this exercise. Katherine is now so excited and happy about this journey with The Perfect Workout—not only surrounding herself with health, wellness, and exercise, but helping other people get there too.

Memorial

  • Jonathan Todd
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    Jonathan Todd, Memorial

    Born and raised in Houston, Jonathan has always had an active lifestyle. Camping, fishing, swimming, and all manner of sports were his favorite activities. In the seventh grade Jonathan started running track. Specializing in the hurdles and relays, his passion for track would lead to a scholarship at the University of Texas at Arlington.

    As an engineering student and athlete, Jonathan soon realized that engineering was not for him. So after switching his major to science, focusing on math and physics classes, and graduating with honors, Jonathan wanted to work a job he could love. Now Jonathan works to improve lives by helping people get the bodies they desire. When not in the gym, Jonathan still trains for track and enjoys visiting family in Houston.

  • Keisy Vega
  • (281) 724-5147

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    Keisy Vega, Memorial

    Keisy Vega is a passionate Certified Personal Trainer who loves to delve into challenging health and fitness goals and achieve them for her clients. She manages The Perfect Workout’s studio in Memorial, and she is a firm believer in their science-based workout, which is helping her stay in shape. Keisy understands weight struggles, and got trapped in convenience foods when she first moved here from El Salvador, but with “clean eating,” she slimmed down 30 lbs and is her strongest ever. She also believes that every person can attain her optimal fitness—with smart exercise and nutrition, you can become your best self.

  • Thomas Bailey
  • (281) 724-5147 / (832) 497-1121

    thomas.bailey@theperfectworkout.com

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    Thomas Bailey, Memorial

    Thomas started his active lifestyle at an early age. While in elementary school, he coordinated a student kickball league and kept record of games and standings. At the age of 8, he began swimming at a local club and continued through his sophomore year of high school. During this time, he also played basketball and volleyball for his middle school.

    His passion for athletics and health flourished in high school. He joined the varsity soccer and football teams and played all four years of high school. His soccer coach and athletic director sparked his passion for health, nutrition, and coaching. Since then, he has searched for an avenue to explore and share his passion with those around him.

    Thomas originally discovered The Perfect Workout in 2014, and was ecstatic to learn about slow motion strength training. He took what he learned about the process and applied it to his own workout routine. He then found a coaching role at his previous high school and incorporated these techniques to the regime. Since then, Thomas has focused his passion on coaching and health. He is excited to share his passion with others and help them achieve their lifestyle goals.

  • Marci Arsenault
  • (281) 724-5147

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    Marci Arsenault, Memorial

    Marci grew up in Sugar Land, Texas, the place she still calls home. Because of her father, who is a very dedicated weight lifter, she became interested in fitness at a very young age. She remembers doing bench press as young as the age of 9. Through the knowledge she obtained from her parents and others, she learned how important strength training is to maintaining good health throughout your life. You’re never too young and never too old to lift weights.

    For the past several years, she has been a caregiver in the home health field. She started out with caring for her grandmother in her last days, and then caring for a patient with dementia. She has always been interested in the medical field, fitness, and learning how to improve people’s quality of life. For a long time, with the example of her parents, she has believed in the value of strength training and good nutrition.

    The Perfect Workout is a great fit for Marci. She is very excited to be part of this company, and looks forward to helping people accomplish their goals and improve their quality of life.

    In her free time she loves anything that takes her outdoors: camping, hunting, fishing, wild flower picking, working on her truck, going to the beach and she absolutely loves her state… TEXAS. She also likes reading, good conversation over coffee, history and old movies.

  • Tony Atkinson
  • (281) 724-5147 or (281) 201-5309

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    Tony Atkinson, Memorial

    Tony was born and raised right here in Houston, Texas. Both of his parents worked in medicine and advocated a healthy lifestyle to him and his 2 younger sisters, starting at an early age. A true fanatic of all sports, Tony was a lacrosse player growing up. He became the captain of his high school team and earned All-District Honors his senior year.

    He continued his passion for health and fitness throughout his college years while earning a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy at the University of Houston. When he is not spending free time with friends and family, Tony is pursuing a career in amateur boxing.

    Sports and fitness have taught Tony the type of discipline, consistency and determination that are needed to achieve one’s health goals. He was drawn to the concepts in The Perfect Workout, having integrated slow motion strength training in previous workout regiments. After going through the workout himself, he was immediately hooked. Tony’s passion is centered on health and exercise. His entire family is in health-related fields, and he believes it is a trait that has been passed onto him. The Perfect Workout has given him the opportunity to help people while doing something he loves, and he is ecstatic to be a part of this company.

River Oaks

  • Fe
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    Fe, River Oaks

    Fe obtained a B.S. in Exercise Science and Fitness Management at Lamar University and an M.S. in Human Performance at Texas Southern University, where she fine-tuned her knowledge and skills in human movement.

    She first learned about the concept of slow motion strength training during her academic studies. Her studies were called into practice when she was in an unfortunate car accident. After physical rehab for many months, her recovery progressed slowly. It was a draining experience both a physically and emotionally for her, so she took it upon herself to own her physical rehabilitation and formed her own workouts involving slow motion training. When the opportunity to work with The Perfect Workout was presented to her, it was a “perfect” match of the ideal career merged with her passion. She is honored to be part of an amazing team with The Perfect Workout.

    Fe lives by a quote from Virgil: “The greatest wealth is health.” And she lives this with a commitment to assist and motivate people to invest in their health and well-being, to ensure a proper long-term return on health self-investment. Fe aspires to become a Holistic Physical Therapist, incorporating the methods of slow motion training.

  • Kim Minervine
  • (713) 999-5182

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    Kim Minervine, River Oaks

    Kimberly is a native Houstonian whose talents have opened many doors, but none as rewarding as her fascination with fitness. Kim’s first love was baking. She aspired to be a pastry chef, and followed that dream to Austin, TX, where she studied at the Texas Culinary Academy. Kim returned to Houston and managed a successful bakery in Uptown Park, where she found her next passion. After years of long hours amongst cakes and pastries, Kim dedicated herself to a healthy lifestyle.

    After losing nearly 40 pounds, she had found her new ambition in life—to share her knowledge and passion to help others reach their fitness goals. Kim has participated in many mud runs, charity runs, boot camps, and yoga groups. During her transition, she has also been a member at multiple gyms from Houston to Austin. You name it…she’s been there. Kim strives to help others understand that a balance between a healthy lifestyle and everyday life is not out of reach because of her own experiences as a working professional and a busy body. When Kim isn’t in the gym, she’s enjoying family time or singing at local Opry houses and small rodeos.

  • Joseph Eberle
  • (713) 999-5182

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    Joseph Eberle, River Oaks

    Joe is originally from Ocala, Florida. He is the only child of two amazing and fun parents, who in their own careers in health education inspired and instilled a sense of responsibility, kindness, and leadership which he applies to his life and career each and every day.

    Joe excelled in many sports at a young age, ultimately playing basketball at Palm Beach Atlantic College. After basketball, Joe continued his work ethic and enthusiasm in the gym, focusing more on strength training and nutrition, and continuing his education in these fields. After relocating to Houston in 2010, Joe worked in the restaurant industry until he decided he wanted to pursue a career that would give him the opportunity to make a valuable impact on people’s lives. Thanks to The Perfect Workout, he has found a home and avenue to do just that! He is currently pursuing a degree in Physical Education from HCC, and will continue his education in kinesiology.

    Favorite Quote: “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”
    -Sir Winston Churchill

  • Aulburee Hawkins
  • (713) 999-5182

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    Aulburee Hawkins, River Oaks

    In Des Moines, Iowa, Aulburee played basketball competitively until multiple knee injuries forced her to sit on the sidelines. As a child, she was always excited to learn about science. After her knee injuries, she connected her educational passion with a career path in exercise science. She spent a lot of time with her orthopedic surgeon and an athletic trainer, and fell in love with the combination of sports and medicine.

    She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Physiology with a focus of Exercise Physiology. During college, she spent most of her free time at the gym, and enjoys challenging herself and her friends mentally and physically.

    Today, she is happy to be able to train at a professional level. Aulburee is thrilled to have this opportunity to be training clients and learning from exceptional personal trainers. She eventually wants to work in the field of orthopedics.

  • Nicole Michel
  • (713) 999-5182

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    Nicole Michel, River Oaks

    Nicole, a Houston native, recently moved back after living away for ten years. She has been an athlete her entire life, with an innate understanding of self-motivation, inner competition, and injuries. She graduated high school a year early and moved to Spain, where she learned various ways of living, eating and wellness. It also sparked her creativity, and she began pursuing her major passion for fashion design.

    She returned to the States and graduated from one of the top fashion schools, and began working in fashion design and product development for some of the largest fashion houses in LA and NYC. Living and working in both fashion hubs was a true eye-opener to the body shaming and negative impact her industry promotes. She, too, experienced the pressure, and struggled to find love and acceptance for her own body and overall health.

    This fueled her true passion, to help others find inner peace physically, mentally and emotionally through fitness and nutrition. Today she dedicates her life to health, fitness and improving the quality of life in others. Her philosophy is, “Believe in your potential, not your excuses!”

    The Perfect Workout perfectly matches that philosophy because ANYONE can commit 20 minutes, twice a week to his or her overall health and well-being. In her free time, Nicole enjoys traveling, camping, and still designs kids’ fashion for fun.

  • Charissa Mood
  • (713) 999-5182

    charissa.mood@theperfectworkout.com

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    Charissa Mood, River Oaks

    Charissa Mood has always had a love for fitness. Her active lifestyle has sent her hiking up mountains, jogging rugged trails and entering every 5k or half marathon that she could. She had always been energetic and active until the back-to-back birth of her two fabulous boys. After letting her health and active lifestyle take the backseat, she found herself obese, reaching 212 lbs on a 5’2” frame! Her love for her children and the desire to play with them on their level drove her to do whatever possible to lose that daunting weight.

    She learned quickly that self motivation at that point in her life was not easy. The kids always needed her for something. Eventually she started hitting the jogging trails with toddlers in tow. It wasn’t long before she realized that the weight and the impact on her joints was not good, and started looking into weight lifting, yoga, Pilates, cross-fit, and any other means to get the weight off. It took her over a year, but as the weight loss started to show, she became more motivated.

    She had always dreamed of a career in fitness because she knew it was “meant for her”. Then one day, after several unexpected life changes, Charissa found herself on the search for her dream career. When she stumbled upon The Perfect Workout, she just knew this was the job for her. After completing her first “perfect workout”, Charissa was sold! The more she learned about the science behind it, and the more she learned about the company, Charissa knew that she was in the right place. Charissa has chosen this career and this company because she believes in it!!

    Favorite Quote: “If you don’t sacrifice for what you want, what you want becomes the sacrifice.”

Sugar Land

  • Jennifer Makanju
  • (281) 201-5309

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    Jennifer Makanju, Sugar Land

    Native to the Midwest, Jennifer was born and raised in St. Charles, MO. Jennifer was active as a child and loved to swim, jump, run and have a good time. In high school, she ran track all four years, mainly focusing on long and triple jump, high and low hurdles, and the 4X100 and 4X200 meter races. Once out of high school, she continued an active lifestyle by lifting weights and taking Zumba, hip-hop aerobics, ballet, jazz, and modern dance classes.

    Jennifer obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Webster University in 2006 with a major in Psychology. The study of human behavior really intrigues her, understanding why people think and behave the way they do. She figured she would be able to use that knowledge no matter where she went in life.

    After graduating, she worked for the non-profit Joyce Meyer Ministries for over seven years. The company developed a wellness program that birthed a desire in Jennifer to learn more about health and nutrition. Through the program, Jennifer learned about the value of milling whole grains, eating fresh fruits, veggies and more! Jennifer contemplated getting certified as a personal trainer and also getting certified as a nutritionist, but wasn’t sure what steps to take.

    In March of 2014, Jennifer and her husband decided to relocate to Houston, TX, to pursue their dreams. Jennifer’s friend, Rebekah, told her about The Perfect Workout and the opportunity to help people get in shape and achieve their health and fitness goals. With a spark of excitement in her heart, Jennifer jumped at the opportunity to help restore health and vitality to people’s lives! After trying the workout and looking at the science, logic and evidence behind the method, she was sold!

    Jennifer admits that she couldn’t push herself to work as hard in the high-intensity workouts if she didn’t have a Certified Trainer to help her. She believes that people are stronger than they think they are, but that it takes a skilled trainer to bring out the best in each individual.

    Jennifer now enjoys making recipes with healthier ingredients to make delicious and nutritious meals. She also enjoys making fruit and veggie smoothies, and buys whole grains and mills them into fresh flour to make her own homemade bread and pastries! Yum! Jennifer has been called a “food evangelist” at times, because she usually ends up talking about the benefits of eating healthier foods wherever she goes. In her spare time, she also likes to sing, dance, travel, hang out friends and family and watch movies.

  • Demari Gadsden
  • (281) 201-5309

    demari.gadsden@theperfectworkout.com

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    Demari Gadsden, Sugar Land

    Demi was born in Houston, Texas. When she turned 7, her family moved to Missouri City, Texas where she has resided ever since. She grew up playing every sport, but her main focus was basketball. She played until the age of 18, but had to stop due to a sports injury.

    She attended Prairie View A&M University where she obtained her Psychology degree. After graduation, she began working as a foster home coordinator and case manager for adoption and foster care agencies around the Houston area. Through dealing with at-risk youth for about 4 years, she realized that her true passion was health, wellness, and fitness.

    Demi has always taken pride in helping people achieve their goals, whether through nutritional advice or weight training. Her favorite motto is, “Become a better version of yourself.” Demi is so excited to begin her journey at The Perfect Workout. She loves working with this amazing family!

  • Matthew Medeiros
  • (281) 201-5309

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    Matthew Medeiros, Sugar Land

    Matthew and his wife now call Houston home, but Rhode Island is where he grew up and developed a love for being active. He loves almost all sports, but his favorites are football, baseball, basketball, and hockey, plus snowboarding in the winter.

    As he became older, he wanted to improve himself in these sports, and he became interested in fitness. His love for fitness only grew, and continues to grow every day. He has found that hard work and determination, coupled with doing what you love, results in success.

    Matthew is so happy to be a part of The Perfect Workout team. He looks forward to growing to his full potential as he helps his clients to achieve their own health and fitness goals.

  • Tony Atkinson
  • (281) 724-5147 or (281) 201-5309

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    Tony Atkinson, Sugar Land

    Tony was born and raised right here in Houston, Texas. Both of his parents worked in medicine and advocated a healthy lifestyle to him and his 2 younger sisters, starting at an early age. A true fanatic of all sports, Tony was a lacrosse player growing up. He became the captain of his high school team and earned All-District Honors his senior year.

    He continued his passion for health and fitness throughout his college years while earning a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy at the University of Houston. When he is not spending free time with friends and family, Tony is pursuing a career in amateur boxing.

    Sports and fitness have taught Tony the type of discipline, consistency and determination that are needed to achieve one’s health goals. He was drawn to the concepts in The Perfect Workout, having integrated slow motion strength training in previous workout regiments. After going through the workout himself, he was immediately hooked. Tony’s passion is centered on health and exercise. His entire family is in health-related fields, and he believes it is a trait that has been passed onto him. The Perfect Workout has given him the opportunity to help people while doing something he loves, and he is ecstatic to be a part of this company.

  • Brody Carlin
  • (713) 999-5182

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    Brody Carlin, Sugar Land

    Brody, originally from central Texas, has recently made Houston his new home and loves it. He played multiple sports growing up, including baseball, basketball and football. He believes that sports, and competition in general, were major components in his personal ethic of hard work and loyalty. His dream is to become a high-level head coach in the near future. Currently, he volunteers as a coach for Little League teams, while also pursuing a degree in Kinesiology in hopes of making his dream a reality.

    He believes the major values in coaching are to help people improve discipline, fitness, health, and quality of life. When introduced to The Perfect Workout, Brody was ecstatic to see that this specific personal training has many of these same values. Instantly hooked on the slow motion strength training technique, he has never had a workout provide more for him physically in such a short period of time. With his obvious enthusiasm for helping others, Brody feels fortunate to have the opportunity to inspire people as well as improve their overall health and fitness.

  • LaShell Carter
  • (281) 201-5309

    lashell.carter@theperfectworkout.com

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    LaShell Carter, Sugar Land

    LaShell has always been intrigued with the body and how it heals naturally if it’s treated with respect and given proper care and nutrition. She has been a Massage Therapist and Esthetician for over 10 years, and owns her studio in Sugar Land. LaShell is also certified as a Holistic Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and a certified Yoga instructor through the Yoga Alliance. To take her love for whole-body health, fitness and nutrition to the next level, she is currently studying at the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

    When she heard about The Perfect Workout, she was so excited to see what this low impact, slow motion strength training was all about. With 3 children, a husband and a business to maintain, she loved the idea of only 20 minutes, twice a week dedicated to strengthening and toning lean muscles. Yoga has definitely kept her strong and flexible, but it was the definition of each muscle that she craved. Sticking to this workout and being consistent with her diet has given her the “quad cut” that she wanted. “I’ve never had any definition in my quad muscles, but I can see carved-out cuts now. I love that I can have defined muscles without looking bulky!”

    LaShell is dedicated to standing by her clients to help them reach the goals they desire. She believes that consistent dedication will yield the results her clients long for. “Diets are a thing of the past. Let’s make this journey about lifestyle changes that will have a lasting impact on our overall health!”

The Woodlands

  • Emily Gaines
  • (281) 245-0478

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    Emily Gaines, The Woodlands

    Emily has always had a passion for working with people and helping them live a healthy lifestyle. She is excited to be helping The Perfect Workout team open studios in Houston.

    She ran track and cross country in school in Teague, Texas and ran a half-marathon last year. She believes that being healthy is essential to happiness, which is one reason she taught fitness classes and loved it. In addition, Emily really likes to work out, and becoming a personal trainer felt like the “perfect” fit. She is looking forward to helping people feel better and achieve their fitness goals.

    When Emily isn’t helping others with their health and fitness, she is hanging out with her daughter, cooking or just being active!

  • Michelle Benito
  • (281) 245-0478

    michelle.benito@theperfectworkout.com

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    Michelle Benito, The Woodlands

    Michelle is from the windy city of Chicago. She grew up playing a variety of sports, but her heart and passion lie in basketball and soccer. More recently, she graduated from Brigham Young University Idaho with a Bachelor’s degree in Marriage and Family Studies. She loves to help and serve others, and hopes to do just that at The Perfect Workout!

    Michelle just moved back from Moscow, Russia, where she lived for a little over a year with her husband. She has a passion for traveling and experiencing new cultures as well as learning new languages. Currently, she is working on learning and improving her Spanish and Russian language skills. Also, while living in Russia, she began practicing yoga, which is something she now loves to do on a regular basis. It helps her to become more mindful of not only her physical health, but also mental, spiritual, and emotional health.

    As a competitive person by nature and a health and fitness enthusiast, Michelle believes that she can help her clients achieve their goals and feel more confident in doing so through The Perfect Workout! So come on in and lets get this workout started!

  • Andrew Fisk
  • (281) 245-0478

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    Andrew Fisk, The Woodlands

    Andrew is a Houston native with a passion for health and fitness. An avid martial arts enthusiast, he enjoys challenging himself in new ways every day. Andrew couldn’t be happier to be a part of a team that helps people make long-lasting, life-altering changes in their lives, and he comes in to train each day with a smile on his face.

  • Rob Gomez
  • (281) 245-0478

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    Rob Gomez, The Woodlands

    Rob was born in Nicaragua and moved to the United States with his family as a child. He is working on his business degree and speaks fluent Spanish. Rob enjoys cooking, spending time with his family, MMA, and movies. He is excited to be a part of The Perfect Workout family because it gives him the opportunity to work with real people and help them achieve their fitness goals to give them a healthier life. Rob is very fitness and goal oriented, and doing The Perfect Workout pushes him to achieve him own goals. He is excited to be a part of the Houston team.

Dallas/Ft. Worth Area

Arlington

  • Michael White
  • (682) 301-6382

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    Michael White, Arlington

    Michael grew up in San Diego, California. In high school, he played football and helped lead his team to a Division 1 championship. After high school, Michael was awarded a full scholarship for football to Montana State University. During college, he studied earth science, but it was his love for the outdoors that ultimately lead him to Montana. Michael enjoyed hiking, backpacking, fly-fishing, and snowboarding while living there.
    Michael has been married to his high school sweetheart for 17 years and they have three boys. All three boys are also heavily into sports and the outdoors. Michael’s family loves to travel and explore new places. Physical fitness has a become a way of life for Michael and he has made it a priority to stay healthy and fit. He has studied the S.C.A.R.S combat fighting system since he was 13 years old and enjoys teaching the system to others. He has travelled the world and spent time in the jungles of India. “I love people and nothing makes me happier than to see joy on someone’s face when they realize they are in great shape! The Perfect Workout is unlike anything I have ever done. I am hooked for life and it feels great!”

  • Brittnee Boesel
  • (682) 301-6382

    brittnee.boesel@theperfectworkout.com

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    Brittnee Boesel, Arlington

    Born and raised in the rocky mountains of Denver, Colorado Brittnee is a very free spirit. From etiquette classes and dancing at an early age to working in the service industry for 10 plus years, it really allowed her personality to shine through and become that ‘people person’ she was always meant to be. Now married with two boys Maddex age 6, and Braxton age 2, she always wants to make her family proud.
    At the age of 26, she followed her family to Dallas, Texas and was searching for new adventures! Realizing one of her passions was skincare, she became an Esthetician in 2014. Through her daily workouts, Brittnee had been approached several times by people asking for guidance on their workouts and nutrition. With the constant emails or conversations she’s encountered over the years, she decided to look into becoming a personal trainer.
    She came across The Perfect Workout she thought, “That’s it! That’s where I need to be.” Whether its a beauty treatment, workout, or simply a smile and hello, she always feels her best when brightening someone else’s day. One of her favorite questions is “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” Positive energy is contagious and she’s in it for the long haul.
    Favorite Quote: “No matter how slow you go, you are lapping everybody on the couch.”

Colleyville

  • Tarey Dodd
  • (817) 409-3377

    tarey.dodd@theperfectworkout.com

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    Tarey Dodd, Colleyville

    Tarey is an optimistic person who loves the sports and the outdoors. For Tarey being active has always been a big part of his life. He played soccer, baseball and football while in high school. Training for and playing high school sports helped cultivated his passion for health and fitness and he not only wanted to learn how to get and stay healthy, but to also learn how to reduce the risk of health problems as he got older. He spent countless hours reading every thing he could about nutrition, exercise, and how the body works. After high school Tarey joined the Navy where he continued to further his knowledge of health and fitness. He used this knowledge to help his command develop and run their physical training program. It was that experience that let him know he wanted a career in the health and fitness industry and The Perfect workout allows Tarey to share his passion for health and fitness with others. He gets excited about getting to share his passion with others and helping people achieve there goals.

  • Kelley Lampley
  • (817) 409-3377

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    Kelley Lampley, Colleyville

    Kelley comes from a family of die-hard Dallas Cowboy fans, and moved to Dallas from Ohio ten years ago. At age 19, she had a few dollars in her pocket, and a big dream in her heart – to be a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader. Everything Kelley learned about goal setting and dogged-determination was fueled from that ethereal experience.

    Kelley is no stranger to hard work. She waited tables to make ends meet, and eventually mastered bartending just to up the ante. Kelley brings that same passion and drive for results to fitness. She recognizes that everyone’s fitness levels are unique, and will keep your personal situation in mind as you and she build your fitness goals. Watch your amazing attributes surface from deep within. . . Mind, Body and Spirit!

  • Kippy Benefield
  • (972) 684-5360

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    Kippy Benefield, Colleyville

    Kippy was born and raised in Texas. She attended high school and college in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Over the years, Kippy has had interests in all kinds of activities. She enjoyed camping and swimming at an early age and then tried her technique at water sports, snow skiing, and snowmobiling later in life. Her latest passions are dancing, Pilates, and strength training.

    Kippy is very passionate about being fit and feeling good. Always the encourager, Kippy looks forward to helping her clients reach their fitness goals by educating them about strength training and nutrition.

  • Bradley Bammel
  • (817) 409-3377

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    Bradley Bammel, Colleyville

    Brad was born and raised in southeastern Michigan and uses that excuse to explain his otherwise delusional choice to be a die-hard Detroit Lions fan. A huge fan of sports, he transferred his love of playing football and baseball to the weight room after high school and quickly developed a fixation for everything bodybuilding and fitness related. He has personally experienced the transformative effect accomplishing fitness related goals can have on a person and is passionate about helping others reach theirs. He is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer and has a good working knowledge of training in several aspects. He’s also a big nerd and plans to finish his studies at the University of Texas at Arlington to complete his undergrad in Geoscience. So if you ever have any questions about training, experimental petrology, or about his sanity in remaining a Lions fan, please feel free to ask!

  • Shayla Satchel
  • (817) 409-3377

    shayla.satchel@theperfectworkout.com

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    Shayla Satchel, Colleyville

    Shayla is a sweet Southern girl from Atlanta, Georgia. Born into a family of athletes and health professionals, she was destined to follow this path. From age 5, Shayla participated in sports such as basketball, track & field, cross-country and Jr. Olympics. As a kid, she would tell her family and friends about one day owning a gym larger than Bailey’s. She began motivating and pushing people to exercise and eat healthier–she had already found her niche in fitness and health! When she reached college, she majored in Pre-Pharmacy, where she later spent 6 years working in retail pharmaceuticals as a Certified Technician.

    In 2016, Shayla started to have a change of heart about her medical profession, and was looking for a major career change. She realized she had gained a significant amount of weight and felt like she had veered away from her dreams. She decided to make a change to get back to her own personal goals by creating a lifestyle designed for herself. She applied to become a flight attendant to travel the world, changed her diet, and exercised to get back into shape. With determination, Shayla accomplished all her goals. She moved to Texas, became a flight attendant, and lost over 44 lbs in the process.

    Being a goal-oriented and motivating person, Shayla naturally became interested in The Perfect Workout, where she has found a like-minded family that has a strong desire to change lives. Shayla’s goal is to make an impact by helping each client CONQUER just as she did. “Now Let’s Conquer Together!”

Flower Mound

  • Janine Anderson
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    Janine Anderson, Flower Mound

    Janine started her athletic career at age four on her first T-ball team, at Botsford Elementary in Redford, Michigan. She continued to play all sorts of sports through her senior year in high school, and even participated in Club softball while getting a Degree from, Michigan State University. Janine grew up in the suburbs of Detroit and has been in Dallas, going on four years now. Even though she misses her family that is spread far and wide across the continent, she is happy to have found a career in a field and a place she is passionate about; not to mention a company with the high standards and goals she has always aligned with. She has always been a captain of any team she played for and enjoys the leadership roles in life, while also continuously positioning herself where she can constantly learn and grow. Janine has a passion for showing people what their full potential could be and loves to present a challenge she knows a person can handle.

    Janine loves to travel, meet new people and plans to leave a positive mark on the world. She’s spent time in Australia, and more than 20 of our United States in her short 26 years and plans to visit Paris, France in the future. Janine is a reader of all types of literature, and enjoys documentaries in her spare time when she isn’t out enjoying the weather and festivals and functions the Great State of Texas has to offer. She has no kids but does have a four year old 7lb Apple-head Chihuahua named Coal-B, that she calls her “Furbaby”.

  • Dylan Whorton
  • (972) 597-2230

    dylan.whorton@theperfectworkout.com

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    Dylan Whorton, Flower Mound

    Dylan Glen Whorton is a is a self-described sports fanatic. He grew up in the plains and cornfields outside of the historic city of Dayton, Ohio and comes from a large family with a tradition of athletes who pride themselves in helping others achieve in all aspects of life. Growing up a die-hard Buckeye, Bengals and Red’s fan, Dylan’s whole life has surrounded his passion for sports, being a team player and living a healthy lifestyle. Since he was a third grader Dylan played AAU select competitive basketball competing in tournaments, invitations and went to nationals. In High School he was captain for the football team; a team that went 3-7 but Dylan says, “That was the year I realized winning wasn’t everything. Helping the underclass men embrace defeat and strive to work harder, be more determined and come back stronger the next year became my focus and mission as the team captain. That was ultimately my end goal on my last senior practice.” While in high school Dylan was also selected to be a Skills-USA Ambassador for the Midwest region. Skills-USA improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training. After high school Dylan decided to move down to Dallas, Texas. Once Dylan heard about The Perfect Workout he was positive that this is what he wanted his career to be since long ago his uncle introduced him to slow-motion strength training on a BowFlex. He truly loves all the scientific reasoning behind the method and says “You can’t fight science and facts that make this evidence based exercise truly perfect.”

SW Ft. Worth

  • Samantha Nutt
  • (817) 409-3377; (817) 310-9016

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    Samantha Nutt, SW Ft. Worth

    Native Texan, Sam Nutt has been an athlete all her life, which was accompanied with an outstanding work ethic. She started her first job in a mom and pop cafe and this lead to a path in the restaurant/hospitality industry which carried her to Austin, TX. The change in location really jump started a more purpose driven life for her, with a focus and passion for health, nutrition, and fitness. Through her own personal struggles with injuries, weightless… and gains; she is excited to be able to bring all that she knows, and the wisdom she seeks to help others reach their goals.

Park Cities/North Dallas

  • Tanner Oxner
  • (214) 431-4067

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    Tanner Oxner, Park Cities/North Dallas

    “Tanner has had a passion for health and fitness for as long as he can remember. Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, Tanner began being active at an early age playing sports and working out. Since then he has applied his active lifestyle and love for helping others into his every day life. Tanner loves to help others succeed and be an encouragement to anyone he meets. In his free time he enjoys outdoor activities, traveling to new places and photography. With being a people person, Tanner loves to be personable and make a difference in lives of others.

    Tanner is a big advocate for the slow-motion training that The Perfect Workout brings to the table. He believes that strength is one of the core essentials for an all around mind and body wellness which can lead to a healthy lifestyle. With having struggled with knee injuries as a kid, Tanner understands how important a safe workout and having strong muscles can help your body. He loves being a part of a company who’s workout is not only injury safe, but can also help in overall muscle strength! The passion he brings to his workouts shows others that they aren’t just a client, but rather, they are a valued member of The Perfect Workout family.”

  • Wayne Fernandez
  • (972) 684-5360

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    Wayne Fernandez, Park Cities/North Dallas

    Wayne was born in Wurzburg Germany, where both of his parents were enlisted in the Army. He played sports throughout high school including baseball, tennis, and golf.   Wayne has a strong affinity to physical fitness, and exemplifies this through the various activities he takes part in. In 2006 Wayne enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he was an infantryman, FireTeam Leader, and a Squad Leader. He reached the rank of Corporal, and deployed once to Bahrain, and once to Afghanistan. While in the Marine Corps, Wayne supervised many of the physical activities that his squad and fireteam conducted. Many of these exercises and activities incorporated slow motion training (before he ever heard of slow motion training).

    After he was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps, Wayne attended the University of North Texas. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, and a minor in Economics. Wayne enjoys spending time with his Fiancé, Ashlei, and his Black Labrador, Bailey. He also enjoys playing Men’s and Coed Softball, exercising, and spending time with his family.

    Wayne has had many pains and injuries that have occurred throughout his tenure in the Marine Corps. He would always lift with shoulder pain as he bench pressed, or back and knee pain when preforming squats. After doing his initial workout with The Perfect Workout, he was able to preform the bench press with no pain in his shoulder, and effectively preform the leg press with no knee pain. He truly believes in the methods of slow motion training, and aspires to help others reach their fitness goals!

  • Matt Lones
  • (214) 431-4067

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    Matt Lones, Park Cities/North Dallas

    Matt’s passion for fitness started in high school when he was on the starting line up for the variety football team. As Matt got older, he realized that he had a passion for helping people feel great and confident about the way they look and boost self-esteem. Matt recently started training his friends just for fun, when he began to see their bodies transform and their confidence rising he realized that he wanted to turn training “just for fun” into a career because he knew he would love every minute of it and it wouldn’t be just a “job” but a passion. Even If he could only change just one person’s life and help them live to their fullest potential then he would be happy!

West Plano

  • Raechel Larson
  • (972) 597-2230

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    Raechel Larson, West Plano

    Raechel is a second generation Exercise Science major. As such, fitness has always been an integral part of her life as she attended aerobics classes as early as three and essentially grew up at the gym. In addition, she has also pursued her love of dance with jazz and ballet classes throughout her childhood and becoming a part of the Newman Smith drill team, the Trojans. She has also trained with the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and still regularly attends dance conventions. Her other interests include her crazy cat, Saidie, and spending time with her three younger siblings and her godson, as well as recreational hiking and swimming.
    Raechel has always believed in the integral role exercise and physical fitness play in creating and maintaining a happy lifestyle promoting longevity, mental focus, self-confidence, and spiritual fulfillment. Raechel is always happiest helping others to fulfill their goals and encouraging them to meet and conquer new challenges. She looks forward to helping clients feel and look great!

  • Sheri Aragon
  • (972) 597-2230

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    Sheri Aragon, West Plano

    Originally from Albuquerque New Mexico, Sheri Marie Aragon began her fascination with fitness at a very early age. Competing in her first running race at age three and her first downhill skiing competition soon after filled Sheri’s youth with many positive, memorable and empowering experiences that would pave the way to her prioritization of fitness and mental positivity in her every day life as an adult.

    Graduating with Honors with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a focus on Neurology from the University of New Mexico, Sheri began to take notice of the very strong mind-body connection, and the importance of sustainable exercise programs for the general well being in human behavior and emotional health.

    Working as a personal trainer at The Perfect Workout gives Sheri a wonderful opportunity to proliferate the positivity, healing and strength that she found for herself through physical fitness to her clients in a revolutionary, yet sustainable way.

  • Charlotte Branch
  • (972) 597-2230

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    Charlotte Branch, West Plano

    Charlotte’s passion for movement and fitness began at a very young age with her first ballet class. It was her affinity for dance that led her to direct and teach the dance department at a private junior and senior high school in California. She instituted strengthening and conditioning days for her dancers and always loved exercising with her students. Charlotte started an after school exercise class for the female faculty and loved the opportunity to teach people of every shape and size with different goals in mind. Joining The Perfect Workout family has been an exciting and exhilarating adventure for Charlotte who moved from the Bay Area of California to Dallas to be a part of this transformative community. Charlotte loves being a health coach with Take Shape for Life and watching people’s health and livelihood change for life! When she is not training or coaching clients, Charlotte loves to cook, can and jam anything garden fresh. Charlotte is also a proud member of the 5-time International Champion barbershop chorus The RichTones.

  • Valerie Perez
  • (972) 597-2230

    valerie.perez@theperfectworkout.com

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    Valerie Perez, West Plano

    Valerie’s greatest passion is her four-year-old son. Just seeing his sleepy face first thing in the morning starts her day perfectly. She is joining The Perfect Workout to further her career as a personal trainer, and she plans to continue her education in nutrition and the psychology of motivation.

    She has always been drawn to exercise, fitness and helping people change their lives. The fact that The Perfect Workout can help with diseases such as osteoporosis by strengthening the muscles, as well as helping with fat loss, really won her over. After going to the gym and doing workouts videos at home, Valerie noticed that they preach form, form, form to keep you safe. With The Perfect Workout, you always have a personal trainer one-on-one with you. Having a trainer coaching your form in the moment makes the entire workout safe on your joints for the long run.

    For relaxation, Valerie enjoys reading books; her latest is Kill for Me.

  • Liz Talavera
  • (972) 597-2230

    liz.talavera@theperfectworkout.com

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    Liz Talavera, West Plano

    Liz’s passion for health and fitness started at the young age of 8, making up dance and fitness routines in her living room. At the age of 10, she had her first set of dumbbells. She was always fascinated with the make and mechanics of the human body, and how nutrition and exercise effect it. In college, she studied Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Exercise Science and taught fitness classes at the college gym facility. Today, she is a busy wife and mother of three very active boys. Her strong desire, passion, and drive for success in the world of fitness has helped Liz achieve her goal of becoming a certified personal trainer through NFPT and The Perfect Workout. This has given her the skills and knowledge to help her clients perform advanced exercises more safely and effectively. She strives daily to help people reach their short and long term goals through Super Slow strength training at The Perfect Workout and proper nutrition.

  • Theresa Johnson
  • (972) 697-8307

    theresa.johnson@theperfectworkout.com

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    Theresa Johnson, West Plano

    Theresa was born in the northeast, raised in the northwest, and has claimed Plano, Texas as her home town since 1988. She has three children ages 18, 19 and 21.

    Health and fitness has been a part of her life for over 15 years. She takes pleasure in the outdoors and enjoys hiking and running. She integrated kickboxing as a part of her routine for two years, and then decided to retire her boxing gloves because The Perfect Workout has superseded the results she anticipated. Theresa has a love for connecting with people, and it’s most gratifying to her when she impacts a positive change in other’s lives. She strives to be ever expanding, ever evolving and ever changing in all aspects of her life.

    Upon being introduced to the Slow Motion technique, Theresa experienced the workout and fell in love with it!! She had a degenerative herniated disc emerge four months after her first daughter was born and elected surgery. Ever since then, she has had to be mindful with bending down and keeping her back muscles strong. The safety approach to the Slow Motion workout enables Theresa to strengthen her lower back muscles to avoid future injury. She is enthusiastic to share this revolutionary science-based method with others—sharing is caring!! Theresa appreciates that the Slow Motion workout is tailored to the needs of the client. It is not a one-size-fits-all approach.

  • Dylan Whorton
  • (972) 597-2230

    dylan.whorton@theperfectworkout.com

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    Dylan Whorton, West Plano

    Dylan Glen Whorton is a is a self-described sports fanatic. He grew up in the plains and cornfields outside of the historic city of Dayton, Ohio and comes from a large family with a tradition of athletes who pride themselves in helping others achieve in all aspects of life. Growing up a die-hard Buckeye, Bengals and Red’s fan, Dylan’s whole life has surrounded his passion for sports, being a team player and living a healthy lifestyle. Since he was a third grader Dylan played AAU select competitive basketball competing in tournaments, invitations and went to nationals. In High School he was captain for the football team; a team that went 3-7 but Dylan says, “That was the year I realized winning wasn’t everything. Helping the underclass men embrace defeat and strive to work harder, be more determined and come back stronger the next year became my focus and mission as the team captain. That was ultimately my end goal on my last senior practice.” While in high school Dylan was also selected to be a Skills-USA Ambassador for the Midwest region. Skills-USA improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training. After high school Dylan decided to move down to Dallas, Texas. Once Dylan heard about The Perfect Workout he was positive that this is what he wanted his career to be since long ago his uncle introduced him to slow-motion strength training on a BowFlex. He truly loves all the scientific reasoning behind the method and says “You can’t fight science and facts that make this evidence based exercise truly perfect.”

  • Kimberly Buford
  • (972) 597-2230

    kimberly.buford@theperfectworkout.com

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    Kimberly Buford, West Plano

    Kimberly Buford was raised in Plano, Texas with her older sister. After dealing with personal illness and injury in her youth, she developed a passion for the study of nutrition and fitness. Cooking became a favorite hobby as well as hiking and swing dancing on the weekends. She pursued various occupations and was never truly fulfilled. She wanted to assist others in preventing injuries through safe and effective methods, as she had been helped. Finally, she decided to pursue her lifelong dream of promoting health and wellness in her hometown and found The Perfect Workout! When she is not busy in the studio, she also enjoys reading mysteries and being rescued by her loving cat, Crash, and adorable pug mix, Ernie. They will all soon reside in their “tiny” home, currently under construction.

 

Long Island

Bellmore

  • Jessica Peters
  • (516) 726-1925

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    Jessica Peters, Bellmore

    Jessica Lynn started her passion for fitness at a young age. Growing up as a competitive gymnast and dancer taught her that dedication will get you results. In college, she began practicing yoga and weight training to help with her experience as a college cheerleader. Over the years Jess Lynn noticed joint issues due to prior gymnastics training and began modifying her weight training . Outside of the fitness realm Jess Lynn enjoys being involved in animal rescue , and has a rescued OTTB mare that she keeps on the eastern end of Long Island. Jess Lynn looks forward to expanding her love and experience in the fitness world in the future.

  • Mike Catalano
  • (516) 858-3985, (516) 986-2525

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    Mike Catalano, Bellmore

    Since a young age, Mike has spent the larger part of his time outdoors. He has always spent his free time hiking in the mountains, exploring new places, fishing, and enjoying everything nature has to offer. Throughout the years as his climbing progressed, so did his realization of how important health and fitness were if he wanted to continue climbing to even higher points. He has made it a lifestyle to eat healthy, continue to learn about nutrition and fitness, and he continues to push himself to the next level. He has helped countless people to live healthier lives and make working out a part of their lifestyle. After seeing how much he enjoys helping people live happier and healthier lives, he decided to turn it into a career that allows him the ability to reach out and help more people live healthier lives as well.
    When working out or training other people, he makes it a point to put extreme focus on form. By being so focused on form, he is able to help people avoid injuries and safely workout around pre-existing injuries. When he found out about The Perfect Workout and their super slow program, he became intrigued and decided to look more into the company. What he discovered was a company that offers their clients a safe and effective way to workout, live healthier lives, and work with their busy lifestyles. He makes it a point to make sure each client continues to succeed and he isn’t satisfied unless they are satisfied.

  • Sarah Jean-Charles
  • (516) 858-3985

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    Sarah Jean-Charles, Bellmore

    Sarah is a New York Native, with a passion for living life to it’s fullest. With a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a concentration in disabilities studies, Sarah loves to find exciting ways to stay fit and have fun. As a child, whether it was running around playing soccer or doing a pirouette in dance class, she always found that staying active has given her discipline and lots of energy.

    During her time in undergrad, she especially enjoyed participating in a program where she was able to exercise with children and the geriatric community. Whether it was strength training or shooting basketballs in a hoop, Sarah really enjoyed tailoring the sessions to each person’s wants and needs and of course, keeping it fun!

    The Perfect workout truly allows Sarah to fuse her passion for fitness and helping others reach their full potential by assisting them in workout program that really works!

Rockville Centre

  • Natalie Rivera
  • (516) 531-2316

    natalie.rivera@theperfectworkout.com

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    Natalie Rivera, Rockville Centre

    As a medical professional turned personal trainer, Natalie enjoys what the body tells her. From her experiences as a medical assistant, phlebotomist and coach, you can not treat anyone in the same manner; everyone is different and unique. With that being said, Natalie trains with purpose, helping clients move with greater efficiency, understanding those movement patterns and how it benefits them as a individual.
    The Slow Motion technique is a great way to get a perfect workout. In Natalie’s experiences with Olympic style lifting, slow motion is what she uses to breakdown those extreme power movements down to basic ones, which allowed her to really understand the motions,”what right feels like” of each phase or step of those power movements. That gave her confidence that she knew what she was doing, and as her confidence grew, efficiency of her movements got better. Slow motion techniques helped to keep her safe throughout the entire process of learning. If it didn’t feel okay, she wasn’t going too fast that she couldn’t stop the motion, which was a big load off her mind. Slow and steady always wins the race!

  • Jenni Morris
  • (516) 531-2316

    jenni.morris@theperfectworkout.com

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    Jenni Morris, Rockville Centre

    Fitness and health have been on Jenni’s priority list after losing over 100 pounds! Jenni has competed in many races and triathlons! She is also currently training for the IronMan in 2018. Jenni loves to prepare and cook healthy meals, travel and spend time with her family. Jenni is currently an Exercise Science major. Jenni’s passion is to help others achieve their weight loss goals!

  • Marvin Amazan
  • (516) 531-2316 or (516) 986-2525

    marvin.amazan@theperfectworkout.com

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    Marvin Amazan, Rockville Centre

    Marvin was born on Long Island and raised in Uniondale, New York. Since a young age, Marvin showed an interest and drive for exercise through sports. In middle school and up until his sophomore year in high school he was a three-sport athlete (wrestling, football, and lacrosse), until he made the decision to focus on wrestling. In wrestling, he received All-American stature in high school, as well as All-Conference and All-State achievements while attending Ithaca college and pursuing a bachelor’s degree in physics. After college Marvin began to assistant coach at his old high school, watching and helping the kids get better he became aware that it was more than just wrestling that he had a passion for. The joy in the kids’ hearts when they saw that all their hard work paid off was enough to make Marvin realize that he could change many people’s lives in this way. When he heard about The Perfect Workout he knew it would be the perfect home for him. Marvin is dedicated to getting you the results that you want to see, he has an immaculate since of humor but he is no joke when it’s time to get to work. He believes that in life everything is 90% mental and 10% everything else, if you believe you can do it, it’s already done.

  • Evelina Rowan
  • (516) 531-2316

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    Evelina Rowan, Rockville Centre

    Evelina is an avid outdoor enthusiast. She ran several half marathons, hiked the Grand Canyon, backpacked in the Adirondacks and Catskills, and she enjoys rock climbing. Her true indoor love is mixed martial arts. Unfortunately, she was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in her hips. Going through physical therapy confirmed to Evelina how important it is to keep her muscles strong through strength training. This is one of the reasons she became interested in helping others to achieve their fitness goals in order to stay active and enjoy the outdoors.

Roslyn Heights

  • Phillip Bruning
  • (516) 726-1925

    phillip.bruning@theperfectworkout.com

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    Phillip Bruning, Roslyn Heights

    Phil Was born and raised on Long Island. With a never ending goal to continue to live a better lifestyle, he obtained a bachelor’s degree at SUNY Oswego in Wellness Management. Phil loves to be outdoors. If he is not at the park playing basketball or baseball, he is probably down at the beach swimming or fishing. By participating in recreational activities Phil found that it was not only beneficial for his body but for his overall mentality as well.

    During his time at SUNY Oswego Phil’s major helped him improve his overall quality of life by broadening his knowledge of a healthy human body. He participated in a study to implement a healthier nutrition program to inner city children in Syracuse. He also worked with a team of colleagues to design a program for a corporate company to help lower their benefits plan while helping their workers increase there overall well being. Learning how to help people as well as himself really helped Phil to grow as an individual and bring the best out of himself and the people around him.

    When Phil found out about The Perfect Workout he was instantly intrigued by what they practice. He knows that performing a safe and efficient workout is not only the most beneficial, but safe method to a healthy life.

  • Kryssie De La Cruz
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    Kryssie De La Cruz, Roslyn Heights

    Being a fitness model, Kryssie has found a home for fitness and health. She enjoys hiking, whether it’s the Boulder Flat Irons right in her backyard, or more advanced areas such as the nationally famous Appalachian Trail. While growing up, she was fascinated by male-dominated sports such as basketball, baseball, soccer, and wrestling; she participated in each sport and performed exceedingly well throughout elementary, middle, and high school. She continued her favorite sport (wrestling) through college, where she managed the wrestling team at Pennsylvania State University (only because they didn’t have a female division at the time she attended).

    Some of her other hobbies include yoga, UFC, and figure skating. Kryssie enjoys helping others achieve their goals. She has completed several hours of intense training to earn her certification. It gives her great pleasure to bring her personal knowledge and experience of health and fitness to help you achieve your fitness and health goals at The Perfect Workout.

Syosset

  • Kyle Gallagher
  • (516) 726-1925

    kyle.gallagher@theperfectworkout.com

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    Kyle Gallagher, Syosset

    Kyle has been very active all his life, but really started to develop his immense passion for personal health and wellness around eighth grade. He quickly began making positive changes to his diet after viewing the documentary “Supersize Me”, as well as exploring different workout routines, and reading all that he could get his hands on about exercise/applied nutrition (which he eventually attended college for). He was a three sport athlete all throughout high school, competing at varsity level for swimming, track & field, and cross country, all the while maintaining active roles in club soccer and intramural swim teams.
    While attending Hofstra University, Kyle would frequent the gym with friends in the exercise science program, striving to gain more perspective and habituate better exercise routines. He was also employed as a Resident Assistant and Lifeguard on campus, and quickly developed a love for working with/helping people. He is a graduate from Hofstra University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Community Health (& a focus & minor in Nutrition).
    In addition to his dedication to fitness and nutrition, Kyle is also an avid musician. He is a multi instrumentalist that has been involved in orchestras since elementary school and various alternative rock bands since high school. He records and produces his own material as well, and has released 2 albums to date.
    Kyle is dedicated and caring, and wants nothing more than to make the workout experience a positive one. He eagerly greets any challenge, and will always jump at the chance to help his clients achieve the results that they strive for.

  • Lisa Stanco
  • (516) 802-5681

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    Lisa Stanco, Syosset

    Lisa has a strong passion for fitness. She believes that exercise is the single best thing you can do to keep yourself healthy and strong both physically and mentally. Her philosophy is a strong mind, body and spirit contributes to an overall healthier lifestyle. Very competitive in all aspects of her life, she is always striving for her personal best especially when it comes to leading a life of health and fitness. As an athlete her whole life, weight training and working out are part of her daily routine. A competitive tennis player growing up she received numerous accolades. Born and raised on the North Shore of Long Island, Lisa has the luxury of a seashore lifestyle. During the warmer months you will find her kayaking, swimming, playing tennis or jogging along the beach with her dog. Lisa is outgoing, energetic and health conscious which resinates to her three children. Her favorite sport is ice hockey, which she played outside as a child on a pond with her brother. Outside her world of physical fitness, her passion is photography, which she studied in college. Lisa says you have not seen the essence of a subject until you capture it through a lens. Her unique photographs are hanging throughout her home. For years she was an accomplished restaurant owner of fine Mediterranean cuisine. The responsibility of being an entrepreneur has enhanced and contributed to her abilities of time management, business skills, and professionalism. Lisa loves interacting with people and is always eager to lend a helping hand. Excited to be working for The Perfect Workout, she is ready to share her knowledge with others, be an inspiring influence, and to motivate and assist one to reach their personal goal.

  • Marvin Amazan
  • (516) 531-2316 or (516) 986-2525

    marvin.amazan@theperfectworkout.com

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    Marvin Amazan, Syosset

    Marvin was born on Long Island and raised in Uniondale, New York. Since a young age, Marvin showed an interest and drive for exercise through sports. In middle school and up until his sophomore year in high school he was a three-sport athlete (wrestling, football, and lacrosse), until he made the decision to focus on wrestling. In wrestling, he received All-American stature in high school, as well as All-Conference and All-State achievements while attending Ithaca college and pursuing a bachelor’s degree in physics. After college Marvin began to assistant coach at his old high school, watching and helping the kids get better he became aware that it was more than just wrestling that he had a passion for. The joy in the kids’ hearts when they saw that all their hard work paid off was enough to make Marvin realize that he could change many people’s lives in this way. When he heard about The Perfect Workout he knew it would be the perfect home for him. Marvin is dedicated to getting you the results that you want to see, he has an immaculate since of humor but he is no joke when it’s time to get to work. He believes that in life everything is 90% mental and 10% everything else, if you believe you can do it, it’s already done.

  • Dean Tremano
  • dean.tremano@theperfectworkout.com

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    Dean Tremano, Syosset

    Born and raised in Queens, NY, Dean was drawn to sports at a very young age.

    From playing street games and having limited means to the “normal” fields and gymnasiums, he began his fitness quest by lifting weights and using non-conventional means to get in shape. At 18 he became fully dedicated when joining his first gym, Jack LaLanne. As a young man, very competitive and terribly undersized, he was able to level the playing field due to his rapid progression in weight lifting and other popular sports. With his new found love of health and fitness, and his rapid success in transforming himself, he knew he had found his niche. Dean believes in “not asking anyone to do a job, you wouldn’t do yourself.”

    Dean has a strong work ethic, which includes everything from working at Grumman Aerospace as a senior material coordinator, to most recently retiring from NYC Department of Sanitation. Dean is very proud to announce his most recent accomplishment of writing his first children’s book.
    Included in his 37 years of gym experience, also comes raising a family, while getting his B.S. in Business Management and working full time. He understands all the constraints life can place on taking care of oneself. Dean prides himself on competition and his physical abilities. While some consider themselves to be middle aged at 55, he insists he is in his prime years. Through his entire life he has managed to include exercise, while avoiding any serious injuries He also brings a unique ability to identify with the vast demographics for which “super slow” training will benefit. He fully understands the intimidation of the big name gyms and the lack of personal attention within them. With The Perfect Workout he will use his years of experience and understanding, coupled with a safe, cost effective, time efficient, quality workout, to guarantee you results.

 

Connecticut Locations

Greenwich

  • Jean Betz
  • (203) 445-6046

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    Jean Betz, Greenwich

    Jean was born with a passion for sports, fitness and an active lifestyle which has only increased with each passing decade! Along the way, she has played pretty much every sport and embraced every exercise craze to come down the pike ~ running more races, logging more miles, and lifting more weight than she cares to think about! Born and raised outside of Baltimore, Jean attended law school in Washington, D.C. and eventually settled there with her husband to practice litigation. After 15 years, she downshifted her legal career to focus on raising their daughters, still making sure she found time to run, swim, bike, practice yoga, go to boot camp and strength train at the gym. In 2008, she and her family moved to Westchester and Jean became a certified personal trainer so she could train people in her home gym while keeping an eye on her high schoolers. This career proved to be the ideal way to share her extensive knowledge and experience in the field of exercise, not to mention her enthusiasm, with others and she has enjoyed working with many clients of all ages and levels of fitness, from teenagers to octogenarians and everyone in between. But even though she thought she had tried everything, Jean had one thing to say after completing her first Perfect Workout, “This workout is NO JOKE ~ it’s intense and it’s PERFECT!” So if you too think you’ve seen it all workout-wise and haven’t experienced The Perfect Workout, she urges you to give it a try and see for yourself what she discovered ~ it’s hands down more efficient and effective than all those classes, machines, cardio equipment or anything else you’ve been spending hours a week doing. Not only does it produce superior results in less time, it reduces the physical and mental fatigue, not to mention the wear and tear on your body, brought about by endless hours in the gym (or wherever you’re working out like it’s your job!). And that’s just as true if you’ve NEVER worked out ~ it’s the perfect fit for literally everyone, man or woman and regardless of your age and physical condition. Jean is excited to be embarking on this newest phase of her fitness journey and is looking forward to sharing the many unique benefits of The Perfect Workout with others!

  • Ryan LeMoigne
  • (203) 445-6046

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    Ryan LeMoigne, Greenwich

    Ryan is a lifelong athlete who’s love of sports has helped him live a healthy and active lifestyle. Playing basketball, football and golf throughout school helped to teach Ryan to work hard and discipline himself to attain his goals.

    Becoming a personal trainer helped Ryan to achieve his lifelong dream of helping people to reach their fitness goals. He is passionate about aiding others in their fitness journey’s and helps them to maintain a positive attitude along the way.

    Ryan still loves sports and plays basketball on a weekly basis to help keep in shape.

  • Matthew Edwards
  • (914) 205-6770 or (203) 445-6046

    matthew.edwards@theperfectworkout.com

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    Matthew Edwards, Greenwich

    Matthew Edwards was born and raised in White Plains, NY. Very early in his life he realized his love to be active & compete. He always wanted to be competitive and see how fast, strong and how hard working he was against other kids his age. In High School Matthew started seriously wrestling, where he learned mental toughness & focus that only could have been attained for him thru wrestling. Learning how to workout & intensely train for wrestling and in general taught him so much about perseverance & finding his physical limits. Once he realized how hard he was pushed and could be pushed he was inspired to want to work with others in achieving their ultimate physical goals & feel their best. Working as a physical therapy assistant currently as well has made him aware of common injuries & physical issues that generally come up in everyday life.

Norwalk

  • Kelsey Myette
  • (203) 692-4160

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    Kelsey Myette, Norwalk

    Kelsey has always had a passion for health and fitness and athletics has always been a central part of her life. While growing up in Binghamton, NY, she had very health conscious parents (to whom she attributes her passion for wellness) and she stayed active by playing outside and participating in numerous sports such as soccer, basketball, and track and field. Kelsey ran her first 5k race when she was 6 years old and continues to compete in several races a year, often with her mother who has always been her inspiration and beloved workout partner. She also played collegiate D3 basketball and ran D3 cross-country at Goucher College in Baltimore, MD where she graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Biology.

    She loves to travel and was fortunate for the opportunity to study abroad for a semester in Ireland while she was in college. During that time, she travelled to and explored nine European countries. It was the experience of a lifetime.

    For the past 4 years, Kelsey has been training and coaching young athletes (ranging from middle school to college level) in the weight room and occasionally on the basketball court. She has tried and is familiar with various kinds of workouts and fitness routines, but truly believes in and loves the SuperSlow technique and its undeniable effectiveness and safety.

    Kelsey is passionate about helping, encouraging, and inspiring others to better themselves and improve their bodies and health. She finds this an extremely rewarding field and looks forward to being a part of her client’s health journey and helping them achieve each one of their fitness goals, while remaining injury-free.

  • Nick Tulloch
  • (203) 446-4951 or (203) 692-4160

    nicholas.tulloch@theperfectworkout.com

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    Nick Tulloch, Norwalk

    For as long as Nicholas can remember, health and fitness have always been on the forefront of his mind. As a kid, he would regularly workout with his father and brother in their home gym. He envisions he will be doing the same with his own children someday. Nicholas was an athlete throughout high school and in college where he played football and received his B.S in Health and Wellness. Upon the conclusion of his collegiate career, he discovered that he loves to help people especially when it comes to reaching their health and fitness goals. This concentration is not just a career but more of a passion for him.

    When Nicholas is not training, he is usually involved within his community. He is a youth football coach and volunteer at a local boxing gym to help mentor the youth.

  • Meghan Stultz
  • (203) 692-4160

    meghan.stultz@theperfectworkout.com

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    Meghan Stultz, Norwalk

    Meghan has had a passion for fitness and health from an early age. Everything from dancing to horseback riding to cooking lessons to karate, she did it. Meghan was a cheerleader all through high school, and later pursued a degree in science after studying at both Southern Connecticut State University and Norwalk Community College.

    Helping others live a happy and healthy lifestyle is her passion. Nothing excites Meghan more, than seeing her clients success and transformations with the slow motion method.

    When away from the studio, Meghan loves yoga, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.

Stamford

  • Nick Tulloch
  • (203) 446-4951 or (203) 692-4160

    nicholas.tulloch@theperfectworkout.com

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    Nick Tulloch, Stamford

    For as long as Nicholas can remember, health and fitness have always been on the forefront of his mind. As a kid, he would regularly workout with his father and brother in their home gym. He envisions he will be doing the same with his own children someday. Nicholas was an athlete throughout high school and in college where he played football and received his B.S in Health and Wellness. Upon the conclusion of his collegiate career, he discovered that he loves to help people especially when it comes to reaching their health and fitness goals. This concentration is not just a career but more of a passion for him.

    When Nicholas is not training, he is usually involved within his community. He is a youth football coach and volunteer at a local boxing gym to help mentor the youth.

  • Greg Chanelli
  • (203) 446-4951

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    Greg Chanelli, Stamford

    Fitness has always been a major part of Greg’s life; whether as a talented multisport athlete or working hard in the gym. Pursuing a career in baseball, Greg knows the dedication and consistency needed to reach your goals and full potential. Greg is currently an outfielder for the Hudson Valley Blue Jays, of the Hudson Valley National Adult Baseball Association. In addition to a lifetime of baseball, he also excelled at football, track & field, and basketball. Born and raised in Connecticut, Greg learned the value of hard work from his parents and is eager to pass these values on to others. Laid back and easy to talk to, Greg enjoys watching the Yankees and Giants, going to music festivals, seeing movies, and stand-up comedy. Greg loves helping others and is excited to work with his clients to achieve their fitness goals.

  • Nick Somma
  • (203) 446-4951

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    Nick Somma, Stamford

    Nick has always been involved with sports; playing baseball, basketball, and soccer. Growing up, he actively took an interest in athletics and fitness. Nick has his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, and ironically studied the design of a piece of exercise equipment for one of his senior projects. He believes that proper and effective exercise can lead to positive results. Nick has tried several different methods of training, and truly enjoys passing on his experience and knowledge. He is a motivator, coach, and found that helping others achieve their goals is extremely rewarding.

Washington DC Area Locations

Alexandria

  • Kevin Rowan
  • (703)-822-5320

    kevin.rowan@theperfectworkout.com

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    Kevin Rowan, Alexandria

    Kevin Rowan was born in Bamberg Germany. His father was enlisted in the United States military during that time. Shortly after, his mother and father relocated to Prince Georges County Maryland. This is where Kevin grew up and discovered his love for sports, fitness, and athletics at a young age. The game of football took to his biggest interest. Kevin dedicated all his time to physically developing his self and through hard work and dedication it all paid off! Kevin was an all-state football player at Bladensburg High School. He would soon earn thirteen football scholarships which ultimately ended with him accepting a full ride scholarship at Delaware State University. Kevin would go on to attend there for two years but after a family situation and change of coaching staffs, Kevin transferred closer to home to nearby Bowie State University. He would go on to play there for one year but after facing health issues he was forced to miss some time. During that time, Kevin dedicated most of his free time to exercise and fitness in order to rehabilitate his body. During this time, he improved his overall health and well-being and was able to bounce back, all due to fitness! Kevin is an aspiring professional athlete and coach but he also wanted to start a career in fitness and after looking for many opportunities, The Perfect Workout was the PERFECT match. Kevin hopes to combine his love for fitness as well as his love for helping others as a personal trainer at The Perfect Workout. He is hoping is vast knowledge of fitness and love for people will ultimately help every client shatter their goals and promote lifelong health benefits! He looks forward to helping everyone achieve everything they are working for.

  • Keebra Wilkerson
  • (703)-822-5320

    keebra.wilkerson@theperfectworkout.com

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    Keebra Wilkerson, Alexandria

    Keebra was born in Austin, TX but was raised in Fairfax County, VA. Growing up, she was always involved in sports or activities that kept her physically fit (swimming, gymnastics, volleyball, softball and kickboxing). Eventually, Keebra went through a period where she was lazy and made poor nutrition choices. She gained a significant amount of weight and was unhealthy to the point where she could not make it up a flight of stairs without having to take a break. Her primary physician said it was time to make some changes. In 2014, Keebra decided to try the Whole30 nutrition plan along with different styles of exercise (crossfit, boxing, boot camp, pound, stationary cardio and weight training). She has lost 60 lbs and maintains a Whole30 way of life to include her new found love for slow-motion strength training. After finding The Perfect Workout, she no longer spends 12 hours a week in a gym. She only has to dedicate 20 minutes, 2 times a week to maintain the incredible results she’s received with slow-motion strength training. Now that she’s found what really works, to keep her strong, fit and toned, she wants to share this method with anyone she can! The Perfect Workout is, truly, the way to go!

Bethesda

  • Morgan Belden
  • (301) 876-4166

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    Morgan Belden, Bethesda

    This cool guy comes with six years of fitness experience and a charming personality. Health and fitness have become such a large and positive thing in his life that it spreads to all his friends and family. Growing up, Morgan spent summers on the baseball diamond and California winters surfing and enjoying burritos. He was a player/coach at a San Diego Community College and went on to play baseball at San Diego State University while studying Kinesiology (Sports Medicine). After taking a permanent break from baseball he fell in love with strength training and dove head first into the world of power lifting. Boasting an impressive total for his three main lifts, he hopes to continue his studies in fitness to help others reach strength and general health goals. After being a Paramedic in San Diego for 2 ½ years he realized it was a time for a change. He uprooted and moved to Washington D.C. to start a new life with his fiancé.

    When he isn’t busy working, he loves to cook for his fiancé, and enjoys rigorous hikes. He hopes to travel the world enjoying different cuisines and delicacies from each country. He has completed parts of the Pacific Crest Trail that spans from border to border on the West Coast, and has done Half Dome at Yosemite National Park multiple times. At the end of the day, Morgan is a laid back guy who enjoys cooking, hiking, working out, and spending quality time with his friends and family.

  • Greg Wilson
  • (301) 876-4166

    greg.wilson@theperfectworkout.com

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    Greg Wilson, Bethesda

    Greg grew up among the West Coast waves in Santa Monica, California – home to both sunshine and infamous L.A. traffic. He enjoyed an active lifestyle growing up: backpacking, scuba diving, and a variety of team sports (baseball, basketball, soccer, etc). But it wasn’t until he discovered the local pastime of beach volleyball that he became truly hooked on physical recreation. Achieving athletic and academic honors in high school, Greg took his passion to Princeton University where he majored in Psychology and helped the varsity men’s volleyball team as a player and assistant coach.

    However, with the rigors of such a jumping-intensive sport, Greg accumulated a laundry list of injuries — to his knees, left-ankle, back, and right-shoulder. Rather than getting down about it though, he took this as an opportunity to search for ways to get stronger and prevent further injuries! There were bumps along the way (from following the latest fads in fitness magazines), but he eventually found how to heal his body: solid nutrition and science-based exercise done right. Upon hearing about The Perfect Workout system, he immediately jumped for the opportunity to work in his passion and help others heal themselves too. Greg can’t wait to show you just how remarkable exercise backed by science can be!

  • Caroline Mariz
  • (301) 876-4166

    caroline.mariz@theperfectworkout.com

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    Caroline Mariz, Bethesda

    Growing up, Caroline was fortunate enough to live overseas in 6 different countries, due to her father’s job. Bethesda, however, was always home base whenever they returned to the U.S. Her international background stuck with her into college where she studied global studies, linguistics, and Spanish, at the University of Vermont.
    While moving from country to country, Caroline always managed to keep an active lifestyle. She participated in several different sports throughout her youth, including tennis, softball, soccer and dance. In middle school, she decided to follow in the footsteps of her younger brother who began playing ice hockey, and became completely hooked! Caroline continued skating throughout high school and college, where she was a member of the UVM women’s club ice hockey team. She loved the energy, discipline, and dedication it took to participate in such a fast-paced team sport. And yes – she is a huge Caps fan!
    Playing hockey for so many years is what sparked Caroline’s interest in fitness, and she is thrilled to be able to inspire and work with others through The Perfect Workout. A self proclaimed “people person”, she brings enthusiasm and a friendly smile to The Perfect Workout team and she looks forward to being a part of your fitness team, too!

Burke

  • Alex Perry
  • (703) 350-4270

    alex.perry@theperfectworkout.com

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    Alex Perry, Burke

    Alex fell in love with exercise through her own weight loss struggles. She took a strong interest in physical therapy, and made the decision to attend Towson University as an Exercise Science major. Throughout school she worked in various exercise environments, helping train high school and college athletes as well as instructing strength-training classes.

    Alex worked as a physical therapy technician, where she guided patients through rehab exercises. Working at a physical therapy clinic showed Alex the importance of safe and effective exercises that helped clients rather than increase their risk of injury. Alex enjoyed working in a PT setting,, but was concerned about patients not having an exercise environment post-rehab that would accommodate their injuries in a safe way. Upon graduation Alex decided that she wanted to pursue her passion for exercise and wellness through personal training. When Alex found that The Perfect Workout emphasized injury prevention and strength training for all ages, she knew this was the place for her!

  • Pete Caso
  • (703) 350-4270

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    Pete Caso, Burke

    Pete Caso grew up in in the suburbs of Philadelphia playing soccer and basketball in the community. However, growing up in a family of artists, his focus was more on drawing and sculpting than trying to make the school soccer team. It wasn’t until his freshman year at Penn State University that he started to weight train in the Rec Hall gym with his dorm buddies. The young P.Caso immediately fell in love with the idea that one’s body is the ultimate canvas and that with the proper dedication to strength training, we move one brushstroke closer to our masterpiece.

    In the fifteen years since his college graduation, Pete has worked in various positions ranging from an ESL school administrator, to life coaching the developmentally disabled, all the way to entertaining at children’s birthday parties dressed as Spider-Man while face painting and making balloon animals. When he wasn’t working, he was spending time in the gym, strength training, working on his “art” project. The one universal truth in Pete’s life is that he has a passion for meeting people, inspiring happiness and raising self-esteem in everyone that he meets.

    Pete is often seen smiling so don’t let that weird you out! He’s been so excited since discovering The Perfect Workout that it’s tough for him not to smile. Pete couldn’t believe how thoroughly his muscles were worked during the Super Slow method, that he has switched entirely to The Perfect Workout. He can’t wait to guide you on your journey towards YOUR masterpiece!

  • Misa Choi
  • (703) 350-4270

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    Misa Choi, Burke

    Born and raised in Hawaii, Misa has always led an active life. She joined the military out of high school and has developed a better appreciation for physical and mental fitness as well as an deeper understanding of how nutrition is a vital part of it all. Having recently retired from the US Army, she is now pursuing a career in personal training while working on earning her degree in Kinesiology.

    A mother of two, Misa enjoys spending beautiful days outdoors with her children in order to keep them active and healthy while having fun. An avid runner who participates in ultra marathons, she hasn’t felt a “burn” like that of a super slow workout and absolutely loves it. She’s also passionate about helping others achieve and maintain their fitness goals! Endorphins are always fun!

Centreville

  • Brandon Taylor
  • (571) 465-9081

    brandon.taylor@theperfectworkout.com

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    Brandon Taylor, Centreville

    As a multi-sport athlete, fitness and health was always important to Brandon. Coming from a small town in South Carolina, where sports was a huge part of the community, Brandon spent most of his time strength training and running for endurance to improve his athletic skills. After severely injuring his elbow and having to have “Tommy John” surgery at the age of 16, Brandon really became passionate about using weight training to become stronger and further prevent injuries. While in college, Brandon wanted a major that would allow him to help others train to increase strength and prevent injuries. He began in Athletic Training and then moved on to Physical Education, neither of these were what he was searching for, and then he finally found his niche in Exercise Science. That is where he began to truly understand the fitness world and what it all entails. As an Exercise physiologist, Brandon really began to learn and understand the mechanics of working out and used that to his advantage. He interned at a competitive body building gym where he researched and tried many different styles of working out. But none of these styles appealed to him because they all used explosive movements that caused repeated injuries of his shoulder and elbow. When he was introduced to The Perfect Workout, He fell in love with the slow motion style lifting. He was intrigued at how such a high intensity workout could be completed without damaging his joints further. He now resides in Clifton, Virginia with his chocolate lab, Rileigh, and is pursuing his passion for helping others reach their goals and improving their “quality of life”. Brandon also enjoys coaching baseball, spending time with his dog hiking, and traveling.

Fairfax

  • Christine House
  • (703) 935-4859

    christine.house@theperfectworkout.com

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    Christine House, Fairfax

    Christine is a Virginia native from the small country town of Nokesville. Growing up she didn’t play any sports, but she kept active by working and playing (mostly playing) on her grandparents’ farm. She loved climbing 2-story hay bales and jumping off into a huge mound of cotton seed, building forts out of the hay bales, helping feed the baby calves, helping in the milking parlor, helping her grandmother in her garden, and getting into things she probably shouldn’t!

    As Christine got older, she found her love for fitness and being active when she started doing Crossfit. She also took boxing and dance classes to add more variety to her workouts. Loving the way exercise and fitness made her fee,l and how it changed her mentally and physically, she started looking for ways to make this a career. That is when she found The Perfect Workout! She is ecstatic to have the opportunity to help others safely achieve their goals and feel better mentally and physically!

  • Nick DeNillo
  • (703) 935-4859

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    Nick DeNillo, Fairfax

    Born a yinzer at heart, Nick was raised by a close-knit Italian family in Pittsburgh, Pa. Growing up, Nick lived and breathed football due to the fact that his family operates the local Pop Warner football program even to this very day. Nick began his fitness journey at age 12 alongside his grandfather Sam. Sam would pick Nick up around 5 am on the weekends to work out. Nick was consumed with fitness not only for the physical rewards, but also the mind and spiritual benefits. Fitness became an outlet by which it fed his soul.
    After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, Nick gathered valuable experience as a mental health therapist and State of Pennsylvania Behavioral Health Case worker. During his time at these positions, Nick was able to identify the importance of mental health care in the overarching umbrella of one’s health. He recognized that applying this newly obtained knowledge to fitness seemed to clear away the mental boundaries and roadblocks of one’s fitness journey of becoming the best version of one’s self.
    Nick has copious amounts of experience working with the special needs community as an aquatic special needs aide. Nick was thrilled to help his friend Ritchie, who was born with UN-diagnosed White Matter disease, feel the sensation of the water by executing pool modalities such as walking and utilizing the pool jets on his hands for sensory therapy. Nick believes that the ability to see past a person’s differences comes down to the ability to be mindful. Nick feels passionate about teaching people to “see” mindfully which enables them to be aware of the other’s feelings, to see the other as an equal, not less than.
    Nick is ready to bring the heat and intensity every day for each client he has the honor of coming in contact with. The mind, body, spirit approach is what Nick encompasses and he looks forward to his journey with you.

  • Alyssa Russell
  • (703) 935-4859,(703) 775-2256

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    Alyssa Russell, Fairfax

    Alyssa has been with The Perfect Workout for over a year now, ever since moving to Virginia in late 2015. Fitness has been a big part of her life, especially from a young age. She found her passion in team sports, field hockey and lacrosse being her favorite. She continued Field hockey throughout college at Stevenson University, and after graduating, began coaching at a Division III college in Maryland. To this day she is excited to continue making positive impacts on people’s lives with her positive outlook and outgoing personality, helping her clients successfully reach their goals.

Falls Church

  • Kenny Wilson
  • (703) 775-2256

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    Kenny Wilson, Falls Church

    Kenny is both anxious and excited to be apart of a great team and group of people that specialize in helping enhance people’s lives through fitness. Kenny is a McDonalds All-American in Basketball as well as a lyricist who enjoys inspiring people to aspire, utilizing multiple facets to motivate. The Perfect Workout is the perfect marriage for Kenny to contribute to a healthier you psychologically, emotionally, and physically. Kenny is more than thrilled to be on board and determined to impact lives one at a time!

  • Bo Walker
  • (703) 775-2256

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    Bo Walker, Falls Church

    Bo is no stranger to fitness, but when he heard about The Perfect Workout, he immediately saw an opportunity to help others better themselves in a safe and effective way. Originally from the Midwest, Bo now lives in Falls Church. After graduating from Falls Church High School, Bo went on to attend NOVA. After he graduates, Bo plans to finish his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at GMU. He has a true passion for fitness and has always been involved in activities such as flag football, basketball, baseball, and swim. In high school, Bo played all four years of basketball as well as four years of weight training and football. Outside of fitness, he enjoys doing things like traveling, hanging out with friends and family, and taking hikes with his dog. Other skills Bo possesses include being fluent in sign language, the ability to dunk a basketball, and tell good joke from time to time. Bo hopes to continue his career in fitness and help better those who seek to better themselves!

  • Alyssa Russell
  • (703) 935-4859,(703) 775-2256

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    Alyssa Russell, Falls Church

    Alyssa has been with The Perfect Workout for over a year now, ever since moving to Virginia in late 2015. Fitness has been a big part of her life, especially from a young age. She found her passion in team sports, field hockey and lacrosse being her favorite. She continued Field hockey throughout college at Stevenson University, and after graduating, began coaching at a Division III college in Maryland. To this day she is excited to continue making positive impacts on people’s lives with her positive outlook and outgoing personality, helping her clients successfully reach their goals.

  • Damien Patterson
  • (703) 775-2256

    damien.patterson@theperfectworkout.com

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    Damien Patterson, Falls Church

    Damien hails from the Caribbean island of Trinidad (& Tobago), and immigrated to pursue virology. He was eventually recruited by the military, and served for over a decade. During his tenure in the military, he had the great honor of serving alongside other great Americans, executing over 100 combat missions on foreign soil. For a great portion of his military career, he led fitness programs as one of his duties, and managed to average an ‘Excellent’ fitness rating yearly. He also taught hand-to-hand combat to deployed troops, drawing upon his brief venture into MMA from 2007-2010. Aside from MMA, Damien has previously dabbled in Muay Thai, Grappling, Track and Field, Soccer, Krav Maga, Crossfit, Bunjee Jumping, & Helmet Diving. Damien currently holds a degree in Counterterrorism, is a 5- time Air Medal recipient, and has fed baby tigers in Southeast Asia. He is also a self-described popcorn addict (with light butter, of course).
    After undergoing a double left shoulder rotator cuff repair and bicep reattachment, Damien decided to focus on his passions while rehabbing – Family, Travel and Fitness. He allowed himself the flexibility to spend more time with his wife and 4-year-old son. Wanting to satisfy his passion for travel and expand his repertoire, Damien became a travel agency owner. He also couldn’t shake the urge to help those fulfill their fitness and lifestyle goals, so he decided to align himself with the BEST fitness company based on scientific evidence and results, which led him to The Perfect Workout!
    Damien has since incorporated the Super Slow training method into his regimen, since he has had 6 surgeries in the past 8 years. The humility, anxiety, and frustration of a slow rehab process each time, gave him an intimate understanding of the body’s mind-muscle relationship, along with the importance of minimizing trauma on the musculoskeletal component, without sacrificing intensity. He’s made it his mission at The Perfect Workout, to not only coach, but inspire his clients to be the best version of themselves during each session.

Reston

  • Karen Mikeliunas
  • (703) 584-5369

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    Karen Mikeliunas, Reston

    At a young age, Karen was introduced to athletics through various sports. Her favorites include basketball, fencing, and most importantly, tennis, in which she won many awards and tournaments. However, when she was given the opportunity to star in a lead role in her high school musical, Karen decided to put her athletic career on hold to pursue her ultimate dream of hitting the Broadway stage. Her parents unfortunately did not share her enthusiasm and strongly encouraged her to pursue a more stable degree, so she went to Montreal and began studying Business Marketing.

    Like most college students, it was an adjustment to learn how to manage living on her own and making her own life decisions. After overindulging in unhealthy food choices, Karen no longer felt confident with her own self-image. So, in her second year in college, she got a membership at her school gym and weight training caught her eye. She decided to train with a student personal trainer and to challenge herself by training to compete in a bodybuilding competition. When she started to feel and see the difference in her body’s progress, this sparked a new perspective for athleticism: that not only did exercising increase physical strength, but improved mental strength as well. She created a blog on Instagram where she posted pictures of her own personal progress, her meal prep and some of her favorite weight training routines.

    It has been 4 years now since that initial “spark”. Since then, she completed her Fitness Certificate at NOVA in May 2014 along with receiving an “Outstanding Fitness Student Award” from her teachers/trainers for her enthusiasm for learning in all her classes. Karen has always enjoyed helping others and now hopes to show that even those people without a strong athletic background can become athletic, and to share her knowledge of the long-term benefits of basic weight training.

  • Justin Maines
  • (703) 584-5369

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    Justin Maines, Reston

    Born and raised in the Fairfax area, Justin has been very active in most local sports including being on the Fairfax High School basketball team, various local football and wrestling teams, and many boxing gyms. Originally studying veterinary medicine to become a veterinarian, Justin has also taken his love of fitness to a professional level with The Perfect Workout. His goal is to take much of the fear out of being in a gym environment and help dispel many of the diet and exercise myths. Justin brings his positive attitude to help make sure his clients reach their goals and then some.

Rockville

  • Shafiya Gamble
  • (301) 658-3207

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    Shafiya Gamble, Rockville

    While moving from upstate New York to Maryland, Shafiya stumbled upon The Perfect Workout while looking for a place to start a career in fitness. After attending The Perfect Workout seminar and going through one workout, Shafiya knew this was the perfect place. Shafiya grew up with an active lifestyle and participated in everything from gymnastics, tap, and jazz, to playing volleyball and running track. Needless to say, fitness has always been a part of her life.
    Shafiya has her Associates Degree and plans on continuing her education in fitness. She has a bubbly personality, loves to laugh, and have fun while helping people feel better from the inside out. When Shafiya isn’t working she loves dressing up, doing things with her family and friends, traveling, going to shows, and movies. Shafiya hopes to put a smile on as many faces she can while growing with her clients, and continuing to be more knowledgeable in fitness and nutrition.

  • Rachel Packer
  • (301) 658-3207

    rachel.packer@theperfectworkout.com

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    Rachel Packer, Rockville

    Rachel holds an M.S.W and worked non-profit for many years. When her son was three, he was diagnosed with severe food allergies, and her world turned upside down. Over the years, food allergies became a mission and a labor of love and as a result she began her career as a writer. Her articles about allergies, recipes and nutrition have been published in numerous papers, local magazines and websites and it ultimately led to her becoming certified in Exercise Nutrition through Precision Nutrition.

    While writing was and continues to be a passion, Rachel wanted to do more to help people on their health and fitness journeys. She discovered The Perfect Workout and knew it was the perfect place to work. She loves training clients in slow motion strength training, in addition to getting to know their stories and what brought them there. Rachel helps them with nutritional goals and loves it when clients are successful with their training or they try a suggested recipe, or new nutritional habit. Success is 80% nutrition and 20% exercise and Rachel is excited to bring them both together.

  • Stephanie Moy
  • (301) 658-3207

    stephanie.moy@theperfectworkout.com

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    Stephanie Moy, Rockville

    Stephanie, a native Maryland girl, has always been devoted to keeping a healthy and active lifestyle. She’s known for her enthusiasm and pep; After all, she was a cheerleader all throughout high school and college. Stephanie also plays volleyball and has traveled all over North America playing! Hiking, playing with her dog, exploring the world, or relaxing on the beach are some of her favorite things.
    Outside of hobbies, Stephanie has a background in the Physical Therapy field. With more than 5 years of experience, she knows the importance of injury prevention and progressive strength training. Slow-motion strength training is one of the most effective and challenging workouts, yet safe, in her eyes! She is thrilled to be a part of The Perfect Workout team to empower and motivate clients with slow-motion strength training towards their own fitness goals.

Wheaton

  • Sydney Nelson
  • (301) 363-4507

    sydney.nelson@theperfectworkout.com

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    Sydney Nelson, Wheaton

    Sydney is full of energy and can always be found with a smile on his face! He began his fitness journey about 10 years ago, when he began training in the martial arts. Realizing the impact that this had on his overall health, He decided to dedicated himself to the virtues of a martial artist, and to help others achieve their very own personal fitness goals. He moved from the Prince George’s County area to Michigan 2 years ago before finally settling in the Silver Spring area. He is a renaissance man with an appreciation for poetry and writing, and when he is not working out, Sydney truly enjoys challenging himself, and recently participated in his first ever spartan race with his girlfriend! While not working out, he loves to go hiking and has a deep passion for fitness and assisting others lead healthier lifestyles.

Westchester

Bronxville

  • Teresa DiMeglio
  • (914) 514-9143

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    Teresa DiMeglio, Bronxville

    Following a sixteen year career as an executive in the banking industry, Teresa has spent the past fifteen years either owning and operating, or managing several successful restaurants. At age 53, she decided it was time for a change and took some time off from her fast-paced lifestyle to figure out her next move. Being a personal trainer has always been a career that Teresa admired, but never had the time to pursue. Health and fitness has always played an important role in Teresa’s life and she always finds time to work some form of exercise into her daily routine. She describes her own past experiences with her personal trainers as great and memorable. She loves the one-on-one relationship and believes that the support and encouragement that she can offer as a personal trainer can make a tremendous difference in her client’s continued success in a health and fitness program. Teresa came to The Perfect Workout having the enthusiasm and drive to enter this new career with just as much passion for learning how to revolutionize the way people exercise as she had for serving them excellent food and fine wine!

  • Matthew Edwards
  • (914) 205-6770 or (203) 445-6046

    matthew.edwards@theperfectworkout.com

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    Matthew Edwards, Bronxville

    Matthew Edwards was born and raised in White Plains, NY. Very early in his life he realized his love to be active & compete. He always wanted to be competitive and see how fast, strong and how hard working he was against other kids his age. In High School Matthew started seriously wrestling, where he learned mental toughness & focus that only could have been attained for him thru wrestling. Learning how to workout & intensely train for wrestling and in general taught him so much about perseverance & finding his physical limits. Once he realized how hard he was pushed and could be pushed he was inspired to want to work with others in achieving their ultimate physical goals & feel their best. Working as a physical therapy assistant currently as well has made him aware of common injuries & physical issues that generally come up in everyday life.

  • Lauren Nicholas
  • (914) 514-9143

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    Lauren Nicholas, Bronxville

    Lauren grew up in Throgs Neck in the Bronx and graduated from an all girls college prep school, Preston High School. She attended Concordia College in Bronxville and SUNY Westchester Community College in Valhalla. She has always thought fitness was a hobby. However, she never knew it would soon be something she would become extremely passionate about and is now making a career from. Fitness made her who she is today. Being able to inspire others to reach their goals motivates Lauren to push herself past her comfort zone and to continue to do what she loves to do.

Hartsdale

  • James Mitchell
  • (914) 205-6770

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    James Mitchell, Hartsdale

    James Mitchell was born and raised in The Bronx, New York. James graduated with honors from Lehman H.S. and moved on towards a degree at Westchester Community College. Personal training for James began in High School with a simple weight training gym class. The moment he joined that class was the moment when he knew what was in store for his future. James continues to workout even when he is not training. He and his father have been workout buddies for many years now, pushing each other to be as healthy and in shape as they can both be. Two important things his father has taught him are to always be on time and always do your best! The Perfect Workout is a perfect fit for James because he can help his clients accomplish the goals they want by sharing a method he agrees with as well as takes part in.

  • Dan Nilsen
  • (914) 205-6770

    daniel.nilsen@theperfectworkout.com

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    Dan Nilsen, Hartsdale

    Dan has always been an active person. From a young age, he has played basketball, baseball, soccer, football and lacrosse. Dan found his passion for health and fitness playing NCAA (college) lacrosse. Having to be at his prime, he would push not only himself but his teammates to be the best they could be.

    Helping people has brought him much joy, and he hopes to change as many lives as he can. In addition to photography, Dan enjoys hiking, visiting new places and being outdoors. He says being on board with The Perfect Workout has been one of the best decisions he has made. Through hours of hard work and training, Dan is pleased to have earned his trainers certificate, and looks forward to making your goals a success. “Let’s get it!”

  • Michael Pelaez
  • (914) 205-6770

    michael.pelaez@theperfectworkout.com

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    Michael Pelaez, Hartsdale

    Michael Pelaez, originally from Colombia, recently moved to the United States in search of personal and professional growth. In his years of study in his native country, he took part in sports and even had the opportunity to represent his university on the men’s soccer team and the table tennis team. He was raised in a family that instilled values into him. They taught him not to give up, to fight for the goals and objectives that he has set, and to support other people to achieve their goals. Now he is studying at Mercy College and is part of the family of The Perfect Workout where he can put into practice all his skills and values to help others.

 

Philadelphia Area

Ardmore

  • Eric Brizuela
  • (610) 400-3758

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    Eric Brizuela, Ardmore

    Eric has always been very passionate about living an active lifestyle. Growing up he played every sport imaginable trying to find his passion. Soccer was the sport that stuck and he continues to play to this day. Sadly, while playing in a soccer tournament he tore his ACL and needed to have surgery to repair it. Post-surgery, it was a tough and long journey getting his knee back to normal and feeling comfortable doing everyday things. He wanted nothing other than to get back to playing soccer but lacked the confidence due to his knee. He eventually discovered The Perfect Workout, a company that provides not only an effective workout routine to strengthen his knee and legs, but it was also safe. Doing slow-motion training gave him the feeling of satisfaction and security that he would get the results he wanted, while knowing it would always be safe and cater to his newly repaired ACL.
    Eric is excited that he gets the opportunity to work with clients one on one and gets to help them achieve all their goals regardless of any obstacle standing in their way!

  • Francesca Romani
  • (215) 529-8171

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    Francesca Romani, Ardmore

    Francesca is an avid sport enthusiast; she has been that way her entire life. As an athlete, Francesca has always been extremely competitive. She was a three sport athlete in high school, playing soccer, basketball and lacrosse. Her passion for fitness grew stronger over the course of her collegiate career. Once she got to Penn State she realized it was not just a hobby but she wanted to make it her lifestyle and career. She pursued a degree in kinesiology, specializing in exercise science. She also played collegiate basketball for 2 years at Penn State. Along with her love for fitness she enjoys, hiking, traveling, cooking and taking her dogs for walks.
    Resistance training has always been a part of Francesca’s exercise regiments. After almost 8 years of going to the gym 4-5 times a week for an hour and half to two hours per session, she realized that she had to make a change to her routine. That is when she discovered The Perfect Workout. She strongly believes that super slow strength training is the best form of exercise for any individual that has an interest in fitness.
    Francesca is committed to helping her clients maintain a positive attitude and enjoy exercising. She is always dedicated to make sure her clients reach their fitness goals. Not only has The Perfect Workout helped Francesca through her fitness journey, but it has allowed her to be the best trainer she can be for her clients.

  • Manny Amine
  • (610) 400-3758

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    Manny Amine, Ardmore

    Even before Manny could speak English, he was well versed in the universal language of sports. At the age of 9, he came to the United States from Eritrea. His passion for sports helped him transition to this country and take advantage of endless opportunities. Manny played soccer competitively for Alliance Academy and on the high school/collegiate level, winning championships and national/regional/conference awards for athletic achievement. He studied Psychology in college and as captain of Penn State Brandywine’s soccer team, Manny led the team to 2 consecutive PSUAC Championships. In his senior year, he suffered an ACL injury but remained determined to recover and use the experience to help others. During rehabilitation, Manny discovered the super slow technique and the benefits of The Perfect Workout. Manny believes – with the proper training, everyone has the opportunity to meet and exceed fitness goals. When Manny is not training at The Perfect Workout, he spends his time playing/coaching soccer and mentoring individuals looking to improve their physical fitness and quality of life.

Cherry Hill

  • Chanelle Paramore
  • (856) 530-0157

    chanelle.paramore@theperfectworkout.com

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    Chanelle Paramore, Cherry Hill

    Chanelle Paramore has been in the business of motivating and changing lives since she ventured into the holistic and beauty industry over 8 years ago. This career choice, along with her desire to see others living a healthier lifestyle has led her to embark into the world of fitness. Chanelle has the education and knowledge on the benefits of exercise and proper nutrition, additionally she also understands the importance of building genuine relationships with the intent to help others succeed in every area of life. She is a licensed Esthetician, Certified Personal Trainer and finds it to be greatly rewarding to use her skill set to impact lives. These career paths have allowed her to pursue an amazing journey of helping and motivating others in many ways. She has always been a person who has considered a healthy lifestyle and a positive outlook on life to be a top priority. She strives to influence others to live out their purpose and to achieve greatness. It is her mission to move others and evangelize the areas she is passionate about. She is proud to be apart of The Perfect Workout team and stands by the company’s mission to “Revolutionize the way people exercise.” She is driven and excited about working with each client to achieve their individual results and dedicates herself to reaching their goals. Chanelle is committed to helping others look and feel their best. She feels blessed and finds inspiration from changing one life at a time to continue on her own fitness and holistic journey.

  • Heidi Wood
  • (856) 530-0157

    heidi.wood@theperfectworkout.com

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    Heidi Wood, Cherry Hill

    Heidi is extremely driven and when she has her mind set to do something nothing will come in her way! She has overcome many obstacles to be her best, and she wants to help her clients become the best version of themselves as possible! She has lost 45 pounds by implementing slow motion strength training and proper nutrition. Heidi is a proud mom of two amazing sons and a wife to her husband and best friend! She enjoys spending time outside, hiking, camping, and fishing. In her younger years, she was a cheerleader and played on the volleyball team so athleticism is in her blood. Heidi is originally from a small town in Colorado, but lived on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu for the last 3 years. Her family recently moved back to the homeland and currently calls New Jersey Home! Heidi has worked hard to obtain her certification in: Nutrition and Personal Training from AFPA as well as becoming Certified Personal Trainer for The Perfect Workout!

Jenkintown

  • Jessika Seccia
  • (215) 529-8171

    jessika.seccia@theperfectworkout.com

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    Jessika Seccia, Jenkintown

    Jessika believes that fitness and nutrition are key to overall health and happiness. Her first experience with an active lifestyle came courtesy of the U.S. Army where she served as a combat medic. It was there that she learned about the impact of physical activity on overall health.

    She enjoyed this lifestyle so much that she decided to take it up as a field of study. She attended Texas Tech University, where her studies focused on Physical Education and Nutrition. It was there that she was introduced to the science behind slow motion strength training.

    “When I experienced The Perfect Workout for the first time, I knew I’d finally found what I’d been looking for!”

    Now she thrives in an environment where she is both coach and cheerleader for her clients. When she’s not in the gym, Jessika loves biking and swimming, cooking delicious and nutritious meals for friends and family, and exploring new places and adventures.

  • Kate Romberger
  • (215) 529-8171

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    Kate Romberger, Jenkintown

    Kate was going to the gym 5 days a week doing traditional strength training and cardio for the past few years. It took a lot of time and dedication to see the results, and she is amazed that she is able to see the same results with so much less gym time!
    When Kate’s not helping clients achieve their goals she enjoys traveling, nature, and outdoor activities. She loves taking her dog for long hikes, paddle boarding, and anything near the coast.

  • Nataliya Kostyshak
  • 215-529-8173

    nataliya.kostyshak@theperfectworkout.com

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    Nataliya Kostyshak, Jenkintown

    Nataliya moved from Ukraine 12 years ago, but she been back to Europe every summer since. One summer she was fortunate enough to spend time with some personal trainers which began her journey with weight lifting. With weight lifting her interest for nutrition grew immensely and she started to understand the crucial connection between the two. In school she participated in track, swimming, volleyball and soccer. She finished Temple University with a major in Cognitive Neuroscience. Nataliya believes that happiness and health go hand in hand and are interlinked with each other. She has focused on different types of fitness training over the years, but was immediately hooked on the super slow philosophy of training. She started incorporating it into her weekly workouts and saw amazing results. Some of her hobbies include hiking, biking, photography, cooking, yoga and meeting new people. She is eager to help people achieve their fitness goals and constantly keep growing as a trainer.

Huntingdon Valley

  • Nataliya Kostyshak
  • 215-529-8173

    nataliya.kostyshak@theperfectworkout.com

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    Nataliya Kostyshak, Huntingdon Valley

    Nataliya moved from Ukraine 12 years ago, but she been back to Europe every summer since. One summer she was fortunate enough to spend time with some personal trainers which began her journey with weight lifting. With weight lifting her interest for nutrition grew immensely and she started to understand the crucial connection between the two. In school she participated in track, swimming, volleyball and soccer. She finished Temple University with a major in Cognitive Neuroscience. Nataliya believes that happiness and health go hand in hand and are interlinked with each other. She has focused on different types of fitness training over the years, but was immediately hooked on the super slow philosophy of training. She started incorporating it into her weekly workouts and saw amazing results. Some of her hobbies include hiking, biking, photography, cooking, yoga and meeting new people. She is eager to help people achieve their fitness goals and constantly keep growing as a trainer.

Paoli

  • Martina Petersen
  • (610) 400-3758

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    Martina Petersen, Paoli

    To Martina Louise Petersen, fitness and health are of utmost importance. A highly active wife, mother of two, gardener, foodie, avid outdoors woman and adventurer; she is always looking for new ways to challenge herself. Although her life in Philadelphia is busy, there is always time for a workout! Whether she is training for her next race, weight lifting, hiking, canoeing, practicing karate, or cooking dinner for her family; she is passionate about well being, fitness, and overall physical health.
    When she discovered The Perfect Workout she realized this was her next challenge. Helping people has always been a passion for her. She is committed to her client’s whole health and is always motivated as she equips and encourages them along the way.

  • Kristina Rule
  • (610) 590-1485

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    Kristina Rule, Paoli

    When Kristina graduated from Penn State with a degree in Applied Psychology she began her professional career as a case manager for individuals with physical and mental disabilities. Through her experience Kristina saw firsthand the terrible effects that poor nutrition and lack of exercise can have on a person’s well-being. She not only witnessed the struggles her clients faced due to their disabilities, she also saw her clients battle high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and obesity. The death of one of her clients due to obesity related complications really struck home. Kristina had spent most of her life struggling with her own weight and, at almost 300 pounds she knew she had to change her life.

    The beginning of her weight loss journey was a hard one. Not knowing much about how to get healthy, she decided to start with her diet and work from there. She began by keeping a food diary, changing her nutrition choices, and reducing portion sizes. Once she had lost a few pounds Kristina joined a gym to increase her weight loss and improve her strength. While it was obvious that joining a gym would help, it had always been something that intimidated her. She knew nothing about what exercises to do or how to work the equipment, and was very self-conscious. Kristina decided that the only way to conquer her fears was to confront them head-on. After a month of practicing and learning, her confidence grew and she gained a new found love for weight training and getting healthy.

    Over the next year and a half, through hard work and dedication, Kristina dramatically cut her weight in half. Her own personal success inspired Kristina to pursue a new found dream of helping others achieve a healthier life through improved nutrition and exercise. It was that passion that led Kristina to The Perfect Workout. One slow motion strength training session was all it took; she was hooked. Kristina had spent most of her journey working out 2-3 hours a day 6 times a week but after a single 20 minute session it was as if she had spent all day at the gym. She knew The Perfect Workout was where she was meant to be. Kristina is happy to be a part of The Perfect Workout team and hopes to help as many people reach their goals as she possibly can.

Springfield

  • Sarah Hoover
  • (610) 400-3761

    sarah.hoover@theperfectworkout.com

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    Sarah Hoover, Springfield

    Born and raised in Tennessee, Sarah recently moved to the Philadelphia area. When she’s not working, Sarah is hiking, practicing yoga, studying, and volunteering in her community.
    Sarah has always been interested in the human body, fitness, and weightlifting. She graduated with a Masters degree in Social Sciences with a research focus on the medical field. Currently a graduate student (again) in Public Health and Education, she loves to teach about new ways to be safe, healthy, and strong.
    Guiding individuals on their unique path to a healthier lifestyle is her passion. Working at The Perfect Workout allows her to do just that! After trying the slow motion technique herself and incorporating it into her own personal workouts, Sarah can testify that it does work! She would love to have the opportunity to share this revolutionary technique with you!

  • Kayla Krzywicki
  • (610) 400-3761

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    Kayla Krzywicki, Springfield

    Meet Kayla! From a very young age she has been very dynamic and in love with outdoor activities. She has done everything from hiking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, and skiing; she got a taste of it all. Since Kayla comes from a very tight-knit family of adventurers, its been ingrained in her. Kayla is a mother of one, so her busy schedule does not give her the amount of time she used to have to be active. To stay fit, she performs The Perfect Workout’s 20 minute workouts every week and feels even healthier than she did before! With an outgoing personality, a friendly smile, and a genuine love for others, she feels like being a personal trainer is the perfect fit for her. Kayla is determined to help others achieve their goals and to help guide them towards the confidence they deserve to see in themselves!

 

Chicago Area

Arlington Heights

  • Stefan Magazin
  • (847) 572-0465

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    Stefan Magazin, Arlington Heights

    Stefan has a background of competing as a Division I goalkeeper at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He leads a busy and active life by continuing to play soccer as well as volunteering his time. In hopes of continuing to be active, Stefan started searching for an effective way to work out because he had very little time to do so. After stumbling onto The Perfect Workout and learning about the method, he thought The Perfect Workout was amazing! He discovered that it was such a safe way to workout! In addition to being a great workout, Stefan loves how these exercises can be a great rehabilitation tool for people of all ages. Helping people get better physically is his dream, and he gets to do just that at The Perfect Workout.

  • Eric Stencel
  • (847) 572-0465

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    Eric Stencel, Arlington Heights

    Eric has devoted his life to athletics and exercise, now he is working on passing his knowledge forward to help clients change their lives. Eric has a degree in Exercise and Sports Studies with a minor in Health from Greensboro College in North Carolina. When he was not in the classroom, he was busy playing lacrosse as a 4-year athlete at the Division III level. This not only to helped to build valuable life skills but also created lifelong memories and friends. When not working or exercising, Eric loves to hike, play recreational sports, and spend time with family and friends.
    Before coming to The Perfect Workout; Eric was used to performing body building and power lifting types of weight training with only brief amounts of slow training. After joining The Perfect Workout; Eric now incorporates Super Slow Training into his own workouts!

    “I’ve noticed that going through Super Slow workouts I have worked my muscles in a way never experienced before. I love adding the Super Slow method into my workout routines to really achieve muscle success”

Glen Ellyn

  • Martin Flores
  • (630) 948-8442

    martin.flores@theperfectworkout.com

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    Martin Flores, Glen Ellyn

    Martin has always had an immense passion and been naturally drawn to anything pertaining to sports. Martin especially enjoys focusing on physical training and the human body. He has been bowling for 13 years, played soccer for 5 years and wrestled all throughout his high school career.
    Martin slowly started pulling away from all activities he used to love and lost interest with everything when his job took over. He simply was not enjoying what he was doing with his life. Years had gone by with Martin being a supervisor in a logistics company, and after his first year, Martin started feeling as though something was missing from his life… his passion. In the beginning of 2016, Martin made the decision to slowly start getting back on track; putting himself through what he loved so much, physical training. Despite this change, he still felt like something was missing. At that moment, he decided to start doing some research to find something he could enjoy doing every single day. That is when he came across “The Perfect Workout.” Martin never pictured himself becoming a personal trainer, but after truly giving it a lot of thought and seeing the bigger picture, that quickly changed. At that moment, he knew he had finally found something he can do and accomplish his ideal goal, which was to help motivate people to live a healthier life with exercise.
    Although skeptical, he ultimately could not dismiss The Perfect Workout’s method. “I have been into physical training for 7 years, and I have tried numerous methods. All in which I thought were the best or most effective way to exercise!” Always having the feeling that there is a more efficient way to exercise, he finally found it. “I can confidently say that I have found the most effective and safest workout. This method is hard to stop doing, once you have started.”

  • Mitzi Ishioka
  • (630) 948-8442

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    Mitzi Ishioka, Glen Ellyn

    Mitzi was born and raised in Southern California. Since she could walk, she has always led an active lifestyle. She has participated competitively in many sports such as basketball, soccer, and even surfing. She values the idea that fitness leads to a fuller life. After college, she took two years off
    and joined a gap year program to broaden her horizons. During the program, she became victim to stress, poor eating habits, and an overall sedentary life, which resulted in her gaining more than fifty pounds. After finishing her program, she vowed to get back into shape and reclaim her active lifestyle. She now is in better shape than she was in high school! Mitzi studied athletic
    training in college because of her desire to help enrich people’s lives through fitness and rehabilitation. Her goal is to give people the type of life they want and deserve.

Naperville

  • Trent Marton
  • (630)-622-0816

    trent.marton@theperfectworkout.com

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    Trent Marton, Naperville

    Trent was born and raised in the Chicagoland area. Sports have always been a big part of his life. He started playing baseball when he was four years old and continued throughout college. While attending Eastern/Northern Illinois University he studied Psychology, Sociology, and Physical Education.

    After college, health and fitness took a back seat to life and work. During the next several years, Trent put on a substantial amount of weight. It wasn’t until he saw photos of himself in his best friend’s wedding that he realized he needed to make a drastic life style change. And s, began Trent’s journey into health and fitness, losing a total of 180 pounds. At the beginning of Trent’s weight loss journey, he injured his back from unsafe methods. He learned that slow motion strength training is the safest way to get strong and healthy. Working out with strong willpower, hard work, a great attitude, and correct nutrition habits, he achieved his goals.
    In his spare time, Trent loves to try new recipes. He finds that home cooking really helps him meet his nutrition goals. He has even experimented with making pasta from scratch. He loves tweaking unhealthy family recipes by putting a healthy spin on that classic comfort food. Trent is happy to bring his love of healthy food to The Perfect Workout.

    After joining The Perfect Workout team, Trent felt like he had found his place. He not only has a passion for health and fitness, but also for educating. Trent has gone through a life-changing weight loss experience, and through that experience he can also help you reach your goals through a safe but challenging exercise program. As your personal trainer, Trent will help guide you to achieve your own goals through slow motion strength training.

  • Jake Helin
  • (630)-622-0816

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    Jake Helin, Naperville

    Jake is a Chicagoland native who graduated from Aurora University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. While sports participation, strength training, and running have always been priorities for him, he also has a passion for helping in the field of mental health.

    After graduating, Jake worked as a cognitive skills trainer for children and adolescents with learning issues; however, the pull towards travel and helping out overseas took over. Eventually, Jake decided to pack his bags and leave his life behind to work as an English teacher in South Korea. Over the past three years, he lived and worked in Seoul and spent some time backpacking throughout Asia.

    While exercising was difficult on the road, he always found activities to maintain an active, healthy lifestyle. Since Chicago has relatively flat terrain, he took every opportunity to hike or snowboard on the beautiful mountains those countries had to offer.

    Shortly after returning home, Jake found out about The Perfect Workout. With his combined passion for fitness and experience in helping others overcome obstacles, becoming a trainer turned out to be the perfect fit! “I’m always switching up my exercise routines, but I finally found a workout that pushes both my mind and body to the limit. The first time I tried The Perfect Workout, I was hooked!”

  • Stephine Williams
  • (630) 622-0816

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    Stephine Williams, Naperville

    From Fashion Designer to stay at home mom to fitness enthusiast. Born and raised in Southeast Michigan she earned her college degree in Apparel Merchandise and Design and her career took her from New York City to Los Angeles. Soon after she said “I do” to her amazing husband, she became a mother to their beautiful daughter.

    Stephine first heard about the Perfect Workout while living in California after the birth of her daughter, “I was looking for a fast and effective workout that didn’t keep me away from my newborn for several hours, five days a week, every week. The 20 mins a day, twice a week schedule was too good to be true!”

    She was unable to try it out immediately as she and her husband made a quick decision to move back to the Midwest to raise their daughter closer to family. Then, less than a year later, The Perfect Workout had come to Chicago! It was meant to be. Not only did she finally get to experience the workout, but she joined The Perfect Workout Team as a personal trainer!

    Although Stephine was always active in sports she has struggled with her weight. After finishing college, she stopped the cycle and succeeded at losing over one-hundred pounds through proper diet and exercise. “I love sharing my story! My before and after pictures have become a badge of honor. I not only hope to inspire others with my story, but also focus my passion to train others to reach their own personal goals.”

    After successfully keeping the weight off for over five years, she has concentrated on maintenance of her weight loss and continuing to strive towards a healthy lifestyle.

Northbrook

  • Beth Petrovic
  • (847) 201-4701

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    Beth Petrovic, Northbrook

    Beth’s journey with fitness kick started during her rowing career at Purdue University. As a four-year member of the team, she experienced a variety of cardio and lifting workouts to optimize the performance of a college athlete. Her education background in Movement and Sports Sciences has allowed her to become knowledgeable about the application of exercise and nutrition to fitness and a healthier lifestyle. Beth’s favorite workout is a combination of strength training and rowing to engage all of the muscle groups in one workout session. Being prone to injury throughout her rowing career, she has found that slow motion strength training has improved her strength while not putting stress on old injuries. Outside of the gym, she enjoys going for walks with her two labs, Rex and Chester. She believes in an “everything in moderation” eating plan and works to balance a good diet with an active lifestyle. As a trainer for The Perfect Workout, she looks to learn and grow with her clients as they work towards their goals. Beth’s goal is to support her clients and foster their love for a healthy lifestyle. “I want each person to reach their goals and be happy, no matter the adversities that stand in their way.”

Park Ridge

  • Sheeba Mays
  • (847) 572-0465, (847)-960-4074

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    Sheeba Mays, Park Ridge

    BaSheeba Mays “Sheeba” is a sister, daughter, friend, and an occasional wanderlust. Her differing roles, comedic personality, and the international travel experiences that she has had immensely influence what she loves: Being a leader.
    Since childhood Sheeba has continually competed in various sports domestically and abroad such as: swimming, volleyball, basketball, and track & field. She is a 2011 Triple Jump Indoor Champ at North Central College in Naperville, IL. In 2014–2015 Assistant Jumps Coach at Mount Mercy University in Iowa; a Swimming Instructor in Arlington Heights, as well as a Volunteer Jumps Coach at Harper College in Palatine, IL.
    Sheeba realizes that she has a niche for leadership and motivating others. She is very proud to have received a Master’s Degree in Strategic Leadership. She recognizes that her knowledge and skill sets combined will take her to the next level as a Personal Trainer for The Perfect Workout.
    “The Perfect Workout is an opportunity that I felt compelled to pursue for myself, my family and others. I feel certain I can help those who understand and are willing to work to improve their long-term health and wellness, without misleading propaganda. The Perfect Workout simply makes sense to achieve safe, effective, and efficient results.”

  • Vanya Petsanova
  • (847) 960-4074

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    Vanya Petsanova, Park Ridge

    Vanya was an avid gym and health junkie before she came on board with The Perfect Workout. She enjoyed experimenting with just about any mode of exercise out there and was especially passionate about strength training. Although she made a lot of mistakes and dealt with many frustrations along the way, she learned a lot from her experiences and her love for fitness and weight training grew bigger and bigger. She gradually realized she wanted to help people change their life and make a difference, so she decided to pursue a career in fitness. Shortly after she was certified as a personal trainer from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, she came across The Perfect Workout and was immediately drawn to it. Already an advocate of strength training, Vanya was beyond excited to learn about the revolutionary method of slow motion strength training and put it to the test. It completely exceeded her expectations when it came to results, safety and time efficiency. With the slow motion strength training instructor certification under her belt, she is looking forward to continuously learn and grow with the company and pass the knowledge forward to her clients. Vanya’s goal is to guide clients on how to get and stay physically and psychologically fit. “I not only want to see my clients achieve their goals, but look and feel their best, and develop the self-confidence needed to take control of a happy, healthy lifestyle.”

  • Stacey Prescott
  • (847)-960-4074

    stacey.prescott@theperfectworkout.com

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    Stacey Prescott, Park Ridge

    Stacey has a passion for motivating, inspiring, and helping people. Understanding her clients’ goals, wants, and needs is her #1 priority. Weight has always been a struggle but finding weight training has helped her along the way. When she was younger she played softball and recreation tennis, but never found a great outlet. The gym became a place to meet people with the same or similar goals, as well as have a stress reliever. It was only a matter of time before she found The Perfect Workout and could not stay away. The method was exactly the type of workout she knew she could trust and teach to others.
    “Educating my client’s not only on the slow motion strength training but also nutrition is very important to me. I’m here to motivate my client’s and help them reach their goals and set new ones, and then reach those. It’s an exciting cycle that never ends!”

  • Polly Jarmin
  • (847)-960-4074

    polly.jarmin@theperfectworkout.com

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    Polly Jarmin, Park Ridge

    Growing up in the English countryside, Polly has always enjoyed being active. It wasn’t until the beginning of her British Olympic sailing campaign that working out became more prevalent in her life. After tearing a ligament in her knee, she needed to ensure she didn’t aggravate it further while training. So, she began super slow intensity training as part of her fitness routine.

    After moving to the USA to join the US Olympic Team, she came across The Perfect Workout, which incorporated all of the training methods she had applied while injured. Having had fitness coaches for her campaign, she wanted to return the favor and become a personal trainer to help others accomplish their goals as her fitness coaches did for her! Polly is happy to be able to use her experience and knowledge to help each of her clients safely and effectively work towards their fitness and lifestyle goals at The Perfect Workout.

Westmont

  • Jeffrey Blockson
  • (630) 622-0803

    jeffrey.blockson@theperfectworkout.com

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    Jeffrey Blockson, Westmont

    Jeffrey always lived an active lifestyle growing up. Whether he was playing baseball, basketball, or just outside running around with friends, it was, simply, a way of life. However, it wasn’t until his senior year at Columbia College that he really saw the importance of making fitness a priority.

    College students tend to lack two things, time and money, and this easily leads to unhealthy choices, resulting in stress, weight gain, etc. This was being demonstrated among his peers, which led him to dive extensively into nutrition, first, followed immediately by fitness.

    Jeffrey had always been connected to the arts, and graduated with degrees in both Music Business Management and Entrepreneurship. After graduation, he pursued acting and modeling. Both career paths can greatly benefit from a fit physique, to say the least, but Jeffrey’s focus went beyond the superficial aspects of a fit lifestyle. First and foremost, for Jeffrey it was about Health.

    After constantly giving nutrition and fitness tips (when asked) to family, friends, and even strangers, the idea of taking his fitness knowledge to another level became an ongoing notion. After coming across an advertisement about The Perfect Workout, he was immediately intrigued by the 20 Minute tag line. Not because high intensity training was a new concept to him, but because it was built around debunking one of the very reasons people lose sight of maintaining a healthy lifestyle: time.

    “Time waits for no one, and just as people value their own time, I want to show how much I value theirs, as well. Both saving someone time, and freeing up more time, can be half the battle in today’s fast-paced society. I’m excited to give my best, causing you to give your all, extending beyond a temporary diet to a Healthy Lifestyle!”

  • Jon McHugh
  • (630) 948-8442 or (630) 622-0803

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    Jon McHugh, Westmont

    Jon has always been active in sports, especially baseball. He served as a captain to his college team then graduated with a degree in Psychology in 2002. Even though he has always been active throughout his life, it wasn’t until Jon injured both of his knees during a game a few years ago that his perspective on physical and mental health changed dramatically. After completing a 3 month program in physical therapy to strengthen his MCL and ACL in both knees, he knew he would have to make some changes or his injuries would be very detrimental to him down the road. Jon spent the next two years transforming his body by training his muscles the right way and eating the right foods. Through this extremely gratifying experience he had indirectly inspired some of his close friends and family to follow suit. Having prior experience as a personal trainer, he gave them a road map to start improving their quality of life by means of proper nutrition and exercise. The passion for fitness grew from there and then he found The Perfect Workout; after noticing similar philosophies from physical therapy, Jon saw The Perfect Workout was right for people not only with past injuries, but those in search of long term vitality and overall confidence in life. He is a strong believer of mind and body!

Wilmette

  • Hannah Noncek
  • (847) 201-4699

    hannah.noncek@theperfectworkout.com

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    Hannah Noncek, Wilmette

    When Hannah was growing up, she was very active, always trying different sports. She played lacrosse, basketball, tennis and horseback riding. With her extreme love of animals, she got really invested into riding, eventually reaching competition level. While jumping over a fence, she fell and broke her collarbone, which ended up requiring surgery. After she healed, she wanted to get back her strength in her shoulder, and that’s when a friend turned her to SuperSlow strength training. Since then she had been using the SuperSlow technique in her workouts, and now the once-broken shoulder is now her stronger shoulder!

    Since then, Hannah has been an avid gym and health freak—she would even help train her friends and give them fitness advice. She has always wanted to become a personal trainer, but didn’t like the “big gym” style. She preferred more one-on-one with clients, wanting to get to know them personally, to really help them with their individual fitness needs. When she came across The Perfect Workout, she knew it was the perfect fit! She is now excited to help her clients get stronger and healthier just like she did!

  • Al Mitchell
  • (847) 201-4699

    al.mitchell@theperfectworkout.com

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    Al Mitchell, Wilmette

    Al’s passion for fitness started when he was 14 years of age in pursuit of a more suitable frame for football. Throughout his eleven years of consistently exercising he found himself often helping others with their exercise growth. This caused Al to pursue a personal training certification with the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM). This gave him the requisite knowledge and skills to effectively personal train other individuals. After training several clients, Al started to realize that his method of training was not as effective for all of his clients especially women. This led Al to research a more effective all around training method, which led him to slow-motion strength training. Al found that slow-motion strength training was the most effective method of training to suit all of my client’s needs. This method of training has allowed him to train clients of all ages safely, effectively and efficiently. Prior to becoming a personal trainer, Al got a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Lake Forest College. At Lake Forest he was involved in multiple sports such as Football, Lacrosse and Track. Al was named Most Valuable Player of the Midwest Football Conference and was selected to play in an All-American bowl game in Mexico. After Al graduated college he was a manager at a fortune 500 company for four years. Al’s past experiences as a manger has helped him to understand how to manage different personalities while at the same time getting the most out of each individual. Al’s goal as a personal trainer is to improve the overall health of as many people as possible. Al is committed to providing excellent service and even better results.

 

Florida

Ft. Lauderdale

  • Jeffrey Snyder
  • (954)-449-6270

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    Jeffrey Snyder, Ft. Lauderdale

    Ever since Jeffrey was born he has always played sports. You name the sport and he’s at least tried it, from football to baseball, to ping pong he has attempted it. With Jeffrey having two older brothers, whom have always been in fitness, it has helped him succeed tremendously. His older brothers pushed him to get into the gym and be as physically fit as possible.
    After attending St. Cloud Community and Technical College, Jeffrey took a job as a full time sales associate sitting behind a desk and answering phone calls. After doing sales for a few years Jeffrey gained some weight and was not happy with where he was at. Jeffrey decided to get back into the gym and change is diet. Through hard work and determination Jeffrey was able to lose 40 pounds in less than a year.
    With the knowledge Jeffrey has gained from changing his diet and finding a workout method like super-slow, he is ready to help his clients achieve their health goals as well.

Boca Raton

  • Bernardo Largaespada
  • (561)-623-8614

    bernardo.laragespada@theperfectworkout.com

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    Bernardo Largaespada, Boca Raton

    Bernardo is a true Floridian, born and raised right here in Boca Raton, he has lived in Florida his entire life. Bernardo is of Colombian and Nicaraguan decent, and speaks fluent Spanish. He has one younger brother and is extremely close with his family who also happen to live in Boca Raton.

    Graduating from the University of Central Florida, Bernardo has always lived an active lifestyle, playing intramural sports throughout all of college. He and his Girlfriend, Ashley, are involved in many recreational activities, ranging from soccer, flag-football, biking, swimming, tennis, basketball, etc. In 2016, they purchased their first home in Delray Beach and live with their 2 dogs and cat.

    Bernardo has always had a passion for health and fitness and when he first learned about The Perfect Workout he knew it would be the perfect opportunity to turn his passion into a reality. After just a few Super Slow Workouts, he instantly became a true believer of the exercise and its benefits. He hopes to grow and learn much more in all the different aspects involving Health and Fitness and is happy to be a part of The Perfect Workout Team.

  • Michelle Whitmore
  • (561) 623-8614

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    Michelle Whitmore, Boca Raton

    From small town to big city, Michelle brought her Midwest charm to California in June of 2012. After moving across the country in search of a place she could call home, she stumbled upon The Perfect Workout. After over three years of working with the company, Michelle moved from West coast to the East coast to start a new opportunity opening the company’s first location in Florida. She started her fitness at an early age by playing soccer since she was three years old. Since then, Michelle has been an active sports and fitness attendee. She’s tried just about every sport or activity from soccer, tennis, basketball and volleyball to cheerleading and dance.

    Michelle has brought her commitment, hard work, and cheerful self to training her clients at The Perfect Workout. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Business Management and Marketing. She strives to be in the best health and the best trainer she can be by consistently studying fitness and nutrition. When she‘s not training clients at the studio, she enjoys spending quality time with her boyfriend hiking, going to movies, enjoying the beach, and spoiling their three dogs.

 
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