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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
  • Trainer Profile: Denise Nunez

    Carlsbad

    Phone: (760) 444-2195

    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
  • Trainer Profile: Diana Ferrer

    Carlsbad

    Phone: (760) 444-2195

    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!”

     

  • Michelle Bowen
  • Trainer Profile: Michelle Bowen

    Carlsbad

    Phone: (760) 438-1400

    Email: michelle.bowen@theperfectworkout.com

    Growing up as a gymnast, Michelle is no stranger to an active lifestyle. At the age of 5 she stepped into her first gym and has never known life without movement. After many years of gymnastics, running, and lifting, her body started to shows signs of strain and injury, so she turned to yoga and meditation for reconnection and repair. Eighteen years later she still continues to expand her knowledge in both areas.

    Michelle believes that everything is connected in the body emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually; and that creating balance while maintaining health and harmony is the key to a healthy lifestyle. She is a Holistic Nutritionist, Reiki Master and soon to be Yoga Instructor (RYT 200). Her passion lies in helping others achieve optimal health and wellness. She is so excited to be on this journey with The Perfect Workout!

    In her spare time, Michelle enjoys reading, getting outside whenever she can, and spending time with her husband and pup, Riley. She is also a professional photographer of 15 years and loves exploring new places to photograph.

  • Michelle Loveland
  • Trainer Profile: Michelle Loveland

    Carlsbad

    Phone: (760) 444-2195

    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.

  • Niki Estrada
  • Trainer Profile: Niki Estrada

    Carlsbad

    Phone: (760) 438-1400

    Email: niki.estrada@theperfectworkout.com

    Niki is a dedicated champion of health, both of body and of mind. She has always lived a very active lifestyle, and was on several sports teams growing up, including soccer, swim, dance, tennis, and track. But she found her true passion for overall health and wellness while studying Psychology at the University of California Santa Cruz. It was there that she began her journey with weight lifting that ignited her drive for knowledge of effective and efficient exercise. Since getting her degree, she has been dedicated to not only her own journey for mind and body wellness, but also to helping others to achieve those goals as well. She is so excited to work with you at The Perfect Workout towards your own strength and wellness goals.

    In her free time, Niki enjoys saying hello to every dog she meets, hiking along the coast of her native San Diego, and trying new things—most recently kickboxing!

Del Mar / Solana Beach

  • Timothy Spellman
  • Trainer Profile: Timothy Spellman

    Del Mar / Solana Beach

    Phone: (858) 755-8868

    Email: timothy.spellman@theperfectworkout.com

    Timothy spent the majority of his adolescence overweight, and had tried every fad diet and exercise gimmick advertised on television. Nothing worked, but he wasn’t giving up just yet. Moving to Boston at 18 years old presented itself as an opportunity to start fresh and leave the past behind. With great determination, he lost 100 lbs during his freshman year of college, by changing his eating habits and implementing an exercise program that was realistic and sustainable.

    Knowing first hand how confusing and intimidating it can be to start and stick with any health or fitness journey, Timothy realized that helping everyone he could was the right thing to do. This desire led him to become a Certified Personal Trainer, Weight Loss Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Behavioral Change Specialist, all through The National Academy of Sports Medicine.

    Timothy was not exposed to slow-motion strength training until moving to San Diego and discovering The Perfect Workout. Twenty minute workouts only twice a week seemed like it was too good to be true, but the overwhelming amount of client results and science-based evidence had him intrigued enough to give it a try. Week after week, he noticed increased levels of energy and strength, and he even became leaner. No longer spending endless hours daily in a gym freed up some valuable time, which he enjoys going to the beach, hiking, continuing education, music festivals and spending quality time with family and friends.

  • Gary Suka
  • Trainer Profile: Gary Suka

    Del Mar / Solana Beach, Mission Valley

    Phone: (619) 757-1001

    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.

  • Lindsay Spada
  • Trainer Profile: Lindsay Spada

    Del Mar / Solana Beach

    Phone: lindsay.spada@theperfectworkout.com

    Email: lindsay.spada@theperfectworkout.com

    From the minute Lindsay was introduced to The Perfect Workout, she was intrigued and hooked. After spending several years of her life either over-training or not training at all due to injury, she believes The Perfect Workout offers the ultimate balance of a safe and effective program that is challenging as well. The duration of the workout was another appeal for Lindsay, since it easily fits into her busy schedule. With only two high-intensity training sessions a week, it has made her stronger than ever before. Her personal success with the training has made it even more exciting to be able to share it with others!

    In her free time, Lindsay likes to craft, read and be outdoors. She loves spending time with family, enjoys live music and going to baseball games. She moved from Boston to San Diego to be closer to family and follow her passion for fitness. Back in Boston she worked for a women’s clothing company that prides itself on empowering women to feel and look their best. This mission to empower women (and men!) continues to resonate with her and is something she tries to instill into every one she meets, especially in the fitness industry. Lindsay looks forward to sharing her vision with each of her clients at The Perfect Workout.

  • Jessina Custodio
  • Trainer Profile: Jessina Custodio

    Del Mar / Solana Beach

    Phone: (858) 755-8868

    Email: jessina.custodio@theperfectworkout.com

    Jessina was born and raised in Sacramento, California with her parents and younger brother. She has always lived an active lifestyle and engaged in activities such as dancing as a child, playing volleyball in middle school, and sprinting on the track team in high school. After high school, she moved to San Diego to get her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at San Diego State University. Although she always had an interest in fitness, her college experience is where it became a passion. She picked up weight training (and fell in love with it), became involved in internships, and worked as a strength and conditioning coach for athletes. Through her classes, internships, work, and personal experience, Jessina has become very passionate about training people of all ages to reach their fitness goals and live a healthy lifestyle.

    She is excited to be part of The Perfect Workout family’s movement to “revolutionize the way people exercise” because she values the importance of helping others become stronger in the safest and most efficient way. Through her own errors and experience in sports, as well as seeing fellow athletes undergo injuries, Jessina strongly believes in the use of correct form and making proper modifications in order to prevent injury while still pushing our bodies during exercise. Learning about the slow-motion strength training technique at The Perfect Workout was an eye-opener for her because she quickly realized not only how time-efficient it is, but also how beneficial it is for muscle-building and joint protection (thereby preventing injury).

    Aside from working out and training clients, Jessina likes to hang out with friends, enjoy a hike or visit the beach on a nice day, go dancing on weekends, visit new areas in SoCal, and sometimes go on spontaneous day trips. When she’s at home, she loves to listen to music, find new shows to watch, and learn different recipes that she can use when she meal-preps for the week. As Jessina works at The Perfect Workout, she also plans to attain additional certifications on top of her Bachelor’s degree in areas such as movement and mobility, and corrective exercise.

La Jolla

  • Hailey Mitchell
  • Trainer Profile: Hailey Mitchell

    La Jolla

    Phone: (858) 729-9901

    Email: hailey.mitchell@theperfectworkout.com

    Hailey grew up in Sacramento and slowly made her way down the coast during college, finally
    landing herself in sunny San Diego. Hailey’s love of fitness started at an early age with team sports. She grew up playing softball and competitive cheerleading. Hailey realized that she wanted to focus more on cheerleading when she found herself doing cartwheels in the outfield during softball practice. After 12+ years of blood, sweat, and tears that competitive cheerleading had to offer, Hailey was left with a body full of aches and pains (sprained ankles, bum, knees, and elbow surgery).

    When Hailey left for college in San Luis Obispo, she hung up her pom-poms for good, but in order to stay active she sought out a new passion: CrossFit. She became a CrossFit junkie, her competitive nature allowing her to spend 2+ hours a day, 6 times a week pushing herself through extreme limits in order to finish the W.O.D (workout of the day), not realizing the impact it was having on her joints on top of her previous injuries.

    After 3 years, Hailey said goodbye to San Luis Obispo to finish her schooling at San Diego State University. Although her schedule was very busy as a full time student with 2 full time jobs, she joined SDSU’s recreation center and started weight lifting and strength training. As she got older, she noticed that all of those years of physical demand on the body were finally catch up to her. Her knees could not bear any weight while exercising or even preform daily activities without causing pain or discomfort.

    After graduating from San Diego State with a Bachelors degree in Recreation Administration, Hailey discovered The Perfect Workout and how it is designed to help develop clients’ knowledge of safe and efficient strength training. As she executed proper weight and strength training at The Perfect Workout, she learned how to work with and around her injuries to gain back full range of motion and momentum in her knees.

    Hailey believes that, with the right training program like The Perfect Workout plus a bit of determination and support, anyone can achieve their goals. Time and time again she is reminded of the positive effects exercise has had on her own physical and psychological well-being, and her appreciation for what our bodies and minds can achieve is ever increasing. As a Personal Trainer, Hailey wants to share her enthusiasm, encourage a happier lifestyle, and help you realize what your body is capable of through slow-motion strength training at The Perfect Workout.

    When Hailey’s not training in the studio, she enjoys going to the beach, country concerts, traveling and spending time with friends.

  • Caitlin Benson
  • Trainer Profile: Caitlin Benson

    La Jolla

    Phone: (858) 210-6200

    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 B.A. 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.

  • Nicole Rascon
  • Trainer Profile: Nicole Rascon

    La Jolla

    Phone: (858) 729-9901

    Email: nicole.rascon@theperfectworkout.com

    Nicole was born and raised in Fresno, CA before flying off to the Big Island of Hawai’i to play soccer and attend the University of Hawai’i at Hilo. She received her bachelors in Kinesiology and worked in a physical therapy clinic, where she guided patients through workouts to help them gain strength on their road to recovery. This is where she found her love for seeing others reach their goals and make dramatic changes through exercise.

    Growing up, Nicole always lived a very active lifestyle. She played multiple sports before deciding that soccer was the one she wanted to focus on. However, after finishing college soccer, she needed to find a new way to stay active. She developed a love for strength training and spent a lot of time out in nature hiking. Living in Hawai’i is where many of Nicole’s passions emerged, including fitness, nutrition, photography, and videography.

    After moving to San Diego, Nicole knew she wanted to be a part of the fitness community and wanted to find a position that allowed her to enjoy strength training while also utilizing all the experience she had gained working in physical therapy. She was immediately intrigued when she found The Perfect Workout, because it allows her to enjoy strength training in a safe, effective, and time-efficient manner—she is so excited to be a part of a team that is revolutionizing the way people work out! In the future, Nicole hopes to further her education in nutrition to help others live the healthiest life they can!

  • Isaiah Hilton
  • Trainer Profile: Isaiah Hilton

    La Jolla

    Phone: (912) 424-0734

    Email: (858) 729-9901

    Isaiah graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. While at South Carolina, he ran track and competed in the SEC championships. In college, he discovered a love for backpacking, mountain biking, swimming, trail running, weight lifting, and volunteering through his church at a soup kitchen.

    Isaiah is very passionate about challenging himself, exercising, and helping people. So when he came across The Perfect Workout, he found two main things: a new form of exercise that would challenge him, and a career where he could merge two passions together by helping people exercise.

    Outside of the Perfect Workout, you can find Isaiah coaching high school track or studying in the library in pursuit of a Master’s in Teaching and Secondary Education from the University of San Diego.

  • Madison Augustine
  • Trainer Profile: Madison Augustine

    La Jolla

    Phone: (858) 729-9901

    Email: madison.augustine@theperfectworkout.com

    Madison is a native to the area, born and raised in San Diego. Never being able to bring herself to leave this sunny paradise, she graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in health communication. Eager to continue learning and growing beyond college, Madison became a certified yoga instructor (RYT 200), where she discovered her passion for helping others achieve their health and fitness goals.

    Since she was a little girl, Madison loved being active and participated in dance, gymnastics and cheerleading. After 12+ years of these physically demanding activities, her body was worn out and her joints were shot, particularly her right knee, which she dislocated during a gymnastics practice. She wasn’t ready to give up her active lifestyle, and continued doing high intensity interval training as her primary form of exercise. She constantly suffered from pinched nerves and sore joints, especially in that pesky knee, but convinced herself that the pain she was feeling would only make her stronger. It wasn’t until a yoga instructor specified the difference between “good pain” (muscle soreness) and “bad pain” (achy joints, nerve pain, etc.) that she realized she had it all wrong.

    While searching for strength training workouts in San Diego, Madison stumbled across The Perfect Workout, and was instantly drawn to their emphasis on safety and injury prevention. The match of what she was looking for and what The Perfect Workout offered seemed too good to be true! She knew it was exactly the place she wanted to train, as well as work at to help others achieve their own personal health and fitness goals.

    When Madison isn’t in the studio, you can find her reading, hiking, practicing yoga, spending time with her family and friends or snuggling up with her cat, Tuna.

Mission Valley

  • Kaila Grabot
  • Trainer Profile: Kaila Grabot

    Mission Valley

    Phone: (858) 345-3051, (619) 757-1001

    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!”

  • Amelia Hassoun
  • Trainer Profile: 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 lifestyle, 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.

  • Kerry Linne
  • Trainer Profile: Kerry Linne

    Mission Valley

    Phone: (858) 210-6200, (858) 434-0300

    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.

  • Rainier Cardin
  • Trainer Profile: Rainier Cardin

    Mission Valley

    Phone: (619) 298-7900

    Email: rainier.cardin@theperfectworkout.com

    As a native San Franciscan, Rainier’s passion for physical fitness began in high school, where he lettered in baseball and football. After a rotator cuff injury ended his pitching career, he became a standout rugby athlete at the University of San Francisco . Leaving college early to enlist in the US Marine Corps, Rainier was stationed at Camp Pendleton, where he served with distinction as an infantry squad leader. During this time, Rainier pushed himself well beyond his perceived physical limits, learning that maintaining his body was as important as building it up. Numerous injuries and the subsequent rehabilitation led him to the painful truth about how to best care for himself and others.

    After leaving the Corps, Rainier returned to school full-time to become a physical therapist, in hopes of one day returning to Camp Pendleton to help Marines and sailors get back into the fight. His care for others and his selfless commitment to his duties have made him an exceptionally detailed and passionate trainer who puts his clients’ success, goals, and safety above all else.

    Between playing collegiate rugby and serving in the Marine Corps, Rainier has put a significant amount of mileage on his body in a short amount of time. He discovered The Perfect Workout in his search for a workout routine that would enable him to continue to make gains with his strength while also repairing the damage done to his back and joints. After his initial session, Rainier was enamored of the slow, deliberate motions of the workout as well as of the attention and care provided by the trainers. Now a trainer at The Perfect Workout, Rainier is dedicated to providing that same service and care to all of his clients.

  • Gary Suka
  • Trainer Profile: Gary Suka

    Del Mar / Solana Beach, Mission Valley

    Phone: (619) 757-1001

    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.

  • Chad Perez
  • Trainer Profile: Chad Perez

    Mission Valley

    Phone: (619) 298-7900

    Email: chad.perez@theperfectworkout.com

    Chad was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in sunny San Diego. He attended San Diego State University, majoring in Communications.

    He was first introduced to strength training as a freshmen in college, budding a new passion for health and fitness. As an amateur weight lifter, he focused on weight and set/rep count. However, Chad dislocated his shoulder performing gymnastics that same year he began strength training. His lack of knowledge regarding strength training not only contributed to this injury, but was also detrimental to the healing process. Fast forward to today: Chad has been in the fast lane to recovery and is no longer bothered by his injury. The Perfect Workout helped him realize how important super slow-motion strength training is for your entire body.

    Now Chad is grateful to be able to work with each one of his clients at The Perfect Workout to encourage and enable them to safely and effectively work to improve their own personal health and fitness.

    When Chad isn’t in the studio helping clients with their fitness goals, he’s traveling the world as one of the lead vocalists in a world-class band. He says super slow has helped him get in the best shape possible, allowing his body to function at its best both on and off the stage. His hobbies include surfing, hiking, going to the beach, and anything involving music.

  • Anna Rahim
  • Trainer Profile: Anna Rahim

    Mission Valley

    Phone: (619) 757-1001

    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.

     

  • Patricia Kelly
  • Trainer Profile: Patricia Kelly

    Mission Valley

    Phone: (619) 757-1001

    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.

Rancho Bernardo

  • Donna Armosino
  • Trainer Profile: Donna Armosino

    Rancho Bernardo

    Phone: (858) 434-0300

    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.

  • Genesis Feliciano
  • Trainer Profile: Genesis Feliciano

    Rancho Bernardo

    Phone: (858) 487-5500

    Email: genesis.feliciano@theperfectworkout.com

    Genesis was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. She came to the US mainland when she was 10 years old and lived in Utah and Nevada before moving to San Diego with her dog Arden. Growing up, her mom had various heart conditions that resulted in 2 open heart surgeries, and Genesis also lost her stepfather to cancer. These experiences led her to become fascinated with health and how one could prevent such things from happening in their health as they grow older. She enjoys learning all about health and its benefits, not only physical but also mental. She enjoys practicing yoga and meditation and loves hiking, reading, writing, cooking, and serving others!

    From growing up with 7 brothers and sisters, she also saw how busy her parents were and how little time they had to take care of their own health. Genesis loves The Perfect Workout because revolutionizing the way people exercise is just what she believed that more people needed. Not only is the exercise only 20 minutes, which anyone could fit into their schedule, but everyone also has a personal trainer hand-in-hand with them, teaching and doing slow-motion training to assure their safety and prevent injuries during their exercise, as well as caring for their nutrition, which overall leads to more energy, less anxiety, and a better mood no matter one’s age.

    Genesis is very excited to be joining The Perfect Workout team and looks forward, with her happy, motivating personality, to encouraging, guiding, and helping her clients at any stage they may be at, to reach their goals and bring to light their true potential.

  • Matthew Pyles
  • Trainer Profile: Matthew Pyles

    Rancho Bernardo

    Phone: (858) 487-5500

    Email: matthew.pyles@theperfectworkout.com

    Matthew loves playing and coaching sports. Coaching has made him a better athlete, concept and skill-wise, and an even more efficient trainer. Working in Special Education for three years after college has been the greatest experience he has had in life. He is so grateful for what he has learned and experienced working with kids and for the doors that these experiences have opened for him.

    He has been involved with training for the past 9 years, during college and after, and has enjoyed every second of it. He has learned through his experiences coaching kids and working in Special Education how to do things effectively and safely, for the simple fact that you don’t take risks when you have other people’s loved ones in your care.

    He has been able to bring many of the very things he has learned working with children directly into his training at The Perfect Workout, and it has been a life-changing experience thus far. Matthew looks forward to working with each one of his clients, and to continuing to learn and grow himself, at The Perfect Workout.

  • Jen Walsh
  • Trainer Profile: Jen Walsh

    Rancho Bernardo

    Phone: (858) 487-5500

    Email: jen.walsh@theperfectworkout.com

    An East Coast native, Jen has always had a love for food and fitness. She was a swimmer most of her life and also played soccer and ran hurdles. She moved to San Diego after college and shortly afterwards decided to pursue her love of cooking at culinary school. After graduation from the International Culinary School at the Art Institute, she got married and about a year later welcomed her first son. Looking for a way to be able to stay home with her baby and work flexible hours, she began her own Personal Chef company, offering clients personalized meal service. She enjoys taking the time to work with clients and sometimes their doctors to help heal them with proper nutrition.

    Kickboxing and other combat-inspired workouts have been her focus of late, as well as weight training, but she noticed that her joints were suffering. When she found The Perfect Workout, it sounded like the perfect solution! Through the slow-motion technique, she has been able to reduce the pain she was previously experiencing, as well as gain strength to chase around her 2 young boys, who are budding athletes themselves. Sharing an active lifestyle with her family is a very important part of her life.

    The Perfect Workout has proved to be the missing link in her exercise routine, and Jen is excited to work with her clients to provide safe, efficient, and quick workouts to help each client lead a healthier and more active lifestyle.

  • Aurelio Rosas
  • Trainer Profile: Aurelio Rosas

    Rancho Bernardo

    Phone: (650) 513-2747

    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.

Orange County

Anaheim Hills

  • Sonja Jackson
  • Trainer Profile: Sonja Jackson

    Anaheim Hills

    Phone: (714) 693-7500

    Email: sonja.jackson@theperfectworkout.com

    Sonja grew up in small-town Wisconsin, and has enjoyed living in Southern California for the past 10 years. A former Massage Therapist for over 8 years, working closely with people’s body mechanics and improving the mind-body connection has always been a passion of hers. When it became apparent that her hands would not last forever in the field of massage, she began seeking out other avenues of work that would offer the same kind of fulfillment. Enter The Perfect Workout! From the science behind the method of slow-motion strength training to the emphasis on proper form and safety, The Perfect Workout instantly resonated with her on all levels. She began using the technique herself and has enjoyed incredible personal results.

    Her own fitness journey has been filled with ups, downs, and everything-in-betweens through the years. Growing up overweight throughout elementary, middle, and high school took its toll on her self-esteem. As she grew more interested in holistic health and natural healing, her nutritional habits changed drastically, and she began to enjoy the innumerable benefits of taking care of herself and eliminating most processed foods and added sugars from her diet. This, along with the balanced, efficient, and effective approach to fitness that slow-motion strength training offers, has helped her stay on track with her goals.

    Because of the intimate knowledge she has of what it’s like to feel hopeless, defeated, and uncomfortable in your own skin, it has become her ultimate goal in life to help others achieve what they never thought possible. “There’s truly no greater reward than encouraging people and watching them break through the mental, emotional, and physical roadblocks holding them back, so they can go out and live their best lives with confidence, joy, and enthusiasm.” Sonja looks forward to helping each one of her clients to achieve their own personal health and fitness goals at The Perfect Workout.

  • Campbell Cummings
  • Trainer Profile: Campbell Cummings

    Anaheim Hills

    Phone: campbell.cummings@theperfectworkout.com

    Email: (714) 693-7500

    Since he was able to move, Campbell has been very active—like the Energizer bunny. When he was 10 years old, he became bound and determined not to be soft, but to be strong and muscular. From that day on, he spent his days and nights doing push ups and sit ups until he wasn’t capable of doing any more.

    He played many sports through his life, but his love was baseball. Determined to play in the MLB, he got so invested with fitness, sports, and activity that he would spend 9 hours a day at the gym. Unfortunately, through junior high and high school he battled many injuries that forced him to be on the sidelines and cheer on his team. Through the injuries, trials, and pain, he realized how vital nutrition, slow-motion exercise, emotional stability, and mindset were to being successful in sports and holistic health in general.

    Four days before he was going to fly to Georgia in hopes of trying out for the minor leagues, he got hit by a car while on his bicycle. That ended any hope of a career in baseball. Seeking to find his next calling in life, Campbell started training people, getting certifications through Vital Force, Health Coach Institute, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Campbell has been a personal trainer for 8 years in his own business.

    From there he set out working in the supplement department at Whole Foods, researching the majority of the supplement companies. He researched foods that can hurt the body and foods that can help the body. He worked with professionals, held nutrition meetings, sought out how to create new behavior habits, to understand mindsets, focus, fears, beliefs, and the foundation of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual life in human nature.

    Wanting to grow more, he started seeking a gym to train in that was in line with his beliefs. It wasn’t until he stumbled upon The Perfect Workout and “20 minutes of Slow-Motion Strength Training at High Intensity” that he knew this was where he wanted to be. Campbell is a joyful, cheery, intentional, compassionate person who loves getting to know people and is always seeking to find new ways to enable each of his clients to achieve and surpass their personal health and fitness goals at The Perfect Workout.

Huntington Beach

  • Caitlin Eucker
  • Trainer Profile: Caitlin Eucker

    Huntington Beach

    Phone: (714) 596-4500

    Email: caitlin.eucker@theperfectworkout.com

    Caitlin has had a love for fitness and sports ever since she was little. Playing sports eventually introduced her to weight lifting, which was not only a benefit in sports, but in everyday life as well. Caitlin began lifting at 13 years old, and by her freshman year of high school, she was setting school records, specifically squatting 220 lbs. After suffering 3 knee surgeries in high school playing soccer, her dreams of playing Division 1 in college seemed to be dwindling. Through hard work and determination, she was able to walk on to the track team at Northern Illinois University, which then led to a roster spot on the soccer team, making her dream come true.

    Caitlin graduated with a degree in Textile, Apparel, and Merchandising. She put her fitness passion on hold to pursue a career in fashion, signing with one the top agencies, Wilhelmina, as a wardrobe stylist. Then, deciding to take her career to the next level, she made the jump from Chicago to LA.

    After having worked with celebrities, top companies, magazines, and more, Caitlin always felt as if something was missing. Realizing that fitness was the missing puzzle piece, she really wanted to share her passion and knowledge for health and fitness with others. Upon discovering The Perfect Workout, Caitlin thought, “I’m home.”

    She is now focused and determined to become the best personal trainer she can be! In her spare time, Caitlin enjoys being outdoors, whether kayaking, hiking, going to the beach, or just lounging by the pool. She also enjoys cooking and exploring new, healthy recipes. She can’t wait to help you to achieve your own goals at The Perfect Workout!

  • Roben Bernal
  • Trainer Profile: Roben Bernal

    Huntington Beach

    Phone: (714) 596-4500

    Email: roben.bernal@theperfectworkout.com

    Roben found his passion for strength training as a senior in high school. He struggled with being underweight, and as he slowly began to transform himself in the gym, he began to seek the knowledge to help others fight their own battle. He took workshops hosted by NASM and attended strength and conditioning seminars across California. He has now been a Powerlifting coach for several years and holds a lifting total of over one thousand pounds at a body weight of 148 lbs!

    Roben’s training methods and philosophy aligned with the core values of The Perfect Workout. He was ecstatic to find a way to help the ordinary person to become extraordinary one super-slow workout at a time! Roben looks forward to helping and encouraging each one of his clients to attain their own personal health and fitness goals at The Perfect Workout.

  • Amanda Johnston
  • Trainer Profile: Amanda Johnston

    Huntington Beach

    Phone: (714) 596-4500

    Email: amanda.johnston@theperfectworkout.com

    Amanda began her first sport, soccer, at the age of three, and has loved fitness ever since. Growing up in Portland, Oregon, she spent most weekends outside, either hiking, biking, skiing, or snowboarding, and was raised to value an active lifestyle.

    When she moved to Orange County to study Political Science at Chapman University, it was the first time that she wasn’t part of an organized sports team, and she began trying different types of workout to maintain her active lifestyle. When she began strength training, she fell in love with this style of workout. Having suffered from overuse injuries in the past, Amanda believes that the slow-motion strength training method practiced at The Perfect Workout is the best way to remain active, obtain desired results, and prevent injuries—all at the same time.

    Amanda has always had a passion for helping people, and combines this with her passion for fitness at The Perfect Workout. Amanda is excited to help each of her clients reach their goals with the safe, effective, and time-efficient method of slow-motion strength training. When she isn’t at The Perfect Workout, you can find Amanda lounging at the beach, hiking in the mountains, or playing her guitar at home.

  • Kate Ramsey
  • Trainer Profile: Kate Ramsey

    Huntington Beach

    Phone: (714) 596-4500

    Email: kate.austin@theperfectworkout.com

    Enjoying a challenge, Kate has had the privilege of working with many different people from all walks of life. This has given her the sensitivity and understanding that it takes to truly inspire those around her to keep moving forward. As a new mother and a wife to her wonderful husband, Kate is inspired to not only keep her own family happy and healthy, but to teach other families that they can pursue their goals in fitness together as well!

    After previously working as a zipline instructor, a lifeguard, and even switching gears into helping her favorite kinders in the classroom, Kate has always tried to incorporate her passion for learning and teaching into a career. Having worked in the education system for the past five years, exploring both the teaching and administrative sides, Kate knew she wanted to get back to her passion for an active lifestyle and helping people push their limits and reach their goals!

    Thankfully, the opportunity to work for The Perfect Workout could not have come at a better time! After studying the mechanics of Matt Hedman’s SuperSlow Workout and experiencing it for herself, Kate knew quickly that this is exactly the direction her skills and training have led her. Her positive attitude and encouragement will help any individual see that their goals are not only within reach—with the will, they can be exceeded!

Laguna Niguel

  • Kim VanLoon
  • Trainer Profile: Kim VanLoon

    Laguna Niguel

    Phone: (949) 485-6000

    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.”

  • Monique Houston
  • Trainer Profile: Monique Houston

    Laguna Niguel

    Phone: Monique.Houston@theperfectworkout.com

    Born and raised in Sacramento, Monique has always been inspired by fitness since the Jane Fonda days. She has an athletic background involving dance, yoga, weight training, and kickboxing. It wasn’t until she had gain 40 lbs that she realized that fitness has to become a priority rather than just a hobby. This sparked an interest in taking better care of herself from the inside out.

    She has done a variety of different exercises during her weight loss journey, but nothing has been as beneficial and challenging as super slow strength training. The slow motion technique has allowed her to correct her form while safely working out, and this has allowed her to gain more muscle in her body. She not only uses the slow motion technique to gain more muscle, but to also kick-start her metabolism.

    As a psych graduate with a masters in Behavioral Health, Monique became passionate about the importance of improving our own internal health. Much like super slow strength training, this comes with great discipline and appreciation, making improvements a part of your life forever. Monique enjoys the balance of both, and her goal is to spread her ambitious free-spirit attitude to anyone coming her way. She is looking forward to sharing all of her experience with her clients at The Perfect Workout.

  • Nathan Mier
  • Trainer Profile: Nathan Mier

    Laguna Niguel

    Phone: (949) 495-1900

    Email: nathan.mier@theperfectworkout.com

    Nathan is a trainer out of Fullerton CA. He grew up playing sports and has always had a passion for fitness. As a kid he played baseball for 9 years and rugby in high school for 2 years. He then went on to coach rugby in college for the local U16 rugby team.

    Nathan has battled through injuries of his own and has had to work through them along his own fitness journey. His ability to adapt and modify workouts to cater to a client’s limitations due to injuries is a huge plus and sets him apart from the average trainer. Making sure the client is staying safe through the duration of whatever movement is being done is something he stresses and The Perfect Workout stresses as well.

    Nathan lost 75 pounds about 5 years ago and wants to show people that if he can do it, anyone can. He loves to share his story with his clients to show that any fitness goal you have is possible, you just have to commit. Following The Perfect Workout method, he’s found that his injuries are improving over time. Using the slow-motion method has truly revolutionized the way he feels, and he is eager to share that knowledge with his clients.

    Nathan is also a musician and performs locally all over Orange County and LA. In his free time, he enjoys writing and doing or watching anything sports.

  • Ryan Perreira
  • Trainer Profile: Ryan Perreira

    Laguna Niguel, Newport Beach

    Phone: (949) 485-6000, (949) 200-4067

    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.

     

  • Lauren Baumbauer
  • Trainer Profile: Lauren Baumbauer

    Laguna Niguel

    Phone: (949) 485-6000

    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.

Mission Viejo

  • Rico Rios
  • Trainer Profile: Rico Rios

    Mission Viejo

    Phone: (949) 830-3100

    Email: amador.rios@theperfectworkout.com

    Amador’s passion for health and fitness began the day after his knee surgery. At the age of 16 he asked himself, How do I recover from this? After rehab, numerous workouts, and months off from the gym, he knew that he had to find a different way. He had finally taken a year off from working out and got to the point where he didn’t think he would ever get back to the gym.

    Enter The Perfect Workout! Slow-motion strength training has shown Amador the way to work out that not only works your muscles to the fullest but works on your posture as well. There are so many ways that this workout can affect your life and he can’t wait to show you and encourage you to reach your own personal health and fitness goals, safely, effectively, and efficiently at The Perfect Workout.

    “Only I change my life. No one can do it for me.” Carol Burnett

  • Julie Rocha
  • Trainer Profile: Julie Rocha

    Mission Viejo

    Phone: (949) 830-3100

    Email: julie.rocha@theperfectworkout.com

    Meet Julie, Certified Personal Trainer, NPC Figure Competitor, and IN Holistic Health Coach/Hormone specialist . I love, live, and breathe a healthy, active lifestyle and want to inspire others to do the same. My goal is to teach people that fitness is not a fad, it is a journey and a lifestyle—so enjoy the beautiful ride! My mission and purpose is to help you improve your overall wellness by sharing my knowledge and coaching you through your health and fitness journey.

    My entire life, I have been extremely active and very passionate about health and fitness, and have always gotten so much satisfaction from helping others. After graduating from CSULB, I got into personal training and fell in love with it immediately; from then on, there was no turning back. Knowing that you are making an impact on someone’s life is the most rewarding feeling.

    Aside from training, I have such a strong love and passion for nutrition and healing the body through good health. I believe that being healthy is far more than just working out. It consists of three main things: fitness, nutrition, and the right mindset. We all have our struggles and get unmotivated at times, but it’s my passion and job to make that sure you stay motivated and committed to your goals.

    My philosophy is that the body can achieve what the mind believes. With dedication, commitment, and consistency, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. I am here to keep you motivated, hold you accountable , create safe and effective workouts, and make sure you stay committed—no matter what. At The Perfect Workout, I am confident that I am providing the safest, most efficient workout it is possible to provide.

    I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your journey =)

  • Phillip Leanders
  • Trainer Profile: Phillip Leanders

    Mission Viejo

    Phone: (949) 830-3100

    Email: phillip.leanders@theperfectworkout.com

    Phil is no stranger to fitness and reaching goals. Born and raised in Mission Viejo, he has played a variety of sports from soccer to BMX to boxing to water polo and swimming. While attending Tesoro High School, Phil and his father got gym memberships, beginning an arduous journey of father-son workouts over the last 7 years. Working out 3-5 days a week, often for two hours a session, Phil was naturally networking and making friends all over the gym.

    These friends began asking him questions about working out, proper form, nutrition, and new exercise recommendations. It was a good thing, because he loves to help others and believes in giving back, since he himself has learned so much from others. Phil then attend California State University San Marcos and acquired his B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. He received a job offer to be a financial adviser at a renowned advising firm located in La Jolla, CA. He did not enjoy the thought of selling life insurance as a young man and pushing annuities in the current economy. Therefore he declined the offer and decided to pursue his goals & dreams of becoming a personal trainer, attending law school, and joining the F.B.I.

    Although having consistent/habitual workouts and looking fantastic, Phil started to “plateau” and wasn’t getting closer to his goals—until he joined The Perfect Workout. The Perfect Workout’s slow-motion strength training is already producing amazing results for Phil. It keeps things different and exciting, he is learning something new every day (he loves learning and growing), and he is shining with new-found confidence!

    Outside of work and the gym, Phil likes to hike, read, cook, travel, socialize, hang out with loved ones, and walk his black kitten Luna.

    Phil looks forward to meeting you, getting to know you, teaching you, safely pushing you, and going above and beyond to get you to your goals; he understands you need support to get out of a “plateau” and support to reach your goals. He believes that the human body is an adaptation machine and through learning, growth, and hard work, anyone can reach their goals!

    “The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after.”
    ― Newton D. Baker

  • Gilbert Amador
  • Trainer Profile: Gilbert Amador

    Mission Viejo

    Phone: (949) 424-1021

    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.

Newport Beach

  • Elijah Yanit
  • Trainer Profile: Elijah Yanit

    Newport Beach

    Phone: (714) 596-4500

    Email: elijah.yanit@theperfectworkout.com

    Elijah’s curiosity and ambition have always driven him to discover new passions. His family nurtured his competitive spirit by raising him in multiple team sports. He was held to high expectations and standards, teaching him to realize his own potential. He began structured exercise around the age of 10, and shortly after received his first weight set. He quickly fell in love with challenging himself and pushing through his perceived limitations. He holds a strong philosophy of training the mind rather than just the body.

    His passion spurred an interest in the anatomy and physiology behind health and fitness. He furthered his knowledge by earning his undergrad degree in Kinesiology, specializing in Exercise Sciences, from California State University, Long Beach. He continued his education by completing his NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) certification and is constantly building his background in the fitness industry. He is currently in pursuit of his Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

    Now, as a personal trainer for The Perfect Workout, he utilizes the lessons he has learned over the years to help change lives. He strongly believes in giving the best 20 minutes he can to his clients, constantly pushing them to their limits while emphasizing safety. His passion allows him to take on the goals of his clients so they can achieve them together. He remains extremely grateful for the opportunities and experience he has been given and is excited to continue his growth with The Perfect Workout.

  • Tyler Argento
  • Trainer Profile: Tyler Argento

    Newport Beach

    Phone: (949) 221-9000

    Email: ty.argento@theperfectworkout.com

    Tyler has always had a passion for sports, health, and fitness. At age seven she began playing field hockey and basketball; she also competitively figure skated until she was 19. Tyler’s first job was teaching group skating lessons at the local ice rink, where she fell in love with coaching. Tyler then attended Radford University in Virginia, where she followed her passion for fitness and pursued a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Health Education.

    After graduating college, Tyler suffered from a torn ACL and meniscus. Needing intense physical therapy after surgery, she was introduced to the slow-motion strength training method. The process of physical therapy helped heal her body, as well as teaching her mind why strength training is so important. Following her passion for working in the fitness industry, she discovered The Perfect Workout!

    Tyler is passionate about helping people reach their fitness goals, and will do whatever she can to help each of her clients at The Perfect Workout to succeed. Tyler continuously educates herself in nutrition, strength training, and overall health science, while also holding certifications with Yoga Alliance and Schwinn Power Cycling. Tyler loves exercise and sports and is honored to be part of your fitness journey!

  • Cristian Ulloa
  • Trainer Profile: Cristian Ulloa

    Newport Beach

    Phone: (949) 221-9000

    Email: cristian.ulloa@theperfectworkout.com

    Cristian was born and raised in Santa Ana, CA. He developed a strong passion for fitness from playing sports throughout his life. He played competitive soccer, basketball, and track & field until the end of his senior year in high school. Cris first began strength training around the age of 17 in the home/garage gym that he and his dad made. Working out at his home gym helped him transition his passion for fitness from playing sports to strength training.

    He graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics. Not long after, he realized that his passion for fitness went beyond just going to the gym every day—that it could turn into a career. He believes that, with determination and hard work, anyone’s physical goals can be obtained. Cris enjoys training with friends and family because he loves to see them happy and confident as they strive for their goals. Thanks to The Perfect Workout, he is able to share his passion for fitness with his clients through slow-motion strength training.

    Prior to working at The Perfect Workout, Cris believed that lifting the heaviest weight for as many reps as possible was the only way to gain muscle. Luckily, he was introduced to slow-motion strength training and fully integrated this new exercise method into his workout routine. He realized how efficiently and effectively one could gain muscle in only 20 minutes, twice a week! With the help from The Perfect Workout, Cris is ready to educate and train anyone who wants to embrace and commit to a fitness lifestyle.

  • Ryan Perreira
  • Trainer Profile: Ryan Perreira

    Laguna Niguel, Newport Beach

    Phone: (949) 485-6000, (949) 200-4067

    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.

     

  • Niraj Patel
  • Trainer Profile: Niraj Patel

    Newport Beach

    Phone: (714) 258-1200

    Email: niraj.patel@theperfectworkout.com

    Niraj has been with The Perfect Workout for 3 years now, and he calls our workout method “The best-kept secret in Health and Fitness.”

    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, and even started preparing his own meals. After graduating with a degree in Physical Therapy, 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 health and fitness has increased.

    He decided to come to The Perfect Workout’s information seminar and was immediately hooked. “The only thing better than the feeling of pushing your body to be stronger and healthier is the fact that you can do it in only 20 minutes, twice a week! I understand that most people are skeptical about that—I was in the same boat. But once I started the method, I couldn’t help but become a raving fan.”

    Niraj realized the many different positives that our training method has brought to him and is excited to spread the word. “Time is more valuable than money. Our training method gives me more time. Time in my day, by shortening my workouts to 40 minutes a week rather than 6 hours a week, and time back into my life. It creates sustainable longevity in my mind and body, and that’s something I can’t put a price on.”

Tustin

  • Angela Kading
  • Trainer Profile: Angela Kading

    Tustin

    Phone: (949) 424-1021, (949) 485-6000

    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.

  • Madison Hill
  • Trainer Profile: Madison Hill

    Tustin

    Phone: (714) 258-1200

    Email: madison.hill@theperfectworkout.com

    Madison grew up on along the Long Island Sound in Connecticut. She has always been active but found a true passion for fitness after joining a gym in high school where she did everything from Zumba to yoga, distance running and strength training. Madison moved to Southern California to attend Chapman University and now holds a degree in Health Sciences with a minor in Nutrition. During this time, Madison also adopted a plant-based diet and loves the balance of a healthy diet combined with exercise to make her feel her best.

    Madison has spent time working in the healthcare field and this is where she realized the need for more preventative measures in health. Madison stumbled upon The Perfect Workout while job searching and was impressed by their commitment to safety and low impact workouts. Instantly she knew that this is where she wanted to continue her journey helping people with their own health and wellness goals. She looks forward to working with each one of her clients at The Perfect Workout.

Personal Trainers

Los Angeles Area

Calabasas

  • Holly Roberts
  • Trainer Profile: Holly Roberts

    Calabasas

    Phone: (805) 494-4800

    Email: holly.roberts@theperfectworkout.com

    Holly, a native Californian, has lived along the California coast most of her life, but has also enjoyed life in Seattle’s Pacific Northwest and beautiful Cape Cod, Mass. Growing up, she was athletic and into sports like gymnastics and skiing. Other activities like hiking, power-walking, kayaking, and SUP boarding have also played an active part of her lifestyle.

    She had always maintained a membership at the gym and devised her own strength training routine, but it wasn’t until she discovered The Perfect Workout that a new mind and body connection was made. “The entire time I went to the gym, I never had the concepts of how to work out smart or effectively, and I would go through the motions, thinking I had it down. Slow-motion strength training has forever changed the way I work my body out.”

    Today, Holly is passionate about furthering her own education as a personal fitness trainer, and plans to continue her studies towards a national certificate with NASM. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Audiology & Deaf Studies. Her biggest take-away is to continue strengthening her body and maintaining her own health objectives while motivating & striving to help and support each of her clients at The Perfect Workout to successfully achieve their own wellness and fitness goals for the long term.

  • Isak West
  • Trainer Profile: Isak West

    Calabasas, Thousand Oaks

    Phone: (805) 494-4800

    Email: isak.west@theperfectworkout.com

    Isak was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana and recently moved to the Los Angeles area. He attended Indiana University and obtained his bachelor’s degree from the renowned Jacobs School of Music. He started his fitness journey in high school after struggling with his weight and confidence.

    Isak began strength training when his grandma, wanting to help him reach his goals, bought him a home workout video set and some weights. After months of dedication and hard work, he finally felt comfortable and confident in his own body. Since then he has continued to pursue strength training and believes it’s the best and safest way to boost energy and confidence.

    Isak aspires to motivate and bring joy to anyone needing help through his training. He knows the difficulty of reaching his own fitness goals and wants to help you through your process. He believes that the slow-motion strength training technique at The Perfect Workout can enable anyone to improve their strength, health, and wellness. In his spare time, you can see Isak performing around LA on the saxophone or piano, or singing. He also enjoys watching and playing basketball and is an avid sports fan (especially IU basketball).

    Fitness has helped Isak overcome many difficulties throughout his life. He is so grateful to be working at The Perfect Workout where he can help you overcome your obstacles too.

Long Beach

  • Rob Travis
  • Trainer Profile: Rob Travis

    Long Beach

    Phone: (562) 676-4496

    Email: robert.travis@theperfectworkout.com

    Rob has weight trained since he was 11 years old, but he has always been overweight and struggled with bad eating habits and body image issues. When he stopped playing sports after high school, he became obese, sustaining knee and back injuries from playing sports with all that extra weight. Knowing nothing about nutrition, he ate his way to 300 pounds. Three years ago he said, Enough is enough. He went to the library and read everything he could about nutrition. He watched videos, taking a little something from each one, and made his plan. One year later he was down 100+ pounds, and now he wants to help others do the same. Rob believes lack of knowledge is what holds people back from achieving their goals, and now that he has learned about exercise and nutrition, he wants to help others achieve what he has.

    While Rob was on his weight loss journey, he performed strength training 5 to 6 times a week for 2 to 3 hours a day, all while eating in a caloric deficit. But in a caloric deficit it is hard to gain muscle, but easy to lose weight. After training for a year at his local gym, performing hypertrophy training, his bench press went from 120 to 160–still unable to lift his old high school weight of 185. Then Rob found The Perfect Workout! After 6 months of super slow training, only 20 minutes twice a week, he walked back into his old gym to see how much he had improved. 160 felt very light, so he raised it to 185, then to 200, then 225…finally maxing out at 260! He had never seen such a drastic increase in weight in his whole life! He was amazed, and is now 100% sold on slow-motion strength training.

    Being overweight/obese for the majority of his life, Rob firmly believes that these experiences have shaped him into the best trainer that he can be for people trying to lose weight or who are injured and scared to work out. Working out IS possible when you are injured, and it is essential to your recovery! After losing his weight, his back and knee pain are almost gone. Some days are better than others, but all in all Rob is currently in the best shape of his life.

    Rob is still on his way to becoming the best version of himself, and he is here at The Perfect Workout to help others do the same. He has the candor to let people know what is keeping them from their goals and the integrity to practice what he preaches. With amazing support from his team at The Perfect Workout, he knows he can achieve anything for his clients. Rob firmly believes in evidence-based exercise, and will never train or work out another way again–and his results can back that up! Lastly, he has the World Class Customer Service that will make a connection with his clients for life! Rob wants to devote his life to showing this method to others and revolutionizing the way people work out!

    When not in the gym, Rob loves to get outdoors. He goes backpacking, hiking, camping and recently tried rock climbing! He loves to swim and play sports like beach volleyball, tennis and flag football. He’s up for anything active! He even sold his car and bought a road bicycle, and he rides it to and from The Perfect Workout, 10 miles every day! It keeps him in shape and is one less car on the road in LA!

  • Raymond Dumaua
  • Trainer Profile: Raymond Dumaua

    Long Beach

    Phone: (310) 500-2005

    Email: raymond.dumaua@theperfectworkout.com

    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.”

  • Sean Piedra
  • Trainer Profile: Sean Piedra

    Long Beach

    Phone: (562) 676-4496

    Email: sean.piedra@theperfectworkout.com

    Sean was born and raised in the Bay Area. He was an overweight child growing up, but was always active by going on hikes and playing baseball and basketball. His passion for health and fitness started at the age of 10, when he was bullied for being an overweight child. Being bullied, however, was a blessing in disguise, because it motivated him to change the course of his overall health and fitness for the better.

    He attended college at San Jose State University, and has been working out consistently for 5 years. He graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Health Science and enjoyed his profession of health education. After graduating, he decided to move to Southern California for a refreshing change in his life.

    As he matured, Sean was determined to live a stronger and healthier lifestyle. He watched YouTube videos, talked to personal trainers at the gym, and learned from individuals who had years of experience. He incorporated what he learned into his exercise routine. Sean loves the diversity of the health and fitness community. He appreciates how age or gender doesn’t matter. Some women are stronger than many men, and some older individuals are stronger than younger adults.

    His desire to constantly improve himself also helped him find the passion to help others with their goals for improving their own overall health, whether it was their nutrition, self-esteem, or fitness. When Sean found The Perfect Workout, he loved their mission and saw that his vision and the company’s values were identical. He loves how he can help each of his clients with their own personal health goals, and the opportunity to help people the way others did for him during his journey from being a chubby little kid to becoming known as the “fitness guy” among his peers today.

    Sean now looks forward to working with each and every one of his clients at The Perfect Workout.

Pasadena

  • Will Thomas
  • Trainer Profile: Will Thomas

    Pasadena

    Phone: (626) 395-0700

    Email: will.thomas@theperfectworkout.com

    Will has always been the chunky friend. Since he could remember, he has always struggled with his weight. As he finished college, he was the heaviest he had ever been. At just 5 foot 9, he weighed 210 lbs. He felt horrible, had to nap every day just to get work done, and was not motivated for his career in the music industry.

    One day he saw a picture of himself with his shirt off, and finally realized that he needed a change. After that moment of discovery, he began to research and dig for information regarding exercise and nutrition. He read medical journals and watched countless hours of videos trying to find the best way to gain muscle and lose fat. Because of the curiosity that led him to research and dig for answers, he has lost 30lbs, and has kept it off for 5 years.

    Will considers himself a normal guy who got fed up with being out of shape, and decided to take matters into his own hands. His experience is your experience—he will champion every small success and be with his clients every step of the way! He looks forward to introducing his clients to the safest and most efficient workout he has found—at The Perfect Workout.

  • Jazzy Garcia
  • Trainer Profile: Jazzy Garcia

    Pasadena

    Phone: (626) 658-2142

    Email: jazzy.garcia@theperfectworkout.com

    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.

  • DeVon Logan
  • Trainer Profile: DeVon Logan

    Pasadena

    Phone: (626) 395-0700

    Email: devon.logan@theperfectworkout.com

    For DeVon, it didn’t seem like being a personal trainer was in the cards; but then again, that seems to be the story of his life. Growing up, he worked with kids. His mother was a preschool teacher, so DeVon would often find himself helping out after school. By the age of 10, he had gained the trust of his mother’s school and became a volunteer after-school leader. Just 3 years later he had the opportunity to be a head coach for the YMCA. He spent the next 5 years working for after-school programs, as a teacher’s aide for multiple elementary schools, and continuing to coach Little League. Meanwhile, he dabbled in a variety of sports from football, to basketball, to track.

    A few years later he transitioned into the restaurant industry. Beginning a career at Panera Bread was definitely not a card he thought he’d draw, but it would have him there for the next 7.5 years. He found himself moving from trainer, to supervisor, to training specialist, to assistant manager, to training facilitator, to district training specialist, finally ending his journey as a general manager. He then went on to become a general manager for an organic restaurant, Tocaya Organica.

    While he was working for Panera, he started training friends at gyms or local parks for free. He felt that his service needed to be free because he wasn’t properly certified, and he wanted them to use the money they were saving to invest in their nutrition or workout equipment specific to their needs.

    After years of training people, both in the restaurant and fitness industries, he realized that there were large parts of his job as a general manager that didn’t fuel him. The parts that did fuel him were when he got to directly train his team in groups or one-on-one. After some time and consideration, he was hit with the fact that his heart had always been in training. From the 10-year-old working at the preschool, to the teacher’s aide, to the coach, to the trainer of friends and restaurant leaders, it was never about the position or title, it was about the duty. Wherever you put DeVon, he was fueled when he got to train, coach or develop people.

    He is now on a journey within his next card: being a personal trainer for The Perfect Workout. With the patience to work with kids, the passion to train for free for many years, the knowledge of nutrition through restaurant experience, and a heart for training, DeVon brings forth the essence of what this company stands for. The most exciting part about being onboard is that he is a personal trainer who is fueled by serving people.

Redondo Beach

  • Julia Gibson
  • Trainer Profile: Julia Gibson

    Redondo Beach

    Phone: (310) 372-5400

    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.

  • William Jolly
  • Trainer Profile: William Jolly

    Redondo Beach

    Phone: (310) 372-5400

    Email: william.jolly@theperfectworkout.com

    William was born and raised in small town Georgia. Soon after graduating from the University of Georgia, he found his way to New York City. After living in NYC for over sixteen years, he and his husband decided it was time for a change—they decided to move to Los Angeles for some fun in the sun!

    William began his personal fitness journey about seven years ago with hiring a personal trainer to help him achieve his goals of losing weight and toning up. He expected to lose weight and tone up as long as he followed his workouts and nutritional suggestions. He didn’t, however, expect his emotions to get in the way of his success! He came to understand that how someone feels about themselves on the inside will reflect on the outside. William realized that he is an emotional eater; when dealing with unresolved past emotions, he soon understood that in order to achieve his fitness goals, he had to face those demons from the past. Recognizing this truth was like a light bulb turned on, and the engines started roaring. Soon he began losing the weight he wanted to lose—21 lbs—gaining muscle and toning up. He was finally making sense of his past and working hard in the gym for a better future.

    After achieving his fitness goals, William decided to pursue his National Certification for Personal Training from the American Council on Exercise. He came to realize during his fitness journey that he wanted to assist others in achieving their goals of living healthier lives, and to help them connect their emotions to their overall well-being. The Perfect Workout, with the safe and effective slow-motion strength training technique, fit right into his philosophy and his personal goals.

    William’s motto is, Our thoughts mixed with our emotions create our reality. It’s understanding that we as human beings are not just physical beings—we have emotions that assist or hinder our choices and decisions. Once we understand that our emotions and thoughts are connected to the outcome of anything we do, especially a fitness routine, anything is possible!

  • Nataly Ramirez
  • Trainer Profile: Nataly Ramirez

    Redondo Beach

    Phone: (310) 372-5400

    Email: nataly.ramirez@theperfectworkout.com

    Nataly was born and raised in Los Angeles. She wasn’t raised in a very active household. In fact, she was overweight herself until one day she said “enough” and began exercising. She participated in different activities: ballet, yoga, running, tennis and cheer-leading. She truly fell in love with the results that came with resistance training. After losing almost 40 pounds and reaching her goal, she decided that she wanted to help others go through the process, guiding them every step of the way. She started out by helping friends and family to be more aware of how great exercise makes you feel, because she believes that exercise is more than just looking good, it’s feeling healthy and energized. “There’s nothing more satisfying than being and feeling healthy.”

    She doesn’t only have a passion for exercise, but also is fascinated with how the body works. Her curiosity for the human body was so great that Nataly now has a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with the emphasis in Exercise Science. She is passionate about health, fitness, nutrition, and overall improving people’s lives. She had the great opportunity to work at an Adapted Therapy clinic, and also in a motor development program for children. She enjoys working with all age groups and different populations, because she believes that she can teach other people, but also learn so much from everyone she works with. “Learning new things about health and our bodies never stops,” says Nataly.

    She is now pursuing a certification from American College of Sports Medicine for Personal Training and Clinical Exercise. After exercising for the first time at The Perfect Workout, her ideas about weight training broadened so much more! She realized that it was much more convenient–and safe!– to spend 20 minutes doing slow-motion strength training rather than being at a gym for over an hour and getting the same results. “I love that this workout is quick, safe and it works!” says Nataly. She now combines this method of training with her other single fitness activities. She wishes that everyone else would try it too.

Thousand Oaks

  • Parris Rice
  • Trainer Profile: Parris Rice

    Thousand Oaks

    Phone: (805) 494-4800

    Email: parris.rice@theperfectworkout.com

    Parris was born and raised in the Seattle area and moved to California in 2011. She then attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where she was a part of the athletics program and competed on the equestrian team while earning her degree in Corporate Communications.

    Athletics and animals have always been the center of Parris’ life; it is through these passions that she always puts her best effort into being the happiest and healthiest version of herself. Parris has ridden and shown horses around the nation, winning multiple world championships, reserve world championships, and bronze trophies. She continues to ride and work with her horses who have been her partners through these competitions and have helped her grow in more ways than she can count.

    After college and in between horse shows, Parris found the passion for helping others accomplish their fitness goals. In June of 2018, she completed her ACE Personal Trainer Certificate and has been helping and coaching others to realize and accomplish their health and fitness goals ever since. She is thrilled to be a part of The Perfect Workout, the safest and most effective workout she has ever found.

    Always a student, whether it be of life or academics, Parris is going for round two in college to earn her B.S. in dietetics. Ultimately she wants to combine her love of fitness and love of nutrition to be able to address the health of the people she cares about in a more well-rounded manner

  • Ani Phyo
  • Trainer Profile: Ani Phyo

    Thousand Oaks

    Phone: (805) 413-4880

    Email: ani.phyo@theperfectworkout.com

    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
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  • Alethea Lamb
  • Trainer Profile: Alethea Lamb

    Thousand Oaks

    Phone: (805) 494-4800

    Email: alethea.lamb@theperfectworkout.com

    Alethea was born and raised in London, England, and moved to California in 2004. Fitness and health have been lifelong passions, and she has always loved educating herself about the best ways to keep healthy, fit and strong. Coupled with a genuine desire to understand people and their unique goals and struggles, Alethea enjoys helping clients stay motivated and focused on their goals.

    Alethea discovered strength training in her teens, and although she’s explored other types of exercise, strength training remains at the core of her fitness regime due to its incredible results and effectiveness. Alethea suffered a shoulder injury last year. Afraid that she would never be able to lift weights again, she was delighted when she came across The Perfect Workout and its safe and highly effective method of slow-motion strength training.

    Alethea loves training her clients at The Perfect Workout and seeing them achieve their strength and weight-loss goals. She is currently studying for her national certification as a Health Coach, and also holds Masters degrees in Music and Spiritual Psychology. In her spare time, she enjoys playing jazz gigs as well as Indian music for meditation and sound healing events in Los Angeles.

  • Isak West
  • Trainer Profile: Isak West

    Calabasas, Thousand Oaks

    Phone: (805) 494-4800

    Email: isak.west@theperfectworkout.com

    Isak was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana and recently moved to the Los Angeles area. He attended Indiana University and obtained his bachelor’s degree from the renowned Jacobs School of Music. He started his fitness journey in high school after struggling with his weight and confidence.

    Isak began strength training when his grandma, wanting to help him reach his goals, bought him a home workout video set and some weights. After months of dedication and hard work, he finally felt comfortable and confident in his own body. Since then he has continued to pursue strength training and believes it’s the best and safest way to boost energy and confidence.

    Isak aspires to motivate and bring joy to anyone needing help through his training. He knows the difficulty of reaching his own fitness goals and wants to help you through your process. He believes that the slow-motion strength training technique at The Perfect Workout can enable anyone to improve their strength, health, and wellness. In his spare time, you can see Isak performing around LA on the saxophone or piano, or singing. He also enjoys watching and playing basketball and is an avid sports fan (especially IU basketball).

    Fitness has helped Isak overcome many difficulties throughout his life. He is so grateful to be working at The Perfect Workout where he can help you overcome your obstacles too.

West LA

  • Stephanie Drutman
  • Trainer Profile: Stephanie Drutman

    West LA

    Phone: (310) 500-2005 or (805) 413-4880

    Email: stephanie.drutman@theperfectworkout.com

    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.”

  • Albert Ly
  • Trainer Profile: Albert Ly

    West LA

    Phone: (310) 500-2005

    Email: albert.ly@theperfectworkout.com

    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.

  • Bryan Queens
  • Trainer Profile: Bryan Queens

    West LA

    Phone: (310) 367-2335

    Email: bryan.queens@theperfectworkout.com

    Being from a Japanese and Peruvian family who love to cook and eat, Bryan struggled with his weight from a very young age, which led to sport-related injuries. He quickly realized the importance of maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle. He started a series of strength-training programs, and by the time he was done with high school he had lost 40 pounds while maintaining lean muscle mass.

    At that time, Bryan’s main focus was a number on the scale, but since then he has switched his focus to exercising to prevent injury and maintain a healthy lifestyle physically, mentally, and spiritually. He has participated in plenty of different training programs and is always up for a new challenge; he is a firm believer that The Perfect Workout strength-training programs are the optimal choice for athletes and non-athletes of all ages to reap the outstanding benefits of exercise through the super slow method.

    Over the years, Bryan has developed a passion for coaching and teaching others of how to maintain a healthy lifestyle through meditation, nutrition, and fitness. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Coaching from California State University, Chico and has also received his coaching certification from the California Interscholastic Federation. His long-term goal is to become a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a certified Physical Therapist Assistant.

    For the past 2 years, he has had the opportunity to train and instruct peers, university faculty/staff members, and people of all ages in strength-training and adapted physical activity programs at the California State University, Chico. Bryan is very excited to start his journey with The Perfect Workout and he can’t wait to start training with his clients!

  • Cadet Berry Jean
  • Trainer Profile: Cadet Berry Jean

    West LA

    Phone: (310) 478-7300

    Email: cadetberry.jean@theperfectworkout.com

    Energy, positivity and the will to succeed are just a few words to describe our amazing trainer at The Perfect Workout, Cadet (Ka-dey) Jean.

    Cadet was introduced to fitness at a young age, competing in various sports from football to wrestling. After years of battering sports, he was plagued by joint pain and weight fluctuations. College is where he had the opportunity to learn how nutrition and lifting weights could alter his health from “Dud” to “Stud”. During his studies he implemented what he’d learn about fitness, and it ultimately changed his life forever! With the new-found knowledge he decided to help others achieve the same in their own lives.

    “All you can do, is all you can do”

    Life altered, Cadet decided to pursue a career in fitness and obtain a Personal Training certification through National Academy of Sports Medicine. Searching for new methods of training, he stumbled upon The Perfect Workout. After discovering slow-motion strength training, he found himself stronger and experiencing less joint pain compared to former workout methods. A true believer of the slow weight training method, he is happy to have a part in helping revolutionize the fitness industry, one client at a time.

    An avid adventurer, traveler and thrill-seeker, Cadet is always looking for a challenge. If not somewhere in the ocean diving with sea life, or in the mountains hiking through nature, he can be found exuding his contagious spirit around his clients as he helps them to achieve their goals.

San Francisco Bay Area

Danville

  • Jennifer Ringenberg
  • Trainer Profile: Jennifer Ringenberg

    Danville

    Phone: (925) 223-8273

    Email: jennifer.ringenberg@theperfectworkout.com

    Jennifer Ringenberg is a California native with a life-long love of sports, exercise and nutrition. She is the proud mother of 4 boys and grandmother to 3!

    Starting at a young age, Jennifer was a competitive swimmer, then dancer, and then in high school, she fell in love with Track & Field and went on to compete at the collegiate level. During those years, she felt herself drawn to eating healthy as a way to keep her competitive edge, and this led to a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education with the option of Exercise/Nutrition.

    Through jobs ranging from personal training to selling sports supplements to managing a Community Supported Agriculture delivery company, and of course raising 4 active and hungry boys, she has never been far from her love of exercise and nutrition. To further this knowledge, she studied at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, where she became a Certified Holistic Health coach. She enjoys helping others navigate the personal journey of leading a healthy and active life.

    Training hard for most of one’s life can take a toll on the joints and the body, so Jennifer was thrilled to discover The Perfect Workout! To be able to enjoy strength training in such a safe, effective, and timely manner has been life-changing.

    Training at The Perfect Workout gives Jennifer her time and energy back to enjoy her family, hiking with their dogs, playing Bocce, going to the beach, cooking healthy meals & fine wine, and watching the Giants, Warriors and the Forty Niners.

    Jennifer is looking forward to the opportunity to help each of her clients transform their lives at The Perfect Workout!

  • Sandy Howard
  • Trainer Profile: Sandy Howard

    Danville

    Phone: (925) 314-1700

    Email: sandra.howard@theperfectworkout.com

    While fitness and health have been lifelong interests and Sandy has always loved educating herself about the best ways to keep healthy, she found herself caught up with work, commuting, raising children and life in general. She worked for nearly 40 years in the Silicon Valley tech industry, but then found herself wondering, “What’s my next challenge?” Sandy decided it was time to start working for a company that shared her desire to have a positive impact. She was excited when she found The Perfect Workout and its safe, effective method of slow-motion strength training. Their emphasis on safe exercise and custom fitness plans that fit in every schedule really resonated with her.

    Sandy discovered strength training in her teens, and although she’s explored other types of exercise, strength training remains at the core of her fitness regime due to its incredible results and effectiveness. After being treated for breast cancer this year, the importance of health and strength became even more important, along with the desire to help others who may be experiencing some of life’s challenges. The Perfect Workout’s certification process is by far the most extensive certification Sandy has been through, and she is absolutely thrilled to be a part of the team.

    Sandy lives in Danville, CA with her husband, and together they have three grown children and three grandsons. Keeping up with those active little boys is a huge reason for The Perfect Workout! Sandy and her husband love cooking and have taken many cooking classes on their travels….another reason to keep up the workouts. In their spare time they love to fly their plane as part of the Pilots and Paws animal rescue organization. They have helped to relocate over 75 animals to their forever homes.

  • Nicole Rhoades
  • Trainer Profile: Nicole Rhoades

    Danville

    Phone: (925) 314-1700

    Email: nicole.rhoades@theperfectworkout.com

    Nicole has a lifelong passion for people and everything active. Always eager to try new things and push herself, she joined a swim team at the age of 6 and didn’t know how to swim! Having fabulous coaches, she learned and continued to fall in love with an active lifestyle.

    At the age of 12, Nicole began to struggle with knee pain, forcing her to stop activities such as running. Many doctor visits and years of physical therapy later, she was diagnosed with a joint disease. This disease caused her joints to be extremely flexible, resulting in early damage and ultimately surgery on her knee at 18 and shoulder at 19.

    As her doctor discussed her next surgeries, her other knee, elbow and hip, she decided to learn more about her body. Nicole quickly learned that strength training and proper nutrition would protect her joints. Within 10 years of continuance training she was able to run again, and most importantly, live pain free!

    Nicole has 3 children, Sierra, Charles and Abbey. They are the loves of her life! She has homeschooled them and spends her free time involved in their activities. Being able to stay active, without pain, has been a gift, giving her the ability to be very involved with everything her children are interested in.

    Nicole is excited to train clients each day at The Perfect Workout. She is able to share the benefits she has experienced with slow-motion strength training and help others achieve their goals safely and effectively.

Menlo Park

  • Gino Graziani
  • Trainer Profile: Gino Graziani

    Menlo Park

    Phone: (650) 300-4308

    Email: gino.graziani@theperfectworkout.com

    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.

  • Eileen Francisco
  • Trainer Profile: Eileen Francisco

    Menlo Park

    Phone: (650) 321-8600

    Email: eileen.francisco@theperfectworkout.com

    Eileen was born in Manila, Philippines and is a vegan long-distance runner. After understanding that animals are just like us, sentient beings with emotions and love for their families, Eileen struggled with transitioning to veganism. But since the switch was made in 2015, she now feels aligned with the natural world. Eileen trained for and ran her first 100-mile race completely on a vegan diet in 2015. Her greatest running accomplishment thus far has been a 500-mile journey around the San Francisco Bay Trail running 50K (31.1 miles) every other day in the month of July 2018.

    Eileen has a bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University and worked as a Digital Marketer for 15 years before founding her non-profit, Animal Run, in 2018. Animal Run is an annual eco-, family- and dog-friendly vegan event promoting a better, more loving and sustainable world through outdoor exercise, animal kindness, and environmental awareness.

    Eileen found out about The Perfect Workout through another long distance runner. Once she discovered its multiple benefits, Eileen was hooked. Her metabolism increased, her fitness improved, and best of all, she became a much stronger runner. Eileen is eager to spread the gospel of slow-motion high-intensity exercise to each one of her clients at The Perfect Workout.

  • Mia Sasaki
  • Trainer Profile: Mia Sasaki

    Menlo Park

    Phone: (650) 321-8600

    Email: mia.sasaki@theperfectworkout.com

    Mia is a member from San Carlos who is excited to apply her fitness experience in a personal setting, staying receptive to her clients’ needs while incorporating any new knowledge from The Perfect Workout.

    She has always been interested in finding the inward motivation to exercise that induces a different kind of excitement to continue. Keeping a good figure was never enough of a reason for her, because it only made her feel increasingly critical. Thus, she has found enjoyment on dance teams for the sake of flowing with music (another one of her passions); then she trained for boxing and Muay Thai during college to learn self-defense and (inadvertently) the significance of strict self-discipline.

    As a recent UC graduate with a heart to try as many new experiences as possible, time management has been an ongoing battle. Thanks to The Perfect Workout, Mia discovered a new perspective on safely and efficiently maintaining physical health while managing responsibilities outside the studio. With her natural interest in understanding and bettering the lives of others, she is currently pursuing a career in user experience design while also training for the Bay Area facilities.

    Mia is committed to blending self care and fitness into a lifelong passion of balanced development. She strives to develop a personal connection with each one of her clients so that both she and they leave each session satisfied and pumped about their progress!

  • Julia Leeper
  • Trainer Profile: Julia Leeper

    Menlo Park

    Phone: (650) 321-8600

    Email: julia.leeper@theperfectworkout.com

    Julia is originally from the UK. She moved here 18 years ago, raised a family, and then realized, when the children started leaving home, that she needed to do something for herself—something she was passionate about. She has always really enjoyed working out and being outdoors, keeping fit, and living a healthy lifestyle. She loves helping other people and wanted to combine the two. She discovered The Perfect Workout and immediately wanted to show other people how great it is and how safe and beneficial for the body.

    Julia is really enjoying working with her clients in Menlo Park. She is excited to meet new clients and help them reach their goals. Since she is in her mid-50s, she feels that she has an understanding of what women her age are going through and therefore that she is in a good place to help them through this challenging time. She is very understanding and patient, and willing to work with anyone to help them achieve their goals. She will listen attentively and share her thoughts for their success and is excited to do so at The Perfect Workout!

  • Sandy Cowell
  • Trainer Profile: Sandy Cowell

    Menlo Park

    Phone: (650) 321-8600

    Email: sandy.cowell@theperfectworkout.com

    Sandy is Menlo Park’s resident Kiwi! In addition to her certification as a personal trainer, Sandy graduated from Huntington University as a Nutritionist and Health Coach. She has been working in the field of health and nutrition counseling since arriving in the Bay Area from New Zealand in 2008.

    Sandy’s first encounter with The Perfect Workout occurred in 2015. “I was approaching my 50th birthday, and I even though my eating habits were good and I was doing regular cardio, I felt that I was slipping backwards in the way my body was feeling—I was starting to feel my age. I signed up as a client, and after about six weeks, I was amazed at how strong and powerful I felt.” She has never looked back, and has trained using the slow-motion method twice a week ever since. She celebrated her most recent birthday by lifting the full weight stack on the leg press machine. “I sure don’t feel my age anymore!”

    Sandy believes that everyone has the ability to improve their health from the inside. “In addition to healthy eating, super slow weight training is a safe and powerful tool for anyone, especially those of us over 40, to develop strength, protect bones, and stimulate a fired-up metabolism. “I love that it’s hard, but not overwhelming, and as a trainer, I get to be a cheerleader for my clients at The Perfect Workout.”

    In 2014 Sandy published her first book, “The Forgiving Fork”, aimed at young Kiwi women, and she has a second in the works.

  • Maggie Yule
  • Trainer Profile: Maggie Yule

    Menlo Park

    Phone: (650) 300-4308

    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.

  • Rochelle Collinwood
  • Trainer Profile: Rochelle Collinwood

    Menlo Park

    Phone: (650) 525-1600

    Email: rochelle.collinwood@theperfectworkout.com

    Rochelle is a Certified Athletic Trainer. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Sciences in Human Performance, Sports Medicine, with an emphasis in Athletic Training at Weber State University, followed by a Master’s Degree in Athletic Training. Through her educational training she worked closely with the Weber State women’s volleyball, track and field, and softball teams. She performed clinical work with an orthopedic surgeon, and has also worked in a physical therapy office supervising rehabilitation workouts, reinforcing her education in intermediate and advanced rehabilitation techniques. She continues to study evidence-based research through continuing education conferences and studies.

    With her extensive educational background and love for exercise, Rochelle has combined her understanding of muscle, tendon and joint health with technique and proper form to maximize each workout and reduce the risk of injury. She is highly focused on helping her clients develop body awareness to improve muscle strength. Rochelle has worked in the fitness industry for over 10 years, and is passionate about achieving and exceeding physical fitness goals.

    She is excited to help her clients at The Perfect Workout reach their full potential. She will help each client push through and overcome any roadblocks that may hinder their progress and ability to reach their personal goals. She is honest and shows great integrity in working with each client. She will listen to you and create a specialized workout tailored to your individual needs. Through discussion and education, each client will be provided the tools they need to be successful in their fitness journey.

    Rochelle is fluent in Spanish after living in Argentina for over a year. She has played and/or participated in gymnastics, swimming, diving, soccer, snow boarding, and surfing and has run the Orange County half marathon. Rochelle currently plays on both indoor and outdoor soccer teams. She spends most of her spare time outdoors surfing, hiking, biking and working out. Anything that brings a sweat brings her great joy!

Mill Valley

  • Alyssa Harrison
  • Trainer Profile: Alyssa Harrison

    Mill Valley

    Phone: (415) 569-4377

    Email: alyssa.harrison@theperfectworkout.com

    Alyssa is a new resident to California by way of North Carolina and is excited to be in the Golden State. She was raised in a military family and has had the opportunity to live in many locations: Germany, North Carolina, and New Mexico are the top three locations she has lived so far. Her passions are people, travel, and food. She also values her family and treasures their presence in her life.

    Alyssa loves to dance and has had a passion for movement from a very young age. She was an avid ballet dancer up until she reached college. She found her deep connection to modern dance in college at Texas Tech University. After being in the professional world as an arts administrator for some years, Alyssa felt it was time to get back to healthy living: exercise, fun, nutrition, and self-care.

    When Alyssa finally decided that the time was now, she began working with personal trainers to increase strength, adjusted her diet, and began practicing self-care. She knows that healthy
    living is a journey and requires a commitment. She was excited find The Perfect Workout slow-motion technique that enables her to safely and effectively strengthen every part of her body.
    Now she is happy to be a part of The Perfect Workout family because it allows her to help others on their own journey.

    Alyssa can be found attending an art event, exploring gorgeous California, hanging with friends, and more likely eating something tasty when not training at The Perfect Workout. She looks
    forward meeting you and training with you soon!

  • Charlotte Sklar
  • Trainer Profile: Charlotte Sklar

    Mill Valley

    Phone: (415) 569-4377

    Email: charlotte.sklar@theperfectworkout.com

    Charley was born and raised in Napa Valley. Since she can remember, she loved participating in everything active that beautiful Northern California had to offer. She loved to hike, climb, snowboard, and surf. Most of all, she loved to dance. At fourteen she left home after receiving a scholarship for a pre-professional ballet and modern dance program in Southern California. After regular high school classes in the morning, Charley would spend six hours in the studio training in hopes of being offered a spot at a professional company. The program expected perfection and the dancers were taught to work through pain, so that’s what she did when her foot started hurting. Over a year later, when she finally went to a doctor after a fall in rehearsal was causing spasms in her back, she was told that she had also been dancing on an untreated foot fracture. Charley tried everything from physical therapy to acupuncture, but after a few more months, she had to leave dance.

    For three years after Charley stopped dancing the pain continued. It was difficult to get through a simple workout in the gym and nearly impossible to enjoy all the outdoor activities she had always loved. However, after only one training session with The Perfect Workout, Charley was amazed at how intensely she was able to work her body without any discomfort from her old injuries! With two sessions a week, she has now been able resume her old hobbies with more strength and less pain than ever before.

    As a trainer, Charley loves helping others reach their own goals and improve their quality of life in a supportive and safe environment. She looks forward to working with each one of her clients at The Perfect Workout to safely and effectively achieve their own personal health and fitness goals.

  • Daniela Lavagnino
  • Trainer Profile: Daniela Lavagnino

    Mill Valley

    Phone: (510) 444-4900

    Email: daniela.lavagnino@theperfectworkout.com

    Daniela is a born-and-raised California native. She received her Bachelors Degree in AG Business from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. After graduating from college, she worked in the wine industry in Paso Robles. This experience led her to start her own business makings recycled wine barrel art! Daniela sells wholesale to wineries, nurseries, and specialty shops, as well as direct to consumers at event shows and online. Running her own business has made her understand the importance of time. Time is money, and it isn’t always easy to take the time to care for our health, when working allows us to be more successful. She has also learned that she is more productive and happier overall when she takes the time to exercise.

    Daniela has been involved in sports most of her life, often being chosen as her team captains by peer selection. She has always enjoyed encouraging her teammates to become better athletes and better people by offering support and constructive feedback. Having been involved in so many sports, and having had serious injuries herself, Daniela has a unique understanding of the importance of safe exercise. Unfortunately, she has a repaired ACL in one knee and a torn, un-repaired ACL in the other.

    These are just a few of the reasons why Daniela turned to The Perfect Workout for her primary strength-building exercise. Daniela must keep her leg muscles strong in order for her knee to stay intact, so she can prevent surgery and continue to participate all the activities she loves. Daniela is passionate about slow-motion strength training because it is efficient and provides a safe way for her to exercise without causing irritation to her knees.

    Now Daniela looks forward to bringing her enthusiasm and experience to each and every training session with her clients at The Perfect Workout.

  • Eduard Kotysh
  • Trainer Profile: Eduard Kotysh

    Mill Valley

    Phone: (415) 569-4377

    Email: eduard.kotysh@theperfectworkout.com

    Eduard’s love for fitness started in middle school, where he beat the local 100-meter dash record of 10.5s and won the regional volleyball competition at the age of 13. The excitement of sports led him to discover tennis, martial arts, gymnastics, and swimming.

    Later, Eduard practiced martial arts and tai chi under world-renowned master Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming, learning appreciation for the balance between the ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ arts of training.

    Eduard’s started as one of Crossfit’s first trainers in the early 2000s. Later he became a certified trainer for the Spartan Race, where he prepared 30 people to run the Spartan World Championship in Tahoe and participated himself in the 7-hour long-distance Reebok Spartan Beast competition.

    In 2013, Eduard sustained a shoulder injury during practice for a USTA tennis competition. Despite a year of physical therapy, the injury persisted until he took a friend’s advice to try slow-motion strength training. Slow-motion training allowed him to build back strength safely and return to playing sports on a competitive level. Now he is a huge advocate of the slow-motion method and dedicates his time at The Perfect Workout to helping others in similar need.

    In his free time Eduard enjoys standup paddleboarding, hiking the Sierra Nevada, reading, and playing guitar and piano. He has been fortunate to travel the world and has lived in several countries to immerse himself in and appreciate other cultures, including Spain, England, and Russia.

    Eduard is a huge fan of the Olympics and one day dreams of visiting both the Winter and the Summer Olympic games.

  • Greg Erker
  • Trainer Profile: Greg Erker

    Mill Valley

    Phone: (415) 569-4377

    Email: gregory.erker@theperfectworkout.com

    Gregroy currently lives in Mill Valley, California after having relocated from the Midwest. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Biology. After graduating he worked in medical research at Washington University School of Medicine. After a few years he went to the University of Vienna, Austria and was hired in the travel industry, which eventually evolved into a career in the real estate industry.

    Throughout his life, however, there was one constant passion, which was for keeping healthy and fit, and establishing friendships through a variety of sports. This athletic desire of his started at a very young age, and involved a number of sports activities including baseball, wrestling, track and field, skiing (water and snow), and swimming.

    Gregroy’s passion for fitness has always been a part of his DNA. Having personally dealt with some minor injuries over the years, the importance of being able to bounce back by strengthening the muscles in our bodies to become even stronger and healthier than before the injury cannot be stressed enough.

    His habit of working out became routine and a top priority. It allows for sharing The Perfect Workout with others—Gregroy loves being able to spread the good news about this revolutionary technique in how we exercise.

    Gregroy’s professional training through slow-motion exercise, stressing the correct techniques and the importance of safety, will guarantee results that will lead to a more satisfying quality of life for you.

Oakland/Piedmont

  • Quron Reaves
  • Trainer Profile: Quron Reaves

    Oakland/Piedmont

    Phone: (510) 444-4900

    Email: quron.reaves@theperfecworkout.com

    Born and raised in Oakland, Quron enjoys reading, hiking, and fine arts. In his spare time you can find him in the gym increasing endurance and performance. He is the father of two and enjoys spending quality time teaching kids how to have fun in sports. Quron’s background is in finance and direct sales marketing. He is a leader who loves a challenge and loves helping others overcome theirs.

    Quron’s desire to excel in life will enhance the drive of his clients at The Perfect Workout to achieve their own personal goals. With many years in the health and wellness industry, he believes that the slow-motion strength training method will safely and effectively help clients develop both their physical and mental strength as they push towards their two-minute goal. He looks forward to working personally with each client at The Perfect Workout.

  • Erik Bellucci
  • Trainer Profile: Erik Bellucci

    Oakland/Piedmont

    Phone: (510) 444-4900

    Email: erik.bellucci@theperfectworkout.com

    Erik’s knowledge of fitness comes from firsthand experience. He had never lived an active lifestyle, had no knowledge of exercise, and his typical diet consisted of processed foods laden with additives and devoid of nutrition. He was overweight, uncoordinated, lethargic, and overall very unhealthy. At 24, he saw the inevitable danger on the course his life was headed, and realized it was time to turn his life into one he was proud of. Beginning with weightlifting and a nutritionally balanced diet, he lost over 40lbs in four short months.

    Erik quickly became a student of fitness, constantly striving to expand his knowledge and apply it to his own training. By rotating different training styles, he explored various methods to discover what he enjoyed most. Erik emphasizes that, to obtain the best results, you must remain determined and patient and find a training style that fits into your lifestyle and brings you enjoyment while achieving the life you desire.

    Erik was fortunate to have the guidance of a friend who was a personal trainer. She shared her knowledge of fitness and supported him while he began his journey towards a healthier life. Her assistance was as vital to his results as his own participation. which is why he, in turn, decided to become a personal trainer to help others shape the life they want. While working a full-time job, he enrolled in a personal training certification program and, after a year of rigorous study, passed his certification test. Now a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports and Medicine (NASM), he sought avenues to begin to share his knowledge.

    The Perfect Workout immediately caught Erik’s eye. He was interested in learning about the slow training style at The Perfect Workout and the significant results it yields in a remarkably short amount of time. After another thorough certification process required by The Perfect Workout, Erik is convinced that slow-motion strength training is truly the undiscovered gem of the fitness world. Getting to know every client individually, he utilizes a personal approach to ensure optimal results. He puts forth his upmost effort to ensure that each one of his clients receives the most effective training, producing results and functional strength without lengthy time commitments. Erik is thrilled to have the opportunity to influence positive changes for his clients and to feel fulfilled himself.

  • Justin Johnson
  • Trainer Profile: Justin Johnson

    Oakland/Piedmont

    Phone: (510) 444-4900

    Email: justin.johnson@theperfectworkout.com

    Justin was born in Chicago on the Great Lakes Naval Base. When he was eight years old he moved to the Bay Area, and has called this place home ever since. He graduated from Berkeley High School which was also where he played soccer. Most of his physical activity involved playing sports, although once school was over he realized that he needed to do something to stay in shape.

    After a bit of a hiatus from being physical, he began to run and do other calisthenic-type exercises. He has been exercising for several years since, picking up knowledge and techniques along the way. He was inspired first through the transformation that consistent exercise had on his mind and then on his spirit. Once a concept of total health was awakened within him, he’d always do his best to try and inspire it within others. He believed that the improvement of self-confidence and self-worth was something that should be paramount to everybody.

    It started with family and friends, doing his best to motivate and encourage those around him to aspire to a healthier and, more importantly, happier lifestyle. It then extended even to random people working out in the gym—anybody who wanted help in reaching their goals, he was there to lend his knowledge about fitness, his time, and his passion in order to positively affect those looking for change. Now Justin looks forward to working with and supporting each one of his clients at The Perfect Workout, encouraging them as they strive towards their own personal health and fitness goals.

Pleasanton

  • Dan Iddings
  • Trainer Profile: Dan Iddings

    Pleasanton

    Phone: (925) 223-8273

    Email: dan.iddings@theperfectworkout.com

    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’!”

  • April Reichert
  • Trainer Profile: April Reichert

    Pleasanton

    Phone: (925) 2238273

    Email: april.reichert@theperfectworkout.com

    April is a long-time resident of the Bay Area and a native Californian. Not the sedentary type, April likes to stay physically active by participating in a variety of activities, particularly yoga. Several years ago, she was intrigued by a post on a job board seeking a fitness instructor for “a distinctive health, wellness and exercise studio” that featured slow-motion strength training. She decided to meet with the business owners, and upon learning more about the protocol, she was still a bit skeptical that a person could get a full-body workout in just 20 minutes. The couple had been training by this method for a few months, and were so enthusiastic about their own results that April decided to give it a try herself. After just a few sessions, she couldn’t believe the changes in her body composition, and from that moment on, she was completely hooked on the concept! Yoga had certainly helped her with balance, flexibility and range of motion, but in terms of building lean muscle mass, the results she achieved with slow-motion resistance training were unmatched! Even better, the workout sessions were quick, challenging, productive, totally safe and she didn’t have to get all sweaty in the process!

    Inspired by her own success and the belief that she could help others, she signed on as a trainer in 2013, and earned her accreditation through IACET as a Level I Instructor. Over the next few years, she developed a devoted client base, and in 2018, after completing an extensive certification program, she is delighted to be a part of The Perfect Workout’s team in Pleasanton!

    April enjoys working with people of all ages and fitness levels, especially seniors. “A lot of clients identify with a trainer of a similar age, someone who understands their body and their limitations. As a “mature” instructor, I have perspective now that I didn’t have in my 20’s and 30’s. I find it particularly rewarding to assist older adults who are struggling with muscle loss, lack of balance and/or deterioration of bone tissue, helping them turn their lives around so they can tackle the simple tasks of daily living without assistance. Many clients come to us with chronic pain from arthritis, joint pain, or post-physiotherapy following surgery. Our team can assist them in pushing through their barrier to exercise, greatly improving their quality of life. Nobody is too old or too de-conditioned to reinvent their lives with exercise!”

    In addition to helping clients achieve a happy, healthy balance of life and fitness, April enjoys hanging out with family and friends, her kitties, snarky humor, gardening, honing her culinary skills, feathering her nest, communing outdoors with nature, collecting DIY ideas on Pinterest, tea and coffee, anything on a tortilla, making lists, LOSING LISTS, beach outings, and collecting shells and sea glass. Whew!

San Mateo

  • Carlos Garcia
  • Trainer Profile: Carlos Garcia

    San Mateo

    Phone: (650) 525-1600

    Email: carlos.garcia@theperfectworkout.com

    Born in San Francisco, Carlos has always been active in sports and weight lifting, thanks to his parents. After high school, he spent many years working different jobs, unsure of what kind of career he wanted for himself. Personal training became an idea that made sense and Carlos decided to study hard and earn a certification from NASM. That, in turn, led to The Perfect Workout. Carlos loves what they have to offer and is excited to use his knowledge and experience to help others reach goals they never thought they could achieve.

    Carlos is a firm believer that happiness starts from within—when you’re able to combine hard work with dedication, anything is possible to achieve. Carlos plans to learn as much as he can with the Perfect Workout and use his strengths to connect with people and help change lives.

  • Pao Ortega
  • Trainer Profile: Pao Ortega

    San Mateo

    Phone: (408) 912-1387

    Pao Ortega is from México City and she is very family-oriented. Pao 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.

    Pao 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.

    Pao 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!

  • Cameron Nolasco
  • Trainer Profile: Cameron Nolasco

    San Mateo

    Phone: (650) 525-1600

    Email: cameron.nolasco@theperfectworkout.com

    Born and raised in sunny San Diego, Cameron took full advantage of the sun and beach lifestyle. In fact, Cameron learned to how to swim by the age of 2, before properly walking. At an early age, he also enjoyed surfing and beach volleyball, and later played in sports such as soccer, volleyball, basketball, tennis, golf, lacrosse, and baseball. Cameron also enjoys watching sports with family and friends such as SJ Sharks, Warriors, and SF Giants; still a fan of SD Padres, though.

    Beyond sports, Cameron was also involved in his passion for art. Growing up with constant physical activities, Cameron would rewind by taking on sketching, painting, photography and any form of ‘making’ in his spare time–even Ikea furniture! This passion led Cameron to an Art History/Studio Art degree with a minor in Health Education from San Francisco State University.

    Cameron’s previous work focused around working with kids in education, sports, and outside activities. After working several years at the YMCA after school sites, and as an educational assistant, Cameron has collected a plethora of methods of making education fun and high intensity. His long term plan has been to be an Art Teacher and to coach multiple sports on the side.

    Then Cameron got exposed to The Perfect Workout! With experience doing self workouts through P90x and Insanity, Cameron has always been interested in learning more and finding what works for him. And after finding The Perfect Workout, he realizes that being a personal trainer may in fact be the long term job for him. A personal trainer is constantly active, helping out clients, teaching them the proper form and safety, as well as building relationships and delivering a positive impact to an individual’s life; not far off from the traditional teacher!

  • Estefania Zapata-Rodriguez
  • Trainer Profile: Estefania Zapata-Rodriguez

    San Mateo

    Phone: (650) 513-2747

    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.

  • Leah thompson
  • Trainer Profile: Leah thompson

    San Mateo

    Phone: (650) 525-1600

    Email: leah.thompson@theperfectworkout.com

    Leah was born and raised in the Bay Area. She has been active from a young age. She was involved in ballet, jazz and cheerleading. Leah loves knowledge, and has a passion for health, fitness, and people.

    After suffering from a personal injury that involved nerve damage, she was determined to get her strength and mobility back. Through alternative medicine, acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy and slow-motion strength training, Leah has regained some of her mobility. She is excited to share this with others and to help them reach their own personal goals.

    Leah spends her free time hiking, cooking with her mom and hanging out at the beach.

  • Morgan Kumlin
  • Trainer Profile: Morgan Kumlin

    San Mateo

    Phone: (650) 525-1600

    Email: morgan.kumlin@theperfectworkout.com

    Morgan has been working in the health and fitness field since she was 16, starting her first job as a lifeguard in Pacifica. She taught swim lessons and water aerobics and really loved the energy and excitement that people brought to her classes. She has always been a fitness enthusiast, practicing hot yoga, rock climbing, and playing volleyball and badminton.

    In college, she studied bio-psychology at UC Santa Barbara and became a physical therapy intern for the men’s D1 volleyball team. She loved working in the fitness field but realized that she hadn’t really tried anything else. Looking to expand her horizons, she applied to become a bike mechanic and fell in love. She worked up to become the lead mechanic and is now planning her first long distance ride from SF to LA. She loves the problem-solving, pragmatic aspect of bikes and found that this job fostered creativity and resourcefulness that she could transfer into her love of fitness.

    After she graduated, she looked for a job that utilized her passion for fitness and her mechanical mindset when she came across a job posting for The Perfect Workout. She was skeptical about the program because, after all these years, she had never heard about an exercise program that could accomplish so much in 20 minutes! After learning more about the company and the scientifically-proven research, she has become an enthusiast for the slow-motion strength training regimen. She believes in the candor and integrity of the company and is so excited to be a part of the incredible San Mateo team!

Southwest San Jose

  • Jeffrey Blockson
  • Trainer Profile: Jeffrey Blockson

    Southwest San Jose

    Phone: (408) 369-8500

    Email: jeffrey.blockson@theperfectworkout.com

    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!”

  • Ginger Fox
  • Trainer Profile: Ginger Fox

    Southwest San Jose

    Email: ginger.fox@theperfectworkout.com

    Born and raised in San Jose, CA, Ginger has been active and enjoyed exercising from a young age. She used to join in on her mom’s Jazzercise classes, and at age 10 she joined a track team and continued with Track & Field through high school. Running was also something she enjoyed, and combined with weight training, she became great at the sport until too many injuries forced her to retire. She continued to stay active over the years, practicing various forms of exercise both inside and outside of the gym.

    There was a time when she also struggled with her weight. She focused on 45 minutes of cardio, as she had been told that this was the quickest way to get your weight under control. At one point she injured her ankle on the treadmill and couldn’t do cardio at all, so she focused on weight training. The changes to her body were phenomenal: not only was her workout time more efficient, but she was able eat more and yet maintain her ideal weight! Ginger used to think that weight loss was all about cardio, but she proved that theory wrong, and is actually surprised at her personal results.

    Ginger is a mother of fraternal twins and decided to leave the hi-tech world to be a stay-at-home mother, especially since one of her kids has special needs. When her twins were two, she wnet back to the gym. Working out became more than just staying in shape and strong–it was necessary for her mental state of mind. Over the years she realized that this was not only her hobby, it was her passion. Many friends and trainers at the gym were persistent in telling her that she would be an excellent trainer. Loving the way her workouts made her feel, not only physically but mentally, she decided that she wanted to share that with others. When it came time to think about going back to work, she knew she didn’t want to go back to the pressures and stress of the hi-tech world, so she decided to look into becoming a personal trainer.

    When she stumbled upon The Perfect Workout, she didn’t realize it wasn’t just a conventional gym, but one that was focused on the revolutionary slow-motion weight training. She knew right then and there that this was the perfect job for her. Now she can work one-on-one with each client to help them, in turn, to safely and effectively achieve their own personal health and fitness goals.

    Ginger’s philosophies are simple: staying strong in mind and body is the means to having a happy and successful life!!

  • Hieu Quang
  • Trainer Profile: Hieu Quang

    Southwest San Jose

    Phone: (408) 369-8500

    Email: hieu.quang@theperfectworkout.com

    Ever since the fourth grade, Hieu has always been active and challenging his limits. Basketball was what started him off to become more aware of his physical body. He became more focused on his goals and realized that, if he were able to take better care of himself, he would be better able to help others. In college, he was recruited to play on the UCI’s basketball practice team and strength-trained with some of the best athletes in Irvine. While conditioning his body through rigorous practices, he also learned some of the greatest techniques to improve on flexibility, stability, and mobility.

    One thing that affected him the most growing up, making him realize that life has so much more to give, was his dad passing away when he was only fifteen years old. His dad was a very strong man—taking care of a family of seven in the US while living as an immigrant man who only spoke the native language. He was a great man who taught Hieu that, no matter what hardships we go through, we must always stay positive. After having strokes and becoming physically impaired, his dad was only able to move in a wheel chair. This made Hieu realize how much movement and being able to connect with the body matters. As a teen growing up, Hieu went through lots of physical therapy sessions with his dad before he passed. This sparked his interest in physical movement and expanded his knowledge of physical activity overall.

    Continuing his journey, he realized that he needed to create more value within himself by doing what he loves to do most—helping others in the way he knows best, through fitness and nutrition. This became his passion. He believes the body is like a canvas—weights are our brushes and nutrition is our paint.

    After training clients as old as 92 and as young as 13, he believes that not only that it is never too late to start, it is also never to early to start. The fitness journey is something we should all embark upon, keeping in mind that slow progress is still good progress. We must all have our head, heart, and hand aligned to live the healthy lifestyle we hope to have.

    “We will never be physically ready unless we are mentally prepared.” Hieu’s positive outlook on life has affected many positively, but it does not stop here. He is ready to move forward and hopes to connect with anyone who is willing to commit and make a change in their life. As a personal trainer, Hieu loves to make his sessions enjoyable while challenging the body physically and mentally. Slow-motion strength training has definitely helped him become more efficient, safer, and more effective. With this method and structured program, he is now more than open to help anyone gain their strength back and keep them on their toes at The Perfect Workout!

    Outside the studio, the things he loves to do most are investing time in himself, his family, and friends. He loves training anyone who is looking for a challenge! He loves to surround himself with positive people, play basketball, cook, meal prep, and watch/listen to motivational podcasts. Some of his favorite influencers are Jim Rohn, Gary Vee, Tony Robbins, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

  • Cynthia Contreras
  • Trainer Profile: Cynthia Contreras

    Southwest San Jose

    Phone: (408) 369-8500

    Email: cynthia.contreras@theperfectworkout.com

    Cynthia has lived an active lifestyle ever since she started playing sports in the third grade. She first got involved playing basketball in elementary school, then went on to cheer leading for 9 years. She cheered for Santa Barbara City College and for UC Santa Barbara, and is a two-time USA National Champion with these teams. Weight training was first introduced to her once she became a college athlete; lifting weights improved her flexibility, stamina, strength, and tumbling for when she competed. It wasn’t until Cynthia suffered a knee injury that she realized how imperative strength training is for recovery. With the help of weight lifting, her athletic trainer, and a lot of self discipline, Cynthia was able to repair the tear in her knee cap, regain the strength in her legs, and get back to doing back flips in no time!

    After her life in Santa Barbara, she moved to the Bay Area and graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Sports Communication. She is also a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Trainer. As a trainer, she likes to keep things spunky and interesting; she never wants her clients bored during the workout! Even though she enjoys fun, intense workouts with her clients, her main priority will always be safety and proper form to prevent injuries. She firmly believes that the slow-motion strength training at The Perfect Workout is the safest and most effective workout possible.

    Cynthia is a firm believer that embarking on a fitness journey is not just about the physical change in the body, but rather about the complete positive transformation of your lifestyle and mindset. Everything happening in a person’s life is a reflection of what is happening inside the body. Change starts from within, and she is hoping to be the one who can assist with that change and make a positive difference in your life! She looks forward to partnering with each of her clients at The Perfect Workout to encourage and enable them to reach their own personal health and fitness goals.

    Some of Cynthia’s hobbies include dancing, traveling, going to sporting events, eating good food, and reading books on entrepreneurship. In the future, she would like to run her own fitness-related business/practice.

  • Maria Beers
  • Trainer Profile: Maria Beers

    Southwest San Jose

    Phone: (408) 899-5812

    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.

Sunnyvale

  • Ian Robinson
  • Trainer Profile: Ian Robinson

    Sunnyvale

    Phone: (408) 245-4300

    Email: ian.robinson@theperfectworkout.com

    Ian is a Philadelphia native and has always led an active life. From soccer, bicycling around town, and a sport in every season of high school to rock climbing, boxing, and lifting weights, Ian’s time has always been better spent active than anything else. This, coupled with a competitive nature and a constant pursuit of his own limits, have led him to spend a lot of his time studying exercise, how it works, and how to be more effective in every activity. Ian is 110% committed to everything he does: nothing done halfway, nothing left unfinished, nothing out of reach, and most importantly, no excuses!

    After a partially torn meniscus and an impinged shoulder, Ian’s focus was turned more acutely to not only the intensity of the activity, but the proper technique to ensure both safety and efficiency in his training. He firmly believes that The Perfect Workout is an extremely safe, effective, and educational program that will not only make you stronger, but teach you how to properly engage your muscles instead of joints in everyday activities.

    Ian understands that everybody has their own personal challenges and aspirations, and believes that every workout should be a step in the direction of those personal and individual goals. He will always match your level of commitment to your own health and fitness to ensure that, no matter how impossible your goals may seem today, they get a little more possible every day at the Perfect Workout.

  • Candice Giordano
  • Trainer Profile: Candice Giordano

    Sunnyvale

    Phone: (408) 245-4300

    Email: candice.giordano@theperfectworkout.com

    Candice was born and raised in San Jose, California as part of the third generation of a farming family. She grew up helping her folks run the family business, which was a lot of work. She remembers playing baseball with her two brothers on the dirt fields between chores such as having to move long heavy lines of irrigation pipe to water the fields with her dad and cutting apricots every year in the month of July. Farming gave her a strong work ethic and an active lifestyle.

    In her teens, she grew up riding horses and loved to compete in horse riding competitions throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. She decided to move to Stephenville, Texas in order to compete in rodeo competitions after finishing a few years of college. She also enjoyed playing other sports such as dirt bike riding, snow skiing, rock climbing, and indoor soccer. When she returned to California, she continued her active lifestyle and knew that she wanted to continue her education in fitness. She began working towards fitness certifications and worked for a local gym for a few years. That is where she began her love for training people and helping them achieve their health and fitness goals.

    Candice found herself training her clients using a slow-motion strength training technique way before she was ever introduced to it. So when she came across The Perfect Workout slow-motion strength training technique, she knew she had found her home as a trainer. She respects the scientific study behind the slow-motion strength training technique and understands the value of giving the safest workout available to all her clients.

    Candice’s only regret is that she did not find out about The Perfect Workout’s slow-motion technique sooner in her lifetime! She knows that if she had, she could have avoided certain injuries she has had to deal with. Due to over-training, she blew her ACL and had to have knee surgery. Candice is proud to be a part of The Perfect Workout, a company whose mission is to revolutionize the way people exercise. She is certain The Perfect Workout’s slow-motion strength training technique could benefit everyone’s way of life!

  • Valerie Anderson
  • Trainer Profile: Valerie Anderson

    Sunnyvale

    Phone: (650) 525-1600

    Email: valerie.anderson@theperfectworkout.com

    Valerie was born in Redwood City and lived in the Bay Area until she was 3 years old, when she moved to Folsom and grew up there. She was involved in many activities such as dance, gymnastics, soccer and swimming. Valerie loves living an active lifestyle and really got into weightlifting after college. She realized that working out and eating healthy brought her so much joy that she wanted to be able to bring that joy and knowledge to help others!

    When Valerie decided to move back to the Bay Area to live, she came across The Perfect Workout and was drawn into slow-motion strength training. She was very interested in the scientific research behind it all and the amazing benefits that come from it. Valerie previously worked as a trainer for a fitness kickboxing gym and was used to doing momentum workouts, so when she was put through a slow-motion workout herself, she was amazed at the difference she felt between the types of working out—she loved slow motion so much more!! Especially knowing that it is the safest and most efficient way to work out, she was excited about making a change in not only her own workouts, but to be able to make a change for others and help revolutionize the way people exercise.

    Valerie thinks it’s very important for every person to work out and follow a healthy diet to maintain a healthy, happy, functioning body. Slow-motion strength training is the safest way for anyone to work out, because it helps avoid and prevent injury. Valerie is very excited to be able to help change all her clients’ lives and help them live the healthiest lifestyle they can! Valerie is very kind and loves to work with each one of her clients to help them reach their own personal health and fitness goals!

    When Valerie is not working she is nannying in the evening. She enjoys spending her free time working out, doing yoga, rock climbing, and going on hikes. She also loves being in the sun, wake surfing, wake boarding, and also snowboarding!

  • Adriana Martinez
  • Trainer Profile: Adriana Martinez

    Sunnyvale

    Phone: (408) 245-4300

    Email: adriana.martinez@theperfectworkout.com

    Adriana is a native of the sunny Southern California city of San Diego. She moved to the Bay Area to pursue her bachelor’s degree in General Psychology, which will be completed in the fall of 2018. Adriana is interested in applying her wide range of psychological knowledge to the field of fitness and nutrition. She has had a passion for sports and athletics for as long as she can remember. Thus, sports and fitness psychology is ultimately where she would like to apply her psychology degree.

    Fitness does challenge the body, but concurrently requires lots of mental strength. Adriana started her own fitness journey during the second year of her undergraduate career. She noticed that she had developed horrible eating habits from stress and hardly ever engaged in any physical activity due to sub-par time management. What started off as a New Year’s resolution turned into a consistent journey to good health with lots of perseverance and self-discipline. Good habits do not form overnight, but Adriana is genuinely interested in helping others build better habits over time.

    She joined The Perfect Workout to add her optimistic outlook to a great environment and to help others achieve their goals. She believes that the super slow high-intensity training at The Perfect Workout is great because it gets the muscles activated and the metabolism up in a extremely safe and very time-effective manner.

  • Alyx Tripp
  • Trainer Profile: Alyx Tripp

    Sunnyvale

    Phone: (408) 245-4300

    Email: alyx.tripp@theperfectworkout.com

    Alyx is a New Orleans “Big Easy” native who has always had a passion for exercise and fitness. After high school she earned a track & field scholarship to the University of New Orleans in the pole vault. After a year of many obstacles and multiple injuries, she chose to make the move to the Bay Area for her sophomore year of college. She pursued her B.S. degree in Psychology and Social Action while continuing to jump throughout college. After graduating, she took an assistant track & field coaching position at De Anza Community College while continuing to work part time as an applied behavioral therapist. She continues to further her education and is currently working on her Master’s in Sport Psychology.

    Alyx is thrilled to help her clients at The Perfect Workout to reach their full potential. Fitness and exercise not only challenge the body, but also test mental strength. Alyx strives to apply her knowledge to help each client overcome any mental or physical barrier that may delay their progress and capability to reach their heart-tingling goals. Alyx’s top priority as a trainer is to execute and teach correct form at all times; she is extremely committed to helping her clients establish body awareness and improve their muscle strength in doing so.

    Alyx has played and/or competed in track & field (pole vault), gymnastics, competitive cheerleading, ice skating, softball, and skiing. She spends most of her free time traveling and/or outdoors pole vaulting, hiking, and shooting archery!

  • Samantha Jennings
  • Trainer Profile: Samantha Jennings

    Sunnyvale

    Phone: (408) 912-1387

    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!

Walnut Creek

  • Anton Lucido
  • Trainer Profile: Anton Lucido

    Walnut Creek

    Phone: (925) 256-8900

    Email: anton.lucido@theperfectworkout.com

    Anton grew up knowing beyond a shadow of a doubt that he would become a professional wrestler. Then he noticed in high school that he didn’t seem to be seven feet tall and 300 lbs, no matter how hard he followed Hulk Hogan’s advice. He half-heartedly got into weight lifting as a teenager, but wasn’t noticing real changes. He then decided that perhaps he should pick a more realistic goal for a job—so he decided he’d be a Broadway actor! Turns out that wasn’t easy either. Weird, right?

    So Anton went back to his first love, and this time he made things happen for himself. He began Pro Wrestling training in 2006 and never looked back. He started really taking weight and strength training seriously, and found a love for self-improvement. “If you can be better today in any way, shape, or form than you were yesterday, you will always be on the right track.”

    Anton began teaching and training others in wrestling in 2015, and discovered a real passion for helping others learn how to better themselves. Now he is taking his passion for weightlifting and for training and teaching others and putting them together. He is very excited to be on board The Perfect Workout team. Anton really looks forward to helping guide and motivate each one of his clients at The Perfect Workout to safely and effectively pursue their own personal health and fitness goals.

  • Danica Cramer
  • Trainer Profile: Danica Cramer

    Walnut Creek

    Phone: (925) 256-8900

    Email: danica.cramer@theperfectworkout.com

    Danica went to Cal Poly and has a BS in Agriculture Business. She has a passion for nutrition and fitness, and has been studying it deeply for 7 years. She loves working with clients on healthy eating habits, and always emphasizes good form and posture.

    Slow-motion strength training is close to her heart because she has an inflammatory joint condition that prevents her from living a normal life. She used to spend 2 hours in the gym every day without seeing the results she wanted, and even irritating her condition. Now that she has switched over to slow-motion strength training, she rarely has a problem with her joints and is a huge advocate. From her own personal fitness journey, Danica is a huge proponent for The Perfect Workout. She looks forward to helping each one of her clients reach their own personal health and fitness goals.

  • Jason Moore
  • Trainer Profile: Jason Moore

    Walnut Creek

    Phone: (925) 256-8900

    Email: jason.moore@theperfectworkout.com

    Jason has had a long journey involving personal health, weight loss and fitness. He struggled with being overweight and having a poor self image as a kid, reaching 234 pounds at the age of 14. Over the next few years he decided to change his life through nutrition and exercise, and brought his weight down to 155 pounds by the age of 18.

    Jason is a big fan of music, and has been in love with playing the guitar for 20 years. Being “in the zone” during a workout reminds him of the feeling of being “in the zone” when playing music with others. Bands and jam sessions over the years have taught him the importance of listening and collaboration, which he brings to his work as a trainer.

    Jason spends his free time writing, and at one point even moved to Los Angeles to pursue screenwriting. While only a few small projects have been made, he still works on film scripts and plans to produce one or two of them in the future. As a writer, he’s always interested in unique stories and personal journeys. He’s looking forward to hearing yours!

    After revolutionizing his own life and changing the way he views exercise and general well-being, Jason brings his experience and certainty with him to help motivate others. He can believe in his clients even if they don’t believe in themselves. He changed what he thought was possible and became an entirely new person, and he believes that anybody can do the same.

    Jason has trained using slower repetitions and being deliberate about exercise tempo for years. Controlling each movement in a safe and slow manner has proven very effective for him. However, most of his emphasis was on slower negatives, rather than an all-encompassing slow-motion technique. Now he’s learning that there is an even more amplified, epic-level workout that is possible, and it cuts down on the time spent in the gym. Jason is eager to use all his own knowledge and experience, and everything The Perfect Workout has taught him, to make every workout for every client as safe and effective as humanly possible.

  • Rob Wight
  • Trainer Profile: Rob Wight

    Walnut Creek

    Phone: (925) 256-8900

    Email: robert.wight@theperfectworkout.com

    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.

Houston Area

Clear Lake Studio

  • Jonathan Gentry
  • Trainer Profile: Jonathan Gentry

    Clear Lake Studio

    Phone: (281) 201-2456

    Email: jonathan.gentry@theperfectworkout.com

    Jonathan first became interested in weight lifting during his martial arts training more than ten years ago, when he was first certified as a fitness trainer. After certification, he was dismayed by the dangerous methods that the fitness community advocated. The Perfect Workout has been a great fit for him, using the method for himself and training his family at The Perfect Workout as well, knowing that they will be completely safe from injury. This workout is truly for everyone.

    Jonathan is on a mission to share slow-motion weight lifting with as many people as possible. The results and effects have been apparent in his life and the lives of his family. His philosophy is that everyone can create positive changes in their lives with consistent effort, and he is grateful to work in a place that also encourages and lifts others up. He looks forward to working alongside each of his clients towards their own personal health and fitness goals at The Perfect Workout.

    “You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however.” -Richard Bach

  • Sarah DeMott
  • Trainer Profile: Sarah DeMott

    Clear Lake Studio

    Phone: (281) 456-3380

    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.

  • Ethan Enyi
  • Trainer Profile: Ethan Enyi

    Clear Lake Studio

    Phone: (281) 201-5309

    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.

Cypress/N. Houston

  • Nick Shorter
  • Trainer Profile: Nick Shorter

    Cypress/N. Houston

    Phone: (281) 890-6400

    Email: nick.shorter@theperfectworkout.com

    “My name is Nick, and I am ready to help you attain your goals!”

    Nick has a wonderful wife, two sons, and two dogs, so an active lifestyle is a necessity. He has been involved with sports since he was 5 and he has never looked back, playing baseball, football, and basketball.

    Nick discovered the gym after a troubling time in his life and began to study what exercise science is and what it can do, not only for his own life, but in order to help other people as well.

    Nick has been a student of exercise and nutrition principles and he knows that The Perfect Workout is where he’s supposed to be. He looks forward to coaching and encouraging each one of his clients to work toward their own personal health and fitness goals in only 20 minutes, twice a week!

  • Chaiyo Thomas
  • Trainer Profile: Chaiyo Thomas

    Cypress/N. Houston

    Phone: (281) 890-6400

    Email: chaiyo.thomas@theperfectworkout.com

    Chaiyo was born in New York and raised in Houston. After high school he went to Texas State San Marcos, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology.

    His fitness journey started early and has persisted in different ways throughout his life. He made multiple mistakes that eventually led to cartilage loss and even broken bones. While in school he ran track and cross country, which was where the pain began for him. The repeated impact of running caused tendonitis in his knees and a stress fracture in one foot. He deeply understands the feelings of frustration when pain and discomfort hinder exercise and health.

    These experiences are what pushed Chaiyo become a trainer with The Perfect Workout. The company’s central value of safe training is what drew him in closer. He couldn’t be more excited to help others avoid the same trials and tribulations during their own pursuit for a better lifestyle.

    When Chayio’s not exercising, he enjoys hobbies such as climbing, skating, and yoga.

  • Lauren Altemuehle
  • Trainer Profile: Lauren Altemuehle

    Cypress/N. Houston

    Phone: (281) 890-6400

    Email: lauren.altemuehle@theperfectworkout.com

    Lauren is super excited and honored to be a part of The Perfect Workout Team!

    She is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and a fairly new resident of the Lone Star State. She lived in Ohio for her entire life and studied at Miami University of Ohio before moving to Arizona, Hawaii and now Texas. It’s no wonder that, according to a Facebook Quiz, her name means “a woman who will not rest until she has traveled the world”. Lauren aspires to ultimately span the globe and experience all the good things the world has to offer. For now, she is happy to put down roots in Houston.

    She is a self-described health and fitness junkie, but this was not always the case. She struggled with her weight from an early age, and finally decided to make a big change in her life. After years of trying fad diets and excessive cardio, she started making healthier lifestyle choices. She learned to focus her days on things that gave her joy and a sense of accomplishment. She stopped focusing on attaining “the perfect figure” and started living each day making healthy choices. By doing this, the weight loss became easier to obtain. She is looking forward to sharing her journey to health and wellness with her clients and helping them to make safe choices on their own health and fitness journey.

    When Lauren is not at The Perfect Workout helping her clients reach their health goals in a safe environment, she enjoys gardening, meditation and the company of good friends. She is committed to bettering herself and those around her by seeking ways to improve her physical and mental health. Come in and see Lauren. Her infectious laugh will make your workout the time of day that you look forward to!

Kingwood

  • Katherine Diaz
  • Trainer Profile: Katherine Diaz

    Kingwood

    Phone: (281) 241-1628

    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.

  • Corinne Payne
  • Trainer Profile: Corinne Payne

    Kingwood

    Phone: (281) 570-6356

    Email: corinne.payne@theperfectworkout.com

    It all started at the age of 3 when Corinne began ballet. She fell in love with dance and body movement. Dancing throughout her adolescence, she learned about muscle movement and control. Her father introduced her to weight lifting at a young age and she has always believed that strength training has many benefits for your health.

    At a point in her life when stress was especially high, her heath journey led her to The Perfect Workout, where she immediately appreciated the slow-motion training method. After 8 months working out with personal trainers at The Perfect Workout, she had lost 30 pounds of fat and several inches from her body. She also realized that she wanted to be part of the team helping others to reach their health goals safely with the most effective workout available. “Exercise is so important to your health and there is so much more you can do when you keep your body strong. Your quality of life improves.”

    Corinne enjoys cooking and making homemade goods to share with family and friends. She also enjoys biking, hiking, camping, and her workouts at The Perfect Workout.

Memorial

  • Thomas Bailey
  • Trainer Profile: Thomas Bailey

    Memorial

    Phone: (713) 467-7700

    Email: thomas.bailey@theperfectworkout.com

    Thomas’s journey towards health and fitness began at an early age. Born and raised in Houston, Thomas attended Montessori school through high school. In his youth, he began as a swimmer with the Blue Fins at The Houstonian, swimming with them until the age of 15. In addition to swimming, Thomas participated in volleyball and basketball in middle school, and played football and soccer in high school.

    It was in high school that Thomas’s passion for nutrition, and ultimately fitness, manifested itself. With the guidance of a fantastic health teacher and soccer coach, Thomas immersed himself in the field of health and fitness. It began with reading nutrition articles and continued on with assisting in coaching his old middle school basketball team and seeking personal training to learn more about proper weight lifting.

    After short tenure at Syracuse University, where he participated as part of the Syracuse football equipment manager team, Thomas came back to Houston to attempt a basketball career. During this time, Thomas was in the gym almost 6 days a week, for hours a day. This ended up being detrimental to Thomas’s health and he became severely injured.

    After a break from exercise, caused by a fear of injury, Thomas discovered The Perfect Workout. Initially trying the program and applying the protocol to his daily routine, Thomas fell in love, and knew it was something he wanted to do for the rest of his life. With that in mind, Thomas became a Certified Personal Trainer, and has dedicated his life to revolutionizing the way people exercise, helping them on their path to the best version of themselves. Thomas looks forward to working with each one of his clients on their own personal health and fitness journey at The Perfect Workout.

  • Marci Arsenault
  • Trainer Profile: Marci Arsenault

    Memorial

    Phone: (713) 467-7700

    Email: marci.arsenault@theperfectworkout.com

    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 9. Through the experience she gained 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 each of her clients accomplish their personal health and fitness goals, helping them improve their quality of life.

    In her free time, she loves anything that takes her outdoors: camping, hunting, fishing, picking wildflowers, 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.

  • Alexandra Lopez
  • Trainer Profile: Alexandra Lopez

    Memorial

    Phone: 281) 724-5147

    Email: alexandra.lopez@theperfectworkout.com

    Alexandra was born in Colombia and moved to Texas when she turned 6. She grew up in Lumberton Texas, a very small town, where her passion for health and fitness began when she started playing soccer. She played Hardin County soccer for 4 years and high school soccer and tennis for 2 years.

    Her passion grew stronger during her time in college. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Stephen F. Austin University. In her free time, she would always go to the gym. It quickly became her biggest stress reliever and part of her daily routine.

    Alexandra aspires to specialize in orthopedic or pediatric physical therapy. She loves helping and serving others, and can’t wait to help each of her clients effectively and safely achieve their own health and fitness goals! She’s thrilled to become apart of the amazing team at The Perfect Workout, and feels blessed to have the opportunity to help people reach their goals.

River Oaks

  • Andee Agnor
  • Trainer Profile: Andee Agnor

    River Oaks

    Phone: (713) 355-2300

    Email: andee.agnor@theperfectworkout.com

    Andee was born and raised in Marshall, TX. She majored in Supply Chain Management at Mays Business School at Texas A&M University (Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2013, Whoop!). She worked as a Business Operations Manager in Global Supply Chain at HP for three years. She then decided to change her career path in search of more meaning and fulfillment in her daily work. She loves to help people, and wants to help others as much as The Perfect Workout has helped her with both her health and well-being.

    Andee was diagnosed with a severe case of scoliosis in 2005 (S-curve with two fifty-degree curves), and had corrective surgery soon after, complete with a full posterior spinal fusion and two Harrington rods. Consequently, she has suffered from chronic pain since 2010, and was later diagnosed with crank-shafting, which is means her spine began to rotate due to the posterior spinal fusion. Andee started working out with The Perfect Workout in June 2017, and within three months, her daily back pain had decreased exponentially! As someone who has personally required injury modifications on each machine, Andee believes that your safety is her number one priority during your workout. She will ensure that you experience the most effective workout, in the shortest amount of time, in the safest way possible, at The Perfect Workout.

  • Nicky McKenzie
  • Trainer Profile: Nicky McKenzie

    River Oaks

    Phone: (713) 355-2300

    Email: nicky.mckenzie@theperfectworkout.com

    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!

  • Javier Ortiz
  • Trainer Profile: Javier Ortiz

    River Oaks

    Phone: (713) 355-2300

    Email: javier.ortiz@theperfectworkout.com

    Javier is a Texas native from the beautiful city of Houston, “Crush City”. His passion for fitness started in high school when he received his first set of Olympic weights. After graduating high school, he served in the US Army for ten years. While in the military, Javier had the opportunity to travel to many places, and was deployed for a 15-month tour to Iraq. Being in the military taught him a great deal about fitness, because he had to maintain a rigorous physical standard in order to be mission-ready.

    Javier believes that form and safety are a very important part of exercise, because he himself has sustained injuries and he understands the cost. Since he has incorporated slow-motion strength training into his workout routines, he has found that it not only improves his strength and control but also keeps his body safe.

    When you train with Javier at The Perfect Workout, he will ensure that you have a safe and awesome workout.

  • Whitney Lewis
  • Trainer Profile: Whitney Lewis

    River Oaks

    Phone: (713) 355-2300

    Email: whitney.lewis@theperfectworkout.com

    Whitney received her BA in Mathematics from the University of St. Thomas. Her short-term goal is to gain acceptance to UT School of Nursing with a focus in trauma.

    She has a deep background when it comes to being active and healthy. She started playing sports in third grade and continued to play sports throughout high school. She played volleyball, basketball, track, and two years of rugby. Now, during her free time, she incorporates strength training as well as powerlifting, so she knows the sacrifice it takes to keep your body healthy and to maintain its functionality.

    She is proud to work at The Perfect Workout, where she has the opportunity to train her clients in the safest and most effective workout she knows. Whitney’s goal at The Perfect Workout is to answer any and all questions that a client may have, to meet every client’s expectation, and to help each person realize that their goal is possible and within reach, therefore, building confidence within themselves.

  • Lauren Lartigue
  • Trainer Profile: Lauren Lartigue

    River Oaks

    Phone: (281) 241-1628

    Email: lauren.lartigue@theperfectworkout.com

    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.

Sugar Land

  • Christian Robinson
  • Trainer Profile: Christian Robinson

    Sugar Land

    Phone: (713) 355-2300

    Email: christian.robinson@theperfectworkout.com

    Christian was born in Long Beach, roughly 30 minutes away from Los Angeles. His love for nature and the environment blossomed when he received a handed-down longboard given to him by his grandmother. His passion for it grew in a heartbeat. He also got to experience snowboarding and skiing at a young age. On the other side of the mountains he competed in competitive soccer, intermural swimming, basketball, and one of his favorites as a child, seaside bike rides. However, this California kid was about to get a life remodel when he moved to Houston in 2005, becoming a Houstonian at the age of 11.

    Taking up track and field his freshman year of high school not only changed Christian’s physical appearance, but mentally prepared him to take the world by storm. He was in the best shape of his life by the end of his senior year with the help of dieting and exercise. His competitive nature and humbling experiences ultimately rewarded him in races, including his biggest accomplishments: winning a half-marathon relay with his cousins and completing the 2015 Houston half-marathon, he was destined to show and spread his knowledge gained while becoming the person he is today.

    Today Christian is completing his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Nutrition at the University of Houston, with aspirations to continue his education in Occupational Therapy. If he is not in his books studying away, he does enjoy watching the NBA and his Houston Rockets. He also enjoys traveling any chance he gets; above all, spending time with family and friends is key to a healthy life.

    After spending 5 years in retail in management positions, Christian realized that it was time to flip the switch and follow his passion. With his parents both overcoming cancer numerous times and fighting to conquer life-threatening medical issues, Christian became even more clear that this path would lead him to his destiny to help others while making his parents proud.

    After nearly 10 years of constant running, finding the proper, safest, and most beneficial strength training regimen was the missing piece to the puzzle for Christian. After first-hand experience with the safe and effective slow-motion strength training provided by The Perfect Workout, he definitely wished this program had been introduced to him from the beginning. Now, having joined The Perfect Workout, he is looking to lend a helping hand to each one of his clients. Nothing puts a smile on his face more than being fortunate enough to experience the journey along with his clients!

  • Matthew Medeiros
  • Trainer Profile: Matthew Medeiros

    Sugar Land

    Phone: (281) 201-5309

    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.

  • Zack McNeil
  • Trainer Profile: Zack McNeil

    Sugar Land

    Phone: (281) 201-2456

    Email: zack.mcneil@theperfectworkout.com

    Zachariah (Zack for short) was born and raised in the big city of Houston. His love and passion for fitness started at a young age, playing football outside with neighboring kids, and the passion only grew exponentially over time as he grew up. He broadened his fitness capabilities in high school, playing a wide range of sports including varsity football, baseball, track, and lacrosse. While playing football, Zack injured both of his shoulders. Both healed but never felt the same; when he worked out or moved at a certain angle, he would have pain as well as soreness.

    Once out of high school, he continued his love for fitness, working out in the gym and playing basketball all the time. The only downside was that he continued to have problems with his shoulder here and there. Frustrated by not being able to use his body to its full capability, he began researching and teaching himself how he could minimize the risk of re-aggravating that shoulder.

    While in college as an accounting major, his love for fitness continued. He went to the recreational center after class and and trained with friends who also wanted to see improvement in their own bodies. Seeing that he could make a difference in people’s lives, he began to work in the fitness industry. No matter what, Zack wanted to help people.

    Eventually Zack found The Perfect Workout and knew it was the best fit for him. He became a trainer at The Perfect Workout, expanding his knowledge on injures and how to work around them. Zachariah’s goal coming in has been to eliminate any limitations a person might have with the safest way to exercise and to help his clients to live their lives to the fullest. His goal moving forward is to expand his knowledge as a trainer at The Perfect Workout, using his own experience and ability to help as many people as he can, no matter what body type or injury.

The Woodlands

  • Liz Talavera
  • Trainer Profile: Liz Talavera

    The Woodlands

    Phone: (281) 298-2300

    Email: liz.talavera@theperfectworkout.com

    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.

  • Levi Loya
  • Trainer Profile: Levi Loya

    The Woodlands

    Phone: (281) 298-2300

    Email: levi.loya@theperfectworkout.com

    Growing up, Levi has always enjoyed fitness, from playing soccer to rock climbing; since the age of 9, fitness has been an ongoing interest. Levi has been strength training for 2 years now. When he encountered The Perfect Workout, he realized that this workout was completely different from anything he’s ever tried before and that this is where he’s supposed to be.

    Levi is pursuing a degree in nursing and is applying what he is learning to his training at The Perfect Workout. He believes that we are stronger than we give ourselves credit for and that convincing yourself that you can do anything is the first step toward accomplishing your goals.

    “He who says he can and he who says he can’t are both usually right.” Confucius

    When Levi isn’t working out, he enjoys working on his 1966 Chevy pickup, making leather goods, playing the guitar, and sleeping.

  • Mars Pradia
  • Trainer Profile: Mars Pradia

    The Woodlands

    Phone: (281) 298-2300

    Email: mars.pradia@theperfectworkout.com

    Mars was born and raised in Houston, Texas. In grade school she participated in track and field, dance, cheer, and volleyball; her coaches were her first role models. She obtained her Exercise Science Degree at Texas A&M University and holds a Texas Physical Education Teacher’s certificate. Her experience as a PE teacher, performance coach, and training as a slow-motion strength trainer has allowed her to adopt an effective, safe, and injury-preventing exercise philosophy.

    Mars enjoys traveling to experience other cultures and their health practices, and loves cooking, journaling, and being active. She previously returned from China where she shadowed in traditional medicine hospitals, learned to cook traditional cuisines, and studied the basics of Mandarin Chinese. Joining The Perfect Workout has allowed Mars to combine her passion and career effortlessly into her lifestyle. Her goal is to encourage her clients to revolutionize their approach not only to exercise, but to their general health and wellness.

  • Adrian Walker
  • Trainer Profile: Adrian Walker

    The Woodlands

    Phone: (281) 298-2300

    Email: adrian.walker@theperfectworkout.com

    Adrian has always enjoyed fitness and health. He fell in love with the sport of power-lifting at an early age, until he seriously damaged his rotator cuff. 

    After high school, Adrian pursued a degree in Process Technology. When he began to work in that field, he realized that was not how he wanted to spend the rest of his life. So he decided to follow his passion of helping others through fitness and health and become a personal trainer. 

    After going through only a few sessions of The Perfect Workout, he already saw his shoulder injury getting better, and instantly fell in love with the program. Adrian is eager to share his own knowledge and experience with his clients at The Perfect Workout.

    Some other things Adrian enjoys are tennis, fishing, and hunting.

  • Rob Gomez
  • Trainer Profile: Rob Gomez

    The Woodlands

    Phone: (281) 245-0478

    Rob was born in Nicaragua and moved to the United States as a child with his family. 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 and 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

  • Andres Santoyo
  • Trainer Profile: Andres Santoyo

    Arlington, Park Cities/North Dallas

    Phone: (214) 378-3000

    Email: andres.santoyo@theperfectworkout.com

    Andres, known as Andy, was born in Dallas, TX and raised and schooled in Red Oak, TX. He was always involved in competitive sports while growing up. Soccer was his passion from a young age, going through many different competitive programs. As he began secondary school, he showed interest in other sports such as cross country and football, excelling in both.

    Upon graduation, he began to practice proper nutrition and workout regimes on his own while attending college courses. His vision for the future is to be able to work with patients and develop physical and mental strength through nutrition and exercise. The Perfect Workout offers exactly that for him. Trusting in the slow-motion strength training, he can proudly coach and educate clients to get them to exceed their goals all while having a blast!

Colleyville

  • Kippy Benefield
  • Trainer Profile: Kippy Benefield

    Colleyville

    Phone: (972) 684-5360

    Kippy was born and raised in Texas. She attended high school and college in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Kippy has enjoyed camping and swimming from 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.

  • Brittany Marsh
  • Trainer Profile: Brittany Marsh

    Colleyville

    Phone: (817) 421-1100

    Email: brittany.marsh@theperfectworkout.com

    Brittany enjoys meditating, yoga and reading. She is a firm believer in positive thoughts and affirmations and hopes to one day become a public speaker sharing her story on being a creator of her own reality. Brittany loves to spend time with her family and travel. She thinks it is important to visit different places and experience different cultures throughout the world. She believes in allowing her mind to always learn something new. She is a firm believer in education and improving her educational background on all levels.

    As a young woman, Brittany started becoming active in dance, cheerleading and gymnastics. She enjoyed the camaraderie as well as the strength that was needed to perform the sports. She loved how she felt after the workouts or games, and it helped her to remain active as an adult. After becoming a mother, she also studied yoga and will continue to learn more as she grows.

    Brittany kept training and became an active cheerleading coach. She frequently liked to perform The Perfect Workout along with CrossFit training classes. Brittany absolutely loves the fact that The Perfect Workout cares about the physical and mental well-being of every client—that says so much for the company. Clients respond to the general sense of empathy and sympathy from each trainer.

    As a young athlete she learned how to properly take care of herself. She experienced some knee pain and had to visit a specialist who asked her to perform exercises slowly to help in aiding her healing process. It is amazing how, years later, she has became a certified trainer for The Perfect Workout teaching slow-motion strength training exercises! She highly enjoys being able to help clients who have had previous surgeries or mild complications to grow stronger each session at The Perfect Workout.

  • Gary Dryer
  • Trainer Profile: Gary Dryer

    Colleyville

    Phone: (817) 421-1100

    Email: gary.dyer@theperfectworkout.com

    Gary was born and raised in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He was involved in many different sports from a very young age, including baseball, football and basketball. As he got closer to high school, basketball became his main athletic focus, as it is one of his biggest passions.

    Around this time he also became very interested in fitness. He is currently continuing his education at the University of Texas at Arlington to pursue a degree in Communications. Along with health and fitness, writing has always been another passion for Gary.

    After years of trial and error in health and fitness, Gary feels very fortunate to have stumbled upon slow-motion strength training, because of the excellent results and safety of these workouts. Gary looks forward to working with each of his clients at The Perfect Workout to help them to achieve their own personal health and fitness goals. As a compassionate person, Gary finds a lot of joy in helping others reach their goals, whatever they may be.

    Other than sports and fitness, one of his favorite activities is spending time with friends and family as much as possible. Keeping those relationships strong has been and always will be a big priority in his life.

Flower Mound

  • Kent Bryan
  • Trainer Profile: Kent Bryan

    Flower Mound

    Phone: 972-355-3300

    Email: kent.bryan@theperfectworkout.com

    Kent was born in Texas, lived in Arkansas for 10 years, and has now moved back to Texas. He has always been involved in sports, including soccer, baseball, basketball, and tennis. Tennis became his primary focus throughout high school and college, where he competed as a top ranked junior player.

    Kent developed an awareness that fitness was critical to physical health and how that translated into preventing injuries. Kent’s 83-year-old grandmother was in an automobile accident where she was hit by an 18-wheeler that resulted in several broken ribs, bruising, and various other injuries. Thankfully she recovered very quickly, which she attributed to her ongoing exercise program. This event, along with his sports knowledge, strengthened his passion for fitness.

    Kent is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer. Slow-motion strength training at The Perfect Workout provides him the opportunity to help his clients safely and effectively reach their fitness goals through safe workouts with excellent results. His knowledge, guidance and support will help clients develop and maintain a physically active lifestyle to optimize health, function, and fitness.

    If Kent is not at the gym, you can usually find him on a tennis court, where he continues to play competitive tennis in both singles and doubles in USTA tournaments. He also enjoys reading, fly fishing, and spending time with family and friends.

  • Sydney Ehmke
  • Trainer Profile: Sydney Ehmke

    Flower Mound, West Plano

    Phone: (972) 355-3300

    Email: sydney.ehmke@theperfectworkout.com

    Sydney is a St. Louis native with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She loves to travel, run, hike, and chow down on sushi! One of her long-term goals is to run a marathon on each continent. Two down, five to go!

    Sydney’s passion for exercise runs deep, as she has practiced the art of strength training throughout high school and college. During this time, Sydney learned that she loves helping others thrive in the realms of health and physical fitness (she has trained many of her friends and family). She later found The Perfect Workout where she could put her passion to work. Not only is she happy to make others look and feel great, but she looks forward to making wonderful friends along the way. Sydney cannot wait to meet you at The Perfect Workout!

Park Cities/North Dallas

  • Jon-Erik Hernandez
  • Trainer Profile: Jon-Erik Hernandez

    Park Cities/North Dallas

    Phone: (214) 378-3000

    Email: jon.hernandez@theperfectworkout.com

    A Texas native, Jon-Erik has lived in Dallas all of his life. Playing sports since he was 6 years old, he has always tried to stay active and excel in multiple physical activities, from soccer growing up, baseball and football in middle/high school, kickboxing, and even now being a personal trainer for The Perfect Workout.

    Jon-Erik knows firsthand the feeling of not being where you want to be physically. Once high school was finished, he took a break from playing sports and did not adopt the best eating habits. With poor eating, he rapidly gained weight, going from 180lbs to an unhealthy 230lbs. At that point, he decided he needed to make a change! Proper dieting and exercise helped him get back down to a more healthy 185lbs, and The Perfect Workout helps him to gain even more strength.

    His priority is to excel by helping others succeed in their goals to achieve their own physical greatness. With more strength comes healthier living and more confidence, and that is what he aims to achieve with you and each one of his clients in The Perfect Workout family. Jon-Erik is proof that our goals are always in reach, and with help, along with great determination, we can all grab them!

  • Tia Hayles
  • Trainer Profile: Tia Hayles

    Park Cities/North Dallas

    Phone: tia.hayles@theperfectworkout.com

    Email: (214) 378-3000

    Tia was born and raised in Texas, just outside of Waxahachie. At the age of 4 she began gymnastics, soccer, t-ball and basketball. If there was ever an opportunity to play a sport, she did. Tia lived a very active lifestyle and even began resistance training at the end of her 8th grade year. Entering high school, she continued to weight train while playing volleyball and softball for her school. Being active had always been a part of her life, so it wasn’t a surprise when she joined a sand volleyball team as soon as she got to college.

    Tia was excited to move to East Texas to pursue a degree in Engineering at Stephen F. Austin. Fast forward two years, sitting in Calculus 3 class, she realized she wasn’t truly passionate about engineering. Around the same time, her grandfather was recovering from an illness that resulted in his being incredibly weak. With the help of therapists and personal trainers, he slowly started to regain his strength. When she visited him on the weekends, she got to witness firsthand how much one person can positively affect another. She noticed that not only did the therapists help him with physical strength, but they also gave him hope in knowing that he will progress. They also helped him regain the confidence within himself to achieve things he thought was impossible. This is where Tia found her passion!

    The very next semester she left engineering behind and changed her major to Kinesiology to pursue fitness and health science. Upon graduating, she moved back to Dallas and found The Perfect Workout, where she gets to pursue her passion at work everyday. Tia says, “The best part about working here is getting to build trusting relationships with clients while restoring their confidence, hope and strength by helping them meet and even exceed their goals.”

  • Andres Santoyo
  • Trainer Profile: Andres Santoyo

    Arlington, Park Cities/North Dallas

    Phone: (214) 378-3000

    Email: andres.santoyo@theperfectworkout.com

    Andres, known as Andy, was born in Dallas, TX and raised and schooled in Red Oak, TX. He was always involved in competitive sports while growing up. Soccer was his passion from a young age, going through many different competitive programs. As he began secondary school, he showed interest in other sports such as cross country and football, excelling in both.

    Upon graduation, he began to practice proper nutrition and workout regimes on his own while attending college courses. His vision for the future is to be able to work with patients and develop physical and mental strength through nutrition and exercise. The Perfect Workout offers exactly that for him. Trusting in the slow-motion strength training, he can proudly coach and educate clients to get them to exceed their goals all while having a blast!

  • Kameron Barrett
  • Trainer Profile: Kameron Barrett

    Park Cities/North Dallas

    Phone: (214) 378-3000

    Email: kameron.barrett@theperfectworkout.com

    Kameron is a Dallas native who loves to spend time in the city (provided he finds a reasonable place to park). Growing up, he was never afraid to try something new, and had branched out into several sports, music, robotics, and art by the time he reached high school.

    Kameron is currently finishing his last semester at UT Arlington, majoring in Exercise Science and minoring in Psychology. He’s spent a lot of time (too much if you ask him) whipping himself into shape, and found out the hard way that you can’t change your body without changing your mind in the process. Now he’s made a career out of helping other people discover just how much the different aspects of physical and mental wellness intersect.

    Outside of strength training, Kameron is just a goofy guy who likes to laugh. He’s ambitious to a fault and unwinds after a long day by connecting with his friends and loved ones. Above all, he loves to learn, and has a hard time following a path without understanding the “why” behind it. This pushes him to read feverishly, to pick the brains of his mentors and peers, and to celebrate unapologetically when one of those lessons learned helps someone get closer to their goals.

    Kameron brings his laughter, ambition, experience, and love of learning to every session with a client at The Perfect Workout—which really is your perfect workout!

  • Laura Lamons
  • Trainer Profile: Laura Lamons

    Park Cities/North Dallas

    Phone: (972) 248-8700

    Email: laura.lamons@theperfectworkout.com

    Laura was raised in Anchorage, Alaska where her family was constantly outdoors. If she wasn’t out camping or hiking, you could find her running up and down the soccer fields. Throughout her school years in Texas she also played tennis, volleyball, softball, basketball and track.

    Laura’s parents introduced her to proper strength training at an early age in order to improve her abilities on the field and maintain a healthy bone density. She truly understood the importance of form and control after seeing countless people injure themselves at the gym.

    Laura graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Merchandising and a Business minor. While in college, she developed food allergies to both wheat and dairy, while also struggling with anemia. These challenges brought about a strong passion for nutrition and a constant desire to fuel her body with the best.

    Laura is incredibly dedicated to helping each one of her clients achieve their own personal goals and live healthier, happier lives. Nothing brings her more joy than seeing a client grow stronger and more confident through our safe and effective slow-motion technique at The Perfect Workout.

  • Remington Wahlrab
  • Trainer Profile: Remington Wahlrab

    Park Cities/North Dallas, West Plano

    Phone: (949) 424-1021

    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.

  • Hannah McKinley
  • Trainer Profile: Hannah McKinley

    Park Cities/North Dallas

    Phone: 972-355-3300

    Email: hannah.mckinley@theperfectworkout.com

    Hannah grew up in North Carolina and graduated from a college in Wyoming. When she was in her early teens she was diagnosed with a neurological disorder called Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome. Her doctor warned that she probably wouldn’t walk past the age of 16 without preventative intervention. She underwent surgery, boots, braces, and finally physical therapy and personal training.

    Her physical therapists and personal trainers greatly impacted Hannah, helping and encouraging her to push herself to achieve the miracle of walking. Every day and every step she takes, she’s reminded that walking is something amazing.

    That’s why she joined The Perfect Workout. She saw and personally experienced the benefits and science behind slow-motion strength training after coming on board with The Perfect Workout. As she continues to learn and train clients, she’s looking forward to changing lives, helping each client safely and effectively achieve their own personal goals, and revolutionizing the way people exercise.

West Plano

  • Kimberly Buford
  • Trainer Profile: Kimberly Buford

    West Plano

    Phone: (972) 597-2230

    Email: kimberly.buford@theperfectworkout.com

    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, along with hiking and swing dancing on the weekends.

    She pursued various occupations, but 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.

  • Raechel Larson
  • Trainer Profile: Raechel Larson

    West Plano

    Phone: (972) 597-2230

    Email: raechel.larson@theperfectworkout.com

    Raechel is a second-generation Exercise Science major. As such, fitness has always been an integral part of her life: 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 became a part of the Newman Smith drill team, the Troyanns. She is also currently training to become a Dallas Stars Ice Girl, and continues to take challenging dance classes. Her other interests include spending time with her three younger siblings and her godson, as well as recreational hiking and kayaking.

    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 at The Perfect Workout!

  • Sydney Ehmke
  • Trainer Profile: Sydney Ehmke

    Flower Mound, West Plano

    Phone: (972) 355-3300

    Email: sydney.ehmke@theperfectworkout.com

    Sydney is a St. Louis native with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She loves to travel, run, hike, and chow down on sushi! One of her long-term goals is to run a marathon on each continent. Two down, five to go!

    Sydney’s passion for exercise runs deep, as she has practiced the art of strength training throughout high school and college. During this time, Sydney learned that she loves helping others thrive in the realms of health and physical fitness (she has trained many of her friends and family). She later found The Perfect Workout where she could put her passion to work. Not only is she happy to make others look and feel great, but she looks forward to making wonderful friends along the way. Sydney cannot wait to meet you at The Perfect Workout!

  • Remington Wahlrab
  • Trainer Profile: Remington Wahlrab

    Park Cities/North Dallas, West Plano

    Phone: (949) 424-1021

    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.

  • Lauren Hays
  • Trainer Profile: Lauren Hays

    West Plano

    Phone: (972) 248-8700

    Email: lauren.hays@theperfectworkout.com

    Lauren’s hometown is Allen, Texas. She first discovered her love of exercise and nutrition 8 years ago, after having her two daughters. She wanted to set a good example for her girls at a young age, something she did not have growing up. Getting stronger and healthier became a top priority. After taking a few classes at a local studio, her career path changed: she went back to school to acquire a degree in Nutrition.

    Lauren previously instructed at a workout studio that practiced a slower technique while lifting weights and focused a lot on healthy eating. She is now proud to be a part of The Perfect Workout, and enjoys teaching the super-slow strength training method to her clients. The slow-motion technique has proven it is safe and it works, and can help clients with injuries, osteoporosis and reshaping the body. Lauren emphasizes her client’s safety while training them through a workout.

    Lauren loves helping others reach their personal goals, as well as helping them become strong and healthy. When she’s not in the studio, she enjoys being outdoors, swimming, playing volleyball, camping, hunting, and fishing. She has also helped run her family’s food booth at The State Fair of Texas for 10 years. Lauren looks forward to working with each one of her clients at The Perfect Workout.

  • Tyler Frantz
  • Trainer Profile: Tyler Frantz

    West Plano

    Phone: (972) 248-8700

    Email: tyler.frantz@theperfectworkout.com

    The day Tyler’s wife whispered the words “We’re pregnant!” he became determined to get healthy. Though he was active, he had struggled with his weight most of his life, and witnessed close friends and family suffer with obesity, diabetes and stroke. All of this considered, he decided it was time to get serious about making changes in order to be the best husband and father he could be.

    With a new motivation, he spent countless hours doing cardio at the gym, and then would sloppily throw up weights afterward. While he reached his goal of dropping 35 pounds, he got thinner but could not seem to gain any muscle. Along the way, a passion sparked in Tyler to not only become healthy himself, but to help other people experience it too. As this passion grew, he began looking for certified personal training jobs, and after performing his first slow-motion workout, it became obvious that The Perfect Workout is where he belongs.

    Now Tyler works in the best of all possible worlds, helping each of his clients to become the best version of themselves at The Perfect Workout.

    In addition to health and fitness, Tyler enjoys playing basketball, writing poetry and making music.

Washington DC Area Locations

Alexandria

  • Guy Serle
  • Trainer Profile: Guy Serle

    Alexandria

    Phone: (571) 384-6484

    Email: guy.serle@theperfectworkout.com

    As a teenager, Guy found his passion for fitness in ankle-deep water and the shadow of a setting summer sun. At 6’4, 140 pounds, and under the perceived scrutiny of his peers, Guy sought to develop his tangible exterior in an attempt to ignite his own lagging self-image. In the span of 2 years he was able to add about 40 pounds to his lanky frame, but the intangible goal, the self-confidence he assumed would come from physical change, did not materialize instantaneously. It was only after internalizing the aphorism “you can only truly be happy when you’re happy with yourself” that Guy began to feel his fledgling self-worth kick.

    Throughout college Guy spent his spare time competing on his University’s rowing team, where his widened frame and newfound partial confidence carried him to a role as captain of the Varsity boat. Outside of his physical pursuits, Guy’s writing got him recognized by the American Journal of Poetry, where the chapbook he wrote his senior year was partially published. But the transformative power of his self-imposed maxim had not yet fully come to fruition. Only after beginning his nomadic trek into Massachusetts did the adage truly take effect.

    Working as a door-to-door fundraiser for Boston’s local PBS station and as a doorman at a local bar on weekends placed him in an uncomfortable position. He was no longer in an openly supportive environment; he was, in fact, in an openly hostile space 6 days a week. Getting yelled at in strangers’ doorways cemented the importance of self-possessed happiness. Happiness and confidence in oneself should not be dictated by external stimuli, but by internal development.

    When it became apparent that he could not pay bills in New England with self-published poems, Guy moved back down to the Washington D.C. area. He began working for a D.C. non-profit as a Grant Writing Intern and picked up part-time hours as a tour guide in Alexandria. But neither of these pursuits were fulfilling in the way Guy intended. He wanted to help, instruct, encourage, and empower people in a personal way that his day jobs did not permit. Finding The Perfect Workout allowed for a re-invigoration of Guy’s personal and professional life at a time when he was questioning his own narrative. Newly inspired and challenged, Guy’s goal now is to help each one of his clients on their own personal path to the adage that he himself discovered so many years ago: “You can only truly be happy when you’re happy with yourself.”

  • LaChelle Edwards
  • Trainer Profile: LaChelle Edwards

    Alexandria

    Phone: (571) 384-6484

    Email: lachelle.edwards@theperfectworkout.com

    LaChelle was first introduced to physical fitness through the art of dance. In her preteen and teenage years, she studied ballet, modern, and tap. Most of her peers had began studying years before her, which often left her behind in development. Over time, her classmates were getting stronger while she displayed little progress. There was something she wasn’t grasping about the art form, and constantly being the weakest link left her with little determination and confidence to push herself. Even if she chose to push herself, she wasn’t sure quite how.

    Then one day during class, LaChelle casually expressed how “dance hurts.” A nearby classmate responded by saying, “It’s supposed to hurt.” In an instant, a light bulb turned on in her head. The discomfort she felt in her muscles during class was “supposed” to happen! She realized that the burning sensation was just the feeling of her muscles being pushed to the limit. She eventually learned to push pass the pain, allowed her muscles to develop, and rose to the level of her classmates. She was finally able to meet the physical demands that were expected of her as a dancer.

    LaChelle went on to college desperate to find a way to keep dance in her life: she became a dancer on the marching band dance team. The style of dance they performed was very different from her traditional background. She was challenged in ways she never would have imagined, because physical fitness was a huge part of performance preparation. Being out of her comfort zone, she noticed how the fitness training allowed her to be a better dancer: she felt stronger and had much more stamina than in the past.

    LaChelle continued with the dance team through college and developed into a teacher and choreographer. A while after college, she came upon an opportunity to teach dance at a karate and fitness studio.The owner of the studio was a retired Marine who required his staff to consistently participate in his boot camp and kick boxing classes. She thought his classes would be simple enough—she had trained with the marching band, after all! Instead, it pushed her physically in ways she’d never experienced. During this time, she began to realize how enjoyable it was to push herself to the limit, watch her body change, and get desired results. She realized that she had fallen in love with fitness. She eventually became the instructor of the boot camp class and held the highest fitness score among the staff and students.

    LaChelle continued to teach dance and choreograph throughout the Washington, D.C. area. When she had been away from fitness for a while, her blood began to crave the pain and push that comes with the territory of working out. She began to search for ways to have fitness constantly involved in her life. That’s when she found The Perfect Workout. As a dancer, she enjoys the safety of the workouts and she also gets to exercise her passion to help others achieve their goals as well.

Bethesda

  • Caroline Mariz
  • Trainer Profile: Caroline Mariz

    Bethesda

    Phone: (301) 876-4166

    Email: caroline.mariz@theperfectworkout.com

    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!

  • Kyle Seymour
  • Trainer Profile: Kyle Seymour

    Bethesda

    Phone: (301) 951-1122

    Email: kyle.seymour@theperfectworkout.com

    Kyle was born and raised in Newport, Delaware. He has been passionate about health and movement since he began playing soccer at age 3. He went on to play soccer until age 13, and then in high school picked up football and lacrosse and joined the swim team.

    Always finding passion in health, fitness, sports, and anatomy, Kyle pursued a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from University of Delaware. He continued to swim with the club swim team until a new passion consumed what little free time he had. That new hobby was swing dancing, which he still enjoys at the local scene in Washington D.C. He became a Certified Athletic Trainer as soon as he graduated and worked as Laurel High School’s first Athletic Trainer, preventing, evaluating, and treating orthopedic injuries for all of the high school’s athletic teams.

    After some time, he decided that he wanted to transition to a different role and began to pursue the adjacent field of Personal Training. Now, The Perfect Workout and Slow-Motion Strength Training have given Kyle another opportunity to help and inspire others along the journey to achieve personal health and fitness goals.

  • Yoli Rodriguez
  • Trainer Profile: Yoli Rodriguez

    Bethesda

    Phone: (301) 951-1122

    Email: yoli.rodriguez@theperfectworkout.com

    Yoli grew up all around the world with her mom, two siblings, and dad who was in the Army. She received a B.S. in Exercise Sciences at Barry University in Miami, FL in 2016. She found her love of fitness at the early age of 5 through swimming and swam competitively all across the country until she graduated high school. She has also run cross country and varsity for her high school team in Seoul, South Korea.

    Being fit gave Yoli the confidence to pursue a career in the military and she joined the Army National Guard. In the military, Yoli was expected to maintain a level of fitness that unfortunately led to a knee injury due to over-competitiveness and pushing herself too hard. Being injured taught her that doing things slow and safe is more important in the long run and that is why she believes in The Perfect Workout’s slow-motion technique. The Perfect Workout’s mission of safe and effective slow-motion training is paramount to thehealthier and happier lifestyle that Yoli hopes to bring to her clients while helping them achieve their personal goals.

  • Marques Neal
  • Trainer Profile: Marques Neal

    Bethesda

    Phone: (301) 417-4585)

    Email: marques.neal@theperfectworkout.com

    Marques was born and raised in the nation’s capital, but calls Silver Spring, Maryland home. Growing up, Marques always had a fondness for health and fitness, which came from the having both a mother and father who were All Star Athletes in high school and college.

    This interest in health and fitness stayed with Marques through high school, where he played football, was a member of the varsity wrestling team, and became a county, regional, and state champion in track and field.

    Leaving athletics behind during college, Marques found himself stumbling into the food service industry, where he went on to manage several bars and restaurants. This led to cooking for a sitting President on three separate occasions, as well as working for a celebrity chef!

    It was also during these years that the gym became a second home for Marques, allowing him to combat physical and mental health issues that started during the beginning years in the food industry. It was, however, the passing of his father and step-father that brought Marques fully into the realm of physical fitness, as he promised himself that he would take his own health and wellness even more seriously. Marques began working even harder in the gym and on his mental health. He knew that, if ever given the chance, he wanted to help people embark on on their own fitness journey, and this is what led him to The Perfect Workout.

    Marques believes it was his destiny to be a part of The Perfect Workout family, and he looks forward to helping as many people as possible to change their lives and achieve their own personal health and fitness goals as he starts on this new chapter of his own journey.

Burke

  • Tracey Taliaferro
  • Trainer Profile: Tracey Taliaferro

    Burke

    Phone: (703) 978-1000

    Email: tracey.taliaferro@theperfectworkout.com

    Tracey was born into a military family on Andrews Air Force Base. She grew up predominately in Maryland but moved around throughout the DMV area. From a toddler, Tracey has always been physically active—in gymnastics, step, and varsity basketball and cheerleading in high school.

    At the age of 19, Tracey enlisted into the military: active duty Army. She worked diligently for 6 years to accomplish goals such as taking online courses towards her Nursing degree and becoming a non-commissioned officer. Tracey had soldiers that she was responsible for that were not physically meeting the Army standards. She trained with them in the gym, creating workout plans to build their strength. Realizing how much of a positive impact she had on their lives, she fell in love with fitness training.

    Tracey also was training with a personal trainer to compete in her very first Fitness Figure Competition (bodybuilding). Thanks to hard work and dedication, she was able to make 2nd place! Upon her completion of 6 honorable years in the Army, Tracey returned to school full-time to finish her Nursing degree to become a RN. While in school, she wanted a job that would suit her lifestyle and be something that she believes in and enjoys doing.

    The Perfect Workout has been Tracey’s blessing in disguise. Even though she found their ad on a job search website, Tracey believes that The Perfect Workout found her! Slow-motion strength training has all the characteristics Tracey believes in for a fitness workout–safety above all, effectiveness, and even time-saving! She is eager to help each one of her clients to change their life one workout at a time!

  • Matt Sebenick
  • Trainer Profile: Matt Sebenick

    Burke

    Phone: (703) 978-1000

    Email: matthew.sebenick@theperfectworkout.com

    Matthew is a very easy-going person. He is easy to talk to and passionate about working with people with mental and physical disabilities. He is very versatile and can talk about and understand many different things—he always loves to converse!

    Matthew ran track and played football all through high school and was an All-District running back. Being an athlete all his life, he has gained lots of experience and knowledge on exercise, nutrition, and just overall well-being. He is now moving into the sport of power lifting where he hopes to compete on a world stage.

    He has had loads of experience with injuries; being a two-sport athlete, his career was riddled with many physical setbacks. He can confidently say that the most important factor for a workout program to be effective is that it emphasizes safe techniques and teaches mechanisms that eliminate injury. Injuries not only inhibit people from working out, it can set them back from accomplishing their goals.

    Matthew believes that the slow-motion strength training at The Perfect Workout is a great, safe, and efficient way to get people exercising and help them achieve their personal goals!

Centreville

  • Brandon Taylor
  • Trainer Profile: Brandon Taylor

    Centreville

    Phone: (571) 465-9081

    Email: brandon.taylor@theperfectworkout.com

    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

  • Yalanda Lester
  • Trainer Profile: Yalanda Lester

    Fairfax

    Phone: (703) 359-2550

    Email: yalanda.lester@theperfectworkout.com

    Yalanda found her interest in athletics at a young age. This Boston native excelled in a variety of sports in junior high and high school, including softball, soccer, basketball, varsity cross country, and track & field. She obtained her undergraduate college education at Northeastern University, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Yalanda furthered her education in the field of mental of health by obtaining her Master of Arts degree in Counseling.

    Throughout her career in the mental health field, Yalanda has provided therapeutic services to the significantly mentally ill, substance abuse, intellectually disabled, incarcerated, homeless, and veteran populations. Through her work, Yalanda recognized the importance of holistic health, which includes both mental and physical health stability. She understands that the impact of poor physical health and nutrition can negatively affect anyone’s overall mental health and well-being.

    Yalanda’s passion for strength training led her to The Perfect Workout. When she was introduced to high-intensity strength training, she immediately fell in love. She was drawn to the ability to build lean muscle and strengthen and tone her body in a way that her previous cardio-related exercises had not. Needless to say, she was thrilled with her results!! She was intrigued by this unique style of super-slow high-intensity strength training that helps build lean muscle and promotes fat loss in just 20 minutes, twice a week!!

    Yalanda’s infectious laugh, outgoing personality, and high energy, coupled with her passion for helping others, makes her a great people person. She is elated to help her clients reach their specific health and fitness goals through safe strength training, education, and motivational coaching during every workout!

  • Simone Davis
  • Trainer Profile: Simone Davis

    Fairfax

    Phone: (703)-822-5320

    Email: simone.davis@theperfectworkout.com

    Simone was an avid runner until it led to a painful knee injury. As a result, she could no longer perform any of the exercises that she did on a daily basis. Around the same time, she progressed in her career to a management position. With the combination of an injured knee and a time-consuming job, health and fitness was no longer a priority. Before she knew it, at a height of 5’2’’, Simone weighed over 200 pounds!

    She realized that she needed to make a change, so she set out on a weight loss journey, during which she lost 80 pounds. Many people were amazed by her transformation, and asked how they could do the same. Simone soon discovered that she loved sharing her knowledge and helping others to reach their goals. This sparked her desire for a career change, and in her search she found The Perfect Workout.

    When Simone first discovered The Perfect Workout, she knew right away that she wanted to be a part of it. The slow-motion strength training technique was the way Simone could safely reach her fitness goals while avoiding another injury. The added bonus was that it could be done in 20 minutes. The Perfect Workout was just what Simone needed, and she now loves to share it with others who have similar obstacles, or anyone who wants to change their life! Simone looks forward to working with each of her clients at The Perfect Workout, helping them to safely and effectively achieve their own health and fitness goals.

Falls Church

  • Nic Rhodes
  • Trainer Profile: Nic Rhodes

    Falls Church

    Phone: (703) 536-1022

    Email: nicolas.rhodes@theperfectworkout.com

    Raised in a military family, Nic traveled and lived in many different parts of the world, but found his true home in Heidelberg, Germany. It was during his travels that he found a passion for martial arts and began studying different styles before returning to the states. He also began playing tennis in Germany and learned the different styles of play on hard court, grass court, and clay court.

    After finishing his time in Mount Vernon High School as the team captain of his varsity tennis team, he went on to compete professionally as a mixed martial artist before being forced to retire due to multiple concussions and being diagnosed with CTE in 2014.

    This hasn’t stopped Nic from continuing his training in martial arts, as he found a different outlook on life and sought to train and focus on longevity, nutrition, and philosophy. Weight training became more prevalent in his training and when he discovered the super-slow method at the Perfect Workout, he was all on board with it and found many benefits for his body overall!

    Nic is happy to be a part of the Falls Church team and enjoys his clients as well as his teammates. He likes to challenge people and help them put themselves in a better place, both physically and mentally, during each session with him at The Perfect Workout.

  • Elizabeth Rublein
  • Trainer Profile: Elizabeth Rublein

    Falls Church

    Phone: (571) 384-6484

    Email: biffy.rublein@theperfectworkout.com

    Born in Texas, it was Biffy’s own personal body transformation and weight loss of over 60 pounds six years ago, while living in North Carolina, that changed her career path. Having earned her degree in Fashion Design and Styling, she previously worked as a stylist and artist. It wasn’t long before she began utilizing what she learned from her own weight loss and fitness experience to start helping others improve their own physical health on the inside and out–thereby starting her own coaching business. There she created a unique course, and has helped clients work through their emotional and mental blocks to move more freely toward their fitness goals. The success of her clients made it quite clear that this is her true passion and calling.

    A year ago she relocated to the DC area, and has since discovered high-intensity super slow strength training at The Perfect Workout. After recognizing that this is the safest, most efficient way of strength training she has ever come across, and having seen her own incredible strength gain results, she is now fully dedicated to serving others in meeting their own fitness and health goals mentally/emotionally and physically.

    Her favorite part of her work is connecting with her incredible clients, meeting them where they are, providing motivation and encouragement, and celebrating successes along the way. She is a firm believer that everything done can be done with love, and that anyone can improve their health at any point in their lives. In addition, she believes The Perfect Workout provides the perfect environment, equipment and most efficient, safe method to do just that!

  • Kenny Wilson
  • Trainer Profile: Kenny Wilson

    Falls Church

    Phone: (703) 775-2256

    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!

Reston

  • Clayton Wilcox
  • Trainer Profile: Clayton Wilcox

    Reston

    Phone: (571)375-7341

    Email: clayton.wilcox@theperfectworkout.com

    Clayton has a passion for people and fitness that shines through in each and every session. This passion began early, while playing team sports in high school. Getting the best out of his teammates during practice transferred well to the field or the wrestling mat. Though this was just the spark that started his fitness journey, the lessons learned would serve him well for many years to come.

    Once Clayton had finished school and entered the workforce, he found that he made less and less time for time for exercise and healthy habits. At the same time, his father—who had been overweight all of his adult life—surpassed 500 lbs. He and his father both knew that it was time for a change. Through much research and dedication, Clayton was able to lose the weight that had slowly crept on over the years—and help his father lose 250 pounds! His father now likes to say, “I’m half the man I used to be!” Through the journey of helping his father gain a whole new lease on life, Clayton was able to research the newest and safest exercise and nutrition guidelines to help his father not only lose the weight but to keep it off as well.

    That successful weight loss journey eventually led Clayton to coaching weight loss classes at his church and around his community, to help provide others with the tools to change their lives as well. The passion to help others was always there, but the opportunity to be a full-time trainer came when Clayton found The Perfect Workout. To stay current with the latest exercise and nutrition guidelines, The Perfect Workout is the “Perfect” place! Whatever their fitness goals, each client will find an excited and engaged trainer who is willing to meet them where they’re at and guide them towards those goals.

  • Madeline Walker
  • Trainer Profile: Madeline Walker

    Reston

    Phone: (571)375-7341

    Email: madeline.walker@theperfectworkout.com

    Madeline originally hails from Michigan. She attended Central Michigan University, graduating with a double degree in Flute Performance and Business Marketing, and she met and married her wonderful husband of 7 years. Her husband, who is stationed in Washington, DC with the US Marine Corps, got her to move to the Virginia area in 2013, where they have lived ever since.

    Madeline is currently maintaining a regimented schedule of working part-time with The Perfect Workout; with a Chantilly non-profit whose aim is to end homelessness in the Northern VA area; as a graphic designer with a theater in Arlington, VA; and teaching private flute lessons on the weekends. This is all on top of being a mom to her 19-month-old daughter and soon-to-be newborn daughter, due at the end of July 2019!

    Helping people is Madeline’s true passion in life; while working four part-time jobs might seem daunting to most, Madeline does it because she knows that, in some small way, she is making a difference in people’s lives. As a trainer with The Perfect Workout, she is helping clients every day to reach their desired health and fitness goals. With the Chantilly non-profit, she is serving a severely misunderstood portion of the population, helping them in their time of need. Working with the theater and teaching flute lessons, Madeline is sharing her passion for the arts with folks who might not otherwise have taken the time to expand their artistic horizon. She might be busy, but she has never been happier in her working career than she is right now. And wouldn’t you want to train with someone who loves what they do, and is passionate about helping others?

  • Andreina Daza
  • Trainer Profile: Andreina Daza

    Reston

    Phone: (571)375-7341

    Email: andreina.daza@theperfectworkout.com

    Andreina is dedicated to living and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle. At a young age, team sports, especially soccer, played an important role in adopting a fitness routine. In her teens, she incorporated group exercise classes which eventually led her to weightlifting.

    Andreina is a northern Virginia local and alum of Virginia Tech and George Mason University. She holds a Master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and her previous job was as a workforce analytics consultant. As a data-driven person, Andreina enjoyed the work she did, but the nature of her job had her in front of the laptop 45+ hours a week. Then she tore her ACL and fractured her meniscus when she was fouled playing soccer. With her demanding job and debilitating injury, Andreina began neglecting her health. For two years, she rarely worked out and developed bad eating habits, causing her to gain weight to the point of obesity.

    At the end of 2017, Andreina decided to take matters into her own hands. She left her job to completely unplug from work and reinvest in herself. In her year-long journey, she went from an out-of-shape couch potato to an athletic person who consistently goes to the gym, plays soccer again, bikes 80+ miles at a time, does yoga, and enjoys dance fitness classes. That, along with changing her eating habits, enabled her to lose more than 50 lbs!

    Today, Andreina is at The Perfect Workout applying her personal experience and consultant mindset to help clients reach their personal fitness goals. As someone who values an effective, efficient, and safe workout, The Perfect Workout’s slow-motion strength training fits seamlessly into her active lifestyle and she looks forward to impacting new clients’ lives in the same way.

Rockville

  • Jon-Michael Stone
  • Trainer Profile: Jon-Michael Stone

    Rockville

    Phone: (301) 417-4585)

    Email: jonmichael.stone@theperfectworkout.com

    Jon-Michael Stone was born and raised in Sanford, North Carolina. His father was a power lifter and certified strength and conditioning coach who introduced Jon-Michael to strength and athletic training at the age of 6. From then on, Jon-Michael was entrenched in the world of sports, constantly training year round. In middle and high school, he experienced lower back injuries that required lots of physical therapy. He successfully rehabbed his way back to playing, and even played two years of 1-AA college football at Campbell University where he earned his degree in Biology.

    Aiming for a career dealing with wildlife, he went to South Africa for a marine biology internship, but became interested in wildlife film-making instead. Passionate about the film-making career field, he networked and did more internships, waiting for the opportunity of a lifetime. Sadly it never came, but Jon-Michael continued training and doing research on the latest health discoveries.

    As he grew older, Jon-Michael was constantly running into nagging injuries in multiple joints, along with pain in his lower back. He learned a lot from physical therapists and his own research. Looking to gain strength and stay healthy, he sought better methods of training.

    From all the years of experience and knowledge gained, Jon-Michael developed a passion for teaching and training people with different backgrounds and goals. That brought him to The Perfect Workout and slow-motion strength training, a method he strongly believes in. Now he can act on his passion for teaching and helping others improve their own health and fitness, therefore improving their lives.

  • Roberto Molina
  • Trainer Profile: Roberto Molina

    Rockville, Wheaton

    Phone: roberto.molina@theperfectworkout.com

    Email: roberto.molina@theperfectworkout.com

    Roberto, a native of the DC metro area, was born and raised in Kensington, MD. After high school, he attended McDaniel College to continue his football career as the first in his family to go to college. Unfortunately, Roberto’s football career was cut short due to injuries. He joined the McDaniel College football staff as an assistant defensive line coach, where he fell in love with coaching and became interested in pursuing a fitness career.

    Graduating with a degree in Kinesiology, Roberto applied his knowledge as Physical Educator for the Montgomery County Recreation Department, where he created and taught health and fitness lessons through camps all over Montgomery County, MD. He also aided in the execution of the Move More Montgomery 100 Mile Challenge which promoted a healthy challenge for the residents of Montgomery County and their dogs. Over 1,100 participants and about 60 dogs signed up!

    Now Roberto is taking the next step in his fitness journey at The Perfect Workout, where he aspires to help others lower their health risks, improve their confidence, and perform a safe and effective form of exercise. He looks forward to working with each of his clients to reach their own health and fitness goals.

  • Kenny Knoll
  • Trainer Profile: Kenny Knoll

    Rockville

    Phone: (301) 417-4585)

    Email: kenneth.knoll@theperfectworkout.com

    Born and raised in the DMV, Kenny lived in Germantown until the age of nine before moving to Frederick, MD. He was introduced to the world of sports at a very young age and grew up dabbling in essentially every team sport offered. By high school, Kenny found himself playing football, ice hockey, and lacrosse. His main sport is ice hockey (yes, a Caps fan!) and was able to spend six years on Team Maryland playing with familiar names like William Nylander.

    Throughout his athletic career, Kenny maintained a very close relationship with his grandmother who was also his main motivator. By age 17, it was safe to say he was fully committed to the training lifestyle and began to take interest in the rehabilitation practice after sustaining multiple hip injuries. Kenny continued to play ice hockey at West Virginia University, where he studied Athletic Coaching and specialized in Strength and Conditioning. Towards the end of college, Kenny directed his attention towards ensuring the health of his grandmother. This helped him to understand the importance of life-long health and maintaining an active lifestyle—he determined to stay around a rehab/strength training setting for as long as he could.

    Now The Perfect Workout and slow-motion strength training have given Kenny a great opportunity to help and inspire others along that same journey. He looks forward to working with each client to achieve their own personal health and fitness goals.

Wheaton

  • Anulichi Okorie
  • Trainer Profile: Anulichi Okorie

    Wheaton

    Phone: (240) 669-9631

    Email: anulichi.okorie@theperfectworkout.com

    Anulichi grew up in the Washington, DC area and is currently pursuing degrees in Biology and Business. As a track and lacrosse athlete, she fell in love with the hard work, dedication, and discipline involved in sports. Due to some incidents that could have turned serious, she had to cut down on her extensive running exercise regimen. At The Perfect Workout, she has found that she can safely push herself to her limit and still push some more.

    Anulichi believes that being healthy is akin to being beautiful or handsome, and wants to use her passion for exercising and staying fit to help each one of her clients at The Perfect Workout to realize their full potential and feel great.

    When she is not in the studio, Anulichi loves learning new languages through non-English TV shows, working with children teaching Sunday school, and reading, constantly looking for new information to absorb.

  • LaGarius Talbert
  • Trainer Profile: LaGarius Talbert

    Wheaton

    Phone: (240) 669-9631

    Email: lagarius.talbert@theperfectworkout.com

    Lagarius is from Augusta, Georgia and is currently in the Army Reserve. In high school he was a four-sport athlete in football, wrestling, track, and baseball.

    Lagarius came to The Perfect Workout with a passion for fitness and helping other to reach the goals they strive for. He looks forward to working with each client, whatever their condition, experience, or age, guiding them to safely and effectively reach their own personal health and fitness goals.

    When he is not working at The Perfect Workout, he enjoys time with his family or doing homework towards a degree in family and marriage therapy.

  • Roberto Molina
  • Trainer Profile: Roberto Molina

    Rockville, Wheaton

    Phone: roberto.molina@theperfectworkout.com

    Email: roberto.molina@theperfectworkout.com

    Roberto, a native of the DC metro area, was born and raised in Kensington, MD. After high school, he attended McDaniel College to continue his football career as the first in his family to go to college. Unfortunately, Roberto’s football career was cut short due to injuries. He joined the McDaniel College football staff as an assistant defensive line coach, where he fell in love with coaching and became interested in pursuing a fitness career.

    Graduating with a degree in Kinesiology, Roberto applied his knowledge as Physical Educator for the Montgomery County Recreation Department, where he created and taught health and fitness lessons through camps all over Montgomery County, MD. He also aided in the execution of the Move More Montgomery 100 Mile Challenge which promoted a healthy challenge for the residents of Montgomery County and their dogs. Over 1,100 participants and about 60 dogs signed up!

    Now Roberto is taking the next step in his fitness journey at The Perfect Workout, where he aspires to help others lower their health risks, improve their confidence, and perform a safe and effective form of exercise. He looks forward to working with each of his clients to reach their own health and fitness goals.

Philadelphia Area

Ardmore

  • Madeline Malerich
  • Trainer Profile: Madeline Malerich

    Ardmore, Huntingdon Valley, Paoli

    Phone: (484) 412-8429

    Email: madeline.malerich@theperfectworkout.com

    Madeline has long been a fitness enthusiast, playing everything from soccer to field hockey growing up. However, when she first started taking fitness more seriously, she had no idea what a great impact exercise and proper nutrition would have on her life. Starting off as a long distance runner, she began to experience knee and ankle problems, and quickly realized the need for additional strength training in order to prevent injuries. Madeline is grateful that she found The Perfect Workout, as it is a perfect strength training method to help her gain muscle tone and become a better, healthier runner.

    Madeline has long been passionate about helping others to dream big and achieve their goals. She enjoys the opportunity that The Perfect Workout gives her to work with people to reach fitness targets and to excel and achieve the results they want to see. Whether your goal is to lose weight for photos at your daughter’s upcoming wedding, to regain strength after an injury, or to gain muscle tone and feel confident in your body, she is dedicated to helping you achieve your goal at the Perfect Workout.

    Madeline is from York, PA, and majored in Public Health and Spanish at Johns Hopkins University. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her parents, four siblings, and husband, play ultimate Frisbee, go on long runs/hikes, and find beautiful views to photograph.

  • Francesca Romani
  • Trainer Profile: Francesca Romani

    Ardmore

    Phone: (215) 529-8171

    Email: francesca.romani@theperfectworkout.com

    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
  • Trainer Profile: Manny Amine

    Ardmore

    Phone: (610) 400-3758

    Email: manny.amine@theperfectworkout.com

    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.

  • Katie Laughlin
  • Trainer Profile: Katie Laughlin

    Ardmore, Paoli

    Phone: (484) 412-8429

    Email: katie.laughlin@theperfectworkout.com

    Katie has been active from a young age, playing a sport every season, including basketball, soccer, and softball. Her favorite sport was softball, playing on year-round tournament teams, which led to her recruitment to play at the collegiate level for Kutztown University. Katie played through her freshman year of college, and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice in 2014.

    From her sophomore year, her passion for fitness grew more and more. She is currently working on a certification with Precision Nutrition to become a nutrition coach.

    Katie was in a car accident in 2015, shattering her kneecap and losing most of her patella tendon. The surgeon was able to reconstruct her knee with what was left. The recovery was a slow and steady process, but she was determined to be able to work out again. Her experience in rehabilitation led to her focus on safe and beneficial exercise. She learned through this recovery process that slow-motion training is so important to prevent or avoid injury, especially now that she is training and competing in obstacle course runs.

    Katie has been working in a residential treatment facility for the past four years, but she was dissatisfied, not being happy going to work every day. She decided it was time for her to make her passion a career, and pursued the opportunity given through The Perfect Workout. Katie’s goal is to share her love of nutrition and fitness to each of her clients who want to begin or maintain a healthy lifestyle.

    Katie is a morning person, full of energy and enjoys making people laugh. One of her favorite hobbies is meal prepping. She enjoys cooking, finding new recipes to try and make. Katie loves to challenge herself. She more recently started competing in obstacle course runs, completing her first Spartan Super and going for the trifecta!

Cherry Hill

  • Heidi Wood
  • Trainer Profile: Heidi Wood

    Cherry Hill

    Phone: (856) 530-0157

    Email: heidi.wood@theperfectworkout.com

    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!

  • James Parks
  • Trainer Profile: James Parks

    Cherry Hill

    Phone: (856) 528-2525

    Email: james.parks@theperfectworkout.com

    James, originally from Kansas City, Missouri, is all about helping people realize their true potential.

    His coaching career began at 19 years old, and he realized very quickly that he not only had a gift for developing deep relationships, but also for being able to bring the best out in people. It didn’t take James long to realize he needed to fully immerse himself in developing his gift, as he wanted to help make the world a better place, one person at a time.

    An Air Force veteran, James spent virtually all his down time during his first deployment studying the strategies and skills needed to be the best coach he could become, and, more importantly, the philosophies and theories of interpersonal relationships. Most recently, he was the Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach and Athletic Director at Cross Christian Academy.

    James brings these same skillsets to The Perfect Workout, and prides himself on being more than just another personal trainer. He focuses on the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of health, making sure you not only leave stronger, but happier.

Huntingdon Valley

  • Kyle Ea
  • Trainer Profile: Kyle Ea

    Huntingdon Valley, Jenkintown

    Phone: (267) 626-2387

    Email: kyle.ea@theperfectworkout.com

    In the past, Kyle was a total gym fanatic. He used to work out 1 to 2 hours a day, 6 days a week. After doing that consistently for a year, he started to notice that his left wrist was sore every time he used any sort of weight. He even had a wrist safety band to help support it while working out, and that still wouldn’t cut it.

    At his first session with The Perfect Workout, Kyle was taught for the first time about the slow-motion technique. He could feel his muscles getting stronger and his wrist didn’t hurt at all, after the very first workout! That’s when he replaced all his old gym training methods with slow-motion training—the result is amazing, his wrist doesn’t hurt anymore, and he feels refreshed after just 20 minutes twice a week instead of 2 hours every day.

    Now Kyle looks forward to sharing slow-motion strength training with each of his clients at The Perfect Workout for the safest, most effective and least time-consuming workout ever!

  • John Verlinghieri
  • Trainer Profile: John Verlinghieri

    Huntingdon Valley

    Phone: (215) 485-5355

    Email: john.verlinghieri@theperfectworkout.com

    John has been interested and involved in fitness and sports from a young age. He played competitive soccer from early childhood to high school. After high school he went on to attend Bloomsburg University and began his studies as a Business major, later transitioning into Exercise Science. After college, John started working as a full-time Personal Trainer while attending graduate school at West Chester University. Along with his passion for health and fitness, he became involved in rock climbing, mountain climbing, kayaking, white water rafting, and hiking.

    Today, John still thrives on client progress and goal achievement. He strongly believes that everyone has the capability to obtain their goals and vision but often needs the correct coaching to get there. Quality of exercise versus quantity of exercise is something John recognizes and coaches daily. The Perfect Workout provides a great opportunity for him to provide this coaching and he believes in the slow-motion strength training method to achieve these results. His passion is now extended at home to coaching his young daughters in the benefits of exercise and healthy living.

  • Madeline Malerich
  • Trainer Profile: Madeline Malerich

    Ardmore, Huntingdon Valley, Paoli

    Phone: (484) 412-8429

    Email: madeline.malerich@theperfectworkout.com

    Madeline has long been a fitness enthusiast, playing everything from soccer to field hockey growing up. However, when she first started taking fitness more seriously, she had no idea what a great impact exercise and proper nutrition would have on her life. Starting off as a long distance runner, she began to experience knee and ankle problems, and quickly realized the need for additional strength training in order to prevent injuries. Madeline is grateful that she found The Perfect Workout, as it is a perfect strength training method to help her gain muscle tone and become a better, healthier runner.

    Madeline has long been passionate about helping others to dream big and achieve their goals. She enjoys the opportunity that The Perfect Workout gives her to work with people to reach fitness targets and to excel and achieve the results they want to see. Whether your goal is to lose weight for photos at your daughter’s upcoming wedding, to regain strength after an injury, or to gain muscle tone and feel confident in your body, she is dedicated to helping you achieve your goal at the Perfect Workout.

    Madeline is from York, PA, and majored in Public Health and Spanish at Johns Hopkins University. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her parents, four siblings, and husband, play ultimate Frisbee, go on long runs/hikes, and find beautiful views to photograph.

  • Diane Truskin
  • Trainer Profile: Diane Truskin

    Huntingdon Valley

    Phone: (215) 485-5355

    Email: diane.truskin@theperfectworkout.com

    Diane has always been involved with physical fitness. After being on her high school gymnastics team and while achieving a Bachelor’s of Science degree in college, she taught gymnastics at the local Y and was a lifeguard there.

    Diane has recently retired as a Retail Manager, where she was involved in many aspects of customer service for 25 years. During those years, she continued to work out at the gym and coached many people using her workout successes. She obtained her Personal Training License and has continued to pursue her passion for physical fitness. She explored many types of workouts, but has recently been won over to the slow-motion workout technique. She finds this fits best with the continuing changes that occur in her body as she matures. Diane says that she is stronger and can see a more toned result in her body with the slow-motion workout, and she is eager to share her experience and success with her clients at The Perfect Workout. She has proved that a toned and strong body can be achieved at any age, and that the slow-motion workout is safe and effective.

    Being physically active is very important to Diane, since she needs to keep up with her growing family. She has been married for 39 years and has 2 grown children and 2 young grandsons. Her many hobbies include involvement with varying types of youth support groups, but most of her hobbies involve exercise. She loves to ride her bike, be in the gym, and jump on the trampoline with her grandchildren.

Jenkintown

  • Kyle Ea
  • Trainer Profile: Kyle Ea

    Huntingdon Valley, Jenkintown

    Phone: (267) 626-2387

    Email: kyle.ea@theperfectworkout.com

    In the past, Kyle was a total gym fanatic. He used to work out 1 to 2 hours a day, 6 days a week. After doing that consistently for a year, he started to notice that his left wrist was sore every time he used any sort of weight. He even had a wrist safety band to help support it while working out, and that still wouldn’t cut it.

    At his first session with The Perfect Workout, Kyle was taught for the first time about the slow-motion technique. He could feel his muscles getting stronger and his wrist didn’t hurt at all, after the very first workout! That’s when he replaced all his old gym training methods with slow-motion training—the result is amazing, his wrist doesn’t hurt anymore, and he feels refreshed after just 20 minutes twice a week instead of 2 hours every day.

    Now Kyle looks forward to sharing slow-motion strength training with each of his clients at The Perfect Workout for the safest, most effective and least time-consuming workout ever!

  • Kris Rivera
  • Trainer Profile: Kris Rivera

    Jenkintown

    Phone: (267) 626-2387

    Email: kristoffer.rivera@theperfectworkout.com

    From a young age, Kris loved being active. Growing up in the Philippines, he was always running around or playing games. He moved to the United States at the age of 10 and grew up in Horsham, PA. Kris loved the sport of basketball and played competitively at the high-school level for Team Philippines. He graduated from Youngstown State University with his degree in Exercise Science, where his passion for helping others was cultivated.

    Kris has worked at a nonprofit using exercise to help clients who suffered from stroke, spina bifida, MS, and other chronic illnesses. After spending time away from home, he went back to his hometown, where he discovered The Perfect Workout. As a fitness enthusiast, Kris was excited to learn about super slow strength training because of its efficiency, safety, and results. Kris wants to make a positive impact on each of his clients’ lives through exercise, especially through The Perfect Workout’s super slow training method.

    When not at the gym, Kris enjoys hanging out with his family, playing basketball or golf, singing and playing music.

  • Robert Fitzgerald
  • Trainer Profile: Robert Fitzgerald

    Jenkintown

    Phone: (267) 626-2387

    Email: robert.fitzgerald@theperfectworkout.com

    Robert is a big-hearted, intelligent guy with a background in coaching and Division 1 athletics. He currently attends Drexel Law, but his love for nutrition and fitness compelled him to pursue a career in health.

    He grew up as the youngest of 3 brothers with two physical therapists for parents. After high school, Robert joined University of Maryland’s wrestling team, and went on to have a successful career (despite multiple season-ending injuries!). After graduating from Maryland, he worked as a coach and youth mentor before earning a full scholarship to Drexel Law School.

    Robert had multiple job opportunities in this field, but after learning that The Perfect Workout uses the slow-motion technique for strength training, he knew who he wanted to work for. Since graduating from Maryland, he has used the slow-motion technique to eliminate the chronic joint pain and ligament soreness he had from past injuries. Now he is excited to bring the same relief to others, by introducing them to safe and effective slow-motion strength training at The Perfect Workout.

  • Deb Flynn
  • Trainer Profile: Deb Flynn

    Jenkintown

    Phone: (856) 528-2525

    Email: deb.flynn@theperfectworkout.com

    Deb Flynn recently completed the rigorous personal training certification for The Perfect Workout. She additionally earned her personal training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and currently is pursuing two additional NASM certifications in Fitness Nutrition and Corrective Exercise. Deb’s friends would agree that she is a lifelong fitness enthusiast and healthful nutrition advocate. She has always enjoyed the outdoors and participating in sports, and now one of her favorite pastimes is watching her children play their favorite sports of soccer, lacrosse, basketball, gymnastics, and track.

    Through the years, Deb challenged herself with various exercise programs, including long distance running, Taebo, P90x and P90x Plus, Piyo, 21-Day Fix Extreme, and T25. Deb noticed that she developed pains/injuries while doing any of these programs for a certain length of time, forcing her to take breaks to allow for healing. These experiences led her to continue her education and learn as much as she could about exercise, nutrition, the human body, proper form, and safety. She researched programs and facilities, read about different forms of exercise, and compared them for efficiency, effectiveness, and safety.

    Deb immediately realized that The Perfect Workout approach of super-slow-motion strength training was unique and a ‘perfect’ match for herself both personally and professionally. She had to be part of this revolution in exercising that can be for anyone! Deb finds so much joy helping others, and is excited to be part of her clients’ triumphant journeys to healthier, stronger, happier, and more confident lives!

Paoli

  • Crystal Poli
  • Trainer Profile: Crystal Poli

    Paoli

    Phone: (484) 328-3360

    Email: crystal.poli@theperfectworkout.com

    Before The Perfect Workout, Crystal was a pre-kindergarten teacher. While she enjoyed helping little minds grow, she also was going through her own health journey. She experienced frequent headaches and lack of energy, but could not sleep at night, and was thirty pounds heavier than she wanted to be! Desperate for change, she began researching anything nutrition, fitness, and wellness-related. Crystal wanted to put the puzzle pieces together for better health, because she knew feeling this way was not okay!

    She soon realized that her time spent researching these topics became a passion that she wanted to pursue. This led to obtaining to her Health Coach certification through The Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Crystal was able to significantly improve her health in many ways. She was able to end the constant headaches, increase her energy, improve sleep, and lose those thirty pounds. She went from barely able to run for five minutes to running full marathons. Crystal knows what it is like and understands the process of setting a goal and starting from the bottom.

    Crystal fully believes that both nutrition and fitness are needed for a healthy lifestyle, which led her to becoming a personal trainer at The Perfect Workout. She loves doing work that she believes in, and introducing her clients to the safe and effective slow-motion strength training method at The Perfect Workout. Instead of teaching children, she is now teaching adults how to become the healthiest version of themselves. She believes everyone deserves to feel healthy and happy!

  • Madeline Malerich
  • Trainer Profile: Madeline Malerich

    Ardmore, Huntingdon Valley, Paoli

    Phone: (484) 412-8429

    Email: madeline.malerich@theperfectworkout.com

    Madeline has long been a fitness enthusiast, playing everything from soccer to field hockey growing up. However, when she first started taking fitness more seriously, she had no idea what a great impact exercise and proper nutrition would have on her life. Starting off as a long distance runner, she began to experience knee and ankle problems, and quickly realized the need for additional strength training in order to prevent injuries. Madeline is grateful that she found The Perfect Workout, as it is a perfect strength training method to help her gain muscle tone and become a better, healthier runner.

    Madeline has long been passionate about helping others to dream big and achieve their goals. She enjoys the opportunity that The Perfect Workout gives her to work with people to reach fitness targets and to excel and achieve the results they want to see. Whether your goal is to lose weight for photos at your daughter’s upcoming wedding, to regain strength after an injury, or to gain muscle tone and feel confident in your body, she is dedicated to helping you achieve your goal at the Perfect Workout.

    Madeline is from York, PA, and majored in Public Health and Spanish at Johns Hopkins University. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her parents, four siblings, and husband, play ultimate Frisbee, go on long runs/hikes, and find beautiful views to photograph.

  • Kristina Rule
  • Trainer Profile: Kristina Rule

    Paoli

    Phone: (610) 590-1485

    Email: kristina.rule@theperfectworkout.com

    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.

  • Katie Laughlin
  • Trainer Profile: Katie Laughlin

    Ardmore, Paoli

    Phone: (484) 412-8429

    Email: katie.laughlin@theperfectworkout.com

    Katie has been active from a young age, playing a sport every season, including basketball, soccer, and softball. Her favorite sport was softball, playing on year-round tournament teams, which led to her recruitment to play at the collegiate level for Kutztown University. Katie played through her freshman year of college, and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice in 2014.

    From her sophomore year, her passion for fitness grew more and more. She is currently working on a certification with Precision Nutrition to become a nutrition coach.

    Katie was in a car accident in 2015, shattering her kneecap and losing most of her patella tendon. The surgeon was able to reconstruct her knee with what was left. The recovery was a slow and steady process, but she was determined to be able to work out again. Her experience in rehabilitation led to her focus on safe and beneficial exercise. She learned through this recovery process that slow-motion training is so important to prevent or avoid injury, especially now that she is training and competing in obstacle course runs.

    Katie has been working in a residential treatment facility for the past four years, but she was dissatisfied, not being happy going to work every day. She decided it was time for her to make her passion a career, and pursued the opportunity given through The Perfect Workout. Katie’s goal is to share her love of nutrition and fitness to each of her clients who want to begin or maintain a healthy lifestyle.

    Katie is a morning person, full of energy and enjoys making people laugh. One of her favorite hobbies is meal prepping. She enjoys cooking, finding new recipes to try and make. Katie loves to challenge herself. She more recently started competing in obstacle course runs, completing her first Spartan Super and going for the trifecta!

Chicago Area

Arlington Heights

  • Megan Safranski
  • Trainer Profile: Megan Safranski

    Arlington Heights

    Phone: (224) 735-3559

    Email: megan.safranski@theperfectworkout.com

    Megan grew up in Elgin, a small suburb of Chicago, and spent an active youth playing soccer and running track before moving to college. She is a Division 1 cross country and track athlete at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee majoring in Human Resources and Marketing. Being a full-time student athlete not only exposed her to many different types of cardiovascular and strength training, but also allowed her to develop friendships and contacts across the country. When not in school or practice, Megan enjoys kayaking, spending time with friends, playing sports, and traveling to new places.

    Before joining the team at The Perfect Workout, Megan was used to a large variety of exercises. She started learning the ins and outs of weightlifting with her father, an amateur Olympic lifter, at 16. In addition to Olympic lifting, Megan also has experience with circuit and med ball exercises, as well as endurance drills. She used all of these types of strength training almost daily to supplement her weekly running mileage. Additionally, after a back injury last year, she went to a personal trainer to develop strengthening strategies and has been injury-free for over a year! She has a passion for learning about fitness and helping people reach their goals and beyond.

    “I loved learning the science behind The Perfect Workout: there’s always so much to be gained exploring different types of fitness training. I love the Super Slow resistance method because I feel like it really loads the muscles for the entire set. With such a busy schedule, I don’t have time to put in 2 hours a day in the gym; The Perfect Workout method is the best way for me—and you— to get an efficient, challenging workout in just 20 minutes a session!”

  • Eric Stencel
  • Trainer Profile: Eric Stencel

    Arlington Heights

    Phone: (847) 572-0465

    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”

  • Andrew Passarella
  • Trainer Profile: Andrew Passarella

    Arlington Heights, Northbrook

    Phone: (224) 735-3559

    Email: andrew.passarella@theperfectworkout.com

    Andrew was born and raised in a small suburb on Chicago’s border called Elmwood Park. His fitness journey began in earnest when, after freshly graduating high school, he made the decision to do something about the obesity that had plagued him his entire life. Using techniques he learned playing high school sports, plus a whole lot of support, seeking, and self-education, Andrew was able to bring his weight down over 140 pounds in the following year-and-a-half.

    Now, after a few years in the healthcare industry, Andrew has found his calling working as a personal trainer at The Perfect Workout! His dream is to help enable others to experience the same type of transformation that he experienced. He always says that he could never have accomplished such dramatic results without the support of all the people in his life who were there for him every step of the way. His desire is to provide the same encouragement and support to each one of his clients at The Perfect Workout.

Glen Ellyn

  • Tony Caruso
  • Trainer Profile: Tony Caruso

    Glen Ellyn

    Phone: (630) 474-0346

    Email: anthony.caruso@theperfectworkout.com

    Before the joining The Perfect Workout, Tony was a gymnastics coach for multiple levels of competition. Of course, he is also an avid gym goer himself, incorporating his gymnastics skills with strength training and conditioning. During his time coaching, Tony realized that he wanted to help others progress in the same way that he helped his gymnasts progress. It was something he found a new passion for.

    Unfortunately, Tony suffered a setback with a knee injury from skateboarding, which atrophied his left quad muscle. While being sidelined from skateboarding, work, and the gym, he came across The Perfect Workout. After learning the ins and outs of slow-motion strength training, he began incorporating these workouts into his routine and has since seen progress in his injury.

    Now, Tony is here to help you progress, become better, and become stronger than ever before at The Perfect Workout.

  • West Jackson
  • Trainer Profile: West Jackson

    Glen Ellyn, Westmont

    Phone: (224) 408-2186

    Email: west.jackson@theperfectworkout.com

    West was born and raised in Naperville, IL. He graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion & Education. He has played rugby since the age of 14. He served in the Marine Corps Reserve. He even once lived in New Zealand with his relatives for a summer.

    West’s experience with education, coaching and exercise has led him to always be looking at evidence-based practices. West’s drive to continue that success at The Perfect Workout can be shared through his personal approach of working smarter and utilizing your time effectively, maximizing both safety and results.

Naperville

  • Stephine Williams
  • Trainer Profile: Stephine Williams

    Naperville

    Phone: (630) 622-0816

    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

  • Andrew Passarella
  • Trainer Profile: Andrew Passarella

    Arlington Heights, Northbrook

    Phone: (224) 735-3559

    Email: andrew.passarella@theperfectworkout.com

    Andrew was born and raised in a small suburb on Chicago’s border called Elmwood Park. His fitness journey began in earnest when, after freshly graduating high school, he made the decision to do something about the obesity that had plagued him his entire life. Using techniques he learned playing high school sports, plus a whole lot of support, seeking, and self-education, Andrew was able to bring his weight down over 140 pounds in the following year-and-a-half.

    Now, after a few years in the healthcare industry, Andrew has found his calling working as a personal trainer at The Perfect Workout! His dream is to help enable others to experience the same type of transformation that he experienced. He always says that he could never have accomplished such dramatic results without the support of all the people in his life who were there for him every step of the way. His desire is to provide the same encouragement and support to each one of his clients at The Perfect Workout.

Orland Park

  • Devin Butler
  • Trainer Profile: Devin Butler

    Orland Park

    Phone: (708) 590-6548

    Email: devin.butler@theperfectworkout.com

    Devin did not always have the lifestyle of a health and fitness professional. During his childhood, he struggled with obesity and being teased. As a teen he decided to become more active, after being told by a physician that at the rate he was going, he could pass away! This motivated him to get fit by any means. He lost weight and fat, went on to play football in high school, and graduated top 10.

    Even in early adulthood, Devin continued to battle with weight management and poor lifestyle choices. At this point he saw the need to completely turn his life around through health, fitness and wellness. He told himself, “I am going to take ownership of me and take my life back.”

    Throughout his life, Devin has always wanted to help people; he just was not sure how he was going to help and in what capacity. After several years of searching for his purpose, he chose to go into the preventative healthcare field. Deciding to become a fitness trainer, he attended International Sports Sciences Association to get his certification. Fueled with the desire to help others achieve what once was a challenge for himself became his passion.

    While searching for the right place to train others, he came across an ad online for The Perfect Workout. He decided to try it out for himself, and was immediately drawn to the neurological and physical challenge it put him through in just 20 minutes, as well as the safe and injury-free strength training. Adding a slow-motion strength training certification to his repertoire only enhanced his fitness knowledge. With this new method, Devin is now ready and prepared to help each one of his clients strengthen their mind, body and spirit!

  • Lucas Borgman
  • Trainer Profile: Lucas Borgman

    Orland Park

    Phone: (630) 474-0346

    Email: lucas.borgman@theperfectworkout.com

    Lucas was sort of born into activity. From a young age he adventured into the woods hiking and climbing. He also played soccer, football, swimming, basketball, and baseball. In high school he focused his competitive efforts solely on swimming, though he played the other sports for recreation.

    His dad introduced weight lifting to him his junior year when he installed an at-home gym in the basement. Lucas experimented with different workout programs, the most known being P90x. In college he felt unsure of what he really wanted to do, but every day he came home to exercise. He realized he was already doing what he loved, he just needed to get an education for it! So he started his educational adventure though ACE personal training, a degree which he will soon receive.

    Lucas’ family has a history of physical and mental ailments such as diabetes and anxiety. These were his motivation to become a professional in exercise. In his experience, all of these things can be immensely helped if not cured by exercise and nutrition. Healthy or not, everyone should take advantage of it. Lucas’ goal is to spread the benefits of exercise to anyone who is willing to put in the effort. His passion is connecting with people and bringing out their inner fire to help them overcome their fears and surpass their goals.

    Now Lucas has a certification through The Perfect Workout and is actively working for his nutrition certification as well. He is seriously dedicated to his strength training, along with yoga, meditations, hiking, kayaking, climbing, and sports for recreation.

    There are a million reasons Lucas could list in why he chose to become a personal trainer, but really he just wants to help people strive to be the best people they can be! Working at The Perfect Workout, where people can overcome injuries when they were told they couldn’t…that energy is contagious! Lucas believes it’s the perfect place where he can achieve his own goals, and by helping others be the best they can be, Lucas also becomes the best he can be. He is a firm believer that when you put your all into your workout, that motivation and determination will start to spread and improve all other aspects of your life.

Park Ridge

  • Lauren Donahoo
  • Trainer Profile: Lauren Donahoo

    Park Ridge

    Phone: (847) 653-6929

    Email: lauren.donahoo@theperfectworkout.com

    Growing up in Southern California, Lauren has been active since childhood in dance, cheerleading, skiing, swimming, and more. Starting in college and continuing during her subsequent career in teaching and tutoring, Lauren grew less active and wasn’t watching her eating habits, causing her to gain weight and feel sluggish.

    While focusing on healthy eating stabilized her weight, Lauren struggled to find a fitness program that could both meaningfully strengthen her body and be safe for her low back, where scoliosis has plagued her with pain that can be debilitating. She tried yoga, Pilates, Zumba, jogging, and other forms of exercise in her quest to stay healthy, but she has found the most benefit in strength training. Even though the low weight, high rep training she was doing provided some results, she noticed her progress plateau after several months, but she was scared to lift heavier weights due to risk of injury.

    While on this fitness journey, Lauren was also in search of a new career and came across The Perfect Workout. This was the perfect opportunity for her to combine her love of fitness with her passion for teaching and helping others. Lauren loves the super slow method of training at The Perfect Workout, because it allows her and her clients to lift meaningfully heavy weights in a safe, efficient way.

Westmont

  • Owen LaMay
  • Trainer Profile: Owen LaMay

    Westmont

    Email: owen.lamay@theperfectworkout.com

    Owen is a martial artist, a self-defense expert, and a body builder. He has a degree in illustration, and worked for several years at an elementary school teaching art to children.

    When it came time for a career change, it only seemed natural to combine his passion for teaching with his passion for fitness and training. The Perfect Workout offered the perfect opportunity to teach others about fitness and help them improve their lives, in a safe and scientific way. In fact, Owen himself struggled for a long time to transform his own physique from scrawny to something stronger and more muscular. It wasn’t until he began implementing the slow-motion training principles of The Perfect Workout that he was able to do so.

    Owen continues to learn everything he can about training and fitness. Every day is a quest for knowledge and for growth. Owen is proud to be able to share his own knowledge and experience with each of his clients at The Perfect Workout.

  • Jordan Finelli
  • Trainer Profile: Jordan Finelli

    Westmont

    Phone: (630) 568-5053

    Email: jordan.finelli@theperfectworkout.com

    Jordan is a health and wellness enthusiast with years of experience in plant-based nutrition, weightlifting, and living a balanced lifestyle. She has a background in massage therapy and reflexology and believes in healing our bodies through what we eat and how we live.

    Jordan’s passion for mind and body wellness started when she was in college, leading to getting her Massage Therapy License. She found that massage was a way to heal people physically and mentally through easing joint and muscle pain, stress management, and relaxation techniques.

    While Jordan loved massage therapy, her life led her into the corporate world, where she eventually became a Sales Operations Manager. It was here that she built many technical skill-sets, people management skills, and multiple great relationships. What never left Jordan’s mind, though, was her love for health and wellness.

    As an avid weight lifter, a health food lover, and someone who craves helping others, Jordan continued to invest in her passion by attaining her Health Coaching Certification. It was this certification, her belief in safe and controlled weightlifting, and her desire to help others achieve their goals that led her to The Perfect Workout. Now she brings her passion for wellness to every session with her clients at The Perfect Workout.

    When Jordan is not working, she enjoys spending time with her rescue puppy and husband, going to concerts, traveling, and creating new memories with family and friends.

  • Leonardo Romero
  • Trainer Profile: Leonardo Romero

    Westmont

    Phone: (630) 392-8766

    Email: leonardo.romero@theperfectworkout.com

    Leo, having been an overweight kid all his life, finally decided to make a change at the age of 15. His only source of learning was The Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding by Arnold Schwarzenegger, which he read and applied. Through much trial and error he was able to transform himself completely and fell in love with fitness; he realized while he was still young that he wanted to be a trainer and help other people find what he had found.

    Having a family at a young age, Leo got into the trades and became a successful contractor, but he wasn’t satisfied. He realized that his childhood dream of helping others change their life around like he had was what he wanted to do with his life. He wanted people to feel the excitement, changes and benefits that one can attain from strength training.

    He decided to join The Perfect Workout because, after his sample workout and discovering the science behind the training, he was intrigued. He enjoys the people he works with and also likes the more personal setting, rather than training in a big box gym where many distractions occur. Leo is especially happy to train his clients with the safe and effective slow-motion strength training that he has learned at The Perfect Workout. He looks forward to encouraging and enabling each client to reach their own personal health and fitness goals.

  • West Jackson
  • Trainer Profile: West Jackson

    Glen Ellyn, Westmont

    Phone: (224) 408-2186

    Email: west.jackson@theperfectworkout.com

    West was born and raised in Naperville, IL. He graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion & Education. He has played rugby since the age of 14. He served in the Marine Corps Reserve. He even once lived in New Zealand with his relatives for a summer.

    West’s experience with education, coaching and exercise has led him to always be looking at evidence-based practices. West’s drive to continue that success at The Perfect Workout can be shared through his personal approach of working smarter and utilizing your time effectively, maximizing both safety and results.

Wilmette

  • Erin Leek
  • Trainer Profile: Erin Leek

    Wilmette

    Phone: (847) 780-3887

    Email: erin.leek@theperfectworkout.com

    Originally from Fort Worth, TX, Erin became an athlete at an early age, running cross-country and track, playing volleyball, and dancing. She was a 911 dispatcher for 6 years and ended up behind a desk, not being very active and not eating in a healthy way. She liked helping people but she also knew she didn’t want to stay stuck behind a desk.

    Erin moved to Chicago in 2013 and attended the Chicago School of Violin Making. After completing three years (and still stuck behind a desk), she decided to start working on a healthier lifestyle. She worked out at a traditional gym 4 or 5 times a week without getting anywhere in her fitness goals and finally suffering a knee injury from working out.

    Erin found The Perfect Workout while searching for a new, challenging, and rewarding career where she could incorporate her passion to help people and share the benefits of being healthy. After working out with The Perfect Workout, her knee has never felt better, she has more energy, and is finally seeing the results that she always wanted and never got at a traditional gym. In addition to her Superslow certification, she is also currently studying to get her ACE and NASM Personal Trainer Certifications.

    Erin looks forward to working with each of her clients at The Perfect Workout, sharing from her own experience and helping them to work towards their own personal health and fitness goals.

  • Joell Melendez
  • Trainer Profile: Joell Melendez

    Wilmette

    Phone: (224) 408-2186

    Email: joell.melendez@theperfectworkout.com

    Joell was born in Los Angeles but moved to Elk Grove Village, Illinois at the age of 10. He has been involved in athletics and exercise since the age of 4. Throughout high school, Joell devoted most of his time to playing basketball year-round. After deciding not to play in college, he wanted to find a new passion, especially with all the new free time he had. All his life he had been skinnier and weaker than everybody his age, so he decided it was time to change that. He began weight training, and quickly discovered that he had a tremendous passion not only for fitness, but for helping other people make healthy lifestyle changes as well.

    In his fitness journey over the years, Joell has performed different types of weight training such as bodybuilding and power-lifting, but none have been as intense or as fulfilling as The Perfect Workout’s Super Slow training method. Today, Joell’s main objective is to help each and every one of his clients at The Perfect Workout reach their desired goals and, more importantly, live a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle.

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