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Meet Our Personal Trainers!

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

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

San Diego County

Carlsbad

  • Denise Nunez
  • (760) 444-2195

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    Denise Nunez, Carlsbad

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

  • Diana Ferrer
  • (760) 444-2195

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    Diana Ferrer, Carlsbad

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

  • Michelle Loveland
  • (760) 444-2195

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    Michelle Loveland, Carlsbad

    Michelle’s active lifestyle started once she learned to bodysurf at a very young age. Being raised by a surfer for a dad and living in southern California, it was hard not to be thrown into an active lifestyle involving constant, outdoor activities under the sun. Competitive soccer, softball & basketball were a big part of her younger years, but it was the surfing lifestyle that Michelle fell in love with.

    After numerous mission trips in high school, she discovered a route to take in college that beautifully combined her passion for fitness with the fulfillment that she felt while helping others. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from San Diego State University, she became very involved with yoga, but soon learned that as far as teaching goes, training one-on-one was more her style and where she felt more comfortable. That’s when she discovered The Perfect Workout and immediately was hooked on a new way of exercising that truly worked. She is beyond excited to join the amazing team of trainers and looks forward to sharing her motivating, sincere, and caring personality with all of her clients and pushing them to their goals and beyond.

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

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    DJ Arias, Carlsbad

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

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

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

  • Aurelio Rosas
  • (650) 513-2747

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    Aurelio Rosas, Carlsbad

    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.

  • Mitzi Ishioka
  • (630) 948-8442

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    Mitzi Ishioka, Carlsbad

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

Del Mar / Solana Beach

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

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    Kaila Grabot, Del Mar / Solana Beach

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

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

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

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

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

  • Timothy Spellman
  • (858) 755-8868

    [email protected]

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    Timothy Spellman, Del Mar / Solana Beach

    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.

  • Ehsan Wardak
  • (858) 345-3051

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    Ehsan Wardak, Del Mar / Solana Beach

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

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

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

  • Debra Bern
  • (858) 345-3051

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    Debra Bern, Del Mar / Solana Beach

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Liz Tsarnas
  • (858) 487-5500

    [email protected]

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    Liz Tsarnas, Del Mar / Solana Beach

    Liz is a Holistic Health Practitioner from the Redwoods of Northern California. In school, she concentrated on nutrition and massage therapy, taking an interest in classes focused on anatomy and physiology. She then went back to work as a teacher aid in these classes, collecting over 1500 hours of hands-on instruction. Her holistic approach is expressed through her attention to proper technique, alignment and breathing while training.

    Liz was first introduced to slow-motion strength training when her mother became a client at The Perfect Workout and showed her the reading materials she received during the Learning Session. Liz immediately began applying these principles to her own weight-lifting routine, but with limited knowledge she didn’t know what she was missing out on! A few years later she went in for her first workout, and right away it was apparent that this experience would change the way she viewed exercise.

    After just 80 minutes (4 sessions), she was feeling results much faster than with her previous training regime that involved over 18 hours a week at the gym! Eventually the old routine caused burn-out and aches in her joints– both these issues were addressed, however, with slow-motion strength training at The Perfect Workout. Seeing how 20 minutes twice a week changed her body, energy levels, and reignited her passion for weight training has driven her to share this method with others. Liz is eager to work with each of her clients to help them achieve their own personal health and fitness goals at The Perfect Workout.

    Venturing beyond the realm of fitness, Liz is interested in local sustainable agriculture, and has volunteered or been employed at several local farms. You may have seen her at the Hillcrest, Little Italy, Poway or Ocean Beach farmers markets, offering organic produce and eggs to the community. She is especially excited about permaculture, a system designed to mimic natural ecosystems and create food forests!

  • Candice Goodin
  • (858) 345-3051

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    Candice Goodin, Del Mar / Solana Beach

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

La Jolla

  • Caitlin Benson
  • (858) 210-6200

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    Caitlin Benson, La Jolla

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

    After graduating from Point Loma Nazarene University with a 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.

  • Joshua Aguirre
  • (619) 298-7900

    [email protected]

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    Joshua Aguirre, La Jolla

    Josh is a local boy who was raised in Chula Vista. At the age of 5, he knew he was going to one day join the military. Three days after he graduated high school, he shipped off to boot camp, serving 7 years in the Marine Corps. He also earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from San Diego State University. Since then, he has helped developed two non-profit organizations working with high-risk youth to help individuals in gangs find alternative lifestyles. To top it off, he will also be attending law school.

    Josh has always had a competitive nature, doing his best to push himself and others around him to and past their limits to reach success. He has always participated in high-intensity interval training, but it wasn’t until he learned the process and techniques of The Perfect Workout and slow-motion training that he truly began to achieve total body muscle fatigue in such a short time. It challenged him, yet also kept his body safe in a controlled manner, which is lacking in most workouts. With Josh’s affinity for helping his community and his love of helping others reach their own goals, taking on the next step of becoming a trainer was not only a new challenge for Josh, but one that fit perfectly to his true character.

    Josh firmly believes that involving oneself in demanding exercise is one of the few ways an individual can truly challenge themselves both physically and mentally. By conquering the mind in a physically demanding environment, this skill can then be applied in other facets of life. This is a quality and characteristic that he likes to instill in the clients he works with at The Perfect Workout. Josh loves to challenge himself physically and mentally, and loves to see others do the same. Even when people doubt their ability to reach their goals, Josh is there to remind them, “it’s possible!”

  • Cody Klatt
  • (858) 210-6200

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    Cody Klatt, La Jolla

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

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

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

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

  • Madison Augustine
  • (858) 729-9901

    [email protected]

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    Madison Augustine, La Jolla

    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.

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

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    Alina Fregoso, La Jolla

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

Mission Valley

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

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    Kaila Grabot, Mission Valley

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

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

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

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

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

  • Amelia Hassoun
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    Amelia Hassoun, Mission Valley

    Amelia Hassoun was born and raised in sunny San Diego. At the age of 6, she took her first dance class and became classically trained in lyrical, jazz and ballet by the age of 12. She traveled the state and competed for 5 years as dancing was her passion. Once her competitive years ended, she knew she had to find something to fill the void.
     
    After getting married and starting a family six years ago, she knew she needed to make fitness and healthy living part of her life so that she could teach that to her children. She spent many countless hours in the gym and was happy with the progress but not the time put into each workout. Now that she has been introduced to The Perfect Workout she is very excited to receive great results in less time. The opportunity to help people other than her family and friends gain a better understanding of their bodies and maintain a healthy 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
  • (858) 210-6200, (858) 434-0300

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    Kerry Linne, Mission Valley

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

  • Daniel Alcaraz
  • (858) 755-8868

    [email protected]

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    Daniel Alcaraz, Mission Valley

    Daniel is an energetic, fun-loving San Diego native with a passion for fitness and healthy living. Whether cycling, playing tennis, rock climbing, or doing anything that engages his physical capabilities, he has always loved being active. His passion for fitness and healthy living stems from the happiness he found from regular bike rides around 10 years ago. However, after riding bicycles over longer distances, he began to experience pain in his knees.

    As a teenager, he began to use a pull-up bar daily. One day he woke up with severe pain in his back that prevented him from moving his arm. Following a physician checkup, he learned that one of his muscles had torn straight down the middle. The cause was too many repetitions on the pull-up bar with bad form. It took him almost 6 months of physical therapy to regain proper movement of his arm, and from that point on, Daniel was determined to never injure his body so badly again.

    He also actively attended his local gym for 2 years, 4-5 days a week, sometimes longer than 2 hours a day. He was very cautious of his form while working out at the gym, but did not realize he was causing even more joint damage! Seeing so many people working out the same way at the gym, it just seemed normal to adopt a similar routine. Yet the results he was hoping to gain never quite seemed to be achieved from traditional workouts and rigorous bike rides. He knew he needed to make a change to his habits, because something clearly was not working.

    It was around this time that he learned about The Perfect Workout and slow-motion strength training. At first he did not believe that just two 20-minute workouts a week would be more beneficial than working out as often as he was. However, the results he noticed were shocking.

    “After just a few sessions, I had already begun to notice a considerable difference in my muscular definition and overall strength. I especially noticed an increase in my energy, overall well-being, and an increased satisfaction with life. After training with the experts here at The Perfect Workout, I could not imagine stepping into a gym to work out any other way. It has literally reshaped how I exercise, and has pushed my workouts into an entirely different realm of results and safety.”

    Daniel knows his experiences are far from over, and he still has a lot to learn, but he has become stronger, both physically and mentally, through helping to change the lives of others in any way he can. He hopes to share the knowledge he has gained through his experiences to get you stronger, leaner, and healthier than ever before. He promises to do everything he can to assist you in achieving your goals, and is thrilled to meet new people who want to change their lives for the better. Come by the studio, meet him and see how he can help revolutionize the way you work out!

  • Gary Suka
  • (619) 757-1001

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    Gary Suka, Mission Valley

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

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

  • Joshua Aguirre
  • (619) 298-7900

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    Joshua Aguirre, Mission Valley

    Josh is a local boy who was raised in Chula Vista. At the age of 5, he knew he was going to one day join the military. Three days after he graduated high school, he shipped off to boot camp, serving 7 years in the Marine Corps. He also earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from San Diego State University. Since then, he has helped developed two non-profit organizations working with high-risk youth to help individuals in gangs find alternative lifestyles. To top it off, he will also be attending law school.

    Josh has always had a competitive nature, doing his best to push himself and others around him to and past their limits to reach success. He has always participated in high-intensity interval training, but it wasn’t until he learned the process and techniques of The Perfect Workout and slow-motion training that he truly began to achieve total body muscle fatigue in such a short time. It challenged him, yet also kept his body safe in a controlled manner, which is lacking in most workouts. With Josh’s affinity for helping his community and his love of helping others reach their own goals, taking on the next step of becoming a trainer was not only a new challenge for Josh, but one that fit perfectly to his true character.

    Josh firmly believes that involving oneself in demanding exercise is one of the few ways an individual can truly challenge themselves both physically and mentally. By conquering the mind in a physically demanding environment, this skill can then be applied in other facets of life. This is a quality and characteristic that he likes to instill in the clients he works with at The Perfect Workout. Josh loves to challenge himself physically and mentally, and loves to see others do the same. Even when people doubt their ability to reach their goals, Josh is there to remind them, “it’s possible!”

  • Anna Rahim
  • (619) 757-1001

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    Anna Rahim, Mission Valley

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

  • Patricia Kelly
  • (619) 757-1001

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    Patricia Kelly, Mission Valley

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

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

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

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

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

  • Sheryl Tuazon
  • (858) 434-0300

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    Sheryl Tuazon, Mission Valley

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

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

Rancho Bernardo

  • Donna Armosino
  • (858) 434-0300

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    Donna Armosino, Rancho Bernardo

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

  • Alexis Alcaraz
  • (858) 487-5500

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    Alexis Alcaraz, Rancho Bernardo

    Alexis has been a driven trainer and advocate of healthy living and strength training since her freshman year of college. She became more interested in the overall benefits of strength training when she started consistently working out with her brother at the gym. They used a buddy system, getting each other into the gym for their workouts 4-5 days a week, for at least 1-2 hours each day. Over the months, however, Alexis noticed some joint pains and aches that would persist for days after her workouts, sometimes painfully limiting her range of motion.

    She began to search for a way to work out without experiencing the unnecessary joint pain. Her brother had become a Certified Instructor, and expressed the myriad benefits associated with slow-motion strength training. Alexis immediately became hooked on the workout routine at The Perfect Workout, and was ready to start right away.

    “I have never worked out so quickly and effectively in my life. I experienced a drastic difference in my overall strength, muscular tone, energy levels, and absolutely no pain in joints that previously experienced discomfort. I recommend to anyone looking to get in better shape, become stronger, increase their bone density or simply live life with less pain, to come in to one of The Perfect Workout studios to experience a Learning Session. It has seriously changed my life, and I guarantee it will change yours too!”

  • Nohea Koa
  • (858) 487-5500

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    Nohea Koa, Rancho Bernardo

    Nohea was born and raised in both beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii and the dry climate of Riverside county in Hemet. He graduated valedictorian from Helen Hunt Jackson Independent Study, where he used his free time to compete and win multiple bodybuilding titles, including a bronze medal in the Natural Mr. Olympia competition. Continuing his love for nutrition and movement, he went on to the intense world of parkour and obstacle-course racing, even competing in NBC’s American Ninja Warrior Season 10.

    After a complex shoulder break, Nohea found himself unable to pursue his movement goals, prompting a change. After months of working with physical therapists and incorporating super-slow weight training technique, Nohea saw massive improvements in his shoulder. In a matter of months after surgery, Nohea found himself nearing his usual strength and stability, enough so he could safely practice the movement and races he loved. He later went on to become a certified parkour coach, teaching students how to tackle obstacles safely and efficiently, as well as strengthen their muscles to support their journey through movement.

    Using the super-slow method to strengthen supporting muscles and build strength throughout his shoulder, Nohea went on to compete in several obstacle course and parkour competitions, further showcasing his complete recovery. Due to the massive progress he made using slow intense weight training, Nohea started incorporating more and more of it into his own routine, as well as guiding his students to encourage safe and stable movement. He strongly values strength and conditioning as a supplement to things enjoyed throughout life, whether it be hobbies, interests, or even extra stability during work and other day-to-day tasks. He believes strength and extra emphasis on stability greatly improve safety and comfort in all areas of life.

    Nohea looks forward to coaching each of his clients at The Perfect Workout to enable them to safely and effectively reach their own personal health and fitness goals.

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

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    DJ Arias, Rancho Bernardo

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

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

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

  • Aurelio Rosas
  • (650) 513-2747

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    Aurelio Rosas, Rancho Bernardo

    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.

  • Liz Tsarnas
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    Liz Tsarnas, Rancho Bernardo

    Liz is a Holistic Health Practitioner from the Redwoods of Northern California. In school, she concentrated on nutrition and massage therapy, taking an interest in classes focused on anatomy and physiology. She then went back to work as a teacher aid in these classes, collecting over 1500 hours of hands-on instruction. Her holistic approach is expressed through her attention to proper technique, alignment and breathing while training.

    Liz was first introduced to slow-motion strength training when her mother became a client at The Perfect Workout and showed her the reading materials she received during the Learning Session. Liz immediately began applying these principles to her own weight-lifting routine, but with limited knowledge she didn’t know what she was missing out on! A few years later she went in for her first workout, and right away it was apparent that this experience would change the way she viewed exercise.

    After just 80 minutes (4 sessions), she was feeling results much faster than with her previous training regime that involved over 18 hours a week at the gym! Eventually the old routine caused burn-out and aches in her joints– both these issues were addressed, however, with slow-motion strength training at The Perfect Workout. Seeing how 20 minutes twice a week changed her body, energy levels, and reignited her passion for weight training has driven her to share this method with others. Liz is eager to work with each of her clients to help them achieve their own personal health and fitness goals at The Perfect Workout.

    Venturing beyond the realm of fitness, Liz is interested in local sustainable agriculture, and has volunteered or been employed at several local farms. You may have seen her at the Hillcrest, Little Italy, Poway or Ocean Beach farmers markets, offering organic produce and eggs to the community. She is especially excited about permaculture, a system designed to mimic natural ecosystems and create food forests!

Orange County

Anaheim Hills

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

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    Carrie McManus, Anaheim Hills

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

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

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

  • Caroline Bronson
  • (714) 693-7500

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    Caroline Bronson, Anaheim Hills

    Caroline was born in Los Angeles and moved to a tiny town in Northern California when she was nine. It was there that she fell in love with being active and the beauty of the natural world. Upon graduating high school, Caroline received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science at Chapman University with a minor in History. During her time at school, Caroline discovered the importance of maintaining a balanced body and mind. It was then that she began seriously exercising and meditating. Her coursework in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics made her fall in love with the human body and all that it is capable of!

    Caroline discovered The Perfect Workout when she was looking to explore more avenues of health–and she will never look back! She is now a registered yoga instructor, avid rock climber, and strong advocate for the slow-motion method. Caroline’s number one passion is helping others to realize what they are capable of. Nothing beats the feeling of achieving a goal you never thought was possible!

    Outside of the gym, Caroline enjoys hiking, camping, reading, playing the piano, rock climbing, and lying in her hammock!

  • Julie Rocha
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    Julie Rocha, Anaheim Hills

  • Jake Crowley
  • (619) 298-7900

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    Jake Crowley, Anaheim Hills

    Jake was born in Fort Riley, Kansas to military parents, and has lived in quite a few places since. He spent his younger years going to school in Monterey, California, Hawaii, Arizona, New York and finally Virginia, where he completed high school. At the end of 2014, he moved to Murrieta, California and began taking classes at Mt. San Jacinto College in Menifee, studying mechanical engineering and math. He then transferred to Cal State to earn his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.

    Jake began seriously working out around 16, when his weight reached 220 pounds while playing high school football, basketball and track. He made it his mission to drop the weight back down to a healthy threshold, experimenting with different diets and fitness routines. It took a few months before he started to see some results, but after a few short years he had dropped over 40 pounds!

    Physical fitness has always been a large part of Jake’s life. He enjoys pushing himself to his natural limits, working out with other people, and training individuals who are actively trying to improve themselves. Part of this love of training came from years of both playing and coaching sports. When Jake saw The Perfect Workout, he did not just see it as just another “job,” but rather a platform that would allow him to take his passions and goals to a professional level. He strives to embody fitness as closely as he can, taking his exercise, diet and health seriously. By the end of 2018, Jake plans to compete in Men’s Physique and Power-lifting, and is extremely excited to be professionally involved in the fitness community as a personal trainer. He looks forward to working with each of his clients at The Perfect Workout, to help them to reach their own personal health and fitness goals.

Huntington Beach

  • Nicole Burghardt
  • (714) 460-5207

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    Nicole Burghardt, Huntington Beach

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

    A few years ago, Nicole was 6,503 miles away in Auckland, New Zealand. The “Extreme Sports Capital of the World” offered a ton of adventure – hiking, sky diving, a little bit of everything. It was an exciting lifestyle, and while there Nicole worked as an au pair for a family. Upon returning to California, she decided to really take her time looking for work. She wanted something meaningful and didn’t want to just settle for any job. Thankfully, Nicole took her time, and connected with The Perfect Workout in 2010.

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

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

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

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

    Nicole is getting great results, but more important, so are her clients. “I love it when someone is willing to work hard and is motivated to reach their goals. It’s very rewarding when people come back in with results. Their overall quality of life improves. I hear people say, ‘Now I can pick up my grandkids’, or ‘I was able to walk around the harbor with my family’, or just ‘I’m so glad to be here!’ Some of her most impressive clients include those who have rallied against severe health conditions, such as muscular dystrophy, post-polio syndrome, and severe obesity. Nicole says, “When people are reaching their goals, I’m reaching my goal.”

    When she’s not helping clients reach their full potential, Nicole enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two small children. They have fun at the beach, in the pool, and at the nearby parks.

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

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

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    Laura Marcella, Huntington Beach

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

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

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

  • Mina Ham
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    Mina Ham, Huntington Beach

    Mina was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. Though she loves the Pacific Northwest, after graduating from the University of Washington she found herself wanting to leave her home to explore the world. Mina boldly set out to Seoul, South Korea, where her life would completely change.

    Moving to Asia opened Mina’s eyes. She was exposed to a completely different way of life! Culture shock was real, and though she was excited, Mina was also very homesick. She rapidly gained 30 to 40 pounds and lost herself in the process. Mina felt insecure, constantly lacked energy, and even found herself pushing people away. She didn’t feel like herself, and she finally decided she needed to change.

    She spent countless hours researching how to live a healthy lifestyle. She was like a sponge, absorbing as much information as she could to learn how to lose the weight in the safest and most effective way possible. Mina was determined to make health her top priority. She wanted to transform her body to be strong and able to do anything she wanted, without limitations. Mina went through a long period of trial and error to reach her goals, and in the process, she fell in love with health, fitness, and nutrition!

    Mina traveled to Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, China, and Bali! Her favorite was her solo trip to Bali, where she wrapped up her excursions and returned home.

    Mina believes in balance. She has maintained her weight loss for the past 5 years, and has completely improved the quality of her life! Her goal is to help as many people as she can on their own journey to become fitter, healthier, and happier versions of themselves.

    Mina moved to Southern, California in June of 2016 with her husband. They enjoy taking their pug, Curly, to the beach, on hikes, and basically anywhere that allow pets. They also enjoy playing golf, swimming in the pool or beach, and finding new places to eat.

    When Mina found The Perfect Workout and had the chance to try the slow-motion strength training method, it was a perfect fit! She instantly fell in love with slow-motion strength training and the results she saw for herself. From working out almost every single day, to now just 20 minutes twice a week at The Perfect Workout, Mina was blown away by her results, and wants to share what she has learned with everyone! Mina is excited to go in to work each day, and feels she is incredibly lucky to have found a career that truly allows her to follow her passion and make a difference on a daily basis by helping her clients get motivated to reach their own personal goals and get healthy!

  • Jenn Dunstan
  • (714) 596-4500

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    Jenn Dunstan, Huntington Beach

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

     

  • Kate Austin
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    Kate Austin, Huntington Beach

    Enjoying a challenge, Kate has worked with many different personalities from all walks of life, giving her the sensitivity, and understanding that it takes to truly inspire those around her to keep moving forward. After previously working as a zipline instructor, 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 education for the past five years, exploring both the teaching and administrative sides, Kate knew she wanted to get back to her passion of an active lifestyle, helping people push their limits to reach their goals! Having been recently married and transitioning to Orange County, 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 quickly realized that this is exactly the direction her skills and training had led her. Her positive attitude and encouragement will help every client see that their goals are not only within reach, but with the will, they can be exceeded!

Laguna Niguel

  • Kim VanLoon
  • (949) 485-6000

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    Kim VanLoon, Laguna Niguel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Ina Cover
  • (949) 200-4067

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    Ina Cover, Laguna Niguel

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

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

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

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

     

  • Monique Houston
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    Monique Houston, Laguna Niguel

    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.

  • Mina Ham
  • (714) 596-4500

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    Mina Ham, Laguna Niguel

    Mina was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. Though she loves the Pacific Northwest, after graduating from the University of Washington she found herself wanting to leave her home to explore the world. Mina boldly set out to Seoul, South Korea, where her life would completely change.

    Moving to Asia opened Mina’s eyes. She was exposed to a completely different way of life! Culture shock was real, and though she was excited, Mina was also very homesick. She rapidly gained 30 to 40 pounds and lost herself in the process. Mina felt insecure, constantly lacked energy, and even found herself pushing people away. She didn’t feel like herself, and she finally decided she needed to change.

    She spent countless hours researching how to live a healthy lifestyle. She was like a sponge, absorbing as much information as she could to learn how to lose the weight in the safest and most effective way possible. Mina was determined to make health her top priority. She wanted to transform her body to be strong and able to do anything she wanted, without limitations. Mina went through a long period of trial and error to reach her goals, and in the process, she fell in love with health, fitness, and nutrition!

    Mina traveled to Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, China, and Bali! Her favorite was her solo trip to Bali, where she wrapped up her excursions and returned home.

    Mina believes in balance. She has maintained her weight loss for the past 5 years, and has completely improved the quality of her life! Her goal is to help as many people as she can on their own journey to become fitter, healthier, and happier versions of themselves.

    Mina moved to Southern, California in June of 2016 with her husband. They enjoy taking their pug, Curly, to the beach, on hikes, and basically anywhere that allow pets. They also enjoy playing golf, swimming in the pool or beach, and finding new places to eat.

    When Mina found The Perfect Workout and had the chance to try the slow-motion strength training method, it was a perfect fit! She instantly fell in love with slow-motion strength training and the results she saw for herself. From working out almost every single day, to now just 20 minutes twice a week at The Perfect Workout, Mina was blown away by her results, and wants to share what she has learned with everyone! Mina is excited to go in to work each day, and feels she is incredibly lucky to have found a career that truly allows her to follow her passion and make a difference on a daily basis by helping her clients get motivated to reach their own personal goals and get healthy!

  • Cindy Schmude
  • (949) 485-6000

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    Cindy Schmude, Laguna Niguel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Ryan Perreira, Laguna Niguel

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

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

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

     

  • Lauren Baumbauer
  • (949) 485-6000

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    Lauren Baumbauer, Laguna Niguel

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

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

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

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

Mission Viejo

  • Vanessa Villalovos
  • (949) 424-1021

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    Vanessa Villalovos, Mission Viejo

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

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

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

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

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    Angela Kading, Mission Viejo

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

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

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

  • Gilbert Amador
  • (949) 424-1021

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    Gilbert Amador, Mission Viejo

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

  • Jenn Dunstan
  • (714) 596-4500

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    Jenn Dunstan, Mission Viejo

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

     

  • Jake Crowley
  • (619) 298-7900

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    Jake Crowley, Mission Viejo

    Jake was born in Fort Riley, Kansas to military parents, and has lived in quite a few places since. He spent his younger years going to school in Monterey, California, Hawaii, Arizona, New York and finally Virginia, where he completed high school. At the end of 2014, he moved to Murrieta, California and began taking classes at Mt. San Jacinto College in Menifee, studying mechanical engineering and math. He then transferred to Cal State to earn his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.

    Jake began seriously working out around 16, when his weight reached 220 pounds while playing high school football, basketball and track. He made it his mission to drop the weight back down to a healthy threshold, experimenting with different diets and fitness routines. It took a few months before he started to see some results, but after a few short years he had dropped over 40 pounds!

    Physical fitness has always been a large part of Jake’s life. He enjoys pushing himself to his natural limits, working out with other people, and training individuals who are actively trying to improve themselves. Part of this love of training came from years of both playing and coaching sports. When Jake saw The Perfect Workout, he did not just see it as just another “job,” but rather a platform that would allow him to take his passions and goals to a professional level. He strives to embody fitness as closely as he can, taking his exercise, diet and health seriously. By the end of 2018, Jake plans to compete in Men’s Physique and Power-lifting, and is extremely excited to be professionally involved in the fitness community as a personal trainer. He looks forward to working with each of his clients at The Perfect Workout, to help them to reach their own personal health and fitness goals.

  • Remington Wahlrab
  • (949) 424-1021

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    Remington Wahlrab, Mission Viejo

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

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

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

Newport Beach

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

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    Aubree Conn, Newport Beach

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tyler Argento
  • (949) 221-9000

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    Tyler Argento, Newport Beach

    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!

  • Anne Marie Amigleo
  • (949) 200-4067

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    Anne Marie Amigleo, Newport Beach

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

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

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

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

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

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    Ryan Perreira, Newport Beach

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

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

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

     

  • Joel Willis
  • (714) 258-1200

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    Joel Willis, Newport Beach

    Joel was raised in Orange County, CA and attended the University of California Berkeley, in Northern California. While at the University he played PAC 12 football, and Joel is very appreciative of all the lessons he learned while being a student athlete, such as working in a team environment, time management, the importance of communication, and the ability to find a solution to a problem. Unfortunately, injuries also seemed to plague his football career, finally ending his childhood dream of having a career in the NFL.

    Although a once imperative aspiration was lost, in its place was the yearning to find something he could be just as passionate about. This led to Joel to realize that helping people, especially those coming back from injuries, was something he loved doing. He found that the super slow strength training method was the safest and most efficient way to build muscle while also allowing the body to recover at a faster rate.

    With these findings, Joel can now begin his new journey of helping change people’s lives through exercise. The Perfect Workout opportunity is the perfect situation, and Joel now plans to help as many people as he possibly can to effectively and safely achieve their own personal health and fitness goals through slow-motion training at The Perfect Workout.

Tustin

  • Jill Morgan
  • (714) 599-9051

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    Jill Morgan, Tustin

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

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

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    Laura Marcella, Tustin

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

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

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

  • Joel Willis
  • (714) 258-1200

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    Joel Willis, Tustin

    Joel was raised in Orange County, CA and attended the University of California Berkeley, in Northern California. While at the University he played PAC 12 football, and Joel is very appreciative of all the lessons he learned while being a student athlete, such as working in a team environment, time management, the importance of communication, and the ability to find a solution to a problem. Unfortunately, injuries also seemed to plague his football career, finally ending his childhood dream of having a career in the NFL.

    Although a once imperative aspiration was lost, in its place was the yearning to find something he could be just as passionate about. This led to Joel to realize that helping people, especially those coming back from injuries, was something he loved doing. He found that the super slow strength training method was the safest and most efficient way to build muscle while also allowing the body to recover at a faster rate.

    With these findings, Joel can now begin his new journey of helping change people’s lives through exercise. The Perfect Workout opportunity is the perfect situation, and Joel now plans to help as many people as he possibly can to effectively and safely achieve their own personal health and fitness goals through slow-motion training at The Perfect Workout.

  • Niraj Patel
  • (714) 258-1200

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    Niraj Patel, Tustin

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

Personal Trainers

Los Angeles Area

Calabasas

  • Holly Roberts
  • (805) 494-4800

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    Holly Roberts, Calabasas

    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.

  • Kae Neunhoffer
  • (818) 963-8611

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    Kae Neunhoffer, Calabasas

    Kä discovered her passion for sport at a young age as a swimmer, leading to a career in fitness. She received her Bachelor of Music degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she coached a USA Swimming team and ran as a Nike+ Run Club pacer. Although her 10 years as a competitive swimmer has come to an end, she still finds joy in running races. With her great love for sport, Kä brings expertise and enthusiasm to every workout session. Slow-Motion hooked her as the only workout that combats her years of tear-down from her sports. Slow-Motion strength training revolutionized her workout regime and she loves to help other people discover a healthier lifestyle with The Perfect Workout. As a vegetarian athlete, she also has a keen focus on nutrition and adding some vegetarian flare to any meal.

    Kä is from a small town in Texas, where she practically lived in the Guadalupe River. She loves kayaking and hiking every opportunity she gets. When she’s not in the water, she spends her time composing and going to the symphony. Her greatest love is music and she still performs as a concert flautist and composes for film and television.

  • Raven Tuka
  • (818) 963-8611

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    Raven Tuka, Calabasas

    Born and raised in the small country town of Berthoud, Colorado, Raven came to California after marrying her husband who is an active duty member of the US Navy. She has been an active individual all her life, and loves nothing more than hitting the gym to lift some weights, run, or even partake in a HIIT class every now and then.

    Raven did not always plan to be a fitness trainer. Her long-term goal at 10 years of age was to become a Pediatric Nurse, and she started off going to college for that very degree. Her life, however, took a turn in June 2015. She was in a car accident that left her with a titanium rod and some screws in her lower right leg and some killer scars.

    Now, with the help of The Perfect Workout’s super-slow strength training, Raven is back in the gym and better than she has ever been! Her muscles are stronger and have more definition, and she can now train to do those races she has been missing out on—she is loving her skin again!

    Raven’s passion for fitness, positive mindset, and drive show in every aspect of her work. Her main goal as a trainer at The Perfect Workout is to help her clients find that love for themselves and get them to where they have always wanted to be. She cannot wait to see you in the studio and get your goals achieved!

Long Beach

  • Rob Travis
  • (562) 420-6100

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    Rob Travis, Long Beach

    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!

  • Adrianna Jones
  • (562) 606-0677

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    Adrianna Jones, Long Beach

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

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

  • Braylee Spence
  • (562) 420-6100

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    Braylee Spence, Long Beach

    Braylee spent her entire childhood and teenage years struggling with her weight. She was always on the bigger side no matter what she did. That is, until after high school she found her love of fitness. Through fitness she lost 40 pounds, and found a body and confidence she never thought she would have.

    She was always at the gym or working out on her own, six days a week for at least an hour a day. She slowly saw progress, but never quite got to her goal. She tried everything from strictly cardio routines to cardio mixed with strength training, but still progress was very slow. After a year, she felt as though all progress had plateaued and all of the running was giving her knee problems, so she ultimately had to stop.

    Frustrated and discouraged, she was eager to find a new way to work her body while also keeping her safe. That’s when she found The Perfect Workout. From the very first workout, she was hooked. She could instantly feel the difference between the method she was doing and The Perfect Workout method. Her muscles felt more worked than ever before, and she loved it. In just one month, Braylee could feel the muscles around her knees getting stronger, thus making the pain subside. Not only that, in just two months she started seeing progress in her body she had never seen before.

    Now Braylee loves to share the slow-motion strength training method and her story with anyone she can, because she truly believes is it the safest, most efficient, and most effective way to exercise. Her goal is to help people who were just like her to find this method, and to help them become their best selves at The Perfect Workout.

  • Sean Piedra
  • (562) 420-6100

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    Sean Piedra, Long Beach

    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

  • Eric Jecklin
  • (626) 395-0700

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    Eric Jecklin, Pasadena

    Outcome-driven and goal-oriented is the best way to describe Eric. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music with a focus in Jazz Studies from the University of New Mexico. Now he finds himself 800 miles from his home in The Land of Enchantment, having moved to Los Angeles to start a career in fitness as well as utilize his talents in the local music scene.

    Early on in his college career, he decided to start weight training seriously in order to combat a skin-based auto immune disorder (psoriasis). Being the headstrong individual that he is, Eric chose to take a foolish trial-and-error approach to weight training, trying random exercise routines devised by popular body builders advertising unrealistic expectations. This decision resulted in Eric having to work through multiple self-inflicted injuries, which really changed his perspective on fitness.

    Through these experiences, Eric now knows that every body requires individual and specific accommodations to achieve their specific fitness goals. He has come to realize that The Perfect Workout provides just such attention to detail, giving every client a very real opportunity to build a strong foundation of fitness safely and without injury. Helping people build off of this foundation and achieving their own personal goal is something that Eric has unexpectedly grown very passionate about.

  • Jazzy Garcia
  • (626) 658-2142

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    Jazzy Garcia, Pasadena

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

  • Anwar Glenn
  • (626) 658-2142

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    Anwar Glenn, Pasadena

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

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

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

Redondo Beach

  • Julia Gibson
  • (310) 372-5400

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    Julia Gibson, Redondo Beach

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

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

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

  • Mynor Gatica
  • (310) 372-5400

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    Mynor Gatica, Redondo Beach

    Mynor is a born-and-raised Angelino who has always had issues with weight and inapropriate eating habits. It was only when he graduated from California State University Northridge that he realized that he needed to make a drastic change. Looking back at his graduation photos prompted him to alter his eating habits and make it a habit to pursue weekly exercise. He was able to drop from his heaviest weight of 215 lbs all the way down to 145 lbs.

    With such a drastic loss of weight, Mynor had to re-evaluate his methods, and was able to open up to the world of strength training. He is now currently working on building more muscle mass and altering his eating habits in order to attain his goals. With this ambitious goal in mind, he is absolutely determined to reach that goal, and also to help others who want to hear his ideas to improve their own lives.

    Throughout his college days, he also found the love for fitness, and ever since he has continued to learn new methods of strength training, as well as revisiting the tried-and-true routines of the old bodybuilding community. He is so happy to have found slow-motion strength training at The Perfect Workout, enabling him to strengthen his body without fear of lost time due to injury. When Mynor isn’t working on a new piece, or training at the gym, he is here at The Perfect Workout, ensuring that all his clients are safely pushing themselves to their utmost potential and making progress on a weekly basis.

    Mynor has always had the ambition to be an artist. He enjoys sketching, and creating things with his hands. Drawing has always come naturally to him, but he also enjoys creative writing, and really enjoys music.

  • Nataly Ramirez
  • (310) 372-5400

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    Nataly Ramirez, Redondo Beach

    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

  • Holly Roberts
  • (805) 494-4800

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    Holly Roberts, Thousand Oaks

    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.

  • Ani Phyo
  • (805) 413-4880

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    Ani Phyo, Thousand Oaks

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

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

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

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

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

  • Alethea Lamb
  • (805) 494-4800

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    Alethea Lamb, Thousand Oaks

    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.

West LA

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

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    Stephanie Drutman, West LA

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

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

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

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

  • Eric Jecklin
  • (626) 395-0700

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    Eric Jecklin, West LA

    Outcome-driven and goal-oriented is the best way to describe Eric. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music with a focus in Jazz Studies from the University of New Mexico. Now he finds himself 800 miles from his home in The Land of Enchantment, having moved to Los Angeles to start a career in fitness as well as utilize his talents in the local music scene.

    Early on in his college career, he decided to start weight training seriously in order to combat a skin-based auto immune disorder (psoriasis). Being the headstrong individual that he is, Eric chose to take a foolish trial-and-error approach to weight training, trying random exercise routines devised by popular body builders advertising unrealistic expectations. This decision resulted in Eric having to work through multiple self-inflicted injuries, which really changed his perspective on fitness.

    Through these experiences, Eric now knows that every body requires individual and specific accommodations to achieve their specific fitness goals. He has come to realize that The Perfect Workout provides just such attention to detail, giving every client a very real opportunity to build a strong foundation of fitness safely and without injury. Helping people build off of this foundation and achieving their own personal goal is something that Eric has unexpectedly grown very passionate about.

  • Albert Ly
  • (310) 500-2005

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    Albert Ly, West LA

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

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

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

  • Gabriele Martinelli
  • (310) 478-7300

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    Gabriele Martinelli, West LA

    Gabriele comes all the way from the land of love and wine. He was born and raised in Italy and has been living in the United States since 2012. He has been interested in nutrition, health and fitness since he can remember, and took the natural path to becoming the personal trainer he is today. Now he gets to work with an eclectic mix of clients from all walks of life at The Perfect Workout. Gabriele looks forward to bringing his own experience and training to each of his clients at The Perfect Workout to encourage and enable them to reach their own personal health and fitness goals.

    His favorite quote is his inspiration—

    “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do—it comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.”

    When he isn’t working, Gabriele enjoys living life to the max, travelling and finding new and exciting things to do. In fact, he has been solo traveling since he was just 16 because he was so eager to learn about people and cultures from around the world. Gabriele also devotes his time to follow his passions in film-making and entrepreneurship. He believes that his purpose in life is to inspire others to live life at the fullest by never settling for anything less than what they truly are and truly deserve.

  • Raymond Dumaua
  • (310) 500-2005

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    Raymond Dumaua, West LA

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

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

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

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

  • Cadet Berry Jean
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    Cadet Berry Jean, West LA

    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

  • Vanessa Soto
  • (925) 395-4891

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    Vanessa Soto, Danville

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

  • Rachel Saarela
  • (925) 395-4891

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    Rachel Saarela, Danville

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

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

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

  • Sean Kelley
  • (925) 314-1700

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    Sean Kelley, Danville

    At a ripe young age, fitness was the last thing on Sean’s mind, yet it came as second nature. Born and bred in the lush forests of New England, Sean spent a majority of his time navigating terrain, ascending trees, and scaling cliff faces. This love for nature and passion for movement would carry over in every aspect of Sean’s life.

    Sean’s earthly upbringing changed pace when he joined the military, spending the next seven years serving around the world in the United States Air Force. Sean segued from his more natural form of fitness to a structured weight lifting regime. After his service came to an end, Sean took to CrossFit, where he worked as an instructor for about seven years. During this time he learned and became passionate about different fitness modalities that were much more reminiscent of how he grew up.

    The biggest take-away from these experiences, and what Sean brings to every session at The Perfect Workout, has been the importance of implementing safety and proper form in any activity, to ensure injury prevention and gain maximum benefits. Sean is very passionate about helping each of his clients achieve their own personal health and fitness goals in the safest and most effective way possible at The Perfect Workout.

  • Sandy Howard
  • (925) 314-1700

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    Sandy Howard, Danville

    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.

El Cerrito

  • Chris O’Brien
  • (415) 423-1198

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    Chris O’Brien, El Cerrito

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

Menlo Park

  • Gino Graziani
  • (650) 300-4308

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    Gino Graziani, Menlo Park

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

  • Alex Montilla
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    Alex Montilla, Menlo Park

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

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

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

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

  • Maggie Yule
  • (650) 300-4308

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    Maggie Yule, Menlo Park

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

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

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

  • Bekki Leber
  • (650) 321-8600

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    Bekki Leber, Menlo Park

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

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

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

  • Linda Vercelli
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    Linda Vercelli, Menlo Park

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

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

Mill Valley

  • Emerald Malijan
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    Emerald Malijan, Mill Valley

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

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

  • Taylor Martindale
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    Taylor Martindale, Mill Valley

    Raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Taylor moved to the Marin area to start college, and is now pursuing a career in personal training while working on a degree in Kinesiology. Her passion for fitness and nutrition started years ago when she began her own fitness journey, which led to her desire to help others with their own health and fitness goals.

    Upon discovering The Perfect Workout through a friend, she knew it was the perfect place to work. She’s even added slow-motion training into her own workout routine, along with Bikram yoga and cycling. She is looking forward to working with each of her clients at The Perfect Workout, and wants to help them achieve their personal goals toward leading a happy and healthy lifestyle.

Oakland/Piedmont

  • Denise Easterling
  • (510) 254-3763

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    Denise Easterling, Oakland/Piedmont

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

  • Daniela Lavagnino
  • (510) 444-4900

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    Daniela Lavagnino, Oakland/Piedmont

    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.

Pleasanton

  • Dan Iddings
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    Dan Iddings, Pleasanton

    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
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    April Reichert, Pleasanton

    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

  • Cameron Nolasco
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    Cameron Nolasco, San Mateo

    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
  • (650) 513-2747

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    Estefania Zapata-Rodriguez, San Mateo

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

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

  • Rochelle Collinwood
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    Rochelle Collinwood, San Mateo

    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!

Southwest San Jose

  • Jeffrey Blockson
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    Jeffrey Blockson, Southwest San Jose

    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!”

  • Deborah Briz
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    Deborah Briz, Southwest San Jose

    Debbie has always had a passion for fitness, starting with dancing at age 5, to teaching aerobics at 19. She graduated with a Business degree, which took her to the corporate world. While raising a family and working, she did her best to balance life and keep up with being active. Continuing to be passionate about healthy living, she obtained certification as a Wellness Coach from the Institute of Integrated Nutrition so she could help friends and family with their wellness journeys.

    Personally fighting the aging process, she started experiencing firsthand how important weight training is to maintain strength, muscle tone and bone density. With her kids graduated from college and on their own, she has had the opportunity to explore her passion for health full time.

    Debbie signed on to be a trainer with The Perfect Workout and quickly realized how effective and safe slow-motion high-intensity strength training is. Her shoulder injury that had been an issue in past workouts was now gone. Debbie is now excited to educate and motivate each of her clients, creating a specialized workout for individual needs.

    In her spare time she enjoys yoga, hiking and spending time with her family. Debbie looks forward every day to sharing her own experiences and knowledge with her clients to help them achieve their own personal health goals.

  • Samantha Sevely
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    Samantha Sevely, Southwest San Jose

    Samantha, born and raised in the Bay Area, began her career in fitness by working at after-school soccer programs for kids. From there, she got into soccer coaching, reffing and even did one-on-one personal training for track and cross-country athletes.

    Helping these athletes work towards their fitness goals is what really sparked her passion for personal training. When Samantha did her first slow-motion strength training workout, she was blown away by how intense and effective it was. She knew right away that this was something she wanted to be a part of. Now, as a certified slow-motion strength trainer at The Perfect Workout, Samantha is fulfilling her true passion for helping people of all ages to lead active and healthy lives.

    When Samantha has free time, she loves to get creative. Anything from painting blank canvases to making handmade cards for her friends, family and clients! She also enjoys cooking, traveling, and relaxing on the beaches of Santa Cruz.

  • Ginger Fox
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    Ginger Fox, Southwest San Jose

    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!!

  • Andrew Frazier
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    Andrew Frazier, Southwest San Jose

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

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

  • Maria Beers
  • (408) 899-5812

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    Maria Beers, Southwest San Jose

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

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

Sunnyvale

  • Christina Marie Freiheit
  • (408) 912-1387

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    Christina Marie Freiheit, Sunnyvale

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

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

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

  • Paola Ortega
  • (408) 912-1387

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    Paola Ortega, Sunnyvale

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

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

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

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

  • Lisa Wong
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    Lisa Wong, Sunnyvale

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

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

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

  • Heather Bedy
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    Heather Bedy, Sunnyvale

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

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

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

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

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

  • Michael Parodi
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    Michael Parodi, Sunnyvale

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

  • Angie Kearsley
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    Angie Kearsley, Sunnyvale

    Angie is a Reiki Master Teacher and practitioner from Melbourne, Australia with over 20 years of experience in holistic health, mentoring, healing, teaching, yoga and meditation.

    Gaining a Diploma in Holistic Healing in 2004 put her on a path toward her Reiki Mastership in 2014 and developing her own business thereafter. Through this work, she has discovered that one of her greatest strengths is the ability to be in tune with others. At a deeper level, she has a sense of knowing how to guide others in their journey of self-healing, self-discovery and self-awareness, bringing compassion, empathy and understanding to her client’s needs in wellness.

    A few years ago Angie’s mother was diagnosed with amyloidosis, a renal condition which required her to have stem cell treatment, chemotherapy and today regular dialysis at home. Experiencing this journey with her mother, and the challenges and hardships it brought, led her to spend significant time exploring ways to assist in her mother’s mental, physical and spiritual health. This further deepened and enriched her path in service of sharing her knowledge and experience with others today.

    In early 2017 Angie moved to Northern California, where she began volunteer work at Our City Forest nursery, San Jose. Requiring a significant amount of physical strength and endurance was the primary reason for beginning a regular weight training routine.

    During this time, she found The Perfect Workout, where she became aware of the importance of strength training, including its many benefits. Making muscles work harder and seeing significant and long-lasting improvements, coupled with experiencing the workouts firsthand, brings an even stronger commitment to her work. Angie’s motto is:

    “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says–I’m possible” ~ Audrey Hepburn

  • Samantha Jennings
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    Samantha Jennings, Sunnyvale

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

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

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

Walnut Creek

  • Anton Lucido
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    Anton Lucido, Walnut Creek

    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
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    Danica Cramer, Walnut Creek

    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.

  • Catie Wayne
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    Catie Wayne, Walnut Creek

    Catie is an actor by trade, and a “people person” to the core. Well, there might be some room in her core for animals as well, considering she has three cats and wishes for Santa to bring her a puppy every Christmas. Her theatre and dance background (which began when she was six), combined with her athleticism (which started at an equally young age), has nurtured her into an incredibly high-energy person.

    Born in Hawaii, she’s always had a free spirit and positive attitude. Eight years ago she began her personal fitness journey, in an effort to have the flexibility and capability to dance and sing for hours on end–not to mention to keep herself fit, as she was a synchronized swimming, soccer playing, dancing teenager. She tried every diet and fitness trend you could think of, but not only did they not help, they often ended up packing on extra weight in the end, and the wrong exercise routines irritated her knees.

    When she learned about slow-motion strength training at The Perfect Workout, everything changed. She learned that her knees have a tendency to hyper-extend, and how to work out properly without hurting herself–all while getting better results than she ever thought she could achieve! It was like a light bulb went off in her mind and everything made sense—all the mistakes she’d been making throughout the years didn’t seem so unfair and frustrating any more.

    Going through this fitness journey alone has been difficult to say the least, but there are so many people going through the same experience! To have the opportunity as a trainer at The Perfect Workout to help show her clients their inner strength and potential is absolutely invaluable to her.

    “It’s safe to say that I’ll be doing this workout for the rest of my life. I can’t wait to teach you how to do it yourself!”

  • Rob Wight
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    Rob Wight, Walnut Creek

    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 Genty
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    Jonathan Genty, Clear Lake Studio

    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
  • (281) 456-3380

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    Sarah DeMott, Clear Lake Studio

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

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

  • Ethan Enyi
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    Ethan Enyi, Clear Lake Studio

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

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

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

Cypress/N. Houston

  • Shellina Lewis
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    Shellina Lewis, Cypress/N. Houston

    Shellina, born in Michigan but a true Texan, is the proud mother of two. She’s an active and health-conscious individual who believes in safe, effective workout methods. Achieving results safely and efficiently is her ultimate goal. Even before becoming a personal trainer with The Perfect Workout, she would arrange weekly workouts with friends and family. Healthy eating is also very important to her. She’s always experimenting with new recipes and learning how to prepare meals to support a healthy lifestyle for herself and her family. She loves sharing new ideas with friends who are also interested in working out and living healthy.

    Being outdoors is a favorite pastime–long walks and listening to soothing music are a favorite getaway. She could walk for miles and not even realize how far she’s gone. When working out, she’s always mindful of safe, effective, and efficient workout routines, and motivating friends and family to be active and healthy has always been her passion. Her workout goal is to build lean muscle while avoiding any type of running or intense cardio which can lead to injuries. This is what finally led her to The Perfect Workout. “I love pushing myself and driving others to be successful. This truly makes me happy.”

  • Pamela Wolfe
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    Pamela Wolfe, Cypress/N. Houston

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

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

Kingwood

  • Katherine Diaz
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    Katherine Diaz, Kingwood

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

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

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

Memorial

  • Thomas Bailey
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    Thomas Bailey, Memorial

    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.

  • Chardae Renee
  • (713) 355-2300

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    Chardae Renee, Memorial

    Chardae is an easy-going, fun-loving person who loves church, fitness and getting to know new people. She believes her purpose in life is to encourage, uplift, and work with people to be all they were meant to be. You will always know that she genuinely has your best interest in mind. Having completed a rigorous certification and training process, she combines her own session experience and curated knowledge to develop your personalized strategy.

    Before The Perfect Workout, Chardae’s commitment to fitness often wavered as she struggled with the sacrifices required to consistently hit a certain number of hours at the gym. She also found that training alone made it difficult to stay in form and track her progress properly, leading to workouts that were less safe and effective. Additionally, Chardae suffers from vertigo, which limits the types of workouts she is able to do. For the most part, any high-intensity or rapid movements are out of the question. Often, she’d feel discouraged that she might never reach her full training potential.

    During her first session at The Perfect Workout, Chardae found she was able to complete the entire session, to muscle success, without a vertigo episode–she was sold! It excited her, not only for her own goals, but for everyone else struggling with limiting conditions, injuries, etc. Chardae gushes, “My body and mind no longer suffer as they once did, and I am no longer discouraged or fearful of pushing myself in order to avoid an episode. I feel like I did my best and am reaching maximum potential during my sessions at The Perfect Workout. The slow-motion technique works and is for EVERYBODY and any BODY. The Perfect Workout has provided me with the best result in less time, guidance, and the opportunity to share my knowledge with others.”

    Chardae has many personal and professional interests, all of which intersect at one point: people. She’s traveled to Mexico and Nicaragua as a missionary volunteer to provide aid to local churches. On any given weekend she is engaged in various activities: she is a professional singer who leads worship for churches all across Houston; she is a volunteer model for styled shoots; she is a student; and she is a friend, filling any empty space with community.

    When Chardae is not busy with one of the above, she indulges in one of her greatest passions: travel! Her favorite experience is a solo trip to Europe last summer, where she joined a group of 30 other solo travelers. For two weeks she and her new trailblazing friends took to the streets of Amsterdam, Ghent, Paris, and London to explore. Domestic or international, it doesn’t matter, for Chardae, travel is travel!

  • Marci Arsenault
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    Marci Arsenault, Memorial

    Marci grew up in Sugar Land, Texas, the place she still calls home. Because of her father, who is a very dedicated weight lifter, she became interested in fitness at a very young age. She remembers doing bench press as young as 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
  • 281) 724-5147

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    Alexandra Lopez, Memorial

    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
  • (713) 355-2300

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    Andee Agnor, River Oaks

    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.

  • Kam Sadler
  • (713) 355-2300

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    Kam Sadler, River Oaks

    Kam is a Houston native with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from U of H. She never really saw herself as a “fitness” person. She was relatively active as a kid, but as she got older, fitness became an afterthought. Then, one day, she found herself weighing over 240lbs and knew something needed to change.

    Making a conscious effort to change her lifestyle through better eating habits and exercise, she managed to lose over 100 lbs back in 2012. During that time, she became more and more health and fitness conscious, until she eventually had an epiphany moment: she had finally discovered a passion that she could turn into a career, all while doing what she loves most – helping people.

    Now Kam is a Certified Life Coach. At The Perfect Workout, Kam has found the perfect place to live her passion–for health and fitness, and for helping people. Kam looks forward to helping each and every one of her clients to achieve their own personal health and fitness goals at The Perfect Workout.

    When she’s not in the gym, Kam is a passionate blogger and traveler. Kam’s personal mission statement is, “To him that believes, all things are possible.”

  • Cindy Childress
  • (713) 355-2300

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    Cindy Childress, River Oaks

    Cindy has her Ph. D. in English and is also a Certified Personal Trainer. She lived with her husband in Southeast Asia for seven years with his job in oil and gas. At one point Cindy lost over 80 lbs. and has kept it off for almost 20 years.

    Cindy has sustained many running injuries over the years, including torn hamstrings and hip flexors, IT-Band syndrome, bruised meniscus, and orthoscopic knee surgery for a bit of cartilage trapped under her knee cap. In contrast, she has done the Perfect Workout for over three years now and has never been injured. Cindy truly believes that you get a better workout with the slow motion technique than running, without injuries, and you will therefore have a much better quality of life. Cindy has even reversed her chronic knee pain while working out at The Perfect Workout.

    Cindy listens carefully to her clients to keep them safe, and she takes the time to communicate effectively, making adjustments based on each individual’s needs in order to avoid injury. She enjoys teaching this exercise method, and she will answer your questions in as much detail as you need so you clearly understand how your workouts are safe and effective.

    When not at the studio, Cindy loves to spend time with her blind cocker spaniel, Duchess Kate, and two rescue cats, Oliver Twist and Lord Byron.

  • Annie Steen
  • (713) 355-2300

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    Annie Steen, River Oaks

    Annabelle was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She has her BS in Exercise Science from Texas A&M University and plans to continue her education. After completing physical therapy for a knee injury at age 18, she realized the importance of setting and reaching fitness goals.

    Annabelle has a passion for strength training and staying active. She believes in the importance of improving health and fitness while staying safe. She is excited to help others in this way, ultimately revolutionizing the way people exercise! She looks forward to working with each one of her clients at The Perfect Workout to guide and challenge them to reach their own personal health and fitness goals.

    Annabelle has a passion for live music, being outdoors, and cooking/eating new types of food. She enjoys all types of physical activity, including dancing and strength training–and she has run 4 half marathons.

Sugar Land

  • Felicia Wenah
  • (713) 355-2300

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    Felicia Wenah, Sugar Land

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

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

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

  • Matthew Medeiros
  • (281) 201-5309

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    Matthew Medeiros, Sugar Land

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

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

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

  • Lauren Lartigue
  • (281) 241-1628

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    Lauren Lartigue, Sugar Land

    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.

The Woodlands

  • Ariana Klugiewicz
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    Ariana Klugiewicz, The Woodlands

    Ariana graduated cum laude from Texas A&M Corpus Christi with a Bachelor’s degree in Art and a minor in Philosophy. She grew up in a family of personal trainers and workout enthusiasts. Seeing the positive impact fitness had on each of her family members, as well as the clients they trained, inspired Ariana to be active. She played tennis during high school and got into running and swimming in college, but  she found that it was hard to stay motivated every day for hours at a time and became discouraged. After hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2016 from Georgia to Maine, she decided she wanted to pursue a career in fitness. 
     
    Upon discovering The Perfect Workout, Ariana knew this is what had been missing, 20 minute sessions twice a week! The sessions are challenging, but with the support of a trainer she is able to push her muscles and mind further than when she worked out alone. She never knew there was an effective way to build muscle and cut fat without committing hours every day to a regimen. 
     
    Ariana is excited to share this safe and effective slow-motion technique with her clients and celebrate in their successes at The Perfect Workout. When she isn’t thinking about food or working out, Ariana is a passionate organizer and reader with an aptitude for comic relief.

  • Adrian Walker
  • (281) 298-2300

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    Adrian Walker, The Woodlands

    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
  • (281) 245-0478

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    Rob Gomez, The Woodlands

    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

  • Evalina Rowan
  • (817) 653-7315

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    Evalina Rowan, Arlington

    Evalina’s passion is to work towards enhancing the well-being of her clients by empowering them with the knowledge, skills, support, guidance and resources to help them on the journey to health/fitness. She has learned how important it is to be active through overcoming her own medical setbacks of osteoarthritis, herniated discs, and osteopenia.

    It’s all about a balance of strength and healthy eating–this is her goal for everyone. At The Perfect Workout, she wants each of her clients to feel that, Yes, I can do this!

    Evalina’s belief system is this: Fitness provides us with the ability to enjoy a healthy active lifestyle.

  • Jolie Handfield
  • (682) 316-4265

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    Jolie Handfield, Arlington

    Born and raised in the beautiful-by-nature Turks & Caicos Islands, Jolie moved to the U.S just in time to begin high school. In order to avoid the trend of obesity in her family, the new house rule was that participating in sports was a must. From softball and cheer-leading to soccer and running track, her fall and spring schedule never had a dull moment.

    Eventually, all these activities took a toll on her body. Simple things like walking upstairs, at her young age, was a bother to her knees. The Perfect Workout allows Jolie to maintain an active lifestyle and stay on track, not following in the footsteps of those before her. It only made sense for her to join the team and share about the program to others. She is an advocate for healthy living and thrives off of helping others achieve their fitness goals at The Perfect Workout.

Colleyville

  • Kippy Benefield
  • (972) 684-5360

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    Kippy Benefield, Colleyville

    Kippy was born and raised in Texas. She attended high school and college in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. 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.

  • Janine Alexander
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    Janine Alexander, Colleyville

    Thank you for taking the time to get to know me a little bit before we meet in person, I hope to be able to do the same with you!

    Just so you know, I am heavily involved in The Perfect Workout and have been for years. First, foremost, I manage the Colleyville Texas studio from week to week. Second, I certify new personal trainers by putting them through a rigorous training program that includes behind the scenes studying, in-house-hands on training, practicals, in-depth testing and many hours of practice and evaluation. I love raising up the next generation! I do the same with my team, I help develop them into managers and have had great success with my team members being promoted! Last, but certainly not least, I change lives by revolutionizing the way people exercise! I have helped hundreds of people, including faculty, friends, family and clients, improve their health and fitness in one way or another through the use of our Slow-Motion Training. To tell you the truth, it’s hard to choose a favorite make over. So, I’ll share a couple with you to give you an idea of the transformation that is possible for you.

    I want to start with Marsha* a client I have known for years now. Because she just flat out works her butt off, she’s fun to train, she’s a kind and loving human being and she got AMAZING results. Marsha, after a little more than a year (maybe less) has seen all of her osteopenia go to normal and her osteoporosis go to one notch under normal to osteopenia! She is stronger than she’s ever been, and she is enjoying life to the fullest with several grand kids and a husband who takes her all over the globe!

    Then there is Mark*. Mark came to me via some of his colleagues who heard about us in the newspaper. They were seriously concerned for his life. His skin did not look healthy, he had no energy and was suffering from diabetes and all that disease entails. His blood work was nearly all red when we first met but over the course of 2 years, I saw consistent changes from that red blood work to some yellow in there, to no red and even a couple green areas, to almost no yellow and ALL green. Mark has got to a point where he needs way less insulin than he ever has and now has energy to run his business from the front lines every day. Not to mention he lost more than 30 pounds while he trained with me and won our weight loss competition by a LAND SLIDE.

    I am very proud of my work here, both behind the scenes as well as on the front lines and I can promise you, you will be glad to work with me and any one of my teammates here at The Perfect Workout. We offer world class customer service, candor to keep you going, integrity to build relationships, an evidence-based exercise that is backed by science and teamwork that will make for an amazing experience every time you exercise.

    I am looking forward to meeting you and am so glad you have chosen to begin the journey to revolutionize the way that you exercise!

    **I changed these names for privacy reasons, because I could not resist telling their stories. I very much value these clients because of their modesty and humbleness. We truly have the most amazing clients and I want to shout their praises as often as I can.

  • Bradley Bammel
  • (817) 409-3377

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    Bradley Bammel, Colleyville

    Brad was born and raised in southeastern Michigan, and uses that excuse to explain his otherwise delusional choice to be a die-hard Detroit Lions fan. A huge fan of sports, he transferred his love of playing football and baseball to the weight room after high school, and quickly developed a fixation for everything bodybuilding and fitness-related. He has personally experienced the transformative effect of accomplishing fitness-related goals, and is passionate about helping others reach theirs.

    He is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer, and has a good working knowledge of training in several aspects. He’s also a big nerd and plans to finish his studies at the University of Texas at Arlington to complete his undergrad in Geoscience. So if you ever have any questions about training, experimental petrology, or about his sanity in remaining a Lions fan, please feel free to ask!

  • Gary Dryer
  • (817) 421-1100

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    Gary Dryer, Colleyville

    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

  • Meg Hudson
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    Meg Hudson, Flower Mound

    Meg is a native Texan who has a passion for fitness and nutrition. She grew up in Houston, where she played a plethora of sports (soccer, basketball, volleyball, golf, etc). She relocated to the Dallas area, where she attended the University of North Texas. She continued playing rec sports in college and with her community for fun, but her greatest passion was music.

    She met her husband at UNT, and while they played together in church, their true passion was in rock music. They began a rock band called Drive Thru Society a year after they were married, and spent the next few years pursuing that in the evenings and on weekends. They had success at radio, with 3 of their 5 songs spending 6 or more weeks on the Billboard Christian Rock charts, and their adventures allowed them to tour regionally and nationally.

    After a few years, lots of miles and tons of laughter, they decided it was time to settle in their local community and serve where they were. Meg knew that nothing would come close to her love for music, but found a huge passion in fitness and nutrition. She discovered The Perfect Workout, and loves helping clients safely and effectively reach their goals and overcome obstacles. She and her husband Greg currently reside in Denton, TX where they are active members in their church and community.

  • Hannah McKinley
  • 972-355-3300

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    Hannah McKinley, Flower Mound

    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.

Park Cities/North Dallas

  • Jon-Erik Hernandez
  • (214) 378-3000

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    Jon-Erik Hernandez, Park Cities/North Dallas

    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!

  • Ryan McCarthy
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    Ryan McCarthy, Park Cities/North Dallas

    Ryan is a Texas native who recently relocated back to the Dallas area after living in San Diego for 12 years.  He was enlisted in the US Navy, which was the cause of relocation to the West Coast, where he served on the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.  

    During his stay in San Diego, Ryan trained independently on and off while also training classes in a boot camp gym.  Once he moved back to Dallas, he came across The Perfect Workout.  After experiencing the workout and digging into the background of the workout, he was hooked.  

    “I’ve grown up playing sports (and still do), trained in MMA, and have ridden super-bikes for over a decade.  From all of that, my joints were shot and had many issues.  The Perfect Workout has given me the ability to train hard, gain strength, and keep improving my health while completely saving my joints.”

    Ryan is eager to share his experience and training to enable each client at The Perfect Workout achieve their own personal health and fitness goals without fear of injury.

SW Ft. Worth

  • Jolie Handfield
  • (682) 316-4265

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    Jolie Handfield, SW Ft. Worth

    Born and raised in the beautiful-by-nature Turks & Caicos Islands, Jolie moved to the U.S just in time to begin high school. In order to avoid the trend of obesity in her family, the new house rule was that participating in sports was a must. From softball and cheer-leading to soccer and running track, her fall and spring schedule never had a dull moment.

    Eventually, all these activities took a toll on her body. Simple things like walking upstairs, at her young age, was a bother to her knees. The Perfect Workout allows Jolie to maintain an active lifestyle and stay on track, not following in the footsteps of those before her. It only made sense for her to join the team and share about the program to others. She is an advocate for healthy living and thrives off of helping others achieve their fitness goals at The Perfect Workout.

West Plano

  • Liz Talavera
  • (972) 597-2230

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    Liz Talavera, West Plano

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

  • Kimberly Buford
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    Kimberly Buford, West Plano

    Kimberly Buford was raised in Plano, Texas with her older sister. After dealing with personal illness and injury in her youth, she developed a passion for the study of nutrition and fitness. Cooking became a favorite hobby, 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
  • (972) 597-2230

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    Raechel Larson, West Plano

    Raechel is a second-generation Exercise Science major. As such, fitness has always been an integral part of her life: 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!

  • Laura Lamons
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    Laura Lamons, West Plano

    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.

  • Lauren Hays
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    Lauren Hays, West Plano

    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.

  • Valerie Perez
  • (972) 597-2230

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    Valerie Perez, West Plano

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

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

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

  • Tyler Frantz
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    Tyler Frantz, West Plano

    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

  • Elizabeth Rublein
  • (571) 384-6484

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    Elizabeth Rublein, Alexandria

    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!

Bethesda

  • Greg Wilson
  • (301) 876-4166

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    Greg Wilson, Bethesda

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

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

Burke

  • Ryan Kellough
  • (703) 350-4270

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    Ryan Kellough, Burke

    Born and raised in southern Maryland, Ryan has been an athlete ever since picking up a baseball bat for the first time at the age of 5. He stayed active year-round in high school, from cross country in the fall, and baseball in the spring to basketball and football with friends in the summer. Ryan found his niche as a pitcher, and played 3 years on the Stevenson University baseball team.

    Chronic injury forced Ryan to end his career prematurely. He walked away from sports and fitness for over 3 years until discovering the super slow method of weight training. After committing himself to the method for several months now, his body is healthier and stronger than ever, and he has even resumed playing sports!

    The satisfaction he gets from helping people live fuller and healthier lives is what drives him day in and day out. Ryan really looks forward to sharing his own knowledge and experience with his clients at The Perfect Workout, helping each and every one to safely and effectively achieve their own personal health and fitness goals.

  • Hanna Yoon
  • (703) 978-1000

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    Hanna Yoon, Burke

    Born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, Hanna has always led an active lifestyle. She grew up participating in sports such as basketball, soccer, and sprinting.

    When she injured her knee from sprinting, Hannah knew she had to find something to keep her active while working with her injuries. When she found out about The Perfect Workout and the super-slow method, she knew it was the perfect fit for her. 

    She has become a trainer so she can help others achieve their fitness goals and spread awareness about this perfect method.

Centreville

  • Brandon Taylor
  • (571) 465-9081

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    Brandon Taylor, Centreville

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

  • Simone Davis
  • (703)-822-5320

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    Simone Davis, Centreville

    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.

Fairfax

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

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    Alyssa Russell, Fairfax

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

  • Jennifer Reid
  • 703-259-2550

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    Jennifer Reid, Fairfax

    Jennifer was born and raised in Northern Virginia where she grew up loving the outdoors. She got involved in athletics at an early age and tried softball, soccer, skateboarding, rollerblading, volleyball, karate, dance, gymnastics and horseback riding. In middle and high school, she chose to focus on running, and competed in track and cross country.

    When Jennifer graduated from high school, she planned to study architecture with no plans to become a collegiate athlete. She was drawn to the rowing team after her first week at the University of Virginia, and she walked on the team without ever having rowed before. Her running background helped her keep up, but she had to gain a significant amount of muscle to make a difference on the team. She trained through the summer to work on technique and made the varsity team her second year. By her fourth year, she was competing in the first varsity eight boat that helped the team place third in the country at NCAAs.

    Jennifer loved being able to pair her education at UVA with her love for athletics. She is extremely thankful to her family for supporting her sports endeavors and her coaches, athletic trainers, nutritionists, and her teammates for helping her reach her goals. After graduating with her bachelor’s in Urban & Environmental Planning with a minor in Architecture, Jennifer returned home to Stafford, VA and worked out on her own. But even with four years of collegiate weight training experience, she still found it difficult to get a good workout at the normal gym. After a long day of work and a long commute, the last thing Jennifer wanted to do was waste time at the gym and not see any results.

    Jennifer knows she’s not the only one who feels this way, which is why she is so excited to have found The Perfect Workout! She loves how proper form and technique are an integral part to every workout, and Jennifer looks forward to helping others stay safe while challenging themselves. She is so excited to see her clients reach their goals, get stronger, and live healthier lives in just 20 minutes twice a week!

  • Christine House
  • (703) 935-4859

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    Christine House, Fairfax

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

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

Falls Church

  • Wan Huang
  • (703) 536-1022

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    Wan Huang, Falls Church

    Wan grew up in Taiwan and immigrated to the United States with her family at age 12. Throughout her life, she’s always enjoyed exercise and sports: swimming, horseback riding, cycling, lacrosse, cheer leading, and especially martial arts. She continued her pursuit in martial arts at the University of Pittsburgh while completing her degree in Molecular Biology.

    Upon graduation, Wan worked as a Nursing Assistant at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. During her time there, she helped many people recover from various health conditions and was always heart broken when people suffered due to preventable illnesses. Now, at The Perfect Workout, Wan is very excited to help people find healthier and more active lifestyles that she believes can prevent many serious health conditions! Wan hopes to combine her passion for fitness and medicine to help “Revolutionize the Way People Exercise” and improve their lives.

  • William Cheatham
  • (703) 536-1022

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    William Cheatham, Falls Church

    William grew up in Montgomery County MD, and attended Washington Adventist University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree. He has worked in hospital operating rooms as a transfusion technician, and as a Physical Therapy Aide at Shady Grove Orthopaedics. 

    He has been involved in athletics for his whole life. Through college he played DII men’s volleyball, as well as participating in football and basketball on and off campus. His passions also include martial arts and community outreach with his local church. He is very excited to begin re-shaping the way people exercise, and he looks forward to joining each and every client at The Perfect Workout on their individual journey to fitness success.

  • Allison Parrish
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    Allison Parrish, Falls Church

    Allison has been a very active person all her of life. At the young age of 11, she experienced the fun and hard work of running track and cross country, winning numerous awards and medals along the way, and earned herself a full scholarship to Eastern Kentucky University.

    In college she discovered the art of movement and performance, which later developed into her career as a professional ballroom instructor and competitor. Strength conditioning was a very important part of her training schedule, making slow-motion strength training at The Perfect Workout a perfect fit!

    Allison enjoys helping others achieve their goals in both dancing and strength training. The 20 minutes, twice a week, guaranteed results is the most ideal and perfect addition to her busy teaching and training schedule. She looks forward to working with each of her clients at The Perfect Workout, helping them to achieve their own personal health and fitness goals.

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

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    Alyssa Russell, Falls Church

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

  • Kenny Wilson
  • (703) 775-2256

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    Kenny Wilson, Falls Church

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

Reston

  • Karen Mikeliunas
  • (703) 584-5369

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    Karen Mikeliunas, Reston

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

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

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

  • Grace Finnerty
  • (571)375-7341

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    Grace Finnerty, Reston

    Grace, a native northern Virginian, has been involved in sports and fitness from an early age. Whether it was soccer, lacrosse, basketball or just running around the neighborhood with friends, she was always staying active. As she got older, Grace chose to pursue lacrosse, and played all throughout her high school and collegiate career. She attended Lynchburg College where she earned a degree in Marketing and played lacrosse for 4 years. She was a 2-year captain and received all-conference and all-state recognition.

    Her senior year of college, Grace tore her ACL and was out for most of her senior season. She took on more of a coaching role that year, and realized that helping others learn and grow was just as rewarding as being able to play herself. After college, she wanted to continue helping other girls reach their skill and fitness goals in lacrosse, and became a coach. She is currently the varsity assistant lacrosse coach at Bishop O’Connell High School and the head coach of her club team, Virginia Metro.

    Grace was drawn to The Perfect Workout because she wants to love her job and make her lifestyle into a career. She loves to help educate others about their body and what it is capable of, as well as helping people reach their fitness goals! Grace looks forward to working with each of her clients at The Perfect Workout, helping and encouraging them to attain their own personal health objectives.

  • Christine House
  • (703) 935-4859

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    Christine House, Reston

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

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

  • Derek Fuller
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    Derek Fuller, Reston

    Derek, a native of Cumberland MD, developed his passion for health and fitness at a young age. Growing up, he played several sports year-round. After graduating high school, he played collegiate soccer and even pursued professional tryouts. Throughout his athletic and fitness endeavors, Derek endured a major knee surgery, repeated ankle sprains, and other nagging injuries. He attributes overcoming obstacles and maintaining great shape year-round to fitness and nutrition.

    After graduating from Frostburg State University with a Bachelor’s in Exercise and Sports Science, he became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Outside of personal training, Derek has worked as a rehab aide and high school varsity soccer coach.

    Derek was drawn to The Perfect Workout because of the strong work ethic and positive atmosphere the trainers and clients shared. He loves how that impactful 20 minutes of hard work twice per week can drastically improve strength and overall quality of life while maintaining the highest standard of safety. His mission when meeting new clients is to not only help reach their goals, but to sustain them over time.

    In his free time, Derek enjoys being outdoors, traveling, cooking, and spending time with his rambunctious Italian greyhound, Zephyr.

Rockville

  • Stephanie Moy
  • (301) 658-3207

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    Stephanie Moy, Rockville

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

  • Rachel Packer
  • (301) 658-3207

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    Rachel Packer, Rockville

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

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

  • Caroline Mariz
  • (301) 876-4166

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    Caroline Mariz, Rockville

    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!

  • Raymond Roxas
  • (301) 417-4585)

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    Raymond Roxas, Rockville

    Raymond Roxas was born and raised in the D.C. area. He learned everything from how to walk and talk to how to run a business from the talented teachers and mentors that reside in this area.
     
    Ray has participated in a number of sports, wrestling, football, and volleyball just to name a few. But his true love was always been the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. From a very young age, Ray was enrolled in karate, as many in his generation were. But unlike most of his compatriots in the Saturday morning cartoons age group, Ray was waking up on Saturday mornings to drive to karate tournaments and spending his lunch periods practicing kicks. As Ray moved on to high school, karate graduated to the wide world of MMA. Training every morning, homework every evening, and competitions every weekend was Ray’s life for a majority of his high school career. There were high hopes for Ray to go professional after high school. Unfortunately, due to several injuries and surgeries, Ray’s MMA career ended abruptly his senior year of high school.

     
    What was there left to do for the young man to do? Ray still needed an avenue to release his stress, anger (mostly hormonal), and energy. That is where fitness made its beautiful introduction. Even though Ray was not able to train the way he used to for martial arts, weight lifting still allowed him to physically push himself to limits that most people could not fathom. Ray’s love for the gym and working out led him to pursue a career in Personal Training. For years now, Ray has been a NASM Certified Trainer, helping others reach their goals physically, mentally, and in some cases even spiritually.
    Ray really understands what it means to lose everything: dreams, aspirations, even hope. But he has also figured out a way to overcome these difficulties and still greet each day with a smile and a great attitude. 

     
    That is why, when he first came across The Perfect Workout, he fell in love all over again. This was an opportunity to meet people who may have given up on their own dreams of achieving their ideal physical state, and help guide and coach them safely towards their goals, 20 minutes at a time.

Wheaton

  • Desiree Del Valle
  • (240) 669-9631

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    Desiree Del Valle, Wheaton

    Desiree was raised in beautiful Seattle, WA, and has lived all over the west coast. Recently, she planted her feet in Maryland. Desiree grew up a dancer, and still enjoys dancing as recreation, in addition to hiking and running.

    She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelors in Sociology, which has fueled her passion for working with people. This ball of joy is an advocate of self-empowerment; she strives to make the world a brighter place every day in any way she can.

    During her college years, after gaining 25 lbs and struggling to keep weight off, Desiree specifically fell in love with strength training because of the self-empowerment she discovered while wanting to break out of the box she put herself in. Ever since then, she has wanted to help people discover their own inner strength and positively bring out their best, just as she did for herself. Her passion for health and fitness is driven by her personal journey, and she is enthusiastic to inspire each of her clients to live their best lives through The Perfect Workout. She can’t wait to meet you!

  • Abdul Taylor
  • (240) 669-9631

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    Abdul Taylor, Wheaton

    Abdul grew up in the Washington DC area from the age of 9. He was always an active boy, and when he was 11 years old, Abdul started playing in organized sports. He really gained a love for athletics, especially football. Almost always the smallest player on the team, Abdul made sure that he took his fitness and conditioning very seriously. While attending Dunbar High School in DC, Abdul accepted the personal challenge to get stronger, faster and improve his overall health in order to compete with the much larger kids on the team, some who are now current NFL players! A hardworking student-athlete, Abdul graduated as valedictorian and went on to play football at Cornell University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication.

    From rehabbing injuries in high school and college to maintaining his health and wellness years later, fitness has been a part of Abdul’s life for as long as he can remember. As a certified personal trainer at The Perfect Workout, Abdul will be able to do for his clients what his previous coaches and trainers did for him: provide safe and effective training to improve their health and fitness. He looks forward to helping each client, at whatever fitness level, to reach the personal fitness goals that they never thought they could achieve.

  • Sydney Nelson
  • (301) 363-4507

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    Sydney Nelson, Wheaton

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

Philadelphia Area

Ardmore

  • Francesca Romani
  • (215) 529-8171

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    Francesca Romani, Ardmore

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

  • Manny Amine
  • (610) 400-3758

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    Manny Amine, Ardmore

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

  • Katie Laughlin
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    (484) 412-8429

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    Katie Laughlin, Ardmore

    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!

  • Abel Warden
  • (484) 412-8429

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    Trainer Profile:

    Abel Warden, Ardmore

    Abel recently moved to Philadelphia with his girlfriend and his dog, Finn. He has been involved in competitive sports all his life and has accumulated the injuries that go with it.

    Abel had heard about and used slow-motion training in his various rehab regimens. This is what lead him to The Perfect Workout. Now Abel looks forward every day to working with each of his clients, helping and encouraging them to effectively and safely reach their own personal health and fitness goals at The Perfect Workout.

Cherry Hill

  • Heidi Wood
  • (856) 530-0157

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    Trainer Profile:

    Heidi Wood, Cherry Hill

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

  • Deb Flynn
  • (856) 528-2525

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    Trainer Profile:

    Deb Flynn, Cherry Hill

    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. She recently completed the rigorous personal training certification for The Perfect Workout. She has 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.

    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. She noticed that she developed pains/injuries after doing any of these programs for a certain length of time, causing her to need 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.

    That is why Deb immediately knew that The Perfect Workout approach of super-slow-motion strength training was unique and a perfect match for her, personally and professionally. She had to be part of this revolution in exercising that can work 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 individuals!

  • Lindsay Walters
  • (856) 528-2525

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    Lindsay Walters, Cherry Hill

    Lindsay has always had a passion for health, fitness and helping people–which is what led her to The Perfect Workout. She was searching for a healthy change in her life, and that is exactly what she found. Since she started incorporating slow-motion strength training into her regular workout routines, she has seen better results in very little time.

    Lindsay grew up in a military family and moved every 2-3 years. Her family eventually settled in the farmlands of Columbus, NJ, where she developed roots and discovered her passion for athletics. She excelled throughout high school playing soccer, softball and running track. She graduated from Rowan University with a B.A. in Communications, and has a professional background in sales and customer service, skills that she brings to her work at The Perfect Workout.

    Lindsay believes there is nothing more fulfilling than putting a smile on a client’s face while helping them work towards their target. She looks forward every day to helping each client achieve their own personal heath and fitness goals at The Perfect Workout. Whether she’s in or outside the studio, her motto is to work hard, play hard and laugh a lot!

Huntingdon Valley

  • Ashley Davis
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    Ashley Davis, Huntingdon Valley

    Ashley is a graduate from Louisiana Tech, where she studied Theatre and Communications. Being an actor led to a lot of unique skills, such as her ability and certifications to perform/choreograph stage fights and stunts. She has an extensive background in Martial Arts which she uses while performing in her fights, mostly using some sort of sword.

    Health and fitness is an essential part of her life because it keeps her safe and strong as she attacks the world of theater and stage combat. She loves to help people reach their goals, and she understands the whole process because she lost 40 lbs herself just 2 short years ago. Once reaching her goal, she wanted to continue to give others the help that she needed as well on her own fitness journey.

    Now Ashley looks forward every day to helping each of her clients at The Perfect Workout to safely and effectively achieve their own personal health and fitness goals.

Jenkintown

  • Robert Fitzgerald
  • (267) 626-2387

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    Trainer Profile:

    Robert Fitzgerald, Jenkintown

    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.

  • Maria Montagini
  • (267) 626-2387

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    Trainer Profile:

    Maria Montagini, Jenkintown

    In Maria’s case, the old saying that “farm kids don’t work out, they work” was accurate. Staying physically active on a farm in Ohio was easy, but after getting married and moving to New Mexico, she realized she would have to do something to stay fit.

    Running seemed like an obvious option, but after the birth of her first child, her knees were weakened from running miles every day and she began to train with weights. This was an improvement, but she was constantly seeing chiropractors and physical therapists to easy the discomfort and injury caused by free weights and unstable loads. The stress these “workouts” inflicted on her body became especially apparent after the birth of three more children.

    Discovering slow-motion strength training at The Perfect Workout and revitalizing her workout routine now keeps Maria strong, fit, and un-injured, so she can care for her husband and children. Instead of working out half an hour every day, 5 days a week, she only works out twice a week for 20 minutes, giving her more time to spend homeschooling her children, caring for her family, and occasionally playing guitar. She is passionate about her role as a personal trainer, and grateful for the opportunity to share the safety and benefits of The Perfect Workout with others.

Paoli

  • Crystal Poli
  • (484) 328-3360

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    Trainer Profile:

    Crystal Poli, Paoli

    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!

  • Kristina Rule
  • (610) 590-1485

    Trainer Profile:

    Kristina Rule, Paoli

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

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

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

  • Katie Laughlin
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    (484) 412-8429

    Trainer Profile:

    Katie Laughlin, Paoli

    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!

Springfield

  • Andrew Hong
  • (484) 472-8385

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    Trainer Profile:

    Andrew Hong, Springfield

    Andrew was born in Philadelphia and studied Finance at West Chester University.
    In 2016, while working as an accountant, he found himself 50 lbs
    overweight and, more importantly, unhappy with the direction his life and health
    were headed.

    He began getting back into shape by going to the gym and really
    focusing on his nutrition. By the next year, he had developed a passion for the health
    and fitness industry. With all the knowledge and experience of going through his own
    weight loss journey, Andrew really wanted to help others achieve the better quality of
    life like he had.

    When he was introduced to The Perfect Workout and slow-motion
    strength training, he was amazed by the safety, benefits, and results.
    Andrew is now living much healthier and happier, helping each one of his clients as a personal
    trainer at The Perfect Workout.

Chicago Area

Arlington Heights

  • Eric Stencel
  • (847) 572-0465

    Trainer Profile:

    Eric Stencel, Arlington Heights

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

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

  • Andrew Passarella
  • (224) 735-3559

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    Trainer Profile:

    Andrew Passarella, Arlington Heights

    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

  • Isaac Nodal
  • (630) 474-0346

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    Trainer Profile:

    Isaac Nodal, Glen Ellyn

    When it comes to an active lifestyle, Isaac has made many different attempts at a consistent healthy lifestyle. Growing up, he was introduced to nearly every sport you could think of–football to volleyball to softball and even dodgeball! Being active was not a problem for Isaac. While he was involved in many physical activities, what he was looking for was a consistent healthy lifestyle, with challenging exercises that would lead him towards his goals of becoming stronger, more fit, and also of choosing a healthier way of life.

    In his journey to find his “perfect program,” Isaac made the decision to search for a career in the exercise/fitness world. This led him on the path of educating others in exercise/physical activity. He now coaches elementary students in basketball, volleyball, and track/field.

    Isaac also came across The Perfect Workout, where he could not only participate in a program that would lead him effectively and safely towards his own personal goals, but would also allow him to help others in their own journey towards their goals and aspirations. From his first experience with The Perfect Workout, Isaac knew that the opportunity to join The Perfect Workout team would help him as well as the clients he would teach and train.

    “My greatest achievement and my greatest joy is when I see that I have impacted another person’s life in a positive and meaningful way. Even the slightest change shows me the potential that both I and my clients possess to reach exactly what we are working so hard for.”

  • Katie Coy
  • (630) 568-5053

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    Trainer Profile:

    Katie Coy, Glen Ellyn

    Katie is a US Navy veteran and an avid obstacle course racer. Throughout her life she was an avid athlete, participating in sports such karate, cheerleading, rock climbing, and bowling. She kept these sports and activities an active part of her life through her time in the Navy as well.

    After an accident on active duty, she found herself in the hospital with limited movement. Suffering much of the trauma to her back, her injuries restricted her movement due to the pain and left side weakness. She was told she would be in constant pain and would not be able to participate in those activities again. For 2 and a half years she was in physical therapy. With the perseverance of her physical therapist and his appreciation for slow-motion strength training, she was safely able to significantly regain strength and movement throughout her entire body, avoiding further injuries.

    Today Katie volunteers with adaptive athletes through an organization called Oscar Mike. Working with them, she learned very quickly that what may work for some, won’t work for others. Many of the adaptive athletes she volunteers with only have so much energy until it’s depleted, so it’s important to get as much exercise safely in as short a time as possible. The importance of preventing further injury was never lost during the workout sessions. Adopting the slow-motion method, adaptive athletes can get the most out of their workout.

    Working with these athletes, Katie discovered that people are only limited by what their mind says they are. She has watched them complete everything from 18-mile obstacle courses to sky diving and wheelchair rugby tournaments. She came to The Perfect Workout to show others that they are their only limitation. She is eager to work with each one of her clients to encourage and enable them to reach their own personal health and fitness goals.

Highland Park

  • Mary Zehren
  • (847) 780-3887

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    Trainer Profile:

    Mary Zehren, Highland Park

    An athlete from a young age, Mary participated in many sports. The longest of which was figure skating where she learned the benefits of rigorous practice and commitment. She has stayed constantly active with a great love for the outdoors leading her to school at the University of Colorado. Here she maintained a healthy lifestyle by rowing on the University crew team and becoming an avid kayaker. Hand in hand with all of these endeavors she always incorporated working out at the gym and has become passionate about strength training and it’s ability to produce remarkable results. What she loves most about The Perfect Workout, and what attracted her to become a trainer with the company, is the evidence based, proven results behind this method. Not only has she now seen what clients have achieved, by taking on the training herself she has loved the added agility, stamina and power she can now bring to all of her athletic activities. She looks forward to sharing the knowledge she has gained with anyone looking to revolutionize their lifestyle through exercise. A North Shore native, Mary is thrilled to be training clients at our new beautiful Highland Park studio.

  • Katherine Naser
  • (847) 653-6929

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    Trainer Profile:

    Katherine Naser, Highland Park

    Katherine was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. In 2008 she moved to Southern California to earn her degree at The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Academically she was a go-getter and extremely goal-oriented. However, she did not take the time to make her health a priority and to learn about effective nutrition and exercise. By age 24, she was overweight and facing high-risk factors associated with obesity. She realized she needed to make a change, and decided to strive for health and happiness. She researched how to eat a nutrient-dense diet and to exercise effectively. She had to change her mindset as well as her lifestyle, which has led her to lose over 110 lbs!

    Once she discovered her passion for healthy living, she also discovered the desire to help others change their lives too. Not long after, she discovered The Perfect Workout. She dived in headfirst and started training and inspiring the clients at the Huntington Beach studio, and loved every minute of it!

    The need to inspire and succeed translated to her clients and to the entire team she was working alongside. This led her to facility management positions at the Huntington Beach and Mission Viejo studios. Now Katherine has been given the amazing opportunity to relocate to Chicago to coach, mentor, and lead the entire Chicago team to success.

    A single decision to get healthy has significantly impacted and changed her life. It is more than she ever thought was possible. She not only found herself, but she found a career she loves! She is happier and more fulfilled than she could have ever imagined. When she’s not working, Katherine enjoys staying active by hiking, camping, fishing, cooking, and spending quality time with her fiancé and their dog, Beans.

Naperville

  • Natalie McCain
  • (331) 472-4732

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    Trainer Profile:

    Natalie McCain, Naperville

    Natalie has been a nutritionist for 15 years and a Natural Health Coach for 10. Her passion for nutrition, health, and fitness started at an early age. When she was in fifth grade, she told her mom she wanted to be a vegetarian. Her mother said she would allow it if Natalie could show her how she would get enough protein on a vegetarian diet. In doing so, Natalie’s love for balanced nutrition was born.

    In junior high, for her birthday, she asked for and received step and workout videos, which further ignited her passion for fitness. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Benedictine University. Right after, she discovered her love for marital arts, especially Kosho Ryu Kempo, and is fascinated with what the human body is capable of with training. A few years later, she started her training as a Natural Health Coach. Combined with her degree in nutrition, she loves to help others using a whole-body (holistic) approach to health and wellness.

    When she was six months pregnant, she broke her ankle. Although she was able to heal it in 6 weeks with nutrition and natural medicine, she stopped working out over concern of injuring her ankle further. (It’s hard to care for a newborn while on crutches!) By the end of her pregnancy she had gained 46 lbs! It took effort, planning, believing in herself, a balanced eating plan, and exercise to lose the 46 lbs and get back to her pre-pregnancy fitness level and weight. Had she known then about The Perfect Workout and the super slow method, it would have made her journey back to health and fitness a lot easier and more efficient.

    Natalie loves combining her knowledge and experience of nutrition and natural health with the slow-motion strength training method at The Perfect Workout to help every one of her clients safely and effectively achieve their own personal health and fitness goals.

  • Stephine Williams
  • (630) 622-0816

    Trainer Profile:

    Stephine Williams, Naperville

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

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

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

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

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

Northbrook

  • Katherine Naser
  • (847) 653-6929

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    Trainer Profile:

    Katherine Naser, Northbrook

    Katherine was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. In 2008 she moved to Southern California to earn her degree at The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Academically she was a go-getter and extremely goal-oriented. However, she did not take the time to make her health a priority and to learn about effective nutrition and exercise. By age 24, she was overweight and facing high-risk factors associated with obesity. She realized she needed to make a change, and decided to strive for health and happiness. She researched how to eat a nutrient-dense diet and to exercise effectively. She had to change her mindset as well as her lifestyle, which has led her to lose over 110 lbs!

    Once she discovered her passion for healthy living, she also discovered the desire to help others change their lives too. Not long after, she discovered The Perfect Workout. She dived in headfirst and started training and inspiring the clients at the Huntington Beach studio, and loved every minute of it!

    The need to inspire and succeed translated to her clients and to the entire team she was working alongside. This led her to facility management positions at the Huntington Beach and Mission Viejo studios. Now Katherine has been given the amazing opportunity to relocate to Chicago to coach, mentor, and lead the entire Chicago team to success.

    A single decision to get healthy has significantly impacted and changed her life. It is more than she ever thought was possible. She not only found herself, but she found a career she loves! She is happier and more fulfilled than she could have ever imagined. When she’s not working, Katherine enjoys staying active by hiking, camping, fishing, cooking, and spending quality time with her fiancé and their dog, Beans.

  • Roger Bourdeau
  • (224) 235-4685

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    Trainer Profile:

    Roger Bourdeau, Northbrook

    Roger has an extensive background in sports. While in high school, he participated in football as well as track and field, then continued on with track in college. He graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale in 2015, and has had a passion for personal training ever since.

    As an athlete, he unfortunately experienced multiple injuries, including his lower back, shoulder, and knee. After doing extensive research on which workouts he could perform safely that would help and protect his joints, he found The Perfect Workout. Roger loves The Perfect Workout because the machines are tailored to work around his injuries. The slow-motion workout also strengthens his joints while building muscle. This really was perfect!

    Since learning about this workout, Roger has decided to join The Perfect Workout team of personal trainers. This way, he can commit himself to helping others who may have experienced injuries similar to his, who want to get fit. Roger looks forward to helping each one of his clients safely and effectively achieve their own personal health and fitness goals.

Orland Park

  • Devin Butler
  • (708) 590-6548

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    Trainer Profile:

    Devin Butler, Orland Park

    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
  • (630) 474-0346

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    Trainer Profile:

    Lucas Borgman, Orland Park

    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
  • (847) 653-6929

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    Lauren Donahoo, Park Ridge

    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.

  • Katherine Naser
  • (847) 653-6929

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    Katherine Naser, Park Ridge

    Katherine was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. In 2008 she moved to Southern California to earn her degree at The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Academically she was a go-getter and extremely goal-oriented. However, she did not take the time to make her health a priority and to learn about effective nutrition and exercise. By age 24, she was overweight and facing high-risk factors associated with obesity. She realized she needed to make a change, and decided to strive for health and happiness. She researched how to eat a nutrient-dense diet and to exercise effectively. She had to change her mindset as well as her lifestyle, which has led her to lose over 110 lbs!

    Once she discovered her passion for healthy living, she also discovered the desire to help others change their lives too. Not long after, she discovered The Perfect Workout. She dived in headfirst and started training and inspiring the clients at the Huntington Beach studio, and loved every minute of it!

    The need to inspire and succeed translated to her clients and to the entire team she was working alongside. This led her to facility management positions at the Huntington Beach and Mission Viejo studios. Now Katherine has been given the amazing opportunity to relocate to Chicago to coach, mentor, and lead the entire Chicago team to success.

    A single decision to get healthy has significantly impacted and changed her life. It is more than she ever thought was possible. She not only found herself, but she found a career she loves! She is happier and more fulfilled than she could have ever imagined. When she’s not working, Katherine enjoys staying active by hiking, camping, fishing, cooking, and spending quality time with her fiancé and their dog, Beans.

  • Harsh Gagoomal
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    Harsh Gagoomal, Park Ridge

    Growing up as a lanky asthmatic kid in the bright sun of the Philippines, Harsh’s unlikely fitness journey started when he was fifteen, when he accompanied his dad, a fitness champion, to the gym after school. Although he didn’t love the crowded, testosterone-filled environment, a deep appreciation for taking care of his physical well-being, and the confidence that resulted from that, was sparked.

    Since then, Harsh has experimented with various physical activities over the years, including Muay Thai, CrossFit, Circuit Training, Flamenco and Hip-Hop Dancing, Yoga, and Bouldering. While all of these activities have brought him a sense of joy, the Super Slow training method that was introduced to him via The Perfect Workout has provided him with the safest and most well-rounded workout yet!

    As someone who has dealt with knee injuries over the last few years, Harsh pays special intention to the injuries of others, and seeks to motivate every client to live their best, pain-free life. He is passionate about introducing others to the slow-motion strength training method at The Perfect Workout, and helping each one of his clients realize their own personal wishes, needs, and goals.

    When Harsh isn’t training clients at The Perfect Workout, you can find him acting on-stage and on-camera throughout the city, flexing his *creative* muscles.

Westmont

  • Owen LaMay
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    Owen LaMay, Westmont

    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.

  • West Jackson
  • (224) 408-2186

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    West Jackson, Westmont

    West was born and raised in Naperville, IL. He graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelors 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.

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

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    Jon McHugh, Westmont

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

Wilmette

  • Mary Zehren
  • (847) 780-3887

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    Mary Zehren, Wilmette

    An athlete from a young age, Mary participated in many sports. The longest of which was figure skating where she learned the benefits of rigorous practice and commitment. She has stayed constantly active with a great love for the outdoors leading her to school at the University of Colorado. Here she maintained a healthy lifestyle by rowing on the University crew team and becoming an avid kayaker. Hand in hand with all of these endeavors she always incorporated working out at the gym and has become passionate about strength training and it’s ability to produce remarkable results. What she loves most about The Perfect Workout, and what attracted her to become a trainer with the company, is the evidence based, proven results behind this method. Not only has she now seen what clients have achieved, by taking on the training herself she has loved the added agility, stamina and power she can now bring to all of her athletic activities. She looks forward to sharing the knowledge she has gained with anyone looking to revolutionize their lifestyle through exercise. A North Shore native, Mary is thrilled to be training clients at our new beautiful Highland Park studio.

  • Joell Melendez
  • (224) 408-2186

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    Joell Melendez, Wilmette

    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.

Atlanta Area

Buckhead

  • Jordan Galeles
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    Jordan Galeles, Buckhead

    As a child, Jordan wasn’t typically found in a gym setting, as she always had her nose stuck in a book. However, after struggling with social anxiety and depression, she found that changes in exercise and nutrition played a huge part in managing her outlook. She became committed to sharing her experience with others. She is thrilled to help each client incorporate The Perfect Workout as a safe foundation for reaching their unique goals.

    A graduate from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Jordan holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications. Some of her macro goals include completing a Spartan Race Trifecta, visiting several different countries, and becoming a published author. She enjoys pastel painting, camping, and reading.

  • Kwadjo Danso
  • (470) 355-4939

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    Kwadjo Danso, Buckhead

    Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, with deep Ghanian roots, Kwadjo graduated from Emory University in 2012 with a BA in History and Psychology. By spreading knowledge and compassion, Kwadjo chases his passion to help others unlock their sleeping potential. Thoroughly enraptured with his own pursuit of knowledge and human understanding and encouraged by his mother and three sisters, Kwadjo seeks to improve in all aspects of life, year-by-year.

    When it comes to fitness, he wants to push into the 500 Club on the leg press, and lift the stack on most Nautilus machines like the President and Founder of The Perfect Workout, Matt Hedman. In 2011, he began training in Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art, and soon thereafter made some crucial life changes, including revamping his diet and prioritizing exercise and sleep to optimize his physical ability. He’s been a semi-serious lifter since 2013, and an increasingly vegan athlete since 2015.

    Introduced to The Perfect Workout by fellow a martial artist and Atlanta trainer, Kwadjo has seen how The Perfect Workout method is an integral piece in safely and effectively enhancing the lives of people from all walks of life—from elderly clientele, to athletes, to the everyday layperson. He looks forward to safely sharing his passion for fitness and personal development with each one of his clients at The Perfect Workout!

  • Brian “Pele” Ellis
  • (470) 355-4939

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    Brian “Pele” Ellis, Buckhead

    Pelé looks at the world through the lens of a martial artist. Training in the martial art of Capoeira as well as others, Pelé knows that strength training is a staple of the martial arts. His drive to get better as a Martial Arts instructor led him to become a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM, which refined his teaching strategies. He later became a Certified Personal Trainer for slow-motion strength training through The Perfect Workout, in order to further understand the science for a more effective strength training protocol.

    Pelé’s goal is to become the real life Black Panther. Since he has started working here at The Perfect Workout, he has personally seen the visible and performance results that the workout promises. He is now ready to see you ambitiously (and safely) reach your own personal health and fitness goals at The Perfect Workout!

East Cobb

  • Chaz Kilgore
  • (770) 672-7496

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    Chaz Kilgore, East Cobb

    Chaz has always had a passion for health and the human body. While growing up, he was an avid wrestler and involved in recreational sports as well. Determined to increase overall health and strength, Chaz went to study Exercise Science and Nutrition at Georgia Southern University. During his time in university he went through many fad diets, incorrect workouts, and started to gain unhealthy weight. In his studies, Chaz came across strength conditioning and it revolutionized his workout.

    After graduating with his degree, Chaz was determined to help others implement proper workouts and form healthy eating habits. Now working at The Perfect Workout, Chaz has personally seen rapid strength results and a thinner waist with the slow-motion strength training method. He is excited to help others reach their unique goals efficiently and safely in just twenty minutes twice a week!

    Chaz one day aims to receive his PhD in Exercise Science and Nutrition and then work through non-profits to help influence others to live a healthier lifestyle. Some of Chaz’s hobbies include hiking, reading, recreational sports, teaching, games, and traveling.

  • Zeke Opper
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    Zeke Opper, East Cobb

    Zeke was born and raised in South Florida. He has lived in cities like Miami, West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and several others within the state. Although a majority of his life has been spent living in the Sunshine State, it has long been a dream to live in Atlanta, Georgia and experience the Peach State for himself. This is why he could not be happier to have a job where he is not only able to help change lives, but also doing it in a city he loves.

    Much of Zeke’s background has included working with people and figuring out how to help them improve themselves. He has coached several high school football teams, trained athletes from the youth to collegiate level, and worked/volunteered at Boys and Girls Clubs as a program assistant. He enjoys being a part of the community, and believes strongly that a strong community can build strong individuals. He also studies psychology, and much of how he works with people is based in psychological foundations. A sound mind is a sound body, and he strives to integrate the mind and body in his training to provide holistic results that will last.

    One of the reasons Zeke is so passionate about training and helping others is that he has dealt with serious injuries himself. In high school, he was a standout football player, but during the preseason game of his senior year he tore his ACL. All the college interest he had worked so hard to obtain all but disappeared. This left him in a vulnerable state, and he had to figure out his next steps.

    He realized he did not want other young athletes to go through what he went through, and if another person did, he wanted to be a part of the process to get them through it. As a result, he has spent extensive time understanding the nuances of the body and the issues that can linger due to traumatic injuries. Having the opportunity to be a trainer for The Perfect Workout gives Zeke an exciting opportunity to share this knowledge with a whole a new base of people. He looks forward to working with each and every client, to enable them to safely and effectively achieve their own personal health and fitness goals at The Perfect Workout.

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  • “Before, I looked like an old lady. Now I have curves. I feel younger, and people don’t think I’m 71 years old. I’ll continue doing The Perfect Workout forever.”

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    “I’ve lost 32 pounds so far, and I’ve never had this type of sculpting to my arms and shoulders! It’s all due to The Perfect Workout.”

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  • “As a cardiologist, I used to do running and bicycling exercises, and I found out as I grew older, they did me more harm than good. Now I do The Perfect Workout.  It’s really amazing what they can accomplish with you during 20 minutes.”

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    “I’m hearing comments like, ‘Your arms are so toned,’ and apart from the obvious change in my body shape, beaming confidence and exuberant feelings of well-being abound!”

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  • “In five months I lost 10 pounds and three inches around my waist, and went down two pants sizes and two blouse sizes. The Perfect Workout is a no-brainer. You’re going to get results. “

    Sarah Slevkoff
    Tustin Studio

    “My doctor was shocked! I went from a cholesterol level of 292 on January 8 to 207 in June, without any medication. On top of that, my triglycerides went from 276 to 107 in that same timeframe. I think The Perfect Workout is phenomenal!”

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    Mission Valley Studio

  • “With two babies under two I had very little time, committing 20 minutes once a week was perfect, hence the Perfect Workout. In a short time I started to see results, my love handles were melting away and I was much stronger.”

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    Laguna Niguel Studio

    “I am happy to say that my last BP test was 113/69 with no meds! My energy levels have increased as well as my stamina and most importantly, a revived, renewed being inside that is living a better life than when before I started.”

    Scott Lampe
    Mission Valley Studio

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