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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!”

     

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

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    DJ Arias, Carlsbad

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

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

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

  • Michelle Loveland
  • (760) 444-2195

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    Michelle Loveland, Carlsbad

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Del Mar / Solana Beach

  • Debra Bern
  • (858) 345-3051

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    Debra Bern, Del Mar / Solana Beach

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Kaila Grabot, Del Mar / Solana Beach

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • Candice Goodin
  • (858) 345-3051

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    Candice Goodin, Del Mar / Solana Beach

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

  • Liz Tsarnas
  • (858) 487-5500

    liz.tsarnas@theperfectworkout.com

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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!

  • Tim Spellman
  • (858) 755-8868

    timothy.spellman@theperfectworkout.com

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    Tim 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.

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

    che.trayfors@theperfectworkout.com

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    Ché Trayfors, Del Mar / Solana Beach

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

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

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

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

La Jolla

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

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    Alina Fregoso, La Jolla

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

  • Cody Klatt
  • (858) 210-6200

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    Cody Klatt, La Jolla

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

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

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

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

  • Caitlin Benson
  • (858) 210-6200

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    Caitlin Benson, La Jolla

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

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

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

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    Jaime Stiles, La Jolla

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

    In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son, who loves to keep her busy. She also enjoys cooking, eating, and hanging out with friends and family.

  • Nancy Villanueva
  • (858) 210-6200

    nancy.villanueva@theperfectworkout.com

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    Nancy Villanueva, La Jolla

    Are you ready to work out with Nancy? If you want to be reminded of where you have come from, in order to be grateful; where you are now, in order to be encouraged; and helped to grow to where you want to be…then keep reading.

    Nancy was born and raised in Dallas, TX and earned her Marketing degree from Wade. As a child, she was always active in jump rope (past member of Jump Rope For Heart organization), bicycling and rollerblading. No surprise that, by her teenage and college years, she became vigorously competitive in tennis, dancing, gymnastics and soccer. Health and fitness became a passion of hers, along with her quest to be an organic living enthusiast.

    After experiencing many of life’s challenges, Nancy motivated herself by getting into and teaching programs such as Beachbody, Zumba, Capoeira and Tone It Up, to name a few—but even though she loved the progress and changes to her body, she soon realized she had not built true muscle strength. Similar to Nancy Drew in sleuthing, what intrigues Nancy is the mysteries of the body and the science behind it. She stumbled upon Matt’s story, the founder of The Perfect Workout, and slow motion strength training. 20 minutes twice a week was unheard of in her vigorous schedule! After her first session she was hooked—she realized that in one workout, her lower back issues started to decrease. Since then she has wanted to help others, starting with her family and friends, by explaining the slow motion strength training (safety, time efficient and better results) and how much they need it in their lives!

    In the same way, this kind, tenderhearted, motivated individual will inspire and empower you at your best! She enjoys fellowship, traveling and spending time with her Navy husband James and her pup, Giorgio. She believes improvement is constant and never-ending. She is dedicated, committed and consistent to encourage you to achieve your goals. Her dream is to positively influence thousands, even millions of people all over the world for a better care of their bodies with The Perfect Workout.

    Working with Nancy, your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life!

  • Joshua Aguirre
  • (619) 298-7900

    joshua.aguirre@thperfectworkout.com

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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!”

Mission Valley

  • Anna Rahim
  • (619) 757-1001

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    Anna Rahim, Mission Valley

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

  • Sheryl Tuazon
  • (858) 434-0300

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    Sheryl Tuazon, Mission Valley

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

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

  • Amelia Hassoun
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    Amelia Hassoun, Mission Valley

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

  • Patricia Kelly
  • (619) 757-1001

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    Patricia Kelly, Mission Valley

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

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

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

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

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

  • Gary Suka
  • (619) 757-1001

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    Gary Suka, Mission Valley

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

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

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

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    Jaime Stiles, Mission Valley

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

    In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son, who loves to keep her busy. She also enjoys cooking, eating, and hanging out with friends and family.

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

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    Kerry Linne, Mission Valley

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

  • 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!”

  • Joshua Aguirre
  • (619) 298-7900

    joshua.aguirre@thperfectworkout.com

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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!”

  • Daniel Alcaraz
  • (858) 755-8868

    daniel.alcaraz@theperfectworkout.com

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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!

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.

  • Liz Tsarnas
  • (858) 487-5500

    liz.tsarnas@theperfectworkout.com

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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!

  • Amanda Martin
  • (858) 434-0300

    amanda.martin@theperfectworkout.com

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    Amanda Martin, Rancho Bernardo

    Born and raised in sunny San Diego, Amanda has always had a passion for the outdoors and leading an active lifestyle. Backpacking through the Sierras, kayaking and paddle-boarding in La Jolla or Mission Bay, practicing yoga, hiking Torrey Pines and snowboarding in Tahoe are just a few of the hobbies she enjoys. She began playing softball at the age of 12 and since then has added volleyball, track and field, cheer, gymnastics and field hockey. Playing sports taught her the importance of teamwork and perseverance while also molding her into the person she is today.

    She received her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Physical Therapy. While in college, she joined a sorority and was elected Athletic Chair, placing her in charge of all sport and fitness-related events. Although she has always been active, she has never felt as strong as she could be, despite trying everything from Pilates to kickboxing. When she first heard about The Perfect Workout, she was somewhat hesitant, thinking maybe it was just another trend. She soon realized that their methods were based on empirical evidence, and as soon as she tried a workout for herself, she was hooked.

    “The workouts they provide are extremely effective, safe and efficient. I can finally rest assured people will be improving their fitness and overall health without risking injury.”

    Amanda’s 3 years of experience working in a physical therapy clinic taught her the importance of proper form when doing any type of exercise. After seeing so many people get injured due to improper instruction or even a lack thereof, she is determined to help people achieve their fitness goals without compromising their joints/posture/etc. She also realizes the significance of having someone push you farther than you could go yourself, as evidenced by the physical therapy clinic. She is happy to be able to provide that assistance for others, and hopes she can change as many lives as possible through this amazing method! She is extremely passionate about the health and fitness industry and can’t wait to help people reach their fitness goals.

    When not at the studio, Amanda’s hobbies include yoga, backpacking through the Sierras, paddleboarding, kayaking, snowboarding, reading, cooking, art, and spending time with friends and family. She is hoping to Climb Mt. Whitney this year.

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

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    DJ Arias, Rancho Bernardo

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

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

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

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

    che.trayfors@theperfectworkout.com

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    Ché Trayfors, Rancho Bernardo

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

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

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

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

  • Mary Mushines
  • (858) 487-5500

    mary.mushines@theperfectworkout.com

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    Mary Mushines, Rancho Bernardo

    Mary was born and raised in California, and from a young age she excelled in sports such as track and field, softball, volleyball, and basketball. But her real passion was riding horses, and by the age of 14 she was deeply involved in competitive show jumping. After graduating high school in South Lake Tahoe, Mary decided to postpone college to serve active duty in the United States Coast Guard. She participated in search and rescue missions as a qualified boarding team member for the heavy weather boat station in Monterey, California.

    In the military, Mary’s love for strength training was ignited, and she began pursuing her personal fitness goals through traditional weightlifting, running, spinning, and even two-a-day workouts. More recently, after years of back and knee pain from old sports injuries, she decided to explore new approaches to fitness such as Pilates, calisthenics, and Time Under Tension training to build muscle without the harsh effects of regular weightlifting.

    Having completed her Bachelor’s degree in Global Business Management, and after years in the corporate world, Mary was eager to find a new career that utilized her business background while giving her the opportunity to do something personally fulfilling. At The Perfect Workout, she is thrilled to have found a method of training that is safe, effective, and ideal for injury prevention and recovery. It doesn’t hurt that she experienced significant strength gains herself after only a few weeks performing the slow-motion training technique! Mary looks forward to each day helping her clients reach their own personal goals through slow-motion strength training and proper nutrition.

    When she is not at The Perfect Workout, Mary also enjoys traveling, being outdoors–whether it is the beach or the mountains–and healthy cooking.

  • Alexis Alcaraz
  • (858) 487-5500

    alexis.alcaraz@theperfectworkout.com

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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!”

Orange County

Anaheim Hills

  • Jake Crowley
  • (619) 298-7900

    jake.crowley@theperfectworkout.com

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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.

  • 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.

  • Julie Rocha
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    Julie Rocha, Anaheim Hills

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

    tarek.houx@theperfectworkout.com

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    Tarek Houx, Anaheim Hills

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

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

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

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

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

Huntington Beach

  • Nicole Burghardt
  • (714) 460-5207

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    Nicole Burghardt, Huntington Beach

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Jenn Dunstan
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    Jenn Dunstan, Huntington Beach

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

     

  • Julia Gibson
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    Julia Gibson, Huntington Beach

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

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

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

  • 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!

  • Laura Marcella
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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!

  • Jacob Kaufman
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    Jacob Kaufman, Huntington Beach

    Jake started his fitness journey in high school, working out hard in the weight room to put on weight for baseball. He continued this through college, playing for Irvine Valley College, until suffering multiple injuries that ended his baseball journey. This series of events, however, put him on a different path, to a fitness journey to keep himself active and healthy.

    Jake did plenty of research on how to to train efficiently and safely, making sure to train as hard as possible without re-injuring himself. He learned more and more about fitness, both in and out of the gym, in addition to discovering diet and nutrition facts that would alter his lifestyle. With all this information and passion, he decided to make it his career.

    Jake obtained his Personal Training Certification and found many places to work, but they were not the right fit. He needed to find a company that cared about form and helping people like he did. Slow-motion strength training and The Perfect Workout method are exactly what he was looking for.

    Being introduced to this method was an eye-opener! Jake considers himself very blessed and fortunate to have found The Perfect Workout, and has not looked back since. His main points of emphasis are “effectiveness over performance” and “form is crucial.” Jake believes that safe and effective results come from hard work plus passion and care.

    Jake looks forward to working with each and every client at The Perfect Workout, guiding them to reach their own personal health and fitness goals.

  • William Boyd
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    William Boyd, Huntington Beach

    William got into the fitness industry and came to work at The Perfect Workout motivated by the empathetic pull to help others regain control of their own health and lives. As melodramatic and perhaps trite as that may sound, physical fitness is actually what helped him get through his own health struggles.

    From June of 2016 through December of the same year, William was forced to watch idly as an illness painfully ravaged his body, physically transforming him into a sickly, emaciated husk of his former self. Finally, after being faced with the ultimatum of surgery or death, he went under the knife for the first time. Three removed internal organs later, he left the hospital over forty pounds underweight and cripplingly addicted to opioid pain medication (dilaudid, which is 10 times stronger than morphine). From 2016 through 2017, he underwent four major surgeries, plus associated complications and circumstantial indignities.

    But, determined to not let his disease define him, William began to get back into shape, a decision he truly believes helped keep his sanity and a modicum of his pride throughout the process. Today he is as healed as he will ever be. He has regained muscle and weight, he has entirely weaned himself off pain medication, and God willing, he has undergone the last of his surgeries.

    After fighting his own battle with injury and pain, William intimately knows, more than most, the struggles of a dysfunctional body. He understands what it is like to want to change the image of the person staring back in the mirror. He can relate to injuries, and he personally knows the maddening frustration that accompanies limited mobility. But he also knows that, if he can better himself, so can you.

    William looks forward to bringing all of his knowledge and experience to every training session at The Perfect Workout, encouraging and enabling each client to strive towards and attain their own personal health and fitness goals.

Laguna Niguel

  • Kim VanLoon
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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
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    Ina Cover, Laguna Niguel

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

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

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

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

     

  • Lauren Baumbauer
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    Lauren Baumbauer, Laguna Niguel

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

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

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

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

  • Cindy Schmude
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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
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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.

     

  • Mina Ham
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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!

  • 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.

Mission Viejo

  • Jenn Dunstan
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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!

     

  • Angela Kading
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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.

  • Remington Wahlrab
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    Remington Wahlrab, Mission Viejo

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

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

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

  • Vanessa Villalovos
  • (949) 424-1021

    Trainer Profile:

    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!

  • Jake Crowley
  • (619) 298-7900

    jake.crowley@theperfectworkout.com

    Trainer Profile:

    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.

  • Gilbert Amador
  • (949) 424-1021

    Trainer Profile:

    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.

Newport Beach

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

    Trainer Profile:

    Ryan Perreira, Newport Beach

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

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

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

     

  • Anne Marie Amigleo
  • (949) 200-4067

    Trainer Profile:

    Anne Marie Amigleo, Newport Beach

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

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

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

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

  • Niraj Patel
  • (949) 200-4067

    Trainer Profile:

    Niraj Patel, Newport Beach

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

  • Joel Willis
  • (714) 258-1200

    joel.willis@theperfectworkout,.com

    Trainer Profile:

    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.

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

    Trainer Profile:

    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

    ty.argento@theperfectworkout.com

    Trainer Profile:

    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!

Tustin

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

    Trainer Profile:

    Laura Marcella, Tustin

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

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

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

  • Britty Page
  • (714) 599-9051

    britty.page@theperfectworkout.com

    Trainer Profile:

    Britty Page, Tustin

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

  • Tyler Argento
  • (949) 221-9000

    ty.argento@theperfectworkout.com

    Trainer Profile:

    Tyler Argento, Tustin

    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!

  • Jill Morgan
  • (714) 599-9051

    jill.morgan@theperfectworkout.com

    Trainer Profile:

    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.

  • Joel Willis
  • (714) 258-1200

    joel.willis@theperfectworkout,.com

    Trainer Profile:

    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.

Personal Trainers

Los Angeles Area

Calabasas

  • Magdalena Castaneda
  • (818) 963-8611

    magdalena.castaneda@theperfectworkout.com

    Trainer Profile:

    Magdalena Castaneda, Calabasas

    Because of her own personal fitness journey, Magdalena brings the ability to understand and relate to her clients to the The Perfect Workout Calabasas Studio. Having her own weight and body issues during her teen years and adult life, Magdalena found herself 60 lbs overweight. For the very first time in her life, she decided to incorporate weight lifting with an eating plan. The result: the weight easily melted off, and she discovered that weight lifting builds lean muscle in order to lose and maintain weight. Over the years she has embraced the health benefits of consistent exercise. She is an avid runner and also enjoys hiking, tennis, yoga, and Pilates.

    For the past five years Magdalena has been a plant-based vegan. Amazed by the strength and health benefits that comes along with this lifestyle, she decided to become plant-based certified in order to help others who may want to try this type of eating plan.

    As the years progressed, she has continued to pursue her passion for health and fitness. After working in real estate, she decided that she needed a change of careers for her own personal fulfillment. She found The Perfect Workout, which she says is exactly what she has been looking for. Since consistently performing The Perfect Workout twice a week, she has achieved more results in 6 weeks than she saw in 9 months of weight lifting at a traditional gym.

    Magdalena’s position at The Perfect Workout allows her to help, motivate, and inspire her clients to improve their health and achieve their fitness goals, and just feel great about working out. She wants to help clients realize that they too can achieve great results with The Perfect Workout.

  • Vetorio Swarn
  • (818) 963-8611

    vetorio.swarn@theperfectworkout.com

    Trainer Profile:

    Vetorio Swarn, Calabasas

    Vetorio grew up in the small city of Mansfield, Ohio, where he played football. He was trying to follow in his father’s footsteps, who had played for the Cleveland Browns. He also studied martial arts since he was 8. After playing a couple of years at Toledo, he moved to Chicago and ended up joining the military, where he stayed for 10 years with 3 deployments. Past injuries caught up to him, however, and he had to find a better way to stay in shape.

    Having been a personal trainer for 10 years at traditional gyms, Vetorio realized that traditional lifting was not very effective or safe. After moving to California after his last tour to Afghanistan, Veto got into stunt work. With more current injuries, he discovered The Perfect Workout, where he utilized the slow motion technique to build muscle around knee and shoulder injuries. Now that he has recovered full function with next to no pain, he is hooked on the slow motion technique!

    Vetorio brings his passion, knowledge, and personal experience to each client. He is determined to have everyone reach their personal goals, and to help them utilize the slow motion technique at The Perfect Workout the same way he did—with guaranteed results!

Long Beach

  • Adrianna Jones
  • (562) 606-0677

    adrianna.jones@theperfectworkout.com

    Trainer Profile:

    Adrianna Jones, Long Beach

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

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

  • Bob Polly
  • (562) 606-0677

    bob.polly@theperfectworkout.com

    Trainer Profile:

    Bob Polly, Long Beach

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

Pasadena

  • Anwar Glenn
  • (626) 658-2142

    Trainer Profile:

    Anwar Glenn, Pasadena

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

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

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

  • Andi Christensen
  • (626) 658-2142

    andi.christensen@theperfectworkout.com

    Trainer Profile:

    Andi Christensen, Pasadena

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

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

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

  • Jazzy Garcia
  • (626) 658-2142

    jazzy.garcia@theperfectworkout.com

    Trainer Profile:

    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.

Redondo Beach

  • Amir Carpenter
  • (310) 697-1238

    amir.carpenter@theperfectworkout.com

    Trainer Profile:

    Amir Carpenter, Redondo Beach

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

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

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

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

  • Courtney Petzoldt
  • (310) 697-1238

    courtney.petzoldt@theperfectworkout.com

    Trainer Profile:

    Courtney Petzoldt, Redondo Beach

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

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

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

  • Nataly Ramirez
  • (310) 372-5400

    nataly.ramirez@theperfectworkout.com

    Trainer Profile:

    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

  • Ani Phyo
  • (805) 413-4880

    ani.phyo@theperfectworkout.com

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    Ani Phyo, Thousand Oaks

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

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

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

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

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

  • Murphy Pham
  • (805) 494-4800

    murphy.pham@theperfectworkout.com

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    Murphy Pham, Thousand Oaks

    Born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT, Murphy moved to California for a change of pace. Coming from a professional dance background of 7 years, he transitioned into fitness when his body could no longer dance the way he wanted it to. His goal is to help as many people in his life as possible.

    Murphy worked with power lifters and personal trainers and studied martial arts for 3 years, and has been teaching self defense classes for 2 years. Naturally, his body and joints have seen their fair share of stress, on top of his dance background. After discovering the slow motion technique at The Perfect Workout, he can now fully push his body to become stronger.

    His drive to help other people makes him stand out. He’s humble, open minded and non-judgmental, whether it’s weight gain, weight loss, a different outlook on life, or other physical changes, he’s versatile to adapt to what other people’s goals may be. Murphy looks forward to working with each of his clients at The Perfect Workout, to enable them to reach their own personal health and fitness goals.

West LA

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

    stephanie.drutman@theperfectworkout.com

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    Stephanie Drutman, West LA

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

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

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

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

  • Tasha Danvers
  • (626) 658-2142

    tasha.danvers@theperfectworkout.com

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    Tasha Danvers, West LA

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

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

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

  • Raymond Dumaua
  • (310) 500-2005

    raymond.dumaua@theperfectworkout.com

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    Raymond Dumaua, West LA

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

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

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

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

  • Albert Ly
  • (310) 500-2005

    albert.ly@theperfectworkout.com

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    Albert Ly, West LA

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

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

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

San Francisco Bay Area

Danville

  • Dan Iddings
  • (925) 395-4891

    dan.iddings@theperfectworkout.com

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    Dan Iddings, Danville

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

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

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

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

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

  • Rachel Saarela
  • (925) 395-4891

    rachel.saarela@theperfectworkout.com

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    Rachel Saarela, Danville

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

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

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

  • Vanessa Soto
  • (925) 395-4891

    vanessa.soto@theperfectworkout.com

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    Vanessa Soto, Danville

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

Menlo Park

  • Kelly Clohessy
  • (650) 300-4308

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    Kelly Clohessy, Menlo Park

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

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

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

  • Maggie Yule
  • (650) 300-4308

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    Maggie Yule, Menlo Park

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

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

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

  • Alex Montilla
  • (650) 300-4308

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    Alex Montilla, Menlo Park

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

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

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

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

  • Matthew Small
  • (650) 300-4308

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    Matthew Small, Menlo Park

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

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

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

  • Linda Vercelli
  • (650) 300-4308

    linda.vercelli@theperfectworkout.com

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    Linda Vercelli, Menlo Park

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

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

  • Gino Graziani
  • (650) 300-4308

    gino.graziani@theperfectworkout.com

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    Gino Graziani, Menlo Park

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

  • Michael Truong
  • (650) 321-8600

    michael.truong@theperfectworkout.com

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    Michael Truong, Menlo Park

    Michael earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, Exercise, Nutrition and Wellness. With his background, his friends and family sought him out to be their own professional workout buddy: free of charge, full of helpful lifting tips, plus the unparalleled energy of Charlie the Corgi.

    He learned the need for proper form in order to prevent injuries after experiencing painful injuries from poor squatting form and technique. He was not able to stand straight for four days, let alone perform daily tasks, like getting out of bed, without excruciating pain. He also discovered that he does not enjoy being at the gym for long periods of time, so hearing about a quick and effective 20-minute workout definitely sounded enticing—and he was not proven wrong!

    As a trainer, Michael does not care how many repetitions his client can do, but rather, how slow and controlled the movement is. The more control the client has over the movement, the more effective. efficient and safe it will be. He absolutely believes the slow-motion technique at The Perfect Workout is great for people of all ages.

    With Michael’s years of experience in exercise mechanics, combined with his degree in Kinesiology, he is able to efficiently coach others and help them become the best versions of themselves. With The Perfect Workout’s mission in mind, Michael is determined to revolutionize the way people exercise, with the goal of making the exercise itself safer and more effective. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable in strength training and exercise, he also values the importance of nutrition and healthy living. He will be more than happy to guide and counsel each client with tips to promote overall health and wellness.

    On the quest to perfecting the art of cooking steak, he likes to spend his free time watching various chefs and trying different techniques on how to make a mean and juicy medium-rare. He has a 3-year-old Corgi named Charlie, the reason for the smile on his face every time he walks through the door (but also why his clothes are constantly covered in fur!)

Mill Valley

  • Rob Wight
  • (415) 423-1198

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    Rob Wight, Mill Valley

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

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

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

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

  • Emerald Malijan
  • (415) 423-1198

    emerald.malijan@theperfectworkout.com

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    Emerald Malijan, Mill Valley

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

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

  • Taylor Martindale
  • (415) 569-4377

    taylor.martindale@theperfectworkout.com

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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.

  • Danica Cramer
  • (925) 256-8900

    danica.cramer@theperfectworkout.com

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    Danica Cramer, Oakland/Piedmont

    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.

  • Chris O’Brien
  • (415) 423-1198

    chris.obrien@theperfectworkout.com

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    Chris O’Brien, Oakland/Piedmont

    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.

Pleasanton

  • Bekki Leber
  • (925) 357-9704

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    Bekki Leber, Pleasanton

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

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

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

  • Yvonne Blake
  • (510) 254-3763

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    Yvonne Blake, Pleasanton

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

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

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

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

San Mateo

  • McKenna Bouvier
  • (650) 513-2747

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    McKenna Bouvier, San Mateo

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

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

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

  • Joseph Madulid
  • (925) 357-9704

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    Joseph Madulid, San Mateo

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

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

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    Estefania Zapata-Rodriguez, San Mateo

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

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

  • Jennifer Cala
  • (650) 513-2747

    jen.cala@theperfectworkout.com

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    Jennifer Cala, San Mateo

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

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

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

  • Monica Fang
  • (650) 513-2747

    monica.fang@theperfectworkout.com

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    Monica Fang, San Mateo

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

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

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

  • Cameron Nolasco
  • (650) 525-1600

    cameron.nolasco@theperfectworkout.com

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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!

  • Isaac Garza
  • (650) 525-1600

    isaac.garza@theperfectworkout.com

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    Isaac Garza, San Mateo

    Isaac was born and raised in the Bay Area. He has remained as active as possible from an early age, participating in sports and other outdoor activities. A knee injury early in high school derailed his hopes to compete in collegiate sports, so he took his passion for health and fitness into studying Kinesiology at Ohlone College.

    Studying and working in physical therapy, Isaac has hoped to find a way to help people avoid the mistakes he made through his recovery. After hearing about The Perfect Workout’s safe and efficient training methods, he fell in love with the evidence-based results. Isaac is eager to work with each of his clients at The Perfect Workout, to help them achieve their personal life and health goals.

Southwest San Jose

  • Ryan Micallef
  • (650) 300-4308

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    Ryan Micallef, Southwest San Jose

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

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

  • Maria Beers
  • (408) 899-5812

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    Maria Beers, Southwest San Jose

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

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

  • Andrew Frazier
  • (408) 899-5812

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    Andrew Frazier, Southwest San Jose

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

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

  • Katherine Skinner
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    Katherine Skinner, Southwest San Jose

    Katherine is a certified health educator, massage therapist and yoga instructor, as well as a personal trainer. She has been practicing in the health & fitness industry since 2012, and finds her work to be most rewarding when applied hands-on. She continues to build on her credentials by studying nutrition and leadership skills.

  • 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!!

Sunnyvale

  • Christina Marie Freiheit
  • (408) 912-1387

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    Christina Marie Freiheit, Sunnyvale

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

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

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

  • Lisa Wong
  • (408) 912-1387

    lisa.wong@theperfectworkout.com

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    Lisa Wong, Sunnyvale

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

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

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

  • Angie Kearsley
  • angie.kearsley@theperfectworkout.com

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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
  • (408) 912-1387

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    Samantha Jennings, Sunnyvale

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

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

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

  • Michael Parodi
  • (408) 912-1387

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    Michael Parodi, Sunnyvale

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

  • Paola Ortega
  • (408) 912-1387

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    Paola Ortega, Sunnyvale

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

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

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

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

  • Heather Bedy
  • (408) 912-1387

    heather.bedy@theperfectworkout.com

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    Heather Bedy, Sunnyvale

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

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

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

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

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

Walnut Creek

  • Morgan Vlakancic
  • (925) 256-8900

    morgan.vlakancic@theperfectworkout.com

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    Morgan Vlakancic, Walnut Creek

    Morgan is originally from Pittsburgh PA, but was raised in the Bay Area most of her life. Having come from a colder state, it seemed only appropriate that she went to Minnesota for college. She received her Bachelors degree in Exercise and Sports Science and minored in Psychology at Saint Catherine University in St. Paul.

    Having trained at the recreational and competitive collegiate level in cross country and track and field in the past, Morgan now focuses exclusively on doing her own super slow workouts at The Perfect Workout. While at one point Morgan enjoyed running, she found much greater value from her weight training at a collegiate level, which carried over heavily into her work as a personal trainer. While training with weights, Morgan was very conscious of form and its importance in preventing injuries. This is still true when applying her collegiate weight lifting experience to super slow strength training.

    Morgan is still as enthusiastic about weight lifting now as she was in college. She really enjoys the workouts and loves the results she has seen for herself. “I can open heavy doors without momentum, whereas before I needed to use my body weight to help me!” At The Perfect Workout, Morgan hopes to guide and challenge people to reach their goals safely and efficiently.

    In her spare time Morgan enjoys reading a good book and spending quality time with her family and their two dogs. She is also passionate about travel internationally and nationally.

  • Kelsey Abraham
  • (925) 357-9704

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    Kelsey Abraham, Walnut Creek

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

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

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

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    Jazmine Jackson, Walnut Creek

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

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

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

  • Kris Morton
  • (925) 357-9704

    kris.morton@theperfectworkout.com

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    Kris Morton, Walnut Creek

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

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

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

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

  • Danica Cramer
  • (925) 256-8900

    danica.cramer@theperfectworkout.com

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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.

  • Yvonne Blake
  • (510) 254-3763

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    Yvonne Blake, Walnut Creek

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

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

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

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

Houston Area

Cypress/N. Houston

  • Casey Cox
  • (832) 497-1121

    casey.cox@theperfectworkout.com

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    Casey Cox, Cypress/N. Houston

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

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

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

  • Krys Henderson
  • (281) 724-5147

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    Krys Henderson, Cypress/N. Houston

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

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

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

  • Pamela Wolfe
  • (832) 497-1121

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    Pamela Wolfe, Cypress/N. Houston

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

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

  • Micha Smith
  • (281) 890-6400

    micha.smith@theperfectworkout.com

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    Micha Smith, Cypress/N. Houston

    Micha is originally from San Diego, and moved to Houston 5 years ago. She has been enjoying taking in all that Texas has to offer. Her lifestyle has been surrounded by fitness from a very young age. At 4 years old, she was the youngest swimmer to complete the La Jolla Rough-Water Swim, a 300 yard open-water swim in the Pacific Ocean. She was a competitive swimmer, reaching as high as top 16 in the country in her age group.

    As an adult, Micha’s passion to help others achieve their goals in fitness and well-being led her to private swim instruction. She has spent the last four years teaching mentally and physically challenged people to swim and conquer their fear of water at the YMCA. She also became certified as a water aerobics instructor, and her clients love her passion and enthusiasm. Her experience with one-on-one training helped her develop both compassion, and techniques for catering to the needs of each individual. She is happy to bring her experience and training to each of her clients looking for long-term results at The Perfect Workout. Micha is driven by her energetic personality and is motivated to help individuals lead healthier and happier lives. She looks forward to being your fitness trainer and lifestyle coach.

  • Shellina Lewis
  • (281) 890-6400

    shellina.lewis@theperfectworkout.com

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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.”

Clear Lake Studio

  • Ethan Enyi
  • (281) 201-5309

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    Ethan Enyi, Clear Lake Studio

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

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

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

  • Sarah DeMott
  • (281) 456-3380

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    Sarah DeMott, Clear Lake Studio

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

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

Kingwood

  • Lauren Lartigue
  • (281) 241-1628

    lauren.lartigue@theperfectworkout.com

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    Lauren Lartigue, Kingwood

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

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

  • Jonathan Hill
  • (281) 570-6356

    jonathan.hill@theperfectworkout.com

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    Jonathan Hill, Kingwood

    Growing up in Akron, Ohio, fitness was always important to Jonathan, but because of limited to opportunities, he decided to pack his family up in 2005 and relocate to Humble, Texas. Growing up he played many sports, but over time he fell in love with the game of basketball, and that became all he focused on. As he got older, basketball started to take him to places he never imagined he’d go, ultimately trying out for the Denver Nuggets, making the practice team for the Austin Spurs, and playing briefly in Mexico.

    Even though Jonathan had a lot of great opportunities, something always seemed to be missing. Basketball was no longer a passion, but rather became a job which Jonathan began to take for granted. During this time, he did realize how much he enjoyed working out, plus the joy he received from training others. Jonathan would spend hours in the gym playing basketball, and working out with anyone willing to train with him.

    Soon Jonathan recognized that he got a different feeling while training others, so he decided that he wanted to be a personal trainer. After doing research, however, he was turned off by what seemed to be the typical gym philosophy, which didn’t really focus on the client long-term. After years of failed attempts, and working jobs that took away from his passion, Jonathan found The Perfect Workout. It only took Jonathan one twenty minute session to recover that old feeling of joy for working out! Jonathan is now a huge believer in the benefits of super-slow training, and believes that he can make it the cornerstone of anyone’s health & wellness routine.

    Jonathan’s dream is to help each of his clients find the perfect version of themselves. He believes that there is no such thing as the perfect body, but instead each individual has their own perfect body that they can achieve. Jonathan is a married father of 3 who is highly motivated by helping others, being selfless, and utilizing his skill set to increase each of his clients’ fitness level and nutrition, working with each one to achieve their own best version of themselves at The Perfect Workout.

  • Katherine Diaz
  • (281) 241-1628

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    Katherine Diaz, Kingwood

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

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

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

Memorial

  • Marci Arsenault
  • (713) 467-7700

    marci.arsenault@theperfectworkout.com

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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.

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

    tony.atkinson@theperfectworkout.com

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    Tony Atkinson, Memorial

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

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

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

  • Alexandra Lopez
  • 281) 724-5147

    alexandra.lopez@theperfectworkout.com

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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.

  • Thomas Bailey
  • (713) 467-7700

    thomas.bailey@theperfectworkout.com

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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.

River Oaks

  • Nick Shorter
  • (713) 355-2300

    nick.shorter@theperfectworkout.com

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    Nick Shorter, River Oaks

    Nick became involved with sports when he was 5, and he never looked back. He played baseball, football, and basketball. After a troubled time in his life, he discovered the gym, and began to study and learn what exercise science is and what it can do for his life.

    As a student of exercise and nutrition, Nick has experienced what the right principles can do in his own life, and he is eager to pass his knowledge and experience on, showing what those principles can do in someone else’s life. Nick believes in the slow-motion strength training at The Perfect Workout, and he knows that this is right where he is supposed to be. He is ready to work with each of his clients to help them safely and effectively achieve their own personal health and fitness goals!

    Nick has a wonderful wife, two sons, and two dogs, so an active lifestyle is a necessity in his personal life as well as his career.

  • Katherine Diaz
  • (281) 241-1628

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    Katherine Diaz, River Oaks

    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.

  • Annie Steen
  • annie.steen@theperfectworkout.com

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    Annie Steen, River Oaks

    Born and raised in Houston, Annie has always been passionate about fitness and living an active lifestyle. She did cross-country, cheerleading, and dancing throughout her school career. Additionally, Annie loves being outdoors, reading, and cooking new foods.

    She recently graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in Kinesiology, minoring in Psychology. Throughout her time in college, she was exposed to the wonderful benefits of weight training. The super-slow method that The Perfect Workout offers aligns with all that she has learned in her classes at A&M. She loves helping others set fitness goals and working alongside to achieve them.

  • Chardae Renee
  • (713) 355-2300

    chardae.renee@theperfectworkout.com

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    Chardae Renee, River Oaks

    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!

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

    tony.atkinson@theperfectworkout.com

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    Tony Atkinson, River Oaks

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

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

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

  • Andee Agnor
  • (713) 355-2300

    andee.agnor@theperfectworkout.com

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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.

  • Charissa Mood
  • (713) 355-2300

    charissa.mood@theperfectworkout.com

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    Charissa Mood, River Oaks

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

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

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

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

  • Kam Sadler
  • (713) 355-2300

    kam.sadler@theperfectworkout.com

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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.”

Sugar Land

  • Demari Gadsden
  • (281) 201-5309

    demari.gadsden@theperfectworkout.com

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    Demari Gadsden, Sugar Land

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

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

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

  • Matthew Medeiros
  • (281) 201-5309

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    Matthew Medeiros, Sugar Land

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

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

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

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

    tony.atkinson@theperfectworkout.com

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    Tony Atkinson, Sugar Land

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

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

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

  • Felicia Wenah
  • (713) 355-2300

    felicia.wenah@theperfectworkout.com

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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.

  • Lauren Lartigue
  • (281) 241-1628

    lauren.lartigue@theperfectworkout.com

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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.

  • Jonathan Genty
  • (281) 201-2456

    jonathan.gentry@theperfectworkout.com

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    Jonathan Genty, Sugar Land

    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

  • Orlando Ramirez
  • (281) 201-2456

    orlando.ramirez@theperfectworkout.com

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    Orlando Ramirez, Sugar Land

    Born and raised in a small town in South Texas called San Diego, Orlando spent most of his time outdoors tending to his family’s ranch, as well as picking up any sports that the town offered. As a young man, he loved to play baseball, but wasn’t in the best shape to perform to his standards. As he grew older he realized that he didn’t want to follow in his family’s footsteps (being overweight with numerous health issues due to lack of exercise or physical activity). In order to prevent himself from going down that path, he signed up for the local gym and began working on his personal health and fitness.

    Now Orlando is a collegiate athlete at the University of Houston, and is currently studying Kinesiology-Sports Administration. His passion for fitness has driven him to this field, and he strives to be the best version of himself that he can be, to help shape the world and the people around him.

    On his journey to become the most fit he could be, he met a personal trainer whose purpose was to “change as many lives as he could for the better,” and that stuck with him. Now Orlando uses what he learned on his fitness journey to help all the people that he can to get to where they want to be in the health and fitness world.

    When Orlando came across The Perfect Workout, he had been training in a traditional-style gym for about 6 years. The new slow-motion method opened his eyes to something new and different. After a few workouts and seeing the safe, effective, and efficient results, The Perfect Workout changed his whole philosophy about strength training! He realized this method is definitely a great way to train people of all ages with any sort of limitations.

    He hopes to help you change your life for the better as well at The Perfect Workout.

The Woodlands

  • Emily Gaines
  • (281) 245-0478

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    Emily Gaines, The Woodlands

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

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

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

  • Michelle Benito
  • (281) 245-0478

    michelle.benito@theperfectworkout.com

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    Michelle Benito, The Woodlands

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • Adrian Walker
  • (281) 298-2300

    adrian.walker@theperfectworkout.com

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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.

  • 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.

Dallas/Ft. Worth Area

Arlington

  • Shayla Sweatt
  • (817) 653-7315

    Shayla.Sweatt@theperfectworkout.com

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    Shayla Sweatt, Arlington

    Shayla’s focused energy and charisma are what have made her a successful professional. Her exceptional ability to accurately read her client’s needs is why her services are so sought after. She looks forward to helping each and every client at The Perfect Workout safely and effectively reach their own personal health and fitness goals.

    Shayla has long been in the business of coordinating and helping others to realize their expectations and exceed them. Originally a corporate event planner from Dallas, Texas, she most recently lived in New York City and worked as a real estate agent in one of the world’s most demanding markets. With her undying passion for helping other reach their goals, The Perfect Workout has been the perfect platform for Shayla to share the value of slow-motion strength training and nutrition.

    Shayla lives by this quote from Les Brown: “Shoot for the moon, and if you miss you will still be among the stars.”

  • Bryce Rodgers
  • (817) 653-7315

    bryce.rodgers@theperfectworkout.com

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    Bryce Rodgers, Arlington

    Bryce is a recent graduate of Colorado Mesa University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Fitness Promotion. Having been born in Hong Kong, lived in southern mainland China, and grown up in Alaska, he has participated in numerous sports in all seasons–hockey, skiing, basketball, mountain running, motocross, tennis and soccer. He continued to play soccer for his university’s club team.

    Bryce was introduced to the mental and physical challenges of surgery and extensive physical therapy repair because of various sporting injuries, the most serious being a fractured ankle after a soccer tackle. This experience taught him the benefits of slowing down and concentrating on deliberate, perfect form and super slow movements to construct a protective layer of strength and muscle around the bones. He is thrilled to introduce this aligning concept to his clients at The Perfect Workout. He looks forward to coaching each and every client to safely and effectively score their ultimate health and fitness goals.

Colleyville

  • Gary Dryer
  • (817) 421-1100

    gary.dyer@theperfectworkout.com

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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.

  • Kelley Lampley
  • (817) 409-3377

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    Kelley Lampley, Colleyville

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

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

  • Kippy Benefield
  • (972) 684-5360

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    Kippy Benefield, Colleyville

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

  • 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!

Flower Mound

  • Janine Anderson
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    Janine Anderson, Flower Mound

    Janine started her athletic career at age four on her first T-ball team, at Botsford Elementary in Redford, Michigan. She continued to play all sorts of sports through her senior year in high school, and even participated in club softball while getting a degree from Michigan State University. She has always been captain of any team she played for, and enjoys the leadership roles in life, while also continuously positioning herself where she can constantly learn and grow.

    Janine grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, and has been in Dallas going on four years now. Even though she misses her family that is spread far and wide across the continent, she is happy to have found a career in a field and a place she is passionate about, not to mention a company with the high standards and goals she has always aligned with. Janine has a passion for showing people what their full potential could be, and loves to present a challenge she knows a person can handle.

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

  • Meg Hudson
  • (972)355-3300

    meg.hudson@theperfectworkout.com

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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.

SW Ft. Worth

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

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    Samantha Nutt, SW Ft. Worth

    Native Texan Sam Nutt has been an athlete all her life, along with an outstanding work ethic. Her first job in a mom and pop cafe led to a path in the restaurant/hospitality industry, which carried her to Austin, TX.

    The change in location really jump-started a more purpose-driven life for her, with a focus and passion for health, nutrition, and fitness. Through her own personal struggles with injuries and weight loss— and gains—she is excited to be able to bring all that she knows, and the wisdom she seeks, to help others reach their goals.

Park Cities/North Dallas

  • Emily Feikes
  • (214) 378-3000

    emily.feikes@theperfectworkout.com

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    Emily Feikes, Park Cities/North Dallas

    Emily’s educational background reveals her favorite interests. She earned an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts, her Bachelor’s Degree has a focus on Health Studies, and she is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer.

    She used to do outdoor boot camp. She enjoyed the community, but the workouts were hard on her knees. She ended up icing them after every workout and thinking to herself, “I am young, I am strong, but I’m only in my 30s and my body should not be falling apart!” It turns out her body wasn’t falling apart, but the impact was just too hard on my knees. Switching to low impact, no momentum, slow-motion weight lifting solved the issue for her. She can now leg press at a weight she never thought she could achieve, without any pain in her knees! Her own experience with strains and injuries has helped her to understand the safety of the slow-motion strength training at The Perfect Workout.

    Emily also wants to empower people to gain confidence in the kitchen, because she believes that a healthy lifestyle comes from the foods we eat. Eating out is expensive and unhealthy. Using food as medicine is an age-old adage that still stands true today. Understanding that our health stems from what we eat (and not from hours of aerobics), we can dive into slow-motion strength training, safely building muscle to create a fat-burning machine. Emily says that every client’s success at The Perfect Workout brings joy to her heart.

    When she is not at The Perfect Workout, as the soccer mom she never thought she’d be, Emily enjoys watching her 12-year-old daughter play soccer on the weekends. She relaxes by reading crime-solver novels by favorite authors such as Patricia Cornwell, Michael Connelly, and James Patterson. And, of course, she loves being in the kitchen, feeding people, and finding and sharing new recipes.

  • Wayne Fernandez
  • (972) 684-5360

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    Wayne Fernandez, Park Cities/North Dallas

    Wayne was born in Wurzburg Germany, where both of his parents were enlisted in the Army. He played sports throughout high school, including baseball, tennis, and golf. Wayne has a strong affinity to physical fitness, exemplified in his varied athletic activities.

    In 2006, Wayne enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, where he was an infantryman, FireTeam Leader, and a Squad Leader. He reached the rank of Corporal, and deployed both to Bahrain and Afghanistan. While in the Marine Corps, Wayne supervised many of the physical activities that his squad and fire team conducted. Many of these exercises and activities incorporated slow motion training (before he had ever heard of slow motion training!).

    After he was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps, Wayne attended the University of North Texas. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, and a minor in Economics. Wayne enjoys spending time with his fiancée and his black Labrador, Bailey. He also enjoys playing men’s and coed softball, exercising, and spending time with his family.

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

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

    jon.hernandez@theperfectworkout.com

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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
  • Ryan.McCarthy@theperfectworkout.com

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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.

  • Rachel Marek
  • (817) 653-7315

    rachel.merick@theperfectworkout.com

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    Rachel Marek, Park Cities/North Dallas

    Rachel, a native Texan, grew up performing in musical theater shows around the DFW metroplex. An avid dancer and singer, Rachel attended Southern Methodist University, where she majored in Vocal Performance while continuing to dance. 

    All her life she has loved staying busy, learning, and trying new things. Due to an injury, Rachel stopped performing for a while and moved to Ireland for a new adventure. She greatly enjoyed hiking and cycling through the Irish countryside.

    After moving back to the United States, Rachel found The Perfect Workout, and was inspired by the safety and effectiveness of the slow-motion method. Rachel is passionate about helping her clients reach their personal goals while staying safe and keeping a positive attitude!

West Plano

  • Raechel Larson
  • (972) 597-2230

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    Raechel Larson, West Plano

    Raechel is a second-generation Exercise Science major. As such, fitness has always been an integral part of her life: 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 Trojans. She has also trained with the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and still regularly attends dance conventions. Her other interests include her crazy cat, Saidie, and spending time with her three younger siblings and her godson, as well as recreational hiking and swimming.

    Raechel has always believed in the integral role exercise and physical fitness play in creating and maintaining a happy lifestyle, promoting longevity, mental focus, self-confidence, and spiritual fulfillment. Raechel is always happiest helping others to fulfill their goals and encouraging them to meet and conquer new challenges. She looks forward to helping clients feel and look great!

  • Tyler Frantz
  • (972) 248-8700

    tyler.frantz@theperfectworkout.com

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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.

  • Valerie Perez
  • (972) 597-2230

    valerie.perez@theperfectworkout.com

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    Valerie Perez, West Plano

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

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

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

  • Liz Talavera
  • (972) 597-2230

    liz.talavera@theperfectworkout.com

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    Liz Talavera, West Plano

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

  • Theresa Johnson
  • (972) 697-8307

    theresa.johnson@theperfectworkout.com

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    Theresa Johnson, West Plano

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

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

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

  • Kimberly Buford
  • (972) 597-2230

    kimberly.buford@theperfectworkout.com

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    Kimberly Buford, West Plano

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

Long Island

Rockville Centre

  • Evelina Rowan
  • (516) 531-2316

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    Evelina Rowan, Rockville Centre

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

Syosset

  • Lisa Stanco
  • (516) 802-5681

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    Lisa Stanco, Syosset

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

Connecticut Locations

Greenwich

  • Jean Betz
  • (203) 445-6046

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    Jean Betz, Greenwich

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

  • Ryan LeMoigne
  • (203) 445-6046

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    Ryan LeMoigne, Greenwich

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

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

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

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

    matthew.edwards@theperfectworkout.com

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    Matthew Edwards, Greenwich

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

Norwalk

  • Kelsey Myette
  • (203) 692-4160

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    Kelsey Myette, Norwalk

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

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

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

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

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

    nicholas.tulloch@theperfectworkout.com

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    Nick Tulloch, Norwalk

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

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

  • Meghan Stultz
  • (203) 692-4160

    meghan.stultz@theperfectworkout.com

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    Meghan Stultz, Norwalk

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

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

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

  • Jessica Serrano
  • (203) 939-1980

    jessica.serrano@theperfectworkout.com

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    Jessica Serrano, Norwalk

    Jessica is a “health and fitness nut,” as many of her close friends and family would say. As a child she was overweight and LOVED pizza and chocolate. She began her weight loss journey in middle school, and it continued throughout high school when she joined the volleyball and softball teams. She discovered leadership and coaching abilities as the softball team Captain her junior and senior years.

    After high school, she went on to study Criminal Justice at Housatonic Community College in CT. She initially wanted a career as a police officer, but discovered that her true passion was in helping others getting fit and healthy. She took a personal trainer certification course with the International Sports Sciences Association, and her passion for health and fitness has just continued to grow ever since.

    Jessica LOVES food and meal prepping, and believes in living a healthy, balanced life. She’s also big on the notion that “you don’t know what you like until you try it,” so when the opportunity to work at The Perfect Workout came up and she tried the workout, she was convinced it was the PERFECT opportunity for her to express that notion to others. Jessica is eager to help each of her clients at The Perfect Workout safely and effectively achieve their own personal health and fitness goals.

Washington DC Area Locations

Alexandria

  • Jerry Cesaire
  • (571) 384-6484

    jerry.cesaire@theperfectworkout.com

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    Jerry Cesaire, Alexandria

    Jerry has been involved in fitness for over a decade. He first got his start in high school, wanting to improve his athletic performance. Impressed from the results he received, he continued to educate himself on fitness.

    Helping family, friends and coworkers, he discovered that he loved training and helping people achieve their fitness goals. This led him to pursue a career in personal fitness. After training for several years, he and his wife moved to Virginia and he started a career with The Perfect Workout. Now Jerry looks forward to helping each one of his clients at The Perfect Workout to safely and effectively achieve their personal health and fitness goals.

  • Kevin Rowan
  • (703)-822-5320

    kevin.rowan@theperfectworkout.com

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    Kevin Rowan, Alexandria

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

  • Amanda Brown
  • (703)-822-5320

    amanda.brown@theperfectworkout.com

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    Amanda Brown, Alexandria

    Amanda is a native of College Park, MD, and was awarded her BA in Fine Art with a concentration in Digital Media. Her background in visual and performing arts gave her a passion for connecting with people. She has also seen what fitness and weight loss has done for herself and others around her, and she wants everyone to be able to experience that same satisfaction and confidence through achieving personal goals. The awesome opportunity to help her clients safely achieve their fitness goals without injury brought her to The Perfect Workout.

    Amanda believes slow-motion strength training can be a game-changer for busy people who wish they could work out more. Many people are intimidated by working out in a gym, and their biggest concern is often fear of injury. Amanda, being the health nut she is, couldn’t understand until she learned the slow-motion technique. Slow-motion strength training has made weight training approachable for everyone and completely doable. It goes beyond knowing what to do, but actually being able to do it! She has seen The Perfect Workout’s slow-motion technique actually seem to reverse the effects of time on many of her clients, and she truly believes this revolutionary technique can help anyone.

  • Jennifer Kurek
  • (571) 384-6484

    jennifer.kurek@theperfectworkout.com

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    Jennifer Kurek, Alexandria

    With a family history of physical fitness professionals, Jennifer was extremely excited to discover high intensity super slow strength training with The Perfect Workout in 2013. She initially joined The Perfect Workout team of trainers in Orange County, California and managed our Mission Viejo studio. She is pleased that life has now brought her to the D.C. region as the Facility Manager of our Alexandria studio in Virginia.

    Energy, dedication and pure motivation drive her daily as she has the privilege of working with such a dynamic group of people. The work ethic of her clients inspires her to devote 100% of herself to ensuring that each and every client meets their own fitness goals efficiently, safely, and effectively. It is an honor for Jennifer to be a part of her clients’ transformation, both internally and externally, into beautiful, confident beings. The Perfect Workout is truly perfect for both Jennifer and her clients.

Bethesda

  • Morgan Belden
  • (301) 876-4166

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    Morgan Belden, Bethesda

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

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

  • Greg Wilson
  • (301) 876-4166

    greg.wilson@theperfectworkout.com

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    Greg Wilson, Bethesda

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

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

  • Malcolm Dixon
  • (301) 876-4166

    malcolm.dixon@theperfectworkout@theperfectworkout.com

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    Malcolm Dixon, Bethesda

    Malcolm was raised internationally in a military environment. He has been fascinated with fitness since he was allowed into a gym at 13. He realized the light and power of the Iron Jungle when he joined the U.S Navy himself, sailing the seven seas and training with the international ground forces who came aboard. He eventually reached the goals he had set for himself, and he will always remember those who stuck by his side to push him to his limits.

    Now Malcolm has joined with The Perfect Workout so he can give the same support and encouragement to others. He is eager to enable each client to safely and effectively reach their own personal health and fitness goals at The Perfect Workout.

Burke

  • Ryan Kellough
  • (703) 350-4270

    ryan.kellough@theperfectworkout.com

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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

    hanna.yoon@theperfectworkout.com

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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

    brandon.taylor@theperfectworkout.com

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    Brandon Taylor, Centreville

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

  • Simone Davis
  • (703)-822-5320

    simone.davis@theperfectworkout.com

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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

  • Christine House
  • (703) 935-4859

    christine.house@theperfectworkout.com

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    Christine House, Fairfax

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

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

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

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    Alyssa Russell, Fairfax

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

Falls Church

  • Kenny Wilson
  • (703) 775-2256

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    Kenny Wilson, Falls Church

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

  • 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.

  • Wan Huang
  • (703) 536-1022

    wan.huang@theperfectworkout.com

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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

    william.cheatham@theperfectworkout.com

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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.

Reston

  • Karen Mikeliunas
  • (703) 584-5369

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    Karen Mikeliunas, Reston

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

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

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

  • Justin Maines
  • (703) 584-5369

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    Justin Maines, Reston

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

  • Christine House
  • (703) 935-4859

    christine.house@theperfectworkout.com

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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!

Rockville

  • Kevin Rowan
  • (703)-822-5320

    kevin.rowan@theperfectworkout.com

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    Kevin Rowan, Rockville

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

  • Rachel Packer
  • (301) 658-3207

    rachel.packer@theperfectworkout.com

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    Rachel Packer, Rockville

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

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

  • Caroline Mariz
  • (301) 876-4166

    caroline.mariz@theperfectworkout.com

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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!

  • Stephanie Moy
  • (301) 658-3207

    stephanie.moy@theperfectworkout.com

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    Stephanie Moy, Rockville

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

  • Raymond Roxas
  • (301) 417-4585)

    ray.roxas@theperfectworkout.com

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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

  • Sydney Nelson
  • (301) 363-4507

    sydney.nelson@theperfectworkout.com

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    Sydney Nelson, Wheaton

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

  • Abdul Taylor
  • (240) 669-9631

    abdul.taylor@theperfectworkout.com

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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.

  • Desiree Del Valle
  • (240) 669-9631

    desiree.delvalle@theperfectworkout.com

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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!

Westchester

Bronxville

  • Teresa DiMeglio
  • (914) 514-9143

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    Teresa DiMeglio, Bronxville

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

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

    matthew.edwards@theperfectworkout.com

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    Matthew Edwards, Bronxville

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

  • Lauren Nicholas
  • (914) 514-9143

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    Lauren Nicholas, Bronxville

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

  • Michael Pelaez
  • (914) 205-6770

    michael.pelaez@theperfectworkout.com

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    Michael Pelaez, Bronxville

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

Hartsdale

  • Dan Nilsen
  • (914) 205-6770

    daniel.nilsen@theperfectworkout.com

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    Dan Nilsen, Hartsdale

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

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

  • Michael Pelaez
  • (914) 205-6770

    michael.pelaez@theperfectworkout.com

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    Michael Pelaez, Hartsdale

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

  • Joy Perlow
  • (914) 358-5365

    joy.perlow@theperfectworkout.com

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    Joy Perlow, Hartsdale

    Joy is a health and wellness enthusiast and has been for many years. She has participated in various sports since high school days, and fitness has always been important to her. But she has come to understand that nutrition and how people approach food is really the cornerstone to good and thriving health. She decided to become a personal trainer to help people learn how to take better care of themselves at the core physical level while incorporating health coaching. She feels you can’t have one without the other, and the missing piece for her practice was the physical component.

    She took a break from health coaching for about eight years while pursuing a career in marketing, but he corporate world was not for her. She needed to go back to what she is most passionate about, helping people transform their health and lives through better choices. She believes anyone at any age can transform their body and health with the right coach and The Perfect Workout.

    Besides living a healthy lifestyle for herself and her two grown children, Joy enjoys creating unique jewelry, loves to cook and enjoys traveling, especially to Cape Cod or any beach destination. Using essential oils to maintain health is an ongoing interest. She is always wanting to learn more, and keeping up with trends in both fitness and nutrition keeps her focused.

  • Teresa DiMeglio
  • (914) 514-9143

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    Teresa DiMeglio, Hartsdale

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

Philadelphia Area

Ardmore

  • Katie Laughlin
  • katie.laughlin@theperfectworkout.com

    (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!

  • Francesca Romani
  • (215) 529-8171

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    Francesca Romani, Ardmore

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

  • Manny Amine
  • (610) 400-3758

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    Manny Amine, Ardmore

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

Cherry Hill

  • Lindsay Walters
  • (856) 528-2525

    lindsay.walters@theperfectworkout.com

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    Lindsay Walters, Cherry Hill

    Lindsay’s passion for health, fitness and helping others 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. Lindsay believes there is nothing more fulfilling than putting a smile on a client’s face while helping them achieve their goals. Whether she’s in or outside the studio, her motto is to work hard, play hard and laugh a lot!

  • Heidi Wood
  • (856) 530-0157

    heidi.wood@theperfectworkout.com

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    Heidi Wood, Cherry Hill

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

  • Theone Kardos
  • (856) 528-2525

    theone.kardos@theperfectworkout.com

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    Theone Kardos, Cherry Hill

    Theone used to be a competitive figure skater from when she was young until she went to college at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey. Skating involved various on and off the ice workouts, so exercise has always been a huge part of her life.

    Having to fill this void when she was no longer skating in college, Theone decided to take advantage of the gym that was available on campus. In the gym, both at school and in her hometown, people would approach her and ask what she was training for, or which sports team she was on, or even asked for her to train them.

    Exercise is something that she has always been passionate about, and it only makes sense to use this drive to help others. She is so happy to be on the team at The Perfect Workout, so she can help each one of her clients achieve their own personal health and fitness goals.

    In her spare time, Theone enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, trips to the shore, snowboarding, and occasionally lacing up her skates and getting back on the ice.

  • Jordan Coccia
  • jordan.coccia@theperfectworkout.com

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    Jordan Coccia, Cherry Hill

    Jordan grew up in Philadelphia, where he pursed Nursing at Lasalle University while working as a Pharmacy Technician. He has many goals, but to him, the most important is to be an integral part of others’ health and fitness choices. Jordan is extremely motivated to have the opportunity to work with others in regards to their health. After his experience in nursing school and working as a pharmacy technician, Jordan strives to let others know the extreme benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle, and how essential it is to implement healthy values into one’s life.

    Jordan currently works in the Philadelphia region and is very excited to be a part of The Perfect Workout. He really looks forward to bringing his enthusiasm to every workout with each of his clients at The Perfect Workout, encouraging each one to achieve their own personal health and fitness goals.

    When he’s not in the gym, Jordan might be playing and watching sports, exploring different cultures, spending time with family, or attending car shows.

Jenkintown

  • Jessika Seccia
  • (215) 529-8171

    jessika.seccia@theperfectworkout.com

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    Jessika Seccia, Jenkintown

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

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

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

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

  • Kate Romberger
  • (215) 529-8171

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    Kate Romberger, Jenkintown

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

  • Theone Kardos
  • (856) 528-2525

    theone.kardos@theperfectworkout.com

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    Theone Kardos, Jenkintown

    Theone used to be a competitive figure skater from when she was young until she went to college at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey. Skating involved various on and off the ice workouts, so exercise has always been a huge part of her life.

    Having to fill this void when she was no longer skating in college, Theone decided to take advantage of the gym that was available on campus. In the gym, both at school and in her hometown, people would approach her and ask what she was training for, or which sports team she was on, or even asked for her to train them.

    Exercise is something that she has always been passionate about, and it only makes sense to use this drive to help others. She is so happy to be on the team at The Perfect Workout, so she can help each one of her clients achieve their own personal health and fitness goals.

    In her spare time, Theone enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, trips to the shore, snowboarding, and occasionally lacing up her skates and getting back on the ice.

Huntingdon Valley

  • Ashley Davis
  • ashley.davis@theperfectworkout.com

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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.

Paoli

  • Kristina Rule
  • (610) 590-1485

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    Kristina Rule, Paoli

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

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

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

Springfield

  • Kayla Krzywicki
  • (610) 400-3761

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    Kayla Krzywicki, Springfield

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

  • Brendon Hayward
  • (484) 472-8385

    brandon.hayward@theperfectworkout.com

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    Brendon Hayward, Springfield

    Brandon has always had a passion for fitness and helping others. As a lifelong baseball player, he knows what it takes to work well with others to achieve their goals, and how important it is to build a strong support system.

    Over the years, Brandon has had his ups and downs with his personal fitness, but he has quickly come to realize the importance of slow-motion strength straining and keeping the muscles under tension. He has helped his friends and brother implement their own fitness routines and flexible diet plans to achieve a physique they thought was not possible.

    Brandon is a big believer in the importance of a healthy diet plan. He graduated from McDaniel College with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, but quickly came to realize how important fitness was to him, and that he wanted to pursue a career in personal training to help others to make their dreams become a reality. When he’s not in the gym, he enjoys water-sports, snow skiing, hanging out with friends and anything sports related.

    Brandon looks forward to working with each individual client at The Perfect Workout to safely and effectively achieve their own personal health and fitness goals.

  • Emanuel Mitchell
  • (484) 472-8385

    emanuel.mitchell@theperfectworkout.com

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    Emanuel Mitchell, Springfield

    Manny was born and raised in the Greater Philadelphia area. Growing up in his family, almost everything became a competition. Sometimes he would run home from school just so he could be the first person home. Later, he used his competitiveness in sports such as wrestling, track, and football throughout high school and college.

    Over the years, sports taught him the importance of exercising, so he went on to study Kinesiology at Pennsylvania State University. During his time at Penn State and up until now, he’s had the opportunity to impact the lives of various people through fitness. Whether it be improving Division 1 and Olympic athletes’ speed mechanics, or helping others reverse the effects of osteoporosis, Manny has enjoyed assisting others reach their personal health and fitness goals.

    Manny is delighted to be a part of The Perfect Workout team, which truly values others’ needs, and works wholeheartedly to improve the lives of everyone who steps foot into one of our studios.

Chicago Area

Arlington Heights

  • Nate Ball
  • (847) 572-0465

    nate.ball@theperfectworkout.com

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    Nate Ball, Arlington Heights

    Nate played basketball and soccer throughout high school. He was given the opportunity to play both in college, but basketball was his favorite sport, so he hung up his cleats to pursue it. He played basketball for 4 years and served as team captain during both junior and senior years. During senior year, he suffered a second degree MCL sprain early in the season, and was required to go through a couple of months of physical therapy. Being injured forced him to depend on braces and therapy. Thanks to the physical therapists and athletic trainers, he was able to return to playing within a month, protected by the brace. Ever since, he has placed the highest priority on the safety of working out, for not only himself, but others as well.

    Nate has always been the “exercise friend”, the go-to guy when someone wanted advice or a plan of attack about reaching exercise goals. Naturally, he gravitated to physical therapy as a career path. He graduated with a BA in Pre-Physical Therapy and will soon receive his MA in Medical/Clinical Ethics. Personal training at The Perfect Workout has proven to be both a safe method of exercising and a great way to challenge oneself. Many of the exercises are similar to rehabilitation techniques, which is a testament to how safe the exercises are. “The only difference is the intensity, which is set at a personal level to encourage muscle growth. That is exactly why I love slow-motion strength training at The Perfect Workout.”

  • Eric Stencel
  • (847) 572-0465

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    Eric Stencel, Arlington Heights

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

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

  • Andrew Passarella
  • (224) 735-3559

    andrew.passarella@theperfectworkout.com

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    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

  • Julia Garcia
  • (630) 474-0346

    julia.garcia@theperfectworkout.com

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    Julia Garcia, Glen Ellyn

    Julia grew up in Chicago-land, where being active became a huge part of her life. She fell in love with exercise when she was encouraged to join her middle school cross-country team. She continued this love in high school, becoming a captain of her team senior year. For undergrad, Julia attended The College of Wooster, where she was able to run cross-country and track competitively, and pursue a degree in Psychology. She was a captain of her college team as well, encouraging her teammates and holding a positive mentality throughout their season.

    Post undergrad, Julia served as a mentor and tutor for 6th grade students. During this program, she created an after school workout day, where she could instruct her students through different exercises. It was then that she realized just how much she wanted to pursue personal training.

    Julia wanted to further pursue her passion for helping people through exercise training. After she discovered The Perfect Workout for the first time, her perspective on effective exercise shifted. Julia now seeks to motivate each of her clients to safely and effectively achieve their own personal fitness goals through slow-motion strength training, and she hopes that they also gain a sense of confidence with their training.

  • Isaac Nodal
  • (630) 474-0346

    isaac.nodal@theperfectworkout.com

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    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.”

Naperville

  • Trent Marton
  • (630)-622-0816

    trent.marton@theperfectworkout.com

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    Trent Marton, Naperville

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

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

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

  • Stephine Williams
  • (630) 622-0816

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    Stephine Williams, Naperville

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

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

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

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

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

Northbrook

  • Dusty Carlson
  • (224) 235-4685

    dusty.carlson@theperfectworkout.com

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    Dusty Carlson, Northbrook

    Dusty has been interested in health and fitness from an early age. As a youth, he wrestled, played football and hockey, and lifted weights until a devastating shoulder injury ended his contact sport ambitions. Dusty then turned his focus to studying music, and received a Masters Degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Oregon. This venture lead to subsequent musical tours performing in amazing venues all over the world.

    While the lifestyle, travel, and ultimate experience was something to be desired, the lack of physical activity led to weight gain, bouts of depression, tiredness, and general difficulty focusing on work. While Dusty was attending university for his Masters degree, he randomly stumbled into the college workout facility and decided to give it a try. After a grueling strength-training session, he remembered how good it felt to work out his body in such a fashion, and how much easier it was to mentally focus on tasks throughout the day. Dusty was instantly hooked, and from that moment forward, decided to dedicate his life to improving his own physical fitness and educating himself on different workout methods and nutrition sciences.

    While working as a musician on cruise ships, he began studying with the personal trainers on board and researching the different aspects of the job. He decided that this was the career path he wanted to take, and was extremely fortunate that The Perfect Workout also believed in him, hiring him and putting him through the grueling trainer certification process. He was instantly impressed by the quality of the workout received at The Perfect Workout facilities, and by all the evidence-based results that went into constructing the program.

    Today Dusty is right where he wants to be. He is absolutely ecstatic about the opportunity to be a slow-motion strength trainer and to work with people on improving their lives and optimizing their time on this planet. “It’s such a rewarding experience–it doesn’t feel like a job.” Dusty believes that no matter what your primary function in life is, strength training improves the muscular system, which leads to a better quality of existence.

    Dusty finds a lot of parallels between playing music and strength training. Both require a tremendous amount of focus while working with an inanimate object that you are trying to manipulate. The success for each is also something that can be easily measured. You can lift the weight, or you can’t. You can play the piece, or you can’t. You get stronger. You get better.

  • Gus Cruz
  • (224) 235-4685

    gus.cruz@theperfectworkout.com

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    Gus Cruz, Northbrook

    Gus was born in Mexico, but raised in Chicago. Gus had always been known for having a slender physique. Tired of always being one of the smallest guys in the room, he tried playing sports like soccer, cross country and track and field, but none of those sports really caught his attention. One day, at a garage sale, he bought his first pair of dumbbells. It immediately clicked for him, and from that day, Gus knew that weightlifting was going to be his passion. He knew that one day he was going to follow his dream and make fitness his career.

    Now Gus has found slow-motion strength training at The Perfect Workout. He is eager to apply the knowledge he has gained throughout his own fitness journey to help each of his clients reach their their personal health and fitness goals. He looks forward to continuing his learning in order to achieve even greater success in the pursuit of his passion.

Park Ridge

  • Lauren Donahoo
  • (847) 653-6929

    lauren.donahoo@theperfectworkout.com

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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.

  • Vanya Petsanova
  • (847) 960-4074

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    Vanya Petsanova, Park Ridge

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

Westmont

  • Dan Farrell
  • 630) 622-0803

    daniel.farrell@theperfectworkout.com

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    Dan Farrell, Westmont

    Dan, a former pre-medical student turned United States Navy sailor, was tasked with maintaining his command’s physical fitness requirements. He aided in his fellow sailors’ fitness by monitoring fitness levels, training, and nutritional advice while deploying on two combat tours, as well as spending 6 months training with the Naval Special Forces. After his time in the military, Dan took his expertise to the private security sector, where he was responsible for multiple clients’ physical security at their residence and during travel and public events, as well as that of their family members.

    Dan eventually turned his focus back to his first love, physical fitness. He is currently finishing his studies for the ACE certification, one of the most recognized personal training certifications available. He looks forward to working with each of his clients at The Perfect Workout to assist and enable each one to achieve their own personal health and fitness goals.

  • Hannah McKinley
  • (630) 622-0803

    hannah.mckinley@theperfectworkout.com

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    Hannah McKinley, Westmont

    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.

  • 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

  • Katrina Oselinsky
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    Katrina Oselinsky, Wilmette

    Katrina is a graduate of Penn State University. It was during her time in school that her love for physical fitness began to flourish. As a Psychology student, Katrina learned about both the physiological and psychological benefits of exercise.

    Determined to bring her studies to life and to begin experiencing the benefits herself, Katrina accepted a part-time job at a local fitness studio owned by a PSU Kinesiology professor. Here, Katrina got to partake in international health and fitness studies.

    After moving to Chicago, Katrina was overjoyed to be hired by The Perfect Workout. Today she hopes to positively impact individual lives through her personal training, and to demonstrate how beneficial exercise is for both the body and the mind. She is eager to work with each client to support and encourage them in their own personal health and fitness journey at The Perfect Workout.

  • Brendon Buff
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    Brendon Buff, Wilmette

    Brendon is a professional bodybuilder as well as a personal trainer. He was first introduced to slow-motion strength training about three years ago, when he was already four years into his fitness career. Until he discovered slow-motion strength training, his own progress was stagnant and seemed to be stuck on a plateau. 

    Once he discovered this method at The Perfect Workout, it was like learning how to exercise all over again! It was not something Brendon was accustomed to. It took some time to get used to the feeling of being under tension with weight for that long of a period. 

    As soon as he understood and applied the principles, his progress began to take off again. “This program has changed my life and it will change yours too!” Brendon looks forward to helping each and every client at The Perfect Workout to safely and effectively achieve their own personal health and fitness goals.

  • Hannah McKinley
  • (630) 622-0803

    hannah.mckinley@theperfectworkout.com

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    Hannah McKinley, Wilmette

    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.

Highland Park

  • There are no personal trainers available in this area yet.

Orland Park

  • Jeffrey Blockson
  • (630) 622-0803

    jeffrey.blockson@theperfectworkout.com

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    Jeffrey Blockson, Orland Park

    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!”

  • Devin Butler
  • (708) 590-6548

    devin.butler@theperfectworkout.com

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    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!

Atlanta Area

Buckhead

  • DeWitt Harris
  • (470) 355-4939

    dewitt.harris@theperfectworkout.com

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    DeWitt Harris, Buckhead

    DeWitt is a firm believer in the power of a healthy body. A former track, football and soccer player, Dewitt has always been a proponent of physical fitness and living an active lifestyle.

    For years he went to the gym multiple times a week, hoping to improve his fitness level. While some strides were made, he always felt that it wasn’t enough. Upon discovering The Perfect Workout, Dewitt knew that he had found something revolutionary–something that could change the way people looked at physical fitness! Dewitt is excited to share the things he has learned with each one of his clients, and with everyone he knows!

  • Bryan Shinholster
  • (470) 355-4939

    bryan.shinholster@theperfectworkout.com

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    Bryan Shinholster, Buckhead

    Bryan’s passion for fitness began in high school when he signed up for the introductory weightlifting class and joined the swim team at the age of seventeen. Throughout the year, he noticed considerable improvement in both his physique and his mental fortitude as well. Ever since, he has been hooked. Upon entering college, he declared his major in Physical Education, and even went as far as competing in a power lifting meet, along with joining his college intramural swim team. He graduated from the University of North Georgia with a B.S. in Physical Education with an emphasis in Sport, Exercise, and Recreation. Fitness, and strength training in particular, has continued to be a huge passion for the past seven years.

    Bryan started educating himself further by reading fitness literature and applying it to his workouts. He knows a lot about what works and what doesn’t in regard to improving one’s overall health and strength, making him the perfect fit for anyone wishing to make this improvement. Bryan looks forward to working with each one of his clients at The Perfect Workout to help them safely and effectively reach their own personal health and fitness goals. “Overall, fitness has been a huge part of my life and I want to share that passion with others, to help them improve their lives and guide them to a better quality of life.”

    When he is not training, Bryan enjoys hanging out with friends in social gatherings, watching movies, reading educational leadership books, running Spartan Races, and walking his beagle Moose.

East Cobb

  • Rebecca Carr
  • (770) 672-7496

    rebecca.carr@theperfectworkout.com

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    Rebecca Carr, East Cobb

    Rebecca, an Atlanta native, has always been passionate about living an active lifestyle. At the age of 5 she started playing soccer, and was named all-state by her freshman year in high school. From there, she played traveling soccer and was recruited to the Olympic development program.

    Having had several back injuries through the years, Rebecca knew the importance of keeping safety a top priority in exercise. She has seen and worked with too many trainers who push their clients excessively and expose them to injuries. So when she discovered The Perfect Workout, she knew she had found the perfect fit! Her passion for helping others reach their fitness goals and her natural ability to lead others makes her a great trainer for The Perfect Workout. She strongly believes that the slow-motion workout is something she can recommend to anybody.

    Rebecca has always been passionate about outdoor activities, especially hiking. She once hiked solo through 7 western states in order to challenge herself and expand her boundaries. When she’s not in the studio training, you can find her outdoors discovering new and exciting hidden hiking trails.

  • Zeke Opper
  • (770) 672-7496

    zeke.opper@theperfectworkout.com

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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.

Marietta

  • Jacob Hammrick
  • 770-863-7599

    jacob.hammrick@theperfectworkout.com

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    Jacob Hammrick, Marietta

    Jacob has always had a passion for fitness and health. He enlisted in the United States Army in 2013, was on active duty until September 2017, and is now enlisted in the Army National Guard as an EOD Tech and Paratrooper. Jacob has applied an array of training methods throughout his weight lifting career ranging from basic running and hiking, to Crossfit, to the rigors of Army special forces training. He also assisted in the rehabilitation of ‘coming off injury’ soldiers with muscular endurance training while assigned with 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne).

    Jacob is now enrolled with NPTI to receive his diploma in personal training, and he plans to pursue certifications with other programs. He came across The Perfect Workout and found that it provided the advantageous opportunity to gain strength without the usual wear and tear on his body. He is now fully committed to helping change other people’s lives using The Perfect Workout so they can achieve a healthier tomorrow.

  • Taylor Eakin
  • 770-863-7599

    taylor.eakin@theperfectworkout.com

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    Taylor Eakin, Marietta

    Taylor discovered her passion for fitness during her last semester in college. After graduating with a B.S. in English, she decided to pursue a career path in fitness. She obtained a personal trainer certification and worked with individual clients until she found The Perfect Workout.

    Taylor is excited about using the safe, scientific methods at The Perfect Workout to help people change their bodies and their quality of life.

Peachtree Corners

  • Taylor Eakin
  • 770-863-7599

    taylor.eakin@theperfectworkout.com

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    Taylor Eakin, Peachtree Corners

    Taylor discovered her passion for fitness during her last semester in college. After graduating with a B.S. in English, she decided to pursue a career path in fitness. She obtained a personal trainer certification and worked with individual clients until she found The Perfect Workout.

    Taylor is excited about using the safe, scientific methods at The Perfect Workout to help people change their bodies and their quality of life.

  • Jacob Hammrick
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    jacob.hammrick@theperfectworkout.com

    Trainer Profile:

    Jacob Hammrick, Peachtree Corners

    Jacob has always had a passion for fitness and health. He enlisted in the United States Army in 2013, was on active duty until September 2017, and is now enlisted in the Army National Guard as an EOD Tech and Paratrooper. Jacob has applied an array of training methods throughout his weight lifting career ranging from basic running and hiking, to Crossfit, to the rigors of Army special forces training. He also assisted in the rehabilitation of ‘coming off injury’ soldiers with muscular endurance training while assigned with 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne).

    Jacob is now enrolled with NPTI to receive his diploma in personal training, and he plans to pursue certifications with other programs. He came across The Perfect Workout and found that it provided the advantageous opportunity to gain strength without the usual wear and tear on his body. He is now fully committed to helping change other people’s lives using The Perfect Workout so they can achieve a healthier tomorrow.

 
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    “In the last 3 months, I have lost over 1% percent in body fat while gaining nearly 1% in muscle. This has resulted in a 2.25 inch decrease in my waist and a total of 4.5 inch decrease in my mid section.”

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