Amy Rehkopf

Amy is a San Diego native, a devoted surfer, and athlete. You can always find her outside, enjoying nature and finding an adrenaline inducing activity! Her active lifestyle has instilled in her a passion for fitness.

However, growing up, she didn’t see the health and fitness industry as a potential career, similar to The Perfect Workout’s Founder, Matt Headman! As a child, her dream was to become a dolphin trainer. She focused her schooling on achieving a degree in psychology, has worked in many different animal care settings and finally landed her dream job! She interned with the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program for one year training dolphins and sea lions. Although she loved many aspects of it, she realized it wasn’t what she wanted to do for the rest of her life.

At the same time this awakening moment occurred for her, she had another realization. If she wasn’t on top of her fitness, her health wasn’t where she wanted it to be, she gained unwanted weight and had brain fog!

She dedicated her time and energy to prioritizing her own health. She understands the importance that maintaining her own health first and foremost will allow her to continue doing the activities she loves, to live to her fullest potential and to be more present
for others in her life.

Her favorite quote from Jim Kwik is, “Self-care is not selfish!” She made it her mission to learn new things every day, to develop better brain health, to make healthier nutrition choices, and to maintain her fitness regularly.

When Amy discovered slow-motion strength training and first heard the idea that you can reshape your body in just 20 minutes, twice a week, she was a bit skeptical. However, after learning the science behind the method and trying it herself she was blown away! After only three weeks of working out twice per week, she saw strength and energy gain, she was more mentally focused, she was more toned, and she noticed an improvement in her surfing!

Now, Amy can’t imagine working out with any other method! Amy loves to share how strength training will not only aid in your weight loss goals but is one of the best forms of exercise you can do to maintain brain health, strengthen your cardiovascular system, strengthen bone density, and even produce myokines that help reduce inflammation and fight cancerous cells!

Amy realized many other people find it hard to prioritize their own health in this busy world. She decided to make a career change where she can have an impact on other peoples lives and even make a difference in the world. She searched for a position in the fitness industry, and she found The Perfect Workout.

Amy went through a rigorous 6-week Personal Trainer Certification and was welcomed to join the Carlsbad team. She has taken on the role as a personal trainer with grace and has developed great bonds with her clients, helping them achieve their health and fitness goals.

One of her clients needed a knee replacement surgery and continued with their workouts all the way up until the surgery. The client reached out to Amy two weeks after the surgery and said the strength training played a huge role in their recovery, they were thankful for Amy’s training and couldn’t wait to return. This client loved to golf and take long walks, but these activities were difficult before the knee surgery. Amy was overjoyed to help her client get back on the golf course, achieve these goals and to live their healthiest life.

Amy’s goals are to continue growing with The Perfect Workout to be the best personal trainer she can be, to learn new things every day and to be a kind, present and supportive wife to her husband. She is eager to meet you and help you reach your health and fitness goals!

Bia Gasparetto

Bia fell in love with strength training and fitness in college. Since then, she spent much of her time exercising and motivating her friends to experience benefits of strength training.

Her passion for helping people fueled her decision to become a behavioral health coach at UCSD. But after college, Bia found it more and more challenging to fit her workouts into life with a full-time job.

Bia felt like a big part of her was missing from not being able exercise regularly. She needed a time-efficient solution, and ultimately found slow-motion strength training.

She fell in love with the efficiency and effectiveness of this style of weight lifting and wanted to become a part of sharing it with others.

Bia earned the opportunity to become a personal trainer at The Perfect Workout, where she combines both her passion for strength training AND helping people become healthier, better versions of their selves.

Better yet, she now understands that even with the busyness of life, you can get better benefits from slow-motion strength training, 20 minutes, twice a week so she never needs to give up her love for working out!

Austin Neal

Austin Neal developed a passion for fitness through athletics and strength training in high

When he was younger he struggled to put on healthy weight and dealt with low energy energy levels. With strength training, Austin was able to transform his body by adding lean muscle mass and gaining healthy habits.

Now, Austin is a Certified Personal Trainer at The Perfect Workout, NASM certified personal trainer is working towards certifications as a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Nutrition Coach.

Being a part of the team in Laguna Niguel allows him to help his clients become the best version of them themselves and he’s excited to help you do the same.

Nathan Mier

Nathan Mier grew up in Fullerton, CA playing sports where his passion for fitness began to bud. As a kid, he played baseball for 9 years and rugby in high school for 2 years. He then went on to coach rugby in college for the local U16 rugby team.

Being in such high-impact sports, Nathan battled injuries which led him to find a solution to working out despite his aches and limitations. He began implementing our slow-motion method in his strength training workouts and found that his injuries began improving over time. In addition, Nathan lost 75 pounds which motivated him to show others that if he can do it, anyone can.

Nathan became a Certified Personal Trainer and joined the Laguna Niguel studio where he works with clients today. The Perfect Workout has truly revolutionized the way he feels, and Nathan loves having the opportunity to share his knowledge with clients. His ability to adapt and modify exercises to cater to seniors and any client’s with limitations due to injuries is one of his biggest focuses and one of the many reasons he is such a valued Trainer. “Making sure the client is safe on every exercise is very important to me and my team.”

He loves to share his story with his clients to show that any fitness goal you have is possible, you just have to commit. Nathan is also a musician and performs locally all over Orange County and LA. In his free time, he enjoys writing and doing or watching anything sports!

Matteo Colombo

Matteo was born and raised in Italy. He moved to California with his wife, who is a researcher at Stanford University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Sport Science and he has over 15 years’ experience working in wellness corporates and gym clubs as a coach and Certified Personal Trainer.

As an athlete, he has achieved great results through his ultra marathon races = (100 Km, 24 hours and Trail Running specialties) both at National and International level.

His professional experience include; Isokinetic resistance training, weight training, fitness assessment, and creating customized workout plans for one-on-one clients. Matteo has worked with diverse groups of men and women ranging in age from 16 to 70+. He prides himself on always maintaining a positive attitude that helps to motivate clients to achieve their goals and overcome their challenges.

Melissa Brown

California native, Melissa fell in love with fitness and nutrition when she moved to Alabama for college. While studying Musical Theatre, she found herself wanting to share the importance of health and fitness with her classmates. She realized that most of her peers found the gym intimidating. In addition, they often struggled to find time to workout and understand how to exercise effectively. She decided to share her love of exercise and help them.
After training her classmates, Melissa noticed a steady improvement in strength, mental health, positivity, and physical capability. They were no longer running out of breath while climbing the campus hill to class, test scores were improving, and relationships were becoming stronger. This set the stage for Melissa eventually earning her Personal Trainer Certification.
But During those college years, Melissa experienced a setback: numerous concussions. She was finally diagnosed with a chronic illness. She went from dancing every day, to battling chronic fatigue and several debilitating treatments.

In the following months of recovery, Melissa spent time struggling with weakness and incapability, and knew she wanted to do her best to prevent others from experiencing that feeling.  
This motivation led to her discovery of slow-motion strength training—She was amazed to find a method that just about anyone could do, regardless of injury or age or fear. Now, Melissa loves being part of The Perfect Workout team – a team that truly rejoices with their clients in every victory and dedicates themselves to each client’s goal as if it were their own.  

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