We pride ourselves on our experience, training knowledge and personable style. You’ll find our no-hype approach to healthy living, fitness and performance a refreshing change from the hard-sell environment of the big gyms. Our staff are all professionals who have made health and fitness their careers, gaining experience with a wide range of people and goals: postural improvement, weight loss, Women’s health, Men’s health, all ages, injuries, high level sports performance, simply working out and more. Check us out and join our growing community!


Our Personal Trainers

 

MELANIE HILARIO
Corporate Operations Manager

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Mel is an instructor and trainer with certifications from NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), TRX, and Spinning. A reformed klutz who loves teaching fitness, Mel trains in the martial art wun hop kuen do (it was love at first kick), runs occasional trail races, engages in her worldwide mission of sharing the correct form for plank and push-ups, writes essays and fiction, and is currently working on a novel about women superheroes (when she can stay awake long enough). As a writer, she believes in the connection between a healthy body and healthy mind. As a trainer, she believes understanding your body gives you both a sense of power and a sense of peace.
*also a BFF instructor!

BRIANNA BRANDOW

Brianna ACE has been helping clients reach their fitness goals since 2008. She is American Council on Exercise certified Personal Trainer and Expert Rating certified Sports Nutritionist. Brianna coaches private sessions, duet personal training and group classes. Fitness is a life long passion of Brianna’s; she has strong background dance, yoga and kickboxing. Along with personal training Brianna is a certified Dailey Method and Essentrics instructor. Brianna has experience working with the elderly, young, deconditioned, pregnant and athletes alike. No matter what fitness level Brianna brings her clients to new limits within their bodies. She believes a fit strong healthy body can lead to a happier more active life.
*also a BFF instructor!

JASON JOHNSON

Jason began weight training at the age of 14 years old. By the age of 17, he implemented athlete training into his program. He is a professionally trained Muay Thai fighter and hip hop dancer. Fitness, health and wellness has been a major part of more than half of Jason’s lifetime. He has dedicated his life to assist others to achieve optimum health and look as great as they feel. Certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, he follows the OPT model of training and has found great success with his clients. Currently, he is studying true strength and flexibility through gymnastics. Jason specializes in weight loss, strength development and injury prevention.
*also a BFF instructor!

AARON HOLBY

Aaron has been in the health and fitness industry for over 15 years, providing customized training programs for a wide variety of clients to achieve their wellness goals. He specializes in  training with minimal equipment, focused on balance, flexibility, strength and overall health. Aaron believes in a holistic and balanced approach to health and wellness. “Health” means so much more than weight, physical ability, diet, or your cholesterol level!  His approach to health incorporates elements of physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Aaron works in partnership with his clients develop a fitness plan that addresses physiological goals; nutrition and eating; stress management; and self-care.

“I don’t believe in gimmicks, quick-fixes, or exercise fads. You don’t need fancy equipment, expensive nutritional supplements, or even a large space–just a willingness to move! I will help you learn to enjoy moving your body so you see and feel a difference.”

DON MANGAYAYAM

Don has over 15 years of personal training experience. With a bachelors degree in kinesiology from San Francisco State University and certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Don specializes in training for balance and posture, sports, pre- and post-rehab, overall cardio and strength and conditioning.

LAURA BERRY

Laura has been in the fitness industry for almost 20 years. As a life ling dancer, she began teaching group fitness and dance classes when she as a teen. After two car accidents at 17, which resulted in a back injury required her to stop dance training, she began to look at holistic approaches to heal her body in order to live life, dance and move without pain. This included massage and bodywork, nutrition, yoga and strength training. She draws from her experience as a life-long dancer to make her training style fun and challenging. She loves to help people understand how training can help prevent and rehab from injury as well as correct muscle misalignments and build strength and flexibility, as well as burn fat. Since having a baby in 2011, she has a clearer understanding of the postpartum body and has helped many mothers bounce back from pregnancy and motherhood with ease and grace.  She holds a Bachelors degree from SFSU in Dance and Holistic Health, California Certified as a Massage Therapist, and is a Certified Personal Trainer  and a Fitness Nutrition Specialist through National Academy of Sports Medicine.  She has studied Holistic Nutrition at Bauman College and has a passion for learning and educating all things related to living fully and healthy.

JAY MERCADO

Jay has been training for 10 years, focusing on sports specific training, functional strength and conditioning, cross training and Speed Agility and Quickness Training (SAQ). He holds certifications from National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and Total Resistance Training (TRX). He is currently expanding his practice to include: Crossfit, HKC/RKC training, Paul Chek, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancement training.

“Encourage others and share in the fortunes of success.”

TERESA ELLIS

A Bay Area native with a contagious love of laughter and all things sparkly, Teresa came into fitness via her mother who worked out to Jane Fonda videos and took her to Jazzercise classes. Leading fitness classes and training private clients in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2008, Teresa comes with 20+ years of dance performance experience which brings an element of show biz to her training which is known to be filled with passion, playfulness and joy. She is The Bay Area’s favorite barre class instructor in addition to being a Dance It Out Group Fitness Instructor and TRX Suspension Training Instructor. Teresa is looking forward to inspiring you to be the change you wish to feel in your body.
*also a BFF instructor!