Not long after graduating from Sonoma State, Roberta was taking a seminar with Landmark Education, using the tools and structure of the seminar; she began a journey that lead her to losing 80 pounds! Having struggled with weight her whole life, Roberta’s life was completely altered this. After losing the weight herself, she saw that empowering others is exactly how she wanted to spend her life. Helping people reach their health and fitness goals, and not be stopped by their physical state is exciting! Roberta loves hiking and exploring the world around her.
In her prior career as an assistant in special education classrooms, as well as using her training from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and the Apprentice Trainer Program here at Body Kinetics, Roberta is skilled and confident in working with people of all abilities. In your first meeting you will discuss what is important to you and what you would like to accomplish. You will do a few assessments so that Roberta can design a program that is specific to you, your needs and your goals. Each meeting you will have a workout tailored to you and progress you as you gain strength and endurance. Your workouts will be fun and encouraging and together you will create a plan for the week so that you are always working towards your goals.
“I had suffered a ski accident breaking both legs requiring surgery in April or 2011. I was not capable of exercise until this year in April. I truly needed more help regaining my balance and walking correctly again, than physical therapy was providing. So I decided to hire Roberta as my trainer. I have been working with Roberta once a week and cannot say enough about how significant a decision this was. She understood my mobility issues and designed each session to increase my balance and ability to walk correctly again. She did this a professional caring and encouraging sessions. I have learned the correct use of machines and I have a tailored variety of workouts that I can do on my own.”
Having spent my youth hiking, running, and biking through the Sierras that shadowed my hometown, I discovered my affinity and passion for fitness and outdoor adventure early. My innate enjoyment of people makes this a love I want to share. The combination creates a natural fit for me as a personal trainer. I thrive on guiding others to realize their potential.
My conviction is that well-integrated exercise provides the backbone, not only for physical well-being, but also mental and emotional well-being.
As an NASM certified personal trainer, my focus is on the uniqueness of each person’s body type and ability. Before designing an exercise program, I conduct a thorough assessment, so that together we can identify your strengths, weaknesses, and needs, which will enable us to set attainable goals.
Through our work together you will experience greater energy, motivation, strength, and flexibility. We will address several facets of health and fitness including body weight and composition, endurance, as well as muscle imbalances. Your program will be safe and fun, but challenging, as we zero in on reaching your goals.
“Tim is personable, patient, kind, funny and very knowledgeable. He is a great motivator and is very careful to work within my limitations, while at the same time targeting those areas that need to be improved. Most importantly, his focus is on me and not on his own agenda, providing a system which has allowed me to continuously grow and improve. I am a huge fan!”
Leonie's passion is to inspire people to better health. She is patient and nurturing, and her nonstop enthusiasm makes her well-equipped to inspire others and work with them to achieve healthier lives. She has several years' experience helping people increase their health and wellness and is an NASM certified personal trainer.
As a little girl Leonie loved gymnastics, swimming, and jiu jitsu, practices that started her on an active life style she continues today. As she realized how exercise increased her own health and happiness she wanted more and more to inspire others to take action to improve their own lives.
"Health and fitness are the keys to feeling good and living happy, successful lives.“ says Leonie. "I want to guide and encourage people on their journey to their health and fitness goals."
Leonie creates a personalized training program tailored to your specific goals and needs. The workouts we do are fun and functional, building strenght and endurance, helping you on your way to where you want to go. Training with Leonie will give you reasons to brag about your results!
“Leonie is a very positive person. I feel proud of my accomplishments when I work out with her. I’ve improved my core strength, upper body strength including biceps and triceps, agility and balance. People tell me I look great and I feel terrific too, all of which I attribute to both my hard work and Leonie’s training style and knowledge. Thanks, Leonie!”
Balim is a child of the fitness industry, meaning he was raised by personal trainers much in the same way that Mowgli was raised by wolves in the Jungle Book, except that, Balim’s wolves were on gluten-free, low-carb diets and were more concerned achieving proper postural alignment and correcting muscular imbalances than anything that would have concerned Mowgli’s wolves. As a man-cub, if it were, Balim watched, learned, and asked all the right questions. You might say he was born for this, but he might say he raised for this. Years later, an elder person with impeccable posture and an unreasonably toned physique might yell at teenagers to get off his lawn and to remember to keep their back straight when squatting. That person would probably be Balim, or, he could be you.
If your body is a temple whether it be finished or in the planning stages, we must first focus on the foundation. We lay the foundation, that would be ensuring all muscles are doing their part within reason and that your body is capable of achieving proper posture. Then, we build up by coaxing your muscles into making the desired adaptations and finally we add the finishing touches by making it as fun as possible.
"I am a weekend warrior and with Balim's training guidance - have worked muscle groups that I have not used. For the last couple of months, Balim has pushed me gently to strengthen and expand my physical mobility. Our exercise routines are a good pain and pleasure with his sweet humor infused with his supportive prompting.”
I began teaching yoga in 2004 and started training one on one shortly thereafter. I have a deep passion for the health that inevitably arises from properly aligned, conscious movement. My passion is expressed by sharing these methods of exercise with others. Nothing gives me a greater sense of gratitude or accomplishment than when people express what a difference it has made in their lives.
By first assessing your current state and balancing that against your goals we will determine how to proceed in order to obtain your optimal health. An array of various training techniques, including cardio, weights, balance and flexibility will all compliment each other toward making you into a fit, well-balanced individual. Special attention will be paid to any injuries or physical limitations so as to not aggravate them. We will even employ some corrective exercises so as to overcome them. Together we will create a comprehensive plan that will measure progress toward your goals. Part of the workout must include working out on your own and we will plan out exactly what to do, how to do it and how often, based on the results you want to see. As we ate working toward your specific goals, don't be surprised if you find yourself enjoying a balance of health, happiness and harmony.
“My life has been transformed since I began taking Daniel's classes a few years ago. I decided to do some private sessions as well to cover some things we don't always do in class. Daniel's enthusiasm is truly contagious!”
For as long as I can remember I have always been active, playing sports, biking and just enjoying life. Being an athlete introduced me to training at an early age. Weight and endurance training has been a part of my life for over 20 years and has helped me in many aspects of my life. In 2011, I suffered a compression fracture in my lower vertebra. I strongly feel that being in prime physical condition prevented this injury from being much worse than it could have been and attributed to me being back at the gym within 30 days and fully recovered within 3 months of my injury. I want everyone to have this advantage, as well as all the other benefits an exercise routine can provide.
A proper exercise routine can help you achieve a happier and more balanced life, providing you with a strong base to reach your health and performance goals. Everyone, no matter their fitness level or abilities, can benefit from increased physical activity and I strive to provide every client with a program that is effective and appropriate, but allows them to feel comfortable, safe, empowered and have some fun while doing it! We’ll start with a meeting to discuss what is important to you and what you would like to accomplish. After a few assessments, I will put together a progression program designed specifically for your needs and goals.
“Nicol Brescia is truly an excellent trainer. She is a solid combination of tough - some workouts are BRUTAL - and warm, she is incredibly supportive and kind. It's not just a workout - it's an experience. I was strictly a runner and cardio-girl before I started working with Nicol. Because of her dedicated efforts, I am stronger mentally and physically, and my running has become even stronger and faster. She works the entire person - mentally, emotionally and physically - and she's fun. I recommend Nicol Brescia to anyone and everyone without reservation.”
I love outdoor adventuring and have always led an active lifestyle. While I enjoy activities such as hiking and climbing, I was unexpectedly faced with the necessity of undergoing two hip replacement surgeries. This began a personal journey on how physical movement and meditative tools can assist in healing. I continue to explore the outdoors and firmly believe in the power of training as a means to physical and mental resilience. This experience along with my life-long interest in wellness led me to pursue a career in fitness here at the same gym that helped me heal.
I recently completed a certification to help Parkinson’s patients improve their amplitude and mobility of movement. This approach is also useful for the general population and seniors who desire increased mobility and to slow the progression of the effects of aging. I am motivated to help others achieve their fitness goals and experience wellness within their lives.
The science is clear that optimizing diet, exercise and sleep are the three most important lifestyle modifications you can make to enjoy good health. I am interested in what motivates you and in our first meeting we will discuss your wellness vision and short and long term goals. Using my training from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and my Apprentice Training here at Body Kinetics, I will do an initial assessment that will help demonstrate any imbalances and discuss ways we can incorporate corrective tools into your routine. Whether you are training for a marathon or just want to play on the floor with your grand-kids we will include the right combination of agility, balance, cardiovascular and strength conditioning to help you reach your goals. We will continue to monitor your progress so that you will see results! I will support you and make it fun along the way.
“I joined this gym a little over a year and half ago. Back in January I set a goal for myself and although I attend classes regularly and even work out on my own, I just didn’t get the results that I wanted. But after working with Lisa, who not only kept my workouts fun, informative and challenging, and with her encouragement and motivation, my hard work paid off. I not only accomplished my goal, but she also helped me to feel more comfortable and confident in my workouts. Thank you Lisa!”
-Jennifer Gilmore, Member Body Kinetics Novato
I have been an active person all of my life, but my true passion for the fitness industry developed over 20 years ago when I was living in Hong Kong. I had the fortune of learning yoga from a Master Guru who took me under his wing, as he knew I was pushing myself further each day.
At the same time, I met the most amazing dance teacher, among with other awesome trainers. They helped me refine many different forms of exercise. My Guru eventually helped me link everything together and made me realize being "fit" is about creating harmony in life through physical movements, as well as with the things you are passionate about. For me, that is exercise, diet, family, friends, and helping one another.
We will get results together because I am just as committed to each of my clients as my Guru was to me back in Hong Kong. As a NASM Certified Trainer, I possess the skills to understand the body in great detail and what each person needs to reach their goals.
All of these experiences led me to create my own training program called “B&B Stretching”. I created this program for anyone who wants to improve their flexibility, balance, posture, and coordination while developing their core to become stronger.
I know it is sometimes difficult to get motivated to come to the gym, which is why my training programs differ each time we work together. One thing you will learn by working with me is that you will never get bored, you will be pushed to new limits, and you will get in the best physical shape of your life. All the while we will have fun, work in a safe environment, and also learn ways to help maintain balance in all aspects of your life.
"Before I selected a personal trainer, it knew it was important that I find someone who understood my capacity and desire to train at a high level. Mickiy Domer immediately recognized my strengths and weaknesses and was willing to work with me at a high capacity. While working with Mickiy, I have improved my strength, flexibility and stamina. In fact, my open-leg width extensibility improved from 38" to 42" in a couple of months time.
Mickiy pushed me to achievable limits while taking into consideration safety and good form. Her commitment to working towards my goals and objectives has allowed me to continue good physical and mental health." - Ray McEvoy
My passion for fitness originated at a young age from a very active lifestyle. A love for competing in sports developed my appreciation for the role of fitness in a healthy lifestyle. A collegiate football scholarship allowed me to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology, emphasizing in teaching/coaching. This education kick-started my fitness career with the abilities to help clients reach their desires in the most efficient ways possible. Rehabilitation from two knee surgeries enlightened me with personal experience and knowledge in corrective exercise, as well as the importance of injury prevention.
Connor has over three years experience in strength and conditioning, body boot-camp, low impact group training classes, personal training and athletic coaching. Hundreds of hours dedicated to each of these fitness and sporting realms has helped Connor develop an integrated approach that suits all ages and levels of fitness. The display of positive attitudes and the eagerness to improve is what motivates him to consistently discover and innovate ways to push individuals towards their personal goals.
Clients will succeed in achieving their specific fitness or weight loss goals by receiving an individualized program incorporating dynamic exercise, innovative cardio methods, and “pre”-habilitation movements. Assessing each client based upon their fitness history and aspirations will allow Connor to design a program that suits each individual’s needs. His vision is to educate each individual in the most effective methods for their body and build a foundation for continued lifelong fitness.
"Connor came into my life after years of struggling with weight loss and consistent strength gain. He created a great program that helped me shed over 30lbs of unwanted fat and feel stronger than I ever have in my life! His energy and creative workouts helped bring fitness back into my life and I now look forward to every workout because of it!”