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Our Novato Personal Trainers

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Roberta Rogers, Personal Trainer

About Me

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. 

How We'll get results

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.

Client Testimonial

“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.”


 

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Tim Schmidt, Personal Trainer

About Me

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.

How We'll Get Results

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.

Client Testimonial

“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!”


 

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Leonie LaPoint, Personal Trainer

About Me

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.

How We'll Get Results

"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!

Client Testimonial

“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!”


 

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Daniel Rauck, Personal Trainer

About Me

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.

How We'll Get Results

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.

Client Testimonial

“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!”


 

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Nicol Brescia, Personal Trainer

About Me

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.

How We'll Get Results

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.

Client Testimonial

“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.” 


 

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Connor Waggoner, Personal Trainer

About Me

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. 

How We'll get results

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.

Client Testimonial

"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!”


 

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Rachael Brackett, Personal Trainer

About Me

As a student currently enrolled in Santa Rosa Junior College Kinesiology program, Rachael's health and wellness background and education only continues to grow and progress. Certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and trained through Body Kinetics' Apprenticeship Personal Training program, Rachael creates sessions that are not only fun and unique but also specifically tailored to her clients distinct needs and goals. Experienced in clients of all ages and fitness backgrounds, she is there for anyone needing general strength training all the way to athletes training for specific sports. Rachael began her own health journey fresh out of high school completely turning her life around. When she could see how much it affected her own life she knew she wanted to help others accomplish the same thing.

How We'll get results

Developing a clients exercise program requires so much more than what meets the eye. Together we will assess the unrecognized needs of your body. I will target specific goals of all varieties and create a program to lead you on the path of success. From the person stepping into a gym for the first time, to someone who has trained all their life, I am here to provide progressive training sessions for anyone who walks through the door. 

Client Testimonial

"Working with Rachael is the best investment I have made in time and money. Her skill is far beyond her years and her ability to motivate and educate is a perfect combination to help me reach my goals. I highly recommend her." -Lisa Pepper-Satkin