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Experience Personal Training at Body Kinetics San Rafael

You can be at your best with the right personal training program. We have specialized in personal training since 1990, always on the forefront of training techniques. Our Personal Trainers are well educated, experienced professionals who work with clients of all abilities - from the beginner to the elite athlete; young or old; healthy or those dealing with injury or illness. We require our personal trainers to hold a Personal Training certificate from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and we use their Optimum Performance Training model to bring out your best.

Your Best Personal Training Experience
Our personal trainers are some of the highest qualified in Novato and Marin County, and also the most creative. We collaborate to constantly modify and adapt new exercises to add dimensions that you never thought you could attain. Your workouts will be challenging and rewarding. Our studio is bright, comfortable and inspiring, and our staff will make you feel welcome. Personal training is not something we do, for us it is a way of life. 

What Are Your Goals?
Just beginning or restarting? To get started right the first thing we should be concerned with is developing consistency in our personal training program. Reinforcing new attitudes and habits is something our trainers deal with all the time. The exercises in your personal training program need to wake up inactive muscles while releasing chronically overused ones in order to rebalance the body and strengthen it without injury. Your body will feel vibrant right away and you'll be less stressed and more productive. Soon you will look forward to your personal training sessions.

Losing Weight and Increasing Muscle Tone
It seems almost everyone comes in with this goal in mind. Toning up your muscles and feeling stronger will happen quickly with 2-3 strength workouts per week. Weight loss takes more work, and your personal training program should include strength training to gain muscle and increase metabolism, cardiovascular exercise to burn calories, and diet changes. Our fitness director is a Registered Dietitian and makes sure all of our personal trainers can help you stay on track with your diet goals. You can also see him for consultations or take his Weight Loss Boot Camp. 

Recovering from Injury
In our clientele nearly everyone has some kind of past injury. Our Personal Trainers are experienced at modifying the exercises in your personal training to bring you increasing levels of ability and fitness while preventing relapse. We have regular staff training by Physical Therapists. Several of our trainers have worked in rehabilitation and work closely with your Therapist to insure continued progress during post rehabilitation. 

Getting Healthier and Being More Active
Perhaps your goal is not to be an athlete, but simply to be healthy and active while living life to it's fullest. That's the second most common goal our clients report, so we've had a lot of experience with this kind of personal training programs. Our Personal Training programs integrate many forms of training to improve your strength, balance, flexibility, agility, coordination, stability, quickness, and endurance. So, go out and do more of the activities that light your fire, with better fitness you'll get more out of them. 

Personal Training and Improving Your Game
We create individualized programs for both competitive and recreational athletes. Most athletes make the mistake of concentrating overly on sport specific exercises at the expense of base conditioning, core stability, balance and flexibility. The proper fitness program will improve your competitive edge, reduce your chance of injury, and make it more fun. 

Personal Training and The Older Athlete
At our club in Mill Valley, We have many clients in their 60's and 70's, in fact our oldest client ever was 98. Studies show even those in their 90's can increase muscle mass, strength, balance and agility. It's never too late to start, but starting off right is important. One of the best parts of our job is creatively designing a personal training program for someone with a lifetime of past injuries and health concerns.

Our San Rafael Personal Trainers

Kayla Burton

Kayla Burton

About Me

My passion is to guide people - youth and adults - on a journey to a healthier lifestyle while gaining strength and confidence. I am dedicated to helping others reach their goals and feel accomplished. My teaching experience began in college teaching children how to swim; first time swimmers to competitive athletes. With Parisi Speed School at Body Kinetics I now get to help young athletes gain the skills they need to be the best athlete they can be. Nothing is as personally gratifying as watching a student master a skill you have taught them. Growing up, I loved competitive swimming, volleyball, and basketball. As a trainer, my real passion lies in strength training and helping others find beauty in their strength.

How We'll get results

After assessing my client’s needs and goals, I create a personalized and safe program for each individual that allows for proper progression. You will gain strength, flexibility, balance, good posture, and most importantly you will feel good from the inside out!

“It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.” – Socrates

Client Testimonial

“I've struggled with obesity for several years now. I've had minor success, but never with any consistency. Kayla helped changed that. Her positive attitude, infectious optimism, and in depth knowledge helped set me on the right track. I felt like she went out of her way to ensure I had the support I needed to make healthy lifestyle changes for me. After 10 sessions, I've lost 20+ lbs and feel confident that I can maintain a proper diet and fun, effective gym routine to meet my goals.”
Frank Jaundura

Frank Jaundura

About Me

A lifelong athlete, competitive water skier and fitness enthusiast, I utilize my certifications with NASM, ACE & TRX to teach Functional Training.  You will learn movements that apply to acts of daily living - improving stability, balance, flexibility, strength and endurance for performance enhancement and injury prevention. I also hold a specialty certification in Corrective Exercise to help clients cope with impairments and recover from injuries.  I will train you to have the physical ability to do what you want, when you want to do it.

How We'll Get Results

We will work together to set goals with a realistic time frame. Using the NASM Optimum Performance Training model, I will design and implement a training program that is specifically tailored to achieve your goals faster than you can on your own. We will monitor your progress and as you continue to reach new levels of fitness, I will make progressions in your program to keep the workouts fresh, fun and challenging. I will guide and motivate you to reach the fitness level you desire!

Client Testimonial

“Frank has been the most extraordinary resource I have had the pleasure to work with. His expertise and dedication are truly a rare and valuable asset that he shares without hesitation. Frank also listens and takes time to understand what my position, goals and limits are. He then creates a workout plan that respects my current level, pushes me to my goals and does so in a safe and effective manner. This has increased my confidence in my workout and increased my enthusiasm for going to the gym, which also means I have much more positive energy throughout my life. Plus he is just a great guy with a great sense of humor and we have a lot of fun working together.

Frank is an essential part of my wellness team and I can attest that both my cardiologist and G.P. are absolutely astounded at the progress I am making and that progress is directly attributable to the effort Frank has provided. With Frank's help I am not just getting well, I am getting healthy and improving all aspects of my physical well being.
Chris Campbell

Chris Campbell

About Me

Chris is extremely passionate about health and longevity and is continually learning and expanding his knowledge to help improve the lives of others. Rather than advocating a specific training philosophy, Chris believes that remaining open minded while maintaining a strong thirst for new information is one of the best attributes a trainer can have. This conviction has helped Chris to become a very well rounded trainer who is comfortable working with all types of individuals with different goals and needs.

How We'll get results

Chris takes a multi-faceted approach to health and wellbeing by addressing areas such as nutrition, sleep, hydration, productivity and stress, in addition physical fitness. Together you will create a plan for wellness by formulating concrete achievable goals in all of these areas. He will administer movement and postural assessments to test for muscle imbalances and create a customized flexibility and workout regimen that will progressively adapt as you adapt.

Client Testimonial

“Working with Chris has been absolutely invaluable and I can safely say I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for his guidance, knowledge and support.  He is a walking encyclopedia when it comes to exercise science, a skilled teacher; and extremely motivating.  He possesses an apt finesse for pushing me outside of my comfort zone but not beyond my ability level.”
Erin Shea

Erin Shea

About Me

A self proclaimed science nerd, i never in a million years thought that i would end up in the fitness industry, much less become a personal trainer and group exercise instructor. After having used every excuse in the book to get out of P.E. class as a young girl, my first truly athletic experience was when i was convinced to join the Marin Rowing Association while attending Redwood High School. As a novice rower i was introduced to aggressive strength training and cardiovascular conditioning. This changed everything. Not just my physique. I quickly realized that building a strong body made me feel mentally and emotionally strong as well…I wanted to be able to share this with as many people as possible!  

How We'll get results:

While pursuing my education in exercise physiology and psychology I decided to earn my personal training and spinning certifications. Helping people feel good about themselves and their bodies is a passion of mine that only grows with time, experience and education. 

Personal training and group exercise has never been about the money for me. My goal is not to book as many clients as possible, on the contrary i prefer to have a smaller base of clients each of whom i genuinely care about helping. Over the course of the past 12 years i have worked with hundreds of amazing people of all ages and athletic abilities, many of whom battle injuries and chronic conditions. Through hard work, dedication, and a specific individual plan i would be honored to help you reach your fitness goals!

Client Testimonial

“I am starting my eighth year training with Erin Shea.  I train with Erin, on average, three to four days a week.  When I started my training with Erin, I had been working out on my own for a couple of years without much success.  Four months after beginning my training with Erin, I had lost 25 pounds and was in much better all around shape.  Erin's attention to form & technique has allowed me to avoid any training injuries over the last seven years.  Today, at age sixty two, I am in much better shape than at any time in my life.  The key for me to getting fit and maintaining fitness is to make fitness a priority part of my daily routine.  Having a well qualified, knowledgable and personable personal trainer waiting for me each morning is critical to staying true to my training schedule.”
Marquis Hundley

Marquis Hundley

About Me

Marquis is a former Division 1 football player at the University of Arizona who has a passion for fitness, education, and helping others.  As a youth he was always active and involved in sports as well as various other activities. His time and energy spent in sports translated directly onto the field. He excelled in football and received a full ride scholarship to play Defensive back at the U of A, where he stared on defense and led the team in interceptions as a senior.  Upon entering college with an eager and hungry mind set, he gravitated towards strength training and quickly fell in love with it. After a short stint with the Chicago Bears of the NFL, Marquis closed the chapter of his football career and geared his attention towards athletic training and helping others reach their highest fitness potential. He began interning at the University of Arizona where NFL players would return to campus in the offseason to train and sharpen their skills. Soon after, he moved back to California where he would start to do more one-on-one training.

How We'll get results

Marquis’s approach as a trainer is to create a program that progresses in intensity, and gradually push you out of your comfort zone. When it comes to getting in shape, mental strength is just as important as physical strength. Mentality in the gym can easily be translated to real life. The primary ingredient you need is the desire to succeed

Client Testimonial

"Marquis is the ultimate trainer. The strides I’ve made in self-improvement wouldn’t have been possible without our training sessions. I simply don’t ever get as good a workout on my own as I do during a session. Marquis has a tremendous talent for motivation. He knows when it’s time to get in my face and push me; he knows when it’s time to be positive and build me up. It’s a crucial skill in a trainer and Marquis has it in spades. On the technical side, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience built upon years of the elite training that athletes receive in a Division I football program, but he also brings that same standard. Lackluster form is unacceptable. Precision of movement, and focused engagement of muscles, are required. It’s premier training, from a premier trainer. And yes, he’s a Lakers fan, but nobody’s perfect." 
Jonell Langley

Jonell Langley

About Me

Jonell is a native Northern California resident, raised in Sonoma County. Growing up, she enjoyed being outdoors, with a special love for camping and horseback riding. She was a competitive swimmer starting at age 10, and in between working full time and being a mom of 3 daughters, enjoyed running, mountain biking, staying fit at the gym, and competing in Adult League USTA Tennis.

After 24 years in the corporate scene, she made a long overdue decision to pursue a career in the Health and Fitness Industry. In 2011, she began the Apprentice Personal Trainer program through Body Kinetics. Shortly after completing her apprentice training hours, she became a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

How We'll Get Results

She has developed and maintained her health and fitness aspirations over the past 22 years at various health clubs. She has worked with educated and experienced trainers herself, which has allowed her to not only gather knowledge regarding effective training habits, but beyond that, “what motivates people.” 
Jonell’s approach is to design safe and effective workouts for each client’s individuality that drive both lifestyle mindfulness and results. She is determined that with a lot of hard work and commitment, you will enjoy the process of transforming your body, your fitness capabilities, and your overall health and fitness lifestyle. With all components of life’s demands, she understands exercising, proper diet and balancing daily life can be a challenge, therefore her passion as a Personal Trainer promotes, encourages, educates, motivates, and compliments anyone who counters these challenges. She aspires to inspire and lives life by these mottos: Live Laugh Love ~ Dance Every Dance ~ I Can, I Will, I Did… AND SO CAN YOU!

Client Testimonial

"Jonell has inspired me to push past my limits, and go much further than I ever thought I could. After almost a year of working together, I see marked results, and feel so strong. Her great sense of humor eggs me on when I would like to stop. I used to drag myself to the gym, and now I reschedule everything so I won't miss my time with her. Thank you Jonell for keeping me young and fit.” - Marcia
Mary Catherine Heller

Mary Catherine Heller

About Me

Mary Catherine, a Northern Virginia native made her way to California after graduating from the University of Colorado.  She has a passion for health, fitness and nutrition along with a belief that being healthy and strong empower people to enjoy every moment of life to its fullest! It’s this passion for health, fitness and an active lifestyle that lead Mary Catherine to transition from a career as business development executive for Williams-Sonoma to a full time personal trainer in 2008. 

As a busy mother of two little girls and an outdoor enthusiast, Mary Catherine understands how important it is to maintain functional strength, endurance, and stamina in order to remain pain free and feel at the top of your physical and mental game every day!

How We'll Get Results

Mary Catherine has a passion for listening to each client’s challenges and physical ambitions resulting in clear and open communication throughout her workouts that are designed specifically for each client’s needs. The combination of communication and expertise gained through experience and continued education/certifications through the International Sports Sciences Association that has led Mary Catherine to develop a proven track record of success with clients and a loyal Marin clientele of all ages and fitness levels. Mary Catherine creates dynamic workouts that both challenge your body and have you seeing results quickly, but also keep you engaged and excited for more!

Client Testimonial

“Mary Catherine is a great workout coach! She starts every session with a smile and genuine happiness to see you, that sets you up in a positive frame of mind and believe me I do not wake up that way...

She has a sense of where we can push and where we need to back off so that I avoid injury and still make progress every week. 

She is a vital part of my overall wellness and fitness and I think she is just the best!”
Nick Lituanio

Nick Lituanio

About Me

Whatever you love to do, improving your health and fitness allows you to do it better and enjoy it more. Simply put, that is why I became a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer.  I am certified in health and fitness science, so I can craft the best fitness solution for your individual needs.  I truly believe that every one of us has the ability to meet our health and fitness goals. I want to be your personal trainer to help you meet those goals and live the life you want to live.

How We'll Get Results

I believe that fitness should make all other areas of our lives better. Most of us have hobbies that are important to us, and being fit allows us to enjoy these activities more fully. It could be gardening, hiking, completing a marathon or coaching your child’s sports team. Our first job when working together is to understand what you want in your life and how fitness can help you get it. Understanding these needs and setting proper goals will allow us to craft a fitness program that is tailored to your lifestyle and designed with you in mind. As a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, I have the education and training to formally assess your current fitness and then design a plan to address what we find, while keeping your goals in the forefront of everything we do. We will work together on improving your strength, balance and cardiovascular fitness, and periodically update your program to adapt to your improving fitness. And we will do our best to have fun while doing it, so you enjoy coming to the gym and enjoy our time together while getting the results you want.  

Client Testimonial

“I did not know how much progress I could make in such a short time. Nick did a great job understanding my current health and fitness, listening to my needs and concerns, and creating a fitness program customized for me. I feel stronger and more in tune with my body and this has helped me to do the things I love  with more quality and enjoyment! Yay Nick!”
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Steve Rivera, Personal Trainer

About Me

Steve's foray into the fitness industry  began while working with boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard and later with the contestants of NBC’s boxing reality series "The Contender". Steve would later switch gears to the startup world where he founded ChefsFeed, a mobile food guide showing users where the best professional chefs eat when they're outside of their own kitchens. After many years (and meals) running a food-tech startup Steve decided it was time to get himself back into shape - mainly in an effort to keep up with his twin daughters. Steve’s passion for fitness led him to become a NASM certified personal trainer at Body Kinetics where he is equally committed to helping others identify and achieve their fitness goals. Steve holds a degree in Communication and Sports Management from UCSB.