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Jonathan Uphoff
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Jonathan has been in the fitness industry for over 17 years and is the Owner of San Diego Fitness. During his tenure as a fitness specialist and nutritional consultant, he has acquired an extensive background in exercise physiology, biomechanics, and nutrition. Prior to relocating to San Diego, Jonathan was the Director of Athletics for multiple fitness facilities in Texas and created his own corporate wellness practice. Additionally, Jonathan was the co-star in his own fitness DVD and has been a featured trainer in several publications.

Jonathan's specialties include weight loss and body sculpting, core strengthening, functional training, high-intensity interval training, and sports-specific training. His tailored fitness programs are designed to optimize performance and maximize results in a safe and effective manner. Jonathan's passion and professional guidance will help you achieve your fitness goals.

Jonathan has a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Management from California University of Pennsylvania. His certifications include NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist, NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist, AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) Certified Personal Trainer, LMA (Lifestyle Management Associates) Certified Nutrition Specialist, and Reebok Core Strengthening Specialist.

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Tristan Aquilina
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Momentum, moving forward, and always growing. That is what drives Tristan to be the best, and grind day in and day out! Tristan is a Body Transformation Expert. She was born and raised in Northern California and has been living in San Diego now for 3 years now. She has grown her training business ever since, and has top certifications with NCSF, NESTA, and is also certified in group class trainings, core and abdominal training, and BLS.

Her love for health and fitness goes beyond the average person and her passion for helping others become fit and healthy has been growing every day for the past 5 years. She looks to over achieve, work hard, motivate, and dedicates time, effort, and energy into the things she loves and the people that want it! Tristan is on a mission to help you get strong, confident, and fit!

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Travis Armbruster
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Travis Armbruster learned the importance of health at a young age, growing up in an agricultural environment with asthma and allergies it took constant action to keep on top of his health. This lead to healthy habits, which ultimately became a passion and a career in fitness.

Travis attended Pittsburgh State University where he received a B.S. in Fitness and Kinesiology. At this time he also began personal training in 2005 while at college, working along side as an assistant for the strength and conditioning program including all sports at Pitt State. He played for the Pittsburgh State Gorillas football team, as well as competed for the Track and Field team. And he also placed 2nd in a Kansas Strong Man competition.

After completing college he worked full time as a personal trainer, while furthering his education and completing ACE personal training, NASM-CPT, and NASM-PES.

While working as a personal trainer Travis was recruited onto the USA Bobsled team, where he was fortunate to compete through the 09-10 season and train for the 2010 Olympics. Season highlights included two medals from the Americas Cup in Lake Placid, New York; a silver medal in 2-man competition; and a gold medal in 4-man competition.

Recently Travis competed in the Southern California Natural Bodybuilding Competition, winning 1st place in the tall and overall category and in overall best posing.

Realizing the pain and lack of flexibility caused by daily activity and living Travis became a certified Rossiter Coach. Rossiter works by relieving pain in a quick and effective way. It's a hands on approach to get you feeling free and light.

Travis's myriad fitness and training experiences has allowed him to work with clientele ranging in ages from 12-75; in categories such as extreme weight loss, muscle gain, swimming, marathon training, body transformation; and sports performance at the high school, college and professional levels.

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Steven Beasley
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Growing up, athletics didn’t play a large pivotal role in Steven’s life. It wasn’t until 2006, while attending Michigan State University, when he passed the Personal Training exam. He initially saw Personal Training as a job to get him through college, but he quickly realized his natural talent for this line of work, as well as his passion for holistic health. After graduation, he moved to San Diego in 2008 to become a full time Personal Trainer, where he could be surrounded by readily available organic produce, weather to support an active lifestyle, and health conscious locals.

In addition to his knowledge in Exercise Science, Steven has gained multiple certifications in various exercise methods and attended countless workshops on trigger-point/myofascial release technique, corrective exercise, and sport/weight loss nutrition. Steven considers two types of clients to be his specialty: weight loss and corrective exercise. With weight loss clients, nutrition education and monitoring food intake is vital to their success. One of Steven’s most successful weight loss clients lost over 70 pounds! His clients who complain of joint or muscular discomfort see benefit from seeing Steven for myofascial release techniques, mobility drills, and corrective exercises. It’s not uncommon for his clients to have had ACL repair, ruptured discs, rotator cuff tears, and hip replacement surgery. Steven’s goal with these clients is not just to further assist their rehabilitation process, but to continue their journey beyond rehab. He is skilled at prescribing exercise programs to prevent re-injury, while giving them the physiological benefit of exercise.

Steven’s extensive exercise library ranges from weight training exercises to progressive functional based movement. He believes in the physical and mental importance of exercise variety. Across the board, his clients enjoy how different every workout is, which also makes exercise fun. When creating his workout programs, Steven is inspired by various forms of his own daily movement, such as yoga, aerial arts, swimming, and even a simple breath. Core activation, metabolic exercises, and mobility are fundamental pillars in Steven’s fitness programs. Movement is medicine!

“A previous mentor of mine told me my biggest strength was my laser eye focus. Whether it is carefully watching my client’s form during a session, or my relentless dedication to my clients, I am always there for them. I believe everyone needs a coach to motivate us, to take us to the next level, and that goes for myself- I always have a coach/mentor working with me as well. I want to bring my clients to 110% of their capabilities.”

Steven’s certifications include ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Behavior Change Specialist, LEANPower! Sport Nutrition Coach, Thomas Myers: Anatomy Trains, and TRX Suspension/Rip Training Certifications.

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Carly Bryner
Personal Training
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Carly Bryner practices what she preaches and is an expert in fitness, nutrition, heath and wellness. Carly believes in helping her clients achieve balance between a healthy fit body and a sound and positive mind. She is here to get you on the path of achieving optimal health.

Carly is a highly motivated, passionate and knowledgeable Certified Health and Fitness Specialist with over 16 years of industry experience. She has experience in designing and monitoring exercise programs based on various client needs, goals, and abilities.  Her expertise spans from strength training and conditioning, nutrition and wellness, small group training, flexibility training, sports conditioning, and pre- and postnatal training.

Carly holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Kinesiology from Arizona State University. In addition, certifications include the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA), and Holistic Health Consultant - graduate of The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City.

Carly’s mission is to apply her extensive knowledge and years of experience toward helping people achieve a higher level of fitness, while making it enjoyable and challenging. She builds strong relationships with her clients that are encouraging and motivating.

Contact Carly if you are looking to achieve any of the following: • Fat Loss • Increase Lean Muscle Mass • Increased Energy • Regulated Metabolism • Increased Confidence • Customizable Goals • Healthy Relationship with Food • Healthy Relationship with Self!

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John Fasulo
Personal Training
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John’s fitness journey began as a teenager through the participation in high school sports such as football, wrestling, and roller hockey. The experiences and lessons learned from these sports, led him to enlist in the United States Marine Corps in 2007. It was in the Marines where his love of exercise manifested into fitness avenues such as Crossfit, Bodybuilding, and Powerlifting. He had developed such a love and passion for fitness that he decided to exit the Marine Corps in 2012 with the dream of becoming a personal trainer. In 2013, he became certified, and since then, his fitness journey has continued to evolve and take him down the paths of many other fitness avenues such as, running marathons, Spartan Races, practicing yoga, competing in amateur physique competitions, and even playing collegiate football for a year.

 In the process of living such an active lifestyle, John attained a multitude of both chronic and serious injuries. It was the contrasting demands of each fitness endeavor, as well as the effort to stay healthy throughout his journey that drove him to further his fitness education by completing a degree in exercise science, as well as attaining certifications centered around corrective exercise and athletic performance. 

John has been working as a fitness professional for over three years as both a Personal Trainer and Strength & Conditioning Coach. He has worked with clients in an injury rehabilitation capacity, all the way to clients striving for general weight loss and an aesthetic improvement to their body image. His experience also includes working with multiple fitness competitors in preparation for amateur events in both male physique, and women’s bikini & figure, as well as working as a Strength & Conditioning Coach for a junior college football team.

John believes in not only possessing the abilities of functional strength and top tier performance, but also placing an emphasis on the aesthetics of the human body as well. This philosophy is reflected in his initiative to create a healthy musculoskeletal system, while simultaneously catering towards an individual’s aesthetic desires. He preaches the joint-by-joint approach in regards to achieving optimum joint mobility and functionality, which fosters an environment of success towards any and all fitness and performance related goals. Furthermore, injury prevention and injury rehabilitation are staples of his philosophy, with the goal being to maintain our ability to compete and participate in any desired fitness avenue at the highest level. 

John believes that there's an athlete in all of us and he connect greatly with the people aspiring to either tap into that potential, or simply trying to re-attain a former physical shape or ability level.

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Cleveland Haggarty
Personal Training
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Cleveland is a 46-year-old personal trainer. He’s been working out for the past 25 years and has been a Certified Personal Trainer for the past 15 years. He has experience working with a wide variety of populations through many different fitness domains including weight loss, strength and conditioning, injury prevention, wellness coaching, and endurance training. He is dedicated to researching and optimizing results, while also delivering science driven performance. Cleveland has been certified through NCSF (National Council on Strength and Fitness), and has a career diploma with Penn Foster Career School in Personal Training since 2011.

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Mick Soliman
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Mick Soliman is a highly dedicated, results-driven trainer with over 10 years experience in weight-loss success. His approach of going above and beyond has his clients coming back for more every time. He creates realistic fitness and nutrition goals that take into account all aspects of an individual’s lifestyle.  This, he believes, is the key to progress and reaching the target outcome.

Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, he lived an active lifestyle from the day he began to crawl. From hiking, rugby and mountain biking to swimming and capoeira. He turned his love for healthy living into a career in 2006 when he became a personal trainer and nutrition coach. Ever since then, he has been devoted to his clients' success, motivating them every step of the way.

Mick has extensive experience with specific populations such as Hypertension, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Asthma and Post-Natal.

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Nate Cavicchi
Personal Training
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From a very early age, Nate was always around athletics, fitness, and coaching. His father was a high school teacher, as well as a coach for multiple sports throughout the school year. With the love for sports, and the experience of growing up with a father who was an avid coach, Nate chose to study Exercise Physiology and Nutrition at the University of Massachusetts – Lowell. He knew this route would allow him to stay close to the realm of athletics and fitness.

While taking a course in Exercise Prescription and Programming, Nate became fascinated with strength and conditioning and fitness programming. He graduated with a bachelors degree and then became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Nate also went through a training program at one of the elite speed and agility schools in the country.

Nate is equipped to train people at fitness levels ranging from middle school to professional athletes, to increase their foundational athleticism (acceleration, top speed, agility, power, strength, endurance), as well as with general fitness clients of all ages. He has been working as both a strength and conditioning coach, as well as a certified personal trainer for 5 years. Whether you have goals of simple weight loss or enhancing your on field performance, Nate is here to help you get there!

Nate’s education background includes a B.S. in Exercise Physiology with a Minor in Nutrition. His certifications include NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Parisi Speed School Certified.

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Chris Groves
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Chris has been a fitness fanatic since high school. He attended the University Of Milwaukee, Wisconsin for Exercise and Fitness Kinesiology. He currently holds certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Certified Personal Trainer and through the National Council of Sports and Fitness as a Corrective Exercise Specialist.

Additionally, Chris is a self-taught chef who specializes in healthy cooking styles. He has been in the fitness industry for ten years, and in this time he has become incredibly successful through his creative style, great energy and endless enthusiasm for life. Personable and fun, Chris is known for being a perfectionist and for always setting high yet achievable goals for his clients. He has a great passion for what he does and loves changing people’s lives so that they live better and live longer with as little pain as possible.

His motto: “The body must be in a constant state of shock to make change!

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Andrea Lane
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As a nutrition and holistic lifestyle coach, Certified Personal Trainer Andrea Lane has a track record of success in helping San Diego clients of all ages and fitness levels achieve their goals. Her objective is to establish life balance through practical nutrition guidance and a realistic approach to strength training and personal health.

Incorporating a wide repertoire of practical skills and experience, Andrea motivates clients to make a sustainable commitment to personal wellness, creating a manageable lifestyle change.

Andrea is certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and as a C.H.E.K. Holistic Lifestyle Coach. She has also earned a B.A. from the University of Colorado.

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Wes Lauer
Personal Training
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Wes has been in the fitness industry for nearly 10 years and is the Studio Director of San Diego Fitness. His success is a representation of the extensive results he has achieved with his clientele, which stem from his unique knowledge, motivation, and accountability methods. This has allowed him to attain various accomplishments and accolades within the fitness industry. Amongst these, Wes has been a General Manager and “Trainer of Trainers” for some of the top corporate gyms in San Diego. He’s founded his own open-membership gym in Southern California, and is also the Founder of Dedication Fitness; an online personal training business that assists those that he cannot reach in-person.

Wes’s personal training programs focus on much more than just the basics. Prioritizing a positive and healthy mindset, advanced accountability systems, and multiple communication platforms to promote motivation, all allow Wes to expedite the “results process” with his clients. His extensive knowledge of nutrition, exercise methodologies, and mobility and flexibility techniques, are derived from years of various training modalities such as one-on-one PT, semi-private sessions, bootcamps, and more. Wes has trained individuals between the ages of 9-93 and has experience with a plethora of special populations.

Currently, Wes trains with a focus on one-on-one personal training for those committed individuals looking to reduce body fat, gain lean muscle mass, and improve their overall health both inside and out.

Wes is a Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist through ACE (American Council on Exercise). He is also NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) certified as well as TRX certified. Wes holds a B.S. from the University of Maryland.

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John Turk
Personal Training
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John doesn't think of himself as 'just a personal trainer'. He is passionate about fitness and has devoted his life to being healthy and strong through proper nutrition and exercise. His knowledge of the human body and the challenges he has had with his own personal fitness goals, while aging, has helped many overcome their plateaus and fears about exercise. His education in Exercise Science, Myofacial- Trigger -Point -Therapy, Nutrition, and Corrective Exercise are synergistic in helping you achieve success the pain free way. In addition, John has become a familiar face in the Health and Fitness industry.

"I approach fitness with an overall health and wellness in mind. I specialize in all levels of health and personal fitness, from experienced athletes who need sport specific training, as well as body builders that are training for a contest. If I can train experienced athletes and body builders, then the everyday person wanting to get in better shape through diet and exercise is a breeze. Whether you're a man or women, young, middle aged or a senior, I will help you reach your personal fitness goals and get you on a path to a longer healthier life."

Fitness Honors and Titles: • NPC Bodybuilding 1987 Collegiate Mr. Illinois - heavy weight class • NPC Bodybuilding 1986 Mr. Illinois, 2nd place - heavy weight class • NPC Bodybuilding 1990 Mr. Midwest Police and Firemen - overall winner • Fitness Instructor for Chicago area police department • May 2001 Cover model for Muscle & Fitness Magazine • Cover Model for Planet Muscle, Physical, Optimum Life Styles and Mens Workout • Voted one of Chicago's Top Personal Trainers- Chicago Sun-Times 2009 • Voted one of Chicago's Top Nutritionists by 103.5 FM- The Best of Drex 2010

Training Certifications and Education: • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist • ACSM- Certified Personal Trainer • Masters coursework in Exercise Physiology • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) • Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, minor in Nutrition- ISU • Trained in Myofacial-Trigger Point-Therapy –The Myo School of Pain Chicago • Nutrition Manager - American Academy of Sports Dieticians & Nutritionists • Black Belt in Tae-Kwon-Do with competitive experience and numerous titles

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Sashand Rostami
Personal Training
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Sahand began his fitness journey as an overweight teenager with poor eating habits. Finally he decided to change his lifestyle and lost over 40lbs. He then began his fitness career at age 17 as a group fitness instructor teaching Les Mills classes and then realized that he wanted to become a coach and help people achieve their individual fitness goals.

Sahand specializes in body fat reduction, interval training, athletic training and strength training. Sahand's goal as a coach is to make exercise fun and the best part of your day. 

Sahand has competed in collegiate track and field in the 400m and 4x400 relay. He is currently studying mechanical engineering at SDSU. In his free time, Sahand loves being active in the gym and plays sports such as basketball and football. He also enjoys watching the New England Patriots win games on Sundays.

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Samantha LeMaster
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Samantha has been actively involved in the fitness industry for over 6 years and has had great success transforming people's lives through personal training. She started her own fitness journey in 2009 when she set out to do her very first pull-up. After 3 diligent months of practice, strength training, and frustration, she finally succeeded and has since made a point to always have a specific goal to work toward.

Shortly after, Sam became a Certified Personal Trainer and has been helping her clients reach a variety of different achievements for several years. Samantha's expertise includes fat loss, lean muscle gain, reducing severity of sleep apnea and other chronic problems, pregnancy and postpartum training, preparing for an event (such as a wedding), training for a 5K, half marathon, or triathlon, weight maintenance, reducing lower back pain, and last but not least, diet.

Sam's programs all come with extensive nutritional guidance and include a complimentary meal plan and grocery list. With so many different and misleading opinions about diets out there, Sam has taken a trial and error approach to as many dieting techniques as she could to really learn what works best for certain people. Sam understands that each client has different goals and needs so she creates customized programs to really set each individual up for success.

Sam is serious about pushing her clients to their limits and getting them the best results possible. Overcoming obstacles and reaching personal milestones is truly empowering and Sam will do whatever it takes for her clients to get there. Her current goal is to convince YOU that a healthier lifestyle and a better version of you is just around the corner.

Samantha has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from UCSD. Samantha is certified through NASM, NESTA, NCSF, and TRX.

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Cara Steen
Personal Training

Growing up as a dancer, Cara has always been fascinated by movement and the human body.  She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2004 and has her degree in modern dance performance.  From there she went on to being her career in health and fitness by becoming certified as a personal trainer and yoga instructor.  It is her mission to inspire, share her passion for life, and to create healthy bodies and minds through movement and exercise.  We get one body and one life, what you do with it is your choice- come get healthy with Cara.  “It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” – Tony Robbins

Trainers

San Diego Fitness hosts many of the premier trainers throughout the San Diego area. All of our trainers are certified fitness professionals with various credentials and many years of training experience. Click on the trainer below to view more details about their individual specialities and background.

Jonathan Uphoff
Tristan Aquilina
Travis
Armbruster

Steven Beasley
John Fasulo
Clevelend
Haggarty

Nate Cavicchi
Wes Lauer
Cara Steen