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Recreation Center

Meet Your Trainers

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Joe Fix
Fitness Coordinator

Bio: Joe Fix attended Cal Poly Pomona and graduated with a B.S. in Behavioral Science in 1993. He has lived in Scottsdale, Az since 1996 where he worked for Bally Total Fitness for 7 yrs as a Personal Trainer and facility manager. He opened up his own Personal Training business and ran that for the last 10 yrs! He has trained Professional athletes, Celebrities and just everyday Moms and Dads! He is I.F.P.A. certified and has an extensive background in nutrition and keeps up on the ever changing field of Fitness!
Favorite Scripture: Proverbs: 3-6  Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.

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Erin Bremond

Year: 2nd year Graduate Student
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Certification: NASM, TRX, Group Exercise
Major: B.S. Exercise Science, M.S. Athletic Training (in progress)
Areas of Specialization: Weight loss, muscle building, speed and quickness training, sport specific training, functional training
Fitness Philosophy: I believe that it I never to late to start a fitness plan. Changing ones body composition is a marathon not a sprint. If you have the desire and a commitment to yourself I will work my hardest to get you to your goals.
Favorite Scripture:

"Philippians 4:6-7

6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

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Sarah Perry

Year:

Senior

Hometown: Chino Hills, California
Certification: ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association)
Major: Communication Studies
Areas of Specialization:  
Fitness Philosophy: It's simple: if you want to be healthy and fit, you must make it your lifestyle. True health is not achieved by "fad diets" or 12 week workout plans, it's a achieved through hard work, sweat, and dedication. It's as simple as that, it's just up to you if you're willing to commit.
Favorite Scripture: "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven." Matthew 5:14-16

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Taylor Schram-Bishop

Year: Junior
Hometown: Yucaipa, California
Certification: ISSA Fitness Trainer Certification, American Red Cross CPR/First Aid Certification
Major: Psychology
Areas of Specialization: Athletic training, beginner training, personal training, and stretching
Fitness Philosophy: Persistence and determination; "Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent." - Calvin Coolidge
Favorite Scripture: Romans 8:37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (ESV)

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Berly J. Zuniga

Year: Senior
Hometown: San Jacinto, CA
Certification: ISSA Personal Trainer
Major: Kinesiology
Areas of Specialization: Weight loss, Body transformation
Fitness Philosophy: When it comes to our health we need the help of our lord, our own will and determination to keep at it. Health, fitness, and our beliefs in our lord can lead to a happiness and a prosperous life.
Favorite Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things

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Aaron Kelly

Year: Junior
Hometown: Corona, CA
Certification: NCCPT, CPR/AED
Major: Kinesiology
Areas of Specialization: Sports Medicine
Fitness Philosophy:

I don't believe the gym is only for muscle heads. Fitness is all about increasing one's physical and mental wellness by being active and healthy. As a personal trainer it is my goal to help people become more healthy by engaging in fun exercises in a positive and upbeat environment. Yes, regular exercise can be challenging, but the best things in life are challenging.

Favorite Scripture: Romans 5:8 "... but God shows his love for us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

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Jonathan Rodriguez

Year: Senior
Hometown: Moreno Valley, CA
Certification: AFAA PT certification, CPR certification, First aid certification
Major: Kinesiology
Areas of Specialization: Sport Specific - Boxing
Fitness Philosophy:

Improve everyday, even if it is a small change. Small positive steps add up and make big improvements.

Favorite Scripture: Psalm 37:27
Turn from evil and do good; then you will dwell in the land forever

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Cristina Arenales

Year:

Senior

Hometown: Garden Grove, CA
Certification: Aerobics and Fitness Association of America: Personal Training Fitness Certification
Major: Psychology, Health Science
Fitness Philosophy:

A Holistically healthy lifestyle is key; addressing four main areas consisting of Physical, Mental, social, and spiritual needs. Neither of these should be neglected or left unaddressed. Physical fitness and a high nutrient packed diet both play key roles in living a healthy lifestyle. There is always time to address these aspects of life. If something is of importance then time WILL be made to focus on that very thing. We do ALL to glorify God, so when specifically speaking about physical fitness we always work hard and give our best effort.

Favorite Scripture: Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hebrews 12:1-2

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Mo Phororo

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Corona, CA
Certification: AFAA
Major: Nursing
Areas of Specialization: General training, bodyweight training
Fitness Philosophy:

There is nothing more exciting to me than training the body and learning to optimize it. It is so encouraging and motivating to know that the limits are being pushed and expanded. No one can argue the fact that being fit just feels good!

Favorite Scripture: Psalm 37:4- Delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.

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Nattali Molina

Year: Junior
Hometown: Glendora, CA
Certification: AFAA
Major: Health Education
Areas of Specialization: Strength training, weight loss, muscle building
Fitness Philosophy:

Always train with passion. Every time you step in the gym work as hard as you can. It is never "too late" to begin transformation of your body.

Favorite Scripture: Psalm 46:10 "Be still and know that I am God"

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Timothy Evans

Year: Senior
Hometown: Riverside, CA
Certification: AFAA
Major: Biology
Areas of Specialization: Cardio & Muscle growth
Fitness Philosophy:

Do the things today others won't, so that tomorrow you can do the things others can't!

Favorite Scripture:

The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

Ezekiel 25:17

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Yahir Velazquez

Year: Senior
Hometown: Moreno Valley, CA
Certification: W.I.T.S.
Major: Business Administration
Areas of Specialization: Strength and muscle building, endurance training, weight loss
Fitness Philosophy:

With hard work, dedication, and the right mental approach, all of your fitness goals are attainable!

Favorite Scripture:

“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12

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Kirstin Klein

Year: Junior
Hometown: Riverside, CA
Certification: American Fitness Institute
Major: Political Science/Criminal Justice
Fitness Philosophy:

Each challenge you face creates a growth physically and mentally. It's natural to set preconceived limitations but when passion drives your every move, what may seem impossible becomes these exciting goals you're determined to achieve. Know whole heartedly that your desire for growth is greater than your desire to stay the same, so that each day you work even a little harder you've strengthened your mind and body to being a much happier, healthier and stronger you.

Favorite Scripture:

"The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of day. But the way of the wicked is like total darkness. They have no idea what they are stumbling over. My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body. Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. Avoid all perverse talk; stay away from corrupt speech. Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path. Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil." Proverbs 4:18-27

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Josiah Kaufman

Year: Junior
Hometown: Moreno Valley, CA
Certification: Certified Personal Trainer
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Areas of Specialization: Strength Training, Fat Loss
Fitness Philosophy:

Fitness isn't just about looking good or showing off. It's about becoming better than you were before; being stronger, faster, and breaking the boundaries you thought you had. Being fit is not a hobby or an activity, It's a lifestyle. You get out of it what you put in to it which is why I put everything in to it and encourage others to do the same.

Favorite Scripture:

Ephesians 2:8-10 - "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."

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Danielle Bong

Year: Freshman
Hometown: Temecula , CA
Certification: NESTA
Major: Biology
Areas of Specialization: Weight Loss, Muscle Building, Body Weight Training

 

Fitness Philosophy: Fitness is not just a daily activity but a lifestyle. It empowers people to be the best they can possibly be. Fitness does not only help you physically, but emotionally as well. Do something today that your future self will thank you for.
Favorite Scripture: 1 Corinthians 6:19 – Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God. You do not belong to yourself for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.

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Shelby Campbell

Year: Junior
Hometown: Murrieta, CA
Certification: ISSA, First Aid, CPR
Major: Kinesiology
Areas of Specialization:

Strength Training, Weight Loss, Cardio 

Fitness Philosophy: Train insane or remain the same. Working out isn't just about looking good. It's about feeling good and being able to live a healthy life. Everyone has to start somewhere so with determination, commitment, and patience, achieving your goals is more than possible.
Favorite Scripture: Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you may go.

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Katie Rotondo

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: El Segundo, CA
Certification: NESTA Personal Training, CPR, and First-Aid
Major: Communication Disorders
Areas of Specialization: Sport Specific, Athletic Training, Weight Loss 
Fitness Philosophy: Fitness is your own personal journey where consistency keeps you on the road to success.
Favorite Scripture: Isaiah 40:3 "But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."

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Gisselle Escobar

Year: Junior
Hometown: Fontana, CA
Certification: NESTA PFT, CPR/AED
Major: Exercise Science
Areas of Specialization: Overall fitness & fat loss
Fitness Philosophy: Fitness should be a lifestyle, for your own health and self-satisfaction. It might be a slow process but the sooner you start the sooner you will see progress. All it takes is determination and commitment. "Your body can stand anything. It's your mind that you have to convince." Make a change, work hard, don't give up, and discover a better you. You'll feel great!
Favorite Scripture: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct your paths." 
Proverbs 3:5-6

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Jacob Morales

Year: 1at Year Graduate Student
Hometown: Wildomar, CA
Certification: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer
Major: Kinesiology
Areas of Specialization: Strength and Conditioning, Bodybuilding, Weight Training, Mobilization/Stretching
Fitness Philosophy:

Develop a plan from the ground up. Find out what works for you by listening to your body and trial and error. Most importantly, enjoy every moment of the exercise you're partaking in. Make it fun!

Favorite Scripture:

Revelation 19:11-16

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Michael Parham

Year: Senior
Hometown: Moreno Valley, CA
Certification: Ashworth College
Major: Kinesiology
Areas of Specialization: Football, Track & Field, Strength, Speed
Fitness Philosophy: Staying healthy is as hard as you make it; pay now or you WILL pay later! Fitness is a lifestyle, not a one time deal! 
Favorite Scripture:

Mark 9:35 "If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all."