MEET THE TRAINERS
Success comes from a fitness approach that works for you. It is not one size fits all. To help you build a well-balanced routine, our Personal Trainers tailor a program that meets your individual needs.
Let’s get on the path to more efficient, effective and more importantly fun workouts.
Leo has had an ever-evolving interest in health and fitness as he was a multi-sport athlete throughout the majority of his life. His sports background led to him to studying and earning a Bachelors of Science Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Rehabilitation Science from San Jose State University. Moreover, Leo has allocated extensive knowledge from mentors in sports chiropractic, orthopedic physical therapy, and holistic therapy. Soon Leo will have earned his NSCA CSCS certification. With knowledge from multiple backgrounds, he specializes in sports performance training, preventive exercises, postural correctness, strength and conditioning, range of motion, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching, and overall functional fitness. Leo loves to encourage his clients to believe in their own capabilities as it will surprise them with what they can accomplish.
Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology concentrated in Therapeutic Studies. His sole purpose is to help create longevity in the lives of others. The way he is able to accomplish this mission statement is by empowering and educating his clients on how to regain control of their bodies and mind. Using a wide array of training techniques such as strength, corrective, and preventative exercises, Jonathan improves movement quality inside and outside of the gym. Jonathan continues to learn new training techniques that will enrich the lives of his clients.
Chris has been a personal trainer and coach for 12+ years. His certifications include CFL1, CFL2, NASM, Weightlifting L1. As a former collegiate athlete, fitness and staying active have always been passions of his. Chris was a CrossFit athlete from 2012-2017 who competed at the Regional level both individually and on a team. The best part of his job is striving to make his training sessions the best part of his clients’ days. It’s always his goal to help them feel better leaving than when they came in.
Samantha has been passionate about fitness since a young age. She grew up playing competitive ice hockey and her love for fitness started in the weight rooms while training with her team. Samantha is currently a Senior at Sonoma State University studying Psychology with an interest in extending her education highlighting Sports Psychology. She is certified with the International Sports Sciences Association and focuses on helping others reach their fitness goals mentally, and physically through motivational programming.
Nieki has grown up always wanting to make a difference in other people’s lives. From an early age, she played soccer and shortly after also began playing tennis. While she enjoyed the sports themselves, she realized her favorite part throughout that time was when she was in the weight room. She began weight training consistently with hopes of one day inspiring women around her and teaching those how beautiful it is to be strong. She is certified by the International Sports Sciences Association. While she is currently taking time off school to work at The Club, she will be returning to the fifth-best public school in the country, University of California Santa Barbara. She will be furthering her education by taking physical therapy courses at UCSB’s extension program.
Gabriel Marin has a B.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in health and human performance from Saint Mary’s College. Gabriel has been training clients for 6+ years and is passionate about helping others with their athletic and wellness journeys. Gabriel has been active his entire life and has a deep understanding of what it means to be an athlete as a former D1 athlete himself. Gabriel is also a certified massage therapist and believes in a holistic approach to health and wellness. Along with having worked with high-level NFL athlete’s at California Strength, he has also worked with clients of all walks of life and treats every person as an athlete for life. Gabriel believes that exercise is not all about performance, but also longevity and keeping the body moving properly. He is excited to bring his knowledge of performance and wellness to his clients at the Club at Los Gatos.
Kinesiology B.S.- Weight lifting level 1 - Pre script level 1 - CAMTC
Justin has been a Personal/Group Trainer for 6+ years. Justin Played Collegiate Baseball which is where he found his love for Fitness. Justin’s certifications include NASM CPT, CrossFit L1 Trainer, CrossFit L1 Nutrition. Justin specializes in Olympic Weightlifting Lifting, Bodybuilding, Gymnastics, Flexibility and Sport Specific Training. Justin works with people of all ages and knows how to keep training fun while also keeping clients motivated.
A lifelong athlete and martial artist with 25 years Wrestling experience, 20 years of jiu jitsu experience; and 16 years of boxing, muay thai and kickboxing experience. Alex has been training athletes and fighters for the last 12 years. As a true student of the game, Alex continues to learn and better himself so that he can better serve his clients.
Alex’s credentials include Black Belt achievement in Jiu Jitsu, National Jiu Jitsu Champion, Most valuable offensive back of the year in Football, Utility player of the year in Football, Sophomore & Junior of the year in Volleyball.