UCLA Extension, Fitness Instruction Certificate
University of California Irvine, B.A.
Fluent in English and Spanish


National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) - Certified Personal Trainer
American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid Certified
TRX Suspension Training Qualified


After graduating from UCI I decided to transition into the fitness industry. I took a year-long fitness instruction program at UCLA, that focused on various topics related to health and fitness such as Anatomy and Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, and Sports Nutrition. With my experience, I’m able to create fun and effective training programs to meet my client’s individual goals


● Utilizing fitness training as a form of preventative care. Why wait until we are unhealthy or suffering from an injury when we can begin to modify our lifestyle today.
● Learning about nutrition and how it affects our mood and overall wellbeing.
● Helping people get started on their fitness journeys.


Your fitness journey begins with you choosing to make changes that will benefit you. I believe that finding a healthy balance in life can be achieved with conscious effort. Motivation comes with practice, as you learn more about fitness and realize your own capabilities you’ll begin to strive for bigger goals. But it all starts with you. Ultimately, I want to help people build their confidence and strength from the inside out.


Strength training
Bodyweight training
TRX suspension training
High-intensity-interval training (HIIT)
Flexibility and mobility training

Our trainers are certified by nationally recognized programs such as American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), or National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and set the standard in the fitness industry for their knowledge and education.

To better serve you, we select trainers with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and interests to provide you the opportunity of finding a trainer that best fits your needs and availability
    •   LaVonne Beacom
    •   Priscilla Castaneda
    •   Josh Chen
    •   Janina Emery
    •   Alana Hodge
    •   Lucy Kim
    •   Veronica Lopez
    •   John Macauley
    •   Haylesh Patel
    •   Carolyn Reynolds
    •   Yvony Richards
    •   Merritt Robinson
    •   Hannah Segal
    •   Zurich Solomon
Please fill out our Personal Training Online Inquiry form to get started or for more information, please contact Courtney Burkes.