Nigel GYMGUYZ OwnerNigel GYMGUYZ Owner"Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not." - Neil Degrasse Tyson
Nigel’s passion for health and fitness began at a very early age influenced by his father and some of the bodybuilding greats of the 1950’s and 60’s. In the 1980’s he opened his first business as general manager of the Fitness Foundation, a boutique gym and aerobic studio on the south coast of the UK. During the five years of ownership he helped well over 1000 individuals work to reach their fitness goals. Now in the East Bay he is focused on continuing what he loves – that passion for helping clients reach their goals.
My mission is to help people improve their lives through personal fitness coaching and I believe there are no one size fits all instructions for healthy living. We are the authority when it comes to our body.
Michelle is my business partner and spouse . We've been married for 18 years. She started out as my boss and would argue - she still is! I have two girls, a 15 year old awesome basketball player and a very energetic 8 year old. Madison and Bella.
ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
Dawn Certified Personal TrainerDawn Certified Personal TrainerDawn has always had a love for fitness, but her journey really blossomed after the birth of her second child. As a personal training client for over 10 years, she achieved her personal goals and wanted to “pay it forward” by teaching others. Dawn has prior experience training children ages 8 and up to seniors both one-on-one training, small groups and group fitness classes. Her motto is if you believe it you can achieve it.
Strength training. NPC Bikini Competitor. Pole Fitness.
CERTIFICATIONS: ACE Personal Training Certification. Licensed Strong by Zumba Instructor. Licensed Zumba Instructor. CPR AED certified. B.A. Sociology. NASM Corrective Exercise Specialty Certification.
Mom of two amazing children
Two-time NPC Bikini National Qualifier
Justin Certified Personal TrainerJustin Certified Personal TrainerJustin’s love of fitness started with his own body transformation. After a childhood of obesity and inactivity he went on to lose 80 pounds. He has trained for 3 years as a NASM CPT and then graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology. After graduating Justin completed his Exercise Physiology certification with ACSM to better serve special populations. His approach to training is not only to use the most recent science to get you the best results, but to also have you understand the reason why it works that way. His training philosophy is to build lifelong habits and knowledge to get lifelong results.
- "What I cannot create, I do not understand." - Richard Feynman
- "Yes, You Can!"
Weight Loss, Strength Training, Flexibility, Nutrition, and Holistic Health
- California State University Chico: Bachelor of Science - Exercise Physiology
- ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
- AHA Basic Life Support
Favorite Fitness Activities
Weight Lifting, Hiking, Disc Golf, Yoga
Lisa Certified Personal TrainerLisa Certified Personal TrainerLisa has been personal training for over 7 years and has successfully helped individuals achieve and surpass their goals. Her passion for individual and collective success has placed her on an endless and eager pursuit of continued education; allowing her to drive results for her clients by incorporating her certifications in expert weight loss, health coach and holistic nutrition.
"Keep it Real."
Senior fitness, pre and post-surgery
- Master Certified in Personal Training
- Specializing in SuperSlow HIT
- Weight Loss
- Pre- and Post-Surgery
- Additional certifications held in Group X, Pilates and Kettlebells.
Lucas Certified Personal TrainerLucas Certified Personal TrainerHi I’m Lucas. Helping others improve their quality of life, physical health and
wellness has become my passion. The longer I train the more my interest grows,
the more I learn, the more I realize there is still so much to learn. More
importantly though, I’m continually impressed by the importance of extending
yourself to help others. For me, each client is an opportunity to improve someone
else’s life, and in so doing, improve my own, through sharpening my professional
skills and providing the fulfillment of helping another person achieve better
"If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you."
Functional/corrective exercise and mobility
Mariana Certified Personal TrainerMariana Certified Personal TrainerMariana’s love for fitness was instilled at a young age, growing up in Lake Tahoe, California, exposed her to the great outdoors and her passion drove her to be a young athlete. In 2012 Mariana set out to accomplish a personal goal of losing over 50 pounds and running 13 half marathons in 13 months, along with, completing her first ever full marathon. Her passion is now helping others reach their goals and be the best they can be!
FITNESS BACKGROUND: Strength training. Olympic lifting. Power lifting. Endurance training. Sports Performance. Physical Therapy. Nutrition.
CERTIFICATIONS: Level one certified CrossFit coach. CPR AED certified. Certified Zumba instructor. N.A.S.M Certified Personal Trainer. BSc. Exercise Physiology
Successfully completed 13 half marathons in 13 months 2012- 2013.
Successfully completed a full marathon December of 2012.
Overall 2012 Tahoe Trail running series long distance champion.
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.
Ray Certified Personal TrainerRay Certified Personal TrainerFavorite Quote
As a busy father of 3 little boys and working multiple positions of employment, I know how easy it is to neglect one’s health to the fault of a busy schedule. We owe it to ourselves and our families to lead a long, healthy, and fun life despite our schedules, injuries, or circumstances. Don't let life’s obstacles become an excuse for anything. With commitment, motivation and accountability we can all live our best lives!
Strength training, physical therapy, mobility and flexibility.
- Ohio Wesleyan University, 2013
- B.A. Health and Human Kinetics
- N.A.S.M. Certified Personal Trainer
- DotFIT Certified Fitness Professional
Favorite Fitness Activities
- Spartan Races
- Obstacle Course Training
- Outdoor Conditioning.