Personal Trainers

Find a personal trainer who is right for you!

Call Fitness Manager, Laura Greenfield at 415.292.1206 to discuss your training needs.


ALYONA AIKINA

Education

  • NASM: National Academy of Sports Medicine,
    Certified Personal Trainer
  • AFAA: Aerobics & Fitness Association of America,
    Certified Group Fitness Instructor
  • Siberian State Academy of Physical Culture, Certified Aerobics Instructor
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics, Former Top Level Competitor
  • Medical Doctor, Omsk State Medical Academy, Russia

Specialization

  • Weight Management
  • Stretching and Flexibility Training
  • Posture, Balance, Rehabilitation and Corrective Exercise
  • Strength and Endurance Training
  • All Ages and Fitness Levels

Philosophy
Each of my clients is unique, with highly individual needs and fitness goals. Drawing from my experience as a competitive gymnast as well as from my medical background, I help clients achieve their fitness goals through customized workouts that are effective, safe and fun.


BILL MOORE

Education

  • NSCA: National Strength & Conditioning Association, Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACE: American Council on Exercise, Certified Personal Trainer
  • ISSA: International Sports Science Association, Certified Personal Trainer
  • United States Navy Search and Rescue School
  • Kinesiology (Prosthesis Development Emphasis), San Francisco State University, CA (In Progress)

Specialization

  • Preventative Maintenance and General Fitness
  • Sports Specific Training and Conditioning (Wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu, Long Distance Running)
  • All Ages and Fitness Levels

Philosophy
I believe that exercise is human evolution in the making and I enjoy watching it happen. The trainer-client relationship is very important to me; I believe we are a team and we won't let each other down.


CHRIS TOZZI

Education

  • NSCA: National Strength & Conditioning Association, Certified Personal Trainer
  • AA, Liberal Arts, Grossmont College, CA

Specialization

  • Team Sports Specific Training (Basketball, Volleyball, Football, Track)
  • General Conditioning: Weight Management, Strength Training, Agility and Balance
  • Teen Fitness

Philosophy
Working together consistently I help clients achieve their goals for body transformation.


CLAIRE DEVANEY

Education

  • NASM: National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACE: American Council on Exercise, Certified Personal Trainer
  • Maltings Training, National Certificate in Exercise & Fitness
  • Reebok, Certified Stability Ball Core Training
  • Reebok, Certified Spin Instructor

Specialization

  • Weight Loss and Weight Management
  • Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise
  • Strength and Endurance Training
  • Body Sculpting and Toning
  • All Ages and Fitness Levels

Philosophy
My goal is to make fitness a pleasurable part of your life. I will create a personal routine for you, including activities you enjoy that also improve your health and fitness. Fun is a big part of the program. You don't have to be great to start but you have to start to be great.


CLAUDIA BERMAN

Education

  • NASM: National Academy of Sports Medicine,
    Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACE: American Council on Exercise,
    Certified Personal Trainer
  • Nosara Yoga Institute,
    Interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher
  • Lifestyle Management Associates,
    Nutrition Specialist
  • The World School of Massage,
    Certified Massage Therapist
  • BM, Opera Performance, The San Francisco Conservatory of Music, CA

Specialization

  • Weight Loss and Weight Management
  • Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise Design
  • Core Strength, Balance and Body Alignment

Philosophy
A healthy body enhances every area of one's life. My passion is helping clients find more peace, comfort and freedom with their body. My range of skills and experience allow me to offer the best opportunities for them to succeed in reaching their goals and living a healthy and rewarding life.


DENNIS DRINKWATER

 

Education

  • NASM: National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer
  • AFAA: Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, Certified Personal Trainer 
  • BA, Exercise and Science, East Carolina University
  • Yoga Tree Teacher Training 200 hour certification

Specialization

  • Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • Strength Training
  • General Fitness

Philosophy
My approach to training begins with postural analysis to identify individual strengths and weaknesses. I also address the importance of flexibility and range of motion. Each program I create is tailored to meet the client's goals – whether aesthetic or remedial. I believe combining hard work with fun guarantees success.


EVAN SHAPIRO

Education

  • NASM: National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer
  • TRX, Suspension Trainer and RIP Trainer Certified
  • BA, Marketing and Communications, University of Arizona, AZ

Specialization

  • Weight Management
  • Strength and Balance
  • Posture and Corrective Exercise
  • Functional Training
  • Circuit Training
  • Sports Specific Training

Philosophy
Nothing is more important than your health. So, why not do everything in your power to achieve an optimal healthy life? You deserve to be the healthiest and happiest version of yourself. I will provide the motivation, support, knowledge and direction to help you achieve your goals.


GINA PARENZAN

Education

  • NASM: National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer
  • NSCA: National Strength & Conditioning Association, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • BS, Kinesiology, California State University, East Bay, CA

Specialization

  • Weight Management
  • Core Strength
  • Functional Training
  • Post Rehabilitation
  • Corrective Exercise
  • Outdoor Training

Philosophy
I like to conduct personal training with an integrative approach. I find it most helpful to get an understanding of the unique goals, lifestyle, nutrition, self care and exercise history of each client. In addition, I have extensive knowledge in weight management and specific interest in the prevention of and coping with chronic illness utilizing health and wellness.


HEBERTO ESCOBAR

Education

  • NASM: National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer
  • Foothill College, Personal Trainer Certification
  • AA, Exercise Science, Foothill College, CA

Specialization

  • Active Older Adult Fitness
  • Knee, Hip and Back Problems
  • Pilates Springboard
  • Weight Loss
  • Muscle Gain

Philosophy
I combine my passion for fitness with my knowledge of exercise science and program design to motivate every client to reach his or her specific fitness goals. Infusing workouts with variety keeps clients interested and challenged.


HETHER LUDWICK

Education

  • NASM: National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM: National Academy of Sports Medicine, Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • The Cooper Institute, Certified Fitness Specialist for Older Adults
  • AFAA: Aerobics & Fitness Association of America, Midlife Fitness for Women
  • BA, History, UC Davis, CA

Specialization

  • Older Adult Fitness
  • Fitness for Midlife Women and Beyond
  • Weight loss
  • Balance, Posture and Strength
  • Core Stabilization

Philosophy
When one reaches midlife it's important to maintain or accelerate fitness levels to sustain strong bones, a healthy weight and both physical and emotional balance.


INNA KUCHMENKO

Education

  • NASM: National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer
  • AFAA: Aerobics & Fitness Association of America, Certified Fitness Trainer
  • AFAA: Aerobics & Fitness Association of America, Group Fitness Instructor
  • BA, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, San Francisco State University, CA

Specialization

  • Weight Loss and Weight Management
  • Postural Corrective Strength and Flexibility
  • Core Strength and Functional Training
  • All Ages and Fitness Levels

Philosophy
I developed the following recipe to help my clients achieve their fitness goals:
Functional Exercises – strengthen yourself for the multidimensional movements of life. Information – know why you are doing a specific exercise.
Variety – keep your workout fresh.
Motivation – adopt a “no excuses” attitude.


JASON CRIST

Education

  • AFAA: Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, Certified Personal Trainer
  • US Club Certified Soccer Coach

Specialization

  • Muscle Gain and Body Building
  • Sports Specific Training: Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Surfing,
    Rock Climbing
  • Speed and Agility Training
  • Core Strength and Balance
  • All Ages and Fitness Levels

Philosophy
Based on 8 years of competitive soccer experience, both coaching and playing in the US and abroad, my vision is to engineer workouts that get results. My focus is on core strengthening and circuit style techniques for muscle development and sports specific training. Playing sports has helped me develop a positive attitude and enthusiasm for fitness that I will bring to our sessions.


JOHN TOVES

Education

  • NASM: National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM: National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACE: American Council on Exercise, Certified Personal Trainer
  • Kickboxing Fitness Instructor

Specialization

  • New Exercisers and Gym-Shy Individuals
  • Midlife and Older Adult Fitness
  • Functional and Stability Training
  • Teen Fitness
  • Strength Training and Conditioning

Philosophy
I have been a nationally-certified personal trainer since 1988. My passion is helping clients achieve well-being, regardless of their starting point. I love motivating the deconditioned individual and reinspiring the returning athlete while delivering results. Life is a journey; you need your body for the adventure.


KAREN BAYLEY-EWELL

Education

  • ACE: American Council on Exercise, Certified Personal Trainer
  • Reebok Cycling Instructor
  • BSC, Computer Studies, Waltham Forrest College, UK

Specialization

  • Kettlebells
  • Boxing Training
  • Concept2 Rowing
  • Road Running
  • Balance and Agility

Philosophy
Since relocating to San Francisco from London in 1996, my goal has been to contribute to the local community in a positive way by motivating, mentoring and guiding people to reach their fitness and wellness goals.


KARLA DIERKS

Education

  • ACE: American Council on Exercise, Certified Personal Trainer
  • AFFA: Aerobics And Fitness Association Of America, Senior Fitness Certified
  • Advantage Golf Fitness Certified
  • NSPA: National Strength Professionals Association, Certified Personal Trainer
  • BA, Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Specialization

  • Triathlon Endurance Training
  • Sports Specific Training (Soccer, Skiing)
  • Weight Loss and Lifestyle Change

Philosophy
I have been an athlete since early childhood and have learned that hard work and discipline yield results. I am always in training for the next event and share with clients my tips for staying motivated and achieving fitness goals. Everyone has their personal abilities and limitations but can be challenged to raise the bar.


KEVIN CRUIKSHANK

Education

  • NSCA: National Strength & Conditioning Association, Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACSM: American College of Sports Medicine, Certified Health & Fitness Specialist
  • Cooper Institute, Advanced Physical Fitness Specialist
  • USA Track and Field, Level One Certified Track and Field Coach
  • MA, Physical Education, San Francisco State University, CA
  • BA, Physical Education, San Francisco State University, CA

Specialization

  • Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Performance Training (Running, Track & Field, Soccer)
  • Strength Training and Endurance
  • General Fitness

Philosophy
The joy of sport and movement should enrich our lives and remind us of the gift of healthy minds and bodies. Fitness is an essential part of the formula for total wellness, and intelligent training provides a safe and effective path to that end.


KRISTIN RICCIO

Education

  • NASM: National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer
  • Spinning: Certified Spin Instructor
  • TRX: Certified Total Body Resistance Exercise Instructor
  • MS, Interior Design, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
  • BS, Interior Design & Art History, UC Davis

Specialization

  • Weight Loss & Weight Management
  • Sports Specific Training: Marathon & Triathlon
  • Postural Corrective Strength & Flexibility
  • Core Strength & Functional Training
  • Outdoor Training
  • All Ages & Fitness Levels

Philosophy
My approach to personal training involves designing unique programs that are enjoyable and produce real results. My passions for marathon training and cycling have contributed to my
goal-oriented attitude and training style. I'm delighted when clients walk away feeling empowered, confident and strong.


KRISTINA DORAN

Education

  • NASM: National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer
  • AA, American Musical and Dramatic Academy, New York, NY
  • MA, American Academy of Chinese Medicine, CA (In Progress)

Specialization

  • Weight Management
  • Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise
  • Sports Specific Conditioning (Snowboarding, Surfing)
  • Kickboxing
  • TRX: Total Body Resistance Exercise

Philosophy
Seeing my clients reach their goals is my biggest reward as a trainer. Whether it is fitting into skinny jeans again, running your first half marathon, or making it down the mountain with ease, my clients' achievements are also mine.


MARCIA PENDERGAST

Education

  • NASM: National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer
  • Living Yoga Program, Certified Yoga Instructor
  • Greenpath Yoga, Certified Prenatal & Postpartum Yoga Instructor
  • MA, Linguistics, San Jose State University, CA
  • BA, Drama, San Francisco State University, CA

Specialization

  • Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise
  • Core Strength & Stability
  • Flexibility Training
  • Stress Reduction

Philosophy
I provide support and design challenging individualized programs that help clients reach their fitness and health goals. We all have the power to make healthy lifestyle choices inside and outside of the gym. Start making healthy choices today.


MARK RAMEZZANO

Education

  • NASM: National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer
  • BS, Physiological Sciences, University of Arizona, AZ

Specialization

  • Postoperative and Post-injury Training
  • Body Mechanics and Postural Awareness
  • Sports Specific Athletic Conditioning (Baseball, Football, Distance Running)
  • Interval Training

Philosophy
I bring eight years of experience as a physical therapy aide to my training. I help clients return to their favorite activities by working together and incorporating safe, yet challenging, exercises.


NEIL JOHNSON

Education

  • ITT: Integrated Teacher Training, Certified Pilates Mat Instructor
  • NASM: National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM: National Academy of Sports Medicine, Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • ACSM: American College of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACE: American Council on Exercise, Certified Personal Trainer
  • Eric Shiffmann Yoga Certification
  • Black Belt: Aikido, Taekwando and Hapkido
  • BA, Art Education, Newport College of Art & Design, UK

Specialization

  • Cross Training for Increased Flexibility, Muscle Endurance, Joint Mobility and Fluid Strength
  • Core Strength and Stability
  • Endurance Training

Philosophy
I believe fitness is an integration of flexibility, strength and endurance. Training should be enjoyable, challenging and diverse, drawing from both Eastern and Western approaches to create a personalized fitness program that evolves as the client progresses.


SARA GILMAN

Education

  • ACE: American Council on Exercise, Certified Personal Trainer
  • Bauman College, Certified Nutrition Educator, Berkeley, CA
  • NAFTA: National Aerobics & Fitness Trainers Association, Certified Pilates Mat Instructor
  • Yogaworks Teacher Training Program, Certified Yoga Instructor, Santa Monica, CA
  • BA, Psychology, Trinity College, CT

Specialization

  • Weight Management
  • Improving Health and Wellness
  • Meal Planning
  • Flexibility Training
  • Teen Exercise and Nutrition

Philosophy
With my education in both nutrition and personal training, I create a balanced program for you, addressing the key components of a healthy lifestyle. Whether your goals are to lose weight, become more active, or increase your fitness levels, we work together to improve your overall health.


SHAWN CROWSON

Education

  • NASM: National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer
  • NAFTA: National Aerobics & Fitness Trainers Association, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Instructor
  • OAF: Outdoor Action Fitness, Certified Outdoor Fitness Trainer
  • Certified Spinning Instructor
  • Physical Therapy Aide

Specialization

  • Outdoor Fitness Training
  • Post-Rehabilitation Training
  • Mountain Biking
  • Triathlon Training
  • Power Plate

Philosophy
I'm committed to my clients' health and fitness. I help them build a strong foundation and progress safely and effectively to the next level.


SHERRI WILKINSON

Education

  • NASM: National Academy of Sports Medicine, Optimum Performance Trainer
  • NASM: National Academy of Sports Medicine, Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • AAHP: American Academy of Health & Fitness Professionals, Medical Exercise Specialist
  • Flexibility Technician, Active Isolated (A-I) Stretch
  • BA, French, UC Davis, CA

Specialization

  • Postural Alignment and Stabilization
  • Balance and Strength for Older Adults
  • Outdoor Boot Camps for Strength and Endurance
  • Fitness for Sailors

Philosophy
As a fitness trainer and sailor with over 7,000 miles logged sailing the Pacific, I consider myself a fitness navigator. Cutting through the sea of information, myths and opinions, I chart each client's course, addressing whatever motivates them: the need for better balance, increased strength, flexibility, weight loss or improved quality of life. It's a shared adventure, including education, application and dedication. Get on board and let's start your adventure!


ZACH COOPER

Education

  • NASM: National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer
  • BS, Kinesiology, Humboldt State, CA
  • Certificate in Exercise Nutrition, Humboldt State, CA

Specialization

  • Conditioning for Athletes
  • Sport Specific Training (Basketball, Football, Tennis, Soccer)
  • Functional Training for Strength and Balance

Philosophy
I give my clients the knowledge and confidence they need to make fitness a lifelong, enjoyable pursuit.