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Robyn Cohen, Fitness Director
Certified Fitness Trainers
Moe comes to the JCC with an impressive 25 years in the fitness industry. He has worked with a varied and diverse population, with clients ranging from six to 86, professional, collegiate, and high school athletes, as well as clients with physical or developmental challenges or special needs. As a WeckMethod Master trainer specializing in Rotational Movement & Tensional Balance Training, Moe helps clients improve body mechanics, increase functional strength, and enhance athletic balance, all of which create a better athletic foundation for movement and performance.
- ACE (American Council on Exercise) Certified Personal Trainer
- CPR and First Aid Certified
- Majored in Kinesiology at San Diego State University
- Worked with Div. I athletes with practicum in athletic training and mechanisms of sports injuries
- Sport-specific specialization and program design
MOE’S CLIENTS SAY...
“Moe has trained our group (4 guys in their 60’s) for a number of months. His ability to personalize the training in this setting is quite impressive. The variety and intensity makes our time interesting and effective. We work on core, strength, coordination and cognitive exercises. I am close to 70 years old, yet I am able to play full court basketball 4-5 days a week in large part due to Moe’s training methods. I highly recommend Moe as a trainer for clients of any age.”
— Wayne SchWartz, client
“I was 40-50 lbs overweight when I first met Moe. Since working with him, I’ve lost 25 pounds, I’m more flexible and stronger. Moe’s a great guy and I look forward to our sessions.”
-Mike Aubin, client
“Moe is terrific. His methodology is Rotational Movement Training. Constantly moving, it allows me to work on my goals of increasing flexibility and strength while having a varied and fun work-out. Moe listens to my needs, designs the appropriate exercises, keeps me motivated, and points out areas where I need to improve my exercise technique… All leading to success. Gooo, Mooee!”
-Bob lofgren, client
Marzena has dedicated her life to sports and fitness and has extensive professional training in the field. In her work with those suffering from arthritis, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s disease, heart disease, osteoporosis, knee and hip replacements, or those needing muscle and joint rehabilitation, Marzena helps her clients gain strength, reduce pain, and make noticeable improvement in overall health and well-being. She has accomplished considerable success with clients wishing to make dramatic changes to their bodies as well as those training for a specific event. She combines her knowledge of sports, exercise physiology, kinesiology and nutrition to motivate and guide clients to their fitness goals and have fun while doing it.
- American Sports Education Program (ASEP), Leader Level Coach
- Degrees in Electroradiology & Sports and Fitness Technology
- American Institute of Fitness Education (AIFE) Older Adult Fitness
- Senior Strength and Conditioning Specialist
- Posture and Mobility Specialist
- Brain and Balance Specialist
MARZENA’S CLIENTS SAY...
“Marzena is an exceptional trainer. She is knowledgeable, persistent and dedicated to her work. But more than that, she is empathetic, caring, compassionate, friendly, flexible, and fun to be with. A rare find, Marzena is so well-respected that her clients seldom (if ever) miss their appointments.”
-Nina Sagheb, client
“I strongly believe that Marzena’s skill and care have played a significant role in my health, well-being and long life. She is professional in every sense of the word. She makes exercise a fun activity with extraordinary results.”
-Darrell Swenson, client
“I have now worked with Marzena every week for four years, and my whole life has been affected — physical as well as mental. She has become not only my trainer, but my therapist, my confidante, but most of all, my friend. I give my highest praise and strongest recommendation.”
-Carole Martin, client
Lauren is a Certified Personal Trainer and Olympic Weightlifting Coach. In addition to her admiration of sports performance and athleticism, she believes exercise and proper nutrition aid in disease prevention and longevity. Lauren has worked with a diverse client base of athletes, weight loss clients, active duty military and seniors recovering from injury. As a Weightlifting Coach she has an in-depth understanding of strength training and athletic power production. She implements mobility and balance training with every client. Giving special care and attention to injuries or areas of pain, Lauren does her best to alleviate discomfort. Her desire is to improve her client’s confidence and overall health through movement.
- BA, Communications, George Fox University
- CPT, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
- Fitness Instructor and Exercise Science Specialist Certification, University of California San Diego
- USA Weightlifting Level 1 & 2 Coaching Certifications
- Stages Cycling Instructor
- American Red Cross (CPR/AED, First Aid) Certified
LAUREN’S CLIENTS SAY...
“I have had personal training sessions with Lauren and can't recommend her highly enough. When I first started with her, I had a back injury. She put together a thoughtful and well-paced set of exercises for me that sped up my recovery time and helped me strengthen the area. She listened to my concerns. I never came away with any discomfort, just a solid feeling of having worked out and increased mobility. Lauren is great!!!”
-Lisa Russell, client
“Lauren picked up where physical therapy left off after a tedious, hamstring tendon injury. She developed a personalized training plan that got me back into shape in no time. I can finally run again without pain, and I am successfully training for a half marathon!”
-Gina Kirchweger, client
“As a complete novice to exercising in the gym, I was reluctant to sign up for time with a personal trainer. Lauren makes it very easy to keep coming back! Her exercises for me are the best mix of familiar and new and target exactly what I want and need to be working on. I feel challenged, but not strained, and see improvements in my strength every week. She is flexible with her scheduling, reminds me before each meeting via text, and always has a welcoming smile when I walk in.”
- Rachel Rosenstock, client
Nathan Poole has worked as a strength coach and personal trainer for over 30 years. His vast experience in the fitness industry has given him the opportunity to work not only with professional athletes, but also with budding amateur athletes. His passion for youth, sports and fitness has led him to devlop training and conditioning summer camps for young athletes looking to excel in their particular sport. Nathan started and has continued his career working with those of all ages and fitness levels. The most important benefit that Nathan provides his clients is a holistic approach to achieving a healthy mind, body and spirit that foster a sense of wellbeing.
- National Strength and Conditioning Association: CSCS; RSCC; NSCA-CPT
- S. Kinesiology, San Diego State University
- The New York Giants Assistant Strength Coach
- Whittier College Director of Strength and Conditioning for Football
- Jacksonville Jaguars Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
- San Diego State University Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
- Professional athlete: Cincinnati Bengals and Denver Broncos
NATE’S CLIENTS SAY...
“Nate introduced me to the rigors of weight training and doing it the right way. A testament to the level of his competency is that he has trained no less than
Larry Lawrence and Bill Clinton. I could not recommend Nathan Poole highly enough to anyone considering his services. He brings so much to the table beyond his field of expertise.”
-Merv T., client
“I can honestly say, Nathan has made my life immeasurably better. His good nature, combined with his drive, experience, professional knowledge and emotional maturity, make him an exceptional person- and trainer. Having him as a friend, as well as my trainer, has been nothing short of extraordinary.”
-John Thickstun, client
Mike has worked in the fitness industry as a Personal Trainer for more than 20 years. He has extensive experience working with post-rehab, senior adults, and the military. Mike is also a Registered Holistic Health Practitioner specializing in mobility training and Sports Massage Therapy. He believes that a team effort between client and trainer is necessary to achieve fitness goals. Mike can assist with building a solid training foundation and tailoring a fitness program based on the client’s needs. His approach to success is one that values the client’s goals and a commitment to meeting them.
- American Council on Exercise (Certified Personal Trainer)
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
- T-SAC Tactical Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA)
- Sports Medicine Diploma (United States Sports Academy)
- Myoskeletal Alignment Technique
- American Red Cross (CPR/AED, First Aid) Certified
- Registered Holistic Health Practitioner , Sports Therapy (City of Poway)
- Bachelor of Science in Holistic Health
- Master of Arts in Leadership
MIKE’S CLIENTS SAY...
“I have known Mike Relucio for about 15 years. He has successfully helped me attain my goal of increasing upper body strength, and is knowledgeable about physiology, so he can help me deal with the muscular injuries and various pains that accompany an aging body. Mike is also an excellent massage therapist.”
-Mindy Goid, client
“It is my great fortune to have been a member of the Lawrence Family JCC for more than 20 years. The staff of the “J” are the jewels in the crown. Mike Relucio is a star who uses his broad experience, technical prowess, pride and passion to empower others. When I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 10 years ago, I was, (no pun intended), on shakey ground. Mike never doubted that I could continue to improve, especially in my best lift, the bench press. Mike is the man!”
Jim Paterniti, client
Susan’s focus on functional training began when she was a trainer at UCLA’s physical therapy offices. Working alongside the therapists, she saw how bringing the body into balance not only prevents and corrects injuries, but can radically improve energy and overall wellness. She uses a system of training that examines balance, mobility and strength. Susan is an expert in orthopedic issues and has extensive experience in post-injury training.
Susan’s experience includes work at a medical fitness center, where she created a sports performance program, ran the fitness portion of a weight reduction clinic, and worked closely with a pain management doctor to assist those with back pain.
- BA, UCLA
- CPT with National Academy of Sports Medicine NASM
- Specialty populations: chronic pain, autoimmune disease, pre /post natal, youth sports performance
- Functional Movement Specialist
- 20+ years as a fitness trainer
- Mat Pilates, BOSU, TRX, Kaiser Indoor Cycling, Silver Sneakers certified
SUSAN’S CLIENTS SAY...
“After suffering from a herniated disk injury, I started my rehab with a four-month physical therapy prescription with little progress. My original goals for physical therapy were not met and needed a different approach to get back to full condition. I met with Susan and explained my expectations for getting back into shape. Susan set a realistic timeline based on my injury, and I am pleased to say we blew away my expectations in three months.”
Larry Andrews, client
“Susan is enthusiastic, upbeat, friendly, extremely knowledgeable and she actually makes workouts enjoyable. She is very attentive, focused and structures the workouts around MY GOALS. She helped me become strong enough to take my dream trip and hike in New Zealand.”
-Shirley Sloper, client
“Susan is a great trainer. She is positive, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and safe in her instruction. I have some physical limitations and Susan makes sure I understand the exercises and that I am doing them correctly. She has a love for wellness and fitness which she shares with me in every training session we have.”
-Jill Murray, client
Rebecca has been helping people of all ages transform their bodies and increase their energy since 2003. She is attentive to detail and alignment while creating feel-good movement. She loves assisting clients in recognizing their fitness potential and achieving their goals. Elements of yoga, Pilates, dance, and martial arts supplement current and traditional training methods in her programs. Her clients range from teens to seniors. Rebecca’s passion is in helping clients increase energy, strength, body awareness, balance and coordination. She is available for personal and small group training as well as private and small group yoga sessions.
- ACE Personal Trainer
- 2000 ERYT 500 Yoga Alliance, Yoga Works, Prana Yoga
- Thai Massage, Natural Healing Institute
- Fitness Specialist Program, San Diego Community College
- Mat Pilates, BOSU, TRX, Kaiser Indoor Cycling, Silver Sneakers certified
- BA, Theatre Performance, Western Michigan University
REBECCA’S CLIENTS SAY...
I am in my early 50s and have been training with Rebecca for more than 2 ½ years. Rebecca is very good at tailoring a training program designed for the current state of your body. She can also change your workout to account for any present pain, as it seems like her repertoire of exercises is endless. She is a pleasure to work with, she is extremely knowledgeable in her field, and it’s obvious that she truly cares about her clients’ well-being.”
- Anna., client
“I had always been hesitant to invest in a personal trainer... it seemed like a frivolous luxury since, as an MD, I should know what to do, and besides, I used the elliptical and walked regularly. But I was getting bored and needed new input, especially on managing arthritis and other “aging” issues. After my first assessment visit with Rebecca, I felt like she really listened and observed, and understood my goal for general health maintenance and control, general sense of well-being, and ability to independently make corrections when something starts to hurt. I’ve been out of the country for a month now and can’t wait to get back into our routine...I always feel great and stand taller after our sessions!”
- R.E. Hanson, MD, client