Personal Training Your Way, On-Site and Virtual

If you’ve thought about getting in shape, but you aren’t feeling motivated or feel intimidated about all of the equipment and information out there. We have a solution. Our certified, experienced personal trainers are here to help you every step of the way on your journey to health, fitness, and wellness. Let us customize a program to fit your personal needs.

Benefits of Personal Training

  • Goal Setting – Your personal trainer can help you not only to set realistic goals but also to help you achieve them.
  • Motivation – A personal trainer acts as a coach, educator, role model, confidant, and a source of motivation and encouragement.
  • Accountability – You’ll stick to your exercise program when you have a regularly scheduled appointment.
  • Safety – You’ll learn the proper use of exercise equipment.
  • Individualized Instruction – You’ll follow a customized program based on your fitness level and personal goals.
  • Confidence - The gym can be intimidating. Learn how to correctly exercise and use the equipment.
  • Effective Workout – You’ll learn the most effective exercise routines designed to meet your goals quickly and effectively. No more wasting time in the gym.
  • Boredom Buster – A personal trainer can help you with a new routine, help you progress, and help you get to the next level.

We offer private, duet, and group training options in increments of 30, 45, or 60 minutes. For more information or about scheduling please contact Jon Garro, Fitness Operations Supervisor.

 

For New Personal Training Clients

Introductory package available- (six) 60-minute sessions for just $350

Virtual Fitness Sessions

Let our experienced, certified, caring personal fitness trainers design a customized workout plan for your specific goals either at the JCC or in the comfort of your own home. Our trainers will keep you motivated and accountable and will help you reach your fitness goals. Training sessions are available in 30 and 60-minute sessions.

For more information or about scheduling please contact Jon Garro, Fitness Operations Supervisor.

Fitness Operations Supervisor

JON GARRO

Jon Garro

Jon has a degree in Sports Medicine and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Jon has over 15 years of fitness coaching experience, working with a wide range of clients of all motivations and abilities. He enjoys helping his clients improve their functional movement in order to make all of life’s activities and adventures easier. His most recent certification was as a Medical Fitness Practitioner, focusing on populations that are looking to improve their overall health while navigating injuries and illnesses.

Jon believes in a well-rounded holistic approach to health and fitness. We have to be in tune with our physical, mental, and emotional state. Our body and mind know what is needed-we just have to listen. If we find the activities that make us feel good then everything will fall into place.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Science in Sports Medicine
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Level I and II
  • Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist I
  • MedFit Medical Fitness Practitioner certificate

Certified Fitness Trainers

MOE DORN

Moe Dorn

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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 HADJUK

Marzena

Marzena has dedicated her life to sports and fitness and has extensive professional training in the field. She has worked with those suffering from arthritis; fibromyalgia; Parkinson’s disease; heart disease; osteoporosis; knee and hip replacement; and those needing muscle and joint rehabilitation. Marzena helps her clients gain strength, reduce pain, and make noticeable improvements 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 doing it!

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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 appointment- 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 a 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

 

MIKE RELUCIO

Mike Relucio

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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 Gold, 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 shaky 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

 

REBECCA TERIETE

Rebecca Tennant

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 movements. 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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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 client's 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, a 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