John has been working in Fitness since July of 1995! He started as a Group X Instructor and then became a Personal Trainer in 1998. He has been working in Fitness Management since 1999. John’s greatest pleasure in his work in Fitness is helping others become comfortable with working out and exercise and helping them to Help Themselves in achieving their goals and Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle. Fitness and Health is a journey that you must make a part of your life and learn to enjoy! Fitness comes in all shapes and sizes. John’s main focus with clients is for them to be happy with themselves and to be able to enjoy the activities in their daily lives. This could be simply picking up their grandchildren without aches and pains or completing their fitness goal of completing a Marathon.
Antoinette 'Toni' Padilla
Toni is a Professional Track and Field athlete training for the 2020 Summer Olympics and 2022 Winter Olympics. She is also a 2xNational 200 meter Dash Champion and 2017 USA Track and Field National 60 meter dash Qualifier. Toni is a fitness model and has been in the fitness industry over 14 years as a Fitness Professional. She is a Certified NESTA Personal Trainer, specializing in sports performance coaching, weight loss, flexibility and mobility training, functional training, myofascial release, strengthening and conditioning, nutrition, TRX, and sports and injury rehabilitation. Toni is a Native of Jamaica Queens in New York City and has been in Richmond since June of 2018!
Tamara is an AFAA certified Personal Fitness Trainer (2011) and specializes in individualized training focused on sports performance, full body conditioning, and core strength. She works with clients to achieve goals and enjoy designing a fitness program to improve athleticism, get fit, tone, lose weight, and feel great. As a 4.5 tennis player with a background in triathlons, swimming, and running, Tamara loves to play and compete.
Tamara is a Richmond native and a UVA Graduate with certifications in TRX, Indoor Cycling, Yoga, and Pilates. Don’t be afraid of your swimsuit! Set goals, do the work, and be proud and confident.
Deanna’s love of fitness began at the age of 6, when her mom enrolled her in gymnastic classes. She fell in love. She participated and competed for 12 years as a USGF gymnast and on her high school state championship team. During that time Deanna also trained with a ballet company in Pointe, ballet, and jazz. She went on to earn her BS in Biology from the University of Mary Washington, got married, had 4 babies, taught a ton of aerobics classes, trained many clients, and then went back to school and earned her Associates of Nursing. She is currently a Registered Nurse (RN) working in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation.
During college Deanna was looking for something to stay fit and discovered running and group exercise classes (aerobics, as we used to call it). She has been running ever since competing in multiple 10K’s and half marathons. She has been a certified group exercise instructor since 1994 and a certified personal trainer since 1998. Deanna made the decision to stay home with my children and teaching classes and training clients was the perfect balance. She loves, loves, loves health and wellness and enjoys encouraging and guiding others to find their passion that will help them lead healthier lives.
Chris is a Veteran that specializes in developing people mentally, physically and emotionally. He is a Home Fitness Training Specialist and a Certified Personal Trainer recognized by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the National Council on Strength & Fitness, the Home Fitness Professionals Association and the National Personal Training Institute. He also have certifications in Basic Nutrition, Kettlebell Training and TRX (Suspension Training). His passion is driven by the opportunity to help others reach their goals and exceed them! To share life lessons together as we embark on an incredible fitness journey that is guaranteed to bring out the best in us! Let the journey begin!
Chris specializes in Sports Conditioning for Teens, Strength Training for Teens, Functional Training for Adults and Weight Gain/Loss for Adults