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 is an AFAA certified Personal Trainer, AFAA certified Group Exercise Instructor, and Registered Nurse. She began her career in 1994 teaching group exercise, then expanded her knowledge and career and became a certified personal trainer in 1998. As a former gymnast and dancer she trains clients in full body, functional workouts that incorporate a variety of equipment and modalities. She enjoys working with clients to help them achieve strength, increased mobility, knowledge, and a love for health and wellness. Deanna’s goal is to also teach clients that working out can be fun and to help them understand the relationship between strength and mobility and it’s impact on their daily lives. As an RN she is comfortable and experienced working with clients with chronic disease and wants to help them achieve their best life while living with their chronic disease.
Deanna earned her BS in Biology from the University of Mary Washington, her Associates in Nursing from J. Sargeant Reynolds, is a certified cycling instructor, is currently working on her 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training, and works part time as a Cardiac Rehab nurse.
On a personal note Deanna is an avid runner and yogi as well as “a work in progress” cyclist and hiker. She enjoys being a mom to four children, walking her dog, meditating, and any activity outside.
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
Amy is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer with a passion for helping people reach their fitness goals and improve their daily lives. As a personal mission, she strives to empower her clients and improve their outlook on their health and wellness.
Whether your goal is weight loss, muscle toning, or high-level training for competition, Amy believes there is no “one size fits all” formula for her clients.
With a background in dance, yoga, and a lifelong passion for health and exercise, she works with each client to create a customized work out plan to keep them motivated, having fun, and excited to reach their goals. Along with her personal training certification, she is also certified to teach group fitness classes and yoga.