Personal Training

The LiveFit personal training program offers a one-on-one personalized experience with one of our certified rockstar trainers. Whether you’re coming in for weight loss, strength training, or functional training, we’ve got just the specialist for you.

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Meet the Trainers

Aliza Brinton

Aliza Brinton

NASM, Certified Personal Trainer
NASM, Corrective Exercise Specialist

Areas of Specialty:
Resistance Training
Stabilization
Core Strength Training
Postural Correction
Functional Movement

Aliza is a body positive personal trainer who loves making fitness accessible to people from all walks of life. Aliza first discovered her passion for fitness as a music major in college when she started using workouts as a way to overcome personal difficulties and combat stress. As a result, she was able to dramatically change her overall health and wellness, both physically and mentally. After experiencing firsthand the life changing effects that fitness can have, she decided that she wanted to help others discover the power of a physically active lifestyle and proceeded to pursue personal training. Her training philosophy is based around inclusivity and body positivity, always ensuring her clients feel comfortable, safe and encouraged while working toward achieving their performance goals. When not training or working out, Aliza enjoys making music, traveling, cooking and reading any and every book she can get her hands on.

“Body positivity and health at every size is KEY”

Antonio Perez

Antonio Perez

ISSA, Certified Personal Trainer
EXOS, Fitness Specialist

Areas of Specialty:
Gymnastics & Calisthenics
Core Stabilization Training
Strength & Resistance
Muscle Development & Endurance

Originally from Venezuela, Antonio has had a passion for working out and being active since his childhood. Even after earning a business degree, he decided that helping and guiding people as a Personal Trainer would be a more fulfilling path. Antonio says that although he started working out as a complement to achieve an external body result, he now believes that fitness is bigger than physical results – it’s a lifestyle. Antonio will not only assist you with reaching your fitness goals but also show you that with these changes comes the result of feeling better, feeling alive and feeling happy!
In his free time, Antonio enjoys reading, watching documentaries, playing sports, travelling and hiking.

“Get fit for Life, not just the Summer”

Ben Rubin

Ben Rubin

NASM, Certified Personal Trainer
NASM, Women’s Fitness Specialist

Areas of Specialty:
Postural Correction
Self Defense Techniques
Pre-Natal & Post-Partum Fitness
Spinal Injury & Core Trauma Rehabilitation

Ben Rubin is a NASM certified personal trainer with a BA from USF and a MS from UCSF. He has a strong background in martial arts and has trained clients at all skill levels from absolute first-timers to former pro-athletes. Ben can train special populations such as seniors, or new and expecting mommies. He also specializes in the management of chronic back pain and has a deep passion for healing movements.

Chad Deniston

Chad Deniston

ASM, Certified Personal Trainer
Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science

Areas of Specialty:
Exercise Mechanics
Rehabilitation Training
Weight Training
Circuit Training
Weight Management

Chad’s love for fitness and exercise began at a very early age as soon as he discovered sports. Since he was a child, he has been a fanatic and played a wide variety of sports and activities including basketball, football, soccer, snowboarding, hiking, and weightlifting. Helping people is a passion of Chad’s and he wants everyone to learn healthy lifestyle habits they can continue to utilize throughout their lives. Having sustained quite a few injuries throughout his athletic life and through his kinesiology studies, he understands how difficult injuries can be to overcome mentally as well as physically and can provide rehabilitation training necessary to aid those old nagging injuries. Chad believes exercise is a lifestyle that should be embraced by every single individual regardless of age or ability level and would love to help everyone achieve this philosophy because being sedentary is extremely unhealthy. He understands the importance of balancing diet as well as exercise and can create a tailor-made program for each individual to reach their specific goals.

“Hard Work Pays Off”

Coco Koster

Coco Koster

NASM, Certified Personal Trainer

Areas of Specialty:
Injury Recovery
Strength Training
Weight Loss
Accountability

Coco integrates her knowledge as a NASM Certified Personal Trainer in designing customized, progressive programs for her clients. She specializes in mobility and flexibility, form, and recovering from injuries, while keeping her clients engaged and on their toes. In her spare time, you will find her hiking the amazing trails of San Francisco, in a cycling class, or drinking a cup of coffee.

Dan Pierre-Louis

Dan Pierre-Louis

NASM, Certified Personal Trainer
ACE, Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Health Coach

Areas of Specialty:
Functional Movement
Nutrition
HIIT
Weight Loss & Management
Strength Training
Rehabilitation
Physiological Assessment & Program Design

Daniel Pierre-Louis has over a decade of professional coaching experience. He has worked with individuals of all ages and at all fitness levels. As a certified Health Coach, his focus is on assessing a client’s nutrition, core strength and physical fitness to create a personalized training regime targeting overall wellness. He enjoys working with clients to help them develop goals and then taking the journey with them to achievement. When Dan is not coaching, he enjoys working out, running, biking, reading, cooking and volunteering.

Dani Belli

Dani Belli

NASM, Certified Personal Trainer

Areas of Specialty:
Muscle Gain
Strength Training
Weight Loss
Accountability

From a young age Dani was involved in dance classes and sports, specifically softball and volleyball. Through these disciplines, she was introduced to strength training. Anything that enhanced her ability to jump higher and spike that ball harder she quickly became obsessed with. In her adult life Dani became a serious gym enthusiast. She experimented with CrossFit and yoga but ultimately it was simple strength training that won her over.

Learning how to craft the exact body she wanted not only fulfilled the physical but also the mental aspect of training. Struggling with anxiety, Dani found that the best medicine was getting those endorphins flowing at the gym. An hour of putting everything you have into your body allows you to come out with a whole new mindset. There’s nothing more fulfilling then passing on your knowledge to help someone who may be struggling with the same things as you, so she took her passion and set out to do just that.

“On good days, work out. On bad days, work out harder”

Eden Robinson

Eden Robinson

NASM, Certified Personal Trainer
RYT200 Yoga Instructor

Areas of Specialty:
Core Strength & Stabilization
Function Movement
Flexibility

While Eden worked as a rock climbing trainer to kids, her favorite part of the job was coaching them in overcoming their fears and discovering how strong they truly are. Now, as a personal trainer she gets to do the same thing with her clients, showing them what their bodies and minds are capable of. Unlike other trainers, Eden’s fitness journey did not start until college. This works in her and her clients’ favors as there is a level of comfort with her when you are a beginning your fitness journey yourself and just gaining your confidence.

When Eden is not working out she likes to discover new comedies on Netflix, work on her next tattoo design and go on trail runs while listening to the latest P!nk album.

“Give thanks to what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow”

Ellen Pointer

Ellen Pointer

NSCA, Certified Personal Trainer

Areas of Specialty:
Weight Loss
Strength Training
Mobility & Stability
Athletic Conditioning

Ellen Pointer is a Personal Trainer who believes in a holistic approach to health and wellness. As a high school and college athlete, Ellen has always had a passion for fitness. In the middle of her college career, Ellen realized the importance of fitness in her life and changed her major from English to Fitness Management. From that point forward, she has pushed herself to pursue her dreams of helping people with their health and fitness goals.

Ellen has seen clients with goals ranging from fat loss to muscle gain and loves to see them transform not just physically, but mentally. Watching a client go from low self-esteem to extreme self-confidence is an ultimate fulfillment for her. In her spare time, Ellen enjoys drawing, writing poetry, cooking, hiking and working out.

“Kaizen: the Japanese business philosophy of continuous improvement of working practices and personal efficiency”

Ginna Flores

Ginna Flores

ISSA, Certified Personal Trainer
ACE, Certified Personal Trainer
AAAI, Certified Personal Trainer
ISMA, Certified Personal Trainer

Areas of Specialty:
Circuit Training
Weight Loss
Elderly Training
Strength and Conditioning
Core Stability
Functional Movements

Ginna is an established personal trainer with over ten years of experience and a special focus on maintaining a positive and supportive atmosphere during her sessions. Her passion and empathy enable her to translate that positivity to her clients and inspires her team to do the same. She was elevated to the Team Lead position within a year working at Live Fit gym. She also spent time as an Assistant Trainer to the City College football team for Conditioning and Strength but understands the difference between training college athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Her workouts can be as challenging or moderate/relaxed as you wish, but no matter what, you will surely enjoy seeing and feeling the results.

Javier De La Barrera

Javier De La Barrera

Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education & Recreation
TRX Suspension Trainer
NASM, Certified Personal Trainer

Areas of Specialty:
Injury Recovery
Kick Boxing
HIIT & Circuit Training
Muscle Development

Javier is a world’s personal trainer trotter, with more than 30 years of experience under his belt, he has changed people’s lives in many different countries. He is always willing to share his knowledge & love for fitness to everyone who crossed his path. Javier wakes up every morning feeling satisfied being a personal trainer and with the excitement for meeting his clients for another active session.

“Don’t wish for a good body, work for it”

Jeremiah Leaupepe

Jeremiah Leaupepe

NAFT, Certified Personal Trainer

Areas of Specialty:
Muscle Gain
HIIT
Weight Loss
Mind/Muscle Relationships through Movement

After losing his mother due to health complications, Jeremiah began his fitness journey with himself. After losing over 40lbs himself, he has found a passion for fitness, leading a healthy life and helping others come to the same conclusion. When asked his favorite part of training clients, Jeremiah will always say that it is seeing his clients find the rewards of all of their hard work, especially when achieving their goals.

“Failure will never overtake me if my desire to succeed is strong enough”

Melanie Auker

Melanie Auker

NASM, Certified Personal Trainer

Areas of Specialty:
Full body toning
Endurance training
Building lean muscle mass
Cardio/HITT/Circuit Training
Flexibility + Core Strength

Melanie is a San Francisco native with a life-long passion for sports and physical activity. Growing up, she played soccer, ran track and cross-country, and excelled in jazz, hip-hop, and ballet. After moving to Hawaii, she received formal training to teach yoga and the barre technique. She is a certified NASM personal trainer, and loves training her clients outdoors at the beach, the track, and stairs in combination with the gym. She brings her wide breadth of experience and expertise to her clients, providing well-rounded, fun programs that combine the best of all worlds!

Melissa “Alex” Medel

Melissa “Alex” Medel

NASM, Certified Personal Trainer

Areas of Specialty:
Strength and Conditioning
Postural Correction
Self-Defense and Martial Arts
Balance and Flexibility

Melissa “Alex” Medel is a N.A.S.M. certified personal trainer, as well as an experienced martial artist and Tai Chi instructor. She incorporates innovative movements to improve strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, and posture. She also focuses on flexibility and maneuverability to assure proper form during exercise. With experience teaching clients of all ages, Alex creates a fun and encouraging atmosphere to train and reach one’s full potential. On her off days Alex likes to spend time outside, practice calligraphy, and explore new cooking recipes.

“Strive for balance in everyday life, be open to new possibilities and feel good doing it.”

Mitch Aman

Mitch Aman

NASM, Certified Personal Trainer
CPR/AED Certified

Areas of Specialty:
Strength Training
Powerlifting
Weight Loss (fat loss)
Body Recomposition
Nutrition + Diet
Program design for variety of goals and abilities

Mitch is a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle but grew up in the Bay Area and is excited to be back! Mitch is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer who primarily trains for powerlifting, but also enjoys incorporating circuit-style and plyometric training in their routines.

“I am proof that health and fitness can completely change your life and your interaction with it. I have gained a greater sense of safety from strength training; my confidence has skyrocketed from viewing my body as performance-based rather than judging its external look; I have learned to treat food as fuel to function in the ways I love to move; and I have generated healthy habits that transcend motivation and are instead based in genuine drive and passion. With training and every aspect of life, I aim to improve every single day. I would take great pride in assisting you in your journey to improve your health, functionality, and relationship with your body! Nothing brings me a greater sense of fulfillment than watching my clients see results and reach goals.”

When Mitch isn’t training, he enjoys jamming to music (primarily R&B and hip hop), hiking, cooking, basketball, spending time with friends, and exploring the city’s many events, parks, farmer’s markets, and neighborhoods.

Monica Williams

Monica Williams

NASM, Certified Personal Trainer
NASM, Corrective Exercise Specialist

Areas of Specialty:
Circuit & HIIT Training
Functional Movement
Core Strengthening
Corrective Exercise

Monica’s passion for fitness came to fruition after experiencing a tremendous loss in her personal life. She realized daily exercise and maintaining a healthy lifestyle were critical to sustaining a positive attitude and outlook on life.

Monica has lost over 30 pounds, overcome cancer, and personally rehabilitated herself from a myriad of injuries and surgeries. She loves helping others overcome obstacles and achieve their personal goals. Let her show you how to increase your awareness of mind, body and spirit so you may become your best self yet!

When Monica is not training her clients, she loves urban hikes around the city, camping, cooking, dancing, traveling and spending time with her family.

Rocky Hall

Rocky Hall

NSCA, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology

Areas of Specialty:
Sport Specific Strength Training
Olympic Lifting
Functional Movement
Weight Loss & Management

Rocky grew up in the state of Wisconsin where he gained his passion for playing sports like football, wrestling and track. Through his experiences competing at the college level and being a part of a nationally ranked division 3 football team, he has learned the amount of dedication and hard work that it takes to achieve one’s goals. Since completing his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and gaining his NSCA certification, he has turned his passion for the sport of football into providing support, guidance and encouragement to help people unleash their full potential in whatever they desire.

Rocky believes that with the right tools, hard work and a specific individualized program, anyone can achieve the goals they set their mind to. When assisting you to reach your goals, Rocky uses three main components – resistance training, cardio and nutrition – to create a specific program that will not only show you a healthy life but will help you achieve things that you thought were impossible.

Suzanne Fong

Suzanne Fong

AFAA, Personal Fitness Training
AFAA, Group Exercise Instruction
SCW, Weight Management Specialist
AFAA, Nutrition & Aquatics & Perinatal
TRX, Suspension Trainer

Areas of Specialty:
Senior Fitness
Perinatal Fitness
Postural Improvement
Stability and Balance
Weight Loss
HIIT

Suzanne’s experience includes being a personal trainer, group exercise instructor, weight loss coach, and fitness director. She likes training Seniors and pre- & post-partum moms because of the specific challenges, limitations and needs of those populations.

Suzanne is observant of her clients and strives to be approachable and to help her clients achieve their goals. She enjoys learning new ways to improve the body and helping people improve themselves. Outside of work, Suzanne enjoys travel and outdoor activities with her husband and two daughters.

“Live the SWEET Life – Sleep, Water, Eating, Exercise and Tranquility”

Vanessa Arquero

Vanessa Arquero

NASM, Certified Personal Trainer
Associates Degree in Science, Behavioral Science

Areas of Specialty:
Postural Correction
Weight Loss & Maintenance
Core Strength Training
Corrective Exercise

Vanessa found her love and passion for fitness while travelling abroad. Having spent a year away after her studies in Behavioral Science, she was able to drop 60 pounds with the mindset that, “If you want it that bad, you need to be willing to put in the work!”

Vanessa will help you build the consistency you need in your daily life to feel and look better. All she needs from you is your willingness to try!