Siene earned a bachelor’s degree in health education/fitness promotion, specializing in exercise physiology. She has a strong background in health and fitness, with over 12 years as a personal trainer.
Siene has always enjoyed being involved in competitive sports. She trained for over 13 years as a competitive gymnast, and coached for another 15 years. She was involved in her high school power lifting team, and rowed for Oregon State University. After college, she began racing triathlons and running road races, completing eight marathons and multiple half marathons. In addition, she spent four years coaching for USAfits marathon training program in Portland, Ore., preparing individuals for all distances of road racing.
In 2005, Siene began competing in fitness competitions. In 2007, she won her professional status in the International Federation of Body Building as a fitness competitor.
Siene is confident working with clients of all ages and fitness levels, and especially enjoys working with those interested in weight loss and sports training. She is a true motivator and feels that with a little dedication, you can achieve any goal.
“The road to winning is not crossing the finish line first; it’s having the courage to start the race.”
Travis is a life long San Diegan. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from SDSU and a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer West Chiropractic College. His knowledge of both fitness and musculoskeletal conditions allows him to personalize an exercise program to match the goals of any individual.
Working as a Chiropractor allows him to see the benefits of exercise for both the rehab and prevention of injuries. Travis has a particular interest in helping people to identify and improve posture related imbalances that occur from work and lifestyle related activities. Travis has worked with a diverse population for whom he has created programs for weight management, strength and conditioning and postural imbalances. He looks forward to educating clients on exercise and fitness so they can feel confident to continue on their own for a lifetime.
Troy received his Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology from San Diego State University. His degree incorporates exercise leadership and administration, health and nutrition promotion, behavior modification, and exercise physiology. He is currently certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a strength and conditioning specialist in addition to being certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a corrective exercise specialist.
As a student, practitioner and professional representing the health and human performance field, Troy continues to learn and actively participate in continuing education events to ensure lifelong growth and development. Troy is currently pursuing his Masters Degree in Kinesiology further showing his commitment to personal progression and advancement in order to continually provide the highest standard of care, quality, and professional practices.
Troy is a lifelong athlete and currently competes in martial arts. He has more than ten years of experience in corporate, community and clinical settings. Troy has had the privilege of working with a wide array of individuals of various skill levels and ages including several past Olympians, active collegiate athletes, health and fitness clients as well as those seeking medical care. He also volunteers his services to various groups in San Diego County, particularly those serving children and disabled populations.
Troy believes everyone has the ability to succeed. To maximize each individual’s potential the appropriate assessments followed by the creation of specific and effective programs can ensure proactive success. Whether dealing with an elite athlete, a weekend warrior or a beginner, Troy is dedicated to improving and enhancing function as it relates to each individual’s unique lifestyle. Overall, Troy believes in strong foundations and efficient movement patterns in order to prevent injuries and associated risks, maintain health, and allow for the continual enjoyment in the game of life.
Stephie has been in the fitness and wellness industry for nearly 15 years and ran her own private Personal Training and Posture Alignment practice for 7 years. Stephie has been featured in the internationally published and award winning IDEA Health & Fitness Source Magazine as an industry expert and has been recognized as an Elite Personal Fitness Trainer by IDEA, the world’s leading membership organization for health and fitness professionals. Stephie has also written a health and fitness column for a Midwestern newspaper before relocating to San Diego and can be seen in the internationally promoted Egoscue Method East –West Breathing DVD.
Stephie specializes in the areas of posture alignment, body fat/weight loss, total body fitness, strength training, functional/core conditioning, cardiovascular training, athletic/sports performance, and nutrition. In addition, Stephie has expertise in pain management through posture alignment therapy and post rehabilitation.
Stephie has her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science/Kinesiology. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Posture Alignment Therapist, and Certified Personal Trainer.
Michele has spent the last 15 years motivating individuals to lead healthy and fit lifestyles. She will keep your programs fun and challenging, yet safe. She believes that adding variety to workouts not only keeps the body changing for the better, but also exercises the mind. By staving off the monotony that comes from repeating the same routines, a you will enjoy the workouts more and want to continue.
Michele’s fitness career began in San Marcos, Texas where she attended Southwest Texas State University. While obtaining her bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science, she managed the fitness department at the student recreation center, began personal training and taught group fitness. Since her 1998 graduation, she has been managing fitness and wellness centers while continuing personal training and group fitness instruction in Austin; Miami; Virginia Beach, VA; San Diego, and now Carlsbad. Michele is an ACE certified personal trainer, AFAA certified group exercise instructor and Yogafit Level #1 certified.
Rossana was born with a passion for a healthy lifestyle and exercise, as well as for helping people. Rossana graduated in Dietetics in Mexico and then moved to San Francisco where she earned her B.A. in Exercise Science. She is also certified as a Personal Trainer by the NSCA and as an Exercise & Lifestyle Coach by the CHEK Institute. Rossana has also taken diverse courses from the B.E.S.T. program for Osteoporosis to Reflex Integration, and has had the opportunity to work with people of all ages, with different kinds of health challenges. Rossana specializes on core rehab and posture, and in her exercise programs she takes into consideration all the areas of the human being, such as stress, sleep patterns, eating habits and more.
Samantha Roberts is a Carlsbad native, and a San Diego State University graduate. She received her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, with an emphasis in physical education. She is a certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and has been in the health and fitness industry for 10 years. Samantha enjoys spending her free time participating in outdoor activities.
Samantha has experience working with clients of all ages and fitness capabilities. However, throughout her career, she has had the most success helping senior clients. She works on improving their flexibility, balance and strength, so they can have greater ease with their daily chores and activities. Samantha also enjoys working with women, especially those who are pre/post menopausal or suffering from osteoporosis. She creates a sound exercise program that helps manage weight, control menopausal symptoms and stabilize or improve bone mineral density. Samantha also spent three years working at a physical therapy clinic. There she gathered knowledge and experience working with clients rehabbing from various orthopedic injuries.
Stuart has a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Oregon University in Health & Physical Education with an emphasis in Fitness Management. He is a certified Health and Fitness Specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine, and a certified TRX Trainer with Suspension Training Course (Level 1) and TRX Sports Medicine Course (Level 2). Stuart’s knowledge base allows him to modify exercises to fit the needs of physically debilitated clients and athletes alike. Stuart is comfortable working with a wide variety of ages, personalities, body types, and learning styles.
A former CA JC All-American wrestler from Palomar College, Stuart maintains his interest by still competing in collegiate and international styles, as well as helping out local high school wrestling programs. He has coached five state placers, one of whom is the first female CIF champion in a male’s division. .
Stuart’s pursuit to redefine his own health and fitness is matched by his passion to help others by perpetually educating himself to better serve his clients’ individual needs. No matter what skill set or experience with exercise, he can greatly enhance your health and fitness level.
Chris is a certified personal trainer, massage therapist, corrective exercise specialist and lifestyle & weight management coach with various organizations. He assists in the Young at Heart and Wounded Warrior programs here at TCWC.
Chris enjoys helping patrons of all levels, especially novice and intermediate clients that want assistance in nutrition, exercise, and motivation. Chris whole heartily believes that exercise should be a fun learning experience that also builds mental fortitude. The inward journey of meeting goals builds confidence that can be used in any area of life!
Chris is eager to learn additional methods that help a client’s unique needs by continuing his education. He holds a bachelor’s degree and is completing associate degrees in both kinesiology and health science. He’s also working on Pilates and yoga instruction certificates and a holistic health practitioner massage certificate.
He graduated from MiraCosta College’s Massage Therapist and Personal Fitness Trainer certification programs with highest honors. Chris enjoys archery, biking, fencing, hiking, traveling, rehabilitating past injuries and meeting new fitness goals.
Throughout my life I have been involved in helping people improve their health in many different capacities. Whether it was coaching youth basketball, helping to run physical activity programs for elementary-aged children, working with athletes in the athletic training room in high school and college, assisting patients in regaining health and function in physical therapy settings or working to help people reach their fitness goals as a personal trainer, it has always been my goal to help people I work with to become better than they were the day before. I believe that long-term fitness and health has to come from a motivation within the individual and that I serve as an instrument in helping people to realize their potential and to give them the tools and knowledge they need to achieve it. I am a strong believer that fitness also has to be fun. While working with my clients I make sure to balance a certain intensity level with a positive and fun approach to the session and to the program as a whole.
Outside of helping others reach their goals I enjoy staying very active. I grew up playing basketball and still play whenever possible. I spend time biking, swimming, and running and plan on doing my first triathlon very soon. I have recently begun playing tennis and am quickly falling in love with the sport. Soccer, golf, running, hiking, and working out are also some of my favorite pass-times as well as cooking and trying new foods.
Mary holds certifications in Golf Fitness, Pilates, Yoga, Group Fitness, Aquatics, Silver Sneakers, Personal Training and others since 1994, keeping current with her ACE CPT, AFFA Group Exercise Instructor, and Yoga Alliance certifications. With a background in classical ballet and gymnastics, and after working in many fitness facilities, she opened her own fitness club in Blaine, WA. She became a Wellness Coach with Wellcoaches and holds a BA in Health Arts and Sciences. Mary moved to San Diego in 2011 and enjoys running races and cycling in the weather here.
Whether its sports specific training, nursing a bad back, or recovering from or preventing surgery, Mary’s extensive experience and knowledge can help you reach your goals.
Maria earned her Bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University in Kinesiology with an emphasis in pre-Physical Therapy. She is a certified Corrective Exercise Specialist through National Academy of Sports Medicine. She has worked with people of varying fitness levels, injuries and those suffering with challenges in activities of daily living. Maria enjoys working with individuals that are new to exercise and those who are seeking improvement in health, strength and flexibility. She also works with the Young at Heart and Diabetes program here at Tri City Wellness.
Her focus and motivation is to help those who do not realize their potential and assist them in understanding that they have what it takes to succeed. Maria has a background in athletics and has worked in a variety of sports medicine settings which has helped shape her views on the importance of being cautious with injuries. Along with being safe she can make a work out challenging and fun. Her overall drive is to introduce you to a healthier life style that you can maintain while meeting your goals in a safe and effective manner.
The importance of leading a healthy lifestyle has been paramount throughout Candyce’s whole life. She has extensive experience in dance, and trained as a club soccer player for 6 years. A San Diego State University graduate with her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, Candyce is knowledgeable, and completely committed to helping you reach your goals. Whether it’s losing weight, building muscle or just being able to climb a flight of stairs, it is her mission to get you where you want to be in a safe, effective manner. Candyce is a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise, and is also a Les Mills group exercise instructor, certified in BodyPUMP, BodyCOMBAT, and RPM. Her background in the fitness industry began at an all-women’s facility in San Diego, where she ran boot camps, taught group fitness classes and worked as a personal trainer. She subscribes to the belief that with a positive attitude and hard work, you can achieve anything.
Joao received his Bachelors Degree in Physical Education and an Associates Degree in Arts at Catholic University of Salvador, Brazil. He received a national certification for personal training from both the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the American Council on Exercise.
Joao is also certified as Mat Pilates Instructor through the Pilates Institute of America and is a Certified through the American Red Cross as a Swimming and Water Safety Instructor.
Joao has over 25 years experience working as a professional physical educator at Health Clubs and Resorts in Brazil and USA holding positions of a Personal Fitness Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor, Fitness Consultant, Swimming Instructor, Program Coordinator, Fitness and Club Director, Member/Guest Service Representative, etc.
Joao is a 7 time Half-Ironman Triathlon Finisher, USA, 4 time Marathon finisher, USA 2 time Judo Junior State Champion in Bahia, Brazil, and a 1 time ranked Top-16 Surfer at Annual State Championship in Bahia, Brazil
In 1990 Joao was the United States International Invitational Judo Championship Athlete, at the Olympic Training Center, CO.
Joao has participated in numerous Swimming, Running, Cycling, Duathlon, Triathlon, Surfing, Soccer and Martial Arts Competition in both Brazil and USA and continues to challenge himself with future events.
Joao’s personal training philosophy is to be an enthusiastic professional fitness coach, “my goal is to share and apply all my knowledge, experience and education into my clients’ lifestyle in order for them to achieve their best health and well-being!”
Jeremy graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. During his 4 years at Point Loma Jeremy worked as the Student Athletic Trainer with the baseball team during the 2007 and 2008 seasons. While at Point Loma Jeremy worked in the Sea Lions athletic training room covering all sports including volleyball, basketball, soccer, track and field, cross country, golf, and softball. Included in his undergrad were clinical rotations at Rehab United Physical Therapy Clinic in San Diego, Oasis Medical Center with San Diego Chargers Team Physician Dr. David Chao, and Pacific Beach Urgent Care with Dr. Ken Anderson.
Following his undergraduate degree, Jeremy worked as an assistant Athletic Trainer for the Lake Elsinore Storm, the Class Single-A Affiliate of the San Diego Padres. He assisted in daily prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries.
Jeremy helped with the opening and continued development of the Tri-City Wellness Center fitness department from Jan. 2009-December 2010 while working as a Fitness Specialist and Personal Trainer and taking over the Prehab Program in the summer of 2010.
Jeremy left Tri-City Wellness late in 2010 to pursue an opportunity with the Philadelphia Phillies as the Head Conditioning Coach and Assistant Athletic Trainer with the Rookie-League affiliate in the Gulf Coast League in Florida. While with the Phillies Jeremy was in charge of daily strength training activities, conditioning activities and planning active warm-up routines, injury prevention based corrective exercises, and injury rehabilitation through exercise. While working with the Phillies Jeremy had the privilege of working with players from rookie level up to the Major Leagues.
Jeremy feels comfortable taking on the challenges of every fitness level; taking your goals and abilities and giving you the best opportunity to succeed through a variety of techniques and skills.
Training has been a way of life for Brad. Not only does he love to train himself, he also enjoys using his knowledge in the field of health sciences to improve the lives of others. He is certified through the American College of Sports Medicine, and received his bachelor’s degree in health science from Purdue University.
While at Purdue, Brad was a member of the Varsity Crew Team for over three years. Prior to working for Tri-City Wellness Center, he was employed as a trainer by 24 Hour Fitness in St. Louis. Brad’s education and personal training experience have given him confidence in his ability to help a variety of individuals. He truly enjoys encouraging people to reach, and exceed, their health and fitness goals.
Melanee completed her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, with an emphasis in applied exercise science in 2007. She graduated from Cal State University San Marcos with honors. She has become a diverse personal trainer since she completed her certification through American Council on Exercise (ACE) in 2007. She is well versed in both group and one-on-one training. Melanee has dedicated herself to training and motivating exercisers of all levels. She particularly enjoys working with novice exercisers, or those with special limitations, such as low back pain, joint replacement rehabilitation and metabolic diseases. Her athletic training internship at CSU San Marcos led her to dynamically train clients with sports specific goals. She has an athletic background in volleyball, race training for middle distance running, marathon training, and gymnastics.