Mike has been a lifelong fitness enthusiast!
In college, he competed as a powerlifter and in bench press contests. After graduating college, he became a police officer and enjoyed 26+ years with the LAPD and Pomona Police Department specializing in gangs as an officer, detective and sergeant.
Some of his accomplishments include being awarded the Medal of Valor and Officer of the Year. Additionally, Mike worked for Rio Hondo Police Academy as a Training Officer in charge of preparing new officer candidates mentally and physically. During his career in law enforcement, he was also the strength/conditioning coach for the wrestling team as well as head coach for the La Verne Lutheran High School baseball team.
Since retiring in 2019, Mike has received his personal training certification through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and spends his time helping people achieve their personal training goals. He looks forward to meeting all of our members. His hobbies include MMA (Muay Thai), boxing and spending time with his family and friends.
Specialty: Strength and Conditioning
Fitness and an active lifestyle have been a passion of mine since I was young. I participated in many sports growing up and played in competitive soccer through high school. I would love to say that it has always been my way of life, but that is not the case.
Once I started having children my focus shifted 100% to mom-life, and put myself on the backburner for six years. Then, four years ago, I had an epiphany: if I am not active and healthy, how do I expect to keep up with these kids the way they deserve?
At that point I was overweight, depressed, and had no idea where to begin. I began working out and eating better the very next day. I have used everything from the gym, to hiking, to home workouts, to hit my goals. Fast-forward to today and I have lost 65lbs, gained confidence, and I am happier than I have ever been.
In the past four years, I have achieved more fitness accomplishments than I ever imagined: from completing rim to rim hikes in the Grand Canyon, to competing in Spartan races, to obtaining my Certified Personal Training certificate through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
I am most proud of the fact that prioritizing my fitness has made me a better wife and mother!
My passion has shifted to helping others reach their own fitness goals. It all starts with saying ‘yes’ and committing to consistency. I‘m here for you, and I cannot wait to watch your fitness journey unfold.
As fitness and nutrition science continues to progress, my passion for learning and helping others in their journey continues to grow. My training approach primarily focuses in functional strength and longevity.
One of the most rewarding achievements of my nine-year military career was bringing a group of people of various fitness levels up to exceed a challenging physical standard.
As an ISSA certified trainer, I look forward to helping you meet or even exceed your goals in:
My name is Lauren but everybody calls me "Lo".
As a 200+ hour certified yoga trainer, I specialize in Vinyasa, with an emphasis in Power, Restorative, and Yin yoga.
Yin is my favorite style to teach because I love learning about its many benefits--and I am excited to share them with you!
I am a writer, artist, adventure-seeker, and lover of both classic rock (my music of choice when I teach) and classic movies. In my free time, you can find me hiking with my explorer pup Dodger (and yes, he is named after the Los Angeles Dodgers), volunteering with animals, fishing, and off-roading.
Dan McColgin is a nationally-renowned strength and conditioning coach, with over thirty five years of diverse training experience. He has coached some of the top amateur and professional athletes in the fields of MMA, jiu-jitsu, bodybuilding and powerlifting.
Dan started his fitness career as a nationally-ranked teenage bodybuilder, winning the 1982 San Francisco bodybuilding championship. Since then he has worked at some of the top bodybuilding and training facilities in the world, including Gold's Gym, Venice, where he worked under the legendary Joe Gold, founder of both Golds and World gyms.
From 1996-2006 Dan was in competitive Jiu-jitsu on the world famous Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu team in Los Angeles. There he studied under Grand Master Carlson Gracie, Vitor Belford, Mario Sperry and Rey Diogo.
From 2010-2015, Dan worked as the Head Strength and Conditioning coach for Wanderlei Silva's WAND FIGHT TEAM, in Las Vegas– the 2010/2011 number-one ranked MMA gym in the world! During his tenure there, Dan had the privilege of training Wanderlei Silva and many of the top champions in the world from UFC, Pride, Bellator, and the World Series of MMA.
In 2016 Dan moved to Aurora, Illinois where he started his own training business and competition team, "Feel Strong, Be Strong." While both the male and female teams were successful, the female team proved exemplary, winning state, national and world titles and setting numerous records.
As a personal trainer he has worked with men, women and children of all ages to help them achieve their fitness goals. He has always been a proponent of strength training no matter a person’s age, ability, or fitness level.
Dan has recently relocated to Prescott, a place he says he has, “wanted to move to for years." He is looking forward to coaching and training and becoming part of the Prescott community.
I have been into sports and fitness for as long as I can remember. After spending years as a “cardio junkie,” I got into lifting weights about 15 years ago. I enjoy crushing the stigma around this type of exercise by teaching women about the wide-ranging benefits of lifting weights. I currently have over one thousand hours of personal training time, and look forward to being a lifelong student to the craft.
A.C.E. Certified Personal Trainer, Strength Coach, has an expert qualification in nutrition & is the Owner/Operator of Aesir Athletics. Hailing from the desert Southwest, his journeys and life experience have taken him across the US and into the far Northern reaches of England and Iceland, where he learned the craft of Icelandic Strongmen whose techniques date back to the Viking Age. He has trained in World Record Deadlift Holder and Worlds Strongest Man, Halfthor Julius Bjornsson's gym, as well as boxing and wrestling with Bellator Heavyweight Champion Eric Prindle.
"I have a firm understanding of how food fuels and nourishes the body, and with a unique cultural approach and philosophy, I have brought Old World techniques to the New World that will help you on your path to victory."
Amber has been teaching yoga for 20 years.
She shares the practice of yoga in a way that brings the elements of practice off the mat and into the world. In each class, there is a strong focus on applying the practice of yoga to the individual to support awareness of the body. Amber is passionate about making the practice of yoga accessible and effective for all.
She has experience teaching many styles of yoga. With a 750-hour Yoga Therapy Certification since 2007, Amber is a powerful educator, adept at coaching others in the mechanics of yoga in a gentle, intelligent way.
Amber is the founder of the Ananda Lila School of Yoga, which offers yoga teacher training, immersive training, and specialized one on one coaching. Most recently, she founded the Breathe Play Love Yoga non-profit. This ever-expanding crew of yoga teachers aim share the many benefits of yoga with the world.
Jessica has been teaching group fitness classes since 2013.
She is a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher and POP Pilates certified instructor.
Jessica loves to teach yoga and POP Pilates in a way that provides options for all levels of fitness and mobility, allowing each individual to find comfort, fun and challenges within each class.
When she's not in the studio, Jessica enjoys trail hiking, running, or walking with her fiancée and her sweet dog.
Abigail received her Buti Cert in 2021 right after an intense 3 week backpacking trip. She has been teaching steadily ever since. In her free time she loves to read, dance, go to the gym, and spend time with family and friends.
Her classes will leave you feeling refreshed, accomplished, giddy, and empowered. She loves to bring in some spice with upbeat music, and creative sequencing that comes with the Buti style that will help to awaken your body and make you sweat! Her goal is to incorporate strength training sequences to help sculpt/tone your body, and embrace dynamic movement to work through the energy centers of the body.
Cathy is both a registered yoga instructor and certified special education teacher. Her classes focus on breathing exercises, guided meditation and poses that bring about healthy alignment which boosts immunity. Students are encouraged to begin a journey of self discovery into their bodies and themselves that will help them find their fullest potential physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Students are supported as they release tension and remove the sources of ill health so they can overcome challenges and achieve more than they ever thought possible.
Lauren is an experienced yoga professional with an extensive background teaching yin yoga, vinyasa, guided meditation, breathwork, and restorative yoga. Lauren’s yoga philosophy is to empower students and teachers to embrace the core tenets of these yoga styles. By intuitively tailoring all practices to suit students’ individual needs and goals, Lauren’s framework has produced transformative upgrades and empowering breakthroughs for many individual practitioners. Lauren offers unconditional support as a mentor and friend, to invite a greater sense of overall well-being into your life.
Lauren moved to Arizona, after formally teaching group classes and private yoga in New York. She received her 200HR Yoga Teaching Certification under the guidance of Leah Hartofelis at Breathe N Flow Yoga, and is grateful to have studied Kundalini Yoga Therapy with Guru Dharam.
Candice has been practicing Yoga all over the US for about 11 years. You might find her on her mat in Mexico or California on the beach, or in the woods where she is surrounded by fresh air and nature. In 2021 she decided to take a Yoga Teacher Training course to deepen her own practice and would now love to share her passion of Yoga with the community.
Candace teaches a fun, yet peaceful and energetic class that will leave you feeling grounded yet peacefully energized. A Yoga class for all generations, all body types and all levels of experience. Move your body and breath as you become more grounded with energy flowing. Her gentle yoga sessions will help you to move with grace and strength. A gentle, sweet flow that will rejuvenate your soul and warm your body.