Personal Training Bios
Ben grew up with an enthusiasm for being active and playing all sports. That is how he found his passion for working with people and eventually attaining his Associate of Science degree in Athletic Training at Modesto Junior College. From there he transferred to San Diego State University where he majored in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Physical Therapy. After graduating he worked in the SDSU Fitness Clinic for the Disabled. In that setting, Ben excelled in helping people with a wide variety of physical disabilities. He helped them reach their fitness and exercise goals by designing a specific program of strength, endurance, and flexibility to develop management skills for their disability. His experiences over the last ten years working in physical therapy clinics have given him the tools to help rehabilitate injuries and align athletes with their goals that have taken them to the next level. Ben enjoys working in his yard, gardening, running, and weightlifting (to keep up with his wife and son).
Virginia has over 15 years of experience in the health industry. Having gone through two personal transformations herself, she really understands the physical, mental and emotional adaptations necessary for a healthy lifestyle. She holds PT certifications from NASM and NCCPT, as well as specialty certifications in Corrective Exercise and Performance Enhancement from NASM. She specializes in strength and conditioning, weight management, performance enhancement, corrective exercise and transformation. When she can be part of someone else’s life change in a positive direction, it’s the ultimate reward for her! Virginia is passionate about helping others live a healthy lifestyle, strength training, combat sports and competing in Jiu Jitsu. Believe in yourself and you can achieve anything!
Dave has been an active fitness enthusiast since he was 15 years old. He gained knowledge and practical experience by enrolling in exercise science and strength training classes during his time in college, earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business at SFSU in 1992. Dave continued to pursue his love of fitness while building a successful career in Banking, Finance, & Insurance; however, he eventually realized his passion for fitness outweighed his passion for banking. Consequently, he decided to pursue a career in Personal Training after encouragement from local fitness professionals who had noticed his dedication, knowledge and work ethic. He obtained a Certificate of Personal Training from NESTA in May of 2015 and since then Dave has serviced over 3800 personal training sessions to his clients. He also earned a U.S. Olympic Committee Bronze Certificate in Olympic Lifting in 2018, and continues to learn through a continuous fitness education process. His other interests include water-skiing, wakeboarding, snowboarding, & motorcycles. He is also an avid scuba diver. He loves working in a positive environment while being able to help others improve their quality of life.