Trainers

Jenny McAllister – Boot Camp Coach

Jenny LiveFit Boot Camp
After moving from Sacramento to Petaluma in 2005, Jenny has found her roots in Sonoma County. Her love of the outdoors began as a child through hiking, bike riding, and kayaking with her dad and family. Since every summer was spent in Tahoe and on the American and Russian Rivers, it’s no wonder that Sonoma County is like Heaven on earth for this girl!

Being a young mom, Jenny carved out the early morning hours for herself and fell in love with road and trail running. For the last 10 years she has participated in countless trail runs, half marathons, and triathlons giving her both knowledge of body mechanics and fueling her desire to follow her passion for fitness. Jenny is currently a fitness kickboxing instructor and absolutely loves seeing the people she trains get the results they want. “Fitness should be FUN” is this trainer’s motto and her upbeat and positive energy is truly contagious.

Training with Jaron to become a LiveFit Instructor was the perfect progression in Jenny’s fitness career. “LiveFit Boot Camp is fun and refreshing, I can’t wait for everyone to join the party and get into the best shape of their lives!”

Jenny’s background is in cosmetology and currently works at Lauthr Salon in Petaluma as a part time stylist and loves it. “Between my passion for hair and my passion for fitness and health, I leave all my clients in better shape”.  At ease, Jenny loves being out and about with her two sons ages 7 and 9 and her dog “Bowie”, and loves live music shows/concerts and hanging out with her friends and family.

Jenny currently teaches the 5:30am Petaluma camp.

 

Degrees/Certifications
  • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) – National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), 2012
  • Certified LiveFit Boot Camp Fitness Trainer
  • CPR + AED Certified

Mick Harrison – Master Trainer

Growing up in Darwin, Australia, Mick was involved from an early age with swimming, soccer, rugby, martial arts, tennis and practically anything that involved a scoreboard. But it was swimming that led him to be regularly answering the 5:30 am call of, “Lets go, thrill seekers!” from his coach, and training 40 hours a week in the pool, leading to medals at the Australian National Championships in backstroke and butterfly, and state swimming records that still stand today.

After moving to Auckland, New Zealand, Mick turned to rugby and began a love for the game that saw him play semi-professional in Australia and Great Britain, until a serious shoulder injury ended that level of his career.

Being introduced to LiveFit as a way of getting in shape for an upcoming rugby season, he was immediately struck by the high energy, upbeat training atmosphere and the similarities to professional pre-season high intensity training clinics. After achieving results first hand, Mick decided that he too wanted to be a part of the LiveFit team. After training directly with Jaron for six months, Mick has been leading Boot Camps at the Santa Rosa Finley location… where his 5:30am campers hear the same, “Let’s go, thrill seekers!” call to arms he heard many, many years ago.

Mick enjoys helping his clients achieve their health and fitness goals, but also loves identifying and challenging the athlete within ALL his clients, of any age, and all fitness backgrounds.

Mick Lives in Santa Rosa and can be found most days passing, kicking or playing with one of many different shaped balls with his 8 and 11 year old sons, or training to squeeze out one more season of rugby with the Santa Rosa Rugby Club.

“Let’s Go, Thrill Seekers!!!”

Mick currently teaches the 5:30am, 6:45am, 9:00am class at Finley Park and the 6:00pm and 7:15pm class at Ursuline HS

Mick has taught over 2,000 hours of LiveFit Boot Camp in 2.5 years

 

Degrees/Certifications
  • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) – National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), 2012
  • Certified LiveFit Boot Camp Fitness Trainer
  • Certified LiveFit Master Trainer

Kim Neal – Boot Camp Coach

Being the youngest of 5 kids and the only girl, Kim was active in sports from a young age.  A tomboy at heart, she played soccer, softball, volleyball, and did everything her brothers did.

Soccer has continued to be Kim’s sport of choice and she is active on a handful of indoor and outdoor teams.  While in college at Cal Poly, SLO Kim discovered running. Still a big part of her life, she participates regularly in marathons, half marathons and more recently, triathlons.

As the wife of an ultra runner and mother of  two girls ages 8 and 6, being active and healthy is very important to Kim  for both physical and emotional reasons, as well as to show her girls that women can be strong and healthy.

Kim started participating in the Boot Camp program over a year ago.  It has transformed her body in ways she had never  imagined.  She says, “My core and legs are so much stronger and my running has improved dramatically.  I am such a believer that I decided to make my passion my work.”  Kim earned her NESTA Personal Fitness Trainer Certification and soon after became a LiveFit Boot Camp trainer.  “There is nothing more rewarding than helping people meet their fitness goals and seeing results!”

Kim is currently a substitute trainer in Healdsburg, CA

 

Degrees/Certifications

  • Certified Personal Trainer – National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association,2010
  • CPR/AED Certified – American Health and Safety Institute (AHSI),2010
  • Certified LiveFit Boot Camp Fitness Trainer

 

Sean Hulme – Boot Camp Coach

Sean was born and raised in Chico, California, and grew up playing a variety of sports. Baseball and soccer were his main focus, earning him accolades as his high school “Athlete of the Year” his Senior year despite suffering a severely broken leg his Sophomore year. It was this injury that first inspired him to learn more about the body. He moved to Santa Rosa to play soccer at SRJC, fell in love with the area, and never left. He was a member of the back-to-back state champion SRJC Soccer teams of 2001 and 2002, and he was on the path to becoming an athlete professionally until the full effects of his high school injuries became apparent. This spurred his interest even further into all-around health and fitness. Although he originally planned to study sports medicine, Sean realized his passion was helping people prevent injuries as opposed to treating them after they had occurred. He became a masseuse in 2002 and decided to make fitness a profession in 2008.

Over the years, Sean has learned many diverse and effective modes of training, from the fast paced muscle-shredding plyometric style and sport-inspired exercise, to the more mind-body oriented flowing styles of movement like Yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates. LiveFit was a perfect match for him because he likes the variety it offers, promoting the change in routine he sees as being so important to the success of his clients. “I love helping people who want to make themselves better, for the sake of being healthy and not just for competition. I couldn’t imagine a better way to make a living than helping people on the path to better health and better lives.”

Sean has a love of travel, organic gardening and cooking, and has a constantly expanding interest in healthy living through nutrition, diet and exercise. He enjoys all outdoor activities, particularly kite surfing, soccer, golf, and hiking. He plans on going back to school to obtain further degrees in nutrition and psychology.

 

Degrees/Certifications

  • Certified Massage Therapist, (2002)
  • Certified Personal Trainer, AAFA (2012)
  • Certified Mat Pilates Instructor (2010)
  • Certified Les Mills BodyPump Instructor (2010)
  • Certified Les Mills CXWorX Instructor (2012)
  • Certified LiveFit Boot Camp Fitness Trainer

Stevie Tabrett – Boot Camp Coach

Originally from Dartford, England and the eldest of four children Stevie is an avid soccer or “football” player and enthusiast. Coming to America at a young age opened Stevie’s eyes to more sport opportunities. While growing up she played sports year round from swimming, volleyball, basketball, to competing in dirt biking enduros with her family. Other passions include running, hiking, camping, and playing the guitar.

 

As a freshman in college and away from home for the first time Stevie struggled with her weight. With some intrinsic motivation and finding a passion for fitness she was able to improve the way she looked and felt. This inspired her to make a career out of helping people experience the dynamic duo of living fit and being happy! “I truly believe that a healthy body leads to a healthy mind.”

 

Stevie is currently completing her bachelors of science in kinesiology at Sonoma State University and plans on furthering her education in nutrition and becoming a certified strength and conditioning coach. With a love for life and everything that it has to offer Stevie is very excited to become part of the LiveFit team and help people achieve their fitness goals.

Stevie is currently a substitute trainer in Glen Ellen, CA

 

Degrees/Certifications
  • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) – National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), 2012
  • B.S., Kinesiology, Emphasis in Lifetime Fitness, Dec 2012 Sonoma State University
  • AED and CPR for Adult/Child/Infant – American Heart Association, 2012
  • Certified ASEP Coach, 2011
  • Certified LiveFit Boot Camp Fitness Trainer

 

Shelli Main – Boot Camp Coach

Shelli is a fifth generation Sonoma County girl who is deeply rooted in the community. Her love of sports and adventure started at a very young age. Growing up playing with her male cousins and her younger brother ingrained a competitive spirit and drive she carries with her today. Shelli has two grown daughters, both of which, she is extremely proud of and a wonderful husband who is equally athletic and adventurous. She thrives on the fact that being “50” really is “fabulous.”

Shelli has a passion for running that has led her to participating in 5 marathons, including twice qualifying and running in the Boston Marathon. She has run in numerous half marathons, 10k’s and many other distances. She has also been an adventure racer, mud run adventurer, duathlete, tri-athlete, soccer player, road and mountain bike rider, hiker, and last but certainly not least, boot camper. You can find her competing monthly in races in and out of Sonoma County. One of the more crazy things she has done has been to be a competitor on the TV show “Wipeout”. She was on season 3, episode 14 entitled” Mustard, Ketchup, and Wipeout Weenies.”  She made it to the second round of competition. “Quite an unforgettable experience, but one not to be repeated”

Shelli loves to share her enthusiasm for health and fitness which led her to being a volunteer running coach for young girls for several years as well as becoming an ACE (American Council on Exercise) Certified Personal Trainer. In the spring of 2011 she discovered LiveFit Boot Camp and began their instructor training process as well as participated in the classes. This style of workout has always been a favorite of hers because of the results in her strength, endurance, and flexibility as well as the friendship and camaraderie you build with the group. She told owner Jaron her nickname was “Coach Shell Bell” which he carefully contemplated and by the following week of her training as an instructor, gave her the new nickname “Shell Hell”. Shelli loves to have fun and brings her passion, energy, and sense of humor to her classes. Come join her and get “Shell Helled!”

Shelli currently teaches the 9:00am classes at Howarth Park

 

Degrees/Certifications

  • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)- American Council on Exercise (ACE), 2012
  • Certified CPR/AED, First Aid – American Heart Association, 2012.
  • Certified Coach; American Sport Education Program, 2008
  • AA Degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2011
  • Certified LiveFit Boot Camp Fitness Trainer

Rick Vacek – Boot Camp Coach and Sonoma County Membership Director

Rick was passionate about sports and fitness from an early age as he grew up in Brookfield, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. His backyard was home to countless baseball and football games, and in the winter he and his cousin would play hockey in the basement for hours. It wasn’t long before Rick decided to make sports his career path but, realizing that his chances of becoming a pro athlete weren’t the best, he decided to pursue sports journalism. He worked for various newspapers during his teens and was named Sports Editor of the University of Illinois paper, The Daily Illini, even though he was only a freshman.

 

Shortly after graduating with his degree in communications, Rick decided it was time for an adventure and, ahem, a warmer climate, so he applied to newspapers in California, Arizona and Florida. He landed a job covering high school sports for the San Jose Mercury News and three years later was on the Oakland A’s beat, traveling with the team and seeing the country. But his original goal — to be a sports editor of a large newspaper — burned ever stronger inside him, so he decided to pursue that path and eventually was hired to be Executive Sports Editor of The Press Democrat in Santa Rosa. He later managed the sports departments of the Los Angeles Daily News, Fresno Bee and Kansas City Star, then moved into the online world and was Executive Editor of The Sports Xchange, a sports content provider.

 

Through it all, he maintained his equally fervent passion for a healthy lifestyle, but he really got serious about it in 2011 and decided to get in the best shape of his life. He had lost 30 pounds a little more than a year later when he started attending a LiveFit camp, and he took off from there — literally. At his first camp he couldn’t even run a quarter-mile without stopping to catch his breath; now he regularly runs five miles. He decided to transition from the media to the fitness industry, and in November he got his personal trainer certification and later became a LiveFit trainer. Rick continues to feed his love of baseball by playing in the Redwood Empire Baseball League, and he’s game for just about any other sport, especially golf and racquetball. His goal for the remainder of his career is simple: to help as many people with their fitness as he can.

Rick currently teaches the 5:30am class in Glen Ellen, CA

 

Degrees/Certifications

  • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) – National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), 2013
  • CPR/AED Certified – American Health and Safety Institute (AHSI),2010
  • Certified LiveFit Boot Camp Fitness Trainer

Phil Johnson – Boot Camp Coach

Bio coming soon
Phil currently teaches the 5:30am class at Strawberry and the Weekend Express at Ursuline

 

Degrees/Certifications

  • Certified Personal Trainer – National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association,2010
  • CPR/AED Certified – American Health and Safety Institute (AHSI),2010
  • Certified LiveFit Boot Camp Fitness Trainer

 

Michael Krick – Boot Camp Coach

Michael Krick has been around the world. His passion for adventure has led him backpacking through Europe, skydiving in Argentina, swimming with sharks in Belize and surfing in Australia. This Arizona native has laid his roots in the Bay Area and discovered a way to unite his love of the outdoors, health and people: fitness.

His professional journey began at Saint Mary’s College where he earned his degree in Kinesiology. With a thirst for knowledge he then attained the notable CSCS certification. After managing fitness programs at a prestigious health club, he recognized his preference for working closely with individuals and helping them set, reach and maintain goals of health and wellness. He consequently launched himself into the world of personal training.

His style is direct, yet sensitive, creating workouts for the individual with the purpose of living long, happy and healthy lives. Under Michael’s direction, your goals become his mission: whether it’s keeping up with the kids, hiking Mt. Tam, running Bay to Breakers, or looking great on your next vacation. His wide array of knowledge and techniques keep sessions fresh and challenging. A motivator, a friend, and a teacher, Michael guides his clients to well-rounded lives by also focusing on nutrition, sleep patterns, and the right amount of fun.

Michael is set to teach the 9:00am class in Greenbrae, CA starting mid 2014

 

Degrees/Certifications

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach- NSCA
  • CPR/AED Certified – American Health and Safety Institute (AHSI),2010
  • Certified LiveFit Boot Camp Fitness Trainer
  • CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach
  • Certified TRX trainer

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