Jason’s Team of Personal Trainers

Larry

California MuscleMania 1st runner up

Team CaptainLarry Cook has over 10 years of experience as a personal trainer and competitive bodybuilder in the fitness industry . Larry Cook majored in kinesiology in college. Larry has a certification as kickboxing instructor. He also possesses thorough knowledge of biomechanics applying to the neck, ankles, knees, and lower back.Larry has been trained in the correction of all major postural distortions. Larry can use a combination of exercise, stretching, and massage to improve your posture and reduce aches and pains.

 

Larry's experience as an amateur light-heavyweight bodybuilder has also made him an expert in weight loss, muscle gain, and shaping specific areas of the body. When Larry competed in 2007 and 2008 he weighed between 190-198 pounds with a bodyfat percentage of 4%(caliper test). Larry also works with athletes to improve power, agility, coordination, speed, strength, and balance.
Larry Cook has also trained the elderly, children, and groups. If you have a physical injury, such as tendinitis, chondromalacia, plantar fascitus, bulging discs, etc, Larry will customize your program to be both safe and effective. If you have a physiological limitation such as asthma, diabetes, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, etc, Larry has experience working with these limitations as well. Larry previously worked as a Fitness Director for a global fitness chain.
Larry's responsibilities included training new personal trainers and keeping their skills at the cutting edge. Larry provided advanced training techniques and the innovative training routines to the trainers in his charge.

Larry is a fun trainer and teacher. Larry's attention to detail is what sets him apart. Larry will make sure you know the "how" as well as the "why" behind each and every exercise we do. Larry is very patient and encouraging. Regardless of your current ability level, you are certain to emerge from your training with Larry as a skilled and confident exercise aficionado. Don't sit around doing nothing, and don't cheat yourself by training with an ordinary trainer.

Sign up with Larry today! Larry knows how to get you rapid results - Larry has advanced knowledge that he uses to help his clients to achieve superior results. Just follow Larry's plan and you will achieve your goals. There is absolutely NO REASON TO FEEL CONFUSED AND FRUSTRATED any longer.

Areas served: Woodland Hills

 


 

Frank and  Supermodel client Fabio

Frank and Supermodel client Fabio

Frank Vassil

As a Team Captain of the High Performance Training Team, Frank Vassil’s reputation as Hollywood’s premiere personal trainer is without equal. As a competitive bodybuilder, he has attained elite status. His many titles include Teenage Mr. America, Mr. California, Mr. USA, and Mr. Universe. He has had great success incorporating the principles he has learned to teach others how to maximize their potential. His many satisfied clients include Super Model Fabio, Actor Wayne Brady, KABC California Gold’s Huell Howser, Actor/Recording Artist John Tesh, Actress Connie Selleca and people from all walks of life. Frank’s understanding of the human body has enabled him to design customized programs that meet each individual’s goals. He will help you sculpt your body to its fullest potential. Frank is passionate about helping his clients; Don't train with a lesser trainer. Sign up with Frank and see for yourself!

Areas served: Hollywood


 

personal trainer DeenaDeena is a certified personal trainer and body sculpting specialist in Los Angeles. Her clients range from high-school students to senior citizens, men and women of all ages and goals. She encourages women to stay fit before, during and after pregnancy with specific pre-natal and post-partum exercise techniques. Deena has more than 14 years experience as a fitness expert in New York and Los Angeles.

Her experience in New York includes private training and aerobic at Nassau College, Long Island as well as many other gyms in the Tri-State area. Deena has trained extensively under master trainer Jason Kozma, and works with him in Santa Monica.

Currently training in Santa Monica, CA, Deena provides personal training services in a number of locations including private homes. On weekends, Deena leads a fitness group for outdoor activities in Santa Monica, including the famous Santa Monica Stairs. She enjoys taking clients on outdoor excursions where aerobic activity is mixed with resistance training for body sculpting.

Deena works in conjunction with holistic doctors, chiropractors and acupuncturists to assist her clients with physical limitations or special rehabilitation needs. She has recently trained clients for the Avon Breast Cancer Walk in San Diego as well as many other walking/running fund raisers.

Her career in fitness began as a talk show host for a New York based television health show entitled "Creative Wellness. The show covered such topics as exercise, nutrition, self empowerment and holistic healing. She has worked as a life coach and leads guided meditation groups.

Deena is also a working mother. She understands the unique challenges of balancing family, career and a healthy lifestyle. She develops programs for her clients incorporating cardio, balanced nutrition plans, strength training and more to achieve maximum weight loss, fitness and body shaping goals - all while addressing the needs of busy professionals, parents on the run and stay at home parents.

Deena believes in a "Fit Family" lifestyle and encourages parents and children to lead a healthy, active life. One of her favorite things is giving her clients the tools they need to stay in shape and to watch them thrive.

If it's a trainer who genuinely cares about people and motivates her clients to push past their comfort zones and become leaner, stronger, healthier and more self confident, it's Deena you want.

Areas served: Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica and Westside


 

debbie mcknight

Debby McKnight has over 30 years experience as a personal trainer. She is skilled and experienced in working with clients of all levels of fitness - from beginners and geriatrics to competitive athletes and bodybuilders, fitness and figure competitors. As a mother and grandmother, Debbie is a great example of how to live the fitness lifestyle.

Debby is also a well-known former competitive bodybuilder.
Brief Competitive History:

Jr. USA Champion
USA Champion (winning the heavyweight, overall and mixed pairs divisions)
Finalist in:
Ms. Olympia
Ms. International
Jan Tana Classic
IFBB European Grand Prix

Certifications:
ProPTA - Private Trainers Association - Examiner
PFIT (Baylor) - Rehabilitative Exercise Specialist
ISSA
AFAA
Areas served: Woodland Hills, Calabasas, North Hollywood


 

Suavi

Suavi

Suavi's training style varies from work out to work out. No two training sessions are the same as he believes in keeping the body guessing and preventing it from hitting a plateau which will result in consistently getting another step closer to achieving your goal. Some of his training tactics are high volume moderate intensity, rest - pause, low volume high intensity, isolation movements, pyramid training, reverse pyramid training, supersets, tri-sets, giant sets, drop sets just to name a few. Whatever your goal is, he is here to help get you into the shape that you want. Whether it is to look like a fitness model, be a bodybuilding competitor, lose a few pounds or just build up strength and endurance. Our reputation is based on your success so our goal is to help you reach your goal.
Suavi is also a boxing expert and provides boxing training sessions.

Areas served: Marina del Rey and Westside in homes, Gym training in West Los Angeles 90064


 

natasha

Tasha

Tasha, personal trainer for over 10 years, has experience in quick body fat loss, sports specific, and muscle rehabilitation personal training. In addition, she also has experience training pre- and post-natal women. She is certified with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, APEX nutrition, and is qualified in assisted stretching as well. Her experience also includes vinyasa yoga. She has worked in such clubs as Equinox and Sports Club LA before joining High Performance Personal Training. Tasha has trained celebrities and athletes as well clients with everyday fitness goals.

Tasha is qualified to bring her equipment into your home, to a park near you, or meet you at a gym of your convenience. Goal setting and monitoring of your nutrition and cardio evaluations are available as well. After discussing your goals, an individualized fitness regimen is created which could include anything from stretching, yoga, weights, and/or cardio drills. Tailoring to your individual goals are the keys to your success!!
Sign up with Tasha today.

Areas served: West Hollywood gym and in home, Beverly Hills in home


 

terrance

Terrance

Originally from Ontario Canada, I have been in the gym training myself since I was in high school. With gymnastics being my sport, I found it easy to stay lean, but my coach told me that I needed to include resistance training to up my game. Working from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Modern Body Building Encyclopedia, I learned the basics. I struggled to gain size, but enjoyed the challenge. After graduation, I gave up gymnastics, to dance professionally for a production company. During this time, I really began to appreciate the power of my body, and learning what I could do with it. When I turned 30, I realized that I didn’t want to dance forever, but I knew that I wanted to spend the rest of my years in the fitness profession to keep me as healthy and fulfilled as possible. For me, that meant moving to Santa Monica. I started at the Easton Gym in Santa Monica, this is where I met Jason Kozma. He was the most serious of all of the trainers, and I respected that. Thankfully I got a chance to understand the intensity of his training, and achieved incredible results. I was in the best shape that I had ever been in before, and with this new found inspiration I certified with the National Academy of Sports Medicine and began training clients. Jason taught me visualization, and that mind - body connection is the most important process that you can realize for proper muscular isolation and development. He taught us that you could actually sculpt the body to the likeness the client desired. This was a very informative year for me personally, as I achieved better results applying his philosophy to what I was teaching. Soon I began training clients at the Boulevard Health Club in Beverly Hills. There, I was introduced to Jeet Kune Do (Gung Fu). I immersed myself in this new art, and learned that Mind-Body connection is essential to sculpt the body, but discipline sculpts the spirit. By 2005 I had earned the privilege to teach at the level of apprentice instructor. I am available to train clients in Beverly Hills. My training style reflects the goals of the client, with the ability to draw from any of my various fitness experiences, and skill sets resulting from each. Some clients desire weight loss, some a personal challenge. I have had clients work off 30 pounds in 6 weeks, as well as clients who have achieved great results, and continue to work with me since my first day as a Beverly Hills personal fitness trainer. In this day of awareness, it is essential to be responsible for your own life plan. The most important thing you can do is taking responsibility to change the things that you can for yourself. Understand and acknowledge the role food and fitness play in your general health.” Stay on the road of well-being and longevity. The Choice is yours! Terrance

Area served: North Malibu in home only


 

personal trainer Kim

Kim Got 1st runner up in her first bikini contest!

Muscle Beach Labor Day 2010

Kim is a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Group Fitness Instructor.

Kim has been a fitness professional for ten years. The first five in her Native Germany, the last five years for Mr. America's High Performance Team in Los Angeles, California. She combines her outstanding knowledge of fitness, physiology, dance, strength training, flexibility training and body alignment to guide her clients to greater physical awareness, endurance and core strength to achieve their individual fitness goals. Kim teaches numerous exciting exercise modalities including: Spinning, Urban Rebounding, Aqua Aerobics, Abs and Butt Classes, and her own style of training which is a very effective combination of weight training, Pilates and yoga techniques. Her training system is great for improving posture, muscle tone and flexibility.

She is an experienced classical ballet dancer from Hamburg, Germany. Kim has been featured on numerous Television shows and commercials. Kim is available for in-home personal fitness training in Brentwood, Santa Monica and the general Los Angeles West side area.

"I believe that higher physical awareness carries over to mental strength and increased self confidence. It is very satisfying to see my clients become more comfortable with their own bodies. " ~Kim

Areas served: Santa Monica and Westside


 

sherlyn

Titles:

Team Universe Figure Champion
World Tri-Fitness Champion (2-Time)
Miss Fitness America Champion (2-Time)
Ms. Figure America 1st runner-up National Aerobic Champion
Junior California Figure Champion
California State Fitness Champion
California State Figure (1st Runner Up)

Miss Hawaiian Tropics (1st Runner Up)

Sherlyn is originally from Sunnyvale, CA but currently resides in Los Angeles as a personal trainer for High Performance Personal Training. She has over 17 years of dance experience in hip hop, jazz, tap, and ballet and years of fitness training experience. As a former NFL cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush, she has performed in many bowl games including Super Bowl 29 as she is also a proud owner of a Super Bowl ring. One of her most memorable moments is being on a USO Tour in South Korea performing for our military troops throughout Christmas and New Years.

Among several other victories, Sherlyn is the 2006 winner of the Grace and Physique at the Women's Tri-Fitness World Challenge. Sherlyn has recently won the NPC Team Universe Figure Championships and is now an IFBB Professional Figure competitor! Sherlyn currently trains clients at Gold's Gym Venice.


 

brandon

Brandon is an NASM certified personal trainer with over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry. He specializes in a wide variety of training styles including Z Health, weight loss, functional training, core strengthening, and reactive exercises. He will work with you to design an individual program to suit your needs. He is available for both private training and at our Santa Monica location.

Area served: Santa Monica


 

personal trainer KevinKevin is one of Jason's Elite High Performance Trainers. Kevin is one of Jason's Premier trainers having been schooled intensively by Jason for years. Kevin has over 20 years of experience in fitness with extensive knowledge in multiple training techniques. Kevin's background includes competitive cycling, golf and golf-specific training as well as bodysculpting and strength training.

Certified Personal Trainer Kevin Murphy is available for both in gym training in West Hollywood as well as in home personal training in West Hollywood, West Hollywood Hills, Hollywood Hills, Trousdale Estates, Beverly Hills, Crescent, Oakwood, Parklabrea, Hancock Park and adjacent areas.

Area served: West Hollywood


 

yoga instructor AngelaPrivate Yoga instructor Angela Joy

“Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes.” – Goethe

Angela’s love for yoga began in 2003 after a car accident challenged her to find a way to rehab her knees. She successfully rehabbed both knees using the powerful healing properties of yoga. Angelea teaches “smart flow” yoga; a strong vinyasa flow yoga style that brings together intelligent sequencing with emphasis on safety and proper alignment.

This type of yoga strengthens tones and tightens the body, focuses the mind and allows the body to open in a safe and logical way. Angela’s sessions range from the meditative and restorative to powerful sweaty strong vinyasa flow sequences. Just as the body is unique and changes from day to day, Angela is constantly observing and tailoring the yoga sessions to the clients individual needs and desires.

Much more than simply stretching, yoga enlivens and awakens every cell in the body creating muscles that work together harmoniously. Regular yoga practice improves posture, relieves stress, creates powerful core strength, prevents injuries due to tight muscles and integrates the body and mind creating wellness in all parts of your being. Having just completed a teacher training intensive with vinyasa flow guru Shiva Rhea, Angela constantly thrives to offer her clients fresh perspective, creativity and inspiration in their yoga practice. She invites you to join her in a fun expressive exploration into your own wonderfully unique yoga practice.

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

Areas served: Santa Monica and Westside


 

pilates instructor Teri

Certified Pilates Instructor

Teri, MPT, ATC, has an extensive background in rehabilitation and fitness. She received her Master of Physical Therapy degree from Mount St. Mary’s College, with emphasis on orthopedics and manual therapy. While at UCLA, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and became a certified Athletic Trainer. Teri is a certified Pilates instructor and personal trainer. Teri provides private traditional Pilates flatbed and Cadillac training. Teri offers innovative fitness and cutting-edge physical therapy.

She is committed to quality care and offers safe, effective workouts, tailored to her client’s specific needs. Teri teaches private classes to injured and healthy clients. Teri’s specialties include manual therapy, back/neck pain, functional rehabilitation, Pilates and yoga therapy, ergonomics and client empowerment via education.
Area served: West Los Angeles, Westwood

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