March 12, 2016

Personal Training

Our Team:

The Total Fitness Training Crew is committed to helping you succeed in your fitness goals whether it be during our customized personal training sessions, or one of our studio classes. Our team has a wide variety of backgrounds and are here to make your training experience a pleasant one.

Our Trainers:


Kimmie Lanford

My name is Kimmie Lanford and I have been a certified personal trainer and aerobics instructor since 2001. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and a Master’s degree in Exercise Science, both with an emphasis in Fitness and Health Promotion. I am a former instructor for the National Academy of Sports Medicine and my number one passion in life is to help others improve and live a healthier lifestyle. So whether you are an athlete striving to achieve greater sports performance, you have a fat loss goal or muscle gain goal or you just want to improve your daily function,  I can help you achieve it. I have three young children and I personally know what it is like to juggle family, work and at the same time striving and obtaining a fitness goal. I practice what I preach and I am a strong believer in core and functional training. I am extremely enthusiastic and if you need the motivation and the knowledge I can 100% help you reach your goals and live a healthier lifestyle. So let’s get started!


M.S. Exercise Science
B.S. Kinesiology



Brooke Zabawa

Hi, my name is Brooke! I have a personal trainers certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, I am currently working towards my LVN. I love to work with either groups or one on one with people. Helping people is my passion. If you come to any of my classes or train with me, I can guarantee you will have a good time and get a great workout in! When working with me not only will you gain some knowledge, but you will also gain confidence while learning body positivity and loving the skin you’re in!

I will always be here to help you if you have any questions about your goals or anything else, don’t be afraid to ask!

Let’s get you closer to your goals and living a healthier lifestyle!




Joe Rego

Hi, my name is Joseph Rego, and I am honored to be one of the Group Class Instructors and trainers at the beautiful Total Fitness training facility in 29 Palms, CA.

I am a Certified Personal Trainer for one on one personal training, or small group training. However, I am equally, if not more passionate about group class exercise. There is something extraordinary that happens when you mix people, music, determination, and fun. I love teaching and encourage others to teach as well. I am a Certified Turbo Kick Boxing Instructor and Zumba Instructor. I teach Step Aerobics, Cardio Dance Sculpt & Tone, Boot Camp, I have taught Yoga and Boxing (training only) not combative. I am a group class junkie. My mantra is commitment, plus determination, plus hard work equals success. You bring that to my table, I will bring the motivation, and together we will reach your goals. I sincerely want all our guests at Total Fitness to find their training niche and make that niche a lifetime dedication.

No matter what age you are, no matter where you are starting from or where you want to go in fitness, believe in yourself and you will get there. Just believe. Please try one of my classes, and more importantly, try the classes of the other instructors. The talent assembled at this gym is nothing short of amazing. Always stay humble, fit, and willing to learn new things.

Big hugs, Joe




Collin Peredo

Hi, my name is CollinRaye Peredo and I’m here to help motivate, inspire and guide you to achieve your health, fitness, and lifestyle goals. My job is to give you the right tools and training necessary for you to reach your goals. My passion is helping others be the best version of themselves through proper exercise, healthy eating habits, perseverance, commitment and hard work. I’m an active duty Marine and a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition with the International Sports Science Association. I’m currently working on my Master Trainer Certification with the ISSA. If you decide to work with me, you can look forward to an increase in your confidence from accomplishing the workouts that will be designed for you, an increase in your strength, agility, power, endurance and overall physical performance. I will lead by example and support you every step of the way. I focus on strengthening the mind, body, and spirit. I’m more than ready to help you take the first step towards a better you, so let’s get after it!


ISSA, Specialist in Fitness Nutrition
ISSA, Specialist in Group Fitness
ISSA, Behavior Modification Coach

Kelsie Bailey

Hi, my name is Kelsie Bailey! I obtained my National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) personal training certification in November of 2016. I have a bachelor’s degree in Biology and was a four-year college athlete. Throughout the years of being a college athlete, I learned a great deal about proper lifting and training techniques from my strength and conditioning coach. I use everything I’ve learned from past, personal, experiences and my certification to apply when training my clients. I design my workouts to be challenging, but also fun and rewarding. I’m passionate about helping others, staying active, and living a healthy lifestyle. Come join me in one of my classes, train with me in a group, or one-on-one, and I will help you to achieve your goals, and gain confidence in yourself. Sign-up and let’s get started!

 Please feel free to introduce yourself and say hi to me at the gym!



Our Instructors

Kristina Newby

Hello! My name is Kristina Newby and I’m one of the Studio Instructors here at Total Fitness. I am Certified through the Athletic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) in Group Fitness and have always been passionate about helping others. I almost always have a smile on my face. So, watch out because it’s contagious! In all of my classes I will encourage you to challenge yourself, uplift and cheer you on when you need it the most, help you build confidence, and keep you motivated until the very end! My classes are for all levels. Come smile with me and give one or all of them a try. Wherever you’re at in your fitness journey, I will be here to help. See you in the Studio!

Certified Group Fitness Instructor, AFAA

April Erhardt

Certified Group Fitness Instructor, AFAA

Jean Goicochea

Zumba Instructor Network (ZIN); Zumba

Patience Pope

Zumba Instructor Network (ZIN); Zumba

Linda Byrd

Zumba Instructor Network (ZIN); Zumba, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Gold Toning, Zumba Kids + Zumba Kids Jr, Zumba Sentao, Zumba Step, Zumba Toning, Zumba in the Circuit

Silver Sneakers Stability, Circuit, BOOM Mind

AEA Certified Fitness Professional

Alicia Snell

I started my journey in yoga in 2010 when I was training for a half-marathon and looking for any way to relieve muscle soreness and become a better athlete. In the beginning, yoga was all about physical achievements – the bigger the asana the better! After multiple running injuries, 2 years of standing watch on the steel deck of a Navy Destroyer, 2 additional years of a military desk job and facing the transition to civilian life, I came back to yoga for the benefits in both body AND mind. With yoga I have worked through illness, life changes, and family hardship. I revel in the peace I find on my mat and find joy in the strength I build mentally and physically every day. I love sharing my passion for yoga with others and think teaching is one of the greatest things ever! In my classes we will sweat and hold deeper and more challenging poses as each person’s practice grows. I will also challenge you to align your movements with your breath and find moments of mindfulness in your practice. I can’t wait to see you in class! Namaste.


200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor