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:

Michael Fontana

Personal Training

My mission it is to make your body and mind work as one; you have the power to take control of your fitness; my goal is to guide you to that destination.  I help individuals and groups of all aspirations and ability levels.  I am  the way to a new you – take control of your metaphysical state and start training today. It is not just about training, but pursuing your goals and transitioning to a lifestyle of health and wellness.  My mission is to take the body on a journey that is mapped out by the client, and we can help you on that path – the path to a lifestyle of health and wellness.  Additionally, I have the skills not just to help with the transition to health and wellness through nutrition and life-coaching, but also to take athletes who want to train and compete at a higher level – such as professional strength and conditioning, speed and agility training, bodybuilding and physique training, and athletic conditioning techniques to help all types and levels of athletes and individuals. I will put your body and mind through challenges and trials, but we will be there with you all the way during the transformation and journey. The results and tremendous growth you see in the end will let you know all the hard work was worth it. Sign up now, and start training!

Credentials:

M.S. Health & Exercise Science
NASM-CPT, NSCA-CSCS, CF Level 1 Instructor, CFSC
NASE-Speed Coach, Advanced Exercise Nutritionist

 

 


 

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 life style. 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 life style. So lets get started!

Credentials:

M.S. Exercise Science
B.S. Kinesiology
NASM, CPT, FNS, WLS, BCS

 

 


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 and 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 an questions about your goals or anything else, don’t be afraid to ask!

Lets get you closer to your goals and living a healthier lifestyle!

 

Credentials:

NASM, CPT

 

 

 


Meet Our Class Instructors

Tanesha Atwell

Tanesha AtwellCertified Instructor: Zumba, Zumba Toning, Zumba Kids/Kids Jr., Zumba Gold

Tanesha is a California native with a Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training from the University of La Verne. She has worked and trained with elite athletes and dance professionals. Tanesha strives to help individuals achieve their goals and dreams especially when it comes to fitness. Her main focus of health is to strengthen not only the body but also the mind and spirit. She has over 20 years of dance experience and is obtaining the remainder of her pre-requisites for a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. Outside of the gym Tanesha loves to travel, paint, go to school and participate in outdoor activities. Along with her passion for dance and bringing happiness to others, Tanesha offers a high energy Zumba party that encompasses a variety of Latin infused music that everyone can enjoy. If you desire to enhance your mental, spiritual and physical well-being then come and get your grove on with Tanesha (aka) Tee.

 

 

 


Janel Graham

Janel GrahamJanel Graham started working out ten years ago and was hooked from the start. She loves hiking, weight training, cardio,  biking, and yoga, and finds ways to stay active on a daily basis. She started doing yoga about seven years ago and found her true passion. Two years ago, she got certified as a Yoga instructor and a Movement Therapist. She uses yoga as therapy for the body and the mind, focusing on linking breath to movement and alignment when instructing. She is excited to work at such a cutting edge facility and looks forward to being a part of the friendly, motivated staff.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Joe Rego

Joe RegoHi my name is Joseph Rego, and I am honored to be one of the Group Class Instructors at the beautiful new 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

 


Cassandra Davis

Hatha Yoga Instructor

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Patience Pope

Zumba Level 1 Instructor

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