Iván, owner of UPF and Master Trainer, is among the most coveted Personal Trainers in the Conejo Valley. Ivan is a graduate California Lutheran University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine with a concentration in Human Movement. He is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and is a Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist as well as a Performance Enhancement Specialist through NASM. In addition, Ivan holds the complete Apex personal training certification through a major national fitness chain. Ivan has built a solid reputation in the fitness industry assisting clients reach their peak fitness performance since 1998. He has serviced over 15,000 sessions as a Personal Trainer. His clients range from beginners to professional athletes, all age ranges, expecting moms, rehabilitation patients and more. Ivan makes it his personal goal to provide his clients with all of the tools necessary in order to guarantee that they reach their fitness goals successfully.
Gladys, UPF owner and Personal Trainer specializes in assisting women at all levels achieve their maximum fitness potential. Gladys has over eight years of experience and is a Certified Personal Trainer through a major fitness chain in the U.S. Gladys holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Santa Clara University (2001), a Master’s from the University of California Santa Barbara (2005), and is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at UCSB. Gladys’ main concern is that her clients feel comfortable and that they are challenged during their customized workouts. Gladys’ technique can be described as dynamic training; ensuring that her clients get great results within a minimum amount of time.
Janine is a certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) An accomplished mother of 5 children she has been involved in the fitness industry for over 20 years. As a nationally ranked gymnast in her teen age years, Janine went on to become a professional dancer performing in such productions as ‘Footloose’, ‘Fame TV series’ and many music videos and national televised award shows. She is a highly regarded trainer for a wide range of needs. Being former high-level athlete, Janine has a deep knowledge for those needing to maintain peak performance. For those seeking to improve and maintain their health and fitness, her programs not only meet these goals, but also act as a preventative measure to avert injury. Having had 2 full hip replacements Janine has also designed a unique program to achieve maximum results in rehabilitation cases.
Matt McCann holds a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Biomechanics from California State University, Northridge (CSUN). Prior to his time at CSUN, Matt received a Bachelor’s degree from California Lutheran University in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine with an emphasis in Human Performance. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. In 2005, Matt started his fitness coaching career. Since then, he has designed and implemented individualized fitness and athletic development programs to meet his clients’ goals and specific needs. As an experienced professional, Matt is particularly passionate about improving his clients’ overall quality of life by assisting them in exceeding their own expectations.
Personal training isn’t about getting ripped. It’s about helping you get health and enjoying the benefits. With all the new information, fads and gimmicks out there these days, I know it can be confusing to know which is right or wrong. It’s my job to take the guesswork out of your fitness journey. My goal in life is to enjoy relationships with others.Personal training has given me the opportunity to do just that. It’s especially exhilarating to help people be healthier so they can enjoy their relationships longer. Brian holds a B.S. in Exercise Science from California Lutheran University and is a CSCS through the National Strength & Conditioning Association. He is also a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Personal Training Institute. Brian has over eleven years of experience as a professional Certified Personal Trainer.
My approach to every workout is highly customized, comprehensive and effective, but most people don’t realize that the very finest and most intense exercise regimen can only contribute a mere 20% to your fitness goals, which is why I also specialize in placing life-changing emphasis where it really counts … nutrition. The very best trainer is not merely an athlete, model or “gym-rat” with a one-size-fits-all formula, but rather a fitness expert who understands YOU enough to bridge the gap between your fitness goals and your real life. I have been blessed with the greatest clientele anywhere. Each one is a fascinating person with their own set of unique strengths and special challenges. Identifying those strengths and challenges is what truly sets an excellent trainer apart from the crowd. I love training because it means I get the satisfaction of watching lives change. Which is why I love to serve as a your motivator, coach, work-out partner, cheerleader, nutritional counselor, part-time conscience, and most of all … your biggest fan.
I became a certified personal trainer because I absolutely LOVE helping people. I find training completely empowering and unlike anything I have ever experienced. Being able to facilitate people with the tools to be the best version of themselves is one of the greatest powers that you can have. I always remind my clients that “I can give you all of the tools in the world to be the best you that you can be, but it’s up to you to use them”. Being able to make my clients cross that barrier and gain confidence in themselves, enough confidence so that they can make educated decisions in regards to nutrition and training makes me feel like a proud mama bear. If I can help educate my clients, and they can pass on that education or use it in every day life then I have done my job. One of the best parts of my job is watching clients evolve, drops pounds, lose body fat, and ALSO have them realize how much better they feel health wise overall. Training with me is a win win situation–You get a hot bod and a healthy heart! I am currently a Certified Personal Trainer by the National Council of Certified Personal Trainers, NCCPT. I am currently majoring in nutrition and dietetics at Cal State University Northridge with the ultimate goal of becoming a Registered Dietician.
Denise Carbone is all about implementing the lifestyle you want, supported with motivation and care for your personal needs. Denise started in the late '70's with Richard Simmons as his head instructor for the OWA program. ( Overweighter Aider for clients 25 lbs and over) Denise Carbone is NASM certified with 25 years of experience as a personal trainer. Denise is also AFPA certified and PADI certified. Denise offers an extensive list of training programs that will be customized to fit your personal needs. These programs include endurance training, strength training, weight training, functional training, agility training, marathon training, Pilates ( matt & reformer) & Golf specialist. Denise is also certified in Women's Fitness.. All training sessions are appropriately provided with Indoor and/or outdoor training sessions. If you are looking for a rehabilitation program, Denise is a trained correctional exercise specialist. These rehabilitation programs include coordination, flexibility, core strengthening and balance, accompanied with the moral support only a Life Coach can give you. In all of Denise's training programs nutrition and weight loss become an essential part of the new you. In working with Richard Simmons, Denise established herself as a Nutritional Counselor and is able to help you to use an easy to follow food program. Denise has run over 38 marathons and over 300 races. She is also a Certified PADI Rescue Scuba Diver. She also is an avid golfer and practices hot yoga.