Our Dedicated Team

Our Staff

Alfredo Carrasco

Performance, Strength & Conditioning Specialist​

Coach Alfredo may be exceptionally strong, but don't let his shirt-busting biceps intimidate you. He's always quick with a smile and a joke, and somehow he coaxes you to put in the extra effort so you can quickly enjoy the results. Alfredo is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA. He graduated with honors from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. His mantra: "exercise is medicine," his passion: coaching clients and athletes to safely and properly perform fundamental movements  for maximum gain with no injuries. 

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Lars Puckler

Performance, Strength & Conditioning Specialist​

From teenage athlete to a prosperous career in the health & fitness industry -spanning over 3 decades- Lars has trained and worked with professional athletes as well as hobby fitness enthusiasts; never losing sight of what he believes to be the key to success: the ability to key into each client individually, adapt to their level of fitness and challenge them during every session.  Watching his clients succeed in their fitness and health goals is his main goal. 

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Savannah Viola

Performance, Strength & Conditioning Specialist​

Coach Savannah knows what it takes to train for excellence - in sports and academics. A former D-1 athlete and head soccer coach for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy,  she was also  a scholarship student at the University of New Mexico, graduating with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and family studies. While playing division 1 soccer, she earned the scholar-athlete award 4 consecutive years, maintaining a 3.5 GPA. She later earned her Master's in Leadership and Sports management from AZUSA Pacific University.  She is a certified personal trainer and performance enhancement specialist through the national Academy of Sports Medicine Program. 

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David Kerr

Master Instructor - Founding Partner

David's life long passion for sports and the martial arts started when he was a teenager. He used his advanced skills in wing chun, muay thai, shotokan karate and boxing to excel as an All-American high school athlete, and to play football for the University of Southern California. Over the years, Dave curated the most effective techniques he learned from a variety of combat sports to create his own unique self-protection system he calls Kuaishou, which translates literally to "fast-hands" in Cantonese. He's a 5th degree black belt, frequent lecturer, and co-author of the recently published book "Idiots to Monsters: the Essential Guide to Surviving Common Threats and Violent Encounters."  He earned his Masters Degree in History from Cal State University Los Angeles.

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Baseball Performance Coach

Kiko Garcia

Coach Kiko Garcia is the head of the FitSport Kinetics Baseball Academy. He has coached 5 #1 draft picks in the MLB. His unique highly effective coaching style has proven very successful in creating professional-level baseball players.  In his 25 years of experience training youth-high school-aged students, he has produced countless scholarship athletes. When he isn't busy training the next MLB player, Kiko is the head of the non-profit KG Sports Training Foundation. His foundation helps maximize the student/athlete and future entrepreneurs' potential.

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Drew Kacena

Performance, Strength & Conditioning Specialist

What would you expect from a cornfed Iowa boy? Drew Kacena's respectful demeanor and passion for sports is apparent in his careful planning for every class and private session. A graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Drew is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  Coach Drew has worked with countless youth, collegiate, and professional athletes as well as folks just looking to get in better shape.  And he's a favorite with young athletes who appreciate his patience while developing athletically.

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Ashley Ortiz

Manager, Member Services, and Marketing

That big smile at the front desk is usually Ashley, always ready to assist members and first time visitors with answers to questions, signing up for classes, billing inquiries, or introducing you to the right performance coach or nutrition expert. Ashley can assist coaches to set up team training sessions, guide parents looking for the right fitness solution for their kids, or set you up with a trial class to ensure it's the right fit for you! Ashley has a B.A. from Loyola Marymount University and her certificate in Graphic Design from the Otis College of Art and Design, which also makes her a great asset for our marketing and social media communications. 

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Gabrielle Newmark

Sr. Muay Thai Kickboxing Instructor

As a member of the University of Oregon Rowing Team, Gabrielle first realized her athletic abilities. Working as a team to achieve efficient energy output in competition was an element of this sport that Gabrielle found particularly rewarding.  In 2006, she was drawn to Muay Thai Kickboxing and immediately knew this would become her new, lifelong passion. Ever since she has worked to refine and learn new techniques and to best understand an opponent through sparring. Her passion for the combat sport led to her pilgrimage to its place of origin -Thailand- where she trained at camps in Chiang Mai and in the hillsides further North. Today, Gabrielle continues her love of Muay Thai as a student, teacher and trainer. 

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Muay Thai Instructor

Sean Peevy

From sports medicine to Muay Thai, Sean is an expert in what seems like everything. Sean studied advanced health and fitness and was certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine & ISSA. He went on to train Muay Thai for 8 years and has applied the skills he learned to his teachings today. Sean has years of experience working with mature clients to help them stay ahead of an injury or fall, and stay in shape for an active healthy lifestyle. When Sean isn't busy perfecting his Muay Thai skills, he is with his son.

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Coach Stephan Harvey

Head Speed Training Coach & Head of Tem Electi

Coach Stephan Harvey is the Head of TEM Electi Training in Southern California. A multi-sport coach since 1996, Stephan has provided exceptional performance training, skill development, and competitive strategy for hundreds of athletes. He designs and delivers high-performance training programs for elite athletes from youth to professional levels. Stephan integrates proven athletic performance methods with cutting-edge equipment to help clients across various sports and athletic levels fulfill their potential. Previously, Stephan was the President/CEO of “The Lab – Elite Athletics” for three years in Altadena, California. Stephan has held seats on numerous sport team boards, coached, trained, and provided organizational leadership in a variety of corporate and non-profit settings.

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Coach Bryce Harvey

Football Coach & Co-Head of Tem Electi

Coach Bryce Harvey is the Coach of the FitSport football program. He graduated from La Salle High School (Pasadena, CA) in 2014, and accepted a collegiate scholarship to play football at Western Colorado University. Following his redshirt season, he began my tenure at WCU as a defensive back and spent his last three years playing receiver. In his time at Western, he majored in Exercise Sports Science 

After graduation, He accepted a job at Antelope Valley College where he is currently the defensive backs coach.  Through Harvey's athletic and academic experiences, he was able to gain many valuable tools that he shows through his passion and coaching of football.