Meet Our Elite Trainers
ELITE FITNESS OWNER & TRAINER
Erik earned his Personal Training Certification, along with specialized certification in Cardiovascular and High Elevation Running from International Sports Sciences Association. He also specializes in Soccer and Cross Country Running/Training. He has been a Coach for College, High School and Competitive Levels since 2001. Erik attended College in Florida where majored in Sports Science. He played soccer for Division I before getting injured. He currently is a Coach at Sutter High School for both Junior Varsity and Varsity, along with coaching a U13 Girls Competitive Soccer Team. He is also happily married to Amy and they have three beautiful children who keep them busy both on and off the field.
Erik specializes in one-on-one soccer training but also enjoys working with both our youth and adults in our group classes. His main vision for Elite Fitness is to change the future for the youth and help give them a chance to reach the collegiate levels and improve the overall fitness of our youth in our local community and what better place to help make that vision a reality
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Beto has received his Certification as a Personal Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Specialist through International Sports Sciences Association. He has also received Certifications in Exercise Therapy and Concussion in Sports. Beto attended Sutter High School and then Yuba College where he played soccer for two years. He then went on and played for William Jessup for one year.
Beto, also known to many as “Pumba”, has had over six years of experience in Strength and Personal Training. He has assisted with both Women and Men’s Soccer at Yuba College, not to mention various high schools and competitive teams in our area. He joined Elite Fitness in 2012 and has been an asset to both our kid and adult programs. Beto’s goals for now and the future, include helping our young athletes reach their goals both on and off the field, as well as helping them reach their goals on playing at the next level. He also enjoys working with our adult clientele, where he works with them to improve their overall health and fitness levels.
Favorite Quote: " If it feels good, you're not doing it right" - Scott Cohran
ELITE SPARTAN TRAINER
Jamie was first introduced to the workout world in 2011. Being a mom of two active boys inspired her to better herself. She soon fell in love with her new found hobby, pushing herself to do things she had never even dreamt of. In 2016 is when she took a leap and signed up for my first Spartan race. From the moment she crossed the finish line, she was hooked and quickly set out to earn her Trifecta for the year. In December of 2016 she was given the opportunity to fill some pretty big shoes and take on the Spartan training classes at Elite Fitness. Jamie says that nothing brings her more joy than helping people conquer their fears and soar past their own minds limitations.
Jamie hopes to continue pushing people to cross that finish line in future Spartan races.
Favorite Quote: “If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it" – Michael Jordan
ELITE SPARTAN TRAINER
Alicia enjoys an active lifestyle because it helps her endure the stresses of everyday life. For most of her life, her exercise regimen involved doing a variety of enjoyable cardio activities. But after becoming a mom in 2011, she realized she needed something more, and discovered the benefits of resistance training. After a while, her workouts began to feel dull, and in 2015, she joined Elite. Alicia instantly loved the challenging workouts and the built in positive support system, with the knowledgeable trainers and encouraging clients. That year, she completed my first Spartan race with some of the Elite Fitness crew, and then went a little crazy- completing 11 to date with more on the horizon. She believes all of Elite Fitness training classes provide excellent preparation for these races, and the Spartan class can give that extra edge in preparing for the obstacles. She is thrilled to be able to assist others as they take on the challenge of mentally and physically preparing for their own obstacle course races, and looks forward to celebrating many more finish lines with the Elite Fitness Spartan crew!
Favorite Quote: "Work Hard, Play Hard" - Unknown
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Joey’s philosophy is “Fitness is here to be enjoyed!” He feels it provides us with the ability to enjoy a healthy active lifestyle. The beauty is you get to choose your own fitness adventures – the options are endless. He received his certification from National Academy of Sports Medicine. As a passionate Personal Trainer, Joey’s role is to motivate, enable and make training a fun and rewarding experience. He loves to see his clients achieve their personal health and fitness goals, through a tailored approach of regular fitness activities and guided fitness programs. Life is an adventure, filled with continual improvement and we can achieve our big hairy audacious goals – no matter how big or small! Joey’s main areas of interest are Track, Basketball, Yoga & Weight Lifting.
Favorite Quote: "The power of imagination makes is infinite." - John Muir