Laryssa has an extensive dance background, with roots in classical ballet in Brazil, later joining in a professional dance company focused on Contemporary/Jazz dance. She has been a professional dance instructor for over 10 years in Jazz, Hip Hop and now dance/cardio fusion.
Laryssa is passionate about health and fitness and dedicates the majority of her free time to continuing education in the fitness industry and to the dance company she performs with in Los Angeles.
Chris is a Nutrition and Strength Coach with a passion for helping others along their journey to improve and get better every day. Education and empowerment are the tools that Chris believes will help you get to your desired outcomes. After graduating with a degree in finance Chris found that his passion for helping individuals is through fitness. Chris has an athletic background in outrigger paddling, baseball, basketball, tennis, swimming, and golf which has been his biggest success. Chis has been a competitive golfer since the age of 9 and has taken his skills to be a professional golf coach and competitive athlete. He enjoys coaching the skills necessary for rotational efficiency and power which in reality is the most athletic movement one can produce in sports. Nutrition, rotation specific training, and overall athleticism can be called his specialties but overall Chris naturally enjoys helping others improve at what they are striving to achieve from the physical aspects to mental aptitude. After moving to San Diego in 2012 and officially becoming a fitness professional Chris has all the intentions to continue with his passion for many years to come!
Licensed Massage Therapist
Victor has over 24 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. One of Victor’s passions is teaching Spin, which he has done for the past 18 years. His training focus is on core and functional strength, advanced structural and corrective alignment methods, flexibility and post-injury rehabilitation.
Chris Guerrero is a Nutrition and Strength Coach with a passion for helping others along their journey to improve and get better each and every day. Education and empowerment are the tools that Chris believes will help you get to your desired outcomes. After graduating with a degree in finance Chris found another way to help individuals through fitness. Chris has also been a competitive golfer since the age of 9 and has taken his skills to professional levels. He enjoys training specifically with golfers or with any athlete that requires rotational efficiency and power. Nutrition, rotation specific training, and overall athleticism can be called his specialties but overall Chris naturally enjoys helping others get better. After moving to San Diego in 2012 and officially becoming a fitness professional Chris has all the intentions to continue with his passion for many years to come!
Precision Nutrition – Level 1 Coach
National Strength and Conditioning Association– Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Titliest Performance Institute – Level 1 Fitness
Functional Movement Specialist – Level 2
Susan’s focus on functional training began while working as a trainer at UCLA’s physical therapy offices. Working alongside the therapists, she saw how bringing the body into balance not only prevents and corrects injuries, but can radically improve energy and overall wellness. She is also passionate about food… having recently relocated from the Napa Valley, she can show you how eating to reach your goals can taste amazing! While working at a medical fitness center, she created a sports performance program, ran the fitness portion of a weight reduction clinic, and worked closely with a pain management doctor (predominantly with back pain patients).
For fun, Susan loves to teach Turbo Kick, boot camp, and aquatic exercise. She competed in (and won!) two figure competitions, and led teams to run two Tough Mudder events.
As the mother of three children, Susan understands the obstacles of a busy schedule! Through meal planning and creative workout solutions, she can show you how small, consistent changes can lead to lasting results.
Degree: B.S. Kinesiology Emphasis Fitness Specialist
Certifications: NASM CPT, PES, CES, ACE Health Coach
Taylor has been in the fitness industry sense 2004, coaching people toward their health and fitness goals. In 2011 Taylor went back to school to get his bachelors degree at San Diego State University. While attending school Taylor thrived in exercise physiology and biomechanics; learning what occurs to the body during exercising. After school, Taylor trained for three years at a local gym focusing on proper movement patterns for clients to avoid injuries during their active life style. He has an expertise in marathon preparation.
In Taylor’s spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, hiking and ridding their beach cruisers around beautiful San Diego.
Kayo Arima PhD, RD
Nutrition and Meal Consultant
Dr. Kayo Arima was born and raised in Japan, where she received bachelor degree in Nutritional Science and certification as a registered dietitian. In the US, she received PhD in Nutritional Science and Genetics from the University of Arizona, and worked at UC Irvine and UC San Diego as a bio-researcher.
She has a deep understanding of how our bodies extract nutrients from food and how these nutrients affect us on the molecular level. Combining her culinary training in Japanese food and advanced culinary sciences, she has developed a cooking style for creating healthy, delicious and beautiful meals without intensive labor. She teaches easy preparation of ready-to-eat food that enables you to quickly assemble meals (including for your dog!). She translates cutting edge science of food, nutrition and physiology into your everyday life.
She believes in a practical approach to health and nutrition that includes working with clients unique lifestyles to meet their individual goals.
I have been a trainer and fitness coach for over 25 years.
I see a successful fitness quest as a combination of knowledge, strategy, and action. A personal trainer is both a teacher and a guide. My first role is to give you the knowledge and strategy to get you going on your journey to a better, stronger, healthier way of life (mentally, physically, spiritually). I will guide you there, one session at a time, until you can ultimately achieve it on your own – feeling more confident and resilient overall. Once you have achieved your personal goals, we will set new more challenging ones, and together we will repeat the process. Soon you will be able to help others in the same way, and on it goes!
My goal is to get you to be your best.
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
NASM Weight loss Specialist
NASM Group Personal Training Specialist
NASM Senior Fitness Specialist
TRX Certification Training
New York Metro Boxing Coach
Taekwondo Black Belt (Portuguese Federation) Formal Ballet (Portuguese National Ballet Academy)
Matt Pippin has been in the health and fitness industry for over 13 years. He started as a strength and conditioning intern working primarily with football and then became Head Strength Coach of the Berlin Thunder of NFL Europe. Later he moved to Chicago to work at a country club developing training programs for hard core athletes to desk jockeys. For the last two years Matt has shifted to combining traditional training methods with Fascial Stretch Therapy to help clients combat the effects of sitting disease and increasing performance. Fascial stretch therapy is a unique assisted stretch technique focused on increasing mobility of the muscle, fascia, and joints. By manipulating, lengthening, and realigning your fascia, chronic pain and stiffness is decreased-helping to enhance performance, flexibility and recovery. Putting the body into proper alignment then strengthening this newly discovered pattern will allow the body to move PAIN FREE and function like it once did.
“If you think you are only strong if you can lift a certain number, whatever that number is, you will feel pretty weak most of the time. Strength is not a data point; it’s not a number. It’s an attitude.”
Chris believes success in fitness is found by creating a healthy learning environment for both coach and trainee. We are not here to just get in a good workout, but rather to learn from what our body tells us and to train accordingly. We must “GTG” Grease the Groove in our training by training with more frequency and at an intensity that will not keep us from returning to the gym, but rather eager to come back for more.
Having a passion for fitness and for helping others Chris became a personal trainer in 2008 and was later introduced to the “RKC” Russian Kettlebell Challenge in 2010 where he found his niche in the industry. Since then he has had the opportunity to work with all ranges of individuals including general fitness enthusiasts, post rehab, youth athletes, and competitive athletes in a wide range of sports including Football, Track and Field, Volleyball, Crossfit, Kettlebell Sport, Iron Mans, Marathons, and Obstacle Races. Chris demands 100% from his clients, whilst creating a fun environment to challenge and attain goals in the most efficient manner possible.
NFPT Master Trainer
-NFPT Certified Personal Trainer
-NFPT Nutrition Specialist
-NFPT Strength Specialist
-NFPT Endurance Specialist
Hardstyle Kettlebell Certified
Crossfit Level 1
Bimala Cummings- Founder/COO
Bimala is the founder and Chief Operating Officer at Genesis. Under her leadership, Genesis has designed, programmed and implemented a hybrid and dynamic fitness program which allows for corporate accounts and user memberships as an amenity and also provides personal training, group fitness classes, professional nutritional counseling, massage, goals coaching and assessments.
Bimala is passionate about combining her expertise in wellness, fitness and entrepreneurship to lead market trends in hospitality. Prior to entering the fitness industry, Bimala was heavily involved in the wellness industry and owned and operated a successful hypnosis business for over 12 years, working with larger corporations to create business coaching products as well as meeting with clients and implementing goals attainment program for executives.
Bimala resides in Encinitas, CA with her husband and five beautiful children.