Our Talented Team of
Capitola Fitness Personal Training Programs
In the Gym or the Water ...
Our personal trainers are great motivators who can keep your workouts updated, fresh and interesting so that you get the best results from your efforts. They will focus on any aspect of your fitness program you feel needs special attention including motivation, variety, exercise modification or meeting a specific training goal. We have many training options to meet your needs.
One-on-One Personal Training
30 Minute Sessions - For those needing a quick program change or specific need or question addressed.
One Hour Sessions - Complete workout designed to meet your specific health and fitness needs.
Packages - For those with longer term fitness goals or health concerns.
Small Group Training - Share the pleasure, pain, and cost of the hour with friends with similar goals for an affordable alternative to personal training.
Mary Doyle: As fitness director at Capitola Fitness, she organizes the aerobic schedule and manages the instructors and personal trainers. Mary has been in the Fitness Industry for over 20 years doing everything from business owner, club owner, nutrition counselor, personal trainer to instructor. As an instructor, classes ranged from chair to Ab Lab, to kickboxing. As a Personal Trainer she has worked with all ages, from preteens to seniors, assisting with weight loss and maintenance, injury rehabilitation, strength gain, balance and flexibility. Analyzing your lifestyle requirements, she will develop personalized programs and work with you to implement them. Mary believes that exercise should enhance your quality of life and not take it over. Get in, Get it done, Go enjoy your life.
Mike Bodge: Mike has over 20 years of fitness experience, including working as a personal trainer, kickboxing instructor, fitness director and management. He has worked as an owner/manager since 1999 and is now owner of Capitola Fitness. He holds certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise and is a USA Cycling Coach. He is an expert in strength, flexibility and cardiovascular training. He's a firm believer that fitness will improve all aspects and quality of your life. The keys to success in fitness training are motivation, education, safety, and fun. Mike also has several black belts and is former National Kickboxing Champion. Having a top notch personal training department is a priority at his club.
Joan Romero: Joan has spent much of her career in the gym setting and enjoys working with all levels of exercisers to address their fitness and nutrition needs. She trains both individuals and small groups, and enjoys helping her clients set goals and then attain measurable results by providing them with balanced, sensible workouts. She is an ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified Personal Trainer and an ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Orthopedic Exercise Specialist and Senior Fitness Specialist. In addition to personal training appointments, she is available for individual and small group nutrition counseling. Drawing from all her experience she designs her clients' workouts to be fun, challenging and to deliver results. When she isn't in the gym, Joan enjoys spending time with her husband Mike, son Ben and their somewhat unruly yellow lab Moses.
Lynn Difley: Lynn has taught strength training and group exercise classes for over 35 years and is IDEA, Nautilus, AEA and Arthritis Foundation certified. She conducts classes and individual programs in back care, strength training for seniors, chair exercise, balance and mobility classes, flexibility improvement, deep and shallow water exercise classes, and specialty classes such as arthritis foundation, fibromyalgia and osteoporosis prevention workouts. If you want to take your fitness level up a notch or are looking for an exercise prescription tailored to your personal needs, she would love to work with you on an individualized program to meet your fitness goals and desires.
Amanda Muzzi: Originally from England, Amanda has lived in the Santa Cruz area for over 25 years. Starting her fitness career 28 years ago teaching land aerobics classes, she made the switch to water and has been teaching that for the last 20 years. She has kept current with fitness trends and teaches everything with the experience to and knowledge to modify the class/moves to fit the clientele. Although she has attempted to 'retire' several times, she keeps coming back as fitness is her passion (and we won't really let her leave). She teaches a few of our circuit classes and is available for private training in the water. Let her clean up your form to get the most out of the water aerobics classes or have her design a program to do on your own time.
Linda Felicio: Linda is a Certified Tai Chi Practitioner by the Tai Chi and Qigong Association and by Grand Master Stephen Hwa Phd. whom she has studied Tai Chi and Qigong with for the last 16 years. Focusing on the Internal discipline which is the central element of the practice her students learn how movement should be made from the internal core of the body- the abdomen and the back- not from the external parts, such as the arms and shoulders. Tai Chi and Qigong is not just for longevity, but also for robustness, even at an old age. The health benefits from this practice are well documented. Linda is a retired Trauma/Emergency room Registered Nurse with over 20 years of experience in Denver/Boulder, Colorado. She then received her Masters in Social Work and worked with a large homeless and senior community teaching Tai Chi. She is available for private or semi-private training for those with special needs or just wanting to focus their training on balance, breathing, and flexibility.
Pamela Henderson: I have always been an active person, although not necessarily athletic. I had some health issues a couple years ago that reminded me how critical my health and wellbeing are. After running my own bookkeeping business for 25 years, I needed a change of pace and decided to get my personal training certification. I believe anything is possible, and it's easier with the right support. I create fitness programs that are unique and flexible for each client. I have a lot of positive energy, and aim to make workouts fun. I enjoy running, hiking, cooking, and reading.