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.
Brittany Barrett: Brittany is a NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) certified Personal Trainer, Weight Loss Specialist, Golf Fitness Specialist, ACE Senior Fitness Specialist, and Precision Nutrition coach. Brittany has worked with multiple age groups, from teenagers training for their sport to seniors that are walker-bound and everything in between. She believes that personal training, whether in person or online, should be completely tailored to the client, keeping the personal in personal training.
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.
Lora Gidley: Lora has been a personal trainer, group exercise instructor and advocate of fitness for 19 years. Her love of fitness stems from her training as a dancer since she was age 12. She has worked with many ages in Santa Cruz from teens to 90+. She specializes in functional training, core, balance, flexibility, injury rehabilitation and prevention. She provides nutritional guidance to help her clients achieve their best health. Her specialty is working with clients who have injuries and those who simply want to improve their quality of life.
For the last 6 years she has focused on seniors and has never found more satisfaction than teaching through the Silvers Sneakers program. She can make your workouts fun, creative, safe, progressive and give you health in body and mind. No matter what age or fitness level you are at, Lora can help you achieve your goals!
Anita Romero: Anitza is a senior at San Jose State University obtaining a B.S. in Nutritional Science with a concentration in Dietetics and is working towards becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). She has an A.A. in Health Science and Community Health. She works as a Wellness Counselor for PRO Unlimited at Apple Inc where she performs health screenings and meets with individuals to take their blood pressure, waist circumference, weight, and review their lipid panel results. She is also a Clinical Nutrition volunteer at Stanford Health Care. Anitza believes in following a whole food balanced diet, intuitive eating, and providing nutrition guidance customized to the clients nutritional needs.
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.
Marlyss Bird: Marlyss loves to explore new ways to stay active and strong. She is an avid runner, hiker and mountaineer who also enjoys strength and circuit workouts. She has a lifelong passion for the outdoors and fitness, and became a NASM certified personal trainer after a successful career in the corporate world. Her experience in talent acquisition for the retail industry gave her a wealth of interpersonal and motivational people skills, which she brings to her training sessions. She is excited to share her love of health and fitness with others and believes that it's never too late to change your life. When she's not n the gym she enjoys hiking, cooking and baking, photography and reading.