Personal Fitness Trainers

Level 1 Trainers: Lyndel Fusello | Arianna Khieninson | Hannah Malone | Iyan Sistoza
Level 2 Trainers:
Level 3 Trainers: Aaron August | James Lewis

Aaron August (Level 3 Trainer)

Headshot of Aaron AugustAaron is a veteran personal trainer with 10+ years of experience helping a variety of clients attain their lifestyle, fitness, and “bucket list” goals.  He has a B.S. in Kinesiology from Fresno State University, is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), a Certified Performance Specialist through EXOS, and has earned "Functional Movement Screen" and "Speed & Agility Conditioning" specializations.  He believes we all have physical and mental limitations that interfere with our desired goals, and his training philosophy is to minimize limitations and to progressively improve the fitness qualities necessary to achieve goals – Strength, Power, Stamina, Flexibility, Mobility, Body Composition, etc. He considered his specialties to be in the areas of Foundational Strength, Improving Athletic Performance, Progressive Fitness, Fitness Education, and Injury Prevention/Improving Movement Quality.

Available for: One-on-One Training & Group Training

Lyndel Fusello (Level 1 Trainer)

Headshot of Lyndel FuselloLyndel is an Undergraduate student at UC Santa Cruz who has developed a love and passion for health and fitness. Her passion stems from her experience as a competitive soccer player and the three knee surgeries she has had to overcome from her athletic background. Through the recovery process of her surgeries Lyndel witnessed first hand the value of healing, strength and wellbeing. Lyndel saw that she wanted to devote her life to maintaining her health as well as helping and motivating others to obtain and maintain theirs. In order to pursue her passion Lyndel earned her personal training certification through the American Council of Exercise. Lyndel has experience with one on one training and group training in which she focuses on strength, balance and flexibility, and core work.

Available for: One-on-One TrainingGroup TrainingInitial Consultations, Equipment Orientations, & Fitness Assessments

Arianna Khieninson (Level 1 Trainer)

Headshot of Arianna KhiensinsonArianna is fourth-year undergrad student at UCSC majoring in environmental studies with a concentration of agroecology. She has a deep passion for vitality and nutrition which she pursues through a combination of food systems and fitness. She is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT). Having been on her own journey for a few years now, she feels she has gained a good amount of knowledge and would love to share it with others, especially those just getting started. She prefers a well rounded functional-movement approach involving endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. By tailoring workouts to each individual client, she aims to offer a sequence of movements that will prove most effective towards their unique goals, be it weight loss, muscle gain, improved performance or simply overall well-being. Most importantly she aims to make the experience fun and sustainable, so that clients look forward to coming back. When she's not at the gym, Arianna can be found gardening, biking, or at the beach.

Available for: One-on-One TrainingGroup TrainingInitial ConsultationsEquipment Orientations, & Fitness Assessments

James Lewis (Level 3 Trainer)

Headshot of James LewisJames is a retired Navy service member and former Command Fitness Leader for Navy sailors. After retirement, he became a Certified Personal Trainer though the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) while completing his bachelor's in Kinesiology from CSU Monterey Bay. He recently completed his Master's in Exercise Physiology at San Jose State University. James specializes in exercise routines designed to improve overall fitness and health, including strength, muscular endurance and cardiorespiratory conditioning. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, playing sports, spending time with family and friends, and freelance writing. His latest book is entitled Exercises for Older Veterans with PTSD.

Available for: One-on-One Training & Group Training

Hannah Malone (Level 1 Trainer)

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Available for: Initial ConsultationsEquipment Orientations, & Fitness Assessments

Iyan Sistoza (Level 1 Trainer)

Headshot of Iyan SistozaIyan is a current UCSC student who's earned his personal training certification through the National Academic of Sports Medicine (NASM). He has nearly 5 years of experience with medicine and fitness and always continuing to learn more. After participating in football, wrestling, and track & field in high school, Iyan decided to specialize in athletic performance, muscle definition, and weight-loss for those who wants to improve their lifestyle through exercise and fitness. As an undergraduate student, Iyan is a Human Biology Major in UCSC and hopes to obtain a career in Sports Medicine/Therapy after attending medical school, and to one day start a company which involves athletic training, sports training, aerobics, and sports therapy.

Available for: Initial ConsultationsEquipment Orientations, & Fitness Assessments