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Forest became interested in the fitness industry as a result of his own experience as a client. In early 2003, he was diagnosed and successfully treated for colon cancer. He has been in full remission since late 2003, but as a result of his treatment, he became very obese, increasing from 180 to 216 pounds in 6 months. In 2007, he finally decided to see a personal fitness instructor and, after 14 months he had substantially improved. After getting serious about eating a healthy diet along with his exercise routine he began seeing results he had never experienced before. So, with the encouragement of his trainer, he entered in the over age 60 (“masters”) category of the Louisiana Bodybuilding competition, held each year in Lafayette. Except for himself, the over age 60 field was composed of very experienced bodybuilding competitors, all of whom had competed successfully as younger men. He placed second in the 2009 competition and in 2010, he competed again for the Louisiana over age 60 title, this time winning first place. Forest has given up competition for his real passion, which is training on general fitness for working people and retirees. Before working here, he enjoyed working with older clients ranging in age from 40 to late 70’s in Metairie, La. He is most empathetic with clients who are interested in improving their general fitness, physical endurance and functional strength, especially core strength from which all fitness ultimately stems. He is particularly adept at dealing with clients who have specific physical limitations and he designs training routines specifically tailored to those clients’ needs. Forest’s approach has been to emulate his own early experience as a personal fitness client, starting with gradual progression in exercise intensity to assist his clients to achieve their specific fitness goals. He monitors his clients’ metrics by periodically documenting progress in functional strength, agility and endurance as well as by measuring weight control, lean body mass and body measurements. Forest believes that your later life is not the end, it can be the beginning.
Matthew has been an ACE Certified personal trainer since 2017. Whether you’re training for a sport, a Tough Mudder, or you just want to lose a few pounds, Matthew will be able to help. Matthew has spent his entire life as an athlete and he wants to spread his passion for fitness to as many people as possible. His goal is to make training as fun and informative as possible while achieving the client’s desired results. Matthew incorporates functional weight training and places an emphasis on developing good movement patterns, core strength, mobility and flexibility. If you want to put on muscle, tone up, or get stronger and faster, Matthew will get you where you need to be.
John’s life has been surrounded by battles against weight and health. Growing up with obese parents, assisting his mother who passed away from cancer (after a 7-year battle) and his own personal loss of 30 pounds, it is easy to see why John strives to help people live healthier, better, and longer lives through health and fitness.
Born and raised in Houston, John participated in gymnastics, tap, and ballet in grade school. He enjoyed after-school basketball throughout his youth, played soccer in middle school, football from 8th grade through high school, and ran track in high school.
While attending Texas A&M, he played Ultimate Frisbee, rode his bicycle to class, and made time for the occasional trip to the weight room.
As pants got tighter, and regular tasks took seemingly more energy, which he felt he lacked, John decided to focus more on his health. Through this process (which included an injury), he re-evaluated his purpose in life, decided to aid people with their journey through health, and became a certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
No matter the goal, John helps his clients understand how these 3 elements, with resistance training, yields better results and provides safer exercises on their journey to an improved self.
With a degree in Psychology from The University of Texas at San Antonio, Rebecca understands the importance of human behavior and how it affects our everyday decisions, especially when it comes to exercise and leading a healthy lifestyle.
After interning with psychiatrists, Rebecca began to find that field wasn’t challenging enough for her but knew she could help exponentially with a more hands-on approach. Rebecca decided to get a personal training certification through ACE to help people achieve their health and fitness goals. She has a passion for helping the community in every aspect of their lives. It is a primary driver for her motivation.
Since an early age, Rebecca has led an active lifestyle. In high school, she was part of the marching band, ran everyday day after school and in college joined the running team. She then encouraged family and friends to work out and soon they came to her for advice. She is inspired to help others do the same through a variety of training methods including HIIT, Strength Training and Circuit training. She is also interested in soon obtaining a Nutrition Certification and a Yoga Instructor Certification.
Jessica was a sprinter in her childhood, who won nearly every race she competed in. In High School, the track team wanted her and saw great potential in her gift. In team practices, she discovered she was getting bad headaches and knee aches on her right side after every run. Jessica went to a doctor to find out what was the matter and was diagnosed with Functional Scoliosis at age 14. It was the end of her running career.
Ten years later Jessica began her health and fitness journey through a Functional Weight Train study. She noticed that with Functional Weight Training her spinal curvature improved and found herself moving toward training as her focus of study. As a result she is interested in helping those with postural imbalances. Jessica originally started her weight training with the intention of building lean body muscle. As a result she became interested in lifting weights, body-weight exercise, and the TRX for herself and her clients.
Jessica also witnessed her father’s struggle with weight gain and diabetes. After her studies, she is now certified to help those who suffer from hypertension or weight gain issues to help them safely reach their goals. Whether you are looking to improve your stability, correct your posture, build lean muscle, or are looking to lose a few pounds, Jessica is interested in helping you.
"You don’t have to be born with a gift for athleticism to make progress in the gym. I had athleticism and lost it. You can get it back or get it for the first time. Just show up and I’ll lead the way." -Jessica
Jessica has been an NASM Certified personal trainer since 2018. She is also certified in Functional Movement Screening.
Tom has been a coach and trainer for 8 years in Florida and has worked with a wide spectrum of clients. He specializes in rehabilitation, biomechanics, strength and power development, and combat sport athletes.
Tom graduated from University of Central Florida where he studied sport and exercise physiology and earned a bachelors degree in exercise science. He is also Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
After college, he was a part of a project to provide educational material to develop better trainers, prevent chronic disease, and create wellness programs for small and large businesses. He also co-authored a continuing education course for certified trainers of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
During Tom's 4 years of pursuing his degree, he was a collegiate wrestler at UCF. While wrestling, he was a coach at the Jets regional Olympic training center, working with wrestlers developing skills to move forward to the Olympics and college wrestling. After his wrestling career, he started powerlifting and achieved a 750lb world record squat as well as the 13th best all time total.
Later, Tom moved back into the combat sport world and became the head Strength and Conditioning coach at The Jungle MMA in Orlando.
In 2019, Tom moved to Houston and became a coach at Facet Seven.
Chase Ligon is a student at the University of Houston where he studies exercise science. As a younger guy, he's got the energy to keep you hype and motivate you through some of the most brutal workouts. Having been the Master Trainer at the UH Rec Center, he has experience in all types of fitness, from spin, to Zumba, to powerlifting, and everything in between. He truly believes in holistic fitness and being the best version of yourself you can be, while improving that potential everyday. As a natural athlete and competitor, avid Spartan racer, and a United States Marine, Chase will get you moving and feeling the way humans have always been made to.