From one on one, individualized sessions to small group formats, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’ve worked with a trainer before and are looking to get back into an effective program or you’re brand new to the experience and want to learn proper form along with all the basics, let us show you the difference a true fitness professional can make.
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The most personal, impacting, and high quality exercise experiences occur during one on one sessions. From your initial consultation and movement assessment to the moment you finally crush that goal you thought was impossible, the individual attention received during your training is unmatched in any other exercise setting.
With nearly all of the same features and personalized attention of one on one training but at a discounted rate and enjoyed with a friend, duo training is a steal. Scalable and easily modified workouts mean your exercise partner can be on your fitness level or 10 floors above.
Small Group Training combines the individual attention, care, and form correction of 1:1 sessions with the dynamic and energetic atmosphere only found in a group setting. With workouts accommodating 3-8 people per class, you’re never left to endure the WOD alone.
Facet Seven was developed with the intention of creating sustained vitality through the application of movement and nutrition.
Regarding movement, we love the FMS doctrine, "Move well. Move often." What exactly does it mean to move well? We agree with Kelly Starrett of MobilityWod that there are specific positions and anatomical shapes that the body should be able to get into free of injury and without a major strain. Moving well means you have the movement freedom to:
By combining an initial FMS mobility screen with the goal of achieving the seven movement archetypes listed above, we are able to develop specific, completely unique programs for any ability level while still working towards the shared objective to move well.
We believe that Facet Seven will be the most effective “exercise” program you’ve ever experienced.
After spending several years training himself and assisting friends in their fitness goals, Layn Chess took his passion for fitness to a professional level in 2009 with his NASM certification. He went from being an independent trainer to co-owner of a 20,000 square foot facility, Facet Seven in the Heights. In the pursuit of understanding the effects of training and nutrition to the fullest, he entered the Fitness Texas 2011 Bodybuilding Tour getting 3rd place heavy weight. He also competes in endurance sports, recently completing the AlaskaMan Extreme Ironman in July 2017, and ultra distance marathons placing top 10 at the 2016 Bandera Texas 50k trail run.
Layn credits his success in the events to the program he Co-Founded in 2015, Facet Seven. F7 is a training program designed to guide people to their optimal fitness potential. Layn has immersed himself fully into the fitness industry helping his clients to change their habits and lead healthier lives. He believes accessibility to the right information and the right environments sets everyone up for success.
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If you look up passionate in the dictionary you’ll find a picture of Brittany Chestnut. From a young age Brittany has strived to be the best in everything she does. She has a background in Softball, Swimming, Crossfit, Weightlifting, and Running. In 2014 she finished 7th at the Northwest Crossfit regional after only being in the sport for less than a year. While training for the 2015 open she was blessed with the most amazing little boy a mommy could ask for. After his birth in May of 2015 she started training for the 2016 season and also started intense weightlifting training. In 2016 she once again finished 7th at a now more competitive regional. Just a week prior she finished 9th in the country as a 58kg weightlifter. She decided to go team for 2017. After finishing 6th this year she decided to restructure her life and dive into what she is really passionate about, training and helping others reach their fitness goals and improve their lives. Brittany is NASM, USAW, and Crossfit L1 certified and also has a B.S. in Exercise Science and Human Performance. She incorporates all aspects of her training, schooling and experience while working with a broad range of clients.
Whether it’s working with weekend warriors or competitive athletes, Monica’s goal is to have you moving your best so that you can excel at the activities that make you happy. Monica joined the Facet Seven training team in 2013 after completing the National Academy Sports Medicine (NASM) Certification. Since then her focus on quality movement has earned her certifications in MovNat and Functional Movement Systems. Before becoming a personal trainer, Monica spent the majority of her life as a multi-sport athlete. In 2007, Monica reconnected with her first true passion: martial arts. She went on to compete and dominate in national nogi grappling tournaments. In 2011 she was offered the opportunity to compete for the first female MMA title under one of the top promotions in the country, Legacy Fighting Championship, which she accepted and won. Monica continues to pursue her education by attending various seminars and workshops in order to help you attain all of your current and future goals.
Eric has been NASM certified since 2014. Eric's passion for fitness has been life long. From being involved in sports and athletics from a young age to becoming a full time Red Cross certified lifeguard. He became a personal trainer because of his life long goal and journey to not only keep his body in peak physical condition but to spread the word of fitness and utilize his passion and knowledge to assist others in their pursuit of wellness and sustainable fitness routines. Eric loves working with athletes and specializes in speed, agility, quickness in addition to balance and core strengthening.
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.
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Sarah was born and raised in Austin, TX and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008 with a B.S. in Kinesiology with an Emphasis on Teaching. She is also
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer. Sarah holds four Texas teaching certificates: Physical Education K-12, Health K-12, English as a Second Language K-12, and Classroom Generalist K-6. Sarah taught elementary P.E. in Austin for 4 years where she was voted “Teacher of the Year’ at her campus by the staff as well as “Austin’s Fittest P.E. Teacher’ by public vote in Austin Fit Magazine. Sarah was also featured in front page of the Lifestyle section of the Austin American Statesman about coaching the next generation of runners. She moved to Houston 3 years ago and taught Middle School P.E. Sarah has coached running clubs at the elementary level, been the head coach of a middle school track and cross country team, and coached marathon training groups for adults of all ages training for their first marathon. Sarah has now been a full-time personal trainer for the last 2 years and loves coaching and training clients to be the best they can be. She hopes to instill a passion for fitness inside everyone.
“I love giving people the knowledge and skills to be healthy and active for
a lifetime. I have worked with clients of all ages and abilities and I believe my
excitement and love for the gym is contagious.”
Andrew is American College of Sports Medicine qualified as an Exercise Physiologist and the owner of Humotive Fitness. A fitness business focused on working with people who have invested their time into their businesses, families, and communities but are now starting to lose confidence in their bodies. Whether it is nagging knee pain, lower back pain, or general lack of energy and strength. Humotive Fitness is centered around providing quality of life to people who's goal is to get in better shape in order to enjoy their lives better and longer. We collaborate with your doctors, physical therapists, and chiropractors to provide you well rounded care and a better quality of life.
Health is built on consistent choices. When you are trained with us we provide the consistency to your life. You know that when you come train with us all activities we have you do are centered a set goal and part of a set plan. We don't train just to get a work out, we train to achieve set goals.
Mandy Trichell always hated exercise. HATED it. Years of being the first one pummeled in dodge ball and the last one picked for kickball will do that to a person. She never played team sports in school, never practiced a martial art and could barely tolerate wrestling with her little brother as a kid. She went out of her way to avoid having to do anything physical.
In spring of 2005, at the age of 29, Mandy (very) reluctantly started working out when she realized her sedentary life had caught up with her. With an extra 50 pounds weighing her down, a new job and three children to keep up with, something had to change. Over the next few years, movement became a priority for Mandy. In addition to losing weight and gaining energy, her new passion was directly responsible for resolving several other issues she had been struggling with for years: clinical depression, insomnia, and chronic fatigue. This led her to get more interested in the why and how of fitness. As she learned more and shared more with people who asked, they began asking if she would work with them. This finally led Mandy to becoming a Certified Personal Trainer.
Mandy has now been been training professionally since 2007. She is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is also ADAPT L1 (parkour) and MovNat L2 certified, and is the co-founder of Urban Movement. She is devoted to helping people get those benefits and rewards that she loves so much from exercise. Beyond keeping her well, both mentally and physically, she feels it gives her the child-like energy that makes her feel unstoppable. It brings Mandy great joy to share that with other people and to help them reach their goals.
“I started with fitness at a young age. I went to college and wanted to do something I loved. I decided to get a degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Science and began my career in fitness/wellness promotion in 2006.”
Brady Roberts works with his clients to understand their fitness goals, creating a customized strategy for helping them achieve new personal milestones. Brady has been named one of Houston's best fitness trainers by the Houston Chronicle. He was also recently named one of the Houston area's Top 3 Health Coaches by Thumbtack Professional Services. Since starting his services in 2006, Brady has taken an integrative approach to wellness.
His innovative techniques and positive customer reviews prompted Bark professional services to name him one of Shady Acres' top personal trainers. Brady prides himself in providing his clients customized training and teaching them to make healthy choices in their day-to-day lives.
His brand of circuit training combines high-intensity aerobics and resistance training designed to be easy to follow, while targeting fat loss, building muscle and strengthening the heart. Brady enjoys working with clients of all ages and levels of physical condition.
The current and former clients include those with chronic conditions, patients undergoing rehabilitation for an injury, pregnant women, fitness competitors and cancer survivors. He is especially passionate about his work with cancer survivors, having conquered the disease himself several years ago.
He has also had the opportunity to complete a supervised internship with a local exercise physiologist and been a long time workout partner to a professional bodybuilder/multiple time Olympia competitor. Brady is an honors graduate of the University of Houston, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health.
To my prospective clients, I run a professional business which can accommodate and respect your needs. I hope I get the opportunity to help you reach your potential. I provide multiple options for services to fit your time frame, and rates vary according to request. For more information, you can reach me directly by phone or email.
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Mayra understands the challenges we all face when it comes to making time to get out and exercise. She knows how difficult it is to get motivated. She is a no nonsense trainer who accepts all fitness challenges and will push all her clients, men and women, further than they can on their own in order for them to reach their fitness goals.
D’Ondra McGee has long been a fitness fan, and she absolutely loves what she does for a living. She concentrates on the fitness requirements of her clients and goes the extra mile to make sure that those needs are met. Although safety is at the forefront, D’Ondra puts much time and effort into making sure that her workouts are as dynamic, efficient and enjoyable as possible.
Graduating from the University of Houston with a M. Ed. and a B.S. in Exercise Science, D’Ondra is also a qualified A.C.E Personal Trainer and holds AFAA Group Exercise, INSANITY and Red Cross CPR/AED certifications.
D’Ondra has been a Facet Seven personal trainer since 2009, and is also the Assistant Director of Fitness Programs at the Rice University Recreation Center.
When not helping our members achieve greater levels of fitness than they ever thought possible, D’Ondra still leads an extremely active lifestyle, listing tennis (she played competitively in college), road cycling, any kind of watersports and outdoor exercise, kickboxing and running with her Australian Shepherd as her hobbies. She also enjoys spending time on the beach and, most importantly, with her family.
After receiving her bachelor's degree in Education from Concordia University in December 2004, Stephanie Sirek spent one year coaching tennis and cross country at Tolleson Union High School in Phoenix, Arizona. She joined the Lutheran High North family in 2006 where she served as a teacher and head cross country and track and field coach. During Stephanie’s tenure at LHN, she trained and produced several state champions in both sports. Stephanie’s passion for sports performance and teaching has translated into a new career as a Certified Personal Trainer. Stephanie currently trains as an independent personal trainer at Facet Seven.
Stephanie teaches boot camps, group training, in-home training, and one on one sessions.
Growing up active in team sports kept Joy focused on being in her best physical shape. She found herself developing a passion and interest in health and the human body. As a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Joy received a B.A. in Exercise and Sport Science. In 2008, while in graduate school, she decided to work as a personal trainer because of the flexible hours. She immediately fell in love with the job and decided to pursue it as a career. Soon after, she received a Master of Science in Nutrition from Georgia State University and completed an internship at The Ohio State University to become a registered dietitian. Additionally, she is a certified personal trainer and certified weight loss specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Joy loves her career as a personal trainer because of the opportunity to impact lives. She believes in "living outside the norm" and pushing yourself to be your absolute best self. Her special interests include weight loss, nutrition, and building muscle. In addition to personal and group training, she also offers nutrition counseling, meal plans, and grocery store tours.
Change is scary. Often we find ourselves trying to make the same changes over and over again. Karolyn's approach integrates little adjustments to get you out of your rut and reaching for the next step. You can call her a change agent. Karolyn believes it is through these small steps that we'll make the most progress. So, you'll always feel like this is do-able, like we can conquer the next challenge together, and you can finally call yourself fit.
Karolyn is proud to have completed both Level 1 nutrition, and Level 2 master coaching certifications through Precision Nutrition, and offers amazing nutrition solution coaching as a registered ProCoach through her Change Program. She was once a certified yoga instructor and still uses those valuable skills to incorporate alignment and balance in her workouts. Karolyn holds her lifetime personal trainer certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). She is TRX trained, has completed 3 triathlons, and boasts mad kitchen skills. Karolyn holds her BFA in photography, which seems unrelated but proves she has an eye for composition and detail, and the patience to achieve it.
Karolyn continues to research, and is fascinated by behavior modification. In her spare time, she paints, and watches stuff about superheroes.
Nutrition Coaching: The Change Program is perfect for those who are having trouble making the changes necessary to reach related fitness goals. It is a year-long program with monthly start dates, and requires a one-year commitment. Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Kitchen Nutrition Makeovers, Grocery Tours, and Food Skills sessions are each 1-hour, $100 (depending on location), and can be bought individually, or as an add-on (great gifts!).
My name is Michael and I am a Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Certified by National Academy of Sports Medicine. I have over 10 years experience working in the fitness industry. I have a degree in Health Science and am currently pursuing a degree in physical therapy medicine. As a testament to my passion for fitness and my work ethic, I quickly rose from personal Trainer to Athletic Director of Bally Total Fitness here in Houston Texas and was a Trainer at Club Corp’s Houston City Club. Currently I am an Independent Trainer at Facet Seven Heights in Houston Texas.
I fell in love with fitness while in high school, after seeing how my body transformed with exercise and proper nutrition I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the fitness/wellness industry. I wanted others to experience those same results. This is why I am proud and honored to invite you to train with me. No matter if you prefer Boot Camp, In house training or online training I have you covered. Call or email me to have your first fitness assessment/trial workout at no charge.
The basis of my mission in the fitness field is to build a trusting relationship with each of my clients, concentrating on the “why” as much as "what" their fitness goals are. Everyone’s goals are unique and personal to them. If we can determine the “why” we can better understand what we need to do to help you with the “what”. It’s the “why” that motivates a person to work towards the “what”.
For almost 20 years I have been helping people become more fit and healthy. Over the last 10 years my scope has expanded to improving the overall quality of life for my clients. This includes fitness, flexibility, nutrition, stress relief and overall helping them to make positive changes to their lifestyle. Getting healthy and happy generally requires people to make some significant changes in their lives. I believe by making incremental changes over time, we can work together to insure that you, not only reach your “what”, and succeed in the "why", but help make sure the change is a permanent one. I believe it is important that we commit to a plan and work together to do everything possible to help make sure you are successful!
I am an ACE certified personal trainer with advanced training in Special Populations and Nutrition. From my years of experience in general fitness to post-rehab for injuries, including hip and knee replacements, I have gained the knowledge and expertise to work with a broad base of clientele. Personally, being the recipient of bi-lateral knee replacements myself, I have the first-hand understanding of the challenges present with joint replacement recovery.
I've chosen to specialize in training “more mature” clients, those over 50 years young, whether they are already active or just beginning their journey to a healthier, more active lifestyle. Whether you’re 50 or 90 years young it is never too late to start living a healthier and more vibrant life. You can be younger next year!
All my clients undergo a detailed assessment to determine current physical condition and to detect any muscular imbalances or limitations. Once we determine the “what” and the “why”, we work together to develop a program that meets those needs and make adjustments as needed. After all, the only thing constant in life is change! Utilizing dynamic functional training, the goal is to improve your overall fitness and mobility. This helps assure that you will be ready for whatever life throws at you!
Why am I personal trainer? I enjoy meeting new people and building new relationships. Working together with each of my clients, teaching them the how and the why, and sharing in their successes is my reward.
Whatever their fitness level or goal, Michael creates programs that challenge and inspire his clients while helping them reach their potential. His attention to detail, knowledge, and motivation make each session safe, effective, and fun.
Michael graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, and more recently became certified through the National Association of Strength and Conditioning as Facet Seven’ only Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Michael has experience training clients in their 20s and into their 70s, as well as athletes from high school to professional levels.
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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.
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.
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.
Sunny is an experienced personal trainer and boxing instructor. His approach focuses on teaching functional exercises for anyone interested in improving mobility, sports performance, and weight loss.
Sunny began his personal training as an MMA fighter at the age of 19. He has several MMA fights under his belt and is currently being promoted by Legacy Fighting. In addition to being an accomplished MMA fighter, he has training across a wide spectrum of modalities including weightlifting, kettlebells, and boxing. His passion for training others is motivated by the conviction that we must counteract the inertia that accompanies our modern lifestyle by adopting a holistic mind body approach by utilizing functional exercises to develop mobility, power, and strength.
Sunny holds a degree from the National Personal Training Institute. His personal training certifications include NASM certified, Kettlebell certified, Trigger point certified, and as a Box n Burn boxing instructor.