Trainers

Each personal trainer at Core Fitness is also well-educated and certified. The specialties of the Core Fitness team in the areas of fitness, cardio endurance, athletic conditioning and core strength will make your visits fun and productive.

Robin Odale Walker

Robin Odale Walker

Owner – Certified Personal Trainer

Robin is no stranger to fitness and weight training. This Santa Barbara native has been in the fitness and bodybuilding community for over 20 years.

With many bodybuilding championships under her belt, including former Ms. Santa Barbara/Ms. Central Coast, Robin prides herself on creating a fun and vibrant training routine for each client. She regularly attends continuing education seminars and workshops, and often speaks to groups about physical fitness.

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Having experienced the flip side emptiness of the awards and accolades from her bodybuilding career, Robin is passionate about bringing compassion to the inner joy of the journey to health.

Robin hand picks each trainer at Core Fitness Training and has an exacting standard for well-educated, certified, caring, intuitive and personable instructors. The Core Fitness team specializes in fitness; cardio endurance; athletic conditioning; balance training, Pilates, corrective exercise and core strengthening with an emphasis on making every workout fun and fruitful while encouraging feeling good from the inside out.

As a regular participant in continuing education seminars and workshops, Robin has seen many fitness trends come and go. With this knowledge and expertise, she brings tremendous experience and leadership to Core Fitness Training as well as fitness and motivational presentations to local groups and organizations.

Classes: Core Conditioning Combos.

Erin Wilson

Erin Wilson

Erin Wilson was first introduced to the Pilates Method at the age of 13. In 2008 she became a certified Pilates Instructor through Body Arts and Science International. Erin loves the “detective work” the Pilates Method offers to the client. Through a trained eye, Erin helps her clients determine the reasons for their chronic aches and pains by discovering incorrect movement patterns in their bodies. Erin has worked with men, women, and children from all walks of life, ages 8 to 84. From full hip replacement rehabilitation, to someone simply wanting to improve their core strength and balance, she is passionate about what the human body is capable of.

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In 2008, Erin completed her degree in Exercise Science, and was awarded Outstanding Student of the Year in the Physical Education Program at Santa Barbara City College, one of only a few colleges in the United States to offer a degree program through the American College of Sports Medicine. She went on to complete her Bachelor’s degree at California State University Channel Islands, where she was once again awarded Outstanding Honors in her field of study.

Erin feels honored to be a part of the energetic and supportive Santa Barbara health and fitness community and is proud that her time and Core Fitness Training offer the very best of these traits. Erin believes that the best part of her work is that people walk out the door at the end of their session feeling better in their bodies and minds than when they walked in.

Classes: Bottoms Up at the Barre, Core Conditioning Combos, Restorative Pilates.

Darya Bronston

Darya Bronston

Darya Bronston is an intuitive body-worker, massage therapist and Pilates instructor. Her life goal is to connect people to their bodies and minds with constructive skills that support health and vitality. Her work focuses on enhancing healthy patterns of movement, body tissue, habits and thoughts.  She has been studying and working with people and bodies toward health and vibrancy since 1998 when she began her massage practice.

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Ms. Bronston is trained as a wellness consultant, Personal Trainer, motivational speaker and California Massage Therapy Council Certified Massage therapist with expertise in deep tissue, Reiki, Swedish massage, Reflexology, Cranio-sacral and hot stone therapy. She is the inventor of the MOTR®; she is also a member of the Body Arts and Science International (B.A.S.I.) Pilates community; a member of the Balanced Body MOTR® Faculty; a PMA certified Pilates Instructor who specializes in teaching Pilates, Rolling and fitness; and a certified teacher for Arcus® and Buff Bones®.

As a practicing Pilates instructor and personal trainer, Ms. Bronston teaches workshops, private sessions, and group classes in the Unites States and abroad. She is honored to be part of the Core Fitness Training team in Santa Barbara.

Nate Leach

Nate Leach

Born and raised in Santa Barbara County, Nate Leach has been active in sports and outdoor activities since an early age. After graduating from UCSB with a Psychology B.A. and a Law & Society B.A., he was unsatisfied with his career path and decided to focus on his passion: health and fitness. Since then he has enrolled in and completed the highest certification the International Sports Science Association offers and become a Master Trainer.

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As a Specialist in Nutrition, Senior Fitness, Youth Fitness, Exercise Therapy and Strength & Conditioning – Nate offers his clients a wide range of expertise in health and fitness. By getting to know his client’s lifestyles, Nate seeks to fully understand his client’s needs and design a training plan tailored specifically for them.

JoAnne Terry

JoAnne Terry

JoAnne Terry is a long time fitness instructor, personal fitness trainer, certified massage therapist, dancer and certified yoga practitioner. JoAnne holds a BA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her warm spirit and nurturing energy make her a joy to work with, and the breadth of her expertise makes her a capable and dedicated trainer.

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JoAnne’s Yoga study and practice has spanned 17 years and various yoga styles and she is currently certified through the Yoga Alliance from Seven Centers Yoga in Sedona. With her deep interest in movement and how the body works optimally, JoAnne continues to augment her understanding and practice with her ongoing study of Neuro Kinetic Training and many other forms of bodywork. JoAnne has trained in Pilates and other body alignment techniques such as Feldenkrais and BMC. JoAnne is also a professional dancer specializing in Belly Dancing and aerial dancing; and continues to perform world dance with the groups Negma, Bellenco Dancers, Luxora, and La Petite Chouette Aerial Dance Company.

Classes: Restorative Yoga.

Sri van der Kroef

Sri van der Kroef

Sri van der Kroef is a Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist, who has been teaching different forms of Movement Meditation for several years, also teaching seniors and people with neurological and coordination issues to improve their movement function. She has been a licensed bodywork therapist since 1996 and has studied and practiced Qi Gong for several years.

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She is an energy balancing practitioner, holding certifications in Therapeutic Touch, Reiki and Huna. Sri holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Washington State University where she studied Visual Art and Dance. She has travelled extensively throughout Indonesia, continuing her studies in Somatic Dance, performing throughout Java and Bali. She currently also facilitates classes for women and girls using visual art, movement and meditation to assist in personal growth and healing. She has taught meditation for several years including at The Salt Cave of Santa Barbara.

Alex Ramirez

Alex Ramirez

Since I was a child I have always been physically active. My family had me participating in a variety of sports and activities, like karate, basketball and baseball. I really enjoyed karate and basketball and by the age of ten I earned my black belt in Korean Karate and was on a traveling all-star team for basketball. During these early years of sports activity I began to learn about injuries, endurance, hard work and discipline. I continued to compete in basketball and Karate in my high school years, but it wasn’t until I stumbled upon weight lifting that I began my path towards Physical fitness.

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I did not get serious about exercise until I started resistance training with a friend. He introduced me to different methods of training the body and I instantly fell in love. I wanted to learn more about the body and through International Sports Science Association; I earned a certificate as an ISSA Certified Trainer and Nutritionist. My eagerness to gain knowledge about all forms of fitness training has not waivered. I am constantly challenging my body and trying new methods of training, so that I can share with all my clients what I have learned.

I’m inviting you to gain from my knowledge and passion about physical fitness. I take great pride in helping men and women of all ages and fitness levels to become successful in attaining their fitness goals. I use a wide variety of training forums ranging from “Specific Training” to “Fat Loss” to “Functional” or “Rehabilitation Training.” I encourage you to get in touch with me today with any fitness questions.

LOCATION & DIRECTIONS

Core Fitness Training is located at 4430 Hollister Avenue, near Nogal and Modoc. There is parking in the back of the building.

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