First, let me start off by saying, '"I'm a TRX® Addict"! This thing changed my body, my core, my strength, agility, balance and helped minimize my back pain!
I've been hooked for 7 years and continue to be amazed at how effective it is. I was born with a severe case of scoliosis (curvature of the spine) in two places in my spine, that took 4 1/2 inches off my height and compresses one of my lungs. Despite my desire to be my true tall self, more importantly, it stripped me of all sports, except Track and Field at the age of 13. I was devastated and endured years of braces, back pain and feeling angry to be given this body but an athletic mind. I was given a bad prognosis if I tried to have kids and predicted to be in a wheel chair in my 60's. Being told I was a 'walking time bomb' by Dr's, because I could be easily paralyzed, didn't exactly encourage me to do much!
I've been in HI for 24 years. I've successfully had children and let me tell you I'm no where close to a wheel chair. My inner athlete came out in 2013, as a triathlete and I finished my first Ironman in May of 2015. I've completed the Spartan Trifecta and Recently, Ragnar Hawaii 2017. None of it has come easy, without doubt, pain and tears. BUT If I can do it...YOU can do whatever you set your mind to also. Our biggest weakness is our mind. Period.
I've acquired over 18 certifications in my 21 yrs in this business. I've worked my way from a volunteer instructor to a Fitness Director/Manager...and have been exposed to several theories and principles. Our gym, what we offer...works. So let's do this!
Eat Clean, Workout, Be Awesome, REPEAT!
Aloha and Hallo 360 Ohana. My name is Rafi – that’s short for Raphaela, my Italian name that Americans have a tendency to mess up. I am one of the many transplants on this beautiful island in the middle of the Pacific. I was born and raised in Austria, Europe. I moved to Hawaii in 2003, officially to get my third and last Master degree, unofficially to be able do my triathlon training outside year around. Fast forward 11 years, I am now a proud wife of a retired US Army soldier and a mom of two awesome kids, almost 9 year old Selina and 4 year old Tristan. I work full time as an advocate for injured soldiers. Fitness and sharing my love for sports keeps me sane in this roller coaster I often seem to be sitting on.
My fitness background often surprises people. My love and passion for fitness and sport was actually ignited fairly late. I grew up chubby and not a fan of sports or competitions. I had pretty low self-esteem when I was in High School. After spending 6 months in NYC in college as a temporary hire at the United Nations I started swimming. More out of boredom I signed up for a sprint triathlon and was completely hooked. The sprint, became an Olympic distance and eventually an Ironman race.
Becoming a mom changed my fitness and sports program significantly as I was, all of a sudden, constricted by time. My workouts became shorter, more focused, and more intense. I refocused my energy on interval training, cross training, off road running, mixed martial arts, and yoga and pilates inspired workouts.
As a trainer I believe that workouts don’t have to be long to be effective and a constantly changing workout routine brings results and prevents the oh so common workout slump.
Join me at the studio for a body and mind engaging MMA Strong workout that will get you fit for the ring as well as other cardio focused workouts. Moreover, I am available for one on one or small group sessions on request.
My name is Muneca and I was born and raised in Wai’anae. I am a certified personal trainer through NASM, Dot FIT Certified (able to recommend meal plans and supplements), American Heart Association certified in First Aid CPR & AED and I have worked with numerous clients over many years from young to old.
With over 15 years of personal training experience, I find that working with the "every day women" to be the most rewarding. This is my passion and as a result I will be specializing in women's training only. My passion and specialty is inspiring the everyday women to reach her fitness goals. I will customize your workouts through high-intensity interval training (HIIT), TRX training, kettle bells, plyometric training, core training, corrective exercises, corrective stretching and nutrition consulting that will leave you feeling motivated and inspired!
My journey to becoming a personal trainer began in my early 20’s. After giving birth to my daughter and seeing the dramatic changes to my body after gaining 60lbs during my pregnancy, I got myself a gym membership and my lifestyle changed! I became interested in becoming a personal trainer. My boyfriend at the time (now my husband) was a personal trainer and encouraged me to get certified. With his help, I saw my body change for the better. I wanted to know everything I could about fitness.
From 1999-2004 I was hired and worked as a personal trainer at 24 Hour Fitness. I enjoyed every moment! In late 2004, I had the unique opportunity to become a small business owner of my own indoor tanning salon called "Exquisite Tanning". I successfully ran that business for 7 years, while continuing to train 5 days a week and helping train friends in my free time. In 2011, I closed the tanning salon due to the high rent costs.
In 2012, I enjoyed being able to focus on being a mom, chauffer and chef to my kids before, before starting back in 2013 as a full-time independent personal trainer.
With my 15 years experience of being a personal trainer and living a fit, active, healthy lifestyle, let me share my passion of health and fitness with the everyday woman who desires to get fit!
Aloha 360 Ohana, my name is Kevin, your MMA Fit Coach. My Passion is helping you crush your fitness goals while teaching you how to kickass. My classes are based upon true MMA techniques and functional movements.
I have been competing in sports since the age of 8. I competed in Pop Warner football and played league basketball since a young age. I was able to bring my football career to the college level. I earned a scholarship to play for Mississippi Valley State University as an Outside Linebacker and Special Teams. During the last year of College I began to train and compete MMA in 2009. A year later I answering my calling and committed myself to helping people reach their fitness goals. Training others has always been what I love to do and at the same time I love teaching the amazing art of MMA. My certified background includes Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Crossfit, and Personal Training. Other than training at 360 Strong, you will all notice I love working on and riding my Harley.
In every class I will teach a new different technique and/or combination. The circuit portion of MMA Fit will consist of 3 rounds of 5- 1minute stations to simulate a real fight in the cage. Each station with incorporate mitts, heavy bag, double-end bag, bands, kettlebell, tire, ropes, TRX, etc.. So get your wraps and gloves on! Come and join us for a kickass class!
Aloha! My name is Chasen and after falling in love with the culture, traditions and island I’m proud to call Oahu home since 2009. I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio where I received my Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Physiology and a Master in Science in Recreation and Sport Sciences from Ohio University. I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA); I am also a certified TRX trainer, Les Mills Spin instructor, Functional Movement Screen Certified. Some of my previous experiences include: Personal Trainer and Fitness Center Supervisor at Ohio University, Personal Trainer for Gold’s Gym, Sports Performance Coach for Velocity Sports Performance, Sports Performance Coordinator for Indianapolis Public Schools and Fitness Specialist for the Navy and Indiana University. I love doing anything active, taking on new challenges, cheering on my Ohio State Buckeyes, and doing anything outdoors in the beautiful state of Hawaii, especially hiking! (Ask me for suggestions if you like).
One of my main goals in life is to spread the message that fitness should and can be fun!
LauraLynn Jansen, MHEd., CPCC, E-RYT began practicing yoga almost three decades ago as part of her healing regime to cope with a cancer diagnosis. Surviving cancer gave her a thirst to live life to its fullest leading her to obtain a master's degree in Integrative Health Education. After a fifteen-year period of personal immersion into Yoga she attained a teaching certification while traveling in India. Her aim for any one who practices with her is a discovery of empowerment and fun. She has offered Yoga to diverse student populations from cancer patients to at-risk youth and military members to individuals recovering from injuries. Over the last decade she has turned her focus of study to mindfulness, breath attention, proper core engagement, alignment, and a practical life-supporting philosophy.
She is the founder of theYoke, an international yoga non-profit (theYoke.yoga). LauraLynn has cast a mindful eye toward the evolution of Yoga in the US. Over the last couple years a deeper urge prompted her to have conversations with Yoga folk (teachers, studio owners and students) about this expanding phenomenon and their experiences in this world. These conversations led to theYoke’s main mission -- to offer a hub for yogis to unite, serve each other, and create sustainability on their yogic path.
Her zest for life has been honored with the Livestrong Challenge award and being recognized as an Athleta Inspirational Athlete. Her current engagement of Yoga moves from the mat, to silk hammock, into the pool, and onto standup paddleboards. Find out more about her at: lljansen.com.
I've been a competitive athlete since age 12. I was recruited to a national ranked high school in Ca. I played on the varsity team for 3 different sports all 4 years and got a full scholarship to San Jose St for softball and graduated with a bachelor in Physical Therapy. Life happened and I went in a different direction as a career and ending up in the corporate world for 10 plus years. During that time I still had a competitive drive and that lead me into strength competitions, water skiing at a competitive level, and racing motorcycles. In 2000 I was involved in a vicious motorcycle accident on the track and was airlifted out. It took me over a year to rehab back so I could live a active life again. In that time I made a decision to become a personal trainer so I could help others reach their personal fitness goals. I got nationally certified with NASM, NCSF, AFFA, and Olympic Bodybuilding movements. I worked for 24 hrs for 5 years, then decided to become a independent contractor. During that time I trained girls for figure and fitness competition, trained a young girl who was trying to make the qualifying Olympic ice skating team, and did the strength and conditioning program for Washington high schools varsity softball and baseball program for 5 years. Then life happened again and I had to put my personal training on hold. Glad to say I'm back in the fitness world again and I once again feel alive. I'm very passionate over fitness and my strength is in teaching.
Jeanette Jacobson has dedicated her life to fitness. Along with training in ballet, jazz and modern dance she also trained in hip hop dance and gymnastics from a child into her college career and past. In 2003 she graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with the emphasis of Fitness, Nutrition and Health and Athletic training. After graduation she got her personal training certification in 2003 from ACSM and then pursued to get her group fitness training certificate.
In 2009 she picked up her life and moved to Naples, Italy with her family While there she knew she wanted to stay in the fitness environment she became the Operation Assistant to Carney Park Recreation Facility and The Gym for the United States Navy and MWR.
Then in 2014 she moved back to San Diego, California with her family and during that time started studying barre. In January of 2016 Jeannette decided to become certified with Xtendbarre in barre and mat Pilates. There she had been working as front desk staff and teaching barre classes.
In September of 2016 she then moved to Honolulu with her family. She wanted to keep teaching after the move and was soon introduced to 360 Strong. Not only does she have the passion for fitness personally, but has the passion to continue to teach people how to lengthen and strengthen their muscles and keep moving for the rest of their lives. Jeannette is so happy to have become apart of the 360 Ohana.