Personal Fitness Training
Mitch Chase, C.P.T.
Voted South Bay's Best Fitness Trainer in The Daily Breeze, Mitch has been personal training at West End since 1991 and has helped thousands of clients get into better shape. Since starting out as the youngest trainer around at age 15, he's spent the last 23 years practicing and applying what it takes to achieve aesthetic and functional results from exercise. He's studied Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, and Kinesiology and Physical Education at CSULB and he's held 5 nationally accredited certifications. Mitch has been involved in fitness studies, public speaking, has taught classes on Nutrition, Wellness, and Strength Training, and has even trained doctors and other certified personal trainers! His clients include Ms. Galaxy, Ms. Fitness, NPC bodybuilding competitors, tennis players, runners, skiers, golfers, martial artists, etc.
I can use this space to list all kinds of personal accomplishments, titles, certifications, education, degrees, fitness & nutrition philosophies, successes, celebrity trainings, references, and experiences. Or… we can make it about you and your results! Are you ready?
Derek has been training in the South Bay for the last 14 years. He is the founder and owner of Derek Bimat's 12-week Body Revolution. He has been featured in the Daily Breeze in a series of articles featuring reporter Meredith Grenier and her amazing 68 pound weight loss transformation. He is also a regular contributor to the Daily Breeze health section, offering workout advice and proper exercise technique. His current projects include a book to share his experiences and to introduce his unique weight loss and fitness program to everyone.
Derek believes that we should find a balance when it comes to nutrition. Enjoying occasional junk food and the many delicacies that life has to offer, while maintaining your health and weight through exercise and moderation.
My name is Lori Scarpo and I have been a personal trainer for 14 years. I know what it's like to have to work hard to lose weight, develop muscle tone, and improve my overall health. I've tackled this challenge personally, and helped many others do the same. No one understands like those who have suffered with the same issues.
My name is Sturla Frances Dahl. I have been a personal trainer for 23 years. I started at the early age of 17 years old. When I was 15 years, I started bodybuilding and competing. I won the title of Mr. Norway. I stopped competing at the age of 24, but continued training and living healthy.
My hobbies are soccer, hockey, and skiing. I went to culinary school to further my education and my healthy lifestyle. I went to massage school later to add to my education. With all the education from cooking, training, and massage therapy, I continue to give my clients, pain and relief at the same time (smiling). On my down time, I train jiu-jitsu where I have competed and earned my brown belt.
I have been a member and worked out at West End for well over 20 years. I received a Bachelors degree from the University of the Pacific in Business Marketing and played baseball at UOP on a scholarship. I worked for 14 years in the business world before I came back to my true passion of athletics, nutrition and fitness. I became certified through ACT and NCCA in both fitness and nutrition and feel that my strength lies in helping individuals build lean muscle and lose body fat. I am new to the industry but have been overwhelmed by the overall experience and success of my clients, which has me excited for the future. Nutrition, health and fitness are my true passions and I love to share my energy and knowledge.