Our Trainers

Dan DeForest

I have had years of personal experience body building and working with different personal trainers. I've always been driven by my own personal passion for keeping fit and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I enjoy sharing this passion and teaching others what I've learned through the years and I love seeing my clients succeed in improving their own health and lives.

Education:

  • BA in History from California State Irvine
  • ProCPR and AED Certification
  • ACT - Certified Personal Trainer

Stevie Rivera

After high school, weighing 120 pounds, Stevie walked into a gym for the first time ever and started his body building career. Since then, he has never stopped working out. Watching his body change through the years, he was hooked and kept learning more about his craft. Never realizing that he could make a career in something that he loved to do – personal training. Teaching other people about fitness and nutrition became his passion. He has trained everyone from blue collar workers to CEOs, celebrities and pro sport athletes.

Education:

  • Certified Body Makeover Trainer, Michael Thurman 2004
  • Certified Nutritionist, Cal State Long Beach 1992
  • Certified Personal Trainer, N.F.P.T. 1992

Accomplishments:

  • 2002 - National Bodybuilding Championship, Competitor
  • 2001 - Mr. California, 1st Place Masters
  • 2001 - Contra Costa Bodybuilding Championship, 1st Place Masters
  • 2000 - Orange County Bodybuilding Championship, 3rd Place Middleweight
  • 2000 - San Diego Bodybuilding Championship, 1st Place Middleweight
  • 1999 - Max Muscle Bodybuilding Championship, 1st Place Middleweight
  • 1987 - Mr. Western States, 3rd Place Lightweight
  • 1986 - Mr. Venice Beach, 1st Place Lightweight
  • 1985 - Mr. Riverside, 1st Place Novice and Overall Champion

Television

Print Work

Beach Body TourESPNExercise for MenAug 97
Body by JakeESPNIron Man MagazineAug 93
Flex Magazine WorkoutESPNMen's WorkoutMay 93
Good Day L.A.FOX11Muscle & Fitness MagSep 92

Carlos Altamirano

As a former 4 year high school wrestler (State Qualifier and Nationally Ranked) fitness and performance has always been a part of my life. After studying, reading, and aquiring several personal training certifications, I began to apply what I had learned and developed a physique far greater than what was genetically given to me. Throughout the years of hard work, dedication, and working with numerous professional to reach their fitness goals, I managed to understand and implement the fundamentals of changing ones body's composition. Throughout helping a monumental number of people at 24 Hour Fitness, Bally Total Fitness, and LA Fitness for the past 6 years, where my personal training experience comes from, I was introduced to the NPC Affiliation and quickly became more and more interested in taking my fitness journey the extra mile. Orange County Classic 2009 was my very first bodybuilding show. It was a great learning experience and I managed to place top 5! The rush and adrenaline of being on stage and showing your hard earned body in such an artistic way got me hooked, which is why, 3 weeks later, I competed at the California State Championships were I Placed 2nd. My recent show was the Orange County Classic 2013 were I placed 3rd in the Open Lightweight Division. I also hold several personal training certifications such as National Exercise and Sports Trainer Association (NESTA), American Aerobic Association International (AAAI), and National Council of Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT). Helping others achieve their fitness goals, as I did mine, has become my passion!