Meet the Trainers

Their passion is … RESULTS

Here at South Yuba Club we can design a program that is just right for you. Our Personal Trainers are certified and dedicated individuals that want to see YOU meet your goals. They work diligently to make sure your overall experience is nothing short of EPIC!

MEET THE TRAINERS

Renee Herrenkohl

Renee Herrenkohl

SYC Fitness Program Director | Certified Fitness Trainer

 

BA Kinesiology and Health Studies (USF)
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Allied Health Instructor
Certified Medical Assistant
High School Varsity Baseball Assistant Coach
Precision Nutrition Program
MS Kinesiology & Exercise Physiology
CPR | AED & First Aid Certified


Learn more about Renee

Renee has over 9 years experience working with patients/clients in a clinical setting and is a medical/health educator. She graduated with a Bachelors in Kinesiology and Health Studies from USF. Her notable work experience has been with physicians from a weight management clinic and their research trials in weight management, exercise physiology and biomechanics.

She is continuing her education further at the moment to attain a Masters degree. Aside from working in the field, she loves to hike, run, play a multitude of sports and go to Giants’ baseball games.

reneeh@southyubaclub.com

Teresa Cull

Teresa Cull

Certified Fitness Trainer

 

College Professor of Physical Education/Athletics
Certified Medical Exercise Specialist (AAHFRP)
Certified Post Rehab Conditioning Specialist (AAHFRP)
Certified Nutrition Consultant
(Dr. Donsbach School of Science & Nutrition)
NSCA Strength & Conditioning Coach
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
AFAA Certified Fitness Counselor
AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor
AFAA Certified Dance & Aerobics Instructor
TRX Instruction
CPR | AED Certified


Learn more about Teresa

As a championship and competitive college athlete in soccer, volleyball, basketball and dance, Teresa realized the value of fitness and nutrition. With over 30 years in the fitness field, Teresa has a developed a strong foundation stemming from sports and dance along with a never ending thirst for knowledge. Strength training, core/functional training, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness and diet were key to her as an athlete and became a way of life.

Knowledge and education were crucial to support not only her personal goals and priorities, but also for her ever-growing desire to teach, coach, motivate, and inspire others to live healthy and fit lives. As a college professor for 16 years and owner/director of two fitness centers, she has taught a wide variety of classes and programs (from anatomy, kinesiology, nutrition, stretch, x training, weight training, cardio strength circuits, step, aerobics, jazz and hip hop, to conditioning sport teams/athletes). Her extensive knowledge, certifications and experience, coupled with her upbeat and caring nature has allowed her to work well with all ages and conditions, in the many facets of fitness and nutrition.

Teresac@southyubaclub.com

John Hendrickson

John Hendrickson

Certified Fitness Trainer | Tennis Director

 

B.S. Commercial Recreation, Cal State Hayward
NASM Certified Fitness Trainer
NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist
NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
NASM Behavior Change Specialist
USPTA Tennis Professional
USPTA Training Courses
Life Coaching Certificate QSLA
NASM Weightless Specialist
CPR | AED Certified


Learn more about John

 John has been a fitness and sport enthusiast all of his life. Growing up in an active family he knew he wanted to be involved in teaching the importance of taking care of ones overall wellness. John views exercise as the ultimate “fountain of youth”. He played every sport that involved a ball and excelled in tennis playing as a junior and college. After graduating from college he became a Tennis Professional, but always saw the importance in cross training.

After many years of being a USPTA Professional he decided to become certified as a Personal Trainer so he could take his skills in a new direction. John has over 20 years experience as a Tennis Professional and 8 years experience as a Personal Trainer. He views age as a challenge to better himself every year in every aspect in his life. Exercise is the ultimate way to take on this challenge and one he will accept willingly!

johnh@southyubaclub.com

Erin Taylor

Erin Taylor

Certified Fitness Trainer

 

B.A. Organizational Communication (minor in Social Science)
A.A. in a liberal studies
NASM Certified Fitness Trainer
Fitness Nutrition
Team Training
Nutritional Counseling
CPR | AED Certified


Learn more about Erin

Erin became devoted to fitness shortly after the birth of her first child. It quickly became her passion. She has been a member of the South Yuba Club since 2009.

In 2015, Erin joined the club house and was hooked from the fun workouts and quick results she achieved. This also inspired her to pursue a career as a personal trainer.

Erin loves the ability to help people improve their quality of life with fitness. It is wonderful to see people’s confidence, posture and health improve. She loves to help people tackle their ailments. For fun, Erin likes to sew, cook, camp, garden and hang out with her husband, son and daughter. And (of course) exercise.

Erint@southyubaclub.com

Kristen Dell

Kristen Dell

Certified Fitness Trainer

 

B.S. Business
NASM Certified Fitness Trainer
400 hour YA Yoga Certified
CPR | AED Certified


Learn more about Kristen

Kristen first became interested in fitness and strength as an alternative to surgery for a meniscus tear, and a way to help protect loose joints and prevent further injury. She has been practicing yoga for 16 years, teaching  for 5, and and has accumulated over 3,000 hours of instructing and Personal Training experience.

Her passion is helping others discover the strength in their body. She believes that anyone can achieve their fitness goals with the right instruction and knowledgeable oversight.

kristend@southyubaclub.com

Dakota Cook

Dakota Cook

Lead Sales Manager | Certified Fitness Trainer

 

NASM Certified Fitness Trainer
Stages™ Cycling Instructor Certification
Advanced Lifting
EMT Class Certification
Adv. First Aid and CPR | AED
Results Nutrition Program
Medical Nursing Major
Yoga Certification


Learn more about Dakota

Dakota lived an active life style growing up “off the grid” in Camptonville, CA. He enjoys hiking, being at the river, and playing sports. Dakota’s clients enjoy his attention to detail and ability to coach each client at the level she or he needs in order to reach their goals. The reason I got into personal training is that, after a car accident, I went through some tough personal struggles trying to rehabilitate from my injuries. I realized I wanted to help people get through their own challenges. I really enjoy helping people become the best versions of themselves that they can be.

dakotac@southyubaclub.com

Amanda Prentice

Amanda Prentice

Certified Fitness Trainer

 

AFAA Personal Trainer
AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Mad Dogg Athletics Spinning Instructor
TRX Group Training Certification
Physical Therapist Degree
Advanced Certificate Program
CPR | AED | First Aid Certified


Learn more about Amanda

As a health and exercise enthusiast, Amanda Prentice found her niche in track 25 years ago after some encouragement from a track coach This generated a passion in her and led her to run competitively and compete in several local triathlons. Amanda love running, but finds balance in cross training at the gym, biking and staying active outdoors Her background and interests have led her to pursue health and nutrition in college, and later to become certified not only as a group fitness instructor, but also as a Mad Dogg Athletics Spinning Instructor, and an AFAA Personal Trainer as well. Amanda has taught a variety of health and fitness programs throughout her career including: Pilates, Stretch and Strength, TRX Training, Bosu, Kickboxing, and Bootcamp Conditioning. Amanda also enjoys coaching endurance athletes. Most of all she strives to produce meaningful results for her clients.

amandah@southyubaclub.com

Gerardo Rivera

Gerardo Rivera

Certified Fitness Trainer

ACE Certified Fitness Trainer
Sports Nutrition
Physiology of Fitness
Corrective Exercise
CPR | AED Certified


Learn more about Gerardo

Gerardo has been deeply into fitness for about 4 years. He is new to personal training, but has had experience helping out friends and family members meet their fitness goals. He has always been the helping type of person. Caring about other people’s well beings has always been one of his strongest trails. His future goals consist of obtaining more personal training certificates and believes there is always something new to learn. Gerardo has been working the front desk at the Grass Valley location for 10 months and enjoys it because he meets new people and makes new friends on a daily basis.

During his free time, he likes to surround himself with his friends, family and those closest to him. He also enjoys going on hikes and walks to meet new areas of town. One of Gerardo’s favorite things to do is lift weights and find new workouts to add to his routine.

gerardor@southyubaclub.com

Bonnie Schlesinger

Bonnie Schlesinger

Certified Fitness Trainer | Membership Sales

B.A. History from UCB
Certified Personal Trainer, AFAA
Certified Personal Trainer, ACCA
Active Isolation Flexibility Technician, Maximum Performance International
Certified Aerobics Instructor, AFAA
Life Coaching Certificate
Nutrition Specialist
Senior Fitness
CPR | AED | First Aid Certified


Learn more about Bonnie

Bonnie grew up always trying to loose weight, her mom put her on her first “diet” at 10 years of age. She tried many fad diets over the years including The Mayo Clinic Diet, Atkins, Zone, Liquid, etc. The road to controlling her weight began with a seminar she attended in the 80’s regarding aerobic activity. She began jumping rope in her living room for aerobic conditioning. She eventually joined a Health Club and loved being there so much she asked if she could work there. This was the beginning of her 20 year employment in the fitness industry. Bonnie loves the Club environment, it is an “equalizer” where all people are there for health and fitness regardless their age, occupation, wealth or status in life. Young and old alike work out amiably for a common goal. Bonnie loves the upbeat friendly health club atmosphere.

The last 5 years Bonnie worked for an in home care agency scheduling caregivers with elderly clients. Witnessing first hand the poor physical condition of clients, the poor quality of life they had, was discouraging and depressing. Bonnie decided to seek employment in the fitness industry again. She hopes to share her passion for health and fitness with people of all ages. It is especially important to pass on that as people age, their quality of life can be greatly improved by proper health and fitness through exercise and nutrition.

Bonnie loves connecting with people and listening to their “story,” Interpersonal relationships are a priority in her life. Bonnie spends her spare time at home helping her husband with his EBay business focusing on sales of vintage and collectible items. Dog obedience classes and practicing with their new puppy is a priority right now and time consuming! A major part of Bonnie’s life is visiting with her beautiful athletic daughter Laura, and three grandchildren twice a month, spending the weekend enjoying “Oma” (grandmother) time.

Bonnies@southyubaclub.com

Ethan Jefferson

Ethan Jefferson

Certified Fitness Trainer

NESTA Certified Fitness Trainer
Pre-Health Professional Certificate
Olympic Weight Lifting Certification
Mobility Specialist
BA Film Studies – Yale University
High School English Teacher
Pursuing a Career as an MD
CPR | AED Certified


Learn more about Ethan

Ethan’s interest in fitness began with a youth membership at the YMCA and has since evolved into a life dedicated to health and fitness.

While studying pre-med in San Francisco, Ethan chose to direct his passion into personal training to supplement his education and lifestyle. He fell in love with the profession.

For fun, Ethan LOVES lifting weights, playing the ukulele, creative writing and gaming.

Ethan’s clients love his dedication and knowledge of health and fitness. Leading by example, he inspires and encourages people of all fitness levels to improve and reach their goals. He has personal experience with Olympic weight lifting, weight loss, yoga, bodybuilding, strength and conditioning, functional mobility and youth sports training.

Ethan enjoys inspiring his clients to pursue their goals with passion and integrity. A positive lifestyle change stems from proper knowledge and perseverance.

ethanj@southyubaclub.com

Mike Carville

Mike Carville

HEAD DUDE!

 

NASM Certified Fitness Trainer
Post-Rehabilition Specialist
Corrective Exercise Specialist
National Academy of Sports Medicine CES
Stages™ Cycling Instructor Certification
CPR | AED Certified


Learn more about Mike

As the Fitness Director, Mike coordinates Personal Training Sessions along with developing custom training programs. He specializes in comprehensive health and conditioning programs with an emphasis on Post-Rehabilitation and Sports Conditioning. He has extensive knowledge with regard to health related issues, corrective exercise and weight loss.

mikec@southyubaclub.com

Nick Gordon

Nick Gordon

Certified Fitness Trainer

 

ACE Certified Personal Instructor
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Sports Nutrition
Kinesiology & Physiology of Fitness
Basic Weight Training
ACE Nutrition Specialist
Weight Management Specialist
CPR | AED Certified


Learn more about Nick

Nick is new to training, but has been deeply into fitness for about 5 years. He wanted to become a personal trainer because he has a passion for fitness and exercise. He thoroughly enjoys helping others during their fitness journeys. He believes that exercise is the key to a long, healthy life and strives to help others enjoy it as much as he does. His goal is to continue through school and receive a Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine to become an Athletic Trainer.

At the same time he still wants to continue training clients and getting them closer to achieving their goals. Besides helping people achieve there goals, Nick enjoys playing sports with friends, watching UFC fights, cooking, producing music, and laughing with those closest to him.

nickg@southyubaclub.com

Lala Weiss

Lala Weiss

Certified Fitness Trainer

BA in Human Movement-ACU
Honors in Exercise Physiology-ACU
Certified Structural Integrator | Rolfer
Certified Massage Therapist
Certified Sports Trainer
Anatomy Dissection
Fascia-Correct Function & Movement
Creative Movement-Brain/Body Training
CPR | AED Certified


Learn more about Lala

Lala has always been interested in how the body works. She immersed herself in her studies and graduated with honors in Australia. She then continued her education and training by traveling around the world to study with different masters. She is a specialist in exercise for chronic and complex conditions.

Her approach is to link the cause with the effect in order to repair and improve. She has a holistic methodology to her work to manage injury, connect the brain and body, and turn pain into liberated movement.

Lala can be found pursuing the local cafes in search of the perfect coffee, hiking with her pup, obsessing real estate or relaxing on the couch with a good book.

Her love and passion for her work is visible when she works with her clients. Her fun and functional training style combines equal parts academic knowledge and intuitive practice. She strives to change her clients’ outlook on life for the better. She is happy when she helps clients correct and evolve their movement patterns and get the most out of every day!

lalaw@southyubaclub.com

Jeremy Brown

Jeremy Brown

Certified Fitness Trainer

NASM Certified Fitness Trainer
NASM Certified Nutrition Specialist
Dietitian Specialist
Massage Therapy
Corrective Exercise Specialist
CPR | AED Certified


Learn more about Jeremy

From a young age, Jeremy has been interested in fitness. He has always been an inspirational and driving force, encouraging his friends and family to stay active and healthy. Jeremy followed his passion for fitness and started studying nutrition and exercise in school and on his own. After discovering the power of nutrition when added to a proper exercise program, he began to help others reach their fitness goals and live a healthy full life.

In his free time, Jeremy enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking with his dogs, boxing, and learning new things.

Jeremy’s clients enjoy his honest input and patient motivation. He will stick by your side and travel at your pace to help get you to your fitness destination. Jeremy’s goal is to be instrumental in improving the quality of life of all his clients. He’s most satisfied in his work if he can make a positive impact in his clients’ health and well-being.

jeremyb@southyubaclub.com

Elliott Bringman

Elliott Bringman

Certified Fitness Trainer

 

B.A. & MA, UC Santa Barbara
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 Registered Yoga Instructor (1000+ hours of instruction)
Certified indoor Cycling Instructor
TRX Certified Coach
Functional Movement Screen Level 1
CPR | AED Certified


Learn more about Elliott

 Elliott Bringman is a movement-based strength and performance specialist with primary focuses on functional training, cardiovascular endurance training, and mobility / flexibility. Elliott is a Northern California native, where the natural geography lends itself well to an organic Olympics comprised of action sports like backpacking / hiking, skiing, surfing, running, swimming, yoga, and boulder hopping. It’s a unique universe where everyone is called to blend his or her physical practices with the otherworldly natural environment. Elliott enjoys participating in this organic Olympics whenever possible, and wants you to do the same.

As the grandson of a World War II drill sergeant who latter succumbed to the physical limitations that Multiple Sclerosis imparts on its victims, Elliott views movement and breath as a gift that everyone is called to honor – as you never know when it will be taken from you. Truly, Elliott believes that everyone should celebrate every single day they are able to be active, able to breath, and able to give thanks for the gift of life we all have been granted. As a fitness professional, Elliott’s mission is to help you have the most rad life possible. Be rad, my friends.

Elliottb@southyubaclub.com

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Grass Valley, CA 95945

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