Vigor’s strict hiring process requires that all our personal trainers be certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, a widely recognized leader in personal trainer accreditation. We also perform frequent quality assurance tests to ensure that every workout we produce is 100% accurate and perfectly tailored to each client’s lifestyle and goals.
Rene graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a B.S. in Biological Science – Option in Physiology, as well as a minor in chemistry. In addition to his NASM-certification, he was also ISSA-certified and worked in a gym in high school. Rene’s extensive academic background in exercise physiology, biomechanics, and motor control enable him to deeply understand each client’s unique workout needs. As someone who is passionate about exercise and the effect it has on human beings, he is personally invested in helping every one of his clients reach their fitness goals. In his personal time, Rene likes to go running outdoors (especially by the beach), and closely follows mixed martial arts and Olympic weightlifting.
Tim is a competition boxer, NASM-certified trainer, and research student at CSU Long Beach. He knows first-hand what it’s like to face a daunting fitness goal: after being an avid weight lifter growing up, multiple injuries in college made it difficult for him to work out, and he subsequently went into a weight-gaining tailspin that left him at over 285 pounds. Tim decided at that point that he needed a change in his habits. A year after restructuring his goals and customizing his workouts to fit his personal needs, he is down to 178 pounds and enjoying success in the boxing ring. Tim’s ample experience with a variety of fitness goals (cutting fat, gaining lean mass, building endurance, and more) make him a valuable asset in the Vigor lineup.
Jordan is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer and holds a B.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science. In addition to helping rehabilitate patients at Reischl Physical Therapy as a Physical Therapy Aide, he also served as a Trauma Care Specialist in the US Army and has extensive knowledge of military physical training methods. Jordan has been actively involved in physical fitness as a way of life for over four years as the Building Manager at CSU Long Beach’s Student Recreation and Wellness Center, and has experience with fitness concepts ranging from yoga to bodybuilding. An avid fitness enthusiast, Jordan wants his clients to not only surpass their fitness goals, but to also internalize a love of being physically active, regardless of what activities they choose to take part in.
Kashif is an NASM-certified trainer and graduated from CSU Long Beach with a B.S. in Molecular Cell Biology and Physiology, along with a minor in chemistry. He was first exposed to strength training at the age of 14, at which point he began to get deeply get involved in fitness as a lifestyle. Kashif’s background in the sciences has also allowed him to truly understand health and fitness at a deeper level and how everything interplays in the human body. His philosophy is that the mind, body, and spirit are one. When ones health is an issue (body), their mind becomes stressed, which leads emotions (spirit) to run rampant. To keep his own body, mind, and spirit well, Kashif participates in a blend of strength training techniques including yoga, plyometrics, Pilates, weight training, and team sports.