Trainers Bios

Below you can learn more about our personal trainers.

Chelsea Petersen

“Exercise and eat healthy because you love your body, not because you hate it.”

Personal History

Living a healthy lifestyle is something I grew up doing. My Mom, who is also a personal trainer inspired me at a young age to pursue sports and hobbies that kept me active. Without her positive influence I wouldn’t be where I am today, and for that I am extremely thankful. However, it wasn’t until one of my college professors said to me, “make one of your hobbies into a profession and you’ll never work a day in your life”. In that moment, I decided to change my major from business to exercise physiology. My passion for exercise physiology has furthered my desire to help others live a healthy lifestyle and understand it’s importance. My goal is to help others enjoy exercising, not only to see positive results, but feel them as well.

Education:

  • C.S.U. Chico Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology (Spring 2015)
  • CPR Certified
  • NSCA Certified Personal Trainer (In Progress)

Experience:

  • IMF Personal Trainer
  • Teen Cross Training
  • Previously Involved In:
    • Soccer
    • Cross Country
    • Track and Field
    • Softball

Training & Specialties:

  • Endurance Training
  • Plyometrics
  • Nutrition
  • Sport Specific Training

Chris Weaver

“Nature knows no routine.”

Personal History

I was born and raised in Chico, CA! Growing up, I was always involved in a myriad of sports and outdoor activities. After being exposed to Cross Fit, I quickly discovered the numerous benefits of applying functional movements to my workouts. I am happily married to a beautiful woman and have three amazing children. Currently, I teach the 6th Grade in Gridley, CA and teach M.O.C. at In Motion Fitness.

Education:

  • B.A.Liberal Studies, C.S.U.Chico 1999
  • Profesional Clear Multiple Subject Credential, C.S.U.Chico 2000

Experience:

  • M.O.C. Instructor

Training & Specialties:

  • M.O.C. Certified
  • Cross Fit Level 1 Coach

Kristin Bereznak

“Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something more… find it & keep it lit.”
“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift (you are the gift)!”

Personal History

I am a mother of four and a triathlon competitor. I have a PASSION for anyone who has the will and desire to become stronger (physically or mentally) to rise up to their potential. My pledge to you is I am here to help and encourage you toward your goals.

Education:

  • A.F.A.A. Certified Personal Trainer
  • IDEA Functional Training Workshops
  • GRAVITYTM Certified
  • BAM Conference 2004
  • BAM Conference 2010

Experience:

  • In Motion Fitness Personal Trainer
  • Woman With Weights
  • Triathlon Training
  • Small Group Training

Training & Specialties:

  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Sport Specific Training
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Prenatal & Postnatal Training
  • Emphysema
  • Nutrition & Weight Loss
  • Eating Disorders
  • Senior Fitness

CLIENTS:

Charolette suffered a stroke when we began together. Charolette had little to no mobility. With commitment, consistency & hard work, she gained excellent range of motion and began walking on her own.

Ann wanted to become a part of the Fire Academy. With many months of high intensity strength & endurance training, Ann found a spot for herself on the Academy Team.

Voice Mail: 343-5678 ext 329

Leslie Lawrence

“I have helped countless new members learn to put exercise into their daily routine. There is something out there for everyone, and it is never too late to start.”

Education:

  • CSU, Chico Graduate Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology (2000)
  • A.C.E. Certified Personal Trainer
  • Powerhouse Pilates – Level 1 Mat 1 & Reformer 1

Experience:

  • In Motion Fitness Personal Trainer (1998-present)
  • FitCore Pilates – Prenatal & Postnatal
  • Cardiac Rehab Program
  • Weekend Warrior
  • Women With Weights
  • High Intensity Training
  • Club Sport Fremont & Pleasanton Personal Trainer (2000 -2001)
  • Team Training

Training & Specialties:

  • Senior Populations
  • Group Fitness
  • Turning Fitness Into a Lifestyle

CLIENTS:

Andy strengthened lower back after going through surgery. Lost 30+ pounds!
Katrina trained for her first triathlon, June 2001 at the Danskin Triathlon. GO KATRINA!
Beth I helped regulate her blood glucose level for diabetes through diet and exercise.

Voice Mail: 343-5678 ext 324

Lori Pine

“FUN, Education, Health, Knowledge, Technique and Understanding.”

Education:
• C.S.U., Chico – M.A. Education and Recreation Emphasis
• A.C.E. Certified Personal Trainer
• Youth Fitness Specialty Certificate
• APEX Certified Nutritional Counselor
• NSPE Certified Pool/Spa Operator
• STRONG Certified
• BOSU® Master Trainer Level II
• Certified BodyBar Master Trainer
• Nordic Walking Instructor
• KettleBell Concepts Certified Instructor
• Certified Drums AliveTM Instructor
• GRAVITYTM Personal & Group Trainer
• GlidingTM Master Trainer
• TRX® Suspension Trainer
Experience:
• In Motion Fitness Personal Trainer
• Youth Fitness Director
• Ski Conditioning Instructor
• Swim Team Dry Land Training
• Personal Growth Instructor
• BAM ‘Body & Mind Conference’ Director
• BodyBar Systems Rep
• PowerBar Team Elite
• Cyclocross Race Organizer
• Internationally Published Author
• Chico Unified Jog-A-Thon Training
• Y.M.C.A. Youth Leader
• I.C.A.A. Visioning Board Member
Training and Specialties:
• Balance & Stabilization for Seniors
• Upper & Lower Body Resistance
• Programming 4 Kids & Teens
• Real Training for Winter Sports
• Strength Training for Triathletes
• Conditioning for Golf
• Dynamic Balance
• GRAVITYTM
• BOSU®
• Sport Specific Training
• Strength Training
• Weight Loss
• Youth Fitness
CLIENTS:
• Alexa – Trained for Berkeley Tennis Team
• Susan – Retired and made exercise her lifestyle
• Jim – Ski specific program
• Stephanie – Swim specific training
• Tom – Golf specific training led to tournament wins

Marc Macaluso

“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, but involve me and I will understand” – Chinese Proverb

Personal History

Physical activity has always been and will always be a part of my life. It started as a child climbing trees and playing team sports for fun. Little did I know this was the beginning of an active lifestyle. Staying active should not be perceived as a chore, it is a way to enjoy yourself and make yourself feel better. My key message to clients is to find a fun way to keep active, stay motivated, and always wanting more.

Education:
• C.S.U. Chico Bachelors Degree in Physical Education (In Progress)
• AFAA Certfied Personal Trainer (Pending)
• Level 1 CrossFit Certification (Pending)
• CPR Certified
Experience:
• Multisport Athlete
• Youth Sports Camp (5 Years)
• Kids In Motion (2011-Present)
Training and Specialties:
• Sport Specific Training (Mechanics)
• CrossFit
• Youth Fitness
• Physical Education

Voice Mail: 343-5678 ext 324

Marie Phillips

“It’s all attitude! If you think it, YOU CAN DO IT!”

Personal History

Having personally experienced the frustration of maintaining a desired weight I have a passion for helping people reach and maintain their health and fitness goals.

Education:
• Butte College
• AFAA Certified Instructor 1985
• AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
• IDEA/ACE Certified Instructor 1987
• Certified Kickbox Instructor
• Certified STRONG Pump Instructor
• Certified Johnny G Spin Instructor
• Schwinn Cycling Certified
• Certified Massage Therapist
• Certified APEX Fitness Professional
• MOC Certified
• Senior Specialist
• Level 1 CrossFit Trainer
Experience:
• Kangaroo Kourts, Yuba City 1982
• Dansaerobics, Chico 1982/1983
• Back-in-Shape – Physical Therapy
• Kangaroo Kourts, Chico 1983 – 2001 Former Owner & General Manager
• In Motion Fitness, 2001 – Present
General Manager
Personal Trainer
Group Exercise Instructor
Group Cycling Coach
Training and Specialties:
• Group Exercise & Group Training
• Weight Management – Obese Population
• Stretching Exercises for Flexibility and Prevention of Injuries
• Rehabilitation
CLIENTS:
• Steve 1996: Weighed 575 pounds, insulin dependent, high blood pressure, and inactive Today: Weighs 350 pounds (he’s 6’5”), takes a multi-vitamin, very active.

Voice Mail: 343-5678 ext 324

Nick Bootman

“Your genetics load the gun. Your lifestyle pulls the trigger.” – Mehmet Cengiz Öz (Dr. Oz)

Personal History

My parents always joke and say that ever since I started walking, I never stopped. I have always loved moving and being active; a lifestyle of fitness is a passion of mine. Throughout the years I have found myself fulfilling this passion through baseball, snowboarding, softball, ultimate frisbee, resistance training, walking, running, bicycling, hiking, backpacking, and other activities as well. This passion of mine has led me to another passion: helping others live a lifestyle of fitness!

Education:
• American College of Sports Medicine – Certified Personal Trainer
• Bachelor of Arts Degree (CSU, Chico) – Kinesiology (December 2013)
• American Heart Association – Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED
Experience:
• Sierra Injury & Sports Rehab – Physical Therapy Technician
• California State University, Chico – Personal Training Class
Training and Specialties:
• Adult Fitness
• Lifestyle Modification

Voice Mail: 343-5678 ext 141

Rex Moseley

“Make each day count…Exercise so you can enjoy those days with more quality.”

Personal History

  • Father of 2 Boys
  • IMF Member since 1992
  • High School Football and Wrestling
Education:
• A.F.A.A. Certified Personal Trainer
• Level 1 CrossFit Certified
• Doctor of Education, University of the Pacific
• M.A. Elementary Health C.S.U., Chico
• Elementary, Secondary, Community College Credentials
• B.A. C.S.U., Chico
Experience:
• Taught for 30 years in grades 4-College
• MOC Training
• CrossFit Training
• Body and Mind (BAM) Participant
Training and Specialties:
• MOC Training
• CrossFit Training
• Education and Learning
• Group and Synergy Training
• Special Needs Clients
• Young Athletes
• Bosu Workouts

Voice Mail: 343-5678 ext 123

Ryan Flenner

“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible” – Arthur C. Clarke

Personal History

I have been involved in sports and physical activity from the recreational to the collegiate level. I played three years of collegiate soccer at Humboldt State University. After graduating I started to coach and individually train soccer players. After moving to Chico in 2009 I took an assistant soccer coaching job with Tony Longueira. After working with Tony, he encouraged me to become certified as a personal trainer. I took his advice and now I have my AFFA personal training certification. I am also now the head coach of the Varsity Boys Soccer at Chico High. One of my strengths in training comes from my background in education. I feel like I have an understanding in how people learn and evaluate their fitness levels.

I am quick to be able to modify my training sessions so that they are challenging to all levels and help people achieve their goals. My biggest success story would have to be on myself. After high school I broke my ankle and could not play college soccer my freshmen year. After ballooning to over 220 pounds I realized that if I wanted to play soccer again I would have to make a life change. After a year of researching and training I was able to get back to my playing weight and walked onto the University team becoming a starter halfway through my first season.

Education:
• Humboldt State University- B.A. Liberal Studies Elementary Education
• Minor in History
• Multiple subject Teaching Credential
• AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
• CYSA “F” Licensed Certified Coach
• NFSH Coaching compliance
Experience:
• In Motion Fitness Personal Trainer
• Teen Cross Training
• 8 years High School/Club Soccer Coach
• 3 years Off the Wall Soccer Youth academy
Training and Specialties:
• Plyometric/agility
• Sports endurance training

Voice Mail: 343-5678 ext 326

Sue Petersen

“Exercise can change your life. I know, because it changed mine.”

Personal History

  • Mother of Three
  • Successfully lost 65 pounds at age 33
  • Ran in Bidwell Classic 1/2 marathon 2001, 2002, 2003
Education
  • A.F.A.A. Certified Personal Trainer
  • STRONG Certified
  • CPR Certified
  • Power House Pilates – Level 1
  • Mat 1 & Reformer 1
  • MOC Certified

Experience

  • In Motion Fitness-Top Trainer – Year 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • FitCore Pilates Prenatal/Postnatal
  • Woman With Weights
  • Super High Intensity Training
  • Personal Trainer (1998-present)
  • Small Group Training
  • Pilates Personal Trainer

Training & Specialties

  • Prenatal/Postnatal Training
  • Group Fitness
  • Cardio Conditioning
  • Fitness as a Lifestyle
  • Weight Loss
  • Strength Training
  • Eating Disorders
  • Pilates
  • Prenatal/Postnatal Pilates
  • Pilates Tower

CLIENTS:

  • Judy-Lost over 15% body fat and 50+ pounds and has participated in 2002 Tri 4 Fun.
  • Christie-Has been consistently training since 1999 to maintain her goal of being physically fit.

Voice Mail: 343-5678 ext 326

Zack Peek

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man how to fish and feed him for a lifetime” – Lao Tzu

Personal History

  • Born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Played baseball for 2 years at Yuba College
  • Played baseball at semi-pro level for Alaska Goldpanners

Education

  • N.A.S.M. Certified Personal Trainer
  • Associates Degree in Business
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management (In Progress)

Experience

  • Certified Personal Trainer at In Motion Fitness- 2 years

Training & Specialties

  • MOC Training Certified
  • American Red Cross CPR Certified

Teal Buehler

Personal History

I discovered athletics in college, which led to a love of fitness and health. I became certified as a personal trainer and earned a degree in exercise science. I want to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for a fit and healthy lifestyle. We will work on a progressive program with emphasis on proper technique. My goal is to provide you the information and assistance you need to gain strength, create the positive changes you desire, and instill self-motivation.

Education

  • AS Exercise Science, Central Oregon Community College
  • BA, Art, Humboldt State University
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • NASM Optimum Performance Training
  • CPR/AED American Heart Association
  • Balance Bodies Mat I & II Movement Principles
  • Exercise and the Older Adult Workshops
  • Cycle Reebok Foundation & Performance Training Plus
  • Aqua Fitness Instructor
  • FiTOUR Pilates Certification

Experience

  • Personal Trainer 2005-2015
    Juniper Swim and Fitness Center
    Bend, Oregon
  • Group Exercise Instructor

Training & specialties

  • Senior Fitness
  • Pilates
  • Increase endurance, strength, and flexibility
  • Corrective Exercises
  • Chronic Conditions

Matt K. Bowen

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” – Thomas Jefferson

Personal History

I am a lifelong athlete who lost weight to become a better baseball player. Fitness is what helped me reach that goal, and has become a passion of mine. Now that I am finished playing baseball, I have made that passion my profession.

Education

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Student at CSU Chico
  • Political Science (Legal Studies)

EXPERIENCE

  • Personal weight loss of 50 pounds
  • Extensive training with baseball players
  • Velocity training with pitchers

Training & specialties

  • Baseball Training
  • Weight Management

Ethan Wagner

“Being fit is not a destination, it is a way of life”

Personal History

I have always been an active person, from playing soccer as kid to spending countless hours at the gym now, it is safe to say that I have a love for health and fitness. I find great joy in helping people achieve their goals and realizing their full potential. I am a firm believer that everyone can achieve their goals if they have the proper tools and dedication required to get there. I have dedicated my life to health and fitness and can not wait to help each and every person achieve their goals and start a new lifestyle.

Education

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Nutrition Major at Butte College

EXPERIENCE

  • 4 Years Lifting Experience
  • 40 Pounds of Lean Muscle Gained
  • Personal Weight Loss

Training & specialties

  • Bodybuilding
  • Proper Form Execution
  • Hypertrophy & Strength Training
  • Nutrition

Katie Dufault

“What challenges you, changes you”

Personal History

Health and fitness were not part of my lifestyle growing up, not until
college did I fall in love with living a healthy active lifestyle. I
understand the struggle as I have experienced it first hand, and have to
work hard to maintain a healthy physique. I am a mother to 4 and a wife, so
I know how to juggle fitness goals with the needs of my family as well as
the needs of my clients. Not everyone has found a passion for exercise, it
is my goal to help everyone enjoy living a healthy lifestyle.

Education

  • Bachelors in Exercise Physiology CSU Chico 2013
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Pn1 Certified Sport and Exercise Nutritionist
  • CPR Certified

EXPERIENCE

  • In Motion Fitness Master Trainer (May 2017-Present)
  • Chico Sports Club Personal Trainer
    (2014-2016)
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Large Group Bootcamp
  • Small Group Training

Training & specialties

  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Mobility and Functional Training
  • Nutritional Planning
  • Pre and Post Natal Fitness