About Pro Fitness Network, Pasadena
BOUTIQUE FITNESS STUDIO
- 2 fitness studios – studio #1 is for our semi-personal and personal training sessions and studio #2 is our fully-equipped Pilates studio.
- 4 massage rooms
- showers and bathroom facilities
WE ARE NOT A ONE-SIZE FITS ALL GYM
THE PRO FITNESS NETWORK DIFFERENCE:
- We are not a “one-size fits all” gym – your personal training, Pilates sessions, and massages are always customized to you and YOUR needs.
- NO Contract
- NO Membership Fees
- NO Sign Up Fees
- Sessions are held in our boutique fitness studio in Pasadena by appointment only: call (626) 799-7243 or text (626) 840-7205 to schedule yours!
NO “COOKIE CUTTER” TREATMENTS
OUR PHILOSOPHY & METHOD:
At Pro Fitness Network, we believe fitness is not a destination – it is a way of life!
We have gathered a fantastic team of personal trainers, Pilates instructors, and massage therapists to help you maintain your best and healthiest life. Each staff member specializes in custom-designed programs tailored to YOU, and your unique needs based on age, physical shape and life style. No “cookie cutter” treatments from our highly trained staff!
Our personal trainers will build your program with safety, knowledge and experience and gradually increase your fitness level one step at a time to maximize results for your time and money.
Our Unique Approach Will Help YOU Achieve Optimal Health!
PROGRAMS WE OFFER:
Choose from our budget-friendly semi-personal training (sharing a trainer with other clients) or one-on-one sessions. Regardless of which you choose, your program is always customized to maximize results for your body, your needs, your time and your money!
SEMI-PERSONAL TRAINING and PERSONAL TRAINING are held in Studio #1 it is our welcoming hub of activity. It’s a large, open, freshly renovated space for personal training and kettlebell training.
Our studio is equipped with the best and the newest fitness equipment and technology out there, we have Cardio equipment, Dumbbells, Machines, Ropes, Kettlebells, Free Motion cable cross, Plyo boxes, JC bands, Sandbags, Medicine balls, Slide boards, Barbells, a True-stretch cage, Tubing, Balls, Core boards, Balance boards, Bodybars, Body blades, Val slides, TRX, Cable cross and Boxing equipment.
Pilates builds flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination without adding muscle bulk. It increases circulation and helps to sculpt the body and strengthen the
We have several Pilates instructors and our studio is fully equipped with the best and most commonly used Pilates apparatus – classic and brand new Reformers, Cadillacs, Wunda Chairs, Spine Correctors and Avalon Chair.
We have three comfortable and soothing massage rooms for our invigorating and therapeutic Fitness Massage. Our customized and focused massage sessions are a blend of Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR), Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue, and Sports Massage. All of our massage therapists are California State Certified and have backgrounds in multiple modalities, but most specialize in MFR.
Our Clients Love Pro Fitness Network!
MEET THE TEAM
OWNER & PERSONAL TRAINER
Carina’s love for health and fitness started as a young girl growing up in Sweden. Upon moving to California in the early 90’s, she opened Pro Fitness Network. Her goals were to provide clients with the best in personal fitness such as personal training, kettlebell training and Pilates. As she continued to grow, she saw the need for other aspects related to better overall health. Acting on this revelation Carina developed a team of fitness professionals and added other wellness services such as massage, acupuncture, and nutritional counseling.
Carina was nearly paralyzed in a near fatal accident that broke her neck in five places. It took two years of grueling physical therapy, rehab and weight training to fully recover. Today she has no lingering pain from the ordeal. After surviving such severe accident she realized that you have nothing unless you have your health. With that in mind, she strove to create workout programs for all different kinds of people. Whether your goal is to get stronger, lose weight, or recover from injuries, Carina will help develop a workout program that is tailored to your needs.
Today Carina specializes in working with more clients at the same time for a lower cost, which is semi-personal training. Carina’s commitment to health and well-being not only helped her overcome this devastating injury, but it also deepened her empathy for others with similar circumstances and inspired her to help others achieve their health and fitness goals. Carina lives in the Altadena area, and is a the proud mother of beautiful twin girls.
Sarah has been an A.C.E certified personal trainer for over 17 years. With extensive knowledge and training in anatomy, kinesiology, exercise physiology and program design, helping people achieve their health and fitness goals is her main objective. Whether your goal is to lose weight, gain strength, improve cardiovascular health or all of the above, Sarah specializes in designing a Program specific to your needs.
Being in the industry for many years and working at some of the top health clubs in the country, Sarah is experienced in training youth, the elderly and everything in between. She loves working with special populations including pre- and post-natal, post-rehabilitation, and she can help reverse the effects of certain health conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and arthritis.
By continuing her education through classes, seminars and conferences, Sarah is on the cutting edge of the industry and enjoys incorporating all she has learned into each session.
*Personal Training Rate Varies from Pro Fitness Regular Rate. Please Inquire.
PERSONAL TRAINER & PILATES INSTRUCTOR
Katina Weaver Walker is a Body Arts and Science International (BASI) Pilates instructor and a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified fitness trainer. Weaver’s unique approach to fitness can be attributed to having tackled her own personal struggles with weight, transforming them into a positive philosophy and dynamic training program making her one of the most sought after experts in her field.
Her personality and humor suits all types of clients, athletes to mature populations. Weaver offers fitness retreats for individuals and businesses as well as lectures in the Los Angeles surrounding areas about the importance of healthy living, fitness and nutrition. Weaver’s certifications include BASI, NASM, FMS, CPR & AED. Her specialty is Weight Loss, Corrective Training, Post and Pre-Natal and working with the Aging Population helping them maintain an active quality of life.
After suffering with back and knee injuries from years of dance, Lara found a way to heal her severe injuries as well as to stay in shape. In 2004 one of her dance teachers suggested she try Pilates. She fell in love with it so much she decided to become an instructor so she could help others also heal their painful ailments through Pilates. Lara received her Pilates certification through the Body Arts and Science Institute. She has also been studying how the body works and why all of us suffer from setbacks due to everyday wear and tear on our bodies, as well as the problems caused by inactivity. One of the reason she loves Pilates so much is that Pilates can help everyone stay stronger.
Lara has been teaching a range of clients from healthy athletes, to the elderly who suffer from severe handicaps. She is always expanding her knowledge of new Pilates movements with continuing education workshops. She uses her knowledge of the body and the way the human body moves to help clients walk a bit straighter and enjoy life with a lot less pain.
Brittany "Bunny" Urick
Brittany “Bunny” Urick has been working in the healing arts since 2008. She received her Bachelor’s in Humanistic Psychology at UC Santa Cruz in 2012 and after studying Tarot for many years, was drawn to deepening her knowledge of the mind-body-spirit connection.
In 2015 Bunny was certified in Reiki and soon after she became a Certified Massage Therapist (CAMTC#75692) and Health Educator with over 1000+ hours of training from the National Holistic Institute in Studio City. Bunny provides a holistic approach to treatment for each client with the knowledge that everything in the body is connected. Using classic Swedish, Deep Tissue, MFT, Joint Mobilization, Acupressure, Stretching, Rocking and Shaking, and Trigger Point Therapy techniques, Bunny tailors every treatment session to each individual’s needs. She works to provide sessions that are both relaxing and therapeutic, allowing clients’ to ground back into their bodies, thus allowing them to heal.
Her mantra is “All bodies are good bodies.” Bunny believes that with the proper facilitation, trusting and listening compassionately to pain, the body readily heals itself. Bunny holds a safe and judgment-free space, facilitating clients’ self-healing with an open heart and hands. She has a daily meditation practice and loves practicing yoga and hiking.
Lisa has been practicing in the Pasadena area since 2007, focusing on the traditional Medical Massage (European base) and the Myofascial Release (MFR) bodywork approach. Her training includes over 600 hours combined in massage education through Southern California Health Institute (SOCHI), Hands on Healing Institute, and Independent CEUs/self-study.
On a personal level, she embraces a holistic and athletic lifestyle, and is a marathon runner and a triathlete. Lisa is passionate about learning, researching and constantly expanding her knowledge base.
Barclay has been working in the healing arts for more than 20 years. After studying Exercise Physiology at CSUS, she started her career in fitness at Sports Club Irvine as a Personal Trainer and Aerobics instructor. With a passion for health and wellness she earned her massage certification at California College of Healing Arts. She utilized her combination of physiology and massage as a Physical Therapy Aide for over 10 years.
Barclay offers specialties such as Craniosacral Therapy and Lymphatic Drainage along with traditional massage. Her work is both relaxing and therapeutic while providing a positive experience with lasting results. Craniosacral Therapy: using a soft touch practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. Lymphatic Drainage: using very light pressure and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate the natural drainage of lymph.
*Massage Rate Varies from Pro Fitness Regular Rate – Please Inquire
Barbara Carrera Torres
Barbara is both a CA Certified and Board Certified massage therapist who specializes in NeuroKinetic Therapy. She aims to provide individualized massages that not only ease your aches and pains, but also leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
If you’re looking for a more solution-based treatment for your pain, then NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT) is the better route. NKT focuses on the communication between the Motor Control Center of your brain and your muscles. How do they work together? Why is that tight muscle always tight, no matter how much you massage or stretch it? This modality is more muscle testing, with massage provided to specific areas, instead of the more typical type of bodywork you might be used to.
Myofascial Release & NeuroKinetic Therapist
With a Bachelors of Science degree in Movement and Sports Science from the University of La Verne, and a background as a personal trainer, Gary became a certified massage therapist in 2008. He finds Myofascial Release (MFR), in conjunction with Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT), to be profound therapies, helping his clients break free from bodily pain and physical limitations. Gary also employs Amino Neuro Frequency (ANF) – wearable discs that help to continue the healing process for up to 72 hours after the session ends. ANF is an innovative protocol for treating pain by normalizing the body’s natural frequencies.
Gary has more than 1000 hours of training in related healing techniques, such as Positional Release, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), Structural-Visceral Manipulation, Myoskeletal Alignment Technique (MAT), and DermoNeuroModulation (DNM).
Gary is dedicated to helping his clients discover the root of their pain and dysfunction. Whether it’s due to posture, exercise, injury, or emotional stresses he’s here to help you uncover and clear the patterns that created that discomfort. Gary’s care for his clients’ wellbeing is obvious in his mindful approach and heartfelt presence.
*Massage Rate Varies from Pro Fitness Regular Rate – Please Inquire
Margie Delez has been a Certified Massage Therapist for thirteen years, having studied at both Hands On Healing Institute in Tujunga and the Atlanta School of Massage. After working at a big fancy day spa in Old Town Pasadena full time and here at PFN part time, Margie is now on our massage team full time.
Margie specializes in deep tissue and myofascial release but also does several other modalities including reflexology, pregnancy massage and energy healing.
Jackie is a California State licensed Massage Therapist (Cert # 68420) and graduate from the National Holistic Institute in Studio City. She is currently working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology at California State University of Los Angeles and plans to earn a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy.
Having worked for a Chiropractor and also in a spa, she focuses on the big picture as well as the little pieces of the puzzle when strategizing and working to improve the health and wellness of her clients. She utilizes a combination of modalities such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release and energy work. Her passion is rooted in connection and communication; Jackie hopes to create a safe place to facilitate awareness and healing between the client and his/her body.
Dr. Jimmy Hang
PT, DPT, CSCS
Dr. Jimmy Hang, PT, DPT, CSCS has 20 years in the health and fitness industry. He graduated from UCLA with a Bachelors of Physiological Science in 1998, and USC with a doctorate in physical therapy in 2003. He also holds a world prestigious strength and conditioning certification from NSCA (National Strength & Conditioning Association). Prior to being a licensed physical therapist, Dr. Hang was a former personal trainer at the first Equinox gym in Southern California at the Paseo Colorado, and have competed NPC Amateur Body Building competition in 2009, and have ran several full Marathons with his best time being at 3:47.
Dr. Hang’s treatment approach and philosophy may be unconventional to some as he believes having a balance muscle and joint system coupled with proper body mechanics and movements will aide all chronic pain. He focuses on the root cause of injury and chronic pain, and develop systematic treatment approaches with manual therapy, and neuromuscular strengthening to help restore function and enhance performance.
His hobbies are snowboarding, boxing, martial arts, Latin ball-room dancing, and golf. Dr. Hang is also certified through Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) as a level 3 golf medical professional helping golf pros and amateurs to stay playing without pain. He also specializes in sports Knee ACL tear prevention for adolescent athletes and has helped soccer teams in AYSO, and concussion awareness and prevention among teen football players.