LIFE'S BETTER AT THE VILLAGE

Personal Trainers

John Preston

Fitness Director

John is very creative and puts a spin on naming his workouts. He refers to his training sessions with clients as “funouts” not workouts. He is the inventor of the “trainers dozen”. When you pay for the first 12 repetitions, the 13th repetition is free. He coined the phrase “No running in the gym!”. He created a new fitness program called Super High Intensity Training, but it has not dropped yet because he needs a good acronym for it. Prince is his all-time favorite singer, song writer, musician, performer, and artist.

Alissa Crandal

Alissa was born in Arizona but moved to California at the age of 8. She started ballet at age 5, and still enjoys taking classes and swimming is her sport of choice.  After completing her undergrad degree from Fresno State University, she became a Personal Trainer in Irvine, California.  She completed her master’s degree at Ball State University with a degree in Sports Biomechanics, then continued her collegiate profession at The University of Tennessee, University of South Carolina and the University of Virginia.  Her training philosophy can be summed up by: The HOW you perform each exercise vs HOW MUCH is much more important and where the real changes in strength and appearance take place.

Chris Morrison

Chris grew up outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from East Stroudsburg University, where he competed as a Track & Field athlete and was involved with many different social groups on campus. It was there where he first realized his potential to make a positive impact on people, both physically and mentally through his ability to achieve a genuine connection with others. He is a sports fanatic and will watch all teams, but he is a Philly fan through and through. He enjoys traveling with his wife, he is a sneakerhead (loves his kicks) and loves classic hip hop and R&B music. Cool fact: his Grand Uncle played in the Negro Baseball League in the 1940’s for the Oakland Larks.

DuMaine Corbin

DuMaine is from the Philadelphia area. After competing in track and football, he spent 10 years as a track coach. Enduring sport-related injuries and a passion for fitness led to a career in health & wellness. He earned his degree in Exercise Science from Bryan University. He is an Eagles and car enthusiast. Caribbean is his favorite cuisine and most of his screen time is spent watching YouTube and Netflix documentaries. He is an avid runner and hiker, but is still a sprinter and hurdler at heart.

George Naum

Coach Naum received his bachelor’s degree in human movement, sciences, and physical education from Boston University.  He comes to the Village from Southern California where he taught kinesiology and was an assistant head football coach and defensive coordinator at Santa Monica College. In his 30-year career, he has owned and operated 10 health and fitness clubs while also designing and developing over 40 independent clubs nationwide. George ended a five-year contract as head football coach and general manager for the Carinthian Lions in Austria where he guided them to the professional Austrian football league’s National Silver Bowl Championship.

Coach Naum has a diverse background in personal training having worked with all ages and ability levels. He believes each client should have a specific program designed personally for them in order to best achieve their health and fitness goals.

Grant Peterson

Grant grew up playing competitive sports year-round in Denver, Colorado. He enjoys being highly active and spending time with his wife and 9-year-old twins. Routine and structure are his best friends and rugby is his favorite sport. He likes doing yard work but will only do cardio in workouts or sports.

Hanna Harbula

Hanna is an Arizona native and went to Arizona State University. Laguna Beach, CA is her favorite place to vacation. She loves to play volleyball. Libero was her favorite position when she was on a volleyball team in middle and high school. Her favorite TV show series is Parks and Recreation.

John Spead

John is a veteran of the U. S. Army and attended the University of Texas at El Paso. He has had a lifelong passion for sports and fitness and believes that nothing good in life comes without putting in the effort. When John is not training, he is practicing what he preaches working out, eating healthy and hanging out with his pugs Brady and Rondo. His favorite travel destinations are Boston (his local roots) and Jamaica.

Katrina Gauthier

Katrina is passionate about helping people get healthy and gain confidence within new habits that will help them become a better version of themselves. Health and wellness is a process and does not just happen overnight, each person is unique, and she can help customize a workout that works best for you. Working with all age groups and experience levels, she can help you achieve the goals that you have. Katrina believes balance and core is something that plays an important role in achieving our day to day activities and is something she incorporates with all of her clients.

Steve Strimel

Steve earned his bachelors’ degree from California University of Pennsylvania. He developed strength and speed programs for a high school football team and a semi-pro football team. He played semi-pro football for six years.  Lake Tahoe is his favorite place. His favorite quote is, “There’s only one thing I hate more than lying: SKIM MILK, which is water that’s lying about being milk.” Ron Swanson.

Tray Ashby-Phan, MA

Tray earned his master’s and bachelor’s degree in Wellness Promotion from Morehead State University. He played football and ran track while he was in college, but loves to talk and debate about basketball. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota but after high school has lived in Kentucky, Florida and Virginia before relocating to Arizona in 2020.

Marie Beck

While competing as a PAC12 athlete, Marie earned her bachelor’s in Kinesiology from Washington State University in December 2020 and received her personal training certification through ACE. At first, she got into lifting so she could shovel her car out of the snow every morning, but she discovered a new passion. Working closely with her amazing strength and conditioning coach, she helped her team understand the importance of strength training to reduce injury and got super jacked. 

DeShaun Adams

Deshaun Adams is From El Paso Texas, He moved to Arizona in 2015 where he received his bachelor’s degrees in Health Sciences and Exercise and Wellness from Arizona State University, and currently working on his Master’s in Human Movement from Concordia University Chicago. He has worked collaboratively within multidisciplinary teams to bolster ongoing client relationship management and continuity of care. Through years of experience, he has gained valuable industry knowledge and accomplished a strong education background in Exercise Physiology, Strength and Conditioning, and injury prevention, allowing him to become a versatile team player and knowledgeable practitioner and trainer. 

Jared Skillington

Jared graduated from Colorado State University with his bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Science. Jared’s approach to health and fitness is a combination of bodybuilding, strength training, and flexibility/core work to challenge the body through natural motions. Outside of work Jared enjoys hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding, and trying new restaurants. As a former athlete and current physical activity enthusiast, Jared understands that consistency, hard work, and determination will progressively lead to achieving your goals. Jared has a scientific approach to training and will prioritize proper form and mobility for each client to get the most out of each session.