Strength and conditioning
Chico Grajeda/Owner G.A.C Fitness
Hola! My wife Becky and I are the owners of G.A.C Fitness and The G.A.C Fitness Sports Performance Center. I spent the beginning of my career as a combat medic for the U.S. Navy for ten years. I have been a professional referee for Major League Soccer for 19 years and a referee for the NCAA for twenty -three years.
My certifications include:
Speed and Agility under Lee Taft- NSPA
Sports Nutrition- NSPA
Strength and Conditioning
Weight Lifting under Wil Fleming- NSPA
I believe that fitness is a “fingerprint,” every athlete is unique. Individual fitness programming is important. Each session is planned with attention to detail.
Robert Watson- B.S. Exercise and Sports Science, C.S.C.S.
I love fitness because I love to help people and watch the transformation they endure, not only into fitness but their lives. Fitness is one of the few things that can benefit almost every aspect of your life and I am grateful for being a part of it. I have a bachelors degree in exercise and sports science and I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
My specialties include strength and conditioning, sports performance, first responder, military including special forces, weight loss, and general fitness.
- Certified Personal Trainer ACE,
- ACE Certified Sports Nutritionist
- Certified Speed and Agility Coach under Lee Taft, NSPA
- Certified Weightlifting Coach under Wil Fleming, NSPA
- Kettlebell Specialist
I was an athlete. I competed at a high level in baseball, football, and powerlifting. What started as competition transcended into a diligent process of bettering the athlete on and off the field. Even cooler? A really amazing way to earn a living and support my number one role in this world, being a father. A mentor once told me “You can squat, deadlift, bench, and run the 40 that leaves jaws dropping, but if I can’t keep you on the field I am out of a job, and if you don’t have the grades you will be out of a job!”
Fast forward 10 years. What I have learned from amazing minds in the industry has transcended into a passion and purpose. I am more than a “coach”, rather I am fulfilling an honest calling to serve the athlete. It isn’t about numbers on a sheet, it is about translating the numbers into dynamic and efficient performance while keeping the athlete safe.
Juan Espinosa – M.S. Sport Management, 3x Pitching Coach- Top Velocity
I have a wealth of experience in the game of baseball at all levels. I am currently a pitcher for the Sonoma Stompers Professional Baseball Team. I have a keen sense of developing athletic performance by using a variety of metrics. I want to develop the athlete with a well-rounded approach that addresses developing the strength of the athlete and the mechanics of the athlete. It is important for me to not just be a coach but to embrace each athlete as a mentor.
Luke Swearingen- ACE CFT
I am a coach of many trades, going from nutrition, to mobility, to sport performance, to weight loss/gain. I have many years of experience coaching, training, and playing different sports at the varsity level.
I got my first certification from ACE for personal training, and from then I had a passion for helping people reach their goals in a realistic way. I was assistant head coach and lead strength and conditioning coach for Clinton Massie men and women’s varsity soccer programs. From there I started working at a gym in Cincinnati training anyone who wanted to lose weight, gain weight, become stronger, or improve mobility.
I am currently a sports conditioning specialist, as well as a sport and exercise nutrition specialist. My goal is to work together with you to clarify your goals as well as coming up with a plan on how to reach them in a realistic way!
Rebecca Grajeda/Owner G.A.C Fitness
Hola! My name is Becky Grajeda. My husband and I are the owners if G.A.C Fitness and The G.A.C Fitness Sports Performance Center. I have a nursing degree from The Christ Hospital School of Nursing. I then went back to school and obtained a second degree from The University of Cincinnati. My passion has always been seniors, fitness and nutrition. Chico and I decided to make a transition in 2015 to a proactive approach to health and wellness and have utilized our connections within the gym to do so.
In late 2015, I became a certified health coach, obtained my certification in SilverSneakers and my Spin certification. I teach our SilverSneakers classes and other group classes at the gym as well conduct nutrition consults. We know that as we age our bodies change, but we can directly affect how we sleep and our energy levels.
We have three boys that are soccer players and keep life exciting.
Keep moving and age gracefully.
Kashina Hurley, CFT
My name is Kashina Hurley and I am beyond proud and honored to have been a part of the GAC Fitness family for over 2 years now. I fell in love with fitness training about 3 years ago when I decided to change my unhealthy life completely. I lost over 120 lbs over 18 months, and it was through regular fitness and healthy eating that I changed my life! I have been blessed with the opportunity to pay it forward by bringing fitness to the lives of others as a fitness instructor. I am experienced in circuit training, bootcamp, CrossFit, HIIT, Boxing, and dance fitness such as Zumba. In addition, I recently began taking on individual clients as a personal trainer. I strongly believe exercise and fitness to being the stepping stone to forming life-changing healthy habits, and love being able to bring this to GAC Fitness. If you’re ready to take the first step on your healthy lifestyle journey, I am here and would love to help you, support you, and coach and guide you every step of the way!
Cheryl M. Adkins-
• ACSM Certified Personal Trainer • CrossFit Level 1
• TRX Group Training
• Spinning Instructor• Precision Nutrition Level 1
Ten years of experience as a Personal Trainer and I am still passionate about helping others achieve fitness and nutritional success.
I have worked with many different demographics from 17 to 60 years of age, all with various health issues and some 100+ pounds overweight. My goal is to help you make lifestyle changes so you can improve your overall health and fitness! I’ve had the privilege of being a part of many fitness transformations and it continues to be an awe-inspiring experience.
- Change doesn’t happen overnight
- But if you put forth the effort
- Stay consistent
- Do the work and
- Give me no excuses
- I promise you will see results.
I myself struggled with nutrition and weight issues for a majority of my teen and adult years. As I was approaching a milestone birthday I made the decision and commitment to make a lifestyle change and never looked back.I also have experience with group fitness and boot camp style classes and have worked with numerous expectant mothers to maintain conditioning before and after childbirth.
I offer a FREE 30 minutes consultation, as well as a FREE 30 minute workout. I provide one-on-one training and small group (2-3 ppl) training.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your consultation.
Alexis Ward- ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Alexis Ward is an ACE certified group fitness instructor and is CPR/First Aid certified. Since 2010, she has been a K-12 Physical Education and Health Teacher with a degree from Grandview University in Iowa. Alexis currently lives in Springboro, OH, with her husband Jeremy and her two boys Aiden and Owen. She began her active lifestyle through playing soccer as a child, continued to play competitively and still does today – with kiddos in tow! Alexis’ favorite ways to workout are through activities involving speed, agility, and quick footwork, and of course through a bit of competition!