Meet the Pinnacle Fitness Team
CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINERS
The team at Pinnacle Fitness Scottsdale is passionate about fitness. Putting your needs first and genuinely wanting to help you succeed! Our innovative approach intermixes the best exercises from a variety of disciplines such as weight training, dynamic stretching, plyometrics and cardio interval training. Complete training plans are designed to bring together a variety of disciplines in order to match a client’s needs and interests.
Our commitment to providing clients with the best gym and personal training experience is reflected in the quality of personal trainers working at Pinnacle Fitness. Each trainer is certified, with an average of 5-10 years of experience helping clients meet their physical fitness goals.
Owner of Pinnacle Fitness/Certified Personal Trainer
Luke moved to Arizona in 2006 to pursue his dream of making the 2008 Olympic team as a discus thrower. Injuries ultimately hampered his training so, despite qualifying to compete at the 2008 Olympic Trials, Luke chose to listen to his body and prevent further damage. After dedicating 20 years to training and competing, Luke officially retired from competitive discus throwing in June, 2008.
Now Luke’s focus is dedicated solely on changing peoples’ lives through fitness. Using the success he created over the past (9) years of transforming personal-training clients of all body types, Luke launched Pinnacle Fitness.
Fitness has always been a part of Luke’s life. As a teen, he was a three-sport athlete in his hometown of Verona, WI. He used his athletic abilities to earn a full scholarship to UCLA to compete on their Track & Field team, eventually being named Team Captain in 1999 and achieving All-American status four times during his collegiate career with the Bruins!
Luke stays connected to his hometown roots in Wisconsin – his parents maintain their residency in Verona as does his older brother. He continues to develop young Wisconsin throwers through two annual throwing clinics and guest speaking engagements at schools and banquets.
Luke’s Certifications & Achievements
- Certified with a CSCS( Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist) by the NSCA( National Strength & Conditioning Association)
- CPR & AED Certified by The American Heart Association
- USATF Coaching Education Level 1 Certification
- 2000 & 2004 US Olympic Trials Competitor in the discus.
- Top 25 USA Track & Field ranking as a discus thrower 1997, 1998, 1999,2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.
- 4 time UCLA All- American in Track & Field
- 1995 Junior Pan-American Discus Champion
- 1994 # 1 Ranked HS discus thrower in USA
Certified Personal Trainer
Alicia was born and raised in Holbrook, AZ which is a small town in northern Arizona. Their claim to fame is the Petrified Forest National Park and The Painted Desert known for it’s brilliant and varied colors. She moved to Phoenix 15 years ago and hasn’t looked back since. Alicia has been a Yoga teacher for 3 years and has learned so much about herself and the students she teaches. Alicia believes Yoga is an important tool for all people in all walks of life. It teaches you to stop, breathe and stop reacting. It also helps you to take note of what is going on with your mind and body, if only for a short period of time. Alicia has always been passionate about fitness and was a fitness client herself for years. Two years ago she was met with a life changing experience and it was her faith and fitness that helped her to get up every day and persevere. She made the decision to become a personal trainer because she wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. Alicia wanted to show people that no matter what you may be going through YOU are worth the time and energy to make yourself a better person mentally and physically.
Alicia has two certifications with International Sports Sciences Association as a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Specialist. She truly enjoys being a Personal Trainer and working with different people with varying needs and goals. She also has a 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training that she received from Southwest Institute of Healing Arts.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking, weight training, camping, traveling and spending time with family and friends. She is thrilled to be a part of the Pinnacle Fitness family and looks forward to the opportunity of changing people’s lives 1 squat at a time.
Achievements and Certifications:
- 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
- Certified Personal Training and Nutrition Specialist from ISSA
Certified Personal Trainer
Jino’s passion for fitness and leading an active and healthy lifestyle originated 9 years ago. Growing up as someone who struggled severely with his weight, he knew firsthand what it was like to feel inadequate and extremely uncomfortable in his own skin. After years of poor eating habits and a consistent sedentary lifestyle he came to the realization that the change he so desperately longed for was only going to occur if he quit making excuses for himself. That is exactly what he did. Like with any new venture, the beginning is always the most difficult. Granted he had no idea what he was doing however, one thing he did know was that making a meaningful change in his life was priority. Jino dedicated hundreds of hours of research learning how to properly exercise and carry out various nutrition protocols. Jino furthered his education at a university where he fully immersed himself in the world of exercise science and nutritional programming. Jino continues to be a student and always positions himself to where he can expand his knowledge so that he is able to provide training services at the highest level.
Fitness has brought exponential value into his life. Not only has it allowed him to evolve physically but also provided him with the tools to successfully develop healthy relationships, a thriving work ethic, and an anchored psyche.
It is Jino’s goal to convey the value of leading an active and healthy lifestyle with every individual that he crosses paths with. If that person is you than he urges you to allow him to guide you and help you invest into your health and wellness.
Achievements and Certifications
- Bachelor of Science in Exercise & Wellness (Fitness and Wellness Specialist)
- National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer