Meet the Pinnacle Fitness Team 2018-04-03T16:41:42+00:00

Meet the Pinnacle Fitness Team


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.

luke sullivan

Luke Sullivan

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
anthony brown

Anthony Brown

Certified Personal Trainer

Anthony is an Arizona native originally from Flagstaff. His two passions in life are Fitness and Food!! Anthony has been cooking professionally for 15 years and has been training professionally for about 3 years.

Anthony’s hobbies include, rock climbing, recreational shooting, weight training, and playing with his dogs Mojo and Jackson. His cooking and rock climbing background led him to becoming a backpacking guide for a couple of seasons in the Grand Canyon.  Shortly after completing his time as a guide he had the opportunity to cook at the Four Seasons Resort in Scottsdale. This opportunity led him to the valley of the sun.

Anthony’s passion for fitness has been life long. His first job at 16 was working at a recreation center playing with kids and cleaning the weight room. Fitness was his calling.

Anthony’s Certifications

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine – Certified Personal Trainer
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine -Performance Enhancement Specialist.
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine -Nutrition Specialist
tim bryan

Tim Bryan

Certified Personal Trainer

Tim was born in Glendale and is a 4th generation Arizona native. He graduated from Cactus high school where he played soccer, football, and ran track. From there, he pursued a degree in Kinesiology at Arizona State University. Immediately following graduation from ASU, he accepted an internship with the Seattle Mariners as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for their rookie team. He then worked as a physical therapy technician for over three years at Endurance Rehab and Banner University Medical Center prior to arriving here at Pinnacle Fitness.

Tim has a strong passion for exercise and truly enjoys helping others achieve their goals in the gym.

Aside from exercising, Tim’s passions include hunting, fishing, and camping. He spends as much time in the great outdoors as possible with his family, friends, and girlfriend Jessica.

Achievements and Certifications:

  • Bachelors in Kinesiology from ASU
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from NSCA

Jeff Vittorio

Certified Personal Trainer

jeff vittorroJeff has been personal training for 16 years (11 in the Valley) and has worked with clients of all ages.  He is also the Overall Athletic Performance Director for Desert Foothills Soccer Club based in Cave Creek.  He works with soccer players from 11-18 years of age improving theri strength, agility, speed and endurance.

Jeff is going into his 7th season as the head coach of the Cactus Shadows Lady Falcon soccer team.  He has led the team to four semi-final finishes in the state tournament during his time at CSHS and has been awarded Desert Sky’s Region Coach of the Year on three occasions.

In addition to personal training, Jeff offers small group training for local athletes.

Jeff resides in Cave Creek with his wife Michelle and two sons Jonah (14) and Jackson (6).

Jeff’s Certifications & Achievements

  • BS Physical Education- Virginia Commonwealth University 1994
  • Overall Athletic Performance Director- Desert Foothills Soccer Club
  • Head Coach (Varsity Girls Soccer)- Cactus Shadows High School (2003-Present)

Donnell McClendon

Certified Personal Trainer

donnell mcclendonDonnell moved to Arizona in 1997 with his two children and wife of 20 years from Ohio. Health and fitness has always been embedded in his life. He joins us with over 15 years of athletic youth coaching experience, ranging from baseball, football, basketball and track and field.

His own personal experience from these sports inspired him to consider becoming a personal trainer. After years of watching athletes and recreational sports participants suffer from injuries and cardio respiratory illnesses, he knew that he had to do more than sit on the sideline and watch. Whether, its weight loss, sports, rehabilitation or general fitness, Donnell, is passionate about teaching proper mechanics and goal specific exercises that will transition into your everyday life.

Donnell has personally experienced setbacks, after two knee surgeries, ankle sprains, sciatic nerve damage, low back pain and lastly lock jaw he said enough and took the plunge in 2011 to become personal trainer.

He also credits his success to his 2 very active children (Tyler 22, Taryn 20), and wife (Randi) who prepares nutritional meals. Again, like many of those who have stories of why a healthy lifestyle has transformed their life.

My story is based on mobility and injury prevention. I am moving (running, bending, reaching, pulling, pushing, jumping, landing, even falling) better than I have 20 years ago and passionate about teaching others.

Donnell’s Certification & Achievements

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine – CPT (certified personal trainer)
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine – CES (corrective exercise specialist)
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine – PES (performance enhancement specialist)