Ultima Fitness Certified Trainers

Wendy Weatherford

Personal Trainer personaltrainer@ultimafitness.com

IFA Certified Personal Trainer
IFA Certified Group Fitness Instructor

Wendy is an IFA certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor.  She is certified to teach cycle, boot camp, weightlifting and senior group fitness classes in addition to personal training.  She joined the Ultima team in January 2009 bringing several years of training experience with her, and her passion for fitness is unmistakable.  She is a positive fitness role model who brings forth a lot of experience.  Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious!  Wendy is dedicated to living a fit and healthy lifestyle; she leads by example and shares her knowledge openly.

Wendy grew up training and showing horses, and has a strong knowledge of what equestrians need to achieve their goals in the show ring.  In 2007, she joined a triathlon team sponsored by CLIFBAR and competed in her first triathlon in September of that same year.  Wendy has led training classes for the Palm Beach County SWAT team; she has also taught for Nike during special events.

Jason Jaworski

Personal Trainer personaltrainer@ultimafitness.com

ACE Certified Personal Trainer

As an enthusiastic endurance athlete, Jason firmly believes that health and wellness are a necessity in everyone’s life. With a background in organic foods and sustainable practices, he’s got an appetite for nurturing positive mindsets and a craving for goal-oriented exercise programs. Jason is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, has a Business degree graduating Magna Cum Laude, and has been a keynote motivational speaker.

After relocating to the Sunshine State a few years ago, Jason rediscovered his passion for running. Frequently competing in race distances from 5K to the marathon, he often achieves top age group awards. Keep an eye out for him at local events. Jason is always looking for exciting new challenges and plans on competing in an Ironman Triathlon in the near future.

“I am dedicating my life to educate, coach, and inspire my clients to create and sustain the healthy lifestyle they deserve.”

Jason Carter

Personal Trainer personaltrainer@ultimafitness.com

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Jason is a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer who joined the Ultima team in October 2013.  Jason enjoys working with all demographics and specializes in strength training, healthy living, nutritional coaching and weight reduction.  Jason personally transformed his life through physical training and cardiovascular exercise, combined with healthy eating.  He is dedicated to the health and well being of his clients.  Understanding that each individual is unique, Jason designs exercise regimens to meet his client’s personal goals.

 

Jason is a true Floridian, who grew up sunny Miami.  Jason played football, soccer and baseball throughout his life.  He enjoys lifting weights, and running.  In his spare time, Jason works with troubled youth in his church’s youth ministry.  He is committed to making the world a better place through healthy living.  “I absolutely love working with people, and giving back through personal training.  If you want to make a healthier lifestyle change, then I am your trainer.”

John Durante

Personal Trainer personaltrainer@ultimafitness.com

IFA Certified Personal Trainer

Born and raised in the Philippine Islands, John moved to the US at the age of 14.  All throughout his childhood, he was always involved with sports including martial arts, soccer and basketball. Being the competitive type, John often looked for ways to stay ahead of the game and strived to develop that edge over the others.  Leaning towards the belief that more muscles could lead to better athletic performance, John started a bodybuilding program.  After realizing the challenges involved in transforming ones’ physique, John was captivated by the bodybuilding lifestyle. Eight years and seventy pounds of muscle later, John considers himself to be a full-time (almost!) bodybuilder.  He has three amateur bodybuilding titles to his credit and hopes to achieve what every amateur dreams of, a Pro Card.

If you find yourself confused or at a loss in this journey called life, take control of one important aspect:  give it your all and everything else will fall into place.  Dedicating oneself to the fitness lifestyle certainly has its unique rewards.  But it certainly does not come without a price. Sacrifices will have to be made and relationships may be affected, for better or worse!  In the end it all boils down to one thing: quality of life.

Mr. Bill

Personal Trainer personaltrainer@ultimafitness.com

ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Bill, born in 1934, has been training seriously since 1988.  He joined Ultima Fitness in February 1990 and trained under John Defendis, Mr. USA.  Bill joined the Ultima staff in September 1997 and is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer.

“I care a great deal about my clients.  My goal is to make each individual the best that he or she can be and to do everything I can to see that they attain their goals without injury.”

Bob Heil

Personal Trainer personaltrainer@ultimafitness.com

NSCA Certified Personal Trainer

Currently certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Personal Trainer, Bob has held certifications by most of the major organizations over the past 20 years.  As a competitive bodybuilder in the masters divisions he won titles such as Mr. West Palm Beach, Mr. Florida, and NPC National Champion.

Bob is an engineering graduate from the University of Illinois and is retired from a 30-year career in the aerospace industry, designing and developing jet engines for the military.  He was a gymnast and crew racer in high school and college, and coached baseball and basketball in Little League.

Bob is a meat and potatoes trainer with no nonsense or frills.  Just results!!

Greg Massaro

Personal Trainer personaltrainer@ultimafitness.com

IFPA Certified Personal Trainer

Greg is a Florida native of 37 years.  In 1995, he graduated from FIU with a degree in finance.  Throughout his high school and college years, Greg wrestled and played tennis. He has always been a very active person, enjoying surfing, diving, and generally everything associated with the water.  In July of 1999 he got his first taste of weight training.  After a couple of years of training, Greg decided to become a personal trainer.  He is currently certified by the I.F.P.A. as a personal trainer and a motivational specialist.

“I became a trainer because I truly believe that a regimen of cardiovascular and resistance training, along with a proper diet, can make a dramatic change in the way you look.”

Grace Huber

Personal Trainer personaltrainer@ultimafitness.com

ACE Certified Personal Trainer
IFPA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer
ESA Certified Personal Trainer

Grace has been with Ultima Fitness for 15 years as an administrative director and personal trainer.  She has experience working with a diverse group of clientele ranging from children to seniors. Grace has been very involved in children's sports and also has been known to play several different sports herself, including women's roller hockey. As a trainer at Ultima Fitness/Xtreme Tae Kwon Do she has trained both healthy clients of all ages, and those who have special needs due to an illness or handicap.  Grace is very knowledgeable in exercise physiology and safety, and applies her knowledge "gracefully" but firmly to ensure the best and safest workout possible for her clients.

Rodney Steen

Personal Trainer, Membership Services personaltrainer@ultimafitness.com

B.S. Degree in Exercise Science
ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition

Rodney Steen is originally from Coffeeville, MS.  He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science.  He is currently certified as a trainer through ISSA as a Specialist in Fitness Nutrition.

 

Rodney’s passion for fitness began at an early age.  He developed an interest in fitness at the age of 11 years old.  Rodney was a multi-sport athlete who would later go on to play collegiate football for the Ole Miss Rebels.  Having worked with a multitude of clients, he has helped many achieve their fitness and wellness goals.

 

Rodney’s overall purpose is to help others push past their perceived limits and reach their full potential in fitness and in life.  Weightlifting, meditation, and spending time with his family are just a few of the things he enjoys in his spare time.

Marc Marlin

Personal Trainer personaltrainer@ultimafitness.com

IFA Certified Personal Trainer

Born and raised in Wellington, Florida, Marc has been involved with Ultima Fitness since the young age of six. Initially he started out with Xtreme Taekwondo at Ultima Fitness. Then, by fifteen years old, Marc had bought a membership to the gym. He had also been very much involved with sports early-on in high school, but was stalled by a car accident. After much physical and chiropractic therapy he had decided to take a few years off from the gym and, in his free time, built high-performance engines in high school. Marc graduated from Wellington high school and is currently pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. In the meantime, Marc is very much involved in personal training and is also a Men’s Physique competitor in the NPC division.

Emily Dunn

Personal Trainer personaltrainer@ultimafitness.com

AADP Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Sports Nutrition Consultant
AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Certified Yoga Instructor
Certified Barre Instructor

Emily comes to Ultima Fitness with over 20 years of experience covering many areas ranging from sports specific training to yoga and Pilates/Barre. She developed her discipline for fitness and nutrition as a competitive gymnast and dancer. Her career was kicked off when she became a gymnastics and cheer coach at the young age of 16 (where she still spends her evenings).  Her involvement with her college dance team lead to her first opportunity to teach a Hip Hop dance aerobics class and she has not stopped since.  In 2002 her competitive nature took her to the Fitness America stage competing in both Bikini and Fitness earning several titles.  This is where she found her true passion, training women to compete.  Emily last hit the stage in November 2010 just 7 months after the birth of her daughter at 34 years old!

 

Emily thrives on challenging herself physically and mentally, proving that age is really nothing but a number. She specializes in physical transformations taking each person’s specific goals and tailoring their plans to help achieve them. She keeps things fresh and exciting for her clients so there is no boredom here. Emily completed her studies though the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York and is currently perusing her Masters in Nutrition from Central Michigan University.  She does not believe in crazy diets or extreme exercise programs but rather in lifestyle changes that will last a lifetime.

 

“He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope has everything” ~Thomas Carlyle