The Gym In Coronado is an organization that is founded upon the principal of “Stay Healthy Coronado.” We want to be part of this amazing island’s community and show everyone how exercise and classes help every aspect of your life.
Different – New – Amazing!
We don’t see that as just an idea, but part of your lifestyle. And to be able to do that, we’ve selected the best equipment, class styles, instructors and trainers that will center your mind, body and spirit. We want to help your life stay happy and healthy.
Richard “Tony” & Pamela Giannone, Trainers
Richard “Tony” Giannone started his career as a trainer in the fitness industry in 1978, working for Jack LaLaane at his European Health Spa in LA. By the age of 19 he was training Lee Haney for the 1983 and 1984 Mr.Olympia. He then went on to train with Ms. Olympia Rachel McLish, Mr. Universe Bertil Fox and Mr. USA Matt Mendenhall. In 1986 Tony was hired by Cannon Films to train the brothers David and Peter Paul for their upcoming movie, The Barbarians. In 1991 Lee Haney requested Tony move to Atlanta, GA to train him for his last Mr. Olympia. This resulted in Mr. Haney’s 8th and final win which broke Arnold Schwarzennegger’s record. Tony has been given credit for this incredible win in Flex Magazine January issue 1992, and Mr. Haney’s Ultimate Body Building Book.
From 1991 to 1993, Tony continued to train and turn many bodybuilders to professional levels such as Willie Stallings and Stan McLurry. He also trained many professional athletes including Scott Hastings from the Detroit Pistons, and Eugene Amano from the Tennessee Titans. He then owned and operated Powerhouse Gym in San Diego and in 2000 he opened his own personal training facility in San Diego called Advanced Training Inc., where he taught people the art of using free weights to obtain their goals in the weight room. After a very successful six years he sold the business and moved back to Atlanta, GA and opened another gym called Hard Core Fitness.
In 2009, Tony took a position at NC3 Sportclub as Director of Operations. It was there that he discovered Pamela Giannone. The first thing that caught his attention was her ability to relate to and understand her clients. Her motherly instincts toward the club’s members particularly intrigued him, since he had always designed his own gyms with a “friendly community” atmosphere.
Pamela Giannone is a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, Massage Technician, and former competitive gymnast. She years of experience in the fitness industry, combined with her own training, provide a genuine connection between her and her clients. Those clients range from professional athletes, models and pageant contestants, to executives, seniors and stay-at-home moms. Pamela was, herself, a homeschooling mother of three. She has trained in gyms, private studios, and clients’ homes.
During her time in the industry, Pamela has studied many different disciplines and earned multiple certifications. Her background includes cardio, strength and conditioning, flexibility and core. She is trained in kettle bells and certified in Pilates, Sport Yoga and BodyPump.
But her true passion is bringing her clients back to the basics: free-weight training and proper nutrition. While employed at NC3 Sportclub, Pamela quickly moved into management, where she created a comprehensive Wellness Program, incorporating personal training, Pilates and nutrition. It was during this time that Pamela met Tony, who became her friend and mentor. She studied and trained extensively under his strict supervision and instruction. Tony’s world-class expertise and uncompromising standards provided Pamela with a priceless education in the art of old school free-weight training and bodybuilding.
Together, Tony and Pamela opened and operated Advanced Training and Hard Core Fitness in Oceanside, CA. They currently own and operate Elite Physiques, Inc., an exclusive, private training facility in Carlsbad, CA. Today, they are bringing their culture to the Gym In Coronado, combining their shared passion for health and fitness with a sincere desire to help clients achieve their goals. Having grown increasingly frustrated with the fitness industry’s lack of commitment to its members, Tony and Pamela believe every gym membership should include complete instructions on proper use of the equipment. Please know that they are here to help you feel “at home” and a welcome part to the healthy community here at the Gym In Coronado.
Jenna Sullivan, Yoga Instructor
A major life passion for Jenna is to be the highest, most loving and compassionate manifestation of herself while guiding others into peace and balance, health, and joy. In 2004, with a desire to both receive light and share light, she moved from East coast to the West coast and embarked on a journey of yoga and meditation. From there, she began to find peace and contentment, learning to look within rather than in the external world for happiness. She began studying Ayurveda and aligned herself with the principles of nature, bringing balance and nourishment into her life, and rejuvenating her entire being.
Jenna teaches yoga classes not as just asana practice, but also as a way to quiet the mind and relax the body. Each class utilizes the practices of sthira (strength) and sukha (sweetness). When this equilibrium is attained, students generally begin to become more mindful; aware of the breath, the body, and the connection to the earth. The classes are challenging but restorative, and allow each student to surrender to the present moment. Her grounded classes are offered with love and peace, creating a sacred space for all.
Jenna is a full time Certified Yoga Instructor, teaching over 18 classes a week. She has additional certifications in Ayurveda and Panchakarma, which allow her to do Wellness Counseling and Detoxification Cleanses. She has trained at the Kerala Ayurveda Academy and at the Deep Yoga School of Healing Arts at Ginseng Yoga Studio in South Park. Jenna also holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia and is currently obtaining a Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition.
Valentina Turri, Yoga Instructor
I have been living in San Diego since 2004. A couple years after my arrival I walked into a yoga studio without knowing the journey I was about to embark on. I haven’t left my yoga practice and lifestyle since that moment. As I always say, “YOGA changed my life”. It helped me find my equilibrium and balance in my mind, body and soul. It has inspired me to enjoy every beautiful aspect of this reality.
I graduated from the Deep Yoga Mastery of Life Teacher Training in 2009 and I have been constantly studying and deepening my practice with Bhava Ram and Laura Plum, Shiva Rea and Saul David Raye. I am registered as a Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance at the 200-hrs level.
Gladis Akers, Zumba Instructor
I was born and raised in Puerto Rico where music and dance is what you breath! I’m a very proud Navy wife and a mother of two amazing and very active boys. I’m a Group Fitness Certified Zumba Instructor that loves to share my culture through dance and fitness. I believe that with Zumba you can experience happiness, freedom and health!
Come and experience mi Amor for Dance and feel some island flavor. Join my Zumba Party and live your BEST LIFE. Let’s get Shakin’ those calories away.
Can’t wait to see you there!
Marnie Magnotto, Muscle Pump Instructor
Marnie Magnotto has actively shared her love for health and exercise with others for over 20 years as a group exercise instructor. Marnie initially studied kinesiology, eventually graduating from Seattle University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Marnie specializes in Dermatology and Medical Aesthetics and currently owns a practice here in Coronado.
Marnie has been certified both through ACE and AFAA numerous times and has completed training courses for multiple exercise modalities including: Reebok Step, Spin Reebok, MAT Science, Body Pump, Slide Reebok, Zumba, Core Fusion, Silver Sneakers, BOSU, Kickboxing, Pilates, and Boot Camp. Over the years she has learned which modalities are most effective and incorporates this knowledge into her classes.
Marnie has successfully helped many clients change their bodies and enhance their lives.