Huntington Beach Trainer Biographies
Laura Fortino, Owner, Bella Body & Mind
Laura Fortino is a Certified Personal Trainer, Pilates Specialist, and Group Fitness Instructor. Laura graduated from Cal State University Long Beach with a B.A. While attending CSU Long Beach, she taught ballet, tap, and jazz dance classes. A car accident injury in Laura's neck and shoulder brought her into the gym where she eventually began to teach fitness and then weight lifting. In 2000, Laura Fortino became certified in Pilates and started working for herself in clients' homes as well as in private gyms.
Laura's Current Certifications...
- Personal Training
- Weight Training
- Pilates Allegro, Mat Pilates, & Pilates Reformer Instructor
- Spinning/Cycling Instructor
- Kickboxing Instructor
- Resist-A-Ball Instructor
- Bosu Instructor
Lindsey Newton, Trainer, Bella Body & Mind
Lindsey Newton is a home town Huntington Beach girl. She enthusiastically was involved in gymnastics and club soccer for many years. After graduating high school, Veterinary Technician School and becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician in both CA and NV, she fullfilled a life long dream of working with African Lions in Las Vegas. During all this time, Lindsey has continued her love of physical fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. Lindsey loves to share her fitness enthusiam with others and is dedicated to helping others acheive a balanced healthy & fit lifestyle. This passion led her to becoming a Certified Personal Trainer.
Jeff Miller, Trainer, Bella Body & Mind
Jeff Miller is a long-time sports columnist, having spent the past 12 years with the Orange County Register. His job has taken him all over the world, covering multiple Olympic Games. Back at home, Jeff has attended nearly every major sporting event at least once and and most of them numerous times. A graduate of Central Michigan University, Jeff became a certified Spinning instructor three years ago and has developed followings at various gyms in Orange County. Through cycling and other cross training, Jeff is able to remain avid in the running community, as well. He is a regular participant in marathons and half-marathons.
Dennis George, Trainer, Bella Body & Mind
Dennis is a former owner of a rock climbing school and an accredited instructor dealing with beginners to experts. He has used this experience to formulate a different approach on workouts taking from climbing and bringing it into the gym. He combines this with a psychology of training that trains your mind for the focus needed in climbing just the way a rock climber must have 600 ft off the deck. Dennis is also a mountain bike DH racer and brings a new approach to indoor cycling. Bringing together his passions for climbing, cycling & fitness he has become a certified personal trainer.