The Premier Fitness Systems Team
Greg started back in ’96 where his goal was to be an electrical engineer. Halfway through college, he realized he was gonna go crazy sitting behind a monitor for the rest of my life. So, he decided to change his major. At that time, he wasn’t sure what his major should be. Nevertheless, he started lifting weights during his first week of college and loved how doing this transformed his body and enhanced his self confidence. He loved working out every day; better yet, he loved the way he felt! Before he knew it, his major was switched to Exercise Science. As graduation day approached, he realized he didn’t know what he wanted to do with his life. So, he began to train part-time while he went back to school for Fire Science. Two years later, he completed his coursework and decided that even though he loved fire fighting, his heart desired Personal Training more. At that moment, his decision was made….Personal Training! Having his own business one day was always one of his goals, and Personal Training is that….a business within a business. This profession has allowed him to continually grow and learn all there is to know in the health, wellness, and exercise fitness world. he knew he had found a profession that enabled him to put his whole heart and soul into.
The thing he loves about Personal Training is that it is an ever changing field. He has the ability to take different concepts from yoga, sports’ specific training, physical therapy, traditional weight lifting, boxing, and many other related fields and combine them into a hybrid style of training that encompasses all of the above. The end result is that his clients are provided with a balanced fitness program, and a body that can handle any challenge thrown at it. He believes that one must build a strong body from the core outward. Once you ensure that every joint is strong and flexible, then you have a strong level of balance in strength throughout the body.
His clients are family to him. Every day, he is fortunate to come to a job that he loves doing. In addition, he gets to work with people he truly enjoy. As a result, he's capable of delivering high energy workouts all day long with his clients. This is a win-win situation; they leave with smiles on their faces and have a good workout. He makes a promise that he puts his heart into each and every workout he does and makes sure that he gives his clients everything he's got. He expects the same in return. The combined efforts result in wonderful friendships and great results. He can’t imagine doing anything else in life! He's thankful every day for the clients he has!
For Brandon, fitness has been his passion for as long as he can remember. In high school he was a three-sport athlete and received a scholar athlete award in football. Later, he attended Arizona State University on an academic scholarship and received his degree in Kinesiology in 2004. When he was a junior in college, he started Personal Training and has since turned this into his career. Brandon is a natural teacher who is passionate about health, fitness, wellness, and life. Each and every day he feels blessed to be able to do what he loves most…help people achieve a healthier life! Working with his best friend and having clients who he considers to be his family is one of the best jobs he could ever wish for. What he loves most about being a personal trainer is helping his clients achieve what they thought was the “impossible”!
Brandon’s philosophy is that exercise and fitness should be viewed as preventive medicine. If one takes care of his/her body today, he/she will stay healthy for the remainder of his/her life. His main focus is on functional training that incorporates normal daily movements which strengthen core muscle groups and help deliver a functionally fit body. This body will then be efficient with all activities, from athletics to everyday movements.
Ryne has always loved being active and fit. He grew up in a small town of 3,000 people in Southern Oregon. In this small town there wasn’t much to do other than play sports and entertain oneself with any outdoor activity to keep from being bored. In high school, he played football, basketball, and most importantly was captain of the soccer team for all 4 years. Soccer has been a passion for him since he was a little kid. He started playing when he was 4 years old and was on the U19 Premier League when he was 13 years old. He earned first team All-State honors in high school and finally took his skills to Northern California to play in college. Unfortunately, during his Freshman year of college, he partially tore his Achilles tendon. This ended his career in soccer at the collegiate level.
After the injury, he decided to try and find what his passion in life was and here he could find a place that felt like home. He lived in Hollywood, California for 4 years, and then traveled to Northern Oregon, back to Southern California, then across the US to Nashville, TN to his current stop of Scottsdale, AZ. During his time in Hollywood, CA he entered into the field of modeling with FORD models. Having to keep a certain physique, he quickly learned more and more about fitness and nutrition, and eventually he was hooked. It soon became his goal and passion to take what he had learned and help others live a healthy, active life.
For Ryne the best part about training is seeing the changes it makes in people lives. It’s not about being just another trainer; it’s about him dedicating himself to motivate and educate to help build a stronger more efficient body for his clients. Everyone can benefit from fitness, from professional athletes, to someone who is retired and ready to take on new experiences. Ryne puts everything he has into helping clients achieve their goals and making it fun along the way.
Trisha was a very active athletic child, and young adult. After having her son Miles, she lost some of her focus with her fitness and found it hard to find time. She started back on her journey in September 2009 to regain her health and rediscover the fit athletic person that was hiding inside! She just had ACL reconstruction and between the muscle atrophy post-surgery and extra 30 lbs on her petite 5'2" frame, it was just time to get real and get healthy! She wasn’t able to continue running after knee surgery but wanted to be a better example to her son. So she turned to resistance training out of necessity, and was hooked instantly! She loves picking up heavy things and putting them down!!! She has come along way in 3 years, from couch potato to nationally ranked top ten Figure Athlete, She made some amazing new friends along the way and discovered a true passion for fitness and nutrition that she never knew she had! "I have literally worked my booty off, then put it back on again, the right way, with muscle!" Trisha If you are just starting out on your fitness journey, remember, your safety and well-being must come before your desire to be thin! And your desire to be healthy should come before all else! By putting your fitness first, everyone around you will benefit, so moms - don’t feel guilty for taking an hour every day for fitness!
Alex found his passion for fitness shortly after graduating high school. He new he wanted to motivate people to be healthy and fit so he pursued starting his career as a personal trainer. The ability to help individual’s live long and prosperous lives is one of the many reasons Alex fell in love with becoming a Professional Personal Trainer. Alex graduated from Arizona State University with his Bachelors in Nutrition and Communication and has received his National Academy of Sport Medicine certification. Besides working out every day, Alex also enjoys: Mix Martial Arts, basketball, bike riding, and creating unique and flavorful recipes. If you have any fitness or nutritional questions, Alex will be more than happy to answer them.
Major has a strong belief (not so much in religion) but spirituality. Prior to enhancing his knowledge & gaining the tutelage at the National Academy of Sports Medicine, all he knew was how to stay active. He received honors in baseball & football all throughout his adolescent days back in his hometown San Diego, California. He finished his high school career ranking among the top five quarterbacks in the city. He was recruited by multiple division one schools in (what was) the PAC-10 (at the time). Being the only child, he decided to stay in his environment & bypass college. Like most teens graduating high school & facing "the real world," he wasn't sure what he wanted to do or what he wanted to be in life. Being only 5'6, sub 130 lbs, he always eluded stepping foot into a weight room. He managed to get by off raw talent, never putting in the time or work capacity to heighten his authentic abilities. In 2010, he faced the place he had always dreaded entering, wandering into a gym for the first time. He was taken by the energy that loomed in the atmosphere. Like most people walking into a gym for the first time, he kept to himself, picking up moderate weights & mimicking what the bodybuilders did while also taking advice from trainers on the staff. Months later, thirty pounds of lean muscle was added to his frame. His physique was appealing to gym members, at that point networking became an everyday thing. Muscle mass may have fulfilled his ego a little to much tho! Taking the advice of a female friend, he switched up the routine by attending a Pilates class & boy did that one course get the best of him. He was in awe that he couldn't keep up. The activities made him look foolish, he thought to himself "wow, all this weight I can lift but I can't even do the simplistic movements that a slim woman can do." As time went on, he began doing the little things. He loved the way it felt having an equilibrium. Being thee ideal people's person with a nice functional frame & skill set to do unique forms of training, he was inspired by all to become a personal trainer. For the first time in his life, he was passionate about something that was bigger then himself. Apprehension & comprehension of the scientific rationale of human movement would be the perfect study to reach out & help him give people a feel that he acquired. While finishing up his classes at NASM & practicing his regimens in the gym, he was approached by Brandon Harris, owner of Premier Fitness Systems. Major believes everything that has happened prior to his interaction with Brandon, was fate awaiting to unravel. Major is now known by his peers as the charismatic friend who just happens to be an unique hybrid trainer. He vows to focus on all the strengths to be gained by the kinetic chain: flexibility, balance, cardio respiratory efficiency, core stabilization, strength, power, speed, agility & quickness. He's adamant about making sure his routines are integrated, that every person needs his or her own style of training to progress thru in order to maintain a life of physical luxury. "If you cant afford to drive the BMW, there's no reason to not strive to at least operate like a BMW."
Christy started running at the age of 11 after a failed basketball career. It was clear that an individual sport was a much better option. She began with a run around the street, now, 18 years later; she has over 100 races and thousands of miles under her belt. Running was her first love and the doorway to an active lifestyle that she is forever grateful for. Her drive for adventure has fueled many fitness pursuits, allowing her to see and do things she never would have otherwise. Races have brought her all over the country chasing after medals in the L.A. and Denver Rock and Roll ½ Marathons, Colorado’s Military Spartan Sprint, Spokane’s Bloomsday, and countless others. She has summited Pikes Peak four times, rock climbed in the Garden of the Gods, surfed the Pacific, kayaked the Caribbean, and skied the Rockies. Her philosophy: what you do in the gym should supplement what you love outside of the gym. She has a extensive background in Vinyassa yoga, prenatal and postnatal yoga, Zumba, BodyPump, BodyCombat, and athletic conditioning. Fitness can take you places; my passion is getting you there!