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Jen and the Opaka Pack!

jennifer opaka Jennifer Opaka has worked in the fitness industry for 20 years. She began teaching aerobics in the heyday of spandex, legwarmers and Jack LaLanne health clubs (She has admitted to wearing leg warmers and headbands). Members would often ask her for additional private training and she soon began her personal training career, almost by accident. “I had always planned on going to law school, but fell in love with helping people achieve their [fitness] goals.” Working with people one on one had its benefits, but she still loved group fitness and began working with corporations to plan athletic events for their employees. She did this for seven years while
working with the fitness department at the Marriott Corporation in downtown San Diego.

She then met Jeff Kohli at Peninsula Athletic Club who inspired her to learn more about strength training, especially for an aging/rehabilitating population. She completed Jeff’s Personal Training Certification in addition to the ACE (American Council on Exercise) and ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) for Personal Training. She is a Pilates Instructor (400 hour training) and has taught at San Diego State University for the Personal Training Certificate Program.

Jennifer then started Progressive Fitness because “I wanted a professional training company that focused solely on client needs and not just the philosophy of the trainer. By really listening to my clients and educating them on what it really takes to achieve their goals, I learned how to design realistic programs that work”. She welcomes all clients ranging in ages from 16 to 95, with fitness goals from weight loss/strength training to balance training or pain management (specifically joint pain and arthritis).

randyRandy Clark, Personal Trainer at Opaka Method, focuses on improving client mobility, strength, pain management, and total body wellness. In recent years, pain management became a personal necessity for both Randy and his wife. Traditional medical advice proved unsatisfactory, motivating Randy to find and address the root of the problem for long term relief. Through his own journey, Randy has come to believe that finding the correct combination of modalities leads to a better, more productive and comfortable life. Randy is delighted to help others to attain the relief and wellness that he has with The Opaka Method. When he isn’t an OM Trainer, Randy can be found building specialized fitness routines, tinkering with audio equipment, watching films, or just hanging out with his wife and Pitt bull, Honey Bear., Personal Trainer at Opaka Method, focuses on improving client mobility, strength, pain management, and total body wellness. In recent years, pain management became a personal necessity for both Randy and his wife. Traditional medical advice proved unsatisfactory, motivating Randy to find and address the root of the problem for long term relief. Through his own journey, Randy has come to believe that finding the correct combination of modalities leads to a better, more productive and comfortable life. Randy is delighted to help others to attain the relief and wellness that he has with The Opaka Method. When he isn’t an OM Trainer, Randy can be found building specialized fitness routines, tinkering with audio equipment, watching films, or just hanging out with his wife and Pitt bull, Honey Bear.

tanyaTanya is passionate about healthy living and being active. She has certifications in Yoga, Spin, and Mat Pilates, along with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from San Diego State University. For maintaining a healthy and happy lifestyle, Tanya advocates eating whole, organic, local, and sustainable, real food. Equally important to health and happiness is being active and for this Tanya advocates Opaka Method training, which she sums up as “a fantastic, safe, and effective booty-kicking!”