BS Exercise Science, Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instuctor

Caroline Lawo

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Certified Personal Trainer, Les Mills Certified, Group Fitness Instuctor


I believe that happiness and gratitude are the direct result of making the right choices. I chose a lifestyle career in health and fitness, because I know firsthand the positive impact that hard work and healthy choices can have on the mind and body. Since I can remember I've been a natural athlete. Most sports came easy to me, and I didn’t focus on or know the importance of strength-specific training. As a result, my aspirations to play team sports on a high level fizzled out as a Division 2 college basketball player. I was disappointed because I knew I could've worked harder. Instead of giving up, I decided it's never too late. Upon the advice of my college coach, I pursued and attained a Personal Training Certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine in early 2008. Also, I became heavily involved in the Crossfit Community and eventually earned a Level 1 Crossfit Certification in the summer of 2008. As I began to work on my weaknesses I was amazed to discover how much I improved at things I had previously deemed myself as not good at. I realized how much can be achieved by challenging

Now I am taking my knowledge and skills from South Beach to Kailua and I am ready to share my knowledge and skills with you. I pride myself on being able to program for each individual client based on their goals as well as their needs. Whether you are looking to improve your performance in sports or improve your quality of life, I will help you reach your goals and push you beyond what you envisioned. I am here to help everyone, whether it be answering a few questions or giving you the tools to live a healthier life style, I am only a phone call or email away.

Erykah Flynn   B.S. Exercise Science / Nutrition, Certified Personal Trainer, Les Mills & Surfset

Growing up in poverty in a very unstable environment, health education was never a priority. Never learning how to cook, what to eat and what not to eat, at an early age my body started to deteriorate. Then, while looking for answers, my self-motivation flourished and I jumped head first into the world of health and fitness. Within a year my life was forever changed, my body started healing itself and I finally learned what it felt like to feel “good.” Since then I have received my bachelors in Exercise Science / Nutrition, my Personal Training Certification, two Les Mills Certifications as well as years of my own research and experience. Now my passion is helping others to get excited about health and fitness, to feel better than they have ever felt and to improve their quality of life now and for all of their years to come. I am a teacher. I am a coach. I am here to help you create your path to reaching your health and fitness goals!

Getting fit and staying fit has been one of the most challenging and rewarding things Cathy has done.  Getting fit for your health and for a healthier body image is important but staying fit can be tough if you don’t find new goals and challenges that push you.  At times we become  afraid of change or of switching up our routine but that can be just what is needed to keep going strong and to stay motivated; Cathy can set up a plan for you that includes safe but fun changes! Cathy’s motivation and drive is helping people get fit; and then, if the interest is there helping those same people create a lifestyle of fitness that becomes a lifelong.  She believes that exercise can be fun and can become a habit and almost second nature if you find something to do that you love or that challenges you to excel. Cathy believes it’s never too late in life to find and do something you love.   Let her know what your fitness, weight loss, or sport related goals and desires are and she can help you achieve them.

Cathy Carlson   Certified Personal Trainer, Orthopedic Exercise,TRX, Barre, Running Specialist

Cathy's desire to enter the fitness industry came after finding herself in a position where she needed to lose weight and strengthen muscles for her back health. Over the course of a few years by consistently exercising and finding healthy ways to eat, it became possible to keep trying new things in the fitness world.  Cathy became a runner, hiker, weightlifter, cyclist, and loves to race relays, 5ks, has done a few triathlons and half-marathons.  Trying new ways to stay fit has become a way of life and it made sense to help other people with their fitness goals. She loves working with all types of clients but specializes in sports specific training, injury prevention or recovery, circuit style training, interval training, and weight training.  She enjoys helping people get ready for an event or race and helping people reach their weight loss and fitness potential.  Cathy loves to help her clients realize just how strong and capable they are and encourages them to dream big! She has had the privilege of helping people get ready for their first race, triathlon, or their next PT test.  Additionally Cathy has worked with hundreds of clients who wish to change their body composition: weight loss and/or gaining muscle mass are common goals of her clients.  She feels that it’s very rewarding to hear clients reach other types of goals; like being able to stand up without help, reaching their arms over their head again, conquering back or knee pain, the list is endless.  

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Living a healthy lifestyle has given me more energy to do more of the things I enjoy, boosts my mood, and overall makes me feel great mentally, physically and spiritually.  I love how adaptable the body can be.  I know it can be hard to believe that after so many years of  being "out of the game"  the body will do what we want it to do, but it is possible!  And the first thing we need to do to make that change is to take the first step, if you are reading this you already have!  You are here,  and I am here to take these steps with you.  With the right choices, direction and motivation we can all make the changes we see for ourselves.  Health and fitness is not just about looking good, but about feeling good, and when we feel good it extends to  the rest of our lives in all ways.  It is inspiring to me to see each one of you succeed, and when each of you progress through to your fitness goals, you inspire others to do the same.  That is the beauty of this lifestyle...I am so happy to be a part of the journey to a happier, healthier you!

Is so pleased to be a part of the NuFitness family.  Growing up on Oahu, I was always athletically inclined...playing outdoors, sports in school, basketball, volleyball, running, swimming, hiking, etc...But like many of us, work and life seemed  to take over, and before I knew it my health and fitness were on the back burner.  After having enough, I decided to make a change.  I began first by changing my eating habits, then slowly increased my workout schedule.  I maintained this new lifestyle for about a year, and found that I had revitalized my passion for health and fitness.  The next steps I took were to acquire certifications in courses that would allow me to share my passion with others.  I am now certified to teach Les Mills Body Pump, and Body combat. I am a nationally accredited  personal trainer through the NASM program.  And continue to further my education with every opportunity I have to do so.  

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As a fitness instructor and coach, my goal is to inspire my clients to maximize their potential ;physically and mentally. I am committed to teaching people how to make long term improvements in their health, and quality of life.  We will work together to build a mentally tougher, physically stronger and faster you! I’ve worked with people from a variety of backgrounds, abilities, and ages. I have trained NCAA athletes, as well as, retirees. I personally began working out to be a better athlete, but now continue to work hard because I want to continue to live an active lifestyle as I get older, and experience the world alongside my daughter as she grows up. From when I first became involved in the Crossfit community, and began Personal Training at the Colorado Athletic Club in 2008 until now, I have been fortunate to have some of the best trainers mentor me. My mission in life, and as a trainer is to pay forward the knowledge, compassion, and encouragement that has been given to me. If given the opportunity, I will dedicate all of my passion, time, and resources to help you reach your goals!

Anthony Patterson    Certified Personal Trainer, SURFSET Certified, CrossFit Level 1

Growing up I always had a passion for sports which lead me to improving my sport performance through exercise. I have experience in playing many sports however my main focus was turned to football in High School and rugby in College. I first studied physical education at Hudson Valley Community College, after which I transferred to SUNY Cortland where I studied and graduated with a B.S. in Fitness Development. I then did an internship in Miami Beach with V-Art of Wellness where I got to train beach fitness private sessions and group classes while also learning the marketing side of fitness. After traveling and living in New Zealand I went back to work for V-Art of Wellness and also began to work for Anatomy@1220, a high end fitness facility also located in Miami Beach. Here I got to transfer my skills to a fitness facility and continue to improve my skills with programming for individual clients. After leaving Miami Beach at the end of 2016 I moved to Kailua, Hawaii in January 2017 where I have continued to share and grow my knowledge as a fitness professional.

Alex Catalfamo

Health, fitness and nutrition have become much more than just a job or industry for me; it has become who I am and my biggest passion in life. Helping to improve the quality of life for those around me by teaching, motivating and inspiring is what drives me. I have spent the last 10 years traveling the world, working, learning and building my education and knowledge base. My training style is very functional, building strength from the inside out by focusing on the core, spine and joints. In my practice, fitness programs are created by using not only the science behind exercise but also the years of experience where I have learned just how different each and everyone of our bodies are. Health and fitness should be customized to you and your goal, it should be fun, and it should fill your life with an abundance of energy, confidence, self control and well-being. As a personal trainer and health coach, it is my main purpose to focus on these things as a LIFESTYLE, to create permanent, life-long results.