Join, Body By X co-owner, Xavier McClinton, for a moderate to high-intensity fun filled cycling class. As a former dance instructor and choreographer, Xavier weaves the cycling and music together to create a great workout. Join him at 6 AM Monday, Wednesday and Friday and you will leave feeling like you’ve danced the night away.
Body By X co-owner, Nadia McClinton, brings her own special flair and passion to the Center. Gym phobic until she met her husband, Xavier, she is now a huge supporter of the keeping fit lifestyle. She teaches Indoor Cycling and, as a fan of Aruna Andes' Fly Gym, she has brought aerial fitness/yoga to Body By X, heading up a Aerial Yoga & Core Strengthening Class. With a Masters Degree in Psychology, five years in retail management and four as a Project Manager for a software company, Nadia combines her talent for creating safe, fun exercise classes with the business skills necessary to manage Body By X.
Katy Boyd has been teaching movement to individuals and groups since 1997. She has taught Pilates, yoga, dance conditioning and authentic movement classes on the music and dance faculties of the Idyllwild Arts Academy and the Interlochen Center for the Arts Summer Festival. She has also served as a guest lecturer/instructor at several colleges. Katy’s background in figure skating and dance, as both a soloist and choreographer, initiated her interest in alignment and the physical principles of movement. These movement forms demand a strong center body with flexible arms and legs along a stable spine. Exercises for core support, alignment and flexibility benefit people/movers of all interests and ages. This inspired Katy to receive teaching certification from Long Beach Dance Conditioning in applied principals of movement and advanced Pilates technique, training certification from Body Kinetics M.V., and certification in bodywork from the Heartwood Institute. Before joining the team of instructors at Body by X, Katy has been a private and group instructor at Frogs Gym and Milagros Movement Arts in San Diego and the Mill Valley Health Club. Her classes and work with individuals emphasize body alignment and direction and flow of movement to facilitate efficient, safe, enjoyable and embodied physical training.
Katy teaches our Pilates Mat & Restorative Stretch classes.
After nearly 20 years as a personal trainer, and with a nod to his graduate degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University, every workout with Charles Walz begins with a simple question, “How do you feel today?” It’s a personal approach designed to not only discover how his clients’ feel physically, but mentally, as well. As Charles explains, “Each workout should not only help strengthen the bodies, but also the minds and spirits of my clients. Discovering, first and foremost, how my clients are feeling helps to set the tone for our time together. We all feel differently each day and I want to ensure that the workouts are tailored for maximum benefit—whether my clients feel great and have their A-Games, or maybe need a bit of a pick-me-up.” Upon this check-in, Charles incorporates flexibility, cardio and muscle strength/endurance to craft a multi-faceted, custom workout that targets each client’s individual goals and objectives. Bringing best practices expertise to his work, Charles is certified as a Personal Trainer from the prestigious American College of Sports Medicine with enhanced certification in Advanced Personal Training and Exercise and the Older Adult. He has also been certified as a Group Instructor for Spinning and TRX and as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-I).
Out of the gym, Charles can be found feeding his passion for the backcountry—backpacking, climbing, snowshoeing and/or cross-country skiing. He’s also never one to miss a long motorcycle tour or good live music.
Charles teaches our TRX Plus classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 5:30 pm.
As founder of A2 Peak Performance, Andre developed a love for fitness at a very young age. Growing up, he had the opportunity to work with a variety of different personal trainers throughout Los Angeles County, eventually earning a Division 1 football scholarship to UC Davis in 2009. At Davis, Andre was a 3x Team Captain and 6x Scholar Athlete, developing his leadership skills throughout his career. During his college years, Andre made the most of his opportunity by training other college students and residents in the area, all while training to reach his own athletic potential. After Graduation, Andre continued to pursue his dreams of becoming a full-time personal trainer by working with some professional athletes, but commits most of his time to men and women who want to burn fat, get stronger, and tone up.
As a result of his journey, Andre designs workouts with the idea that "Workouts should be FUN, FAST, and EFFECTIVE" in mind. His Circuit-Style Functional Training is unique because it maximizes client abilities to complete everyday tasks, while helping them get stronger, burn fat, and tone up. Andre guarantees that if you train with him, you will develop motivation and a confidence within yourself that you've never seen before!
Andre teaches many of our TRX classes and our Fit for Life (a boot camp) class.
Eileen Hansen, a competitive sculler, has participated in flat water and open water races throughout the country. She has won the Catalina Crossing, a 32-mile race from Marina del Rey to Catalina, twice in a single racing shell and once in a mixed double. Her most recent win was the 2011 Open Ocean Regatta, a race that goes out the Golden Gate Bridge to Point Diablo and back to Sausalito. She rowed that race in a mixed double with Stefan Benton, former UCSB crew member. Eileen teaches our rowing class on Friday mornings @ 7 am.