Personal Training

Kick your new year off right with a personal training package at Santaluz Fitness. Our trainers have a variety of qualifications, schedule availability, and expertise to match your needs. Give us a call and get started with a personal trainer today! 


Our Personal Trainers



Alberto Giacomelli is a former professional Italian cyclist, having competed in the Tour de France and the Tour de Italy four times each. He has over 15 years of fitness professional experience, and teaches strength and spin classes here at Santaluz. Alberto brings a humor and intensity to personal training that will get you in shape quickly without even knowing it!

His qualifications include: BA in Business, FISI Coach of the Year, Indoor Cycling Certification, Boot Camp Instruction Certification, and Personal Training cert.

Check out a class: Pure Strength 55 minutes with Alberto




Stephanie Powell retired from the corporate word to pursue her passion for fitness, with over 30 years of fitness instruction experience. Stephanie works with all levels of fitness, specializing in strength, balance, and endurance training. She is well known at Santaluz for teaching dynamic classes such as yoga, strength, and boot camp. If you're looking for a motivating personal trainer, you've found your match right here!

Her qualifications include: HIIT Certification, Sports Agility and Athletic Conditioning, TRX and BOSU, BodyShred, Core/Balance/Muscle Conditioning and Strengthening cert.

Check out a class: Cardio Dance 55 minutes with Steph



Tony Johnson is Santaluz's own professional basketball trainer.  Tony stresses the importance of effectiveness and efficiency in his sessions. His coaching skills range from ball handling and dribbling to footwork, shooting, and passing. Coach Tony brings a high level of intensity and concentration to each personal training session. Looking to step up your game on the court? Coach Tony is definitely your guy!

His qualifications include: After playing Division 1 basketball at Lafayette, he went on to play professionally in Holland and Mexico, and has since become one of the most prolific professional basketball trainers here in San Diego.



Daniel Benitez is our resident Tai Chi Master, Kung Fu Guru, and Martial Arts instructor. He has a calming, focused demeanor that will truly guide you through the tremendous benefits of Tai Chi or Kung Fu. Daniel teaches both young and old, and would love to teach you something new today!

His qualifications include: 30 year veteran of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuanas, Choy Li Fut Kung Fu, 8th generation Master, Kung Fu and Tai Chi instructor since age 16, and has been practicing Martial Arts since age 7.



Laura Wittak has been a certified personal trainer at Santaluz since 2005. Laura grew up running Track & Field and playing soccer, continuing her soccer career into college at UC Santa Barbara. Laura is a 4th degree black belt Taekwondo. One of Laura's areas of expertise includes functional and dynamic workouts using a variety of small apparatus emphasizing core strength, stability, and balance. Laura works with clients of all ages and also teaches a variety of Yoga classes at Santaluz. Sign up to train with Laura!

Her qualifications include: TRX Training, Yoga 200 hour teacher certification, ACE Certified personal training, BOSU Balance Training, Power Plate Level II and partner-assisted stretch certified. 

Check out a class: Revive & Refresh Yoga 55 minutes with Laura


Member Testimonial

"Laura Wittak is my personal trainer. Fifteen years ago my three kids, for my birthday, bought me training sessions with Laura for a month.

That is the best investment my kids ever made!

Since then, I have trained with Laura twice a week every week. Laura is a gem. She is an outstanding trainer, making sure you perform each exercise so that it gives you the most benefit. Plus she is encouraging.

She actually makes you want to exercise!"

- Marvin Mazie (15+ year Santaluz Member)




Contact us to learn more today: 858-759-3139 or

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8170 Caminito Santaluz East      San Diego, CA 92127
(858) 759-3120
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