Who We Are
We are trainers, coaches, motivators, supporters, and most importantly, your teammates. We are here for you. There is no one-size-fits all solution to fitness and health which is why we create a customized experience. Every person can progress at a rate they feel comfortable with but also a rate which pushes them to new peaks of performance.
At Body Tuners, we want to help our clients and we are dedicated to creating a relationship built on honesty, trust, and respect. That being said, we want to openly communicate with our clients to push them to achieve goals they may have never thought possible. Moreover, we want to deliver an experience focused on the client’s end goals and build a program that considers this unlike other programs that create random work outs or programming.
Principles of our work
We develop customized programs for our clients that allow them to achieve their fitness goals in a way that is safe, comfortable, and fun.
Every program includes detailed nutritional coaching specific to your goals and needs. We also provide customized meal planning options for clients interested in our meal planning program.
PRIVATE GYM EXPERIENCE
Our Private gym allows our clients to feel safe, comfortable, and motivated. Our gym is only available to those working with one of our personal trainers. Our gym is free of the distractions and unwelcoming situations you find at a traditional gym.
Benefits of Exercise
Reduce Risk of Disease
Exercise boosts good cholesterol and decreases triglycerides in your body. This help to prevent or manage life threatening conditions.
Regular activity improves the ability to deliver oxygen and nutrients throughout the body and thereby increasing energy.
Physical activity stimulates chemicals like serotonin that help you feel more relaxed and overall happy.
Reduce Stress & Anxiety
Exercise and physical activity produces endorphins and also improves the ability to sleep, which in turn reduces stress.
Blood flow to the brain is enhanced when you exercise. Increased blood flow allows your mind to work more efficiently.
Using up oxygen in the body burns stored fat and helps to maintain and control weight.
Kristina opened Body Tuners July 1, 2016. Her hope was to create a positive healing environment for all ages, all fitness levels and all different types of people.
Kristina has always been passionate about fitness. Kristina has been involved with fitness or sports in one way or another since as far back as she can remember. Kristina has also actively participated in fitness and sports and learned how to leverage that knowledge to improve her fitness. After completing her bachelor of science in kinesiology she felt it was time to take her passion and make it a career.
Francine Appleby is a Certified Personal Trainer through ISSA. She is passionate about health and fitness and is eager to share that passion with her clients. Francine has struggled with her weight and diet for most of her life and could never seem to prioritize her health or get control over her eating habits. With a BA in Psychology and after years of working in the food & beverage industry, Francine knows how to work with people and is very comfortable and confident in her ability to be supportive & compassionate. She believes that our physical, mental and spiritual health are all interconnected and with the help of consistent exercise and a healthy diet, a harmonious balance can be achieved. Throughout her journey at Body Tuners, Francine has undergone her own transformation of mind, body and spirit and she isn't going to stop now. She is eternally grateful for the continuous support and motivation that the community of this gym provides, and couldn't be more excited to pay it forward to her own clients and help them change and better their lives as well!
Rihanna is a Certified Personal Trainer & Certified Booty Specialist through ISSA. With an extensive background of 20+ years in the medical field, she has always thrived on helping and healing others and is eager to apply those skills by training clients and pushing them to achieve their goals at Body Tuners. Rihanna has experienced her own struggles regarding weight and maintaining a healthy diet on and off for years, and with the support and encouragement of the BT community, she decided to take her health & fitness to the next level. She is now at a point in her life where her health is a top priority, and she wants to help others along their journey towards bettering themselves and leading a healthier lifestyle.
My name is Gerardo Salas. I am a Holistic Massage Practitioner and Personal Trainer. I have been training in Martial arts for 10 years and have incorporated different kind of weight lifting modalities through out the years. Such as Bodybuilding, Powerlifting and Olympic Weight lifting. I was exposed to massage from a very young age and have been learning more about it. I focus on bringing the body back to maintenance level so that it will function at its best when performing. I use a mix of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reflexology and Accupressure to relieve pain, improve recovery and circulation throughout the body.
Michael Drew is a long time bodywork therapist and teacher beginning full time practice in 1990 and teaching massage to hundreds of students since 1993 through both Heartwood Institute and the Harbin School of Massage. A lifelong student of natural healing therapies which also include training in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, Yoga, Chi Kung, Hypnotherapy, Jungian Dreamwork & Guided Visualization, Nutrition and various kinds of Breathwork and meditation. Specific bodywork training's over the years include Deep Relaxation/Swedish Massage, Clinical Sports Massage, Orthopedic Massage, Myofascial Release, Dermoneuromodulation, Active Assisted Stretching, Various styles of acupressure and therapeutic stretching, Lymphatic Drainage, Crainiosacral Therapy, Polarity Therapy, Reiki, Hot Stone Massage and Therapeutic Cupping.
Michael has given over 25,000 individual massage sessions and taught hundreds of students Musculoskeletal Anatomy, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Lymphatic MDrainage and Polarity Therapy at accredited massage schools.
Michael specializes in pulling from his mtheraputic bag of skills and knowledge to tailor sessions to the individuals needs. In his practice of over 30 years he has worked with a wide range from elite athletes to hospice work and fragile/elder care. Results oriented bodywork...we design the session and treatment plan based on your needs, goals and the results you are looking for in rehab, wellness and progressing on your path. On a personal body transformation note in the last 2 years working as a client with trainers at Body Tuners Michael has maintained a weight loss of over 110lbs.
My health is the guide for my life. Through the years I have gained many tools to heal myself and am honored to use that wisdom to heal others. I am trained and certified in nutrition, Chi Hatha Yoga, sport/medical rehab, massage, childbirth, and spiritual counseling. My training began at Moore College of Art and Design when I studied human body mechanics for 2 years as an art student with nude models and hours of intense homework drawing the bones, muscles and human body in stillness and in motion. I have been practicing massage for 6 years and am a graduate of Loving Hands School of Massage in Fortuna. Here at Body Tuners I offer my knowledge and service as a massage therapist. I use deep intuition along with multiple modalities to create a plan for my clients to relieve their pain and strengthen the relationship they have with their bodies so together we can build a healthy, happy and well adjusted person. The modalities I combine in my work are trigger point therapy, tendon plucking, myofascial release, assisted stretch, energy work to release and restructure somatic memory along with traditional deep tissue, Swedish and lymphatic drainage. 90 minutes is the suggested first appointment with me so there is plenty of time to work with each part the body and fine tune our treatment plan. I specialize in piriformis syndrome, sciatic syndrome and psoas release. I do not judge or discriminate based on gender, sexuality, neurodivergence and welcome special needs clients.
My name is Theresa Duvauchelle at a young age I was connected to the spirit world. I was very intuitive and could knew that I had healing abilities. As I grew older I worked for the corporate world and knew that is not where I belonged. In 2013 with a lot of life changes coming my way I decided to step away from the corporate world and follow my hearts desire.
In 2013 I took Reiki classes and became a Usui Reiki Master. I started seeing clients right away and never returned to the corporate world. From there I started by own form of body work healing that my clients loved. I always follow my intuition with each session with remarkable results. I wanted to further my knowledge in healing and decided my next certification would be Hypnotherapy. In 2017 I attended Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. There I took Hypnotherapy, life coach, and Aromatherapy. I graduated in 2019 and received my certification for Clinical Hypnotherapy through The American Council of Hypnotist Examiners.
Cailin is a Certified Personal Trainer through ISSA. Fitness and Nutrition has been a big part of her life for as long as she can remember, with running being one of her favorite past times. She loves participating in races, and has completed two Half Marathons and many 5k's and 10k's. She has also recently discovered a love of Weightlifting. Cailin also enjoys other fitness disciplines including cycling, hiking, Bikram yoga, and kickboxing. Moving from San Francisco to Humboldt County in 2016 and beginning work in the restaurant industry has made Cailin very familiar with the stress and exhaustion involved in the day-to-day working world and the importance of countering the burdens those stresses place on the body and mind by maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle through exercise and nutrition. With the help and support of Body Tuners, she was able to reach her goals and was inspired to share her love of health and fitness with others. Cailin knows what it feels like to struggle with weight and body image and hopes to help others overcome similar struggles the way that Body Tuners has helped her.
Body Work Technician
Justin has been in athletics since he was a young teen, playing ball sports until finding his love of parkour and martial arts. While in college for music, he used weight lifting and running to supplement his vocal power in singing. It wasn't until he moved to Humboldt that he rekindled his love for martial arts, studying tactical and functional fitness and human biology to gain an edge as he competed for multiple Gold's in Jiu Jitsu. Combat comes with injuries, and he learned massage and physical therapy movement systems to heal them, becoming a massage and structural therapist. He now specializes in functional strength, weight loss, posture correction, pain relief, and sport specific performance enhancement as a personal trainer and body work practitioner.
Sadie Wilkinson is a certified personal trainer through ISSA. Fitness has been a part of her life since she can remember. She has worked out at Body Tuners with Kristina on and off since the gym opened! She has been a multiple sport athlete her entire life and played 2 years of softball at College of the Redwoods. After ending her athletic career she struggled to find the competition that sports offered. She was able to find the competitive outlet through weightlifting.
She believes that pushing yourself to reach fitness goals is important for people of all ages. She strives to help people of all ages find that output and better their lives.
Francisco Medina 32 years old, Current soccer coach, On a journey to find the best version of me, soccer and fitness has always been a part of my life from a young age, as many times goes as we grow older we tend to push it aside and forget just how important a healthy lifestyle is, now I’ve embark on this journey once again with a different mindset and a determination like no other, so join me on this road and let’s find the best version of you as well!
I have been a massage therapist for 8 years, trained in Swedish, and deep tissue, certified in pregnant, labor, postpartum, and fertility. With some training in Thai, Aromatherapy and lymphatic drainage.
I train in the sweet science of boxing. I love learning new techniques and the philosophy behind the art. Boxing was introduced to me early in my journey of becoming and became a pillar in my physical and spiritual practice in life. The sense of flow I find in boxing is what made me fall in love with it. I believe aggression is a good thing when channeled in a controlled way. I believe the cultivation of mindfulness is the key to boxing as it is in other aspects of life. There are many lesson we can learn about ourselves from dedication to a physical discipline. We will learn none of these lessons if we don't put in the work but the most important lesson I learned was to just show up.
Muscle System Specialist
Personal trainer specializing in pain management, balance, and functional strength training. Conservative and low-risk approach to training and rehabilitation.
Currently attending cal poly humboldt for a degree in exercise science and nutrition and also has her personal training certificate though ISSA. She has been in the fitness industry for about 6 years and recently decided to make her love for working out into a career.
Functional Movement Specialist
Functional movement specialist and massage therapist. Twenty years of experience specializing in integrating a variety of therapeutic massage techniques as necessary for the best healing benefits possible.
Fitness and athletics have always been a staple in my life. I am currently attending Cal Poly Humboldt getting my Bachelors degree in Kinesiology- exercise science with a minor in recreation. I was a multi-sport athlete growing up, with a family history of college athletes. Going into my sixth year playing college softball, I was fortunate enough to play 3 years at American River Junior College where I received my associates in Kinesiology- Physical fitness. Then I was recruited up here to play at Cal Poly Humboldt where I will finish my athletic and academic career. I have always loved working out and the way it makes me feel. I want to be able to teach other people how they can feel that same way about themselves and teach them that their goals, no matter how big, are attainable!