Celebrity trainer and expert in strength training, cardio, dance and pre/post-natal fitness
From Jessica Alba and Ryan Reynolds to Halle Berry and Chris Evans, Ramona Braganza has helped sculpt some of the hottest bodies in Hollywood – helping to earn her the reputation as one of the top celebrity personal trainers in the entertainment industry. Famous for her signatures training methods that focus on core development, flexibility and circuit training to develop long lean muscles, Ramona is known as the go-to trainer for celebrities looking to transform their bodies from head to toe.
With more than 20 years in the fitness industry, Ramona spent a decade as a professional cheerleader for the Los Angeles Raiders – eventually leaving to pursue a career as a professional fitness model. Her superior knowledge in health and fitness makes Ramona a highly sought after expert – making editorial contributions to top publications including Shape, Self, Women’s Health, Glamour, Cosmo Girl, In Style and US Weekly, just to name a few.
Clientele has included Jessica Alba, Ryan Reynolds, Halle Berry, Anne Hathaway, Chris Evans, Jessica Biel, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Eliza Dushku, Jaime King, Dania Ramirez, Brittany Snow, Michael Weatherly and Victoria’s Secret Model Alina Puscua.
Known for teaching her clients to have perfect technique while working out, to take care of their bodies through a balance of proper nutrition, rest, moderation and above all else, keeping things fun while maintaining excellence.
Celebrity Personal Trainer and Conditioning Coach for Professional Athletes
One of the nation’s leading strength and conditioning coaches and manual therapists, Adam Friedman developed a passion for fitness at a young age – it wasn’t easy being the shortest and scrawniest kid in his class. Since then, Friedman has improved the lives of hundreds of clients by incorporating strength and conditioning into their fitness routines, benefiting their muscles, bones, nervous system, mental health and overall health of his clients.
Friedman’s experience ranges from teaching college accredited courses on physical conditioning, managing health clubs, and working as a strength and conditioning coach for many individual professional athletes. Since 1996, Friedman has used his belief system of strength training and conditioning to successfully supported clients including Olympic Gold Medalists in women’s basketball and Paralympics skiing, various boxing and fighting associations and A-list entertainers (Oscar & Golden Globe winners).
Clientele has included Gabrielle Reece, professional volleyball player; Lisa Leslie, WNBA all-star; Clark Haggans, of the Arizona Cardinals; Arnold Harrison, of the Pittsburgh Steelers; Austin Croshere, of the Golden State Warriors; Kerry Kittles, of the New Jersey Nets; Aaron Williams, of the Los Angeles Clippers and Stephani Victor, member of the U.S. Ski Team.
National Fitness Expert and Personal Trainer – Expertise in circuit training, plyometrics and cross-training
Considered one of top fitness experts in the U.S., Nikki Kimbrough is a widely-known trainer, fitness consultant and media personality who has changed the lives of audiences and clients nationwide. Kimbrough’s dedication and commitment to a healthy, active lifestyle has attracted the likes of former clients Meredith Viera, Soledad O’Brien, Laurie Ann Gibson and Debbye Turner Bell.
Kimbrough has shared her vast knowledge of health and fitness with the country on outlets such as the Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, CNN Headline News, ESPN, iVillage, Your World with Neil Cavuto, BET and Good Day New York. Kimbrough is also a contributor to Essence and Fitness magazines.
Nikki specializes in one-on-one personal training, circuit training, plyometrics and cross-training instruction.
Personal Training & Obesity
Boasting over 20 years of experience in the health, fitness and wellness industry, Robert Reames draws frequently on his own personal experience as an overweight child to help inspire and motivate folks across the globe to lose weight, keep the weight off, and become passionate about health, fitness and wellness. In his 7th year now with the Fitness Institute and his 10th season as the head trainer/nutritionist on The Dr. Phil Show, Reames has co-hosted and led all of the show’s weight loss challenges while helping contestants, guests and viewers alike to help improve their health and well-being by employing a unique and highly successful philosophy of healthy weight loss, resistance training, biomechanics, cardiovascular training, optimum nutrition, proper rest, optimum stress management to achieve complete transformation and personal best.
One of the nation’s most recognized personal trainers and nutritionists, Reames often appears as a guest contributor on numerous television programs including The Doctor’s, The Fox News Channel, The CBS Early Show, Extra, Access Hollywood Live, The Rachael Ray Show, Extreme Makeover and many more. Reames’s expert commentary and advice has also been featured on the web and in print publications such as Fitness Magazine, Men’s Fitness, Family Circle, Heart Healthy Living, Better Homes & Gardens, Prevention, Self, Shape, EPregnancy, Walgreen’s ParentsAsk Website and more.
* Author of the book Make Over Your Metabolism and international spokesperson for the online weight loss/nutrition phenomenon VEEP. (The Visual Eating and Exercise Program www.veep.com
Eric the Trainer
Hollywood Physique Expert
He is an expert in total body transformation and has walked hundreds of men and women through the process. His formula is based on a holistic approach to fitness that incorporates gender specific exercise, eastern philosophy, and diet to achieve a perfect version of you. As someone who went through the transformation himself, Eric is excited to share with you the technology that will help you achieve all of your fitness goals. He has worked with top actors, MMA fighters, and musical performers. His techniques are regularly featured in “Muscle and Fitness” magazine and on Bodybuilding.com. Eric continues to be extremely involved in the community supporting multiple programs and foundations.
His clientele has included Juliette Lewis, Kevin Spacey, Kristie Alley, Marissa Ribissi, Ethan Suplee, Michelle Branch, Wayne Brady, Jason Dohring, Big Time Rush, Cung Le, “Big” John McCarthy, Max Martini, Patty Austin, Rachel Crow and Brendan Fehr.
Author of several books including The Seven Beliefs: a Step by Step Guide to Help Latinas Recognize and Overcome Depression and Dating the Older Man: Consider Your Differences and Decide if He’s Right for You.