Carlos Payte – Owner / Program Director / Head Coach
Carlos Payte, owner of Payte Fitness Consulting is a fitness professional with 15 years of experience in the fitness industry as a personal trainer and leader of fitness departments with some of the most reputable sports and healthcare facilities in Marin County, CA. In addition to his professional experience as a fitness trainer, he is a former athlete and baseball coach. All of this experience has contributed to his passion and deep understanding of what it takes to condition the body physically, mentally, and emotionally to reach optimal results for each individual client. His love of providing a safe and motivating experience for his clients to achieve their fitness, nutritional, and health goals has grown every year.
Carlos was born and raised in Novato, California where he was involved in sports, including baseball, karate, and football. Baseball has been his lifelong passion and he got his first experience with teaching and sharing his knowledge of conditional training when he served as the Assistant Baseball Coach for Novato High School in the early 1990’s. He attended college at Santa Rosa Junior College where he also played baseball and earned his AA degree in general education. After spending several years in the restaurant business managing a restaurant in Marin County, Carlos decided to take his passion for health and wellness and start a new career as a personal trainer. He has been the Fitness Director for both Meridian Sports Club Rolling Hills in Novato and Fitness Director for the state of the art gym at the Osher Marin JCC in San Rafael. Carlos is continually expanding his education in the fitness field, including earning certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, IFPA, Precision Nutrition and NESTA Adventure Boot Camp.
It is my ultimate goal to provide complete training and conditioning including nutritional education to my clients in a supportive family-like environment that’s not only challenging but also fun to do!
— Carlos Payte
Carlos has been married for 16 years and has a 13 year old son who shares his father’s passion for baseball and even enjoys watching Dad teach boot camp sessions! In addition to helping his clients achieve amazing results, he has been focusing on achieving his own goals in a sport that is relatively new to him….road cycling. Carlos achieved his first milestone in that sport by riding in and completing his first “century” ride of 100 miles on August 2nd, 2008 after only riding for six months.
Dr. John Spencer Ellis – Support Staff
Each week, over one million people around the world enjoy a fitness program created by John Spencer Ellis. His fitness programs are implemented in the top resorts, spas and health clubs. John is the President of NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association) and the Spencer Institute for Life Coaching. These two professional associations have 45,000 members in 30 countries. John is on the Advisory Boards of the National Health, Wellness and Prevention Congress, Exercise TV, Conference for Healthy Living, Irvine Valley College, Get America Fit Foundation, and is a Fellow of the National Board of Fitness Examiners. He is the author of “How Badly Do You Want It? – Your Ultimate Guide to Optimal Fitness,” and a contributor to “Power of Champions.” He created Adventure Boot Camp, the largest fitness boot camp program in the world. His signature series of outdoor fitness equipment is used in communities worldwide. John has been featured or quoted in every major fitness publication, and held the post of Fitness Editor for OC Flair magazine. John has been featured on NBC, CBS, PBS, SPIKE, ESPN & Bravo. He serves as an on-air expert for Life & Leisure Television and Health Journal Television with General Norman Schwarzkopf. He is the producer and host of The OC Body on The Healthy Living Channel. John is a Nautilus sponsored athlete and stars in the workout DVDs Playground Boot Camp™ & Kung-Fu Fitness™.
John created the fitness program used by the U.S. Secret Service and he consults the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships). John has been continuing his professional education since 1987, and holds bachelors degrees in business and health science, an MBA, and a doctorate in education. He is currently completing a second doctorate in naturopathy. He has fifteen certifications including massage therapy, plyometrics, self-defense, fitness kick boxing, fitness boxing, water fitness, exercise rehabilitation, golf conditioning, Pilates, personal training, clinical hypnotherapy, sports hypnosis, PACE circuit training and yoga. He holds a 2nd degree black belt in kung-fu, has completed the Ironman triathlon, and finished 5th at the U.S. National Biathlon Championships. His medical training includes a license in radiological technology, a medical assisting certification, and training in McKenzie rehabilitation. John was nominated for the California Community College Distinguished Alumni Award.
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