Mikki Reilly is the founder and owner of Fitness Transform Studio. Mikki graduated from UCSB in 2006 with degrees in Exercise and Health Science and Communication and has been a certified fitness trainer since 1992.
As a competitive bodybuilder, she competed in the prestigious National Physique Committee (NPC) Excalibur and Iron Maiden Body Building Championships taking fourth place her first time out. The experience of having transformed her own fitness, gave her the expertise to help others to transform theirs.
Mikki acquired the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) credential through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and earned the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) Distinguished Achievement Award, which signified placement in the top 1% of 15,000 certified trainers worldwide.
As a presenter, Mikki has spoken on health and fitness at Santa Barbara Community College, California Health and Longevity Institute, World Presidents’ Organization, and Women’s Economic Ventures, among other venues.
In January of 2007, Mikki was featured in C Magazine as one of the top ten body gurus of California. And in January of 2013, her book, Your Primal Body: The Paleo Way to Living Lean, Fit and Healthy at Any Age, was published by Da Capo Lifelong Books, a member of the Perseus Book Group.
Nathan Ramos is a current student at Santa Barbara City College studying for his Associates degree in Kinesiology. He is undergoing a NASM certification program where he plans to earn his certificate to become a certified personal trainer.
At the age of 14, Nathan was overweight and turned to football to improve his overall health. Growing up playing football allowed him to express his passion for physical fitness and lead a healthy lifestyle. Nathan became interested in weight lifting and uses it to continue to stay fit and healthy beyond his football years.
As personal trainer for Fitness Transform, he will bring that same dedication and determination to help those succeed in meeting their fitness goals. He believes that people at every age deserve to live a healthy lifestyle and cultivate a passion for physical activity.
Laoura Parkhomovskaya is a student at University of California – Santa Barbara majoring in Psychological and Brain Sciences and minoring in Applied Psychology. After graduation, she plans to pursue marketing and development in the wellness field.
Coming from a Ukrainian immigrant family of folk dancers, she has been involved in dance her whole life, from ballet to salsa. In high school, she became interested in yoga, meditation, and well-being. These practices have been a regular part of her college experience and it’s so important for her to maintain balance in her life.
As an administrative assistant at Fitness Transform, Laoura is thrilled to help others become holistically healthy. When people set their minds to something, the possibilities are endless.