Alexis Garrod
Alexis Garrod
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
B.S. Kinesiology/Exercise Science, San Francisco State University
It may help to know that she became seriously involved with fitness and sport at the age of 12, when she started competing nationally and internationally on an Equestrian Vaulting Team. With a sport involving gymnastics, acrobatics, and dance (all on a cantering horse), cross-training was essential to exceed at the high level.

Cross-training- including yoga, weight training, pilates, and judo not only made her a better vaulter (top 10 in the U.S.A.), but makes her a dynamic and adaptive personal trainer as well.

With a 4 year background in coaching adults and children, she excels in paying attention to fine detail, safety, and getting you motivated!

Her training priority is to get you to your physical peak- designing your workout to fit your body, personality, and goals, so you can walk out the gym feeling like a new you!

Invest in yourself, because your life will never be the same once you get to the physical and mental shape of your dreams...

...and Alexis will get you there!
Christian Dillon
Christian Dillon
Bachelors of Arts and Sciences - Exercise & Sport Science at USF
Masters of Science - Recreation Therapy at Cal State University East Bay
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
Christian is a native San Franciscan and has been working in the health and fitness industry for the past 10 years as a Personal Trainer & taught Group Exercise classes. He is currently a World Gym Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. Christian worked as a Physical Therapy Aide in the clinical setting at St. Mary's hospital where he received his outpatient rehabilitation.

He recently completed his recreation therapy internship at the San Francisco Veterans Hospital and is preparing for the National Certification exam to be a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.

Christian has an inspiring, yet gruesome story to tell. He sustained a traumatic brain injury in 1997 and was initially comatose for 22 days and paralyzed on the left side of his body. The doctors predicted he would never be able to walk, talk, or have any awareness of others.

Despite the poor prognosis, Christian persevered through 6 major and 6 minor surgeries coupled with a rigorous rehabilitation program.
It became apparent that fitness would play a critical role in achieving his optimal wellness.

Christian believes the key components of fitness will nurture personal happiness, assure optimal health, and increase one's longevity.
Matthew Sanchez
Matthew Sanchez
NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Matt began an active lifestyle right out the gate when his parents first had him start playing every sport at the age of 5. He quickly excelled at soccer and began playing in competitive leagues year round in both Spain and later in Hawaii. By the age of 14, Matt was one of the top 15 goal scorers for the season. He then represented USA as an ambassador in friendship games in Australia. By the junior year of high school Matt was bit by the workout bug.

Matt loves living an athletic lifestyle. He is actively involved in weight lifting, hiking, skin diving, snowboarding, kayaking, paddling and much more. He is currently working on getting his dietetics degree with an emphasis in sports nutrition, and is also preparing for his first ever bodybuilding show this year.

Matt is a long term, dedicated World Gym team member and we all couldn't be happier to welcome him to the World Gym Training Team. Matt knows the training floor and equipment better than anyone, is always really helpful, and is extremely knowledgeable about how to work hard and get results!
Chris Monroe
Chris Monroe
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Certified Olympic Lifting Coach
NASM Certified Personal Trainer (In Progress)
"What do I want, and how am I going to get there?" - When Chris came to World Gym in 2006 he found himself asking that very question, so he began with the Weight Training he remembered from High School Football. He made some progress, but nothing significant.
It was not until Chris started reaching out to the World Gym Trainers that he learned form, tempo, nutrition, and visualizing goals are essential in making progress. After adopting these lessons, Chris gained strength and accomplished an incredible drop in weight - over 30lbs in three months! And after years of being a World Gym and CrossFit regular, Chris was invited to become a trainer.

Training with Chris is geared to be challenging for ANY fitness level, and will help you achieve your individual goals, work hard and make no excuses. Sessions may include:
-Varied Weight Training (Free Weight, Body Weight, Machine Assisted Training)
-Olympic Lifting
-Nutritional Advice
-Setting fitness goals and learning how to achieve them
-High Fives

Chris is a Personal Trainer who knows what it's like to be out of shape. He believes that anyone can change his or her life for the better, and making physical changes is one of the most rewarding ways to do so.
Josh Schiaretti
Josh Schiaretti
NASM Personal Trainer Certification
Performance Enhancement Specialist
Les Mills BodyPump Certified Instructor
Les Mills CX Worx Certified Instructor
Raised on the North Shore of Oahu, a normal day for Josh would include Surfing, mountain biking, free diving or hiking. Living an active lifestyle since a young age, Josh knew right away the importance of "Living Healthy".

At the age of 17, Josh started weight training. He picked up a job at the local gym and fell in love. The next few years he spent shadowing Master trainers while learning the ropes.

After moving to S.F. in 2007, Josh established himself as a personal trainer. His passion for fitness and living a healthy lifestyle are stronger than ever. He is on fire! Josh specializes in Corrective movement, endurance, strength training and weight loss. Josh prides himself in helping clients succeed and meet their goals.
Karri Mae Becker
Karri Mae Becker
Director of Wellness
ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
BASI Pilates Certification
YogaFit Certification
Les Mills BodyPump, BodyCombat, Attack and CX Worx Certification
Jillian Michaels Body Shred Instructor
Eight years ago Karri was introduced to the wide world of fitness thru aerial acrobatics. Being thrilled with seeing how her body composition and confidence transformed she felt compelled to help others do the same. Karri quickly transitioned from a Real Estate Agent to a Full-Time Fitness Instructor to pursue her passion for fitness. Karri owned and operated an aerial fitness studio in Northern Virginia before moving to San Francisco in June 2013.

Karri is thrilled to now be part of the team at World Gym San Francisco. Karri is determined to build the fitness program to where it is one of the leading reasons why people want to join World Gym.... because our classes, instructors and trainers are the best around!
Kelly Bryant
Kelly Bryant
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
TRX Certified Instructor
Kelly has been dancing and teaching salsa for the past 5 years. She has been a competitor and performer in several events that have taken her from coast to coast with many taking place here locally. Kelly has also been a teacher in the surrounding Bay Area for many years.

Kelly's TRX classes are intense workouts that focus on strength, proper form, movement patterns, and high intensity. She varies the routines to keep it fun and challenging.

Kelly holds certifications through The National Academy of Sports Medicine, National Exercise & Trainers Association, TRX, and holds a Bachelor of the Arts in Sociology from Stanislaus State University.
Jason Doll
Jason Doll
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Jason takes a 360 degree approach to fitness; from helping you make better food choices to strength training.

Jason focuses on functional movements that help people move, feel and look their very best. He accommodates any age, ability, experience or injury level. Jason believes everyone is an athlete. no excuses!
Michael Abercrombie
Michael Abercrombie
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
TRX Certified Trainer
AAFA Certified Personal Trainer
A Bay Area native, Michael is living proof that the right fitness program can be not only physically transformative but also life affirming. Yes, he really was that overweight kid in High School. Since discovering that physical training and good nutrition transforms and rejuvenates mind, body and soul, Michael has been on a mission to master the science behind that transformation and share it whenever possible. Dont worry about approaching Michael in his downtime between clients because he is always happy to answer any and all questions, from rookie to pro.

Michael specializes in core strength and technique, and will build your personalized training program around these fundamental concepts, while ensuring that no work-out session ever feels boring or repetitive. He will also tailor nutritional recommendations geared specifically to your body type and aimed to maximize the potential you are creating through your physical training routine.

On his days off you are likely to find Michael mountain- biking around northern California or, in the winter, snowboarding around Tahoe. And as he always tells his clients, the only two words youll ever need to know are Abercrombie & Fit.

Sarah Wilson
Sarah Wilson
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
First Degree Jujitsu Black Belt
Growing up in Fort Collins Colorado Sarah was involved in anything that would test her bodies limits. From soccer and hiking to dancing, she enjoyed moving. She instructed 6 years of traditional Japanese jujitsu and found that she loved motivating people to love and defend their bodies. Seeing their individual strength grow in both body and mind encouraged her to pursue personal training and move out to San Francisco to work at World Gym.

Sarah focuses on strength and muscular endurance training and believes anyone can have a strong, healthy body.
Charly Valenzuela
Charly Valenzuela
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Charly Valenzuela is a NASM certified personal trainer. Also, he is currently attending college to eventually become a registered dietitian. Growing up he was involved in many sports that required a great amount of physical performance. As he got older from the age of 14 years old, he became involved into bodybuilding, and at a later age he became a Men's Physique competitor.

Charly loves to study the human body and its individuality to help it reach its maximum fitness performance. He believes that anyone can reach their fitness goal as long as they get the right guidance and put in the heart to reach that goal. Charly loves to build aesthetic pleasing physiques for both men and women. He will help you build the physique you always dreamed of and/or help you increase your performance for any particular physical activity that you enjoy to perform outside of our gym facility.

Charly knows what is like to be out of shape and knows just the right things to keep you motivated to eventually go past your current goals.
Katie Prater
Katie Prater
B.S. degree in Kinesiology/Health
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
TRX Certified Trainer, Spin Instructor
Outdoor Bootcamp Coach
Spartan Obstacle Race Coach
Katie has been active and an athlete her whole life. She played varsity sports in high school and carried over to college where she played Division II soccer. When she was earning her degree is where she found her love for the fitness industry. Katie has a background in many fields such as weight loss, pre/post natal, rehabilitation, kettle bells, core strength, and obstacle racing just to name a few.

Katie believes that exercise should be something you want to do, not something you have to do! When training with her, it will always be fun! Expect the unexpected with her workouts because she likes to shock the body in different ways that youve never experienced before.

Katie hopes to bring her Southern charm and flair to World Gym and give you a unique fitness experience!