Meet the Trainers

The staff at Body by Pam are the best qualified personal trainers in the area. Be assured that, with the staff at Body by Pam, you will get only the highest quality personal training–anywhere!

Pam Ben Rached

  • Birthplace: Baltimore, MD
  • Degree: B.A., Political Science/French, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, 1987.
  • M.A., Kinesiology (Emphasis Exercise Physiology), San Jose State University, expected graduation May, 2018
  • Personal trainer certification: Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, 2005
  • Hobbies: Running, reading and watching movies
  • Best fitness advice ever gotten: Make your fitness and food changes a lifestyle not a temporary thing
  • Worst Fitness Advice Ever Gotten: The lower the calories the faster the weight loss
  • Anything You Want To Add? Words of Inspiration?: Achieving a goal involves a commitment to yourself. Make the commitment and work hard at it each and every day to make that goal a reality. Your new reality will be your reward!

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Pam Ben Rached

 

Mourad Ben Rached

  • Birthplace: Rades, Tunisia
  • Degree: B.A., English, University of Tunis, Tunisia
  • Personal Trainer Certification: Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, 2007
  • Hobbies: Running, chess, cycling
  • Best Fitness Advice Ever Gotten: It’s easier to stay in shape then get back in shape.
  • Worst Fitness Advice Ever Gotten: “Do this, it works for me.” (A one size fits all fitness approach.)
  • Anything You Want To Add? Words of Inspiration?: You are what you eat.

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Mourad Ben Rached

 

Kimberly Brandt

  • Birthplace: Atascadero, California
  • Degree: B.S., Geology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1987
  • Personal Trainer Certification: American Council on Exercise, 2006
  • NASM, 2016
  • Hobbies: Working out, cycling, gardening, raising three boys
  • Best Fitness Advice Ever Gotten: Do what you love to do in fitness (and in life)!
  • Worst Fitness Advice Ever Gotten: No pain, no gain. (While it rhymes – pain is typically not a good thing.)
  • Anything You Want To Add? Words of Inspiration?: Doing what you want to do and achieving a goal involves a commitment to yourself. Make the commitment and work at making that goal a reality. Define the step you need to take to obtain the goal and work towards your goal. You will be glad you did!

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Kimberly Brandt

 

Ivania Edens

  • Birthplace: San Francisco, CA
  • Degree: B.A., Physical Education, University of California, Berkeley
  • Personal Trainer Certification: American Council on Exercise, 2002
  • Hobbies: Spending time with my children, reading and cheering on the Cal Bears
  • Best Fitness Advice Ever Gotten: Be consistent. It takes 21 days to make a habit but it takes 42 days to break one.
  • Worst Fitness Advice Ever Gotten: To use unhealthy supplements like diet pills
  • Anything You Want To Add? Words of Inspiration?: Fitness is a commitment for it is always a work in progress.

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Ivania Edens

Tina Forsman

  • Birthplace: Marengo, IL
  • Education: Nutrition/Kinesiology, Baylor University
  • Personal Trainer Certification: Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFFA) 2013
  • Hobbies: Ultra long distance cycling, Hiking, Reading, Educating myself and others about plant based nutrition and health, eliminating cruelty to animals
  • Best Fitness Advice: Keep Moving!! To maintain a happy healthy life/body one needs to move every day. If we stop moving we are soon unable to move.
  • Worst Fitness Advice: To loose weight at any cost, jeopardizing health for weight loss, to loose the weight or die trying
  • Anything you want to add: I always believe we can achieve our goals, long or short. It is just a matter of how long it will take us…

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Tina Forsman

Karen Heller

  • Birthplace: San Francisco, CA
  • Degree:B.A. Business Marketing, CSU Chico
  • Yoga certification: RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) 200 hr. certification
  • Hobbies: Yoga, hiking and reading
  • Best fitness advice ever gotten: Listen to your body. It sounds cliché but it’s true and a good reminder to check in with ourselves.
  • Worst Fitness Advice Ever Gotten: No pain, no gain… I actually believed this for a number of years, until I adopted the best fitness advice
  • Words of Inspiration?: No effort is ever wasted. Yoga philosophy disagrees with many beliefs of our modern culture. Our intentions matter.

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Karen Heller

Nonda Ebbinghaus

  • Birthplace: San Francisco, CA
  • Education: B.A. Physical Education, San Francisco State University
  • Personal Trainer Certification: National Academy of Sports Medicine, 2009
  • Hobbies: Swimming, working out, spending time with my family
  • Best Fitness Advice: Anyone can out eat an exercise program. It sounds funny but really is true!
  • Worst Fitness Advice: Going all out at every workout
  • Anything you want to add: ? I try to enjoy all my days, even the hard ones! Fitness is a huge help. We all need to keep the endorphins flowing!

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Tina Forsman