Our nutritionists are certified in sports nutrition, and every trainer holds the highest level of certification from nationally-recognized fitness organizations.
From the nation’s best in behavior, nutrition and fitness, you will be in the hands of industry elite, all dedicated to your personal success.
Dr. Lee Rice is an internationally known authority in sports medicine, wellness and preventative medicine. In 1980 he founded the San Diego Sports Medicine and Family Health Center, which at the time was a revolutionary concept focusing on cutting-edge prevention and high level performance. In 2002, Dr. Rice founded the Lifewellness Institute, specializing in health risk evaluation, wellness and health promotion. Two innovative programs, Project L.I.F.E. (Lifestyle Interventions for Executives) and Chief Wellness Officer (CWO) helped the Lifewellness Institute win the national 2004 AstraZeneca Healthy Heart Award in recognition of initiating a “dramatic improvement in the health care environment focusing on the global fight against coronary heart disease”.
A San Diego native, Dara has participated in competitive sports for most of her life. She holds a BS in Human Development and many fitness, wellness, and nutrition certifications. Since 2001, Dara has been working in the fitness industry as a personal trainer, group exercise instructor, Health Coach, Fitness Director, and Wellness Coordinator. She has developed exercise programs for children through older adults, including those with chronic diseases and joint replacements. She enjoys educating others through her exercise videos, white papers she has written on exercising with chronic conditions, and presentations. Prior to working in fitness, Dara was a registered dental assistant for over 10 years. Assisting others to achieve their optimal life is one of her greatest passions and she is honored to be a part of the PFC team who share the same passion.
Megan is a highly educated health and fitness enthusiast that has been helping people of all ages and abilities reach their health and fitness goals since 1999. A Midwest native, Megan lived in Illinois and Wisconsin before moving to beautiful San Diego with her husband and two daughters. In 2013, Megan was awarded the Pursuit of Excellence in Health and Fitness Award, which included a scholarship for her to receive her Master’s degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from CALU of Pennsylvania. Prior to PFC, Megan was the Director of Fitness and Clinical Content Development for a health and wellness management company. She has also partnered with physicians who referred their patients with chronic diseases to her for exercise and nutrition prescription. Prior to that, she worked in a variety of settings, such as physical therapy clinics, colleges, high schools, and health clubs. Megan is a certified athletic trainer (NATA), certified personal trainer (NASM), and certified corrective exercise specialist (NASM) who is truly passionate about teaching you how to enjoy proper movement, nutrition, and healthy lifestyles
Page Lauer, MFT, CEDS, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist working in private practice and residential settings since 2001. After all these years, Page still LOVES this work! She holds advanced degrees in Sociology and Marriage and Family Therapy and also specializes in the treatment of obesity, weight loss, anxiety, stress management motivation, and relationship issues. Page brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to PFC regarding the psychology of eating, healthy body image, weight loss as well as the underlying causes that complicate these issues. In fact, she founded her own eating disorder and wellness center and directed it for 9 years before selling to raise her family. Page values the mind-body connection and has pursued certifications or advanced training in integrated modalities such as Yoga, Meditation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, and Couples Therapy. Because of her years in the industry, as well as her unique cross-training in psychology and mind-body health, Page will invigorate your camp experience with group lectures, optional one-on-one sessions, and phone or video coaching when you return home. In her spare time, Page enjoys hiking and going to the beach with her family along with camping and reading.
Katie is lucky enough to combine her passion and hobby of nutrition into her career. She started in the wellness field in 2002 when she began personal training. After graduating with a degree in applied nutrition, Katie began traveling nationwide training schools of grades K-12on how to create coordinated school health programs. She then pivoted to corporate wellness, designing and implementing wellness programs for organizations committing to creating healthy workplace environments to support their employee’s overall wellbeing.
The benefits of working in wellness are experiencing the life-changing shifts in individuals’ lives. Being an Integrated and Functional Certified Practitioner allows Katie to work with clients to uncover the root causes of symptoms, such as food sensitivities, lifestyle sources of inflammation, and nutrition choices. Katie joined the PFC team as Director of Nutrition with a goal of providing practical, essential, and empowering nutrition education in addition to providing integrative and functional lifestyle intervention to improve overall health status with a special focus on digestive health, heart health, and energy level due to micronutrient absorption.
Kaleigh was born and raised in Southern California and has always had a passion for health & fitness. Before joining the PFC team, Kaleigh spearheaded the body transformation challenge for Fitness Mega brand, BODE, Chris Powell’s national fitness, and weight loss program. From then on she knew she wanted to help other people pursue their health goals, which lead her to PFC Fitness Camp. Now, on a daily basis, Kaleigh plays a major role in helping clients from around the globe reach remarkable, life transformations.
Brian is a native of Knoxville, TN where he graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Kinesiology. He comes from a background in Exercise Physiology, Personal Training, and Digital Healthcare. As a Chronic Care Professional Health Coach and lifelong student of movement, Brian aims to illuminate the various paths to a healthful future. He has a passion for learning, practicing, and sharing knowledge around optimal, individualized wellness. He encourages clients to cultivate a relationship with their body, reminding them to slow down and learn how to move mindfully. Brian believes that truly living occurs not at the destination, but in the journey.
Zack had been a trainer for over 7 years. In 2016 he received his Bachelor’s in Kinesiology from Cal Poly Pomona, where he also played college Rugby. In 2018 he received a Master’s in Kinesiology from PLNU. Zack also works with the American Council on Exercise as a subject matter expert when he’s not working at PFC. He has experience working with clients from all different backgrounds and with all different needs, from post-rehab clients to professional bodybuilders, he has worked with them all. When not working he enjoys spending time with his dog at one of the dog beaches or listening to one of his many audiobooks.
A lifelong athlete and fitness enthusiast, Greg has over 10 years of experience in the health and wellness industry specializing in functional fitness, sport-specific fitness, and rehabilitation exercise. At PFC, Greg aims to help guests make functional fitness an enjoyable part of everyday life, whether it is in the gym or in the great outdoors. Greg was a Division I athlete and earned a Bachelors’ Degree in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Utah. A native of Idaho, he is passionate about skiing, golf, mountain biking, and flyfishing.
Greg’s passion for golf led him to become a Titleist Performance Institute Golf Fitness Specialist. He works with golfers of all ability levels to improve golf movement patterns and help to achieve a smoother, more powerful, and pain-free golf swing.
Ginna Chevalier was born and raised in Colombia, South America, She moved to California and married her beloved husband, Jay, 17 years ago. She is a national certified Personal Trainer with a strong educational background and several years of experience in the Fitness industry. Ginna holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, and she has over 15 years of experience as a Personal Trainer and Fitness instructor. In addition to being a certified Personal Trainer, she holds certifications in TRX, Bootcamp, Yoga Sculpt, Pilates, and Zumba. Ginna continues her professional development by learning the latest fitness trends and skills through actively studying and participating in the different areas of fitness health to keep up to date. She also stays actively involved in the CrossFit, Bodybuilding, hiking, Boxing, Yoga, and Zumba communities. Ginna is passionate about helping others achieve their fitness goals, providing fitness motivation, and modeling good choices inside the gym and in her daily life as well, so that she may reap the benefits along with others.
Jeff’s passion for fitness was spawned as a boy in Arizona when he was determined to participate in every competitive sport even beyond the popular and traditional. He recognized a correlation between physical fitness and discipline in other areas of life and sought to share this with others. This passion leads to coaching opportunities with elementary, high school, and college-age kids in basketball, baseball, football, and his favorite – gymnastics. Through the years, when he can pull himself away from his woodworking shop, Jeff has become an ardent hiker, mountain biker, and trail runner. His craving for the out of doors developed years ago as a result of an accelerated training regimen for a high elevation hike in South America. After many years in various business disciplines, Jeff returned to his love of fitness and caring for the human body when he joined Premier Fitness Camp. He recently stated, “Of all the unique experiences I’ve had in my business career, nothing has brought me as much personal satisfaction as helping our PFC guests in their pursuit of wellness. A healthy human body enhances a healthy mind and spirit, leading to greater happiness in life’s pursuits.
Diane grew up in Southern California and has always had a passion for health and wellness. She attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, and received her BA in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Psychology. Prior to working at PFC Diane worked in the travel and wellness industries including The Chopra Center. She is a caring person who enjoys talking to potential guests and helping them in their journey to wellness. In her spare time, Diane enjoys traveling to tropical locations, hiking the local beaches, playing tennis, and practicing yoga.
Sara is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Personal Trainer, and Holistic Health Practitioner with over twenty years of experience in the mental health and fitness industry. For over a decade, Sara owned a small business as a therapist in private practice, working with clients with a variety of needs. In addition, she taught yoga and fitness classes and led workshops and retreats for students, businesses, and corporations.
Sara, PFC Mind-Body Therapist, uses a holistic, heart-based approach to help clients break free from negative thoughts and patterns. She combines talk therapy, breathing techniques, mindfulness, and visualization to compassionately guide clients in healing from trauma, grief, eating disorders, body shame, addictions, anxiety, depression, and relational issues.
Chef Ryan, a San Diego native, commenced his culinary journey at 16, working at Cardiff and Oceanside Chart House until 21. He expanded his horizons at Beachfire in San Clemente before heading to New York City’s Charlie Palmer’s Aureole, where he learned from top chefs.
Returning to San Diego, he joined the esteemed Pamplemousse Grille, honing his skills under Jefferey Strauss. Seeking fresh experiences, he spent a year in Portland with Chef William Sutherland at Filbert’s. Back in San Diego, he rejoined Pamplemousse, this time as Sous Chef. His career extended to managing dining operations at golf and country clubs.
Chef Ryan then led the kitchen at Campfire under Chef Andrew Bachelier before steering the ship as an Executive Chef at a retirement facility during COVID.
Passionate about sustainability, Chef Ryan dedicates himself to educating others on plant-based eating and the culinary industry’s global impact, emphasizing sustainable farming and soil health.