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  1. Meet the Team

    Lisa Wright

    Founder/Co-Owner

    Board Chair, L.G.W. Fitness, Inc.

    ISSA – Certified Fitness Trainer

    FAS – Certified Functional Aging Specialist; AHA – CPR

    Specializing In: Sports Nutrition, Low Back Conditioning, Fitness and Pregnancy, Physiology and Exercise, Fitness and Fibromyalgia, Shoulder Complex: New Advances, Fitness, Posture and the Aging Spine as well as business marketing to the aging population. 

    Email: lisa@ypbtrainingstudio.com 

    Lisa ran and taught aerobics classes in 1997-98, but struggled with “Skinny Fat”. She discovered resistance training and more importantly, “Right Nutrition” in late 1998 which led her into the sport of Natural Body Building. She won awards in three shows and had the privilege of judging several body building shows.

    Lisa continues to brisk walk/run, road cycle and mountain bike, lift weights 4 -5 times a week, and jump rope to maintain a “toned” and functionally strong body at 61 years old. Married to retired pharmacist, John Wills, they recently purchased a home in Wimberley, TX to spend more weekend time close to grown daughters, Sarah Wright and Holly Maxwell.

    Lisa founded Your Personal Best Training Studio in 1999 and is now specialized in helping people over 50 to achieve their personal best!

    Lisa’s Strengths:

    • Can create alternative ways to proceed. Quick to spot relevant patterns and issues.
    • Go with the flow. “Now” person who can take things as they come, discovering the future one day at a time.
    • Likes to figure out the best way to get things done and keep it simple! 
    • Has faith in the link between all things, i.e. body-mind-spirit and prefers to live one day at a time. 
    • Enjoys the thrill of turning strangers into friends.

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    Juan Guerrero

    Co-Owner/Director of Operations/ Fitness Professional 
     Your Personal Best Training Studio
     TAMUCC Bachelors in Kinesiology 
     ACE – Certified Personal Trainer
    FAS – Certified Functional Aging Specialist; AHA – CPR 
     

    Specializing In: Group Training, Fascia Release, HIIT Training, Progressing Beginning Clients, Strength and Cardio Circuits, Fun and Functional Training

    Interests Are Sports Health and Fitness Nutrition How exercise can save lives Finding ways to motivate people Strength and agility exercises Dieting Neuromuscular training Fighting Obesity Juan says, even though most people do not like to exercise, just by doing a simple walk 30 mins a day can have positive changes in your life. People like to make all sorts of excuses for why not to workout but walking for 15 min around the block and 15 min back won’t kill or hurt anyone. Juan says he exercises because it helps him relieve stress and he actually enjoys working out. Now that he is working at YPB, he realizes that the toughest part for people is actually getting to the gym, but we know that once you are here we will do our best for you to achieve Your Personal Best!

    Juan’s Strengths:

    • An instinctively accepting person, respectful of individual differences.
    • Loves to solve problems and bring people back to a healthier and more fit lifestyle.
    • Can sort through the “clutter” of a solution and find the best route.
    • Dependable and easy to trust.
    • Can work long hours, without burning out, understanding what it takes to achieve “Your Personal Best.”

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    Cathy Hart

    Elite Fitness Professional at Your Personal Best Training Studio
    Bachelors Degree from the University of North Texas with Two Masters Degrees from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
    FAS – Certified Functional Aging Specialist; AHA – CPR 

    Certified Tai Chi Instructor

    Specializing In: Group Training, HIIT Training, Progressing Beginning Clients, Strength and Cardio Circuits, Fun and Functional Training, Tai Chi

    Interests Are:  

    Away from YPB, I work on my Norwex business and spend time cooking, gardening, reading, walking, riding my bicycle, visiting with friends and book club members, and doing (beginning) yoga and various crafts, including mosaics, embroidery and needlepoint.  I have a wide range of interests and like to keep my creative juices flowing.

    My husband and I love music and have been working our way through an (unwritten) “bucket list” of performers we want to see “live” before they stop touring.   Before COVID put a halt to our plans, we managed to see several of our ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s favorites, including America, John Mellencamp/Carlene Carter/Emmylou Harris, (my all-time fav) James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, K.D. Lang, Carole King’s show “Beautiful,” Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie (of Fleetwood Mac), Alison Krauss, and Diana Krall. After a year and a half delay because of COVID, we got to see James Taylor again (did I mention he’s my all-time favorite?) with Jackson Browne in October 2021.  We hope that COVID will be controlled enough soon that we can get back to attending concerts without concern for our health.

    In addition to all of the above, my life is focused on my husband, my daughter and son-in-law (in California), and my first grandchild, who arrived in June 2021. I am actively involved in the care of my stepdad, and I love spending time with my two 4-legged babies and assisting with several activities at my church.

    Cathy’s Strengths:

    • Loves to learn; energized by the steady and deliberate journey from ignorance to competence.
    • Has the ability to analyze information and approach things in a calm manner.
    • Diplomatic and likes to communicate in an appropriate way.
    • Can discuss issues tactfully while cultivating a friendly environment.
    • Looks for ways to make things work without taking unnecessary risks.

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    Judith Cutright

    Elite Fitness Professional at Your Personal Best Training Studio
    FAS – Certified Functional Aging Specialist; AHA – CPR

    Specializing In: Group Training, HIIT Training, Progressing Beginning Clients, Strength and Cardio Circuits, Fun and Functional Training.

    Interests Are:

    Judith has a passion for exercise and good nutrition.  For decades, she has worked to share her knowledge, experience, and expertise to improve her client’s health and fitness.

    Hailing from Indiana, Judith has participated in diverse sports and dance from a very young age.

    Although she only stands 5’3 ½ inches tall, she was a varsity basketball and field hockey team member and a member of her high school modern dance club.  After graduating from college, Judith continued graduate studies in community health administration, teaching exercise and dancercise classes on the side, while working in various capacities in broadcasting and for a major corporation.

    Communications is also another one of Judith’s passions and areas of expertise. Read more – 

    Judith’s Strengths:

    • Judith’s mission in life is to be an inspiration to others.
    • She strongly believes we must care for our mind, body, and soul, accomplished by forming good habits, and is a proud member of Your Personal Best Training Studio’s Team.
      The YPB team’s efforts collectively help those over 50 form good habits that will lead to a healthy, productive life for decades to come.
    • As a certified functional aging specialist, Judith realizes it is vital she continues to develop her skills to have a positive and lasting impact on her clients’ lives.  Seeing her clients progress brings her immense personal joy and satisfaction.
    • Most of all, she wants her clients to know that she deeply cares about them and is committed to helping them reach their health and nutrition goals.  Even if it means being a nudge at times, she will see to it that those she’s privileged to help stay on track.  You can count on that!

    Michele Howard

    CPT – Certified Personal Trainer with Expert Rating
    FAS – Certified Functional Aging Specialist; AHA – CPR/ 

    Retired Certified Secondary Science Teacher, Special Education Teacher, and Principal in Texas.

    Interests Are:
    I have always been interested in a healthy lifestyle, including eating well and physical activity. As an educator in public school for 35 years, I enjoy the opportunity to educate men and women over the age of 50 in the area of functional aging and physical fitness. 

    Outside the training studio, I enjoy cross stitching,  quilting, studying my ancestry, and reading. However, my focus has always been on my family: my husband, four grown children, three grandchildren, extended family, and two dogs who enjoy a long walk almost daily.

    Michele’s Strengths:

    • Prefers high levels of activity: staying busy and being on the go (travel)
    • Believes that humans are generally good and mean well
    • Highly values treating others fairly
    • Desires to work hard and keep promises
    • High interest in intellectual experiences such as new learning

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    Marcia Keener

    Elite Fitness Professional at Your Personal Best Training Studio
    ABBA Human Resources
    ACSM-Certifed Personal Trainer
    Certified Wellness Coach: Wellcoaches
    FAS – Certified Functional Aging Specialist; AHA-CPR

    Specializing In: Wellness Coaching Marcia says, her lifelong struggle has always been her weight although when she came to Your Personal Best, she was at her heaviest ever. She believes totally in everyone’s ability to make small changes leading to greater changes.

    Marcia has a passion for working with people to assist them in becoming healthy and enjoying a better quality of life. That is what YPB has done for her. Over the last year and a half, she is not sure what would have happened to her physically without YPB in her life. It is important to her to teach the gift of health to others.

    Marcia’s Strengths:

    • Has faith in the link between all things, i.e. body-mind-spirit.
    • Is energized by the steady and deliberate journey from ignorance to competence.
    • Enjoys the thrill of turning strangers into friends.
    • Likes to figure out the best way to get things done.
    • Takes responsibility for anything that she commits to, whether large or small, and feels emotionally bound to follow it through to completion.

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    Steve Chavez

    YPB Client Happiness Specialist / Administration
    TAMUCC Bachelors in Mathematics.
    TAMUK Masters in Statististics.

    Interests Are: Fitness and eating healthy. Besides the healthy lifestyle I am currently pursuing, I am a competitive gamer, a Mathematics enthusiast, and a book lover. My main passion is movies, from horror to comedy; I enjoy film in its entirety.

    Steve’s Strengths:

    • I enjoy talking and interacting with people. 
    • Natural born problem solver.
    • I constantly learn new and better ways to do anything.
    • Dependable and easy to trust.
    • Enjoy challenges.

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    Sabrina Shrum

    Occupation: Administrative Assistant
    Finishing a Bachelor’s in Psychology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

    Age: 25

    Interests Are: Pursuing a healthy and enriching lifestyle has always been a priority of mine. 

    My father grew up on a farm and told fond memories of fresh food and living simply, which he carried on throughout his life as a military man. I thank him for many of my attributes, especially the love I found for the outdoors and being active. As an undergrad, I competed in Cross Country and Track on a collegiate level. 

    Since moving to Corpus Christi in 2017, I have had the privilege of participating in many other forms of physical fitness, such as CrossFit, boxing, and jiu-jitsu, to name a few. In addition, I am an artist and visionary – in my spare time, I enjoy creating original artwork, writing novels and poetry, and gardening (my space is running over with pepper and tomato plants, and I love it!) 

    Sabrina’s Strengths:

    • I am adaptable and strive to accommodate others
    • I am a visionary – if I can give it a creative twist, I will
    • I am determined (There is always a way to achieve what you want to!)
    • I enjoy dynamic and changing environments
    • I enjoy working around others and seeing life happen around me

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