Gus Guardino

Gus has been serving as the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Moorpark High School for the past 13 years.  In addition to his duties as strength coach, Gus also functions as the assistant Athletic Trainer and the on-site injury rehabilitation specialist for many of the athletic teams on campus with his primary focus being football.  He also coaches for the Moorpark High School Track team with his specialization being sprints, hurdles, and speed development coordinator for the team.  

Upon graduation from Crespi Carmelite High School, Gus attended Gonzaga University where he earned a B.S. degree in Biology.  After graduation he served for 6 years in the U.S. Air Force.  Gus returned to school in 1996 at California State University Northridge to pursue a degree in Kinesiology.  He was awarded a B.S. degree in Kinesiology, and went on to attain a graduate degree in Bio-mechanics.   

In addition to his 40+ years of coaching experience, Gus currently brings over 30 years of personal and sport performance training, as well as numerous years of experience in health club management, program design and implementation to this venture. He holds national certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, National Academy of Sports Medicine as well as USA Track and Field and USA Weightlifting.   As a result of his longevity in the health and fitness industry, Gus has developed lasting relationships with hundreds of individuals in the sport and fitness industries, including doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors, personal trainers and equipment manufacturers.    

Work with Gus:

  • Sport Performance Assessments

  • Consultations 

  • Private Training Sessions 

  • Teaches: Functional Stretch Classes, TAG, All-Sport Stretch & Speed Endurance 

Jeff Barnhart

Work with Jeff: 

  • Sport Performance Training

  • Private Personal Training

Megan Vargo

Classes with Megan: 

  • Spin Classes

Dorothy baxter

Classes with Dorothy: 

  • Spin Classes

  • Bootcamp Classes

Cat conti

Work with Cat: 

  • Circuit Burn Classes

  • Private Personal Training

Cat Conti has been a personal trainer and fitness coach for 9 years, specializing in small group training and cardio circuit classes that are scientifically designed to increase strength and boost base metabolic rates. Her workouts are always challenging, but her coaching is so energetic and encouraging that the hour always seems to fly by. Her claim to fame: she is one of only about a dozen female Division 1 NCAA Football referees in the country! She loves to train, coach and celebrate when her clients see great results! She is also a Certified Life Coach and new 1st time mommy to baby Cooper.

Eric Schaefer

Work with Eric: 

  • Private Training Sessions

Eric is a Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). He is also a Certified Group Fitness Instructor through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Meanwhile, Eric received both his A.A. in kinesiology and Exercise Science Fitness Specialist Certificate from Moorpark Community College. 




Corrective Exercise, Fat Loss, Functional Training, Balance &  Stabilization, Strength Development, Mobility, Flexibility, & Reactive training. 

Karla castillo

Classes with Karla C: 

  • Yoga Classes

Karla was first introduced to yoga in 2014 as an outlet to release stress.  The more she practiced the more she realized that there is so much more to yoga than just a physical practice; yoga offered her a channel to connect mind and body.  Because of yoga’s transformative benefits, Karla decided to pursue teaching to share the many benefits of yoga with others.  She is a 500-hour Certified Yoga teacher trained through Yoga Works under the mentorship of Jennifer Elliot.  She believes that yoga can be practice by anyone, all it takes is an open mind and an open heart.   

Meet the team