TEAM AND COACHES

Owners

  • Mickey Owner, Coach


    Mickey became an online Health Coach in 2015 after losing 100 pounds of excess body weight. He was able to transform his physique through a lifestyle of balanced eating habits and consistent exercise. Mickey began coaching his friends and family with transformations and it fueled his passion to help others in doing whatever it takes to ensure they reach their goals. Michael naturally became an influential athlete within the OCR community and has been handpicked by companies such as Spartan Race and Grip Sling to represent their brand. Mickey’s love for the sport has driven him to focus his athletic training on continually having “burpee free” races. A burpee free race is a race in which you successfully complete all of the obstacles during a race without penalties – something even the most top athletes cannot claim. In having learned how to train and successfully complete his “burpee free” race goal, he has been able to coach other athletes on techniques and training tips for the obstacles.

  • Sammy Jo Owner, Coach, NASM, BSN, RN


    Sam has been an ER nurse for the past 8 years. After falling in love with OCR racing, she wanted to begin helping people outside of the hospital. She saw how nutrition and exercise played a key role in the effects of chronic disease and felt she could influence these people before they reached the ER by teaching them preventative health through a balanced lifestyle. In 2016 she obtained her NASM personal training certification, Spartan SGX and Spartan Obstacle Specialist certification. She has also completed all distances of the Spartan Races and understands the importance of how to train for the different requirements for each course. When Sammy started competing in races she was faced with obstacles that she couldn’t complete, at which point she adjusted her training to successfully conquer those obstacles without seeing a decline in performance.

Coaches

JGL Support

  • Christina Geri Intuitive Coach, MA

    As a result of working with Christina “Chrissie” Geri, her clients work from their inner strength, believe in themselves more than ever before, and understand their transformative magic power in any area of their lives. While she worked toward building physical strength she realized it simultaneously developed her inner spiritual (& mental) strength. She empowers others to tap into their own self-healing and love and identify as their sexiest selves yet. Coached by Marisa Inda and Kathy Drayton, Christina developed her own approach to strength training that is rooted in femininity and guided by self-love and acceptance. I look for women (& men) who seek major physical transformations as a result of falling in love with their true powerful selves, shifting their vibrational frequency from anxiety to abundant joy, and realizing they were meant to be a bad ass.

  • Rebecca Stanley Fitour Cert

    Rebecca started her workout lifestyle swimming. After completing her Division 1 college swimming career she took up running and biking. Becca completed an Ironman 70.3 race as well as 2 Marathons. While continuing endurance training she has also began doing more HIIT style workouts.

    After seeing the positivity that comes from working out, Rebecca has wanted to be able to motivate others to find this light. Previously an elementary school teacher, teaching is something that comes naturally. Becca wants to pass on the power of a healthy lifestyle and how to grow to love yourself!

  • Aziz Ayazi FITOUR PT, NASM FNS

    Aziz jumped into fitness in 2004 and quickly fell into an instructor position with his local gym. Over the years, he trained friends, family, and clients while working at multiple gyms and acquiring a few fitness certifications along the way. Aziz was turned on to OCR’s at the beginning of 2018 by his physical therapist while undergoing rehabilitation for severe stenosis and disc herniation in his lumbar spine. He self-trained for three races, placing 4th in his age group at the 2018 Big Bear Sprint with a burpee-free finish despite incurring a grade 3 ankle sprain mid-race. Aziz currently trains under the tutelage of Coach Mickey Jogoleff and plans on competing in three more races in 2018, with a goal of acquiring the prized Spartan Trifecta by year’s end. Equipped with a passion for fitness and an innate drive to be of service to his fellows, Aziz has joined the JGL team to help others further their journey to self-actualization. “There are no obstacles, only opportunities”

  • Jenny Payan ACE Group Fitness Instructor

    Jenny started her fitness journey in hopes of looking and feeling better in 2014. She had gone from being an athletic volleyball player and competing in track to a sedentary lifestyle of a hardworking college student. She didn’t realize the toll of such a lifestyle until she noticed she was constantly fatigued, had poor eating habits and began distancing herself from everyone due to her own personal insecurities. After going to the doctors she realized she needed to make necessary changes to her life in order to feel better and start smiling again. She began exercising, cleaning up her eating habits and instantly started noticing differences both mentally and physically. After loosing 30lbs on her journey and feeling great she knew she wanted to share this new found passion with others. In 2017 Jenny completed her first Spartan Trifecta; something she never thought she was capable of. Jenny’s goal is to enhance the well being of those who seek improvement; empowering clients through knowledge, skills, support and guidance, to turn fitness goals into reality. She understands that people choose to exercise for many reasons (performance, health, feel/look better) and through the right training program, determination and support, anyone can achieve their goals.

    “It is never to late to set another goal or dream a new dream”

  • Rob Martinez Coach

    Rob got his first taste for fitness in High School when he joined the wrestling team. He placed 2nd in the league his sophomore year and has since found a love for athleticism and competitiveness. At 18 he enlisted in the U.S Navy as an Air Traffic Controller. During his 5 year enlistment, Rob became a certified Command Fitness Leader where he was responsible for helping his fellow service members meet their fitness goals. Young, enthusiastic and eager to please, Rob is ready to help any and all who are ready to change their lives!

Personal Trainers