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Personal Trainer San Diego and Pilates San Diego Team

At Fitness Zone we are committed to offering the highest quality training experience in San Diego. Any member of the Fitness Zone staff could be called the best Personal Trainer San Diego has to offer. Our Pilates staff teaches the most effective STOTT Pilates San Diego has to offer. Each of our instructors are selected based upon an extensive list of criteria that we have found to be essential in meeting the needs of each of our valued clients. These include a formal education in Kinesiology as the basic foundation, excellent communication skills, a knowledge of the nuances of motivation, tremendous enthusiasm for their work and a sense of humor to keep you going when the going gets tough.

To stay up to date with the latest advances in research for exercise science, human performance, motivation and training, each of Fitness Zone's Personal Trainers and Pilates Instructors are required to attend a regular schedule of continuing education programs. All of our trainers are certified in their areas of expertise and some have multiple certifications in different disciplines. Affiliations include STOTT Pilates, NSCA CSCS, USA Cycling and ACE.

At Fitness Zone each Personal Trainer and Pilates instructor applies their own unique personality and skill to create a training experience that maintains your interest, motivation and keeps you moving toward your goal safely and effectively. They are masters at relationship building and, in an effort to maximize your results, will strive to identify your strengths and weaknesses from day one and never lose sight of your training goals. In the end it will feel as if your Fitness Zone Personal Trainer and Pilates instructor knows your body better then you!

Fitness Zone's instructors will take your fitness level as seriously as they do their own. Our staff is comprised of competitive athletes who have the expertise to get you in shape to compete in some of the same events they have already mastered. From prestigious events such as Sea Otter Classic, NCAA Track and Field Nationals, San Diego Crew Classic and 24 Hours of Temecula Mountain Bike Race to local fun bike rides and running events, our instructors will help you transform your body from sedentary to active, active to recreational athlete and beyond to the elite level. Fitness Zone has helped clients achieve titles such as National and World Champion. Any member of our highly qualified staff can help you meet your fitness goals!

Give Fitness Zone a call 619-316-4068 or email to see how one of our fitness professionals can help put you on a path toward optimal health!


Kristin DeMaio

Kristin began her experience in personal training in 1991. Kristin has a B.S. in Kinesiology from SDSU and a full certification in STOTT Pilates. Her knowledge, dedication, and commitment have put her in high demand as a personal trainer and Pilates instructor in San Diego.

Her success is based upon a synergy of skills, education and experience. Her own interest in maintaining wellness through exercise and nutrition along with a fascination with the structure and function of the human body and its capacity to achieve optimum performance led her into the field. She opened Fitness Zone in 1996, which is now the premier location for Pilates Class San Diego.

Kris applies a holistic approach to training by fully engaging the body and mind of the client while consistently motivating them to improve. Her communication style and demeanor are calm, kind and gentle yet her training sessions have been known to challenge not only the beginner, but even the most physically fit, athletic clients. Kristin’s ability to help her clients identify needs and address them with a comprehensive nutrition and exercise program that gets results is exceptional. Kristin also has a special interest in, and is educated and trained to work with individuals with disabilities, injury and disease.

Prospective Pilates San Diego clients who meet with Kristin for their initial consultation come face to face with a personable, professional and extremely likeable individual with a great sense of humor who radiates inner and outer beauty, no doubt the reflection of living the healthy lifestyle that she promotes.



Robert DeMaio

Rob has been involved in the development of health and fitness programs since 1989. His journey started with an interest in competitive bodybuilding in high school. Since then, he has competed in collegiate track and field as well as events ranging from Adventure Racing to marathons. Rob is also an avid cyclist competing in a variety of disciplines including Cross-Country and 24-Hour Mountain Biking as well as Road Racing and Criteriums.

Rob's overall love of exercise physiology and sports nutrition to facilitate optimum performance has evolved into an impressive expertise making him the most sought after San Diego Personal Trainer. To enhance his experiential knowledge, Rob attended San Diego State University to earn a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Physical Education. A Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), he is also a certified USA Cycling coach.

As owner of Fitness Zone, Rob specializes in coaching clients of all levels from couch potato to fitness enthusiast to professional athletes and has become the premier Personal Trainer in San Diego. Rob's training philosophy emphasizes safety, challenge, steady progress, continual motivation and fun. He draws on personal experience and a strong educational foundation to create programs that consider the uniqueness of the individual, their fitness level and their goals.



Heidi Owens

Heidi Owens’ ability to achieve the benefits of a healthy and fit lifestyle for herself have motivated her to pursue a career in personal fitness training. An extensive background in dance from ballet to tap, jazz, hip hop and hula, has created in her an appreciation of the body, the joy of movement and the satisfaction that comes from physical challenge.

An advanced tennis player in high school and college, Heidi is very much aware from a personal standpoint of the key facets of physical training for optimum performance, improved fitness or general well being. At the core of her skill is a keen understanding and expertise in the relationship between healthy eating and fitness. She has applied this knowledge to develop nutrition programs for her clients as well as herself.

With expertise in a range of fitness disciplines including aerobics, cardio-kick, toning, ball stretch, aqua aerobics and weights. Heidi prides herself on her ability to help motivate clients to reach their potential. With a Bachelor of Science degree from CalPoly SLO in Kinesiology, Heidi is also ACE-certified as a Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant and is CPR/First Aid certified by the Red Cross.

Heidi’s knowledge also extends to a range of fitness testing methods to measure muscular strength and endurance, test aerobic fitness, flexibility and body composition. She feels that regular testing is essential to identify a starting point and set realistic and attainable goals. Her coaching sessions are appropriately challenging and always fun. She applies a varied approach, using multiple methods that offer a continuous challenge to the body while maintaining her clients motivation, interest and most importantly, enjoyment.



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