Our Team Is YOUR Team

Level One Training and Fitness reinforces the reality that success in personal health and fitness begins with commitment to a decision after visualizing a goal. We inspire and motivate each individual physically, emotionally, and mentally in their quest for personal fulfillment and a healthier life.

The big challenge is that investing in personal health is often a neglected aspect of an exceedingly busy lifestyle with conflicting daily priorities. Complicating matters further is a health and fitness world bombarded with hype, fads, and gimmicks.

We are here to help you sift through the overload of information and to dispel the myths and fiction which permeate the American exercise and nutrition worlds today. We’ll do it professionally and we’ll back it up with our combined experience and knowledge.

We are Level One Training and Fitness. 

Freddy Saluna, ACSM-CPT, ΔΣΠ

Founder, Level One Training and Fitness

Greetings! My name is Freddy and for those who already know me, you know that I’m a very passionate and determined individual; pursuing my certification with the American College of Sports Medicine (considered the “gold standard” in the fitness industry) was a no-brainer! Not only that, I’ve held many positions requiring peak physical fitness, most recently as a Field Training Officer and Emergency Medical Technician for a local ambulance company. As a former Lifeguard, Lifeguard Trainer, Masters Swimmer, coach for two United States Swimming teams, Paramedic, and Firefighter candidate, I am definitely no stranger to rigorous, organized workouts.

However, as everyone knows, life is not complete without twists and turns. I left the adrenaline of emergency medical services and emergency aquatics and went to work for several years in Corporate America – first at The Hartford and then at a subsidiary of the Hyatt Corporation known as Classic Residence by Hyatt. I know firsthand the stress associated with a 40+ hour workweek, the requisite commute, and wondering what happens with the rest of the time in one’s life!

So why go into the fitness business? My dad had his first heart attack (and his first double bypass surgery) in his mid-30s and then died from massive complications during his second bypass surgery at the age of 49. While there are never any guarantees in life, I’m willing to bet that had he known what we now know, he would have lived for many more years. There are certain fundamental ACSM and American Heart Association-sanctioned fitness basics every American should be aware of. At that point, the conscious decision should be crystal clear; live a healthier life not only for yourself, but for those whom you love and care about! 

In what little spare time I have, I enjoy weightlifting and I’m quite possibly one of the most amateur amateur surfers in San Diego. I also enjoy climbing, hiking, the outdoors, traveling, photography, DJing, and I long for epic snowfall in my continual and annual pursuit of (at some point) returning to snowboarding.

Over the course of the past 6 years I’ve been in business, I’ve helped many people, especially very busy professionals, executives, and small business owners get a better handle on prioritizing! Please don’t hesitate to contact me on our contact page located here … let’s get to work!

Certifications and Education:

Specializing in (no particular order):

  • Core Strength and Stability
  • Aerobic / Cardio-Respiratory Conditioning / HIIT
  • Muscular Endurance, Hypertrophy (Size / Mass), and Strength Training
  • Nutrition Basics
  • Lifestyle Fitness Advice

Causes and Affiliations:

Past:

  • Delta Sigma Pi – Professional Business Fraternity
    • District Director, Iota Pi Chapter (San Diego State University)
    • President, San Diego Alumni Chapter

 

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Brittany Johnson, MS, RD

Assistant Professor of Dietetics, Point Loma Nazarene University

Hello! I’m Brittany and I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Nutrition and Dietetics from Loma Linda University Health and I’ve previously worked as a Clinical Dietitian and in corporate wellness. I am committed to helping people eat well and lead healthy lifestyles and nothing gives me greater satisfaction than helping them achieve their health goals and preventing chronic disease. I’m a great motivator and readily adapt my approach to different personalities.

As the owner of Dietitian Professor, a business aimed at “Changing the world, one plate at a time,” I watch people transform themselves through healthy eating and lifestyle changes; this process gives me immense satisfaction!

When I’m not teaching or working with my clients, you’ll find me in the gym lifting weights, spinning, or participating in yoga, enjoying the great outdoors of San Diego hiking, running, cycling, stand-up paddle boarding, or checking out local coffee shops. I also bake healthy alternatives to high fat, high sugar sweets and educate others on healthful, sustainable foods.

Please feel free to send me a message on the Level One Training and Fitness contact page here and let’s get you eating healthy for life!

You can find me on Instagram at www.instagram.com/dietitianprof.

 

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Charlie Satter, CSCS

Firefighter, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) – San Diego

Hi there! My name is Charlie and I firmly believe the foundation of fitness and program design is client education through research-based training using educational tools, multimedia, and individualized fitness programs based on your needs and goals. By placing emphasis on baseline assessment using the functional movement screen, I can observe an individual’s movement during a specific exercise. This approach can help individuals with mobility and stability challenges gain range of motion at any given joint while simultaneously decreasing pain and increasing performance.

I enjoy seeing clients make progress by using a balanced approach – in exercise, nutrition, and life in general. Since most people have very busy schedules, it becomes more important to get activity most days of the week with nutrition being a crucial component. Getting back to basics is key along with proper rest and recovery, variation within one’s training program, and stress management to name a few.

In the past, I’ve worked with amateur, collegiate, and professional athletes and was the director of a rehabilitation clinic for therapeutic exercise in San Diego. I’m currently a firefighter for CalFire-Riverside.

In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, surfing, and generally anything involving the outdoors.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have via our contact page here.

Certifications and Education:

Specializing in (no particular order):

  • Sports Performance
  • Active Isolated Stretching
  • Functional Movement Screen
  • Mobility and Stability
  • Weight management
  • Weightlifting