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About

VISION

To help create a society educated on the fundamentals of exercise and nutrition and, as a result, to help reduce the incidence of various disease conditions associated with sedentary and unhealthy lifestyles.

MISSION

To educate individuals on the fundamentals of exercise and nutrition while also helping them achieve their fitness, strength, and/or conditioning goals within specific timeframes in their pursuit of a healthier lifestyle, improved appearance, and/or increased athletic performance.

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Our Philosophy

Personal health begins with commitment to a decision after visualization of a goal. We inspire and motivate each individual physically, emotionally, and mentally in their quest for personal fulfillment and a healthier life.
In today's rapid pace, "always on" world, fitness is often a neglected aspect of life due to conflicting daily priorities. Complicating matters is a health and fitness world saturated with slick marketing and sensationalism.
We're here to help you sift through the overload of information and to dispel the myths and fiction which permeate today's exercise and nutrition worlds. We’ll do it professionally and we’ll back it up with our combined experience and knowledge.

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Founder

Freddy Saluna, ACSM-CPT, ΔΣΠ

Hi there, my name is Freddy!
Level One Training and Fitness came to be as a result of my life experience with poor health, sedentary lifestyles, and heart disease.  My dad had his first heart attack (AND double bypass surgery) in his mid-30s. He then died in an operating room accident during his second bypass surgery at the age of 49! There are no guarantees in life, but I’m willing to bet that if he had known what we know now, he would have lived for many more years. Educating individuals on the fundamentals of fitness and nutrition became my mission; live a healthier life not just for you, but for those whom you love and care about!
As both a minority and a member of the LGBTQ family, I don't know any other way to be than to be a very passionate and determined individual! Certification with the American College of Sports Medicine (considered the “gold standard” in the fitness industry) was a must for me. I’ve also done work in many positions requiring peak physical condition, more recently as an Emergency Medical Technician in San Diego and as a former Lifeguard, Masters Swimmer, and licensed Paramedic, I am no stranger to rigorous, organized workouts.
Teaching students and training clients all while watching them learn and grow continues to be a very rewarding experience. I'm comfortable in saying I've helped in excess of 1,000 individuals in my roles as a Water Safety Instructor (swim instructor), lifeguard trainer, community college instructional specialist, Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS/CPR) instructor, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor, head coach for a United States Swimming team (and assistant coach to another), and Field Training Officer in Emergency Medical Services.
However, like most people, my life has had its own share of twists and turns. From the adrenaline of emergency medical services and emergency aquatics to several years in Corporate America, I learned about the stress associated with 40+ hour workweeks, commuting, and wondering what happens to the rest of your time! Officially, Level One Training and Fitness was born in July 2011 when I longer wanted to be the mouse running nonstop on a wheel. After obtaining my ACSM certification, I went to work in suburban San Diego at a small neighborhood gym in La Mesa, CA. and then went independent less than one year later.
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.
Are you ready to get to work? Let's go!

Certifications and Education

Specializing in

  • Aerobic, Cardio-Respiratory, Conditioning, and HIIT
  • Core Strength and Stability
  • LGBTQ+ Health and Wellness
  • Lifestyle Advice
  • Muscular Endurance, Hypertrophy, and Strength Training
  • Nutrition Fundamentals

Contributing To Make A Difference

"Educating the world on fitness" is only one of the ways Level One Training and Fitness is making an impact on the bigger picture. We are proud to contribute a percentage of our monthly income to the following charitable causes:

 

Community Justice Exchange

The Community Justice Exchange is a national hub for developing, sharing, and experimenting with tactical interventions, strategic organizing practices, and innovative organizing tools to end mass incarceration. We provide support to community-based organizations that are building a new vision of community justice through bottom-up interventions in the criminal legal and immigration detention systems.

 

Delta Sigma Pi Leadership Foundation

Delta Sigma Pi’s Leadership Foundation provides scholarships for undergraduates and graduate members.  Contributions from the Foundation also support the leadership development and training offered at LEAD Schools, LEAD Provincial Conferences, Grand Chapter Congress, and other enriching programs such as the Scholarship Key and Collegian of the Year programs.  

 

The Trevor Project

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.