Our Trainers

Mary Doyle

Park Avenue Fitness owner and American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified personal trainer since 1998, Mary has vast experience with a variety of clients, from preteens to seniors. . As well as a trainer, she has been a Fitness Director for over twenty years, was a Health Club Owner for 11 years & has certifications as a Specialist in Brains & Balance Past 60, Orthopedic Exercise, Senior Fitness, Functional Training, and Nutrition.

Joan Romero

Joan has over twenty years of experience training clients and teaching in Santa Cruz county gyms. She is an ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified Personal Trainer and an ACE certified Senior Fitness Specialist, Orthopedic Exercise Specialist, Functional Training Specialist, and Nutrition Specialist.

Brittany Barrett

Brittany graduated from Cabrillo with an Associates in Kinesiology. She is a NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) certified Personal Trainer, Weight Loss Specialist, Golf Fitness Specialist, ACE Senior Fitness Specialist, and Precision Nutrition coach.
She writes healthy living tips, tricks, and recipes on her blog, A Life Worth Living.

Lisa Pate

Lisa has over thirty years of experience training clients and teaching aerobics classes. Growing up in Santa Cruz County she attended Soquel High and Cabrillo College. She has a degree in Exercise Physiology/Nutrition from San Jose State University and is a NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) certified Personal Trainer.

Linda Felicio

Linda is a Certified Tai Chi Practitioner by the Tai Chi and Qigong Association and by Grand Master Stephen Hwa Phd. whom she has studied Tai Chi and Qigong with for the last 16 years. Linda is a retired Trauma/Emergency room Registered Nurse with over 20 years of experience in Denver/Boulder, Colorado. She then received her Masters in Social Work and worked with a large homeless and senior community teaching Tai Chi.

Monica Escudero

Monica holds a Bachelors and Masters in Kinesiology/Biomechanics and specializes in injury rehabilitation and fitness. For the majority of the past 30 years she has worked in physical therapy, athletic training, and personal training. She uses therapeutic and functional exercises as well as yoga in order to help the body to use the proper muscles to move correctly. She has worked with people from ages 8-90 years old  as well as with Division I sports teams to help people learn to have the proper biomechanics so they can prevent and rehabilitate from injury, become more fit, and have better performance or a more active life. Visit her website for more information Eye of Balance

Clark Carabelas

Clark is a Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He has a B.A. in Psychology and completed two years of graduate studies towards a Masters of Physical Therapy. He has completed advanced studies in scientific back, core, and specialized sports conditioning subjects, including golf, motocross, tennis and horseback riding. His experience extends to all ages and lifestyles, from the sedentary to the elite athlete, with or without complex medical histories. Clark wants nothing more than for his client and patients to become as independent from pain and health medications as possible and to enjoy a higher quality of life.

Cessy Metcalf

Cessy has 30 years of personal training and nutritional counseling experience, including her own fitness studio in Talkeetna, Alaska. Men and women alike enjoy her careful but challenging workouts to help them meet their fitness goals. An ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified trainer, Cessy also completed the personal training certification at California State University Hayward as well as the Nutritional Studies Program at San Jose State University and the ACE Lifestyle & Weight Management Consultant certification. She consistently focuses on educating clients on health, nutrition and proper exercise techniques. Her personal hobbies include trail & beach running, weight training, hiking and listening to music.

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