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Dan Batz

A former professional baseball player in the Dodgers organization and two-time All American for the University of Rhode Island, Trainer Dan Batz studied Kinesiology with a concentration in Health Fitness. During his senior year at U.R.I. he received the Atlantic-10 Conference Player of the Year award, as well as the Senior Male Athlete Award.

A three-sport athlete in high school, fitness has always been a big part of Dan’s life, and he specializes in sport-specific training, core training, tone and firm workouts, weight loss, and muscular strength and endurance.

But you don’t have to be an athlete to benefit from having Dan as your best personal trainer – as owner and operator of Pasadena Elite Fitness, Dan works with men and women of all ages and shapes, and helps make them healthier, stronger and more fit.

While playing in the Dodgers organization, Dan completed an internship with the minor league strength and conditioning coordinator. Upon finishing his professional career, he became A.C.E. Personal Trainer Certified, as well as CPR and AED certified. Take advantage of his knowledge, positive attitude and his intuition on what you need to get in better shape.

Call Dan for a complimentary introductory workout and start your new fitness journey today.

Julie Shiller

With a Master’s in Social Work and B.A. in Sociology, trainer Julie Shiller brings a well-rounded approach to fitness training. She is an ACSM Certified Professional Trainer, a Kettlebell Concepts Level I Trainer, a TRX Level I Suspension Trainer, and is CPR/AED Certified.

Julie turned to sports and fitness as a preventative, self-care tool as a social work professional. She finds that when she is taking care of her mind and body first, she is better able to serve and empower her clients.

Specializing in high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and sports-specific functional fitness, Julie helps athletes of all levels achieve their goals. She not only helps her clients with their physical fitness goals, but their mental well being as well. Her sessions include a focus on stress reduction and the mind-body connection.

Whether you’re a first-time gym-goer or a fitness enthusiast already, Julie would love to work with you as your best personal trainer! She enjoys helping individuals from all fitness backgrounds, from seasoned athletes to beginners who are developing their comfort in the gym.

When she’s not in the gym, you can find Julie cooking or eating something delicious, while spending time with her family and yellow lab, Sam.

Give Julie a call to start your fitness journey with a free introductory workout!

Carlo Micalizio

Carlo has been a professional trainer for over 20 years and is certified through the American College of Sports Medicine. He is a former Emergency Medical Technician and is CPR and AED certified through the American Heart Association. Specializing in Anatomy and Physiology, Carlo has also served as an Ad Hoc instructor at the Southern California Health Institute.

Carlo has been a competitive natural bodybuilder and was the 1st place finisher in the Iron Gladiator Natural Bodybuilding Competition in 2007. Now, he is an avid trail runner and Spartan Race competitor and is constantly on the hunt for the next challenge.

A functional movement and core conditioning specialist, Carlo’s training style is constructed to enhance movement, flexibility, and function in everyday life. He combines aspects of HIIT training, resistance training, and circuit training to give the client the most well-rounded and efficient session. Come in and see for yourself how years of experience and passion for fitness can help transform your life.