Not Your Average Fitness Gurus
Personal Training, Fitness Conditioning and Fun









Sol Gym Trainers
Lori Chaplin has been a personal trainer for over 20 years, and she loves the challenge of helping people improve their fitness levels. Her repertoire of exercises from both the coaching and adaptive physical education fields means she can design a program just for you. Plus, a dynamic personality keeps you motivated and engaged in the sport of life.

With a masters degree in exercise physiology and a bachelors in athletic training/exercise physiology, Lori has taught at University of California, Berkeley and Grossmont College in San Diego. In addition, she speaks at national conferences and is a contributing editor for Personal Trainer magazine. She is regularly published in professional journals and newspapers. She is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, as an Exercise Scientist by California State University, Chico, and as a Post-Rehabilitation Specialist by the American Academy of Health & Fitness Professionals. Before founding SOL GYM, Lori has served as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at University of San Francisco as well as Foothill College.

Mike Chaplin has worked in sports medicine for over 25 years, focusing on conditioning and injury prevention. His multidisciplinary approach to exercise comes from the experience gained by managing wellness for athletes in many sports, from professional and Olympic competitors to high school teams. Mike enjoys applying that sports conditioning knowledge to the physical challenges of everyday people. He has the education and experience for a special level of personal training.

Mike earned a master's degree in exercise physiology/adaptive physical education and a bachelor's degree in sports medicine/athletic training from California State University, Chico. He is certified by California State University, Chico as an exercise specialist, by the National Athletic Trainers Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. For 18 years Mike has managed intercollegiate injuries at the University of California at Berkeley. He serves as a consultant for health, medical and fitness companies.

Olivia Chaplin is a competitive Surfer and Stand Up Paddle Boarder(SUP). She is one of our excellent Surf & SUP instructors and she specializes in teaching and motivating children of all ages. Olivia loves to teach kids the safety details of the sports she loves as well presenting instructional information. You are guaranteed to have you catch a wave with Olivia. Surf sessions are scheduled at a local beginner beach with nice easy surf. SUP is taught on a flat, calm waterway which ensures the mechanics and details of paddling can be achieved without the worry of tides or waves pushing you over. Olivia holds a certification in CPR.

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