About West Valley Personal Training

West Valley Personal Training was established in 2010. We have been training our clients across the valley. In 2019, we embarked on an adventure with the Sun City West community and expanded our business by offering Personal and Group Training to all SCW residents and staff at all 4 the SCW Recreation Centers. In addition, we have 4 private training studios in Cave Creek, Glendale, Northwest Peoria (Vistancia area) and Goodyear/Buckeye (Verrado area).

Our Personal Trainers and Group Instructors have a combined 50+ years in the industry. We train all ages from teenagers to seniors and everything in between. We pride ourselves with living and preaching the “Healthy Way of Life” lifestyle. We are all certified, have extensive training and education in the field of fitness.

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Our Personal Trainers

mike derose personal trainer

Mike DeRose

Head Trainer | Owner of West Valley Personal Training
NASM Certified | Personal Trainer Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist

Locations: RH Johnson & Kuentz Rec Centers | Glendale (Private Studio)

I’ve been a Personal Trainer for 20 years. When I was 16, I struggled with my weight and weighed a total of 276 pounds. I hired a trainer to help me when I was 18 and trained 4 days a week, followed my meal plan and cardio routine 100%. I went from 276 pounds, to less than 190 in 9 short months and I was healthy. From that point on, I got the urge to help others and change lives. Training has been a passion of mine ever since. Click here to read more

Cheryl Tromp

Personal Trainer | NASM Certified | Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist

Locations: RH Johnson, Beardsley & Kuentz Rec Centers

I have been working in the fitness industry for over 20 years. I am NASM Certified Personal Trainer and also have a certification as a Fitness Nutrition Specialist. My passion is to help people change their lives in the most simple and realistic way possible.  I realize how being overweight affects many aspects of your life. After my first pregnancy, I had put on 70 pounds and was unhealthy and unhappy.  Click here to read more

Carlos Cano personal trainer

Carlos Cano

Personal Trainer | NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Locations: RH Johnson, Kuentz, Beardsley & Palm Ridge Rec Centers | Cave Creek (Private Studio)

Growing up in Southern California afforded me the opportunity to be very active as a child and teen in various sports. After several years of playing football, basketball and soccer, I decided that my passion was as a soccer player. Up to the age of 19, I competed at a high level on club soccer teams. At 21, I became a father and shortly thereafter focused on work and led a very sedentary lifestyle. Click here to read more

jim spalding personal trainer

Jim Spalding

Personal Trainer | Certified Personal Trainer

Locations: RH Johnson, Kuentz, Beardsley & Palm Ridge Rec Centers

After 40+ years exercising, being coached by trainers and training others myself, I decided to formalize my knowledge and experience and become a Certified Personal Trainer. I’ve seen a lot of people in gyms and fitness centers who don’t know how to exercise properly, or how combine exercises into meaningful workouts that challenge and benefit specific muscle groups. Click here to read more

jill vanderbunt personal trainer

Jill Vanderbunt

Personal Trainer | SESTA Certified Personal Trainer

Locations: RH Johnson, Kuentz, Beardsley & Palm Ridge Rec Centers

Jill is a SESTA Certified Personal Trainer with 10 years of personal training and a lifetime of fitness under her black belt. Yep, we said black belt. Jill holds a first -degree black belt in Kung Fu in addition to her specialist certifications in Senior Fitness, Functional Training and Lifestyle & Weight Management. Click here to read more

jenna nettles personal trainer

Jenna Nettles

Personal Trainer

Locations: RH Johnson, Kuentz, Beardsley & Palm Ridge Rec Centers | Buckeye/Goodyear (Verrado) (Private Studio)

I hold a ISSA Personal Trainer Certification, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Criminal Justice, and state records for track and field. I was involved in every sport growing up and to include being a competitive runner.

My interests in lifting and body building originated from being active my whole life. However, I was told to limit my running at age 31 because I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Click here to read more

john piecuch personal trainer

John Piecuch

Personal Trainer

Locations: RH Johnson, Kuentz, Beardsley & Palm Ridge Rec Centers | NW Peoria/Vistancia (Private Studio)

I have been a personal trainer and contest prep coach for 7 years. I am NASM CPT (Certified Personal Trainer) and I’m originally from Chicago, IL but have lived in Peoria, AZ the majority of my life with my wife and two daughters. I ventured into personal training as I wanted to find a more rewarding profession with helping people achieve their personal goals and for me, that was fitness. Click here to read more

dawn dauer personal trainer

Dawn Dauer

Personal Trainer

Locations: RH Johnson, Kuentz, Beardsley & Palm Ridge Rec Centers

Dawn’s training philosophy combines her 10 years as an independent personal trainer with her 4 years of martial arts training to bring a holistic training approach to her clients. To compliment her one-on-one sessions, she offered group sessions such as boot camps, HITT training, and strength conditioning classes for athletes. Click here to read more

Our Group Instructors

sherry possner group instructor

Sherry Possner

Zumba Fitness Instructor | Certified Zumba & Zumba Gold Instructor

Location: RH Johnson Rec Center

Teaching Zumba is just an extension to my 30 year career as an elementary school teacher. Born in Brooklyn, NY, and lived in Fl, KS, KY and now Sun City West since 2013. I enjoy many activities, but I am passionate about Zumba! I have been doing Zumba since 2010 and teaching classes since 2012. I am certified in Zumba and Zumba Gold. I have been blessed, many times over by observing my students slowly transform into a healthier, happier and more active lifestyle.

Bernadette Gasior

Bernadette (Bunny) Gasior

Group Fitness Instructor

Location: RH Johnson Rec Center

As a Chicago native, I have run seven marathons and earned trophies and medals for countless 5k and 10k races across the country. At age 54, I have decided to pursue my aspiration to become a Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor to continue to promote and create a healthy support system to my clients.  Click here to read more

Bonita Smulski-Bizeau yoga instructor

Bonita Smulski-Bizeau

Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher

Location: RH Johnson Rec Center

I have been practicing Iyengar Yoga since 2000 and has been a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher since 2015. For the past 9 years, I have been studying with senior Iyengar teachers as I advance my teaching skills and along with learning/studying yoga therapeutics. I have earned a 200-hour teacher certification from Yoga Alliance; a 500-hour certification from Iyengar Yoga Learning Center in Encinitas, CA; plus, recently completed another 250-hour (advanced teacher training) certification from Adeline Yoga Studio, Berkeley, CA.Click here to read more

Our Massage Therapists

Kayla and Raul Pacheco

Kayla & Raul Pacheco

Licensed Massage Therapists

Location: 99th & Northern

Making a Positive Impact

We believe living a healthy lifestyle begins with maintaining a strong and fit body. Our aim is to help you identify your fitness goals, design an exercise program that fits your needs and guide you through every exercise, every workout. Our holistic approach to fitness, health and rehab will have you feeling great and seeing results in no time. Click here to read more

To schedule your Massage Therapy session, please call or text Raul at 623-206-5904 or Kayla at 602-499-2234 or email us at thebodyshopfitnessandrehab@outlook.com.