Sako Yakinian; founder and owner of No Limit Personal Training. Sako started No Limit Personal Training in 2008 by offering group classes at a public park. When classes became increasingly popular, he moved No Limit to it’s official home; 980 South Via Rodeo, a 5,000 foot warehouse that houses top of the line training equipment and the industry’s best coaches and trainers.
Sako has always been fueled to provide the best services to the community for one main reason; the sincere love of helping others be the best version of themselves. Sako believes that with the right mindset, discipline and work ethic, anything is possible.
Sako is certified through National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT), International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA), National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA) and CPR/AED. In addition to Sako’s already long list of accomplishments, he was recently named an Ambassador for Lululemon Athletica.
It’s one thing to talk the talk of living a healthy lifestyle but it’s a whole other thing to actually walk the walk and carry out the actions that make a person great, on a day to day basis. This is something Sako takes great pride and humility in-which is what has made No Limit’s success a living, breathing family.MORE INFO
Jeff has been involved with strength and conditioning for the last 4 years, a passion that originally began as a Division 1 college baseball player. He ended up graduating from Concordia University, Irvine with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sport Science with an emphasis in Rehabilitation. Jeff originally wanted to pursue a career in physical therapy, but his passion for strength and conditioning instead led him to become the Director of Sports Performance at CATZ (Competitive Athlete Training Zone) where he worked with athletes of all ages/sports and coached adult bootcamps. His time at CATZ allowed him to intern with MLS team Chivas USA as the assistant strength and conditioning coach. Jeff is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and loves to train with performance-enhancement in mind, including mobility work and corrective exercise, so that you not only look better, perform better, and feel better.MORE INFO
Alan has a personal goal to change as many lives as he can as a personal trainer. Alan’s specialty is weight loss and core strengthening. He believes having a strong core is rewarding in so many ways, and builds the body from the ground up. Alan holds a certification with the National Council of Certified Personal Trainers.MORE INFO
Briana Takanabe has been helping people realize their fitness goals for the past 8 years. With a lifelong enthusiasm for fitness, she became a trainer to help improve the lives of others. Trading in volleyball for Muay Thai after high school, she got hooked on the world of martial arts. Over the years working with different coaches and sensei, she now wants to share the benefits of MMA training and shatter the assumption that MMA training is just for fighters. This extra knowledge and expertise adds a fun and unique twist to workouts whether it’s for weight loss, improved conditioning, or just an excuse to hit things. One of the most important things to her is not just to help one reach their physical goals, but to help them gain the confidence to do so. She strongly believes that in order to achieve maximum results one must do the things they don’t want to do. Briana is a Certified Fitness Trainer with NESTA and a Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Coach with the MMACA.MORE INFO
Lisa has a passion for fitness with boundless energy to share that passion with others. She has been a competitive runner for over 30 years, competing in 5k’s, 10k’s and marathons including LA, Boston, New York and St. George, Utah. Lisa has also competed in olympic distance and sprint triathlons. She is a running and conditioning coach at one of the local high schools. It is Lisa’s desire to inspire and teach clients to make educated decisions about eating for nutritional value and health, exercise for optimal fitness and make lifestyle changes that support long term wellness. Lisa’s enthusiasm for fitness and health led her to seek and acquire a Personal Trainer Certification, she is certified through AFAA and is first aid/CPR/AED certified.MORE INFO
Zach Jackson, newest member of the No Limit Team, comes to us with a well-versed and very impressive MMA background! Zach has spent the last 4 years in the MMA field, earning a 3rd Degree Black Belt in karate, and later moved on to coach karate for young kids. Martial arts and the love of fitness have been a part of Zach’s life since he was a kid! This discipline has helped him become the consistent and motivated person that he is today. Zach is NESTA certified and loves to incorporate new techniques and exercises into his bootcamps! Zach is excited to be a part of the No Limit Team and can’t wait to help others along in their health and fitness journeys.MORE INFO
Justin comes to No Limit with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from San Diego State University and years of experience in the field. Justin is passionate about helping motivate and enhance people’s lives by encouraging them to participating in physical activity inside and outside the gym. He believes that if a person wishes to become fit and perform to their full potential, then they need to make sure that their bodies perform without any dysfunction and/or restrictions. Since completing his degree, he has worked in the fitness industry for five years as a Personal Trainer and as a Physical Therapy Clinic Exercise Specialist. By applying what he has learned from both the strength/conditioning and rehabilitation , Justin is truly able to provide the best service for his clients. Justin specializes in mobility and corrective exercise training. He is also certified through the American Counsel of Exercise (ACE,) National Exercise Sports Trainers Association (NESTA,) and Agatsu Kettlebell Instructor Level 1 certification.MORE INFO
Mellissa is dedicated to making every clients experience a fulfilling one. She handles the behind-the-scenes paperwork, billing, and administrative work at No Limit. In addition, Mellissa is also a Certified Personal Trainer through ISSA. Her goal is to help each client discover their own strength with encouragement and the knowledge she has gained during her time at No Limit.MORE INFO
Alex Garcia comes prepared with a great deal of experience and knowledge. His own personal development is what sparked Alex’s interest turned passion in this industry. Alex spent six years participating in competitive wrestling, as well as coaching wresting at one of the county’s top private schools; Orange Lutheran High School. Holding a NCCPT certification, Alex has spent the past five years personal training clients of all walks of life.MORE INFO