Meet the Trainers of Rapid Results Personal Training :
All trainers hold Personal Training certifications as well as advanced trainer practicum certifications including 4 to nine months of intensive training in client injury training, program design, group class instruction, advanced sports training, and body shaping.
LaurieAnn- 48- Advanced Trainer/Owner
I hold certifications through ACE and the National Health Club Association and have been training for 20 years with experience in strength and conditioning training, weight loss, extreme weight loss ,bodyshaping, athletic endurance training and sports training . I also have 15 years of experience in post rehab training in many areas including injuries of the knee, hip, spine, shoulder, foot, ankle as well as pre and post natal, and total knee, hip and shoulder replacement post rehabs. I love a CHALLENGE as it is what encourages minds and hearts to thrive! I also love the opportunity to better someones health and change their life and future FOREVER!
I also have certifications in stretch therapy, group exercise instruction including: Kettlebell, Boot Camp, Fitboxing, Advanced Abdominal Training and Cross Training and Pump and Grind and have been teaching these classes for over 15 years at several gyms across Atlanta prior to opening Rapid Results Personal Training first PRIVATE facility!
I have advanced nutrition counseling for weight loss experience and have helped hundreds to create a proper program for nutrition that has helped them to lose and then maintain their weight!
I have hundreds of before and afters to boast my hard work and success as a trainer and am so very proud of each and every client’s success! I hope you can be my next success story!
Todd Bonus -50 Advanced Trainer/owner
I battled a weight issue as a young adolescent and teenager so I know what it means to put dedication into changing your body and getting into shape. I was never more proud than when I created the body I wanted and I enjoy helping others to achieve the same!
I am certified through the NHCA as a certified Personal Trainer and Powerhouse Gyms Training Practicums for Strength and Conditioning training. I have been training with Rapid Results Personal Training for 12 years and specialize in strength training, weight loss, older adult fitness, strength and conditioning training for athletes, post rehab of low back and shoulder injuries, children’s fitness and sport specific training.
I am a former power lifter that competed on a local level in Minnesota. Now I enjoy just helping people of all ages gain strength and stamina they never thought possible with my gym here in Marietta, Ga.
I like to focus on form and function of training so as to teach safe effective techniques that will last a lifetime of training free of injury. I enjoy making workouts challenging and diverse but also fun and always incorporates effective stretching into my workouts to ensure muscles remain flexible as well as to reduce soreness levels.
Marco Silva 27 HEAD TRAINER “Certified Advanced Trainer”
Having been tall all my life, there was an expectation that I would be athletic and so I started playing sports at a young age. As I grew beyond 6 foot I realized that I needed to change my body composition by increasing my muscle size, endurance and overall stamina in order to achieve the fitness level needed to excel! I began learning and trying to apply what I learned to my own body and in time it and my performance improved! Knowing how difficult this process was, I decided to pursue a career in fitness so that I could help others to achieve their fitness related goals with more direction and support than I had!
I received my Degree in Exercise Science from Kennesaw State in 2016. I received my first exposure to personal training as an intern with Excellence in Exercise Fitness Management in 2014. I then achieved my ACE personal trainer certification. While at KSU, I worked at the Student Recreation Center as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor as well as played football. The following summer I had the priveledge to work as an intern strength and conditioning coach.
In 2016 I began working as a trainer at Thrive Chiropractic and Wellness Center. Through my experiences there I have worked with young kids, older adults, car crash victims, amputees, international students who don’t speak English, people with mental and physical disabilities, and even collegiate and professional athletes.
My philosophy of fitness is rooted in the idea that our ability to grow is vastly limited if we stay in our comfort zone. Whatever your goals may be, if you want to accomplish something you’ve never had, you’re going to have to elevate yourself and work harder than you ever have. This may seem daunting at first but something magical happens when you put a lid on excuses, knock down barriers, and truly push yourself to become better! We only live once so why not live as the best version of ourselves?
VINCENT G SQUIRE 46
As a child, my father took me under his wing to teach me to work out regularly. He persistently challenged me with physical activities in order to make sure I understood how my body worked. I knew early on that with what my father instilled in me it would eventually allow me to have a positive impact on others . I have always valued the importance of maintaining good health, and later on in life after being diagnosed with Diabetes, I made it even more of my focus. After being thrown into a diabetic lifestyle, I was determined to educate myself on how diabetes occurs and the find out the best way to manage the effects of it to ensure the healthiest outcome. Not only was I able to do this but also got in the best shape of my life!
The decision to become a trainer was a natural one for me! Having to overcome health challenges in my adulthood, I realized very quickly that the quality of your health affects EVERY aspect of your life. After conquering this I knew I wanted to be able to help others to be just as successful!
I am certified with the ISSA as a personal trainer focused on Strength and conditioning, sports nutrition and weight loss. Joining the Rapid Results Personal Training team is a chance to grow even more in my knowledge while applying all of my current skills and facilitate positive change to my future clients. As a trainer I also hope to help as many diabetics as possible to learn how to manage their condition and live a healthy lifestyle and for those who are pre-diabetic, overcome it!
Personal Trainer Practicum
Growing up as a Competitive dancer my body was my instrument. I came to RRPT at the age of fourteen to benefit my dance career. This was where I was first introduced to the world of fitness! I fell in love with pushing my body and my mind to its limits and the rewards of hard work, dedication, and consistency.
Joining a gym with a sense of community, a gym that is a family, was one of the best decisions I had made in my adolescence, it pushed me out of my comfort zone at the time and has given me the drive to continue to do so in many other areas of my life. Six years later I am feeling completely nostalgic being back at my childhood gym, now having the opportunity to participate in the practicum program. Since then I have faced many hardships dealing with body image issues; sadly a very common issue among our society due to social media, but for me what personally grew out of my many years of dance.
I now aspire to be a trainer myself and am looking forward to teaching clients and motivating them to be the healthiest and happiest versions of themselves! I hope to inspire others the way an RRPT trainer first inspired me.
My goal is to help others feel confident in their skin and work towards their goals by becoming stronger mentally and physically. From a client perspective, nothing feels better than when I can prove myself wrong, surpassing my own doubts about my own capabilities. Each day I look forward to growing and improving alongside every client that is at Rapid Results. It will be my honor to one day train RRPT clients and help them gain contentment with their own bodies.
Ryan Bonus – Trainer
I began working out at 11 when my parents tried to introduce me to weight training and I resisted because it seemed like too much work! I realized on my own within the next couple years that I was prone to lazy activities but I wanted to change that, so at 13 after some of my other friends became interested in weight training as well, I decided to give it a try. I mean my parents WERE trainers so why not take advantage of the help I could get! BOY AM I GLAD I DID, not only did I gain strength and endurance but GREAT mass gains as I was just a skinny kid prior! Turns out they actually DID know better than me!
As I got more involved in it I realized I had a natural eye for perfect form and I started helping my friends and other clients around the gym. Once my parents saw that I was capable they offered to allow me to intern with RRPT ! I did so well in internship that when a practicum position became available they allowed me to apply for it. I have since LOVED becoming a trainer. It has given me a great sense of accomplishment helping people achieve their goals! It has also helped me grow up a lot learning to put other peoples needs before my own!
Ryan Esposito ** Trainer Practicum
As a teenager, I thought working out was probably too much work. Then one day my sister INSISTED I go to the gym and try it. She introduced me to the challenge and inspiration that comes from pushing yourself to the limit. Once I learned how to do that, I was HOOKED! From then on I had created a new passion that would continue to drive me mentally and physically. This new found passion is what inspired me to want to become a trainer so that I could be in the gym ever day of my life and helping others to see that working out doesn’t have to just be hard work.
I chose to get my personal trainer education from the RRPT Practicum Program at my mom’s recommendation because I was able to see for myself the results that RRPT trainers were able to achieve with her. Having been a client at RRPT first, before entering the practicum has allowed me to experience both sides of the equation…I know what a client wants from a trainer and now I am learning how to provide that in the safest and most effective manner.
As a trainer, I hope to help my clients realize the benefits that come with putting in the hard work and then seeing their bodies and minds change! I plan to encourage, motivate and drive them to love this is much as I do! I will fill them with positive affirmations and help rid them of excuses so they can overcome body image issues, strengthen their weaknesses and created amazing new versions of themselves! I will also tell them to always remind themselves of why they’re doing it, and that pain is temporary and pride is forever!
Maria Teresa Curtis Rodriguez- Zumba Instructor
Maria is not your typical mother of five. In fact, you would never know she has the responsibility of raising five children simply by looking at her. Maria has something that is hard to describe. When she enters a room, it lights up! She is a very strong, determined, and faithful woman. And she loves to Dance! Please read her bio:
At age eleven, I was accepted into the Julian E. Blanco School of Classical Ballet, the premier school of dance and performing arts in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Upon auditioning for my acceptance, I was selected from hundreds of young aspiring dance students. I also trained in the evenings at Ballet de San Juan, a preeminent school focusing primarily on traditional and modern dance techniques with a focus on ballet. As a student of the ballet company, I performed in classical numbers such as the Nut Cracker, Copelia, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, and Sleeping Beauty. I graduated from High School with a specialty diploma in dance. I continued my education by enrolling in the University of Puerto Rico and decided to move to the United States where my dancing slipped, I married and became pregnant, and ultimately gained 58 pounds. I gave birth to my daughter, Ana, via c-section where one month later I found herself pregnant with my son, Sebastian. I again gave birth via c-section just ten months later. I had gained 50 pounds during my second pregnancy and was not able to work out or dance until I fully healed from my surgery. I was a size ten, weighed 160 pounds, and was not happy. I could not believe I had lost the petite ballerina figure that I had worked so hard to sculpt.
My good friend introduced me to Zumba. Little did I realize it would change my life, as well as my figure! In six months I lost 60 pounds and was back to an impressive size two. The process proved very inspirational for many of my friends and family as they watched my pounds melt away and my smile reappear. My inspiration and dedication to my new life is the result of wanting to teach others how fun and easy it is to achieve their goals while losing weight along the way.
There is no greater reward for me than to know I have helped someone else. Zumba is not just my job, but my passion and I hope to always bring a fun, party like environment to each class! COME JOIN MY PARTY AND HAVE FUN WHILE GETTING LEAN! YOU ARE ALL INVITED!
Paula Brown – Cardio Trainer- 49
I have always been concerned with my health and improving my physical appearance. It wasn’t until I joined RRPT That I realized I could in fact overcome physical challenges if I had the right knowledge, perseverance and consistency for my workouts. As I conquered some of these challenges and goals I made major changes in my strength, endurance and my physiques appearance and thus my passion for fitness was born!!
After Several Years of training under Laurie Ann’s guidance I became somewhat of a student teacher in her ab class as that seemed to be my most advanced skill set in the gym. After months of student teaching, Laurie Ann groomed me to teach ab clinics to her clients. Then she saw my next skill set born …I love to teach and motivate as I began doing with several clients on their cardio programs. Laurie then decided to make me a cardio trainer. I truly enjoy helping RRPT clients to reach new heights in their cardio endurance and overcome fears they have had about being able to push themselves to the next level of cardio fitness!
Dane Auensen Certified Yoga Instructor- 32
I began doing yoga in 2007 and earned my 200 hour teacher training certification from Peachtree Yoga Center in Sandy Springs in the spring of 2015. I have played soccer all my life, and continue to play as an adult. I actively participate in various types of fitness activities including yoga, Pilates, barre, strength training, running, biking, hiking, and swimming.
My teaching style accommodates students at all levels, beginner to advanced. I guide students through practice with alignment and breathing cues and offer hands-on assists and adjustments to both correct alignment and deepen poses’ expressions. My classes are fun and serve to build strength, increase flexibility, align mind and body, and facilitate peace of mind.
I learned from yoga that you cannot choose what happens to you, but you can choose how you respond to it. Setbacks are common, suffering is optional. I welcome the opportunity to have you work with me on reducing your suffering while making your body more flexible and clearing your mind of the congestion our daily life fills it with!