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At West Grove Fitness, everything we do from top to bottom is of the highest quality to ensure we’re equipped to help you reach your goals of a healthy and fit lifestyle.

Our team

All of our trainers hold the highest level of expertise trainers can have, which means they’ve been trained in anatomy, physiology, and nutrition. They understand that no two bodies are alike and they will work with you to get you fit at the right pace.

 

Matt Paz

                  Specialties: 
                         Sports Conditioning

                         Group Fitness
                         Weight Management

                         Strength Training

Matt is one of the most profound elite trainers in the fitness industry. With over 13 years of experience, Matt thrives on pushing your limits to achieve maximum results in both personal training and overall health.

Matt holds a BS in Kinesiology, as well as a Teaching Credential from California State University, Long Beach. Being an athlete his whole life, Matt played college baseball and then turned his competitive drive towards endurance races.  He has participated in marathons (such as The Boston Marathon), triathlons, and recently competed in the World Championships (Iron-Man) in Kona.

 

Matt offers innovative workouts to achieve a regimen that is flexible, spontaneous and most of all ENJOYABLE. He provides training that reaches every fitness level from the novice to the professional athlete. Whether you are looking for a fresh new way to exercise, cross train, or get a leg up on your competitor and exceed your current level of fitness, Matt is here to help you reach your goals and motivate you to keep setting new ones.

Lexi Brown

Lexi has a strong passion for health and wellness. She received her personal training certification through ACE in 2015. Being an athlete her entire life, she focuses her passion of fitness on helping others achieve their own individual goals. 

In high school, Lexi was named first team all league as a junior and senior for girls’ volleyball. She also earned a full ride scholarship to Eastern Illinois University (EIU). EIU is a Division 1 University in the Ohio Valley Conference. 

Lexi’s passion for fitness and the genuine desire to see others grow and reach their goals is what drives her to be the best she can be day in and day out. 

Joel Duran

Joel's Philosophy is to train and teach the client the importance of health and wellness. Not only do you have to be disciplined and determined to achieve the designated goals outlined for you, but you must also understand what it takes to be in good shape and what it takes to be healthy. He believes that everyone has hard work ethic within them, the key is keeping the hard work out of frustration and into a positive mode of effective progress, staying happy, accomplished, and healthy.

 

The training journey for Joel started at a young age with martial arts and a Soloflex at the young age of 8. About 18 years ago his love for weightlifting turned into teaching friends the basics of Fitness, to a couple years later training guests on a popular TV show, to later opening up his own business at a private facility in Huntington Beach for the last 15 years. 

 

His specializations are in just about every endeavor related to Fitness, whether it’s sculpting, toning, strength and conditioning, Crossfit, endurance, mobility, Kettle Bell, nutrition, etc., He’s always been consistent about one message to all his clients... invest in your health before somebody else does.  

 

Certifications: 

ISSA

Movement and Mobility Specialist 

Crossfit Level 1

Crossfit Kids

EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) 

Currently obtaining the CSCS

(Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist)

Erin Earlywine

Jeff Ezell

Jeff is driven by his desire to constantly improve those around him. He enjoys helping people push past their boundaries and limitations that they set for themselves. For seven years, Jeff has been involved in mixed martial arts, and has participated in numerous marathons and difficult challenges. Jeff was also in the Marine Corps for seven years as a scout sniper, and will be continuing to look for difficult challenges in the future.

What Jeff enjoys most about working at West Grove Fitness is the ability to see growth through perseverance and hard work.

Jeff will always push those around him to become better individuals both mentally and physically. He will improve their quality of life by not settling for mediocrity and helping others be the best versions of themselves.

Hello my name is Erin Earlywine. I am a mom, triathlete and OCR racer. I’ve been in the fitness coaching business for 11 years and absolutely love it. I hate training alone and am a firm believer people work harder in groups and thrive when surrounded by others pushing their limits. 

 

I grew up swimming competitively in the Bay Area and moved to Long Beach, Ca in 1999 to play waterpolo. After college I fell into the corporate grind and completely alienated myself from anything fitness related. Finally after having my first kid in 2006 I realized being active was not only mandatory for me to stay healthy to take care of my family, but also I needed to be a good role model. I immediately signed up for a local race because I love to have something to train for and the rest is history. 

 

My Goals: To have small personal wins everyday, helps you stay positive and a positive mental attitude is crucial to your success. To inspire one person daily to engage in a healthier lifestyle and get them to pay it forward. 

 

My Motto: Go Hard or Go Home! Your time is so valuable, make it count when you show up. 

 

Education/Credentials:

  • BS in International Business & Finance

  • AFAA Certified Personal Trainer & Group X Instructor 

  • MADD Dog Spin Instructor  

 

Some Accomplishments:

Spartan World Championships 2018

Team USA Triathlon 2014-2016

Ironman 70.3 World Championships 2015

NCAA Division I Waterpolo Long Beach State 1999-2003

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READ WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT US

“Challenging workouts and trainers that push you to the next level. No matter what your fitness level is Matt and Ryan are there for you each step of the way. The biggest bonus is our community we have built. No judgement just motivation."

- D Milligan

“If you are looking for a place to workout and stay motivated West Grove Fitness is where you want to be. The team atmosphere and energy keep you moving and wanting to come back. Each day (class) is different and focuses on specific parts of the body with the right amount of cardio involved. The trainers are excellent and incredibly knowledgeable and take the time to ensure exercises are done properly. The location is perfect and WGF offers many class times so there are no excuses! I cannot recommend WGF enough....you will be hooked!"

- K Snider

“I tried WGF based on recommendations from some friends who were already members. I belonged to another gym and wasn't too sure that I could find another place that I loved just as much. My first workout was great and I was feeing it days later! After my second workout, I knew I would really love this place and joined! The trainers are amazing and always take the time to help if you aren't sure what to do. They also give you the push and encouragement you need. The people I've met so far have been super nice and working out with them is so fun! The workouts are fantastic and I'm always dripping sweat when I leave so I know I got in a great workout! Getting up at 5 AM to workout at WGF is a great start to my day!"

- S Ammari

“I truly enjoy coming to West Coast Fitness 2-3 times a week.  I travel from Tustin to work out because to me it matters who is running the gym and if my personalized goals are met.  I have done personal training with Matt Paz and also do small group training to the level that is challenging for me!!  My body has changed; my arms and legs are stronger.  At age 48, my arms finally have definition and my legs look much muscular as opposed to tree trunks!  Matt and his team will do what it takes to help make your experience fun, yet work you out to a point that you want to keep coming to improve.  Lots of friends to make here!"

- CJ

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