Owner - Certified Personal Trainer - Instructor
Ben has over 15 years experience in the fitness industry. Ben is an AFAA certified personal trainer and former bodybuilder. His expertise ranges from general weight loss, specialized athletics training, bodybuilding, as well as rehabiltiation, prenatal, and senior citizen fitness. He began his career in 2004 as one of California's top personal trainers at Bally Total Fitness, one of the largest gyms in the country. In less than five years with Bally Total Fitness, Ben moved up from personal trainer to Fitness Manager, supervising 20 personal trainers at two different clubs.
In 2015, Ben realized his passion was no longer in general gym management, but more so in specialized personal training. He felt he could help more people achieve their individual results by solely focusing on one-on-one personal training, small group training, and customized fitness classes. Ben decided to venture out on his own and open Martinez Athletic Club.
Ben enjoys spending time in the Martinez community. Ben is involved in downtown Martinez events, such as street fairs, wine strolls, and beer crawls. He has also participated in fundraisers for the Boys and Girls Club as well as various Alhambra High School sports teams. In his spare time, he enjoys watching football with his sons, Beau and Luke.
Instructor - Barre / Dance
Carley is passionate about the fitness industry and is committed to improving the health and well being of individuals. A professional dancer for one of the world's most well-known cruiselines, she became a certified Barre instructor to pass on her passion to others. Her love of Barre fitness classes is not limited to any one style, as she is currently working on her Group Exercise Instructor Certification.
Carley has been teaching Barre at the MAC since 2018.
Instructor - Yoga 500RYT, eRYT200, YACEP
Cyndi is passionate about the fitness industry and is committed to improving the health and well being of individuals. A certified 500RYT yoga instructor of which her styles include Vinayasa Flow, YogaTRX, Hot Flow, Yin, Restorative, Accessible, & Yoga for Cancer.
Cyndi has been teaching Yoga at the MAC since 2018.
"I believe that our yoga practice is a mirror to our everyday lives and can help us change our perspective if we can learn to surrender and trust the process. In my classes I emphasize the importance of self-awareness, alignment, and personal growth. My teachings are lighthearted, playful, and educational with creative sequences that are ever evolving and changing, just as we are. I look forward to growing with you."
~ Cyndi Lezcano