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AREAS OF SPECIALTY. 

  • Postural, structural and muscular function corrective program

  • Lifestyle specific strength and conditioning

  • Pain reduction and Injury prevention

  • Nutrition, lifestyle and wellness coaching

BIO. 

Tommy Armenta believes fitness is a pathway to achieve physical and spiritual growth. Drawing on his own experiences of overcoming adversity through fitness, Tommy thrives on empowering his clients to be and feel their very best, inside and out. For Tommy and his clients, success means achieving clearly defined and individualized goals – whether it is to correct posture and eliminate back pain, increase vitality and energy, or undergo a physical transformation.

Tommy’s approach combines his deep understanding of fundamental functional fitness principles with an unyielding respect for each client’s strengths and weaknesses. To that end, Tommy onboards his clients via muscle testing; strength, movement and postural assessments; nutrition and wellness evaluation; and body composition analysis. Tommy uses this information to design a comprehensive customized program that often extends beyond the gym into lifestyle realms.

As a practitioner with 16 years of training experience and a pulse on the latest fitness innovations, Tommy sees above fitness fads. Biomechanical precision is at the core of Tommy’s methodology, a focus that corrects compensatory patterns and enables optimal gains while preventing injury. His workouts combine tried and true exercises with innovative moves – every workout is fun, unique, and efficient.

Tommy’s thirst for knowledge and quest to bring the best tools to his clients has led him to study various muscle testing techniques including P-DTR and NKT. Designed to address muscular and neurological dysfunctions, Tommy incorporates these methods into workout sessions real-time on the gym floor as needed. Clients often experience immediate pain relief and permanently resume optimal movement patterns.

An avid multi-disciplinary athlete, Tommy brings a competitive mindset and adventurous spirit to every workout session. Tommy has traveled the world performing with his Kung Fu school and served in the armed forces. On any given weekend, you can find Tommy playing basketball and ping pong, hiking and skiing, or experimenting with photography and digital editing.

Above all, Tommy’s life purpose lies in his family and his role as a father to his incredible 11 year old son, Nikko. In Tommy’s words, “Nikko is my best friend and he’s the fire that keeps me striving. I love him with all of my heart.” 

EDUCATION + Mentorship.

  • CHEK Institute – Exercise Coach, Level 1,2 Practitioner, and Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 2. Mentor: Paul Chek
  • P-DTR (Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex) – Basic and Intermediate. Mentor: Dr. Jose Palomar 
  • NKT (NeuroKinetic Therapy) – Level 1, 2, 3. Mentor: David Weinstock
  • Athletes Performance – Phase 1, Arizona. Mentor: Mike Verstegen
  • Institute of Human Performance – Mentorship I, Boca Raton, FL: Juan Carlos Santana

TESTImONIALS. 

I was in a serious car wreck about a year ago that left me with massive injuries. I’m missing a 5” chunk from my pelvis, which is held together by about seven plates, and have about 3 feet of Frankenstein scars covering my torso from about 6 major internal surgeries. The accident created a ton of trauma. Besides the physical side, my girlfriend and best friend were killed in the accident. I’ve spent the last year seeing the best trauma surgeons, orthopedics, physical therapists, and psychiatrists. I felt lucky to be alive, able to walk, and for the most part function “normally”, but was still a far cry from where I was before the accident. I was in the gym constantly, sleeping and eating right, but I just could not get my strength and mobility back. My doctors told me I was “cured” and “as good as I was going to get”, but I knew something deeper was off kilter. I saw Tommy, I’ll admit, pretty reluctantly- I’d been discouraged from seeing experts with no real results and was sick of wasting my time and theirs. That first session with Tommy was absolutely mind-blowing. He basically confirmed that the whole left side of my body was not working properly due to some neurological dysfunction cause by the the huge scars on my body. This was scary, but also validating. Then, Tommy did his P-DTR thing and brought it all back in 60 minutes. It felt like I stepped back into my old body. Everything was in balance again and the weird aches and pains that had been creeping in were totally gone. It was absolutely incredible and to be honest pretty emotional. Anyone who cares at all about their body should be getting this work. Without it you’re missing a huge piece of the picture. As far as I’m concerned Tommy is the best. He is a miracle worker.
— James
I have followed athletic pursuits for a long time. This includes running consistently for the past 15 years, competing in triathlons and ironman races and numerous ultra-distance running events. I have an active lifestyle, and am in the food business so have a good understanding and discipline around eating and nutrition. The point is I take this stuff seriously. I’ve looked for years for a trainer and training program and have seen dozens of “professionals” and never felt like I was getting someone who really knew their stuff until I met Tom. He not is one of those gifted few who were born with perfect genes to whom fitness has come easy, he has worked his butt off to live his approach. As well he has an insatiable thirst for knowledge that has pushed him to learn more and more from the very best. From Paul Check to Athlete’s Performance and even learning martial arts to better his understanding of training for MMA, Tom is encyclopedic in his understanding of full body mechanics. This is not your 1970’s pump up your biceps, bench till you puke regime. This training is about correcting all your imbalances, total core power and getting your body to recruit evenly in all you do and move like a machine. Tom is not standing by texting while you push out your last 2 reps, this guy is tweaking and refining every movement and customizing each and every workout with you. Life changing I tell you. This guy is the real deal.
— STEPHEN