Scott Yonehiro - Head Trainer & Performance Coach
Born and raised on the island of Oahu in Hawai’i, Scott was no stranger to physical activities and fitness. At a very young age island children learn to pick up boards and hit the waves with an intense vigor as almost a rite of passage. Strength has always been revered in Hawai’i and young island boys quickly turning into men hit weight lifting, martial arts and other sports at a very early age. Scott was fortunate enough to have a renowned strength and boxing gym that his uncle owned and where Scott would begin his journey into fitness and understanding the human body and all of its potential.
Growing up around the family gym and witnessing such greats like Ted Arcidi (The first man to bench press over 700 lbs world record holder); Don “The Rock” Muraco (WWF Wrestler); and Bertil Fox (IFBB Pro Body Builder); come through, Scott was always exposed to an incredible deal of knowledge at such an early age. Possessing a healthy competitive attitude pushed Scott into becoming the best he could be physically, mentally, and spiritually. Yet even with this strong upbringing into fitness, Scott still fell victim to life’s often times rough seas and it had an almost irreparable and permanent effect on him.
In 2001, Scott transitioned over to mortgage banking full time and was quickly promoted to the position of regional sales director and head corporate trainer for First Security Lending in Burbank. As a recognized professional in the field, Scott was frequently interviewed by such trades as CNN Money, Fortune, Money, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo Finance, and The New York Times.
In the third quarter of 2008, Scott switched gears on his career and brought his talents over to the entertainment online media industry by signing on with Thought Equity Motion (TEM). TEM holds the largest online library of stock footage and video clips in the world. Although his business venture met with great success there were other facets of his personal life that went terribly out of control which caused an incredible amount of stress and depression in Scott’s life. Struggling with his life, Scott found himself using food and alcohol as a means of “coping” and very quickly saw his weight shoot up over 80 lbs to a whopping 278 lbs.
After a final doctor’s visit in 2008 forced him to realize how close to death and permanent illness he was, Scott immediately went to work on creating a better way to get into shape that would be healthier on the body, easier to maintain over the years and faster in results. From this renewed fire and determination the ’90 Day Body Transformation Program’ was forged. Utilizing its principles, Scott was able to drop over 73 lbs of fat, water and toxin weight and pick up an extra 10 lbs of lean muscle. Scott took this proprietary technique and created the company Ballistic Body Fitness. After running the helm of this San Fernando Valley based personal training company as CEO for 4 successful years, Scott left to open his Fitness & Business Coaching hybrid company, SY Performance.
SY Performance (SYP) leads the way in cutting edge training techniques to bring out the ‘Elite Business Athlete’ that lies within. Utilizing a proprietary combination of science based techniques, SYP focuses on Fitness, Nutrition, and Mindset exercises to help our clients increase performance in high stress areas of their professional and personal lives.
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SY Performance team trainers are all independent professionals that are both certified and insured.
Kaori Takee - Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Coach
Kaori Takee is an energetic Personal Trainer and Group Performance Coach with an in-depth understanding of body mechanics. Kaori has multiple certifications with NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), FAI (Functional Aging Institute), and TRX, specializing in functional strength training. If you’re looking to burn fat, build muscle, and get toned, then Kaori is your girl. If you’re older and looking to work on your balance, restore mobility, and maintain muscle weight, then she can help you with those goals as well.
Kaori has a deep understanding of the need for hard work and the importance of guidance from the right trainer. She will become your trusted fitness coach, and working together with you as a team, she will develop a customized program that gets you the results you want in a safe and fun manner. Training with Kaori will change your life, give you the strength to face all challenges, and bring out the best version of YOU.
Emma Krishnaswami - Personal Trainer/PCOS Weight Loss Specialist
Emma Krishnaswami is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer who has dedicated her life to health and wellness. With 12 years of ballet training and 7 years of training in the gym, altogether she offers 19 years of experience in fitness. She cares deeply about the health and well-being of others and enjoys taking the time to get to know her clients to find out the best way to help them reach their goals and maintain them. While she is open to training anyone that inquires, her specialty and passion is weight loss for individuals with polycystic ovary syndrome. Emma has struggled with it herself and has learned that the best approach is not through rigorous programming and cutting calories, but through stress management, body-love, balanced eating, and moderate exercise. She customizes the program to the client’s needs and experience and knows that no two PCOS clients are the same. When working with Emma you will discover that the aesthetics of weight loss are not the primary focus. First and foremost her process will teach you to listen to your body, love yourself, and to find joy in the things your body can do. Only then will weight go down and never go back up. Together you will build a lifestyle you not only can maintain, but love!