“Life Does Not Get Better By Chance, it gets Better by Change”
Daniel Thompson has 23 years experience in the fitness industry, working with hundreds of clients including some famous athletes. He is extremely knowledgeable of exercise science, and has several other related talents including boxing experience and advanced stretching. He was always drawn to how the body develops, and discovered that he had natural gifting when it came to designing effective workouts. He developed a following and eventually took his passion for motivating and training individuals, and created New Beginnings to inspire and transform even more people. Through New Beginnings, he reaches a great number of people through training, corporate boot camps and his weight management company Down a Pound. Daniel specializes in developing workouts for every age and fitness level that are time efficient, has well as offers valuable life coaching to keep you motivated. His exercise philosophy is what you once had, you can get again.
Leslie Murray, RD, LDN
With 10 years experience as a Dietitian/Nutritionist, Leslie specializes in clinical nutrition and consulting in wellness. She has designed a variety of nutrition programs including food shopping tours to help set up your refrigerator and pantry and to understand food labeling; which offer a better environment for success. Leslie also develops food journals, analyzing results and more.
Melissa began her yoga adventure 1995. She studied Kudalini yoga under Colette Love and tested the rich yoga waters of Santa Fe, NM. Upon moving to CA, her love of Kudalini yoga expanded to include Ashtanga yoga. Since that time she has moved in the world of Iyengar, Anusara, Yin, and any other type of yoga that would have her. She began teaching in 1999 and whether teaching yoga to triathletes or beginners, her love of the practice comes through in each class.
She was trained in Pilates under Carol Hockridge in CA and found it to be a great strength addition to her practice. Her classes in either Pilates or Yoga tend toward the untraditional and usually play with a place of challenge. From kid classes to advanced, from first time to seasoned professional: she enjoys teaching students of all kind. Emergency first responder, CPR, AED, and Personal Training certified.