OUR TEAM 

With a lifetime of experience in boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Wrestling, Wrestling, Krav Maga, and Self-Defense, all of Triton Gym’s trainers will help you reach your fitness and/or self-defense goals.

John MARSH

Head Trainer, John Marsh, has competed for many of the worlds top mixed martial arts shows including: the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Pride, Rumble on the Rocks, and the International Fight League (IFL). With notable wins over many world class opponents, he will guide you on your path to success, whether your goal is to lose weight, get in shape, get ripped, learn to box, learn to kickbox, learn to wrestle or become the next ultimate fighter.

  • Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu

  • Professional Boxer

  • 15 Years Experience in American Kick Boxing

  • 10 Year Freestyle Wrestler

  • UFC Veteran

  • Pride Japan Veteran

  • 15 Years in Professional MMA Circuit

HEAD COACH / TRAINER

FOUNDER

COACH / TRAINER

CO-FOUNDER

Mitch TAVERA

Co-founder of Triton Mixed Martial Arts Training Center, Mitch Tavera, is the Chief of Police for the El Segundo Police Department and brings a lifetime of real world experience to our members. As a former professional boxer and kickboxer, Mitch knows how to teach the eye-hand-foot coordination skills and the self discipline it takes to compete at the highest levels.

  • Krav Maga 2nd Degree Black Belt

  • National Certified Law Instructor

  • 3rd Degree Black Belt Tang Soo DO

  • Amateur Boxing Champion

  • Professional Trainer of UFC and Pride Veterans

  • Professional Trainer of Amateur and professional Boxing Champions

Beau HERSHBERGER

COACH

  • 23 Year Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

  • Professional MMA Fighter

  • 15 Years Professional Kick Boxing Experience

  • 15 Years Freestyle Wrestler

  • Bronze Medal ADDC Champion

COACH

Vladimir MATYUSHENKO

  • UFC Veteran

  • Bellator MMA Veteran

  • Affliction Veteran

  • Jungle Fight Veteran

  • Former IFL Light Heavyweight Champion

Sal TOMASELLO

COACH / TRAINER

Sal Tomasello grew up as an active athlete; during high school he found a fascination with health and wellness, and while elevating his own various levels of performance, he found enjoyment in helping others achieve what they thought impossible. Sal has multiple certifications, and practices Optimal Performance Training, boxing/Kickboxing, Olympic lifting, and proper nutrition. Advocating for a healthy, fit and balanced lifestyle, Sal helps others through his dynamic positive energy and Functional movements. If you want a challenging functional work out check out any one of his classes, just bring that energy. You can catch Sal on his surfboard every morning at 6am.

Jake KEUNZ

COACH / TRAINER

Monique NASTARI

COACH / TRAINER

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

-Over 5 years of experience in kickboxing

and Muay Thai
-200hr RYT (Power Yoga & Yoga Sculpt)
-Certified Personal Trainer 
-Competitive USPA Powerlifter 
-Competitive WBFF Fitness Diva Bodybuilder
-Fluent in Portuguese and Spanish languages 

Monique is a South Bay Beach Cities local. She was born and raised in Torrance, CA. Monique is a life long athlete and has been involved in competitive sports from childhood to now. In 2015 she began her journey as a competitive bodybuilder and and in 2019 began competitive powerlifting. She is a registered Power Yoga teacher and also certified in Yoga Sculpt. Monique is also a Certified Personal Trainer specializing in strength and conditioning and has extensive knowledge in nutritional programming. You can join Monique in one of her Cardio Kick & Core classes, HIIT Circuit classes, Power Yoga/Yoga Sculpt classes or book her for private, semi-private and/or small group personal training at Triton! 
“Fitness and wellness are my life’s passion. My goal is for all of my students and clients to feel CAPABLE of achieving every health goal and to help them continually grow into the best versions of themselves.”

COACH

Mark ARRANAGA

  • 15 Years Brazilian Jui-Jitsu

  • Certified Personal Fitness Trainer

  • Special Education Teacher with RBUSD

COACH / TRAINER

Willie LAUREANO

  • Self Defense Instructor

  • Striking Coach

John PESCE, AKA J.P.

COACH / TRAINER

  • Training in the Southbay for 20 yrs.

  • Golden  Gloves Competitor

  • Experience in Boxing, Judo , Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing
    Personal Training for : Strength and Conditioning, Flexibility, Boxing, Kickboxing, Beginner Jiu Jitsu, Nutrition for Health and Weight-loss, Breathing techniques to improve Sport Performance, Lower Blood Pressure, and Increase Overall Health

Rob ZOPPO

COACH / TRAINER

  • Specializing in Strength and Conditioning and Bodybuilding

  • Lacrosse Team and Private training coach 

  • Division 1 Lacrosse Player and Captain

  • 2012 USA U-19 Lacrosse Captain and Gold Medalist 

Jamie DAVIS

COACH / TRAINER

Jamie's passion for fitness stems from growing up in an athletic family and playing sports. Her love of fitness lead her to become a ACE certified personal trainer and Pound certified instructor. 
She is currently studying to achieve a degree as a Dietician with a goal to help the fight against child obesity. At the age of 7, Jamie's Dad told her the most important thing in life is your health. He wanted her to understand the importance of health because he was dying of cancer. Although cancer was not something he could control, he was the inspiration behind her wanting to teach and inspire others to live a healthy lifestyle. 

Toni CHAMOUN

COACH / TRAINER

Toni Chamoun has experienced more than fifteen years of success in the sports and fitness world. Beginning his career as Swiss Boxing Champion, his passion and dedication to achieving overall, optimal fitness led him to become a licensed personal trainer as well as a nutritional advisor. Toni has since then coached many others towards achieving their fitness success stories.

 

Currently, Toni works with a wide variety of people at different fitness levels.

Tommy AARON

COACH / TRAINER

My name is Tommy Aaron. I am currently a professional mixed martial artist with a total record of 14-4 in MMA competitiong ametuer/professional. I have 18 years of martial skills practice. Starting with Taekwondo/Karate at 5 years old, transitioning to Western boxing & Muai Thai at 11 years old and competing under "AEMT" rules (Asociacion Espanola de Muai Thai) under Kru Salvadow Vasquez Fonseca, European & Spanish Thai boxing Champion in Palma de Mallorca Spain from 13-15 years old. I have 8 years teaching experience with kids primarily and adults, all ages in MMA, Boxing, Muai Thai, Wrestling and BJJ. 

 

Martial arts & combat is my life. 

Kelli FITZ ELLIS

TRAINER

-has been training at Triton Gym for over 10 years 
-NCEP certified personal trainer
-Functional training, stretching and mobility specialist
-Mother of 4 children 

Kelli’s personal fitness mantra is “nothing changes if nothing changes”

Amanda CASTILONE

TRAINER

With a background in dance, gymnastics and strength training, Amanda found yoga to be a natural progression on her fitness journey. Her interest and desire to learn more led her to complete a 200-hour teacher training with Yoga Mittra in Manhattan Beach, CA. Through this training, Amanda deepened her appreciation for yoga and felt called to share what she learned. Amanda is also a Holistic Health Coach, helping her clients make healthy lifestyle changes to find balance in their lives. Whether you’re finding yoga for the first time or are an experienced practitioner, Amanda’s classes will help you find balance, strength and acceptance in body, mind and spirit.

James CLARK

TRAINER

N.A.S.M. certified personal trainer

weight loss specialist

corrective exercise specialist

Strength training

Hypertrophy training

Powerlifting

Tatiana TAMAI

FOUNDER/CREATOR of the Booiaka® Movement.

Coach to thousands around the globe. The seed she has planted has grown from a one-hour class in Los Angeles to the development of an international network of that has become an inspirational model for many entrepreneurs and instructors whom have applied her strategies to succeed for over a decade! 

 

Having started in 2009, Tatiana has expanded the Booiaka® brand across more than 30 countries throughout Asia, Europe and the USA creating a new methodology where teaching begins from the inside out by lighting up the fire within, “It’s the way you move!”. 

Booiaka®, featured at “Extra” with Mario Lopez, Fox TV, KTLA, FFF by Giuliana Rancic, Rai International and more.

 

In 2018, Tatiana has extended her coaching expertise offering sessions and Booiaka_Fit® classes with a fitness boost incorporating kickboxing, conditioning and flexibility sessions. Tatiana will give you that kickstart motivation and energy to live a joyful and healthy lifestyle! Be sure to check out Tatiana’s  Booiaka_Fit®  classes at Triton! 

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