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  • Greg Sterner, Owner, Licensed Physical Therapist

    Years of Experience

    • 26 Years


    • Licensed Physical Therpist (BS in Health Sciences Northeastern University)
    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
    • Certified Personal Trainer (American Council on Exercise)
    • Certified Nutrition Specialist (American Academy of Sport Dietitians and Nutritionist)
    • McKenzie MDT Certified
    • FMS Certified

    Ever since Greg Sterner was in high school, he knew he wanted to help people get fit, strong and stay that way. Greg decided to pursue his passion and graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy. For the past twenty years he has been helping people get in the best shape of their lives as a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and a Nutrition Specialist through the American Academy of Sports Dietitians and Nutritionists (AASDN). In addition, Greg has also been helping people overcome injuries and obstacles to fitness as a Physical Therapist, with his elite certification as a McKenzie Certified Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment Clinician, as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Greg was eager to take his knowledge and experience helping people one step further, and in 2009 opened Fitness Together Point Loma, a one-on-one private personal training studio in the heart of Point Loma at Liberty Station. Now with the success of Fitness Together in Point Loma, The Sterners' have been able to realize of dream of operating a second location in Rancho Bernardo. Fitness Together specializes in one-on-one workouts with your personal trainer in a private training suite, where clients can work on individual goals and where trainers are sensitive to special conditions, such as injuries. In addition to changing the lives of his clients, Greg has volunteered and spoken to senior groups on such topics as arthritis and physical training. He has also co-presented seminars in La Jolla and Aspen, CO on sports performance training for athletes in all realms of sports. Greg also is a proud member of the San Diego Rotary while helping to mentor students interested in a health profession career.

    in my free time I like to
    Greg, his wife Kara, and daughters, Gabriella and Kassandra enjoy getting outside and being active in the great San Diego weather. They reside in Rancho Bernardo, but love going to the beach and traveling to all parts of California and overseas.

  • Dion Caruso, General Manager of Fitness & Health

    Years of Experience

    • 16 Years


    • Bachelor's Degree Exercise Science & Fitness at San Francisco State University
    • International Sports Science Association
    • USA Weightlifting Coach
    • Catalyst Athletics Weightlifting Coach
    • Sports Performance Weightlifting Affiliate
    • Functional Movement Screening
    • TRX Suspension Training

    Along with my extensive training experience, I also have many years in the sports performance world. I am a former collegiate and professional baseball player. After my professional baseball career I competed at the national level in Olympic Weightlifting for 10 years. I currently compete at the semi pro level in national baseball tournaments. With all of my years working as a personal trainer and working with some of the best strength and conditioning coaches, it is my belief that athletes and clients who are coached in the weight room will develop better results. The cornerstone of my programs are to maximize physical potential and minimize physical injury. Whether you’re an elite athlete or you’re looking to get in shape to feel better in life, I always put forth the same focus and effort to help you maximize your training or fitness goals.

    in my free time I like to
    I am a very outdoor and creative soul. I love getting outside and exploring nature from going on hikes in the hills to taking trips for mountain climbing camping trips with friends. My creative soul is expressed through art work with drawing and painting. I come from a very creative and athletic family where my mom is a dancer, artist and jewelry maker. My dad was an elite athlete when he was younger and has been a lifelong musician playing every instrument. Baseball and exercise are my passion and artistic creativity is my creative outlet.

  • Ingrid Hoffman, Certified Personal Trainer


    • Bachelors Degree Nutrition & Food Science, SDSU
    • ACE Certified Personal Trainer

    One of my favorite things in life is helping people by teaching them how to improve their strength and mobility. I love seeing the progression of confidence and understanding that comes with mastering a new exercise or connecting a concept with results. We each have unique experiences in life and sometimes just need a helping hand to guide us through the unknown, to make change feel less daunting. I have loved cooking and preparing food since I was a child, and this led me to studying nutrition and it's relationship to health. Understanding the connection we have with food and the effect it has on our body is paramount for overall health and well-being. Many people unknowingly hold misconceptions about the relationship between what we eat and how we feel, sometimes carried from childhood. I love to coach people to find their way into a healthier lifestyle that best fits each individual, whether that is focusing on exercise, nutrition or both.

    in my free time I like to
    In my free time you can find me training Muay Thai, at the beach or spending time with friends and family. I love to get creative in the kitchen and try new recipes. I also love to travel and explore new places every chance I get.

  • Patrick de la Garza, Certified Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 8 Years


    • Personal Fitness Trainer Certification, National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM)
    • Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1/2 C.H.E.K Institute (Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology)
    • Certified Exercise Coach, C.H.E.K. Institute

    For me, coaching others to achieve their fitness and well-being is a personal and professional passion. My love of movement began at a young age and has continued into my adult life. I’ve played many different sports and activities including: baseball, football, Jiu Jitsu, and Olympic weightlifting. As I got older, I realized that I could emulate the same movements I loved so much playing sports, in the gym in what we call “functional exercise”. This gave me the freedom to move however I wanted without the limitations of playing a sport. My passion for being physically active also led me to working different jobs prior to becoming a personal trainer. Some of the jobs include working as an emergency medical technician, landscaping, working on boats, and being a surf instructor. I’ve found that my experience in these different fields has benefited me as a personal trainer. I like to be outside connecting with nature; hiking with my dog and close friends. Improving one’s fitness and well-being through exercise is a lifelong pursuit that should be dynamic, effective, and fun. In addition to movement and exercise, I coach my clients on optimal nutrition and lifestyle practices. It is an honor to work with my clients to help them achieve their health and fitness goals.

    in my free time I like to
    In my free time enjoy exercising outside and spending time in nature. I also enjoy eating delicious food and watching comedy movies/shows.

  • Chad Wilkins, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 3 Years


    • Bachelor's Degree Kinesiology, SDSU
    • Fitness Specialist emphasis
    • Emergency Medical Technician Certification

    My passion towards fitness began at an early age. Throughout high school, I was involved in a variety of sports such as baseball, mountain biking, volleyball, dirt biking and more. In doing so, I was introduced to physical fitness at a young age and quickly discovered a passion for improving myself through continuous fitness training. I learned the unique ways in which different physical activities can target and build varying muscles. A lifelong dream of mine is to become a firefighter. Due to the demanding physical requirements of the job, I began to train in order to prepare for a career as a firefighter and pursued my degree at SDSU. Furthermore, I was given the opportunity to intern at different fitness facilities in San Diego to gain a greater understanding of the role. I aim to bring my knowledge regarding fitness training and nutrition to Fitness Together and look forward to helping you all become the best and most healthy versions of yourself.

    in my free time I like to
    When I am not at Fitness Together, I like to spend my free time doing activities with either my girlfriend, Lauren, or my roommates. Additionally, I enjoy playing guitar, golfing, mountain biking, and weight lifting.


here’s how it works


signature fit evaluation

A complimentary signature process where we learn about your goals, health history, and take you through a mini workout so we have the information we need to begin building your customized program.

full body assessment

A comprehensive fitness assessment to collect baseline metrics that will help us track your progress.

personal training session

Meet your trainer in your private suite (or virtually) for your 1:1 session to begin your completely customized workout program.

progress checks

A comprehensive assessment every 6 weeks so we can celebrate your progress and set new goals.


  • Friendly people who care about helping you achieve your goals. FT helped me prepare to hike the Appalachian Trail at age 65. If you have the will, FT will show you the way.

  • I have been working out at FT for a couple of years and it has made a dramatic difference in my health. I no longer need hip surgery and I am able to dance and hike again.

  • The high quality training and nutrition advice at Fitness Together has helped me reach my fitness goals. I’ve lost 20 pounds and have a BMI of 22.8!

  • I started working out after having breast cancer and heading to osteoporosis. My primary goal with FT was to increase bone density. I now have normal bone density.