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    Jim Cash – SMTF Columbus Owner

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    Iron Gang – SMTF Scottsdale Owners

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    Jamil Syed – SMTF Corona Owner

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    Kenneth Foster – SMTF Folsom Owner

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    Chris Gillespie – SMTF Del Mar Owner

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    Adam Mai – SMTF Long Beach Owner

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    Christopher Alcala – SMTF Hollywood Owner

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    Marissa Almendarez – SMTF West Covina Owner

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    Marissa Almendarez – SMTF Chino Hills Owner

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  • Courtney Ferguson – SMTF San Marcos Owner

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    Francis & Rosy Ofili – SMTF Fortworth Owners

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    Jessica Gibbs – SMTF Las Vegas Owner

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  • Scott Schoenheit – SMTF Del Mar Owner

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  • Scott Schoenheit – SMTF San Diego Owner

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    Chris Gillespie – SMTF San Diego Owner

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    Miguel Aguilar – SMTF Orlando – Corporate Location – Founder of Self Made Training

    President & CEO

  • Rosie Rodriguez – SMTF Oceanside Owner

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    Iron Gang – SMTF Gilbert Owners

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    Marc Rodriguez – SMTF Dallas Owner

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    Jamil Syed – SMTF Orange County Owner

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    Daniel Weller – SMTF South Orange County Owner

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    Miguel Aguilar – SMTF Temecula – Corporate Location – Founder of Self Made Training

    President & CEO

Jim Cash – SMTF Columbus Owner

Owner

As a highly experienced strength and conditioning coach, I have dedicated my career to helping athletes and fitness enthusiasts of all levels to achieve their goals and optimize their physical performance. With over a decade of experience in personal training, I have developed a deep understanding of the human body and its capabilities, and I am committed to helping my clients move better, feel better, and look better Naked!

Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with professional and collegiate athletes across a wide range of sports, including basketball, football, baseball, and track and field. By designing customized training programs tailored to each athlete’s unique strengths, weaknesses, and goals, I have helped them to achieve peak physical condition and perform at their best on game day.

In addition to working with athletes, I have also helped countless clients of all fitness levels to achieve their desired physique and improve their overall health and wellness. Whether they were looking to lose weight, build muscle, or simply improve their functional movement, I have leveraged my expertise and experience to design personalized training programs that deliver real results.

As owner of Self Made Training Facility Columbus, I have turned my focus to helping coaches develop their own business! I offer my time and energy to be a resource and mentor to each of the coaches on our roster. We provide the tools and support to allow our elite coaches to achieve financial freedom.

At the core of my approach to business is a deep commitment to understanding the unique needs and goals of each of my coaches and clients. I believe that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to fitness or business, and that the most effective programs are those that are tailored to each individual. By viewing each situation individually, I am able to help more people achieve their goals faster!

Whether you’re a coach wanting to make a name for yourself in the fitness industry, or an athlete looking to take your performance to the next level, I am here to help you achieve your goals. With my expertise and experience in strength and conditioning, as well as my dedication to continuously learning new business strategies, I am confident that I can help you unlock your full potential and achieve the lifestyle you’ve always wanted.

Iron Gang – SMTF Scottsdale Owners

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Meet Anthony, Damien, and Rudy These three guys all grew up in the same rough neighborhood, facing similar challenges and struggles. However, they all shared a passion for health and fitness, and they eventually found each other through their mutual interest.

Anthony Garcia is a true inspiration for overcoming adversity and achieving success. Growing up in Whittier, California, he faced the harsh realities of gang violence and addiction in his community. However, he refused to let these challenges define him and instead chose to pursue a different path. Through his determination and hard work, he was able to break free from the grip of addiction and gang life and turn his focus towards health and fitness. He became a personal trainer and founded a successful fitness business, helping others to transform their lives through exercise and healthy living. Today, Anthony is a respected entrepreneur and leader in the health and fitness industry, serving as a shining example of what is possible when you refuse to give up on your dreams.

Damien was lost for so many years and could not find value in who he was. Fitness became powerful tool for self-discovery and personal growth. Engaging in regular physical activity helped him to develop discipline, resilience, and self-confidence. It also provided a sense of purpose and direction, as he worked towards achieving his health and fitness goals. Through fitness, he discovered hidden strengths and capabilities that he never knew he had, and he gained a greater appreciation for the incredible potential of his body and mind. Whether you are just starting out on your fitness journey or have been at it for years, the process of finding yourself through fitness can be both challenging and rewarding, ultimately leading to a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling life.

Rudy Hernandez grew up in a rough neighborhood, surrounded by drugs, addiction, and gangs. Led him down a hard path and was consistently in and out of jail. He ended up becoming his own environment. One day he woke up and was finally free of demons and got a pen and my pad and started writing goals to achieve! After that it was over, he got highly addicted to working out and being healthy. All he wanted to do was learn more, Grow and become the man that everyone said he would never be. Through setting these goals and hard work he made his dream and goals become true with his two brother’s Anthony Garcia and Damien reideman. Now all he wants to do is help others grow mentally and physically. Whether it’s getting in great shape, or becoming an entrepreneur and making a successful business.

Despite their different paths, Anthony, Damien and Rudy all share a passion for helping others achieve their health and fitness goals. They believe that fitness is not just about looking good, but about feeling good and living your best life.

Together, they have created a fitness facility that combines strength training, cardio, boxing, MMA, nutrition coaching and so much more to help trainers achieve their goals. They also offer support and motivation, recognizing that changing habits and lifestyles can be difficult.

Anthony, Damien and Rudy have a shared goal of making health and fitness accessible to everyone, regardless of their background or financial situation. They believe that a healthy body and mind are key to success in all areas of life, and they are committed to helping others achieve that success.

Jamil Syed – SMTF Corona Owner

Owner

Hey there! My name is Jamil, and I’m the proud owner of Smtf Corona and Orange. My journey has always revolved around helping others and making a positive impact in my community – it’s my true passion and purpose in life.
Before diving into the world of entrepreneurship, I spent 8 and a half years in law enforcement. However, in 2015, I decided to embark on a new adventure and become a business owner. Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of operating several businesses, including Smtf.
What makes Smtf so special is that we’re more than just a platform; we’re a catalyst for growth and success. We focus on supporting entrepreneurs and business owners in the health and fitness industry. By providing them with the resources and guidance they need, we help them expand their businesses and thrive.
But here’s the real magic: our impact doesn’t stop there. By empowering these business owners, we indirectly transform the lives of their athletes. Our approach has a ripple effect, as we help them not only achieve physical transformations but also foster mental and emotional growth.
I firmly believe that Smtf is in the business of making a difference and changing lives. That’s why I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be a franchise owner. It allows me to contribute to something bigger than myself and be part of a community that shares the same vision of helping people and creating lasting transformations.

Kenneth Foster – SMTF Folsom Owner

Owner

Kenneth Foster is a highly accomplished and dedicated 43-year-old real estate investor hailing from Stockton, California. Influenced by his upbringing around lowriding and tattoos, Kenneth embarked on a transformative fitness journey that began 13 years ago during his time of incarceration. Since then, he has undergone a profound personal evolution, steering his life towards positivity and success.

Kenneth’s fitness journey has been nothing short of life-saving, not only by enhancing his physical well-being but also by empowering him to conquer mental health challenges. Inspired by his own triumphs, he has channeled his passion for health and fitness into becoming a remarkable entrepreneur, establishing three thriving businesses.

A firm believer in the power of health and fitness to effect change, Kenneth is driven by a profound desire to transform lives. His unwavering commitment to empowering individuals shines through as he tirelessly endeavors to guide them towards optimal well-being. Moreover, he is deeply invested in nurturing future generations, working diligently to inspire youth to become leaders of integrity.

Kenneth Foster’s unwavering dedication, paired with his remarkable life journey, make him an invaluable asset to any endeavor he undertakes. Through his unwavering commitment to health and fitness, he leaves an indelible impact, fostering transformative change and inspiring others to reach their full potential.

Chris Gillespie – SMTF Del Mar Owner

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Chris Gillespie is a passionate advocate for God, family and helping people. He grew up in Riverside, CA and has been living in the San Diego area for the past 20 years. When he can make the time, he enjoys training Brazilian jiu-jitsu, surfing and golfing. His background includes holding a bachelor’s degree in Finance and a master’s degree in business administration, plus a 10 year career in the United States Marine Corps. He is currently the CEO of a large commercial landscaping company, and actively mentors individuals when it comes to life. Away from work, he is blessed with two daughters and a supportive wife.

Adam Mai – SMTF Long Beach Owner

Owner

Adam Mai is an owner of Self Made Long Beach. He is the founder of Advanced Movement Group, a consulting firm in the health and fitness space. He is also the founder and President of an award winning online advertising and marketing agency that focuses on the health and beauty verticals, with a division that focuses in fulfillment and manufacturing.

Adam also holds a vital role on the executive team that decides company structure and strategy for investment groups that spans over several different industries.

Adam is also a successful entrepreneur that has businesses and previous ventures in all types of industries.  The nightlife industry, food and beverage, to online services that support his other businesses.

Christopher Alcala – SMTF Hollywood Owner

Owner

Christopher Alcala is a resilient individual who has overcome adversity and forged his path in the fitness industry. Born and raised in Los Angeles , Christopher’s life has been a testament to his unwavering determination and passion for health and wellness.

After completing his service in the United States Coast Guard, where he dedicated six years to protecting and serving his country, Christopher transitioned into the field of fitness. He discovered his passion for personal training and quickly developed a deep love for the industry. His commitment to helping others achieve their fitness goals and lead healthier lives became the driving force behind his career.

At the age of 26, Christopher faced one of his biggest challenges when he was diagnosed with leukemia. With immense strength and a positive mindset, he battled through the grueling treatment and emerged as a survivor, beating cancer. This life-altering experience further solidified his determination to make a difference in the lives of others through fitness and well-being.

Motivated by his personal journey, Christopher set his sights on owning his own gym. With an unwavering entrepreneurial spirit, he embarked on a remarkable journey of building his own Self Made Training Facility in Hollywood from the ground up. Overcoming obstacles and channeling his creativity, Christopher transformed his vision into reality, creating a space that embodies his values of hard work, dedication, and community.

Today, Christopher’s training facility stands as a testament to his resilience, perseverance, and unwavering passion. Through his gym, he continues to inspire and empower individuals to reach their fitness potential, pushing them to surpass their own expectations and transform their lives for the better.

Outside of his professional endeavors, Christopher enjoys staying active, constantly seeking new challenges, and exploring various fitness disciplines. He believes in the importance of continuous growth and self-improvement, both physically and mentally.

Christopher Alcala’s story serves as a reminder that with determination, resilience, and an unwavering commitment to one’s dreams, anything is possible. His journey from military service to personal training, overcoming cancer, and ultimately owning his own gym is an inspiration to all those striving to achieve their goals and make a lasting impact.

Marissa Almendarez – SMTF West Covina Owner

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Working out was my happy place before I decided to start my career in the fitness industry. In 2011 I started personal training to help others make it theirs too. After working with so many different people at different phases in their lives, it really drove home the fact that healthy living has a lot of competition. Often the thing we can’t seem to find is balance.

I really wanted to move beyond just a workout and diet plan and use my personal experience to show how to live healthy and make sustainable changes to accomplish goals. Fitness is for life as long as you keep moving. I hope to keep doing so and help as many people as I can along the way.

In 2015, I cofounded an event, Climb for a Cure, that helped raise funds for stage iv metastatic breast cancer. This event later turned into a nonprofit, Make Good Moves. From 2015-2021 we were able to raise $100,000 and donate that towards research, awareness for stage iv MBC and provide assistance for patients and their families.

In 2019 I helped open up Self Made West Covina and in 2021 I took over partial ownership of Self Made Chino Hills in 2021.
Within those two locations I help run a team of close to 100 trainers. I mentor them to step out of the big box gyms and become successful entrepreneurs.

In 2022, I became a mom and attribute my healthy pregnancy and recovery to the lifestyle I have created since 2011. As an entrepreneur my titles have changed but my mission has not, helping others through health and fitness. I currently still work with a limited personal training clientele and co-host my own podcast and social events through, The Mixtape Talks Podcast.

 

Marissa Almendarez – SMTF Chino Hills Owner

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Working out was my happy place before I decided to start my career in the fitness industry. In 2011 I started personal training to help others make it theirs too. After working with so many different people at different phases in their lives, it really drove home the fact that healthy living has a lot of competition. Often the thing we can’t seem to find is balance.

I really wanted to move beyond just a workout and diet plan and use my personal experience to show how to live healthy and make sustainable changes to accomplish goals. Fitness is for life as long as you keep moving. I hope to keep doing so and help as many people as I can along the way.

In 2015, I cofounded an event, Climb for a Cure, that helped raise funds for stage iv metastatic breast cancer. This event later turned into a nonprofit, Make Good Moves. From 2015-2021 we were able to raise $100,000 and donate that towards research, awareness for stage iv MBC and provide assistance for patients and their families.

In 2019 I helped open up Self Made West Covina and in 2021 I took over partial ownership of Self Made Chino Hills in 2021.
Within those two locations I help run a team of close to 100 trainers. I mentor them to step out of the big box gyms and become successful entrepreneurs.

In 2022, I became a mom and attribute my healthy pregnancy and recovery to the lifestyle I have created since 2011. As an entrepreneur my titles have changed but my mission has not, helping others through health and fitness. I currently still work with a limited personal training clientele and co-host my own podcast and social events through, The Mixtape Talks Podcast.

 

Courtney Ferguson – SMTF San Marcos Owner

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My name is Courtney. I’ve been a trainer at Self Made Training Facility San Marcos for the past 6 years and have been running it over the past 2 years now.

What drew me to Self Made and the reason why I love it still today, is the simple fact that the give personal trainers an amazing place to build and run their own business. When I first started as a trainer I had no idea how to run a personal training. What apps do I use, how do I keep track of clients, how do I process payments, how do I market myself. Self Made takes all the guess work out and provides all the tools in an energetic family atmosphere. Those foundations led me into take the next step in running an actual location.

It’s truly a humbling and gratifying feeling watching intelligent men and women become successful entrepreneurs and gain the freedom they always dreamed of having.

Francis & Rosy Ofili – SMTF Fortworth Owners

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Francis and his wife, Rosy, are the owners of Self-Made Fort Worth. They are also real estate investors and developers and the founders and owners of a corporate consulting company. They understand the importance of being entrepreneurs. They know the importance of helping you be your own boss; starting and maintaining a business is a rewarding experience not for the faint of heart, but it all starts with you being uncomfortable in your comfort zone.

With over 15 years in corporate America helping companies be more efficient, improving processes, and eliminating waste and impediments, Francis has always had a mind for continuous improvement. With a research-centric background, he loves exploring the driving force behind human behaviors. With a master’s degree in clinical psychology, a second master’s in business administration with a concentration in finance, and a plethora of certifications, Francis is able to combine his educational background into a career of helping businesses improve through lean optimization and value-driven results.

“As far back as I can remember, from my adolescence to adulthood, I have been involved in one way or another in improving people around me. From friends and families to Fortune 100 companies, my aim has always been to leave you better than when you met me. So, it is no surprise that I gravitated towards being the corporate consultant who comes in to get the company back on track.

Fitness, on the other hand, has been my escape and something that helps me focus and get back on track. Since high school, when I chose a bench press machine over a PlayStation for my birthday gift, working out and leading a healthy lifestyle have been embedded in me. I will go on to work as a personal trainer through my undergrad years, but as I started graduate school, I was faced with the tough choice of focusing on a very rigorous and demanding graduate program or continuing my journey in fitness. I couldn’t give my all to both. I chose my education but made a promise to myself to return to fitness and one day open my own gym. Understanding the importance of balance and applying it to your life is an essential struggle that most of the population deals with daily. I have a track record of understanding the need for that balance and guiding both individuals and companies to find and apply balance.”

Rosy has always had a passion for the well-being of others. With her master’s degree in personality and developmental psychology, she focuses on inborn traits and the development of cognitive and behavioral patterns that influence how we think and act. She has always had a unique approach to bringing out the best in others when they feel like quitting. She has been a certified personal trainer for over eight years, specializing in HIIT, plyometrics, mobility, and geriatric conditioning. “As someone who has a background in mental health, is a realtor, and is a nurse, I indubitably believe that health is wealth; do what makes you happy; and practice body positivity. I look forward to cultivating a family atmosphere and a culture of growth and inclusivity here at SMTF Fort Worth, TX. Let’s make it happen, team.”

As the owners of Self-Made Fort Worth, we will focus on helping you develop and grow your career as a personal trainer or coach. Equip you with tools to be successful and help you cultivate an attitude of relentless improvement and growth both in your career as a trainer and in your personal life as you journey towards financial independence. We will accomplish this by understanding your goals and working with you to create a plan to achieve them. Keeping in mind that everyone’s path is different, we will tailor a trail designed uniquely for you that is laid out to set you up for success. For our athletes looking to improve their training and take it to the next level, we are here to help you exceed your goals! By understanding what success looks like for you, we will take an individual approach to help you achieve success. With our background in the fitness industry and our knowledge of coaching, we are confident that we can guide and assist you in achieving the goals you set out to achieve.

Jessica Gibbs – SMTF Las Vegas Owner

Owner

Self Made Las Vegas is a home for Personal Trainers that want to Grow their business beyond the boundaries of the Corporate Fitness World. I help Trainers believe in their abilities and give them the tools to reach their highest potential. I help you develop your business. Here you are no longer just a Personal Trainer you are now a Business Owner. Let’s level up your business together.

Fitness has broken into the Relm of Mental and Physical Health and the opportunities that now present themselves are endless. Do you want to be apart of this thriving community? Whether you are an Athlete looking for your new trainer or a Trainer looking for a new home, I got you! Reach out today to set up a tour of our facility.

Scott Schoenheit – SMTF Del Mar Owner

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Scott Schoenheit, the driving force behind the exceptional training facility in Del Mar/San Diego, is not only a passionate and dedicated personal trainer but also a remarkable mentor and coach for aspiring trainers. With over six years of experience in the fitness industry, Scott has not only mastered the art of training but has also developed a profound understanding of what it takes to build a successful fitness business.
Recognizing the need for mentorship in the competitive world of personal training, Scott personally invests his time and expertise in guiding and coaching trainers on their path to success. Aspiring trainers have the privilege of learning from Scott’s wealth of knowledge, experience, and proven strategies to navigate the challenges of the industry and thrive in their careers.
Scott’s mentorship covers a wide range of crucial aspects of running a successful fitness business. From developing effective marketing strategies and cultivating a strong client base to implementing systems for client acquisition and retention. His mentorship goes beyond just the technical aspects, as he also focuses on the importance of client communication, building trust, and creating a supportive training environment.
With Scott’s guidance, trainers gain invaluable insights into the nuances of the industry, empowering them to make informed decisions and navigate potential hurdles with confidence. Scott’s mentorship is a catalyst for personal and professional growth, providing trainers with the tools and strategies they need to excel in their careers.
Moreover, Scott’s mentorship extends beyond the confines of the training facility. He fosters a sense of community among trainers, encouraging collaboration, knowledge sharing, and a supportive network. Through workshops, seminars, and ongoing mentorship programs, Scott ensures that trainers not only receive guidance but also develop a strong support system and a lifelong passion for their craft.
Scott Schoenheit’s mentorship is a testament to his commitment to the success of trainers in the fitness industry. Through his guidance, aspiring trainers have the opportunity to turn their passion for fitness into a fulfilling and thriving career. With Scott by their side, trainers can confidently build their businesses, make a lasting impact on their clients’ lives, and elevate the standards of training in the Del Mar/San Diego community.

Scott Schoenheit – SMTF San Diego Owner

Owner

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Scott Schoenheit, the driving force behind the exceptional training facility in Del Mar/San Diego, is not only a passionate and dedicated personal trainer but also a remarkable mentor and coach for aspiring trainers. With over six years of experience in the fitness industry, Scott has not only mastered the art of training but has also developed a profound understanding of what it takes to build a successful fitness business.
Recognizing the need for mentorship in the competitive world of personal training, Scott personally invests his time and expertise in guiding and coaching trainers on their path to success. Aspiring trainers have the privilege of learning from Scott’s wealth of knowledge, experience, and proven strategies to navigate the challenges of the industry and thrive in their careers.
Scott’s mentorship covers a wide range of crucial aspects of running a successful fitness business. From developing effective marketing strategies and cultivating a strong client base to implementing systems for client acquisition and retention. His mentorship goes beyond just the technical aspects, as he also focuses on the importance of client communication, building trust, and creating a supportive training environment.
With Scott’s guidance, trainers gain invaluable insights into the nuances of the industry, empowering them to make informed decisions and navigate potential hurdles with confidence. Scott’s mentorship is a catalyst for personal and professional growth, providing trainers with the tools and strategies they need to excel in their careers.
Moreover, Scott’s mentorship extends beyond the confines of the training facility. He fosters a sense of community among trainers, encouraging collaboration, knowledge sharing, and a supportive network. Through workshops, seminars, and ongoing mentorship programs, Scott ensures that trainers not only receive guidance but also develop a strong support system and a lifelong passion for their craft.
Scott Schoenheit’s mentorship is a testament to his commitment to the success of trainers in the fitness industry. Through his guidance, aspiring trainers have the opportunity to turn their passion for fitness into a fulfilling and thriving career. With Scott by their side, trainers can confidently build their businesses, make a lasting impact on their clients’ lives, and elevate the standards of training in the Del Mar/San Diego community.

Chris Gillespie – SMTF San Diego Owner

Owner

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Chris Gillespie is a passionate advocate for God, family and helping people. He grew up in Riverside, CA and has been living in the San Diego area for the past 20 years. When he can make the time, he enjoys training Brazilian jiu-jitsu, surfing and golfing. His background includes holding a bachelor’s degree in Finance and a master’s degree in business administration, plus a 10 year career in the United States Marine Corps. He is currently the CEO of a large commercial landscaping company, and actively mentors individuals when it comes to life. Away from work, he is blessed with two daughters and a supportive wife.

Miguel Aguilar – SMTF Orlando – Corporate Location – Founder of Self Made Training

President & CEO

Born into adversity, facing abandonment, incarceration, and homelessness, I am a living testament to the power of resilience and the transformative potential of wrestling and health and fitness. My name is Miguel Angel Aguilar, and I have overcome immense challenges to become a beacon of success and inspiration in the realms of real estate and personal training.

At the tender age of 12, my world shattered when my mother abandoned me. Subsequently, my father was incarcerated, leaving me to navigate life’s treacherous waters alone. With nowhere to turn, I found myself cast out by my stepmother, plunging into homelessness. It was during these dark times that I discovered wrestling, which served as my refuge and my guiding light. Wrestling instilled in me the unyielding mindset to never quit, even in the face of the greatest adversities.

Harnessing the strength and discipline I cultivated from wrestling, I propelled myself forward. I embarked on a remarkable journey, transcending the limitations imposed upon me by societal norms. From becoming a successful real estate agent to owning my own brokerage, Self Made Real Estate, I seized every opportunity to rise above my circumstances.

In 2014, fueled by my unwavering passion for personal training, I revolutionized the industry by creating Self Made Training Facility. Born out of a deep desire to provide trainers with the tools, education, and entrepreneurship skills necessary to excel, Self Made Training Facility swiftly evolved into a national brand. We leave no room for error, offering comprehensive resources and fostering a community where personal trainers can thrive.

I firmly believe that champions are self-made, and at Self Made Training Facility, we embody this ethos. We are committed to empowering individuals, athletes, and entrepreneurs alike to transform their lives through personalized training, unwavering support, and the cultivation of champions within.

Join us at Self Made Training Facility, where the trajectory of your life can be altered, and the possibilities are endless. Together, we will help you rise, succeed, and realize your true potential.

Rosie Rodriguez – SMTF Oceanside Owner

Owner

Owners, Edgar & Rosie, married over 22+ years with two children from Oceanside, CA. Been with Self Made since 2018.

Iron Gang – SMTF Gilbert Owners

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Meet Anthony Garcia and Damien Reideman. These two guys both grew up in the same rough neighborhood, facing similar challenges and struggles. However, they both shared a passion for health and fitness, and they eventually found each other through their mutual interest.

Anthony Garcia is a true inspiration for overcoming adversity and achieving success. Growing up in Whittier, California, he faced the harsh realities of gang violence and addiction in his community. However, he refused to let these challenges define him and instead chose to pursue a different path. Through his determination and hard work, he was able to break free from the grip of addiction and gang life and turn his focus towards health and fitness. He became a personal trainer and founded a successful fitness business, helping others to transform their lives through exercise and healthy living. Today, Anthony is a respected entrepreneur and leader in the health and fitness industry, serving as a shining example of what is possible when you refuse to give up on your dreams.

Damien was lost for so many years and could not find value in who he was. Fitness became a powerful tool for self-discovery and personal growth. Engaging in regular physical activity helped him to develop discipline, resilience, and self-confidence. It also provided a sense of purpose and direction, as he worked towards achieving his health and fitness goals. Through fitness, he discovered hidden strengths and capabilities that he never knew he had, and he gained a greater appreciation for the incredible potential of his body and mind. Whether you are just starting out on your fitness journey or have been at it for years, the process of finding yourself through fitness can be both challenging and rewarding, ultimately leading to a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling life.

Despite their different paths, Anthony and Damien both share a passion for helping others achieve their health and fitness goals. They believe that fitness is not just about looking good, but about feeling good and living your best life.

Together, they have created a fitness facility that combines strength training, cardio, boxing, MMA, nutrition coaching, and so much more to help trainers achieve their goals. They also offer support and motivation, recognizing that changing habits and lifestyles can be difficult.

Anthony and Damien have a shared goal of making health and fitness accessible to everyone, regardless of their background or financial situation. They believe that a healthy body and mind are key to success in all areas of life, and they are committed to helping others achieve that success.

Marc Rodriguez – SMTF Dallas Owner

Owner

In July 2017, I retired from the United States Marine Corps after 21 years of service. Not knowing what I wanted to do next for a career, I took the path of obtaining a personal training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). After obtaining 4 more specializations from NASM, I decided it was time to start a fitness business. In July 2017, I was introduced to one of the trainers at Self Made Training Facility in Temecula. I received a phone call from Miguel Aguilar, SMTF CEO, shortly after the introduction. After a brief conversation, I decided to become an independent contractor personal trainer at the Temecula location.
During this time, I grew my fitness business with clientele and revenue while still exploring many education avenues. I graduated from the University of Phoenix with a bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in Marketing. Also, during this time, I took advantage of attending multiple seminars. In December 2019, I approached the SMTF CEO with an idea to take some of these seminars, named Self Made Academy, to the next level. When presented with the idea, the SMTF CEO named me the Director of Education for the corporation. Since then, there has been a partnership made between SMTF and many entities in regard to education I helped create.
From 2020 through 2022, I toured all 21 facilities, at least 2 times each (some facilities more than 2), and provided education seminars for over 1000 independent contractor personal trainers and franchise owners within each facility. I gained more partnerships with educational resources for SMTF and provided guidance to all. During this time, I aspired to be a franchise owner and decided upon Self Made Training Facility Dallas to be my first. I also created a personal trainer school named Manifest Fitness Institute which will be partnered with Self Made Training Facility Corporation. This resident school will be the first of its kind, educating, certifying, and creating independent contractor personal trainers through many different resources. In August 2022, my family and I moved to Texas to grow exponentially with Self Made Training Facility and Manifest Fitness Institute by purchasing Self Made Training Facility Dallas.

Jamil Syed – SMTF Orange County Owner

Owner

Hey there! My name is Jamil, and I’m the proud owner of Smtf Corona and Orange. My journey has always revolved around helping others and making a positive impact in my community – it’s my true passion and purpose in life.
Before diving into the world of entrepreneurship, I spent 8 and a half years in law enforcement. However, in 2015, I decided to embark on a new adventure and become a business owner. Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of operating several businesses, including Smtf.
What makes Smtf so special is that we’re more than just a platform; we’re a catalyst for growth and success. We focus on supporting entrepreneurs and business owners in the health and fitness industry. By providing them with the resources and guidance they need, we help them expand their businesses and thrive.
But here’s the real magic: our impact doesn’t stop there. By empowering these business owners, we indirectly transform the lives of their athletes. Our approach has a ripple effect, as we help them not only achieve physical transformations but also foster mental and emotional growth.
I firmly believe that Smtf is in the business of making a difference and changing lives. That’s why I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be a franchise owner. It allows me to contribute to something bigger than myself and be part of a community that shares the same vision of helping people and creating lasting transformations.

Daniel Weller – SMTF South Orange County Owner

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Hey there, I’m Dj, and I’m thrilled to share my journey with you. As a real estate broker and the proud owner of Self Made Training Facility South OC. I’ve always had a deep appreciation for helping others achieve their dreams. That’s what drew me to the world of real estate. There’s something incredibly rewarding about being a part of someone’s journey towards homeownership. Seeing the joy on my clients’ faces when they find their dream home and make it their own is an indescribable feeling. I’m driven by the desire to turn those dreams into reality, and that’s why I’m so dedicated to my work as a real estate broker.
But my passion doesn’t stop there. Along the way, I recognized another opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. Through meeting our CEO Miguel Aguilar I realized that trainers needed a space where they could excel and help their clients become the best versions of themselves. That’s when I decided to dive into the gym industry and open Self Made Training Facility South OC.
My gym is more than just a place to work out; it’s a community built on empowerment and personal growth. I wanted to provide trainers with a supportive environment where they could inspire and transform their clients. Witnessing individuals unlock their true potential, overcome obstacles, and achieve their fitness goals brings me immense joy. It’s an honor to be part of their journey towards becoming the best version of themselves.
I’m driven by my love for helping people achieve their dreams of homeownership and my passion for empowering trainers and their clients in the fitness world. Together, through real estate and fitness, we can make dreams come true and create a positive impact in the lives of others.

Miguel Aguilar – SMTF Temecula – Corporate Location – Founder of Self Made Training

President & CEO

Born into adversity, facing abandonment, incarceration, and homelessness, I am a living testament to the power of resilience and the transformative potential of wrestling and health and fitness. My name is Miguel Angel Aguilar, and I have overcome immense challenges to become a beacon of success and inspiration in the realms of real estate and personal training.

At the tender age of 12, my world shattered when my mother abandoned me. Subsequently, my father was incarcerated, leaving me to navigate life’s treacherous waters alone. With nowhere to turn, I found myself cast out by my stepmother, plunging into homelessness. It was during these dark times that I discovered wrestling, which served as my refuge and my guiding light. Wrestling instilled in me the unyielding mindset to never quit, even in the face of the greatest adversities.

Harnessing the strength and discipline I cultivated from wrestling, I propelled myself forward. I embarked on a remarkable journey, transcending the limitations imposed upon me by societal norms. From becoming a successful real estate agent to owning my own brokerage, Self Made Real Estate, I seized every opportunity to rise above my circumstances.

In 2014, fueled by my unwavering passion for personal training, I revolutionized the industry by creating Self Made Training Facility. Born out of a deep desire to provide trainers with the tools, education, and entrepreneurship skills necessary to excel, Self Made Training Facility swiftly evolved into a national brand. We leave no room for error, offering comprehensive resources and fostering a community where personal trainers can thrive.

I firmly believe that champions are self-made, and at Self Made Training Facility, we embody this ethos. We are committed to empowering individuals, athletes, and entrepreneurs alike to transform their lives through personalized training, unwavering support, and the cultivation of champions within.

Join us at Self Made Training Facility, where the trajectory of your life can be altered, and the possibilities are endless. Together, we will help you rise, succeed, and realize your true potential.

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