Who We Are

Founders

Dan Dumas Pleasanton and Sacramento Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Annabelle Constantin Pleasanton and Sacramento Co-Founder & CFO

On June 3rd, 2005 Dan was hit by a wave while vacationing in Maui and broke his neck, leaving him with a C-5 incomplete spinal cord injury. He spent three months in the hospital after fusing his cervical vertebrae. Dan was told repeatedly that would never walk again, let alone move anything below his level of injury.

Dan and his wife, Annabelle, refused to believe this prognosis and began searching for alternative therapies for spinal cord injuries. One week after being discharged from the hospital they moved to Southern California to start an intense exercise-based recovery program. Dan began working out two hours a day five days a week. Dan saw tremendous progress within the first couple months and by the sixth month mark, Dan took his first steps in a walker. By the end of his program, Dan was no longer using a wheelchair, and walked with a walker or crutches full time.

Dan and Annabelle decided they wanted to create an opportunity for individuals with spinal cord injuries to participate in an aggressive therapy program without having to re-locate. Dan and Annabelle opened SCI-FIT Pleasanton in 2007 and have been in integral part of the business operations of the company. In 2014 a second location was opened in Sacramento making this program available to more people with neurological disorders in Northern California.

 

Jerry Rainey Pleasanton and Sacramento Co-Founder & Chief Operations Officer; Neuro Exercise Therapist 

Education and Professional Training:

  • Oklahoma State University: B.S. Exercise Physiology & M.S. Clinical Health Promotion
  • Christopher & Dana Reeves Foundation, Locomotor Training Specialist
  • Certified Massage Practitioner

Jerry is recognized by his peers as leader and innovator in the world of spinal cord injury exercise-based therapy. With over 10 years of experience with neurological disorders at a variety of facilities, Jerry is always reaching for a higher standard of training by integrating cutting edge technologies with therapeutic science. Jerry continues to push the envelope with his creativity and passion for exercise-based therapy.

Jerry began a coaching career at his alma mater, Oklahoma State University, while pursuing his Masters degree in Clinical Health Promotion. In 2003, Jerry ventured to Southern California, were he found a passion working with spinal cord injuries and neurological disorders. Jerry has traveled to Scandinavia to train physical therapist and athletic trainers on different functional training techniques. Jerry teamed up with Dan and Annabelle to open SCI-FIT in Pleasanton, California in 2007. Since opening the facility, Jerry has taken several courses on gait training, functional electrical stimulation, massage therapy and various functional training courses. Jerry has also teamed up with Restorative Therapies, Inc, by doing FES bike home installs. He continues to keep his staff updated on the latest neuro research and therapy techniques.

 

SCI-FIT Staff

Kayla Robertson Sacramento Co-Founder, Facility Manager, Neuro Exercise Therapist

Education and Professional Training:

  • Springfield College (Mass.): B.S. Applied Exercise Science 2009
  • SCI-FIT Neuro Exercise Therapist Education Program
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

Kayla has played sports all her life. She continued her Track and Field career at Springfield College, where she was awarded All New England and conference honors in multiple events. Kayla leaned about functional training as Strength and Conditioning intern at College of the Holy Cross (Worchester, MA) and the University of Rhode Island. After graduation, Kayla became a personal trainer at a privately owned gym where she worked with clients of all ages and abilities, both one-on-one and in a group setting. She relocated to California and continued her work in functional training and rehabilitation at SCI-FIT.

Kayla’s leadership qualities and work ethic quickly helped her obtain a management position. She has high expectations for herself and expects nothing less from her clients. Kayla believes that establishing a trusting relationship with the people she works with is the best way to push clients beyond what they thought was possible. Kayla’s comprehensive training program will cover all your needs while coming to SCI-FIT.

 

Mike Terrell Sacramento Co-Founder, Floor Manager, Neuro Exercise Therapist

Education and Professional Training:

  • University of Minnesota, Morris: B.A. Sports Management
  • SCI-FIT Neuro Exercise Therapist Education Program
  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Certified Massage Therapist

Mike excelled in collegiate football and track and received All-Conference Honors for both sports. After graduation, he followed his passion for fitness as a sports performance coach. Throughout his career and education, Mike has worked with a myriad of athletes from different sports, ages, injuries, and backgrounds.

Mike’s vast background in fitness/wellness and coaching has proved to be invaluable at SCI-FIT. His creative and methodical training programs will cover all of your needs, from strength, endurance, mobility, as well as more technical aspects of learning movements. Mike’s coaching techniques will help you uncover strength you never thought you had.

Mike is a co-founder and Sports Performance Trainer at Prodigy Performance where he specializes in coaching young elite athletes. When Mike isn’t working with other athletes, he is training himself for body building competitions.

 

Steven Ogilvie Floor Manager, Neuro Exercise Therapist, Pleasanton

Education and Professional Training:

  • Chico State University: B.S. Exercise Physiology 2012
  • SCI-FIT Neuro Exercise Therapist Education Program
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer & Health Fitness Specialist
  • TRX Certified

Steven has a diverse background in sports, athletic training, cardiac rehabilitation, and worked as a physical therapy aide prior to teaming up with SCI-FIT.  He is currently a personal trainer for the largest fitness corporation in the nation. His favorite way to stay active is going on hikes and bike riding.

Steven always brings a positive attitude to any situation.  He combines therapeutic modalities from his clinical experience with his knowledge of strength training obtained through several years of personal training.  His smile and tough love will motivate you to work your hardest.  He loves to learn and take on new challenges.

 

Tony Corpuz Weekend Manager, Neuro Exercise Therapist, Pleasanton

Education and Professional Training:

  • Cal State East Bay, B.S. Kinesiology 2012
  • SCI-FIT Neuro Exercise Therapist Education Program
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

TonyTony was involved in a wide variety of sports throughout his school years.  From football to track and field Tony has always been diverse with his athletic activities.  In college he did a strength and conditioning internship with the Oakland Raiders.  Out of college Tony was a personal trainer for one of the biggest fitness clubs in the Peninsula.  Currently he does a lot of athletic performance training to stay in shape.  Tony loves to lift weights and is no stranger to the gym.

Tony has a direct methodical approach to training clients at SCI-FIT.  He pulls from his vast array of athletic training and puts together a very creative a vigorous workout.  Tony’s unique training style will push you mentally and physically.

 

Jazzimen Maliga  Neuro Exercise Therapist, Pleasanton

Education and Professional Training:

  • CSU East Bay: Masters in Kinesiology
  • SCI-FIT Neuro Exercise Therapist Education Program
  • NCSF Certified Personal Trainer

Jazzimen has always been involved in sports and outdoor activities, but her true passion is people.  During undergrad she found her calling within personal training which allowed her to be physically active while enhancing people’s lives.  Jazzimen has many years of experience as a fitness trainer.  She has done one-on-one training, group exercise training, worked in major corporate gyms and small gyms.  She also has operations management experience from CSU East Bay.

At SCI-FIT, Jazzimen’s goal is to bring a smile to each client and help them leave after each session both physically and emotionally better than when they came in.

Devin Newsome  Neuro Exercise Therapist, Sacramento

Education and Professional Training:

  • San Jose State University: B.S. Kinesiology
  • SCI-FIT Neuro Exercise Therapist Education Program
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Crossfit Level 1 Certified

 

Devin has been involved with sports his entire life, which led to playing football at San Jose State University.  While in college, Devin worked as a personal trainer and a strength coach for a mixed martial arts team.

After college, Devin was a personal trainer and fitness manager before coming to work at SCI-FIT.  Through his years of personal training, he has worked with a very wide range of people and those experiences help him to make sure that he is helping to put together a program to get the most out of everyone that comes into SCI-FIT.

 

 

Kellie Burns  Facility Manager, Neuro Exercise Therapist, Sacramento

Education and Professional Training:

  • University of Phoenix, B.S. Business Management 2012
  • SCI-FIT Neuro Exercise Therapist Education Program
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACE certified Personal Trainer/Corrective Exercise

Kellie grew up playing soccer as a young kid through college.  While in college Kellie was a personal trainer.  She started from the bottom and ended up being the fitness manager for a very large and well know health club.

Kellie has always had a passion to work with people with disabilities.  Her father had polio as a child and was paralyzed.  Kellie has watched in admiration as her father battled with functional recovery.  Through his hard work and determination he was able to regain mobility on the right side of his body.  Through her upbringing Kellie can relate with the physical and emotional struggles our clients deal with daily.

When Kellie started to work with SCI-FIT clients she knew she found her calling.  She believes in the power of positive thinking.  She builds a strong client/trainer connection.   She pushes her clients to utilize their strengths in each session.  Most of all Kellie never forgets to celebrate clients success along the way.

Steve Nava  Neuro Exercise Therapist, Sacramento

Education and Professional Training:

  • Cal State University Chico: B.A. Kinesiology, Minor in coaching
  • SCI-FIT Neuro Exercise Therapist Education Program
  • TRX Certified

Steve grew up passionate about sports, playing throughout high school and into his freshman year at Chico State.  While at Chico, Steve decided to channel his love for sports into coaching; majoring in Kinesiology with a minor in coaching. During his senior year in college, he had to opportunity to work as a strength coach for the soccer team.

After college, Steve began personal training and worked his way up to a managerial position at a fitness facility.  Steve’s dedication, openness to new techniques, and love of learning has helped him work with clients of all levels.   

Steve’s goal is to help clients improve every day.  Even through bad days, he finds ways to motivate his clients to achieve their maximum potential. 

 

Kaitie Kinser  Director of Marketing, Neuro Exercise Therapist, Pleasanton

Education and Professional Training:

  • Cal State University Sacramento: B.S. Kinesiology
  • SCI-FIT Neuro Exercise Therapist Education Program
  • TRX Certified
  • Balance Body Barre Certified
  • Certified Competitive Gymnastic Coach

KatieKaitie is a former NCAA Div 1 gymnast with a background in Exercise Science. She was a summer intern at Center for Sports Medicine for 3 years while pursuing her Kinesiology degree. After training her clients at SCI-Fit, Kaitie is a high-level competitive gymnastics coach. In her spare time she enjoys working out, cooking and cheering on her favorite Bay Area sports teams. Kaitie feels very blessed to make her living making a difference in others’ lives.

Kaitie’s goal at SCI-FIT is to help her clients improve and get stronger with every workout while having fun and learning something new!

 

Tamara Link  Neuro Exercise Therapist, Pleasanton

Education and Professional Training:

  • Tiffin University: B.S.Exericse Science
  • SCI-FIT Neuro Exercise Therapist Education Program

 

Tamara has been involved with sports and fitness since early childhood.  She went to Tiffin University in Ohio on scholarship for softball. During college she had an internship with a PT/OT clinic. She is currently playing competitive slow pitch softball and coaching 18 and under girls.  Tamara is not only training herself in strength and conditioning but her players as well.  Tamara’s passion is to work with people; challenge, motivate and support them through exercise which then filters into their lives.

At SCI-FIT Tamara guides and pushes her clients to achieve their individual goals.  She brings a charismatic smile and light to the atmosphere every day.

Thomas Amaba  Neuro Exercise Therapist, Pleasanton

Education and Professional Training:

  • Sacramento State: B.S.Exericse Science
  • SCI-FIT Neuro Exercise Therapist Education Program

 

From basketball to amateur wrestling to MMA, Thomas “TJ” has been involved in a wide variety of sports.  MMA is Thomas’s passion for personal fitness.  He was the coach for the MMA club at Sacramento State and he is currently training to work his way back into MMA competitions.  Thomas has experience working in both clinical and corporate exercise facilities.

Thomas takes pride in his work ethic.  He wants to match the commitment and determination his clients have at SCIFIT.  He is constantly looking to learn new exercises and apply them to his clients.