Jack created Powerhouse Fitness after winning numerous medals in various events on the international rowing stage. Jack started rowing in 1996 for Long Beach Juniors and made the 1997 Junior National Team Selection Camp. He went on to star for four years at UC Berkeley, winning four Pac-10 championships and three IRA National Championships. Jack was a member of the first ever undefeated Pac-10 and IRA National Champion Freshman 8 in 1998 and repeated the feat by going unbeaten in 1999. Jack helped his varsity 8 place second at the Henley Royal Regatta in 1999 in the Ladies Plate Challenge Cup in London, England.
As a member of the US Rowing National Team from 2001-2004 he placed second at the 2003 Pan American Trials in double sculls and had an outstanding 2002 that saw him claim a gold medal in Senior 8 and a silver medal in the Elite Double at the US Nationals. He was also a silver medalist in 2001 in the Nations Cup (now the U23 World Championships) 8 in Ottenshiem, Austria. In 2006, he took silver at the Masters Nationals Open Single Event. He was a gold medalist in 2007 at the first ever Concept 2 Team Indoor Rowing challenge, held in Essen, Germany.
In 2008, 2009, and 2012 Jack competed in 3 International Full Ironman competitions in Nice, France, Florianopolis, Brazil and Cozumel, Mexico.
In 2012 Jack Nunn developed TriCore Indoor Cycling to take advantage of the Evo Fitness Bike’s sway frame. The rocking motion of the indoor cycle offered Jack, an avid triathlete and Iron Man competitor, the opportunity to safely train for competition while also giving him the natural feel of an outdoor cycle. He used his competitive experience and the sway motion of the bike to create a new certification (to be approved as continuing education by AFAA in mid-2013) and workout DVD called TriCore Indoor Cycling released in 2012.
Jack also played two seasons with the Cal Ice Hockey Team before graduating in 2002 with his Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Communications.
Michelle Sena was born and raised in San Pedro, Ca. She grew up playing many sports but excelled in soccer. Played soccer for Cal State Dominguez Hills and graduated with a degree in pre-professional physical therapy. Michelle found an interest in personal training during her last year in college. In 2007, became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach. She has trained all types of athletes from soccer, tennis, basketball, ice skating and now rowing.
“Being healthy and fit allows me to enjoy life more. That includes eating clean and exercising regularly. I want to inspire and educate as many people as I can to live a healthy lifestyle.”
Tom Graves (National Rowing Team Member .. Currently Training For 2016 Summer Olympics For Rowing)
International Results: Finished 16th in the double sculls at the 2011 World Rowing Championships…Finished 16th in the double sculls at the 2009 World Rowing Championships…Won the Temple Challenge Cup at the 2005 Henley Royal Regatta…Won gold in the eight at the 2001 World Rowing Junior Championships.
National Results: Won the Championship Double at the 2011 Head of the Charles Regatta…Won the double sculls at the 2011 World Championships Trials…Won the double sculls at the 2009 World Championships Trials…Finished second in the double sculls at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials – Rowing…Won gold in the single sculls at the 2006 USRowing National Championships…Won gold in the double sculls at the 2005 USRowing National Championships.
Tom Graves joined forces with Powerhouse Fitness and started teaching classes early in 2013. Tom enjoys giving fun, technical, and heart pumping workouts to all of the amazing members at Powerhouse Fitness. Tom is currently training for the 2016 Summer Olympics for Rowing in Rio, Brazil.
Peter Graves (2012 Olympian And National Rowing Team Member .. Currently Training For 2016 Summer Olympics For Rowing)
International Results: Finished 16th in the double sculls at the 2011 World Rowing Championships…Finished 16th in the double sculls at the 2009 World Rowing Championships…Finished 14th in the quadruple sculls at the 2006 World Rowing Under 23 Championships…Won the Temple Challenge Cup at the 2005 Henley Royal Regatta…Was a semifinalist in the double sculls at the 2004 Henley Royal Regatta.
National Results: Finished third in the double sculls at the 2012 National Selection Regatta#2…Won the double sculls at the 2011 World Championships Trials…Won the double sculls at the 2009 World Championships Trials… Won the championship double at the 2008 Head of the Charles…Finished second in the double sculls at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials – Rowing…Finished third in the single sculls at the 2008 National Selection Regatta #1…Won gold in the varsity eight at the 2006 ECAC Championships…Won gold in the collegiate eight at the 2005 Head of the Charles Regatta…Won gold in the double sculls at the 2005 USRowing National Championships…Won gold in the open eight at the 2005 San Diego Crew Classic…Won gold in the collegiate eight at the 2004 Head of the Charles Regatta…Won gold in the freshman eight at the 2004 ECAC Championships…Finished third in the four with coxswain at the 2003 USRowing Youth Invitational.
Peter Graves also joined forces with Powerhouse Fitness and started teaching classes early in 2013.
Nicole Mire has been a competitive runner for most of her life and into college. In 2003 she grew an interest for rowing and joined crew at Long Beach State University. She has been a certified personal trainer since 2003 specializing in strength training, weight management, and injury care and prevention. Currently, she is getting her Master’s Degree in Kinesiology as well as teaching with an emphasis on strength and conditioning, and gait analysis for amputees. Nicole has a wealth of experience in both group and individual settings and is a stickler for biomechanics and form. “It’s one thing to go through the motions, but it’s another to live the lifestyle. I want my family and friends to learn to love to move and be able to do so for the rest of their lives.”
Ryan rowed for Long Beach State where he is currently completing his bachelor’s degree in the kinesiology fitness option. He is also a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Before rowing he began running competitively at the age of 11 and continued to run track and cross-country through high school. After high school he spent several years racing mountain bikes. Ryan found his passion for water sports when he began racing outrigger canoes out of Newport Beach. Looking to challenge himself, in 2010, Ryan joined Beach Crew and fell in love with every aspect of the sport.
Born in Syracuse, NY Elizabeth Bolla moved to Long Beach when she was six months old and calls the LBC her hometown. She has been a swim coach for over 18 years for club, high school and collegiate levels. She has a vast and varied athletic background including (but not limited to) gymnastics to basketball. Elizabeth rowed in college under Ron Long and Scott Charette in 1994. Recently, she found her way back to the rowing world through Powerhouse Fitness and is rowing in an octopede — transitioning from a former sweep starboard rower to a sculler. Elizabeth also has an extensive background in yoga. She began practicing Kundalini yoga in 1998. After a back injury, she tried Bikram yoga and Hatha and then moved back to a variety of yoga classes enjoying the blend of Iyengar and Ashtanga. She began teaching in 2005 to teens and then officially in 2009 after receiving her certification. Elizabeth has a Yoga Alliance Approved 200-hour certification from YogaWorks Studios in Los Angeles.
Joe has been an instructor at Powerhouse Fitness since 2009. He started rowing in 2006 with the CSULB men’s varsity crew and competed for a couple of years. In addition to rowing, Joe is an avid runner and mountain biker. In 2010 trained and competed in the Big Sur marathon, where he placed in the top 10 of his age group.
Joe enjoys teaching group classes, as it gives him the opportunity to motivate and assist members in reaching their fitness goals. He became a Certified Personal Trainer in 2010 and is about to complete his degree in Kinesiology at Long Beach State. Powerhouse Fitness members often refer to him as “Just Row Joe,” and can attest that his mostly rowing workouts are challenging, yet rewarding.
Genevieve went from being one of our best students to one of our favorite instructors. She has successfully taken the Concept 2® instructor training course and is a fully certified Spin® Instructor. She loves working with new students and looks forward to seeing you in class. Genevieve is also currently rowing on the water and becoming a very skilled coxswain. I hope that you all get a chance to take one of Genevieve’s classes and get the competitive edge while learning more technique in her classes.
Kent started rowing in 2006 for CSULB Men’s Crew. His finale was 1st place in the Men’s Varsity Pair event at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship Regatta. Kent has been instructing group rowing for 3 years now, and continues to give challenging workouts.
Outside of rowing, Kent is on a bicycle or working on finishing up his Bachelor’s at CSULB in Environmental Geography.
Shelley moved to Seal Beach three years ago and started Rowing indoors for exercise. She immediately got addicted and in the fall of 2008 become a Concept 2 certified rowing instructor. Her passion is and has always been health and fitness. “I also work a full time corporate job managing the western half of the US, but my true love is teaching my 6am rowing class Monday and Friday Mornings.”
Caryn started rowing in 2009 for Cal State Long Beach where she competed for 3 years in the women’s open weight and light boats winning 5 medals overall. She received a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology exercise science in 2012 from Long Beach State. Caryn is a certified personal trainer through NESTA. She also works as a Physical Therapy Aide at a clinic in Long Beach which has given her the opportunity to gain information on working with individuals with injuries or ailments. Prior to rowing, she competed in track and field for 5 years, 4 in High school and 1 in college. She has always been very active and I enjoy encouraging others to become active as well.