Our staff consists certified fitness professionals with varied backgrounds. Areas of expertise include working with seniors, diabetics, stroke survivors, pre-teens, athletes, competitive bodybuilders, wheel chair bound, and physical therapy. Any needs can be met.
Gil Yurly, Manager
Gil has been the proud owner of Body Wise Fitness since its inception in 2002. He entered the fitness industry upon graduating from Chapman University and has been assisting all ages successfully for 30 years. Gil played baseball at Chapman University and has a strong interest in working with sports specific athletes. An accomplished “Natural Bodybuilder” and judge, Gil has five titles to his resume, most notably winning the Mr. Natural California novice division in 1992 and ten years later recapturing the 2002 overall open division of the Mr. Natural California contest. Gil was a regular on the nationally broadcast “Infinite Power Workout” T.V. show for 2.5 years, teaming up with Frank Zane and Willie Gault. This past year, Gil has started a Youth’s Performance Program for kids ages 8 to 12 years old, teaching the motor skills necessary for athletic success. Gil’s weight loss program has helped 250 new clients during the past 2.5 years lose over 3 tons of fat! If you have the will, Gil has the way”
Laurel Yurly, Master Trainer
Laurel entered the fitness craze in 1986. Her background has enabled her to teach a wide variety of exercise classes ranging from spinning to water aerobics. Her certifications are from AFAA, AEA, and in 2009, she became Pilates certified. She enjoys training groups of people of of all ages, and is well versed in assisting the physical physically challenged. Also a fitness competitor, her accomplishments include winning the Ms. Baldwin Hills bodybuilding contest and taking runner up in the prestigious Iron Woman Natural. Laurel was a regular on the nationally broadcast “Infinite Power Workout Fitness” T.V. show. Laurel’s attention to detail and quest for knowledge has made her into an elite trainer!
Craig Landsverk, Master Fitness Trainer
Craig has been certified as a Health Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer through the Orange Coast College Fitness Specialist Program. As part of this program, Craig has successfully completed courses in Kinesiology, Anatomy and Physiology, Strength and Conditioning Theory, and Weight Training Nutrition. He was also a two year volunteer in the Orange Coast College Adapted Strength Training Program, which is designed for students with physical disabilities. Craig is also an accomplished long distance runner. He has logged over 6,000 miles of running, has completed 28 26-mile marathons and was a finisher in the 1997 and 1998 Boston Marathons. As a Fitness Trainer Craig would be happy to design a strength training program for you to help you reach your health and fitness goals. “Anyone can attain their personal fitness goals with proper guidance.”