Jenn Pilotti

Owner, M.S. human movement, B.S. exercise physiology, DNS EXT, FRC MS, MovNat level I, GMB trainer, RYT 200

Jenn has been training clients full time on the Monterey Peninsula since 2002. She opened her first studio in Carmel, CA in 2013. She works with a diverse population, and is passionate about continuing education. She has completed  post-graduate coursework in neuromuscular training, mobility, strength, and stress/pain science. She writes for a number of online publications, including Breaking Muscle, Think Movement, and GMB; she also regularly teaches educational courses, both in person and online, for movement professionals to break down the biomechanics and theory behind teaching movement.

For more information about Jenn including in person services or offerings for movement professionals, please visit

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dave von ruden

Dave Von Ruden is a Fitness Coach with over 20 years of experience in helping all populations improve their health and fitness. Dave recently move to Pacific Grove CA from Sacramento CA due to his wife taking a counseling job at Carmel High School and to be closer to family in San Jose. Dave owned two successful private personal training gyms in Sacramento and Elk Grove CA with the sole purpose of helping busy working professionals and student athletes be the best version of themselves. He is very eager to do the same here in the Monterey Peninsula with his passion in fitness and nutrition and can't wait to help his clients transform their bodies and lives!

Education and Experience
    Dave Von Ruden, Owner Synergy Total Fitness of Carmel
    B.S. Kinesiology, CSUS
    ACE Certified Personal Trainer
    Certified Metabolic Conditioning Coach
    Sports Performance Coach


Hello, I'm Ariel! I'm a personal trainer at Be Well Personal Training studio and a yoga teacher in the greater Monterey Peninsula. My approach is multidisciplinary - gathering from my background in strength training, dance, yoga, Gyrotonic, and general movement exploration. I integrate these modalities to best serve whoever I'm working with.

I'm fortunate to be mentored by two incredible educators in the industry - Jennifer Pilotti and Jules Mitchell. Their guidance combined with continuing education workshops and independent research keeps my own teaching fresh, relevant, and fun.

Here is where the most important piece of the puzzle comes in: You. My mission is to help you reach your full movement potential. I believe every person deserves to experience this potential regardless of body size, socioeconomic background, age, health history, or fitness level. 

We will work together to improve your strength, mobility, motor control, breathing, and nervous system regulation so you feel strong, empowered, and confident to do what you want in every aspect of your life.

For more information about Ariel please visit

    Yoga, 200 E-RYT, 500 RYT, YACEP
    Certified Gyrotonic Instructor, GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®
    Certified Personal Trainer, NASM & GGS-Level 1
    Certified Group Fitness, SCW