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1014 Fifth Ave #120, San Diego, CA +1 619-239-2473 careers own a hardcore fitness

About us

What is Hardcore Fitness?

Hardcore fitness is more than just a gym.

We are a supportive and motivating community that welcomes all new members with open arms. Whether you are an athlete looking to step up your game or someone who has never stepped foot in the gym, you’ll feel at home and be pushed to your personal best in each class. The energy of the classes paired with the top-of- the-line sound system and motivation and experience of the trainer on the mic make for a workout experience like no other. We’ve got your back with a solution for your weight training, cardio, core,nutrition, motivation and even accountability!

The Community

We hear all the time that people heard about how amazing Hardcore Fitness was and had seen the amazing results, but were too intimidated or afraid to take the leap and give it a try. After their first time in the gym, that went out the window and they wished they’d come in sooner!

From the time you walk into the gym and talk to staff and members to your first class with the trainers and the people working out around you, you quickly see that this is a true fit weight loss challenge family and we are all about encouragement. The people you’d normally be intimidated by because they were in great shape are the first ones to offer help and give you encouragement or motivation through the workouts. It becomes so contagious that before you know it that person encouraging others will be you!

This is what makes HCF so great!

The Founders

Hardcore Fitness was founded in 2007 by Larry and Nadia Nolan. The program started as an outdoor boot camp led by Larry, and his only two clients were his girlfriend, Nadia, and his mother, Vicky. Larry had been a trainer since he was 16 years old, being certified by pretty much every institution and working at every corporate gym. After years of seeing gyms’ sole focus being profits, with no concern for clients’ wellbeing or results, he decided to go off on his own and build the gym that he saw in his mind’s eye. The new gym focused on every aspect of the clients’ experience, from the atmosphere and culture, to accountability and results.
Nadia started off as Larry’s client, but her passion for training and the Hardcore Fitness clients quickly grew and drove her to quit her finance job and devote herself fulltime to HCF.
With the two of them working side by side and focusing entirely on the clients first and foremost, they had great results and happy clients to show for it. Neither Larry nor Nadia were very business savvy, so there was never a surge of clients or major expansion; rather, the program grew one client at a time as people would see their friend, neighbor, or family member’s amazing results and hear them raving about their great experience at HCF, and come to check it out themselves. After years of being in the park, the program finally grew to a small 1,800 sq ft indoor facility, which it quickly outgrew into its current 11,000 sq ft facility. Since 2007, Hardcore Fitness has been voted best gym, best boot camp, best personal trainers, even one of the top gyms in the US, and expanded to locations from Santa Clarita, California to Orlando, Florida. Despite this growth, the gyms’ main focus remains the clients. Each gym that has opened has been in partnership with one of our trainers, clients, or staff members that has fallen in love with the Hardcore way and promised to bring the same love and attention to the new location that Larry and Nadia brought to the original. With this approach, you can always be assured to walk into any Hardcore Fitness and feel welcome, get a great workout, and have the support you’re looking for in all ways! Along the way, Larry and Nadia also competed in fitness, turned professional, competed for a world title, started a supplement line, got married, and have two chogs (dog children), but at the end of the day you’ll still see them daily at the original Santa Clarita location doing what they love with a lot of the same clients who began this journey with them back at the park.

our trainers

Vanessa Reynolds, R.D.

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Life partner of Tommy Reynolds and fitfam partner with Jamie Fullerton. Passionate about food, fitness and making this a lifestyle! Vanessa is fully confident that we are able to provide you with the tools necessary to live the long healthy, balanced, and positive life you’ve seen many accomplish through lifestyle changes!
Originally from the greater Northwest, Washington state. Vanessa took her obsession of food to a new level (beyond her specific eating ways), while in hopes to figure out the purpose of how food serves us; received a dual bachelor of Science in Nutrition Sciences and Arts in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dietitian by trade and fitness guru/foodie wannabe since 2010; practicing as a Licensed and Registered Dietitian in both a hospital setting and outpatient education, in addition to making gains in the NPC body building bikini competitions. After 10 years of Viva Las Vegas, she finally hit the jackpot with Tommy Reynolds and moved to San Diego to start a family. In addition to HCF, Vanessa also owns FitNess Kitchen Co.; a local meal prep company that helps put the enjoyment into food while accomplishing our fitness goals.
As an expert in nutrition, a wife, a mother, and an aspired business lady; Vanessa understands the challenges we have in daily living, but is motivated to keep on this fitfam journey as knowing a healthy home is a happy home!

Tommy Reynolds – Owner

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Tommy Reynolds is the co-Founder of Hardcore Nutrition – a thriving supplement company, and Owner of Hardcore Fitness San Diego Region (currently 3 locations). He is committed to reaching as many clients as possible (in San Diego and beyond) and is passionate about helping people reach their fitness goals. Tommy believes that health and fitness is the path toward gaining confidence not only physically, but mentally.

Tommy moved to San Diego from Sacramento to attend San Diego State University in 2000. He graduated in 2005 with a Real Estate Finance degree. After a few years, he realized that fitness, not finance, was his true calling. He started training clients in 2009 as he prepared for his first NPC bodybuilding show. Since then he has competed in 15 NPC shows and has placed top 5 in all of them. He has also helped dozens of athletes prep for NPC contests with consistent high placings and even overall wins. In addition to taking competitors to the stage through strength and nutritional coaching, he also has numerous lifestyle clients.

Tommy played sports from the age of 6 until he graduated high school in 2000. This is when he found his love for the gym and weight training. He bought his first gym membership in 2000 and now can’t wait to train you at Hardcore Fitness.

Jamie Fullerton – Co-Owner

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Jamie started her Hardcore journey as a 60 Day Challenger in January 2015 and was converted to a member immediately.  Recognizing the need for change in the system and processes of the Challenge, she volunteered her time in working with the staff to improve and make it better.

Tommy quickly recognized the need for organization and brought her on board as a contractor.  Jamie has degrees in both Business Administration and Marketing from Cal State Fullerton.   Her passion for Hardcore Fitness and its community quickly created the desire to be a partner at Hardcore.

Although her fitness journey started later in life and she still continues to learn every single day, her compassion, her desire, and her purpose to help others on their journey is what keeps her drive alive.  Providing excellent customer service, innovative ideas, and striving for improvement everyday are just a few of the valuable assests Jamie brings to the table.

What does the future have in store for Jamie?  Certification in personal training and nutrition, as well as, future HCF locations!!!  

“I just want to continue to do my part in influencing and encouraging people to achieve their health and fitness goals!  It’s never too late to start….as a mother AND a grandmother, I take pride in being labeled “THE GYM MOM”

Jamie Labriola

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In 2008, I lost 40lbs with the help of a trainer. I had recently lost my job as a graphic designer due to the recession and decided I wanted to help people live healthier lives like my trainer helped me. I studied and became a certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise.

I started to run, and quickly became addicted. I’ve since run dozens (if not hundreds) of races, including the Chicago and New York City marathons. When running didn’t satisfy me as much anymore, I moved on to triathlons and obstacle course races, including some such as the Steelhead 70.3 Ironman and the Spartan Beast World Championship in Lake Tahoe. Meanwhile, I trained clients who not only wanted to be better at their sport, but also stay free of injuries. I focused on core work, imbalances, stability, and flexibility, and became a certified Pilates instructor in 2014.

email: labriola@gmail.com

John Porter

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Hey guys, my name is Porter.

I began playing sports at the age of five and I have been hooked on health/fitness and sports ever since. I am thankful that I was a pretty decent athlete in which I earned Accolades In football, basketball, soccer and my favorite sport baseball. I was voted most outstanding athlete at Castle Park High School. Upon graduating high school I chose not to pursue any of my scholarship offers and decided to stay close to home.

My specialties: I am Certified as a group fitness and personal instructor. I am also certified in CPR, first aid and AED. I also attended college and Earned my certification for EMT. At the age of 25, I hired on with the San Diego County Probation Department. I had a great career of 27 years.

Interesting facts: I owned my own Boot Camp for more than 20 years. After retiring I decided to put my Boot Camp on hold and teach group fitness at local gyms. Teaching at local gyms has been a great experience.

Extremejp@yahoo.com

Tevin Willis

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My name is Tevin Willis. Born and raised in Montana. I have a deep appreciation for nature and simplicity. Growing up I stayed active in all kinds of ways sports, sledding, floating the river and hiking. So, it would be easy to think fitness was my next step… false! I had never even thought about fitness until I was left with a life-changing decision. I suffered a torn labrum in my shoulder after an ATV accident in which the doctor said: “1 out of 10 people do not need the surgery.” I was determined to be the “1” that didn’t need it. I made the decision to Join a gym and go to work.  After a few weeks, I returned back to the doctor’s office for a follow up and received word that I did not have to go through with the surgery! I felt so accomplished, I fell in love with the gym first it was my way to heal and get back to my life now it is my passion and career. The gym has become my serenity. After all the hard work and time in the gym I finally was able to overcome my injury. Somewhere along the way I realized I wanted to help others do the same thing, to challenge themselves and change their own stories.

Tevin93willis@gmail.com

My specialties are Hypertrophy training.

I specialize in muscle development.

Jen Herrera

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My name is Jen Herrera. I started out with Hardcore 5 years ago when I decided it was time to get my life together and make mental and physical health a priority. I signed up to do a 60-day challenge and lost 30lbs. From that point on my love for fitness and health evolved and keep growing until I decided to go to Personal Training school at NPTI. After graduating I got the opportunity to become a trainer with hardcore and couldn’t pass it up. My mission as a trainer is to pay it forward and help people fall in love with fitness and transform as hardcore did for me 5 years ago. Now I’m here and love having this community in my life.

herrerajen5@gmail.com

RJ Fernando

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My name is RJ Fernando.  My Fitness Journey in January 2016. I had high blood pressure taking 6 different medications prior to that challenge. Weighing in at nearly 300lbs, it was apparent that I was in need of a change. I joined the challenge and lost over 70lbs. After winning that challenge, I felt a certain obligation to pay it forward and help others reach their fitness goals. 

 

Inspired by those that helped me on my journey, I decided to study and become a trainer myself. I got my training certification with the American Sports and Fitness Association. Also, plan to get Certified for Massage/Physical Therapy by the end of 2019. I am proud to be trainer and part of the Hardcore Fitness Downtown community. 

Email: rjhardcorefitness@gmail.com

Boot Camp Schedule

We offer more class times than other boot camps

Monday - Thursday
  • 4:30 am – 5:30 am

  • 6:45 am – 7:45 am

  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00pm

  • 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

  • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

  • 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

  • 8:00 – 9:00 pm

Friday
  • 4:30 am – 5:30 am

  • 6:45 am – 7:45 am

  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00pm

  • 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

  • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

  • 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Saturday
  • 7:45 am – 8:45 am

  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am

  • 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Sunday
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am

  • 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Fight Camp Schedule

Monday-Thursday
  • 5:00 am – 5:30 am Express

  • 5:45 am – 6:45 am

  •  7:00 am – 8:00 am

  • 5:30 pm – 6:30pm

  • 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Friday
  • 5:00 am – 5:30 am Express

  •  6:45 am – 7:45 am

  • 7:00 am – 8:00 am

  • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Saturday
  • 7:45 am – 8:45 am

  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Boot Camp

Boot camp focuses on one or more muscle groups per day and mixes in cardio, core, and functional movements for a great workout each and every class. Utilizing a variety of equipment no other group training program offers as well as a motivating community, boot camp is the solution for anyone intimidated by lifting weights or simply looking to step up their current routine. With an experienced trainer demonstrating the movements as well as making sure your form is correct, you can count on an effective workout that will leave you sore the next day! If you’ve been looking for a solution to tone up those problem areas or build up those low points, look no further because boot camp is your solution!

Fight Camp

Fight camp simulates the same type of workouts those amazing athletes go through in their training camps before each fight to get them in peak condition. This class utilizes some of the same equipment and programming utilizing heavy bags, assault air bikes, water rowers, battle ropes, slam balls, kettle bells and more all while displaying your heart rate on LCD Tvs around the room! Each class be ready to max out your calorie burn as well as get a hit of abs each class as well. This is a fast pace high intensity cardio based class maximizing the benefits of HIIT, Tabatta, and circuit training. If you’re looking for the most fun, functional, and effective calorie torching workout you just found it!

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