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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 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”

Anthony

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My name is Anthony Castaneda. It’s a pleasure to be part of the Hardcore Fitness community. I’ve always had an intense passion for fitness so it was a no brainer to choose the profession as a personal trainer.  I served 4 1/2 years in the U.S. Navy as a weapons specialist as well as command fitness coordinator so I got a taste of what the personal training fitness community was all about. I have an Associates Degree in Kinesiology as well as a couple of ACE certifications. I’m finishing up my bachelors in applied exercise science this year. I’ve been a trainer for 3 years now and I love every second of my job. I’ve done about 7 men’s physique competitions in the past 3 years. I enjoy competing.  I learn something new about myself each and every time I embark on one of those show preparations. When I’m not training clients or myself, I enjoy riding motorcycles, training in various martial arts, and reading.

Joey

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My names Joey Wilder and I’ve been in business of changing lives through health & fitness since 2010. I believe that everyone should have the knowledge of eating healthy & proper workout regime. Throughout my career I’ve worked with clients ranging from weight loss, competition prep & strength training. I went to school for Exercise Science – Physical Therapy at University of Irvine and hold three nationally accredited certifications. I truly believe that anyone can achieve their ‘dream body’ if they put in the work and stick to the plan!

Conrad

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My names Joey Wilder and I’ve been in business of changing lives through health & fitness since 2010. I believe that everyone should have the knowledge of eating healthy & proper workout regime. Throughout my career I’ve worked with clients ranging from weight loss, competition prep & strength training. I went to school for Exercise Science – Physical Therapy at University of Irvine and hold three nationally accredited certifications. I truly believe that anyone can achieve their ‘dream body’ if they put in the work and stick to the plan!

Marel

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A San Diego native and currently SDSU aztec, Marel is a 21 year old NASM certified trainer. After playing competitive soccer growing up, Marel eventually felt burnt out and let fitness fall lower on her priority list after going to live in the dorms at SDSU. After completing her first year at school she was ready for a change and had a friend recommend owner of Hardcore Fitness Tommy Reynolds, so she contacted him and the rest is history. At 19 years old, Tommy helped Marel lose 35 pounds and compete in her first NPC figure competition where she placed top 5. After experiencing such a dramatic lifestyle change and gaining the confidence she felt she always lacked, Marel continued on to get certified as a trainer to help others achieve what she was fortunate to have experienced after getting into fitness. Marel then competed in her second figure competition one year later and began coaching a 8 year old competitive soccer team. After rekindling her love for soccer she took a semester off to play at Grossmont community college where she won Offensive Player of the Year and made First Team All League. Coincidentally, soon after got in contact with Tommy once again and took a position as a trainer for Hardcore Fitness. She couldn’t be more excited to be a part of a gym that has a community that is truly unbeatable when it comes to support, dedication, and a love for #GoingHard.

Boot Camp Schedule

We offer more class times than other boot camps

Monday - Thursday
  • 4:15 am – 5:15 am

  • 5:45 am – 6:45 am

  • 7:00 am – 8:00 am

  • 8:15 am – 9:15 am

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00pm

  • 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

  • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

  • 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Friday
  • 4:15 am – 5:15 am

  • 5:45 am – 6:45 am

  • 7:00 am – 8:00 am

  • 8:15 am – 9:15 am

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00pm

  • 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

  • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Saturday-Sunday
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am

  • 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Fight Camp Schedule

Monday-Thursday
  • 5:30 am – 6:30 am (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)

  • 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm (Tuesday,  Wednesday, Thursday)

  • 6:45 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

Friday
  • 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

Saturday
  • 7:45 am – 8:45 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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