Born and raised in San Francisco, Carmel is excited to be a part of the amazing Burn family! It was an unexpected injury in 2015 and bad eating habits that threatened Carmel’s health. Carmel considers this time one of her most challenging periods in her life, physically and mentally. Feeling she hit her rock bottom, that is when she reached out to a personal trainer and started attending Burn. Carmel quickly realized fitness was a passion of hers, and wanted to inspire people with their goals, just like her personal trainer and the trainers at Burn helped her. Since starting her fitness journey, Carmel has lost 50lbs (in less than two years); and regained her confidence; her happiness; and overall love of life. When she’s not teaching her classes, you can find her in the kitchen recipe testing. Having struggled with her relationship with food, Carmel is now making healthier cooking eating choices. Her food is not only incredibly nutritious, and as a former chef she knows how to flavor it! She loves offering food tips and recipes, as she believes eating right goes hand in hand with an active lifestyle. Focusing on form and delivering a sweaty workout, Carmel’s sessions will challenge you! She uses her personal experiences and merges them with her coaching style to motivate her clients. Carmel strives to make a difference in people’s lives through her positive approach to fitness and encourages her Burners to discover their full potential.
Training Level 1: Pro Trainer
Locations: Available for training at Irving & Broadway
Build strength, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, and body awareness through conscious breath and movement
Born and raised in San Francisco, California, Katrina is an enthusiastic vinyasa yoga and pilates instructor. Katrina earned her 200-hour yoga teaching certification at Sampoorna Yoga School, located in Goa, India. A dedicated student of traditional Mysore-style Ashtanga yoga, Katrina believes that yoga is a powerful and internal practice that strengthens the physical body and the mind. Katrina has worked with an extensive amount of strength and endurance training exercises as a former collegiate volleyball athlete. Katrina’s training sessions emphasize coordinated breath and movement as a means to build strength, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and body awareness. If you decide to train with Katrina, she will design a training program that is challenging, personalized, and most importantly enjoyable and effective! Get one step closer to your fitness goals–book a session with Katrina today and find your bliss through conscious breath and movement.
Training Level 2: Elite Trainer
Locations: Available for training at Broadway & Irving
Become Stronger, Longer and Leaner with cardio, strength training and deep pilates sets done back-to-back. With a focus on proper alignment and form, you can learn to maximize your workouts in a smart, mindful, challenging way.
Born and raised in San Jose, California, Lisa grew up performing in dance classes where she could be found in the very back row, mostly due to her lack of coordination. Despite rarely being seen by her family in the crowd, it didn’t stop her energy or enthusiasm for movement and music. . . .
After graduating from UCSB with a major in Psychology, teaching English in Germany and “finding herself”, Lisa returned to the Bay Area to be closer to her family and friends. She landed a corporate job in SF but was drawn to the gym in the bottom of the office building more than her desk. She was offered a job as a trainer and group fitness instructor by her trainer, quit her day job and trained and taught spinning, strength training, yoga, Pilates and kickboxing for the next 5 years.
In 2009, she opened the first Burn on Valencia St. Since then, she has been a featured fitness expert in Self, Shape, PopSugar, Cosmo, Women’s Health and Wired. She is also the author of The Lisa Corsello Method Fit Pregnancy and Beyond e-book and has on-demand Fitness Workouts available through her website, www.lisacorsello.com
Training Level 4: Platinum Trainer
Locations: Available for training at Valencia, Broadway & Irving
Targeting the Heart, muscles and core for a Stronger You
A Senior Burn Instructor and Fitness and Training Manager, Liz has been teaching at Burn for 3 years and training private clients since 2011. Having experienced her own personal struggles of maintaining a healthy lifestyle inside & out, Liz wants to help those who want to build a stronger body and mind. Her overall favorite is a total body workout, implementing functional movements to help clients in their daily life by targeting the heart, muscles & core. Liz will focus on constant movement with 1:1 personal attention to prevent injuries and build a stronger YOU!
Training Level 3: Master Trainer
Locations: Available for training at Valencia & Irving