OUR TEAM

Our team consist of highly qualified and certified trainers. Whether you are looking to build your child’s fitness level or get in amazing shape through our one of a kind bootcamp courses, our trainers are committed to help you reach your goals!

Tavis Smith
Co-Owner and Head Taekwondo Master

Tavis Smith is the Co-Owner of TNT Martial Arts & Fitness and TNT Fitness Bootcamp. He has been involved in fitness and martial arts for over 20 years. Tavis started Tae Kwon Do at the age of 7 with his twin brother Taylor and it has been his passion ever since. In 2010 as a member of the CUTA National Team he traveled to Korea and competed at the International level and took home the bronze medal at lightweight. That same year he made his mark on the Top 100 world ranking list at lightweight. Apart from Tae Kwon Do, he wrestled at the Div 1 NCAA level for Cal State Fullerton from 2005-2007. Tavis enjoys working with kids and adults of all ages to help them achieve their goals. Besides martial arts and fitness, he enjoys scuba diving, football, and baseball.

QUALIFICATIONS AND DEGREES:

  • AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
  • CPR Certified
  • WTF Certified 3rd degree Black Belt
  • BA in Business Administration from Cal State Fullerton

Taylor Smith
Co-Owner and Head Taekwondo Master

Taylor Smith is the Co-Owner of TNT Martial Arts & Fitness and TNT Fitness Bootcamp. He has been involved in fitness and martial arts for over 20 years. Taylor started Tae Kwon Do at the age of 7 and it has been his passion ever since. He has competed internationally and nationally earning him a Top 3 Ranking in the country and a spot in the 2015 USA Olympic Team Trials. He was also a Division 1 athlete in college wrestling for Cal State Fullerton between 2005-2007. Taylor has a passion for helping people reach there fitness goals and promoting a healthier lifestyle. One of his favorite hobbies, besides working out, is Scuba Diving!

QUALIFICATIONS AND DEGREES:

  • AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
  • CPR Certified
  • WTF Certified 3rd degree Black Belt
  • 2015 USA Team Trials Qualifier in Taekwondo
  • BA in Business Administration at Cal State Fullerton

Rafael Barajas, Jr.
Head Fitness Boot camp Instructor

Rafael Barajas Jr. is the Head Fitness Bootcamp Trainer of TNT. He has been involved in the fitness industry of over 8 years. Rafael has worked with some of the largest bootcamps in the world including the franchise Fit Body Boot Camp well known in the United States and UK. Rafael’s strong passion for fitness is a result of his desire and commitment to helping people not only achieve there fitness goals but to lead a healthier lifestyle.

QUALIFICATIONS AND DEGREES:

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist
  • CPR Certified

Samantha Leong
Fitness Boot camp Instructor/Head Taekwondo Instructor

Samantha Leong is a trainer at TNT Fitness Bootcamp. She has been involved in fitness for over 10 years. Aside from fitness she is a high level Taekwondo athlete. After winning Nationals in 2014 she went on to win USA Team Trials to become an official USA National Team Member and an Olympic hopeful for 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Aside from martial arts, she has a lot of knowledge in strength and conditioning. Samantha absolutely loves working with kids and adults of all ages to promote a fit and healthier lifestyle. On her free time, she loves being active outdoors playing soccer at the beach, working out, taking the dogs out for a jog, and hiking.

QUALIFICATIONS AND DEGREES:

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • CPR Certified
  • WTF certified
  • 2nd degree black belt
  • 2014 USA National Champion
  • 2015 USA National Team Member

Christopher Villasenor
Fitness Boot camp Instructor

Christopher Villasenor is a “Boot Camper” turned trainer at TNT Martial Arts and Fitness. He has been involved in fitness his entire life and has finally found his calling of motivating, inspiring and helping people. One day, he hopes to open his own TNT and continue his mission of helping people reach their fitness goals and lead healthy lifestyles. Some of his favorite hobbies are playing drums, snowboarding and camping.

QUALIFICATIONS AND DEGREES:

  • BA in Technology & Operations Management Major at California Polytechnic, Pomona
  • CPR/AED Certified AFAA
  • Certified Personal Trainer

Jonathan Lopez
Fitness Boot camp Instructor

Jonathan Lopez is a trainer for TNT Fitness Boot Camp. He has been with TNT since its start up in 2013. He started out as a TNT “boot camper” himself and is a product of TNT’s program. His passion comes from the positive changes he’s seen in himself and in others who have followed the program. Jonathan is a lover of all types of movement and enjoys yoga, calisthenics and hand balancing. Aside from fitness, Jonathan loves the outdoors, camping and is an avid reader.

QUALIFICATIONS AND DEGREES:

  • AFAA Certified Trainer
  • CPR Certified