ABOUT US

OUR MISSION

The goal at The Studio is to achieve balance in life through strength, intensity and mobility. Our balance ensures that we are getting closer and closer to finding our best self. We bring out your inner athlete to make you feel stronger, more empowered and unstoppable. We use a variety of equipment from battle ropes, kettlebells, slam balls and wall balls to nothing but our bodyweight. We provide innovative, effective and efficient workouts to challenge you every single day. Our workouts are never the same so they’ll keep you on your toes (literally!). And whether you are a novice or a pro, we’ll help you succeed!

All our members have different goals, they come from all different backgrounds and they all have a story, but ultimately we all have one goal in common: to be our best self. We, at The Studio, will help you train with focus and efficiency to get you there. We have the passion it takes to help you and we know the best is yet to come!  

Helya Glen

Helya Glen | Owner/Head Trainer

Helya is the owner and head trainer at The Studio Ventura, a high intensity and strength training gym in Ventura, Ca. She is the Mostfit Master Trainer, NASM Certified, RKC Certified, Animal Flow, RYT 200 (and more) as well as a nutrition specialist and the host of the popular podcast Fit n’ Busy. 

In 2014, the certifications were piling high for Helya and she realized her passion for fitness and helping people was no longer a hobby. She focuses on the balance between conditioning, strength and mobility.

Through the years she has helped hundreds of people, training at all levels. She can be spotted on the Yoga Anytime page doing her favorite styles of workouts: body weight high intensity and kettelbell training. 

Helya’s training methods are functional, effective and efficient. She aims to create a positive and encouraging environment for everyone to push to be their absolute best self. She’ll push you, inspire you and teach you that “training” is a lifestyle, not a trend. She is the force that propels The Studio and fosters the culture of being a better, stronger and more mobile version of yourself. 

Camille

Camille Borchard

Camille’s fitness journey started with a major addiction to taking classes at The Studio! After being a permanent fixture for a while, a little fitness guru named Helya approached her about teaching HIIT. She started studying, got certified, and jumped in with both feet!

When it comes to training people, she is constantly inspired by what the human body and mind are capable of. She loves watching clients be genuinely surprised by their own progress. She loves people crush their goals and refuse to stop there. She especially loves when people walk in half asleep at 5 am, then walk out sweaty, energized, smiling, ready to conquer the day an hour later. She loves knowing that people are capable of more than they think and being able to push them past their own expectations. 

When it comes to her own training, other people continuously inspire her! When she sees someone doing something that looks challenging, or even impossible, she sees FUN and it inspires her to try new things and get out of her own comfort zone.  Camille’s infectious energy will keep your attention, her creativity will keep you guessing and her positivity will help you push through the hardest parts of class. 

Mike Ball

Mike Ball

 

Sergio Barrientos

Sergio Barrientos

 

Aaron Fukutomi

Aaron Fukutomi

 

Marika Carradine

Marika Carradine

Marika is passionate about optimizing health and strongly believes in movement and nutrition as essential ingredients for human thriving. She is eager to share that passion and help others optimize their health. She’s honored to be a part of your health journey at The Studio and to help you move toward your goals.

Her passion for fitness began with a deep dive into CrossFit over seven years ago, completing a CF Level 1 along the way as well as competing in several competitions and enjoying a dedicated Olympic weightlifting and powerlifting training program. She has since transitioned into a dedicated love for kettlebell training over the last several years after a hernia repair surgery. Her favorite workouts involve swings and pull-ups.

Being half-Swiss, she grew up traveling a lot and continued to travel into adulthood to pursue an active lifestyle. Together with her partner, Justin, she lived in a campervan to focus on a love for rock climbing, trail running, skiing and snowboarding in the Eastern Sierras.

Pairing her love for fitness with her love for travel led her to work at a CrossFit gym in New Zealand, to becoming a certified ski instructor in Mammoth, to working at a climbing gym, to road bike racing back home in Switzerland and to happily doing the occasional portering job (aka pack-muling)! She is really looking forward to getting to know all of you and to becoming a part of the Studio tribe. Please introduce yourself when you see her!

 

Selene Gonzalez

Selene Gonzalez

 

Elyse Sparkes

Elyse Sparkes

Elyse Sparkes is a movement coach and the creator of #BeKindBodyMind, a method that helps people be more kind to themselves on their fitness journey. She’s passionate about helping people drop the guilt/shame game around exercise and start moving with ease and self-compassion.
She developed her love of movement as a dancer with Andrei Bossov’s Bossov Ballet Company. Elyse went on to receive her BFA in Dance from Purchase Dance Conservatory, and also studied at the Rotterdamse Dansacademie in The Netherlands. After dancing professionally in New York City, she became a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise and a 200 hr Registered Yoga Teacher at OM Yoga Center. Elyse received an advanced certification in Thai Yoga Massage from the Traditional Thai Yoga Massage Center with Ananda Apfelbaum in NYC, and traveled to Thailand to study with Pichest Boonthume, David Lutt, and at the Sunshine Massage School in Chiang Mai.


Elyse has completed numerous continuing education courses such as Yoga4Cancer with Tari Prinster; Moving Into, Through, and Beyond Trauma with Tom Myers; and The Franklin Method Pelvis Fascia Training with Eric Franklin.

 

Elyse is a Co-Active Coach through her studies with the Coaches Training Institute. Elyse works with people from all over the world in one-on-one sessions and her signature online programs.
When she’s not coaching clients, Elyse is creating live events for female entrepreneurs to build community, lindy hop dancing, drinking kombucha, or playing with her kiddo at the beach!
Justin Lind

Justin Lind

Coach J’s mantra is—always something to work on, always something to celebrate. Meaning, purpose, and optimal health come a balance between the quest for progress and gratitude for what you have and what you have accomplished.

As a competitive athlete, passionate teacher, and perpetual seeker, Justin has been exploring movement his whole life—from gymnastics and soccer as a child, to running and triathlons, CrossFit and Olympic weightlifting, skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, rock climbing, and yoga. He loves the awareness and fulfillment that comes with new physical challenges. As a coach, he bring this same sense of fun and exploration to your program. He can guide you toward your goals whether you are a high-level athlete seeking to improve in your sport, an advanced mover who wants to hone your gymnastics or handstand prowess, or just beginning your journey.