Personal Training near Pleasanton

Ethel Lynn Quiocho McDonald

Certifications, Trainings & Education

Certified Personal Trainer since 2006

ISSA Certified Personal Trainer

ISSA Fitness Nutrition Specialist

AAFA Group Fitness Certified

Schwinn Cycle Certified

Keiser M2 Cycle Certified

Les Mills GRIT Certified (HIIT Strength, Plyo & Cardio) 

Les Mills Bodypump Certified

Les Mills Sprint Certified (HIIT on a Bike) 

Pop Pilates Certified

Sandbell Certified

Tabata Bootcamp Certified

Turbo Kickboxing Certified

Trained in Rowing, Muay Thai, TRX

MBA Finance/Marketing/Project Management


Trainer Philosophy

I love pushing people a little further than what they think they are capable of.  I spent most of life self-doubting myself therefore I want to give the gift of confidence to people I meet through fitness & life.   It fulfills my soul and in turn it produces results for my clients. I believe in training clients the way I want to be trained.  I need someone to push me, to believe in me, challenge me and that is what I will always do for my clients or training group wherever I go.  “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.”


Something to know About Me

I was born & raise from Honolulu, Hawaii.  I have a wonderful husband & son who supports all my extracurricular activities.  I’m a full time Accountant, I run my own Event Planning and still coach fitness classes. I’m the “Jill of all Trades” I love to decorate & clean my house, repurpose furniture, garden, and make flower arrangements & photography.  I love playing piano, hiking, yoga, pilates, high intensity interval training & Muay Thai. 


Causes I Support

I advocate & volunteer when I can for those suffering from mental illness, depression, anxiety, bullying or suicidal, and women who suffer from PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder). I volunteer as a Stephen Minister giving spiritual care to those going through tough times.  I truly believe that if you are suffering from mental illness that it affects your overall quality of life. 



Favorite Fitness Quote

Motivation will die, let Discipline take its place

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