Adamson’s Peak Performance is uniquely different than a fitness center. We are a team of professionally trained personal trainers eager to help you achieve your goals. This is a critically important distinction as our staff doesn’t compliment our business- they ARE our business. We hand-pick each trainer to fit the business values, exercise philosophy, and team attitude that we wish to exemplify each day. Each trainer must be certified by a nationally recognized certification agency. All of our trainers are employees, not independent contractors, and we work as a committed team to help each client succeed!
Joe is the founder and co-owner of Adamson’s Peak Performance. He holds a bachelor’s degree in PE with an emphasis in commercial and industrial fitness from Oregon State University and a master’s degree in exercise physiology from Chico State University. He is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
During his professional career, Joe has worked as a cardiopulmonary lab technician, fitness club manager, wellness program coordinator, personal trainer, and now oversees his team of seven personal trainers. He utilizes a combination of scientific knowledge, enthusiasm, and over 30 years of personal experience to help his clients reach high levels of physical fitness, sports performance, and optimum health.
Joe’s hobbies include pumping iron, backpacking, gardening, mountain biking, and backyard barbecues (he can grill a mean burger). His favorite pastime – hanging out with his family – Kathy, Zak, and Jamie.
Amy Dendas joined the Peak Performance team in July 2008. Amy is a certified Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and has completed the TRX Sports Medicine Suspension Training course. She holds a bachelor's degree in Nutrition from Chico State University.
Amy draws on her extensive experience in nutrition, fitness, athletics, and physical therapy to help her clients work around injuries, improve body composition, increase sports performance, and become physically fit. Her former work experience includes working as a personal trainer, nutritionist, water aerobics instructor, indoor cycling instructor, physical therapy aide, gym manager, fitness director, and nutrition instructor at Simpson University.
Amy’s focus and attention to perfect exercise form has earned her the “Posture Nazi” nickname! In her free time she enjoys TRX suspension strength training, golfing, tennis, trying new recipes, and spending time with her husband and kids. Her fitness philosophy: Make it fun, make it real, and make it work!
Cal Robertson, a 2007 graduate of Simpson University, joined our trainer team in 2006. He is a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT). Cal works half-time for Adamson’s Peak Performance and half-time for Neighborhood Church of Anderson/Cottonwood where he serves as a junior high youth pastor.
A Redding native, Cal’s athletic career includes soccer and cross country at Foothill High School and three years of soccer at Simpson University. With the diversity of terrain in the north state, outdoor sports and recreation are a big part of Cal’s life. He enjoys mountain bike riding, cross country skiing, backpacking, and soccer.
While Cal works with men and women of all ages and fitness levels, he particularly enjoys focusing on strength training for junior high and high school endurance athletes. Cal makes multi-joint, multi-plane functional movements the foundation of his exercise programs.
Zak Adamson brings years of personal experience in strength training, a body building style of training, and supercharged energy to our training team. He holds the National Academy of Sports Medicine’s advanced Performance Enhancement Specialists Certification (PES). A graduate of CSU Chico, Zak has his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology (Movement Studies) with a pattern in Outdoor Education. While completing his degree, Zak earned his American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Level I Avalanche Certification, Wilderness Education Association (WEA) Certificate of Outdoor Leadership, CSUC Outdoor Leadership Certification, and EMT training.
Zak enjoys working with clients of any age and fitness level who are willing to put out the effort to make great strength and fitness gains. He is one of our sports strength and conditioning coaches and has an excellent ability to help athletes and body builders gain lean body mass through intense training and proper nutrition. Zak's personal interests include spending time with his bride, body building, fly-fishing, kayaking, backpacking, shooting, mountain biking, and taking naps.
Carl began his personal training career in 1992 earning his first certification through the American Fitness Association of America. He went on to earn additional certifications through the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Fitness Professionals, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
In 1994 Carl became co-owner and personal trainer of Exercise For Life's Sake in Redding. As a personal trainer Carl has worked very closely with the medical community to provide prescribed strengthening programs for patients of local chiropractors, physicians, and orthopedic surgeons. He brings extensive experience in working with people who have a variety of special limitations such as chronic back pain, shoulder problems, hip and/or knee replacement, severe obesity, advanced age, mental illness, vision impairment, and diabetes.
Carl says "I enjoy working with people who have difficulties which might keep them away from exercise, and observing them as they improve their quality of life by being able to do the activities that they enjoy!"
Brook joined Adamson's Peak Performance in 2009. She has a bachelor's degree in exercise science from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon and is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Brook ran track at Willamette and holds sprint records at the university. After college, Brook moved on to become the head personal trainer at Gold's Gym in Salem, and also worked as assistant coach on the track team at her alma mater.
Brook enjoys working with people of all ages and with any fitness background. She has had great success working with athletes striving for peak performance, as well as with beginning exercisers seeking to become fit for the first time. Brook's goal for each client is to get them to reach the point where they are delighting in achieving fitness goals on a daily basis. She feels that it is each day's decisions which create the life that you want.
Exercise spills over into Brook's personal life as well. Strength training, running, hiking, and playing in the park with her two children, Gideon and Savannah, are some of the activities she enjoys. She even met her husband Chad at the gym!
Trina Hughes, an ISSA certified personal trainer, joined Adamsons in 2011. Trina uses her empirical knowledge in both strength and endurance training as she works with her personal training clients, and teaches boot camp classes.
Trina’s passion is to help her clients overcome struggles with being overweight, and to see them begin living life to its fullest. Her passion stems from her own struggles with weight which she conquered ten years ago as she learned to eat nutritiously and exercise regularly.
Today Trina CAN’T stay out of the weight room or off the trails! Activities which she enjoys include weight training, running trails, running marathons, hiking, mountain biking, and cooking low glycemic foods.
Tenneal Martin, attended high school locally at Redding Christian. She holds a BS degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in pre physical therapy from California State University, San Marcos; and is an ACE certified personal trainer. Tenneal comes to us from Fit Physical Therapy where she had first-hand experience adapting exercise programs to patients with injuries and disabilities.
Tenneal enjoys physical activity of all types; and is a passionate runner, having completed three marathons in 2011! She states “Participating in endurance training I have first-hand experience not only on the logistics of the sport, but also the joy of accomplishing a goal that in the beginning seems unfathomable.”
Her personal fitness dream is to qualify for and run in the Boston Marathon. She enjoy cooking and baking, hiking, bike riding and spending time with friends and family.
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