About us

What is Hardcore Fitness?

Hardcore fitness is more than just a gym.

We are a supportive and motivating community that welcomes all new members with open arms. Whether you are an athlete looking to step up your game or someone who has never stepped foot in the gym, you’ll feel at home and be pushed to your personal best in each class. The energy of the classes paired with the top-of- the-line sound system and motivation and experience of the trainer on the mic make for a workout experience like no other. We’ve got your back with a solution for your weight training, cardio, core,nutrition, motivation and even accountability!

The Community

We hear all the time that people heard about how amazing Hardcore Fitness was and had seen the amazing results, but were too intimidated or afraid to take the leap and give it a try. After their first time in the gym, that went out the window and they wished they’d come in sooner!

From the time you walk into the gym and talk to staff and members to your first class with the trainers and the people working out around you, you quickly see that this is a true fit weight loss challenge family and we are all about encouragement. The people you’d normally be intimidated by because they were in great shape are the first ones to offer help and give you encouragement or motivation through the workouts. It becomes so contagious that before you know it that person encouraging others will be you!

This is what makes HCF so great!

The Founders

Hardcore Fitness was founded in 2007 by Larry and Nadia Nolan. The program started as an outdoor boot camp led by Larry, and his only two clients were his girlfriend, Nadia, and his mother, Vicky. Larry had been a trainer since he was 16 years old, being certified by pretty much every institution and working at every corporate gym. After years of seeing gyms’ sole focus being profits, with no concern for clients’ wellbeing or results, he decided to go off on his own and build the gym that he saw in his mind’s eye. The new gym focused on every aspect of the clients’ experience, from the atmosphere and culture, to accountability and results.
Nadia started off as Larry’s client, but her passion for training and the Hardcore Fitness clients quickly grew and drove her to quit her finance job and devote herself fulltime to HCF.
With the two of them working side by side and focusing entirely on the clients first and foremost, they had great results and happy clients to show for it. Neither Larry nor Nadia were very business savvy, so there was never a surge of clients or major expansion; rather, the program grew one client at a time as people would see their friend, neighbor, or family member’s amazing results and hear them raving about their great experience at HCF, and come to check it out themselves. After years of being in the park, the program finally grew to a small 1,800 sq ft indoor facility, which it quickly outgrew into its current 11,000 sq ft facility. Since 2007, Hardcore Fitness has been voted best gym, best boot camp, best personal trainers, even one of the top gyms in the US, and expanded to locations from Santa Clarita, California to Orlando, Florida. Despite this growth, the gyms’ main focus remains the clients. Each gym that has opened has been in partnership with one of our trainers, clients, or staff members that has fallen in love with the Hardcore way and promised to bring the same love and attention to the new location that Larry and Nadia brought to the original. With this approach, you can always be assured to walk into any Hardcore Fitness and feel welcome, get a great workout, and have the support you’re looking for in all ways! Along the way, Larry and Nadia also competed in fitness, turned professional, competed for a world title, started a supplement line, got married, and have two chogs (dog children), but at the end of the day you’ll still see them daily at the original Santa Clarita location doing what they love with a lot of the same clients who began this journey with them back at the park.

Our Owners

Tommy Reynolds

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Tommy Reynolds is the co-Founder of Hardcore Nutrition – a thriving supplement company, and Owner of Hardcore Fitness San Diego Region (currently 3 locations). He is committed to reaching as many clients as possible (in San Diego and beyond) and is passionate about helping people reach their fitness goals. Tommy believes that health and fitness is the path toward gaining confidence not only physically, but mentally.

Vanessa Reynolds

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Jamie Fullerton

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Jamie started at Hardcore Fitness as a 60 day Challenger in 2014. Quickly falling in love with the program, people, and process, it was inevitable for her to set goals and dreams of owning a Hardcore Fitness location of her own. In the meantime, she took on the role of Challenge Coordinator, helped launch and open the El Cajon location, and continued to embrace the journey and learn as much as possible.

Fast forward to 2016 when Hardcore Fitness Downtown was born and her dream of owning her own location came to fruition. She joined forces with business partners, Tommy and Vanessa Reynolds, and the rest is history in the making..

Jamie earned her NASM certification as a Personal Trainer in 2017 and is currently working on her Nutrition Certification.

She brings to the table a degree in Business Administration, as well as, in Marketing from Cal State Fullerton.

Our Trainers

Jamie Labriola

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About: In 2008, I lost 40lbs with the help of a trainer. I had recently lost my job as a graphic designer due to the recession and decided I wanted to help people live healthier lives like my trainer helped me. I studied and became a certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise.

I started to run, and quickly became addicted. I've since run dozens (if not hundreds) of races, including the Chicago and New York City marathons. When running didn't satisfy me as much anymore, I moved on to triathlons and obstacle course races, including some such as the Steelhead 70.3 Ironman and the Spartan Beast World Championship in Lake Tahoe. Meanwhile, I trained clients who not only wanted to be better at their sport, but also stay free of injuries. I focused on core work, imbalances, stability, and flexibility, and became a certified Pilates instructor in 2014.

*SPECIALTIES:
Corrective Exercise
Pilates
Endurance Athletes

*INTERESTS/HOBBIES:
Endurance Races
Comic Books & Video Games
My Dogs

*INTERESTING FACTS (AT LEAST 2):
I just moved to SD from Chicago in March '17
I have 2 dogs, a bird, and a gecko, and would own more if I could.

RJ Fernando

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My Fitness Journey on January 2016. I had high blood pressure taking 6 different medications prior to that challenge. Weighing in at nearly 300lbs, it was apparent that I was in need of a change. I joined the challenge and lost over 70lbs. After winning that challenge, I felt a certain obligation to pay it forward and help others reach their fitness goals.

Inspired by those that helped me on my journey, I decided to study and become a trainer myself. I got my training certification with the American Sports and Fitness Association. Also plan to get Certified for Massage/Physical Therapy by the end of 2019. I am proud to be trainer and part of the Hardcore Fitness Downtown community.

Specialties: Strength/Conditioning

Interests/Hobbies:
Eating food
Pro Wrestling
Learning about Arts and Humanities
Spending quality time with friends and family.

Interesting Facts:
I am a Leo.
I love cooking.
Self proclaimed Professional Male model.
Played music for over 25 years of my life.
Would love to start a non-profit organization for feeding hungry children and families for better health.

Rastko Jovanovic

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I have been working out for five years and have been a personal trainer for two years. I have actively competed in multiple sports- soccer, basketball, and swimming. I have vast knowledge and experience with proper nutrition and love building custom meal plans!

Boot Camp Schedule

We offer more class times than other boot camps

Monday - Thursday

  • 4:30 a.m.
  • 5:45 a.m.
  • 7:00 a.m.
  • 8:15 a.m.
  • Noon
  • 4:15 p.m.
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • 6:45 p.m
  • 8:00 p.m.

Friday

  • 4:30 a.m.
  • 5:45 a.m.
  • 7:00 a.m.
  • 8:15 a.m.
  • Noon
  • 4:15 p.m.
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • 6:45 p.m

Saturday

  • 7:45 a.m.
  • 9:00 a.m.
  • 10:15 a.m.

Sunday

  • 9:00 a.m.
  • 10:15 a.m.

Fight Camp Schedule

Monday - Thursday

  • 5:00 a.m. (Express class- 30 minutes)
  • 5:45 a.m. (60 minutes)
  • 7:00 a.m. (60 minutes)
  • 5:30 p.m. (60 minutes)
  • 6:45 p.m. (60 minutes)
  • 8:00 p.m. (Express class- 30 minutes)

Friday

  • 5:00 a.m. (Express class- 30 minutes)
  • 5:45 a.m. (60 minutes)
  • 7:00 a.m. (60 minutes)
  • 5:30 p.m. (60 minutes)

Saturday

  • 7:45 a.m. (60 minutes)
  • 9:00 a.m. (60 minutes)

Boot Camp

Boot camp focuses on one or more muscle groups per day and mixes in cardio, core, and functional movements for a great workout each and every class. Utilizing a variety of equipment no other group training program offers as well as a motivating community, boot camp is the solution for anyone intimidated by lifting weights or simply looking to step up their current routine. With an experienced trainer demonstrating the movements as well as making sure your form is correct, you can count on an effective workout that will leave you sore the next day! If you’ve been looking for a solution to tone up those problem areas or build up those low points, look no further because boot camp is your solution!

Fight Camp

Fight camp simulates the same type of workouts those amazing athletes go through in their training camps before each fight to get them in peak condition. This class utilizes some of the same equipment and programming utilizing heavy bags, assault air bikes, water rowers, battle ropes, slam balls, kettle bells and more all while displaying your heart rate on LCD Tvs around the room! Each class be ready to max out your calorie burn as well as get a hit of abs each class as well. This is a fast pace high intensity cardio based class maximizing the benefits of HIIT, Tabatta, and circuit training. If you’re looking for the most fun, functional, and effective calorie torching workout you just found it!

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