1966 Hacienda Dr, VIsta, CA 92081 760-321-3200 careers own a hardcore fitness

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

Kailey Rowan

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Kailey Rowan has been a proud owner of Hardcore Fitness North County since its inception in 2016. From a very young age, Kailey realized her passion for athletics and has been a lifelong athlete ever since. She always knew she wanted to make a career in the health & fitness industry. As a Northern California native, she received her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from Sonoma State University, while simultaneously playing on the Sonoma State Women’s Basketball Team. Upon graduating Sonoma State, she became a Certified Strength and Conditional Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Committed to continuing her education and pursuit of excellence, she pursued and received her Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University, at Irvine.

In 2010, Kailey moved to San Diego to focus on her personal training business and her outdoor boot camp, KRFIT Boot Camp. In 2013 she joined Hardcore Fitness San Diego and participated in their 2014 New Years Resolution Challenge. She was immediately hooked on the positive, motivating Hardcore community and knew she wanted to be part of it. After completing the New Years Challenge, she was hired as a trainer to help launch Hardcore Fitness El Cajon. Kailey’s continued love for basketball and coaching led to her also being the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the San Diego City College Women’s Basketball Team. In 2016, Kailey founded Hardcore Fitness North County. Over the course of two short years, Kailey and the rest of the HCFNC team have welcomed over 650 members to their amazing fit fam.

Kailey is commonly referred to as the HCFNC “gym mom” who loves challenging people to get out of their comfort zone and as she puts it, “Dream. Believe. Make It Happen.” Due to her popular booty building classes, sincere care for her clients, personalized programming and highly regarded music playlists, Kailey continues to be sought out as a highly requested personal trainer. Hardcore Fitness North County is a second home to Kailey and she is excited to continue to nurture, grow and welcome new members to her incredible fit family.

Nathan Leathers

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Nathan Leathers is a younger, serial entrepreneur with an intense desire to compete, while motivating others to take calculated risks and understand the mindset associated with their purpose in life. His passion for business and valuing the process, versus the outcome, has created a unique environment for his three businesses, allowing them to capitalize on each other relative to their relationships.

The “hate to lose” versus “like to win” mindset has propelled Nathan to grow his businesses. His understanding of the philosophy of “fail forward” with employees has been a foundation, in which he discusses with like minded executives, owners, and businesses alike.

Over the two years or so he has found a passion around health and fitness, along with motivational speaking, through involvement in Vlogs and Podcasts. This new-found dynamic has propelled his desire even more so with the psychology of being able to, not only find success in the professional front, but also the ability to balance that with a long term health perspective that provide much more energy, focus and desire for longevity.

Our Trainers

Uri Lopez

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Specialties:
-Strength and Conditioning
-High intensity Functional movement training
-olympic weight lifting
-adaptive athlete training
-Power lifting
- Raw Functional movement

Interests and Hobbies: I like lifting heavy weights, tattoos, and pizza. I also love learning.

Interesting facts: I love super heroes and playing Dungeons and Dragons

Motto/favorite quote: "If death means victory, how afraid of life can you be?"

Bliss Patrick

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Specialties- Glute development, isolation and engagement. Improving conditioning for overall fitness and fat-loss purposes. Macro coaching. Transformation specialist.

Interests/hobbies- Any activity in the ocean (surfing, swimming, paddle boarding, etc.) beach volleyball, playing with my dogs, working out with friends, watching The Office for the millionth time.

Interesting facts- I lived in Hawaii for 4 years, I’m obsessed with pineapple’s, my biggest fear is birds, I have been severely underweight and overweight due to eating disorders, my biggest pet peeve is “negative Nancy’s” (people complaining).

Motto- Suffer Harder.

Fav quote- “Yes it is good to be the hardest worker in the room but more importantly you should strive to be the kindest person in the room. It’s more important to build up people than it is empires.”

Nick Herrin

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Specialties
-Corrective Exercise
-Contest Show prep (men’s bodybuilding; physique, women’s bikini; figure)
-Strength and Conditioning
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Interests and Hobbies
-Traveling
-Concerts (I’m a metalhead 🤘🏼)
-Anime of all sorts 😁
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Interesting facts
-Born Left handed, trained to be right handed (ask me about that story...😅)
-Competed in Men’s Bodybuilding and Men’s Physique for 6 years
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Motto/favorite quote

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best.”

Michael Albrecht

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Specialties
Core, conditioning.and strength

Interest and hobbies
Surfing, rock climbing, working out.

Interesting facts
Ilike reading sci/fi books.

Joe Saldana

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Specialties – Body Building, Conditioning, Hair Flips

Interests and Hobbies – Family, Fitness, Sports, Beach, Motorcycles

Interesting facts – Married 7 years, 5 year old Jayden, 5 month old Siena, want 2 more, Bachelors in Electrical Engineering, CA Professional Engineer License, Work Full-Time for SDG&E

Motto/favorite quote – If it wasn’t hard, everybody would do it.

Omar Hernandez

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Specialties

My specialties are conditioning, weight-loss transformations and obstacle preparation.

Interests and Hobbies

I love spending time with my beautiful family, training, hiking, working out and participating in obstacle course races.

Interesting facts

I raised 6 children! Me and my lovely wife Suzette are the modern day Brady Bunch! We both have 3 children from previous marriages. It was such a blessing to have had raised my amazing family.

Motto/favorite quote

OMODE!

FOCUS on OBTAINING
the RIGHT MINDSET
thru ANY OBSTACLE
while ALWAYS DETERMINED
to GIVE EVERYTHING

Boot Camp Schedule

We offer more class times than other boot camps

Monday - Friday

  • 4:15am
  • 5:30am
  • 6:45am
  • 8:15am
  • 9:30am (Tuesday and Thursday only)
  • 12:00pm
  • 4:30pm
  • 5:45pm
  • 7:00pm

Saturday - Sunday

  • 6:45am
  • 8:00am
  • 9:15am

Fight Camp Schedule

Monday - Friday

  • Monday, Wednesday
  • 5:15am
  • 6:30am
  • 5:30pm
  • 6:45pm (30 min EXPRESS)
  • Tuesday, Thursday
  • 4:30am (30 min EXPRESS)
  • 5:15am
  • 8:00am
  • Friday
  • 5:00pm (30 min EXPRESS)
  • 5:45pm (30 min EXPRESS)

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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