OWNER, B.S., TPI 3, CF-LV1, PN
Growing up, Tim’s life revolved around athletics. A multi-sport scholar athlete, Tim competed for Dobson High School’s football, soccer, baseball and track and field teams and earned 7 Varsity letters for his efforts. In fact, he still holds current school records for weightlifting and shot put. Tim found his calling in football, though, and was named Team Captain and held All-District Honors. Upon graduation, Tim continued his football career at Scottsdale Community College and later earned a Division-1 scholarship to play at the University of Louisiana (Monroe, LA). At ULM, Tim earned the title of Team Captain, Player of the Week and Academic Athlete of the Year and started his 2 years on the team at Fullback and Defensive End against some of the toughest teams in the SEC, WAC, Conference USA and Big 10.
Armed with a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors (GPA 3.7 +) in Business Management from ULM, Tim quickly found a position with a commercial construction company in Irvine, CA, but returned to Arizona in 2004 where he continued his commercial construction career. When the economy began to nosedive, Tim drew inspiration from his fitness and athletic roots and created initial plans for Pulse Fitness with his wife, Erin. In 2009, Tim’s career path took a permanent detour when Pulse Fitness opened its doors for business and he found his true calling in his lifelong enthusiasm for health and fitness.
Leading by example, Tim has continuously educated himself on the best practices for personal training and nutrition, most recently earning his Titleist Performance Institute Level 3 Certification. Scottsdale is a mecca for both recreational and professional golfers and Tim quickly recognized the value of obtaining a Titleist Performance Institute Certification to teach golfers at all levels how to improve the mobility, stability, strength and power of their golf swing. Tim’s passion for health and fitness is infectious and he enjoys sharing his knowledge with his staff and Pulse Fitness Members to help them achieve and maintain their fitness goals.
FITNESS COACH, MA, CSCS
Raquel Lannes-Sherrill, MA, CSCS brings Pulse Fitness 8 years of postgraduate professional experience in the corporate wellness and sports medicine field. She received a Master’s degree in Human Performance from the University of Houston Clear Lake, a curriculum recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Education Recognition Program, a Bachelor of science in Exercise Science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and a CSCS certification with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Currently, she is working toward her Precision Nutrition certification.
Prior to joining Pulse, she worked at Foothills Sports Medicine as well as honed her skills at EXOS formerly Athletes’ Performance for nearly 3 years. Throughout her years of professional work experience, she has had the opportunity to interact with all types of individuals from the disabled to professional athletes.
Raquel utilizes the tools and knowledge she has to help resolve poor patterns of movement and provide a functional path for you to reach your goals. Ultimately her goal for everyone is to reduce the risk of injury through sound movement quality so you can enjoy life outside the gym. She strongly believes being physically fit serves a lifelong formula to maximize performance not only for sports, but at the work place, at home, or to withstand the demands of daily life. She feels training has to make sense and be based on sound principles supported by science. It is imperative to stay abreast with the evolving literature in our field, and she has a deep appreciation for movement science research. Raquel believes that repeated optimal movement patterns over and over again until the pattern becomes habitual is one of the main keys to performance.
She is happily married to the minor league strength and conditioning coordinator for the Kansas City Royals, Garrett Sherrill. When Raquel is not working, you can catch her with her swimming with her 4 legged children (yellow labs) on a sunny day or chalk painting anything in the house (that has not yet been painted).
FITNESS DIRECTOR, NASM – CPT
Growing up in Arizona, Zach had an enthusiasm for the outdoors and athletics. As a high school athlete, Zach primarily competed in baseball. After graduating from Saguaro High School, Zach continued his education by attending Scottsdale Community College and Northern Arizona University. At age 22, he declined an offer to play professional baseball in order to continue to pursue and focus on his education. Graduating with Honors, Zach earned his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University. While in school, Zach worked as a Personal Trainer and quickly discovered health and fitness to be his passion. With that passion, he continually strives to help others achieve their fitness goals through superior coaching.
PROGRAM DIRECTOR, BS, CSCS, LMT, FST, TPI1
Mike grew up in Boston where a love for athletics and sports was quickly born while watching the Red Sox, Bruins and Patriots. After graduating from high school, Mike left the east coast to go to Arizona State University, Where he earned his degree in Kinesiology. After graduating in 2008, Mike spent time working for a physical therapy clinic while achieving his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). While working for the PT Clinic mike started working with athletes and began developing a passion for working as a strength coach.
Mike also had the opportunity to intern for the Arizona Diamondbacks during 2 spring trainings, where he spent time with both the strength and conditioning team as well as the medical training staff of the diamondbacks, and through their encouragement decided to attend massage therapy school. While in school Mike took to sports massage and myofascial release along with neuromuscular trigger point therapy. These three techniques along with his background in strength training helped to make him a more complete trainer, and have a more thorough knowledge of the body and how muscle tightness and injury can affect other areas of the body.
Since coming to Pulse Fitness, Mike has been able to expand his education becoming certified through the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), which has allowed Mike to begin working and developing program designs specifically for Golfers, which is another passion of Mikes. Mike also became certified as a Fascial Stretch Therapist (FST), which allows him to have another tool to help each member reach their goals in a safe and quick way. Becoming FST certified allows Mike to incorporate much needed assisted stretching along with his Sports Massage back round to aid with recovery and injury prevention.
Using all the education and hands on experience he has gained allows Mike to work with a variety of clients and be able to adjust to each individual’s needs, whether it is a chronic issue or something that has just occurred. Mike likes to use all his tools and knowledge in different ways to help everyone who comes to the gym reach their goals, and then surpass those goals.
FITNESS COACH, BS, ACE CPT
Megan’s passion for fitness started with long distance running during college, which quickly evolved in to an obsession with weightlifting. Megan graduated from BYU-Idaho with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology with a Program Design emphasis and a sub-emphasis in Nutrition. Megan then began training her friends and family privately before moving back to her hometown of Sacramento where she began coaching at a local fitness studio.
Megan has been dedicated to providing her clients high quality training which help them reap the incredible benefits of weightlifting and proper movement based training.
In addition, Megan has enjoyed sharing her knowledge of nutrition and helping her clients apply that knowledge to achieve greater results witnessed in the mirror and through improved performance. Megan is devoted to helping people reach their full potential, believing that fitness and proper nutrition will improve all facets of our lives.
Kristen grew up in Southbridge, Massachusetts, and has lived in Arizona for about 14 years. She went to the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where she played Field Hockey for the River Hawks and moved to Arizona to pursue her Master’s degree at Arizona State University in Recreation Management. Before joining the Pulse Fitness Team, Kristen was a Boot Camp client who appreciated the individualized attention and personal recognition she received from the Pulse trainers. She strives to carry that feeling over into her role at Pulse, making all members and clients feel welcome as soon as they walk in.
When she’s not whipping up a smoothie, Kristen enjoys playing and coaching Field Hockey on a co-ed team at ASU, hiking, visiting family back East and cheering on her Boston sports teams!