The Right Team
A training program is only as good as the people behind it. With Othentik gym, you’ll have a mentor rather than a traditional trainer. These skilled leaders are uniquely qualified to design breakthrough programs that deliver not only results but dramatic improvements in quality of life.
Dr. Wynn specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has a private practice in San Diego and is a member of the Paradise Valley Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation staff. He is also a martial artist with experience in Kung Fu, Kenpo Karate, Arnis De Mano, Capoeira Angola, and Sanshou Chinese freestyle kickboxing. He has a Black Sash in Green Dragon martial arts under Sifu Dwight Love.
Roxie believes in the importance of using dance as a tool for self-expression. She began dancing and participating in theatre as a child, and her passion for performing grows each day as she works with local theatres and dance organizations. She believes in always absorbing new knowledge, and continues to study dance and theatre as she works toward degrees in dance and education.
Breanne Pann has been playing sports since she was 3 years old. She played soccer, volleyball, ran track and did kickboxing. She studied exercise science in college and she loves learning about human anatomy and the amazing things that our bodies are capable of doing. She also has experience in jazz, modern dance, hip hop, gymnastics and show choir.
Combining her passion for fitness and nutrition with her love of music and dance, she became a personal trainer and group exercise instructor in 2011 and she is also a certified Zumba instructor. She finds so much joy in helping others reach their goals. In her mind, there is no greater reward than helping others gain confidence, strength and happiness through fitness and nutrition.
Breanne is a tough country girl living in the rural outskirts of San Diego with her husband and three young children. They love hiking and exploring the outdoors together. When Breanne isn’t teaching or working with clients, she’s mothering her children, milking goats, raising chickens and caring for her three dogs. She is also a mentor, chairman, and director at her community’s commonwealth school.
Brittany’s passion for yoga inspired her to study and travel and she was the first student at California State University Monterey to complete the exchange portion of her Global Studies degree in India. After she completed her BA, she explored further, spending a year backpacking solo and then completing her 200-hour yoga teacher training certification in Rishikesh in northern India. As part of her education and during her travels, she became familiar with Hindi, Sanskrit, and several eastern religions and philosophies while she deepened her yoga practice.
In her classes, Brittany views herself as a guide, helping students to see possibilities, providing them with tools so they can teach themselves, and leading them through the steps required to reach a goal. When she hears “I can’t,” she encourages students to focus on breathing to embrace the present moment, taking small steps forward, and enjoying the journey. A short time later, those same students usually find that, indeed, they can.
For Brittany, the strength and flexibility benefits of yoga are valuable, but beyond the physical practice, yoga is a meditation linking breath to movement. She feels the teachings of yoga include patience, self-love, compassion, confidence, and understanding that it’s not only about getting to the final pose, but also learning about oneself along the way. “I encourage students to take their yoga off the mat; live your yoga in everyday life.”
Brittany teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, Power Vinyasa, Yin, Yoga Wall, Yoga for Climbers and SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) Yoga. In addition to teaching and practicing yoga, she is a rock climber and an avid outdoor enthusiast.
Private Training Sessions
The first step in private sessions with Brittany is determining a goal, whether it’s recovering from an injury, learning to be calm and present in everyday life, or building strength or flexibility. With an emphasis on correct alignment and breathing techniques, she guides learners through a gradual series of steps at a pace determined by the individual. Steady progress forward helps students realize their potential and find their inner power through yoga.
Originally from Houston, Sarah grew up taking dance classes and later became interested in sports. She earned a BS in Exercise Science at Southern Arkansas University where she attended on a volleyball scholarship. She went on to work in cardiac rehab, and she experienced first-hand what a difference it can make when a person embraces an active lifestyle. A love of travel led her to China where she began to study Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and how eastern and western medicine can work hand in hand. She also spent time in Thailand volunteering at an animal shelter before taking a job as an activities director for a travel agency. In July 2018, when she was ready to settle down again, she came to San Diego and she is now teaching yoga as much as possible.
Sarah feels that her training truly began when she took her very first yoga class just out of college, a Baptiste Vinyasa flow. She loved how strong yoga made her feel, both physically and mentally, and she found it to be even more challenging than her collegiate strength training workouts. Inspired by the teacher of that first class, and also by her previous schoolteachers, coaches, and dance teachers, she felt called to share her passion for yoga by becoming a teacher herself. She values how yoga helps her and other practitioners stay grounded, humble, driven, accountable, and authentic.
Private Training Sessions
Sarah’s ideal students are highly motivated, and her training sessions begin with determining both short- and long-term goals. In her classes and private training sessions, she shares the lessons of the Baptiste style, which emphasizes breath, heat, flow, gaze, and core stability. She values open communication and feels it’s important to discuss any limitations before starting out. This allows her to modify exercises and fitness plans for safe and effective workouts.
Briana was working in the medical field as a nursing assistant when she first became interested in yoga for the physical health benefits. As her practice developed, she found that she had an increased ability to cope with high stress situations. She developed a more positive outlook on life, living more mindfully and with more respect for herself and others. Seeing how the mental benefits of yoga improved her life off the mat, she became interested in teaching yoga and she has shifted her professional focus to a more holistic and mindfulness centered approach to wellness. In addition to practicing yoga, Briana loves dance and art and she is learning to sew as part of her newfound passion for supporting and creating sustainable fashion.
Briana loves teaching yoga to children and she concentrates on cultivating an environment where kids can have confidence in themselves and their interests as well as respect for their peers. Building connections to personal experience is central to her methodology. She thinks about lessons she is learning in her own life and applies them to activities she is teaching the kids in class, and she always looks for ways that she can help the kids find meaning.