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2315 Fletcher Pkway, A, El Cajon, CA +1 619-644-1002 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 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 trainers

CONRAD WEHRLEY

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My name is Conrad Wehrley. NASM certified. I’ve been involved in sports for 24 years and fitness for 16 years. I was born in the Bay Area and raised in Washington. Hobbies are playing all sports, surfing, reading, and fitness. I’m very passionate about people and look forward to playing a role in achieving your fitness goals.

WILL SHULTE

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My name is William Schulte and I have been in the fitness industry and doing what I love for over 7 years. I started out as an athlete in school and from there my obsession for this world took off – something about the human body, its movement, and learning what we are truly capable of intrigues me. After high school I moved to SanDiego where I attended the National Personal Training Institution and studied exercise physiology and nutrition, scoring in the top 3 overall on all exit exams. I am very passionate about what I do and have helped clients of all types reach there goals and then some. Over the duration of my career, I’ve had the opportunity to develop a large list of training styles and I use all these types of methodology regularly. This allows me to cater to any individual, from your most common weight loss client to sports specific training for athletes.

Nick Bates

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My name is Nick Bates and my training is powerlifting started nearly four years ago. I enjoyed the sport so much and was extremely passionate about it that it lead me to get my United States Powerlifing Association coaching certification, as well as my NASM CPT certification and Crossfit Level 1 certification. I now train athletes with all types of experience and goals, from basic fitness to powerlisting meets at an international level.

Cara Wochaski

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My name is Cara Wochaski and I have been working out for 5 years and powerlifting for 2, as an internationally elite-level powerlifter.

My speciality is helping people become confident with the way they move. I want everyone to both understand our movements and understand why we do them. I also want everyone to be comfortable asking questions!

Brandy Adams

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My name is Brandy Adams and I want to prepare my clients for anything and everything. Having a variety of skills and strengths allows people to live a full and active life. Once a client learns proper form and technique the possibilities are endless.

If you want to train for an obstacle course race, I can help you; If you want to lose 30 pounds, I can help you; If you want to do a fitness competition , I can help you; “If you stay ready, you  won’t have to get ready”, that’s my motto when it comes to fitness.

Rastko Jovanovic

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My name is Rastko Jovanovic. I have been working out for 5 years and have been a personal trainer for 2. Before that, I was active and competitively in multiple sports – mainly soccer, basketball and swimming.

Tyshawn Priester

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My name is Tyshawn Priester and my love and passion for fitness started at a very young age, specifically with sports. When I was in school, I was playing some sort of sport or participating in athletic activities.

Of all the sports I’ve played, my two favorite were ‘stickball’ and ‘full contact football’. This inspired my passion for intense training and is what got me in the business of helping others achieve their goals and discover their true drive for fitness.

Schedule

We offer more class times than other boot camps

Monday - Thursday
  • 4:15 am – 5:15 am

  • 5:30 am – 6:30 am

  • 6:45 am – 7:45 am

  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00pm

  • 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

  • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

  • 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday
  • 4:15 am – 5:15 am

  • 5:30 am – 6:30 am

  • 6:45 am – 7:45 am

  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00pm

  • 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

  • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

  • 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

Saturday - Sunday
  • 7:00 am – 8:00 am (Saturdays ONLY)

  • 8:15 am – 9:15 am

  • 9:30 am – 10:30am

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!

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