Forest Vance Training, Inc. offers Sacramento, CA – area one on one training, group classes, and boot camps.  Our personal training studio address is 1530 X Street, Sacramento, CA, 95818.  Call us today at (916) 273-9366 or leave us a message to schedule your free intro session!


Forest Vance (Owner)


Forest holds a Master’s degree in Human Movement and personal training certifications through the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He is also a level II Russian Kettlebell Challenge Certified Instructor, Progressive Calisthenics Certified Instructor, StrongFirst Certified Barbell Instructor, Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist, Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist, and Certified Fitness Nutrition Coach.

Over the last 10 years, Forest has experience as a personal trainer, group fitness/boot camp instructor, fitness manager, and health club general manager.  He also maintains a network of fitness-related websites, makes regular guest appearances on many others, has been featured in national newspaper, radio, television, and other media, and is the creator/author of numerous books, DVDs, and digitally delivered workout programs/systems.

For info on additional websites, books, DVDs, workshops, speaking engagements, online coaching, and more from Forest, visit his personal site by clicking here: ->

Gina Vance (Operations Manager)


Gina is Forest’s wife and she holds a B.S. Degree in Business Management and Biology from Missouri State University. She spent the better part of the last decade in pharmaceutical sales and now she is bringing her knowledge of product management, sales, and customer service to our team at FVT.

She is responsible for the administrative side of things at FVT along with event planning and promotion. Gina is also a NESTA certified personal trainer and has assisted with the programming of many of the workshops and specific training workouts at FVT. Forest and Gina’s daughter was born on August 7th, 2014 and Gina took a short break from FVT. Now she’s excited to be back in action at the new facility at X and 16th Street!

Jonathan Masaki Shiroma (Coach)


If Jonathan looks familiar to you there’s a good reason. For many years, he was a T-V news reporter/anchor here in Sacramento, first at Good Day Sacramento followed by News 10.

Jonathan put his TV career on hold for a few years when as a California Army National Guard Soldier he spent close to three years deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and then Operation Enduring Freedom. Upon his return from his two deployments, Jonathan retired from broadcast news but found a new passion in the fitness industry.

He took classes from AFAA and Todd Durkin and certified as a group exercise and boot camp instructor.

A native of Hawai’I, Jonathan is excited to be part of the team here at Forest Vance Training and promises a mix of military style exercises mixed in with the spirit of Aloha at each boot camp class he leads.

Ryan Adame (Coach)


Ryan has been a client at FVT since 2013 when he made the life-changing decision to commit himself to living a healthier, more active lifestyle. A cross-country and distance track & field runner in high school and early college, he struggled to maintain a good balance of fitness and proper nutrition until he came to FVT. Since joining FVT, Ryan has lost 20 pounds and more than 25% body fat, and began running once again, racing in several 5Ks and achieving a sub-7 minute mile for the first time since college. He has also begun racing at the half-marathon distance with multiple sub-two hour times.

Ryan earned his Master of Public Administration from USC, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UC Davis, and is also an award-winning theatre actor and director. He is a certified group fitness instructor through AFAA.

Chris Baad (Coach)

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Chris developed instant interest in fitness/ late 2008 after being annihilated on a difficult hike in Oregon with his older brother. Driven by a competitive spirit and frustration with a mostly sedentary lifestyle, Chris lost 40 pounds in about a year of running moderate distance and making meaningful dietary adjustments. After some running injury setbacks, he started doing some rock climbing and dabbling in high intensity strength and conditioning.

Chris currently juggles his fitness passions, endeavoring to increase capacity across several different disciplines. He is actively pursuing goals/improvement in Powerlifting, Yoga, and kettlebell conditioning/ballistic work.

Chris is passionate about human movement and performance. He is a Level I Russian Kettlebell Challenge Certified Instructor, Crossfit Level 1 Trainer, and a Crossfit Movement/Mobility Trainer. Helping people reach their athletic potential through movement precision and mastery of technique drives him to improve as an athlete and coach everyday.

Cielo Wright (Administrative Assistant)

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Cielo is a recent graduate of C.K. McClatchy High School, and is currently studying nearby at Sacramento City College, pursuing a career in Occupational Therapy.

Cielo has recently gained an interest in maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle, and has started her journey towards that. She plans to not only contribute to the encouraging and welcoming environment here at FVT, but to balance work, school, and fitness as part of her new and improved lifestyle.

Leanne Kadoya (Coach)


Leanne fell in love with fitness in 2000. After relocating to California from the East coast she joined a gym to meet new people and to learn more about fitness . Leanne hired a personal trainer and lost 25lbs in 12 weeks, that’s when her fitness addiction started. She decided to become certified in personal training and hasn’t looked back since.

She has been a stay at home mom for the last 10 years but fitness has always been a top priority. She has competed in the NPC bikini division and holds a certification with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is currently studying for her group fitness certification.

Her passion for fitness has kept her motivated and driven and she is eager to share her experience, tips, and love for fitness to change lives here at FVT!