Meet The Mo-Team

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Amanda Mittleman


Amanda has been involved in the fitness industry since 1995. She is a successful entrepreneur and business owner, certified personal trainer, functional movement specialist, and group fitness instructor. Amanda is a published author and has presented her research for the National Strength & Conditioning Association, California State University, Long Beach, The University of Binghamton, New York, and The University of New Mexico. Amanda has also been featured in many fitness videos including the current top selling infomercial and video set, TurboFire™. In everything she does, Amanda believes in empowering people to take actions everyday towards creating lives that surpass their wildest dreams. She strongly believes that a healthy body is essential for a healthy mind and spirit. Mo-Mentum Fitness began as Amanda’s dream, to create a place which empowers people and redefines fitness and health vital and enjoyable parts of life. Upon completing her Master’s Degree in Kinesiology at California State University, Long Beach in 2009, Amanda created and opened Mo-Mentum Fitness. Today Amanda and her inspiring Mo-Mentum Fitness team, continue to help people bring out their inner super heroes, creating the highest quality, life enhancing fitness programs that are guaranteed to be the best part of your day everyday!

We Transform Lives and Guarantee Results!

Our clients achieve life-transforming results, Whether it’s fat loss, toning muscle, raising energy levels, lowered stress, gained confidence. You will achieve the goals you set for yourself.



Alex Williams


Alex Williams an amazing, fun and passionate  group fitness instructor with over 20 years of experience.  She teaches Boxing, HIIT, spin and strength based classes.


Adrian Velarde


If you’re looking for a challenging and rewarding workout with maximum results, Adrian’s your man! He’s an NASM, CPT & FNS (Certified personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist) who has been coaching for more than 6 years. Adrian studied biochemistry at CSUF and Graphic Design/Visual Communications at FIDM in Los Angeles. Adrain is a very well rounded fitness coach. He started with a weight loss specialty but moved into professional bodybuilding background (trained a couple competitive physique and bodybuilding athletes) and has now incorporated corrective/functional exercise training into his specialty. His goal in the industry is to empower people and help them learn to share his enthusiasm for fitness.

“It’s important to me for my clients to be constantly improving both physically, and mentally.”

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Steve Mittleman

Co-Founder | Olympic Lifting Coach

Steve Mittleman grew up in Southern California and moved to the Long Beach area in 1988. He lifted weights recreationally at LA Fitness and 24-Hour Fitness but never achieved any substantial results, except for a slight increase in strength. Everything changed when he met Amanda; he was inspired by her contagious motivation. When he turned 40, he participated in the Scottish Highland Games, which is a 9-event competition revolved around throwing heavy objects; the most common event is known as the Caber Toss. Since his participation in these games, he has become more involved in strength sports like the Highland Games, Power lifting and Olympic Weightlifting. Listed below are some of the recent events and competitions that Steve has participated in over the past few years:

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Hue Ta

Trainer/ Physical Therapist

Hue began practicing physical therapy in 2005 after receiving her Master’s of Physical Therapy from LSU. While practicing, she continued studying and achieved her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2009 from Utica College. She has since practiced in a variety of settings, specifically specializing in injury prevention. Her passion towards helping others has continued to expand and she believes that education is a vital component to growing not only as a well rounded clinician, but also a healthier person. She is a certified exercise expert for aging adults and specializes in the Graston Technique and KinesioTaping. Hue is also an avid group fitness instructor, a registered yoga teacher, and a reiki energy healer. 

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Craig Miller


Craig Miller graduated from Taylor University in 2007 with a degree in Christian Education Ministries.    Prior to graduation, he became a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.  He was hired as a personal trainer by Lifetime Fitness in May 2007, where he worked for 3 months before being hired by a private fitness studio in August of that year.  Craig became a certified Power Plate trainer and a Hoffacker Certified Conditioning Specialist.  He worked for Hoffacker Health and Fitness for 2.5 years before starting Miller Fitness Studios (MFIT) in February of 2010.  MFIT had multiple training facilities in the Indianapolis area where Craig maintained a very diverse clientele of young, old, male, female, athlete, and non-athlete.  Craig sold his business in 2014 to move to Saint Louis, Missouri to attend seminary.  During this time he continued to work as a trainer and became certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  He recently finished his schooling and moved with his wife Brittany to Huntington Beach, CA where he plans to serve his passions for both fitness and faith.  He is incredibly excited to be a part of the Mo-mentum Fitness family.  Ultimately, Craig’s heart is reflected in the words of Paul when he says, “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” -1 Timothy 4:8

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Tony Martinez


Tony Martinez is a true professional and his beliefs are simple: A strong work ethic, effective physical training combined with a personalized nutrition program where Tony gives 100% of his dedication to his clients. Tony’s motto: “workout smart and get better results from training less” teaches his specially-designed program which is a combination of fitness and nutrition education individually designed for each of his clients, so that each client has their own personalized regimen. A hands-on approach is what keeps Tony’s clients dedicated to him and who choose to only train with Tony. Janet Jackson, who has trained with Tony exclusively for more than 15 years, considers Tony a member of her family because of his loyalty and dedication. It is Tony’s integrity, professionalism and work ethic that keeps Tony’s high-profile clientele coming back. Besides actors, producers and music artists, Tony also trains top elite athletes as well as clients who are dedicated to improving their lives through exercise and nutrition.


Allison Ippolito


This Massachusetts native recently moved to Seal Beach in July 2015. She brings her North East energy and fire to each of her classes. Allison will challenge you to work hard and push yourself farther than you think you can physically and mentally go. She loves the excitement and passion that Mo-Mentum members bring to each class. When she is not at Mo-Mentum, she loves spending time with her husband exploring Southern California and she is a very BIG Boston sports fan.  She’s sure this passion will never go away.


Carleen Dinh

Group Fitness Instructor

Carleen brings an abundance of sincere quality of instruction coupled with challenging and powerful movements to her Barre class. Come prepared to get your butt kicked in this moderate energy class designed to lengthen, strengthen, and tone muscles with an emphasis on the gluteal muscles.


Patrick Baker

Trainer/Athletic Trainer/ Ninjas Coach

Patrick Baker is future fitness. He combines his knowledge and experience of over ten years being involved in sports and his Bachelors of Science Degree in Kinesiology to put together and implement state of the art fitness, athletic and nutrition programs for the members here at momentum fitness. His main clientele are both high school and college athletes to help them exceed in sport movement involving speed, agility, power, strength, and kinesthetic reaction. He is also involved in running our ninja program kids 6-14, and HIIT classes.

He’ll tell you “if you want to perform like an athlete, you have to train like an athlete.”

Will Garcia (THUMB)

Will Garcia


Will Garcia is a strength and conditioning specialist who coaches our powerlifting teams and small groups.  He also actively competes in USA Powerlifting. He recently completed his 6th USAPL National Bench Press Championship in Scranton, PA where he successfully took first place with a 370 lb. bench press in the Open (All ages) 130 lb. weight class and won his 6th national bench press title in a row.  He has a spot on the  U.S. National Bench Press team which will be competing May 18th 2016 in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

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Yumi Yamagishi

Group Fitness Instructor

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There is a gym on every corner in Southern California. There’s also at least one K-Mart or Walmart in every city in Southern California. But, would you be willing to go to a K-Mart / Walmart level facility for your health care? Probably not, so why would you trust your fitness, health and overall well being to a K-Mart level gym? K-Mart and Walmart are great for quick shopping and items that can be replaced often. The things at K-Mart or Walmart are inexpensive so we don’t expect the highest of quality. However when you need a wedding gift for your best friend or your boss you’re probably going to go to a higher end store. You can still save money at a higher store, but you definitely want a quality item. Right?

Your health and fitness shouldn’t be negotiable! You only get to live in one body so why screw it up?! Pick the gym with the world’s best fitness coaches and group fitness instructors. That’s Mo-Mentum Fitness! Our coaches and instructors are passionate about their careers. They constantly update their educations, learning new ways to help our members feel better, get stronger, recover from injuries, prevent injuries, burn fat, build muscle and increase the quality of their lives. Our trainers hold credentials from the most stringent nationally recognized fitness certification agencies such as NASM, ACE, and NSCA. Many of our trainers have Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Kinesiology and other science and health fields.

You can be confident that we will take care of you and help you reach your fitness, health, weight loss, strength goals and way beyond!