Meet the Fitness Team
Physical Therapist, graduated from the Hogeschool van Groningen, the Netherlands physiotherapy program focusing on orthopedic manual therapy and progressive therapeutic exercise. She met her husband, Jason A. Roda, PT, DPT, a CA Central Coast native while attending school in the Netherlands. Together, Serena and Jason direct the Paso Robles clinic practicing the art of bridging the gap between physical therapy rehabilitation, fitness, wellness and performance.
Serena completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May 2009 through Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA. Aside from her profession, she enjoys swimming, being outdoors, running, hiking, and keeping up with her two active boys.
Serena demonstrates her passion for helping people achieve long-term lifestyle habits by gaining knowledge through continuing education in orthopedic manual therapy and evidence-based practice in both the physical therapy and fitness industries. Using this knowledge, she prescribes customized programs integrating manual therapy for mobility and pain control, physical activity for any level of rehabilitation, and nutrition for fat loss and performance.
Serena’s Motto: “If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” Micheal Jordan
Western University of Health Sciences
Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2009
Hanzehogeschool, Hogeschool van Groningen, The Netherlands
Bachelors in Physical Therapy, April 2000
Carroll College, Helena, Montana
Biology Major, Chemistry Minor, May 1997
Jen is a Certified Personal Trainer, local Paso Robles Bearcat & graduate of Fresno State, 2008 with a degree in Kinesiology emphasizing in Exercise Science.
Jen’s biggest influence is her mother. She recalls her mom always being active and exercising in the living room to her VHS Aerobics videos. In high school, Jen sustained a knee injury, & during her rehabilitation, she was inspired to pursue her education and career in a related field. Jen began working with San Luis Sports Therapy in 2009 as a Physical Therapy Aide in the San Luis Obispo office. Within in 3 & half years she transitioned to the fitness division of SLST, working full-time with Athlon Elite/Athlon Fitness & Performance.
Her job entailed assisting as front desk personnel, a group, private & semi-private personal trainer, nutrition advisor as well as a group fitness instructor. Jen taught a wide variety of sessions including boot camps, cycling, kickboxing, even a class called cross-spin, part strength training & part cycling. In 2012 Jen transferred to the Paso Robles facility where she resides today continuing & advancing her training & nutrition career.
Jen’s Motto: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
California State University – Fresno
Bachelor’s Of Science – Kinesiology, Exercise Science, May 2008
National Strength & Conditioning Association – Certified Personal Trainer
Precision Nutrition Certification – Level 1
Sheryl Thompson, CPT
Sheryl moved to Paso Robles in 1992 where she and her family began their family business. She is raising tow wonderful boys both of which are Bearcats. Sheryl found her passion for fitness at San Luis Sports Therapy. As a group fitness instructor, she loves the group atmosphere creating fun with fitness and great people.
Sheryl Thompson is a Certified Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor through AFAA, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. Sheryl loves to instruct and participate in group fitness classes. Fitness is her hobby in which she loves to partake. She also enjoys seeing the effects fitness gives people through their achievements.
Athletic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Silver Sneakers Fitness Instructor with Healthways
Cuesta College currently continuing her education.
Jovany Salazar, CPT
Bio coming soon…