TriFit, a 26,000 square foot gym located in the heart of Santa Monica, is at the forefront of the fitness industry in Los Angeles. Founders Bernard and Gina Baski are athletes that are dedicated to seeing their members reach their true athletic potential. “We provide a variety of classes throughout the facility including indoor cycling, yoga, circuit, swimming, boxing and dance. In addition to a full service gym we offer a variety of outdoor training options and race programming. We offer a broad spectrum of offerings because we never know what will motivate people to take that first step, and it is that first step that leads to permanent lifestyle change.” TriFit works with corporations small and large to provide fitness, wellness, and other health related services to their employees. Bernard and Gina have hired some of the world’s best Olympic coaches, trainers, and nutritionists to develop effective training programs for TriFit members.
Inspiring clients to find their true athletic potential is Bernard and Gina’s greatest passion. Whether through nutrition, strength and endurance conditioning, or training for their very first event, helping clients maximize their goals, have fun, and create a balanced lifestyle of health and well-being is their ultimate goal. Between the two of them, they have competed in countless races, and triathlons, including nine Ironman competitions.
“Our mission is to instill knowledge, ignite enthusiasm, and create new fitness opportunities for each and every person as they discover their true athletic potential. Our vision is to help all of our members create a lifestyle that requires discipline, if both fun and enjoyable, and will provide them with a sense of accomplishment. TriFit aspires to provide all of our members with the tools they need to continue a healthier, more productive lifestyle far beyond their time with TriFit. We invite you to join our ever expanding family of people committed to a healthier and more balanced lifestyle.”
Born in Montreal, Canada, Bernard started skating on the ice about the same time he learned to walk. In 1975, as team captain of his high school hockey team, he was drafted into the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and in 1981 he was invited to attend the Fredericton Express American Hockey League (AHL) team training camp. After working with some of Canada’s top hockey coaches, he reached a turning point in his career where he dedicated his time as a trainer and coach at one of Canada’s internationally renowned hockey schools.
His extensive experience has been the cornerstone of the community that he along with his wife, Gina, created when they founded TriFit L.A., a unique training facility for athletes of all levels, from amateurs to professionals. Bernard’s collaboration with some of the world’s best Olympic coaches has been instrumental in developing his unique and effective approach in improving overall sports performance.
His true fuel as an athlete and coach comes from the time spent with his family, especially engaging in various activities with his two sons, Luca and Alexi.
Sports and fitness have always been an integral part of Gina’s life. In her early years, she trained as a gymnast and then, later, as a competitive swimmer. After completing a B.S. from Cal Poly and an M.A. from San Diego State University, Gina worked as an adjunct college professor and senior technical writer for the SDCCD Department of Institutional Research.
Gina left San Diego to pursue her life-long dream of running her own health club. This dream came to fruition when she and her husband, Bernard, founded TriFit LA. Gina and Bernard invested many years working with Olympic endurance and strength coaches to develop smart and effective training programs providing TriFit members the very best tools to achieve all of their health and fitness goals. Gina is committed to helping people create a healthy and active lifestyle, so that no matter their age or athletic ability, they can discover their potential.
In addition, Gina has always been focused on giving back to the community. Together with TriFit she has volunteered for numerous non-profits including the AIDS Ride, AIDS Lifescycle, Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run, and the Arthritis Foundation’s California Coast Classic ride. Gina has competed in Ironman Triathlons and various other multi-sport races. She races at least once a year, which is her sanctuary from the craziness of running a business while raising a family. “As a wife, mother, entrepreneur, and athlete, it’s challenging for me to balance the demands of two young boys and running my own businesses. My family, my health, and my community are extremely important to me, balancing it all has been my greatest challenge which is why I have recently started sharing these challenges in my blog on Huffington Post.” Gina’s proudest accomplishment to date is the birth of her two sons, Luca and Alexandre, who are at the heart of everything she does.