Serving Santa Monica

Since 2005

About Us

In the heart of Santa Monica, a city crowded with corporate gyms and studios, lies a truly independent health club co-owned and operated by Gina and Bernard Baski. TRIFIT is the largest independent family-owned health club in the Santa Monica, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades areas. Santa Monica residents voted, and its mayor awarded TRIFIT the city's Most Loved Gym in 2019 and 2020.

 
"We have thrived for the last 15 years, planting our roots in the fitness community while offering jobs to the local economy in Santa Monica and the greater Los Angeles area. We host some of LA County's largest outdoor workouts that are free and open to the public. In addition, we are proud to sponsor LA County's largest fitness clubs, races, and nonprofit fitness-related organizations. Our greatest passion is to support each member's journey to discovering their true potential in sport and life."
 
Gina and Bernard live in Brentwood with their two teenage sons and Rottie Banksy

Our 29,000 square foot facility includes:

Amenities

  • 25- yard indoor 3-lane lap pool
  • Squash & Tennis courts
  • Steam & Sauna
  • Valet parking
  • Towel service
  • Locker room amenities
  • Fully Equipped Weight & Cardio
  • Cold Plunge

Classes

  • Yoga
  • Cycling
  • HIIT
  • Swimming
  • TRX
  • Boxing
  • Mobility Kinstretch
  • Functional Training

Fitness to Inspire

Our mission is to instill knowledge, ignite enthusiasm, and create new fitness opportunities for our members as they discover their athletic potential. We want our members to pursue fitness activities that provide them with a sense of accomplishment, instill discipline, and most importantly, are enjoyable.

Our hope is that everyone who walks through our doors will leave TRIFIT with the tools they need to lead a healthier, happier, and more productive lifestyle.

Meet Our Team

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Gina Baski

Founder

Gina’s athletic roots began in her early years as a gymnast and competitive swimmer. In her 20s, Gina worked as an adjunct college professor and senior technical writer in San Diego, CA. Shortly after meeting Bernard, she left San Diego for LA to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a health and fitness professional. In addition to serving as Managing Partner of TRIFIT, Gina is committed to helping people create a healthy and active lifestyle. She's competed in Ironman Triathlons and various other multi-sport races, as training and racing provide her balance, enjoyment, and a sanctuary from the craziness of running a business while raising a family.

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Jimmy Guerrero

Personal Training / Group Fitness

Competing in soccer, BJJ, and wrestling in his youth, Jimmy has had a passion for movement his entire life. After majoring in Kinesiology with a focus in Exercise Science at CSUN, he gained valuable experience working in several physical therapy clinics throughout LA. Jimmy believes in a balanced approach to fitness, combining both mobility and strength training for all his students. He believes in providing a fun, positive training experience to improve quality of life. When he isn’t at the gym, you can find him trail running, hiking, backpacking, attending music festivals and live sports, traveling the world, and spending time with his family.

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Sevdi Simnica

Personal Training

Sevdi is from Yonkers, NY and moved to LA just over 2 years ago. She discovered her love for fitness in college and has been growing, training and educating herself in the fitness industry for over 7 years. She's passionate about overall wellness, from nutrition to creating healthy daily habits outside of the gym to strength training. She is certified through ISSA in personal training and strength and conditioning. Sevdi wants to help people fall in love with fitness the way she did and see just how far the benefits go beyond the gym. Fitness is not one size fits all. There’s many ways to engage with it, and while it can seem overwhelming, together we can cut through the noise and learn what is best for you to reach your goals. 

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Aaron Newton

Personal Training/Group Fitness

Aaron is originally from Portland, Or, and has had a passion for sports and fitness his whole life. With both parents being athletes he was put into football and basketball in his youth, and played competitively until the end of high school. Aaron moved to Los Angeles just over 2 years ago and started his journey in the fitness industry right here at Trifit. Started off working the front desk, then got his personal training certification with ISSA and has been teaching classes and training Trifit members ever since. His main focus is on teaching the right form when it comes to lifting weights and doing specific exercises that’ll increase strength, and make the body look good as well. 

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Bernard Baski

Founder

Sports and fitness have always been at the center of Bernard’s life, which began with fifteen years of amateur and professional hockey training with Canada’s top coaches. His desire to help other young up-and-coming hockey players excel was the turning point of his career. His devotion to the sport of hockey motivated him to pursue a career as a trainer and a coach at one of Canada’s top internationally renowned training camps. His experience with aerobic, anaerobic, and strength training allowed him to develop a successful training formula for athletes of all ability levels.

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Yasmin Shirangi

Yoga

Yasmin was introduced to Iyengar yoga in 2008 at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Tehran, Iran. She was fascinated by the technicality and precision of the Iyengar method and the fact that it is a never-ending path that always evolves. She started teaching in 2016. Yasmin had the opportunity to study and practice with senior teachers in multiple countries, learning various ways of sequencing, which she likes to share with her students to provide individualized care and guidance.

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Hunter Jakupko

Personal Training/Group Fitness

Originally from Manasquan, New Jersey, Hunter recently relocated to sunny Santa Monica! He specializes in functional training and incorporating calisthenics into his workouts. Being a vegetarian since birth, he follows a lacto-ovo plant based diet, including eggs & dairy products but no other animal proteins. With a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition & Food Science, his goal is to educate clients on how to enjoy hearty meals without sacrificing progress as they work towards their fitness goals.

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Moses Wolfe-Polgar

Performance Testing & Coaching

A lifetime athlete from NorCal, Moses discovered his love of triathlon while attending UC Davis, where he was a USAT All-American triathlete and graduated with a major in Biochemistry and minor in Exercise Biology. Moses worked at the UC Davis Sports Medicine Center, before going on to study human performance at the University of Michigan, where he earned a Master's in Kinesiology, helping to develop programs for injury prevention and recovery. Moses is a Level 1 USAT Triathlon coach and successful age group racer. He is available by appointment for biometrics screenings, metabolic testing, bike fitting, race programming, and one-on-one coaching.

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Ben Hawkinson

Personal Training / Group Fitness

Born and raised in California, Ben has always had a passion for being active outdoors and through his journey as an athlete came to find a career in sports performance, strength training, and corrective exercise. Ben has a degree in Exercise Science and is certified as a strength coach, movement specialist, and holistic lifestyle coach just to name a few. His classes focus on proper technique and improving range of motion, while blending in mobility and strength training to balance the daily grind of being a modern day human.

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Rob Phillips

Yoga

Rob approaches his yoga classes with an emphasis on simplicity, precision, and attention to the present moment. Even when you're working really hard, you'll be doing so from a place of calm awareness. His flow classes draw inspiration from classic styles like Ashtanga and Iyengar but infused with an awareness of functional anatomy and organic movement. He also specializes in the much slower practice of Yin Yoga, which uses long-held poses to access deeper tissues and provides an ideal place to learn mindfulness.

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