A little about us
We've been helping people live healthy lives for over 15 years
At Total Health and Fitness we base our programs on solid tried and true principles of diet, exercise and health. We don’t ask you to try fad diets or extreme methods of exercise. Our recipes are simple and delicious. The exercises we outline are easy to follow and perform. The methods we teach you to implement into your daily routine are methods you can sustain for a lifetime.
- Helping people live healthy lives for over 15 years
- Our clients have collectively lost over 70,000 lbs of fat
- We’ve helped our clients gain over 30,000 lbs of lean muscle
My name is David Johns and I have witnessed first hand the importance of nutrition and exercise in promoting an overall healthy lifestyle. Weighing almost 290lbs at the age of 17 and not able to keep up with friends who were much more fit and active than me, I decided to make a change and turn things around in my life. I lost 120lbs with the right balance of nutrition and fitness and a reinvented attitude. I went from a 44” waist to earning the title of Mr. Teen Utah in 2003. I went on to win 7 natural bodybuilding titles before the age of 20. I also worked as a trainer in a gym for a year and realized that clients weren’t getting the results I knew they were capable of because of a lack of specific nutritional knowledge. I made the move to Total Health and Fitness which teaches a three-fold program that encompasses nutrition, fitness and supplements and have been educating clients on HOW AND WHY they need to eat and exercise to reach their goals. I have met with over 1,000 people with goals ranging from losing 100lb of fat weight to gaining muscle, to winning Olympic gold. My clients come in all shapes and sizes! I LOVE what I do because I make lives better each day in THE BEST facility in the state! I encourage anyone with a fitness/wellness goal to tour our facility and come in for a free introduction to see what a customized nutrition and fitness program can do for changing your life.
My name is Jamie Dickson. I am a bakers daughter and was literally raised in a pastry shop for my entire childhood. I had to learn at a young age the importance of moving ones body and moderation of sweets. I grew up as a dancer and that translated into the love of endurance sports as I became an adult. My true passion is cycling. I have completed Lotoja and The Ultimate Challenge several times as well as many marathons. I have four crazy children which is also an endurance event to keep up with them. I have 16 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. Both as a Registered Nurse and as a group fitness/ Pilates personal trainer. I received my BS in nursing from the University of Utah about the same time that I started teaching group fitness. As a nurse I spent a lot of time working with diabetic patients. It was hard for me to see the long term effects of a poor diet. In talking with patients it became so clear to me that education was missing. They just did not have the tools or knowledge to knowhow to eat healthy. I absolutely love working at Total Health and Fitness! It is the perfect combination of my two worlds of health and fitness. I have witnessed first hand many clients and loved ones who have been able to get of their insulin, blood pressure medication and just have a much better quality of life! I love working with clients from all walks of life! Seeing self-esteem and health improve is what it is all about.
My name is Jason Manchego and I was born and raised in Salt Lake City. What turned me to health and fitness was having an outlet and place to “vent” after losing somebody special. I started lifting weights to channel my focus and instantaneously witnessed positive results- both physically and mentally. From there, I decided to bring this new-found passion to the next level so I hired a personal trainer. Combined with long hours and hard work in the gym I achieved amazing results. I was so ecstatic with my own transformation I knew obtaining a personal training certification for myself would be the right fit. I also began learning more about nutrition and the integral role it plays in promoting overall health, wellness, and optimizing performance. With years of experience, here I am at Total Health and Fitness consulting and coaching clients with the strong passion that I have for overall health and fitness. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to achieve your goals!
Most people do not know: I grew up riding motorcycles and BMX bikes. I raced for 12 years and was able to travel throughout the western United States while obtaining 5 Utah State Championship BMX titles!
Certifications: NASM -certified personal trainer NASM- Performance enhancement specialist NASM- Corrective Exercise Specialist
I discovered my love for fitness and lifting after the birth of my first daughter, almost 15 years ago. After childbirth, I was left with a flubbery, out of shape body I didnt recognize. I was VERY sure I couldnt go through life feeling and looking like I did then. From then on, it was game on. I did everything I could to learn about training, nutrition, and educating myself the best I could. I took college nutrition classes, read lots of books, LOTS of trial and error. Its been a progression, both mentally and physically for me over the years, learning more, and implementing better strategies in the gym, refining my nutrition, and learning learning learning.
I am ISSA certified, with an emphasis in Fitness Nutrition. In addition, I have 15 years of experience in the gym and am a National Level Figure Competitor. My last competition was in 2012, where I took first place and the overall, earning Miss Figure Nevada State title. In addition to the Nevada state title, my most recent competition was in November of 2013 where I competed in Denver, Colorado at “The Rocky”. I took 1st place in Figure Tall, Figure Masters, and the Overall title in Figure Masters. In addition, I have competed in many shows and have always placed in the top 3 rankings. I have a love for the weights, and really enjoy the challenge and journey of competing.
I love interacting with people, I love the personal connection this job offers. I love being a part of the education process, and the physical journey I am privileged to share with my clients. I am inspired every single day.
Certifications: NASM ISSA
Consultant/ Trainer/ Co-Owner
Since my personal training and fitness career started in 1999 I’ve serviced and helped over 5,000 clients reach their seemingly impossible fitness and lifestyle goals. I’ve been a NPC and NGA Competitor and Coach for numerous competitors.
I changed my plans to go to med school because of such a great love and passion for the Health and Fitness Industry and graduated in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Utah in 1999. I’m happily married to Jody Barney, also an avid fitness competitor and instructor and together we have six children.
– Co-Owner of Total Health and Fitness since 2002
– Graduated in ESS form the U of U 1999
– Personal Trainer 1999-2002 24 Hr Fitness
– Personal Trainer 1999-2000 Golds Gym
– NPC and NGA Competitor and Coach for numerous competitors
– Married to Jody Barney Also a fitness competitor and instructor
– have 6 Children
– Has been through numerous Fitness Trainings and National Certifications
Registered Dietitian and Certified Personal Trainer in Adult Weight Management
My name is Bailee Whitworth and I am a part of our team of Registered Dietitians here at Total Health and Fitness. I am motivated by seeing my clients success and helping them eat a healthy and balanced diet while living an active lifestyle. While attending Utah State, I competed as a short distance sprinter for the school. As I began to compete I knew I needed to change something to reach the goals that I had set for myself. When I combined eating a healthy diet with my training I was able to reach my goals and compete at the first round of NCAA track and field nationals. This carried over to a love for nutrition and why I studied to become a Registered Dietitian. I completed my Bachelors of Science in Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Sciences at Utah State and finished an eight-month internship through the University after graduating. During my time in a clinical setting, I spent time working with many different conditions, such as diabetes, pancreatitis, eating disorders, and heart health. I am passionate about living a healthy and active lifestyle because it is something that has helped me achieve my goals. I know that everyone has different objectives for their life and I want to help individuals reach those goals!
-Bachelors of Science, emphasis in Nutrition, Dietetics, and -Food Science (Utah State University)
-Eight-month dietetic internship at Utah State University in Salt Lake City, UT
-Licensed and Registered Dietitian
-Enjoys trail running, snowboarding, road biking, and spending time outdoors.
Helping others with fat loss and the shift to a healthy body is my passion and my mission. For me it’s personal. At 100 pounds overweight, I remember feeling desperate to lose weight.. When I saw a “fat” picture of myself, there was no more putting off what I had to do. I learned to eat the right way, to exercise the right way, and became accountable every day to a healthier future. Eventually I lost that extra 100 pounds. Through my – over a decade long – journey, I’ve learned what works for losing fat and maintaining a body of health. My pa ssion has inspired a graduate degree in nutrition and I am now working toward my Registered Dietitian credentials. On my way there, I get to research nutrition, teach nutrition classes at the University of Utah, and have enjoyed working in clinical and community dietetics. I love to read and keep up on the science of nutrition and fitness and have a tendency to geek out on new research findings. I am proud to educate and apply the best in fitness and fat loss nutrition with my clients.I’m here at Total Health and Fitness because I believe in the program, and there is no denying the results we get with our clients! What will your life be like a year from now if you stay on your current path? What will your life be like when you have all of the tools that you need to gain your body of health? I’m here to help you and can provide the right menus, the right workouts and the right accountability for your goal. Together we can do this! I am currently completing my Masters Degree in Nutrition at the University of Utah. My research is of blueberries and their effect on inflammation in the body. Prior graduate studies included Toxicology and Pharmacology after completing a BS in Biology. Further, as a certified personal trainer, I have a passion for physical activity and how that interacts with nutrition, feeling well, and body composition.
Certified Personal Trainer
I have always been fascinated by human health and performance and use the guidelines of proper nutrition and exercise to help clients reach their fullest potential. I hold a Bachelor’s in Nutritional Sciences, a degree exploring the relationship between food and human health on a molecular and practical level. I am a believer in the healing properties of proper nutrition which prompted me to obtain this degree. Proper nutrition not only assists in weight loss, but is important for every other aspect of human health. I have personally seen the effects of proper nutrition on diseases such as Type II diabetes, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, arthritis, digestive issues, skin conditions, and other common health concerns. In addition to nutritional training, I have extensive experience as a certified personal trainer, including experience as the Personal Training Manager at the University of Missouri. With knowledge and experience in both nutrition and exercise, I am well equipped to help my clients reach not only their weight-related goals, but their health-related goals as well. I aim to educate clients for life-long success and tailor each plan to each individual. The journey to health and wellness is an exciting one and I love being a part of that journey. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals!
My name is Allie Henrie and I am a Registered Dietitian at Total Health and Fitness. I grew up living an active lifestyle where I spent most of my free time swimming competitively. Through swimming I learned to love the process of setting and achieving physical goals. My passion for competitive swimming carried with me into college where I swam for Missouri State. After deciding to end my swimming career and shift my focus toward school, I transferred to Utah State and took a basic nutrition course to fill a credit requirement. It was in this class that I discovered my passion for using food to heal. I changed my major to Nutrition and Dietetics and have never looked back. I graduated with my Bachelors of Science Degree, after which I completed a 9-month Dietetic Internship in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. After completing my internship, I returned to Utah and began working as a Clinical Dietitian at Davis Hospital in Layton. I spent most of my time teaching defensive nutrition, educating patients on healthy diets after they had heart attacks or had been diagnosed with Diabetes. So many of the problems I saw patients at the hospital suffer through could have been prevented or solved by making a habit of being physically active and eating a healthy diet. Total Health and Fitness has provided me with the opportunity to combine my two passions of nutrition and physical activity to teach the complete approach needed to reach goals, maintain health, and prevent the health problems I previously spent time with. Sharing my knowledge with clients and then watching them use that to make positive changes is the most rewarding and exciting part of what I do.
Credentials: BS in Nutrition and Dietetics Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Licensed Dietitian in the state of Utah
Anjee Barber, RD
Dietitian Consultant | Trainer | Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management
My name is Anjee Barber and I joined Total Health and Fitness as one of our team’s Registered Dietitians. I am an advocate for the power of nutrition but I take pride in working around “real life” and taking my client’s preferences/lifestyle into account when planning their exercise and nutrition. I completed my Master of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences at San Diego State University and moved to Utah to complete my dietetic internship. I worked with Huntsman Cancer Hospital as the Bone Marrow Transplant and Oncology Dietitian before joining Total Health and Fitness. With a background in a clinical setting I have extensive experience working with many types of conditions including: cancer cachexia, diabetes, thyroid disorder, cardiac health, GI disorders (IBD such as Crohn’s disease and Celiac as well as IBS), food intolerances and weight management. I am passionate about athletic performance and nutrition. I am a long distance runner and have qualified for and run the Boston Marathon. I also snowboard, mountain bike, rock climb, snowshoe and am no stranger to eating healthy with a busy lifestyle. As a vegetarian I enjoy working with other vegetarians, but I realize this isn’t a lifestyle choice for everyone and love working with all types of clients. There is never a better time than right now to make changes!
-Bachelors in Marketing (University of Oregon)
-Master of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences (San Diego State University-GPA 3.9)
-Dietetic Internship-San Diego/Utah
-Licensed and Registered Dietitian
-Experience with many clinical conditions as well as those just looking for a lifestyle change
-Expert at food prep for a busy life!
My name is Ian Paur and I am a Consultant and Personal Trainer at Total Health and Fitness. I have been in athletics my entire life, and played many sports including basketball, baseball, and track and field. Putting my body through different exercise and nutritional programs sparked my desire to learn and share what I know about nutrition and exercise. I studied at the University of Utah and obtained a degree in Exercise and Sports Science, with a minor in Nutrition. I also became a certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise. I am well versed in therapeutic exercise from completing an internship for physical therapy. I recognize that pain comes in all forms, and can be associated with weight gain, self-image, and a general need for nutritional understanding. There are many dietary theories being promoted through the media, and it is my job to help educate and teach people how to apply nutrition and exercise in their lives to achieve their goals. I am motivated by the progress of my clients! I would love to have you as my client, and would absolutely love to see you achieve your health and fitness goals.
-Bachelors in Exercise and Sport Science
-Minor in Nutrition
-Physical Therapy intern at Alpine Physical Therapy
-ACE Certified Personal Trainer
-Enjoys power lifting, mountain biking, and snowboarding.
I am a Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer with a passion for all things health and fitness! I believe there is no one-size-fits-all approach to health so I work with my clients to create a realistic plan that fits their personal lifestyle. As a long distance runner, I grew up with a burning desire to learn more and more about nutrition and fitness (my mom even told me I should be a dietitian when I was just 12 years old!) This inspired me to complete a dual bachelors degree in Dietetics and Exercise Science from Utah State University. After graduation, I completed a 9-month dietetic internship then worked as a Registered Dietitian at Goldman Sachs. During my time in corporate wellness, I was able to teach employees of all different backgrounds how to maintain a healthy lifestyle amidst impossibly busy schedules. Here at Total Health and Fitness I combine my love for nutrition and fitness to help my clients achieve their health goals! When I’m not with clients, I enjoy trail running, creating healthy recipes, and listening to podcasts.
Bachelors Degree Dietetics (Utah State University)
Bachelors Degree Exercise Science (Utah State University)
Registered Dietitian at Goldman Sachs
Licensed and Registered Dietitian in the state of Utah
Certified Personal Trainer
I have been in the fitness industry for over 10 years. I started as a personal trainer while attending college at Lindenwood University where I majored in Physical Education and played College Basketball. My plans of becoming a high school basketball coach and educating youth quickly changed after entering the fitness industry and falling in love with educating people about fitness. Since then I have managed over 8 different fitness teams in 3 different states. I have logged over 2,000 hours of one-on-one training and have run group classes for over 5 years. My passion for helping people become the best version of themselves has never burned brighter. I am so happy to be at Total Health and Fitness because they value a scientific-specific approach to health and fitness that is centered around accountability through measurements and data while not trying to fit all people into one specific cookie-cutter program. I truly believe that anyone can see improvement and live their best life with the right education and inspiration. The first two parts of our program center around customized NUTRITION and personalized FITNESS plans. The third part of our program, ACCOUNTABILITY is the key to tying everything together and keeping your motivation going and helping you learn to sustain your results for the rest of your life. I encourage anyone who is wanting to make a change in their life to seek us out and let us be part of your health and fitness journey.