Meet our Pleasant Grove Team
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.
I have always had a passion for health and fitness and received a bachelor’s degree from BYU in Exercise and Wellness, and my CPT from NASM. After college I chose to pursue my business interest and open up a family restaurant, O’ Crowley Irish Tacos in Utah County. I lived a very busy lifestyle and didn’t really pay attention to my own personal fitness. I struggled with my health and weight, even though I knew better. I finally decided to get serious and apply my knowledge of nutrition and exercise for my own body transformation. In about 10 months I went from 260 lbs. and 24% body fat, to 195 lbs. and 6% body fat. I enjoyed every minute of my transformation and it deepened my desire to help others and get back into the fitness industry. I am loving this new lifestyle and working as a consultant at Total Health and Fitness. Going through this process has deepened my desire to help others achieve healthy lifestyles and get great results!
-Graduated in Exercise and Wellness B.S. from Brigham Young University 2014
-NASM Personal Training Certification 2014
-NASM Nutrition Specialist Certification 2016
-Married and have 2 Children
Hi, I am Aubrie!
As an accomplished collegiate track and field athlete, physical fitness was my passion. I wanted to improve my own performance, which jump-started my journey with health, nutrition, and exercise. I turned my passion into a career and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a Master’s degree in Health and Human Movement from Utah State University. During my Master’s program, I completed a 400-hour internship in Cardiac Rehabilitation at McKay Dee Hospital. While working with clinical patients, I decided I wanted to help people prevent chronic diseases, with the hope that fewer people would have to experience the post-diagnosis treatments and operations.
Since my time at McKay Dee five years ago, I have personal trained and continued to study exercise science and healthy lifestyle practices. I have a love and passion for healthy living and a desire to share my knowledge about the importance of balance and sustainability for a healthy lifestyle. I know healthy living is about more than working out, it is about learning how to fuel your body, improving your self-esteem, and reaching your goals.
I am a mom to one son and two dogs. While I’m no longer running for Utah State, I have transferred my love of running to half marathons and ultra-races.
-ACSM Exercise Physiologist
-NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist
-Master’s of Science: Health and Human Movement: Emphasis Exercise Science.
My name is Derek Reasch, I’m a consultant and coach here at Total Health and Fitness in Pleasant Grove. I became involved in athletics at a very young age and was always interested to know how I could improve my performance. There isn’t a time that I don’t remember training in some form, but I started seriously weight lifting at 15 years old and never looked back. By working hard and applying what I learned I was able to achieve the goal of playing college football, and later after leaving football, become an elite powerlifter in the 275 lbs weight class. In 2016, while studying Exercise Science at UVU, I became a certified personal trainer, and shortly after, certified in nutrition, and in 2017 decided to take a few semesters off from school to be able to fully focus on coaching before returning to complete my degree this past January. While I love using the knowledge I’ve attained to better myself, I love using it to help others even more. Over the last several years of coaching I’ve had the great opportunity to coach people with many different goals, many different kinds of health issues to work through, and many different athletic pursuits. With properly applied principles of training and nutrition, we’ll get you where you want to be no matter the goal. Every possible minute I can, I use to learn more through formal education, reading literature, attending seminars, etc. to better be able to educate clients and help them see results.
- NASM Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
- ACTION Certified Personal Trainer
- ACTION Certified Advanced Nutrition
I am a NASM certified personal trainer with an Exercise Science degree from Utah Valley University and nutritional/metabolism background from University studies. I started as a runner until I learned about weight lifting and have been a weight lifting fanatic ever since. My favorite branch is body composition training/manipulation. I’ve been married to my best friend for three years, and we love to travel as often as possible. We have a sweet dog named Aija and a baby girl coming soon.
In life we have wants and needs for ourselves. “I want to be healthier” “I want to feel better about myself.” “I need to exercise more.” “I need to eat better.” This is where I come in…
My name is Devin Thomas, and I’m thrilled to be a part of the team of Consultants here at Total Health and Fitness in Pleasant Grove! I’m certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Personal Trainer, Fitness Nutrition Specialist and Corrective Exercise Specialist.
I have always enjoyed building meaningful and collaborative relationships with my clients to help them reach their ultimate health and fitness goals. I’ve spent much of my career investing in the lives and futures of my clients by educating them on nutrition’s critical role in performance, weight loss and weight management. Through designing individualized and progressive exercise programs that are both exciting and manageable, I have longstanding success coaching men and women of varying ages, fitness levels and body types.
I’m originally from New Jersey. I spent ten years in Washington, DC, and another ten years working in New York City before moving to Utah. I’ve always had a passion for living a healthy lifestyle. I love the outdoors, nature, mountains, hiking and photography.
I look forward to helping you make your health and fitness wants and needs a reality!
My name is Austen Edwards, and I am a trainer at Total Health and Fitness. I initially got into health and fitness to improve my athletic abilities for football and mixed martial arts. I ended up falling in love with the concept of living a healthy lifestyle based on the fact that I could see an improvement in my physical health, mental health, and life overall from making my health a priority. From there, I ended up competing in a few NPC competitions and earning top spots as the youngest competitor on stage & capturing the overall title for teens in the men’s physique category. Since then I have been working with my family and peers around me to live a healthier lifestyle so they could also reap the benefits of having better health. I’ve worked in many supplement shops and gyms, and from there I made the move to Total Health and Fitness so I could have the opportunity to work with more people to help them achieve their health and fitness goals.
Hey, y’all! I’m Kaitlin, and I am a Registered Dietitian, and I’m committed to utilizing realistic, wholesome nutrition to bring out the athlete in us all. My journey started in Heber City, Utah, where my success on the track team took me to the University of Alabama. Once there, I was under a tremendous amount of pressure to perform and balance life, academics, and athletics. This led me into some experiences that many of us can relate to; struggling with weight, seeing food as my enemy, confusion as to what and how much I was supposed to eat, and ultimately, an eating disorder. I tried so hard to restrict foods and count calories to lose weight, but it wasn’t working, and my performance was suffering. After working with the Sports Dietitian there, I came to have a healthy relationship with food, was able to build muscle and lose fat, I felt better, and my performance skyrocketed.
I went on to become an All-SEC 400 hurdler and 800 runner and was able to compete at the National level. I was also a 4x All-SEC Academic Honor Roll Member as well as a 2x American All-Academic Student-Athlete. I graduated in 2018 with a degree in Food & Nutrition. Being involved with Alabama Athletics gave me the opportunity to see first-hand why proper nutrition is so important, and working with the Sports Dietitians gave me the how.
Throughout my journey, I eventually came to realize that what we are eating is just as important as how much we are eating. I realized the importance of a Plant-Based/Mediterranean Diet and the positive impact it has on our gut health, performance, and weight. I also realized how important the relationship that we have with food is for our short-term and long-term health.
We are all athletes in our own way. We all experience that pressure to perform, pull our weight on a team, or simply to be able to bring our best selves to the table, I can help you do that. Together we can improve the way you feel and perform, and help you build muscle, strength, and confidence with even small, simple changes. I believe effective and sustainable nutrition comes from a focus on adding good things to your diet rather than eliminating foods. I’ve seen these changes lead to improvements in weight, mood, mental health, performance, and diabetes, and disease management. So, come see me, and we can bring out the athlete in you.
-Registered and Licensed Dietitian in the state of Utah
-BS in Food & Nutrition from University of Alabama 2018
-All-SEC and All-American Student-Athlete 2014-18