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Welcome to Kailua Fitness! We're thrilled you're here and can't wait to meet you. Let's begin!
Personal Training
  • Functional Fitness Training

  • Sports Specific Training For Teens and Adults

  • Injury Prevention

  • Weight-loss/Motivation

  • Water Fitness

  • Strength Training For Teens and Adults

  • Senior Fitness

  • Tailored 1-on-1 Sessions

  • Swim Lessons

  • In-home Sessions

  • Various Group Classes

  • TRX Training

  • Core Conditioning

  • Balance Improvement

  • Outdoor Group Boot camp

  • Indoor Cycling

All services include personalized instruction in a fun, welcoming environment. 


Meet Gwynn


Gwynn Ellicott

With over 30 years in the Health and Fitness Industry, Gwynn leads this outstanding team of personal trainers and instructors.

 She graduated with a degree in Hotel and Spa Management in 1988 and soon after, moved to Oahu. After managing and directing high end Spa Retreats for 9 years, she then decided to open her own fitness club in Kailua. Kailua Fitness began in January of 1997.  Kailua Fitness was well received in the community with over 500 members in the early 2000’s. We had over 30 classes a week, childcare, physical therapy, massage therapy and personal training. The business had to move its location a few times due to leases expiring and buildings being sold. In many aspects, Kailua Fitness was ten years before it’s time in Kailua. In 2005, the brick-and-mortar location was sold, and Gwynn began assisting Mid Pacific Country Club with its first build out of a fitness center along with adding fitness and wellness classes to its membership. Kailua Fitness is now a team of mobile personal trainers and instructors that teach members of Mid Pacific Country Club, as well as clients, students, and vacationers throughout the community of Kailua. 


Personal training and teaching have always been Gwynn’s passion. She loves to watch how all the clients and members enjoy the sessions and classes and have fun in their daily lifestyle. Gwynn enjoys all outdoor activities, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Education & Certifications

Founder, Kailua Fitness- 1997

B.S Recreation, Hospitality & Parks Management

CSUC-California State University Chico, CA -1988

ACE-Personal Trainer 2000

IDEA member 1997

Certified Schwinn, Mad Dog and Stages Spinning-2003

Certified Water Fitness-1997

Power Plate Certification-2006

TRX Certification-2008

Pilates Certification-2004

CPR/AED continued 


Scott McCall


Scott is so excited to be on the KFPT team! Scott is certified with the American Council on Exercise and likes to incorporate resistance training, functional fitness, and a number of other techniques in his training. Scott’s sessions are always geared toward helping his clients achieve their goals. Scott is always interested in finding new and creative ways to contribute to his client's successes. Fitness has always been a passion of Scott’s, and he’s motivated by the overwhelming sense of happiness he gets when his clients achieve their fitness goals. Whether it’s in the water or on the land, Scott will incorporate a comprehensive full-body workout applicable to any level of fitness.​


Education & Certifications

ACE Personal Trainer — Sports Performance Specialist Program

B.A. in Business Administration Flagler College



Boot Camp Instructor

All levels of Strength Training

Competitive Outrigger Paddling

Teen Strength and Fitness Training

Aqua Fitness 

Group Personal Training

Specializes in Parkinson's Exercises

Emily Reynolds

Although Emily's full-time job may be in fisheries for NOAA, she always finds time to incorporate physical activity into her daily routine! As a former collegiate competitive swimmer, Emily brought her passion for fitness into the cycling studio as a certified cycling instructor (2014). Since then, she has earned her ACE Personal Trainer certification and has taught group fitness classes starting in 2018.


Emily's passion for fitness runs in the family; following her parents' footsteps as a side career and enjoying every minute of it! When she is done with her fisheries work for the day, you can find her training for triathlons, surfing, hiking, or taking a walk on the beach! She is passionate to help others work towards their goals and increase functional fitness to keep moving!

Education & Certifications:

B.S. in Environmental Studies, Emory University

M.S. in Oceanography & Coastal Sciences, Louisiana State University

ACE Personal Trainer

Spinning Indoor Cycling


Group fitness classes

Swim Lesson Instructor

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Cindy Carvalho


Cindy’s passion is helping individuals achieve their health and fitness goals by providing evidence-based exercise programming while keeping it fun.  She has over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry working with various populations around the island. Her training style is quality over quantity to help
her clients develop excellent form and technique to maximize training outcomes while preventing injuries. She has taught various group fitness formats and individualized personal training sessions which lends to her ability to provide clear instruction while delivering an incredible workout. Her programs are designed to improve movement patterns that impact activities of daily living, leisure time activities, and sports performance. Each session builds upon the last to ensure her clients develop and sustain great exercise habits. She has a wealth of experience with strength training, general conditioning, functional training, self-myofascial rolling, core conditioning, HIIT training, and corrective exercises. She is also experienced with special populations such as seniors, pulmonary disease, Parkinson’s disease, and diabetes. If you are just starting your fitness journey or are a seasoned athlete, Cindy will guide you to meet your personal fitness goals. 

Education & Certifications

BS in Kinesiology and Leisure Science (Health Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management) from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa
ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Medical Exercise Specialist, & Certified Health Coach
Les Mils Body Pump and Les Mils Core Instructor
Senior Fitness
Weight Management
Self-Myofascial Rolling – Tune Up Fitness
The Biomechanics Method Corrective Exercise Specialist (TBMM-CES)

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Kristi Weiss


Kristy is thrilled to be a member of the KFPT team! Kristi's goal is to share the education and experience obtained over the past 28 years to promote evidence-based practice, both in patient care and through the ongoing education of students in pursuit of healthcare professions. Providing the best patient care experience through effective communication, patient education, and the delivery of the most effective treatment, based on current research is essential to Kristi's practice.


While working with Kristi, prepare to learn how you can find your strength, refine it, and do so safely. Krisit's background leaves all of her clients feeling strong, supported, and educated.


Education & Certifications

Doctor of Physical Therapy, A.T. Still University

Physical Therapist

Certified Personal Trainer

APTA CPI Certification


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Megan Pupilis

I’m a “you are stronger than you think" type of trainer who will push you to your limits and enjoy watching you accomplish something you didn't think you could do. I'm open and honest with my clients about what they need to do to accomplish their goals. I'm encouraging, motivating, and tough--and I do it with a smile on my face. :) I have taught yoga for the last 10 years and love the balance yoga brings to a training program and strive to design and implement a program customizable for each and every client I work with. No 2 persons are the same and neither should your program. As a yoga teacher and trainer my goal is to inspire clients to connect with their own personal wisdom, healing abilities and expansive potential.   I strive to help students to strengthen the body and calm the mind, while at the same time detoxify and electrify the body and mind at their deepest levels. I also make sure my students see that fitness is not all that serious, it is also fun and a healthy dose of laughter.

Education & Certifications

ACE CPT, 200hr RYT

Pre/postnatal Fitness

Fitness Nutrition Specialist

Functional Movement Specialist,

Rock Tape Functional Movement,

Egoscue Postural therapist 

Mia Bylaardt

Mia is Brazilian by birth, Hawaiian by heart, a proud mommy of 3 kids and 1 fur-baby. Mia fell in love with yoga seven years ago while living here in Hawaii and has been teaching Yoga Vinyasa for more than 3 years.


"I'm passionate about sharing a Vinyasa gentle yoga flow to release tension and to connect with the breath while gaining strength and flexibility. I love to teach as a way to inspire and help others, as yoga did for me. I drive my students with a gentle flow so they can feel into their bodies, open their hearts and stand in their truth. My hobbies include spending time with my family at the beach, snorkeling, scuba diving and everything else that take me to the ocean, and I also love making funny videos with my Fur-baby, Brownie."


Education & Certifications

200 hours Yoga Teacher Training - August 2018

50 hours Yoga Teacher Training Extension Program - October 2019

Yoga Trapeze Instructor (YB Yoga Teachers College) -  August 2021

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Nicky Williams

Nicky believes movement and fitness are a core foundation of a person’s overall wellness. With over 11 years of experience in the fitness industry, Nicky is devoted to connecting with others and sharing her knowledge. When Nicky isn’t training clients, you can find her at the beach with her dogs, on the hiking trails, or sipping a good cup of coffee!

Education & Certifications

ACE Personal Trainer

Precision Nutrition Level 1

Certified Nutrition Coach CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer


Chris Rawlings

Hailing originally from England, Chris brings three decades of expertise as an athlete, teacher, and coach. With an unwavering commitment to fitness and well-being, he has dedicated 30 years to teaching sport and physical education, reaching diverse age groups from 3-year-olds to energetic 80-year-olds. As the former Head of Aquatics and Physical Education at a world-class international school in Singapore, Chris has left an enduring impact on students' athletic and personal development. A competitive swimmer, he has secured multiple age group victories at the North Shore Swim Series, showcasing his prowess in the water.


Beyond the realm of sports, Chris embraces an active lifestyle, enjoying activities such as swimming, surfing, kayaking, SUP, hiking, and cycling. With a keen eye for photography, he captures the beauty of his surroundings. Family remains at the core of his values, recognizing the importance of balance and connection in the pursuit of a fulfilling life. Through a life dedicated to physical activity and personal growth, Chris continues to inspire others on their journeys of self-discovery and triumph.


Education and Certificates

BA (Hons) Human Movement-Exercise Physiology/Growth & Development

PGCE (masters) Physical Education/Science

ASA swimming teacher

ASCA level 2 swimming coach

Australian Level 1 water polo coach

RLSS lifesaving trainer/assessor

PADI Emergency First Response trainer/assessor

American Red Cross Lifeguard (current to '25)

US Masters Swimming Coach Level 1 (in progress)

NASM personal trainer (in progress)

Lawrence Muñoz

Lawrence Muñoz is a teacher and student passionately offering a broad spectrum of yoga and qigong that empowers the practitioner through eastern and indigenous mind/body practices accessible to everyone.  His ongoing mission is to share these invaluable tools to help us all navigate an ever-changing world, bringing balance and harmony to live a life of joy, good health and freedom.  An endurance athlete since youth, Lawrence was drawn into yoga as a way of managing his own chronic spinal pain back in 2007 and has practiced and taught ever since.  He continues to come to his mat daily as a student of meditation, ashtanga, yin and qigong, and when not on the mat you can usually find him trekking trails, riding his bicycle, paddling and swimming on the windward side, loving the 'aina with family and sipping espresso.


Education, Certifications, and Credentials:


  • Qigong 200 Hour Teaching Certification (Lee Holden)

  • Joy of Yoga 100 Hour Meditation & Awareness Certification

  • Yin Yoga Intensive: Strength of Stillness 30 Hour Certification

  • Restorative Yoga 30 Hour Immersion Certification

  • Yoga Alliance RYT500 Certification

  • Joy of Yoga 300 Hour Certification

  • Joy Of Yoga 200 Hour Teaching Certification

  • Mad Dogg Athletics Spinning Certification

  • Bachelor of Administration Degree in Business and Computer Information Systems, Humboldt State University

Olivia Ortiz


Olivia is excited to join the KFPT team! She recently concluded a 10-year career in the U.S. Marine Corps. During her time in the service, she visited over 20 countries and gained valuable insights into wellness practices across the globe. Her unique perspective and rigorous physical training experience fuel her passion for fitness. Olivia is dedicated to optimizing small steps for the greatest results from each workout. Olivia uses her diverse skills to help clients achieve their fitness goals with evidence-based exercise programming, clear instruction, and well-rounded workouts.

Education and Certificates

National Association of Sports Medicine Personal Trainer

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

CPR/AED Trained and Certified

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Angel Pikula

Angel is available for private sessions by appointment for individuals and groups! All practice sequences emphasize alignment and vary based on client goals. Each practitioner decides where they are, what they are comfortable with and where they are seeking.

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Kaipo Fake

Zumba, Aqua Fit, Total Body Conditioning Instructor

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Jennifer Reuter

Yoga, Meditation, Sound Baths

Jennifer is Director of Blue Lotus Kailua and available for private groups and visitor classes!


Sue McBride

Sit 'n' Fit & Senior Training

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Swim Instructors

Bryannah Azim

Bryannah Azim attends Hawaii Pacific University and is majoring in Marine Biology. Bryannah swims competitively and plays water polo. Bryannah has been a swim instructor for two years. 



Water Safety Instruction, Lifeguarding with CPR/AED For Professional Rescuers, and First Aid


Charlotte Train

Charlotte is currently enrolled at Hawaii Pacific University majoring in  Nursing. She has been a lifeguard and swim instructor for 2.5 years and loves working with all ages!


Lifeguarding with CPR/AED For Professional Rescuers, First Aid, Epinephrine Auto-Injector Training, Asthma Inhaler Training, and Administering Emergency Oxygen Bloodborne Pathogens, Swim Instructing



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Phone: 808-931-0221

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