Meet The Staff


Welcome to Fitness 23 Las Vegas!!! I am very excited to bring my fitness concepts to Las Vegas and help people achieve all they dream of with their bodies. I specialize in getting people to workout that never thought it was possible, run their first 5k or marathon, get out of wheel chairs and have helped multiple people lose over 100lbs.

I own multiple fitness companies; CEO Fitness 23 Las Vegas, CEO Exercise in the Streets (my Non-Profit), CEO Train with V San Jose CA. Writer with a fitness book, It’s Your Body, Move it, Love it….Live coming out soon.

I am a Certified NASM Personal Trainer, Certified Running Coach and Sports Nutritionist and PTR Certified Tennis Professional. I run daily and have multiple age group awards for Running at the 5k, 10k, 1/2 Marathon and Marathon distances. For 8 of the past 10 years I have been a top 10 USTA nationally ranked age group singles tennis player. Owned by Alices and Adeline, my rescue dogs.


John is our Manager at Fitness 23. He has done 5 years of Eskrima, 4 years of Wing Chun and 2 years of Hapkindo, but what he is best at is managing Fitness 23 taking care of all the computer work and making sure the schedules run smoothly.

He can help you book any personal training sessions and is happy to take any suggestions you have to make the gym better.

Olu Sanchez

Lesmi Olu was born and raised in Cuba. He has been practicing Martial Arts since 1977. He has trained in Kung Fu, Judo, Karate, Capoeira, Boxing, Jiu Jitsu, Tai Kwon Do, Krav Maga, Kickboxing and his own Martial Art which he developed called Street Smart Self Defense. He is a decorated fighter holding multiple World Champion titles. He enjoys teaching kids classes and has motivated some all the way to adulthood. Outside of Fitness 23, Lesmi is a skilled painter with years practice. He enjoys the outdoors and high intensity training. If you are ready to get Good, Better, Stronger, Faster and Sexier then Lesmi is the man to get you there.

“Bridge” Barnes

As a current amateur boxer and new trainer, Bridge prides himself on helping clients reach fitness goals he set for himself and currently strives to achieve. Having been a member of the former UFC Blue Diamond location for over six years, Bridge started out at over 260lbs with minimal boxing training. But after six years of consistent boxing study at gyms all over the valley, he began boxing competitively and has gained an enormous amount of boxing and fitness knowledge that he now is eager to share.
Currently doing the 6am boxing classes.


High Energy Boxing Class Trainer with multiple certifications in fitness.

  • Professional MMA Fighter 6-2 record.
  • 15 years wresting experience with a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer, TRX Certified, APEX Certified.
  • Dad of two Wonderful kids.


Suzanne began dancing at age 3 and danced professionally until the age of 24. After injuries put an end to dancing full time, fitness was a natural progression. She started training in boxing and Kickboxing with former EFC champ Dave Mazany, and fell in love with it. She holds numerous certifications and teaches a variety of different classes from Cycling to Kickboxing.

Certifications: Schwinn Cycling, Kickboxing, Group Fitness (general), Primary and Advanced Bootcamp, Les Mills Sprint, Les Mills Body Pump, TRX Trainer, NCSF CPT (in progress), CPR/AEDm Red/White Belt (UK).


A professional boxing trainer, professional MMA competitor, physical trainer and corrective exercise specialist.

Coach Alfredo studied physical therapy at California state university Long Beach, and hold several certifications including NASM PES, CES, CPT.

He specializes in Spinal Injury prevention and management and holds multiple SOMA institute certifications including ELDOA 1&2.

He has been a student and instructor in the fitness industry for over 15 years, and brings a vast knowledge of human kinesiology and exercise science.

Alfredo has been the strength and conditioning instructor for multiple professional athletes including the Mens Tennis Team and the University of Southern California as well as the Los Alamitos High school men’s Basketball Team.

He is honored to be a part of the award winning organization at Fitness 23, and is excited to be part of this wonderful community and help you achieve your fitness goals.


Originally from Wilmington California, Vida has been a Las Vegas resident for the last five years. Currently enrolled in NASM & studying to be a personal trainer and fitness instructor.

Vida lives a vegan plant based lifestyle, collects Yu-Gi-Oh! cards, loves cats, & enjoys listening to metal and punk rock!