Our Team

Passionate, experienced + educated: our coaches are on a mission to create an environment where you can gain strength, lift your spirits and build friendships.

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Jessica Dolliver

Owner

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Christy Merriken

Fit Camp Instructor

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Michael Gentile

Fit Camp Instructor

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Annalise Thompson

Fit Camp Instructor

Donald

Donald Wang

Fit Camp Instructor

Charles

Charles Tinsley

Fit Camp Instructor

Cassidy

Cassidy Merriken

Yoga Instructor

The Best in San Diego

Each of our trainers brings to their classes their unique background and personality,
but they all share a commitment for providing the most fun, safe + effective workouts possible.

Jessica Dolliver

Owner + Trainer

Experience

In July 2015, Jessica took over ownership at BeFitLifestyle a long time, neighborhood fitness studio in Mission Hills. With the mission of helping people develop a happy and healthy lifestyle she grew the business and decided to team up with another fitness force in the hood, Mission Fit Camp. Before moving to San Diego in 2012, Jessica was personal training part time and coaching lacrosse. She started as an adaptive physical education assistant at a school for children with developmental disabilities before moving into coaching lacrosse. In 2010, she graduated as a certified personal trainer from the National Personal Training Institute and has been helping her clients achieve their fitness goals ever since. In addition to personal training and coaching, Jessica enjoys competing in Triathlons and volunteering at a variety of local nonprofit organizations. Jessica is committed to providing the best personalized experience for you! Let’s write YOUR success story TODAY!

 

Christy Merriken

Instructor

Experience

Christy began her fitness career as a personal trainer at the age of 19. She was a competitive soccer player and cheerleader in high school. Although Christy had a strong athletic background, she really fell in love with fitness during college when she started taking weight lifting seriously. From that young age, she knew she wanted a career in fitness so she could help others reach their goals. She was so motivated by fitness and exercise that she decided to pursue a degree in kinesiology. Christy has trained clients in multiple gyms over the past 3 years, and has also taught group classes and various boot camps. She holds 3 different training certifications, but truly believes that becoming a better fitness professional comes from experience. Christy loves interacting with all different clients from young children, to middle aged parents, to injured athletes. She loves teaching group classes outdoors, and her favorite thing about training is seeing a clients face when they have reached their goal. Some of her favorite activities are reading, running, weight lifting and hanging out outdoors.

Education

Christy graduated in 2016 from San Diego State University with her degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Fitness. Additionally, she is NESTA and NASM personal training certified, TRX certified, and AED/CPR certified.

 

Michael Gentile

Instructor

Experience

Michael Gentile is a San Diego native and a certified trainer through NCSF (the National Counsel on Strength and Fitness). His interest in physical culture has allowed him to develop an extensive knowledge and skill set for all things fitness. Michael's background is in martial arts with a focus on strength training. He aims to blur the lines between strength, balance, and mobility. His philosophy is based in efficient whole body movements that translate to strong and functional movement patterns. He often incorporates kettle bells, barbells, plyometrics, and rehabilitation exercises during his training sessions. Michael is able to creatively blend various exercises with traditional strength training methods to develop an overall effective program. With the same focused energy Michael uses to conduct his own workouts, he also uses to educate and train his clients. Eager to help anyone ready to transform themselves, whether completely new to the fitness scene or a veteran of the game, Michael believes he can help transform his clients into the best versions of themselves.

 

Annalise Thompson

Instructor

Experience

Annalise is currently studying Kinesiology with a goal to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from SDDU. She is excited to be a certified Group Exercise Instructor with the American Council on Exercise. Annalise grew up in San Francisco dancing, playing competitive lacrosse, and doing yoga. After many injuries she found the practice of pilates, yoga, and strength training and the emphasis on proper form and breathing to be incredibly rehabilitative.Throughout her fitness journey she has learned the importance of being active, eating well, taking care of your mind. She hopes to inspire the community to a path of wellness and for everyone to have a fun, challenging and effective workout that leaves you coming back for more!

 

Donald Wang

Instructor

Experience

Donald Wang believes that the key to health and longevity is to get enough sleep, eat moderately clean, and to keep active and keep moving. It can be as simple as enjoying a brisk walk a couple times a week to some heart healthy box jumps and burpees. He grew up with an athletic background, playing basketball, soccer, running cross country, track & field, and is currently a competitor in weightlifting. Donald attended San Diego State University and received his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology in 2016. During his time in San Diego, he received certifications through National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Certified Personal Trainer, and USA Weightlifting as an Advanced Sports Performance Coach. His passion to inspire and empower others led him to become a coach in the sport of weightlifting at Convoy Strength, as well as a group fitness instructor for Mission: FIT. Donald is extremely excited to get started with y'all, and is ready to get stronger together!

 

Charles Tinsely

Instructor

Experience

Charles fell in love with exercise at the age 14 while training for Westmont High School’s foot and basketball programs. Weight training, speed and agility training became a significant part of Charles’ routine. When he started researching more into the aspects of fitness, he caught the attention of professional body builders and personal trainers who assisted in his training educational experience. During this time Charles began combining his passion for fitness with his love of helping others by helping to train his teammates and classmates.

 

Cassidy Merriken

Yoga Instructor

Experience

Upon completing a 16 week Hatha Yoga Training course at Cal-State Fullerton, Cassidy decided to further her practice by traveling abroad. She completed her training course in Rishikesh, India, which is known as the yoga capital of the world. Cassidy seeks to combine modern techniques with old Indian traditions to create a mind-body detox and connection through mindful movement. And as Christy's younger sister she brings compassion and positivity to our Miss: FIT FAMILY. Please join her, SUNDAY'S @ 9:30am @ the STUDIO.

 

About Us

Mission: FIT is a community fitness studio located in Mission Hills, San Diego. We offer fitness boot camp classes, personal training, specialty wellness workshops and community events. Our trainers work closely with you to help you achieve you fitness and health goals.

Contact Us

1111 Fort Stockton Drive, San Diego, CA 92103

619-301-3505

info@missionfitsandiego.com