How we’re unique

The Level 5 System

The Level 5 system is about creating the right program for YOU. Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, we divide our clients into 5 levels based on what you need most. Every phase includes:

Mindset: Your success will come down to your level of commitment, openness to change, and ability to handle adversity. Helping you develop a healthy and committed mindset is at the core of what we do!

Movement:Our exercise programs are developed by experts in biomechanics & postural alignment, physique training, sports performance, and toning regimens and completely optimized to your body and goals.

Nutrition: We customize your nutrition based upon 3 important considerations: your lifestyle, your genetic background, and your goals. Your plan will be based on the newest science, but also simple and realistic to follow, and we are ALWAYS there to provide support and guidance.

Lifestyle: Whether it’s helping you reduce stress, finding more time to exercise, or working on other healthy habits, we are here to help you achieve peace, energy, and balance.

Connection: The biggest roadblocks to success are often internal, and we will help you overcome them. Our approach centers on getting to know and understand you personally, while encouraging our entire staff and clientele to support each other as a TEAM.

What To Expect

Whether you’re here for 1:1 or Group training, it’s our job to help you pick the coach who’s right for you (not just their knowledge and skill-set, but also someone you connect with and feel inspired by). Your coach will be there every step of the way to empower you to succeed!


Personalized Level 5 Program

Your coach will develop a customized program depending on which of the 5 levels is right for you. We base this on your goals, lifestyle, likes & dislikes, roadblocks, injuries/limitations, and biomechanics, and your routine is fully accessible from your phone/computer.

Train at Home or in the Studio

Come in to the mothership and train at the frequency that is right for you, and we’ll also make sure you’re comfortable and confident with your routine to do it on your own!

Trainer Check-Ins

We check-in several times a week in-between sessions (usually just a quick text or email), to help you stay motivated and on-track with your nutrition, stress management, and workout consistency. Yes we even do this for our group clients 🙂

Weekly Updates

Your coach will follow-up and make adjustments- from adding a couple of extra repetitions, to swapping out an exercise that bugs your back, to dialing down a little more with your macronutrients.

Get Results & Repeat

We will take time on a monthly basis to look at your progress towards your goal, and help you identify what did & didn’t work. Every month we’ll reevaluate your plan, and implement progressions to ensure the results keep coming!

Our Team

  • Kai Taylor

    Director of Movement, Lead Trainer

    Kai started his fitness journey at an early age as he excelled in multiple sports from the beginning. He reached his peak as a professional soccer player when he started looking to his future at 24. The doors that freely opened through exercise and health inspired him to train people to accomplish their goals. One of his first clients lost 100 pounds in one year but suffered an injury from overexertion. The incident prompted Kai to question what could have been implemented to prevent the injury, and how he could help people beyond physical training. He stumbled upon Pete Egoscue's method that focused on posture and body alignment and his bio mechanical brain started ticking. He became an Egoscue Practitioner and Clinic Director before moving forward to find a way to combine both fitness and biomechanics for complete long term healing in his clients. His experience runs the gamut from high powered athletes to children. He has fully mastered the art of movement that mitigates pain and helps clients to unleash their own power of potential.

  • Jesse Gaynor

    General Manager, Lead Trainer

    Jesse is seasoned personal trainer, nutritionist, and health coach with over 10 years of experience guiding his clients into their health & fitness goals. He started his personal training journey at the young age of 19 years old helping clients get in better shape by losing body fat & gaining muscle. He continued down this path ferociously learning everything he could about nutrition & anything that would help clients reach their physical goals. As his clientele grew, Jesse started to see the content of what to do was only as useful as a clients’ ability to keep practicing that content. As a result, Jesse started focusing & specializing in helping his clients find realistic strategies with their nutrition, exercise, & lifestyle that they could sustainably incorporate through their whole lives. Today, Jesse continues to practice helping clients with sustainability while focusing on the level 5 exercise system of postural alignment (increase function & eliminate pain) combined with getting stronger! He is an avid mover, & enjoys all things health & movement related, including dancing, biking, exercise, mountain climbing, gymnastics, martial arts, and acro yoga!

  • Greg Fischer

    Director of Operations

    Greg spent 7 years with 24 Hour Fitness, progressively moving from Personal Trainer, to Training Manager, and eventually General Manager, overseeing multimillion dollar facilities with teams of 50+ employees. Along the way he learned many important lessons including how to manage operations and scale a business, that smiles are free to give, but pay dividends, and that he doesn’t like wearing dress shoes and slacks (rumor is that’s why he left). He was inspired to cofound Level 5 from a deep frustration with the industries failure to provide clients with the tools necessary for success. He loves snowboarding (and dreams of experiencing Japanuary), has a lifelong goal of growing shoulder-length hair, and would meditate on the beach and play soccer 7 days a week if he could.

  • Keith Johnson

    Personal Trainer

    Keith grew up in a family where healthy eating and holistic living were more than an option; they were a way of life. It was natural that he fell in love with helping others live a healthy lifestyle, and he began working in an occupational and post-operative rehabilitation clinic at an early age. Keith recently moved home (Los Angeles) from Texas, and in his spare time he enjoys solving rubix cubes, BMX, and watching the warriors win championships (yeah he even liked them before it was cool)!

  • Lizzeth Sanchez

    Lizzeth grew up in Bogota, Colombia and moved to Florida at the age of 14. She is a chemical engineer with a passion for education, software, sustainability, movement, nutrition, yoga, and balance. She has always been very active and competed in all kind of sports including cross country, track & field, crossfit, and oly weightlifting. She enjoys adventure and traveling, has visited more than 20 countries.

  • Emily Nichols

    Emily, a high performance lifestyle leader and health advocate, believes in limitlessness and transformation. She thrives off of sharing, and has an amazing holistic outlook on living a healthy lifestyle. Emily has a strong understanding that contributing to others through connection and lack of judgment can help everyone experience positive changes.    Born a natural movement enthusiast, Emily’s passion has drawn her toward learning different modalities of the body including, stretching, yoga, overall fitness, and corrective exercise.  She has a huge internal draw toward understanding movement and optimizing well-being which has lead her to strive to help others grow.    Emily’s appreciation for knowledge has gotten her to travel to foreign places to learn new tools and techniques that she brings to education with others. Specifically breathe work and integrative medicine for holistic healing. 

  • Rebecca Brown

    Personal Trainer

    Rebecca spent 6 years as a competitive gymnast and continued her passion for fitness and activity with cheer, dance and even boxing. She graduated from the University of Arizona pursing a career in corporate recruitment and moved to San Diego to live the California dream, only realizing spending the day in business casual at a desk wasn't her scene. Rebecca knew she loved working with fitness and nutrition and wanted to help others be successful in implementing heath into their lifestyle so she decided to join the team at Level 5 Fitness. She packed up her car and moved to the Santa Monica area to begin a new chapter. Rebecca spends any free time outdoors and enjoys biking the boardwalk, beach days and outdoor yoga. She also likes to get creative in the kitchen and loves trying out new healthy recipes.