Ankeen Tashdjian

Ankeen Tashdjian

Founder of KEEN FITNESS

Fav Quote: ``In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.``

ANKEEN TASHDJIAN
FOUNDER & LEAD COACH

The driving force behind KEEN FITNESS is Ankeen Tashdjian. Passion and motivation drives Tashdjian to provide the ultimate fitness environment for women. Tashdjian has immersed herself in over 300 hours of classroom instruction and 200 hours supervised hands on gym time at a six month program through NPTI (National Personal Training Institute) as well as certified through NASM (National Academy of Sports and Medicine).

She is also certified as a CrossFit Level 1 trainer and continues to educate herself on all things fitness and nutrition. A lifelong athlete Tashdjian has a strong bond with her clientele as she can relate to the ups and downs that every woman faces with health and confidence. Breaking points are only a stepping stool to a larger reward. When you’re ready to give up, Ankeen won’t.

What Drives Me?
Watching girls reach their goals, doing something they couldn’t do when they first started, lifting weight they couldn’t do.
Food Indulgence

Pizza & Fries, DUH!

Song I Jam to in the Shower

La Isla Bonita, by Madonna

Ani Ivanov

Ani Ivanov

Circuit Coach

Fav Quote: ``It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.`` - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

ANI IVANOV
CIRCUIT COACH

Fitness is my passion!  I was born and raised in Bulgaria, Eastern Europe, and from an early age I became passionate about fitness. Training and competing as a gymnast developed a solid foundation for athletics, and ignited my desire to continue growing as a fitness professional. 

I am NASM certified, and TRX Qualified coach. Additionally, I coach indoor cycling and am in the process of becoming a NASM Master Trainer.  My objectives as a coach are to inspire, motivate, encourage, and mentor my clients in creating and sustaining healthy lifestyles.

Coaching others is an art and science! Knowing the client’s strengths helps me to develop progressive programs that will build upon their strengths and further challenge them to improve and accomplish their goals. 

If you want to hear more about myself just ask me! Take my classes and accept the challenge to better yourself!

What Drives Me?

My inner desire to continue to perfect myself, clients’ successes, children’s’ smiles, being genuine, offering a helping hand, the list is endless…

Food Indulgence

Peanut Butter Sandwich

Song I Jam to in the Shower

Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap

Stephanie Iwasaki

Stephanie Iwasaki

Kickboxing Coach

Fav Quote: ``If you don't set small goals to reach your main goal, that ultimate goal isn't a goal. It's a dream``

STEPHANIE IWASAKI
KICKBOXING COACH

I’ve been teaching kickboxing for 10 years plus! Not only do I LIVE to workout, but I LOVE to workout! To share my passion for fitness and pushing clients to their limits is such a rewarding feeling!  The desire to help others achieve their best led me to teach kickboxing and everyday I find that fulfillment in my job!

I love being able to introduce women to a sport that they may have normally not been attracted to, and furthermore, tailoring my workouts to allow women to feel empowered by their beautiful bodies!

I have a sweet little boy, and I went through my entire pregnancy working out, adapting, adjusting and understanding the need to stay physically and mentally balanced.

I always encourage my clients to push harder in their workouts while incorporating a fun, non-intimidating environment.

What Drives Me?

Knowing that I can make a positive impact on someone’s life!

Food Indulgence

Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies from TJ’s! OMG!

Song I Jam to in the Shower

“I Found A Boy” by Adele

Josh Shibata

Josh Shibata

Kickboxing & Strength Coach

Fav Quote: ``Fitness is a marathon, not a sprint. Be in it for the long run.``

JOSH SHIBATA
KICKBOXING & STRENGTH COACH

I am Cali born and raised and have dedicated my life to fitness for over a decade. My very first client was my younger brother who I helped lose almost a 100lbs in about a year and a half; since then, I haven’t stopped charging forward. I also have a background in martial arts, having trained in Karate and kickboxing since I was four years old. With this knowledge and experience, my goal is to not only give members a phenomenal workout, but also teach them how to hit the bag without hurting themselves.

I love teaching at KEEN Fitness because the members work hard and try their best every day. I am not a drill sergeant, but I do believe in motivating members to reach their peak fitness capabilities. Our focus at KEEN Fitness is for every member to meet and far exceed their fitness goals, and I am here to help make that happen.

What Drives Me?
Seeing members amazed at how much they can accomplish in reaching their fitness goals.
Food Indulgence
Peanut Butter and crackers
Song I Jam to in the Shower

Tainted Love by Soft Cell

Sarah Purdum

Sarah Purdum

Kickboxing & Strength Coach

Fav Quote: ``Do things that scare you!``

SARAH PURDUM
KICKBOXING & STRENGTH COACH

I have been an athlete my entire life and love to workout. In high school, I got my first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and that was the beginning of my love of martial arts. Since then, I’ve done kickboxing, Krav Maga, Jiu JItsu, and MMA over the years.

After attending Boston University where I studied acting, I moved to LA. For the last three years, I have been a personal trainer and a group weightlifting instructor in a group setting.  I still love learning new ways to workout and frequently do crossfit and lift weights. I love helping people find their inner strength, and teaching them effective ways to train and fuel their bodies for optimum results!

What Drives Me?
Watching women gaining confidence and making healthy changes in their lives. Seeing women overcome physical challenges and walking away with lots of endorphins.
Food Indulgence

Ice cream and does beer count?

Song I Jam to in the Shower

Electric Love by BORNS