Ruben Lawrence

Ruben Lawrence Ruben is a Santa Monica native with over 14 years of coaching and training experience. His background in athletics include (but are not limited to) football, wrestling, baseball, basketball, volleyball, boxing, and track and field. He played four years of division one football and obtained his B.A. in exercise/sport science from Elon University in North Carolina. He competed as an amateur boxer and is passionate about sharing his knowledge and skills. He created indoor and outdoor group training programs for Santa Monica Parks and Recreation and residents in the local community. Ruben offers nutritional guidance to complement each individual and their health and wellness goals. His background in physical therapy from his work in a clinic is valued by his clients as it promotes safety, awareness, and rehabilitation skills– all of which are extremely important to Ruben and his team. Additionally, Ruben is a massage therapy practitioner with a degree from California Healing Arts College. His individualized attention, positive encouragement, and warmhearted spirit are undeniable and make Ruben a unique leader in health and fitness.

Benjamin Hutchinson

Benjamin Hutchinson Benjamin Hutchinson has been involved with HYPE Performance since it’s inception in 2006. Benjamin has been an athlete his whole life, having played sports locally throughout his youth. At Santa Monica High School he received accolades as a member of the Varsity football, basketball, baseball, and volleyball teams. He is a graduate from CSUDH with a Bachelors Degree in Supply Chain Management and currently works as a Project Manager at OnDisplay Creative. In his role as ‘Motivator’ with HYPE, Benjamin helps run the bootcamp sessions, works closely with newcomers to learn routines, and encourages everyone to push themselves further. Additionally, he provides support to HYPE as a business partner and marketer. Benjamin recently coached his son’s soccer team to the regional boys U-10 championship. In his spare time, Benjamin enjoys spending time with his friends and family.

Tom Martin

Tom Martin Tom Martin teaches an exciting and aggressive style of boxing developed by hall of fame trainer Cus D’Amato, which focuses on slipping and weaving to avoid your opponent’s punches while closing the distance and working angles to deliver your own punches.

Tom is also a licensed Shiatsu Practitioner specializing in sports injuries.

For the last 20 years he has worked as a professional comedy writer. He has won two Emmy Awards for his work on Fox TV’s The Simpsons.

Nicole Pacent

Nicole Pacent An avid athlete and performer throughout her life, Nicole began practicing yoga seven years ago as part of her conservatory training at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She was immediately enamored with the practice, as she experienced firsthand the unique balance of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits it had to offer. She continued to study yoga at Yoga to the People in New York’s East Village before moving out to Los Angeles in 2010, when she kicked her Vinyasa practice into high-gear at The Yoga Collective (YogaCo), one of the west side’s premiere studios. Under the instruction of world-renown yogi, Tama Dodge, Nicole became a Yoga Alliance Certified teacher, and has since been thrilled to bring her love of yoga to practitioners of all ages and experience levels.