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Jake Weiner

Founder & Lead Trainer

Jake Weiner has been working with individuals with disabilities for many years. He has worked with a variety of disabilities (learning, developmental, physical) and adaptive needs in various settings, including adult vocational day programs, religious schools, 1:1 respite, non-profits, and summer camps.

Jake started ZOOZ Fitness out of a need to create exercise opportunities for those individuals who would benefit from that extra push or support. In all his years of teaching, mentoring, and working with individuals with disabilities, he realized that fitness programs and gyms were not set up to accommodate this population. As a result, many individuals with special healthcare or adaptive needs tend to live very sedentary lives, unintentionally gaining weight, and not participating in any movement-related activities. ZOOZ Fitness was created to provide those adaptive, inclusive, and active programs for everyone regardless of skill level or ability.

Jake founded ZOOZ Fitness in 2015 and has been curating specialized fitness programs for individuals with disabilities ever since.  

Jake graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a minor in Marketing. Jake is a certified personal trainer and certified inclusive fitness trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability (NCHPAD). Jake is CPR/AED certified and is a Certified Black Belt Instructor in the martial art of Judo.

Coach Tyler



Tyler was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. While serving active duty in the United States Marine Corps he discovered the importance of fitness and living a healthy lifestyle which drove him to get certified as a personal trainer. Tyler graduated with honors from California State University Northridge in 2021, obtaining his bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. With an emphasis in applied fitness, relevant coursework included strength and conditioning, nutrition, and adapted therapeutic exercise at the Brown Center of Achievement. Tyler is currently pursuing his Doctor of Chiropractic at Southern California University of Health Sciences.

Tyler specializes in several modalities including TRX® and corrective exercise. During his career as a personal trainer, he has had the opportunity to work with athletes of all ages including children and seniors with special needs. Tyler believes that everyone can improve themselves physically and gain self confidence leading to a higher quality of life. “The greatest aspect of working at ZOOZ Fitness is the staff and the motivation of our athletes!”  




Mariana was born in Mexico City. She studied Nutrition in college but she always wanted to be involved in sports and exercise so she came to the United States to pursue her masters degree in Kinesiology in one the most beautiful schools in California, Cal State University of Long Beach. 

Mariana had one year of experience in cardiac rehabilitation hospital as an exercise physiologist and loved to help people to gain back their confidence and cardiovascular health. She is passionate about sports, actually, she rides her road bike a lot and is very proud of climbing Mount Baldy Mountain. 

She is excited to work with ZOOZ athletes, also to share her passion about exercise and to help motivate athletes to go the extra mile. 




 Cammy is a passionate individual focused on helping others reach their goals to live a happy and healthy lifestyle. She is a former competitive swimmer and water polo player with a love of sports. Having coached a baseball team for individuals with special needs, she found herself with a new passion: creating an accepting environment for ALL.

        Cammy is a fitness coach and yoga instructor who aims to encourage the athletes she works with to strengthen both their body and their mind. She believes practice makes progress and is excited to work with athletes of all abilities and see how each individual progresses on their fitness journey. She is CPR/AED certified and has a background in 1:1 respite with special needs children and adults. 

      Poet Mary Oliver poses the question: “ What will you do with your one wild and precious life?” For Cammy, the answer is simple, she found herself passionate about creating a positive and inclusive environment for everyone. 




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Shahar Weiner

Director of Operations

Shahar was born and raised in Israel and is Jakes wife. Shahar served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a singer in the army orchestra.


She has spent the past 10 years working in various companies as a travel consultant, salesperson, program director, and trip organizer. She is a master at logistics and organizing programs and teams.


Shahar is a classically trained Opera singer and has traveled the world singing in over 14 countries. She brings her talents and passion for helping others to ZOOZ Fitness as our Director of Operations. Shahar is a huge asset to the company and continues to ensure that ZOOZ Fitness can continue to help each and every athlete. 

Coach Tahlia


Program & Social Media Manager

Tahlia is a fitness, dance and yoga instructor. She is trained in classical ballet and has taught dance and yoga classes to a wide variety of ages and abilities over the past 10 years. She volunteered for the Friendship Circle for several years and found a special connection working with individuals of all abilities.


She is excited to combine her love of movement and working with people with disabilities alongside the awesome coaches and athletes at ZOOZ Fitness. Tahlia has also taken on the role of our social media manager and loves highlighting ZOOZ athletes and their hard work.




I am William Chapman "Coach Will" a 41-year-old fitness coach and father of three sons. Aside from self-improvement and my boys, fitness is my focus. I believe that functional training is most important due to ones day to day functional needs. I enjoy watching Sifi, Cartoons of all kinds, action, history,  and documentaries. I listen to whatever moves me in the right direction of the moment. I believe in the practice of patience, love, and understanding of whom I'm working with and what we're working on is vital for completing our goals. I'm a student of life and it's my pleasure to have a front-row seat.

As a Fitness Coach, I have my Personal Trainer Certification through ISSA as well as nutrition, strength and conditioning,  senior fitness, and group fitness. I have a background in boxing training. 
I've been an assistant coach at Broadway boxing gym, Lead trainer at LA Fitness, and Fitness Coach at UFC




Jared is a 24-year-old Certified Personal Trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and is certified in CPR/AED. He is currently in his last semester at CSUN pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science and has taken courses on Motor Behavior and Development, Adapted Therapeutic Exercise, Exercise Physiology, and Adapted Physical Activity for Children. Jared specializes in mobility, corrective exercises, proprioception, functional strength, and hypertrophy.
In all his life, he has been very passionate about exercise since it improved his wellbeing and quality of life being a basketball and volleyball athlete enduring asthma. He believes movement is a medicine that helps build our functionality in our day-to-day life and that we all deserve a chance to be the best that we can be because with determination to overcome adversity comes mental/physical growth and resilience.

“I am very grateful and excited to have the opportunity to inspire people of all abilities to get in touch with their bodies and consistently work hard to build the best possible version of themselves”.




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17650 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA 91316
Vendor Number: PL2143

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