Our Instructors

Melissa Gunn

Melissa Gunn

Founder & Instructor

Melissa has been practicing high-intensity strength training since 1996. In her quest to achieve the best possible results in the least amount of time, Melissa found this technique to be in a class alone.

In 2004, she founded Pure Strength in Studio City, California, to share the benefits of this system with her clients. Pure Strength was created with simplicity, efficiency and balance in mind; to give individuals the very best personal training in a private and focused environment.

Her mission is to help men and women between the ages of 45 and 65 gain strength and stay healthy so they can better resist injury and lessen back and neck pain. Melissa attributes both her additional energy and increased endurance she appreciates in her favorite recreational activities to the slow-cadence workouts in her studio.

Ellie came upon Pure Strength in 2007 after hearing that strength training was an effective way to burn fat and increase muscle tone. The concept of slow weight training made a lot of sense, but it wasn't until she became a client at Pure Strength and experienced the effects of the once-a-week workout first hand, that she became passionate about this form of exercise . Her body changed and she felt stronger than ever before. Her energy increased dramatically, her posture improved and her cardiovascular endurance was noticeably better.  She will never again underestimate the value of muscle, in every aspect of life. And since becoming an instructor, sharing this knowledge and technique with other people has been exciting, and extremely rewarding. 

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Ellie

Instructor

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Ellie

Instructor

Ellie came upon Pure Strength in 2007 after hearing that strength training was an effective way to burn fat and increase muscle tone. The concept of slow weight training made a lot of sense, but it wasn't until she became a client at Pure Strength and experienced the effects of the once-a-week workout first hand, that she became passionate about this form of exercise . Her body changed and she felt stronger than ever before. Her energy increased dramatically, her posture improved and her cardiovascular endurance was noticeably better.  She will never again underestimate the value of muscle, in every aspect of life. And since becoming an instructor, sharing this knowledge and technique with other people has been exciting, and extremely rewarding. 

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Amanda

Instructor

Amanda started slow motion training in 2010, and enjoyed it so much she pursued her personal trainer certification to teach others at Pure Strength. The appeal of a workout that can drastically change your life and only takes 20-30 minutes was undeniable; as a woman on the go, she was hooked! Pure Strength allowed her to feel the best she has ever felt, and she couldn't help but want to share it with others! Amanda enjoys working with people and loves helping her clients reach their goals like she did.

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Randi Green

Instructor

Randi has been involved with fitness in some aspect or another for most of her adult life. As a personal trainer for over 15 years, she has worked with a myriad of clients, ranging from student athletes to gracefully aging seniors. Having worked closely with a physical therapist for many years, Randi is skilled in working with clients who have impairments or are post-operative, rehabilitating from various surgeries, such as knee replacement, hip replacement, torn rotator cuff, etc.

Discovering Pure Strength and the SuperSlow protocol has truly made quite an impact on Randi’s outlook on exercise. “After seeing so many negative consequences of high-impact exercise and sports injuries, I’m thrilled to have found an exercise regime that is so safe, while being incredibly effective and time-efficient. For me to be able to share this with my clients is a joy and I’m truly passionate about preserving one’s physical fitness, regardless of age or physical limitations.”

Randi has been involved with fitness in some aspect or another for most of her adult life. As a personal trainer for over 15 years, she has worked with a myriad of clients, ranging from student athletes to gracefully aging seniors. Having worked closely with a physical therapist for many years, Randi is skilled in working with clients who have impairments or are post-operative, rehabilitating from various surgeries, such as knee replacement, hip replacement, torn rotator cuff, etc.

Discovering Pure Strength and the SuperSlow protocol has truly made quite an impact on Randi’s outlook on exercise. “After seeing so many negative consequences of high-impact exercise and sports injuries, I’m thrilled to have found an exercise regime that is so safe, while being incredibly effective and time-efficient. For me to be able to share this with my clients is a joy and I’m truly passionate about preserving one’s physical fitness, regardless of age or physical limitations.”

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Randi Green

Instructor