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HELEN DEANOwner and Personal Trainer
Helen specializes in change. She has over 25 years of experience working in war zones and third world countries, and provides insights in to how to be successful even in the most difficult situations – ones that can’t be foreseen. She has run refugee camps in Ethiopia, conducted food drops in Angola, trained governments in numerous countries on how to deal with corruption, and been shot at in Gaza, Angola while conducting programs. Helen provides insights into how to effectively take responsibility for creating the future you want – no matter what the situation.

Helen hails from the UK and has a lifelong passion for fitness, health, and nutrition. She is a qualified yoga teacher, has more than 20 years ’experience in coaching, personal development, management, and training, has nutrition qualifications and is a certified fitness professional. Helen’s coaching style is high energy, super motivational and she pays detailed attention to each client’s personal goals and desired outcomes. She guarantees you will have the workout of your life every time you come to the Studio!

MARCUS PAYTONCo-Founder and Training Director (Certified Advanced Personal Trainer, Certified Golf Conditioning Specialist)

Marcus is one of North Dallas’ top Strength Coaches and Personal Trainers. He owns and operates 2Perform Fitness; specializing in strength training, Adaptive Resistance eXercise (ARX), functional aging and active-adult fitness, along with being rated as one of the top golf fitness programs in the Collin County area.

“Getting fit shouldn’t be intimidating. That’s the beauty of the 2Perform fitness approach. You don’t have to spend hours every day in the gym to get the benefit of exercise. 2Perform is fast but it’s also extremely effective and safe.”   -Marcus

Marcus has worked with individuals and athletes of all levels and from all walks of life. His fitness and performance philosophies are based on the unique experiences he had while working in the areas of strength and conditioning development, youth performance, physical rehabilitation, and his time spent with the U.S. military.

AKUDA ESINPersonal Trainer

Akuda is a Certified Personal Trainer & Therapeutic Exercise Specialist with six years of experience working with clients from all walks of life.

A Dallas, TX native, he earned his degree in Communication Studies and started as a fitness trainer, at your average big box gym. He quickly realized that health is more than just diet & exercise and that one’s external environment is usually a reflection of one’s internal environment. As he grew as a coach and business owner, he gravitated towards the field of corporate wellness. It was during this time that he realized the effects that chronic stress and inflammation can have on one’s body. Since then, he’s had the privilege of being able to help people regain control over their health and learn to deal with chronic pain.

Akuda believes that you can’t be successful until you can maintain your health independently. His goal is to help you take the first step and walk with you along the way while arming you with the tools, skills, and knowledge to have a better relationship with YOUR body and to encourage those around you to do the same.

SHAWNA SIMMERSPersonal Trainer

Shawna graduated with her BA in Psychology from Dominican University of California in San Rafael, CA with a basketball scholarship. She went on to pursue a career in Behavioral Therapy, but, soon realized that the fitness world was where she wanted to be. After obtaining two certifications, one including her NASM, and a third soon to be for Fit Pregnancy, Shawna became a Fitness Coach for a transformation center in California and quickly was promoted to the Fitness Director there overseeing the entire club. She recently moved to Texas to pursue a better quality of life for herself, her 10-month-old, and her husband.

Shawna enjoys indulging in wine, cheesecake, and the occasional burger! She used to dance for a company, play volleyball, and ran track in high school. Music is her therapy, and working out is her happy hour. Shawna can’t wait to meet you!

Do you have what it takes to be a part of the 2Perform team?

If you a certified professional trainer with a passion for helping people and a belief in the core principles of adaptive resistance training, we want to talk to you. Please email us at info@2perform.fit or call us at 972-833-1269.