What is LIFTED?
It's everything we strive for, we endure, we pursue. It's our personal and business motto. It's what gets us up in the morning and carries us throughout the day.
We came up with the name as a reminder for when we get down or can't find the will to keep pushing forward - spiritually, mentally, and physically. Lifting isn't just about picking up a barbell and moving weights, it's about LIFTing our spirits and building confidence. It's about elevating our mindset.
We at LIFTED, don't just put you through a workout session and push you out the door when you're done and paid up. We spend the time to educate you about the why's, the do's and don't's, the proper techniques, and nutrition. There's more to fitness than just working out, and we want to be your guide, your toolbox, your bible for everything health and fitness related. Not only do we pride ourselves in providing the full spectrum for your health goals, but our first priority is also making you feel comfortable, to feel welcomed. There's nothing more discouraging to someone who's looking to better themselves physically, and mentally, then to feel judged and/or intimidated at a new gym. Everyone at LIFTED is our family, and we are theirs. It's your community. It's your getaway, your therapy.
It's your "second home"!
MEET THE TEAM
WHO WE ARE
Co-owner + Trainer
Tory is an Art Director/Graphic Designer turned Personal Trainer whose entire life has been engulfed with everything fitness. He got introduced to working out through his father, who was an avid bodybuilder and powerlifting competitor. At an early age, Tory learned the ins and outs of weight training, fundamentals, and the importance of proper form and technique. Fast forward through the many years of lifting weights and continuous education, a 4-year high school varsity basketball/baseball stint, with local accolades and recognition, to competing as an NPC Men’s Physique competitor, poker room business owner, and Lifted co-owner.
Through the mindset of correct form, resistance training, and time-under-tension methods, with an emphasis on injury prevention, Tory provides a training platform that will help you achieve, and surpass, your fitness goals.
Co-owner + Trainer
Bryan Chevalier is a native Houstonian that has dedicated his adult life to educating, prescribing and challenging individuals who pursue a healthier more athletically enhanced life. This affinity to challenge people and inherently change people's lives started in his early 20's. Always having a passion for sports and looking up to his childhood mentor, Uncle Joe Lahaie, who was an accomplished powerlifter and boxer, he consequently fell in love with sculpting and molding the body through weight training.
Flowing through five years working with local fitness enthusiasts and health-focused clients and friends, he also applied the same knowledge and principles on himself and competed in his first bodybuilding competition, 'The Branch Warren Classic' at 25 years old. He won first place in novice and 2nd in the men's open lightweight class.
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Kendahl has always loved staying active. He spent 4 years as a competitive Gymnast and 5 years in MMA. He found his interest and love for working out after he quit gymnastics at the age of 12. Kendahl has spent years learning everything he can about training and what the best techniques are for the desired results. He has been coaching gymnastics and 'Ninja Warrior' classes for years and has seen multiple students make it to the national level. At the age of 19, he completed the Fire Academy and volunteered as a firefighter for 2 years while working on his EMT certification. Although he loved the opportunity of helping people in need firsthand, he later realized that his calling in life was to help people in a different kind of way. He found that he admired coaching people in fitness and assisting them in getting to where they aspire to be both physically and mentally.
Trainer + Health Coach
Born and raised in Merida, Venezuela, Isabella was an avid soccer and tennis player. She played tennis for the state of Merida for 6 years until she graduated high school and emigrated to Texas to attend college at Sam Houston at the age of 18. While in college, Isa found her passion in fitness and nutrition, when she began to cook for her fellow classmates and started training in Crossfit. Following graduation, she decided to turn that passion for cooking healthy meals into a business, thus creating I'M Fit Meals. With the aspiration to expand her knowledge of nutrition and fitness, backed by her desire to help people reach their highest potential, Isa received her certifications in personal training and nutrition.
Isabella is a proud Latina, animal lover, pit bull advocate, and travel enthusiast.