ABOUT HJ

My passion began through personal hard work, dedication and physical training as a collegiate athlete in both football and track. It is at the University of Louisiana at Monroe that I earned a two-time title as the Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year as well as, remaining record holder of the 40-yard dash. I majored in Kinesiology with a minor in Business, graduating in 2003. Born from my personal successes, I decided to dedicate my life to assisting others in achieving their goals and a healthy lifestyle change.

My professional training career began at the Tom Shaw Sports Performance Center located in Kenner, Louisiana where I trained high school, collegiate and professional athletes. When a once in a lifetime opportunity arose in 2004, I became a Speed and Conditioning Strength Coach for the New Orleans Saints. During my three years of training professional athletes such as Reggie Bush, Deuce McAllister, and Drew Brees, I had many great learning experiences assisting NFL athletes to achieve their goals.

After the NFL, I became the Director of the Performance Institute assisting Tom Shaw at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida. It was here I trained world-class soccer, tennis and golf athletes. During that same time, I instructed at Wide World of Sports in Orlando where combine athletes such as Jacob Hester, Chris Johnson, Matt Flynn and others as they trained for their NFL career.

In 2008, I was given an opportunity to come back home as a Physical Trainer, working with everyday individuals looking to achieve a healthier lifestyle in Lafayette. From this opportunity, I formed H.I.T., LLC, the fastest growing high-intensity class in Acadiana.

In October 2012, I opened my own facility located at 2100 Verot School Road. This facility will enable me to take my clients to a whole new level in their fitness endeavors.

Playing and Coaching Career

Rummel High School, Metairie, LA

University of Louisiana Monroe, Monroe, LA 

New Orleans Saints – NFL

New Orleans Voodoo – Arena Football League

IMG Academies – Bradenton, FL

ABOUT KATELIN

Meet our newest trainer! Katelin Mena is originally from Bryan/College Station, TX, and moved to Louisiana to attend LSU, and later transferred and graduated from The University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2015. She is currently pursuing her personal training and fitness nutrition certifications.
Katelin swam competitively for 10 years and has a diverse background in functional movement training.
We are so excited and grateful to have her! Please welcome her as she can’t wait for the opportunity to help each and everyone of you achieve your fitness goals!