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Aqua Body Strong® Founder,
Gymnast & Coach, Group X Instructor

Gia Lucy grew up in Southern California, running, swimming, and surfing the Orange County Coast. As a former competitive gymnast and coach, Gia became enamored with movement, balance, and health and pursued and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from California State University, Fullerton. She and her husband owned and operated, a 1500-member gym, The San Clemente Gym, where Gia was a personal trainer and taught Zumba and Aqua Zumba. She believes life is about having fun, being healthy, and playing in the water. She is excited to share her passion for fitness and bring her education and experience to you via Aqua Body Strong®.


Education At Its Best!

We hand pick our Aqua Body Strong™ advisors from around the globe. From fitness trainers, coaches and competitive athletes with experience in multiple disciplines, our advisors are experts in their fields. 

Laura Mathieson

PiYo Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Competitive Swimmer

After a trip to SeaWorld at age 5, Laura knew exactly what she wanted to be when she grew up. In her youth she trained to be a competitive swimmer, in college studied Animal Science and after graduation enjoyed a 17-year career as a dolphin and whale trainer, swimming and performing in the water with marine mammals. Laura uses her experience to create fun and dynamic functional fitness routines on the Aqua Body Strong™ board.  She is a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor and teaches multiple fitness classes on the land and in the water each week. Whether working with clients 1 on 1, in small group training classes, or in large group settings, she believes in challenging her clients, both mentally and physically, to become their best.

Brittany Davenport

NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Aquatic Fitness Instructor, Martial Artist

Movement on land and in the water has always been an important aspect of Brittany's life. Practicing various forms of martial arts, swimming on teams, and exploring the outdoor world, are what led her to choose a career as a fitness professional. 


With over 15 years as a NASM certified personal trainer and ACE group exercise instructor, Brittany has had the opportunity to help people in various stages of their lives to move better, feel healthier, and enjoy exercising. 


Being a Certified Master Trainer, for ABS™ Aqua Combat allows Brittany to blend her two favorite fitness formats, Aqua and martial arts. She is so excited to help bring this amazing class to faculties everywhere! 

Eric Lucy

Weight Lifter, Strength Coach, Martial Artist

Eric has been in the sports and fitness world his entire life.  He began swimming competitively at the age of six and competed in water polo at the University and International levels. He started weightlifting at age 13 and quickly fell in love with it, adapting it to better his swimming and later his martial arts.  He has been honored to coach students and adults in Hawaii, Brazil, Mexico, and California.  After owning and operating a 1500-member Gym in San Clemente, California for fifteen years, he has returned to his love of small group and individual training through Aqua Body Strong™.  His classes utilize natural strength movements for everyday life.

Katy Coffey

YMCA Aquatics Director, Land and Water Based Fitness Instructor, Beach Body Live Instructor

Katy is certified in Group Fitness for both land and Water Fitness instruction. She has been working full-time in Aquatics for the Past Ten years as a Director for the YMCA and has taught fitness since 2008. Currently, she is a Master Trainer for Lifeguarding and Basic Life Support for both the American Red Cross as well as the American Health and Safety Institute.

Ingrid Perez-Martin

National Step Champion, AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, Kickboxing Instructor

Ingrid Pérez-Martin aka SAZÓN hails from New York City by way of Philadelphia. With a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Penn State University and a former National StepTeam Champion with the Philly Felines of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Sazón fuses her performance arts background with her Caribbean roots from the Dominican Republic. Over the past decade, Ingrid has enjoyed teaching a variety of fitness classes from AFAA Group Fitness, ZUMBA®, POUND®, MIXXEDFITT®, SPIN, Cardio Kickboxing, and Bootcam. Ingrid is happy to join the Aqua Body Strong ® family as one of the newest Master Trainers. With a 10-year term at Einstein Hospital, her experience as a Nutrition Educator on program collaborations with Johnson & Johnson Community HealthCare Program & the American Heart Association "Feed Your Potential" Community Program, including a Masters in Health Education/Health Administration from St. Joseph’s ‘2011. Her mission is to connect both the health and fitness world to best serve her clients and help them lead healthier lifestyles. 

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