Our Mission

At Best Life Fitness Academy, our goal is to improve your overall health and exercise performance.
All ages. All levels. Uniquely.
Individualized training programs require finding the right coach. This is key when it comes to your fitness success. Here, we take your specific needs into consideration, so you have the best results possible. Always supporting you with a coach by your side.
Our experienced coaches also pair functional movement and corrective exercise. This vastly
reduces the likelihood of injury.

Our team

Justin Richards

Certified Personal Trainer, CPT.

I opened Best Life Fitness Academy in 2017, so I could share my passion with those around me. I am dedicated to helping you achieve your best health and will constantly encourage my clients to keep pushing. I'll always remind you with a smile that I have faith in you. With my positive encouragement and your dedication to hard work, you can always improve and start living your best life. 


  • National Academy of Sports Medicine- Certified Personal Trainer

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine- Corrective Exercise Specialization 

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine- Certified Fitness Trainer

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine- Sports Enhancement Specialization

  • Animal Flow Level 1 Certified


Jen Ayala

Certified Personal Trainer, CPT.

My goal is to have the most positive impact that I can on the lives of the people that I work with; helping them become the healthiest, happiest version of themselves.

This goes beyond simply coaching you through a great workout, this also covers performance and functional fitness, strength, weight loss, mindset, motivation and lifestyle.


  • National Academy of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)

  • Precision Nutrition Coach

  • WABDL World Champion Deadlifter; 2019 World Record

  • MMA training in Kuk Sool Won, Jui Jitsu, Kickboxing, Boxing

  • State Instructor for Defensive Tactics and Ground Control for Peace Officers

  • National Bodybuilding Athlete (IFBB, NPC)



Certified Personal Trainer, CPT.

I have been an athlete my whole life, including soccer and other outdoor activities such as snowboarding, skateboarding and rock climbing. I have practiced massage for over 12 years specializing in Reflexology and pressure point releases. I like to combine my athletic background and body work practice to offer a well rounded and wholistic approach to coaching and fitness. 


  • NASM CPT (Certified Personal Trainer)

  • NASM Nutrition Specialization

  • NASM Weight Loss Specialization

  • Animal Flow Official Level 1 Certification

  • In house training on Corrective Exercise 

  • Reflexologist

  • National D Soccer Coaching License

  • 10 day training at FC Barcelona's Youth Academy 


Georgia Schiele

Certified Yoga Instructor, CYI.

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Kristen tomlison

Certified Personal Trainer, CPT.

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Hours of operation 

We are virtual due to COVID-19. Once we open back up we will post our regular business hours. Please contact us for questions or help.

contact us

410 Crown Point Circle

Grass Valley, CA 95945

Tel: (530) 272-7253

Text: (530) 263-5944

Email: info@bestlifefitnessacademy.com