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Fitness and Sports Training Professional

Sports Conditioning / Personal Training / Weight Management


Elie Merhi has extensive experience with almost 30 years as a senior personal trainer providing proper weight training techniques, knowledge of the use of all equipment and expert in all types of exercise for physical improvement in the areas of strength, agility and endurance as well as vast experience in weight management.


Elie pioneered The Merhi Method, a method that guarantees you the best health and weight loss/ muscle gain results for your time and money. The Merhi Method is a well proven science-based system that ensures clients the highest possible chance of success and embraces all aspects of the human physique from the nutritional side as well as the physical side. Elies’ goal for every workout session is to boost both your metabolic and heart rate as well as break down muscle, optimizing your ability to burn fat and build muscle.


Elie comes from a diversified background. He is half Lebanese and half Bulgarian and grew up in Spain while attending an American school. Having a love for the human physique, he started working out at an early age.



Mr. Sunshine Classic- (Nationals Qualifier) Overall Winner

Mr. Southeastern USA – (Nationals Qualifier) 1st Runner Up

Mr. Arizona- (Nationals Qualifier) 2nd Runner up


Fluent in: English





School & Certifications:

Colegio De Central Division Atletica Cultural (Spain)

International Fitness Association

Arizona State University- Exercise Science, Biology

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For as long as I can remember I have been into physical activities, everything from competitive horse back riding to competitive figure skating. I remember hiring my first personal trainer when I was 18 years old. From that point on I always wanted to have the best body I could have. Through the years I have had several trainers and have always looked good, but when I met my husband to be Elie Merhi, he brought my body to a whole other level. I was amazed at what a change my body had made.

Having spent all those years thinking I was doing it right made me think of all the other people out there that “thought they were doing it right” and it made me want to help. I got certified for personal training and joined my husband Elie and started using the Merhi Method to help people achieve their health and fitness goals. There is nothing more gratifying than witnessing a client transform and the happiness it brings them.

I have been personal training for over 10 years and I love it more today then ever. I am 110% dedicated to helping each and every client achieve their goal!

Spending time on things that will make you better physically and emotionally are the best investments you’ll ever make.

When you train with me, I will set you up with a process called the Merhi Method that will allow you to consistently grow, enjoy your life, and produce results that you are really after.

 I am here to help and make it fun so that the hard work is not something you feel you have to do, but something you want to do. I want to share your path to your own success the same way my coach did with me.

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When I was fresh out of high school, I was introduced to weight training by a fabulous personal trainer who ignited this new passion within me that has changed my life forever. I now have 20 years of weight training and dance/aerobic fitness experience, was featured in CardioRhumba Latin dance fitness video, taught physical education, and am an advocate of eating excellent nutrients for optimal health. I understand how busy and stressful life can be, and attempting to work out in a gym may seem overwhelming, especially if it is new to you. Let us help you “make your move” today! Invest 30 minutes of your day to come train with me and have a blast while your stress (and body fat) melts away! I am here to help you reach your fitness goals, maintain your overall health, and ENJOY your “new” lifestyle!

Hi I’m Shaina. Growing up playing sports, running, and lifting weights I’ve come to appreciate the importance of an active lifestyle and I’d like to help you do the same! I’ve always felt that a healthier body leads to a happier mind. I want to help you progress in your health goals in the unique way that elite fitness does- just 30 minutes of great, focused training! My goal is to help you make the improvements to your health and fitness that will change the way you feel inside and out.