Freddy Saluna, ACSM-CPT, ΔΣΠ

aka “thatgaytrainer”


The vision of thatgaytrainer is to help create a society educated on the fundamentals of exercise and nutrition and, as a result, help reduce the incidence of various disease conditions associated with sedentary and unhealthy lifestyles.


The mission of thatgaytrainer is to help you (especially my LGBTQ+ fam, Gen Z through the Baby Boomers) achieve your fitness, strength, and/or conditioning goals within specific timeframes in your pursuit of a healthier lifestyle, improved appearance, and/or increased athletic performance.

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I may be a personal trainer and I may have been doing this for 10+ years, but I’m human just like everyone else. From 2017-2020, I struggled and got a. little floofy – read about this story here. The image on the left was taken in May, 2020 and the right was taken in September, 2021. 

Freddy’s knowledge is paramount but it’s also his passion and caring about us succeeding that shines through. He truly has an all-encompassing approach to health and wellness. THANK YOU, Freddy!!
~ Jennifer Schulz

Are you ready to get to work?

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No one can do your health for you. No one can eat for you, no one can exercise for you. It’s up to each and every single one of us to be able to say #IOwnMyHealthShit!

How it all started…

I had a very personal experience with heart disease. My dad had his first heart attack (AND double bypass surgery) in his mid-30s and then died in an operating room accident during his second bypass surgery at the age of 49.

Educating individuals on the fundamentals of fitness and nutrition became my mission; live a healthier life not just for you, but for those whom you love and care about!

I’m certified with the American College of Sports Medicine (considered the “gold standard” in the fitness industry) and have held multiple positions requiring peak physical condition including Emergency Medical Technician/Field Training Officer and Lifeguard positions in San Diego. I’ve held certifications as an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor, head coach for a United States Swimming team (and assistant coach to another), and Lifeguard Trainer.

Watching clients learn about themselves and what they’re capable of doing continues to be a very rewarding experience. I’ve been humbled to assist hundreds of colleagues, trainees, students, and, of course, clients throughout my life, especially the last 10 years with Level One Training and Fitness,

You have only ONE body for your entire life. The question you seriously need to ask AND answer for yourself is: Will you trash it or will you treasure it?

My name is Freddy Saluna and I’m a very passionate and determined individual, Filipino minority, and a member of the LGBTQ+ family! I’d be honored to be your trainer!

Are you ready to get to work?



  • Level One Qualified Trainer – TRX Suspension Training
  • Functional Fitness Consultant, Cert. No. 6928196
  • Remedial Exercise Consultant, Cert. No. 6265934
  • Senior Fitness Consultant, Cert. No. 1484794
  • Strength and Conditioning Consultant, Cert. No. 6240880
  • Cognitive Behavior Life Coach


We are proud to contribute a percentage of our monthly income to the following charitable causes:

Community Justice Exchange

The Community Justice Exchange is a national hub for developing, sharing, and experimenting with tactical interventions, strategic organizing practices, and innovative organizing tools to end mass incarceration. We provide support to community organizations that are building a new vision of community justice in the criminal, legal, and immigration detention systems.

Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi’s Leadership Foundation provides scholarships for undergraduate and graduate Fraternity members.  Contributions from the Foundation also support the leadership development and training offered at LEAD Schools, LEAD Provincial Conferences, Grand Chapter Congress, and other enriching programs such as the Scholarship Key and Collegian of the Year programs.

The Trevor Project

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under the age of 25, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.