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 educate individuals, particularly my LGBTQI+ brothers,  sisters, and non-binary individuals on the fundamentals of exercise and nutrition while also helping all of them achieve their fitness, strength, and/or conditioning goals within specific timeframes in their pursuit of a healthier lifestyle, improved appearance, and/or increased athletic performance.

“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?

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 #ownourhealthshit!”


The commitment I have to exercise and nutrition is directly related to 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 has been and continues to be a very rewarding experience. Throughout my life (including the last 10 years with Level One Training and Fitness) I’ve assisted hundreds of colleagues, trainees, students, and, of course, clients. 

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



  • 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

Are you ready to get to work?


“Educating the world on fitness” is only one of the ways we are trying to make an impact on the bigger picture. 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.