Luke Kayyem

Owner/Strength In Conditioning Coach



Luke Kayyem was born in Los Angeles, raised in Palm Springs and grew up in Hawaii. By spending every minute outside as a child, sports, athletics and fitness were not only a passion but quickly became a lifestyle. Luke attended the same prep school (Punahou in Oahu) as our President Barack Obama and continued his education in athletics playing football in San Diego and Baseball in Sacramento. Luke married his high school sweet heart Najla and has two beautiful children, Kanon and Camille. After moving to Scottsdale in October of 2007 Luke began his manifest destiny and started building his dream of owning and operating one of Arizona’s fastest growing Schools of Fitness. His success in the fitness industry as a Fitness Professional began 15 years ago.

When Luke first started in the industry he was 19 years old and bodybuilding was “all the rage”. Luke went from running a 45,000 sq.ft. “globo gym” to opening his own 150 sq.ft personal training studio. “I began to change my programming and I noticed greater client results when I was forced to incorporate functional movements, due to the size of my facility,” said Coach Kayyem. Functional FITness, such as squatting, jumping, pushing, and pulling became the focal point of his workouts. A regimen like this teaches you how to use your body as a machine. Incorporating these principals in his team training has allowed Luke to coach 100 students in a day and even train seniors alongside soldiers. Luke is a Competitive FITness athlete and world renowned Coach.

Luke is a board member of Arizona Baseball Charities, he prides himself on his community service and has been able to integrate community based events and non-profit support into the his School of FITness community and network and has personally raised over $50,000 to Arizona’s youth who can not afford little league baseball equipment.

Luke is a featured writer and blogger for SICFIT his stories touch the heart and educate the masses.




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Competitive Edge 2010-2012

1. 2012 Marine Corps Challenge – 1st Place
2. 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games Regional Team Competitor
3. 2012 Garage Games – 2nd Place
4. 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games Southwest Regional Qualifier
5. 2011 Friday Night Lights, CrossFit Open Qualifier – 1st place
6. 2011 Winter Open – 4th Place
7. 2011 The Courage Games – 4th Place
8. 2011 Southwest Throwdown – 11th Place
9. 2011 Mad Mud Run, 2 man Co-ed Team – 1st Place
10. 2010 Reebok CrossFit Games Regional Team Competitor
11. 2010 Mad Mud Run, 2 man Co-ed Team – 1st Place

CONTACT LUKE GYM 480.922.3253 // CELL 760.333.0959 14885 N. 83rd PLACE STE. 103 // Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Luke@sicfit.com // www.sicfitscottsdale.com
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Najla Kayyem

Owner/ Strength In Conditioning Coach


Everyone knows that finding time for fitness isn’t always easy but it needs to be a priority. It was right after my second child that I decided to really hit it hard with my FITness training. 7 months after I really got serious about training, I had dropped 25 pounds, changed my eating habits and got in the best shape of my life at 30. It was fascinating to me that I was getting faster, leaner and stronger doing less cardio and spending less time in the gym (actually doing physical exercise vs. reading US Weekly on the elliptical). I grew up in Palm Springs, California, played competitive Varsity sports in High School and stayed active through my college years at San Diego State University where I graduated in 2001 with a BA in Communications. I immediately went to work for a development firm to build, manage, market and operate mixed-use retail lifestyle centers and married my life partner and high school sweetheart, Luke. Prior to owning CrossFit Scottsdale Powered by Kayyem Fitness and dedicating the last five years to the health and fitness industry I spent 12 years in the Real Estate Development arena as the Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for various prominent mixed use commercial real estate development companies including Westfield, Caruso Affiliated, Related Companies and Red Development. Currently, I am the Chief Executive Officer for SICFIT, a FITness lifestyle brand and media company that showcases FITness as from push up to podium. Additionally, I consult for FITness facilities nationally helping them get to the next level by achieving their business goals and create lasting marketing and branding platforms and programs that help promote their business, increase student retention, enhance coaching practices and establish them as a leader in their market. I believe that the true beauty of functional FITness is that it is scalable, effective and efficient making it the perfect application for any committed individual. Functional movements are essential for independent living thus this program works for everyone regardless of age, ability or strength. SICFIT Scottsdale is an Integrated Fitness Facility we offer you the appropriate training, teamwork, accountability, nutrition counseling, camaraderie, an outlet for competition, challenges, seminars and overall education to enable you to live a healthier happier lifestyle. At the end of the day, I practice what I preach. I love my job. I love my life. I love my family and the fact that I can have such a profound, positive effect on changing people’s lives through health and FITness. The highlight of my day (besides coming home to two beautiful kids) is seeing the empowerment that people feel when they are able to accomplish their athletic, fitness, and health goals. Learn more about me.

  • Certifications/Training:

  • Level 1 CrossFit Certified
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Certified
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified
  • CrossFit Endurance Certified
  • USA Weightlifting Level 1
  • Sports Performance Certificate
  • Community Nutrition Educator
  • OPT Science of Nutrition
  • OPT CCP Life Coaching
  • OPT CCP Program Design


GYM 480.922.3253 // CELL 760.333.9451 14885 N. 83rd PLACE STE. 102 // Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Najla@SICFIT.com // www.SICFITscottsdale.com

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Sean Nugent

Strength In Conditioning Coach



“Smile” he said, “weightlifting is fun” he said. I did. Actually I stepped away from barbell and kind of giggled. It was the first tryout for competitive FITness I had been in and I was rather nervous. That has stuck with me since, when you first see me; I’ll be the one smiling. Somewhere in my soul, at that moment, I decided that I wanted to coach FITness.

Prior to that, I was actively involved in teaching martial arts, primarily Jun Fan, Kali, and Thai Boxing. Then I went to college and graduated from ASU with an Engineering degree in 2009. The importance of systems was deeply impressed upon me there. During my years of collegiate schooling FITness was on hold.

Upon graduating college FITness became my best friend again. I spent some time on my own lifting weights and running all the time, on average 30 miles a week. Which lead to enough injuries to make me stop running for a year. My “Training System” was not great and it was severely imbalanced. It was only in my failure that I began to realize the importance of getting coached.

When I started as a student at SICFIT Scottsdale I had prior injuries. My coach modified every workout for me while I saw a physical therapist until I was healthy again. I got back to normal and then I got better. From the integrated FITness System that focused on creating dynamic full body results, at SICFIT Scottsdale, I was able to complete my first marathon with only TWO days a week of running training.

FITness is the first in a series of dominos. One could improve their financial situation and their life could become more stable. One could find spirituality and find new meaning in life. Those are authentic and desirable goals. They can and should be sought after. FITness is different because it is the foundation for life. When you intensely exercise and eat earthly foods everything else begins to improve. It is the catalyst for all other self improvement projects.

I love running and I love Integrated Training Systems. Whether you want to run faster, lose weight, or get stronger, or heck maybe even all those I want to be a part of your FITness.


  • Certifications

  • USAW Level 1 Sport Performance CoachCrossFit Level 1 TrainerCrossFit Endurance CertifiedBlack Belt in Jun Fan / Kali
  • Competitive Edge:GORUCK Challenge 2013Tough Mudder 2013Lost Dutchman Marathon 2013Ragnar Del Sol 2011PF Chang’s Phoenix Half Marathon 2011San Diego Half Marathon 2010



Jorge Aragon

Strength in Conditioning Coach



My whole life I have been playing various sports, from soccer to skateboarding. My main background is in endurance training, from the 400m run in track to the 5k in cross country season. In both track and cross country I competed in the Junior Olympics, but after a while I became so bored with it that I stop going to practice and was discouraged when other athletes had progressed passed me. I then realized that I was going to need something that could keep me more focused.

When I was 15 I started doing strength in conditioning fitness workouts to supplement my racing. It was on a friend’s front yard with rusty kettle bells and poorly measure distances that I rediscovered my passion for pushing my body pasts it’s limits. With my endurance background I was usually ahead of everybody, unless it came to heavy weights!

Finally after it finished high school I decided to dedicate myself fully to competitive FITness and I enrolled in the Hell Night class at SICFIT Scottsdale. There I met Coach Luke and he became a person in the sport that I looked up to. A few months later he helped me get programming from Coach Danny and now I am fitter than ever and lifting weights I never imagined.

My goal is to help people who are in the same rut I once was. I want everyone to know they are an athlete and they are capable of anything they put their minds to.

“The only easy day was yesterday”

  • Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Competitive Edge:Junior Olympics Track & Field, Cross Country 2008 & 2009


Billy Cartee

Strength in Conditioning



A current pro for Arizona Tennis Association with 6 years of teaching experience. Former two-time state individual champion in doubles and singles in 2007 and 2008. Also, a former tennis player of Scottsdale Community College Artichokes and Arizona State Sun Devils Club team. An active and competitive athlete in the United States Professional Tennis Association.

Certifications Held:
USAW Sports Performance/ Olympic Lifting Trainer
USTA High Performance Coach


Jesse Holland

Strength in Conditioning Coach



Throughout my teenage years and through college I was always active and participated in any sports that I could. I played Football, Soccer, Basketball, Wrestling, Baseball and anything else kept me moving. It wasn’t until I entered the workforce that the motivation I had to work out at the end of the day disappeared. In 2010, I suffered a traumatic back injury which resulted in a surgery in 2011. Through the recovery process I had gained 46 pounds. I found myself thirsty with motivation to continue to heal and return to a great state of physical health. I have made it my mission to be FUNctional in all my physical abilities in LIFE going forward.

I was introduced to FUNctional FITness in 2013 and found it very difficult following my recovery but, I kept coming back. The support of the coaches and community pushed me to achieve my best effort in each class. I became stronger and continue to improve my overall health daily.

For me Coaching allows me to help other individuals through the process of finding a greater state of health, weather the student be a beginner or more advanced athlete. Students of all levels of FITness need guidance and direction to improve and to reach their personal goals. I enjoy seeing other achieve great results in being SICcessful in achieving their goals.

Tanner Matteson

Strength in Conditioning Coach




I was raised in an extremely athletic and fit family, it was only natural for me to follow suit. By the age of six, I was involved with T-ball and AYS basketball. I participated in mountain biking, BMX biking, skateboarding and cross country running up until high school. In seventh grade, I picked up an old set of my mothers golf clubs and started swinging. I was hooked. My freshman year of high school, I qualified for the state golf tournament after playing golf for just two years. My four years of high school were completely devoted to golf. In addition, I was working at a golf course, playing golf after school and traveling to various tournaments. As a junior in high school, I became interested in working out, particularly, weight lifting. After watching Pumping Iron for the 1,000th time, I was bound and determined to pack on as much muscle as possible. I started my weightlifting journey at my school’s weight room. After spending thousands of grueling hours in the weight room, I moved to Tucson. There I attended the fine establishment of the University of Arizona where I graduated in 2014. After moving back to Phoenix, I became involved with SICFIT and soon thereafter started instructor training. Physical fitness and overall well-being is a passion of mine; something that takes number one priority in my day. If I have an 8 am meeting, I back my schedule up three hours to allow time to train and eat properly. I heard a great quote once, it goes like this, “most people have no idea how great their body is supposed to feel.” My main goal as an instructor is to educate people on how great their body is suppose to feel through proper training and diet.



Olympic weightlifting instructor

David Sharp

Strength in Conditioning Coach



Being born and raised on the central coast of California I was always involved in something that required fitness. Growing up on the coast I developed a love for water activities: water polo, surfing, snowboarding, and wake boarding. I also played baseball, basketball, and soccer. I attended Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo where I received my Bachelors’ Degree in nutrition and continued playing baseball as well as surfing in my free time. I was first introduced to the Strength and Conditioning profession when I moved to Phoenix in 2012 when I was employed by EXOS (formerly Athletes’ Performance). Once I was exposed to the field I was hooked and developed a passion for helping others achieve their goals in improving their athletic ability and overall health. As a coach at SICFIT Scottsdale my goal is to create a fun and inviting environment that educates and guides our clients in proper form and technique.



Bachelors’ Degree in Nutrition (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo)

USAW Level I Coach Certified

CrossFit Level I Certified


Erin Feser

Strength in Conditioning Coach

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My parents enrolled me in gymnastics at the age of 4 hoping to find an outlet for my energy. That turned into 11 years of gymnastics training and 8 years coaching. Those early years in the gym developed my love for athletics and fueled my interest in coaching and fitness in general. I attended Purdue University earning a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Fitness and later a Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Studies Miami University (Ohio). While in graduate school I focused on developing a focus area in biomechanics teaching and research and interned with the Miami’s Division I Athletics Strength and Conditioning program. Following graduate school I moved to Arizona in 2011 to take a Lecturer position at Arizona State University in the Exercise Science and Health Promotion program. I love sharing my passion for biomechanics with our students but I also still love being in the gym and working with others to improve their FITness.



Functional Movement Systems Certified Member (Levels 1 & 2)
Bachelors Degree, Health and Fitness (Purdue University)
Masters Degree, Exercise Science and Health Promotion (Miami University, Ohio)


Tera Dominguez

Strength in Conditioning Coach


Tera was born in Littleton, Colorado, the youngest of three siblings.  Growing up she was exposed to the sports world in an active way by her family.   She has always had a competitive spirit in all that she encounters.  Her parents moved to the Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona area in 1987.  Throughout her education she participated in sports, with strong engagement in cheerleading.  Upon graduation from Horizon High School, she attended Chaffey and Citrus Community Colleges followed by the University of Phoenix, with an emphasis in business. She has always enjoyed being around a positive and healthy environment.  This introduced her to the fitness industry in 2012, at which time she felt she found her niche.  She started in customer service and sales and the opportunity to share the benefits of a healthy lifestyle became second nature. She has now moved into coaching and teaching individual and group classes, from children on up, the importance of being physically and mentally fit.  This is blended with understanding the importance of nutrition.  Since joining the SICFIT Team, an admiration for the professionals in the company has helped her to take her health and fitness endeavors to higher level.  Being a member of the SICFIT Team has turned into being a part of her extended family!



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