About Us

LUMA Fitness was created in 2007 by locals Justin and Jessica Elsey & Trent Herzog. It originally opened as S.P.D Factory (Speed & Power Development), a small facility on Lakeville Hwy that was designed to train high school and college athletes. Over time, as parents observed classes, interest sparked & curiosity began to build. The parents approached Justin and began requesting group training of their own. In 2010, the next chapter began and LUMA Fitness was born. Although Luma still trains athletes, it has since grown & evolved into a much larger community and caters to a larger demographic of adults.

In 2020, during the Pandemic, the Elsey's sold Luma Fitness to Connor & Kehley Waggoner. Connor was one of original FIVE MEMBERS ever at S.P.D Factory. 15 years later, the stronger named LUMA Fitness still remains the only locally owned gym and the #1 place to get in shape!  LUMA Fitness and its members are a family of hardworking, community centered Petaluman's along with a handful of other local business owners. 

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Connor Waggoner, Owner

 Education - Credentials

  • Bachelor of Science - Kinesiology - Humboldt State University

  • Humboldt State Lumberjacks Football Alumni

  • SF Chronicle All-Metro Football Selection - Casa Grande H.S.

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer

  • NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist 


As a former Petaluma three sport prep-athlete, Connor found a love for strength and conditioning to positively impact his play on the field. A football scholarship allowed him to earn his Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from Humboldt State University . This education gave him the knowledge and tools to pursue a  successful career in fitness for people and athletes of all backgrounds. The display of positive attitudes and the eagerness to improve is what motivates Connor to consistently design and create innovative ways to push individuals towards their personal goals.

Andros Pedroza

Education - Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Arts - Psychology - UCSB

  • UCSB Soccer - 2 years

  • SRJC Football - 2 years

  • All-State/All-American Kicker

  • NASM - Certified Personal Trainer 

  • DBC Biomechamics Certified

  • USAW Sports Performance Coach

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Nicol Brescia

Education - Credentials:

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer 

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine, Corrective Exercise Specialist 

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine, Nutrition Specialist 

  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach 

  • Small Group Training Coach 

  • Obstacle Course Racing

Nicol is dedicated to furthering her knowledge in health & fitness through courses targeted at nutrition, strength conditioning, DNS and more. However, she started her professional journey not in fitness, but at a San Francisco based software company, leaving her position as Regional Manager many years later to start her family. It wasn’t until her late 30’s that a fracture to her spine would clarify her purpose and passion into becoming a health and fitness professional. 

Rachael Brackett

Education - Credentials:

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine: Certified Personal Trainer

  • Certified Personal Trainer Z-Health Neurology 

  • Certified in Essentials of Elite Performance 

  • Youth Athlete specialist

Kinesiology caught my attention right away in college, it quickly changed my entire career path. After knee surgery and constant shoulder injuries I had to learn how to approach the gym in new ways, I had to focus on not only strengthening but also rehabbing and preventing further injuries. I was a competitive swimmer and athlete for 10 years but it wasn’t until I made weight training my main focus that I realized what a huge difference it could make in a person's life. Mentally and physically I became stronger and healthier than ever before and my goal is to help show others how to do the same.

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