Head Coach for:

  • Strength and conditioning
  • Submission
  • Wrestling/Greco/MMA/Bootcamp
  • Women and Children’s Self Defense

Coach Torres has a long list of qualifications and an innate ability to highly motivate people to achieve their goals. His training methods are received extremely well by all ages & genders.

He began wrestling at age 4, Martial Arts Training at the age of 6 and boxing at the age of 8.

He wrestled all four years of high school,  joined the Marines at 18 and during his 6 years of service he served as a Marine infantry leader and retired as a Peace Officer and Desert Storm and Somalia Combat Veteran.

He spent 6 years as assistant wrestling coach for both male and female teams at Canyon High School and took one of the female wrestlers clear to the international championships where she placed 12th in the world.  Coach Torres is now the head coach for the male and female Orange High School wrestling teams. He has grown the program from 4 wrestlers to well over 40 in only 2 short years and this year alone has taken 9 boys to CIF and 8 girls to the regional finals.


Tanner James graduated from California State University Fullerton with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology. Additionally, he received his certification in Tactical Strength & Conditioning (TSAC) through The national Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), which provided him with a high level of hands-on biochemical knowledge along with specific programming for military, law enforcement, and firefighters. During his time in college he also worked in various physical therapy/wellness center internships that created the foundation for his exercise with fundamental technique and progressive muscular improvements. He has been a part of the Bear Pit Family since its opening in 2010 and was trained by Coach Torres during his 4 years in High school wrestling and then in Mixed Martial Arts.


Brandy has always had a lifelong passion for teaching, education, and motivation.
For the past 22 years, Brandy has been teaching at some capacity, whether it be as a full time teacher, substitute teacher, and now an instructor at Bear Pit.

In 2017, Brandy began taking bootcamp classes as a part of a 6-week Groupon. She immediately connected with the workouts; especially the boxing aspect. More importantly, she fell in love with the people; many who have become lifelong friends. She now can’t imagine life without Bear Pit, as it brings her so much joy to be able to share her passion for teaching and fitness with others through challenging and energizing workouts.

Whether it be in the classroom, or in the gym, she wants to empower others to become the best version of themselves and lead by example. Brandy is a firm believer that you get out of life what you put into it, and this is especially true with fitness too. Fitness is not a destination, but a journey! Fitness is not only about our physical abilities and gains, but it is also a constant and healthy alignment of our mind, body and spirit!!!!


Kimberly started working out at Bear Pit in early 2017 and fell in love with it so much that she just couldn’t stay away so she made it one of her jobs! She loves her Bear Pit family and enjoys getting to know everyone as they progress on their weight loss journeys. She started here with little hope of a happy life and now she LOVES coming to work AND working out. She even says that she finds it hard to be unhappy when she is here! She is a mother of 3, working on her bachelors in Business management with an emphasis in Small business entrepreneurship, a certified GIA Jeweler, the owner of reNvinted Jewelry & Women Warriors Boutique and she LOVES anything artsy and things that make her laugh 🙂 oh, and likes punching stuff.