Meet The Team!

Our mission is to help you stay vital, strong & healthy. With all of our collective team experience and knowledge we can help you feel and live the life you’ve always wanted!

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  • Dr. Mark W. Brisby
    Dr. Mark W. Brisby DC-Chiropractor, ATC
    I am Dr. Mark Brisby, I am soon to be 60 years old. I have always been an athlete and I pursued a career that allowed me to work with athletes. As I aged my clientele aged as well. My patients and clients were once primarily young and competitive and now my main demographic is 45 plus. I use to rehabilitate sprained ankles and knees now I rehab replaced knees and hips.My baby boomer clientele now have goals of a healthy productive and injury free life.
    In 1980 I began my sports medicine career as trainer with the UCLA Sports Department. After graduating with degrees in Kinesiology and a Doctorate in Chiropractics in 1987 I opened my Sports Medicine practice in Santa Barbara California. I have literally worked with well over 50 thousand patients. As I have aged my clientele has aged with me. I have learned from my experience from this vast number of patients that as we age our choice of exercise needs to change with us. No longer can we just train the muscular system but we must train the nervous system as well. Exercise must include: neuromuscular training, core stabilizing exercise, balance training, avoidance of low back compression and shoulder impingement. Let me help you enjoy the second half of your life. Let me be  your coach.
  • Leeanna Brown
    Leeanna Brown Office Manager
    My name is Leeanna and I am the Office Manager here at THE TRAINING ROOM. I have always worked in the medical field in some sort of capacity. I find it rewarding to be the first face when people come into our office. As a 3rd generation Santa Barbarian, I feel a close connection to the people we serve. I enjoy spending time with my daughter Brooklyn and husband Troy. Dancing was a passion of mine from the age of 4 to 14.  Although I no longer dance, I enjoy a good musical or concert.
  • Bryan Linden
    Bryan Linden Certified Athletic Trainer
    My name is Bryan Linden and I have been a Certified Athletic Trainer for over 20 years. I earned my B.S. in Biology from UCSB and now consider myself a local. I am currently the Athletic Trainer at San Marcos High School. Being here at THE TRAINING ROOM and at San Marcos, I get to interact with a lot of the Santa Barbara community. I am an avid golfer. I play all over California and even around the country when given the chance. Best part of my job is being able to help people stay in shape or get back from injury so they can enjoy the activities they love.
    “Don’t use machines, Become one”
  • Emilee Garfield
    Emilee Garfield Pilates, Yoga and Health/Wellness Coach
    Emilee Garfield is a movement educator specializing in therapeutic Pilates and yoga, certified wellness & life coach, two time cancer survivor and the author of Reclaim Your Strength and Hope: A Proven Roadmap for Safely Rehabilitating Your Body After Cancer Surgery. Emilee is the founder of the Cancer Core Recovery Program, a 501(c)(3)nonprofit that helps cancer survivors heal through movement. Learn More 
    You can find Emilee upstairs at the Training Room and she works directly with Dr. Brisby if you have any medical needs.
    She offers private and group Pilates and yoga classes both online and in the studio. To learn more about her programs visit www.emileegarfield.com
  • Chris Quesada
    Chris Quesada C.S.C.S., CPT​, SFGII, CERTIFIED KETTLE BELL INSTRUCTOR
    My name is Chris. I’ve been a Strength coach in Santa Barbara for 20 years. I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, certified personal trainer. C.S.C.S. C.P.T.
    I’m also certified in the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and I currently hold a Strongfirst Kettlebell certification (SFG ll). My experience in the Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine field helps me to ensure that my students practice proper functional movement to minimize the risk of injury during training. I focus on mobility, stability, flexibility and Strength. We must always try to improve the quality of our lives. I believe with a regular strength training routine and a healthy diet, our lives can achieve great benefits, mentally and physically. It’s a lifelong commitment.
    “We stop moving, we die”
  • Blake Slagle
    Blake Slagle Lead Trainer and Membership Manager
    My name is Blake. I am the lead trainer and membership manager at THE TRAINING ROOM. In 2012, I received my B.S. in Exercise Physiology at The State University at Brockport, NY. I have been part of THE TRAINING ROOM team since 2013. There is nothing I enjoy more than helping others defeat pain and enter into a new standard of fitness. I am certain that our team and sports medicine programs will change the way you think about the healing process and exercise. 
    “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it”.
    Contact: Blake Slagle for free membership consultation.
  • Dr. Mark W. Brisby
    Dr. Mark W. Brisby DC-Chiropractor, ATC
    I am Dr. Mark Brisby, I am soon to be 60 years old. I have always been an athlete and I pursued a career that allowed me to work with athletes. As I aged my clientele aged as well. My patients and clients were once primarily young and competitive and now my main demographic is 45 plus. I use to rehabilitate sprained ankles and knees now I rehab replaced knees and hips.My baby boomer clientele now have goals of a healthy productive and injury free life.
    In 1980 I began my sports medicine career as trainer with the UCLA Sports Department. After graduating with degrees in Kinesiology and a Doctorate in Chiropractics in 1987 I opened my Sports Medicine practice in Santa Barbara California. I have literally worked with well over 50 thousand patients. As I have aged my clientele has aged with me. I have learned from my experience from this vast number of patients that as we age our choice of exercise needs to change with us. No longer can we just train the muscular system but we must train the nervous system as well. Exercise must include: neuromuscular training, core stabilizing exercise, balance training, avoidance of low back compression and shoulder impingement. Let me help you enjoy the second half of your life. Let me be  your coach.
  • Leeanna Brown
    Leeanna Brown Office Manager
    My name is Leeanna and I am the Office Manager here at THE TRAINING ROOM. I have always worked in the medical field in some sort of capacity. I find it rewarding to be the first face when people come into our office. As a 3rd generation Santa Barbarian, I feel a close connection to the people we serve. I enjoy spending time with my daughter Brooklyn and husband Troy. Dancing was a passion of mine from the age of 4 to 14.  Although I no longer dance, I enjoy a good musical or concert.
  • Bryan Linden
    Bryan Linden Certified Athletic Trainer
    My name is Bryan Linden and I have been a Certified Athletic Trainer for over 20 years. I earned my B.S. in Biology from UCSB and now consider myself a local. I am currently the Athletic Trainer at San Marcos High School. Being here at THE TRAINING ROOM and at San Marcos, I get to interact with a lot of the Santa Barbara community. I am an avid golfer. I play all over California and even around the country when given the chance. Best part of my job is being able to help people stay in shape or get back from injury so they can enjoy the activities they love.
    “Don’t use machines, Become one”
  • Emilee Garfield
    Emilee Garfield Pilates, Yoga and Health/Wellness Coach
    Emilee Garfield is a movement educator specializing in therapeutic Pilates and yoga, certified wellness & life coach, two time cancer survivor and the author of Reclaim Your Strength and Hope: A Proven Roadmap for Safely Rehabilitating Your Body After Cancer Surgery. Emilee is the founder of the Cancer Core Recovery Program, a 501(c)(3)nonprofit that helps cancer survivors heal through movement. Learn More 
    You can find Emilee upstairs at the Training Room and she works directly with Dr. Brisby if you have any medical needs.
    She offers private and group Pilates and yoga classes both online and in the studio. To learn more about her programs visit www.emileegarfield.com
  • Chris Quesada
    Chris Quesada C.S.C.S., CPT​, SFGII, CERTIFIED KETTLE BELL INSTRUCTOR
    My name is Chris. I’ve been a Strength coach in Santa Barbara for 20 years. I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, certified personal trainer. C.S.C.S. C.P.T.
    I’m also certified in the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and I currently hold a Strongfirst Kettlebell certification (SFG ll). My experience in the Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine field helps me to ensure that my students practice proper functional movement to minimize the risk of injury during training. I focus on mobility, stability, flexibility and Strength. We must always try to improve the quality of our lives. I believe with a regular strength training routine and a healthy diet, our lives can achieve great benefits, mentally and physically. It’s a lifelong commitment.
    “We stop moving, we die”
  • Blake Slagle
    Blake Slagle Lead Trainer and Membership Manager
    My name is Blake. I am the lead trainer and membership manager at THE TRAINING ROOM. In 2012, I received my B.S. in Exercise Physiology at The State University at Brockport, NY. I have been part of THE TRAINING ROOM team since 2013. There is nothing I enjoy more than helping others defeat pain and enter into a new standard of fitness. I am certain that our team and sports medicine programs will change the way you think about the healing process and exercise. 
    “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it”.
    Contact: Blake Slagle for free membership consultation.