Scott attended Brockport State University in Rochester, New York. At Brockport State he studied Exercise Science and played college basketball. To help pay for college he joined the ARMY Reserve and completed Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia. The ARMY taught him that discipline and dedication is needed to make it through rigorous training
Scott started his career in the fitness industry as a Personal Trainer at New Mexico Sports and Wellness. One of his major accomplishments at NM Sports and Wellness was helping a female client, Marsha McGuire drop 100 pounds. In 1999, he made the move to Phoenix and became a Fitness Director for 24 Hour Fitness. In 2005 he was promoted to District Fitness Manager for 24 Hour Fitness, and would oversee the fitness departments in the greater Phoenix area. All of this experience lead to opening Top Gun Fitness in North Phoenix.
Scott's Education and Certifications include:
- State University of New York at Brockport (Bachelor of Science)
- NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine)
- ISMA (International Sports Medicine Association)
- ACE (American Council on Exercise)
After Tom's competitive days his focus and passion became personal training. Tom decided that his destiny was to head West and move to the desert. After several years of working for large corporate gyms, Tom and Scott left their management positions to fulfill their dreams of opening Top Gun Fitness in Phoenix.
Tom's education and certifications include:
- Bachelor's degree from Shippensberg U. Pa.
- Attended the School of Exercise and Science in Phoenix
- NSCA Certified
- NASM Certified
- NESTA Certified
The love of the fitness industry combined with the need to help others drew her to pursue the NCCPT personal trainer certification. In 2011 she started as a personal trainer at LA Fitness. Instantly she displayed superior enthusiasm, technique, and an uncanny level of emotional investment in her clients. Client, Laurie Val worked with Tara and dropped a total of 30 pounds and 7% bodyfat in 6 months. This is a prime example of how Tara's knowledge in fitness can help a client reach their goals.
Top Gun Fitness is thankful to have Tara Marriott join the Top Gun Fitness team.
Education and Certifications.
- Associates from Pierce College
- NCCPT certified trainer
- ISSA-certified fitness nutritionist
- CPR certified