Team

Team 2018-06-15T08:07:04+00:00

KOLTON MORRISON

Founder & Fitness Coach

From age sixteen Kolton had a calling to own and operate a business with a team that promoted a positive impact in people’s lives. His dream was to improve overall health and wellness while creating a like minded community that would surround his customers with encouragement and support. While completing a degree in business and certifications in personal training, athletic performance, fitness coaching, nutrition therapy and coaching he advanced his professional education by being a consumer of the fitness industry as well. He knew that the only way to provide the best possible experience for his future clients he would need to understand the industry intimately and work with as many trainers as he could in order to create his own programs. He really wanted to master as many different facets of the health and wellness industry as possible and learn first-hand what truly shaped, changed, and improved individuals and how that change could be sustained for life. Kolton is a truth and adventure seeker, an outdoor enthusiast and conservationist, a health science nerd and lover of sports. If for any reason you cannot find him at Orenda Force, you will be able to find him either on the baseball diamond, or on the trails with his wife Nicole and two dogs hiking, running, mountain biking, or backpacking.

GAVINO BORQUEZ

Fitness Coach

Gavino began his journey into the fitness and nutrition industry as an overweight teenager wanting to lose weight and better himself. This became a late but exciting start into the field. Starting off as a baseball player at Taft College, he found his passion when he spent most of his time working out and researching the art and science of exercise. He was hooked. His passion about health and wellness continued to grow and he knew he wanted to help as many people as he could and make coaching his long term career. As a coach, he likes to approach each individual as a challenge and a journey. Each person provides new experiences and requires plenty of thought and care. Consistency, progress, and balance are his core beliefs when working with clients. He spends much of his time researching and creating new ways of challenging and helping his clients improve their skills. He has a degree in Exercise Science and is currently finishing his degree in Health Sciences at Arizona State University. His hobbies include weightlifting, playing chess, snowboarding, and traveling.

NICOLE MERCATO

Fitness Coach

Nicole’s biggest goal in life is to become a physical therapist so that she can make a positive impact in someone else’s life, and change the way we treat pain in a natural way that relays benefits that far outway what pharmaceuticals can do. She has been an athlete since the age of four when her mother introduced her to figure skating. She didn’t realize the importance of health and fitness until she was in her sophomore year of college when she decided to change her major from pre-law to exercise science, and then, later on, change it to a major in kinesiology. Nicole became fascinated with sports performance, she found the sport of Olympic weightlifting and became enthralled with the intricacy of the two lifts, the snatch & clean and jerk. She later became a certified sports performance coach through USA weightlifting to help teach others how to weight lift. She spent the summer of 2015 interning under the head strength and conditioning coach for the Scottsdale community college football team where she gained hands-on experience with training potential D1 athletes. She has gained hundreds of hours of observation in physical therapy settings ranging from acute care, pediatrics, and orthopedics. As well as training, nutrition became an important aspect of her life because she had always struggled with stomach problems and fatigue. Changing her diet helped her in ways medicine never could. This is when Nicole decided to treat food as medicine. Nicole believes that nutrition and training go hand in hand. You cannot have one without the other. Nicole’s passion for coaching can be summed up in one quote, “I want to be the coach on the sidelines yelling and screaming at you to keep going, but also be the cheerleader in the stands to celebrate all of your successes and triumphs whether that be in life or training.” Nicole is currently in her senior year at ASU and plans to attend physical therapy school within the next few years. Her favorite things to do besides coaching are weightlifting, traveling, hiking, reading, and spending time with her family, friends, and two dogs.