Our Award-Winning Program Has Been Adapted For The COVID-19 Era
Our dedicated team at Pasadena Weight Loss Center brings together various expertise to provide a comprehensive and personalized approach to your wellness journey. From medical evaluations to individualized training programs, our professionals are committed to guiding you every step of the way.
Dr. Claude Matar founded Pasadena Weight Loss Center in 1996. Board-certified in naturopathic medicine and clinical nutrition, he pioneered a natural longevity protocol for men and women over 50, known as the FIT50 program. His research and unique approach have helped clients reverse chronic disease, reduce meds, and achieve optimum weight for over two decades.
Rawaa Matar coordinates programs with her Masters in Business Administration and other degrees. Passionate about healthy living, she enjoys spending time with her dog, Bella, and cooking healthy meals. Her skills in coordination and administration make her a key asset to our team.
Known as O-Flo, Oscar Flores is the Fitness Manager with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. Running a non-profit and serving over 20,000 PT sessions, he brings his passion and people skills to PWLC.
Mike Kabajouzian graduated from Cal State University, Northridge in kinesiology exercise science. His experience includes volunteering at physical therapy clinics, coaching youth basketball, and managing a community fitness program.
Camille Reyes graduated with an associate's degree in Advanced Health and Fitness, along with a NASM certificate. Her extensive training includes performance, cardiovascular, and resistance training. She loves seeing clients transform and pursue healthy lifestyles.
Michele Lindop, the assistant manager at Pasadena Weight Loss Center, has been mentored by Dr. Matar and Rawaa. She enjoys seeing clients achieve their goals and loves animals, sports, and cooking. Her dedication adds value to our administrative team.
Alejandro Mena earned his bachelor's degree in Kinesiology Applied Fitness & Active Lifestyle from California State University, Northridge. With over four years of experience in science-based training, Alejandro achieved his NASM personal training certification in 2019 and has since been dedicated to enhancing individuals' health and fitness.
Elvis Arevalo is a bilingual personal trainer fluent in English and Spanish, certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) since 2017. Elvis's approach to personal training combines individualized programs with a deep understanding of his trainees, ensuring a balance of enhancing strengths and addressing challenges.
Emily Albert holds a master’s degree in human clinical nutrition from the Maryland University of Integrative Health and is a Registered Nurse and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. Drawing from her hospital experience, Emily champions a holistic approach to health, emphasizing a comprehensive lifestyle shift.