Leigh & Roland

Roland Brown (L) and Leigh Pozas (R)

About Leigh Pozas: Leigh Pozas is the owner/operator of Total Woman Fitness & Training Centers. She is also an active instructor, trainer, and nutritional coach. Leigh has been at Total Woman for over 25 years. She has taught every type of exercise possible as well as private and semi-private training. Certified by ACE, AFAA, and ACSM and many others she has made fitness her life’s work. Realizing that fitness is only part of a healthy lifestyle and the importance that nutrition plays she became a Certified Nutrition Consultant with AANC and spends much time working with clients on a good, healthy, whole foods diet. She is a frequent public speaker about anything from health and fitness, whole foods nutrition, stress management to business topics. After speaking at the Bakersfield Women’s Business Conference for 9 years, in 2015 she chaired the event and was the opening speaker. She has been a board member of the American Heart Association and was on the very first panel of what was then Women and Heart Disease which is not Go Red for Women. Currently she is on the board for J.J.’s Legacy and has her own Foundation for Movement at Total Woman, Move to Improve, a non-profit benefiting those with exercise limitations such as MS or other autoimmune diseases. Her passion is helping people of all abilities achieving their goals and living as healthy and well as possible.

About Roland Brown: Roland Brown is one of the original ‘Dancing At The Stars’ ‘dance pros’ — having participated since its inaugural year. Roland began performing professionally in his early 20’s, in a variety of stage, television, film, and commercial productions, both nationally and internationally. Currently recognized as one of Bakersfield’s finest personal trainers, Roland made the transition from performer to fitness professional in Los Angeles during the ‘aerobics craze’ of the early 80’s. Roland relocated to Bakersfield in 1990 to establish a local personal training practice, and soon discovered a thriving local performing arts community. Over the years, Roland has been privileged to perform in a variety of local productions and venues. However, his favorite production to be a part of is Civic Dance Center’s annual production of The Nutcracker. He joined the cast in 1996 to perform the role of the Arabian King, and subsequently the role of the Mouse King. Due family and business time constraints Roland ended his tenure after the 25th Anniversary in 2002. Then, after a 13 year hiatus, and at a youthful 61 years of age, Roland returned for the 2015 — and again in 2016 — to reprise his role as the Arabian King, and to reclaim his place as the ‘Senior’ member of the Nutcracker family.

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