Meet the Team!
When you join Infinitely Fit you'll not only be working with founder and head coach LJ Pocsi, but you'll likely be in class with one of these exceptional coaches, hearing from them on social media, or participating with them in a health and fitness related Google Hangout or Health Happy Hour! Read more about them in their bios below.
LJ Pocsi (CEO/Lead Trainer)
LJ vividly remembers her weight issues beginning ar age 9. Always aware that she was "big-boned" or "athletic", she developed body image issues at a young age, and struggled with the yo-yo weight effects of dieting through school years, her 4 years of Marine Corps services, through her pregnancy and beyond.
In 2011 participating in a corporate health program, LJ began making small changes hoping to get healthy, but never expecting to lose weight. She succumbed to the idea of being "big-boned" for a lifetime. Much to her surprise, those subtle changes for her health would bring her 5'8" frame from 190lbs to 150lbs in 18 months.
Leaner, stronger and healthier than she had ever been, LJ decided to switch her career from government work to the health and wellness industry as a fitness trainer. It was a bold change, but it is where her passion and heart led her.
LJ believes if we all strive for a small improvement over yesterday, our experiences of tomorrow will be more than we ever imagined; therefore inspiring more positive change.
Kelsey Brown (Wellness Program Manager)
Kelsey’s interest in health and fitness began through the process of recovering from an eating disorder at the age of 13. Through her recovery, Kelsey found that exercise allowed her to feel stronger, happier and more self-confident. This ignited a passion for all things health and fitness and was the driving force behind her desire to pursue a career in the fitness industry.
Kelsey started teaching group fitness classes at 18 as a way to help others find the joy and self-confidence she was able to find through exercise. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology at San Diego State University and Master’s in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Texas at Austin.
In her role as the wellness program manager, Kelsey runs Infinitely Fit’s health coaching program and develops the content for their worksite wellness programs. Kelsey hopes to inspire change in each and every individual she works with –empowering them to become their healthiest and happiest selves.
Amber De Barge (Yoga Instructor)
After years of working in a high paced corporate environment that did not allow for a work-life-balance, Amber knew she had to make a change. This quest for balance and health lead her to her first yoga class, changing her life in more ways than she could have imagined. Not only did her yoga practice cure her chronic headaches and back aches, it also increased her physical and mental strength, boosted her confidence and enabled her to better handle the stress of everyday life.
As a military spouse, mother and community volunteer yoga has helped her maintain a well-balanced life, as well as poise in times of high stress. After 13 years of personal practice Amber began to casually share yoga with family and friends and soon realized that life-enhancing experience with yoga was not all that unique. She discovered that yoga is a tool people from all walks of life can use to improve and maintain their health, avoid injury and improve performance at work, school and in athletic endeavors. This realization resulted in her obtaining certification as a registered yoga teacher. She now feels blessed to have the opportunity to share yoga with others everyday.
In addition to completing a comprehensive yoga teacher training, Amber has specialized training in Happy Back Yoga, Yoga for Cancer Therapy and Yoga Wellness Coaching. As a Registered Yoga Teacher, Amber is committed to making yoga safe and accessible for everyone seeking work-life-balance, better health and a pain-free life.
Alex Macklin (Trainer)
Alex has been an athlete since young age, starting with baseball at the age of 5, hockey at 8 and basketball at 9. He excelled in these sports for many years through high school but didn't just stop there. Alex furthermore found love in activities that challenged his depth perception, hand-eye coordination and reaction time such as table tennis, air hockey and billiards. Besides his competitive edge, Alex also has a humanitarian side whereas he loves to help others less fortunate or lacking the ability to achieve what they want. After Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, he made a conscious decision to join a volunteer group to travel down to New Orleans and help gut houses for free (dispose everything out of the homes that was contaminated including the mold and water from the flooding) in order to return them to a livable status for their current owners who cannot have afforded to pay someone for this service. While he was down there, he really found a love for helping others, a feeling that lead him onto his journey the next 10 years. This eventually lead him to join the United States Marine Corps in 2008 and serve diligently and proudly in service of our country for the next 7 years. It was through his two deployments to Afghanistan and the camaraderie with his fellow Marines that he found a love for service to others and the benefit of peak physical fitness.
After honorable discharging in 2015, he made a decision that he would seek out opportunities to promote his desire to help others achieve their goals through pursuit of a career in the fitness industry. In April 2016, he enrolled at National Personal Trainer Institute to complete their Certified Personal Trainer course and has made a conscious decision to pursue that career and help others achieve both their fitness as well as personal goals in life through his skills, spirit and genuine care to help them succeed.