Meet Our Personal Trainers


Warren Wilkins, Founder

As Founder and Owner of Build a Beast Personal training, Warren has a passion to help people around the world get in their best shape and health of their lives. Warren began training almost 15 years ago and started a company called “Body’s by Dubs” where he did mobile personal training around the DFW area. But that wasn’t enough for Warren, he wanted to do more, and to help more people with their goals and help more personal trainers get into their passion. Warren has sought out, hired and trained some of the best trainers in every area. His goal is to build the best version of every client that build a beast serves, and build the best version of his team of trainers everyday.

Nina Lopez, Sales Director

ACTION-CPT (Certified Personal Trainer)

As Sales Director of Build a Beast Personal Training, Nina helps our company grow by developing trainers and helping them with their client acquisition. Nina has a passion for helping personal trainers excel in their careers!
Via Nina:
I have a strong passion for fitness and healthy living. My goal is to help people change their lifestyle for long lasting results. I’m certified through Action Personal training and I specialize in the female population. I am motivated and will keep you accountable. Exercising for me is a genuinely fun activity and I want to make it fun for you!

Sophia Taracena
Fitness Director

NASM- Certified Personal Trainer

As Fitness Director of Build a Beast Personal Training, Sophia handles the HR and Administration Duties to Help ensure Our Team of Trainers transition into their roles within the company, and comply with all policies and procedures.

Via Sophia:

Hola! Hello! My name is Sophia and I am looking forward to help you achieve your fitness goals! I am a NASM Certified Personal Trainer with a Master’s in Health Administration. Continuing to learn and expand my knowledge is important to me because I want to help and lead others to live a healthy lifestyle in the best way possible! Taking care of our bodies physically, mentally, and spiritually is absolutely vital in today’s world. Health and fitness not only helps us to function properly, but also brings us a much happier, energetic life! It is rewarding in so many ways that I want to share, inspire, and motivate others to cultivate their own fitness journey, while being with them every step of the way! I would love to be your personal trainer to help you embrace this kind of living, and bring out the best version of a more fit, confident, happy, healthy you! — Hablo español!

Shelley Junkins

ACE Certified Personal Trainer

CPR Certified through the American Heart Association

What do you specialize in?
Individualized Personal Training, approaching each person as an individual
How long have you been training?
10+ years
What do you train? Why do you do what you do?
Because everything I did in my life lead to this. Lifting serving and helping others and I am gifted in that so it motivates me to help other people to get their fitness and diet on track. That makes me happy to see other people taking control of their health and wellness.
Favorite cheat meal: Pizza is my weakness. Papa johns and brick oven. Simple. Sausage and extra cheese

Benjamin Thornton

ACE Certified Personal Trainer

CPR Certified through the American Heart Associatio

Hi I am Ben and I truly enjoy helping others accomplish their health goals. I have experience training clients with injuries and clients of all ages. I help out my clients with not only the workouts but eating as well. I do meal prep for my clients because I know that eating is a huge part of our health and fitness goals. With eating healthier or towards your goals, my clients are able to reach their goals faster and more efficient. When you get me you get an expert trainer and friend, I enjoy getting to know my clients and coaching them to their goals. I specialize in weight loss, muscle gain, and performance building. I train because I have always considered health and well being to be the key factors to achieving happiness and truly being successful. My favorite types of training and survival or military inspired. I love Japanese culture as well as I have trained in martial arts. I’m looking forward to meeting you and building the best version of you! 

Patrick Lewis

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Mario Scourten
DFW Team Lead

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

CPR Certified through the American Heart Association

I’m Mario and I love what I get to do everyday which is help people become the best versions of themselves. I have several years of experience as a personal trainer, I’ve help many clients with weight loss, muscle building, core strength and daily functionality. I do this because I realize that we live in a world we’re we neglect our health and well being and I am here to help individuals get their health back and to feel better. When you select me as your trainer, you’re not only getting a trainer but a accountability partner. I believe that 80% of success is just showing up and I will be that person that encourages you to show up and holds you accountable. You will get the best workouts for your needs and goals and I will be helping you on the nutrition side as well. I’m looking forward to meeting and helping you with your fitness journey.

Ondrea Spearman

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Reed Woolcock

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

As a Navy veteran, I learned that we should all strive to make continuous improvements daily. No matter what part of your life, you should continuously aim to improve your life each and everyday. As a personal trainer, helping my clients improve their life every time that I see them, whether it is physical, nutritional, or mental provides me with great joy. Proper nutrition and hydration plus physical fitness will help your body and mind become the best it’s ever been. We will work together to develop goals and create a personalized program that you enjoy, in order to get you to the best version of yourself. I will help provide you accountability in reaching your goals by building a strong foundation through improving one’s flexibility, core, balance, and strength with both body weight and resistance based workouts; then continuing to build on that foundation with high intensity workouts and muscle building. The best workout is the one that we enjoy, and my aim is to get you excited ab

Luke Wade

Cooper Institute Certified Personal Trainer

  • Specializations:
  • Fat Loss
  • Brides-to-Be
  • Muscle-Building
  • Powerlifting
  • Sports-Specific Training
  • Group Exercise for General and Elderly Populations

With 3 years of training experience and psychology + nutrition university education, Luke is a champion for holistic wellness. Through his own fitness journey he realized first-hand the crucial connection between body and mind, not only for himself but for the clients he has helped since. Luke works with a wide variety of age groups ranging from 15 to 88 years old, both at his home gym and in Greater Fort Worth. His experience in the field of physical therapy has enabled him to specialize in the post-rehabilitation population, as he has helped those with cerebral palsy, scoliosis, and diabetes among other conditions. Each client is unique, all bringing with them unique goals, personalities, needs, and motivations. Luke is intent on establishing and cultivating relationships that create the foundation for client growth and ultimate success.

Alexa Singleton

ISSA Certified Personal Trainer

Specialize in Youth and Fitness

Nutrition and Bodybuilding

CPR Certified through the AHA

Building a healthier lifestyle comes with some changes that appear to be overwhelming, and at
times intimidating. As a former athlete, expanding into the world of NPC Bodybuilding, finding a
happy-medium is my specialty. With certifications in Personal Fitness Training (Adult), Youth
Fitness Training, Nutrition, and Bodybuilding (in the works), my goal is to assist each of my
clients in not only reaching their fitness goal, but surpassing it and maintaining their new lifestyle
with ease. Working together, we will create a program that focuses on your specific goals,
while leaving out the “negative” aspects of the everyday fitness journey!

Josh Harris

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Hello. My name is Joshua. My fitness journey began in the corporate world. I created a successful professional career, but the more I became consumed by the rat race the more my happiness waned. My mental and physical health began to decline. I was clinically obese and spiritually lost. I began to change myself from the inside out and fitness became an integral part of my transformation. As my journey developed, my passion for health and movement grew. I realized that I am living this life to help others, and fitness and coaching was the vehicle to do so. I have expertise in weight loss, functional fitness, strength training, flexibility, mobility, and sports performance. My experience covers multiple demographics and ages including children, athletes, seniors, and individuals with unique or special needs. If your goal is to feel confident in a bathing suit, to experience more flexibility and physical independence, or to find that inner strength, then please reach out!

Kendell Freier

NASM Certified Personal Trainer



My name is Kendell. I’m a single mom of three amazing daughters. I have been into fitness for the majority of my life and coaching in some aspect for the past 10 years. At one point in my life, I was so ridden with depression and anxiety that it was hard to leave my bed, and one day I said I was sick of the medications that I didn’t feel were helping me to feel happy, and I took my health into my own hands, focusing on the gut health-brain health connection. I am a chiropractic student and also working on my masters in functional nutrition. I am passionate about health from the inside out. I have personally experienced and seen how changing someone’s health changes the trajectory of their life. When you aid in giving someone their health back, you watch them get their lives, family, and success back. I will always be my client’s biggest cheerleader and advocate.

Nicholas French

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

I believe that fitness is for everyone and as your trainer I gauge success in ensuring that each and every individual under my professional care meets their goals. I will guide you with nutritional planning, maximizing workouts so each and every client has a plethora of exercises to do in the gym, and I also offer guides to holistic life improvements. Whether your workouts require athletic training or an active older adult looking to get the most in life I will be your guild in health and fitness.
Each and every client and workout is custom-tailored in a way to benefit in the best way possible. Whether it is my 30m HIIT for losing weight, body sculpt for muscular body contouring or even functional fitness to ensure you live a healthy active life.

L'Dontay Dixon

ISSA Certified Personal Trainer

CPR Certified through the American Heart Association

I am a Fitness Trainer looking to help to get you into shape and being healthy. I am a firm believer that the body is built to heal and correct itself with the correct guidance. I am passionate about your health and well-being. I transform busy professionals, so they look and feel younger than ever. I act as your fitness concierge providing fitness expertise, programming, tracking through our app, nutrition guidance as well as making sure you get the most out of your hard work. I am excited to embark on your fitness journey with you and will do everything I can to ensure you succeed. I want you to be proud of your accomplishments and enjoy the process. I am with you every step of the way!