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Why People Love RiseUp

“Emily, Kyle, and Addie make a phenomenal team. They are kind, motivational, and real. Each one of them cares about you as a person. They aren’t just in this business for the money or “cool” factor. They want to help people become better versions of themselves. The classes are fun, well-structured, and as challenging as you want to make them. All the trainers are knowledgeable and supportive. The gym is clean, the equipment is new, it’s in a great location, easily accessible from the freeway, with lots of parking. Highly recommend.” 
—  Lisette

Meet the RiseUp Team

Addie Clarke co-owner of RiseUp Fitness

Addie Clarke

Partner / Trainer

Addie was born in St. Louis, MO and grew up in Tokyo, Japan before moving to Santa Barbara with her family. She graduated from UC Berkeley in 2015 with degrees in Biological Anthropology and Industrial Engineering before heading back to the beach with a remarkable wealth of primate trivia. Addie trained in classical ballet throughout high school and college, tirelessly fighting flat feet and inflexible hips before turning to group fitness as a new way to sweat, grow, and excel in athletics. She has since become extremely passionate about supporting and motivating people to discover their (often unexpected) potential in health and fitness. In her spare time, Addie enjoys baking, dancing, writing, and occasionally making a fool of herself on the stage in local theatrical productions.

Kyle Visin co-owner of RiseUp Fitness

Kyle Visin

Partner / Trainer

Kyle Visin grew up in Santa Clarita, and after high school decided it was time to head for the beach. He graduated from UCSB in 2005 and worked as a Mechanical Design Engineer developing Atomic Force Microscopes before he chose to pursue his true passion for health and fitness. Kyle takes a very analytical approach in his training and coaching to help people of all levels achieve their goals. He is regarded as a top level triathlete and has competed in numerous national and world championship events. Kyle placed 6th in the International Triathlon Union World Championships (2015) and 2nd at the Ironman Hawaii World Championships (2012). In his spare time, Kyle enjoys playing with his daughter Sloan, being outside with family and friends in our beautiful beachside community.

Emily Foley co-owner of RiseUp Fitness

Emily Foley

Partner / Trainer

Emily was born and raised in Santa Barbara. Her love of athletics became apparent at a young age and she played soccer, basketball, and volleyball. She graduated from UCLA in 2008 with a BA in Psychology and Masters in Early Childhood Special Education and worked in the field for almost a decade. After rediscovering her true passion for fitness, Emily took her love of teaching and transformed it to high standard of athletic training, which allows her to guide people to the next level in their health and fitness. Emily is a top level athlete and in 2015 placed 1st in her age group in the Wildflower Ironman 70.3, 1st in her age group in the Gibraltar Cycling Time Trial and completed Ironman Canada. In her free time, Emily loves to stay active and spend time with her friends and family.

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Shannon Foley


Shannon is recognized by her giant smile, encouraging attitude, and killer athleticism. There is no one more excited about Team or Partner Day than Shannon! Before her days at RiseUp, she was crushing the soccer field and inspiring her fellow teammates with her enthusiasm and drive. Shannon is now a nurse at Cottage Hospital, uses that that same enthusiasm for life to engage with patients to help them recover and heal.

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Sharon Stevens


Sharon is the one you'll see ripping out 100 push-ups in a row without breaking a sweat - she's a lifelong athlete who has been pushing herself to new levels at RiseUp! Sharon is never afraid of a challenge, and has found that her drive to motivate herself can also drive others to reach new goals in their workouts. With careers in management and physical education, Sharon knows how to keep a workout organized and safe, while keeping an eye on numbers and technique.


Skylar Urban


Skylar was born and raised in the Santa Ynez Valley and attended Cal Poly. Growing up he was involved in team sports and played soccer through college. You can't help but smile when Skylar walks in the room, he brings positivity, humor, and inspiration to all gym-goers. For him, fitness is an outlet from the day to day grind, a great opportunity to meet people, get healthy, and work up a sweat! He's generous with his energy, wit, and passion, and employs them all to help every member reach their full potential.


Dominic Velazquez


Dominic is a true Santa Barbara native, repping our city's athletic talents back in football at Dos Pueblos, and continuing to inspire people to sweat everyday as a local fitness trainer.


In his spare time, he trains and competes in Jiu Jitsu, and he's excited to bring that dedication and strength to RiseUp.