TEAM

Meet our team of dedicated health & fitness professionals

Tessa Mini-Kathol
Tessa Mini-Kathol
I believe health and fitness comes down to lifestyle changes and that is what I offer my clients. Through the means of teaching about proper eating habits, plant-based nutrition, meal preparation, resistance and cardiovascular exercises and consistency, I believe anyone can achieve their goals in health and fitness. I have a well-rounded and extensive history within this industry, originating with Division 1 college tennis at the University of Portland, half marathons, Open Crossfit competitions, IFBB and INBA bodybuilding competitions, working with rehabilitation clients, postural analysis, gait analysis, therapeutic exercises and hosting international wellness retreats. I studied in Australia to obtain my personal training and nutrition degree and that is when I found my passion in health and fitness. Opening Bare Health boutique personal training studio in downtown Napa has allowed me to transfer all my knowledge and passion of fitness into specifically tailored programs for my clients.
Matthew Kathol
Matthew Kathol
Matt has been involved in personal training, athletic coaching/training, continuing medical education for healthcare professionals, and corporate wellness for 20 years. He provides his education programs for physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, personal trainers, and chiropractors throughout the U.S. These seminars include understanding how to apply the law of physics, anatomy and postural analysis into your training and rehabilitation programs. Other experiences include: consultant for some of the top exercise/nutrition companies in the world, and was a strength and conditioning coach for a Division 1 college. Plus, he has personally trained and provided exercise therapy for a variety of populations, ranging from professional and amateur athletes, celebrities, business professionals, and moms. He has been an ergonomics and corporate wellness consultant for Genentech, Inc., Vacaville Correctional Facility, Silver Oak Winery, Wal-Mart, Duckhorn Winery, City of Vacaville/Fairfield, among other companies. He now practices out of Bare Health but frequently travels for ergonomics and corporate wellness jobs for companies.
Carla Castro
Carla Castro
I took an active role in my health and fitness after I became 30 pounds overweight and started having issues with my gallbladder due to my diet. My husband and I switched to a plant-based, vegan diet and I joined him in the gym. I fell in love with strength training and became fit. I wanted to help others do the same so I decided to become a personal trainer. I’m certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine and have continued education in Posture Assessment and Correction from Matt Kathol. I believe a personalized nutrition plan combined with the right workout routine can help anyone become fit, healthy, and pain free.

My training styles include: Couples training, group training, kids ages 12 & up, postural correction, therapeutic exercises, HIIT, weight training, yoga, tendon release/manual therapy.

Armando Castro
Armando Castro
I’ve been playing sports from a young age including Soccer, basket-ball, football, wrestling (Greco-Roman, and Jiu-Jitsu) some organized some not. Started lifting weights, studying anatomy and massage in High School around the age of 15.

I’ve got a CMT certificate from Lifestream School of Massage and have been a licensed therapist in the Napa Valley since 2013. I have had a self practice, and have worked at Massage Envy.

I’m a NASM Certified Personal Trainer with some continued education in Posture Assessment and gait analysis with Matt Kathol. I Mainly train 1 on 1 or 1 on 2 and enjoy helping people with posture, mobility, strength, and athletic training.

Teal Geyer
Teal Geyer