About Us

Chuck Branda

Chuck Branda

Owner and Founder of SCV Pro Fitness

Chuck became interested in physical fitness late in life when he and his wife Gerry had the opportunity to visit the Amazon Jungle of Peru as a member of a short-term missions construction team from his church. Knowing the harsh environment of the jungle, Chuck was concerned that being older and out-of-shape could result in him becoming a detriment to the team, so he enrolled in a fitness class. As he became more fit, he was able to do more for the team.
The following year, Chuck and Gerry returned to the jungle to a boarding school for missionary children near Manaus, Brazil on the Amazon River. Chuck taught a class on Spiritual and Physical Fitness to Junior and Senior High School students. He was able to bond with the students working out with the high school soccer team (they even let him play in a match) and swimming in the Amazon River.
Back in the states, Chuck later won numerous age group medals in local 5K and 10K races, Half Marathon, and Marathon races. Chuck later was ranked by Nike in the top third in the nation in his age group for the 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon. Chuck holds a club age group record for the 5K for Santa Clarita runners, has run with Club Run LA, and has worked part-time for Nike training runners to compete in local races.
Chuck then became focused on becoming a certified personal trainer, certified senior trainer, certified aerobics trainer, and a kick boxing instructor.  We are now fortunate to have Chuck providing these services to our Santa Clarita community.