When was the last time you heard laughter and squeals of delight at the gym? And not from the mouths of babes at the daycare section? At Costa Mesa’s Innovative Results The Fitness Playground, fun is always to be expected from a workout session. Having a sense of play is built in to training sessions. Whether it’s simulating knife fights with DIY foam weapons, dribbling soccer balls inside a magic square, or bouldering on the newly erected rock climbing wall, no workout is ever a bore.
What makes these exciting exercises even more enjoyable is the people who are doing them with you. With a close-knit, team-like atmosphere during group training sessions, clients are improving their health and enjoying it in the process. The Innovative Results’ coaching team consistently improves upon their health and fitness philosophy of Mindset, Movement, and Recovery through various educational workshops to deliver the most current, functional, and safe techniques in fitness and wellness, and the best and most useful information in nutrition. Innovative Results intends to continue its growing legacy with a new owner who himself has been a long-time client: Harrel Carman. Under his leadership, Carman wants more of everything that makes Innovative Results the beloved household name in Orange County fitness.
Harrel Carman: Dedicated to More
Innovative Results’ new owner, Harrel Carman, is much like Los Angeles’ Angels of Anaheim Coach, Mike Scioscia. Scioscia had a successful career as a catcher for the Dodgers. He parlayed his experience and expertise into coaching the Angels. Much like Scioscia, Carman’s path towards being Innovative Results’ new owner has been paved with dedication to sports and athleticism, and building and improving relationships.
Carman has long been passionate about physical fitness. He has competed in Baseball, Football, Basketball, Tennis, and Track & Field. He still plays Basketball most Saturday mornings and has been playing in Flag Football tournaments with the same team for over 15 years. Carman also regularly competes in Kettlebell Sport events and has won many medals lifting the 32kg kettlebell in the Men’s 85kg bodyweight division. Such an admirable commitment to physical health is actually grounded in a promise to others. Carman says, “Since I was young, maybe around 5 or 6 years old, I decided to begin working for my ‘future family.’ My dedication to my own health and fitness is my dedication to the family I have now, as well as when my family begins to grow (no kids yet, but eventually). I want to enjoy my kids, be able to play with them. Be able to roll around on the ground and play with my grandkids even. I want to be an example, through my own dedications, to my family, friends, and community.”
His active lifestyle is further complemented by a background in personal training, one that Carman has continued to expand over the last ten years. He has completed certifications in NASM, Functional Range Conditioning, Onnit Battle Ropes and Steel Clubs, Orange Kettlebell Club, SCUBA, and CPR. Carman’s favorite aspect of personal training was “how I got to interact with other people. Helping them learn more about themselves and the strength they have inside them.”
This knack for building people up has been a key component in Carman’s success in business. He has managed and run several businesses ranging from a financial company, to construction, to the Kumon tutoring center that he owns with his wife, Julianne. “I’ve found team-building to be the most important aspect of having a successful business,” asserts Carman. “Describing the ‘perfect’ team isn’t possible for me, since every business’ needs are different. However, the team currently at Innovative Results was a big factor in my decision to purchase the business. Without this incredible team, I don’t think I’d have been interested. I’m so excited to become a part of this awesome team and to bring even more energy and enthusiasm to continue Innovative Results’ vision moving forward.”
Continuing to Transform: A Better Quality of Life for Everyone
In the ten years that Harrel Carman has been a client of Innovative Results, he has seen the positive influence that Orange County’s Fitness Playground has had on its members and the surrounding community. He says, “I love the passion that’s brought every day and the dedication that Innovative Results coaches show to our clients!”. Innovative Results’ mission is: “Improve quality of life through diligent change and growth, dedication to the basics, and service to our community.” Former owner Aaron Guyett built a solid coaching team that is enthusiastic and genuine about making an impact on each and every person that walks through Innovative Results’ doors. Numerous client reviews on social media attest to incredible transformations in physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Each Innovative Results trainer truly embodies the coveted title emblazoned on the back of their black and gray shirts: coach. Aubrie Pohl and Dane Fernandez are two coaches who are there for clients at any point in their journey towards wellness, whether it be providing a modification or giving encouragement during a workout, or answering nutrition questions outside of the gym.
Carman is eager for what lies ahead. “My current vision for Innovative Results is to keep it moving in the same direction it has been over the years. I don’t have any visions of making drastic changes.” Carman elaborates: “It’s why I’m so excited for this opportunity. The current culture is so freaking fun, why change it? The only thing I really want to do, is take everything that Innovative Results is and make it more. More opportunities for our coaches to learn/grow, more tools for our clients to reach their goals, more more more! I hope through our commitment to bettering the lives of our clients, we can reach more and more of those in our community to do the same.”
Article Author: Margaret Fajardo