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About Us

Our Story

In 1998, Coach Carl was attending UOP studying to be a physical therapist. He developed a love for Personal Fitness Training and thus Pure Form Training and the PFT System was born. At Pure Form Training, our expert staff, management, and owners are committed to your success. Through over 24 years of experience, we’ve learned that there is no 'ONE right way' to get fit. At Pure Form Training, we'll make sure you get the results you want, in a personalized sustainable way, that will help reduce your feeling of overwhelm and eliminate ever having to start over again. 

"Let's make TODAY your VERY LAST First Day!"


Our group training is unlike a normal gym setting. Sessions are taught by certified personal trainers who are experts in the PFT System (Fitness, Nutrition, Accountability). Each session will push and motivate you to be 'Your Very Best'. Our #PFTfamily is a welcoming and supportive community (for all fitness levels) full of people who motivate and help one another succeed. Let's do this!

Meet The Team



Tara and Jose Cardenas

We are a fitness loving couple who love to share our passion with others. Jose is a soccer player for life, builds homes and coaches competitive soccer. Tara is a certified group and personal trainer, homeschools all our kids, and runs the house ;)

We have 5 kids at home and strive to be our best selves for them!

We bought the Stockton location from Carl in January 2023 and wish to spread the PFT love far and wide.


My first memory of really falling in love with fitness was in high school weight training class. From there I just didn't stop. I worked out through all my pregnancies and started teaching group training in 2014. I worked at several big gyms over the years until transitioning to private training in 2020. It was at the end of that year that I came to PFT. I immediately fell in love and took over as the head trainer in 2021. 

Fitness is so important to me and what it does for longevity. My goal is to get every single person to see the value in themselves and give themselves the gift of fitness.

Take care of YOU first so your family gets the best version of you!


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