About Us

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Our Mission


The Well is here to help you reach your fitness goals, whatever they may be, in a comfortable and welcoming environment. Our product is our expert knowledge and personalized service. We are here to educate, to guide, to support, and yes, sometimes to push when it’s needed.

Owner/Operator Brian Wisely, CFT

The Well Method

The Well Method™ is about working with you to design Your Fitness Lifestyle. A lifestyle that is fun yet produces the results that you want.  Composed of a purposeful Nutrition plan, Cardio-vascular Conditioning, Strength Training, Flexibility, and a proper Week-to-Week Schedule, your plan will be specific to you. 


Variety: Metabolic Strength Training, Functional Movement Training, Yoga, Crossfit, Boxing, Kickboxing, Triathlon Training, Foundation Training...these are just a few of the services we offer. If there's something you want to do to live fit, we can show you how.

Results: We evaluate your progress in a measureable and quantifiable way. If you want to lose weight, lose body-fat or gain strength, we can track you every step of the way.

Accountability: Our services don’t start and stop at the front door. We can, and will,  offer expert advice on diet and healthy lifestyle choices to make sure what you do outside The Well supports what we do inside The Well.

Our Specialists

David Barney, CPT

Sandra Bennecke, CFT

David Barney, CPT


  David Barney is a NASM certified personal trainer with a BS in exercise science from the University of Kansas. He competes in the CVBA and plays volleyball almost every weekend here in Laguna Beach. David likes to make sure every one of his clients has correct form and good posture inside and outside the gym. He believes proper exercise of the whole body improves your quality of life.

Emily Hosie

Sandra Bennecke, CFT

David Barney, CPT


  Emily graduated from Belmont University with an Exercise Science degree. She fuses stretching, strengthening and mindfulness to help you connect to your true self. She has 200 hour yoga works R.Y.T and 95 hour Wee Yogis R.C.Y.T. She believes no one should ever come to you without leaving happier.

Sandra Bennecke, CFT

Sandra Bennecke, CFT

Sandra Bennecke, CFT


Sandra is a ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer and AFAA Group Certified Instructor. Sandra’s positive outlook and support for her clients is what inspires her fitness programs.  She is equally adept at working with beginners and experts. An avid athlete growing up, she believes that fitness should be fun, not painful and boring. 

April Deweese

April Deweese

Sandra Bennecke, CFT


April  earned her Bachelors degree in Exercise Science from Illinois College. April has been a Personal Trainer for 17 yrs. She specializes in whole-food plant-based nutrition for reversing and preventing disease from eCornell University, weight management, strength training, sports conditioning, rehab, functional training, fitness competition, leaning out and building lean muscle.  April utilizes free weights, kettlebells, medicine balls, functional equipment, TRX, and body weight exercises to help you reach your fitness goals.

Ryah Arthur

April Deweese

Ryah Arthur


 Ryah is a former professional surfer, CHEK trainer and certified personal trainer. He seeks to supplement his clients lifestyle with exercise, mobility training and holistic coaching. He endeavors to grow and strengthen clients physically, emotionally and spiritually through fitness. 



" The Well is perfect for me. It is not large but the trainers are all super qualified. The studio is a great size and offers all of the equipment I would ever need. The best thing about The Well is that its clients, like me, all consider ourselves a workout family. That unique atmosphere and hard-to-create culture is all Brian’s doing. I love The Well Studio."   

- Jim Foster

" I entered The Well two years ago, counting french fries as my daily vegetable and getting winded walking up a single flight of stairs. I started slow, with 30 minute gentle sessions a few times a week and the goal of cutting out only potato chips from my diet. Within 3 months, friends and family would ask what I was doing different. A year later, a saleswoman from Nike said, "Tell me everything you're doing to make your arms look like that." Within the year, I dropped 70 points off my cholesterol levels, and graduated off blood pressure medication. My cardiologist refers to me as his "miracle patient." It's not an understatement to say The Well, and Shawn Nethercott, changed my life. Not only my exercise and nutritional habits, but my outlook, the way I see myself, and my mental health. They took me from a position of weakness to strength on every level, and its paying dividends in ways I could never have anticipated."  

- Marrie Stone

" I enjoy my time training at The Well. The facility and equipment are new, the trainers and staff are well informed and educated, and overall I've found the total experience is first class. Collectively the trainers worked with me to create and define goals as well as refine my training regime, which has resulted in dramatically improved athletic performance and the achievement of my personal health and fitness goals."   

- Mark M.

" Brian and the entire team of fitness professionals at The Well are completely dedicated to helping clients achieve their personal fitness goals. The enjoyable atmosphere and personal service is such a welcome relief from the big corporate gyms I'd previously belonged to."  

 - Robert H.

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The Well

660 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA

(949) 715-0311


Monday - Friday: 6am - 6pm

Saturday: 8am-1pm

Sunday: Closed