Welcome to
The Well

About Us

Welcome to The Well, the premier Personal Training Studio in Laguna Beach. Founded in 2008 by fitness expert Brian Wisely, The Well offers concierge-level service for your fitness goals, the best trainers in the area and a professionally designed studio. Our underlying training philosophy, known as The Well Method™, is compiled from Wisely’s 25-plus-years experience as a fitness and wellness expert. 


“At the core of your well-being is a healthy body. And at the core of a healthy body are a fit organ system and strong, healthy muscles.”

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**One Week Complimentary Trial**

Call or email today: 949-715-0311


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

Shawn Nethercott, CPT

 Shawn is a Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified CrossFit Trainer. He is committed to promoting active, healthy lifestyles and their positive effects on the mind, body and spirit. He enjoys the opportunity to develop relationships with his clients and work with them on a personal basis. 

Jodi Nishioka, CPT

 Jodi is a Certified Personal Trainer, Registered Yoga Teacher and Certified Foundation Training Instructor. Through personal training, yoga and Foundation Training, Jodi believes in improving the mind and whole body for a better quality of life, regardless of age, experience, body type or flexibility. 

Kyle Polries, CPT

Kyle is certified through the NASM and holds a diploma from The National Personal Trainer Institute. Originally from Oroville California he suffered a back injury as a youth basketball player. That event instilled Kyle's passion to learn about health based physical fitness and back health. Kyle now resides in Costa Mesa with his girlfriend and two Chihuahuas. 

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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. 

Marguerita Edep, CPT

Marguerita is a fitness professional certified by the NCCPT since 2003.  A basketball and volleyball athlete as a student ignited her passion for fitness.  Marguerita has a wide experience of training clients from youth athletes to seniors.  She brings both compassion and commitment to her training.


" 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.

**Complimentary One Week Trial**

Experience The Well with no obligation or expense.

Call or email us today for your complimentary one week trial.*

*First time clients only.

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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