All of our trainers are certified in their own specific areas. They understand that no two bodies are alike and will work with you to get fit at the right pace.
Vince Mini, Owner
About Vince: Vince is the owner of the House of Pain since 1996 and has a passion for “Life Long Strength and Conditioning”. Believing that age has no limits, Vince believes through hard work, good nutrition, and consistent training habits you can be a participant in life instead of a spectator. Vince pushes the members to be accountable, work hard in the gym which in turn will lower risk and return a bigger profit margin in life. Vince played football, wrestling and baseball at Parsippany High School in Northern New Jersey where he was elected Captain of all three teams. Vince received a full scholarship to attend Temple University and play Division 1 football where he was named captain his senior year and continued on professionally with the Philadelphia Eagles in the National Football League. Vince’s own athletic path is one of the many reasons that he relates so well to not only the student athletes, but also the adult population wanting to become the “Elite Performer” in their lives.
Education: Vince holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University in Criminal Justice along with the following certifications: USAW level 1, FMS level 2, SFG II, Sports Nutrition Specialist, Member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Advisory board member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA, Northern California).
Personal: Vince is equally as committed to his beautiful wife and 3 children.
Gabriel Jackson, Strength Coach
About Gabe: Gabe has been a part of the House of Pain for over 10 years and has a passion for “Being the coach he never had growing up”. Believing that there are many life lessons to be learned through athletics and training, Gabe pushes the athletes to work hard in the gym, in the classroom, and encourages them to let athletics be the vehicle that helps them go to college. Gabe played football and basketball all 4 years at Folsom High School where was elected Captain three out of his four years. He was also on the track and field team for 2 years at Folsom High School as well. His college career includes playing football for two years at Utah State, one year at Yuba College, and two years at Humboldt State. Gabe’s own athletic path is one of the many reasons that he relates so well to not only the student athletes, but also to parents wanting to help their kids compete successfully in high school and college sports.
Education: Gabe holds a Bachelor of Arts from Humboldt State University, a master’s degree in education from National University and two teaching credentials: single subject PE and education specialist along with the following certifications: Certified Strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS*D) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. USATF level 1, USAW level 1, FMS level 2, SFG II, Sports Nutrition Specialist, Member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Advisory board member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA, Northern California).
Personal: Besides his passion for coaching and training, Gabe is equally as committed to his beautiful family that includes his wife Sheena and children Brooklyn (3) and Clayton (1). They reside in Folsom.
Jen Enos, Strength Coach
About Jen: Jennifer Enos comes to the House of Pain with a breadth of athletic, coaching and strength/conditioning experience in high school, college and community programs. Before joining the House of Pain team, Jen was the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Arden Hills (Sacramento, CA) where she developed and administered youth, elite athlete and adult programs. She was a Sports Performance Coach at both V elocity Sports Performance (Rancho Cordova, CA) and Pursuit Performance (Elk Grove, CA) training local law enforcement/SW A T officers/city employees. Jen was also the Head JV Basketball Coach at Franklin High School (Elk Grove, CA) where she also developed off-season basketball programs for the Lady Wildcats.
Education: Jen received an athletic scholarship to play basketball for Humboldt State University (Arcata, CA). She helped set new records for the “Lady Jacks” and during her 4 seasons was a 2-time NCAA DII Regional Contender, going the furthest in Regionals than any previous team and were considered the best team in the school’s 36-year history her last year. Off the court Jennifer was a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Strength and Conditioning All American and also broke the schools squat record for her weight class. Jen graduated with a BS in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science.
Jen is the current Northern CA State Director for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) where she also holds her certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). In addition, she holds certifications as a USA W eightlifting Level 1 Performance Coach, International Y outh Conditioning Specialist (IYCA) Y outh Fitness Specialist and Functional Movement Screen (FMS).
Personal: Jen currently competes in Olympic weightlifting at a National level. The cornerstone of Jen’s training and coaching philosophy is that hard work and character are the backbone of successful individuals.
Tom Ruelas, Strength Coach
About Tom: Thomas Ruelas has been a sports performance coach for over 10 years developing athletic sport performance programs ranging from professional baseball and football to youth movement development. Prior to Mini’s House of Pain, Thomas spent four years as the Director of Performance at Results Physical Therapy and Training Center, during which he was the Head Strength Coach for Christian Brothers High School. Thomas was the assistant strength coach for Sacramento State University for 5 years where he was the head strength coach for baseball, softball, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s rowing, women’s soccer, gymnastics, and track – middle distance/cross country runners. Tom also assisted in the development of football, men’s soccer, volleyball, and golf. While having the experience of coaching numerous athletes and sports, he also knows what it’s like being an athlete training for a sport. Thomas played organized baseball and was a competitive Olympic style weightlifter.
Education: Thomas earned his Masters in Kinesiology at Sacramento State University and holds certifications from the NSCA (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist), USA Weightlifting - Club Coach, and USA Track and Field Level 1 Coach.
Personal: Thomas looks forward to working with Mini’s House of Pain’s clientele. He will bring energy to the members training sessions and big expectations for each individual’s successes. It’s a great time to get better and there’s no better time than the present. LET’S GET RIGHT!!!