Our Team

The Heartbeat of Brainstorm Fitness


GEORGE-anTHONY dULAL-wHITEWAY - founder/head coach

George-Anthony hails from the small twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago. After spending 9 years as an active duty United States Marine, a Martial Arts Instructor, and also a former Drill Instructor, he brings the same passion and drive for helping others succeed in life, whether it be personally or professionally. George-Anthony has transformed hundreds of military members both physically and mentally, in order for them to achieve their goals, and accomplish their mission of leading healthier lives. His certifications and education include:

  • National Academy for Sports Medicine (NASM) - Certified Personal Trainer

  • NASM - Performance Enhancement Specialist

  • NASM - Corrective Exercise Specialist

  • NASM - Weight Loss and Fitness Nutrition Specialist

  • USA Weightlifting - Sports Performance Coach

Believing we are always eternal students, he is currently pursuing a Bachelor's of Science degree in Kinesiology. 


Brett ishmael - co-founder/head coach (miami, fl)

Brett is also a native of Trinidad, and George-Anthony's cousin. A long time athlete and exercise practitioner, Brett has over 15 years of training experience, and has helped many individuals to change their body composition and changed their entire lifestyles with sustainable, safe results due to his in-depth understanding and of nutrition, anatomy, and physiology. Brett currently runs the mobile East Coast division of Brainstorm Fitness in Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Florida. His certifications and education include:

  • Bachelor's of Science Degree - Biology/Exercise Science

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

  • Precision Nutrition - Level 1 Certification


Anthony Carey, is the owner of Function First in San Diego, California and is the lead educator at Brainstorm Fitness, bringing many years of expertise and education into helping our staff and coaches raise the bar in the fitness industry. He has authored two bestselling books and his work has received national attention, including the New York Times, Time Magazine and Oprah’s “O” Magazine.  Anthony’s clientele is represented by people the world over. Anthony is also the inventor of the Core-Tex®, the revolutionary reaction tool currently being used by multiple professional sports teams, health clubs and major universities in the US and abroad and of course, at Brainstorm Fitness. Anthony has also developed the Pain Free Movement Specialist certification, helping coaches in the industry be better equipped to help their clients deal with chronic pain and ailments. His certifications and education include:

  • Masters of Science Degree -Biomechanics/Athletic Training

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

  • National Academy for Sports Medicine (NASM) - Corrective Exercise Specialist

  • Pain Free Movement Specialist


Julia zuniga - X-FACTOR COACH/PERSONAL TRAINER/pain free movement specialist

Julia came to the west coast on board USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) where she served as the Afloat Fitness Director and completed an 8-month combat deployment with them in 2003. After that, she spent several years sharing her passion for fitness by helping wounded veterans and active duty service members find their “new normal” after a physical or mental injury.  She authored a chapter in ACE’s Personal Training and Group Fitness manuals and currently sees personal training clients and teaches college courses in Anatomy and Physiology, Nutrition, CPR, and Personal Training.  When she’s not working, she loves hiking and trail running with her husband Randy and dog Wrigley. Her education and certifications include:

  • Master's of Science Degree - Kinesiology

  • American Council for Exercise (ACE) - Master Trainer/Personal Training/Group Fitness Instructor

  • American Heart Association CPR/First Aid Instructor and Training Center Faculty

  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) - Certified Exercise Physiologist and Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer

  • Emergency Medical Technician/Wilderness First Aid

  • Pain Free Movement Specialist

  • Yoga 200hr (in progress)