University Recreation
Personal Training

Trainers

  • AJ

    AJ

    Personal Trainer


    My passion for fitness started 5 years ago. After injuring my shoulder in an accident, I realized how important it is to understand one’s body. Therefore, I believe in training through education, in which my clients have a better understanding of their own bodies and the mechanics involved in the training.

    My style depends on building trust, meeting my clients where they are and coaching them to develop their own discipline. It’s very important to me to eliminate any pressure that people usually feel with their trainers. My specialty includes resistance training, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), and functional body weight training.

    Education:
    BA in Digital Design, anticipated graduation June 2015
    Minor in Business Administration

    Certifications:
    National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Personal Trainer, 2013
    National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Performance Enhancement Specialist, 2014
    TRX Certified
    Tabata Bootcamp Instructor
    CPR/AED and First Aid Certified

    Amanda

    Amanda

    Personal Trainer

    I believe that exercise, fitness, and healthy eating should be things that enhance and enrich your life. I love working with people to help find a way to integrate health and fitness into their lives in a balanced way. For me the key to is to find physical activity that you enjoy and love to help my clients explore different kinds of physical activity that allows them to meet their individual goals. My specialties include functional training, endurance training and weight loss.

    Education:
    BS in Business Marketing, 2009
    MS in College Student Personal, 2011

    Certifications:
    American Council on Exercise (ACE), Personal Trainer, 2012
    Yogafit Level 1, 2013
    CPR/AED and First Aid Certified

    Ben

    Ben

    Personal Trainer

    Positivity sparks success in everything we do. High energy and fun is how I bring this positivity to fitness. While group fitness was my start, I thrive working one on one with individuals to reach specific goals. It is never too late to join the party and I enjoy sharing my passion for health and wellness with people looking to start a new exercise program or reach a new level of athletic performance. I am always looking for new challenges and to try something new, so I like to introduce variety into my sessions. My specialties include endurance training, sport specific training, and weight loss.

    Education:
    BS in Sports and Exercise Science, anticipated graduation 2016

    Certifications:
    American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer, 2014
    Spinning Indoor Cycling Instructor, 2013
    CPR/AED and First Aid Certified

    Christin

    Christin

    Personal Trainer

    Helping others to reach their goal of living a healthy, active lifestyle is what excites me every day. I love working with all types of people with many different goals ranging from working on body weight movements to power lifting. I believe laughing is just as important for the body and mind as movement so I try to incorporate as much fun as possible! My specialties include functional training, flexibility training and interval training.

    Education:
    MS in Kinesiology, 2011
    BA in Psychology, 2009

    Certifications:
    American Council on Exercise (ACE), Health Coach, 2013
    American Council on Exercise (ACE), Personal Trainer, 2008
    Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, Group Exercise Instructor 2009
    YogaFit Level 1 & 2
    TRX Group Suspension Training
    Zumba Level 1 Instructor
    CPR/AED and First Aid Certified

    Gus

    Gus

    Personal Trainer

    I enjoy working with a variety of people, from seasoned athletes to first-time exercisers. In every session, I strive to help people feel comfortable in a gym setting, and to get excited about making exercise a part of their daily lives. My areas of interests are working with LGBTQ folks (especially queer, trans, and gender variant individuals), and working with older adults. My specialties include: weight training, interval training, and functional training.

    Education:
    BA in Cultural Anthropology, 2011

    Certifications:
    American Council on Exercise (ACE), Personal Trainer, 2013
    CPR/AED and First Aid Certified

    Laura

    Laura

    Personal Trainer

    My goal as a personal trainer is to help my clients feel good and be comfortable in their own skin. Fitness doesn't have to be hard and boring in order for it to work, which is why I try to integrate fun and creative exercises into my sessions. If I can get my clients to leave with a smile on their face, I know that I have done my job! My specialties are cardiovascular improvement, flexibility, and female fitness.

    Education:
    BS in Diagnostic Ultrasound, anticipated graduation 2016

    Certifications:
    Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), Personal Trainer, 2014
    CPR/AED and First Aid Certified

    Melissa

    Melissa

    Personal Trainer

    I'm a licensed personal trainer with a background in nutrition and wellness cooking. My own struggle with weight and health for much of my life inspired me to pursue a degree in nutrition and attend culinary school focusing in a plant-based diet and healing modalities. Along the way, I realized health and wellness come from more than what you eat - what you do with your body is just as important as what you put into it. I want my energy and contagious passion for fitness to inspire you to reach your goals and have fun doing it!

    Education:
    BS in Nutrition and Food, 2009
    Culinary School, 2013

    Certifications:
    NASM Certified Personal Trainer, 2014
    AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor, 2014
    Zumba Basics 1 & 2, Zumba Gold, Zumba Step
    TRX Level 1 Suspension
    CPR/AED and First Aid Certified

    Mitchell

    Mitchell

    Personal Trainer

    Fitness and healthy living are lifestyle choices that inspire me to help others achieve their own personal goals. I have worked for years with youth and high school basketball players, but I love connecting with all kinds of people and finding out what motivates them. The most important part of fitness for me is finding a personal reason to reach for that goal and then to have someone to push you farther than you thought possible. I have experience in sports conditioning, body weight, and at-home styles of training to offer and incorporate.

    Education:
    Double major: Business Economics and Finance, anticipated graduation June 2015

    Certifications:
    Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), Personal Fitness Trainer, 2014
    CPR/AED and First Aid Certified

    Nick H

    Nick H

    Personal Trainer

    I have always had a great passion for physical fitness and the amazing benefits it gives people. I see how much of a positive impact that exercise has had on my life, and through personal training I can show dozens of others how truly life changing regular exercise can be. Starting an exercise plan tailored to your specific needs and goals has the power to help depression, increase confidence, change your body physically, and boost energy levels. Being able to give these benefits to another person is why I got into personal training. Whether you have never set foot in the gym or are feeling your workouts get stagnant, I know I can help spark a fire under you to get you motivated again. My specialties include sport specific training, general weight loss, functional training, and high intensity circuit training.

    Education:
    BS in Sports and Exercise Science

    Certifications:
     
    American Council on Exercise (ACE), Personal Trainer, 2014
     CPR/AED and First Aid Certified

    Nik H

    Nik H

    Personal Trainer

    Seeing how much of a positive impact that physical wellness has had on my life, I actively seek to help others achieve such levels of happiness. After injuring my knee in high school, I endured many hours of rehabilitation and strengthening exercises. As my sporting career came to an end, I was forced to find other ways to stay healthy and happy; this is where I found myself in the world of personal training. Pursuing a more active and healthy lifestyle can improve all other components of wellness naturally. I choose to help others better themselves because I believe that everyone deserves to find their own happiness; and I truly believe that starts with physical activity. Whether it is body functioning exercises, weight-loss programs, power lifting, stretching, or simply talking with a friend while walking on the treadmill, I find joy in helping others better themselves physically and mentally. My specialties include, but are not limited to, functional training, weight-loss, rehabilitation, and speed and agility training.

    Education:
    BA in Film Studies, anticipated graduation June 2015

    Certifications:
    Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), Personal Training, 2013
    CPR/AED and First Aid Certified