University Recreation
Personal Training

Trainers

  • 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
    Ben is fluent in both English and German 

    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
    Melissa is fluent in both English and Spanish 

    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