Meet the Trainers
Certifications: ACE Group Fitness Instructor, ACE Personal Trainer
When I moved to Commerce, I was invited to attend a group fitness class at the MRC. I fell in love with how being fit made me feel as an individual and how it connected me to other people. I began teaching classes I enjoyed participating in, especially Cycle and various yoga formats. Personal training was a natural progression for me from the group fitness setting. I love to inspire people to work out hard--with positive encouragement, fun music, and new challenges. Fitness makes people feel good, live more powerful lives, and connect with others. The rec is my "happy place" and I hope I can inspire others to feel the same way!
Certifications: Cooper Institute Certified Personal Trainer; AFAA Group Fitness Instructor; SCW Pilates Matwork Instructor; TRX Suspension Trainer; Water Safety Instructor
Education: B.S. and M.S. Health & Human Performance
I've been a personal trainer for 12 years and couldn't imagine being in any other professional field. I enjoy running and high-intensity interval training (HIIT). I am a mom of two and don't always have the time for a long workout, so have taught myself how to maximize the time I do have in the gym, and I try to help my busy clients achieve efficiency too. I specialize in training for sporting events such as running, biking, swimming, and triathlons and helping clients lose weight and tone up. I love being able to share my passion for fitness with others and encourage them to initiate and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer; American Red Cross Lifeguard
Education: Pursuing Bachelor's degree in Psychology
For most of my life, I've struggled with controlling my weight and unhealthy habits and I used to think I lacked the strength to change. Now I enjoy being active and helping others adopt a healthier lifestyle. I believe everyone can change for the better. I can give you the tools to help you quit trying to become a poor imitation of someone else and start working on becoming the best version of yourself!
Certifications: NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer
Education: Pursing a Bachelor's degree in Exercise/Kinesiology/Human Performance
It is an unfettered passion of mine to help, assist, and develop any person into the athlete he or she wants to become. My goal is to help you tear down the "I can't" barriers and push you into the mental sports arena of "I did it! What's next?" I have an extensive background in gymnastics, bodybuilding, theatre and dance. I've done sports-specific training for football and basketball, and I especially enjoy training for specific disciplines, whether they be sporting events, athletic competitions, or achieving your personal goals to lifelong health.