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Picture of Nikole out on student recreation center patioCertification: AAAI/ISMA Personal Training

Major: Psychology w/ Elementary Education Minor

Training Philosophy: My training philosophy is for my clients and group fitness class participants to enjoy what we are doing in our sessions while reaching their goals. Enjoyment is the key to lifelong fitness journeys, and it is my goal as a trainer for all my clients to continue exercising even after training ends. 



Picture of Savana behind a brick wallCertification: NASM Personal Training

Major: Kinesiology

Training Philosophy: Prioritizing health will always be the best decision anyone can ever make. Start that decision today by getting the guidance you need to make those healthy choices to live your best and healthiest lifestyle.




Certification: NASM Personal Training

Major: Kinesiology

Training Philosophy: I believe if you aren’t trying to move forward, you are instead taking steps back. That applies both to fitness and in life. I also believe in promoting a fun, healthy, and expressive environment, which makes consistency easier. I view movement and exercise as an art!





Certification: AAAI/ISMA

Major: Computer Engineering

Training Philosophy: The gym has always been my place to refocus and elevate myself to the next level. I want to share this experience with everyone by exposing them to training to help start or continue achieving goals, enjoying the gym, and feeling confident. Stay on your hustle and grind!



Certification: NASM

Major: Nutrition/Dietetics

Training Philosophy: I’ve always had a passion for fitness and want to share that with others! I want to create a space where everyone feels comfortable to do something that makes them feel good.





Certification: ACE

Major: Marketing

Training Philosophy: Coming soon.








Certification: AAAI/ISMA

Major: Kinesiology 

Training Philosophy: I love seeing progress, in myself and others, and I truly believe there is nothing as rewarding as watching someone learn to be confident in themselves. The gym can be a scary place, but putting yourself out there and making progress makes it all worth it.




Certification: AAAI/ISMA

Bio: I believe in holistic wellness and my goal is to help clients feel comfortable and confident in the gym, as well as promoting a healthy and balanced







Certification: NASM

Bio: Hi! I am a junior from New Jersey, and I am majoring in Political Science and minoring in Business! I am super passionate about health and fitness and excited to share that with as many people as possible!







Certification: FiTOUR

Bio: I am a senior majoring in Kinesiology with a minor in Nutrition. My biggest hobby is working out which is pretty fitting for this field. I have been working out for over 5 years and don’t plan to stop anytime soon. I became a personal trainer so I could share my enthusiasm for the gym with others and motivate them to better themselves. One thing I love about the TRECs is the community. We’re all going through the same stresses and problems with school, but you still see so many people bettering themselves and getting in some physical activity every day.


Certification: NASM

Bio: I’m a junior kinesiology major, with a nutrition minor. Fitness has changed the way I view myself and my day-to-day life. I became a trainer because I want to help other people experience that change. I believe that confidence built in the gym translates to every other aspect of life. Not only do we begin to feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally, we feel more capable to go out and handle whatever our days throw at us and have the confidence to try new things.



Certification: ACE

Bio: What’s up y’all! My name is Evan Durham and I’m a senior here at UTK. I’m a Sport Management major, and I love all things sports and fitness related. I have been an athlete since age 3 and during that time I have played football, baseball, and street hockey. I’ve been in the weight room for nearly 10 years now, but I have taken it very seriously for the past 2 years in which I have fallen in love with the gym. I recently got certified to be a personal trainer, and I am excited to join the TRECS team with both 1 on 1 training and Group Fitness! In my free time I enjoy watching football and hockey, working out, running, and hanging out with my friends. My ultimate goal is to create a fitness brand with supplements, clothing, and a state-of-the-art gym, and I believe working at TRECS will allow me to build the foundational skills in order to achieve my goals!

Bio: Hello, I’m Miller Gatlin, and I am from Franklin, Tennessee. I major in kinesiology here at UTK. I have a passion for exercise and a genuine fascination with its physiology. It is my goal to not only improve my clients’ bodies but also their minds. To do so, I will not only take you step-by-step through a workout, but I’ll also teach you basic exercise physiology concepts that may enable you to design and run your own programs.




Bio: Hi, my name is Ainsley Lemons and I am a Pre-Law Major! I am from Denver, Colorado. I love being a personal trainer to help others reach their goals. I decided to become a personal trainer after I had a huge fitness transformation and started loving the gym. I can’t wait to train you!






Bio: I’m from Greenville, South Carolina, I’m a Child and Family Studies Major with double minors in Neuroscience and Psychology, and I became a personal trainer because I want to help those that want to pursue fitness reach their goals. I know how overwhelming the gym and working out can be, so I wanted to be able to help people in a way that I wasn’t necessarily able to get myself when I was getting started. I myself have a nervous system condition, and hope to in my future career focus on personal training for those with neurological conditions or autoimmune diseases. Let me know if you need me to send you anything else.

Bio: Hi! My name is Adriana Romanini and I am from South Jersey! I am currently majoring in Kinesiology here at UT. I was a competitive cheerleader for fifteen years and have been developing my love for fitness ever since. Fitness has impacted my life in so many ways, making me stronger both physically and mentally. My goal as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor is to make others feel confident in themselves and proud of the work that they are doing. Fitness is a journey that looks different for everyone and I hope to assist those willing to make the change and help them fall in love with the process. We are only given one body in life, so we might as well take care of it and unlock its full potential!

Bio: I am from Oak ridge TN, I am majoring in sports management, and I became a trainer because I always really enjoyed the gym and loved the community, so I just wanted to be part of it!


Bio: I’m Jack Mayfield from Huntingdon, TN. I am currently a kinesiology major with intentions of going to Physical Therapy school in the future. I wanted to become a personal trainer so that I could help people achieve their physical fitness goals.