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Certification: AAAI/ISMA Personal Training

Major: Kinesiology

Training Experience: I have been training for 2+ years now. I’ve worked at a handful of different gyms with various populations. For the past year, I have been powerlifting competitively and hope to do so for years to come.

Training Philosophy: Fitness isn’t just about getting shredded, strong, or a combination of the two. It is about building the foundation for a healthy lifestyle that can bolster your quality of life, strengthen your physical and mental fortitude, and help you realize your true potential. As a trainer, I hope to create a fun environment where the client will develop a long-lasting love for exercising and its benefits.

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

Major: Psychology w/ Elementary Education Minor

Training Experience: I started in Fall 2021 working as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, but I have been into fitness/sports my entire life! I did volleyball and track in high school and have been weight training for about a year and a half now.

Training Philosophy: My goal as a trainer is for all my clients to truly enjoy their workouts and continue implementing fitness into their lives even after they’re done training with me. I believe this is achieved by helping my clients find workouts they enjoy, all while helping them achieve their goals.

Why I like to teach Group Fitness: My goal with teaching group fitness is to make sure everyone gets a good workout in while having fun. I also love watching people’s confidence grow as the semester progresses as they come to more and more classes!

Picture of Samantha out on student recreation center patioCertification: FITOUR Personal Training

Major: Kinesiology

Training Experience: Hypertrophy Training

Training Philosophy: I want to help individuals be confident in themselves and feel stronger than ever! My philosophy as a personal trainer is to express my self-discipline and passion for fitness. Staying disciplined in the gym can be difficult. I am here to help motivate and push you to be the best version of yourself. Let’s get moving!!!

 

Picture of Mya behind a brick wallCertification: AAAI/ISMA Personal Training

Major: Supply Chain Management w/ Minor in Nutrition

Training Experience: I focus on muscle gain and fat loss using different techniques from nutrition to compound lifts and have experience developing workouts tailored towards strength training and functional movements.

Training Philosophy: I want to help others reach their fitness goals and become the best version of themselves. My passion for fitness has made me want to share it with others and help motivate people to love the gym just as much as I do.

Picture of Savana behind a brick wallCertification: NASM Personal Training

Major: Kinesiology

Training Experience: I have been a personal trainer for 6 months now and have worked with various clientele. I have also been strength training for 3 years and hope to compete one day!

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

Picture of Aidan behind a brick wallCertification: CrossFit L1 and AAAI Personal training

Major: Kinesiology

Training Experience: I’ve been a CrossFit athlete since I was a freshman in high school. I got my certification to coach during my senior year and I loved it. I can’t wait to bring what I’ve learned to my classes and my PT clients!

Training Philosophy: Have fun. Enjoy it. If you don’t enjoy the way you work out and it feels like a punishment, you won’t be able to reach your fitness/health goals. I believe that part of my job is to help you enjoy it and see that exercise doesn’t have to be a chore.

Why I like to teach Group Fitness: I love coaching group fitness because I love seeing people challenging and gaining confidence in themselves. I think that it is so fun to be able to share what I love and to give people the opportunity to feel good about themselves and their workout.

Certification: ACE Personal Trainer

Major: Kinesiology

Training Experience: I’ve been regularly strength training for a few years now and want to share that passion with others through personal training! My focus is on helping others understand the basics of strength movements so that they can push themselves and create good workout habits.

Training Philosophy: There is a lot of fitness information out there which makes it hard to know where to start, but moving your body and being active is simple! Learn the basics, enjoy the basics, and build from there with workouts that are consistent, enjoyable, and push you to your goals. You are stronger than you think!

Certification: NASM Personal Training

Major: Kinesiology

About: I am originally from Orlando, Florida. I enjoy training for power and strength, and I play rugby here for the university! I’ve always found training to be an easy way to de-stress and challenge myself daily. 

Training Philosophy: My philosophy is to keep workouts simple, not to follow fads in training, but instead follow the scientifically proven methods of strength training.

Certification: AAAI Personal Training

Major: Computer Engineering

Training Experience: I’ve been weight training since 2018 and have found it an amazing way to improve both my mental well-being as well as my academic performance.

Training Philosophy: My training philosophy is that work ethic is only half the battle, without a well-done plan to improve, you’ll go nowhere.

 

Certification: AAAI

Major: Business

Training Experience:  I began training with my dad when I was just 8 years old and have found a passion for it after high school sports. I personally prefer powerlifting along with Olympic style lifting, but recently I have been training for long distance obstacle races, therefore I have also learned to incorporate both CrossFit and HIIT training into my own workouts. I look forward to being able to help others reach their own goals! 

Training Philosophy: Training filled the missing piece that sports left in my life and I am super passionate about helping others find the love that I have found within the training community.