Meet Our Personal Trainers & Pilates Instructors
If you would like to schedule a Pilates or Personal Training session, please call the Health & Wellness desk at 502-238-2736.
Rob Arnold, Personal Trainer
I am a veteran on the U.S. Navy and spent a large part if my time as the Athletic Officer and PRT Coordinator for my various commands. It was at this point that I realized how important the role of physical fitness, strength & conditioning and healthy lifestyles were to everyone. Since living in Louisville, I have been involved with everything from corporate wellness, high school strength and conditioning, health education, personal training and was an integral part of the startup of several area fitness centers.My name is Rob Arnold and I am originally from Davenport, IA. I moved to the Louisville area in 2005 and have been entrenched in the fitness community here ever since.
Recently I graduated with my M.S. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Louisville and I currently hold the Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification from the NCSA. I specialize in biomechanics, mobility/stability movement patterns and performance based strength & conditioning. I have trained several tactical athletes within law enforcement and the fire department and several of my athletes from the high school level have gone on to play in Division I sports. I have also helped countless individuals simply train for their first 5k race or recover from an injury.
I am a firm believer in making every exercise session count and making sure every exercise you do makes you simply move better. Through my program design, you will not only move better, you will get stronger, lose body fat, gain muscle, increase self confidence and simply be a healthier person. I look forward to the opportunity to train you.
Greta recently graduated from the University of Louisville with her undergrad in Exercise Science. She is a former and still competitive volleyball player, as well as an avid runner. As a student at U of L, Greta worked multiple internships in rehabilitation settings, gaining a greater knowledge of the complex functions of the human body. As a personal trainer, her goal is to use this knowledge to help clients achieve personal health and fitness goals. Greta is a firm believer that the benefits of exercise can lead to greater results in other facets of life. She hopes to excel as a personal trainer and help others excel in life – in and outside of the gym.
Hi my name is Sylvester Davis. I have worked as a personal trainer/ strength and conditioning coach in the Louisville area for several years. I’m originally from Louisville and attended the University of Louisville where I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine in 2005.
While at U of L I had the opportunity to work as intern strength and conditioning coach for the football program. Along with my internship I worked as fitness specialist/ personal trainer for a local fitness facility, Fitness on Frankfort. These opportunities as well as others in the fitness industry, helped to improve my abilities to teach and train good exercise technique to clients. Over time I have learned from and worked with some excellent trainers and coaches. I have had the opportunity to train and work with many people from various walks of life achieving their fitness goals. I would like to share my skills, education and experiences in helping you achieve your fitness goals as well.
When I am not working I enjoy hanging with friends and family, traveling, outdoor activities and playing and watching sports among other activities.
Chad has been personal training at the JCC since 2003. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Ball State University and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Bellarmine University. He is CSCS certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has been a USAW club coach and ACE certified personal trainer as well. He has taught teen fitness, adult group training, senior fitness, indoor cycling, sports conditioning and has developed individualized programs for those from age 10 to age 90.
Sherry Fields, IM=X Pilates Trainer
Sherry Fields began training in IM=X (Integrated Movement Xercizer) Pilates in 2008 and found it to be one of her true passions. Sherry gained her Instructor Training Certification at the IM=X Pilates Corporate Headquarters in New York City as a pathway to fitness for anyone wanting to increase their physical strength, improve cardio health, endurance, muscle tone and flexibility. Sherry is a graduate of Western Kentucky University with a BS in Industrial Technology.
Collin Fitzsimmons, Personal Trainer
My name is Collin Fitzsimmons. I have been personal training since 2011 years. I have a Masters in Exercise Physiology, with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning, certified with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as a personal trainer, as well as a Level 1 certified FMS Trainer (Functional Movement Screen).
I currently work full-time for General Electric doing exercises with individuals who build refrigerators. Many of them do very repetitive motions throughout the day and it’s my job to assess and correct their muscle imbalances, increase mobility, enhance stability, and overall wellness. I also teach Boot Camp and TRX.
I firmly believe that everyone at some point was able to move efficiently, but somewhere along the way, developed bad habits. Helping an individual to overcome those bad habits, develop proper ones, and maintain those good habits is my ultimate goal.
When I am not working or personal training, I spend my free time on the golf course or on the couch watching college sports and cooking.
Emily Hummel, IM=X Pilates Instructor
Emily has been teaching group fitness classes for several years. She holds a Bachelors of Arts from Bellarmine University and a Masters in Education from the University of Louisville. She currently holds certifications through IM=X Pilates, AFAA Primary and CPR.
After working in the corporate world for 26 years, Denise pursued her passion for fitness and with a desire to help people achieve fitness goals she became a personal trainer. She was certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) in 2007 as a Personal Trainer. She is also certified with the American Red Cross in CPR and AED. Denise specializes in Woman’s Group Personal Training, Core Training, Teen Fitness, and Strength Training. As people, Denise feels that we all need motivation continuously throughout life. We are all individuals with different strengths, weaknesses and goals. She makes it her commitment to provide a service that focuses on her client’s individual needs. Denise believes that together we can develop a program that addresses goals that can be adapted as progress is made.
Ryan has been “under the bar” weightlifting since 2000. He has competed in Strongman events and was a Physical
Training Leader in the military. His philosophy in exercise is to educate his clients in intelligent, functional movements; imparting concise, solid knowledge so that his clients can lift as greatly and as safely as they can with or without his presence. Ryan is in his final semester of Undergraduate School and will finish with a degree in Humanities. He has applied for Graduate School at the University of Louisville and will begin working on his Master’s in Exercise Physiology next year. He is certified as a personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
I am a native of Paris, Kentucky that is which is just outside of Lexington. At the University of Kentucky I earned my Bachelors in Exercise Science and worked in the physical therapy field as well as sports specific training. I have played soccer for over 22 years and have been successful on and off the field. This is where my competitiveness and passion for fitness began. While in college I competed in natural women’s figure body building competition. Since then I fell in love with helping motivate and train others.
My previous clientele ranged from professional athletes to firefighter to ages eighty and up athletes. My goal as a personal trainer is to customize a workout that is challenging but also fun and functional. I know how important it is to set and achieve personal fitness goals and will help in obtaining them.
Outside the gym I have converted from a “Cat” to a “Card” and am continuing my education to pursue a career as a physical therapist. I also have a two year old rescue pit bull named Leonidas. I enjoy anything outdoors; from hiking to bailing hay on the family farm.
I’m an ACE-certified personal trainer, as well as a graduate from the University of Louisville with a B.S. in Exercise Science. While in school, I was also involved in a research study done at U of L that focused on the academic and behavioral effects of an exercise program on preschool children.
In my short training career, since 2011, I’ve had the opportunity to train a variety of clients, from ages 10-75. I’ve helped several clients reach their goals with pre-existing injuries and ailments including: COPD, knee replacement, torn rotator cuffs, wrist surgeries, and low back problems.
I believe approaching each training session with optimism is key to achievement, I’d love to share my enthusiasm and training skills to help you move better, feel awesome, and reach your fitness goals.
Bekki Jo brings 22 years of fitness experience to the JCC. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Western Kentucky University and a Master’s of Liberal Studies in Sociology from Indiana University. Bekki Jo holds a personal training certification from AFAA; beginning and advanced certifications from IM=X Pilates for both the Xercizer and Mat-Based Pilates. Bekki Jo holds certifications from AFAA in Step, Group Fitness and Cycling with addition certifications in Cycling with Schwinn and Keiser, senior fitness with Silver’N’Fit and
CPR/AED. She has been an Examiner for AFAA for 10 years. In her free time, she is a College Professor of Sociology. She is married and has three step children.
I have been working in healthcare & fitness for 10 years as an exercise physiologist and personal trainer. I earned my Masters in Exercise Physiology from the University of Louisville in 2001 and also earned a Masters in Occupational Therapy from Spalding University in 2009. I am a board certified & licensed occupational therapist and have been working with all ages in a variety of rehab settings including long-term care.
My expertise is in treating orthopedic injuries of all types, which have helped me fine tune my skills as a personal trainer. I also put a strong emphasis on nutrition as it is a key player in achieving any health & fitness goal.
In addition, I have completed many specialties within Health & Fitness including myofascial release technique, kinesiotape and recently completed the Jumpstart series for Muscle Activation Technique which I incorporate into my personal training sessions.