Hometown: Louisville, KY
Cats, cards, or I love ALL animals? Cards (UofL graduate)
Favorite hobbies? Freelance photography, fishing, boating, kayaking, hiking
What is your favorite quote? “Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman
What is your Favorite book/show/movie? To Kill a Mockingbird/Classic TV/A Scent of a Woman
Do you have a Role model? My parents (I hit the jackpot)
What is your workout specialty? A strong proponent of functional fitness as the foundation of a healthy, purposeful, and balanced life, I customize professionally designed programs focused on adaptive strategies to meet one’s individual goals.
What advice do you give to a member that is just starting their workout journey? Whether your journey started in search of rehabilitation, recuperation from the recent COVID Pandemic, chronic illness or other issues challenging one’s confidence, today is a new day.
What advice do you give to gym veterans? Take pride in your accomplishments, continue to expand your horizons by exploring new challenges and proactively share what you’ve learned with others.
What is your favorite exercise? Swimming (allows me to enjoy many aquatic activities)
Why did you get involved in fitness? Chances are if you’ve lived even a little, you’ve experienced a few personal set-backs, medical challenges, career detours and maybe even an outsourcing or unplanned transformation of sorts. Recently retired from a blessed career with UPS, I want to support others establishing new beginnings in their wellness journey.
Certifications: Certified in Incident Command System for Initial Response – FEMA, Emergency Management Institute; Board Certified Licensed Clinical Hypnotherapist, National Board of Coaches and Practitioners; CPR & AED Certified, American Red Cross; Certified Personal Trainer, International Sports Science Association; Certified Sport Yoga Instructor, National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association; Certified Pilates Instructor, National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association; Licensed Professional Fitness Chef, National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association; Licensed Sport Psychologist Coach, National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association; Licensed Childhood Obesity Specialist, American Sports and Fitness Association; Licensed Medical Fitness Therapist, International Sports Science Association; Licensed Professional Sports Tester, NIKE – SPARQ; Speed/Power Specialist, ProStrength; Golf Fitness Pro, Titleist Performance Institute; Licensed DNAFit Epigenetic Practitioner & Trainer, DNAFIT; Licensed Exercise Physiologist, – American College of Sports Medicine
*2010 & 2013 Personal Fitness Professional’s National Top 10 Personal Trainer of the Year
Hometown: Campbellsville, KY
Cats, cards, or I love ALL animals? CAL Bears: UC Berkeley
Favorite hobbies? pure barefoot running, traveling, hiking, cycling, reading, meditation, deep conversations, and writing.
What is your favorite quote? “Those who find the way in the morning can gladly die in the evening.”
What is your Favorite book/show/movie? The Old Man & the Sea- Ernest Hemingway
Do you have a Role model? Rich Roll & my grandfather.
What is your workout specialty? Adaptation. I love seeing the human mind and body like a Rubik’s cube. Designing specialized programs tailored just for that individual and all their wellness caveats brings me lots of joy. Every individual is different, and I use that difference to their benefit, creating the most efficient routines for their desired goals. I’m proficient in all modalities of exercise.
What advice do you give to a member that is just starting their workout journey? I’m proud of you and this is going to be a wonderful experience for you! As long as you find out what it is you enjoy doing that brings health and wellness into your life, you will never give up because that’s how it becomes a pleasurable habit that you look forward to each and every day. You’re gonna need to do some things that aren’t fun at first as well, but that’s temporary. And you’re strong enough for anything temporary.
What advice do you give to gym veterans? Try something new for 30 days. Something beyond your comfort zone. Like yoga or swimming or just an hour of stretching. Watch your body transform and grow stronger, and healthier, and your overall well-being change for the good. I promise you won’t regret it!
What is your favorite exercise? For me, personally, it’s pure barefoot running. But I know that’s definitely not for everyone!
Why did you get involved in fitness? I started in the fitness industry when I was just 12 yrs old, signing members in and cleaning at a little hole-in-the-wall gym in my hometown. It was truly my first love. Then I had a wise older woman in my life tell me, “find out what it is you love to do and then figure out how to make money doing it. That’s the secret!” And I did.
Cats, cards, or I love ALL animals? Card (UofL Graduate)
Favorite hobbies? Tik Tok (lol)
What is your favorite quote? “Failing To Prepare Is Preparing To Fail” — Benjamin Franklin
What is your Favorite book/show/movie? So many shows… Ozarks and Becoming Anna
Do you have a Role model? My mom
What is your workout specialty? HIIT, weight training
What advice do you give to a member that is just starting their workout journey? We all have our “first day”; take it a day by day!
What advice do you give to gym veterans? Continue to push yourself don’t become complacent.
What is your favorite exercise? Hip thrust and Lat pull downs
Why did you get involved in fitness? In 2010 I began my fitness journey; to regain control over my life, in which I gradually made changes in both my intake and activity habits. Since then; I have challenged myself to become more aware of my strengths and weaknesses by committing to healthier lifestyle.
Cats, cards, or I love ALL animals? Big Cards fan, but I love all animals as long as they don’t attack or eat me.
Favorite hobbies? Hanging with family and friends, hiking, and other outdoor activities, as well as indoor activities. I have a thing for hats and shoes. Watching movies. Enjoy eating food.
What is your Favorite book/show/movie? I’m a big superhero fan so, Marvel Comics and DC movies I’m really into. My favorite book is Freakonomics. If I’m not watching sports, which is most of the time, I watch the Blacklist.
What advice do you give to a member that is just starting their workout journey? Set a specific training goal: weight loss, muscle building, improving body composition etc. Be patient, take your time. Hire a personal trainer/fitness coach, they are here to help guide you in your fitness journey.
- Pre & Postnatal Corrective Exercise Specialist, Fit For Birth
- Certified Diastasis & Core Consultant, Fit For Birth
- Pregnancy Safe Elite Coach, Fit For Birth
- Fascia Flossing Specialist, Level 1, The Floss Training
- Certified Personal Trainer, NCSF
- Sport Nutrition Specialist, NCSF
- Les Mills BODYPUMP, BODYSTEP, BODYCOMBAT, BODYFLOW, & CORE Instructor
Home town: Gardner, Massachusetts
Cats, cards, or I love ALL animals? Cards, only because it’s my husband’s Alma Mater! However, I do love all animals!
Favorite hobbies? Baking Paleo/Healthy treats, listening to music and podcasts, being active and playing with my kids
What is your favorite quote? “To move the world, we must move ourselves” – Socrates & “A wise man ought to realize that health is his most valuable possession” – Hippocrates
What is your Favorite book/show/movie? I loved the Harry Potter series when the books came out and now I’m enjoying reading the books to my daughter. I love binge-worthy shows on streaming platforms but I have always been a Friends fanatic and am a big fan of Parks and Rec and The Office. My taste varies a lot with movies but I have found myself rewatching movies ranging from the likes of Donnie Darko to Pride and Prejudice and can appreciate a good comedy such as Anchorman…
Do you have a Role model? A personal role model is my mother who sparked my love for movement and health when I was a teenager… A professional role model of mine is James Goodlatte – the founder of Fit For Birth – who is elevating and educating prenatal and postpartum fitness leaders with a progressive, holistic approach to wellness and birthing.
What is your workout specialty? Pre-Conception, Prenatal and Postpartum: Core and Pelvic Floor Functional Fitness and Mobility, Breath-work, and Fascia Flossing (resistive stretching).
What advice do you give to a member that is just starting their workout journey? Your body and mind can only learn one new thing at a time, so keep things simple, remember to breathe as you move your body, and make time for recovery. As you’re working out, ask yourself: “How does this movement make my body feel?” If the answer is “this hurts” (and not in a good way!) or “I’m feeling it in my joints” – seek out a personal trainer and don’t hesitate to ask for help along the way.
What advice do you give to gym veterans? Don’t underestimate the importance of recovery (hydration, nutrition, sleep, and mindfulness) to thrive and make gains.
What is your favorite exercise? Anything that challenges the inner-core unit from a functional standpoint.
Why did you get involved in fitness? At first, it was more for myself. For me, movement is therapy and I thought that if I became involved in fitness I’d feel the benefits and make an income at the same time! Then, I quickly realized, I become energized when I see the lightbulb turn on in the minds of people I train… I want to show people that exercise doesn’t have to be a chore or a sacrifice… I want to teach people how exercise and movement can be a fun and foundational part of their life without having to make complex changes… to help them find ways to incorporate it in their everyday life in the simplest of ways that provide them with energy and vitality.
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Cats, Cards, or I love ALL animals? Cats when I was growing up, now I remain strictly neutral
Favorite hobbies? A variety of sports including tennis, biking and ping pong
What is your favorite quote? “I would have gone with you til the end, into the very fires of Mordor.” -Aragorn speaking to Frodo in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring film
What is your Favorite book/show/movie? I’ll stick with shows on this one… favorite overall show is Dexter, favorite single season of television is the first season of True Detective.
Do you have a Role model? No single individual, but I’m inspired by people are able to show grace and kindness in the midst of extreme hardships.
What is your workout specialty? I would say general weightlifting programming, with a bit more knowledge of upper body movements. But excited to grow and perhaps narrow my focus as I gain more experience.
What advice do you give to a member that is just starting their workout journey? Prioritize learning good technique and getting comfortable in the gym environment before worrying about high intensity and heavy weights.
What advice do you give to gym veterans? Remember that your body is an adaptation machine, so be sure to occasionally give it a new stimulus to adapt to.
What is your favorite exercise? Hex bar deadlift
What is your least favorite exercise? Calf raises
What group exercise classes do you recommend and why? I’ve always enjoyed spin classes – low impact, plus a good combination of lower body muscle building and cardio work.
Why did you get involved in fitness? I was drawn to both the aesthetic and sports performance benefits of weightlifting from a young age… and my passion for it has grown and evolved into adulthood.
Home town: Santa Ana, California
Cats, cards, or I love ALL animals? I’m more of a dog person
Favorite hobbies? Pro-wrestler for over 20 years, Weightlifting almost as long.
What is your favorite quote? “Never give up.”
What is your Favorite book/show/movie? Pick one or all 3. The Godfather.
What is your workout specialty? Training seniors, athletic conditioning, weightlifting, building core strength, TRX, etc. – Training seniors, interval training, conditioning.
What advice do you give to a member that is just starting their workout journey? Don’t ever be afraid to ask questions.
What advice do you give to gym veterans? Never stop learning.
What is your favorite exercise? Deadlifts.
What is your least favorite exercise? Overhead press.
What group exercise classes do you recommend and why? I recommend trying all of them because you can learn something from everyone.
Why did you get involved in fitness? I’ve always been involved in sports, and they go hand in hand.
Cats, Cards, or I love all animals? Cards on the court and field! – but I’m a crazy cat lady the rest of the time…
Do you have a Role model? My Mom – she’s pretty much superwoman.
What is your workout specialty? Working with people who are new to working out and developing healthy and positive experiences with fitness.
What advice do you give to a member that is just starting their workout journey? Establishing a routine that matches up with your goals. Also, think of possible setbacks at the beginning and your plans for overcoming them. This helps you have control over your workout routine and stops you from becoming your own roadblock.
Favorite hobbies? Basketball, reading.
What is your favorite quote? “If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”- Bruce Lee
What is your workout specialty? My specialty is working with special populations-seniors, children, and individuals with heart conditions (heart events), COPD, and individuals with various other disabilities.
What advice do you give to a member that is just starting their workout journey? Don’t change everything at once. Look at it like drinking a gallon of water, take small drinks and not try to drink the whole thing at once.
What advice do you give to gym veterans? plateaus happen, think outside the box to help break through them. Also pass you knowledge on to the beginners so they don’t make the same mistakes you made, that we all make when we first start this journey
Cats, cards, or I love ALL animals? I love all animals.
Favorite hobbies? Spending time with family, gardening.
What is your Favorite book/show/movie? book-anything by Dan John, movie– Donnie Darko
What advice do you give to a member that is just starting their workout journey? Be consistent, create a habit of showing up.
What advice do you give to gym veterans? Switch up your routine from time to time to create new stimulus for your muscles and reduce the risk of overuse injuries.
What group exercise classes do you recommend and why? Try as many as you can until you find something you enjoy. We have something for everybody!
Why did you get involved in fitness? I didn’t start consistently exercising until I was in my late twenties. It had a huge impact on the way I felt physically as well as mentally. As a trainer I want my clients to enjoy the same benefits from fitness that I do.
Home town? Rock Hill, South Carolina
Cats, cards, or I love ALL animals? GO CARDS!
Favorite hobbies? Playing Basketball, Hanging with family & friends, Watching movies.
What is your favorite quote? “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Michael Jordan
What is your workout specialty? Functional Training, Strength & Conditioning.
What advice do you give to a member that is just starting their workout journey? Create a small, attainable, but realistic goal to work towards. If you’re unsure where to start, meet with a Personal Trainer to help you develop a fitness plan, build accountability and motivation!
Why did you get involved in fitness? As a kid, I’ve always loved sports and staying active! I also enjoy meeting new people and helping them make positive changes in people’s lives!
What is your favorite quote? Strong people don’t put others down, they lift others up.
What is your Favorite book/show/movie? Book- The Windup Bird Chronicle, Show- Spaced, Movie- Logan, Shaun of the Dead
Do you have a Role model? My Mom
What is your workout specialty? Building core strength, weightlifting, cross-training.
What advice do you give to a member that is just starting their workout journey? Take one day at a time. Getting to the gym is the hardest part. Also, hire a trainer to help you not get overwhelmed.
What advice do you give to gym veterans? Take some group ex classes!
What group exercise classes do you recommend and why? All of them! We have a great variety of amazing instructors. We have something for everyone!