The MJCC will close Wednesday, November 22, at 7:45 pm, remain closed Thursday, November 23, and reopen Friday, November 24, at 8:00 am in observance of Thanksgiving Day. Regular hours will resume Saturday, November 25. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Personal Trainers

Arin Levy

Aerobics and Fitness Association of America

 

Eric Seligstein

Certifications: ACSM Personal Trainer

Fitness Expertise: All Ages and Fitness Levels

Fitness Interests: All sports, General Fitness, Staying Active

Availability: Early Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings

Personal Philosophy: “ Your desire to change must be greater than your desire to stay the same.” - Unknown

Wayne Gutch

National Trainer and Sport Exercise Association

Wayne enjoys helping people set realistic goals & helping them through every step of their fitness journey. Wayne uses exercise to help his clients improve both their mental and physical well-being. Let Wayne show you how exercise can be fun!

Cindy Barrack

Certifications: AFAA personal trainer, TRX suspension trainer, FITour indoor cycling, FITour pilates, yogafit

Fitness Expertise: 2 years of fitness experience working with seniors, adults and teens of all fitness levels

Fitness Interests: Anything that gets my heart rate up and my muscles working. Kickboxing, spinning, strength training, tennis, yoga, running with my daughters and daily walks with my dog

Personal Philosophy: "It’s not where you place, it’s how hard you worked to get there." ― Author Unknown

Colleen Ellis

Certifications: AFAA Personal Fitness Trainer, AFAA Group Exercise Instructor, FITour Indoor Cycling Instructor, TRX Suspension Training, and FITour Pilates Instructor

Fitness Expertise: 5 years of fitness experience working with people of all ages and fitness levels

Fitness Interests: Running and weight training

Personal Philosophy: "Fitness is a lifestyle for a lifetime." ― Author Unknown

Natalie Woods

Certifications: AFAA personal trainer, Arthritis Foundation exercise instructor, Balanced Body Reformer Pilates level I & level II, FITour Indoor cycling

Fitness Expertise: I have 12 years in the fitness industry. I work with people of all ages and fitness levels. I design fitness programs from sports training to weight loss and injury prevention.

Fitness Interests: Cardio circuit, functional training, and flexibility training.

Personal Philosophy: There are no quick fixes! I am dedicated to helping you make healthy lifestyle changes.

Julie Passman

Certifications: B.S. Exercise & Sport Science, AFAA Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor, TRX

Fitness Interests: Pilates, Athletic Training, Obstacle Course Races, and Trail Running

Personal Philosophy: Physical Fitness and nutrition are a lifestyle. It is never too late to start and there is always a way to improve. Everyone has the potential. It is my goal to help you realize it!

Kate Basar

Certifications: Athletic Trainer NATA since 1997, Personal Trainer CSCS since 2000, Pilates Instructional TRX, Spinning

Fitness expertise: Prevention and rehabilitation specialist including personal training since 1997; all ages and fitness levels, and chronic pain management. M.A. Health Education Michigan State. Pain Clinic University of Chicago Pain Clinic

Fitness Interests: road biking, deep water running, pilates, weight training, cardiovascular training

Personal Philosophy: I firmly believe health is all about preventing and slowing the aging process.

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Kate Richards

Certifications: AFAA certified personal fitness trainer, FITour certified boot camp and indoor cycle instructor. YMCA certified Group-X group fitness instructor. B.S. in Zoology UNC-Chapel Hill.

Fitness Expertise: Over 8 years of experience including martial arts and fitness training individuals and groups.

Fitness Interests: Natural bodybuilding, nutrition, cycling, trail running and martial arts.

Personal Philosophy: Strength, balance, endurance and flexibility are key components of Kate’s training philosophy. Fitness training is a way of life that allows you to live life to the fullest each day.

Lauren Gardner

Certifications: AFAA personal trainer, TRX certified

Fitness Expertise: 1.5 years of fitness experience working with people of all ages and fitness levels

Fitness Interests: All Sports, TRX, and weight loss

Personal Philosophy: "Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live." ― Jim Rohn

Lindsay Boggan

Certifications: ACSM Personal Trainer, Fitour Spin Instructor, Mad Dog Spin Instructor for 10 years, Balanced Bodies Reformer Pilates, Freemotion Certified Instructor.

Fitness Expertise: 10 years of experience working with ages 5-85 on both an individual and group level. Taught Bootcamp, Youth and High School Fitness, Youth and Adult Cycle.

Fitness Interests: loves group fitness classes, running 5k- Marathons, Bikram yoga, and outdoor activities with her boys.

Personal Philosophy: "If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you!" ― Fred DeVito

Mandy Kelley, MJCC Fitness Center Director

Certifications: AFAA Personal Trainer, AFAA Group Exercise Instructor

Fitness Expertise: Exercise and Sport Science Major from the University of Memphis

Fitness Interests: Body weight training, weight loss, and overall wellness

Availability: Mornings and evenings

Personal Philosophy: "If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you!" ― Fred DeVito

Derek Bolton

Certifications: NASM certified Personal Trainer

Fitness expertise: BS in Exercise Science. 

Fitness interests: Maintaining healthy lifestyles, baseball, basketball, skiing, overall fitness.

Availability: Mornings, afternoons.

Personal philosophy: “You only fail when you stop trying” -Unknown “Never Ever Quit” - Jeff Banister

Kyle Jackson

Education:  BS in Health Promotion

Experience: ACSM CPT-Personal trainer since 2013 with clients of all ages and both genders

Availability: Mornings, early afternoons, weekends

Philosophy: The greatest wealth is your health, so let's sit less and move more!

Peter Guoba "Gooba"  

Certifications: (06-10) C.S.C.S., Fitour Personal training, Fitour Group, USA Boxing Coach, UFC GYM Kickboxing, UFC GYM Boxing  

Fitness Expertise: College and High School strength coach, Fitness Manager (07-2017), NCAA Division One Football, Undefeated MMA fighter   

Fitness Interests: Powerlifting, Olympic Lifting, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, MMA, Crossfit

Availability: 5:00am-Noon

Personal Philosophy: “Everybody is an ATHLETE”

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