Meet The Trainers

Anna ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Anna is a second year Master's Student studying Health Promotion and is also a Facilities Graduate Assistant in RECWELL.  She is from Nashville, TN and graduated from University of Tensessee, Knoxville with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. During her last two years at UT, Anna worked an internship with the Sports Medicine department where she assisted Athletic Trainers in the treatment and prevention of injuries for D1 athletes.   Anna holds a Group Fitness Certification and Personal Training Certification from ACE.  

Physical Activity has always been a priority in Anna's life. With a background in Softball and Cheerleading, she became a fitness fanatic after high school. At UT, she began teaching Group Fitness Classes and Personal Training.  

Anna understands that not everyone shares the love of Health and Fitness, but she is willing to do whatever she can to help other improve their lives through fitness.  It is Anna's goal to help individuals find an exercise plan that they enjoy to assist this them in reaching their goals! 

Anna believes that a healthy life is possible for anyone no matter where they are starting.  Your starting point should not be a barrier, whereever you start, the important thing is that you decide to start the journey to a healthier and happier you! 

 

Alex, NETA Certified Personal Trainer

Alex is a junior biology student at the University of Kentucky.  He has been active in sports, both recreatoinally, and academically, for most of his life.  The summer before his freshman year of college, after years of soccer and ultimate frisbie, he turned to weightlifting to stay fit and build muscle.  He very quickly incorporated it into his routine and has been educating himself about fitness and developing his passion for the gym ever since.  He came to realize that he could very easily help others to obtain their fitness goals with his knowledge and drive so he soon pursued a personal training certification through the National Exercise and Trainiers Association (NETA).  

Alex knows that exercising is an incredibly important practice for both physical and mental health where he believes exercise, no matter if it is lifting, running, yoga, swimming or anything that gets you moving, is the key to healthy life!  He is ready to work hard and help you achieve each client's goals and help each one be the best that they can be! 

Specialties:  Resistance/ Weight Training, Powerlifting

 

 

Angie, ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Angie is a junior pursuing a bachelor's degree in exercise science. She spent most of her life in Frankfort but has lived in Lexington for the last three years.  She was involved in cheer, dance, and track throughout high school and through these activities, fell in love with fitness.  

Angie believes in providing support in developing and maintaining a physically active lifestyle.  By improving function and in the exploration of interesting physical activity options to continue to optimize health, function, and fitness, it is her belief that anyone's quality of life can be enhanced.   

Specialties:  Weight management and functional movement

 

 

 

 

Brett, NETA Certified Personal Trainer

Brett is a Sophomore here at the University of Kentucky pursuing a degree in Kinesiology. He is from a small town called Paintsville, Ky, where he participated in many sports including Soccer, Football, Cross-Country, Archery, and Track & Field.  These sports allowed him to see the importance of physical activity and later helped him find his passion for exercise science.  With a diverse athletic background, Brett is confident in his ability to trian anyone for any athletic endeaver. After years of participating in sports, Brett decided to start weightlifting and immediately fell in love with the new activity. Weight lifting became such a passion that Brett decided to beomce a Certified Personal Trainer to help others see what weightlifting can do in their lives.  

Brett is a NETA certified Personal Trainer and is First Aid, AED, and CPR certified by the American Red Cross.  

Brett is excited to be a part of your fitness journey to help obtain the best version of you that you can be!    

 

 

Caroline, NETA Certified Personal Trainer

Caroline is a senior studying Buiness and hopes to receive her MA in higher education in the future.  She works in the fitness department as the Personal Training Program Assistant, a Group Fitness Instructor, and Personal Trainer.  Caroline has taught group fitness classes for over four years.  She initially fell in love with Fitness through Zumba, however she soon found other formats and avenues to help people live a healthy lifestyle.   

Caroline enjoys sharing her passion of fitness with others and hopes to help people feel more comfortable in the gym.  Her passion in fitness is giving people the confidence to execute exercises on their own, and for her clients to not be scared of the weight floor! 

Specialties:  Functional Movement Training and Flexibility/Mobility 

 

 

 

Dominique,  BS, MS, NSCA CSCS, ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Dominique is from Hartford, Kentucky.  He is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and is certified through the American Red Cross in CPR/AED and First Aid.  Dominque received his BS and MS from the University of Kentucky in Exercise Science, where he worked for two years for Campus Recreation.  Dom is also an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Dominique's passion for fitness began right after high school as just something to do when bored.  It soon became his favorite hobby once he began making friends and seeing progress. He has a competitive nature and strives for self-improvement.  He enjoys seeing others reach their goals because he can relate to the feeling of accomplishment.  Dominique has been training for bodybuilding for the past 6 years. 

If you want to reach your goals, whether it is weight loss, muscle gain, strength gains, or improvement in endurance, Dominique can help you reach your goals! 

 

 

Haley, ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Haley is a junior pre-nursing student at UK.  Haley is certified as a Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise and has been a competitive person her entire life.  Being a gymnast for 10 years, her motivation and competitive nature did not disappear throughout the years.  She competed in the Kentucky Muscle, a body building competition her senior year of high school.  Here persistance and passion for this sport has continued to increase through the years!  Haley loves to find workouts that are challenging, but fun and effective.  

Haley's journey began eight years ago, when she fractured her back and had to quit gymnastics.  She took time to let her back heal and decided to run cross country and track.  Two year later, Haley was no longer able to run track because due to medical issues, so she decided to start weight lifting. 

Haley believes that if you have a passion for something, you should strive to achieve it!  One of her favorite quotes from former Olympic Gymnast, Mary Lou Retton states, "Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something.  It is our goals in life to find it and keep it lit."

 

 

 

 

Jasmine, NETA Certified Personal Trainer

Jasmine is a senior Kinesiology major with intent to get her Master's degree in Athletic Training.   She is an ACE certifed Personal Trainer and NETA certified Group Fitness Instructor.  Jasmine is from Arizone where she grew up playing sports and established her love for exercise and fitness.  Weight lifting was her her passion and continues to be one of her favorite areas of training.  Jasmine is also an intern in the Athletic training department at Transylvania University and is working towards getting her CSCS in the spring of 2019 

She is a fitness professional who tries to help her clients understand that they are capable of more than they think they are.  She understands that health and fitness is a unique journey for everyone where she tries to assist her clients in finding what works for them and give them the tools to help make healthy choices a habit.  Jasmine wants everyone to know that they are powerful and can take control of their lives for a healthy lifestyle! 

Specialties:  Weight lifting and Circuit training

 

 

 

Justin, ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Justin is a fourth year Pharmacy student in the UK College of Pharmacy.  He was born in Germany and grew up in Hawaii, Kentucky, New York and Florida due to his father's career in the Army.   His passion for fitness developed in high school where he ran Cross Country and Track all four years in high school. 

During his time at UK, he spent much of his free time in the gym, transitioning from long distance running to weight lifting.  Through working at the front desk of the Johnson Center, he began to meet some of the trainers and envision himself one day helping patrons with weight training too.  During his third year of Pharmacy school, he was certified through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and CPR/AED/First Aid through the American Red Cross.     

Specialties:  Weightlifting, Weight Management, Bodybuilding

 

 

 

Karson, ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Karson is a Human Health Sciences major at UK and plans on applying to Physical Therapy school during the fall of 2019.  Karson is originally from Marshall County, Kentucky, where she participated in a wide range of high school sports.  Karson was a member of the very first mountain bike team in the state of Kentucky.  Karson has been passionate about fitness since she started working in a gym during her senior year of high school.  While she is always eager to try new things, Karson's true passion lies within weighlifting.  

As a student herself, Karson understands how hard it can be to include exercise into the demanding college routine, and also all the benefits of doing so.  Her goal as a trainer is to help teach her clients it is possible to balance a busy schedule and a healthy lifestyle.  Karson believes that there is something out there for everyone to enjoy and will customize all her programs to make her clients enjoy their time with her!  

Specialties: Weight Training and weight management

 

 

Mackenzie, ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Mackenzie is RECWELL Fitness Graduate Assistant and a second year master's student in Health Communication and Health Coaching.  She was born and raised in Louisville, Ky, but comes from a family of true blue UK fans!  She grew up dancing from a young age and spent her first two years of college as a collegiate dancer before transferring to UK.  After leaving her dance career behind, she began to use her free time in the gym where she quickly fell in love wiht fitness and weight lifting.  Her passion for fitness grew

 

 

 

 

 

Morgan, NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Morgan is a third year undergraduate student at UK majoring in Nursing with plans to pursue a Nurse Practitioner graduate degree with an emphasis in Health and Wellness.  She is from Columbus, Ohio where physical activty has always been a priority in her life.   She participated in Lacrosse for 11 years and competitive Crossfit for 5 years.  

Morgan is currently a NASM certified Personal Trainer and CPR/AED/First Aid certified through the American Red Cross.  She is also training in gymnasitc skills and Olympic Lifting.  

By nature, Morgan is a helping, giving person who is concerned about the health and wellbeing of thers.  Her teaching style is adpative, creative, and challenging while focusing on the individual needs of her client.  Whether recovering from inllness/injury or training for an athletic event, personalized training can help guide clients to meet daily, weekly, and monthly goals to maintain long term success.  

Morgan's goal as a trainer is to help people feel welcomed in a fitnes atmospherwhere they can focus on bettering themselves, mentally and physically, while enjoying the process.  Her aim is to inspire others and let them know they are not alone in their journey.  She is in the business of LIVING, and strives to help others maximize their ability to do more than just exist.   

Specialties: Weight Lifting, HIIT, Weight Management, Body Composition

 

 

 

 

Will, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), USAW, NSCA CPT

Will is currently in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program and is returning back to UK where he previously completed his Master's degree in Exercise Physiology and BS in Kinesiology and Health Promotion.  He most recently worked at Purdue University as the head strength and conditioning coach for Purdue Wrestling and Golf programs.  He is an NSCA certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Personal Trainer, and a USAW certified Weighlifting coach.  

He has worked with athletes at the high school, collegiate, and professional level, along with military Special Operations forces, and specializes in performance development.  He is an advocate for holistic health and enjoys working with indivdiuals of all levels, hoping to empower them to optimize their health and performance, using movement as medicine.