Meet The Trainers

 

 

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

 

Bennett, NETA Certified Personal Trainer 

Bennett is a Kinesiology major on a Pre-Physical Therapy track.  Bennett is from Fort Mitchell, a small town in northern Kentucky and has loved fitness since middle school, when he started to become educated on healthy eating and was introduced to tennis.  Through tennis workouts, he learned about and fell in love with weightlifting, something he enjoys to this day.  

Bennett's aim is to help others reach their personal goals and become healthier, happier versions of themselves and he believes that fitness is a key component to maintaining health in all areas and enjoying life to the fullest. Bennett is open to training anyone, regardless of goals, and hopes to push his clients to achieve greater confidence and results in the gym and in their own fitness! 

 

Brett, NETA Certified Personal Trainer 

Brett is a Junior 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 train anyone for any athletic endeavor. 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 become 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!    

 

Grace, NETA Certified Personal Trainer

Grace is a junior at UK studying Kinesiology.  She plans to pursue a job in the medical field upon finishing her undergraduate degree.  Grace was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky and comes from a family of UK Alumni.  Throughout her life, she participated in competitive gymnastics for 15 years until she got to college, where she began a student athletic training career.  With her current job, she has had the opportunity to work with many of UK's Athletic teams including Football, Swimming/Diving, and Softball.  

Throughout her history of being an athlete and working alongside others, her interest in fitness has intensified.  She hopes to help other people find the joy that she sees in fitness and use it to improve their lives, not only physically, but also emotionally.  As a goal oriented person herself, she strives to help others seek their goals through an outlet that is both fun and beneficial for everyone!  

 

Hannah, Certified Personal Trainer

Hannah is a junior at UK studying Kinesiology and is planning to attend medical school after graduation. She is currently an athlete at UK on their new Stunt Team. Her passion for fitness started in high school when she tore her ACL multiple times in cheerleading. Through that experience, she learned the importance of being strong in order to prevent injury and gained a passion for weight lifting.  She cares about educating people on proper technique when it comes to exercise.  Hannah believes that strength training is very important for overall health, and is something that everyone is able to do.  Her goal is to make others feel comfortable with lifting weights and feel confident in the gym.  She is also very passionate about proper nutrition in order to reach goals.  Her hope is that she can help others understand how fitness can have a positive influence on overall well being and teach them how to incorporate it into their life.  

 

Jack, Certified Personal Trainer

Jack is a certified Personal Trainer aiming to help people reach their full potential in the pursuit of Health and Wellness.   Jack was born in Boulder, Colorado and raised in Danville, Kentucky. He is currently in his second year of UK's Physical Therapy Program. With a BS in Psychology from Centre College, and two years working in the mental health field, Jack has also developed a passion for helping people overcome obstacles and prioritizing their psychological well-being.  He enjoys working with clients of all ages and backgrounds. Whether it's someone's first time in the gym or an experienced athlete, Jack values meeting each of his clients where they  are!  His priority is to educate, empower, and help his clients evolve!  

 

Karson, ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Karson is a 2nd year Physical Therapy Student at UK.  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 weight lifting.  

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

 

Keaton, NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer

Keaton is a 3rd Year Physical Therapy student at UK. Keaton is originally from Boone County, Kentucky where his passion for fitness began.  He is a recent graduate from Western Kentucky University where he obtained his BS in Exercise Science.  He most recently worked at WKU while attending school as a trainer and fitness instructor.  

He has worked with many individuals ranging from various ages and backgrounds specializing in strength and agility.  Although Keaton has a passion for strength and agility, he strives to make each workout new and exciting.  His goal as a trainer is to help his clients achieve their fitness goals while teaching them the specific benefits of exercise that he may implement.  He hopes to empower each client in achieving their peak health and performance goals.  

 

Jordan, NETA Certified Personal Trainer

Jordan is a certified Personal Trainer looking to help people achieve their ultimate goals.  Her favorite types of exercise are interval training and strength training.  Her other interests include cooking and creating new recipes, watching UK Sports Teams (Volleyball and Basketball), and seeking different workout atmospheres (cycling and Yoga).  

She believes that exercise is a powerful activity that keeps us ground and clear minded.  As a personal trainer, my goal is to help you reach your goals, and to show you how exercise  can transform your physical and mental well-being.  Her philosophy is that fitness is a combination of exercise, good nutrition, and personal health that helps us stay positive within ourselves.   As a Personal Trainer, Jordan's goal is to push others to achieve their goals to establish their own confidence and to continue to show them how it doesn't only change you physically, but mentally benefits you as well! 

Marc, NETA Certified Personal Trainer

Marc is a NETA certified Personal Trainer and a Junior Clinical Leadership and Management Major from Johns Creek, Georgia.  Alongside my position as a Personal Trainer in Campus Recreation and Wellness, he is also a Resident Advisor with UK Campus Housing.  He really enjoys working out, watching sports, and hanging out with his friends.  

Natalie, NETA Certified Personal Trainer

Natalie is a NETA Certified Personal Trainer at UK! She is a sophomore studying Neuroscience and Psychology on the Pre-Medical track, and is from a small town in Southern Indiana.  Natalie was a gymnast for 12 years, a springboard diver for 4 years, which led to her coaching both tumbling and diving throughout high school. 

She began her fitness journey when she was in middle school following in her parent's footsteps by participating in group fitness classes such as Insanity and Orange Theory.  She started to become serious about fitness, specifically weight training during her first year at UK, where she had to navigate the weight room.  Trying new things such as weight training and other workouts can be intimidating in a gym setting. Natalie understands how difficult it can be to try new things, but she wants to provide a safe, comfortable environment for clients to reach their goals.  Her goal as a trainer is to help clients see how a healthy lifestyle can be one of excitement and balance where it can change you both physically and mentally.  

 

Nicole, NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Nicole is a NETA Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor at UK!  After teaching Group Fitness classes for two years, she decided to expand upon her knowledge of fitness into the world of personal training!  While Nicole always has a love for being active and competitive, it wasn't until her personal struggles with mental illness, that she learned the true power of fitness. Staying active is more than staying physically fit, it's about developing a connection between your mind and body that enables physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. 

There is not one well defined path for Fitness and everyone's journey looks different.   Nicole believes there is a facet of fitness for every person to love and she always uses her creativity to come up with different workouts, exercises, and programs.  Her goal as a trainer is to empower others by achieving goals, building confidence, and developing self- discipline.  Nicole believes in pushing ourselves to be our very best version and will help you on this journey! 

 

Sarah, NETA Certified Personal Trainer

Sarah is a Neuroscience and Spanish dual degree mage on a pre-med track. She is from Northern Kentucky, where she is the youngest of 7 children.   She thrives in a life full of meeting new people and gaining new experiences.  She grew up competitively swimming in the summers, but didn't fall in love with fitness until she joined the Cross Country team in Middle School.  Sarah continued Cross Country and Track through High School.  She is always looking to expand her fitness knowledge and try new ways to exercise, even if it is intimidating!  Sarah loves maintaining a physically active lifestyle, eating healthy, and enjoying hiking and rock -climbing activities!  Sara believes being active is not only important for physical health, but also mentally, and emotionally.  Sarah is excited to help clients discover their fitness niche where helping to make workout enjoyable! 

 

Zach, NETA Certified Personal Trainer

Zach is currently studying Biology.  He enjoys teaching, lifting weights, and spending time with friends and family. He believes that exercise is a powerful activity that keeps us grounded and clear- minded. As Personal Trainer, his goal is to help you reach your goals, and to show you how exercise can transform your physical and mental well being.  

Zach's philosophy on Fitness and Wellness is that it is a necessity in life.  He knows that not everyone enjoys it, but he does believe everyone should practice it. Zach feels it is his responsibility to make exercising as enjoyable as possible. The amount of health and emotional benefits that come from exercise should not be ignored.