Meet The Trainers

Alex M. NETA Certified Personal Trainer 

Alex's philosophy is that living a healthy lifestyle happens in moderation.  She believes in making time to exercise is important, but also finding what works for you and your schedule.  As a Personal Trainer, she wants to help her clients fall in love with living a healthy lifestyle.  She wants to help you find what you love and make workouts that will keep you excited to keep coming back.  Alex is ready to share her passion for fitness in an individualized way that makes you feel better! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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!    

 

 

 

 

Bryce, NETA Certified Personal Trainer

Bryce is from Louisville, Kentucky and is a junior at UK pursuing a degree in Economics.  Bryce is a certified Personal Trainer through NETA and is CPR/AED/First Aid certified through the American Red Cross.  Bryce's love of fitness has gronw over the years as he has been involved in different forms of exercise for most of his life including Swimming, Boxing, Tennis, and Weightlifting.  

Bryce values hard work and is enthusiastic about helping others reach their fitness goals.  Bryce believes that fitness can be enjoyable and effective at the same time.  He can help you achieve your goals using whatever methods work best for you!     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CJ, NETA Certified Personal Trainer

CJ is a freshman at UK pursuing a degree in Chemistry. He grew up in Lexington where he was a competitive gymnast until high school, when he switched his focus to Olympic Weightlifting.  Weightlifting became a great passion of this throughout high school, as he became heavily involved competitively, which has led to opportunities to learn from his coaches and other around him.  

These experiences led him to becoming more interested in helping others learn about the benefits of weightlifting and working out in general.  CJ is a NETA certified Personal Trainer and is First Aid, AED, and CPR certified by the American Red Cross.  He would love to work with you as you being to explore the realm of fitness, and to guide you in achieving your goals! 

 

 

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

 

Keaton, NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer

Keaton is starting his first year in the Doctoral Physical Therapy Program here 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 stregnth 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 intersts include cooking and creating new recipes, watching UK Sports Teams (Volleyball and Basketball), and seeking different workout atmosphers (cycling and Yoga).  

She believes that exercise is a powerful activty 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 acheive 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! 

 

 

Natalie, NETA Certified Personal Trainer

Natalie is a NETA Certified Personal Trainer at UK! She is a sophomore studying Neuroscience and Pschology 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, specificially 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 physicall 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 swiming 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.