Meet The Trainers

Adam, NETA Certified Personal Trainer 

Adam is currently a senior Kinesiology and Health Promotion major with plans to become a Physical Therapist.  He discoverd his love for movement in high school as a wrestler who performed strength training to enhance performance and prevent injuries.  After High School, Adam continued strength training and has since then fallen in love with the sport of Powerlifting.  He hopes to continue competing through Physical Therapy School and beyond! 

Adam wants to help others become healthier and share his love of exercise.  In his undergraduate career, he has worked as a physical therapy tech with patients of all populations and levels.  Adam believes that everyone can benefit from exercise no matter the goal.  Not only will exercise improve physical health, but also it is great for anyone that wants to improve their confidence in everyday life.  He advocates that, no matter the goal, beginners should, "learn how to move well, and then focus on performance."  He is here to support anyone in meeting their fitness goals no matter what their goals may be! 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Ben, NASM Certified Personal Trainer 

Ben is finishing up his last year at the UK and will be graduating with a degree in Kinesiology.  While in school, he worked for UK's Football team as a Student Athletic Trainer (Fall 2017) and for KORT Physical Therapy.  He is planning to attend Physical Therapy School School and is a certified trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and is certified in Basic Life Support through the American Heart Association.  

His passion for health and fitness started when he competed in Powerlifting and Lacrosse at Trinity High School.  With his love for strength training and sports, he knew he wanted to pursue a degree in Exercise Science.  He believes consistently setting goals and challenging yourself daily will lead you to not only a healthier lifestyle, but a happier life.  Ben's passion for helping people is not limited to the fitness industry, but also in the community.  Ben has volunteered for multiple years being a companion at Camp Quality Kentuckiana, helping kids with cancer, and traveling on medical mission through Global Medical Training.  Ben has a passion to help every person live a healthier lifestyle both physically and mentally! 

 

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! 

 

 

Brandon, NETA Certified Personal Trainer 

Brandon is currently a sophomore pursuing a degree in Finance and Management.  He has been passionate about Fitness since high school, where he was first introduced to weightlifting through Football and Track.  After his high school sports career, he has continued weightlifting with an emphasis on strength, with plans to compete in Powerlifting. 

Brandon wants to help others adopt a healthy lifestyle, and to enjoy the many benefits that exercise has to offer.  He believes that the hardest part of trying something new is getting started.  Once someone sees the rewards of their own hard work and dedication, it makes them want to continue to push themselves even further, and continue to see said progress.  

He is willing to work with anyone regardless of their fitness goals!  He simply wants to help others get to where they want to be, mentally, and physically! 

 

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!    

 

 

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!     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cierra, NETA Certified Personal Trainer

Cierra is currently as senior at UK majoring in Chemical Engineering. She is from Jackson County, Kentucky, where she played Basketball, Softball, and Volleyball. Through those sports, Cierra developed a love for competition and pushing herself. Once in college, she began competing in Powerlifting, whe she won her weight and age class at the Kentucky State Championship in 2017, National Championship in 2018, and IPL World Championship in 2018. 

Through her experiences, Cierra has gained a love for seeingothers push themselves mentally and physically.  She enjoys helping others become more comfortable with the gym and hopes to be able to help as many people as possible reach their fitness goals, no matter what they may be! 

 

 

 

Haley, ACE Certified Personal Trainer Clients

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."

 

 

 

Karianne, NETA Certified Personal Trainer 

Karianne is a freshman Medical Laboratory Science Major at UK and plans on going to PA school in the future.  She is a NETA certified personal trainer  and is CPR/AED/First Aid trained through the American Red Cross.  Karianne is from the west suburbs of Chicago and dance competitively from a very young age.  She also ran Track throughout high school and was a cheerleader and diver as well!  Once she came to UK, she left sports behind and quickly became interested in personal training.  She interned at a Hot Yoga/Pilates studio fro the past year and cotinues to practice as often as she can. 

Karianne, has lived a very active life and offers a unique way of viewing fitness, as she has been involved in a wide variety of physical activities.  Her goal as a trainer is to adapt to the client's specific fitness needs and try to make working out as enjoyable for everyone as it is for her.  She is a huge advocate for healthy living, both in and out of the gym where she wants to give her clients the tools to aid in their own journey.  Karianne can't wait to help you achieve your goals, whether it be in weight loss, flexibility, weight training, or anything in between!  

 

 

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.  

 

 

 

JC, NETA Certified Personal Traine

JC is a sophomore Public Health major at UK.  His interest in fitness first came about in high school through the healthy exercise and eating habits he developed when becoming one of the State's Top Ten Placing Wrestlers.  From competitive Cheerleading to Track and Field Events, JC used his athletic experience and healthy habits to make the transition from athlete to personal trainer.  JC obtained his Personal Training certification through the National Exercise and Trainers Association (NETA).  He strongly believes in the benefits of exercise has when improving one's strength, sleep, and happiness.  JC looks forward to helping every client set and achieve their weight management, strengh, and mobility goals.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madi, NETA Certified Personal Trainer

Madi is a UK graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics.  She plans to attend Phyisican Assistant school at UK and then become a Registered Dietician.  Madi is from Louisville and grew up playing Lacrosse, Basketball, and Volleyball.  Although she has always been active through sports, she really struggled with her weight and finding confidence.  This all changed when she began weight training in college with a friend.  Exercise empowered her to become the best version of herself.  Because of this, she is extremely passioniate about health and wants to share her knowledge with others.  

Madi wants to guide people on the journey to becoming healthier and happier with themselves by experiencing the kind of empowerment she has through exercise.  She believes exercise is not only beneficial for your physical health, but also does wonders for your mental health.  She knows you are capable of so much more than you can imagine, and wants to be there rooting for you as you discover this! 

Working together, Madi will help you achieve your goals with an individualized plan and will give you the tools to excel long aftrer your last session with her! 

 

Mica, NETA Certified Personal Trainer

Mica is from Columbus, Ohio and is a second year Kinesiology major at the University of Kentucky. She found her passion for the gym when she was a freshman in high school, and has remained committed to not only building on her personal fitness goals, but helping others achieve theirs.  In 2015, she competed in her first bikini bodybuilding competition. She fell in love with the sport and competed again the next year, notably being the first winner of the NPC Natural Ohio Bikini Teen Division.  She enjoyed working so closely with her competition coach, and was inspired by how tentative he was to each client.  As a trainer, she aspires to help people reach goals they never would have thought possible of themselves, and have fun while doing it. 

Mica knows not everyone starts a healthier lifestyle for the same reasons, but everyone starts somewhere.  That is why she is accomodating to any level of fitness, from beginner to advanced.  Through five years of experience in fitness, she ultimately believes the best approach to a healthy lifestyle is to make it sustainable and enjoyable.  Her goal for her clients is to not only help them achieve their physical and/or aesthetic goals, but instill confidence in each of her clients that will last a lifetime! 

 

 

Mollie, NETA Certified Personal Trainer

Mollie is a senior at UK majoring in Chemical Engineering.  She is originally from London, Kentucky and traveled the state playing Soccer from a young age.  Mollie turned to exercise, specifically, weightlifting in college to keep fit, relieve stress from the pressures of her course load, and aid in improving her mental health.  She eventually decided to become a NETA certified Personal Trainer her junior year of college to assist other people in losing fat and gaining muscle in addition to gaining self- confidence through programs tailored for her client's goals.  

The strength Mollie found in the weight room carried over mentally as well, and she continually researches new fitness trends and seeks to expan her knowledge of weight training in order to progress in her fitness journey as well as help others in theirs!  She believes that fitness is an important aspect in bettering yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally where she strives to instill this belief in her clients.  

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

 

 

Ryan, NETA Certified Personal Trainer

Ryan is a Michigan transplant and non-traditional freshman at UK pursuing a degree with the future plans of attending Physical Therapy School.  After graduating high shcool in Michigan, he worked for multiple years in the service industry which led him to Texas where he would pursue his childhood dream of becoming a professional bowler and eventually meet the love of his life. 

Through many life challenges, spanning multiple states, he found one thing that remained constant: his love and passion for physical fitness.  That passion brought him to Kentucky and back into the classroom with the hope that he will soon provide information and hands on instruction to people that need assistance in recovering from injuries or medical disabilities.  He understands that not everyone is born with perfect genetics and hopes to bring forth each individual's healthier self.  Young or old, he has one goal: to help YOU be the healthiest YOU possible through physical fitness and exercise! 

 

 

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.