MEET THE TRAINERS
Meet the Trainers
Woodside Personal Training is made up of a team of full-time, super healthy, fun-loving, professional and caring individuals who are fiercely devoted to making their clients’ goals a reality.
We invest in our Personal Trainers because we believe in the remarkable work they do. Spend a few minutes with them and see what they can do for you.
ORTHO-KINETICS® TRAINING MANAGER, PILATES TRAINER
I find that a “whole” approach to fitness is a sustainable way for my clients to reach their goals. Developing fitness isn’t limited to the gym – it starts in your mind, in the food you eat, and ends with a physical result that can go beyond what you imagined. I love witnessing people become the best version of themselves.
To decompress, I love walking my dog, listening to podcasts and dinner with friends. I’m always exploring new healthy recipes, although working hard deserves a little indulgence. (Red wine, chocolate, IPA’s and Spin pizza) When I’m not biking or rushing to a yoga class, my ideal Sunday is spent reading magazines with a cup of tea.
Certifications: Ortho-Kinetics Specialist Trainer, Stott Pilates Mat and Pilates Reformer Level 1, American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer
Years of Experience: 6 years as a personal trainer, 17 years practicing yoga
ORTHO-KINETICS® TRAINING MANAGER
I work under the philosophy that every body is different, and therefore everyone should train to their specific needs. My goal as a trainer is to provide individualized programs that work with where my clients are currently. I enjoy working with individuals of any age or ability, whether their goal is to build stability, increase mobility, strength, endurance, sports specific training, rehabilitation or fat loss. Personal Training allows me to meet a lot of amazing people and create relationships beyond the gym floor.
My favorite thing in the world to do is TRAVEL! I love exploring new places and cultures. My hobbies include: hiking, mountain biking, camping, golf, snowboarding, watching Netflix and going out to eat.
Certifications: Ortho-Kinetics Specialist Trainer, Fitness Institute of Australia Certified Personal Trainer
Years of Experience: 6 years as a personal trainer, served 4 years in the Australian Army Infantry Corps while leading group fitness programs for the Australian Army.
ORTHO-KINETICS® TRAINER, PILATES TRAINER, YOGA TEACHER
My passion for training comes from the desire to make a positive difference in someone’s life. I not only get to build lasting relationships with my clients, but I get to help them transform their bodies, increase their self-confidence and create an environment where they can learn to love themselves inside and out.
It’s true that every body is different! So, depending on a person’s age, fitness level and what their goals are, my job is to customize every session to fit. With my clients, usually the main focus is on weight loss, strength training, conditioning, increasing flexibility and improving balance.
My personal hobbies include yoga, being outside with my dog and traveling to new and faraway places.
Certifications: Ortho-Kinetics Specialist Trainer, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Pilates Reformer Level 1, Yoga Alliance 200-hour yoga instructor
Years of Experience: 10 years in the yoga community, 4 years in the fitness industry
What I love most about personal training is that I get to be a positive influence in someone’s health and help improve their quality of life. Plus, I get to talk about exercise and food every day! I want to change the way we approach fitness and health by giving attention to a specific quality of movement, and the foods that fuel our bodies. Exercise and food are the key components that determine our health.
My personal interests include cooking healthy and sustainable dishes. I also enjoy playing and coaching a local Ultimate Frisbee team, after finishing a college Ultimate career and contract coaching college Ultimate teams. I really enjoy coaching athletes to reach their goals.
Certifications: Ortho-Kinetics Specialist Trainer, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM: Corrective Exercise Specialist, P1N1 Precision Nutrition Certified
Years of Experience: 8 years as a personal trainer, culinary school graduate and former chef
First and foremost, I believe training should be fun. If my clients don’t enjoy it, there’s no way they’ll stick with it. I like to break it down with clients why a certain exercise or program is important so they understand it, making them feel empowered to find success. I love seeing my clients progress to levels of fitness they didn’t think they could achieve. When someone is told that their knees are shot and will never run again; but they DO run again…that’s exciting! All because of hard work and dedication to themselves through training. My personal interests include a lot of things. I enjoy soccer, trail running, computers, reading, mountain biking and generally anything outdoors (when it’s warm).
Certifications: Ortho-Kinetics Specialist Trainer, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, P1N1 Precision Nutrition Certified, UESCA Running Coach
Years of Experience: 3 years as a personal trainer, 7 years competitive running
It’s important as a trainer to meet my clients where they currently are, and from there we work to build a strong foundation and then drive toward their personal goals. Overcoming obstacles is what we do as human beings, having guidance and inspiration along the way is integral to our success.
My job is so rewarding, because I get to do such important work with such interesting people, both my clients and my co-workers hold my fascination. It’s the best.
In my personal time I enjoy maintaining strong relationships with my kids, playing guitar and investing in my own personal conditioning.
Certifications: Ortho-Kinetics Specialist Trainer, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, PN1 Precision Nutrition Certified
Years of Experience: 10 years in the fitness industry, 5 years as a personal trainer
ORTHO-KINETICS® TRAINER, PILATES TRAINER
We only get one body, and we need to move it and treat it well! I want to be an avenue to help people work on strength, mobility and balance – and to work on who they are as a person. I love personal training because it is just that – personal.
I love getting to work with so many different ages and types of people, and making them all feel strong – and watching the pride that my clients have in their bodies after working out. I also love being able to help people find relief with pain. This can be so debilitating, not only physically but mentally as well.
Personally, I love being outside, hiking with my dogs and boyfriend, or going to the lake and doing water sports. I’m happiest in the mountains, camping, exploring, and enjoying the fresh air. I also enjoy singing and playing guitar.
Certifications: Ortho-Kinetics Specialist Trainer, Pilates Reformer Level 1, American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Certified, Cycle Certified through Schwinn
Years of Experience: 2 years as a personal trainer, and 8 years teaching cycle and other group fitness classes
My personal philosophy that drives my training approach is simply, “Life is movement.” Everyday people are constantly moving, sitting, standing, walking, running, twisting, turning, pushing, pulling. My job is to show them how to move correctly so they can keep moving without getting injured, and do some fun things along the way – play a sport better than before, run faster than ever – whatever is important to them. This job is so rewarding because of the people I get to meet, and how I get to help them reach their goals
Personally, I enjoy music, art and cooking.
Certifications: Bachelor of Science in Sports Science, PN1 Precision Nutrition Certified
Years of Experience: 2 years as a personal trainer, 4 years active duty United States Marine Corps (USMC), 4 years in the Kansas Army National Guard
The obstacles on the climb only make the view at the top of the mountain that much sweeter.
I am a natural motivator — so I love working with clients to achieve their goals and see them succeed while I cheer them on along the way. There is no better way to spend your day then helping others invest in and create better versions of themselves.
I love working out, especially on leg day. I also love to be outside, reading books and watching history documentaries.
Certifications: NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Years of Experience: 1 year as a personal trainer
Woodside Training Standards - Accepted Certifications:
- National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
- American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
- National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
- American Council on Exercise (ACE)
- Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
- Cooper Institute
- TELOS – Ortho-Kinetics® Training
- Active Release Technique (ART)
- Muscle Activation Technique (MAT)
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