Meet the Trainers

Alex
Biochemistry 18

Alex obtained his personal training certification through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) after his senior year in high school and has worked for UMass Campus Recreation since his first semester. Alex’s favorite part about training is helping clients discover for themselves the joy that comes with living an active and healthy lifestyle. In high school, Alex created his own club and organized team fitness challenges and volunteers to help local athletes with their offseason training. 
Areas of focus: client self-sustainability, muscle building, time efficient workouts, weight management

Ashley
Public Health & Health Sciences 19

Ashley is from Haverhill, MA and is a certified personal trainer through the National Council on Strength and Conditioning. She is a fitness enthusiast with a goal to help clients of all ages reach their health and fitness goals, improve their mental health, and increase their overall quality of life while educating them on the importance of nutrition. Ashley likes to incorporate a variety of exercise modalities such as muscle building, muscle toning, functional training, and high intensity interval training to help clients establish balance, while finding what style of training they enjoy the most.
Areas of Focus: muscle building & toning, functional training, mind and body balance

BenBen
Isenberg School of Management 20

Ben is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer. He has worked with adolescent, adult, and elderly clientele. Muscle development, fat loss, flexibility training, meditation/mindfulness, and postural correction are some of the many areas of health and wellness he has knowledge in. he works with clients anywhere on the spectrum of health and fitness, from those with no experience to wellt rained individuals. He considers himself a teacher. He aspire to prepare individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to transition towards a consistent, healthy lifestyle. He aims to deconstruct the “I can’t” mindset into one of daily betterment and developing improvement. Let’s work together and create lasting change in your life!”
Areas of Focus: Postural Rehabilitation, Strength Training, Flexibility, meditation/mindfulness

Bryan
Kinesiology 19

Bryan is from Beverly, MA and is a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. Bryan utilizes his extensive education on the functions of the human body through his Kinesiology major to help his clients achieve their personalized goals. He is well versed in resistance and cardiorespiratory training. He is also a member of the UMass club lacrosse team and has experience creating specific programs for different kinds of athletes. His main goal is to spread his extensive knowledge to better the lives of his clients and ultimately give them the tools they need to be self reliant and maintain a healthy lifestyle. He works with people of all past training experiences.  
Areas of Focus: Strength, Hypertrophy (size), endurance and speed, sport specific training, flexibility and mobility, core strength, postural control, weight maintenance.

Christian
Finance 20

Christian is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). His inclination towards fitness grew during his varsity years in high school and playing two years of rugby at UMass. He has been in the Health & Wellness industry since the age of 16 and looks forward to helping individuals achieve their goals through exercise.
Areas of Focus: Balance, Endurance, Power, Strength Training. Weight Loss and Lifestyle Transformations.

Dale
Kinesiology 20

Dale grew up playing many sports, but especially loves ice hockey. He spent  two years of high school in BC, Canada at the Okanagan Hockey Academy as a full-time athlete. His own training experiences made him  passionate about building exercise programs. Whether working with teens, young adults or older clients, his goal is to get them as excited about exercise as he is. At UMass he has assisted  with the athletic training staff and over recent summers, he has interned with a personal and group fitness-based gym, Dale learned to prescribe exercises for people with a wide variety of injury and past exercise backgrounds. Dale’s personal training certification is from American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
Areas of focus: Personalized Fitness Training, Injury Prevention and Rehab, Fat Loss, and Making Lifestyle Changes

Ethan
Sport Management 20

Ethan got his certification through International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) and has been interested in fitness his whole life. He began a personal fitness program as a freshman in high school during the football season. During the offseason, he did power lifting. Since high school, Ethan has continued to enjoy everything related to fitness and hopes to pass that on to his clients. He has continued to be interested in strength and sport-related training, but also has become very passionate about inspiring lifestyle changes in his clients.
Areas of focus: strength training, power lifting, lifestyle transformations, sports-related training

Kaitlyn B.
Kinesiology 20

Katie began training athletes as a strength and conditioning intern in high school. She has always been interested in fitness but became passionate about helping others after realizing how impactful health and wellness can be in people’s lives, especially women’s. Now as a NASM certified trainer, she strives to educate and empower others to live healthy and sustainable lives. She also hopes to encourage women to embrace their strength and feel confident being fit.
Areas of focus: athlete training, strength training, exercise technique, flexibility and joint mobility, general health

Katelyn P.
Kinesiology 20

Katelyn is a third year Kinesiology student with a passion for health and fitness. Upon coming to UMass, she found a love for not only designing workouts, but understanding the science behind programing. This led her to earn her personal training certification in February of 2018 through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) to allow her to share her love for fitness with others. Katelyn's first priority is making sure everyone feels comfortable while improving their life. Katelyn believes regardless of current fitness levels, everyone should feel healthy and confident every day.
Areas of Focus: Stabilization, Endurance Training, Strength Endurance Training, Repair of Muscular Imbalances/Postural Distortions, Weight Loss/Maintenance.

Lauren
Operations & Information Management 20

A business major, Lauren's favorite hobby is all things health and fitness. Lauren has been in sports her whole life and got into training when she was a freshman in high school by reading the latest research and implementing different strategies from leaders in the industry. Lauren emphasizes individualized goal setting and workouts and finding what you enjoy over any form of what is the ‘best’ form of exercise or the latest ‘fad.’
Areas of focus: power lifting, hypertrophy training, general health and fitness, Spartan Racing, sports, mind body connection, empowerment through exercise 

Monica
Kinesiology 19

Monica is certified through the American College of Sports Medicine. She has worked with beginners to exercise as well as high intensity athletes, and hopes to help individuals achieve their fitness goals. Monica emphasizes improving exercise knowledge and proper exercise programming for long term exercise adherence.
Areas of focus:  Sports training, Weight loss, Resistance training, Body weight training, Functional strengthening, Balance and Neuromuscular training

Nick
Kinesiology 19

Nick is a senior kinesiology student interested in the field of research in human movement. Nick is from Southboro in Central Mass, and loves to get people moving and help them find a fun exercise routine for them. Whether your goals are to lose weight, gain muscle mass, improve your functionality, or to simply improve your general fitness Nick is there for you!
Areas of Focus: Weight loss, Muscle gain, Wellbeing, Lifestyle

Rory
Public Health Sciences 19

Rory is from Natick MA and works as a NASM certified personal trainer at the UMass Recreational Center and MetroWest YMCA. Rory specializes in utilizing functional fitness in order to help his clients reach their fitness goals, whether that be fat loss, lean muscle gain or athletic performance. Rory is comfortable working with all clients as he has coached rapid weight loss programs, strength training programs, cardio kids classes and elderly cardio pulmonary programs. No matter what your starting point is, Rory is always driven to give his clients the tools and knowledge needed to reach their fitness goals. 
Areas of Focus: Fat Loss, Strength Training, Muscle Building, Lifestyle, Sport Specific Training, Stability

Ryan
Kinesiology 19

Ryan is certified through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). His focus is strength and hypertrophic training. He is excited to pass on his knowledge to clients of all levels. Ryan is passionate about helping his clients reach a higher level of confidence by pushing them to reach their fitness goals. 
Areas of focus: weight management, strength, core, hypertrophic training, endurance training 

Sara
Dance 21

Sara is from Westchester, New York, and is certified through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Being a sophomore dance major, Sara has much experience with flexibility and mobility training, in addition to strength building. Cross training as a means to prevent injury has become the main factor that drew her into personal training and wanting to help others. Her hopes as a personal trainer is to make going to the gym exciting for clients rather than something uncomfortable and boring. Throughout high school and into college, Sara has found a passion for yoga in addition to circuit and resistance training. She is excited to take on this new chapter of her life as a personal trainer!
Areas of focus: Flexibility, Stability, Circuit Training, Strength Building

Sean
Kinesiology 19

Sean is certified through the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). He is an avid runner and passionate promoter of overall physical/ mental wellness. Sean previously worked in rehabilitative strengthening settings with Division 1 athletes as well as with patients attending physical therapy. He is eager to guide hid clients to achieve their fitness goals as well as educate them to carry on a healthy lifestyle. 
Areas of Focus: Functional Strength, Power-Training, Strength-Training, Aerobic Fitness, and Mobility 

Stephanie
Kinesiology 19

Stephanie, from Milford Massachusetts, is a sophomore kinesiology major with the aspirations to one day become physical therapist. Stephanie has always had a passion for health and fitness which has only grown stronger over the years as she she has learned more about the human body and the importance of exercise through her kinesiology courses. She is excited to use her passion to help clients pursue a healthy active lifestyle. Her goal for her clients to learn how to have fun with their workouts and become confident in the gym while meeting their own personal goals. 
Areas of Focus: Circuit training, Strength, Stability and Mobility