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MEET OUR TRAINERS

Jim Casino

Jim incorporates a combination of strength & endurance exercises to help clients reach their fitness goals! He enjoys working with individuals of all ages. His specialties are: general conditioning, strength training & small group fitness classes. ACE certified.

Aaron Patterson

Aaron has worked with athletes his entire career, and has transferred aspects of athletic training and injury reduction to helping adult personal training clients through their journey as well. Aaron’s specialties include: sports performance, strength training, and injury reduction, among others. Certifications: NSCA-CPT, CSAC (Certified Speed and Agility Coach), CTPS (Certified Tennis Performance Specialist).

Lauren Foster

Jim incorporates a combination of strength & endurance exercises to help clients reach their fitness goals! He enjoys working with individuals of all ages. His specialties are: general conditioning, strength training & small group fitness classes. ACE certified.

Steve Keist

Jim incorporates a combination of strength & endurance exercises to help clients reach their fitness goals! He enjoys working with individuals of all ages. His specialties are: general conditioning, strength training & small group fitness classes. ACE certified.

Sabrina Wallrich

Sabrina is not only a trainer for her clients, but also an educator and motivator. She has background in collegiate sports performance, muscle gain and fat loss, adult fitness, & is competitive in natural bodybuilding. Her specialties are: general health & fitness, weight loss, bodybuilding, & sports performance. NSCA Certified Personal Trainer.

Alex Lugar

Alex is a new mom and a lover of all things fitness. As a personal trainer, Alex’s main goal is to make each client feel special with personalized fitness programming to not only help them improve their physical fitness but help them find their drive and passion to keep pursuing their fitness goals every day. Certification: ACSM CPT.

Mark Jones

Mark is a passionate fitness professional with over ten years of experience. For nearly a decade Mark served as a Master Fitness Trainer in the U.S. Army training soldiers in all aspects of physical fitness and nutrition while at home and deployed. Now he would like to help you reach your specific fitness goals while having fun. His specialties are strength and conditioning, powerlifting, bodybuilding, and fat loss. ACE certified.

Kate Farley-Potts

Kate has a positive, upbeat outlook on life and is excited to share it with you! With over 15 years of fitness industry experience, Kate will help you find the right format to change your life. Specialties include weightlifting, bodybuilding, circuit training, interval training, overall wellness and helping women feel comfortable in the weight room. Certifications: ACE Certified Personal Trainer & Fitness Nutrition Specialist, AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor, WERQ Certified Dance Fitness Instructor, Certified Kickboxing Instructor

Brandon Hobson

Brandon is a recent ISU graduate now pursuing his Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology. He has experience in both personal training and leading group fitness classes. He is passionate about not only helping people see progress in their fitness journey, but also making exercise enjoyable and an important part of clients’ lives. Certifications: ACSM CPT, EXOS XFS, & EXOS XPS

April O’Farrill

April has worked in the health & fitness industry for over 10 years. Her wide range of experience prompted her to become a certified health coach. Through this new lens, April hopes to empower & educate others to make positive lifestyle changes that last. By partnering with clients on their personal health journey, April is an encouraging resource, providing tools and strategies clients need to create lifelong changes. Certifications: NFPT, ACE Health Coach

Travis Hoover

Travis prides himself on adapting to clients of all ages, skills & abilities, helping them achieve their fitness objectives while having fun. Specialties include strength & conditioning, weight loss, core-specific & bodyweight workouts, boxing fundamentals including basic mitt & pad work, weight training, speed development & position-specific training for youth football athletes. As a Certified Nutritionist, Travis is able to implement nutrition strategies that are highly personalized & geared toward the client’s goals. Certifications: ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, ISSA Certified Nutritionist, NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Certification

Parker Miller

Parker is an evidence based certified sports nutritionist, strength coach, low back and general pain consultant, certified personal trainer, and Master’s Student studying Exercise Physiology and aiming to be a Registered Dietician. He uses high quality research to provide the best and safest diet and exercise results possible, while also dispelling industry myths, misinformation and pseudo-science. Parker is adaptable to clients’ personal preferences, but highly encourages everyone to resistance train and try using a barbell. Certifications: B.S., CSCS, CISSN, USAW, NASM-CPT, CES, PES

Nina Schappert

With over a decade of athletic experience, Nina is a driven fitness lover with a passion for helping people achieve and exceed their goals. She believes everyone deserves to live their most fulfilling life, and health is not a “one size fits all” game. Nina is competitive in powerlifting, and specializes in strength training, bodybuilding, and powerlifting. ISSA certified

Renee Brennan

Renee is dedicated to empowering others to achieve their potential through her experience as a Master’s level Social Worker and her experience in the fitness industry. Renee loves to share her passion for fitness with others in a mindful and compassionate way. Specialties include lifestyle improvements, total body strength, high intensity interval training, and flexibility. Certifications: NASM-CPT, Pre/Post-Natal Fitness, Yoga, Children’s Yoga, Certified Group Fitness Instructor

Christa Wilson

Christa grew up an avid hiker in the mountains of North Carolina and playing sport. This instilled in her a passion for health and fitness. Her own fitness philosophy is being the strongest, healthiest version of yourself allows you to show up in all aspects of your life in the best way. Christa focuses on mobility as the building block for resistance training in order to ensure a lifetime of functional movement while prioritizing the needs and goals of each client.

Jon Holmes

Jonathan is a powerlifting and strongman enthusiast who has a well-rounded background in sports specific and general population training. He has a passion for helping people realize their capabilities whether it be in a competition setting or everyday life. Jonathan has a B.S. in Kinesiology Exercise Science and is preparing for a master’s double major in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition Dietetics at Illinois State University. Jonathan believes that a firm foundation is key to anything you do in life, especially training. He has a strong understanding of Human Biology, and will provide a scientific based approach to exercise, through application of his knowledge of Kinetics, Kinematics, Metabolic pathways and Cardiopulmonary training.