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BC Rec Personal Trainer - Alex


Fitness Certification & Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Personal Wellness: Alex’s commitment to resilience, discipline, and self-efficacy has put him on a mission to help others overcome personal fitness barriers and reach their fullest potential. A former track star turned bodybuilder, Alex emphasizes the importance of strength training while maintaining a strong cardiovascular foundation. For cardio-related exercises, Alex’s specialty ranges from constant, low-intensity running and biking to HIIT and core-related workouts. In terms of strength training, Alex’s routine begins with total body exercises to build a solid framework and then gradually moving to compound lifts like squats and deadlifts. It is Alex’s overall life goal to ensure that he can provide the best service possible through personal training; and to continue exercising the Jesuit ideals of service to others in the future through other areas of life.

BC Rec Personal Trainer - Austin

Austin (abroad Fall 2017)

Fitness Certification & Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Personal Wellness: Through years of programming, training, and communicating with professionals in the fitness industry, Austin has learned valuable lessons about effective exercising that anchor his philosophy of simplicity and specificity. Whether a client has general or competitive aspirations, Austin implements simple, relevant, and proven “old-school” exercises to maximize adherence, progression, and goal attainment for optimal results. Additionally, he believes that fitness is a life-long endeavor unique to each individual; therefore, Austin places great emphasis on the client’s enjoyment and ambitions so that they may uncover their own training philosophy for a lifetime of successful and fulfilling exercising. Thus, training with Austin challenges clients mentally and physically with each session through measurable and effective movements, educates clients to better understand training principles, and ultimately prepares clients for knowledgeable and autonomous exercising.

BC Rec Personal Trainer - Daisy


Fitness Certification & Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Personal Wellness: Daisy’s passion for health and fitness began as a varsity and USTA tennis player and continued in college when she pursed a position as an officer in the military. Her training emphasizes physical strength, cardiovascular endurance, and overall fitness. After sustaining a series of injuries, she also developed a wide knowledge base for maintaining fitness in recovery and exercise for injury prevention. Daisy enjoys helping others develop independence and a love for fitness by making workouts rewarding and enjoyable, focusing on dynamic movements to aid balance, strength, power and stamina.

BC Rec Personal Trainer - Erica


Fitness Certification & Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Maddog Athletics Certified Spinning Instructor

Personal Wellness: As the daughter of a personal trainer, Erica grew up in an environment that emphasized the importance of having fun while living a healthy, active lifestyle. A lifelong soccer player and avid runner, Erica ascribes to a fitness philosophy that combines creative circuit training with more traditional movements to build both muscular and cardiovascular strength and endurance. She strives to support and motivate clients at all fitness levels and to create an upbeat exercise environment that encourages clients to challenge themselves. Erica is also an advocate of including group fitness options in any training program and works as a Spin instructor here at the Plex!

BC Rec Personal Trainer - Jake


Fitness Certification & Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Personal Wellness: Jake specializes in strength training and loves to see his clients reach their goals above all else. That is why he is focused on doing all that he can to help his clients reach their goals, so they can learn to love working out as much as he does. He has been enthusiastic about working out and being in shape since a young age. He grew up playing hockey and lacrosse, and then found his passion for weight lifting. In high school, Jake was the captain of his powerlifting team his junior and senior year. Breaking a total of 32 state and 1 national powerlifting records. Jake believes that lifting is never something people love at first, but it is something you grow to love when you start to see the results and reach your goals. Jake is eager to work with any client that is ready to succeed, whatever their goals may be.

BC Rec Personal Trainer - Madelaine


Fitness Certification & Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Personal Wellness: Madelaine is a long-time fitness enthusiast who became a certified trainer in an effort to teach others and help clients develop their own passions for health and fitness. She believes that exercise should be challenging, yet rewarding, and tries to cater to each client’s workout preferences in order to create a positive experience and environment for everyone. Madelaine stresses the importance of proper technique, variety, and balance between workout styles in her training. She places a strong emphasis on consistency, both in training and in maintaining a balanced and nutritious diet, in order to achieve fitness goals.

BC Rec Personal Trainer - Marisa


Fitness Certification & Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Personal Wellness: From a very young age, Marisa has led an active lifestyle. Health and fitness are among her main priorities as well as greatest joys. With a background in cross country, race training, lacrosse, and dance, she is focused on targeting the strength and flexibility of the entire body. She wishes to help guide individuals in proper technique and innovative workouts, while encouraging them to challenge themselves physically and mentally in regards to their personal health. She hopes to share her passion with others and promote fitness as one aspect of achieving the healthiest version of the whole self. 

BC Rec Personal Trainer - Matt


Fitness Certification & Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Personal Wellness: Matt recognizes the essentials of goal-setting, hard work, and accountability in order to excel in all aspects of fitness. As a former college recruited baseball player and varsity athlete, he understands that a strong mentality and competitive mindset is imperative to performance and self-improvement. Matt emphasizes overcoming both physical and mental barriers for maximal goal achievement, and stresses the ideology of building the strongest version of ones self. Matt’s style of training focuses on support of a strong foundation for mobility, utilization of compound movements for strength gains, and periodization volume training for muscular growth and hypertrophy.

BC Rec Personal Trainer - Matt


Fitness Certification & Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Personal Wellness: Throughout his years as an athlete, Matt has been challenged by many mentors, coaches, and peers to set and exceed goals in all aspects of his life. The knowledge and guidance that he has received has influenced him as a personal trainer. He seeks to provide his clients with the same sense of education, independence, and confidence, which continues to help him grow. For Matt, fitness is a lifestyle which includes proper exercise, nutrition, and care for one’s body. He brings this mindset to his training along with a focus on mobility, flexibility, and proper form–to reduce injury and create greater fitness gains. In his free time, Matt likes to try new ways of staying fit like boxing, yoga, and swimming.

BC Rec Personal Trainer - Sam


Fitness Certification & Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Personal Wellness: Sam’s passion for fitness began as a varsity soccer and track athlete, but further developed following a serious injury that sidelined her from physical activity for nearly a year. During this period, she realized how crucial both full-body conditioning and proper nutrition are to ones well-being. Sam looks forward to working with clients of all abilities – from those new to the gym to individuals looking to elevate their performance – by integrating a mix of cardiovascular, resistance, and balance training. In doing so, she hopes to create an environment that challenges and empowers her clients to reach their personal fitness goals. 

BC Rec Personal Trainer - Shannon


Fitness Certification & Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Personal Wellness: Shannon likes to emphasize positivity in her training. One reason she decided to be a trainer was to spread her passion for fitness and living a healthy lifestyle to other people. She likes to teach others that exercise and healthy eating does not have to be a burden in life, but will instead improve both health and happiness. She enjoys helping others succeed in their goals as well as witnessing their progress over time. Shannon is a strong proponent that training should involve both strength and cardiovascular aspects, since a combination of the two is optimal to reach fitness goals. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and doing active activities like going for walks.

BC Rec Personal Trainer - Teddy


Fitness Certification & Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Personal Wellness: Teddy ascribes to the notion that a person should not be at odds with their own body. With this view, fitness is the way of maintaining this harmony and is achievable by anyone. Throughout high school, through participation in football and alpine ski racing, Teddy focused his training on power, speed, and balance. While he still engages in strength and plyometric exercises, he has come to emphasize the need for flexibility and cardiorespiratory efficiency, now incorporating running, biking, and yoga into his fitness regimen. Teddy hopes his well-rounded approach can translate to his clients so that whatever their fitness goals, he can offer his skills and help achieve them.