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BC Rec Personal Trainer - Alex

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 - Anna

Anna

Fitness Certification & Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Personal Wellness: Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Anna is an avid runner and exercise enthusiast. She loves writing cardio plans for clients and wants everyone to be able to find joy in their exercise routine. She competed with the varsity women's rowing team her freshmen year, and thinks exercise is just one part of a healthy lifestyle. Circuit and HIIT style programs are her favorite to create, making every session new and challenging.

BC Rec Personal Trainer - Austin

Austin

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 - Bria

Bria

Fitness Certification & Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Personal Wellness: Bria feels like building up to and accomplishing a goal is the most rewarding feeling ever. As a trainer, Bria focuses on setting long and short-term goals for both strength and endurance training. Being very interested in sports and exercise psychology, Bria puts a lot of emphasis on encouraging and motivating her clients to push through both physical and mental obstacles to attain their goals. Outside of training, Bria plays multiple intramural sports, as she has been an athlete her entire life. She concentrates on staying positive and motivated as she continues her own fitness journey.

BC Rec Personal Trainer - Christian

Christian

Fitness Certification & Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Personal Wellness: As a member of the Men’s Club Basketball team at BC, Christian trains for performance by utilizing explosive jumps, sprints, and conditioning to stay in peak shape. For Christian, fitness is a lifelong journey which includes proper exercise, nutrition, and recovery to achieve goals and to maintain a balanced lifestyle. He became a trainer because he enjoys helping others grow physically and mentally. He seeks to provide his clients with tailored programs that emphasize mobility, flexibility, and proper form to correct posture and reduce injury. In his free time, Christian is at peace when performing the cello for his family and friends.

BC Rec Personal Trainer - Clay

Clay

Fitness Certification & Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Personal Wellness: As a former semi-professional snowboarder, Clay believes in building a healthy lifestyle through total body conditioning. He focuses on building muscular endurance and strength to improve all components of overall fitness. In addition to being physically fit, he emphasizes the importance of being mentally prepared to achieve fitness goals. Clay is eager to work with clients of all abilities and teach them how to sustain a healthy and balanced life.

BC Rec Personal Trainer - Daisy

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

Erica (abroad Spring 2017)

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

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 - James

James

Fitness Certification & Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Personal Wellness: James’ love for fitness began with baseball and kickboxing in high school. As a pre-med student with an interest in orthopedics, he promotes total body fitness, wellness, and mobility as a means for an active and healthy lifestyle. James focuses on powerlifting and circuit-style training as well as joint-mobility and cardiovascular health. He enjoys working with clients committed to becoming the best versions of themselves.

BC Rec Personal Trainer - Joe

Joe

Fitness Certification & Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Personal Wellness: Joe has been fascinated by athletic training since high school where he was a varsity wrestler and lacrosse player. He loves working with people of all ages and has experience in many areas of training, from interval cardio to powerlifting. He hopes that through personal training he will be able to share his passion for fitness with others so that they can work to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

BC Rec Personal Trainer - Maddie

Maddie

Fitness Certification & Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Personal Wellness: As a pre-med student and former ECNL soccer player, Maddie focuses on total body development and overall wellness. She focuses on strength-oriented and HIIT style workouts while ensuring proper exercise technique so as to minimize injury and maximize positive results. Maddie enjoys working with goal-driven and committed clients seeking challenging, dynamic workouts.

BC Rec Personal Trainer - Madelaine

Madelaine (abroad Spring 2017)

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 - Mairin

Mairin

Fitness Certification & Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Personal Wellness: Growing up playing sports and being constantly active has shaped Mairin's love for fitness today. She enjoys a variety of training styles including traditional weight lifting, circuit training, and HIIT workouts. Mairin cherishes her daily time at the gym as a means to relieve stress, reenergize, and work toward her fitness goals. She looks forward to working with clients of all skill levels, always aiming to inspire and motivate others to continuously progress in their fitness journeys.  

BC Rec Personal Trainer - Marisa

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 - Marquis

Marquis

Fitness Certification & Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Personal Wellness: Marquís places a strong emphasis on maximum effort in his training. As a former BC football player, Marquís knows what it takes to be in peak shape and performance. He became a trainer because he loves to help others and witness them progress mentally and physically. Marquís trains unilaterally for proportion and symmetry because he believes that every muscle group is important when trying to attain fitness goals. He places a major emphasis on proper nutrition, daily habits, and positivity. Marquís is also a Supervisor with Campus Recreation.

BC Rec Personal Trainer - Matt

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

Matt (abroad Spring 2017)

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 - Peter

Peter

Fitness Certification & Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Personal Wellness: As a former two-sport varsity athlete, Peter has extensive knowledge of conditioning and plyometric training through sports such as tennis, soccer and lacrosse. He looks to help his clients develop cardiovascular health as well as build strong bodies through resistance training. Peter initially emphasizes mastery of the basic movement patterns before progressively increasing the difficulty and complexity of these movements to stimulate muscle growth and promote a healthy change in physique. Peter is excited to work with clients of all skill levels and mainly seeks to promote a love of exercising in pursuit of a better self.

BC Rec Personal Trainer - Ryan M.

Ryan M.

Fitness Certification & Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Spring 2013 ACE Prep Course Personal Trainer Program

Personal Wellness: Ryan decided to pursue training at BC after years of being an athlete. He believes that no amount of effort or hard work should go unrewarded. While he enjoys working with clients of all skill levels, he especially loves to be a part of the positive mental and physical growth of newer exercisers. Ryan personally enjoys a variety of workouts, including power lifting, CrossFit, circuit training, and strength training.

BC Rec Personal Trainer - Ryer

Ryer

Fitness Certification & Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Personal Wellness: Ryer seeks to assist others in their fitness journey. Growing up in Southern California playing soccer and beach volleyball he takes a more athletic approach towards exercise and weight-training. Ryer has a driven interest in nutrition and practices the motto: Train insane or remain the same.

BC Rec Personal Trainer - Sam

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 - Sarah

Sarah

Fitness Certification & Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Personal Wellness: As the daughter of a veteran US Marine, Sarah has participated in a variety of sports throughout her youth including soccer, basketball, and track. During her junior year of college, Sarah decided to embark on her most challenging fitness goal: running the Boston Marathon. After successfully completing this course, she realized that the human body has the potential to push its limits and to achieve phenomenal feats. Sarah loves working with motivated clients who are looking to build their strength and endurance. While she trains for her second Boston Marathon, she finds it gratifying and inspiring to help others fulfill their personal fitness goals.

BC Rec Personal Trainer - Shannon

Shannon (abroad Spring 2017)

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 - Sophia

Sophia

Fitness Certification & Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Personal Wellness: Sophia has had a passion for fitness ever since she started playing sports in high school. Now a member of the Boston College cheerleading team, she knows the importance of a well-rounded regimen which includes resistance training, endurance exercises, improving flexibility, and adequate recovery. Her goal is to support and motivate clients during every step of their fitness journey. She believes that personal training should accommodate unique needs and include activities that clients love, and also enjoys creating a fun environment where clients are challenged and feel accomplished after every workout.

BC Rec Personal Trainer - Teddy

Teddy (abroad Spring 2017)

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.