Our Trainers

Our personal trainers all have at least one nationally-recognized certification and are committed to providing you with a customized, results-oriented program that will help you achieve your fitness goals. Don’t hesitate to schedule a session with one of our personal trainers.

Call Preston Center

(214)-526-6784

Call Westlake

(817) 430-0038

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Aaron Halydier

Preston Center

Aaron Halydier

Trainer

DEGREES/CERTIFICATIONS: NSCA
  1. CSCS
NASM
  1. Certified personal Trainer
  2. Youth Exercise Specialist
  3. Corrective Exercise Specialist
ACE
  1. Small Group specialist
Trigger Point BEEN TRAINING SINCE: 2013 WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER? Helping people realize their dreams through fitness and health. WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO? I have always had a burning passion to help those around me reach their full potential. My main focus is on strength. We can accomplish balance, speed, agility, rehab, and aesthetics through strength. A strong person is a healthy person. FAVORITE QUOTE: “courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyways.” – John Wayne

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Adelina Canolli

Westlake

Adelina Canolli

Trainer

DEGREES/CERTIFICATIONS: ISSA Certified
Associates Degree
CPR Certified
Cycle certified Schwinn BEEN TRAINING SINCE: January 2016 WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER? The thing that I love most about being a personal trainer is just being able to inspire and change people’s lives. Becoming healthy and fit, is never easy and starting is always the hardest. But honestly, being able to have clients tell me I wouldn’t be able to do this without you, makes my job so much more rewarding. All I ever cared about doing was being able to help people. WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO? I do what I do because I feel like I have found my true life passion. I feel like I have the capabilities to continue to help inspire and motivate people. I love the feeling of being able to alter someone’s perspective about health and fitness. I love being able to have them adapt to this lifestyle. FAVORITE QUOTE: My all time favorite quote by Fred Devito – “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you”
I love this quote just by the simplicity of wanting to continue to better yourself daily in order to see the true change you can prevail.

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Alexa Foster

Westlake & Preston Center

Alexa Foster

Trainer

DEGREES/CERTIFICATIONS: Master of Science Bachelors of Athletic Training Certified Athletic Trainer Licensed Athletic Trainer Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Performance Movement Technique Fitness Nutrition Specialist Functional Movement Technique BEEN TRAINING SINCE: 2012 WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER? I love being able to help someone  gain a better quality of life and helping them hit goals they didn’t think they could hit. WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO? I do what I do to help spread the importance of self care. Whether is it be physical, mental, emotional taking care of yourself and being able to invest in other peoples life and be a positive influence.

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April McGary

Preston Center

April McGary

Fitness Director

DEGREES/CERTIFICATIONS: B.S. with major Kinesiology
NASM CPT,CES
ISSA
COOPER CLINIC CPT,
SENIOR FITNESS SPECALIST
BIOMECHANICS
PREGNANCY AND EXERCISE
INSTITUE OF INTERGRATIVE NUTRTION HEALTH COACHBEEN TRAINING SINCE: 2002WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER? I love seeing people begin to live the lives they have always desired.WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO? Anyone can lose weight. The hard part is keeping it off. Guaranteed results come from structured and personalized program that is built on research proven methods. Get off of the body fat rollercoaster, and get with April. FAVORITE QUOTE: “If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.” – Colin Powell

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Chase Ruhmann

Westlake

Chase Ruhmann

Trainer

DEGREES/CERTIFICATIONS: Associates of Arts
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
BEEN TRAINING SINCE: 2014 WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER? My job is to help others to better themselves. I make my living in a gym, teaching people how to workout. I love being a personal trainer because it’s fun. I don’t feel like I’m “working” when I’m training.. WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO? This is the best field for me, with my specific skill set, knowledge, and experience, to make a difference in other people’s lives. FAVORITE QUOTE: “The only “bad workout,” is the one that didn’t happen.”

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Dhakir Bey

Preston Center

Dhakir Bey

Trainer

DEGREES/CERTIFICATIONS: NFPT CPTLet’s Get It Fitness GroupDhakir Bey is a highly experienced Certified Coach/Trainer certified by the National Council on Strengthand Fitness (NCSF) and is a Strength Trainer for Young Athletes Coach. Dhakir began his training in 2002 while attending the United States Naval Academy and being a member on the varsity football team. There he helped in the training workouts for various sports clubs such as varsity basketball (men and women) and the sprint football teams. Dhakir has recently worked with the Eastfield College Police Academy and as a Speed and Movement Coach with North Dallas High School Boys’ Basketball Program. In addition to personal training, his main focus is the volunteer work initiative with the Juvenile Detention Centers (Dallas Youth Village) and has expanded to include building fitness and nutrition programs with low income community villages. As a Fitness and Movement Coach, Dhakir provides education to his clients about strength training, cardio goals, basic functional training and nutrition. He also offers guidance on reaching individual goals, self-accountability and ways to help track the individual’s progress. Dhakir uses his expertise to help clients increase their confidence, communication, strategic skills and awareness of self. Certifications: Certified Personal Trainer (NCSF) National Council on Strength and Fitness (2014) Red Cross CPR/AED Certified (2014) Let’s Get It Fitness Group: www.letsgetit.org Facebook: (Let’s Get It Fitness Group) Business Email: [email protected] 2 Favorite Life Philosophies:
  1. “Can’t was killed in the battle of try.”
  2. “Action is the real measure of intelligence.”
Business References: Dimitrius Glenn – Business Partner, Lets Get It Fitness Group, 469-652-5025 Odell Bradley- Business Partner, Lets Get It Fitness Group, 601-613-4098

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Donald Williams, Jr.

Preston Center

Donald Williams, Jr.

Trainer

DEGREES/CERTIFICATIONS: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Exercise Science and Applied Health) at the University of Texas- Austin Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) under the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) 1st Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo under the United States Martial Arts Institute (USMAI) BEEN TRAINING SINCE: 2012 WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER? I love when clients work hard and reach their goals, small or big. Whether their goals were to lose 15 pounds, pull-up their own bodyweight, or simply be able to wear clothes they weren’t able to wear since high school…there’s an immeasurable amount of gratification I get from their success. MY HOPE IS: I’ve always been fascinated by the human body: how we move, adapt, and perform under countless scenarios. And, on top of that, knowing how much health & fitness spills into every aspect of our lives (interpersonal relationships, career, and etc.) truly adds to how much joy I get when I exercise and when I train people. FAVORITE QUOTE: “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”

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Eric Epperson

Preston Center

Eric Epperson

Trainer

DEGREES/CERTIFICATIONS: BEEN TRAINING SINCE: 2003 WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER? Being a personal Trainer affords me the opportunity to meet new people and build relationships through positive interactions. WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO? The opportunity to effect lives through a variety of angles.

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Jesse Guillory

Westlake & Preston Center

Jesse Guillory

Trainer

DEGREES/CERTIFICATIONS: MT License
muscle activation therapist
Post-surgery Rehabilitation
Certified in muscle testing
RTS
National Academy of sports medicine
Kinesiology taping
Nutrition certified
Certified martial arts instructor
BEEN TRAINING SINCE: 1999 WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER? Working with different People and helping them achieve Life to the fullest WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO? I love doing therapy. It is a investigation job to get to the root of the issue of why The patient is on my table in the first place.Helping them understand Their bodies and why they are experiencing pain or weakness And then taking them through the steps to rehabilitate is very gratifying for both Me and the patient.

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Joanne Chapman

Preston Center

Joanne Chapman

Trainer

DEGREES/CERTIFICATIONS: NFPT CPT Fitness Nutrition Specialist  BEEN TRAINING SINCE: 2013 WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER? Helping people reach their goals through diet, exercise & consistent healthy habits! WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO? At 50, I made a complete transformation with diet, exercise and supplements. I am passionate about coaching clients to reach a better version of “you”! FAVORITE QUOTE: It’s not the messages we get, but when we decide to get the message. By: Joanne Chapman

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Jon Austin Vest

Westlake & Preston Center

Jon Austin Vest

Trainer

DEGREES/CERTIFICATIONS: NASM C.P.T. NASM Youth Exercise Specialist NASM Speed Agility and Quickness Specialist Trigger Point Specialist. BEEN TRAINING SINCE: 2015 WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER? I love being a personal trainer because I get the privilege of helping someone reach their specific fitness goals. Watching my clients change physically and mentally is as rewarding as it gets, and helps motivate me to be a better trainer everyday. WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO? My life has been largely impacted by my own personal fitness. I remember not feeling strong enough or not in shape enough and not knowing what to do about it. Now when I have those feelings I am motivated to push harder to reach my own goals. Fitness has literally saved my life in more ways than one, and if I can impact someone else’s life in the same way there’s no better feeling. FAVORITE QUOTE: Coaching is making people do what they don’t want, so they can become what they want to be - Tom Landry

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Jonathan Johnson

Westlake

Jonathan Johnson

Trainer

DEGREES/CERTIFICATIONS: BS Psychology
NASM CPT
NASM PES
NASM FNS
NASM Neuromuscular Stretching
NASM MMACS BEEN TRAINING SINCE: 2008 WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER? The best part of training is getting to constantly expand my own horizon and pushing the boundaries of my own capabilities and knowledge, and then passing that on to each of my clients. WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO? I am a trainer because there is so much misinformation and misleading advice in regards to living a healthy life and improving performance, let alone differing theories, protocols, and body types. I do this to wade through the murkiness so my clients can achieve success

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Justin Bizarro

Westlake

Justin Bizarro

Trainer

DEGREES/CERTIFICATIONS: B.S. Kinesiology/Exercise Science from The University of Texas at ArlingtonNASM Certified Personal Trainer CPR Certified BEEN TRAINING SINCE: 2016 WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER? Fitness is a vital part of living a long, healthy, and happy life. In today’s day & age our society is relying more on technology and becoming less active. Training clients gives me the opportunity to share the knowledge I’ve gained and walk alongside people as they work towards bettering themselves both physically and mentally. MY HOPE IS: I have a passion and heart for people. I strive to be a source of positivity in the lives of each person I come in contact with. FAVORITE QUOTE: “But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” [Isaiah 40:31]

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Justin Stilwell

Preston Center

Justin Stilwell

Trainer

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Lezli Carney

Westlake

Lezli Carney

Trainer

DEGREES/CERTIFICATIONS: Personal Training Certification BEEN TRAINING SINCE: 2015 WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER? I love that I am here to educate individuals on how to take care of their body WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO? This is an opportunity for me to be the light God has called me to be. I am so rewarded when I see the excitement and joy spill over when my clients are on the right track to achieve their goals. FAVORITE QUOTE: “Whatever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it they will want to come and see you do it again and they will want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do.” – Walt Disney

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Luke Edmunds

Westlake

Luke Edmunds

Trainer

DEGREES/CERTIFICATIONS: ACE Personal Trainer Certified
ACE Cert Weight management
ACE cert, Nutrition
ACE Cert Teen Weight Management
TRX Certified
BEEN TRAINING SINCE: I’ve been training since I was 12 – I have been training certified Since 8/01/2016 WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER? Seeing The joy and excitement an individual experiences as they reach their goals and feel the health improvements from exercise. Physically , mentally and spiritually. WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO? I can rest my head at night knowing I helped someone. FAVORITE QUOTE: Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.

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Lynnette M. Quinn

Westlake

Lynnette M. Quinn

Trainer

DEGREE / CERTIFICATIONS: International Sports Science Association BEEN TRAINING SINCE: 1997 WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER? I love helping people change their life in a healthy and positive way. WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO? After winning Texas State bodybuilding championship in 1997 I wanted to turn my passion into a career. I am able to share what I know with my clients FAVORITE QUOTE: “ If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you”

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Meme Bailiff

Preston Center

Meme Bailiff

Trainer

DEGREES/CERTIFICATIONS: Physical Fitness Specialist – Cooper Institute
Biomechanics of Resistance Training – Cooper Institute
Program Design – Check Institute
Certified Personal Trainer – National Strength and Conditioning Assoc. BEEN TRAINING SINCE: First personal training job in 1976. Been with Larry North Fitness since 2006. WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER? The opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life. To be able to motivate and encourage an individual to achieve a healthier, happier quality of life. And one of the best things is the strong relationships and close friendships that are built. WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO? I LOVE what I do!! Helping older adults stay strong, fit, healthy and active is the best job in the world. FAVORITE QUOTE: “People will forget what you said,
People will forget what you did,
But, people will never forget how you made them feel.”
-Maya Angelou

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Nikki Ann Ventura

Preston Center

Nikki Ann Ventura

Trainer

DEGREES/CERTIFICATIONS: NSCA
NASM
1. Certified personal Trainer
2. Nutrition SpecialistACE
B.S. with Major in Kinesiology
Masters in Kinesiology BEEN TRAINING SINCE: 1999 WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER? I love seeing people achieve their dreams that they never thought possible! WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO? It is an honor and a privilege to walk along side others on their journey to achieving their dreams. It is not always just about the physical goals, but also emotional and/or spiritual healing. Being used as an instrument of encouragement, coaching, and guidance fills me up more than anything else. It is very humbling to be used to help others change their lives. FAVORITE QUOTE: Let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father in heaven. Mathew 5:16

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. – Anais Nin

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Norb Motte

Preston Center

Norb Motte

Trainer

DEGREES/CERTIFICATIONS: Cooper Institute-PFT. National Council Certified Personal Trainers EDUCATION: Western Michigan University School of Business Economics& Statistics, General Science. University of Michigan Graduate School of Business Economics&Statistics. BEEN TRAINING SINCE: 2000 WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER? Although Norb is a weightlifter at heart, he has also completed Ironman Triathlon events. He uses the discipline from his own training, as well as peer reviewed clinical scientific evidence to help his clients achieve their goals. Favorite Quote: “success is derived by preparation and effort meeting opportunity”

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Shane Massey

Westlake

Shane Massey

Fitness Director

DEGREES/CERTIFICATIONS: Bachelor of Science in Advertising – University of Texas, Austin
National Strength & Conditioning Association – Certified Personal Trainer
Aerobic & Fitness Association of America – Certified Personal Trainer
CrossFit Level One
Spin Cycle BEEN TRAINING SINCE: As a senior in high school, I won the 1985 Mr. Teenage Tulsa and have been a Certified Trainer since 1993. WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER? I love the close bonds I build with my clients most. WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO? I do what I do because I make a significant impact in people’s lives. Seeing a client become more confident and proud through reaching their fitness goals is really rewarding. FAVORITE QUOTE: Sweat is magic…cover yourself in it daily to grant your wishes!

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Susan Crescini

Preston Center

Susan Crescini

Trainer

DEGREES/CERTIFICATIONS: National Academy of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer National Academy of Sports Medicine - Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist National Council on Strength and Fitness - Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach Athletics and Fitness Association of America - Cert. Group Exercise Instructor Gold's Fit Certified Coach Gold's Boot Camp Certified Coach LesMills Body Pump Instructor with Distinction NPC Figure Master Champion BEEN TRAINING SINCE: 2000 WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER? I feel that I have spent my entire life in the fitness industry and have leaned so much over the years.  I enjoy sharing my knowledge, experience, and passion for fitness with my clients.  I am a firm believer in "practice what you preach" so I have dedicated my life to helping others through fitness by setting a healthy and positive example for them to follow.  I love being a personal trainer because i get to help change peoples lives in a positive light. I love to show people that fitness can be fun and the results can be unimaginable.