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.

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(214)-526-6784

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(817) 430-0038

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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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Ari Sosa

Preston Center

Ari Sosa

Trainer

DEGREES/CERTIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor of Arts with extensive biology coursework from Colorado College
  • Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine
BEEN TRAINING SINCE: 2013 WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER?                                                                                                                                                                                                                   I love to see both the internal and external transformation that happens when someone commits to a fitness journey. After a few months of training, they are significantly happier, stronger, and more confident in every area of their lives and I love being a part of that.

Why do you do what you do:

I love to see people thriving and living at their full potential in life. Coaching someone through their fitness journey gives me an opportunity to take their their minds and bodies to the next level. I enjoy meeting people where they’re at and then taking them above and beyond what they imagined for their fitness. Favorite Quote: “Most people don’t know how good their bodies are designed to feel.”

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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

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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Fitness Director April McGary-Wedding

Preston Center

Fitness Director April McGary-Wedding

Fitness Director

DEGREES/CERTIFICATIONS:
  • Dallas Baptist University B.S. with major Kinesiology
  • NASM CPT,CES
  • ISSA
  • COOPER CLINIC
    • CPT
    • SENIOR FITNESS SPECALIST
    • BIOMECHANICS
    • PREGNANCY AND EXERCISE
  • INSTITUE OF INTERGRATIVE NUTRTION - HOLISTIC WELLNESS COACH
BEEN TRAINING SINCE: 2002 WHAT 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? Working daily with clients and achieving their goals gives a real buzz and a sense of true purpose as my skill generates a positive difference in people’s lives. I am  literally able to put a smile on my clients faces! This positive energy is seriously contagious and becomes infectious in the world. I also love being an  instrumental part in the success of each client I work with, as they begin life on their own terms. FAVORITE QUOTE: "I've learned that 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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Fitness Director Shane Massey

Westlake

Fitness Director 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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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: 1999WHAT 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

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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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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Master Trainer Norb Motte

Preston Center

Master Trainer Norb Motte

Master Trainer

DEGREES/CERTIFICATIONS:
  • Cooper Institute-PFT.
  • National Council Certified Personal Trainers
  • Education Director of Larry North Fitness
EDUCATION: Western Michigan University School of Business
  •  Economics & Statistics
  • General Science
University of Michigan
  • Graduate School of Business Economics&Statistics. 
BEEN TRAINING SINCE: 2003 WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER? Although Norb is a weightlifter at heart, he has also completed 20 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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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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Michael Valente

Preston Center

Michael Valente

Trainer

DEGREES/CERTIFICATIONS:
  • S. University of Maryland
  • Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Cooper Clinic- Certified Personal Trainer, Weight Management, Dietary Guidance, Nutrition, Posture Pre- Hap
  • NASM Corrective Exercise
  • AKKA Black Belt Instructor
  • Zizan Riju Jujitsu Brown Belt Asst Instructor
  • American Judo Association Brown Belt
BEEN TRAINING SINCE: 1999 WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER?

I love making the impossible, possible … and saying I told you so.

WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO? I am a personal trainer because of the reward FAVORITE QUOTE: “Strong people are more useful, and harder to kill” “Weak people cannot be sincere” M. Rippetoe La Roshefoucauld

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Nikki Ann Ventura

Preston Center

Nikki Ann Ventura

Trainer

DEGREES/CERTIFICATIONS:
  • NSCA
  • NASM
    • Certified personal Trainer
    • 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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Randy Smith

Westlake

Randy Smith

Trainer

DEGREES/CERTIFICATIONS:
  • BS Physical Education- Louisiana Tech University
  • NASM Certified Trainer & Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • CPR/AED Certified
BEEN TRAINING SINCE: 1988 WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER? My desire has always been to help others experience the joys of living the life they want, doing what they love to do.   Personal training provides me with the opportunity to educate and teach individuals how to regain a balanced, strong and pain free body so they can. WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO? I’ve always taken great pleasure in helping others improve their health. FAVORITE QUOTE: For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul? -Jesus Christ
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