Personal Training

Personal Training is available to all students and faculty at UCF. Sessions are 60 minutes long and the initial consultation is FREE. All of our trainers are certified by the following organizations: ACE, AFAA, NASM, NSCA, CSCS and ACSM.

RWC Personal Trainers can: DEFINE your fitness goals; TEACH you new exercises; INCREASE muscular strength, endurance and/or flexibility; PROVIDE functional training opportunities; MOTIVATE you to achieve your goals; EQUIP you with tools to support your healthy lifestyle.

To get started, fill out the online Personal Training Registration Form (below). A Personal Trainer will contact you to schedule a session.

*NEW* If you're interested in meeting your goals but want to do it in a group format at a more affordable rate, check out the Small Group Training link below

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Personal Training Instructors

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Brendan Bobek

Certifications:

ACE certified personal trainer

Education: Sports and Exercise Science major

Interests: Working out, Mixed Martial Arts, Wrestling, Football

Specialties: Gaining clean muscle through confusing the body, and trimming fat through high intensity circuit workouts

Philosophy: Few things truly worth having come easily, the rest is for hard work and dedication.

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Kevin Cui

Certifications:

NASM-CPT (National Academy of Sports Medicine)

Education: Sports and Exercise Science

Interests: Fitness, nutrition, indoor/outdoor sports and traveling

Specialties: Bodybuilding, strength training, toning, circuit training, weight loss and stabilization training

Philosophy: If your mind can believe, the body can achieve!

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Chris Fanfan

Certifications:

AFAA/CPR/First Aid

Education: Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration from UCF, currently seeking Masters of Science in Health Services Administration from UCF

Interests: Football, basketball, officiating basketball and hitting the golf range

Specialties: Sports performance and full body improvement

Philosophy: Faith without work is dead!

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Mike Fleming

Certifications:

NASM Personal Trainer

Education: Pursuing B.S. in Sport & Exercise Science Interned at Wayne Densch Sport Complex for one year

Interests: Weightlifting, playing guitar, reading, and video games.

Specialties: Strength training, athletic development, hypertrophy (muscle gain), and fat loss.

Philosophy: Hard Work + Persistence = Results All goals can be accomplished through hard work, given consistent and sustained effort.

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Zach Hollis

Certifications:

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist -NSCA, First Aid, CPR

Education: UCF B.S. in Pre-Clinical Health Sciences; Currently enrolled in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) program here at UCF

Interests: Sports in general. I played on the UCF Ultimate (frisbee) Club team for 5 years and have been their strength and conditioning coach for the past 2. I play IM sports regularly, and dabble in golf, rock-climbing, and even pole-vaulting. I'm also a pretty big nerd when it comes to video games.

Specialties: Corrective exercise, sport-specific training, general fitness, functional training for your specific goals.

Philosophy: Fitness isn't simply about how lean you are, how much muscle you have or how well you fit the mold. I believe in a balanced and well-rounded exercise routine along with a healthy lifestyle and a healthy mindset.

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Brian Ivy

Certifications:

ACSM-Certified Personal Trainer, First Aid, CPR

Education: Sport and Exercise Science major.

Interests: Athletics, music, outdoor activities.

Specialties: Building muscle mass and strength, toning, and improving athletic performance through sport-specific training.

Philosophy: "The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed."

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Kayl Karadjian

Certifications:

NFPT certified personal trainer, CPR certified, and First Aid certified.

Education: Senior of the Sports and Exercise Science major at UCF.

Interests: Video games, sports, Sci-Fi, reading, and movies.

Specialties: Strength and hypertrophy training

Philosophy: Hard work and determination are the keys to success.

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Tony Lair

Certifications:

AFAA Personal Trainer and American Red Cross First Aid/CPR

Education: Major- Digital Media Game Design track, Minor- Computer Science

Interests: Fitness (working out, training, and expanding my knowledge) and video games (playing and designing)

Specialties: Helping newcomers to establish and maintain a healthy lifestyle, weight loss, and building muscle

Philosophy: Trying and not succeeding is not failure. It is a setback. Failure is not even trying at all.

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Melissa Lewis

Certifications:

I have an AFAA Primary Group Exercise Certification and an AFAA Personal Training Certiificate. I also am CPR/AED and First Aid Certified through American Red Cross. I have taken workshops in both Pilates and Yoga through AFAA APEX.

Education: I am currently a Junior pursuing a double Major in Radio-Television & Exercise Science.

Interests: God, Family, and Friends, anything fitness related, the outdoors, the ocean, gymnastics, running, traveling, baking, cooking, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Cubs, sports, fashion, shopping, learning new things, and so much more.

Specialties: Innovative and fun exercises, strength training for women, motivation, Pilates & Yoga and Flexibility

Philosophy: Obsessed is what the lazy call the dedicated. In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Happy feelings attract Happy circumstances. Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least. I love quotes- Melissa

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Josh Lora

Certifications:

AFAA Personal Trainer

Education: Psychology and Fitness Training at UCF

Interests: Outdoor Adventure Sports, Soccer, Weight training, Motorcycles, Traveling, Making Music.

Specialties: Strength Training, Toning, Endurance, Fat-Loss, Muscle Building, Choosing the most effective exercise methods to achieve the best results

Philosophy: Focusing on all aspects to get the best overall health and achieve the best results. Any goal is possible with a combination of goal setting, consistency, commitment, and a little help along the way.

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Chris Parrott

Certifications:

American College of Sports Medicine- CPT, American Red Cross- CPR/AED/First Aid

Education: Majoring In Sport and Exercise Science and planning to pursue a Doctorate in Physical Therapy

Interests: ALL sports, movies, cooking.

Specialties: Fat Loss, Circuit Training, Strength Training.

Philosophy: “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breath, that’s when you’ll be successful”- Eric Thomas

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Carolyn Reams

Certifications:

I hold ACE and ACT Personal Trainer certifications and have education in Fitness and Wellness for Life, Weight Training and CPR/First Aid through the American Red Cross

Education: I am an Interpersonal/Organizational Communication major with a minor in Leadership Studies and a passion for fitness.

Interests: I love adventure sports like skydiving, bungee jumping, skiing, scuba diving; I also enjoy being in the great outdoors camping, fishing, going to the beach, and traveling. My other hobbies include developing friendships, working out, and learning new things about fitness and human interaction.

Specialties: Strength/Weight Training which employs whole body movements to ensure the most complete workout possible, Muscle toning, educating clients on how to workout anywhere with little to no equipment, and cardio vascular training.

Philosophy: Everyone no matter what age, shape or size can be fit. All it takes is hard work, determination and a little help from someone who wants to see you be successful. I am here to help you find your "fit." I cannot guarantee that it will be easy but together we can make your journey (because being fit is a lifestyle, not a destination) called "fitness" fun and exciting. :)

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Janeen Riter

Certifications:

NASM, CPR/AED, and first aid

Education: Sport and Exercise Science Major

Interests: Fitness, Reading, Gardening

Specialties: Cardio, Circuit training, HIIT training, Strength training

Philosophy: Nothing is ever a failure, it is always a lesson. Don't let the fear of making a mistake keep you from taking chances. Fitness will challenge you but it is a fun ride and the rewards are beyond compare!

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Katie Valley

Certifications:

AFAA PT, ACE Group Exercise, CPR

Education: Pre-Clinical Health Sciences

Interests: Running, eating, sleeping, and happy and healthy living

Specialties: Sport-specific training, kickboxing, and making chocolate chip cookies

Philosophy: "You can't escape the biological laws of cause and effect."

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Kelsey Vance

Certifications:

ACE Personal Trainer, Red Cross CPR/First Aid

Education: Majoring in Sport and Exercise Science

Interests: Working out, Music, Traveling, Sports, Meeting new people, trying new things and expanding my knowledge on fitness and health.

Specialties: Strength Training, Weightlifting.

Philosophy: There is no right or wrong way to exercise. It is just a matter of finding what you enjoy doing, what is fun, and what motivates you to come back.

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Samantha Walker

Certifications:

ACE-CPT

Education: Career diploma in completion of the Fitness and Nutrition course at Penn Foster; Majoring in Accounting

Interests: weight training, painting, drawing, reading and horse back riding

Specialties: Weight loss, Functional Fitness, Circuit training

Philosophy: Everyone has the capability to live a healthy and fit lifestyle. Some can achieve this on their own and some need a little push to get them going in the right direction. I'm here to provide that push, because once you learn how to properly exercise and nourish yourself and start seeing the results, you are not going to want to go back.

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Keith Washington

Certifications:

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist(CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Sports and Exercise Science from UCF

Interests: Many types of sports, exercise science, travel, great food!!

Specialties: KICKING ATHLETIC BUTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Philosophy: Instead of waiting for the storm to pass, learn how to dance in the rain!! Yeah, the workouts are tough, but my "athletes" are tougher.....and that humbles me. Fitness is like construction: Building a shack requires a small foundation. Building a house requires a thicker foundation. Building an apartment building requires a large foundation. Together we can build the Taj Majal.....imagine THAT foundation!! "FULL BODY STRONG, BABY!"

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Brittney Winston

Certifications:

AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor, AFAA Certified Personal Trainer

Education: Health Services Administration Major, with a Minor in Health Sciences

Interests: Anything fitness, and/or outdoors related. I love fishing, going to the beach, and being with family.

Specialties: Weight loss, Kickboxing, and Strength and Conditioning

Philosophy: You can accomplish anything with hard work.

Assumption of Risk Statement

Participation in Recreation and Wellness Center programs is completely voluntary. Individuals participate at their own risk and assume responsibility for their own health and safety. The University of Central Florida and the Recreation and Wellness Center are not liable for injuries sustained during participation in a Recreation and Wellness Center sponsored activity. It is strongly recommended that all participants consult a physician and/or have a physical exam prior to participation. The University of Central Florida does not provide personal accident/health insurance. Therefore, participants are urged to secure their own insurance. You may suffer physical and/or mental injury from participating in these activities.