Recreation and Wellness Center
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Gabrielle Kallin
Student Assisted Workout Trainer

Education: University of South Florida, magna cume laude, with B.S. in Public Health; Currently working on my Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Central Florida (anticipated graduation 2019).

Interests: running, hiking, and pretty much anything outdoors

Philosophy: "half of doing is believing you can"

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Amber Hollis
Student Assisted Workout Trainer

Education: B.S. in Sport and Exercise Science, University of Central Florida
Doctorate of Physical Therapy C/O 2020, University of Central Florida

Interests: Strength training, volleyball, reading, watching movies and spending time with family and friends.

Philosophy: When trying something new, do your best and see what happens. If it doesn't go well, forgive yourself, modify and try again. If it does go well, keep going!

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Adonis Magras
Student Assisted Workout Trainer


Education: Bachelor of Science: Integrative Health Sciences, Stetson University; Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2020, University of Central Florida

Interests: Baseball, football, basketball, strength training, kayaking

Philosophies: “Don’t let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” –Babe Ruth
“When you think positive, good things happen”

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Luis Velazquez
Student Assisted Workout Trainer

Education: BS in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology at UF, Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program Class of 2020

Interests: Strength training, playing sports(volleyball, flag football, and racquetball), video games, and petting dogs.

Specialties: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Philosophy: You can do anything you set your mind to! "The most powerful weapon on Earth is the human soul on fire."

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Nick Mercer
Student Assisted Workout Trainer

Education: Bachelors in Biomedical Sciences from UCF, Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program Class of 2020 from UCF

Interests: Movement, physical therapy, personal training, kettlebell training, calisthenics, eating food, and performing

Specialties: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Philosophy: I am dedicated to constantly learning more and strengthening my skill set in order to lead people to better health
“Leaders must own everything in their world. There is no one else to blame.” -Jocko Willink
“Any time we spend whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals.” -Randy Pausch

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Gabriella Armor
Student Assisted Workout Trainer

Education: University of Central Florida - Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training; Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program Class of 2021

Interests: yoga, basketball, volleyball, football, The Office, singing, Disney movies, sushi, ice-cream, and wiener dogs

Qualifications: Professionally Licensed and Certified Athletic Trainer; Ashtanga Yoga 200hr certification

Philosophy: "...Its 99% practice and 1% theory", "You walk the path your mind and words create", "knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference"

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Melinda Geisel

Education: University of North Florida - B.S. in Biology;
University of Central Florida - Doctorate of Physical Therapy Class of 2021

Interests: Working out, playing sports (favorites are softball, football, volleyball), hiking, and anything that has to do with being outside or eating yummy food

Philosophies: “Recognize that every interaction you have is an opportunity to make a positive impact on others.”
“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” –Babe Ruth
“Every day is opportunity to get better. Don’t waste it.”

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Seher Vatansever
Student Assisted Workout Trainer

Education: B.S in Health Sciences Pre-Clinical, University of Central Florida Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Central Florida-Present

Interests: Yoga, weight-lifting, cycling/spinning, Neurological and Orthopedic Physical Therapy.

Certifications: ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, Mad Dog Spinning, American Red Cross CPR/First Aid

Philosophies: "If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you."
"Outside of the comfort zone is where all progress is made!"
"You are essentially who you create yourself to be."

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Nick Lawless
Student Assisted Workout Trainer

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.