Meet the Trainers

Cassidy

Cassidy Dye

Major

Applied Exercise and Health

Dietetics

Certifications

NSCA CPT, CPR/AED and First Aid

Areas of Expertise

Strength and Resistance Training

Outside Interests

Running, hiking, concerts, music festivals, and going to the beach

Philosophy on Fitness & Wellness

I believe the key to happiness, that so many people are missing, is finding your own personal way to make the most of the greatest gift we’ve all been given: ourselves. My way of doing this is by living a healthy lifestyle and inspiring others to do so as well.

Denise Cruise

Denise Cruise

Major/Degree

Mechanical Engineering, PhD

Certifications

ACE- CPT, CPR, AED, First Aid

Areas of Expertise

Running, Cycling, Swimming, & Strength Training

Outside Interests

Triathlons, Traveling, Hiking, & Camping

Philosophy on Fitness & Wellness

I think that fitness and wellness should be a key component of everyone's life--we only get one body and it's important to take care of it to the best of our ability. My goal is to help others adopt a healthy, active lifestyle to improve their overall well-being.

Dylain

Dylain Hensley

Major/Degree

B.S., Applied Exercise and Health

Certifications

ACE- CPT, CPR, AED, First Aid

Areas of Expertise

Weight Loss, Strength Programming

Outside Interests

Music, Reading, Fishing

Philosophy on Fitness & Wellness

Fitness is a long term process.  It is not a short term action, however, it is a lifestyle change to maintain in order to set us up for success as an investment for our future.

Eran Hajdari

Eran Hajdari

Major/Degree

Engineering

Certifications

ACE- CPT, CPR, AED, First Aid

Areas of Expertise

Weight Lifting

Outside Interests

Golf & Basketball

Philosophy on Fitness & Wellness

Getting healthy is a marathon, not a sprint.

hannah

Hannah Letts

Major

Movement and Sport Science

Certifications

ACE Personal Trainer, CPR/AED and First Aid

Areas of Expertise

Endurance training, Strength training, Core development

Outside Interests

Attending concerts, spending time with friends and family, basketball, outdoor activities, running.

Philosophy on Fitness & Wellness

I believe exercising is not just a hobby, but a lifestyle. Although getting through the first hurdles of becoming physically active can be challenging the benefits and long and short term results are well worth the effort. My goal is to provide clients with individualized program designs, motivation, and knowledge in order to help them achieve their highest ambitions. In addition to achieving their goals, I hope to motivate them to reach and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Heejung

Heejung Kim

Major

Movement and Sport Science

Certifications

ACE Personal Trainer, CPR/AED and First Aid

Areas of Expertise

Resistance Training, Hypertrophy, Powerlifting

Outside Interests

I’m part of Purdue Barbell, a club for people who like to compete in strength sports. I’ve competed in 5 powerlifting meets and enjoy helping others get into the sport. I love cooking, traveling to new places, and eating new foods.

Philosophy on Fitness & Wellness

I believe that optimal health is necessary for a happy life. I am passionate about becoming healthier and stronger, and I love helping others do the same.

Jackson Smith

Jackson Smith

Major/Degree

Applied Exercise & Health, Pre-Med

Certifications

ACE- CPT, CPR, AED, First Aid

Areas of Expertise

Weight Loss, Traditional Weight Lifting, & Mass Gain

Outside Interests

Weightlifting, Dieting, & Bodybuilding

Philosophy on Fitness & Wellness

The cheif limiting factor of an individual's athletic or aesthetic potential is not genetic ability, but intellectual development.

Jille Tonne

Jille Tonne

Major/Degree

Applied Exercise & Health

Certifications

ACE- CPT, CPR, AED, First Aid

Areas of Expertise

Strength Training, Weight Loss, Special Populations, & Corrective Exercise

Outside Interests

Working Out, Swimming, Hiking, Cooking, & Traveling

Philosophy on Fitness & Wellness

Exercise is medicine!

John Baier

John Baier

Major/Degree

B.S., Psychology

Certifications

ACE- CPT, CPR, AED, First Aid

Areas of Expertise

Endurance, Hypertrophy, Senior Fitness

Outside Interests

Basketball, Bowling, & Research in Physical Activity

Philosophy on Fitness & Wellness

It's not an obsession, it's an ambition.

Kater Martin

Kater Martin

Major/Degree

Interdisciplinary Science – Concentration in Biology & Studies in Global Health

Certifications

ACE- CPT, CPR, AED, First Aid

Areas of Expertise

Weight loss, General Wellness, HIIT

Outside Interests

Rock Climbing, Archery

Philosophy on Fitness & Wellness

“Health is complete physical, mental, and social wellness and not the absence of disease.”

–World Health Organization

kiera

Kiera Sullivan

Major

Dietetics/Nutrition & Fitness/Health

Certifications

ACE PT, CRP, AED, First Aid, Mental Health First Aid HIIT, Circuit & Interval Training, Strength, Fat Loss

Outside Interests

Swimming, Hiking, basketball, Dancing, Dog Walking, Music (outdoor concerts, festivals), crazy adventures with friends, and exploring new cities/countries. 

Philosophy on Fitness & Wellness

I believe in living happy, and to me a happy life must have a healthy lifestyle of daily physical activity, and nourishing one's self with proper nutrition. I believe there is no wrong type of physical activity, and that all kinds have their place and benefit, whether it's stress-management, weight loss, or general fitness. My goal in life is to help share my love for a happy lifestyle and hope it spreads like wildfire! 

Luke Brown

Luke Brown

Major

Double Major: History & Law & Society

Certifications

ACE CPT, CPR/AED and First Aid

Areas of Expertise

Weight Lifting, Strength Training, & Bodybuilding

Outside Interests

Reading

Philosophy on Fitness & Wellness

Work as hard as you can now so you never have to wonder “what if."

megan

Megan Potosky

Major

Dietetics, Nutrition Fitness & Health 

Certification

ACE Personal Training, CPR/AED, First Aid

Areas of Expertise

Strength Training, Circuit Training, Race/Event Conditioning, Core Strengthening, Foam Rolling 

Outside Interests

Spending time with family/friends, cooking and finding ways to make foods healthier, spending time at the lake and outdoors. 

Philosophy on Fitness & Wellness

I believe that fitness and wellness goes beyond just exercising. They are important components of our lives that helps us determine who we are and also allows us to set goals and develop into who we want to become. Fitness and wellness are building blocks that we are able to incorporate into our lives and they allow for such diversity and opportunity to learn and grow as individuals.  

tori

Tori Padgett

Major

Applied Exercise and Health

Certification

ACE Personal Trainer, CPR/AED and First Aid

Areas of Expertise

Circuit Training, Resistance Training, Corrective Exercise, Small Group

Outside Interests

Color Guard, Dancing, Rock Climbing

Philosophy on Fitness & Wellness

In my opinion, personal health surrounds all the qualities that describe how a person feels. Exercise should be fun, yet challenging, and should make an individual feel driven and rewarded. We should not give up if we grow tired or defeated. We should try something new.

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