Meet Our Trainers
Our Houston personal trainers are ready to help you crush your fitness goals!
Director of Fitness
Serving since 2015
Certifications/Education: NSCA Certified Personal Trainer, Precision Nutrition L1, Online Trainer Academy Certified, TRX Certified B.A. Communications (Broadcasting) Pittsburg State University Specialty/Experience: Being a former college athlete, I have always had a passion and commitment to working out and staying in shape. I help people of all ages and backgrounds, ranging from college athletes to busy moms and dads looking to build muscle or lose fat. My main goal is to help my clients reach their goals, in the smartest and most efficient way possible. I enjoy helping people follow a realistic program both in and out of the gym to help them create a sustainable lifestyle of their choice. Favorite exercise: The first one of my workout when I have the most energy.
Serving since 1989
Certifications/Education: ACSM, ACE, AFFA Certified Personal Trainer, B. A. University of Nebraska Specialty/Experience: My specialty is low back care and strength training. Favorite food indulgence: My favorite food is Mexican. Hobbies: I love to play golf and play with my dogs. What/who inspires you: I teach a men’s weight training class at an assisted living center with an average age of 90. Watching these guys trying to keep it going makes me happy. Interesting fact about you: I have been a trainer here at The MET for 30 years and I never thought that would be the case.
Serving since 2019
Certifications/Education: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, TRX certified, University of Houston, Lone star College Specialty/Experience: My specialty is functional strength training and hypertrophy training. I believe I can teach and coach movements and exercises in the gym that will transfer into real life activities. I like to design my workouts with some high intensity interval training (HIIT) and compound exercises. Favorite exercise: Bench Press Favorite food indulgence: Full rack of BBQ ribs with some sweet potato fries Hobbies: I like playing guitar, live sports, I love to gamble, float the river with friends and go Bowling! What/who inspires you?: My father inspires me to become a better person, I hope to one day be as successful as he is. I look up to him because he never gives up and he has overcome many obstacles. Interesting fact about you: I almost lost one of my eyes playing baseball when I was young.
Serving since 2018
Certifications/Education: Licensed Massage Therapist, ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, B.S. in Kinesiology Texas A&M University Specialty/Experience: My specialty is in corrective exercise and stretching. I have trained clients of multiple age groups that have ranged from unfit to fit. I enjoy helping clients reduce joint and muscle pain, improve their posture, and improve muscle weakness caused by injury. My goal for my client’s is that they have a safe work out and have fun. I want to do my best to educate all my clients on the best exercises to do for their body and age. Favorite Exercise: LEG PRESS! Favorite Food Indulgence: Asian Cuisine, but mostly SUSHI Hobbies: I love reading, watching movies, and playing video games What/Who inspires you? I am most inspired by my grandmother. She grew up in the country and has always believed in diligence and perseverance. She is 81 and does her best to do things for herself and fight through the pain and discomfort she experiences.
Serving since 2022
Certifications/Education: B.S. in Kinesiology and health Specialty/Experience: Rehabilitation and strength training Favorite exercise: Deadlift Favorite food indulgence: Pizza Hobbies: Cooking, hiking, traveling, exercising, reading What/who inspires you? The memory of my late father inspires me to improve myself and to be a better man to those that are important to me. Interesting fact about you: I have a goal to visit all 63 U.S. national parks. I’ve visited about 20 so far.
Serving since 2009
Certifications/Education: ACSM-CPT, Precision Nutrition L1, World Taekwondo Federation-Instructor and Black Belt, TRX Core and RIP Trainer, NESTA-Sports Yoga, ZUMBA Dance Fitness and Zumba Toning, ISSA-Certified Bodybuilding Specialist B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Mgt. with minors in Accounting and Nutrition University of Sto. Tomas Specialty/Experience: My specialty is being able to train all ages regardless of their fitness levels or lack of it. I also have experience in training, meal prep and coaching body building bikini competitors and competitive martial artists. I’m also well versed in flexibility and balance training as well as trigger point therapy and myofascial release. Favorite Exercise: Kickboxing Favorite food indulgence: Japanese and Korean Food Hobbies: Travelling and exploring new places with my family then sampling the native cuisines of the places we visit.
Serving since 2019
Certifications/Education: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Certified Nutrition Coach, B.A. Business Administration/Marketing University of Arkansas-Little Rock Specialty/Experience: My specialty is weight-loss management and muscular endurance/strength. My methods are composed of endurance training and behavioral modification methods. Favorite exercise: Lateral Raises! Favorite food indulgence: Pizza Hobbies: I really enjoy cooking, traveling, flag football, playing basketball, and watching action-themed movies What/who inspires you?: I’m inspired mostly by my Mom because she was able to raise me and my brother as a single parent working as a teacher by day, and a janitor by night. Interesting fact about you: During my time in college, I competed in digital marketing competitions. My team developed a campaign for Facebook to combat terrorist recruitment. We were invited to the FBI Headquarters to present our campaign and to meet the President!
Personal Trainer, Massage Therapist
Serving since 2017
Certifications/Education: ACE certified Personal Trainer, AHCP-Massage Therapist (Valedictorian 2010) Specialty/Experience: Favorite exercise: My expertise is strength training, weight loss, and functional fitness, along with specializing in Swedish and Deep Tissue massage. Favorite food indulgence: Avocados, egg rolls, fettuccini alfredo, crawfish, cherries… the list goes on forever. I LOVE FOOD!! Hobbies: Discovering new eateries, participating in sports, photoshoots, and board games. What/who inspires you?: My parents inspire me to always try my best. They worked hard all their lives and established their own business. Interesting fact about you: I am a host for Lone Star Minor League Football News.
Serving since 2022
Certifications/Education: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, University of Kansas/William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications Major - Journalism/Strategic Communication Emphasis Specialty/Experience: After dancing competitively for 18 years, I developed my love for fitness, health and overall wellness. I am a rhythm-based Spin Instructor and have a passion for cardio, high intensity interval training (HIIT), strength endurance training and stretching. Tailoring plans to fit my clients' needs and goals is the key to results and something that's very important to me. I specialize in working with clients who are seeking weight loss, gaining strength and overall confidence. Favorite exercise: I love to sweat--period. Anything and everything to get my heart rate up! I also love a good abs and glutes workout. Your core is everything! Favorite food indulgence: Sushi--yum! I'm also gluten free and love exploring gluten free options, recipes and restaurants.
Serving since 2021
Certifications/Education: International Sports Science Association Personal Training Certification (ISSA), Brigham Young University – Exercise and Wellness. Specialty/Experience: I am a 2019 Division-1 NCAA All-American Track athlete. I have trained hundreds of athletes over my career. Everyone has their own goals, and helping them reach those goals is my favorite part of the job. Favorite exercise: Full-out sprints or cleans Favorite food indulgence: Anything with potatoes- fries, chips, baked potatoes, and tater tots. Don’t underestimate my love of potatoes! Hobbies: Pickleball, wake surfing, traveling, watching a good movie, and leaving people better than when I found them. What/who inspires you?: My Grandpa Don. At 70 years old, he had both hips replaced, but went on to complete 27 more marathons and be a consistent volunteer at the local humanitarian center. Interesting fact about you: I pour the milk first, then add the cereal.
Serving since 2021
Certifications/Education: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Associate of Science in Biology – Houston Community College, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Minor in Nutrition – University of Houston. Specialty/Experience: My specialty is muscle growth as well as weight loss through weight training. I specialize in correcting form through proper biomechanics to maximize performance and avoid injuries! I am a former bodybuilding competitor in the Men’s Physique category. I competed in 2019 at the Summer Shredding Classic here in Houston, TX! I have over 5 years of experience in the sports supplement and wellness industry, specializing in proper nutrition and healthy habits! Favorite exercise: Incline dumbbell press and chest cable fly. Favorite food indulgence: Any variation of Asian food, including sushi and stir fry! Hobbies: I love playing video games! Soccer and tennis are my life-long sports.
Serving since 2021
Certifications/Education: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, California State University Channel Islands Specialty/Experience: Strength and endurance coaching, weight loss, muscle building Favorite exercise: My favorite exercise is burpees. They’re simple but effective. And it feels great to push myself until the timer stops. Favorite food indulgence: If I have to pick favorites, they would be chocolate, sushi rolls or anything with cheese. Hobbies: When I have free time, I like to spend it walking my husky, listening to audiobooks, or trying new restaurants. What/who inspires you?: I’m inspired by my dreams. I’m inspired by my friends, family, and the people I meet. Because I know that everyone faces obstacles, yet they knock them out and keep moving toward what is important. Interesting fact about you: In high school I was a California State placer in women’s wrestling.
Serving since 2022
Certifications/Education: I have a Bachelor of Science in Exercise & Wellness from BYU. Specialty/Experience: I specialize in high intensity boot camp style workouts. That means working on correct form to safely push your body with plyometrics, sprints, and full-body training. I also love working with pregnant and postpartum women, as I had a baby in August 2021! Favorite exercise: Anything plyometric, mid-distance running, and although I don't get to often, stadium sprints. Favorite food indulgence: Artisan Shave Ice! But I also love to bake so I eat cookie dough, brownie batter, frosting, chocolate chips, and all of the "tastes" in the baking process. Hobbies: Baking; Scrapbooking; Watching crime shows; Karaoke. What/who inspires you? Learning about others' struggles and their determination to succeed. Interesting fact about you: I know just about every word to every song in Hamilton.
Serving since 2022
Certifications/Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy - Baylor University, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist – NSCA. Specialty/Experience: I have worked with a wide range of clients, of all ages and fitness levels. With an advanced understanding of human anatomy and biomechanics, I develop individualized fitness programs based on my client's personal goals. I also specialize in improving functional movement patterns with an emphasis on injury prevention and recovery. Favorite exercise: Squats. Favorite food indulgence: Chocolate chip cookies. Hobbies: Golfing, exploring new restaurants and coffee shops, watching sports and movies. What/who inspires you? My dad is my biggest inspiration, he constantly inspires me to be a better man. Interesting fact about you: I have traveled to 17 different countries. My goal is to visit 40 countries by the age of 40.
Serving since 2022
Certifications/Education: B.S. Ed in Health, Kinesiology, and leisure studies. Minor in nutrition Specialty/Experience: Strength & conditioning for athletes and physique development Favorite exercise: Squats Favorite food indulgence: Crispy fig and prosciutto pizza Hobbies: Rock climbing, rugby, cooking What/who inspires you? Seeing people work on becoming their best selves motivates and inspires me Interesting fact about you: I am a nationally qualified competitive body builder but want to open my own bake shop one day