Meet Our Trainers
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Club Manager, Personal Trainer
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. Favorite food indulgence: A thick crust pizza or a fat burrito smothered in queso. Also Chuy’s creamy jalapeno dip! What/who inspires you? Thomas Edward Brady Jr.! Watching what he has done and the way he handles himself over the last 20+ years is something that is incredible to me. It has and it continues to have a positive effect on the way I try to live my life on a daily basis. Interesting fact about you: I played college football for five years and won the 2011 National Championship. After graduating I took a job in live production for the sports network which initially brought me to Houston. I enjoy the nerdy stuff behind the camera, and I still freelance and cover the Rockets, Astros, and Dynamo!
Fitness Manager, Personal Trainer
Serving since 2019
Certifications/Education: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Certified Nutrition Coach, Technogym Golf Performance Certification B.A. Business Administration/Marketing University of Arkansas-Little Rock Specialty/Experience: My specialty is sports performance. My training programs are centered around improving agility, quickness, rotational power, and lateral speed. I'm also well versed in plyometrics and train primarily basketball and tennis athletes. Favorite exercise: Power Clean Favorite food indulgence: Pizza and Tex-Mex Hobbies: cooking, traveling, flag football, basketball, and watching action-themed movies What/who inspires you? My inspiration comes from my Mom. She has been a teacher my entire life and often shows me that despite any struggles you may experience, there is always an opportunity to continually improve yourself and not allow the past to define your future. Interesting fact about you: I was a state champion powerlifter in high school. I've had the opportunity to work under a strength and conditioning specialist whose trained many high-profile athletes from multiple backgrounds including the NFL and MLB.
Fitness Program Manager, Personal Trainer
Serving since 2005
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 2022
Certifications/Education: NASM Certified Personal Trainer Specialty/Experience: My specialty is fat loss and muscle gain! Real simple, look good and feel good! When I was 14, I shifted my focus from being obsessed with basketball to being obsessed with the gym. My family belonged to a pretty nice gym in the suburbs of San Diego and that's where I would spend a lot of my time after school with friends. 14 years of trials and tribulations in the gym. Favorite exercise: I take pride in my ability to do 30 pull-ups in a row and I want all my clients to be able to do at least 10 wide grip pull-ups! Also, because my legs are small in my head, I always feel the need to work them, so I love squats and deadlifts. Favorite food indulgence: Anything Vietnamese! Right now my favorite Vietnamese soup is Bun Rieu Oc (crab, tomato and snail soup). Of course I love Pho Dac Biet too, I can eat that for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a midnight snack. Hobbies: Aside from working out I like to cook and travel when I can, especially to Vietnam. I just learn off YouTube how to make ethnically authentic dishes, from Indian to Mexican, to Loas and Vietnamese. I also enjoy taking my son Toolie to the dog park to play tackle with other dogs, he is a 2-year-old tri-colored American Bully.
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.
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 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: 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
Serving since 2022
Certifications/Education: BS in Kinesiology- Texas A&M- College Station, ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, ISSA Certified Glute Specialist, NCI (Nutrition Coaching Institute) L1 Certification, CPA (Certified Public Accountant) State of Texas Specialty/Experience:I love training the back and the glutes. What girl doesn't like glute training right? I thoroughly enjoy helping my clients learn how to build strength while incorporating a sensible nutrition plan based on their lifestyle habits. It has to be sustainable and enjoyable or you won't stick with it and ultimately is not a sustainable lifestyle. Hobbies:Traveling, gardening, kickboxing, lifting weights