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PREMIER TRAINERS

SARAH MELLOR

Sarah

Hometown: Falls Church, VA
Education and Background: Student at Wake Forest
Training Philosophy: “Your body deserves your best effort, every day.”
Favorite Exercises: Running, spinning, yoga
Free time Fun: Cooking

 

KRISTA HOFFMAN

Hometown: Cranston, RI
Education and Background: Student at Wake Forest- Exercise Science Major, AFFA Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Chair of Wake Womens’ Rugby
Training Philosophy: “The only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen.  Everything is about effort and what you put into it!”
Favorite Exercises: Burpees
Free time Fun: Playing rugby and watching football

 

MASTER LEVEL TRAINERS

JUSTIN GOONAN

Hometown: Belton, TX
Education and Background: MS in Strength and Conditioning, Personal Trainer for eight years, NSCA-CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist)
Training Philosophy:
Favorite Exercises: Deadlift and deadlift variations
Free time Fun: Traveling, dancing, playing guitar

 

CHRIS ROBINSON

Chris

Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC
Education and Background: NAFC Certified Personal Trainer, Personal Trainer for four years
Training Philosophy: “There’s nothing your body can’t do.  Fitness is more mental than it is physical.  Train your mind more than you train your body and your body will accomplish anything.”
Favorite Exercises: Running hills and flipping tractor tires
Free time Fun: Spending time with family

 

SAM TWEEDIE

SAM

Hometown: Houlton, ME
Education and Background: BS Exercise Science, BS Nutrition Dietetics, Current Wake Student- MS Exercise Physiology, Personal Trainer for five years
Training Philosophy: Lift heavy things
Favorite Exercise: Deadlifts
Free Time Fun: Kayaking

 

ALEJANDRA WILE

Hometown: Okemos, MI
Education and Background: BS Exercise Science, NASM Certified Personal Trainer for eight years.
Training Philosophy: “I follow the ‘quality over quantity’ mindset.  I want my clients to feel successful without spending hours in the gym to improve their well-being.”
Favorite Exercise: Planks with pushups, plyometrics, interval training
Free Time Fun: Spending time with husband Greg and son Jeremy, active member of Church- playing the viola during Sunday service