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Personal Training

Meet our Personal Trainers


Personal trainers at the Student Recreation Center are currently UNCG students or alumni, typically earning undergraduate or graduate degrees in a health/exercise related field such as kinesiology, exercise physiology, or sports medicine. Each personal trainer is certified through a nationally recognized organization and exhibits practical and intellectual competency and leadership in fitness. Personal trainers work under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director, Fitness and Fitness Coordinator, and receive regular continuing education to stay up to date on fitness trends and training techniques.

David Causey

David Causey
Education: BS, Kinesiology, Fitness Leadership Concentration (Degree Seeking)
Fitness Experience: 1 year of personal training experience, ACE Personal Training Course
Certification: ACE-Certified Personal Trainer, American Red Cross-CPR, AED, and First Aid
Specializations: Weight Management, Resistance Training, Endurance Training, Flexibility Training
Fun Fact: I play bass and love music

Christian Lee

Christian Lee
Education: BS, Kinesiology, Fitness Leadership Concentration (Degree Seeking)
Fitness Experience: Played Football/Baseball for 4 years
Certifications: NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer, American Red Cross-CPR, AED, and First Aid
Specializations: Resistance Training, Functional Training, High Intensity Training, Strength and Conditioning, General Fitness
Fun Fact: I play flag football

Emma Moore

Emma Moore
Education: BS, Nutrition, Human Nutrition and Dietetics Concentration
Fitness Experience: 6 years of personal training experience
Certifications: ACE-Certified Personal Trainer, American Red Cross-CPR, AED, and First Aid
Specializations: General Fitness, Flexibility Training, Weight Management
Fun Fact: I was a dancer for 14 years before entering the fitness field

Ricardo de los Rios

Ricardo de los Rios
Education: BS, Kinesiology, Sports Medicine Concentration, Pre-physical therapy (Degree Seeking)
Fitness Experience: ACE Personal Training course
Certifications: ACE-Certified Personal Trainer, American Red Cross-CPR, AED, and First Aid
Specializations: General Fitness, Self-Defense Training, Balance Training
Fun fact: I’m a licensed pilot.

Michael Stallings

Michael Stallings
Education: Associate Degree in Physical Education, BS, Kinesiology, Fitness Leadership Concentration (Degree Seeking)
Fitness Experience: 1 year of personal training experience, NASM Personal Trainer Course
Certifications: NASM-Certified Personal Trainer, American Red Cross CPR, AED, and First Aid
Specializations: Corrective Exercise, Endurance Training, Flexibility Training
Fun Fact: I like to do 5 and 10K runs

Jalisa Horne

Jalisa Horne
Education: BS, Nutrition, Human Nutrition and Dietetics Concentration (Degree Seeking)
Finesses Experience: ACE Personal Training Course, 2 years of Personal Training experience
Certifications: ACE-Certified Personal Trainer, American Red Cross CPR, AED, and First Aid
Specializations: General Training, Interval Training, Sport Specific Training
Fun Fact: I slept in the wilderness of an African Safari in Botswana and there was an elephant at our camp site.

Lydia McCall

Lydia McCall
Education: Kinesiology, Sports Medicine Concentration (Degree Seeking)
Fitness Experience: ACE Personal Training Course
Certifications: ACE-Certified Personal Trainer, American Red Cross-CPR, AED, and First Aid
Specializations: Sport Specific Training, General Fitness
Fun Fact: I have worked for the SRC for almost 4 years.

Eric Norris

Eric Norris
Education: BS, Kinesiology, Fitness Leadership Concentration (Degree Seeking)
Fitness Experience: ACE Personal Training Course
Certification: ACE-Certified Personal Trainer, American Red Cross-CPR, AED, and First Aid
Specialization: General Fitness, Endurance Training, Sport Specific Training
Fun Fact: I can take any everyday object and create an effective workout.

Megan Smith

Megan Smith
Education: BS, Nutrition, Human Nutrition and Dietetics Concentration (Degree Seeking)
Fitness Experience: ACE Personal Training Course
Certifications: ACE-Certified Personal Trainer, American Red Cross-CPR, AED, and First Aid
Specializations: General Fitness, Resistance Training
Fun Fact: I’ve climbed all 1,665 steps of the Eiffel Tower

Vincent Webb

Vincent Webb
Education: BS, Nutrition, Human Nutrition and Dietetics Concentration (Degree Seeking)
Fitness Experience: Command Fitness Leader for Navy Unit, ACE Personal Training Course
Certifications: ACE-Certified Personal Trainer, American Red Cross-CPR, AED, and First Aid
Specializations: Resistance Training, Weight Management
Fun Fact: I used to collect model trains

Personal Training Benefits


A little help and motivation go a long way on the road to overall health and fitness. Our nationally accredited certified personal trainers develop effective exercise programs and create a supportive environment to assist you in achieving your goals. The overall goal of our program is to guide individuals into adopting a healthy lifestyle. Personal Training is for individuals of ALL fitness levels.

A personal trainer will aid you in attaining the following objectives:

Set clear and realistic health and fitness goals, using the guidelines set by the American College of Sports Medicine.

  • How your goals will be achieved
  • Amount of work needed to reach goals
  • Types of activities desired to reach goals
  • Frequency and intensity of workouts
  • Follow recommended guidelines for individuals with diseases and conditions such as heart and lung disease, diabetes, arthritis, neurological and chronic conditions
  • We work closely with other health and medical professionals to provide the best service.

Recommend and instruct on proper exercise techniques.

  • Teach safe and effective use of equipment to avoid injury
  • Teach proper body mechanics
  • Teach and provide exercises that suit needs

Individualize an exercise program.

  • Incorporate all fitness components including muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular conditioning
  • Guide exercise sessions
  • Monitor progress and adjust exercise program accordingly
  • Provide accountability and motivation

Spartan Boot Camp


New this semester is our Spartan Boot Camp. This 6 week program meets twice a week and is designed to help meet your strength and cardiovascular needs. It combines a variety of training techniques that are designed to improve agility, speed, power, endurance, strength, and quickness. Spartan Boot Camp is led by our nationally certified Personal Trainers! Our first Boot Camp program will start September 16th and run through October 23rd and will meet Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-6:30pm. In Spartan Boot Camp, participants can plan to be outside, in the Synrgy and TRX studios and throughout the Student Recreation Center. In addition, participants will be utilizing equipment such as battle ropes, ViPrs, Slam Balls, BOSU and kettlebells. The cost of the program is $150 for students and $170 for SRC Members. For accountability, logistics, and sociability factors, Spartan Boot Camp is limited to 6 participants. Reserve your spot today!

Visit the Spartan Boot Camp web site for more details.