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Personal Training

Meet our Personal Trainers


Personal trainers at the Student Recreation Center are currently UNC Greensboro 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.

Tess Baringer

Tess Barringer
Education: B.S. In Kinesiology with Fitness Leadership concentration and Minor in Nutrition (degree seeking)
Fitness Experience: Internship at corporate fitness center in group training sessions, ages 23 to 50.
Certification: ACE-Certified Personal Trainer; American Red Cross CPR, AED and First Aid
Specialization: General Fitness, High Intensity Training, Endurance Training.
Fun Fact: I have been out of the country 3 times.

Valerie Hammett

Valerie Hammett
Education: BS, MS Exercise Science, BS Human Nutrition and Dietetics (Degree Seeking)
Fitness Experience: Certified Personal Trainer since 2009 working with a variety of clients from the age of 5 to 95. Worked in large gym settings, corporate fitness, and private personal training studios.
Certification: ACSM CPT, American Red Cross CPR, AED, and First Aid
Specialization: Post Rehab Mobility and Motor Control, Balance/Mobility Training, Weight Loss, Sport Specific Training, Flexibility Training.
Fun Fact: I love to go hiking and take any opportunity to get outside and explore!

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.

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

Justin Bradfiled

Justin Bradfield
Education: Current senior at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Fitness Experience: Backgrounds in competitive powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting,
strength training, and general fitness.
Certification: ACE Certified Personal Trainer, American Red Cross CPR & AED
Certified
Specialization: Strength training/weightlifting, athletic development
Fun Fact: I’m a huge music person. Talk to me about your favorite

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

Jordan Patterson

Jordan Patterson
Education: B.S., Public Health
Fitness Experience: ACE Personal Trainer Course; Played football for 4 years
Certifications: ACE-Certified Personal Trainer, American Red Cross-CPR, AED, and First Aid
Specialization: General Fitness, Strength & Conditioning, Resistance Training
Fun Fact: I’ve traveled to France, Italy, and Greece

Chris Sims

Chris Sims
Education: Business Administration, Business Studies Concentration (Degree Seeking)

Fitness Experience: ACE Personal Training Course, Played Football for 4 years.
Certification: ACE-Certified Personal Trainer, American Red Cross-CPR, AED, and First Aid
Specialization: General Training, Resistance Training, Weight Loss, Aesthetic Training
Fun Fact: I like to do eating competitions (and win)

Sarah Willis

Sarah Willis
Education: BS Exercise Science, MS Human Nutrition and Dietetics (Degree Seeking)
Fitness Experience: Internship at corporate fitness center in group training sessions, ages 23 to 50
Certification: ACSM-Certified Exercise Physiologist, American Red Cross-CPR, AED and First Aid
Specialization: General Fitness, Resistance Training, Flexibility Training
Fun Fact: I was a member of the hip-hop dance team at UNC Wilmington

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


Spartan Boot Camp is a 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! Spartan Boot Camp program will start October 19th and run through November 23rd and will meet Monday and Wednesday from 5:00-6:00pm. 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 $50 for students and $65 for SRC Members. For accountability, logistics, and sociability factors, Spartan Boot Camp is limited to 6 participants. Reserve your spot today!

Click Here to download the Spartan Boot Camp Flyer.