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.

Michael Stallings

David Causey
Major: B.S. Kinesiology, Sports Medicine
Certifications: ACE-PT, Red Cross CPR w/AED and First Aid
Interests: Resistance training and basketball

Emma Salas

Emma Moore
Major: Nutrition
Certifications: AFAA Primary, ACT PT, YogaFit® Level 1
Favorite Quote: “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you’ll find, you get what you need.” -Mick Jagger

Michael Stallings

Michael Stallings
Major: B.S Kinesiology, Fitness Leadership
Certifications: NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Interests: Bodybuilding and Sport Activities

Jalisa Horne

Jalisa Horne
Major: Nutrition (Dietetics)
Certifications: ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Interests: I’m interested in people, traveling, fitness and building a better relationship with God.

Jonathan Rifkin

Jonathan Rifkin
Major: B.S. Kinesiology, M.S. Exercise Physiology
Certifications: ACE_CPT, Red Cross CPR w/ AED and First Aid
Interests: Basketball, Biking, Hiking

Brittany Wilson

Brittany Wilson
Major: Kinesiology concentration:Fitness Leadership, Minor: Public Health
Certifications: ACE-PT, USASF Level 4 Coach
Interests: Cheerleading and Gymnastics

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.