Meet the Personal Trainers

 

 

 

April

Major: Master's in Strength & Conditioning
Certifications: ACSM Personal Trainer, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, CPR/First Aid

Experience:
• Personal Trainer since 2014
• Group Fitness Instructor since 2012
• Weightlifting experience since 2012

 

Ashlyn

Major: Sport Psychology

Certifications:ISSA Personal Trainer, Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid

Experience:
• Weightlifting experience since 2013
• High school varsity lacross captain
• Administrative assistant at private athletic training facility

 

 

Cameron

Major: M.A.T. Science Education

Certifications: NASM CPT, NASM Fitness  Nutrition Specialization, American Red Cross CPR/First Aid, Water Safety Instructor,  Lifeguard Instructor

Experience:

• Weight room experience since 2006
• Personal training experience since 2013

 

 

Caroline

Major: Exercise Science and Athletic Training
Certifications: ACSM Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid

Experience:
• Personal Trainer since 2014
• Working in a gym setting since 2007
• Played sports in high school

 

Cassie

Major: Dietetics
Certifications: NCSF Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid

Experience:
• Weight lifting and circuit training experience
• High school sports experience
• Personal trainer since 2015

 

Cavender

Major: History
Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid

Experience:
• Student Veteran - 4 years in the Marine Corps

 

 

Eddie

Major: Risk Management & Insurance, 2016
Certifications: SCW Personal Training, CPR/First Aid

Experience:

• Former offensive tackle for UGA
• Weight room experience since 2003
• Sport performance experience, including work with Chip Smith, since 2011

 

Grey

Major: Exercise and Sport Science/Pre-Chiropractic
Certifications: ACSM Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid

Experience:
• Strength and Conditioning Manager since 2015
• NCAA Div. III Baseball Player
• Weight room experience since 2007
• Assistant Personal Training Director experience

 

Hayden

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Certifications: SCW Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid

Experience:
• Weight training since 2010
• S&C Facility Technician Manager since 2015
• UGA Athletic Association Student Tutor
• High school varsity track & field, cross country, and swimming

 

Jimmy

Major: Exercise Science
Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid

Experience:
• Weight training since 2008
• High school sports experience
• Personal Trainer since 2014

 

Ken

Major: Biology, Public Health minor
Certifications: SCW Personal Trainer, Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR/First Aid

Experience:
• Weight training since 2011
• Lifeguard experience since 2012

Lauren

Major: Exercise and Sport Science
Certifications: ACSM Personal Trainer, SCW Yoga Level I, CPR/AED/First Aid

Experience:
• Yoga teacher since 2014
• SPARC Intern
• Marathon and half-marathon finisher

 

Mac

Major: Master's of Public Health
Certifications: ACSM Personal Trainer, American Heart Association CPR/First Aid

Experience:
• 4 years of high school football
• Weight training since 2006
• Personal training and group fitness experience since 2013

 

Mackenzie

Major: Exercise and Sport Science
Certifications:AFAA Personal Trainer, CPR/AED/First Aid

Experience:
• 4 years of varsity basketball and volleyball
• Weight training since 2008

 

Maggie

Major: Exercise Science and Athletic Training
Certifications: AFAA Personal Trainer, CPR/AED/First Aid

Experience:
• Beach lifeguard since 2011
• Played rugby at University of North Georgia
• Played soccer & worked as a personal trainer at the Dahlonega Athletic Center

 

Nathan

Major: Exercise Science

Certifications: ACSM Personal Trainer, CPR/AED/First Aid

Experience:
• High school football, soccer, and cross country
• Multiple triathlons
• TA for Exercise is Medicine course
• Research assistant in exercise science lab
• Weight room experience since 2008

 

Petey

Major: Psychology and Anthropology

Certifications: SCW Personal Trainer, Les Mills BodyPump, CPR/AED/First Aid

Experience:
• BodyPump instructor since 2012
• Played soccer (goalkeeper) for 15 years
• Trained in Jui Jitsu and Boxing

 

Shane

Major: Master's of Taxation
Certifications: SCW Personal Trainer, CPR/AED/First Aid

Experience:
• Football strength & conditioning programs
• Trained by a professional bodybuilder
• Experience working in recreational facilities since 2012

Become a Personal Trainer

1. All candidates must be a UGA student and hold a NCCA accredited personal training certification and/or a certification from one of the following organizations: ACE, AFAA, ACSM, NASM or NSCA.

2. Submit a Rec Sports Student Employment Application to 201 Ramsey Student Center to be considered for an interview.

3. Prior to taking clients, all Rec Sports Personal Trainers must complete a thorough in-house orientation and training.

For more information about becoming a personal trainer, please send an email to: 

April Pavelka 
april.pavelka25@uga.edu

or

Scottie Gray 
sgray3@uga.edu

Staff Contact

706-542-5060

 

Fitness and Wellness

Scottie Gray, Assistant Director
sgray3@uga.edu

Sarah Goodwin, Specialist
sgood1@uga.edu

April Pavelka, Graduate Assistant
april.pavelka25@uga.edu