Meet the Personal Trainers


Major: Marketing
Certifications: SCW Fitness Education, PN Certified Nutrition Coach, CPR/AED/First Aid
Experience: UGA Football Nutrition Coaching Staff, 10 years of weightlifting experience, former USTA ranked tennis player


Major: Psychology major, Human Development and Family Science minor
Certifications: SCW Fitness Education, CPR/AED/First Aid
Experience: High school cross country and track, 4 years of weight lifting experience, Triathlon training


Major: Nutrition Science
Certifications: SCW Fitness Education, CPR/AED/First Aid
Experience: 10 years of weightlifting, Powerlifting, Olympic lifting, CrossFit, soccer, cycling, high school football/wrestling captain


Major: Athletic Training and Exercise & Sport Science
Certifications: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, CPR/AED/First Aid
Experience: Weight room experience since 2013


Major: Exercise Science
Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid
Experience: Weight training since 2008, high school sports experience, Personal Trainer since 2014


Major: Biological Science
Certifications: NASM Personal Training, CPR/AED/First Aid
Experience: Weightlifting experience since 2012, member of UGA Water Polo Team, high school water polo/baseball player


Major: Biology, Public Health minor
Certifications: SCW Personal Trainer, Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR/First Aid
Experience: Weight training since 2011, lifeguard experience since 2012


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


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


Major: Kinesiology
Certifications: SCW Fitness Education, CPR/AED/First Aid
Experience: Served in the Airforce, trainer for the Airforce, lifting since 2010, competitive cheerleading in high school


Major: Exercise and Sports Science, Pre-Physical Therapy
Certifications: ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, CPR/AED/First Aid
Experience: Athletics, Physical therapy shadowing


Major: Master's in Kinesiology
Certifications: NSCA Certified, Strength & Conditioning Coach, CPR/AED/First Aid
Experience: 10+ years personal lifting, high school state record power clean: 305lbs, high school state weightlifting champion, nationally qualified men’s physique competitor - 2017, Atlantic USA men’s physique 1st place - 2017


Major: Master's in Clinical Exercise Physiology
Certifications: ACSM Personal Trainer, Les Mills Bodycombat, Spinning Rx Instructor, CPR/First Aid/AED Certified
Experience: Current Graduate Assistant of Fitness and Wellness, Volleyball and Track and Field Captain in high school, Lifting since 2009


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


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


Major: Exercise and Sports Science (Pre-Physical Therapy)
Certifications: SCW Fitness Education, CPR/AED/First Aid
Experience: Weight room supervision since 2010, 7 years of competitive gymnastics, volleyball/soccer/softball in high school


Major:  Fashion Merchandising 
Certifications: SCW Fitness Education, CPR/AED/First Aid
Experience: 2 years UGA competitive cheerleading, Team Ninja Warrior: College Madness UGA female representative, American Ninja Warrior Season 9 competitor


Major: Exercise and Sports Science
Certifications: NASM Personal Training, CPR/AED/First Aid
Experience: Weightlifting since 2015, powerlifting competitor since 2015


Major: Biological Science
Certifications: ACE Certified Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid/AED 
Experience: CrossFit, high school wrestling/soccer/cross country

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.

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: 

Melanie Andrews

Staff Contact



Fitness and Wellness

Melanie Andrews, Graduate Assistant

Shane McGrath, Program Assistant