University Recreation
Personal Training

Trainers

  • Brandon Holt

    Brandon Holt

    Personal Trainer

    Education

    • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
    • BA Criminal Justice (Spanish Minor), Seattle University, June 2012

    Background

    • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing and MMA
    • Competitive Swim Instruction

    Specialties

    • Strength/lean muscle gains
    • Weight loss
    • High-intensity circuit training
    • Program Development
    • Body composition improvements.

    Interests

    • Football, baseball, weight training, MMA, music, and grilling. GO SEAHAWKS!
    Cali Cull

    Cali Cull

    Personal Trainer

    Education

    • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
    • Pursuing B.S. in Sport and Exercise Science, Seattle University

    Background

    • Track & Field

    Specialties

    • Strength/lean muscle gains
    • Weight loss
    • Program Development
    • Body composition improvements
    • Cardiovascular Improvement

    Interests

    • Everything Fitness!
    Ryan Weinman

    Ryan Weinman

    Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor

    Education

    • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
    • Pursuing BS in Electrical Engineering, Seattle Pacific University

    Background

    • Men's Physique Competition

    Specialties

    • Muscle Gain Toning and definition

    Interests

    • Weightlifting
    Troy Bratten

    Troy Bratten

    Personal Trainer

    Education

    • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
    • Pursuing BS in Sports and Exercise Science, Seattle University

    Background

    • Sports conditioning
    • Soccer

    Specialties

    • Weight Loss
    • Stress Relief
    • Body Building
    • Plyometrics, Speed & Agility
    • Functional Movement

    Interests

    • Rehabilitation and preventative exercise
    Adrian Rimm

    Adrian Rimm

    Personal Trainer

    Education

    • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
    • BS in Sports and Exercise Science, Seattle University, in-progress
    Background
    • Sports conditioning

    Specialties

    • Rehabilitative exercise
    • Preventative exercise
    • Resistance training
    • Aerobic/cardiorespiratory training

    Interests

    • Rehabilitation and preventative exercise
    Charles Risner

    Charles Risner

    Personal Trainer
    Education
    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
    • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Personal Trainer
    • TRX Qualifies Suspension Trainer
    • BA Psychology (Finance Minor), Seattle University, June 2008
    Background
    • Tennis, swimming and diving, track and field, wrestling
    Specialties
    • Body composition and weight management
    • Strength and resistance training
    • Aerobic and Anaerobic training
    • High-intensity circuit training
    • Program development
    • Physique and body building contest prep
    • Wellness based coaching
    • Stress and anxiety relief
    Interests
    • Tennis, hiking, reading, and travel
    Gus Lanza

    Gus Lanza

    Personal Trainer

     Education 

    • ACE Certified
    • BA in Cultural Anthropology, Seattle University 2011
    Background
    • Soccer, cycling, running, weight lifting
    Specialties
    • Program development
    • Lean muscle gains
    • Body composition improvement
    • Weight loss
    • Anxiety/stress relief

    Interests

    • Weight lifting, running, cycling, working with LGBTQ folks! 
    Nicholas McAvoy

    Nicholas McAvoy

    Personal Trainer
    Education
    • ACE Certified Personal Trainer\
    • BS in Sport and Exercise Science, Seattle University, in-progress
    Background
    • Basketball, cross country
    Specialties
    • Weight loss
    • Strength/lean muscle gains
    • Program development
    • Cardiovascular fitness gains
    Interests
    • Basketball, injury rehab, corrective exercise 
    Nikolas Hellenthal

    Nikolas Hellenthal

    Personal Trainer

     Education
    • AFAA Certified Personal Trainer - Currently pursuing other personal training certifications
    • BA in Film Studies and Minoring in Journalism, Seattle University, in-progress 
    Background
    • Basketball and Football at Varsity/National Level Competition
    • Agility training
    • 100+ hours of Physical Therapy experience
    Specialties
    • Functional training
    • Lean muscle gain
    • Toning
    • Weight loss
    • Sports specific training (agility, skill, speed, vertical)
    • Improved confidence in oneself
    Interests
    • Injury prevention
    • Stress management
    • Sports talk
    • Finding happiness in the little things
    Amanda Simpfenderfer

    Amanda Simpfenderfer

    Personal Trainer
    Education
    • ACE Certified Personal Training 
    • BS Business Marketing, UNLV May 2009
    • MS College Student Personnel, WIU May 2011
    Background
    • Marathon and Half Marathon
    • Competitive swimming
    Specialties
    • Endurance events
    • Strength/lean muscle gains
    • Weight loss
    • High-intensity circuit training
    • Program Development
    • Body composition improvements

    Interests

    • Running, yoga, and strength training