Learn more about the highly-qualified Personal Trainers at the Marshall University Recreation Center.
Drew is a NCSF certified Personal Trainer, Second Lieutenant Medical Officer in the National Guard, and a graduate of Marshall with a degree in Hospital Administration. Drew ran track and cross country in high school, trained body weight conditioning while in ROTC at Marshall, exercised three years in Cross-Fit, and now competing in powerlifting for the past four years. He has focused on rehabilitation and strength building to build a confident and healthy person. Drew enjoys everything outdoors and learning as much as possible.
"Biceps are like ornaments on a Christmas tree." – Ed Coan
Wes is an ACE certified personal trainer and a certified cycling instructor. He is also a current student at Marshall University, studying Applied Kinesiology. Wes has an incredible passion for fitness and exercise, specializing in muscle strength and muscle gain. With this demeanor and passion he hopes to help his clients reach their fitness goals and help them become healthier and stronger individuals.
Mark is an ACE certified Personal Trainer, Mad Dogg Athletics Spinning Instructor, F45 Coach and graduate of Marshall University in Business Management. Mark enjoys weight training and is a currently competing in the endurance sports of full marathon and Ironman races. He loves team and group training as well as working with individuals wanting to hit their fitness goals or just improve their overall health. Mark enjoys snowboarding, traveling the world and hanging out with his two kids, Maren and Henrik.
Erika is a ISSA certified personal trainer. She graduated from Marshall University with a bachelors degree in Nutrition and Dietetics in December of 2017. She then completed her dietetic internship at Keiser University, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where she also earned her masters degree in Food and Nutrition. Erika is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian and works with clients at the Rec on nutrition as well. Erika’s love for fitness began in high school as she swam and played softball. Now, Erika feels most confident in the weight room, the yoga studio, the swimming pool and training through endurance cardiovascular exercises. In her free time, Erika enjoys hiking, mountain biking, racquetball and playing with her Lab Marco. Erika wants to utilize her nutrition expertise and personal training experience to help you meet your goals in a holistic way. Erika’s approach to health focuses on: lifestyle modifications, exercise and nutrition to overcome chronic disease and obesity with a naturopathic and functional approach.
Tanner is a Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor at the Marshall Rec Center. He holds a coaching certification through ASEP (American Sports Education Program) and is certified through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is currently in his senior year studying health sciences at Marshall University. He wrestled in high school and had some experience with football and lacrosse. He has trained with some of the best collegiate wrestlers from around the area and continues to train individuals to improve their skills. He has experience when it comes to losing weight and improving his health. Tanner can help you reach your goals, whether it be improving your conditioning for competition, gaining strength, building muscle, losing weight or simply living a healthier lifestyle.
A local to Huntington, Seneca is certified through the International Sport Sciences Association (ISSA) and has been a Personal Trainer for the past 7 years. Seneca serves as a F45 Coach in addition to personal training at The Rec. He has a variety of specialty areas including strength & conditioning for general populations, athletes and youth clients. As a fitness professional, Seneca’s primary goal is to help all of his clients reach their personal fitness goals.
Will holds a BA in Wellness, Health, & Physical Education with a minor in Exercise Science. He has a background in health and fitness as well as athletic performance training with over 3 years of experience in the field. His passion has strongholds in the philosophy of the pursuit of becoming the best version of yourself possible. From gaining strength, acquiring aesthetics, becoming a better athlete, improving your personal health, or even just finding out about what your body is cable of, Will will help you ascend. With a multitude of training pedagogies, he utilizes the most up-to-date science available to establish a foundation that will get you to your goals in the quickest, safest, most efficient manner possible.
"No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable." -Socrates
Jenna is an ACE-certified personal trainer and certified cycling instructor. She is a WVU graduate with a degree in Exercise Physiology and is now working towards her clinical doctorate in Marshall University’s Physical Therapy program. Her passion is making the pursuit of health achievable and enjoyable to people of all fitness levels, ages, and interests. She’s determined to help clients reach their goals, whether they are weight-loss, performance-enhancement, or simply learning the basics of making healthy lifestyle changes.
"Exercise is a celebration of what your body can do, not a punishment for what you ate."
Eden is a an NFPT certified Personal Trainer and is currently a Junior at Marshall in the Nutrition and Dietetics program. She strongly believes that nutrition and exercise are vitally important to the overall health and well-being of individuals. Eden hopes to continue with her education, receive her master’s degree in nutrition and become a Registered Dietitian. She aspires to incorporate her passion for nutrition and exercise to help people meet their health goals. She is most comfortable in the Pilates studio loves to personalize the goals of her clients and assist them on their fitness journey.