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Oklahoma State University
Department of Wellness

America's HEALTHIEST Campus®

Personal Trainers

Aaron Huckins
PTAG-CPT

I am from Guymon Oklahoma, which is a small town in the middle of the Oklahoma Panhandle. I am currently a Construction Management Technology major. I have always loved sports and was very active as a child. I have swum competitively since I was six, played baseball since I could walk, and played every sport offered to me as a child. I began seriously working out about 2 years ago and have never stopped. I love to snowboard, hike, swim, ride ATV’s, and do anything outside. I have always loved to build things and that is partially why I am going into Construction Management. I also love meeting new people and helping people accomplish goals they never thought they would be able to accomplish.

Addison Reynolds
ACSM-CPT

“I am originally from Oklahoma City and am a senior majoring in Applied Exercise Science. After graduating in the spring, I plan to attend graduate school to work toward getting a master's degree in Exercise Science. I began working out senior year of high school and have loved it ever since. I look forward to helping people live a healthy lifestyle and accomplishing their fitness goals!”

Alanna Harris
PTAG-CPT

I was born and raised in Fort Smith, Arkansas. I transferred from the University of Arkansas my sophomore year to Oklahoma State University, where I am now a senior double majoring in Business Management and Marketing. I plan to get a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration. Playing sports is initially what got me into the fitness world, and I have happily been here ever since. Running is my preferred method of exercise, but I pretty much enjoy it all (besides anything involving Olympic lifting). In my free time I enjoy watching or playing sports (Kevin Durant is my favorite athlete, don’t hate me), spending time with my friends and family, or going on an outdoor run with my beloved Berne doodle, Winston.

Alec Shelton
A.S., ACE-CPT

I am from Spokane Valley WA, graduated with an Associates degree from Spokane Falls Community College. Currently pursuing a degree in the Physical Education department and aspiring the be a soccer coach. I enjoy coaching and training fundamental lifelong movements, free weights and lifelong activities. I love full body exercises such as kettlebell work and flexibility training. I am passionate in my work and aspire to help people of all ages, physical abilities and fitness backgrounds live long healthy and overall better quality lives.

Austin Boyce
PTAG-CPT

I started lifting four years ago as an energy outlet and to create a healthier lifestyle for myself. Two years ago I started to fall in love with strength training and powerlifting. I am about to petition to get my CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist). I have a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing but will soon be applying for a Master’s program in Kinesiology with an emphasis on Strength and Conditioning.  I would eventually like to study muscular atrophy in aging populations. My goal is to help people age gracefully and improve their quality of life.

Austin Mitchell
ACSM-CPT

I’m a junior here at Oklahoma State studying psychology and plan on attending medical school. I’m originally from Maui, Hawaii and moved to Mckinney, Texas as a kid. Playing golf, weightlifting, and running outdoors are my 3 favorite activities. I’ve always been an active person, but it wasn’t until college that I realized the long term importance behind staying active. My main goal as a personal trainer is to pass on my knowledge to as many people as possible so that they may understand the importance of remaining active for the rest of their lives.

Bailey Wade
PTAG-CPT

I grew up in Yale, Oklahoma. I am a Public Health Education and Promotion major at Oklahoma State and I absolutely love it. Going from being an athlete in high school to a freshman college student, I got really sick from being inactive, and I even ended up in the hospital for a while. It made me realize that I needed to start being more active, and the more I got into a healthy lifestyle the more I loved it. I enjoy a variety of different types of exercises (yoga, kickboxing, resistance, cardio, etc.), except for Olympic lifting. Outside of work and school, I enjoy exercising, walking around Boomer Lake, spending time with my family and friends, going to church, and traveling.

Carolyn Barnes
ACSM-CPT

I grew up in Chattanooga, OK, and have a background in competitive gymnastics. However, I have recently begun strength training and it has been an amazing new challenge! I love training others and helping them achieve their goals!

Chantel Anthony
M.S., CSCS

I am from Southern California where I received both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology emphasis in Exercise Science and Health Promotion and a Master’s degree in Kinesiology emphasis in Strength and Conditioning. During my graduate years, I worked as a strength and conditioning coach for professional and collegiate athletes. Currently, I am a doctoral student and graduate research assistant in the Health and Human Performance Department and Applied Neuromuscular Physiology Laboratory here at OSU. I have a passion for exercise science and enjoy educating and motivating my clients. My hobbies include snowboarding, surfing, rock climbing, hammocking, hiking, and anything outdoors.

Chase Brum
PTAG-CPT, USAW-L1, CF-L1
Instructional Program(s): Advanced Olympic lifting, Metcon

I love fitness! It is a true passion of mine. My experience in fitness come from years of CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting. I think all people should pursue fitness whether it is for general health or competition!

Christian Hoots
PTAG-CPT, FMS

I am from Elk City, Oklahoma. I am studying Applied Exercise Science at Oklahoma State University. As well as having my CPT, I also have my Functional Movement Screen certification, and I am studying for my Corrective Exercise Specialist certification. After graduating from my undergraduate program, I plan to pursue an M.S. Applied Exercise Science. My strengths as a personal trainer are correcting functional movement of young adults with a BIG emphasis on form perfection. Outside of work I spend most of my time exercising, hanging out with friends, and playing racquetball.

Colton Blair
NASM CPT

I am from Geary, Oklahoma, which is a small town near Weatherford. I am a senior majoring in Exercise Science with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning. I like being active and fit and love to advocate fitness into other people’s lives. I am also am a coach in cheerleading as well as a cheerleader for Oklahoma State. Outside of school and cheer, I like to be outside and enjoy hanging out with my friends and family.

Corybeth Blake
ACE-CPT

I am a Stillwater native, so I was raised with orange in my blood. I am a Pro Natural Bodybuilder, and love to dabble in powerlifting and Olympic lifting. My current plan in the next year is to go back to school to get my Massage Therapy License. It is very important to me to not only learn how to strengthen the body but also to help it heal and reach a better quality of life. My hobbies include slinging coffee at Aspen Coffee for the past seven years and traveling ALL over the world with my husband and family. One VERY interesting fact about me is that I met my husband in the Colvin weight room in 2012 and two years later he proposed to me in the weight room with the help of family, friends, and everyone working there.

Dalton Summers
PTAG-CPT

I am from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. I came to Oklahoma State to pursue a degree in Fire Protection and Safety Technology. After being in the major and learning the lack of attention to fitness in the fire service, I wanted to learn how to train in hopes of one day bettering the fire service. I am also an avid outdoorsman and would like to be able to hunt and fish for as long as I can, and fitness definitely plays a role in that. I would like to see people be able to enjoy their lives and be able to move for as long as possible as well. Personally, I enjoy lifting and perfecting form during those lifts. However, I am all about general fitness and trying to be in the best shape possible; there is nothing I am not willing to try.

Hannah Bryan
PTAG-CPT

I was born and raised in Pryor, Oklahoma. I discovered my passion for fitness as I prepared for my first bodybuilding show. I was able to learn how important it is to treat your body right and I wanted to share the passion I had gained from such a wonderful experience. I am now pursuing a degree in Applied Exercise Science. I am currently on the OSU powerlifting team and compete in meets year round. On the weekends I like to take the short drive home to Pryor and spend time with my younger brother and sister.

Holden Harper
ACE-CPT

I am from Owasso, Oklahoma, just northeast of Tulsa. I am currently studying Dietetics here at Oklahoma State and plan to pursue my CSCS certification after receiving my Bachelor’s degree. Afterwards I plan on coaching Olympic lifting at a private facility out of state. My main interest in fitness is Olympic lifting, but I also love most types of resistance training including powerlifting and kettlebell training. Outside of work I spend most of my free time playing disc golf, hiking, or spending time with my dog Jasper.

Jacob Keffer
ACSM-CPT

I am from Ponca City, Oklahoma. I recently graduated from Oklahoma State with a Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Promotion with an option in Exercise Science. Fitness has always been a part of my life. In the past, I specialized in endurance training by competing in track and cross-country for eight years. After this, I decided to transition to strength training and have loved it. I currently compete in the NANBF as an amateur natural bodybuilder, and plan to compete to go pro in the summer of 2019. I am pursuing physical therapy school in the coming years, which will translate to the training I enjoy. I love to work with people from all walks of life, and strongly believe that ANYONE no matter how young or old and no matter what fitness level can benefit from regular exercise and personal training!

Jared Balthrop
ACSM-CPT, USAW-L1

Hey! My name is Jared Balthrop and I lived a lot of places growing up, but to makes things easier, I graduated high school in San Antonio, Texas. I'm a fun-loving, sociable guy that is always willing to try something new in order to get the best results. In high school, I played lacrosse and football and really learned how much I love to compete with others and how to push my body to its limits. My goal is to help you become the best that you can be, while having some fun along the way!

Jeremiah Ivy
PTAG-CPT

I’m originally from Holly Springs, Mississippi, but moved to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, around middle school. I started working out for sports and I was able to get a amazing personal trainer who has been my role model and inspired me down this path. As of now, I’m a junior majoring in Applied Exercise Science and plan on furthering my education with a Master’s degree after graduation, while also gaining more fitness certifications and work experience as a personal trainer. The ultimate goal for me would be to eventually start up my own gym working with younger kids and athletes similar to the way I started.

Joe Stanley
PTAG-CPT

I was raised in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and graduated from Victory Christian School. I am pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering, with a minor in Petroleum Engineering. My introduction to the fitness lifestyle came after I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in high school, and I decided it was better to start taking care of my body now rather than continuing down the path I was on. When I am in the gym I do a mix of powerlifting and bodybuilding but you will rarely see me on a treadmill. I teach TRX and early morning Bootcamp and I really enjoy it! Lastly, I am an avid outdoorsman - from hunting and fishing to kayaking and mountain biking; I love it all!

Jonathan Moran
ACSM-CPT, USAW-L1

“I am from Collinsville, OK, and I am a transfer student from Tulsa Community College. I enjoy fitness and helping others attain their goals. I am currently part of the U.S. Air Force Special Operations, as an Air National Guard Tactical Air Control Party Specialist, in the OKC A.N.G. I got into CrossFit and weightlifting to prepare for the military about 3 years ago, and have loved it since. My hobbies outside of lifting, are running, cycling, and playing volleyball.”

Kaysten Goins
PTAG-CPT

I am from Jay, Oklahoma and graduated from Jay High School. I am a junior at Oklahoma State University studying Early Childhood Education. I have always had a passion for fitness and exercise, as well as being flexible and finding new ways to achieve fitness goals. I believe that fitness should not be something to dread, but that everyone should be able to find a workout program that they enjoy.

Kyla Groves
PTAG-CPT

I am from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and I am a junior pursuing a Zoology - Pre-Med degree. I plan to apply to medical school in summer of 2019 and pursue a career in Orthopedics. I work a lot with ceramics and love anything artsy. I love playing volleyball and dancing and I take every opportunity to be outside. My dog, Snickers, and I go everywhere and do everything together and we both have a passion for being active and healthy. I have had a fascination and passion for fitness since prior involvement with high school sports and growing up in a family of active lifestyles. I love being a part of helping individuals become the best, healthiest versions of themselves and watching them grow in so many ways throughout that journey.

Lauren Flynn
B.S., ACSM-CPT

I am from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I graduated from Oklahoma State in May 2018 with a Bachelor’s in Health Education and Promotion – Health & Exercise with a minor in Spanish. I am currently pursuing a Master’s in Health and Human Performance while serving as a Fitness Graduate Assistant here at the Department of Wellness. Because of my background in fitness, I firmly believe that anyone at any age can benefit from a healthy lifestyle and exercising regularly. It is my goal to help people gain love, comfortability, and knowledge of exercise while having fun in whatever setting we may be in! It is very rewarding to me to see people’s exercise journey and watching them fall in love with it the way that I have. My free time outside of work and school is spent teaching spin and F-45, lifting weights, serving in the Konnect room at LifeKids, reading a good book, or snuggling with my cat, Mojo!

Maci Stuart
ISSA-CFT, USAW-L1
Instructional Program(s): Foundations of Olympic Lifting

I grew up on a ranch in the Texas panhandle and graduated from Follett High School. I am currently a junior at Oklahoma State studying Applied Exercise Science with an emphasis in Strength and Conditioning. I was introduced to fitness by my father at a very young age. I was always involved in sports, but he was the one who taught me how different training styles could impact your athletic performance. My own training interest is Olympic lifting. Outside of the gym I enjoy snowboarding, playing basketball, and driving back to Texas to see my family.

Matt Ferrell
PTAG-CPT

I am from McAlester, Oklahoma, where I lived until deciding to attend to Oklahoma State after high school.  I am currently working on a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology along with minors in Nutrition and Ethical Leadership.  After graduating from OSU, I hope to attend medical school.  My own training interest is powerlifting and competing with the Oklahoma State Powerlifting team.  I hope to be able to take what I learn from training others, as well as myself, and apply it to the information that I will attain in medical school so that I can do my best to give the most well rounded information to my patients that I possibly can. I enjoy being with friends and family, and playing NCAA Football 2010 and ping pong.

Michael Silvey
ACSM-CPT

I am from Tulsa, Oklahoma. I am a sophomore currently pursuing a double major in Finance and Sports Management. My goal is to work in the sports industry working in player development after I graduate. I enjoy watching and playing sports, working out, and playing video games. I’m passionate about fitness because I like to see continued growth, improvement in my health, and being competitive.

Michaela Allison
ACSM-CPT

“I am from Deer Creek, Oklahoma. I am a senior here at Oklahoma State majoring in Microbiology/Cell and Molecular Biology and plan on attending graduate school to further my education in Immunology. I have been interested in fitness since a young age through sports, but I didn't understand just how important it is both mentally and physically until a few years ago. Currently, my favorite forms of exercise include running outside, F45, and yoga. Exercise is something that I believe can be fun for anyone, and I'm excited to help people reach their goals!”

Mikayla Raleigh
B.S., CSCS, ACSM-CPT

I am from Raleigh, NC where I earned my undergraduate degree in Human Biology from North Carolina State University. I am studying to get my master’s degree in Applied Exercise Science at OSU. I am also a GA at the Seretean Wellness Center, where I am in charge of employee fitness programming. An interesting fact about me is that I cheer competitively for the US National Team, representing the country at international competitions!

Presli Penz
ACSM-CPT

My name is Presli Penz and I am from Durant, OK. I grew up playing basketball and wanted to continue some kind of physical activity after high school, so I started working out and it has become a passion of mine! I am currently a sophomore Health Education and Promotion student and plan to pursue a career corporate wellness after graduation. I am super passionate about overall health and believe fitness is the first place to start when trying to improve that. In my free time I enjoy photography, videography, and traveling!

Rashun Garner
ACSM-CPT

“I was born and raised in Lawton, Oklahoma. I am currently a senior studying Recreation Management. My past experiences with sports performance training and being a high school athlete led me to the Competitive Sports world here at OSU’s Department of Wellness. I absolutely love competition based events and seeing others compete. I found my passion for fitness again after having two minor ankle injuries and started looking into functional movements to help my ankles strengthen up. Becoming a personal trainer was a big goal of mine and I now have goals in line to have my own performance center. I have a true passion for general fitness, helping others meet their goals and love sharing my insight on why it is so important to be active daily.”

Triston Trimble
NASM-CPT, USAW-L1

I grew up in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. I am a junior majoring in Health Education and Promotion. I love helping people reach their goals. My dream job is to work at Lifetime Fitness, which is the gym where I fell in love with fitness. My specialty is in bodybuilding.

Will Littlefield
PTAG-CPT

I am from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and graduated from Jenks High School in 2015. I am currently pursuing a degree in Health Education and Promotion, and would like to go into Hospital Administration for the Veteran’s Administration. I am a member of the Oklahoma Army National Guard and Army ROTC here on campus. My exercise of choice is cardio - I love to run and hike all sorts of ridiculous trails distances. I am a huge superhero nerd, and a hardcore fan of the Denver Broncos and Oklahoma City Thunder (Thunder Up!!!). I also have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and passionately love my boxer dog Bo.

Xzaveion “X” Price
B.S., CSCS, NSCA-CPT, USAW-L1

I am from Bowling Green, Kentucky and graduated from Western Kentucky University with a B.S. in Exercise Science. I am now in the second year of my Master’s degree here at OSU. My hobbies are playing video games, just about anything outdoors, weightlifting, playing basketball, and basically just competing in general! Fitness became a passion of mine when I was playing basketball and football in high school. Competing is always fun, but preparation for competition helping people move better, and become as healthy as possible has become my passion.