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PERSONAL TRAINING

Benefit from instruction on proper exercise selection and technique by working with one of our personal trainers who can develop the right program for you.


ABOUT PERSONAL TRAINING

By working with a trainer, you give yourself a greater chance of success in your quest for fat loss, muscle gain and overall health improvement. 

Fitness Consultations are a great way to design a customized plan of action that will produce results. Maximize your results and accomplish your goals by meeting with a Fitness Consultant today.

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If your goals include economizing your workout time, improving posture, injury rehabilitation, improving flexibility, improving cardiovascular fitness, improving motivation, relieving stress, toning, improving strength, gaining or losing weight, strengthening bones, sport-specific training, or anything else, your workout could be improved with the help of a Personal Trainer.

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MEET OUR TRAINERS

The Alaska Club ER Trainers
The Alaska Club ER Trainers

PERSONAL TRAINING

MANAGERS 

For questions about personal training at your preferred club location, contact the Personal Training Manager.

jamie milburn
jamie milburn

Jamie Milburn

Level: Manager

Location(s): Eagle River

Specialties: Weight loss and health and fitness.

Certifications and Education: AFAA Personal Trainer Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

Professional Experience: I started my career working in outpatient cardiac rehab and bariatrics (pre and post surgery), as well as a hospital employee wellness program. I taught group fitness for a number of years before I started personal training.

Philosophy on Exercise: Exercise is good for the whole person, spirit, mind, and body.

Favorite Quote: I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget the way you made them feel. -Maya Angelou

Contact Jamie: 365-7341

Sabrina Jurasek
Sabrina Jurasek

Sabrina Jurasek

Level: Advanced

Location(s): East

Specialties: Sports Performance, Every-Day Fitness, Weight-loss, Strength & Conditioning, Team Training

Certifications and Education: American College of Sports Medicine certified Exercise Physiologist, with a B.A. from Gonzaga Universtiy in Kinesiology and a concentration in fitness

Contact Sabrina:  (907) 330-0176

Stephen Ferntheil
Stephen Ferntheil

Stephen Ferntheil

Level: Advanced

Location(s): South, The Summit & Fairbanks

Specialties: Strength and conditioning, weight loss, muscle building

Certifications and Education: Bachelors in Science, major in Health Science ISSA Certified personal trainer

Professional Experience: Strength and conditioning intern at Mayville State University Strength and conditioning assistant coach at East Georgia State College

Contact Stephen: (907) 365-7351

Shannon Helms
Shannon Helms

Shannon Helms

Level: Advanced

Location(s): Wasilla, Palmer

Specialties: Weight Loss, Weight Training, Group Training, Insanity, High-Intensity total body workouts, Plyometric Training, Strength and Conditioning, and General Fitness

Certifications and Education: Smart Fitness Certified Personal Trainer Certified Insanity Instructor American Red Cross CPR/AED & First Aid

Professional Experience: Involved in the Fitness industry for 2 years.

Philosophy on Exercise: Don't make excuses, Just do it! Your body will thank you later.

Contact Shannon: 864-7117

Cameron Allen
Cameron Allen

Cameron Allen

Level: Advanced

Location(s): West

Specialties: Sports Specific Training, High Intensity Interval Training, Core Strength, Balance and Flexibility

Certifications and Education: NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer, CPR/First Aid Certified, BA in Sociology, Minor in Biology, Insanity Certified Instructor

Philosophy on Exercise: Eat Well. Train Hard. Sleep Tight.

Favorite Quote: "My life is my message." - Ghandi

Contact Cameron: 264-2770

Eagle River Personal Trainers
Eagle River Personal Trainers

PERSONAL TRAINERS

THE ALASKA CLUB EAGLE RIVER

12001 Business Blvd. Eagle River, AK 99577

(907) 694-6677

Justin Toenes
Justin Toenes

Justin Toenes

Level: Expert

Location(s): Eagle River

Specialties: General fitness, weight loss, muscle tone, strength, endurance, sports training

Certifications and Education: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, American Red Cross CPR/AED & First Aid Certified

Contact Justin: 365-7341

Marquis Hiriams
Marquis Hiriams

Marquis Hiriams

Level: Advanced

Location(s): Eagle River

Specialties: TRX, group/team training

Certifications and Education: Personal Training

Professional Experience: Group fitness instructor for 2+ years, personal trainer for 6+ months

Favorite Quote: "Success dwells in the pockets of consistency."

Contact Marquis: 365-7341

Amanda Hanson
Amanda Hanson

Amanda Hanson

Level: Advanced

Location(s): Eagle River

Specialties: Corrective Exercise, general fitness, motivational coaching, Pilates, yoga, group fitness

Certifications and Education: NASM: Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, YMCA: Foundations of Group Exercise; Healthy Lifestyle Principles; Pilates Instruction, Resistance Band; Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach, International SomaYoga Institute: 200-hour level Hatha Yoga, Indoor Cycling Group & Livestrong I.C.E Matrix training (multiple certifications); YogaFit Instructor Training; Tomahawk Indoor Cycling Experience, Silver-level; Silver Sneakers-Classic; Silver Sneakers-Yoga, AED for Health & Well-Being; CPR for Health & Well-being; First Aid; Oxygen; Professional Rescuer/CPR

Experience: I have been teaching group fitness classes since 2007 and offering personal training and wellness coaching since 2013

Contact Amanda (907) 365-7341

The Alaska Club Personal Training East
The Alaska Club Personal Training East

PERSONAL TRAINERS

THE ALASKA CLUB EAST

5201 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99507
(907) 337-9550

Chanc' Deschamps-Prescott
Chanc' Deschamps-Prescott

Chanc’ Deschamps-Prescott

Level: Advanced

Location(s): East

Specialties: Lower body development, strength, stability; form and technique; conditioning; competitive XC running.

Certifications and Education: Ace Certified Personal Trainer

Professional Experience: Competitor on the Freeride World Qualifiers for 10 years. Alyeska Athlete. Scholarship Athlete for the Squaw Valley Freestyle Team. Part time coach for SVFT. Varsity Cross Country Runner.

Philosophy: A body in motion stays in motion. Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed!

Contact Chanc': 365-7351

Cory Kent
Cory Kent

Cory Kent

Level: Advanced

Location(s): East

Specialties: Short term or long term goals. Our efforts become stronger and more flexible, creating stability in joints, improving posture, sports conditioning or weight loss, what ever the goal is, we all have something to work on. The body also needs rest for recovery and growth, along with a balanced diet. I enjoy working with all people.

Certifications and Education: American Council on Exercise: Certified Personal Trainer & Orthopedics Exercise Specialist. CPR Certified.

Contact Cory: 365-7351

Jo Anna Williamson
Jo Anna Williamson

Jo Anna Williamson

Level: Advanced

Location(s): East

Specialties: Functional Training Strength & Conditioning High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Flexibility Weight Loss Health Psychology

Certifications and Education: Psychology, BA Criminal Justice, MS Psychology, MS Psychology, PhD/ABD Personal Trainer, ACE CPR, AED, and First Aid, Red Cross

Professional Experience: Military Training, Remedial Physical Fitness Training (PFT) Coordinator, Professor of Psychology

Contact Jo Anna: 365-7351

Victor Spivey
Victor Spivey

Victory Spivey

Level: Advanced

Location(s): East

Specialties: Weight loss, Body Building, Strength training

Certifications and Education: Certified ACE Personal Trainer, Physical Therapy Technician at Norton Sound Health Corporation for 3 years

Contact Victor:  (907) 365-7351

The Alaska Club Personal Training South & Summit
The Alaska Club Personal Training South & Summit

PERSONAL TRAINERS

THE ALASKA CLUB SOUTH

10931 O'Malley Centre Dr. Anchorage, AK 99515

(907) 344-6567

 

THE SUMMIT

11001 O'Malley Centre Drive, Suite 103  Anchorage, AK 99515

(907) 365-7300

Charles Holness Jr
Charles Holness Jr

Charles Holness Jr.

Level: Advanced

Location(s): South, The Summit

Specialties: Group Training, H.I.I.T., Injury Rehabilitation, Athletic Strength and Conditioning,

Certifications and Education: NCCPT

Contact Charles:  (907) 330-0193

Thomas McGuire
Thomas McGuire

Thomas McGuire

Level: Advanced

Location(s): South, The Summit

Specialties: Seniors, special needs, balance, flexibility, strength, cardio, arthritis, shoulder and back pain.

Certifications and Education: Personal Trainer: American College of Sports Medicine American Red Cross: First Aid, CPR

Professional Experience: University of Northern Colorado: Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology, minor in physical education with certification to teach and coach. Professional Football, Free Agent CFL / AFL. Thirty-seven years oil field work: Directional Driller. Volunteer coach: West High Football and Track. Practice Tai Chi.

Philosophy on Exercise: Inspire clients through exercise to enjoy a higher quality, pain free, and longer life.

Favorite Quote: “Respect yourself. Everything else in life comes after that."

Contact Thomas: (907) 330-0193

Justice Rowland
Justice Rowland

Justice Rowland

Level: Advanced

Location(s): South & The Summit

Specialties: Corrective Exercises, Weight Gain, Water Exercise, Swim Stroke Analysis 

Certifications and Education: NFPT (National Federation of Personal Trainers) UAA OEC (University of Anchorage Alaska  occupational endorsement certification) Fitness Leadership 

Philosophy on Exercise: Learn to move the body before lifting weights.

Favorite Quote: “If you’re going through hell, keep going” - Winston Churchill 

Contact Justice: 365-7311

Madison Hoppman
Madison Hoppman

Madison Hoppman

Level: Advanced

Location(s): South

Specialties: Weight Loss, General Fitness, Team Training, Strength and Conditioning

Certifications and Education: NFPT Certified Personal Trainer, American Red Cross CPR/AED First Aid certified

Professional Experience: NPC Bikini Competitor

Contact Madison:  (907) 365-7311

Josh Thorne
Josh Thorne

Josh Thorne

Level: Advanced

Location(s): South & The Summit

Specialties: Corrective Exercise, Performance Enhancement and Strength Training

Certifications and Education: NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Favorite Quote: Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right!

Contact Josh:  (907) 365-7311

Rene Rangel
Rene Rangel

René Rangel

Level: Advanced

Location(s): South

Specialties: Bodyweight Training, Functional Training, Martial Arts (Boxing, Wrestling), Injury Mitigation, Joint Maintenance

Certifications and Education: Bachelor's Psychology, ACE (American Council on Exercise) Certified Personal Trainer

Experience: Recreation Technician at Behavioral Health Hospital, Gorilla MMA and Fitness wrestling coach (youth and fighters), FlipFit (kids and adult classes gymnastics strength training), Assistant high school wrestling coach

Contact René (907) 365-7311

The Alaska Club Personal Training Wasilla
The Alaska Club Personal Training Wasilla

PERSONAL TRAINERS

THE ALASKA CLUB WASSILA

1720 East Parks Highway, Wasilla, AK 99654

(907) 376-3300

Susan Jochen
Susan Jochen

Susan Jochen

Level: Advanced

Location(s): Wasilla & Palmer

Specialties: Core, Spine & Pelvic Stability/Strengthening Injury & Overall Rehabilitative Training Proper Body Composition Creation (Fat Loss/MuscleGain) Beginner-Novice Athletic/Sport Training MS & Fibromyalgia Specific Training Adolescent & Elderly Specific Training Goal-Specific Nutrition Coaching

Certifications and Education: 3.5 years towards B.S. in Biology, NFPT Personal Training Certification (10 years), TRX Suspension and Group Training Certification

Professional Experience: 6 years Professional Competitive Gymnastics Coach (Girls USAG Levels 3-10) 2 years Certified Personal Trainer for Bally Total Fitness 3 years Certified Personal Trainer & Wellness Coach (Private Studio & Consultation)

Philosophy on Exercise: Everything you do in life will be directly effected, either positively or negatively, by the overall health, alignment, and strength of your body. Your body is like the awesome vehicle for your soul that you can never exchange or trade in for a new one so proper nutrition and exercise is an absolute necessity! Exercise should always primarily be focused on improving the overall function of the body. This is accomplished through the building and/or restoring of strength and proper alignment of the body's muscular-skeletal kinetic chains. Building and improving cardiovascular strength and endurance should be done in tangent to this. When coupled with proper nutritional guidance, optimal body composition begins to form as well. Once weakness are corrected, and a strong foundation of strength, flexibility, and endurance is built, one can begin to venture into a sport or activity that will continue to train and uphold the body at this higher level of functioning. Having something fun to always be training for keeps us engaged and moving forward!

Contact Susan:   (907) 864-7117

Matthew Patzke
Matthew Patzke

Matthew Patzke

Level: Advanced

Location(s): Wasilla, Palmer

Specialties: Bodybuilding, Strength Training, General Fitness

Certifications and Education: NFPT Certified Personnel Trainer, American Red Cross AED/CPR Certified

Professional Experience: Former U.S. Army Combat Medic

Philosophy on Exercise:

Favorite Quote: "Thoughts become Words, Words become Actions, Actions become Character, Character is Everything"

Contact Matthew: 864-7117

Natasha Saunders
Natasha Saunders

Natasha Saunders

Level: Advanced

Location(s): Wasilla

Specialties: Weight training, Race Training plans for distance and time improvement, General fitness

Certifications and Education: Certified personal trainer through American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Red Cross CPR/AED & First Aid, TRX suspension training certification

 

Professional Experience: Involved in the fitness industry for one year.

 

Philosophy on Exercise: It might be hard to start, but you'll feel better once you do.

 

Contact Natasha:  (907) 864-7117

Bridget Valenzuela
Bridget Valenzuela

Bridget Valenzuela

Level: Advanced

Location(s): Wasilla

Specialties: TRX, Bosu Training, Kettlebell Training, Special Population, Kickboxing, Weight Training, Nutrion

Certifications and Education: NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer, Bosu Certification, Kettlebell Certification, Special Population Certification

Professional Experience: I have worked in the health, and fitness industry for 23 years. I have trained clients at different fitness levels to achieve their goals. Besides being a professional fitness instructor, I'm also a health, and wellness coach.

Philosophy on Exercise: Exercise is a commitment. It is a lifestyle we should embrace. The effort you put into fitness, you will get so much more out of it!! We have this one body. If you nourish it, you will flourish it!

Contact Bridget:  (907) 864-7117

The Alaska Club Personal Training West
The Alaska Club Personal Training West

PERSONAL TRAINERS

THE ALASKA CLUB WEST

1400 West Northern Lights Blvd. Anchorage, AK 99503

(907) 264-2720

 

CLUB FOR WOMEN

1450 West Northern Lights Blvd. Anchorage, AK 99503

(907) 264-2700

Sabrina Erickson
Sabrina Erickson

Sabrina Erickson

Level: Master

Location(s): West & Club for Women

Specialties: Foam rolling body recovery workshops. Total Gym demos, Losing it Big- small group strength and weight change classes

Certifications and Education: A.A.S. Degree in Health and Fitness Specialist. (NASM) (NSCA) and TRX Certified personal trainer.

Professional Experience: She has over 10 years of personal training and Fitness Directing at the CFW. Sabrina loves to make workouts fun and fresh, using a lot of equipment. She loves outdoor athletics and is constantly awed by Alaska’s beautiful scenery - it exercises the mind, body and soul.

Contact Sabrina:   (907) 264-2704

Andrea Steele
Andrea Steele

Andrea Steele

Level: Expert

Location(s): West, Club For Women

Specialties: Weight Loss, Core Strength, Athletic Training, Whole Body Strength and Conditioning, Functional Training, Flexibility, and Injury Rehabilitation

Certifications and Education: Bachelor's of Health Science in Pre-Professional Physical Therapy, NCCPT and NFPT Certifications, Athletic Training Certified, Alloy Training Certified, American Red Cross CPR/AED & First Aid Certified

Professional Experience: 3+ years as a Personal Trainer, EMT 1 Certified, 15+ years of dance background including being an instructor

 Contact Andrea: 264-2770

Stacey Ledgerwood
Stacey Ledgerwood

Stacey Ledgerwood

Level: Advanced

Location(s): West, Club For Women

Specialties: Weight Loss Functional Training Strength Training

Certifications and Education: April 2017 NFPT Certified Personal Trainer Feb 2016 CPR/AED Feb 2015 Mossa R30 Certification Sept. 2013 TRX/Rip Certification May 2010 AEA Group Fitness Certificate Feb. 2010 BTS Group Power Certification

Professional Experience: I am a health and fitness enthusiast with a personal desire to assist others with health and wellness goals and event training.

Philosophy on Exercise: To live an intentional and preventative lifestyle that incorporates nutrition, exercise and rest.

Contact Stacey:  (907) 264-2770

Hannah Vogt
Hannah Vogt

Hannah Vogt

Level: Advanced

Location(s): West, Club For Women

Specialties: Weight Loss Functional Movement/Flexibility, Nutrition

Certifications and Education: NASM certified Personal Trainer, American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, American Red Cross AED/CPR & First Aid Certified, undergrad in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Professional Experience: Swim coach/Water aerobics instructor for 3 years

Philosophy on Exercise: Strive to train your body and mind. A few small changes can go a long way in increasing quality of life and overall well being.

Contact Hannah:  (907) 264-2770

Heidi Sheldon
Heidi Sheldon

Heidi Sheldon

Level: Advanced

Location(s): West & Club For Women

Specialties: Beginner fitness members, Older members needing stability and flexibility, Passion for nutrition foundational habits

Certifications and Education: National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT) June 6, 2018

Professional Experience: Fitness Instructor at Club For Women since Dec 2016

Philosophy on Exercise: Strength training, cardio and nutrition are the 3 legs of a healthy lifestyle. Consistency will get you to where you want to go. We all need a coach to learn and master new things.

Contact Heidi:  (907) 264-2770

Danny Malin
Danny Malin

Danny Malin

Level: Advanced

Location(s)West

Specialties:Boxing, Muay Thai, MMA, Self Defense, Circuit training and Bootcamp classes.

Background: Black Belt- Ruas Vale Tudo Blue Belt- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Yellow Belt- Judo USA Boxing Amateur boxer

Experience: Teaching amateur and professional Boxing and MMA Working with Seniors Philosophy on Exercise: Create a sustainable lifestyle change by adding daily movement and life skills.

Favorite Quote: "Form is emptiness, emptiness is form." -The Heart Sutra

Contact Danny: (805) 450.8066

The Alaska Club Fairbanks
The Alaska Club Fairbanks

PERSONAL TRAINERS

THE ALASKA CLUB FAIRBANKS SOUTH

747 Old Richardson Highway, Fairbanks, AK 99701

(907) 452-6801

Caitlin Tullar
Caitlin Tullar

Caitlin Tullar

Level: Advanced

Location(s): Fairbanks South

Specialties: Strength Training, Sports Conditioning, Postpartum Conditioning, General Fitness, and Weight Loss

Certifications and Education: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Contact Caitlin:   (907) 458-1744

Nathan Hanley
Nathan Hanley

Nathan Hanley

Level: Advanced

Location(s): Fairbanks South

Specialties: Weight Loss, Body Building, Sports Performance, Circuit Training

Certifications and Education: ISSA Personal Fitness Training, ISSA Specialist In Fitness Nutrition

Contact Nathan:   (907) 458-1738

Morgan Ishii
Morgan Ishii

Morgan Ishii

Level: Advanced

Location(s): Fairbanks South

Specialties: Weight Loss, Resistance Training

Certifications and Education: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, National Personal Training Institute of Colorado Graduate

Philosophy on Exercise: Fitness is a lifestyle. You're either fully committed or not at all.

Favorite Quote: If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.

Contact Morgan: 365-7351

Windy Herman
Windy Herman

Windy Herman

Level: Advanced

Location(s): Fairbanks South

Specialties: Bodybuilding, Weight Loss

Certifications and Education: ACE, Certified CPR. I have competed in two body-building competitions in the past few years, and have used my knowledge (as well as input from other trainers) to win 2nd and 1st place in Figure.

Philosophy on Exercise: I have been passionate about exercise my whole life. Personally, exercise is a cure-all for me! It helps with depression and anxiety, as well as many other conditions. I'm always happy after working out, and I would love to share the experience with anybody who is willing to try. Starting any exercise program can be challenging, but once you find your groove, it doesn't feel like a chore anymore.

Favorite Quote: "Nothing will work unless you do" - John Wooden

Contact Windy: 365-7351

The Alaska Club Juneau
The Alaska Club Juneau

PERSONAL TRAINERS

THE ALASKA CLUB JUNEAU VALLEY

2841 Riverside Drive, Juneau, AK 99801

(907) 789-2181

 

THE ALASKA CLUB JUNEAU DOWNTOWN

641 West Willoughby Ave., Suite 210, Juneau, AK 99801

(907) 586-5773

Shannon Self
Shannon Self

Shannon Self

Level: Advanced

Location(s): Juneau Valley & Downtown

Specialties: Group Training, Progressive Strength Training, Fat-loss, General Conditioning

Certifications and Education: ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

Professional Experience: Corporate Group Training and Weight Loss, Training Specialized Clients with Parkinson's, Scoliosis, and other limitations. Designing and implementing Fitness Programs for a large variety of individuals with different set goals

Contact Shannon:   (907) 364-4303

Rose Robinson
Rose Robinson

Rose Robinson

Level: Advanced

Location(s): Juneau Valley

Specialties: Motivation and Support, Strength and Conditioning, Core Strength, Nutrition, Small Group Training, Boot Camp

Certifications and Education: ACE Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, American Heart Association CPR/AED

Professional Experience: I have over 20+ years experience in the fitness industry.

Contact Rose:   (907) 364-4303

Becky Thomas
Becky Thomas

Becky Thomas

Level: Advanced

Location(s): Juneau Valley 

Specialties: Training for Weight Loss, Small Group Training, Beginning Programs, Helping with Motivation, Power, Centergy, Active, Cycling, Yoga, Foam and Ball Rolling

Certifications and Education: 200hr Yoga Alliance, NASM CPT, ACE Group Fitness

Professional Experience: Over 20 years of Teaching classes and Training

Contact Becky:  (907) 364-4303

Norma Earle
Norma Earle

Norma Earles

Level: Advanced

Location(s): Juneau Valley & Juneau Downtown

Specialties: Strength Training, Bodybuilding, Weight Loss, Circuit Training

Certifications and Education: NASM Personal Trainer, NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Contact Norma:  (907) 364-4303

PT MANAGERS 

For questions about personal training at your preferred club location, contact the Personal Training Manager:

  • East: Sabrina Jurasek (907) 330-0176
  • South / The Summit: Victor Spivey (907) 365-7351
  • West, Club For Women, Downtown: Cameron Allen (907) 264-2770
  • Eagle River: Marquis Hiriams (907) 365-7341
  • Wasilla & Palmer: Shannon Helms (907) 864-7117
  • Fairbanks: Audrey Lorentz (907) 458-1749
  • Juneau: Acting Ken Okonek (907) 365-7351

 

PT DIRECTOR

For additional information about personal training, please contact:

Ken Okonek
907-330-0193
kokonek@thealaskaclub.com

 

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