Upenn Recreation
Caleb Powell
Caleb Powell has been a personal trainer since 2004. He has trained a very diverse range of clients, however he enjoys working with weight-loss clients and special populations.Caleb believes the workout program should be fun and effective. He enjoys running outdoor workout classes and welcomes those "I just can't lose the last ?" client. Caleb is certain there is a way for everyone to achieve their goals. One of Caleb's favorite quotes: "If you want something you never had, you have to do something you've never done" Certifications: National Federation of Professional Trainers, ARC CRP & AED
Kate Frese
Kate is not currently accepting new clients.
Kate is a certified personal trainer who grew up in Lancaster, PA. She believes that fitness should be enjoyable while improving every day life. Be it general health and fitness or sport specific strength and conditioning, Kate enjoys making individualized workouts to help her clients reach their goals. She is an advocate for cross-training in different types of strength and conditioning to prevent workouts from being monotonous. Most of her training experience consists of taking sedentary or out of shape individuals and turning them into healthier, regular gym-goers. Some of her favorite clients were terrified of the gym before working with her. Being a long distance swimmer turned powerlifter and strongwoman, she is able to relate to a variety of athletes and understand their needs. When Kate is not training, she is working out, enjoying good food and coffee, watching hockey or photographing the Philadelphia Flyers. Certification: American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer
Keith Roddy
Keith, who is a Philadelphia native, developed a great respect and passion for fitness through the discipline of sports and service in the US military. As a youngster, his tutelage in gymnastics, diving (springboard and platform), competitive swimming and wrestling, honed a personality uniquely suited for elite training as a SAR (Search And Rescue) swimmer in the Navy. It is that military service along with an adventurous childhood that fuel his passion for the great outdoors and the adventures there to be found. Since achieving certification through NASM, it has been his mission to train and inspire others to live the fittest, most adventurous lives they are able. His methods include callisthenic, circuit, interval, strength, strength endurance, TRX Suspension and cardio training to name a few. Keith lives and trains by a simple philosophy of: Feeling fit is the goal, looking fit is the prize, ascending fitness is the journey.   Certifications: National Academy of Sports Medicine
Mike Moore
Mike spent nine years as a Special Forces operator (SWCC) in the Navy. He trained and dedicated himself for two years so he could make it through one of the world's most arduous and selective schools, a school that boosts an incredibly high attrition rate. During his time in the military he was able to travel to a plethora of countries and train different people from many cultures. Certification: NSCA
Nicholas Cowell
Training is awesome, it gives me the opportunity to give back to the community by helping people live active and healthy lifestyles! I have been an athlete my entire life playing several sports, including baseball, football, track, and martial arts, as well as training for and competing in several different races, including half marathons, Spartan Races, 5k's & 10k's, Tough Mudders, and Warrior Dashes. Through my experience, I have been able to learn and utilize different training techniques with clients of all ages and abilities. Originally from Milford, CT, I’ve been a certified personal trainer since 2013 and have had the pleasure of working with clients throughout the northeast, from Philadelphia, PA to Machias, ME. I look forward to helping you reach your fitness goals! Certifications: ACE Certified Personal Trainer ACE Certified Weight Management Specialist Spartan SGX Certified Coach
Christina Mihok
Pitt 2014 Grad. Masters in Biomedical Science. Specialties: HIIT (high intensity interval training), strength training, weight loss & maintenance, lean muscle growth, speed, agility, plyometrics, TRX training, circuit training. Hobbies: cooking, clean baking, dog-petting through the streets of Philly Certifications: ACSM Certified Personal Trainer ACE Certified Weight Management Specialist AFPA Certified Core Training Specialist
Pat Dolan
Pat Dolan is a personal trainer and strength coach with UPenn, working in both recreation and athletics. For the past 5 years, he has trained UPenn gymnasts, fencers, rowers, golfers, football players, track athletes, and more. Pat seeks to provide superior exercise and health coaching for everyone, customizing programs and movements to match each person's needs. He is also very passionate about the pursuit of good health, and will support each person as they pursue their own goals of fitness. Certifications: CSCS
Erica Scott
Erica is ready to help you meet your health and fitness goals. As a former news producer turned personal trainer, she knows what it's like to have a busy schedule. Fun, yet time efficient workouts are her speciality. When she's not training clients, Erica enjoys cooking healthy meals and going to concerts. Certifications: NFPT and W.I.T.S
Sam Silberstein
Samantha (Sam) commonly refers to herself as a reformed couch potato. She credits health and fitness as huge factors in restoring focus and motivation into all aspects of her life. Sam is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Sam prides herself in taking a non-judgmental approach to fitness. She will try anything at least once, having participated in many diversified types of exercise, from Barre to Crossfit. Sam hopes to inspire her clients with a goal of moving them towards sustainable goals and a healthier overall lifestyle. Certifications: NASM, CFSC, USAW
Ahmad Jones
Hey everybody! My name is Ahmad and fitness is my passion. I can't even imagine my life without exercise and movement. I've been a Personal Trainer for about 3 years and have loved every minute of it. The accomplishment that comes from constantly grinding and pushing to be better is what drives me to do what I do. I specialize in bodyweight training because I believe that body control is one of the greatest skills a person can have; the human body has huge potential and it's my mission to help my clients achieve it! I also love weight training and High Intensity Interval Training. I aim to make both my clients' workouts and my own workouts challenging but fun as fitness should be an enjoyable and rewarding experience! Hit me up if you want to train! ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Khalil Jones
What's up fit fam! My name is Khalil Jones and I am an ACE certified personal trainer. I've been personal training for about 3 years now but joined PennRec in Fall 2017. I specialize in calisthenics training and love helping clients master their own bodyweight. If you see somebody doing handstands in the gym, it's probably me! I also love weight training and functional fitness, so if you want to push weight, let's work! My exercise philosophy is "Lit & Fit." I believe that fitness should never be a burden--it should be fun, so being lit and fit means getting strong and healthy while having an awesome time doing it 🔥! Some of us train for competition, some to look good, and others for all number of reasons. I train for life. We never know what the day might throw at us, so we should always be prepared! We've only got one body, why not make it the best it can be? See you in the gym! ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Malik Jones
What's good everyone! My name is Malik, and hopefully I'm your next personal trainer! I love fitness, but more specifically, my true passion has always been to better myself, whether that’s through study, exercise, or the development of new skills. Pushing myself to new heights and accomplishments has helped me understand who I am, build my confidence, and become comfortable with myself. This is exactly why I help others with their fitness goals. I believe that exercise, health, and wellness are great mediums to develop a sense of self, develop confidence, and develop an important level of personal comfort. I love seeing these positive developments in others, and I love being an agent of positive change. I've been an athlete all my life, and it has helped me craft a training focus that includes functional fitness, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), weight training, and weight loss. Training with me, you can expect to improve your posture, build muscle, lose fat, and learn functional exercises that will help you understand how to truly use your body! ACE Certified Personal Trainer