Personal Trainers

Vance Arrington

Education

B.S. Exercise Science, Minor: Communications
Saginaw Valley State University

Professional Certifications

  • CPR & AED Certified by American Red Cross (2019)
  •  NSCA Professional Member (2016)
  • NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (2017)

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I specialize in sports performance for youth and adult athletes. With the broad coverage of my degree in Exercise Science, I also have extensive knowledge to help the anyone with their health and wellness goals. I have practical experience that includes personal training, instructing fitness classes, teaching at the collegiate level, and fitness testing for special populations. I also interned with the Head Strength and Conditioning Coordinator at Northwood University, Scott Fisher. During the internship, I worked with multiple athletic teams instructing them on proper form and technique, spotting, and maximizing potential. My health and wellness philosophy is “a healthier you is not a number on
the scale or change in clothing size, but a change in mindset” meaning being healthier is not about focusing on how you look on the outside but focusing on an overall commitment to healthy living.

Lindsay Dorman

Education

B.S. Exercise Science: In Progress
Saginaw Valley State University

Professional Certifications

  • NCSF certified personal trainer
  • Red Cross CPR/AED certification
  • Red Cross First Aid certification

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I have always had a love for fitness and that love has continued to develop as I have tried different sports. From volleyball to soccer to cross country, I have learned the
importance of a healthy mind and body. My goal is to show others how amazing it is to constantly improve their physical and mental health, not just in the weight room, but in their
daily lives as well. Trying new training techniques and sports has helped me find that my true passion is cardio, but I always like to mix it up and incorporate resisance training into my workout plan. I hope that I can help others find their passion as well, and turn their goals into reality.

 

Joshua Evers

Education

B.S. Exercise Science; Minor: Business
Saginaw Valley State University

Professional Certifications

  • BLS Certified
  • SCW Personal Trainer: In Progress
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED Certified

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I have always had a passion for physical fitness whether it be playing countless sports throughout my middle school and high school years or playing in my back yard when I was a kid. However, I did not get serious into the training aspect of fitness until I suffered a hamstring injury my senior year of high school. Knowing that I could not compete killed me, and I had to do whatever it took to get back out on the track. Through conditioning after therapy, I was able to get back to my old self and perform even better than I was before the injury. It was this incident that made me want to become a personal trainer and help those who are wanting a different opinion on their own physical fitness. There isn’t a better feeling than when you can make a positive impact on someone’s life and see true progress, so let’s get to work!

Alex Fryzel

Education

• B.A. Exercise Science
Saginaw Valley State University
• Pre-Physical Therapy (in progress)
Saginaw Valley State University

Professional Certifications

• American Red Cross – Lifeguard
• American Red Cross – CPR
• American Red Cross – WSI
• CSCS (in progress)
• Gracie University Jiu-Jitsu – Pink Belt (in progress)

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Before I found my passion for exercise, I was a completely different person. Always blaming others, looking at the negative, and finding excuses for everything. When I started my exercise journey, it became an outlet, a place where I could focus on bettering myself. First it started off as a physical want to look like others, but then it became so much more. It became a foundation of the life I know today. By previously working with collegiate athletes for strength and conditioning and instructing personal training in the water, I have learned many different styles of training. My biggest goals are to develop movement efficiency, improve resilience to injury, and cultivate mental toughness. This is done while crushing your goals by building discipline, self awareness, and new habits. Not only will I be able to help you form a better lifestyle, but also empower you with information to be able to continue for years to come.

Justin Grandy

Professional Certifications

  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • American Red Cross AED/CPR Certified

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17 years ago, I walked into my first gym and immediately knew it was a place that would positively change my life forever. Daily my passion and respect for the sport grows by talking with and gaining knowledge from all types of fitness enthusiasts. This would include bodybuilders, powerlifters and those who are just looking to build a healthier lifestyle around cardiovascular endurance. Two years ago, I was presented with the opportunity to work with a 13-year-old national wrestler. At that moment I realized I wanted to do more to help others reach their goals which has led me to earning my ACE certification. With my ACE certification, extensive background with fitness and business management and a wide variety of resources available I am prepared to help all potential clients from all ages reach their goals. I look forward to continuing my education within fitness and to build my personal network. This will allow me to continue to help others live an improved and healthy lifestyle.

Shaila Heeney

Education

  • B.S. Exercise Science, Minor: Biology & Athletic Coaching
    Saginaw Valley State University

Professional Certifications

  • CPR/AED/First Aide for Professional Rescue – Red Cross
  • Lifeguard – Red Cross
  • CPR/AED – American Heart Association
  • Blood Borne Pathogens – American Heart Association
  • CPT-SCW

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Being healthy and staying active have always been a priority in my life, from playing basketball at the age of 3 to being a multi-sport athlete throughout high school. At the age of 6, my family lost two members–one from a heart attack. At the time, I was unable to understand what had happened. As I grew up and my mind developed, I was able to understand and learn that there are many different ways to prevent heart attacks. This knowledge helped fuel my education and choose my fitness career. Here at the Y, I will be training individuals in general health and wellness. I strive to see others succeed in ways they believe they never could. Training can be hard, but nothing warms my heart more than seeing an individual grow and develop in ways they never thought they could. I want to help you knock your goals out and become the best version of yourself. Always remember: Happy heart is a happy life!

 

Amanda Labo

Professional Certifications

  • Precision Nutrition Certified Nutrition Coach
  • ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
  • ISSA Certified Group Fitness Instructor
  • ISSA CPR and AED Certified
  • Licensed Massage Therapist through the State of Michigan

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I have always had an interest in nutrition and fitness and worked out sporadically. However, after the birth of my third child, I was ready to do the work to make how I felt on the inside match how I looked on the outside. I lost 40 pounds by eating healthier and watching my portion sizes. Seven years ago, I started working out with DVD’s. After 6 months, I was ready to level up and joined the Y. I quickly fell in love with how pushing my body and challenging myself felt. It did not take long before I knew I wanted to help people feel the same way. Because the nutrition part is hardest for me, I got my nutrition certification first. You can’t outwork a bad diet. Next were my personal trainer certification and group fitness certification to help the transformation process move along a little quicker. I look forward to continuing to learn as much as I can so I can meet clients at all fitness levels to help them learn and grow on the inside and out.