Recreation and Leadership

Personal Trainer Profiles

Name: Amanda Albert

Major and school:  B.S. Sport & Exercise Science from Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee, WI, M.S. Health & Wellness Management from UW-Green Bay (Currently enrolled)

Certification(s): American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED, ProTraining Adult/Child/Infant CPR/AED for Health Care Provider (BLS) & First Aid

Philosophy on Exercise and Well-Being: A healthy lifestyle involves exercise, nutrition, and mental/emotional health all working together. It is important to find what kind of physical activity you enjoy in order to keep you motivated! When you enjoy working out and eating healthy you will make it part of your lifestyle rather than something you have to do, and this will positively impact your overall health and well-being.

Favorite Exercise/activity: Tennis, basketball, hiking, and full-body resistance training. 

Name: Ryan O’Callaghan

Major and school:  Exercise & Sport Science (Fitness Track) at UW-La Crosse

Certification(s): Fitness Specialist

Philosophy on Exercise and Well-Being: Exercise and Well-Being go hand in hand.  It is important to take part in exercise daily in order to a live a healthy, full life!

Favorite Exercise/activity: Hiking, kayaking, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, full body resistance training, snowboarding.

Name: Nicole Pena

Major and school: Exercise & Sport Science (Fitness Track) at UW-La Crosse 

Certification(s): Fitness Specialist

Philosophy on Exercise and Well-Being: Exercise is great because it can be geared toward anyone. Exercise is all based on the individual and what that person wants to get out of it! My favorite part is seeing people try, even if it wasn’t right, they are still putting themselves out there and working on improving! 

Favorite Exercise/activity: Running and basketball