Fitness - Personal Training


What Does a Personal Trainer Offer?

Guidance. Our qualified staff of personal trainers are ready to guide you in the right direction for achieving your personal health and fitness goals.

Education. The personal trainers have formal education in areas related to health and fitness. They will translate the latest Exercise Scientific information into client based practical applications. This will enhance your fitness program experiences and provide you with information to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Motivation. When you need that extra push, our personal trainers will keep you motivated and excited about exercise so that you can achieve your fitness goals.

Flexible Schedules. Our personal training staff are all current students at Western. Their schedules are probably comparable to yours. They are available at various times during the day, and will work with you to schedule sessions at times that are convenient to you.

Find out more about the benefits of a personal trainer by viewing this brochure.

Getting Started

Please complete our Personal Training Questionnaire so our staff can best address your training needs. You will be contacted by one of our personal trainers shortly after submitting the questionnaire.

Prior to your consultation with one of our personal trainers, you will also be asked to complete the forms found in our Pre-Participation Packet.

Meet Our Personal Trainers

Erica Chapman

Erica is majoring in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Movement Studies and a minor in Sports Psychology. Erica has been very active since she was little, participating in soccer, softball, basketball and raced motocross for nine years. Now she is passionate about running and recently completed her first marathon. She also has participated in CrossFit for about four years and competes when possible. Erica is motivated and focused on helping people build confidence in exercise, all while having fun! Erica teaches X-Fit at the Rec Center and has certifications as an ACE Personal Trainer and CPR/First Aid.

Jake Crawford

Jake is an ACE certified personal trainer and is also a certified CrossFit trainer (L1). He is majoring in Kinesiology with a specialization in movement studies and also pursuing a major in Spanish. He is experienced in training for and competing in a diverse variety of athletic competitions ranging from marathon races and triathlons to rock-climbing, strongman, and Crossfit competitions. An all-state wrestler in high school, he currently represents the Vikings on Western’s wrestling team and is training to compete at the national level. Jake is passionate about helping his clients reach their goals and is committed to seeing his clients succeed. He is methodical in his fitness program design and creates unique programs that are effective and goal-oriented. He strives to make training a positive experience for every client, and continually seeks out opportunities to improve his skills as a trainer by attending workshops and seminars.

Jillian Farren

Jillian is a Junior studying Kinesiology with a focus in Physical Therapy. She enjoys hiking, doing yoga, spinning/biking, running, and CrossFit. She has especially shown interest in CrossFit and yoga as a balance between lifting weights and staying flexible. She is also part of the Peer Health Educators Body Empowerment group and emphasizes being happy and healthy with your body. She is ACE Certified, First Aid/CPR/AED Certified, and soon-to-be level 1 YogaFit Certified.

Jessica Hiestand

Jessica is a junior studying Kinesiology with a focus in Physical Therapy. She currently participates in CrossFit and played competitive softball as well as basketball in high school. Today she enjoys multiple intramural sports, skimboarding, hiking, sailing and skiing. Jessica is passionate about helping others achieve goals in a way that will bring out confidence and self-efficacy in the client. She has experience working with patrons both in the sports medicine field as a trainer and in the physical therapy field as an aide. Jessica believes exercise can become an enjoyable part of anyone’s life and will use her enthusiasm towards the subject to help each client find a program that they can look forward to. She is an ACE-certified personal trainer and has CPR/First Aid certification.

Madison Hoevet

Madison is a kinesiology major with an emphasis in sports psychology. He has a background in many sports focusing primarily on football, wrestling and track. In his free time Madison enjoys Olympic lifting, gymnastics and other physical disciplines focusing on total body fitness. As an ACE certified personal trainer and a CrossFit level 1 certified trainer, Madison believes that a healthy body is crucial to a happy, healthy life. Through a positive mindset and disciplined training, Madison is committed to helping his clients reach their individual goals.

Ryan Lilla

I am a fitness enthusiast to the max! Before attending WWU I achieved my training certification through NFPT (National Federation of Professional Trainers) and trained out of Bally Total Fitness. I have been training for three years and am currently attending Western to double major in Physical Education and Kinesiology with an emphasis on movement studies. I like incorporating traditional workout methods with new era instability and additional movements to get the most out of an hour spent in the gym. I play rugby here at Western and am also preparing for an upcoming body competition. Whether you are looking to lose weight, gain weight, or train for a specific sport; I can help you out!

Kim Nguyen

Kim is currently pursuing a degree in Kinesiology with a specialization in movement studies. She has experience playing many sports including soccer, tennis, snowboarding, lacrosse and softball. She currently stays active through CrossFit, weight training and competing in intramural sports. She believes that exercise should be an enjoyable experience and wants to help others create a healthy lifestyle. She is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and First Aid/CPR Certified.

Juan Carlos Perez

Juan is a CPR/First Aid certified ACE personal trainer, as well as studying to acquire his degree in kinesiology with a specialization in health and fitness. He is an avid athlete and weight lifter, deeply involved in the sport of basketball in which he played on varsity for 3 years in high school, and currently plays on intramural and city league teams, using weight lifting to improve his performance and fitness level. He also has experience in volleyball in which he currently participates, and has participated in MMA. Juan has a voracious appetite for knowledge in the exercise science field and is always looking for ways in which he can design better exercise programs. He is dedicated to his work and will use every resource at his disposal to help his clients reach their goals, and seeks to make every training session a positive one.

Marina Stoermer

Marina is a junior studying kinesiology with a physical therapy focus. She has experienced many sports with her favorites being volleyball, water polo and competing in triathlons. She strongly believes that exercise should be fun and that the right activity or workout can make all the difference in achieving a happy, healthy lifestyle. She enjoys sharing her love of fitness with others and helping clients achieve their goals. Her certifications include ACE Personal Trainer, Water Safety/Swim Instructor, and CPR/First Aid.

Client Information

Please complete this paperwork prior to your consultation with one of our personal trainers.


Personal training is priced by the number of hours you purchase at a time. Contact one of our trainers listed above by e-mail for more information and to get started.

Student Members Non-Student Members
1 Hour $25 1 Hour $35
3 Hours $75 3 Hours $105
6 Hours $130 6 Hours $180
10 Hours $200 10 Hours $250

For the best price, train with a friend and split the cost in half! (Available to students only)

If you have any questions about our personal training opportunities, please contact Ron Arnold at or (360) 650-4248.

Page Updated 09.03.2014