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Christopher Woolen

Christopher Woolen

My Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, along with experience working with collegiate and professional athletes in strength and conditioning capacity, prepares me to use exercise prescription as a tool to address physical challenges and goals. I am a certified professional member with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM ) maintaining the Certified Personal Trainer (ACSM-CPT) credential. I also hold professional membership within the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and am versed in leading Group X class formats such as Cycle, Bootcamp and TRX® Suspension Training®.

My philosophy is: my client’s goals are my goals. I want to make each session an enjoyable yet challenging, learning experience. I use “Creative Reasoning in Sport Science℠” to determine what will work best for each individual.     

My general availability is: M-F, 7-9a & 5:15-9p

Joseph Nguyen

Joseph Nguyen

Hi, my name is Joey Nguyen and I have a passion for health and fitness that has and continues to play a huge role in my life.  Learning how to make the body better is like an exciting journey where everyday grants me another piece to the puzzle.  In the past, I personally went through hard moments in my life and found exercising to be a great outlet to better utilize my time.  I developed more focus, a positive goal, and a sense of control over my life.  The resulting change in lifestyle led to more confidence, a healthier lifestyle, and a less stressful mindset.  The more I lived it, the more I loved it.  I got into personal training in hopes I could help others feel the same way I did.  No matter what we do, the end goal is to live comfortably, pain-free, able to do the things we want to do, look a little better, and feel accomplished all at the same time.  I consider being physically active a solid way to achieve all this, and hope to be a bridge towards all my clients' success.

I graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science in 2014, and followed the more clinical route.  My plans for the future are to pursue my Doctorate in Physical Therapy, and thus I also work in various acute care/out-patient physical therapy settings presently.  These include hospitals, chiropractic, and outpatient physical therapy settings.  This allows me to have knowledge on various modalities, corrective exercises, stretches, and rehab techniques that I share with my clients.  I am certified by the American Heart Association (AHA), and have my CPR/AED training as a healthcare provider.  I'm also a certified personal trainer through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and have my AFAA-CPT.  I have been a proud member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) since January 2014, and receive monthly issues from their informative Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.

I approach each client by first determining their goals, assessing strengths and weaknesses, and giving my personal input on what they should do from there.  I always want feedback from my clients, whether positive or negative, so that we can work together to work around any obstacle together and achieve greatness.  I personally follow a hybrid training program that revolves around powerlifting, conditioning, bodybuilding, yoga, and rehab exercises for injury preventative measures.  I like to work out intelligently and with intensity, but know when to take breaks when needed.  My philosophy is to focus on performance and the body that you strive for will eventually come with the lifestyle.  In my spare time I like to eat, play games, watch movies and animes, go out with friends, sleep, learn about how to improve the body, cook, buying equipment for my home gym, working out, listening to music, singing in my car, dancing, volunteering for events, and just having a good time with others.  I admire dedication and hard work, and hope to unleash the hidden strength that lies within all my clients.

My general availability is: Tuesday 2p-7p; Wednesday 2p-7p; Friday 2p-7p

Chase White

Chase White

My personal fitness journey started like most, I wasn’t happy with my current health and wanted a change. This initial interest in health and fitness propelled me into getting a degree in Exercise Science. After realizing how much fitness changed my life I wanted to take all the information I have obtained through formal education, personal experience, trial and error, and self-education to help others reach their goals.

I have a B.S in Exercise Science from UTA and my NSCA-CPT.

My training style is mostly free weights with a few machines added in as needed. Let me help you achieve your health and fitness goals through proven scientific methods!

My general availability is: Wednesday-Friday 6 am-12 pm & 3pm-7pm; Saturday & Sunday 12p-7p

Joseph Manuel

Joseph Manuel

My passion lies in teaching the importance of exercise and nutrition extend longevity, overcome illness, and lessen the side effects of medications. I began my career in a hospital-based wellness center working with persons living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic diseases, taking up where doctors left off to help those patients regain a normal sense of well-being in spite of their disease. The knowledge I gained from more than two decades as a trainer/nutritionist and over forty years of personal bodybuilding proved invaluable when my own life partner was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Through the arduous journey of chemotherapy and surgery, nutrition and exercise played a major role in helping win her battle against cancer. I’ve coached many people with a plethora of excuses to overcome personal and medical adversity and achieve their goal of not only a healthy lifestyle, but to also gain a stronger, healthier body.

My goal is to inspire others and give them the tools they need to reach the greatest quality of life for as long as possible through a combination of strength, endurance, and flexibility and by teaching them the importance of eating a clean, balanced diet. My training style is best described as a “fundamentalist” approach toward training. I break the body into nine individual muscle groups and believe in targeting each group specifically. Whether the goal is weight loss, toning, endurance, or all out muscle building I believe that specifically targeting each of these areas on a weekly basis yields the greatest return for the least amount of work.

I hold a Bachelor of Science in Geoinformatics with a minor in Biology along with credentials and certifications from ACE (Personal Training), DSW Fitness (Kinetic Anatomy, Winning Sports Nutrition, Balance Training, and Dumbbell Training), AMFPT (Personal Training & Sports Nutrition). My personal interests include martial arts, technology and music. I perform and teach jazz piano, jazz guitar, music theory, and music production.

My general availability is: Monday – Friday 10a-4p; other times may be arranged upon request

Lance Luna

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My name is Lance Luna and I am a junior at UTA. I am a certified personal trainer through The Cooper Institute. Through high school and my college years, I have also taken weightlifting and other kinesiology classes.

Physical activity has been a large part of my life since I was able to first play sports in 1st grade. I played sports up until high school. Unfortunately I had an injury that kept me from playing. But I didn’t let that end my physical activity. Once I got to high school, I changed paths and focused on what I could do, which was staying healthy and in shape.

Working out has become a critical part of my life. It is one of the most rewarding things someone can do in their life because it gives you a sense of confidence and control in your life. When you feel good about yourself, you become more productive and happier with life, in general. My goal is to share this experience with as many people as possible. A healthy lifestyle is something I hope everyone can discover and I want to do my part in making that happen. I will do everything I can to help my clients reach their full potential.

My general availability is: M-F,  1p-8p and Saturdays, 1p-5p.