Personal Training

The Cedar Valley SportsPlex has certified personal trainers to help change your lifestyle. Our staff is excited and motivated to assist you in making realistic, sustainable changes to live each day healthier than the last. Whether you are looking to lose weight, build muscle, or maintain your weight; our staff is here to assist you in accomplishing your goals. You can either reach out to one of our personal trainers from down below or fill out our client questionnaire from down below.  If you have any questions please contact our Fitness Specialist at Bryan.Rutledge@Waterloo-IA.org

Meet Our Trainers!

 

     

BRYAN RUTLEDGE

Bryan.Rutledge@Waterloo-IA.org

Fitness Specialist, Group Fitness Instructor, and Personal Trainer

Why do you like health and wellness so much?

I grew up in a community where you worked hard from sun up to sun down.  Growing up I don’t remember anyone exercising, eating healthy, prioritizing sleep, or really anything healthy.  It wasn’t until I was 22 that started to learn that health and wellness wasn’t just for athletes. Quickly I realized I could take the work ethic I learned growing up and apply that to running, lifting, stretching, and proper nutrition.  In my 30’s I would say I’m in the best shape of my life.  It doesn’t come natural and I’ve had to change things up, but I haven’t slowed down yet!  I’m in love with health and wellness because I think you deserve EVERYTHING that you get out of it! I learn something new about myself everyday.

What is your education/background?

I got my AA in Education from Kirkwood Community College and studied Exercise Science/Leisure Services at the University of Northern Iowa.  I’m currently the Fitness Specialist at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex. I’m a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Group Fitness Instructor, and a Certified Nutrition Coach.  I consistently run 50-70 miles per week with the focus of running ultra marathons.  I also strength train 3 hours a week with the focus on increase muscle mass.  My goal is to not just be a runner, but instead find balance between strength and endurance.

Do you have a training style?

I would describe my training style as a balance between strength and endurance.  I often like to start each session with some kid of cardio like rowing, ski erg, light jogging.  After that most clients will be in the weight room where we will focus on strength.  I would say my normal set/reps range would be 4 sets of 12-16 reps.  I like to push clients to pick weights that make you strong with reps that improve endurance.

Why should someone pick you as a trainer?

When I grew up we hardly had money to keep the lights on, let alone afford a personal trainer. I understand that there are a million things you could spend your money on so I PROMISE that I’ll never waste your money or your time.  If you want to feel inspired, motivated, challenged, and strong… Come to the Cedar Valley SportsPlex!

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alyssa Christian

16achristian@gmail.com

Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer

 

Why do you like health and wellness so much?

Health and wellness is important to me because we are only giving one body to live in. We have to try our hardest to be happy with ourselves and work towards goals you want to achieve. When you are not happy with yourself, that energy rubs off on the people around you. Health and Wellness is not just exercise and diet, there is a mental and emotional aspect to it as well.

What is your Education/background?

Bachelors in Public Health with an emphasis in Wellness & Fitness, with a minor in Nutrition. In College I interned at a CrossFit gym and became level one CrossFit certified and that’s when I knew I wanted to do personal training!

Do you have a training style?

I specialize specifically in weight loss and strength training. All of my workouts are written tailored to your specific goals! I train clients of all age levels I currently have a client that is 18 and one that is 69. There is no age limit on fitness!  I also offer workouts for off days from training with me as well!

Why should someone pick you as a trainer?

You should contact me if you are looking to make some lifestyle changes, but do not know where to start. We can talk about what your goals are and come up with a plan together to help you reach those goals. Goals do not happen overnight, we will stay consistent together and I will be there for you as a personal motivator even when we are not training together in the gym! I love building relationships with my clients and getting to know their life outside of the gym as well!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abby Kobliska

abigail.kobliska@gmail.com

Personal Trainer

 

Why do you like health and wellness so much?

Leading a lifestyle where you prioritize your health and wellness is key to feeling like your best self. Your health and wellness are intimately connected with your quality of life. When you value these, you are setting yourself up for success. If you have not already started your health and wellness journey, no matter where you are, there is no better time than now to make positive changes. The time will pass regardless, so you might as well make good use of it!

What is your Education/background?

I got my AA degree through Hawkeye Community College, where I focused on health, wellness, and fitness. While in school, I interned at the YWCA, teaching fitness and yoga classes. I also interned at the Cedar Valley Sportsplex, where I job shadowed the previous fitness specialist, personal trainers, and group fitness instructors. I began working at the Sportsplex’s front desk shortly after, and last year (2021), I decided to get my training certification through the American Council on Exercise. I have been exercising consistently for five years (a combination of strength training and cardio), and I’m constantly researching to make sure my clients and I are using the most effective techniques to achieve our goals.

Do you have a training style?

I enjoy working with a wide variety of clients, so the type of training I do varies based on their specific goals. Most of my clients want to lose weight and/or gain muscle. Based on my typical client, we will usually start with an aerobic warm-up (e.g., jogging, biking, cross-training elliptical, etc.), then move on to a dynamic warm-up to prime the muscles we’re about to work. Next, we’ll begin strength training; rep ranges, rest times, etc., all depend on your specific health and fitness goals. Lastly, we’ll end the session with a cool down (e.g., light walking and/or static stretching).

Why should someone pick you as a trainer?

I am passionate about health, wellness, and fitness and very dedicated to helping others achieve their goals. If we run into any obstacles, we will work together to find a solution that fits. Everyone has different reasons for hiring a personal trainer, and regardless of what those may be, my overall goal is to help you make a positive difference in your life.

Lori Beckman

lori.c.beckman@gmail.com

Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer

 

WHY DO YOU LIKE HEALTH AND WELLNESS SO MUCH?

The reason that health and wellness is so important to me is because without good health, you really have nothing.  Living a quality life is more important to me than living a long one.  Without quality, it’s difficult to be able to do the things that you love to do and really enjoy life.  One of the best ways to achieve that is to stay active through exercise and follow a healthy diet. If I can help one person see how important both of those are to really feeling good, then I’ve done my job as their personal trainer.

WHAT IS YOUR EDUCATION/BACKGROUNT?

I received a Bachelor’s in Exercise & Sport Management from Iowa State in 2000. I’m a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Group Fitness Instructor.  Currently, I am studying to become a Certified Nutrition Coach.  I experience in teaching group fitness classes as well as personal training.

DO YOU HAVE A TRAINING STYLE?

Typically my training sessions will start with a light cardio warm-up and some dynamic stretching to get those muscles primed and ready for the workout.  We’ll do some weight training and occasionally add in some HIIT cardio training to really get that heart pumping.   I try to feel out my client’s comfort level with free weights, the weight machines and doing cardio, but part of my job as a trainer is to push you past that comfort level so you begin to see growth and the changes you’re seeking.

WHY SHOULD SOMONE PICK YOU AS A TRAINER?

If you’re ready to hire a personal trainer, it means you’ve made the decision that YOU matter and your health matters.  You’ve decided you’re ready to put in the work to achieve optimum health and wellness for yourself. When I train a client, they are my main priority for the next hour and everything else, like chit chat with other members and/or trainers and the cell phone, become nonexistent.  I’m big on setting weekly, small specific goals so you can focus on yourself outside of our sessions to start to see those changes, both mentally and physically.  We must be willing to challenge ourselves to transform our current lifestyle into a healthier one. I will challenge you because I want you to succeed almost as much as you do.  I’ll expect that you do some sort of exercise outside of our sessions because one or two training sessions with me per week isn’t going to get you to your goal.  I’m good, but I’m not THAT good.  Remember, you’ve decided you’re ready to work and I’m ready to work for you.

Whitney Coyle

trainwcoachcoyle@gmail.com

Personal Trainer

 

WHY DO YOU LIKE HEALTH AND WELLNESS SO MUCH?

The importance of health and wellness was instilled in me at a very young age. One of 5 siblings that all played sports, nutrition and fitness was a way of life growing up. When I was a college athlete, I discovered my absolute passion for the weight room and exercise science. Digging deep and understanding how you can get the most out of your body to be the best version of yourself is fascinating to me. I truly believe if you pour into yourself by making sure you’re healthy both physically and mentally, then you can have a positive impact on those around you. It’s a chain reaction. Form a healthy relationship with health and wellness, be the best version of yourself, then you can impact those around you to also do the same.

WHAT IS YOUR EDUCATION/BACKGROUND?

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health with an emphasis in fitness and nutrition from the State University of New York at Potsdam. There I was a 4-year NCAA DIII student athlete, playing volleyball. I am a certified Personal Trainer and Certified Sports Nutrition Coach. I have experience coaching volleyball at the DIII level, along with managing team strength and conditioning programming at that level.  I was a strength and conditioning coach at D1 Training in Asheville, North Carolina prior to relocating to Iowa. There I worked with athletes from 7 years to college aged and adults. I have ran adult classes, 1-on-1 sessions, and have experience coaching team training sessions for softball, baseball, volleyball, football, and soccer.

DO YOU HAVE A TRAINING STYLE?

It all depends on my client’s goals. Every session will have a structured warm up and cool down. Their goals will determine what the performance and strength segments will look like. How I encourage my clients will also be dependent on what they respond well too. I have found that majority of the athletes I have trained, I can push them more and have a higher intensity when it comes to coaching but I also have clients where I can adjust my coaching style to be less intense and focus on words of affirmation.

WHY SHOULD SOMEONE PICK YOU AS A TRAINER?

If you make this investment in yourself, I promise you that I will support you all the way through. I am committed entirely to my client’s success because as I have mentioned before if we can all work together to make this community strong and healthy then a chain reaction will occur.  Building healthy and impactful relationships is why I love personal training. I love helping people discover the amazing things they are capable of and how to achieve their desired goals.

 

Mathew Gilbert

wininwellness@gmail.com

Personal Trainer

 

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