Personal Training Oregon State University

Personal Trainer Evaluations

Have you recently had a personal training session?  Evaluate your trainer by filling out this online survey:

Why hire a Personal Trainer?

Working with a personal trainer will help you not only learn how to exercise properly to reach your goals, but also stick to an exercise program and hold yourself accountable. Personal trainers will help you set realistic goals and help you meet them by designing a personalized workout program. No matter your fitness goals, Recreational Sports Personal Trainers will ensure that you leave every session educated and motivated for your next workout!

Recreational Sports Personal Trainers can offer exercise programs for:
  • Achieving safe and effective weight loss
  • Increasing muscle mass
  • Improving cardiovascular & muscular endurance
  • Increasing flexibility
  • Increasing strength
  • Improving speed and agility
  • Training for an event (marathon, triathlon, etc.)
  • Improving overall health and lifestyle
Additionally, personal trainers can help you with:
  • Setting and reaching fitness goals
  • Educating proper exercise form and technique 
  • Core Training
  • Functional Exercises
  • Exercise ideas for home, work, or travel
  • Periodization (changing exercises) to prevent boredom, injuries and plateaus
  • General Fitness Questions


Kari Tenbroeck Paul D. Erlebach Meghann McCall-O’Dell Chris Hathaway

Fitness Philosophy:

Build an achievable foundation for the benefit of optimal health and fitness; take a journey that is geared towards overall well-being and longevity. I want to give you the confidence to persevere, and together, we will work to make your goals attainable and enjoyable. I am here for you. I will not only be your trainer and coach, but also your friend and supporter through the process. Implementing life choices for the better is not easy, and I get that. Let’s challenge whatever it is you want to accomplish by surpassing all doubts you’ve ever faced.


  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer
  • Les Mills Certified Body Pump Instructor
  • American Red Cross First Aid, CPR & AED Certified

Fitness Philosophy: Physical fitness and exercise should not be researved for a specific time and place, it should be integrated in our daily lives. I look forward to teaching you how to train safely and efficiently in the gym, and how to translate these skills to your everyday life.

“Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.” –Edward Stanley


  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Personal Trainer, 2016
  • Kinetic Inetration Exercise Specialist (KIEP) Certified, 2015
  • American Heart Association CPR and AED certified, 2014

Fitness Philosophy:

Exercise is a way to enhance ones life. By improving physical health whether it be through weight loss, improved flexibility, muscle strengthening or a number of other fitness goals, an individuals quality of life can be improved greatly. Through living a fit life and eating a nutritious and well rounded diet, life can feel much more comfortable and goals can feel more accomplishable. Many times fitness seems like a chore or a burden. My goal is to help you to find a method of exercise that you love and help you achieve your fitness goals.


  • American Heart Association CPR/ First Aid

Fitness Philosophy:

“Excellence is not an accident! My philosophy is all about self-improvement; creating healthy habits that will change your life and increase your overall well-being. This is accomplished not only through training, but also through teaching. Educating you on the ‘why’ behind exercise is one of my biggest goals to helping you become a happier, healthier version of yourself. Remember, a sound mind lives within a sound body.”



  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Personal Trainer, 2015
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer, 2015
  • KIEP Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist, 2015
  • Personal Trainer Program completion, Dixon Rec Center, 2015
  • American Red Cross First Aid, CPR & AED Certified


Karl Peffer Gabby Kent Brandon Poundstone Conor Harris

Fitness Philosophy:

  • Feel good! The shortcut to achieving your goals is by applying scientific knowledge to achieve maximum efficiency. Training your body, the vessel for your mind, improves your mind’s health as well as your physical capabilities and increases your overall well being. Self-improvement is one of the noblest goals.


  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer
  • American Red Cross First Aid, CPR & AED Certified

Fitness Philosophy:

Recognize your responsibility for your own wellness and invest the time to educate and develop yourself. You are worth it. Do something every day to improve yourself and those around you. Challenge by choice includes deciding to push yourself, respecting your limits, and and progressing through consistency.


  • ACE Personal Training
  • AFAA Group Fitness
  • Les Mills BodyPump
  • TurboKick

Fitness Philosophy:

Fitness is a medium in which you can better yourself physically, physiologically, mentally and emotionally. Participate and you will put yourself on the pathway to success. Consistent betterment will build the foundation of your goals. Once you have reached your goal, take pride in what you have accomplished. 

Most of all, focus on how far you've come instead of how far you have to go. This will keep discouragement at bay and your focus on the present.


American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer.

Fitness Philosophy:            

The best program is the one you will follow! Together, we will do whatever it takes to find your ideal fitness program that maximizes both your enjoyment of the process and progress toward your goals. Doing so will help reinforce positive lifestyle changes and help you stay motivated throughout your own personal fitness journey.

Everyone is individual with their own strengths and weaknesses. It is my philosophy to understand these individual differences and find what works best for you by using established principles and proven methods. I am commited to coaching and supporting you every step of the way.


  • National Strength and Conditioning Association - Personal Trainer
  • Kinetic Integrations Exercise Professionals (KIEP) - Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • American Heart Association- First Aid, CPR, AED

How to Make an Appointment

Making an appointment with a Recreational Sports Personal Trainer is easy:

1. Browse our Trainer Bios (available at Recreation Services and at the Fitness Services Desk in Weight Room 1) and choose the individual whose experience, and specializations you feel most fit your needs.

2. Print off and fill out the Intake Form (pdf) and Doctor Consent Form (pdf), if applicable, and bring the completed forms to Recreation Services in Dixon. Forms are also available at Recreation Services.

3. Registration, payment can all be done at Recreation Services in Dixon. Scheduling for appointments is done between you and your selected trainer or choose from already set Get Started times available for your convenience (appointments will be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance).

See prices for personal training in the Fitness Schedule.

Personal Training Options

Get Started Session (90 minute appointment)

The name says it all, in this 90 minute appointment, a Recreational Sports Personal Trainer will help you set personal fitness goals, complete a fitness evaluation (optional), and design an individualized exercise program to fit your unique needs and reach your goals. Your personal trainer will take you through each exercise instructing proper form and technique to ensure you feel comfortable and confident completing your workout. This session gives you all the tools you need to Get Started with a fitness routine.

Individual Sessions (60 minute appointments)

Individual sessions focus specifically on your fitness goals and needs. A one-on-one personal training session will allow a trainer to focus on your needs and ensure proper form. A perfect follow-up to our Get Started appointment, advance your program, learn new exercises, and have the accountability of a personal trainer working with you to help you reach your goals.

Partner Training(2 individuals)

Partner training allows you and a friend to go through a personal training session together. With partner training, our trainers can design a program that is both catered to you and your friends goals while flexible enough to be continued in the future. Partner training sessions are great for people planning on making a habit out of working out together or for those who want to save more money on the cost of personal training.

Small Group Training (3-6 individuals)

Small Group Training allows you and up to five friends to pitch in together and save even more money on the cost of personal training.  With small group training, you can work towards establishing a routine that will be efficient and effective for everyone in your group.