One-on-one Personal Training

Our one-on-one personal training is ideal for those seeking high levels of personal attention and accountability, uniquely varied workout routines designed to accomplish your specific goals, and the best results in the least amount of time possible. Our NASM-certified trainers work directly with you to develop and implement a functional training and nutritional program to ensure that you reach your goals in a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable environment. Our trainers use the four pillars of fitness to ensure that you achieve your goals in the shortest possible timeframe, and use our dotFIT website to help monitor your progress and hold you accountable in ways never before possible.

Our trainers receive extensive continuing education to stay up-to-date on the most successful fitness trends, and incorporate a number of fun, functional exercises that are designed to provide you with amazing results. No matter what your goals, our personal trainers can help you reach and exceed them faster than you ever thought possible! For more information, please talk to one of our NASM-Certified personal trainers or a membership coordinator at a FitClub location near you.

Meet Our FitPros


zach cronister webZachary Cronister
BS Health and Fitness
CPT, NCSF, Dotfit Nutrition/Exerspy CPR/AED


Zachary Cronister (FitClub West)
I'm Zach Cronister, a graduate from the Millikin University with a B.S. in Health and Fitness with a minor in Nutrition. I have over 8 years of weight lifting experience. I played football for 11 years and ran track for 7. I always knew how to workout but I then realized I wanted to help everyone lead a healthier and fit lifestyle. My knowledge expanded greatly in college through all the opportunities given to me and now I help everyone achieve their fitness goals through proper fitness instruction and nutritional guidelines.                                                                   



natalie davis webNatalie Davis
AS Visual Arts
NASM CPT, Dotfit Nutrition/Exerspy CPR/AED


Natalie Davis (FitClub South) I began weightlifting and exercising after I graduated from high school. The more I learned about exercise, fitness, and a healthy lifestyle, the more I wanted to share what I learned with others. I have over seven years of experience with weightlifting and training for obstacle courses and have experienced the benefits proper exercise has on health, wellness, quality of life, pain management, and disease control.  I know how to develop a fitness plan for you and guide you through the exercises so you can reap the most benefit from your hard work in the gym. I really enjoy what I do – teaching, motivating and helping others make healthy lifestyle changes. I’d love to work with you and be the support you need to reach your goals.                                                                          


luke fraker webLuke Fraker
NASM Foundations, Dotfit Nutrition/Exerspy CPR/AED


Luke Fraker (FitClub North) My name is Luke Fraker, I'm a 22 year old N.A.S.M. (National Academy of Sports Medicine) certified personal trainer from Rochester, IL. I love spending my time in the gym or on the farm with my friends and my cows. I became a trainer to combine my love of fitness with my desire to build up and motivate others. I use multiple creative training styles and techniques to insure that anyone and everyone can achieve their goals!


brenna harris webBrenna Harris
AS Biology
NASM Foundations, Dotfit Nutrition/Exerspy CPR/AED


Brenna Harris (FitClub South) I have been involved in the fitness lifestyle for a little over five years now and have adapted a love for weightlifting. I attended Illinois State University and Heartland Community College to obtain my Associate's degree in biology. Afterwards, I had joined the United States Air Force and attended basic training. I have been involved in multiple sports, including karate, track, basketball, and trampoline gymnastics. I am currently involved with bikini bodybuilding and had competed in my first show in August 2016. I am nationally qualified with the NPC and switching over into the NGA. I love people and working with people, and I want to share my passion for health and fitness with everyone.



maria kaminski webMaria Kaminski
BS Medical Technology

CPR/AED instructor, WITS CPFT


Maria Kaminski, RN (FitClub South and West) It is well known that proper nutrition and regular exercise have a direct effect on health, wellness and overall quality of life.  There are reports that learning based and aerobic exercises can be neuroprotective for aging individuals and for those with neurodegenerative disease including Parkinson’s.  As your fitness trainer, I facilitate sessions that offer exercises designed to challenge cardiopulmonary system as well as promote good posture, biomechanical, core strengthening and flexibility.


adam marth web
Adam Martin
BS Kinesiolgy
Dotfit Nutrition/Exerspy CPR/AED, NSCA - CPT


Adam Martin (FitClub West)                                                                             

max maxeiner webLavearl (Max) Maxeiner
MS Psychology
BS Physical Education
Dotfit Nutrition/Exerspy CPR/AED, NASM CPT
NASM Senior Fitness Speicalist


LaVerarl "Max" Maxeiner (FitClub South) I am the Senior Fitness Specialist at FitClub.  I am a graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education.  I also earned his Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology at Northern Illinois University.  I was a successful coach and instructor at the high school and university level for 34 years.  I came to FitClub in 2002 and managed FitClub West for 5 years.  I am a NASM Certified Trainer and have successfully trained over 200 clients to date.


caitlin mccarthy webCaitlin McCarthy
BS Physical Education
NASM CPT, CPR/AED, NESTA CPT, NESTA Fitness Nutrition Coach, Kickboxing Fitness Trainer, Spencer Institute Sports Psychology Coach, and NFPT Plyometric Trainer


Caitlin McCarthy (FitClub South) I have been a certified personal trainer for the past five years. In 2009, I graduated from Illinois College with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, and a minor in health. I am currently working toward my dotFIT and my NASM CPT certifications. Continuing education is the key to being a successful personal trainer.
     I have always been a very active individual. I grew up playing softball, basketball, volleyball and soccer. I was a member of the college basketball team. Approximately one year ago, I had major hip surgery. This opened my eyes to the importance of flexibility, muscular strength, core balance, and cardiovascular endurance.
     I love helping clients train for running events. I have trained with individuals ranging from age 11 to 83 years old. I have trained individuals who play softball, volleyball, basketball, soccer, and track. I have guided a client to lose 108lbs, which was very rewarding for both of us. I always stress the importance of daily water intake, and proper nutrition. If you don’t put the right fuel in your body, you will not see the results you’re looking for. It’s the coolest feeling to watch a client grow. Whether it’s losing inches/weight, or lifting more weight than you ever imagined you could do, I would love to help you accomplish your goals.

molly mcintyre webMolly McIntyre
AS Biology
Dotfit Nutrition/Exerspy CPR/AED, NASM Foundations


Molly McIntyre (FitClub South) From a young age I have always been very involved with athletics. Whether I was playing soccer, volleyball, basketball, or softball, there was always something to keep me moving. I have always been very motivated to be the best at everything I do, which prompted me to want to learn as much as I could about how the body worked. In high school this became more prevalent as I began to take gymnastics and was a cheerleader for my high school, It wasn't until after graduation that I began to realize how important my nutrition was as well. I began reading everything I could get my hands on that had anything to do with fitness, which lead to me deciding that personal training seemed to be my best career path. I am currently certified through the National Council of Certified Personal Trainers, but I am expanding my knowledge every day. I absolutely love having the opportunity to apply my skill set and making exercise enjoyable for all of my clients.


Lissa Overbey webLissa Overbey
BS Exercise Science
BS Nutrition


Lissa Overbey (FitClub South and North) After losing over 135 lbs 15 years ago I decided to switch career paths towards health and wellness and over a period of 5 years I earned certifications in Group Exercise, Silver Sneakers, Personal Training and Yoga.  When my youngest son graduated High School in 2012 I decided to go back to college to further my knowledge in the industry and earn a Bachelors of Science degree in exercise science and nutrition.  While attending college I studied cardiac rehabilitation and also helped with clinical research in cancer rehabilitation.  I opened a yoga studio and did personal training and nutrition counseling until I relocated to Springfield last summer.  My passion is yoga and helping special populations to a better quality of life through exercise and nutrition.



aaron overby webAaron Overby
AS Accounting


Aaron Overby (FitClub South) My name is Aaron Overby. I am a 23 year old Springfield native and a NASM Certified Personal Trainer with approximately 5 years of resistance training experience. Whether your goal is to lose weight, build muscle, or both, my personalized exercise routines are tailored around your wants and needs to help you reach your fitness goals. Stop by the South location to schedule a complimentary training session with myself whenever you're ready!


dalton pruitt webDalton Puritt
BS Computer Science
ACE Certified, CPR/AED


Dalton Pruitt (FitClub North) I am an ACE certified personal trainer. I grew up unhealthy and overweight. One day, about 14 years ago, I bent down to tie my shoes and was out of breath, which I had been many times before. But that day I had enough and decided it was time I made a change and take back control of my health and my life. So I joined Fitclub, not knowing what to do or how to do it, just like so many others. I've experienced the struggles of being scared, not knowing what to do, injuries, and so on. My philosophy on training is to target the core heavily, because if we have a weak core then we have a weak body. I also like to use functional movement training as opposed to typical weight lifting programs. So let's get you started on a program. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals!                                                                   



mike purdy webMike Purdy
MS Exercise Physiology
NASM CPT, Dotfit Nutrition/Exerspy CPR/AED


Mike Purdy (FitClub South)  Mike is a NASM certified personal trainer. He has been helping clients reach their fitness goals at FitClub for six years. He graduated summa cum laude from Millikin University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science Fitness and Sport. At Millikin, he interned with the track and field team where he designed and implemented the strength-training program for sprinters and jumpers. He is currently working toward his master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.


nathan rhodes webNate Rhodes
BS Health and Fitness
Dotfit Nutrition/Exerspy CPR/AED, 
NASM Foundations


Nate Rhodes (FitClub South)  I am NASM certified, as well as being certified by the National Council on Strength and Fitness, and DOTFIT certified. I obtained a Bachelor's Degree from Millikin University in Exercise Science and minored in Nutrition.  I enjoy helping people reach their fitness goals and seeing them live a healthy lifestyle.




james usher webJames Usher

NFPT, Dotfit Nutrition/Exerspy CPR/AED, NASM Foundations


James Usher (FitClub West)  I have been a personal trainer since 2012. NFPT certified, NASM CPT, dotFit, CPR/AED. I am originally from Central Illinois. I recently trained at a club in Menard County. Clients in the age range from 9 to 82 years old. I began working out at the age of 19, I came to the gym as very skinny and at the unhealthy weight of 120 lbs. Quickly with the help of the club staff I put on muscle and weight, jumping up to 180 lbs. From that point on health and fitness has become my addiction. Later, when I started personal training that became my addiction. I love to see people progress, become healthy, and live a better life through fitness. I understand that people come to us for wanting to make a change and I am here to provide that help.



amanda warner webAmanda Warner
MS Exercise Scinece,
BS Kinesiology/Sports Health


Amanda Warner (FitClub South)  Amanda attended Lindenwood University  (St. Charles, MO) where she studied sport sciences and played collegiate softball. She was an Academic All American and a member of the Dean's List. Graduating with a Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology & Sports Health in 2007, Amanda then continued her education at Eastern Illinois University. In 2008 she graduated with her Master's in Exercise Science; special focus on cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. Focusing on cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation not only allowed her to work with those in a physical rehabilitation environment, but also allowed her to educate on the importance of Nutrition. She then led a pre-diabetic education, exercise class and support group at Sarah Bush - Lincoln Hospital. After graduation she landed in Springfield where she met her husband and became the Director of the Senior Nutrition program for Logan and Mason Counties. In 2014, she decided to make a career change that led to her position here at FitClub. Amanda's passion does not end at fitness alone, but instead encompasses physical, mental and spiritual wellness. She focuses on a whole food based nutrition program. In September of 2014, Amanda had her first baby, she now has an even greater understanding and passion for the importance & impact of health; not only for one self but, for families as a whole.


tyler wright webTyler Wright
BS Exercise Science
Dotfit Nutrition/Exerspy CPR/AED, 


Tyler Wright (FitClub South and North)  My name is Tyler Wright and I have been personal training for the last 3 years. I started expanding my knowledge for fitness from a very young age in grade school and have not stopped since. I have participated in sports such as football, baseball, wrestling, track, and boxing. Through playing many different sports and studying different exercise modalities, I have over the years grown to be a very fitness minded individual. I have a rigorous passion for helping people and am eager to help anyone who is wanting to get in shape and get serious about their health.



louise yale webLouise Yale
BS Wellness
Dotfit Nutrition/Exerspy CPR/AED, 


Louise Yale (FitClub South)  From the beginning, I have always loved being active and playing sports. I grew up on a farm where I was constantly climbing trees, making forts, playing and helping with animals each day. As I grew more and more, so did my passion for sports and staying physically fit. I played volleyball, basketball, and softball from elementary all they way through high school. I continued my sporting career by playing volleyball and softball all four years at Waldorf College where I also earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Wellness in 2008. After graduation, I worked as a lab technician and eventually helped to develop a company worksite wellness program for employees. Wanting to continue helping individuals become healthier and more active, the road essentially led to FitClub. Since joining the FitClub team in December of 2013, I have continued my education and have achieved my NASM CPT and dotFIT Nutrition certifications. I am also currently working towards my Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Wellness from Benedictine University where I will graduate in May of 2015. I enjoy working with all individuals of any age, size, or limitation. There is always a goal to be achieved and I am here to help you along with the encouragement and support needed to succeed!


van logan wirth webLogan Van Wirth
BS Writing and Publishing
Dotfit Nutrition/Exerspy CPR/AED, 
CrossFit Level 1, CCNT


Logan Van Wirth (FitClub West)  Logan is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Crossfit Level 1 Trainer, Black Belt, and a pretty cool dude. He once described himself as a lazy fat kid. Now, his life’s mission is to help people overcome their own struggles and feel the fulfillment that he has achieved through living a fit lifestyle.


john zumstein web
John Zumstein
BS Psychology/Biology
Dotfit Nutrition/Exerspy CPR/AED, 
CrossFit Level 1


John Zumstein (FitClub West)  I love working with clients who like a challenge and can be accountable, but so  does everyone. Realistically I would love to train individuals with a goal in mind: marathons, Spartan races, etc.  I can help you reach whatever goal you set for yourself.







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