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Elkhart Trainer Bios

Zach Benko

Fitness Coordinator

Education and Certifications:

M.A. Sports Psychology / Motor Behavior

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In college Zach was a two-sport athlete, competing in both football and baseball. The origins of his approach toward fitness were derived from his experiences in sport, and the training that prepared him for competition. Since then, he has broadened his focus by exploring how fitness can improve people’s lives in a multitude of areas.  Zach advanced his education and professional development by earning his master’s degree in Kinesiology- Sport Psychology and Motor Behavior, and through work in the University of Tennessee Athletic Department. Zach has a passion for integrating the mental and physical performance arenas to develop people holistically, and for the long-term, through effective behavior change and habit formation.

Email Zach to learn more about Personal Training: gro.ssentifdnahtlaehnocaeb@oknebz

Tanner Bradley

Fitness Specialist | Personal Trainer

Education and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, Fitness and Health – Purdue University

ACSM Personal Trainer | Queenax Coach

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Tanner has always had a passion for health and fitness. He enjoys helping people become healthier overall and work towards specific goals. He is a firm believer in the positive effects of exercise and nutrition. Tanner loves being able to help in whatever way he can. He thoroughly enjoys working with all age groups to help form a positive relationship with exercise. He also believes strongly in a famous Arnold Schwarzenegger quote, “If you don’t find the time, if you don’t do the work, you don’t get the results.”

Mallory Conrad

Fitness Specialist | Personal Trainer | Group Fitness Instructor | Pilates Trainer

Education and Certifications:

Graduated with a Kinesiology degree in Sports Studies

ACSM Personal Trainer | AFFA Group Fitness Instructor | BBU Pilates Reformer | BBU Pilates Cadillac | BBU Chair

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Mallory loves to interact and create relationships with members. Her goal is to help others get excited about fitness and to see results with their health. She likes to provide variety to exercise, to challenge members, and keep them engaged. Mallory has been involved with athletics her whole life both as a player and as a coach. She has trained as a soccer athlete working on endurance, speed, and agility, as well as a thrower in track working on coordination, strength, and power.

“Training with Mallory has been the single best decision I’ve ever made for my physical health. She is great at motivating me and challenging me every week. I love the large variety of exercises we work on every session and love seeing how my performance has improved month over month. Mallory is a phenomenal personal trainer.” – Amanda Mitchell

Tyler has been in the health and wellness field since 2012 and enjoys seeing the people around him succeed. He has been involved with athletics his whole life and even played college football, where he was introduced to athletic training by his coaches. Tyler developed a passion for health and fitness and his goal is to help others attain a healthier version of themselves. Tyler has worked with a variety of people with different goals and limitations. He loves working with athletes, young and old, to help develop their speed, agility and quickness. He specializes in corrective, physical therapy based exercises to help range of motion and functionality based on his previous experience in physical therapy settings.

Kaylin Harkins

Fitness Specialist | Personal Trainer

Education and Certifications:

Bachelors Degree in Health Promotion & Fitness Training – Purdue University

ACSM Personal Trainer

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Kaylin has worked in the corporate wellness field since 2011, doing everything from biometric screenings, wellness educations, support groups, health coaching, fitness training, group exercise classes and wellness challenge development. However, her passion has always been fitness. Most importantly, changing negative attitudes about exercise and showing how movement makes us feel good! Kaylin focuses on all areas of health: spiritual, mental, physical and social. She believes creating a well-balanced life is vital to improving your health.

Carly Kaufmann

Personal Trainer

Education and Certifications:

ACSM CPT & Corrective Exercise Specialist

“Create the habit.” This is a phrase Carly strives to impress upon everyone. Show up to the gym and let us help you with the rest.

Carly has a passion for making fitness enjoyable. She walks in every day with a small but impactful goal,  to make the gym a welcoming, comfortable and safe space for everyone. The gym can be intimidating and confusing but with proper guidance anyone can make it a positive experience.

Once an individual falls in love with the process it is surprising how much progress they can make. This was Carly’s own experience, before pursuing a career in health and fitness; she can help it become your own.

Tyler Geissler

Fitness Specialist | Personal Trainer

Education and Certifications:

Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology with a Biology minor – Cornell College

ACSM Personal Trainer

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Derek DeMeyer

Personal Trainer

Education and Certifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science – Ball State University

ACSM Personal Trainer

Derek played football and baseball in high school so he’s always enjoyed working out. His first interest in fitness started at a fairly young age. It really began with the interest in people who were big and strong. Over time that grew into a much more in depth desire of learning about the human body and performance and trying to learn the best ways for people to improve their health and/or sport performance. He enjoys all spectrums of fitness and health. He’s always trying to learn new things in all areas that he can use to help other people and also himself!

Sherry Sills

Swim Coach | Swim Trainer | Water Instructor

Education and Certifications:

Lifeguarding | First Aid | US Masters Swimming Coach | USMS Adult Learn to Swim Instructor

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Anthony Calabrese

Fitness Specialist | Personal Trainer

Education and Certifications:

ACSM Personal Trainer

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