Ryan Jarrell, Personal Trainer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryan Jarrell, Personal Trainer at Stafford Hills Club studied kinesiology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and became a NASM certified personal trainer as well. He spent the past 20 years working in the fitness industry as a group exercise instructor, personal trainer and performance coach.
Ryan has extensive experience in working in group fitness setting, from small group training to large boot camps. Prior to moving to the Northwest, he had a large group exercise following in the Las Vegas Area. He is looking forward to working with you to help you attain your fitness goals.
Carolyn Ramsey, Personal Trainer, email@example.com
Carolyn brings 13 years of experience as a trainer plus dual degrees in Sports Medicine & Behavioral Psychology from Willamette University to Stafford Hills Club. Her experience began while working with Physical & Occupational Therapy and Behavior Modification Therapy patients, specifically those with traumatic brain injury & children with developmental and behavioral disorders.
Using her experience as a Track & Field Athlete, Carolyn has more than 10 years of combined coaching experience in gymnastics & pole vaulting. She has also successfully coached and created training programs for many body building, figure & physique competitors.
Carolyn’s personal training style isn’t just taking someone through a work-out… it is an all encompassing program to help someone achieve a healthier body and mind-set, together… one habit change at a time.
“Mens sana in corpore sano.” Healthy mind in a healthy body.
Billy Boynton, Personal Trainer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fitness professional Billy Boynton brings a very functional training style to Stafford Hills that will help your body move better and enhance quality of life. He is a Certified Personal Trainer through American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and a Body Training Systems Certified Group Exercise Instructor. Billy prescribes exercises that correct dysfunctional movement patterns, addresses strength imbalances, and builds core strength and coordination. He believes that a well-balanced fitness program should challenge you physically while leaving you mentally refreshed.
As a parent, Billy understands the importance of making health & fitness a priority and way of life. Billy originally got into the fitness industry to help people live a life free of injury and disease, and has an exciting and energetic passion for helping people reach their fitness goals. With your commitment and his help, he believes that any goal is attainable.
Mandy Wilson, Personal Trainer, email@example.com
As a former competitive swimmer, successful ultra-marathoner, trail runner, and group exercise instructor, Mandy enjoys sport-influenced conditioning, Boot camp style workouts, running, group fitness & picking new challenges for herself!
Mandy is a happy, personable Trainer who has a passion for inspiring people to achieve their health & fitness goals. With a focus on core strength and injury-prevention, she creates balanced programs to help you start fresh or compliment any current programs. She specializes in group training, weight loss, running & swimming, she believes fitness should be fun and has the tools to help you find your inner athlete, regardless of your current fitness level. Mandy’s energetic personality motivates her clients to reach their full potential!
Shannah Werner, Personal Trainer,ShannahW@StaffordHills.com
• National Strength & Conditioning Association Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
• American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer
• Extensive background in running gait analysis & form running training
Shannah brings 13 years of experience in Personal Training, Group Fitness, Boxing, Boot Camps and Cycle. She has an extensive background in running gait analysis, form running training and correcting muscular imbalances contributing to low back pain or other chronic pain.
Shannah’s versatility & adaptability makes her the perfect trainer for all levels of fitness including individuals looking to start an exercise program, come back after an injury, or take their training to the next level.
Justin Nelson, Personal Trainer, JustinN@Staffordhills.com
Certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2007
Forrest Sherman, Speed & Conditioning Coach, ForrestS@Staffordhills.com
Forrest has been working with clients from age 8 years old to elite professional athletes on improving their overall athleticism for over 23 years. He was a High School & College 3 sport athlete and played professional Canadian & Arena Football. Forrest worked with Nike Sparq training athlete’s across the country as the Nike Master Sparq Trainer.
Training philosophy- fundamental movement development can serve as the foundation all athletes need to improve overall athleticism and translate to any sport. Thru repetition of certain movements athletes can improve mind to muscle communication allowing for better reaction, agility, coordination, power output, speed, and quickness. Understanding the HOW and the WHY as an athlete is what will take you to new levels of performance.
Christine Martin-Sheets, Personal Trainer, Certified Pilates Trainer
Christine has been a fitness instructor for over 10 years. She began teaching cycling and various forms of group exercise in Los Angeles, California. After her first daughter was born, she moved back to Portland where she was certified in TRX, Kettle Bell, and Pilates. She began participating in long distance Duathlons, Marathons, Century Rides, and in 2013 finished her first half Ironman. She has also become a competitive racer.
Christine enjoys personally training all types of people from competitive athletes to those who just want to be healthy. She has a wonderful husband, two precious girls and a third on the way. Her passion is fitness and helping people push themselves further then they believed that they could. Christine battled her weight throughout her childhood and into her teens. She knows what it’s like to lose weight and work to maintain it. She is passionate about helping people achieve their goals.
Rachel brings over 25 years of experience in body movement to the Stafford Hills Club. Trained originally as a dancer Rachel has studied all styles of dance with an emphasis in modern and classical ballet . After the birth of her third child she began to take yoga classes and instantly fell in love. She entered the Yoga Teacher Training Program at Scottsdale Community College for a yearlong intensive study of the art of teaching Iyengar Style Yoga. The program focused extensively on proper alignment, detailed instruction, anatomy, yoga philosophy, and yoga therapeutics. She feels very fortunate to have been part of such a wonderful teacher-training program. Rachel has been teaching yoga to all ages and levels since 2006, and specializes in truly teaching the art of traditional yoga so that her students understand each pose in a way that increases body awareness, strength and flexibility for improved movement in any capacity.
Besides her love of yoga, Rachel also loves her family. With three children, a husband and a dog she keeps pretty busy. She loves being outside, the healing arts, nutrition and people. Rachel also loves to travel and was able to spend a month in Bangalore, India with her family where she studied yoga and was able to meet B.K.S. Iyengar in person (one thing off her bucket list!).
Rachel would love to answer any questions you may have for her about yoga and the Iyengar style. She is also available to teach private and semi-private classes.
Marisa Michael, Fitness Instructor
Marisa is a registered dietitian, certified personal trainer, and group exercise instructor. She loves the energy that comes from teaching group exercise classes and has a passion for helping people achieve fitness and wellness.
She has completed several triathlons and open water swimming events. Her certifications include International Olympic Committee’s Diploma in Sports Nutrition, Certificate of Training in Weight Management, and multiple group exercise certifications. She is the author of Bike Shorts: Your Complete Guide to Indoor Cycling and owns a private dietetic practice in West Linn.
As one of the Cycle & Booty Barre instructors at Stafford Hills Club, Heather understands the importance of making workouts fun! She enjoys working on improving her health and the health of others. Heather began running for the first time, after the birth of her son and reaped the benefits of a fit lifestyle. After taking her first cycling class nearly two and half years ago, she was hooked and wanted to teach cycling.
When not teaching here at the Club, (or attending the many classes that the club has to offer), she is most likely baking, sewing, or volunteering at her son’s school. Heather looks forward to helping others enjoy their workouts and live a healthy lifestyle.
Yenitzia Davila was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She started taking ballet classes at a young age of 5 years old. Yenitzia danced professional ballet for over 10 years at one the most prestigious academy in San Juan, PR. While performing as a ballet dancer, she engaged into her professional career path obtaining a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Finance. Yenitzia moved to Oregon in 2001 leaving her career to a side to start a family. Having 3 kids was not a reason to stop what she does best, which is dancing Latin music. Ten years later, Yenitzia started to attend Zumba classes in nearby Health Fitness clubs growing her interest into this amazing and energetic fitness class. In 2012, Yenitzia became a certified Zumba instructor. Now as a Zumba instructor, her focus is to share her passion for music and show respect to her Latin heritage. Zumba has given her a great opportunity to do what she loves: “Teach people new rhythms from different cultures while helping them stay energetic and healthy”.
At this time Cindy is working towards her 1000 hr Master Teacher training in Yoga Medicine with Tiffany Cruikshank. She finished her 500 hr Yoga Therapy Teacher training with Sarahjoy Marsh and is almost finished with her Accreditation with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Her 200 hr yoga teacher training was with Tiffany Cruikshank.
Her first yoga class was at the age of twelve and Ardha Matsyendrasana has been part of her daily practice ever since. She began seriously studying yoga in 1999, practicing in Ashtanga, Anasura, Bikram, Hatha, Power Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin, and Yoga Therapy.
Cindy is trained in Kiatsu, a Japanese form of energy work. Kiatsu has helped her read body language and understand the mental and physical challenges in body movement.
Cindy loves yoga, guiding her students to overcome challenges, and she enjoys sharing yoga with the community.
Melanie Moreland, Fitness Instructor & Fitness Admin Assistant, MelanieM@StaffordHills.com
Group Fitness Instructor, Melanie Moreland brings to Stafford Hills Athletic Club a Functional Training style and passion to help inspire others to move their bodies to become stronger for everyday life activities. As a parent and an EMT/Paramedic, Melanie understands the importance of making movement of the body a priority to connect through the heart and mind. Melanie grew up dancing and continues that passion to share with others through the fitness industry. Melanie did her training with Aerobic Excell, Johny G. Spinning, and Reebok Revolution to name a few. Learning and improving to understand body mechanics is neverending! Melanie believes she learns more from teaching, and the inspiration she receives from the members than any specific training!
Jane Loverin, Fitness Instructor, Aquatic Instructor
Jane Loverin is a certified Fitness Specialist who teaches both land and water exercise. She is certified through the Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA) and YMCA. She is a Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard through the American Red Cross. Jane has been teaching classes for over 20 years and has experience working with youth and adults in a variety of settings. She currently teaches at Stafford Hills and Portland Community College (Part-time Faculty) in fitness and aquatics.
Jane has coached and taught classes at the High School level, Masters Swimming, Age Group Swim Teams, YMCA health and fitness schools, college and for the YMCA of the USA. She holds a Masters degree in Teaching from Portland State University and a Bachelors degree in Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance from Pacific Lutheran University. Jane taught High School at Jefferson High School and was a director at the YMCA.
Jane enjoys teaching at Stafford Hills because the people are wonderful and the facilities are awesome. She is married and has two children, Ben 17 and Jackie 11. Jane loves to help others learn new skills and improve their fitness level, and looks forward to meeting you!
Kristine Cox, Master’s Swim Instructor, Youth Swim Coach
Coach Kristine began swimming at the age of 6 and swam competitively through college. She is Oregon born and bred and spent the majority of her youth competing on a local club team. She was a district champion in high school and received All-American honors swimming at Whitworth University in Spokane and Willamette University in Salem. In recent years, Kristine received her AFAA certification. She is an avid runner and proud mother of two young boys.
Mike Self, Master’s Swim Instructor, Swim Coach MikeS@staffordhills.com
Coach Mike helps swimmers of all levels improve their strokes, starts and turns and better their times through individual training sessions and clinics. He began his swimming career at the age of 8 and has been swimming ever since.He was a high school All American and swam for the National Champion University of Texas Men’s Team. Since moving to Oregon in 2008, has set 15 state records & has Top Ten National Rankings in over 25 events as a masters swimmer.
Mike is also an accomplished triathlete, open water swimmer and mountain biker and coached on the master’s level for 4 years in Dallas, Texas.
Alaina Jarrell, Director of Group Fitness & Aquatics, Certified ZUMBA firstname.lastname@example.org