Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer

Name: Carson
About Carson: Carson is a senior studying Biochemistry. Throughout high school, at John T. Hoggard in Wilmington, NC, Carson played football and ran track. As a senior, Carson was elected as a captain of the football team. He recieved recognition as an honorable mention to the all-area football team during his senior year. He also ran track at Hoggard High School, competing in the 400m and 4x400m relay.

At NC State, Carson has continued his commitment to health and fitness through consistent strength training and running. Carson enjoys going to local parks such as Lake Johnson and Fred G. Bond Metro Park in his free time to run on trails. Carson's favorite part about exercising is being outside and having a sense of challenge in Nature. As a personal trainer, Carson has the opportunity to share with others his passion for fitness. Ultimately, he desires to demonstrate to others the joy of accomplishing fitness goals and challenges. Carson is a certified personal trainer through the National Council on Strength and Fitness.

Name: Germain
About Germain:Germain is a junior in Materials Science and Engineering with a concentration in Biomaterials. Germain is also a Group Fitness Instructor; teaching formats such as: Boot Camp, TRX, H.I.I.T, and Ab Solutions, an American Red Cross CPR/AED/FA instructor, and a co-instructor for the NASM Certified Personal Trainer course. He is also the Program Assistant for Personal Training at University Recreation.

Germain attended high school at the International School of the Americas in San Antonio, Texas where he was on the soccer team for 4 years. His junior year of high school he tore his meniscus and in order to continue playing had a Meniscectomy (removal of the damaged meniscus cartilage). Due to complications with articular cartilage degeneration, later in his senior year of high school, Germain received a cadaver meniscus transplant. This hardship he faced coupled with multiple other injuries and periods of physical rehabilitation sparked Germain’s passion for the medical field and the drive to help improve others’ lives through exercise. He believes that personal wellness is an investment of both heart and time; that with the right mindset and through proper guidance and direction goals can be reached and passed.

Germain is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Council of Strength and Fitness, Primary Group Exercise Certified through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, and First-Aid/CPR/AED certified through the American Red Cross. He attended the 2013 Southeast Collegiate Fitness Expo at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He also attended the AFFA Fighting Obesity: A Practical Approach workshop in 2013.

Germain is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Council of Strength and Fitness, Primary Group Exercise Certified through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, and First-Aid/CPR/AED certified through the American Red Cross. He attended the 2013 Southeast Collegiate Fitness Expo at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He also attended the AFFA Fighting Obesity: A Practical Approach workshop in 2013.

In the spring of 2014 Germain received the Personal Trainer of the Year award, and in the spring of 2013 he received the Rookie of the Year award from University Recreation.

Germain now plans to graduate with his B.S. in Materials Science Engineering and attend medical school in hopes of one day becoming an Orthopedic Surgeon.

Name: Jay
About Jay: Jay is a Senior in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Integrative Physiology and Neurology. He also holds a minor in Sports Science. In addition to Personal Training, he is also a Program Assistant for both Intramural Sports and Club Sports at University Recreation. Prior to attending NC State Jay was heavily involved in Strength Training and Conditioning while playing football all 4 years of High School. As a Senior in High School, he was able to set his personal best in the 1 Rep Max Squat test by squatting 465 lbs while setting his 1 Rep Max Test record at 315 lbs. Jay now focuses primarily on Plyometric and Interval Training in addition to his Strength training. By taking advantage of Group Fitness classes in conjunction with his own training, Jay plans on to continue reducing his body fat percentage while maintaining lean body mass. Jay decided to become a Personal Trainer because he enjoys training with his peers while also motivating those who seek to achieve their fitness goals. With his vast academic knowledge about the human body in tandem with his own personal experience, he feels that he has the skills needed to train a wide range of clients.

He believes that in order to be "truly fit" one must stay balanced in all aspects of fitness from proper stretching to correct lifting. Jay believes that any life or fitness goal can be achieved as long you have the right Attitude, Character and Effort. His favorite thing about exercising is knowing that you will never become unhealthy by exercising and how it helps relieves stress, while promoting self satisfaction from dedicated hard work. Jay is a nationally certified ACE Personal Trainer. He is also currently certified in Adult First Aid, CPR and AED training. In the future he plans to add onto his ACE Personal Trainer certification by specializing in both Sports Conditioning and Fitness Nutrition

Name: Nick
About Nick: Nick is a senior in Business Administration concentrating in Marketing with a Minor in Health. As well as being a Personal Trainer and Coach of Wolfpack WOD for University Recreation, he is also a Crossfit Coach for a CrossFit Box in Holly Springs. His hometown is Cary, NC and he has been involved in CrossFit for the past 6 years.

Nick found his true passion for fitness when he lost 30 pounds going into his first year of High School. Ever since then he has been on his own journey of becoming a successful fitness athlete, as well as helping as many people as he can along the way. His weight loss in the past allows him to connect with clients and help them achieve their goals. He believes that results come with hard work and a positive attitude. His favorite quote relating to fitness is, “When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no 'I'll start tomorrow.' Tomorrow is disease."- Terri Guillemets

Nick is an avid Crossfitter and weightlifter and believes that more people should experience the sport of Olympic Weightlifting. He tries to incorporate strength movements (squats, press, deadlifts) as well as the Olympic lifts with all of his clients. He says his favorite part of being a trainer and coach is seeing the face of someone who just hit a PR (personal record) on a lift, especially when they surprise themselves with the amount they lifted.

Current Certifications:
  1. NSC CPR/First Aid
  2. NCSF-CPT(Certified Personal Trainer)
  3. Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
  4. USAW Sports Performance Coach
Nick is planning on sitting for his CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) certification his last semester of college as well as going to grad school for exercise science. He hopes to one day own a Strength and Conditioning Center.

Name: Sarah
About Sarah: Sarah is senior studying Nutrition Science. Sarah has played basketball, tennis and ran track for the past 13 years being involved in these sports, she was exposed to many strength and endurance training programs. Coming to college her passion for fitness lead to working for University Recreation. She has been a personal trainer and group fitness instructor for 2 years at NC State. Sarah uses her love for fitness and nutrition to drive others to live healthier lives.

One of her favorite parts about training others is seeing the joy on their face when they have reached their fitness goals. Her philosophy on fitness is that it should be challenging but enjoyable and that the key to success is having a positive attitude and determination. Sarah's favorite thing about exercising is feeling accomplished and knowing that she is doing something beneficial for her health. She is currently a NCSF certified personal trainer and studying for her ACE personal training certification. She is also CPR/First Aid certified. She is continuing her knowledge on nutrition and fitness by interning with two local registered dietitians as well as a personal trainer.

Name: Sean
About Sean: Sean is a senior in Civil Engineering with a minor in Aerospace Studies. He is a member of NC State’s Air Force ROTC detachment and plans to pursue a career in the military. Sean has experience with a wide variety of sports including ice hockey, swimming, tennis, soccer, and water polo. He has played ice hockey for over 15 years, including 3 years at the collegiate level and 2 ACC regular season championships.

In addition to personal training, Sean volunteers as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the NC State Ice Hockey Club, writing and implementing workout plans that are targeted at improving each individual player’s athleticism. This has given him a strong background in functional and strength training. Sean became a personal trainer with the goal of helping others to increase their knowledge of fitness and improve their quality of life. He believes that fitness is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle and anyone at any level of fitness can benefit from personal training. Sean specializes in functional training, which involves training movements that are used in the client’s everyday lives. Functional training takes advantage of all of the body’s natural degrees of freedom and increases joint mobility and stability.

  1. NCSF – Personal Trainer
  2. Red Cross - CPR/AED/First Aid
  3. Red Cross - CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor
  4. Red Cross - Administering Emergency Oxygen
Additionally, Sean is working on his Sport Nutritionist certification through the National Council on Strength and Fitness.

Favorite Thing About Exercising: The sense of accomplishment you get after completing an intense workout.

Name: Emma
About Emma: Emma is a senior from Charlottesville, Virginia, majoring in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. She works as a Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer and Program Assistant for University Recreation.

Emma's passion for fitness began with a love for running. She ran cross county and track all through high school and from then she knew that fitness would always be a part of her life. After attending many group fitness classes at University Recreation, she finally started working as a Group Fitness Instructor her sophomore year of college. Her love of fitness grew to a new level as Emma decided to pursue personal training. She now delights in helping clients meet their personal fitness goals, and will always be there to cheer them on.

Emma spent the 2014 Summer in Atlanta soaking up as much information as she could, working at a nonprofit gym in an urban environment. She hopes to move back to Atlanta upon graduation and continue encouraging people in their healthy, active lifestyles.

Emma currently holds an ACE Group Fitness Certification, AFAA Personal Training Certification and is CPR Certified through the Red Cross. Recently, she attended the 2014 Atlanta Mania Conference. Emma also is the co-founder and race director of the world renown Cheeto 5K.

Name: Micaela
About Micaela:

Micaela is a sophomore double majoring in Nutrition Science and Food Science. In addition to being an ACE-certified personal trainer with a CPR/AED certification, Micaela works with the 4-H Department through NC State to promote healthy lifestyles throughout the community. Micaela has led an active life from a very young age. Her gymnastics career lasted 10 years allowing her to compete as a level nine gymnast. Following gymnastics, she cheered all four years of high school and senior year was captain of her cheerleading team.

Since high school, Micaela has become an avid lover of the gym. She enjoys changing her workouts to make them fun and exciting and to be continually motivated to stay active. She believes that health is the foundation upon which we build our lives, and that staying active is one key to building a strong foundation. For this reason she designs workouts for her clients to improve their everyday activities. Her desire to be a personal trainer stems from her want to see others succeed in all aspects of their life in response to living a healthy life. No matter the goals of the client, one goal for Micaela as a personal trainer is that all of her clients leave their session feeling motivated and accomplished.