The Right Team

Meet Our Trainers

Trophy Fitness Club employs some of the most respected and highly-talented Certified Personal Trainers in Dallas. Each Dallas personal trainer holds at least 2 national certifications and is encouraged to continually educate themselves in the fields of biomechanics and exercise physiology.

KANDIS KONVICKA

EDUCATION:  B.S. in Kinesiology, Minor in Psychology – Texas A&M University

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • NASM – CPT
  • NCSF
  • TRX

BEEN TRAINING SINCE: 2010

WHY YOU LOVE BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER:   I get to share my knowledge and passion for fitness with others.  It is truly rewarding to to have a positive impact on people’s lives and help them overcome obstacles they never thought possible.

WHY YOU TRAIN AT TROPHY:  The gym exudes positivity.  You can always find a an employee or a member that is willing to help.  A gym’s atmosphere influences a workout … you will always leave Trophy knowing you worked hard.

FAVORITE QUOTE:  “When you feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders … squat that stuff.”

DAVID THOMPSON

EDUCATION: B.S. in Speech Communication – Oklahoma State University

CERTIFICATION:

  • CIAR – Physical Fitness Specialist
  • CIAR – Biomechanics of Resistance Training
  • CIAR – Optimal Performance Training
  • NASM – Certified Personal Trainer
  • PTPT I – Advanced Biomechanics
  • PTPT II – Advanced Performance Training
  • PTPT III – Advanced Program Design
  • MAT – Muscle Activation Therapy
  • ART – Active Release Techniques
  • LMT – Licensed Massage Therapist
  • A.F.A.A – Certified Group Instructor

TRAINING SINCE: 1997

 

Marcus Washington

Training since 2003

– University of North Texas, Bachelor of Science

– Certifications: NASM Personal Trainer, NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist, NASM Corrective Exercise, C.S.C.S, A.R.T, NESTA, ACE

– Marcus is a veteran personal trainer and licensed strength and conditioning specialist that tailors the workout program to the client’s exact needs

– Current trainer for NFL and NHL athletes

– Specializes in correctional exercises and A.R.T. (Active Release Techniques)

– Former 2 time All-American in the 110 high hurdles

– General strength training, correctional exercises, build human mobility, boxing and kickboxing

“Human movement and kinetics can be improved no matter the persons limitations! You are here to train to get better everyday”

Randy Drake

Eric Schultz

ERIC SCHULTZ – since 1995 Ferris State University – Exercise Science, Minor Psychology Animal Behavior CollegeCertifications:

  • AAAI/ISMA , NASM CPT , NASM Neuromuscular Stretch Certification, Kick Boxing Certification
  • C.H.E.K Institute, Corrective High Performance Exercise Kinesiology
  • C.H.E.K Master Medicine Ball Certification
  • BOSU Master Trainer Certification
  • A.S.H.I. CPR, AED, Infant, Child, Adult, Master Instructor

Training includes:

  • Functional circuit training, Weight training / Weight Loss, Kick Boxing
  • Pre and Post Rehabilitation, Core Stability, Balance and Reaction, Corrective Exercise

Accomplishments:

  • All State, Collegiate and Freestyle Wrestling
  • Amateur, Junior level Hockey
  • Amateur Competitive Tae Kwon Do for 12 years
  • Owner of Hustle-N-Heel

JASON HARNDEN

– since 1998 University of North Texas Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology

  • Resistance Training Specialist Mastery
  • NASM
  • Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research: Personal Fitness Specialist, Biomechanics, and Optimal Performance Training
  • Certified Resistance Equipment Analyst
  • Advanced Biomechanics Training: Levels 1 & 2
  • Muscle Activation Techniques: Jump Start Program

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Recognized by Allure Magazine as “Best Trainers from New York City to Los Angeles”; 2008
  • Recognized by Men’s Journal Magazine as “Top 100 Trainers in America”; 2004 & 2005
  • Recognized by D Magazine as “Top Trainers in Dallas”; 2003-2010
  • Cooper Institute of Aerobic Research: International Level Lecturer

Jason has helped numerous clients, of various orthopedic and fitness related backgrounds; ranging from professional athletes such as NFL Hall of Fame inductee Troy Aikman, NHL player Jason Arnott and PGA golfer Brian Watts, to those of whom are simply looking to improve daily function and achieve their health and fitness goals.

JOHN CATACALOS

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science – Kean University; Master’s degree in Sports Science – United States Sports Academy

CERTIFICATIONS: 

  • NASM – Certified Personal Trainer
  • CSCS – Certified Trainer
  • Cooper Institute – Biomechanics of Resistance Training
  • Titleist Performance Institute – Golf Fitness

TRAINING SINCE: 1992

WHY I LOVE BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER: The number one reason is that at I have the ability to improve my clients both physically and mentally.

WHY I TRAIN AT TROPHY: Trophy provides me state of the art facilities, equipment and resources to become a highly successful trainer.

FAVORITE QUOTE: “Well done is better than well said.”  -Benjamin Franklin

 

 

MARCUS MARQUEZ

– since 1997 Midwestern St Univ. BS Criminal Justice

  • ACE, NASM-CPT, PTPT1 & 2, Resistance Training Specialist, CIAR Biomechanics of Resistance Training, Resistance Ball Training 1&2
  • Functional Training, Weight Loss, Older Populations
  • Played College and Professional Soccer, National Certified Soccer Coach

KEN DALTON

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in Psychology

CERTIFICATIONS: 

  • ACSM – Certified Personal Trainer
  • Pre & Post Natal Training

 

 

SEAN WEBSTER

– since 2002

NASM-CPT, CIAR biomechanics of resistance training, CIAR PFS
Boxing, weight loss

BRANDON PITTENGER

– since 2012 B.S. in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from the University of Texas

Certifications: – CIAR personal trainer – TRX

Specializations and Accomplishments: – weight loss – strength training – core training – nutrition – myofascial release

ANGIE SIAN

– since 2003
Univ. Of Central AR – BBA in Finance

  • CIAR – Physical Fitness Specialist

Specialties:

  • Women’s Fitness and Weight Loss

Accomplishments:

  • Nationally recognized NPC Figure Competitor – Total Package Classic, Edmond, OK– 1st Place & Overall Winner, Red River Classic, Norman, OK – 2nd Place Figure Lone Star Classic, Plano, TX – 1st Place Figure

CHASE MCIROY

– since 2006
Univ of North Texas BS Kinesiology

  • NCSF
  • Weight loss, rehab from injuries, body building
  • Multi-sport athlete, 9 years of practical weight training experience

CHRIS CARPENTER

– since 2001
Univ. Of Oklahoma B.A. 1990

  • CHEK Practitioner Level 1, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1, CIAR Biomechanics of Resistance Training, CIAR PT, NASM PT, Cybex, Resist-a-ball

Specialties:

  • Back and shoulder specialty, Functional Sport Specific Training, Weight Loss, Older Populations

Accomplishments:

  • Played Lacrosse at OU, Former power lifter, currently training for ½ marathon and 12 hour adventure race.

JOHN GORDON

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • CIAR Physical Fitness Specialist & Dietary Guidance
  • ACE – Certified Personal Trainer
  • AFAA

 

 

MARK SEEBARAN

– since 1990
Tri-State University

  • NASM Sports Fitness Specialist, IYCA, ACE, Resistance Training Specialist, Certified Resistance Equipment Analyst
  • Core Strengthening, Boxing, Sport Specific Training
  • All-American College Soccer Player, Professional Soccer player for Dallas Sidekicks and Dallas Toros

MARLON SEEBARAN

– since 1996

  • Resistance Training Specialist 1, ACE, Certified Resistance Equipment Analyst
  • Weight Loss, Sport Specific Training, Functional Training, Boxing
  • Professional Soccer Player, Certified Soccer Coach

Tony Giles

– since 2001

 

  • CIAR-PFS & Biomechanics of Resistance Training, ACE, ASFA
  • Weight Loss, Muscle Building, Nutrition, Competition Training
  • Competitive Body Builder, Fitness Model

JARETT NOBLES

EDUCATION: Auburn University

CERTIFICATIONS: 

  • NASM CPT/CES/PES NFPT
  • KettleBell Concepts 1&2
  • Metabolic Systems & Conditioning
  • Vipr 1&2
  • Alpha Certified
  • Stability and Balance Ultimate Training

BEEN TRAINING SINCE: 2006

WHY YOU LOVE BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER: Meeting then teaching others and being a part of their success is just a really kick ass feeling. Bossing people around all day and calling it work is pretty cool too.

WHY YOU TRAIN AT TROPHY: I enjoy the family atmosphere at Trophy. Plenty of space and equipment to do any workout I dream up, but small enough for me and my clients to know the other members personally.

FAVORITE QUOTE:  “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”      – MLK Jr.

 

KIM TURNER

Bio coming soon…

Melissa Spoonts

Aaron Wallace

 

Education:

Bachelors of Exercise Science (B.S.),
Masters of Education Sports Management (M. Ed.)

Certifications:
NSCA – Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS)
NSCA – Tactical Strength and Conditioning Coach (TSAC)
USAW – Sports Performance Coach (USAW)
NASM – Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
NASM – Certified Personal Trainer – (CPT)
NASM – Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
NASM – Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS)
NASM –  Youth Exercise Specialist (YES)
NASM – Golf Fitness Specialist (GFS)

 

Andre Larry

Coming Soon …

Jason Kaplan

since 2012

Education/Certifications:

– B.S. Economics w/Finance Application, Minor in Sports Management

– Cooper Institute Certified Personal Trainer

– Cooper Institute Biomechanics of Resistance Training

– Cooper Institute Functional Fitness Training (with FMS and Correctives)

Specializations:

– Weight Loss

– Sport Performance

– Muscle Toning

– Functional Training

John French

George Lanier

training since 2008

– ASFA certified personal; certified self defense; certified sports nutrition

– 2008: broke a world record for the 100% Raw Power Lifting Federation (dead lift – 585lbs at the 191lb body weight

– 2009: won 1st place in the novice tall division in body building and second place in the open division

-2013: won the Paramount Strength and Conditioning strong man competition

Lina Nilsen

Education & Certifications:

– Texas A&M University Bachelor of Science in Biology, 2011

– NASM-CPT, 2014

– CI-Cooper Institute, 2009

– National Academy of Sports Medicine Partner School Academic Instructor, since 2014

– Former Texas A&M Powerlifter, 2009-2012

– State of Texas Powerlifting Referee, since 2011

Specializations:

Corrective Exercise, Self-Myofascial Release, Functional Multimodality Training, Mobility, Stability,

General Performance Enhancement, Flexibility, Posture Correction, Strength Training, Circuit Training,

Cardiovascular Enhancement, Group Training, Distance & Online Coaching, and more.

Avionne Baker

JON WARD

EDUCATION: B.S. in Exercise Sports Science – Texas State University

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • NASM – Certified Personal Trainer
  • TRX
  • Sandbell
  • Group Fitness

TRAINING SINCE: 2011

WHY YOU LOVE BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER: I love helping people become happier, healthier, and more confident.

WHY YOU TRAIN AT TROPHY: Trophy is a great place to train at because of the people that work there and the members are awesome.

FAVORITE QUOTE:  “Be the hardest worker in the room.” – The Rock

 

BRETT PALMER

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM Sports Nutrition Specialist
  • NASM Women’s Fitness Speacialist
  • Kettlebell Level 1

TRAINING SINCE: 2008

 

JOEY OLIVER

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science – Texas State Univeristy

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Cooper Institute – Certified Personal Trainer
  • Cooper Institute – Certified Group Instructor
  • NFPT – Certified Personal Trainer

TRAINING SINCE: 2013

WHY I LOVE BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER: I love changing lives.

WHY I TRAIN AT TROPHY: I train at Trophy because they took a chance on me 8 years ago and I owe them everything.  Trophy Fitness is my family

FAVORITE QUOTE:  “It’s a slow process, but quitting won’t speed it up.”

 

 

 

Bryan Watson

Joey Munoz

Bio coming soon…

Robbie Birdwell

Bio coming soon…

Austin Panzino

Bio coming soon…

Josh Kumosz

EDUCATION: B.S. in Economics & Business – University of Michigan

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • NASM – Certified Personal Trainer

TRAINING SINCE: 2015

WHY YOU LOVE BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER: I love helping people recover mobility and learn how they are capable of feeling and what they able to accomplish.

WHY YOU TRAIN AT TROPHY: I love the attention paid to each individual member.  When I moved from D.C. I was looking to work for a gym that truly cared about individuals … I found that at Trophy Fitness. 

Marc Arismendez

Bio coming soon…

Scott Sperry

Bio coming soon…

ALIX BARTH

EDUCATION: B.A. in Business Administration/Marketing, Minor in Psychology – Texas Tech University

CERTIFICATIONS: 

  • NASM – Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM – Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • NASN – Licensed Nutritionist

TRAINING SINCE: 2008

WHY YOU LOVE BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER: It is an opportunity to help people feel better about themselves and live longer, healthier lives.

WHY YOU TRAIN AT TROPHY: Always clean, very friendly/welcoming staff, plenty of equipment … and my clients love it for the same reason.

FAVORITE QUOTE: “Create healthy habits, not restrictions!”

Mat Pitts

EDUCATION: BS in Kinesiology, M.Ed in Kinesiology/Biomechanics

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • NASM – Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • NASM – Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • ACSM – Certified Personal Trainer

TRAINING SINCE: 2009

WHY YOU LOVE BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER:  I love being a trainer because of the constant challenge of helping different people achieve their health and fitness goals.

FAVORITE QUOTE:  “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react.”

Tori Epperson

Ashley Pohl

EDUCATION: Adam State University

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • NASM – Certified Personal Trainer
  • NCSF – Certified Personal Trainer
  • Trigger Point Certified

TRAINING SINCE: 2013

WHY YOU LOVE BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER:  I get to be apart of another persons growth, there is something so rewarding about being allowed in to that process.

WHY I TRAIN AT TROPHY:  Great Members, Fun Staff, Multiple Locations.

FAVORITE QUOTE:  “It is my intention to astonish you all.”

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