Personal Trainer Bios

Kelsey Bruchal

Kelsey is from Stuart, Florida and has had a passion for fitness ever since she started exercising in high school. She has played multiple sports growing up ranging anywhere from cheerleading, gymnastics and dance to softball and basketball. She is pursuing a degree in exercise science and after graduating would like to continue her education by attending graduate school to become a strength and conditioning coach for a sports team. With her love of fitness, she wants to help other people achieve their fitness goals.

Certification(s):
ACSM

Personal Trainer

Chris Byrne

Chris Byrne is from Blountstown, Florida and he loves doing anything outdoors and fitness, especially hunting, fishing, paintball, and working out.  He won state weightlifting his high school senior year in the 154 pound class and took first place in three categories in the Pensacola Flex Fest. Chris is pursuing a degree in exercise science and plans to be a strength coach, eventually owning his own gym. His professional development continues as he pursues his pro-card in NPC bodybuilding.


Certification(s):
American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer

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Mariel Crawford

Mariel is originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, but being in a military family she considers Shalimar, Florida to be her home. She is currently an Exercise Science major and plans to attend graduate school to become a physical therapist. Mariel has been interested in the fitness field ever since high school when she decided it was time to leave her old habits behind and get into shape. Through her journey of improving her own physical activity habits and health, she has developed a love for fitness and helping people achieve all of their fitness goals.

Certification(s):
American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer

Justin Iserman

Justin was born in Columbus, GA but was raised here in Pensacola Florida. He has a bachelors degree in exercise science and looking to get his masters in dietetics. Justin has his primary personal trainer certification. He played numerous sports but specialized on soccer and tennis. Justin played for the soccer team at Spring Hill College in 2009, and transferred here to UWF a year later.  He also works at the UWF rockwall as a climbing instructor.

Certification(s):
American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer 

Brianna Lee

Brianna is from Swansboro, North Carolina. She grew up playing soccer and running cross country, and has recently begun to revolve her fitness life around weight training and competing in figure competitions. She is an exercise science major and hope to one day be a strength and conditioning coach for a college team. She loves motivating others to be fit and to reach their goals, and is excited to share her passions every opportunity she gets.

Certification(s):
American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer

Ryan Lynn

Ryan is from Milton, Florida. He loves to play almost any sport or engage in any physical activity. Ryan's current athletic pursuits include power-lifting, bodybuilding, and martial arts. He played three sports in high-school, and played one year of college football at Troy University. Ryan is currently working on ACE, a national personal training certification. Majoring in accounting, Ryan hopes to one day own his own business in the fitness industry.

Certification(s):
American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer 

Matt Ramirez

Matt is originally from Tallahassee, FL. Having come from a military family, exercise has been an integral part of his life by participating in activities ranging from rugby to baseball as well as military-style training. Having developed a love of fitness throughout his life, Matt now wishes to share his knowledge and experience with others to assist to them in achieving their fitness goals. By incorporating strength and intense aerobic training into his exercise regimen, Matt intends to pursue a career as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Certification(s):
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer

Dana Sparks

Dana is from Orlando, FL. She ventured to Massachusetts where to attend Regis College for college basketball. Dana transferred to the University of West Florida to further education in the athletic training program. She is also pursuing a certified strength and conditioning specialization and completing her ACE certification. She is a fitness enthusiast and loves anything adventurous and physically challenging.

Certification(s):
American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer 

Kelsey Nooney

Kelsey Nooney is from Panama City, FL. She earned her B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science at UWF and stayed in Pensacola to work as a Medical Laboratory Technologist (ASCP) at West Florida Hospital. While she enjoys most sports and outdoor activities, soccer is her passion and you can find her at almost any pickup game in Pensacola. She took on long-distance running in college for the physical and mental challenges it presents and races various distances, from 5k's to full marathons. Whilst rehabbing from recent ACL reconstruction she fell in love with weight training and bodybuilding and in April competed in her first NPC Figure Competition, The Panhandle Showdown, winning national-level qualification. Today she continues her training in pursuit of her NPC Pro Card. She hopes that with her passion for health and exercise she can inspire and motivate others to challenge themselves and achieve their fitness goals.

Certification(s): 
American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer

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