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Meet the WellAware Staff

Jeremy Koerber, Manager

Hometown: Jackson, MO
Education:

BS in Health Promotion
MA in Marketing

Certifications:

ACSM Health Fitness Specialist

Experience/
Accomplishments:

Training since 1999

Training Philosophy: My job as a trainer…To create programs that are fun, functional, produce results and are efficient! Exercise should be fun and if it isn’t, it is just more work for you to do. I focus on routines that will improve performance, aesthetics and your health…and we will have fun in the process!
Training Interests:

Weight loss
Functional training
Endurance training


Aaron Gutjahr, Exercise Specialist, MSed, Level 2 TPI CGFI/CGI

Hometown:

New Athens, IL

Education: BS in Kinesiology, Exercise and Wellness, Minor in Mathematics
M.S. in Exercise Physiology, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Certifications: ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Fitness Instructor
MADDOG Certified Spinning Instructor
Experience/
Accomplishments:

Training since 2002
BJC Employee of the Month, February 2007 and March 2011
Performed fitness and body composition assessments at the SIUE Human Performance Lab for two years
Taught undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in strength and conditioning, body composition and other health- and fitness-related subjects
2009 and 2010 Cornerstone of Excellence Award Recipient

Training Philosophy:
As a fitness professional I take a scientific and educational approach to training. I stick to the basics, try to build a solid base for fitness for each individial and then start working on individual goals and aspirations. It is important to me that my clients understand why we're doing what we're doing and leave with a better understanding of the human body and its capabilities. I provide exercise programs where results are typical!
Training Interests: Upper and Lower Body Strength and Power
Dynamic Movement and Balance
Functional Training
Sport-specific and Core-specific Training

Bake McBride, Exercise Specialist

Hometown:

St. Louis, MO

Education:

BS in Kinesiology, Exercise and Wellness, Minor in Health Education

Certifications:

IFPA Certified Personal Trainer

IFPA Certified Sports Nutritionalist

Reebok Certified Cycling Instructor

Les Mills Bodypump and Bodyflow Instructor

Certified Massage Therapist

Certified Ropes Course Facilitator

Experience/
Accomplishments:

I have been training since 1995 and was a group exercise instructor for 12 years
Played collegiate baseball and basketball, played semi-pro baseball

Training Philosophy: My job as a trainer … To utilize a dynamic approach and varied training programs that focus not just on immediate results but also on achieving long-term life and fitness goals.
Training Interests:

Functional training

Sports conditioning

Triathlon training


Jaquelle Spencer, Exercise Specialist

Hometown: University City, MO
Education:

BS. In Exercise Science
Minor in Nutrition

Certifications:

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

Experience/
Accomplishments:

I have been training since 2012. As a collegiate track and field athlete, I understand the importance a coach can provide and bring that passion to my training sessions, classes and customer interactions.

Training Philosophy: Your body can do more than what your mind thinks it can”. Sometimes we settle, not pushing ourselves to our fullest potential. As a personal trainer, I will strive to bring the upmost energy and guidance so that you reach your fitness goals while having fun! Ultimately, we are improving quality of life through exercise and nutrition. Let’s not make it a phase but a lifestyle change!
Training Interests:

Weight Loss/Management
Dynamic Training
Sport Conditioning
Functional training


Brittany Tucker, Exercise Specialist

Hometown: Saint Louis, MO
Education:

BS in Nutritional Sciences (emphasis on Fitness and Nutrition)
Minor in Psychology

Certifications:

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist

Experience/
Accomplishments:

I have been training since 2009 and have been working in the fitness industry since 2007. I have completed several half marathons and numerous smaller endurance races.

Training Philosophy: I believe in a healthy way of life, and you cannot live a healthy way of life without exercise. My job as a trainer is to educate and to help people achieve their fitness goals. I am a functional trainer that focuses on integrating what people do in the gym into their daily lifestyles. My workouts are fun and exciting while specific to the goals of each individual. I think it is importance to keep it interesting, because at the end of the day, working out is something you should look forward to doing, otherwise it will not stay a top priority!
Training Interests:

Weight loss
Functional training 
Special Populations
Balance and Core Strengthening 

Becky Morr, Exercise Specialist, Aerobics

Hometown:

Saint Louis, MO

Education:

B.S. Sports Management, Quincy University

Certifications:

ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist
The Cooper Institute Special Populations Specialty Certification
N-Stretch Foundation of Flexibility: A Competency for Trainers

Experience/
Accomplishments:

I have been training since 1998

Training Philosophy:

My job as a trainer... to create a program tailored to each client's individual goals and fitness level. I focus on educating my clients on the importance of a well-balances fitness program that includes nutrition, cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training.

Training Interests:

Weight Loss/Maintenance
Post-rehabilitation of Injury or Surgery
Pre-/Post-Natal Training
Balance and Stability



Spencer Weldon, Exercise Specialist, Aerobics           
Hometown:

Saint Louis, MO

Education: B.S. in Health Promotion and Education 
                                                                                                      
Certifications: ACSM Certified Personal Trainer                                                                         
Experience/
Accomplishments:

I have been teaching group exercise and training since 2010.

awarded July 2013 CHS employee of the month 

Training Philosophy: I understand that health has many different dimensions and my job as a trainer is to provide safe and effective programs that will help you reach your short and long term fitness goals. I also believe that by improving your physical health we can promote other positive health benefits that will allow you to look good, feel good, and LIVE GOOD.
Training Interests: Athletic performance
Functional Training
Weight Loss/Management

Keli Keener, Exercise Specialist, Aerobics 
Hometown:

Bethalto, IL

Education: BS in Kinesiology, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
MS in Sports Management, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Certifications: NATA Certified Athletic Trainer
Experience/
Accomplishments:
Training since 1999
Collegiate Division II tennis athlete
Training Philosophy: My focus is injury prevention and rehabilitation
Training Interests: Athletic performance
Balance and core strengthening
Injury prevention/rehabilitation
Special populations (injured and elderly)


Ryan Lord, Exercise Specialist, Aerobics

 

Hometown:

Binghamton, NY

Education:

BS in Kinesiology, Exercise and Wellness
(minor in Mathematics)

Certifications:

ACSM Health Fitness Specialist

Experience/
Accomplishments:

I was a Varsity-level athlete in basketball, baseball and cross-country.I also played select travel basketball. I have professional experience in fitness retail, training and instructing. I have instructed group fitness classes such as step and water aerobics, Pilates and circuit training.

Training Philosophy: "Help me help you." It's a simple concept, but it is necessary to develop healthy communication between a trainer and trainee. I want clients to feel comfortable expressing their goals and aspirations. From this, the overall gain of confidence they have in me and their ability to perform will allow me to advance their levels of fitness and health.
Training Interests:

Functional training

Sports conditioning

Endurance training


Nancy Trail, Registered Dietician, Zumba, Aerobics Instructor

 

Hometown:

Saint Louis, MO

Education:

Bachelors Degree in Nutrition
Masters Degree in Nutrition Education

Certifications:

Registered Dietician
State of Missouri Licensed Dietician
Certified in Adult, Adolescent and Child Weight Management by ADA
AFFA Group Exercise Instructor
Certified Zumba Instructor

Experience/
Accomplishments:

Over 20 years of weight management and nutrition counseling experience. Participated in studies regarding soy and breast cancer, weight loss medications, and child/family weight management and lifestyle. Group exercise instructor since 2001. Exercise classes include Zumba, step aerobics, sculpting/abs, and low-impact aerobics.

Training Philosophy: "To manage health and weight with a 'real world' approach by incorporating better food choices, portion control, physical activity and long-term healthier lifestyle behaviors and attitudes!"
Training Interests:

Outpatient Counseling: weight loss, weight gain, basic nutrition education, hydration status, portion control, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, high cholesterol, and other medical/nutrition diagnoses.
Group weight loss and wellness classes.



Erin Reid, Massage Therapist

Hometown:     Saint Louis, MO
Education:

BS in Biology
MT from Missouri College

Certifications:

National Certification for Massage Therapy

Experience/
Accomplishments:

Licensed Massage Therapist since 2002 and has been a part of the WellAware staff since 2003.



Training Interests:

Swedish Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Sports Massage


Jo McClaine, Massage Therapist
Hometown:     Toledo, Ohio, now Kirkwood, MO
Education:

Massage Therapy diploma from Missouri College
BS in Physical Therapy from Washington University
BA in Zoology from DePauw University

Certifications:

National Certification for Massage Therapy

Licensed in the State of Missouri as a Massage Therapist 

Experience/
Accomplishments:

Massage therapist at WellAware Center since 2009.
Continuing Ed courses focused on deep tissue techniques and massage for cancer patients.



Training Interests:

Swedish Massage
Therapeutic Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Chair Massage
Massage for Cancer Patients

I believe in listening to my clients and tailoring each session to their condition and their goals. I see massage as a valuable part of either a treatment or a wellness program.

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