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Meet Our Trainers

Chase Pasour

Chase Pasour

Personal Training Program Assistant

Hi, I’m Chase! I’m a junior Risk Management & Insurance and Finance & Banking double major. I am the program assistant for the Personal Training team here at Appalachian State and I’m super excited to help you conquer your goals. Fitness has been a huge part of my life since I decided to start my fitness journey in high school. I use exercise not only for the physical benefits but the mental and stress relieving benefits that it brings. I hope that I can push you to be your best self and to feel better than you ever have! See you on the training floor soon!

AbbyFusca CR

Abby Fusca

Major: Nutrition

I am a sophomore nutrition major and exercise science minor, who is passionate about fitness/health. My personal trainer certification is through NASM. Fitness has made a huge impact on my life, not only because of the physical benefits of exercise, but also the mental and emotional health effects. I love to exercise, and I've spent a lot of time, more specifically, with H.I.I.T and resistance training. I'm excited to help you reach  your goals this semester, and I'm here to answer any questions you have along the way!

Paul Davenport CR

Paul Davenport

Major: Industrial Design

Hello my name is Paul Davenport I am an Industrial Design major. I am an ex-collegiate athlete turned fitness and exercise enthusiast. I am passionate about helping people become the best version of themselves and improving each and everyday. I have a background in and agility training as well as hypertrophy specific training.

Anna Duke

Anna Duke

Major: Nutrition

My name is Anna Duke and I'm a senior nutrition major with the goal of becoming a sports/performance dietician. I received my PT certification from NASM and spent the summer as a trainer in Raleigh. Fitness has made a huge impact on my life and I would love to share that passion with you. I personally spent a lot of time training in Olympic weightlifting, CrossFit/HIIT training, and strength training. I can't wait to help you reach your goals!

MaggieL CR

Maggie Laviner

Major: 

I am an exercise science major on track to Physical therapy school. I’ve grown up always being active. I've played a sport or competed in some way for the majority of my life. entering college I wasn't able to compete to the capacity that I wanted, so I turned to weight lifting to feed my competitive side and I absolutely fell in love with it, and now I am here to bring that same passion and drive out of my clients.

Jay Huyck

Jay Huyck

Major: Exercise Science

My name is Jay and I am a sophomore here at Appalachian! I got into personal training after losing a lot of weight in high school and realizing that health, fitness, and human performance is my life's passion. My training philosophy is centered around discovering potential and creating sustainable, healthful habits. I believe that ANYONE has the power to achieve whatever goal imaginable and I cannot wait to help YOU achieve your goal! IG: @jay_huyck

FaithWright

Faith Wright

Major: Nutrition

Hi, I’m Faith. I’m a junior nutrition major, natural fitness competitor, powerlifter, and certified personal trainer. I received my certification through the National Personal Training Institute out of Denver, CO in 2015 where I also received training and certifications for TRX, Boot Camps, and Advanced Methods of Training. I have since then had 2000+ hours of experience training clients 1 on 1 and in small groups. Working with a very diverse clientele I have helped clients correct muscular imbalances and improve their form, lose weight and gain strength, but most importantly I have educated them on how to safely and effectively reach their goals, whatever they may be. I believe health is wealth, and my goal is to help others lead a healthier lifestyle

Casey Catchings CR

Casey Catchings

Major: Exercise Science

My name is Casey Catchings and I am a Senior Exercise Science Major with a concentration in Clinical Exercise Physiology. I am extremely passionate about all things exercise, and believe that it is the best form of medicine due to all of the physical and mental benefits it brings. I am ecstatic to spread the knowledge and love for exercise with you!

GraceGay

Grace Gay

Major: Computer Information Systems

My name is Grace Gay. I am 19 years old and I am a freshman. I plan on majoring in Computer Information Systems. I became a personal trainer because I have always enjoyed working out and staying healthy. Fitness and healthy living has been a big part of my life and I want to help you reach your goals. I love helping people and this is one way I know I can. I mainly specialize in Powerlifting and circuit training. Can't wait to start training with you!

Ethan Shell CR

Ethan Shell

Major: 

I am an exercise science major with a concentration in strength and conditioning and a minor in nutrition. I have been lifting ever since I was able to and have fallen in love with training. When I started my athletic career I was weak and scrawny. After working out with sports and doing my own research on training, I have reached my goals and surpassed what I thought was possible for myself. Training is my now my passion and have realized that it is shaping me into the best version of myself. My favorite aspect of strength training is getting stronger and seeing results mentally and physically. Getting bigger, faster, and stronger are where I believe I have the most knowledge and can help you the most. I want to help you reach your goals and your desired results while becoming the best version of yourself!

Gavin Anglin CR

Gavin Anglin

Major: Nutrition

Hi my name is Gavin I am nutrition major here at Appalachian State. I am very invested in being the best I can be, and helping others. I am a certified personal trainer and I enjoy helping others reach their goals and set PRs.

Greyson Grandis

Greyson Grandis

Major: Nutrition

Im a sophomore majoring in nutrition. I specialize in powerlifting but have a background in bodybuilding, weight loss, and muscle gain fitness. Fitness is my passion, and Im here to help others succeed.

Kenneth Rohl

Kenneth Rohl

Major: Exercise Science

I am a sophomore transfer student majoring in Exercise Science. I enjoy meeting new people and have a strong passion for helping others achieve their goals in all aspects of life, especially fitness. I am an amateur bodybuilder with a thorough enjoyment in all kinds of fitness. "Success is never owned, it is leased. And rent is due every day" - J.J. Watt

William Harding

William Harding

Major: Exercise Science

My name is William Harding and I am a junior Exercise Science major with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning. I am very passionate about exercise and human performance in all aspects of life. I am a certified personal trainer through ACE fitness. I enjoy helping people reach their fitness goals through proper programming and a healthy lifestyle. I spend a lot of my time training the powerlifts while incorporating bodybuilding and functional fitness. I can not wait to help you reach your goals!

 

 

 

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