No matter what your athletic ambitions may be, personal training from the Little Rock Athletic Club could be just the thing to take your game to the next level. Want to shed a few pounds, have abs you can do laundry on, or just be able get the groceries from the minivan to the front door without having to catch your breath? Regardless of your goals, or your current physical condition, we have a trainer who can help.
Our diverse staff of trainers lets you select just the right fit to help you achieve success. They take an interest in you, your life and your aspirations and help tailor a plan to help you get there. Oh, and in addition to being well trained and really good at what they do, they all happen to be really nice folks. Which is why we hired them in the first place. Read about our training staff here.
Strong side: Devoted to her clients
Soft side: Very understanding and compassionate – easy to talk to
Fun side: Loves humor
Secret side: Plays too many phone apps
Proof that she’s just like you: Drinks coke and diet coke
Go to trainer tip: Curtsy squat
Education and certifications: NASM Certified Personal Trainer; NASM Advanced Corrective Exercise Specialist; 2012 Trainer of the Year (Soiree Magazine)
SCHEDULE A SESSION WITH PAM BOERNER
Strong side: Patience
Soft side: Epsom salt baths
Fun side: Fly fishing
Secret side: Suffers from a bad sweet tooth
Proof that he’s just like you: Body aches but exercises nonetheless
Go to trainer tip: Proper hydration and nutrition can help prevent most exercise related injuries.
Education and certifications: B.S. in Exercise Science; ACSM certified personal trainer
SCHEDULE A SESSION WITH ERIC GODWIN
Strong side: Staying fit and active
Soft side: Khari… his dog
Fun side: Chillin’ – at the lake – with family and friends
Secret Side: Long time relationship with Ben and Jerry’s cookie dough ice cream
Proof that he’s just like you: Nag, nag, nag, nag, nag – his injuries, that is, but he shows them…
Education and certifications: Cooper Institute Certified Personal Trainer
Go to trainer tip: Don’t let fear of failure keep you from accomplishing anything, whether it be in fitness or just every day life.
SCHEDULE A SESSION WITH JOSH HOLT
Strong side: Momhood
Soft side: Knox – her nephew
Fun side: Chalk painting old furniture
Secret side: Desserts but don’t tell
Proof that she’s just like you: Hates burpies
Go to trainer tip: Be consistent and stay with a program at least three weeks to see/feel results.
Education and certifications: B.A. degree in health management; ACE certified personal trainer; AFAA certified group exercise instructor
SCHEDULE A SESSION WITH HANNAH PINKSTON
Strong side: Extremely loyal
Soft side: Big kid at heart
Fun side: Loves making people laugh
Secret side: Favorite season is football
Proof that she’s just like you: Saying no to pizza or ice cream is unlikely
Go to trainer tip: Write out a plan that will help you achieve a healthier lifestyle. It’s a daily process, not an overnight success.
Education and certifications: ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
SCHEDULE A SESSION WITH DAWN SAYLOR
Strong side: Can land a 54 inch box jump… enough said
Soft side: Watching romantic comedies with his wife and snuggling his 100 lb doberman
Fun side: Looks intense but total goofball. Loves to sing and dance – horrible singer, decent dancer.
Secret side: Matching wardrobe addiction – even pjs
Proof that he’s just like you: Self conscious about his small ankles – don’t look. Knees hurt and one shoulder doesn’t behave.
Go to trainer tip: Fitness is rented, never owned. You must put in work or you will lose your assets. Now let’s go to work!
Education and certifications: Kinesiology with Minor in Nutrition from UCA; ACE certified personal trainer, AFAA certified group exercise instructor, Insanity and P90X Master Instructor
SCHEDULE A SESSION WITH QUENTERRIAL SPENCER
Strong side: Improving athletic performance and weight loss
Soft side: Puppies
Fun side: Every side
Secret side: Yoga instructor – loves stretching people
Proof that he’s just like you: Struggles to reach fitness goals, weakness for burgers and fries
Go to trainer tip: Find a program that you love and stick with it. Exercise CAN be enjoyable once you completely dive into a program.
Education and certifications: B.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science, Minor in Nutrition; CrossFit Level 1 trainer, ACE certified personal trainer, Yoga Fit Level 1 instructor
SCHEDULE A SESSION WITH JD STEPHENSON