Meet Our Trainers2020-02-13T11:17:55+00:00

CHICO SPORTS CLUB PERSONAL TRAINERS

ANDRE FASSLER

“There is always something to love about movement.”

Andre has been active his whole life: training and competing in wrestling, football, basketball, and track and field. In 2012, he began coaching at a local CrossFit gym and subsequently started competing in the sport of CrossFit. In 2016 and 2017 he competed in the CrossFit Games California Regionals and in 2017 earned the title of “31st Fittest Man in California.” Andre is a detail-oriented trainer who has worked with people of nearly all ages (8-65+) and fitness levels.

Experience/Certifications:
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, 2012
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, 2017

Special Interests:
Developing Work Capacity, Safety & Longevity, High Exercise Efficacy, Nutrition & Lifestyle

Programs Offered:
Personal Training
Small Group Training

JESSIE MADDEN

“Your body will only go as far as your mind will let it.”

Jessie loves seeing people achieve goals physically, mentally and nutritionally that they never thought possible. She finds building a challenging, yet realistic routine crucial for success. She incorporates both HIIT and weight training into workouts because, together, they will help anyone achieve any and ever goal.

Experience/Certifications:
2010 PSIA Certified Snowboard Instructor
2007-2012 Ski and Snowboard Instructor
2010-2013 Youth Soccer Coach
2019 NESTA Certified Personal Trainer

Special Interests:
Nutrition, Form, Awareness, Metabolic Conditioning, Muscular Strength, Endurance

CAROLYN KURNIZKI

“Be kind, be patient, be involved. This is where transformation begins.”

Carolyn was raised in Chico and was competitive in various sports: gymnastics, track, volleyball, and obstacle course racing. Her passion for sports and movement, instilled by her parents and grandfather, Dr. Wayne Dawson, led her on the path to become a Coach and Personal Trainer. Carolyn enjoys helping people of all ages discover and improve upon a fit and healthy lifestyle. In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball, gardening, and running with her dog.

Experience/Certifications:
B.A. Kinesiology, CSU-Chico, 2017
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, 2017
ISSA Sports Nutrition Certified, 2019

Special Interests:
Strength and Conditioning, Functional Fitness, Nutrition, Youth Fitness

Programs Offered:
Personal Training
Group Training
Group Exercise Classes
Aqua Classes
TRX Full Body Tone
Fit-4-Life H2O

ERIN DENIZ

“Invest in yourself and your health.
Find out how amazing you are!”

Erin has over 30 years of experience as a classical ballerina and transitioned into the world of fitness in 2010 as a Zumba® teacher. From there she developed an interest in strength training, functional movement, and Pilates. She loves bringing these elements together in order to build strength, balance, coordination, and stability to her dance students, fitness groups, and clients.

Experience/Certifications:
Barre Above® Certified, 2019
STOTT PILATES® Certification, 2017
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, 2016
Balletone® Certification, 2012
AFAA Certified Group Exercise, 2011
Licensed Zumba® Instructor, 2009

Special Interests:
Dance Fitness, Strength Training, Bodyweight Training, Self Myofascial Release

Programs Offered:
Personal Training
Group Training
Group Exercise Classes

JEAN DEWEY

“Health is everything!”

As a mature trainer, Jean has a clear understanding of what older adults are going through physically, mentally, and socially. She loves helping clients gain strength, improve balance, and feel good about themselves. Jean first started training in 1985 in the Palo Alto area through a program she created called “Home Stretch” and has been training or teaching ever since!

Experience/Certifications:
ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, 2001
B.S. Biology, SJSU, 1971

Special Interests:
Senior Activity Instruction with emphasis on: Resistance Training, Balance & Mobility, Aerobic Endurance, Flexibility

Programs Offered:
Personal Training
Sit-N-Be Fit Group Class
Strength Training for Older Adults
Personal Consults

MATT GONZALES

“A 1 hour workout is 4% of your day. What’s your excuse?”

Matt has been lifting consistently for the past years 10 years at Chico Sports Club. He enjoys working with clients of all ages and helping them to achieve their fitness goals. Matt believes that if you’re willing to work for it, there is no goal that his clients can’t reach. He owes his success in the gym to many years of proper lifting and nutrition.

Experience/Certifications:
NPTA Certified Personal Trainer, 2017

Special Interests:
Hypertrophy Training, Weight Loss/Gain, Muscle Building & Toning

Programs Offered:
PM Boot Camp
Kickstart WOD (Workout of the Day)
Personal Training
Group Training

OLUMIDE COKER

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”
–Bruce Lee

While doing track and field in high school, Olumide had great coaches who motivated him to become a coach himself. While participating on the Chico State track and field team, he also coached high schoolers in the sport. He is a believer in feeling comfortable in your own skin and not focusing on what the scale tells you. Fitness and health are opportunities to help find the best you that you can be.

Experience/Certifications:
B.S. in Exercise Physiology
NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Special Interests:
Strength and Conditioning
Agility
Plyometrics

SARAH MORGAN

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
–Mark Twain

Sarah’s passion for fitness drives her towards making it a special part of each of her clients’ lives. When she’s not training, you will often find her around the Club teaching group fitness classes including Pump, Pilates, and H.I.I.T Thursday. In her free time she enjoys cooking, gardening, and traveling with her loving husband and three beautiful children.

Experience/Certifications:
Barre Above® Certified, 2019
STOTT PIlates® Certification, 2018
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, 2011

Special Interests:
All fitness levels

Programs Offered:
Personal Training
Small Group Training
Group Training
Group Exercise Classes
Pilates Reformer Training
TRX HIIT