CHICO SPORTS CLUB PERSONAL TRAINERS
“Quality of life is the most important benefit of exercise.”
–Kristen’s Training Philosophy
Kristen has been a group exercise instructor since 1995 and a certified Personal Trainer since 1999. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and a Master’s degree in Kinesiology. Kristen loves working at Chico Sports Club and has been teaching here since 2010. In 2015 she became the Group Exercise/ Spinning Director. She teaches Pump, Zumba, Stretch & Recover Gentle Yoga, Spinning, Aquatics, and senior classes. In addition to group fitness, Kristen also works as a Personal Trainer at Chico Sports Club, where she specializes in exercise and aging.
M.A. Kinesiology, CSU- Chico 2005
B.S Exercise Physiology, SJSU, 1999
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, 1999
AFAA Certified Group Exercise, 1995
Exercise & Aging
Nutrition & Weight Management
Pre and Post-natal Fitness
Stretch & Recover
“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.
2010 PSIA Certified Snowboard Instructor
2007-2012 Ski and Snowboard Instructor
2010-2013 Youth Soccer Coach
2019 NESTA Certified Personal Trainer
Nutrition, Form, Awareness, Metabolic Conditioning, Muscular Strength, Endurance
“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.
B.A. Kinesiology, CSU-Chico, 2017
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, 2017
ISSA Sports Nutrition Certified, 2019
Strength and Conditioning, Functional Fitness, Nutrition, Youth Fitness
“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.
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
Dance Fitness, Strength Training, Bodyweight Training, Self Myofascial Release
Group Exercise Classes
“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!
ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, 2001
B.S. Biology, SJSU, 1971
Senior Activity Instruction with emphasis on: Resistance Training, Balance & Mobility, Aerobic Endurance, Flexibility
“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.
NPTA Certified Personal Trainer, 2017
Hypertrophy Training, Weight Loss/Gain, Muscle Building & Toning
PM Boot Camp
“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”
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.
B.S. in Exercise Physiology
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Strength and Conditioning
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
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.
Barre Above® Certified, 2019
STOTT PIlates® Certification, 2018
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, 2011
All fitness levels
Small Group Training
Group Exercise Classes
Pilates Reformer Training