Trainer Bios

‌‌A portrait of Seth for the trainer bio Seth-Elias DavisMajor - Exercise Science
Seth-Elias is a senior Exercise Science major with a minor in Nutrition. He is TRX certified, CPR & AED certified, in the process of receiving his CPR & AED instructor certification, and an ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association) Certified Personal Trainer. His favorite quote is, "The wolf at the top of the mountain is never as hungry as the wolf at the bottom.” One interesting fact about him is that he aims to be the best and nothing less.
A portrait photo for the Personal Trainer Page Jonathan Gorman Major - Athletic Training
Jonathan is a sophomore Athletic Training major at Montclair State University with a minor in Nutrition who recently transferred from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a NASM(National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer, CPR/AED and FA Certified, and is currently in the process of obtaining his ACSM(American College of Sports Medicine) Certified Inclusive Trainer Specialization, as well as his AFAA(Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) Group Exercise certification. Some interesting facts about Jonathan is that he won 2 gold, 2 silver, and a bronze medal in the Junior World Championships for inline speed skating, and he was also an Olympic hopeful for seven years in ice speed skating before going to school. His favorite quotes are, "Don't look back, you're not going that way" - Anonymous, and, "Dreams come a size too big so we can grow into them." - Josie Bissett.
A portrait photo for the Personal Trainer Page Ryan HickeyMajor - Exercise Science
Ryan is a junior exercise science major at Montclair State University. He is AFAA(Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) Personal Training certified, CPR/AED, and lifeguard certified. He was an Amateur Boxer from 2002 - 2005, and served in the Navy from 2006 - 2012. Some interesting facts about Ryan include competing in 5K's, mud races, zombie races, and Super Spartan races. He has also practiced boxing, muai thai, and jiu jitsu.  His inspiring quote is, "If tomorrow wasn't guaranteed what would you get out of today?"
A portrait of Courtney for trainer bio page Courtney KeatingMajor - Athletic Training
Courtney is a junior Athletic Training major at Montclair State University. She is a NASM(National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer and is also CPR/AED and First Aid Certified.  As she furthers her personal training experience, she plans to obtain more certifications or work towards specializations. Some interesting facts about Courtney are that she has a passion for photography, which started in highschool. One of her photographs was put into an art show for teens and was chosen out of 700 pieces to tour Union County for a year. She also enjoys helping others and getting involved in events such as Relay for Life, Lupus Walks, and volunteering at Kenilworth's Fire Department Annual Carnival and even climbing 2,200 stairs at 9/11 Stair Climb to honor fallen firefighters. One of her favorite quotes is "You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore" - Christopher Columbus.
A portrait of Dave for the trainer bio page Dave KleinbergMajor - Physical Education and Health 
Dave is a senior Physical Education and Health major with a single certification in K-12 at Montclair State University. He is a NASM(National Academy of Sports Medicine) certified personal trainer and is CPR/AED first aid certified through the Red Cross. He has experience as a personal trainer and as a kickboxing instructor at Gold's Gym in Paramus for a year. He is looking forward to working with new people. Some interesting facts about him are that his own personal weight loss of 45 pounds as a high school junior got him interested in a healthy lifestyle and in becoming a personal trainer. He also helps run a program that introduces autistic children to exercise at Gold's Gym. His favorite inspiring quote is "What we do in life, echoes in eternity"
A portrait of Marina for the trainer bio page Marina MontoMajor - Nutrition and Food Science 
Marina is a senior Nutrition and Food Science major with a concentration in Dietetics. She is ACE(American Council on Exercise) certified personal trainer and CPR/AED and first aid certified through American Red Cross. Marina has experience running highschool cross-country for three years. This dedication inspired her to educate herself about fitness and a healthy lifestyle. She hopes to motivate others to better themselves and obtain their fitness goals. An interesting fact about Marina is that she is capable of communicating in Sign Language. Her favorite inspiring quote is "Fitness is not about being better than someone else, it's about being better than you used to be."
A portrait photo for the Personal Trainer Bios page Caitlin ShanahanMajor - Psychology
Caitlin is a Sophomore Psychology major at Montclair State University, and is CPR/AED first aid certified through the Red Cross. She writes, "I've been interested in becoming a personal trainer since 8th grade, and I was always at the gym in high school, admiring other trainers. I never had the courage to pursue a personal training certification until I came to Montclair. Working as a personal trainer, I plan on changing my client’s attitudes and views for the better by training them to be more confident in themselves. I want my clients to strive for progress not perfection". Her inspiring quotes are, “The worst things in life come free to us”, and, “You don't have to see the whole staircase to take the first step”, by anonymous.
A portrait photo for the personal trainer bios page Jake SpenderMajor - Physical Education and Health
Jake is a junior Physical Education and Health major at Montclair State University. He is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, CPR/AED certified, GroupX Primary certified, and a certified lifeguard through the Red Cross. An interesting fact about Jake is that he captained a soccer team that traveled to Spain to compete in an international soccer tournament when he was just 14 years old. Other interesting facts include competing in Tough Mudders, participating in his yearly skydiving tradition with his friends from high school, and training for American Ninja Warrior. A quote that he lives by is, “Trust your struggle”, because he believes that every struggle we face in life serves a greater purpose.
A portrait of Zack S for the trainer bio page Zack SungkarMajor - Marketing and Exercise Science
Zack is a Marketing and Exercise Science major at Montclair State University with a minor in psychology. He is a NASM(National Academy of Sports Medicine) certified personal trainer and is CPR/AED first aid certified through the Red Cross. He writes "My main goal in life is to become the strongest version of myself in all aspects. The primary focus of my everyday life is to grow better than I was yesterday, and to spread motivation and inspiration to [people around me. I use my experience and knowledge to help people build healthy habits and overall better lifestyles. In doing so, I believe that I am ultimately fulfilling my goal in motivating and inspiring others to keep growing towards a better version of themselves." His favorite inspiring quote is "Growing stronger is about accumulating wisdom, learning from your mistakes, and inspiring others to become the strongest version of themselves." - Elliot Hulse
A portrait of Terica for the fitness instructor bios Terica WhartonMajor - Athletic Training
Terica is a junior Athletic Training major at Montclair State University. She has been certified with AFPA (American Fitness Professionals & Associates) since 2013, and she is also CPR/AED and first aid certified with American Red Cross. Terica also works as a Camp fitness instructor (kids ages 5-10) with Willingboro Tennis program. Her favorite quote is, "If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.” - Carl Lewis.