Trainer Bios

an instructor bio photo 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 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 GormanMajor - 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 Certified Personal Trainer, CPR/AED and FA Certified, and is currently in the process of obtaining his ACSM Certified Inclusive Trainer Specialization, as well as his AFAA Group Exercise certification. 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. 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.
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 Personal Training certified, CPR/AED, and lifeguard certified. He was an Amateur Boxer from 2002 - 2005, and served in the Navy from 2006 - 2012. His inspiring quote is, "If tomorrow wasn't guaranteed what would you get out of today"? 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.
A portrait photo for the Personal Trainer Bios page Caitlin ShanahanMajor - Psychology
Caitlin is a freshman Psychology major at Montclair State University, and is CPR/AED certified. 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. 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".
A portrait photo for the personal trainer bios page Jake SpenderMajor - Physical Education and Health
Jake is a sophomore Physical Education and Health major at Montclair State University. He is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, CPR/AED certified, and a certified lifeguard through the Red Cross. A quote that he lives by is, “Trust your struggle”, because he believes that every struggle we face in life serves a greater purpose. 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.
an instructor bio photo 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.