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MEET OUR TRAINERS

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KYLE WEAVER -
Director of Personal Training

Education and Certification(s):

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Purdue University

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

American Council of Exercise - CPT

Training Philosophy: 

 

Exercise is medicine! The benefits of exercise are substantial and can benefit any individual, no matter where they are on their fitness journey.  There is no better time than the present! 

Background:

 

While in college, I was a collegiate wrestler who took 3rd place in the Mid-Atlantic conference and qualified for the National Championships. As a former J Robinson 28-day Intensive Camp Counselor and personal wrestling trainer, I have produced 7 individual state title winners and countless other state qualifiers.  I also spent 3 years as a Whitewater River Guide on the Olympic Ocoee River in Tennessee before deciding to pursue my degree in Applied Exercise and Health from Purdue University. While at Purdue, I served as a strength and conditioning intern for a year with the Purdue football team as well as a year with the basketball and wrestling programs.

Hobbies/Interests:

 

When I am not training my clients, I enjoy kayaking, fishing, hacky sack, and playing sports. One of my biggest passions is music and I am always going to music festivals and concerts throughout the country.

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Mia Cano - Head Personal Trainer

Education and Certification(s): 

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Purdue University 

NASM - CPT

Training Philosophy:

Technique is key! There is a substantial upside to understanding the bio-mechanical foundations rooted within each training session. I firmly believe that, with effective instruction, ANYONE is capable of achieving elite-level technique (no matter the personal goals).

 

Background:

I am a former nationally-ranked USAPL powerlifter. My best meet performances include a Collegiate National title from USAPL Raw Nationals in 2015, as well as a top-3 finish at the USAPL Raw National competition in 2016. I am now a new member of the Purdue Barbell Club, and am currently training for general health and enjoyment. As a current Purdue student, I am working towards a degree that will enable me to fulfill my career goal of becoming a collegiate-level strength & conditioning coach. It is my passion to, not only help people realize their capacity for high-level training, but to also educate on the positive implications associated with exercise.

Interests/Hobbies:

Aside from lifting, I am an absolute sports fanatic. As a Tampa-native, I am a diehard Tampa Bay Lightning, Buccaneers, and Rays fan! I also love playing basketball, and indulging in Netflix shows when I can.

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Education and Certification(s):

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Sports Science, Manchester University

Training Philosophy:

Set a goal, dedicate yourself to that goal and do everything in your power to become your best self. 

 

Background:

I have worked as a personal trainer since 2014 and have aided youth athletes to develop speed, strength and agility in order to elevate sports performance. Additionally, I have also worked as a Functional Aging Specialist who empowers people to apply functional movements to improve their overall quality of life. 

Interests/Hobbies:

I am a HUGE baseball fan and supporter of the Boston Red Sox so if you don't see me in the gym I am more than likely outside playing in different recreational softball/baseball leagues around the city. If I'm not in the weight room or on a diamond I love to hangout with loved ones and relax! I also will be competing in my second Crossfit Games this year!

Eric Purcell - Southside Manager

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Austin Lee 

Education and Certification(s):

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology​ with a minor in Nutrition, Purdue University

American Council of Exercise - CPT

Training Philosophy: 

I love teaching people the basics. A lot of times people come from a background of little to no resistance training at all, so keeping things simple as far as exercise selection goes is important. I try to stick with basic movement patterns and their common variations to fit the specific needs of the individual. I also try to encourage people to train hard and put forth effort, because effort is what brings about results. As far as my own individual training goes, I have been dialing in on learning the intricacies of muscle hypertrophy (building muscle). 

Background: 

I had minimal background in sports and lifting when I was younger. It wasn't until late high school/the first few years of college that I started to take resistance training seriously. Upon deciding to major in Kinesiology, I went through Purdue RecWell's personal training course and that is where I started as a trainer. 

Interests/Hobbies:

Recently I have learned how to day trade, as well as enjoy bass fishing.

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Riley Burrows

Education and Certification(s):

Bachelor of Science, University of Alabama

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Westside Barbell Personal Training and Athletic Coaching Certification

Training Philosophy:

Training should be based on scientific principles but implemented with hard work and grit. My approach utilizes a combination of formal education and the “in the trenches” knowledge and experience I’ve accrued over the last 13 years. I truly enjoy helping others find their strengths and strengthen their weaknesses.

Background:

I’ve been a competitive powerlifter for the last 13 years. I first started competing when I was 15 years old and was lucky to be welcomed into a local powerlifting crew with lifters 15-30 years my senior who really shaped me as a lifter and greatly influenced the training philosophies I have today. In 2016, I entered the professional division and went on to compete in the XPC Finals at the Arnold Classic in Columbus, OH in 2017. I finished the meet with a 2,025lb total and a 705lb deadlift in the 220lb weight class in the multiply division. The total ranked me 20th in the world for the 220lb class in 2017. I am currently training to return to competition and regain a top 20 ranking. My early years of training with people much more experienced than myself inspired me to pursue a career in personal training/coaching. They exposed me to many different training styles, and they always took time to answer my questions and give me advice along the way. I wanted to provide the same help and support for others, so I pursued my education and certifications and I continue to seek opportunities to learn today. I enjoy training clients from all walks of life, with different goals and different abilities. Every client presents unique opportunities to learn more and serve better.

Interests/Hobbies:

Outside of the gym I enjoy fishing, spending time with family, and watching Alabama Football. Roll Tide!

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Landon Bouslog

Education and Certification(s):

 

3 Years at Purdue studying Kinesiology, Certified through NCSF

 

Training Philosophy:

 

I believe in a training protocol that is customized to what your goals are. Whether that is building muscle, gaining strength, fat loss, or both. But my main philosophy is to have high intensity workouts and push harder each training session to maximize progress without injury. I believe in overall longevity and health (physical and mental) and want to maximize that for everyone of my clients. 

 

Background:

 

I started training with weights and doing cardio around 11 years old. I wanted to get stronger and faster for football and track, and I knew the weight room was where I was going to make results. I’ve been expanding my knowledge of the fitness world to the best of my ability and I continue to learn more every day. I was a varsity sprinter in track and field and a running back in football. 

 

Interests/Hobbies:

 

I enjoy hanging out with my family, friends, and girlfriend the most. In my spare time I either watch some sort of entertainment, whether that’s Netflix, YouTube, etc. I also am always researching and learning new methods about health, longevity, muscle building, as well as nutrition. I love lifting weights and doing cardio to better myself everyday physically, mentally, and spiritually.