DIRECTOR OF PERSONAL TRAINING
BS - Purdue University
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: Kyle was a former 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, Kyle has produced 7 individual state title winners and countless other state qualifiers. He also spent 3 years as a whitewater river guide on the Olympic Ocoee river in Tennessee before deciding to pursue his degree in applied exercise and health from Purdue University. While at Purdue, Kyle 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: Kyle's hobbies include kayaking, fishing, hacky sack, and playing sport. One of his biggest passions is music and is always going to music festivals and concerts throughout the country.
Our FIT Lab Smart Start Program (4 Sessions For Only $99)
Young Athlete Program
One on One Private Training
A program that strives to make your child faster, stronger, more powerful and injury resilient, by using the best techniques to ensure your child's success. Every child needs a healthy outlet, in sport or not, why not build confidence and friendship while doing so?
Our classes meet every Monday - Friday from 4:30 to 5:30pm in the upstairs strength area. Speak with Eric Purcell for any questions you have. First class is always free.
Personal goal-oriented workouts and nutritional guidance with monthly assessments to track your progress. This is the absolute best program for beginners and people that cannot seem to get over a slump or need accountability/structure.
We offer training 1-5x/week on a month to month basis with no upgrade/downgrade or cancellation fees. Email our team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to setup an appointment.
"The trainers here are very REAL as well as very EXPERIENCED. The team is truly built for the best by the best and this is why I been able to built and prepare my self for any situation. Very happy with the progress in a short time, looking forward to continue working along side with the team! #BuiltInTheLab #TrustTheProcess 💪🏼💪🏼"
Cody F., 22
“Coming to Parkwest Fit Lab has been game changer in my fitness. My trainer Matt is amazing, Every workout is different and interesting. I have been pushed way outside my box and have new goals that I never knew I wanted.
The personalization is great not only for fitness progress but also when dealing with injuries. This customization has been key in continuing to move forward. I am also participating in the small group challenges which allows me to train with all the different trainers. They are all fantastic and excited to help with your goals."
Maggie B., 36
"I got a gift of 10 sessions last summer and I was pretty psyched but figured I'd use the sessions and move on. I lifted in HS. I did StrongLifts 5x5 for a while a couple years ago. I figured I knew what I needed to know and I didn't expect to sign up after my 10 sessions since it was just a matter of getting myself down to the gym.
Turns out this was one of those cases where you don't know what you don't know. Matt has a GREAT understanding of exercise physiology and has helped me improve my form dramatically. I'm now lifting more with fewer injuries (I stopped StrongLifts when I injured my knee squatting).
Matt has great routines so I'm never bored and he is very passionate about fitness and health. So you never end up thinking "he just phoned that one in". Not once. And he pushes me HARD. Harder than I'd push myself. And he has a good sense of humor. He takes fitness seriously without taking himself too seriously. After my 10 sessions were up, I didn't hesitate to commit to a full year with FitLab. It's an investment for sure, but a worthwhile investment for your health.
Also, Parkwest itself is a really great gym. I used to be a member when it was International and it has come a long way. The staff are just great, the facilities are always clean. Equipment is fixed quickly when it breaks. Plenty of towels. Not too crowded most of the time. Really, there's nothing bad to say about Parkwest. Pretty affordable too"
Jason D., 50
MEET OUR TRAINERS
Group Training Manager
BS - Manchester University
Training Philosophy: Set a goal, dedicate yourself to that goal and do everything in your power to become your best self.
Background: Majored in Exercise Sports Science at Manchester University graduated in 2014 and have worked as a Personal Trainer working with youth athletes and also as a Functional Aging Specialist helping people day in and day out apply functional movements to help better their way of living.
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!
BS Kinesiology from Purdue UniversityAmerican Council on
PT certificate from American Council on Exercise
Trainhard,train smart, and know how to recover.
I am originally from Washington, Indiana. My biggest training attributes are hypertrophy (muscle
and strength training.
BS- Kinesiology at Purdue University
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).
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.
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.
B.S. - University of Alabama
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Westside Barbell Personal Training and Athletic Coaching Certification
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.
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.
Outside of the gym I enjoy fishing, spending time with family, and watching Alabama Football. Roll Tide!