Marie became a National Academy Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Fitness Trainer over 14 years ago. She received her Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University and her Master of Science in Fitness and Wellness from California University of Pennsylvania. She is certified as a Corrective Exercise Specialist from NASM along with other certifications. Her clientele ranges from young athletes to seniors, 80 and above. Her training specialties are balance and stability training, senior citizens’ training and core training. She enjoys working with her clients by correcting their muscular imbalances and teaching them great functional movement that will keep them strong well into their senior years.
She says her philosophy is living a life of abundance. “I’ve always believed if you want something bad enough, you must give your best to accomplish it. I want the best life, so I can enjoy the fruits of my labor. I want the same for my clients. I am ready to help them change their lives one day at a time.”
Johnny is a lifelong athlete and a two-time Army Combat Veteran. He believes his military experience helped to prepare him for a career as a personal trainer. He states, “No one knows better than military veterans what it takes to reach the highest levels of physical fitness.” Johnny received his Associate of Science Degree from Delgado Community College. He is certified by the N.C.C.P.T. (National Council for Certified Personal Trainers), ISSA and AFPA.
He has over 10 years of experience in the fitness industry and has worked with all walks of life, age groups and ability levels. He specializes in general health and wellness, group fitness, strength and conditioning, resistance (weight) training, weight loss and management, plyometric training and functional fitness. He is passionate about fitness and credits empathy and versatility as the cornerstone of his training philosophy. Johnny encourages his clients to develop a plan in order to reach their goals. He takes pride in working with his clients every step of their journey.
Steven was born and raised in Wales. He received his B.A in Sports and Leisure Management from University of Wales Institute of Cardiﬀ. In 2011, he moved to the United States to continue his career in personal training. Steven has more than seven years of experience in the ﬁtness industry and believes exercising should be enjoyable for his clients. He is a certiﬁed USA Sports Performance coach. He is also certiﬁed in NSCA-CPT, NASM-PES, NASM-YES, and NASM-FNS.
He loves motivating his clients to reach their maximum potential and obtain their goals. He has experience working with all age groups and creating individual exercise programs for each client. With Steven’s friendly attitude, his clients are comfortable and ready for their workout.
“I trained a 400-pound female client, a mother of two, who was very depressed and had given up hope. After careful assessments I designed a workout that I believed would best suit her. I was able to rapidly bring her along due to her eagerness with the changes in her body. She had exceeded all of her short-term goals when we changed gears to achieve our one-year goal—lose 100+ pounds and participate in the Crescent City Classic—she did both!”
Rebecca King earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education. She has been an AFFA- and IFA-certified personal trainer since 2004 and also has her water safety instructor certification. With a “can do” attitude she has qualified and finished the Florida Ironman, half Ironmans, numerous triathlons and multiple marathons. She is a nationally ranked United States master swimmer. With over two decades experience of competitive swimming, and coaching experience at a collegiate level, Rebecca can teach all levels of swimming from beginners to those at the college level.
"I've done work with numerous world champion fighters, but Chad Dawson taking two belts from Antonio Tarver is my greatest training success story. Technique is crucial. In boxing conditioning, it gives the boxer confidence, courage, and all together, victory."
Axel has been a trainer since 1994 and is a certified U.S.A. Boxing Level II trainer. He became a trainer due to his love of boxing and enjoys seeing results in his clients' bodies and use of great technique.
Courtney St. Germain
"I have worked with a wide range of clients during the years I have been a personal trainer. I have helped my clients through various conditions, including breast cancer recovery, osteoporosis and post rehabilitation for orthopedic injuries. The ability to find a workout that is successful for people with limitations, whether permanent or temporary, is an important part of my training."
Courtney is certified through The American Council on Exercise as a personal trainer and has a Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of New Orleans. She has 14 years of experience as a personal trainer and is co-creator of Jazzy Jump, an after school jump rope program. Courtney is certified in CPR and AED through the American Red Cross.
Danny Burke, a Certified Hanna Somatic Educator, completed a three-year training program at the Novato Institute of Somatic Research and Training in California. Hanna Somatics is a method of pain relief that uses slow, conscious movements to help regain awareness, sensation and motor control of muscles. Danny joined the EJGH team at the Wellness Center in 2012, and in 2013, he began offering “hands on” individual sessions. Danny works with people suffering from pain in all areas of the body, including back, hip, leg, headache, sciatic nerve pain, TMJ, neck and shoulders. Many people are surprised at how quickly this can improve posture, make walking easier and eliminate pain. After four sessions, most people have significant improvement and can take care of their own aches and pains with the homework moves. The group classes help reinforce the homework. Danny can also help athletes improve sports performance, people who have suffered traumatic injury, and those with chronic diseases that can cause pain such as fibromyalgia and arthritis.
His passion for his work is what makes Danny a valuable member of our team. “I enjoy teaching people to regain the freedom of movement and to eliminate the pain from their bodies in ways that are healthy and useful for the rest of their lives.”
It was Elizabeth’s personal experience with a lifestyle change that caused her to pursue a career in fitness later in life. After years of working in sales, her body was tired and weak due to hours of business lunches and a lack of exercise. She embarked on a journey to learn how to change her own body through nutrition and exercise. It is this personal experience that makes Elizabeth great at interacting with her clients, because she has been in their shoes. With a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry, Elizabeth is a member of the American Council on Exercise Personal Trainers and a Certified Biomechanics Trainer.
Elizabeth’s mission as a trainer is to help her clients set goals, and then instruct, motivate, and inspire them to achieve those goals and maintain their achievements throughout their lives. Helping her clients feel stronger, leaner, and more confident is her passion.
"Because I grew up an avid athlete, I love helping clients to stay active and fit. I have a fast paced, active training style programmed to not only get you fit, but to help you stay functionally fit in order live a healthy and active lifestyle. I specialize in general fitness and wellness, weight loss and management, strength and conditioning, core balance and coordination, speed, agility, and quickness training, and functional integrated strength training."
Robbie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University, and over three years of experience in the fitness industry. He is certified through NASM as a Performance Enhancement Specialist, and also holds YMCA Healthy Lifestyle and YMCA Group Exercise Instructor certifications. With previous experience at the YMCA and in sports training facilities, Robbie has a wide variety of skills to satisfy a wide variety of clients.
After receiving her BA in Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin in 1996, Wendolynn decided to go into the field of personal training. In her 16 years of experience, she has worked with various age groups and ability levels. Her clients have included the elderly, high school and collegiate athletes, people recovering from injuries, and those who simply want to begin (or continue) a healthy and active lifestyle.
Wendolynn’s personal athletic experience includes collegiate level shot put and discus, powerlifting, bodybuilding, and Olympic-style weight lifting. Additionally, she is a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician and a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. “The reason I do what I do is to help individuals discover their innate potential for physical well-being. Watching my clients discover this is incredibly rewarding for me and the reason why I love coming to work every day”.
In 2011, Makenzi graduated from Delta College of Massage Therapy and began practicing massage therapy on a wide variety of clients. She specializes in client education, and chronic pain relief through mixed-modality massage, which includes Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular, and Reflexology. She believes that pain-free living is possible by understanding the way your body responds to its environment, injury or illness, and its quality of care. She also has experience in acute and chronic pain relief, prenatal massage, post-op, joint mobilization, Myofascial/adhesion release and Trigger Point Therapy.
Makenzi understands that every client has unique needs and goals, and every massage should be customized to the client's current needs. Makenzie adds, "It is my pleausre to do everything that I can to get my client feeling better on the table, and to help them understand how to keep their selves feeling better for the long-run."