Meet the Trainers

  • Tamlen Darga Standing in front of stone wall

    Tamlen Darga

    Major: Finance

    Certifications: NASM-CPT

    Formats: Personal Training

    Why do you love being a personal trainer? My favorite part about training is making progress, whether it be strength or aesthetics. Lifting helped me to feel more confident and I love helping others gain confidence through exercises that they enjoy too.


    • personal trainer - Graham Davis

      Graham Davis

      Major: Exercise Science

      Certifications: NASM Personal Training, American Red Cross CPR

      Formats: Strength Training

      Why do you love being a personal trainer? I enjoy watching the transformation of their body and mind as they progress in the gym. It’s rewarding to know that you helped someone better their life.

      Fun Fitness Fact: First time I touched a deadlift bar, I worked up to 405 for a single.

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        Deondre Pelote


        Major: Applied Exercise and Health Science

        Certifications: NASM-CPT, ACSM Exercise Physiologist, CPR First Aid/AED, TRX L1 

        Formats: Personal Training 

        Why do you love being a Personal Trainer?  
        I love training and teaching because health and exercise has the ability to change the world one person at a time. I get to do my little part in helping people achieve their goals while simultaneously decreasing their chances of getting a preventable disease. My aim is to help someone who eventually helps someone else which will create the desired ripple effect in the field of health.

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          Micah Smith

          Major: Exercise Science

          Certifications: NASM-CPT

          Why do you love being a personal trainer? 
          I love for people to reach their fitness goals. It can help someone feel proud and accomplished about themselves.