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Personal Training

Meet the Trainers

  • Colin Easom
    Colin Easom Personal Trainer

    Colin has a personal mission statement: “To use my passion and expertise to inspire others to make healthy lifestyle choices.” He lives a plant-based lifestyle and is interested in vegan sports nutrition. His primary focus with clients is safety and injury prevention. Colin started his fitness journey with gymnastics in grade school, moved to distance running in college, then discovered obstacle racing in more recent years.

    520-390-4107

  • Denise Bermudez
    Denise Bermudez Personal Trainer

    Denise got her Health Sciences degree from U of A and started working at The J in 2017. She is always striving to better the health of others. Denise enjoys competing in half marathons and has also been a competitor in three bikini competitions.

    520-390-4107

  • Gabriel Parada
    Gabriel Parada Personal Trainer

    Gabriel was born in Tucson, AZ and raised in Tubac, AZ, a beautiful, historic, artistic town. He enjoys outdoor activities like riding quads, mudding, and hiking. Growing up, Gabe spent most weekends at his father’s ranch in Mexico, learning all about farm livestock. He gained a strong passion for weight training and football in high school and is a diehard Arizona Cardinals fan!

    520-390-5727

  • Kendra Gray
    Kendra Gray Personal Trainer

    Kendra’s favorite activity is Thai Boxing, along with yoga. She loves classical black & white movies and exploring ways to create gluten free, dairy free, healthy dessert! Kendra attended Pima Community College’s Health and Fitness Professionals program.

    520-982-4998

  • Laura D’Aniello
    Laura D’Aniello

    Laura was a competitive gymnast for 8 years, and also swam for the TJCC Stingrays though Middle School and High School. She’s always had a heart of compassion for people and a strong desire to help others to improve their quality of life. Along with coaching and training, attended the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale back in August of 2013.

    Laura is passionate about health and fitness, and cannot deny her heart’s calling of being a catalyst in one’s decision to pursue a healthy lifestyle. This is why she does what she does, and loves every last bit of it!

    520-390-9850

  • Linda Arnaud
    Linda Arnaud Personal Trainer

    Linda has completed 16 marathons, including the Boston Marathon twice! She’s also competed in nine half marathons. She is passionate about fitness, family, and travel. Linda’s goal is to keep seniors active and independent, allowing them to enjoy the highest quality of life.

    520-990-3152

  • Lloyd Lewis
    Lloyd Lewis Personal Trainer

    Lloyd enjoys working with young athletes, teaching them the basics of strength training and fundamentals of athletic movement. Outside the gym, he stays active by playing soccer, basketball, and training for Arizona Masters Track & Field. Lloyd enjoys spending time with his kids, reading comics, watching movies, and playing video games.

    520-404-7394

  • Mary Teachey Maher
    Mary Teachey Maher Personal Trainer

    Mary specializes in clients with chronic pain and movement disorders. As a research scientist, she brings over 23 years of experience, making the science of practice an art. Mary is a proponent of a whole-food, plant-based diet with minimal salt, oil, and sugar. She studied dance for 13 years and enjoys hiking, camping, and technical climbing with summits of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker.

    520-906-9192

  • Patty Babel
    Patty Babel Personal Trainer

    As a life-long athlete, Patty found strength and fitness training to be key to her health and happiness. She’s a veteran of USAF and on top of owning her own business, returned to college to build her professional skills as a personal trainer. Now she’s sharing her passion for health and fitness with clients who want to challenge themselves and those who face challenges.

    520-204-7982

  • Rhina Gerhauser
    Rhina Gerhauser Personal Trainer

    Rhina has been at The J since 1993. With over 30 years in fitness and wellness, including working alongside healthcare providers, she customizes functional fitness to improve strength, balance, mobility, and overall quality of life. Rhina has volunteered for Angel Charity for Children for 18 years helping raise over 30 million dollars and has run over 50 marathons including the Boston Marathon 6 times!

    520-850-5924

  • Shelley Russell
    Shelley Russell Personal Trainer

    Shelley has been working at The J since 1995! Her passion is merging technology and fitness for the ultimate workout experience. As the only Heart Zones Internal Tester allowed to work directly with engineers, Shelley impacts the code that “Makes America Fit.” She uses this technology in her 30/30s training. She enjoys traveling and hanging out with her husband.

    520-977-3283

  • Spencer Roberts
    Spencer Roberts Personal Trainer

    Spencer has competed in triathlon and duathlon for 17 years, making Team USA Worlds in 1999, 2002, and 2003! He has over 30 years of experience as a trainer/coach. Spencer received US Army Letter of Commendation for being the #1 student academically and physically in his master fitness class.

    520-440-8990

  • Veronika Zinsmaier
    Veronika Zinsmaier Personal Trainer

    Veronika has enjoyed working with senior clients at The J. She was a ski instructor for 10 years and lead a Jazz Dance group in Wuerzburg, Germany. She also loves cycling, mountain biking, and swimming. Fun fact: Veronika played the cello since she was a child and has been featured in multiple orchestras!

    520-275-1095

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Do you have plans this weekend? Help us ring in the holiday season (and get a jump start on your 2020 exercise goals) at the Hot Chocolate Fun Run this Sunday, Dec 15! 1K/5K/10K routes are available, and the whole family is welcome to attend.

More info and registration below--see you there!
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Tucson JCC
Shabbat Shalom! Wishing all of our friends, near and far, a warm and restful weekend.
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Tucson JCC
Cycle for Good is back! Join Laura Swenson and music with DJ Thoolan for a special 2 hour Spin ride to benefit The J Taglit Program.

Spinning wheels will complement spinning dreidels as the fourth annual Movement-wide stationary bike event called Cycle for Good takes off on Sunday, December 22, 2019. Thanks to staggered start times, many participants in Cycle for Good will ride indoor bikes at the same time in Jewish Community Centers across North America. Each JCC will ride and raise money for a charity of their choice.

Reserve your bike now for 8am, 9am or both for a suggested donation of $18!
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Tucson JCC
Tucson JCC
Free event alert! Join us to kick off the holiday season at GLOW, an interactive glow-in-the-dark party for the whole family. More info and registration here: https://operations.daxko.com/Online/5078/ProgramsV2/Search.mvc?program_id=TMP27400&locations=B330
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Tucson JCC
Winter break is just around the corner, and Camp J is the place for your kids to play, explore, and have a blast this holiday season:

https://tucsonjcc.org/children-and-teens/camp-j/winter-camp-j/
Tucson JCC
Tucson JCC
There's still time to sign up for our 1/5/10K Hot Chocolate Fun Run on the 15th! Kick off the holiday season with us--the whole family is welcome!
https://tucsonjcc.org/sports-and-wellness/run-series/hot-chocolate-run/
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