Meet the Trainers

Our friendly Personal Training staff is made up of qualified trainers for all different levels and types of personal training. Get to know our trainers a little bit by reading their bios, personal mottos, and availability. We hope that this well help match you with a trainer that is best for your schedule and personal work out regimen! 

Saidah Jones

Saidah Jones
Level 3 Trainer
 
About:

Saidah is a certified strength and conditioning specialist. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.A. in Communications and as a track and field All-American. She currently trains between 10 - 20 Georgia Tech employees, students, and alumi. She also instructs the advanced running course for APPH 1050.

Motto:

"Creating positive lifestyle behavioral choices for all that I work with."

General Availability:

Availability will vary

Christopher Wells

Christopher Wells
Level 3 Trainer
 
About:

Chris is a 3-sport athlete (football, basketball and baseball) graduate of Alabama A&M with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science. He has six years of training experience and started his career in corporate employee health and wellness. He now works in Rehabiliation Therapy. Chris believes wellness is six dimensional (physical, emotional, occupational, spiritual, intellectual, social). When he trains clients these are the six most important things he expects them to learn from him and apply to their own lives.

Motto:

"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live."

General Availability:

Monday - Friday after 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday after 1:30 p.m.

Rebecca Peacock

Rebecca Peacock
Level 3 Trainer
 
About:

Rebecca Peacock is an ACE certified personal trainer. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Tennessee and is currently in graduate school at Georgia State University studying School Counseling. Rebecca has been training clients of all ages since 2012 and is passionate about helping people feel empowered through exercise.

Motto:

"It's never too late to be what you might have been."

General Availability:

Mondays 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Jacqueline Alexander

Jacqueline Alexander
Level 2 Trainer
 
About:

Jackie entered the world of fitness through group exercise when she joined a gym in 2010 to prepare for Naval ROTC at Georgia Tech. Unaware of how to use any of the equipment and too intimidated to try, she went to a yoga class and loved it! Yoga kick started a passion for fitness which lead her to begin work at the CRC in 2013 as a yoga instructor. She continued her education by completing yoga certifications through SCW, YogaFit, and the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts. Jackie also has her ACE personal trainer certification and a senior fitness trainer certification. She is a 200 hour RYT through Yoga Alliance and is currently pursuing 500 hours. She desires to help people discover more about themselves and learn to love their bodies.

Motto:

"Know when to let go. Know when to take control. Both are equally important."

General Availability:

Mon, Wed, Fri: 6am- 9:30am, 12:30pm- 2:30pm
Tues, Thurs: 6am-1pm
Sat: 9am- 12pm
Sun: 12pm- 4pm

Kiersten Martin

Kiersten Martin
Level 2 Trainer
 
About:

Kiersten is a rising 5th year Civil Engineer at Georgia Tech from Baltimore, Maryland and is part of the Navy ROTC program. Sports and working out have been a huge part of her life since she was about five years old. Once Kiersten began working as a fitness attendant at the CRC, she knew she could do more in the field. She got her ACE-personal training certification in January 2016 and has been training and working as a fitness attendant at the CRC ever since. Kiersten is currently studying for the ACE- Health Coach certification, hoping to have that certification by the end of the Fall semester.

Motto:

"Weight lifting is not just for boys, and cardio is for everyone."

General Availability:

Mon/Wed 8:00 am – 10:00 am and 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 
Tues/Thur 8:00 – 10:30 am, 
F 8-10am and 2:00 – 10:00 pm
Sat/Sun – availability will vary

Eleni Papadopoulos

Eleni Papadopoulos
Level 1 Trainer
 
About:

Eleni is a 4th year Chemical Engineering major with a minor in German. Her interest in fitness began through Gymnastics which she participated in for 11 years. In addition to personal training, Eleni rock climbs with ORGT. Her life revolves around fitness and she enjoys introducing people to it.

Motto:

"You can do anything for 20 seconds."

General Availability:

Mon 8:30-12am, 3-5pm 
Wed 10-12pm
Thurs 6-8pm
Fri 8-12pm

Ellie Klarl

Level 1 Trainer
 
About:

Ellie is a 3rd-year business administration major, concentrating in operations and supply chain management. She began weightlifting and practicing yoga in 2013 and competed in her first bodybuilding competition in 2014. In 2015, Ellie become a nationally qualified bodybuilding competitor. She is now an ACE-certified personal trainer and focuses on promoting health, balance, and overall well-being. She wants to help others develop healthy habits, feel comfortable in the gym, and stay active-- however, that fits into their particular lifestyle.

Motto:

“Health is not restriction. It is freedom.”

General Availability:

Mon 3:00pm-4:00pm, 7:30-9:30pm
Tues 8:00am-8:00pm
Thurs 7:00am-9:30am, 1:30pm-4:00pm, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Sun availbility will vary

Kelsey Freshour

Level 1 Trainer
 
About:

Kelsey is a rising 3rd year Business major concentrating in Operations and Supply Chain management. Kelsey has always had a passion for health and fitness. When she came to Tech she joined the barbell club and began powerlifting. She knew that she wanted to share her love of fitness with others, so she earned her NASM certification and began training in the Spring of 2018. She hopes to continue her education and someday even open up her own gym!

Motto:

“Exercise for life, not looks” or “Don’t find time to exercise, make time to exercise”

General Availability:

Wed 5:30pm-10pm
Thurs 5:30pm-10:00pm
Friday 5:30pm-10:00pm​
Sat open -12, 3pm-6pm