Personal Trainers

The Weight Club has a number of certified personal trainers available to help members attain their goals. Look through the following list of trainers to find one that you think will help you in your quest for personal fitness, and then come to the front desk at The Weight Club to set up a personal session with your trainer and meet them in person! Trainers are listed in alphabetcal order by last name.

 
Don Belote
Trainer: Don Belote
Certifications
  • ISSA - International Sports Sciences Association
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Specialist in Performance Nutrition
Education
  • B.S. in Biology with emphasis in Microbiology from Virginia Tech
  • Minor emphasis in Chemistry and Sociology
Areas of Expertise
  • Strength training Performance training
  • General Nutrition and Supplementation
  • Clinical Laboratory - 20 years
  • Works with all ages
  • Post injury recovery
  • Increase quality of life training
Experience
  • 20 Years
Accomplishments
  • Member - NCA - National (Laboratory Personnel)
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist
  • Founder and Teacher of The Optimal Weight Management Class
 
Jonathan Booth
Certifications
  • ACSM - Certified Personal Trainer
Education
  • B.S., Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Tech
Areas of Expertise
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Flexibility
  • Athletic Performance
  • General Fitness
  • Nutrition
Experience
  • Personal Trainer since 2013
Contact Phone: (757) 285-7265
Email: jonathan.booth.90@gmail.com

Jonathan is a trainer that is very dedicated to helping his clients meet their goals. He provides his clients with demanding sessions in order to reach their desired fitness levels. His primary focus is to ensure that all exercises are being done properly as he stresses the importance of attention to detail. His sessions can accommodate individuals of all fitness levels. So, if you are looking to make the commitment to improve your physical conditioning, then Jonathan would love to work with you. Don’t wait any longer and begin training today!

 
Ava Howard
Certifications
  • Certified Personal Trainer, ACSM
Education
  • B.A. Urban Affairs
  • Studies in Anatomy, Physiology, and Weight Training
Areas of Expertise
  • General fitness - aerobic, strength and flexibility
  • Senior mobility and functional training
  • Endurance and recreational cycling
Experience
  • Personal Trainer since 2001
  • Cycle Instructor since 1999
  • Group Weight Training Instructor
  • Participant in endurance cycling events
  • Organizer/promoter of area cycling events
 
Matthew Komelski
Certifications
  • Taijiquan(Tai Chi) & Gongfu (Kung Fu)
  • AMERICAN RED CROSS CPR/AED CERTIFIED
Education
  • M.A. Asian Studies (Focus: East Asian Martial Arts Training & Performance)
  • M.S. & Ph.D. Human Development (Focus: Aging & Health Promotion)
Areas of Expertise
  • Evidence based program design
  • Static and dynamic balance training
  • Core strength coordination training
  • Agility training
  • Restorative energy work
  • Choreography & performance training (empty hand, sword, staff, and fan)
  • Self defense training
Experience
  • 1990-Present
Contact Phone: 540.357.3822
Email: komelski@gmail.com
 
Laurie Maddox
Certifications
  • NSCA - Certified Personal Trainer
  • Les Mills BODYSTEP™
  • Les Mills BODYPUMP™
  • Les Mills BODYFLOW™
  • Les Mills BODYCOMBAT™
Education
  • B.S., Exercise, Sport, Health and Education, Radford University
  • M.S., Ed. Health and Physical Education, Virginia Tech
Areas of Expertise
  • General fitness
  • Circuit Training
  • Sport specific training
  • Speed and Agility
  • Olympic and Power Lifts
Experience
  • Personal Trainer since 2010
  • Graduate Assistant with Virginia Tech Strength and Conditioning
  • Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for Blacksburg Youth Girl's Soccer Club
  • Ran track at James Madison University
  • LesMills BODYSTEP™ instructor since 2010
Contact Phone: 540-333-0343
Email: lauriemmaddox@gmail.com

Not being an athlete doesn't mean you can't train like one. The physical demands placed on athletes require strength, flexibility, endurance, speed, balance, body awareness and coordination. By training like an athlete you will challenge your physical limits and discover what you are capable of. Whether you want to compete with professional athletes or just look like one, athletic based training is a great way to go.

 
DeWayne Moore
Certifications
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist
  • FMS Certified Professional
  • SPINNING Instructor
  • Les Mills BODYPUMP™
Areas of Expertise DeWayne Moore has been a personal trainer since 2005, and during that time he has worked with numerous clients at three fitness centers in Blacksburg,VA and Cary, NC. He is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has a specialization in corrective exercise. His focus is functional movement, which assesses a person�s kinetic patterns and determines muscle imbalances which could potentially lead to injury. DeWayne designs workout regimes to correct those problems and to increase functionality not only for fitness, but for everyday activities as well. Once functional equilibrium is established, he guides clients through performance training designed to teach them how to use their muscles more efficiently, gaining the greatest possible response and benefit from their time spent in the weight room. These abilities are invaluable for all training focuses�from weight loss to sports�and a certified personal trainer such as DeWayne is capable of maximizing a client�s potential for growth and learning.
Experience
  • Personal trainer since 2005
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist since 2008
  • Cycle instructor since 2009
  • BODYPUMP™ instructor since 2011
Contact Phone: 757.209.4571
Email: dewayne@theweightclub.com
 
Andrew Overton
Certifications
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
Education
  • B.S. Corporate and Commercial Fitness, Radford University
Areas of Expertise
  • General fitness
  • Weight Loss
  • Athletic Performance
  • Speed and Agility
Experience
  • Certified Personal Trainer since 2012
  • Former track athlete
      Competed in the 100m, 200m, triple jump, long jump, and high jump
Contact Phone: (434) 960-5159
Email: raoverton17@gmail.com

Andrew Overton is a passionate young trainer who shares his energy and enthusiasm with clients of all types. He uses various training methods to focus on improving general fitness, athletic performance, strength gains, and increasing power. Not only does he help you get the results you desire, he also ensures you have fun doing it. By training like an athlete you will challenge your physical limits and discover what you are capable of. Whether you want to compete with professional athletes or just look like one, athletic based training is a great way to go.

 
Heather Patishnock
Certifications
  • Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist
  • ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
  • Les Mills BODYFLOW™
  • AAAI - Phase III Pilates Instructor
Education
  • B.S., Dietetics, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI
Areas of Expertise
  • Nutrition
  • Weight Loss
  • Functional Training
  • Pilates/Core Strength Training
  • Flexibility
Experience
  • Personal Trainer since 2000
  • Dietitian since 2001
  • Pilates Instructor since 2003
  • WebMD Health Coach
  • Corporate Dietitian at Spartan Stores Community Health and Wellness Program
  • Corporate Dietitian/Personal Trainer at Amway Corporation
Contact Email: heather.patishnock@gmail.com

One size doesn't fit all. I like to customize my training sessions to help meet personal needs and goals. Over the years I've learned that everyone responds differently to exercise and is presented with different challenges. I like helping people to find their niche and learn the types of workouts that benefit their health, and at the same time, they enjoy and will continue with for the rest of their life.

 
Robbie Royston
Trainer: Robbie Royston
Certifications
  • A.C.E Certified Personal Trainer
  • Parisi Speed School – Speed and Agility Coach
  • TRX Certified
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (expected 2013)
  • First Aid and AED Certified
Education
  • B.S. Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Tech
    • Concentrations
      • Exercise and Health Promotion
      • Consumer Foods
  • B.S. Sociology, Virginia Tech
Areas of Expertise
  • General Strength and Conditioning
  • General Weight Loss and Nutrition
  • Group and Circuit Training
  • Sports Specific Training: Speed, Strength, and Agility
  • Sports Performance Nutrition
  • Powerlifting
Experience
  • Certified Personal Trainer since 2005
  • Parisi Speed School Certified since 2007
  • Large and small scale weight loss challenges
  • Works with all ages: Youth to Older Adults
  • Trained various high school to Division I athletes
  • Coach Youth Wrestling, Track, and Football
Contact Info Phone: (540) 922-2970
E-mail: rroyston@vt.edu
 
Essie Shure
Certifications
  • NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) - Certified Personal Trainer
  • NESTA (National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association) - Certified Nutrition Coach
  • JOHNNY G SPINNING - Certified Spinning Instructor
  • AMERICAN RED CROSS CPR/AED CERTIFIED
Areas of Expertise
  • Strength Training/Body Toning
  • Sports Specific Performance Training
  • Nutrition Coaching
  • Various Class Instructing
  • Spinning Instructor
  • Hip-Hop-Cardio Instructing
Experience
  • Certified Personal Trainer, 2003 - Present
  • Nutrition Coach, 2004 - Present
  • Spinning Instructor, 2002 - Present
  • Various Class Instructor, 2001 - Present
  • Coaching Experience - soccer, track, cross-country
Accomplishments
  • Authored and modeled for various health and fitness articles in: 'WOMEN'S HEALTH', 'NIKE', 'ADIDAS', 'MIZUNO',
    'COOLMAX', 'REVGEAR', 'GOLD'S GYM', 'INMAG'.
  • Appeared in various fitness commercials and exercise videos.
  • Hip-Hop Fly-Girl on FOX's 'THE NFL SHOW', 2002-2003.
  • SOCCER scholarship, College Of Lake County.
 
Vaughn Twigger
Certifications
  • ACE - Personal Trainer
Areas of Expertise
  • Body Building
  • Sport specific strength and conditioning
  • Weight loss
Experience
  • 2004-Present
Accomplishments
  • Natural Body Building for 2 years
  • 2005 INBF Weight Club Show 1st Place Men's
  • 2004 Virginia Tech Body Building Competition 1st Place
  • 2005 Muscle Mania Junior Body Building Competition 1st Place
  • 2005 Placed in top three in five Nationally recognized Body Building Competitions
  • Played for a professional soccer team in England
  • Won Numerous Track and Field Awards in High School
 
Kurt Weidner
Certifications
  • ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, SPN, FT
Education
  • SUNY Geneseo
Areas of Expertise
  • Body Building
  • Sport specific strength and conditioning
  • General Conditioning
  • Nutrition
Experience
  • 2003-Present
Contact email:kurt_weidner@yahoo.com
phone:(540)558-8575
website: http://www.kurtweidner.net
 
Dan White
Certifications
  • National Exercise and Sports Association
  • U.S. Army Master Fitness
Education
  • B.S. Health and Physical Education, Old Dominion University
Areas of Expertise
  • General fitness for all ages and abilities
  • Youth specific training
  • Cross training
Experience
  • Certified Personal Trainer since 2005
  • Health and Physical Education teacher in Montgomery County since 2010
  • Fitness and Aquatics Director with the Y.M.C.A of South Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach
  • Youth trainer with the Virginia Beach Children’s Hospital (CHKD), working specifically to fight youth obesity
Contact Phone: (540) 599-2321
Email: physed17@gmail.com

Train your heart. Train your body. Train your mind

 
Patsy Wright
Certifications
  • WITS - Certified Personal Trainer
  • Fitour - Certified Advanced Personal Trainer
  • Fitour - Certified Lifestyle Fitness Coach
  • Coach Training Alliance - Certified Life Coach
Education
  • Bachelor of General Studies, Adult Education, minor in Career Counseling, Radford University
Areas of Expertise
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Management
  • Lifestyle Fitness Coaching (incorporating Life Coaching w/ Fitness Coaching)
  • Small Group Training
  • HIIT/Circuit Training
  • Kettlebells
  • Bodyweight Training
Experience
  • Personal Trainer since 2009
  • 2009-2011, Fitness Instruction Today (Charlotte, NC, private studio)
  • 2011-2012, Foley Health and Fitness (Christiansburg, VA, private studio)
  • 2009-2013 Train Wright Personal Training (independent, mobile, corporate)
Contact Phone: 803-487-1769
Email: upwithwings@gmail.com
website: http://www.facebook.com/trainwrightpersonaltraining

After a lifetime of working in management and supervisory roles in corporate America, I discovered my true passion was to help others reach their wellness and fitness goals. Through a series of unexpected events, I became certified as a trainer and a life coach, and have spent the last few years devouring all I can about the most efficient and effective methods of training. I love making fitness fun, connecting with my clients, and helping them discover they are stronger and can accomplish more than they ever thought possible, even in the face of many challenges. Approaching wellness from a holistic viewpoint, encompassing all aspects of lifestyle, I am constantly seeking information to pass on to my clients to insure their success in reaching their goals. I have worked with all ages (11-78), all fitness levels, and those with injuries, chronic pain, and other wellness issues.

One-On-One Personal Training

1 session - $45.00
5 sessions - $225.00
10 sessions $400.00
20 sessions - $700.00

Those who choose to set up "on account" will be changed $40.00 per session.

(A session is one hour long and can be split into two half an hour sessions also)

Group Training

Group training is a great way to work out with friends while still receiving the guidance of a certified personal trainer. Plus, you will save money by splitting the cost amongst the group. First, find some friends with similar goals and fitness levels who want to join your group. Next, meet with one of our trainers to setup a plan and schedule. Finally, let your trainer lead you and your group to your fitness goals.


2 Participants - $60/session
3 Participants - $80/session
4 Participants - $100/session

Any number of sessions can be purchased at one time. Full payment is due at the time of the purchase.

Orientation Sessions

All members with at least a month of membership are entitled to two Orientation sessions. These sessions are are very general in nature and meant to ensure you're getting the most out of your membership by having one of our staff take you through a workout covering a wide range of the equipment and facilities that The Weight Club has to offer. Please see the front desk about scheduling an Orientation session.