FSU Campus Recreation Staff

Personal Trainers

Amanda Blakes

  • Major: Marketing
  • Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
  • Certification: NSCA

“I became a personal trainer to help people reach their fitness goals and enjoy the process. The gym should be a place to feel confident and push yourself in ways you have never done before. I highlight the importance of self-growth physically and mentally during exercise. I am also an F45 coach here at FSU!”

Caitlyn Dalton

  • Major: Business Management

  • Hometown: Parkland, FL

  • Certification: NASM

I believe being active should be fun and not something you must do. So, I try to encourage my clients to workout in ways that are enjoyable to them.

Hailey Draisin

  • Major: Public Health
  • Hometown: Orlando, FL
  • Certification: NSCA-CPT

“As a trainer, my goal is to make everyone feel comfortable and confident in the gym. Whether you want to lose weight or gain muscle I can help! Whether you are experienced or have never been in the gym before, I will make your workouts tailored to you. I hope to make you excited about fitness and I want you to have fun and look forward to your next session.”

Alex Duenas

  • Major: Psychology & Literature, Media and Culture

  • Hometown: Havana, Cuba

  • Certification: NASM

“To me, fitness explores the essential and beautiful limit to what our bodies can accomplish. It always floors me the versatility of our bodies. How they can grow muscles, lose weight, jump high, run fast and bend in seemingly impossible ways. My goal with clients and in my own personal life is to help safely push these limits depending on individual goals and help them see just how much they can push themselves.”

Lauren Fuhrman

  • Major: Sports Nutrition

  • Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

  • Certification: NASM

“I want to push you to reach goals you never thought possible for yourself. I like to incorporate fun, challenging fitness programs that are personalized based on your desires. I believe with my athletic background and knowledge in fitness I can help you become the strongest version of yourself. My end goal is for you to not need me anymore. That means I have done my job.”

Gerry Gonzalez

  • Major: Commercial Entrepreneurship

  • Hometown: Miami, FL

  • Certification: ISSA

“My philosophy centers on embracing individuality and tailoring workouts to fit your unique goals. I’m here to guide you through the gym and help you discover your optimal training style. Personally, I prefer beach volleyball over traditional cardio because, to me, fitness should be enjoyable, not just a routine. My goal is to make fitness a joy and effortlessly fit into your everyday life.”

Megan Griggs

  • Major: Nursing

  • Hometown: Ocala, FL

  • Certification: ACE

“My passion for fitness came from growing up as a competitive multi-sport athlete and has allowed me to implement different training styles to meet different goals. It’s also taught me the positive impact a healthy lifestyle has on all the areas of your life. I’m excited to use this experience as a personal trainer to create a variety of programs that you will find fun while achieving your goals and a new lifestyle!”

Ashley Hendrix

  • Major: Athletic Training
  • Hometown: Naples, FL
  • Certification: NASM

“I have such a passion for fitness and I want to help others become passionate as well. A big goal of mine is getting my clients to feel more confident in themselves and get them to look forward to their workouts. I always strive to make the workouts fun and enjoyable but still challenging! I love pushing and challenging my clients to limits they didn’t know they were capable of getting to. Seeing clients push themselves and become healthier both mentally and physically is truly so rewarding. I love meeting new people and can’t wait to train with you!”

Alyssa Nucci

  • Major: Athletic Training

  • Hometown: Sarasota, FL
  • Certification: ACSM-CPT

“As a personal trainer it is my priority to lead others down their own life-long health and fitness journey. I am a strong believer that fitness isn’t just about being active, but about your overall lifestyle. I create programs that best suit my clients and their specific needs. Fitness has and always will be a major part of my life, and I am a strong believer that consistency, hard-work, and people to support you along the way are necessary for continuing success. Working as a personal trainer is a passion of mine, and it is more rewarding than words can describe to watch my clients’ successes inside the gym travel into all aspects of their life.”

Erick Quiej

  • Major: Exercise Physiology

  • Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • Certification: NASM-CPT

As a personal trainer, my goal is to not only improve the health and wellness of my clients, but their discipline as well. I want to educate my clients on the fundamentals of fitness in order to boost their confidence and make working out something they look forward to. My passion for fitness inspires me to instill the same passion in my clients. I plan my workouts based on the individual needs of my clients and modify as needed in order to ensure safe, exciting, and optimal workouts. A fun fact about me is that I have a twin!

Sarah Rimay

  • Major: Exercise Physiology
  • Hometown: Jupiter, FL

  • Certification: NASM-CPT

“As a personal trainer it is my goal to make clients feel as safe and comfortable in the gym as possible. I enjoy helping individuals realize that fitness doesn’t have to be a task, but rather it can be something to look forward to. Whether you are new to the gym, or are experienced, I can help create a workout plan that works for you! My training style includes strength and resistance training as well as circuit work. I look forward to helping you achieve your fitness goals and I hope to see you in the gym soon!”

Tony Sablan

  • Major: Cyber Criminology

  • Hometown: Sarasota, FL

  • Certification: NSCA

“Fitness to me is an aspect of my daily life that I am always in control of. No matter what the circumstances are, good or bad day, I know that I am in full control of my fitness journey. My philosophy is all about becoming a better version of yourself every day. Each day that you step into the gym, or your running shoes hit the pavement, you should work to beat the person you were yesterday. It’s about who you are today, and who you want to be tomorrow. I really enjoy planning workouts involving resistance training, as well as circuits. One fun fact about myself is that I just graduated from USMC Officer Candidates School in August 2023.”

Elke Schumacher

  • Major: Political Science & Economics
  • Hometown: St. Augustine, FL
  • Certification: NSCA-CPT

“My passion for fitness developed over years of competitive swimming, but it wasn’t until I began a strength training program that I truly fell in love with the process. My goal as your trainer is to guide, inspire, and support you on your fitness journey. Most of my workouts consist of a variety of movements to help clients improve their muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility. No matter what your goals are, we will work together to create a fun, sustainable exercise program to help you achieve them. Fun fact: I was named after a German actress, Elke Sommer”

Nikolas Sutor

  • Major: Management Information Systems

  • Hometown: West Chicago, IL

  • Certification: NSCA

My goal as your trainer is to help you achieve your fitness goals and undergo the body transformation you desire. I will assess the best means of doing so, whether it is by hypertrophy or lifting for muscular endurance. If you are an athlete I know great Plyometric exercises to increase your vertical jump and lateral quickness.

Malachi Taylor

  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Hometown: St. Augustine, FL

  • Certification: NSCA-CPT


Ashley Weber

  • Major: Human Development & Family Sciences
  • Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
  • Certification: NSCA

“As a personal trainer, my goal is to improve my clients’ performance, confidence, and knowledge in the gym. I like to push my clients to show them what they can achieve when they set a goal and work towards it. I have a passion for working out and want to relate this to my clients so that they too have a desire to achieve their highest potential in and out of the gym as it relates to fitness.”