Meet the Fitness Team

All fitness trainers at MVP Athletic Club are highly credentialed, experienced, certified and ready to help you achieve your ultimate health and fitness goals. Training services include both one-on-one and group personal training. If you are interested in hiring a personal trainer, please speak to one of our team members on the fitness floor or call 616-594-7000.

Click on any of the team members below to find contact and background information.

  • David NykerkDavid Nykerk

    Fitness Manager

    NASM-CPT

    EDUCATION

    • B.S. in Movement Science, University of Michigan

    CERTIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine -
      Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)
    • Parisi Speed School - Certified Performance Coach
    • Functional Movement Systems - Level 1 & 2 Certified
    • TRX - Qualified Instructor
    • NCAA Division 1 Baseball Player - University of Michigan
    • Baseball Coach - West Ottawa High School

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Training for Warriors (TFW)
    • Zone Training
    • Healthy Lifestyle

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • Injury Prevention, Sports Rehabilitation
    • Athletic Performance Enhancement
    • Biomechanics of the Baseball Pitching Motion
    • Michigan Wolverines, Detroit Tigers and Lions
    • Golfing, Fishing, and Playing Softball
  • Juanita CastorenaJuanita Castorena

    Group Fitness Team Leader

    NASM-CPT

    EDUCATION

    • B.S. in Ministry Leadership, Cornerstone University

    CERTIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine -
      Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)
    • American Council on Exercise - Certified Personal Trainer (ACE-CPT)
    • Functional Movement Systems - Level 1 Certified
    • MOSSA - Certified Instructor
    • TRX - Qualified Instructor
    • Institute of Motion

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Group Active, Group Centergy, Group Core
    • Group Groove, Group Fight, Group Power
    • Group Ride, R30, Group Blast
    • Zone Training
    • Aqua Fit

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • Continuous Education
    • Group Training
    • Group Exercise
    • Creating change that creates change for positive results!
    • Reading educational & self improvement books
    • Personal interests: my lovely children Alicia & Jaxson
  • Adriana JeffriesAdriana Jeffries

    Fitness Trainer

    NASM-CPT

    EDUCATION

    • B.S. in Exercise Science,
      Grand Valley State University

    CERTIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine -
      Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Training for Warriors (TFW)
    • Zone Training

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • Sports Performance
    • Strength Training
    • Group Training
    • Coaching & Playing Basketball
  • Adrienne HoekstraAdrienne Hoekstra

    Fitness Trainer

    NASM-CPT

    EDUCATION

    • B.S. Exercise Science, Grand Valley State University

    CERTIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine -
      Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)
    • Functional Movement Systems - Level 2 Certified
    • TRX - Qualified Instructor
    • Parisi Speed School - Certified Performance Coach
    • Collegiate Track & Field Athlete - Grand Valley State University
    • Division II 2x All American - 4x400 Relay

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Training for Warriors (TFW)
    • Zone Training
    • Kid Fit & Fun

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • Performance & recreationl running, sprints through 5k
    • Injury prevention
    • Building self-confidence in young females via exercise
    • Strength Training
  • Henry MelocheHenry Meloche

    Fitness Trainer

    NASM-CPT

    EDUCATION

    • B.S. Health Fitness & Rehabilitation, Central Michigan University

    CERTIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine -
      Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)
    • MOSSA - Certified Instructor
    • Functional Movement Systems - Level 1 Certified
    • West Michigan Tae Kwon Do Association - Black Belt

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Group Core

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • Resistance Training
    • Triathlon & Endurance Training
    • Physique Competitions (Bodybuilding)
    • Martial Arts
    • Golfing
  • John KovachJohn Kovach

    Fitness Trainer

    NASM-CPT

    EDUCATION

    • B.S. in Education, Duquesne University

    CERTIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine -
      Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)
    • American Council on Exercise -
      Certified Personal Trainer (ACE-CPT)
    • Certified Functional Strength Coach - (CFSC)

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Healthy Lifestyle

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • Joint-by-Joint Conditioning
    • Performance Enhancement
    • Group Training
    • Youth Functional Movement Training
  • Justin McConnellJustin McConnell

    Fitness Trainer

    NASM-CPT

    EDUCATION

    • B.A. Exercise & Health Sciences, Alma College

    CERTIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine -
      Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)
    • MOSSA - Certified Instructor
    • Parisi Speed School - Certified Performance Coach
    • Athletic Trainer, Alma College

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Group Ride
    • Zone Training
    • Training for Warriors (TFW)

    INTERESTS & SPECIALTIES

    • Group Training
    • Corrective Exercise/Rehabilitation
    • Power Lifting
    • Sports Performance
    • Love playing with my kids and anything outdoors
  • Lara LivingstonLara Livingston

    Fitness Trainer

    NASM-PES

    EDUCATION

    • B.S. Health & Exercise Science, Colorado State University

    CERTIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)
    • MOSSA - Certified Instructor
    • Zumba - Certified Instructor
    • TRX - Qualified Instructor
    • Training for Warriors - Certified Instructor
    • Pre-Natal/Post-Partum Specialty
    • Institute of Motion

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Training for Warriors (TFW)
    • Zone Training
    • Kid Fit & Fun
    • Zumba
    • Healthy Lifestyle

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • Pre-Natal/Post-Partum Specialty
    • Group Training & Weight Loss
    • Older Populations
    • Shopping, Watching College Sports, My Daughter, Jada
  • Mitch JanickiMitch Janicki

    Fitness Trainer

    NASM-CPT

    EDUCATION

    • B.S. Exercise Science, Grand Valley State University

    CERTIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine -
      Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)
    • Functional Movement Systems - Level 1 Certified
    • MOSSA - Certified Instructor
    • US Marine Corps Infantry

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Group Ride

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • Military preparation training
    • Endurance training, specifically running & biking
    • Strength training
    • Weight loss
    • Racing (running & mountain biking)
    • Winter sports & activities
    • Family Time
  • Nate BestNate Best

    Fitness Trainer

    NASM-CPT

     EDUCATION

    • B.S. in Clinical Exercise Science, Grand Valley State University
    • M.S. in Clinical Exercise Physiology, Western Michigan University

    CERTIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)
    • Precision Nutrition - Level 1 Certified

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Training for Warriors (TFW)
    • Zone Training

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • Regain Functional Movement
    • Joint by Joint Conditioning
    • Performance Enhancement
    • Group Training
    • Shoulders, Back, Hips, Glutes, Quads
  • Samantha JohnsonSamantha Johnson

    Fitness Trainer

    NASM-CPT

    EDUCATION

    • B.S. in Athletic Training, Aquinas College

    CERTIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine - 
      Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)
    • National Athletic Training Association - 
      Certified Athletic Trainer (NATA-ATC)
    • MOSSA - Certified Instructor
    • Parisi Speed School - Certified Performance Coach
    • Title Boxing Certified - Kickboxing, Boxing
    • Collegiate Softball Player - Aquinas College
    • Collegiate Cheerleader - Aquinas College

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Group Core, Group Ride
    • Training for Warriors (TFW)
    • Zone Training
    • Kid Fit & Fun

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation
    • Special Population Training
    • Sports Specific Training
    • Weight Loss
    • Group Training
    • Love hockey, softball, water skiing, mountain biking
  • Sara RewaSara Rewa

    Fitness Trainer

    NASM-CPT

    EDUCATION

    • B.S. in Exercise Science,
      Lake Superior State University

    CERTIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine -
      Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)
    • MOSSA - Certified Instructor

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Group Power, Group Ride, R30
    • Group Blast, Group Active, Group Fight
    • Group Core, Group Centergy

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • Training Beginners
    • Weight Loss
    • Strength Training
    • Group Training
  • Tim EngelsmanTim Engelsman

    Fitness Trainer

    NASM-CPT

    EDUCATION 

    • B.S. in Exercise Science,
      Lake Superior State University

    CERTIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine -
      Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • Injury Prevention
    • Injury Rehabilitation
    • Aquatic Therapy
    • Correcting Movement Patterns
    • Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kayaking, Disc Golf
  • Zac BoersemaZac Boersema

    Fitness Trainer

    NASM-CPT

    EDUCATION

    • B.A. in Exercise Science, Hope College

    CERTIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine -
      Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)
    • Collegiate Football Player - Hope College

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Training for Warriors (TFW)
    • Kid Fit & Fun

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • Sports Performance
    • Strength & Conditioning
    • Body Transformation
    • Athletes of All Ages
    • College Athletics (Hope College & University of Michigan)
    • Being Outdoors