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.

  • Mitch NienhuisMitch Nienhuis

    Fitness Manager

    NASM-CPT

    EDUCATION

    • B.A. in Exercise Science, Hope College
    • MSEd, University of Miami

    CERTIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine -
      Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)
    • National Strength & Conditioning Association -
      Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS)
    • Graduate Assistant, Strength & Conditioning Coach -
      University of Miami
    • Clinical Exercise Physiology -
      University of Miami's UHealth Medican Wellness Center

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Training for Warriors (TFW)
    • Zone Training
    • BC30

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • Strength & Conditioning, Sports Performance
    • Olympic Weightlifting
    • Lifting/Running Mechanics
    • Functional Fitness
    • Weight Loss, Body Transformation
  • 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
  • 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
  • Chelsea WrightChelsea Wright

    Fitness Trainer

    NASM-CPT

    EDUCATION

    • A.A. in Business, Grand Rapids Community College

    CERTIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

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

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Group Power
    • Group Ride/R30
    • Zone Training
    • Aqua Fit
    • Healthy Lifestyle

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • High Intensity Circuit Training
    • Older Population
    • Couch to 5K
    • Strength Training, Lean Muscle Development
    • Paddleboard Yoga, Running, Biking, Hiking
  • Dee CampanellaDee Campanella

    Fitness Trainer

    NASM-CPT

    EDUCATION

    • BA in Journalism & Business Administration, University of Texas
    • MEd in College Student Personnel, University of Maryland
    • MPH in Public & Community Health, University of Maryland

    CERTIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)
    • National Commission for Health Education Credentialing - Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
    • Institute for Human Performance - Certified Functional Trainer
    • MOSSA - Certified Instructor
    • CrossFit - Certified Level 1 Trainer
    • Road Runners Club of America - Certified Running Coach

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Training for Warriors (TFW)
    • BC30
    • Group Fight

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • Weight Loss/Body Transformation
    • Strength Training
    • Group Training & Group Fitness
    • Habit-Based Health & Lifestyle Coaching for Women
    • Obstacle Course Racing, Reading, Being Outdoors, Dog

     

  • 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
  • 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