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 Certified
    • NCAA Division 1 Baseball Player - University of Michigan, 2004-2007
    • Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach - West Ottawa High School, 2009-2010
    • Baseball Pitching Instructor

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Training for Warriors (TFW)

    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 Business Administration, Grand Rapids Community College

    EXPERIENCE/CERTIFICATIONS

    • 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

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Group Active
    • Group Centergy
    • Group Core
    • Group Groove
    • Group Kick
    • Group Power
    • Group Ride
    • Group Blast

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • Group Training
    • Creating change that creates change for positive results!
    • 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 1 Certified
    • GVSU Track & Field Athlete - 400m, 2007-2012
    • Division II Two Time All American in 4X400 Relay
    • Okemos Summer Track Club 2002-2009

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Total Conditioning

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • Performance & recreationl running, sprints through 5k
    • Injury prevention
    • Building self-confidence in young females via exercise
    • Working on strength in range of motion
  • 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
    • West Michigan Tae Kwon Do Association
    • Black Belt (15+ years experience)
    • Central Michigan University Recreation Center Personal Trainer (2008-2011)
    • Physical Therapy Technician (2005-2007)

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Group Core

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • Resistance Training
    • Triathlon and 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

    EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine -
      Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)
    • National Strength and Conditioning Association -
      Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS)
    • MOSSA - Certified Instructor
    • Parisi Speed School - Certified Performance Coach
    • Athletic Trainer, Alma College (2000-2004)
    • Physical Therapy Technician (2005-2007)

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Group Ride
    • Group Core

    INTERESTS & SPECIALTIES

    • Group Fitness Training
    • Weight Loss
    • Power Lifting
    • Sports Performance
    • Rehabilitation
    • Outdoor Sporting
  • Lara LivingstonLara Livingston

    Fitness Trainer

    NASM-PES

    EDUCATION

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

    CERTIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine -
      Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM-PES)
    • American Council on Exercise - Group Fitness Instructor (ACE-GFI)
    • MOSSA - Certified Instructor
    • Zumba - Certified Instructor

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Group Power
    • 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
    • 4 years of Infantry experience in the US Marine Corps

    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
  • 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
    • Title Boxing Certified - Kickboxing, Boxing
    • Collegiate Softball Player - Aquinas College (2005-2010)
    • Collegiate Cheerleader - Aquinas College (2005-2007)
    • All-State Athlete - Softball, Cheerleading, Academic (2005)

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Group Core
    • Group Ride
    • Total Conditioning
    • Boot Camp

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • Corrective Exercise
    • Rehabilitation
    • Special Populations Rehabilitation
    • Injury Prevention
    • Sports Specific Training
  • 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, Blast, Active, Fight, Core, Centergy
    • Group Ride/R30

    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