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.

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

  • Ryan IottRyan Iott

    EDUCATION

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

    CERTIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine -
      Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)
    • National Academy of Sports Medicine -
      Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM-PES)
    • Parisi Speed School - Certified Performance Coach

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Boot Camp
    • Total Conditioning

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • Postural Restoration
    • Body Composition/Weight Loss
    • Sports Performance Training
    • Corrective Exercise/Injury Prevention

     

  • Tara ShupleTara Shuple

    Group Fitness Team Leader

    NASM-CPT

    EDUCATION

    • A.A. Liberal Arts, Grand Rapids Community College

    CERTIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine -
      Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)
    • Aerobics & Fitness Association of America -
      Certified Group Exercise Instructor (AFAA-GFI)
    • MOSSA - Certified Instructor
    • Zumba - Certified Instructor
    • Spinning - Certified Instructor

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Group Power
    • Group Kick
    • Group Ride
    • Group Core
    • Group Groove
    • Zumba 

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • Group Exercise
    • Group Training
    • Weight Loss

     

  • Danielle YoungDanielle Young

    Fitness Trainer

    NASM-CPT

    EDUCATION

    • B.A. in Studio Art Education, Aquinas College

    CERTIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine –
      Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)
    • National Academy of Sports Medicine –
      Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM-CES)
    • MOSSA - Certified Instructor
    • YogaFit - Certified Instructor Level 1
    • YogaFit - Certified Anatomy & Alignment Instructor
    • Pilates - Certified Instructor

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Yoga
    • Group Centergy
    • Group Ride
    • Group Kick
    • Pilates

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • Corrective Exercise
    • Yoga Anatomy and Alignment
    • Extreme Race Running
    • Weight Loss
  • Jason DowningJason Downing

    Fitness Trainer

    NASM-CPT

    EDUCATION

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

    CERTIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine –
      Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)
    • National Strength and Conditioning Association – 
      Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS)
    • National Academy of Sports Medicine – 
      Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM-PES)
    • Parisi Speed School - Certified Performance Coach
    • Head Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coach -
      Arizona Diamondbacks (2007-2009)
    • Envoy Strength and Conditioning Coach -
      Major League Baseball (2009)

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • Sports Performance/Injury Prevention
    • Posture Restoration/Corrective Exercise
    • Low Back Pain/Functional Core Training
    • Post Rehab Exercise
  • Liz KinnartLiz Kinnart

    Fitness Trainer

    NASM-CPT

    EDUCATION

    • M.S. in Exercise Science, Northern Michigan University

    CERTIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine -
      Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)
    • American College of Sports Medicine -
      Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-EP C)
    • National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association -
      Sports Injury Specialist (NESTA-SIS)
    • MOSSA - Certified Instructor

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Group Ride
    • R30
    • Group Core

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • Special Population & Chronic Diseases
    • Group Training
    • Strength Training
    • Weight Loss
    • Sports Performance & Injury Prevention
  • Meagan EmeryMeagan Emery

    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)
    • MOSSA - Certified Instructor
    • NCAA Division II Lacrosse Player - Grand Valley State University

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Group Active
    • Group Blast
    • Boot Camp
    • Jump Start (Ages 7-11)

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • Sports Performance
    • Group Training
    • Strength Training
    • Weight Loss
    • Lacrosse Training
    • Group Exercise
  • Melissa VanPortfleetMelissa VanPortfleet

    Fitness Trainer

    NASM-CPT

    EDUCATION

    • B.S. in Exercise Science, Oakland University

    CERTIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine -
      Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)
    • TRX - Qualified Instructor
    • Functional Movement Screening - Level 2 Certified
    • MOSSA - Certified Instructor

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Group Power
    • Group Centergy
    • Group Ride/R30
    • Group Core
    • Recovery Yoga
    • Zone Training

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • Pre & Post Natal
    • Body Composition/Weight Loss
    • Figure/Bikini Competition & Coaching
    • Corrective Exercise, Injury Prevention
    • Functional Movement Screening
    • Group Training
  • Nick VanHemertNick VanHemert

    Fitness Trainer

    NASM-PES

    EDUCATION

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

    CERTIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine -
      Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM-PES)
    • Parisi Speed School - Certified Performance Coach
    • NJCAA Division II Baseball Player - Grand Rapids Community College
    • NCAA Division II Baseball Player - Grand Valley State College

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Total Conditioning
    • Boot Camp
    • Jump Start (Ages 7-11)

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • Sports Performance
    • Group Training
    • Strength Training
    • Weight Loss
    • Baseball Training
  • Paul CummingsPaul Cummings

    Fitness Trainer

    NASM-CPT

    EDUCATION

    • B.S. in Kinesiology, Michigan State University
    • B.S. in Movement Science; Physical Education w/Coaching Emphasis,
      Grand Valley State University

    CERTIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine -
      Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)
    • NCAA Football Player - Michigan State University (2000-2003)
    • NCAA Division II National Champion - Grand Valley State University

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Aqua Fit
    • Back Splash
    • Boot Camp
    • Cardio Blast
    • Group Core
    • Total Conditioning

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • Football/ Basketball/ Golf/ Snowboarding/ Boating
    • Spending time with Family
    • Weight Training & Conditioning/ Coaching
    • Body Composition/ Weight Loss
    • Functional Training & Stabilization
    • Changing and Influencing Lives!
    • Michigan State University Athletics- “Go Green”