NOTICE: We will CLOSE at 2pm on Thursday, November 8 for MVP Movers & Shakers event. All classes and programming after 2pm is cancelled.

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

     

  • Ben FureyBen Furey

    Fitness Trainer

    NASM-CPT

    EDUCATION

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

    CERTIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine -
      Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)
    • Functional Movement Systems - Level II Certified
    • Trained 2011 NCAA Wrestling Heavy Weight National Champion -
      Grand Valley State University

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

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

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • Sports Performance
    • Strength Training
    • Pre & Post Surgery Rehab
    • Weight Loss/Healthy Body Composition
    • Kettlebells
  • Daniel CallDaniel Call

    Fitness Trainer

    NASM-CPT

    EDUCATION

    • B.S. in Biology, Aquinas College

    CERTIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine -
      Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)
    • National Academy of Sports Medicine -
      Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM-PES)
    • USARFU Division II Rugby Player - Calvin College

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Training for Warriors (TFW)

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • Strength Training
    • Sports Performance
    • Body Composition
    • Weight Loss/Gain
    • Lifestyle Change
    • Rugby
  • 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
  • Hannah FransenHannah Fransen

    Fitness Trainer

    NASM-CPT

    EDUCATION

    • B.S. in Management of Health & Fitness, Northern Michigan University

    CERTIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)
    • National Strength & Conditioning Association - Certified Perosnal Trainer (NSCA-CPT)
    • USA Weightlifting - Level 1 Certified

    GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION

    • Training for Warriors (TFW)
    • Zone Training

    INTERESTS/SPECIALTIES

    • Strength Training
    • Weight Loss
    • Sports Performance
    • One-on-One & Small Group Training
  • 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
  • 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