Meet Our Trainers

Amy Bakken

Expert Personal Trainer

Amy Bakken Expert Personal Trainer at Sabes JCC

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION

  • B.A. Psychology & Anthropology - Hamline University
  • MA Counseling & Psychotherapy - Alfred Adler Institute
  • Life Coaching Certification - Alfred Adler Institute
  • NCSA Certified Personal Trainer
  • NETA Group Exercise Instructor
  • Certified Silver Sneakers MSROM1 & MSROM2 Instructor


SPECIALTIES

  • Beginners and Sports Specific Training, Goal Setting and Fitness Program Design

EXPERIENCE

  • 8 years Personal Training

FITNESS MOTTO: "Question: What would you do if you'd not fail?"

Hinda Dukes

Premier Personal Trainer

Mary Clapp Master Personal Trainer at Sabes JCC

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition from NYU
  • NETA Certified Personal Trainer
  • Canadian CEGEP Fitness Specialist Certification
  • CPR Certified - American Red Cross

SPECIALTIES

  • General Health and Fitness, Women’s Strength Training, Functional Training,
    Sensitive to the Orthodox Community’s needs

EXPERIENCE

  • 10 years Personal Training

FITNESS MOTTO: "A Jewish analogy teaches: We can learn from the tightrope walker. He keeps focused on the goal while putting one foot in front of the other."

Chris Head

Expert Personal Trainer

Chris Head Premier Personal Trainer at Sabes JCC

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION

  • BS Horticulture
  • National Personal Training Institute - Certified Personal Trainer
  • Silver Sneakers Certified - Muscle Strength Range of Motion,
    Cardiofit and Yoga Stretch
  • Active Isolated Stretching Certified by Aaron Mattes
  • National Association of Sports Medicine - Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • Kettlebell Training
  • Certified Functional Aging Specialist
  • Certified Nutritionist

SPECIALTIES

  • Senior Fitness, Balance and Mobility, Corrective Exercise, Functional training, Women’s Strength, Stretching, Nordic Walking, Special Populations with an interest in Exercises for Parkinson’s Disease.

EXPERIENCE

  • 5 years Personal Training

FITNESS MOTTO: "Don't let what you can't do interfere with what you can do. - John Wooden"

Kevin Heck

Expert Personal Trainer

Kevin Heck Expert Personal Trainer at Sabes JCC

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION

  • BA Psychology - University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
  • NETA Group Exercise Instructor
  • NETA Certified Personal Trainer
  • TRX Certification
  • Strength Training Anatomy Certificate
  • NETA Functional Biomechanics
  • Exercise for Knee and Hip Replacement Certificate

SPECIALTIES

  • Beginners and Sports Specific Training, Goal Setting and Fitness Program Design

EXPERIENCE

  • 9 years Personal Training

FITNESS MOTTO: "Healthy lifestyle change takes a lifetime commitment, what kind of commitment do you have?"

Jeff Kreps

Premier Personal Trainer

Jeff Krops Premier Personal Trainer at Sabes JCC

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION

  • B.S Psychology, University of Maryland
  • Educational Psychology - U of M
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Silver Sneakers MSROM Instructor
  • Certified Silver Splash Water Exercise Instructor
  • CPR/AED Certified - American Red Cross


SPECIALTIES

  • Power Walking, Resistance Training without Weights, Functional Exercise, Weight Loss & Nutrition, Senior Fitness

EXPERIENCE

  • Working with active older adults through personal training and Silver Sneakers

FITNESS MOTTO: "You can get STRONGER! We can help!"

Mark Neumann

Master Personal Trainer

Mark Neumann Master Personal Trainer at Sabes JCC

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION

  • B.S. International Business - SCSU
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP)
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • Paul Check Golf Biomechanics
  • Aaron Mattes Active Isolated Stretching/Strengthening
  • USA Weight Lifting
  • Certified Sports Performance Coach, New Leaf Metabolic Testing Specialist

SPECIALTIES

  • Integrated Exercise Program Design for Weight Loss, Performance Enhancement, Orthopedic Pre-Rehab/Rehab, Special Populations (Chronic Disease Management, Developmental Disabilities, Strokes)

EXPERIENCE

  • 15 years Personal Training

FITNESS MOTTO: "More isn't always better. Work smarter, not harder!"

Josh Waxdahl

Premier Personal Trainer

Corey Robertson Master Personal Trainer at Sabes JCC

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION

  • B.S. Health Promotion and minor Health Science - South Dakota State University
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
  • CPR-AED Certified - American Red Cross
  • First Aid Certified - American Red Cross

SPECIALTIES

  • General Health and Fitness, Sports Performance Training, Youth Fitness

EXPERIENCE

  • 2 years as Fitness Professional
  • Internship - Avera Sports Institute
  • Internship - Velocity Sports Performance

FITNESS MOTTO: "Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.”

Jennifer Wetteland

Expert Personal Trainer

Jennifer Wetteland Expert Personal Trainer at Sabes JCC

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION

  • A.A.S. Health/Fitness, Minnesota School of Business
  • B.S. Psychology - U of M
  • NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
  • Active Isolated Stretching Certified
  • CPR/AED Certified - American Red Cross
  • First Aid Certified - American Red Cross

SPECIALTIES

  • Weight Management, General Fitness and Wellness, Functional Training

EXPERIENCE

  • 9 years personal training
  • 4 years swim instructor
  • 4 years coaching diving
  • 10 years competitive gymnastics
  • 4 years Division III Collegiate springboard Diving

FITNESS MOTTO: "If your dog is fat, you're not getting enough exercise."


Meet Our Pilates Instructor

Heather Fossum

Pilates Reformer Instructor

Jennifer Wetteland Expert Personal Trainer at Sabes JCC

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION

  • Bachelor of Individual Studies: Dance, Theater & Mass Communications - University of MN
  • Certified Pilates Instrucor (Comprehensice Pilates: Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels) - Balance Body University
  • Certified Zumba Instructor
  • Ballroom Dance Certification

SPECIALTIES

  • Core Strengthening, Posture Alignment, Pelvic Floor, Flexibility/Coordination/Balance, Body Awareness, Pilates, Dance

FITNESS MOTTO: Patience and persistence are vital qualities in the ultimate successful accomplishment of any worthwhile endeavor”
-Joseph Pilates