Our personal training services are available to members and non-members and offer individual or group training options. Please contact the Fitness Manager to discuss your goals and options. They will be able to match your needs with the trainer that will suit you best.
For more information about personal training, contact our Fitness Manager at 540-853-0000.
Leonard was born and raised in Covington, Va., and attended Alleghany High School, breaking two school records (relay and 200 meters).
He served four years in the U.S. Army, and led the advanced physical training group, including assistant leader of remedial physical training. He also served as assistant coach for girls (ages 10-12) recreational league basketball and inner city track.
Leonard is certified by the National Federation of Professional Trainers in Personal Training, Endurance Training, and Sports Nutrition.
B.S. Health and Exercise Science, concentration Sports Medicine
Derek was born and raised in Roanoke and attended William Byrd High School. After he graduated, he attended Virginia Western Community College and shortly after, Radford University. After graduating from Radford - with a Bachelor's degree in Health and Exercise Science - Derek's passion for health and wellness only grew. With over 7 years of weight lifting experience, Derek has spent countless hours in and outside of the gym learning many different methods and techniques to approach fitness. Derek has also spent over 200 hours in outpatient, as well as inpatient physical therapy clinics and is very passionate about the idea of using exercise as medicine to increase the quality of everyday life. Outside of the gym, Derek enjoys many outdoor activities around Southwest Virginia such as biking, kayaking and hiking.
AFAA group fitness certification since 1982, Aqua fitness, Pre Post Natal fitness
IFTA Personal Trainer, Senior Fitness, Cycle, Yoga, Aqua
AAAI Pilates, Aqua, Yoga, Tai Chi, Weight Management
Arthritis Foundation AFAP, AFEP certification
WSI certified 15 years
Krank cycle certification
Fitour Pilates certification
36 years group fitness, 9 years personal trainer
Originally from Canada, Cathy has been in the Roanoke area for 25 years. Her emphasis is on water resistance training. Whether it’s keeping a body moving or changing a sedentary lifestyle, water can be a great place to begin when just starting out an exercise program. It is joint friendly and causes minimal muscle pain. It challenges your balance and it can be a wonderful tool for rehab after a sports injury, keeping one in shape until ready to return to regular activity. Cathy will help you build your muscles without unnecessary joint pain so you can get on with all that life has to offer.
Hilary West received her B.A. in Media Studies from Radford University in 2007. A previous high school athlete, Hilary rediscovered her passion for fitness after joining a local adult women’s soccer league and incorporating strength training into her personal exercise routines. Hilary’s desire to learn more and her dedication to living a healthy and fit lifestyle led her to pursue the Exercise Science and Personal Training Career Studies Certificate at Virginia Western Community College and she received her Personal Trainer certification with the American Council on Exercise.
Hilary believes in the important role that regular exercise and healthy lifestyle habits bring to everyday quality of life and is excited to help others learn these practices.
I grew up in Western Pennsylvania and attended college at Saint Francis University where I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. After college, I moved to the New River Valley to start my career. I am certified through the American College of Sports Medicine as a Certified Exercise Physiologist and through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. I am currently enrolled at Liberty University to obtain a Master of Science in Human Performance. As a personal trainer, I take the knowledge I have gained from my education and internships and apply it to the methods I use to train my clients. My goal is to make training safe and effective as I help clients gain strength and stamina to reach their personal goals and to improve their quality of life.
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Group Exercise Instructor
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Personal Trainer
Les Mills BodyPump
Les Mills BodyFlow
Les Mills BodyStep
Les Mills GRIT
Les Mills RPM
American Red Cross Lifeguard
Betty comes from a background of bodybuilding, Yoga, and teaching group fitness. After spending time in the United States Marine Corps, Betty has spent most of her professional career teaching high school mathematics. In her free time she enjoys being with her family.
American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Group Exercise Instructor
Les Mills BodyFlow International Presenter
Les Mills BodyStep International Presenter
Les Mills BodyPump International Presenter
Les Mills CXWORX
Les Mills BodyCombat
Les Mills RPM
Deidre is enthusiastic about teaching others the importance of wellness. She comes from a background of bodybuilding and education, and has been featured as a presenter on several Les Mills International master classes!
Bachelor's Health Science, minors: coaching and biology
American College of Sports Medicine Personal Trainer
Mac is passionate about educating and helping others reach their fitness goals. She comes from a background of collegiate athletics by running the Strength and Conditioning program at Ferrum College and is currently in Physical Therapy Assistant school.