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Meet Your Personal Trainers

Meet Your Personal Trainer

All Personal Trainers at American University hold a top, nationally-accredited Personal Training certification. Our trainers also are trained and certified in CPR/AED. Take a look below to select your personal trainer. Or, tell us your fitness goals and we will help match you with the best trainer for you.

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Jack Larsen

Jack is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). He is a current student at American University studying Public Relations and Strategic Communications with a minor in Marketing. In high school, Jack was captain of his lacrosse team and led his team to two state championships. Currently, Jack's training is a mix of strength training and body building. During his training sessions, Jack listens to German rap to help keep him focused on his lifts. After his workouts Jack recovers with a protein shake and Rice Krispies cereal.

Jesse Langley

Jesse is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). He received his Bachelor's in Health and Exercise Science from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. He has specialties in group personal training and sports performance training. He is a Native Washingtonian who has coached Football and Track & Field on many levels. He enjoys playing basketball and flag football. His favorite band to workout to is Rage Against the Machine.

Allie Jackson

Allie received a Bachelor's in Health, Physical Education & Exercise Science from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master's in Health Promotion & Exercise Science from California University of Pennsylvania. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), a Level 1 Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting, a Certified Health Fitness Specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and a Certified Health Coach through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Allie has experience working with a wide variety of populations through many different fitness domains including weight loss, strength and conditioning, injury prevention, wellness coaching, and endurance training. Allie has been involved in many team sports throughout her life including basketball, field hockey, and soccer. She currently enjoys running, Crossfit-style workouts, and yoga. After a workout, she likes to refuel with anything she can put peanut butter on. 

Bob Beahm

Bob received a Bachelor's in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock University and a Master's in Health and Fitness from the University of Pittsburgh. Bob is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a certified strength and conditioning Specialist. He is also a Certified Exercise Physiologist through American Council of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Erin Thomas

Erin is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), a Certified Group Fitness Instructor through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), and serves as a Wellness Ambassador for the AU Recreational Sports and Fitness department. She specializes in positive body image, holistic wellness, and strength and endurance programming. In high school, she played lacrosse and ran for  the cross-country team. Along with teaching group exercise classes at AU, she runs half-marathons and triathlons. Erin's favorite pump-up song is Too Original by Major Lazer.

Tay Davis

Tay received her Bachelor's in Human Performance with a concentration in Sports Medicine from Howard University in Washington, D.C. After three years of working in higher education student affairs, she became a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Although she does not currently have a specialization, Tay enjoys working with a variety of clients, especially those who enjoy working outside of the traditional gym setting. In high school, she participated on competitive dance teams, and currently loves all things outdoors. Her favorite workout music is anything high energy and upbeat! 

Maddy Giella

Maddy is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). She is currently working toward earning her BS/MS in Health Promotion at American University and also works as a fitness leader at Cassell Fitness Center. Maddy played volleyball and soccer in high school and was also captain of her cross country team. She is currently focusing on full-body strength training and enjoys running in the occasional 5K race with friends. She relies on Chance the Rapper to help her power through her workouts and loves to refuel with sweet potatoes and peanut butter post-workout. 

Jake Thomas

Jake is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA). He is a current American University student studying Financial Management from Montclair, New Jersey. Jake was a three-sport varsity athlete in high school and currently trains as a competitive body builder. Jake specializes in body building and fat loss. His favorite post workout meal is a double steak Chipotle burrito and Reese's peanut butter cups. 

Chris Nasti

Chris is the Assistant Director of Fitness & Wellness at American University. He holds a BS in Kinesiology and MS in Recreation and Sport Management, both from the University of Illinois. Chris is also a current grad student pursuing his MBA at AU.