Instructor bio coming soon!
Have you ever thought of hiring a personal trainer? Professional athletes and celebrities are not the only ones that need a little help to achieve their fitness and lifestyle goals. Every day our members utilize a personal trainer and so can you. All of our personal trainers have either achieved a four year degree in an exercise related field or obtained a nationally accredited certification.
View all our trainers below. If you want to show a specific club only, click the appropriate button.
Instructor bio coming soon!
I am the Power 30 Director at the BAC for Women Williamsville location and a Certified Personal Trainer. I am a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Council on Strength and Fitness. I hold a current CPR/AED certification through the American Heart Association. I have an Associate’s Degree in Physical Education and am currently completing my Bachelor’s/Master’s degrees in Physical Education at Canisius College. I am a First Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and I also have a background training in other forms of martial arts. I look forward to bringing my martial arts background into some of my training sessions for some added strength, fitness and fun! I currently train Power 30 classes and one on one personal training. Exercise and an overall healthy lifestyle is one of my greatest passions, and I love being able to share my passion with others!
Annie has been a member of the BAC for Women since 2012. The BAC is where she fell in love with fitness and developed a passion for helping others fall in love with it too! She is an ACE certified Personal Trainer and currently teaches Power 30 here at our Tonawanda location. Annie is also available for one-on-one training- Come train with her!
Arissa first started at the BAC for Women as a member taking her mom Cathy’s cycling classes. That sparked her interest in fitness. In high school she interned with Katie, a personal trainer and group exercise instructor and Ellen, the Regional Group Exercise Director here at the BAC for Women which pushed her even further. Right out of high school Arissa became a personal trainer certified with ACE (American Council on Exercise). She has also done specialty workshops on the BOSU trainer. She now teaches Cycling and is a personal trainer here at the BAC for Women.
Carrie is a certified Personal Trainer. She also has her BS in Exercise Science. Carrie is a mom of a 7 year old and a 4 year old- Life is good!!! She has been personal training for over 14 years at the BAC for Women and loves working with all types of clients! Her philosophy on exercise is that it should be fun, or why bother? Come train with Carrie and find out!!
Cathy is a certified Star 2 level Spinning instructor and Small Group Personal Training class instructor. She has been teaching for the BAC for Women for over 5 years. She came to the club as a member and loved it so much that she decided to get certified and began teaching classes. Cathy currently teaches Carousel as a small group training class at our Tonawanda location. The class involves circuits of cardio and strength to challenge you in every way possible. She is also a full time hair stylist at Salon Allure in Williamsville.
Debbie joined the BAC for Women when our Tonawnada location opened over 11 years ago. Since then, she has become a Star 3 Spinning Instructor, ACE Certified Health Coach, AFAA Certified Personal Trainer. Debbie also holds certifications in TRX and BARRE. She feels her job is about so much more than teaching people how to exercise- “It’s about providing friendship, support and motivation as well as showing them that working toward better health and wellness can be fun and not feel like work. At first, joining the gym was a way for me to escape – to do something for myself. It has become more than I ever could have dreamed…Now, it is a passion; a way for me to share my love for fitness and well-being! I hope that I can demonstrate to other “moms” that they CAN find time to stay fit too.”
Ellen is the Regional Group Exercise Director for the BAC for Women. She has been teaching group exercise classes of all types for about 20 years. Her certifications include Maddogg Spinning, AFAA Group Exercise, FitTour Kickboxing, YogaFit levels I and II and TRX. Ellen is also a Heartsaver CPR/AED Instructor and an ACE Certified Weight Loss Coach. She enjoys exercise of all types and love teaching classes and empowering women to be the best that they can be.
Hailey holds her degree in Athletic Training and has experience working with athletes to physical therapy patients and is available for all your fitness needs. She is able to work with all populations, whether you are new to working out or need a boost in your fitness routine! Hailey currently has availability for one on one personal training and teaches Power 30 sessions throughout the week.
I am the Assistant Manager at the BAC for Women Depew/Lancaster Location. I am CPR/AED certified, and hold an Associate of Applied Science Degree in both Liberal Arts & Science, as well as Physical Education from SUNY at Erie Community College. In addition to my associate degrees, I also hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology: Fitness Development from the State University of New York at Cortland. I am a wife and mom to 2 wonderful French Bulldogs and currently going to school for Occupational Therapy Assistant at ECC. I have worked as an Assistant Coach for a Division 3 NJCAA Soccer team, both men’s and women’s and am well versed in strength and conditioning. I am also a Silver Sneaker’s Certified Instructor, which gives me the knowledge to work with a variety of fitness levels. When thinking about if you’re ready to start your fitness journey I want you to remember this quote from Henry Ford: “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.”
I started as a Fitness Coach with the BAC over 11 years ago! I hold a current CPR/AED certification through the American Heart Association. I hold my Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and specialize in sports specific training through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). My goal is to educate you how to create a balanced lifestyle between fitness & nutrition and inspire you to live your happiest & healthiest life! I will demonstrate and execute workout routines to help you become leaner faster, stronger, more flexible & develop muscle endurance to perform better in your daily life and remain injury free with great results! Looking forward to working with you!
Hi! My name is Jill and I am the Small Group Training and 6 Week Challenge Director and Director of Personal Training here at Colvin. Our Power 30 program is one of my greatest accomplishments and I am so proud of its success and I love how much our members love it!! I am an AFAA certified personal trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach as well as a Power 30, Yoga, Cycling and Chisel instructor. I have a lifelong love of fitness and health and wellness that I love to share with our members. I am also the proud mom of 3 awesome kids!
Hi my name is Joelle Mathews. I am a NFPT certified personal trainer. I enjoy teaching yoga, and Pilates. In my free time I enjoy doing outdoor sports such as hiking, running and bike riding. I have been working at the BAC since 2010.
Hi, I’m Kim! I am a certified group exercise instructor and have been teaching for almost 3 years now. I teach Body Blast and sub several other classes such as Body Chisel, R.I.P.T., and Strike Zone. I’m also taking continuing education classes through AFAA and I thoroughly love what I do and helping out the other members. I started out at French Rd in 2003 as a member and have since loved all three clubs! I currently teach at the Colvin location as well as the French Rd location. Stop out and see me sometime!
I am also the mother of three grown children and am now an empty nester, which leaves me even more time to be available to help out when needed at the BAC.
Years teaching/training: 7. Certifications/Education: B.Sc. – Biology and Physiology, M.S. – Exercise Physiology, MPH – Epidemiology, Certified Personal Trainer, Additional certifications in: Group exercise, TRX, Spinning and Yoga. What styles of classes you teach: Cycling, Yoga, Strength Training, Stability Ball.
Exercise is one of the best forms of preventive health. At the BAC, you have the opportunity to pick up an activity of your choice and pursue it for life. I believe in looking at the big picture and making small lifestyle changes that lead us forward each day. Here’s to YOUR health!
Nikki has been with the BAC since 2015 and is now the Williamsville location Assistant Manager. Since joining our Williamsville location staff in February 2017, she has been dedicated to helping members reach their fitness goals. Nikki has a passion for holistic health through exercise and nutrition that helps to motivate the members she works with. She is CPR certified through the American Red Cross and has studied Public Health at Tulane University. Nikki currently challenges members through one-on-one coaching and in her Power 30 classes. Check out her Sunday Sweat Sesh Power 30: every week at 10:30!
Traci is a Group Exercise Instructor at the BAC for Women Williamsville location. She brings over 17 years of experience in progressive health & fitness, coaching, training and motivating clients to perform at their best as well as achieve, maintain and implement their personal fitness goals in their daily lives. Traci encourages clients to take action while understanding and managing their own health care in a positive, motivating and challenging environment. She has had great success in working with diverse populations including all levels of fitness.
Traci has a proven and established track record of driven results with her clients who train with her one on one, in a small group or with those who take her weekly classes. She tries to lead by example and continues to motivate, shape and transform those who work with her keeping in mind everyone’s limitations.
Currently holds these certifications:
American Red Cross: CPR
AFAA (Aerobic Fitness Association of America) Group fitness: kickboxing, Pilates, piyo, TRX, Sculpt-weight training
AFAA Personal Training Certification
Master of Small Group Personal Training/Power 30 Director at Evans
Sports & Exercise Nutrition cert completion 2017
Hi! I’m Wendy. I joined the BAC as a member back in 2001, loved the group exercise classes, bootcamps and top notch personal trainers over the years. In 2013, I was asked if I would like to become an instructor for the BAC for Women French Road. I went on to get my group exercise, CPR/AED, Bokwa, bootcamp, spinning certifications, then ISSA Certified Personal Trainer. Also an IDEA Health & Fitness Association Professional member and Indoor Cycling Association member. I currently teach RIPT, SPINNING, POWER 30/POWER 30 6wk challenges, one-on-one personal
training. I am also a Supervisor/ recreational gymnastics instructor and competitive team coach L2 10 for Summit Gymnastics in Elma for over 20 years. I have coached State, Regional and National individual champions and teams. Current USA Gymnastics pro member, Safety & Risk certified, U100/U200 Fundamentals & Sports Science, U110 Safe Sport certified. I am a mom of two beautiful daughters, who are gymnasts too. I love challenging and motivating woman/children of all ages to be the best they can be. I’m always there to help and guide with their fitness goals! Favorite quote- “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t!!