SAVANNAH - Personal Trainer

301 MALL WAY Savannah, GA 31406

Trainer Lisa
Lisa Markel – Group Fitness Manager

Lisa is our Group Fitness Manager at Zoo Health Club. She is a Coopers Institute certified Personal Trainer and an AFAA certified Group Fitness Instructor.  She also holds certifications in Les Mills BodyPump, BodyStep, BodyAttack, BodyCombat, BodyFlow, Les Mills Barre, Aqua Fitness, Silver Sneakers (senior fitness), kick boxing, and Step.  In addition to these certifications, she is a competitive long distance runner.

She served in the Army as a Combat Medic and has been in the fitness industry for 16 years. She is a wife and a mother to four children. Fitness has become a very important aspect of her life, and her dedication has enabled her to achieve a personal transformation of a 100lb weight loss.  Her focus has been the pursuit of a healthier life style in which she hopes to share with those who are interested in achieving similar lifestyle transformations.

Lisa believes that Exercise can be a very fun and positive experience and can be achieved by all, regardless of size or age.

Trainer Jake
Jake – PT Director

Jake has spent his whole life playing sports while growing up and living an active lifestyle, whether it be on a field, ice or in the outdoors. Jake attended Bowling Green State University for Exercise Science in Ohio and has his certification from NASM. Jake started his fitness journey in the Anytime Fitness gyms in Ohio before coming down here. Jake believes that through hard work, dedication and a willingness to learn you can accomplish anything you put your mind too.

Theresa Lester
Theresa Lester – Group Fitness Instructor

Theresa Lester, originally from Fort Worth, Texas first started in the fitness industry in 2001 receiving a Lemond cycling instructor certification. Fitness has always been a passion of hers ultimately wanting to become a step aerobics instructor. After completing her cycling certification she then went on to get a Group Exercise Fitness certification and Step Aerobics certification through AFAA and began teaching step aerobics. Later, after completing a Personal Trainer certification through AFAA she realized group fitness better suited her goals in fitness than one on one training. She has also receiving certifications and taught Kickboxing, Turbo Kick. In 2012, She completed her Les Mills Bodypump certification and started teaching classes while living in Fairfield California. After moving to Savannah, Georgia she then went on to complete a certification in Les Mills Bodycombat. Currently she teaches cycling classes at the YMCA and 24Seven Family Fitness and she teaches Les Mills classes, Bodypump and Bodycombat at The Zoo Health Club in Savannah, Georgia.

Trainer Heather
Heather Seibert – Group Fitness Instructor

Meet Heather Seibert who feels physical fitness is a must to keep up with her active husband, 4 amazing kids, 3 dogs, 1 cat, 20 chickens and 5 ducks. “Life is about having fun doing the things you love with the ones you love”, says Seibert. “You have to find a balance between work and chores and physical fitness to get there.”

Heather is a certified Body Step instructor and past triathlete. When she’s not playing with her kids, in the gym or paddling boarding, Heather works for SouthCoast Health as a Clinical Pediatric Pharmacist specializing in child mental health.

Come join me for HIIT and BodyStep

Trainer Nate
Nate – Personal Trainer

Nate has been active his whole life but developed a passion for fitness at a young age after he was hit by a car and sent into a coma. After months of physical therapy and additional exercises sessions Nate was able to not only achieve the goals which were previously thought to be impossible, but he has continued to exceed them daily. Nate has obtained his BS in Exercise Science and is currently working on his MS in Sports Medicine. He is certified through the NSCA as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Nate has previously worked as a trainer in Seattle for two years before coming to us and also works as a graduate lab assistant in the Biodynamics Lab at Georgia Southern University Armstrong.

Trainer Carey
Carey – Personal Trainer

Carey is an ACE-certified personal trainer, Army Master Fitness Trainer and certified kettlebell specialist. Between more than 30 years of running and 22 years of military service, she has dealt with a number of injuries and always searched for ways to overcome the pain. Channeling her passion for a healthy, active lifestyle she began overhauling the fitness program for her unit while at the same time working on her own injury rehab and nutrition with a talented local coach. After cross-training to receive the Master Fitness Trainer certification with the Army and joining the instructor cadre for her state’s joint-service Fitness Improvement Program, she wanted to continue educating and motivating people outside of the military to become healthier versions of themselves. She pursued her civilian fitness certification through ACE and is currently working on 2 additional certifications:  IFPA Sports Nutritionist and NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist. Carey has recently retired from the military and still enjoys trail and road races, obstacle course races, extended ruck events and finding new ways to push her own limits.

Trainer Adrian
Adrian – Personal Trainer

Adrian is one of our certificated personal trainers. Adrian has been participating in sports and exercise his whole life. He’s certified in personal training through American Council of Exercise. Adrian served in the United States Army as an Infantryman and that is where he got his passion for coaching as a master fitness instructor. He wants to coach and help others achieve their fitness goals and change the way they live their lives for a more healthy lifestyle.

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