Meet Your Personal Trainers



Will Thompson


Hello! My name is Will. I was born here in Springfield, Missouri in May of 1994. I have been personal training for the last two years and in the spring of 2015 I accepted a personal training position here at Foster Recreation Center. I am honored and deeply humbled to coach and work in a community as amazing as ours. I am pursuing a degree in exercise and movement science and I currently serve proudly with the United States Marine Corps as I finish up my education here at Missouri State. Upon graduation, I hope to accept a commission as an Officer of Marines and continue my career in the military. Along the way, I look forward to helping as many people as possible attain their fitness goals!



Karessa Farley


Certification: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Hi!I am Karessa Farley, and this is my second semester with the Foster Recreation Center. I currently have a Bachelors of Science in Health Promotion with a minor in coaching. Presently, I am working towards my masters in Health Promotion and Wellness Management. After completion of my masters I would like to pursue a career in wellness and coach track and field, which I competed in for five years at the collegiate level. Fitness has always been an important aspect of my life and I am excited to help clients reach their health and wellness goals!



Byron Himes


Hi! My name is Byron Himes and I'm pursuing a double-major in Spanish and Computer Science, but my passion lies in the world of fitness. I am dedicated to helping those who desire to improve their physical health, and ensuring that others meet their goals is just as important to me as meeting my own. Being a personal trainer has always been a dream job for me, so I am extremely excited to be working here at the Foster Recreation Center.