Meet Your Personal Trainers
Karessa Farley - Head Trainer
Certification: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Hi! My name is Karessa Farley and this is my 4th semester with the Foster Recreation Center. I currently have MS in Health Promotion and Wellness Management and BS in Health Promotion with a minor in Coaching and Modern Languages. I have been involved in sports throughout my life holding an Athletic Scholarship in Track & Field for 5 years. Fitness has always been an important aspect of my life and I am excited to help clients reach their health and wellness goals!
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.
I am a junior here at MSU and I am working towards a degree in Sports Management. I have worked for the FRC for the last year and am beginning my journey with Personal Training. I played baseball and football in high school and have been lifting since I was 15. I have recently gotten into Crossfit and have hopes of one day competing. After graduation I hope to work for a sport team or agency.
Certification: Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
My name is Connor Mahurin and am 22 years old. I am a junior at Missouri State and have been involved with sports and physical activity since grade school. For the last 4 years I have been religiously training myself 5-6 days a week and have done extensive research on many methods and movements. Recently I have become personally trained certified through AFAA. I specialize in strength and conditioning, no matter what age group or body type, I will do my best to assist you in reaching your goals.
Certification: Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach (CSCS), Certified USA Triathlon Coach (USAT), Certified Personal Trainer
I have been at the FRC for the past four years. Currently I am working on an undergraduate Spanish degree. I have an undergrad in Biology with an emphasis in Exercise Science and a masters in Cell and Molecular Biology. I played soccer in college and had a competitive career in off-road triathlon. I currently do Crossfit and ultramarathons.
I have been a certified trainer for the last six years and I enjoy helping people reach their goals, whatever they may be. I have an extensive background in working with athletes, individuals with injuries and disabilities, and individuals beginning their exercise journey.
Certification: National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
Hi! My name is Ben Serangeli, and I am in the process of attaining my degree in Exercise and Movement Science. I have worked at the Foster Recreation Center for over 1 ½ years, and I am in my senior year here at MSU. I have been a Certified Personal Trainer for over 2 years, and I have loved every moment of it. I am dedicated to helping people reach their goals through fitness, no matter how big or small they may seem!