Meet Your Personal Trainers

Conner Kelly -  Head Trainer

Certification: FiTour

I'm a Cell and Molecular Biology major with a Religious Studies minor. I ran track for 5 years and received a 2nd degree black belt after 4 years of Tae Kwon Do. I also have a minor background in gymnastics coaching. I have been weight training consistently for 5 years now and I am FiTour Certified. I have been teaching BearFit classes for a year now. I believe in holistic view of exercise, and view the body as an integrated system, not just a bunch of separate and interchangeable parts.

Lacey Bertram

I am a Dietetics major and currently a junior.  I am also a BearFit Group Fitness Class instructor. The BearFit classes I teach are Chisel Up and Uppercut which both include weight lifting with endurance. It is a great time that gets your heart rate up! I have taught BearFit classes for a year now and just began personal training after acquiring my personal training certification. My ultimate goal is to have a career as  a sports dietitian.

Cendy Garcia

Certification: FiTour

I am currently a sophomore at Missouri State University. I have been involved in weight lifting since the beginning of my high school years, where I was also a runner and played basketball. Fitness has become a part of my life and I am excited to share my knowledge to help others improve their lifestyles. I believe in team effort therefore together my clients and I will work hard to be successful.

Jared Ives

Certification: FiTour, Studying for ACE (American College of Exercise) Personal Training Certification

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 been part of Crossfit and have hopes of one day competing.  After graduation, I hope to work for a national sports team or agency.

Kody Tipton

Certification: FiTour

I am a junior majoring in Physical Education. I am currently certified through FiTour, and I’m studying for the ACSM certification. I have been weightlifting for 10 years and have been involved in a wide variety of sports and exercise programs. I have 2 years experience designing and monitoring nutrition and exercise programs based on client needs, goals, ability, and anatomy. I will provide a fun, safe, and motivating environment with a challenging workout.

Brandon Day


I am currently going to MSU to get my BFA in Acting and Film. I'm from Tulsa, Oklahoma and I've played sports and had a passion for fitness my whole life. I'm currently working towards my training certification from NASM. Whether you want to lose weight, gain muscles or anything in between, I can't wait to help you reach your goals.

William Bufford

Certification: FiTour

I am a Sophomore at Missouri State and I am working towards a degree in Construction Management/Engineering. I am a former member of the football team here and have been involved with sports and physical activity for the majority of my life. I usually train 4-5 days a week and take great pride in my fitness. I love to research the many different fitness methods and movements and I hold a nationally accredited Personal Training Certification with FiTour. I look forward to working with you and helping you reach your fitness goals!