Meet Your Personal Trainers

FRC 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!



Jared Ives

Certification IP: 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.

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Connor Mahurin

Certification: Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)

My name is Connor Mahurin. I am a junior at Missouri State and have been involved with sports and physical activity since grade school. For the past 4 years, I have been religiously training myself 5-6 days a week and have done extensive research on many fitness methods and movements. I hold a nationally accredited personal training certification with AFAA (Aerobic and Fitness Association of America). My training specialities are strength and conditioning. No matter what age group, body type or fitness level, I will do my best to assist you in reaching your goals.