Meet Your Personal Trainers
I am a Sophomore at Missouri State and I am working towards a degree in Construction Management/Engineering. I am a former memeber 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 wroking with you and helping you reach your fitness goals!
I am pursuing a multitude of things in my life but my major at Missouri State is Nursing. I am part of the ROTC program and soon to be a bunch of things since I'm just starting out! I've been around physical fitness all my life from working out on my own to playing sports. I am currently in the military and also a Personal Trainer. I look forward to working as a personal trainer and help others push themselves to achieve their ideal goals.
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 inbetween, I can't wait to help you reach your goals.
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!
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.
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.
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 gymastics coaching. I have been weight training consistently for 5 years not and am FiTour Certified. I have been teaching BearFit class for a year now. I believe in holistic view of exercise, and view the body as an integrated system, not just a bunch of separte and interchangeable parts.
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.