Recreational Services

Meet the Fitness Staff


Adrienne Fitness

Adrienne Letner, M.Ed. - Coordinator, Health & Fitness

MX4, Circuit-based classes, Cycle, & Dance Fitness

I LOVE circuits and HIIT, but also have a heart for strength training. I aim to build exercise programs based on my client's interests and goals while providing education, resources, and support during their fitness journey.

Mission: My mission is to make fitness, and wellness accessible, exciting, and enjoyable for every BODY. I believe that a life of balance brings peace, strength, joy, and a lot of fun, too!

Life outside the Gym: Outside of the gym, I enjoy dancing and choreographing, riding my bike, and spending time with my loved ones. I am a proud fur mom to our a dog and three sweet kitties!

Email with questions about group fitness, personal training, or specialty events. 

Madeline Button

Madeline Button, M.S. - Certified Athletic Trainer

Therapeutic Modalities & Workshops

Mission: To help others stay physically active so their physical and mental health can thrive.

Life outside the Rec: I enjoy running with my dog in my free time! I also love watching sports with my friends and attending professional games. 

Abby Coulson

Abby coulson, M.B.A. - Certified Athletic Trainer

Therapeutic Modalities & Workshops

Mission: Prevention is the best medicine. A healthy lifestyle is the best prevention.

Life outside the Rec: I enjoy spending time with outside with my family, friends, and animals. From camping to game nights, we spend quite a lot of time together. My other hobbies include gardening, cooking and baking, and traveling with my husband. If I could do anything, it would be to have my own homestead.

 Brooke Fitness Intern

Brooke Miller - RocketEX Instructor & Personal Trainer

MX4 & Cycle

Mission: Life is an adventure that that takes place one small step at a time: be present in the moment and maintain balance to motivate movement towards your ideal integrated state of being.

Life outside the Gym: I enjoy staying active outside the gym too, some of my other hobbies include hiking, watersports, and snowsports. In my down time I love spending with my family, friends, and of course my dog! On the weekends you can find me making a home cooked meal or baking a carrot cake. 



Caitlyn Kozerski - Personal trainer

Strength Training & HIIT

Mission: I believe that exercise is healthy for the mind and body and it can be a great way to connect with others.

Life outside the Gym: I am a college student majoring in exercise science with hopes of becoming a physical therapist. I am a crossfit athlete so I spend most of my free time training.

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Mara zahniser - Personal Trainer & RocketEX Instructor


Mission: Exercise is a lifestyle of motivation, strength, building community, and finding enjoyment in being active to achieve optimal overall health. My mission is to make fitness fun and challenging, and support and guide people to feel empowered to change their lives and continually strive to become their strongest, healthiest and happiest versions of themselves.

Life outside the Gym: I am currently an exercise science student with a pre-physical therapy concentration. I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family, playing soccer, cooking, baking, crafting, serving at my church, and staying active outdoors by biking and hiking.

 Richard - PT

Richard Roberts - Personal Trainer

Strength training

Mission: Exercise is the best medicine.

Life outside the Gym: I like cooking, outside activities, I’m a bioengineering major and area of interest is prosthetics.

 Isabella - PT

Isabella Weik - RocketEX Instructor & Personal trainer

Strength training

Mission: For me, fitness was a way to connect to my inner power. I believe fitness is a key element of wellness. It allows each person to tap into the fullest version of themselves!

Life outside the Gym: I am very involved on campus and love student organizations! In my free time I read, hang out with friends and family, and enjoy yoga.

 Waverley - Rocket EX

Waverley Hawkins - RocketEX Instructor

Cardio Drumming, Core & Strength, Water Fitness & Line Dancing

Mission: Your health journey begins with you. It’s your journey and it does not compare to anyone else’s. Embrace and believe in yourself so that you may create and maintain your own healthy life changes. Remember, everyone has or has had a day 1 so you’re never alone.

Life outside the Gym: I love dancing! I Line Dancing, Ballroom, Chicago Steppin, Latin Hustle, Bop and a little Salsa. I’m also a Line Dancing and Beginner Steppin Instructor. Also, I have my own personal classes for Line Dancing every Friday evening. I do privates, group lessons and events for fitness and dance for individuals, companies and organizations. I have 2 grandchildren that keep me happily busy as well.


Melissa Ahrens - RocketEX instructor

Boot camp

Mission: Practicing prevention can often make intervention unnecessary. The hardest part of fitness is starting a workout or routine in the first place. Once you begin, allow the energy you feel each time you complete a workout, to be the motivation to push you to continue.

Life outside the Gym: I am a full-time working mom of two beautiful children; a 2 year old and 6 year old. As soon as I get home from work, I start my most rewarding job which is being a parent. Exercise gives me the energy and motivation I need to keep up with them. I often include them in my workouts as well:) In addition to being a mother, I enjoy spending time camping and being outdoors with my husband and children!


Alice Bonnell - RocketEX Instructor

Turn Up Dance Fitness

Mission: Self care and self love is so important. Exercise can help not just your physical fitness, but also your overall mental and emotional well being. The hardest part is deciding to do it and to take this time for yourself. I encourage everyone to choose to show up for yourself.

Life outside the Gym: Fitness is an important part of my life both inside and outside of the gym. When I am not working out, I enjoy spending time with my family and my friends. I work in healthcare so taking care of others is an important part of who I am and what I do. Also, music has always been an important component of my life. I listen to all types of music. I enjoy traveling, going to concerts, and I welcome new adventures!


Taylor Bynoe - Personal Trainer & RocketEX Instructor

HIIT & Strength Training

Mission: Half the battle is fought in the kitchen!

Life outside the Gym: I love spending time with my nieces & nephews & coaching basketball!



Holly Moungie -  RocketEX Instructor


Mission: Keep a fitness journal, write and monitor your fitness goals. Do something every day that makes you sweat!

Life outside the Gym: I am a full time Real Estate Agent with The Danberry Company. When I am not working, I enjoy camping, fishing, golfing, and pretty much any physical activity that involves the outdoors.

Jt Odgen

jT ogden -  RocketEX Instructor & Personal Trainer

MX4 & Athletic Conditioning

Mission: A good bench press can heal all wounds.

Life outside the Gym: I am an Electrical Engineering student in my fourth year at UT. If I am not in class or at the gym, I am usually watching sports with friends, going on adventures with my family dog Yogi, or playing with my cat Koda.

Lydia, rocketex instructor

Lydia Bendele - Personal Trainer & Rocket-EX Instructor

Athletes and Strength Training

Mission: I believe that exercise should be a fun and enjoyable experience that is inclusive of everyone.

Life outside the Gym: Outside of the gym I enjoy playing soccer, spending time outside and being around animals.

PT Sam

Samuel Chipps - Personal Trainer

Strength Training and Athletic Development

Mission: Everything starts with physical health. Optimal mental, financial, and relationship health can not be achieved without high quality physical health.

Life Outside the Gym: I spend most of my free time playing guitar, reading, or with friends and family.

Last Updated: 9/18/23