Student Recreation and Wellness Center

Meet the Trainers

Personal trainers at the SRWC are students employed by Campus Recreational Services. If you are interested in the fitness industry or becoming a personal trainer, our Fitness Instructor Training Workshop is a great start!

Level 1

Level 1 personal trainers are UNLV students who complete a 16-week in-house Personal Training Certificate through the UNLV Campus Recreational Services department. These trainers complete a series of training modules and are tested on their knowledge of exercise science, fitness assessment, nutrition, exercise programming and instructional techniques.

Level 2

In addition to the Level 1 experience, Level 2 personal trainers are UNLV students who hold a national Personal Training Certification through an accredited organization (ACE, ACSM, NSCA, CSCS, AFAA).

Meet the Trainers

Chase Barber

Chase Barber

  • Major/Degree: Nursing Major, Kinesiology Minor
  • Rebel Fit Trainer
  • Certification/s: CPR/AED/First Aid
  • From: Rexburg, Idaho
  • What I love about fitness: Helping people reach their goals and making a difference, whether big or small, in their lives.
Nicole Willis

Nicole Willis

  • Major/Degree: Kinesiology/Exercise Science
  • I teach: Indoor cycling, boot camp.
  • I am: Rebel Fit Trainer
  • Certification/s: Schwinn Cycling, CPR/AED/First Aid
  • From: Las Vegas, NV
  • What I love about fitness: The diversity of people.
Kristian Raffian

Kristian Raffian

  • Major/Degree: Kinesiology & Criminal Justice
  • Rebel Fit Trainer
  • Rebel X Group Fitness Instructor
  • Certification/s: ACE Personal Trainer, CPR/AED/First Aid
  • From: Las Vegas, NV
  • What I love about fitness: The most rewarding part of being a group fitness instructor and personal trainer is helping patrons push past their mental limits to show them that they are capable of achieving so much more.
Vince Menichino

Vince Menichino

  • Rebel Fit Trainer
  • Certification/s: CPR/AED/First Aid
  • From:  Pennsylvania
  • What I love about fitness: I love to see others accomplish great things and reach their goals. I am here to push and guide you through this process.

 

 

Lazara Gonzalez

Lazara Gonzalez (Lassie)

  • Major/Degree: Kinesiology
  • Rebel Fit Trainer
  • Certification/s: CPR/AED/First Aid
  • From: Cuba
  • What I love about fitness: I love meeting new people and making them feel welcome in the fitness floor.

 

Nicole Walters

Nicole Walters

  • Major/Degree: Kinesiology
  • Rebel Fit Trainer
  • I teach: boot camp, spin, core X
  • Certifications: ACSM Personal Trainer, Schwinn Cycling, CPR/AED/First Aid
  • From: Boise, Idaho
  • What I love about fitness: I love personal training and group exercise because I get to meet so many new and diverse people every day.
Cameron Murayama

Cameron Murayama

  • Major/Degree: Kinesiology
  • Rebel Fit Trainer
  • Certification/s: CPR/AED/First Aid
  • From: Mililani, HI
  • What I love about fitness: Having the opportunity to see the pure happiness and confidence my clients gain in themselves when training with me.

 

Kylie Mann

Kylie Mann

  • Major/Degree: Kinesiology
  • Rebel Fit Trainer
  • From: Alta Loma, California
  • What I love about fitness: I enjoy helping people reach their goals, along with helping them gain confidence in their own body.

 

Amanda Oliver

  • Major/Degree: Kineseology/Physical Therapy
  • Rebel Fit Trainer
  • Certification/s: CPR/AED/First Aid
  • From: Orange, Ca
  • What I love about fitness: I love the interaction with patrons. I love to hear about the health and fitness goals of patrons as well as get to know them on a more personal level. I enjoy being hands on and helping in any way possible!