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Personal Training

Personal Training

Do you have a specific goal you would like to reach? Hire a personal trainer! Certified Personal Trainers are available at the ECC Fitness Center. Our trainers are experienced, licensed, and enjoy helping people reach their fitness goals. Call the fitness coordinator today at (651) 675-5535 to purchase a package that fits your needs, or you can purchase personal training passes in increments of 4 sessions, 8 sessions, or 12 sessions online.

What is Personal Training?

Your trainer will work with you to develop a personalized exercise program. We want to know what your goals are, if you have any injuries or limitations, and your current fitness level.

Testing is optional and can include: height and weight, body circumferences, body fat testing, strength, endurance, and flexibility. Our trainers work with all types of clients whether they have never worked out before, suffer from an injury or illness, or want to excel in a competitive event.

Contracts and liability forms will be filled out by client and trainer.

How Do I Sign Up?

Simply fill out the questionnaire below and we will connect you with a trainer.
New Client Questionnaire

What is Postural Alignment Training?

A number of our trainers specialize in Posture Alignment Training (P.A.T.), which is based on balance, movement, and correct stimulus. To be effective and truly functional, our bodies require the bones to correctly respond to what our muscles tell them to do. The sequential movements devised with P.A.T. encourage the body to move and function optimally. The focus is to work from the inside out, promoting structural strength and improving overall health.

Benefits include:

  • Addresses a variety of conditions causing muscle imbalances, joint dysfunctions, pain, weakness or instability
  • Prevents costly medical procedures
  • Restores proper muscle function and joint mobility
  • Improves overall strength, fitness and athleticism by restoring muscle balance

How Do I Sign Up?

To sign up for P.A.T., fill out the form below and we will connect you with one of our specialists.
New P.A.T. Client Questionnaire

Meet Our Trainers

We have six fabulous trainers with varied areas of focus and training backgrounds. Check out their bios below.

Anne West

Anne’s training emphasis is on pain free functional body movement for everyday living. She specializes in rebuilding and/or restoring the body’s postural muscles to their proper function allowing for optimal fitness results.

In addition to improving overall fitness and body function, Anne specializes in addressing a variety of conditions that cause muscle imbalances, joint dysfunctions, pain, weakness, or instability. Anne will design your exercise program to address your unique posture by introducing functional exercises to improve your total body enhancing your everyday life, activities or sport of choice.

  • P.A.S. - Postural Alignment Specialist, the Egoscue Method, Egoscue University
  • C.E.S. - Corrective Exercise Specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
  • C.P.T. - Certified Personal Trainer, (NASM)
  • S.F.S. - Senior Fitness Specialist, (NASM)
  • F.N.S. - Fitness Nutrition Specialist

Kate Marsland

Kate has a personal training certification through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), and is a certified group fitness instructor through NETA. Kate also has specialty training in stability ball, kick-boxing, Pilates, and active older adult programs. Like many women, Kate struggled with weight loss after the birth of her son and only discovered the benefits of exercise combined with healthy eating when she was in her 40s. She understands the difficulties in raising a family, having a job and still taking time to exercise and maintain your own health.

Kate believes that it’s never too late to make positive changes to your lifestyle; people of all ages can benefit from exercise and healthy choices. In her spare time, Kate is a Master Gardener for the University of Minnesota Extension Service and she and her husband enjoy scuba diving and culinary travel.

Sidney Rivera

Sidney’s mission is to educate people that the human body must function in three planes of movement to be most effective and efficient, and when you have acquired balance to these three planes of movement, you will unlock your potential to achieve any fitness goal and prevent non-contact injuries and chronic overuse pain syndromes.

Sidney graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and has been a personal trainer certified by the American Council on Exercise since 2000. He has earned a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of St. Catherine and is focused on sport performance, injury prevention, and rehabilitation. In addition, Sidney has earned the designation of Postural Restoration Certified as a result of advanced training, extraordinary interest and devotion to the science of postural adaptations and asymmetrical patterns that influence human body movement.

Whether you are an exercise enthusiast looking to take your training to the next level or a new exerciser looking to improve functional strength and overall health, Sidney can help you achieve your goals.

Peri Singh

Peri is a retired physician, who served the U.S. Army for 33 years. He has worked with orthopedists, neurosurgeons, pain specialists, physical medicine, and rehabilitation doctors among others. His extensive knowledge of anatomy and movement, combined with skills learned from years of providing patient care to the severely injured as well as very high-level athletes in the army, makes him a uniquely qualified trainer.

His passion is to use scientifically proven and evidence-based methods, effectively and compassionately. He takes a very meticulous approach by first fine-tuning an individual joint and then integrating that with the rest of the body to improve balance, strength, and performance. In his experience, this is the fastest way to optimal function and recovery. He looks forward to not only helping clients with common ailments like backache, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, hip pain, plantar fasciitis, but also hopefully preventing future joint replacements and back surgeries. Finally, he is fluent in four languages: English, German, Hindi, and Punjabi.

  • M.D. - retired physician
  • H.M.S. - Human Movement Science
  • C.P.T. - Certified Personal Trainer - (ACSM)

Cheri Kohls

Cheri acquired her personal training certification in the year 2000 through the International Fitness Professionals Association (IFPA). She has worked with all ages and a wide variety of fitness levels. Cheri specializes in women’s exercise, circuit training, core training and balance. She enjoys working with clients on a one-on-one basis and with small groups. Cheri is passionate in what she does and enjoys seeing her clients reach their fitness goals. She will help you keep motivated and make working out fun. In her spare time, Cheri enjoys working out, golfing, and boating.

David Johnson

David has successfully trained clients for the past 20 years in weight loss strategies, strength training and endurance. His degree is in sports management from Southwest Minnesota State University. David is an ACE certified personal trainer. He incorporates a lot of muscle confusion and continuous training into his exercise program. His philosophy is, “If you don’t use it, you will lose it.” David loves to push his clients to another level of fitness in terms of strength and conditioning. He believes that sometimes you must step out of your comfort zone to grow. David enjoys lifting weights, biking, running 5Ks, and playing tennis.