The University of San Francisco: Koret Health And Recreation Center
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Personal Trainer Bios


Brian is upbeat, warm and encouraging. He views fitness as an essential and integral part of life. Brian will customize a program (strength training, cardiovascular and flexibility) to fit your needs and objectives, and also fit your busy lifestyle. He strives to motivate you to meet your full potential, and is de-lighted to help clients transform their bodies, renew their energy levels and improve their self-confidence. (NASM)

Deirdre feels that the key to fitness success is consistency and a personal commitment to adhere to a regular exercise program for life. With over ten years of experience as a group exercise instructor, Deirdre strives to educate her clients by demystifying the process of getting in shape in a friendly, non-intimidating manner. Clients will gain tools and practical knowledge while enjoying a complete workout designed just for them. Deirdre will guide clients through customized sessions balancing cardio, strength, endurance and flexibility for all levels, beginner to advanced. Want to know more? Check out her weekly Cardio Kick, Body Sculpting, Spin or Abs & Glutes classes at Koret. (ACSM, Mad Dogg, TRX) 

Elise believes that health and fitness is about moderation, cross-training, and sustaining vitality into our senior years. According to Elise, this approach is accomplished holistically by making a commitment to consistently integrate a comprehensive fitness program and proper nutrition with a well-balanced lifestyle into one's daily routine. Elise strives to help her clients successfully achieve this ability so that they can perform functional activities of daily living, hobbies, and physical interests with renewed vigor, stamina, comfort, ease, and unbridled enthusiasm. (ACSM, ACE) 

Erik is a nursing student and former Marine with an enthusiastic outlook on health and fitness. Erik's training methods stem from his core philosophy that the human body is the one thing in the world that an individual truly owns; therefore, it is paramount that one works to improve their body through a physically active and healthy lifestyle. He strives to formulate programs that encompass the specific goals of his clients. Erik will provide the necessary instruction and background knowledge to yield tangible results, boost one's confidence and overcome the many stressors of everyday life. His personal training instruction will improve your vitality and aid you in meeting your goals and true fitness potential. Erik is well-versed in biological and anatomical studies and their pertinence to physical fitness. (NASM, TRX) 

Melissa specializes in sport-specific training, working with children and teens, and designing workout programs for all ability levels. She teaches TRX on T @ 7am, Warrior Fit on M/W/F @ 12:15pm, and Spin & Sculpt on W @ 6:15pm. She is available for early morning personal training appointments, as well as special appointments on evenings and weekends. Melissa is a Kinesiology major at USF. Her previous experiences as an intern in the Sports Medicine Department/USF Athletics, member of the women's Rugby team, President of the Jiu Jitsu Sport Club, and a Summer Kids Kamp Coordinator at USF have given Melissa a diverse toolbox to access for working with clients of all ages and ability levels. She is also available for Body Composition analysis, free weight room orientations and working with special groups. (TRX, Mad Dogg) 

Rosemary has taught fitness in all its forms for over a decade to groups and individuals in Los Angeles and the Bay Area. She is certified by the American Council on Exercise, Yoga Alliance, and the Physical Mind Institute. She practices Ashtanga, Iyengar and Vini yoga and has studied with Nikki Estrada and Maritza. She incorporates the two certifications to safely strengthen and lengthen the body using proper form to increase core strength and breath capacity. She teaches Pilates Mat classes on Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 12:15pm, Yoga on Thursdays @ 7:30am and Fridays @ 9am and Body Sculpting on Fridays @ 6:45am at Koret. Rosemary is available for individual instruction by special appointment. (A.C.E., Physical Mind Institute, RYT 500)

Todd will design a comprehensive program to best suit your needs and capabilities. Based on his years of experience, he believes that every client (athlete, senior, teen, soccer mom, everyday Joe) needs to incorporate strength training, cardiovascular work, flexibility training, nutritional guidelines and rest to achieve one's full potential in life and fitness. Todd further believes that a client's input is vital in putting together a balanced program. Todd will motivate you to become your very best by being creative, and intense, while instructing you in your pursuit of health and fitness. (ACSM, AFAA).