Personal Training

Our NHRMC Employee Fitness Center has a fabulous team of personal trainers ready to help you meet your fitness goals.  They're experienced, knowledgeable, compassionate, and motivational.  You can sign up for individual training sessions or work with a group to make it more affordable, and share in the sense of accomplishment.

We offer a number of training options to fit your needs. Training can be scheduled regularly - either weekly or monthly - or even periodically - say, as a department team-building exercise.

Individual Training

  • $35 for a one-hour session
  • $20 for a half-hour session
  • This is 40-50% less than most fees for professional Certified Personal Trainer services

Group Training (2-4 people)

  • $45 per hour cost per session (participants split cost equally)
  • Two members costs $22.50 per session
  • Three members costs $15 per session
  • Four members costs $11.25 per session

Midsize Group Training (5-8 people)

  • $10 per person per session

Large Group Training (9-12 people)

  • $8 per person per session

Meet Our Trainers

Julie Blackburn

Julie TrainerJulie BlackburnAmerican College of Sports Medicine Certified Health Fitness Specialist, National
Academy of Sports Medicine Certified in Corrective Exercise

BA in Physical Education
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Healing Arts Institute in Fort Collins and Colorado for Massage Therapy and Bodywork graduate

Julie has mastered all three levels of Kinesiotaping, is a TRX trained instructor and a core training specialist.

Jen Butler

Jen TrainerJen_ButlerAmerican College of Sports Medicine Health Fitness Specialist since 1998

BS in Business Administration and Marketing
University of North Carolina Charlotte

Jen specializes in Strength, Weight Loss, Pre/Post Natal, Rehab, Walk to Run Progressions, Core/Posture/Balance, Triathlons, Swim Technique and Programming. Jen helps manage the Weight Loss Challenge and is available to train small to large groups and individual clients. She is the coordinator of the Community Fitness Challenge. Jen also teaches the Bands & Balance Training class.

Brandon Chavers

Brandon Trainer

Brandon_ChaversBS in Physical Education and Health
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Brandon is a Plyometric, Speed and Agility Specialist with concentrated focus in short stretch transitions and footwork. As the designer of the No Excuse Workout and Stay Fit Challenge coordinator, Brandon excels at taking people to the next level. Brandon places tremendous emphasis on form and technique, core, eccentric resistance and symmetry of the muscular system.

Lisa Guy

Lisa TrainerLisa_GuyAerobics and Fitness Association of America Certified Personal Trainer
Peak Pilates, Maddog Spinning, National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Group Personal Trainer
TRX Certified

BA in Education
University of North Carolina Wilmington

With more than 10 years of fitness experience including Pilates, Boot Camp, outdoor cycling and TRX, Lisa enjoys helping people challenge themselves and reach their goals. Lisa works with the 12 to Life Program to help others make exercise and healthy eating choices a part of their daily routines.

Justin Harris

Justin TrainerJustin_HarrisNational Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer
CrossFit certificate holder

BS in Exercise Science and Minor in Psychology
Virginia Commonwealth University

Justin specializes in strength, circuit and weight loss training with constantly varied programs and exercises. He integrates movements that promote proper postural alignment to reduce pain from everyday activities (extended periods of standing, sitting and imbalanced movements). Justin enjoys coaching small groups of all ages/skill levels to keep them motivated and help them reach their fitness goals.


Matt Jordan

Matt TrainerMatt_JordanNational Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer

BS in Criminal Justice
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Matt is a three-year-member of New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Response Team. He works with the 12 to Life program to promote complete lifestyle changes through exercise and diet. Matt is also KettleBell Concepts Certified Level I.

Gwen Mauney

Gwen TrainerGwen_MauneyInternational Sports Science Association Certified Personal Trainer
Sports Performance Nutrition Specialist
ISSA Fitness Therapy certified

BS in Exercise and Sports Science
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Gwen is experienced in physical fitness assessments, providing personalized exercise programs and monitoring progress, prenatal and postpartum exercise programs and sports performance nutrition guidance. Gwen also holds certifications in prenatal and postpartum design.

Jeff Randol

Jeff TrainerJeff_RandolInternational Sports Sciences Association Certified Personal Trainer

BS in Sports Management
Campbell University, North Carolina

Jeff was a college All American baseball player. With more than 18 years of fitness experience, Jeff specializes in sports, strength and weight loss training and overall body conditioning.

Derek Schaberg

Derek TrainerDerek_SchabergNational Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer
Pendlay Level I and II Certified in Olympic Weightlifting

BS in Health Fitness Specialist
Eastern Carolina University

Derek works with the 12 to Life Program to promote complete lifestyle changes through exercise and diet counseling.