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LaHaye Personal Trainers

Tier 3 Personal Trainers

Tabitha Earwood: T3 Personal Trainer and Personal Training Manager

Hometown: Big Stone Gap, VA

Specialization: Fat Loss, Performance Goals, Hypertrophy Training, Female-specific Training

Certifications: CPR/AED, ACE-PT

Hobbies: Bodybuilding, Crossfit, making (and simultaneously devouring) protein pancakes, and hiking

Why I became a Personal Trainer: My first experience with personal training challenged years of fear and body dysmorphia by showing me I was stronger than I ever thought possible. My newfound strength and courage was forged by the weight of a barbell and a new way of thinking. This sparked my passion to empower others by teaching them to know their own strengths. I’m here to help women become both courageous and curious in the gym—free from the inhibiting beliefs that underlie self-doubt. I believe that we can be both soft and strong and that the stereotypes placed on women’s bodies deserve to be challenged. It is my privilege to introduce my clients to the joy of self-discovery through intentional motion, and it is my hope that this physical momentum will generate powerful growth in every other facet of their lives.

Amanda Lavender: T3 Personal Trainer

Hometown: Chesapeake, VA

Specialization: Weight Loss, Functional Fitness, Female-specific Training

Certifications: CPR/AED, NASM-CPT, CSCS, ACSM EP-C, Barre Above, Queenax

Hobbies: Cooking, baking, anything active

Why I became a Personal Trainer: The community and accountability aspect of group training is what originally made me fall in love with fitness. I want to share this with others by fostering a positive, encouraging setting in which we can come together to work to be the best version of ourselves.

James Mankus: T3 Personal Trainer

Hometown: Newark, DE

Specialization: Weight Loss, Strength and Power, Sports Performance

Certifications: NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, CPR

Hobbies: Video games, Ultimate Frisbee, Hiking

Why I became a Personal Trainer: I love to be active and to improve myself both mentally and physically. I want to help others find the love for fitness that I have so that they can reach their goals and continue to better themselves once they are done working with me.

Tier 2 Personal Trainers

Britta Solle: T2 Personal Trainer

Hometown: Sheboygan, WI

Specialization: Women’s Weightlifting, Fat Loss, Sports Performance

Certifications: CPR/AED, NASM-CPT, Precor Queenax Functional Trainer

Hobbies: Weight lifting as well as paddle-boarding, jet-skiing, or any water sports

Why I became a Personal Trainer: I became a Personal Trainer not only to help you reach your physical fitness goals, but also to help you gain confidence in yourself both inside and outside of the gym. I know what it feels like to be unsure and self-conscious while working out, I felt the same way when I began lifting over 4 years ago! I want to share my passion for fitness with you, give you personalized (& fun) workouts to meet your goals, teach you good form, and help you grow in your confidence to even make workouts on your own.

Tier 1 Personal Trainers

Connor Christenson: T1 Personal Trainer

Hometown: Doylestown, PA

Specialization: Hypertrophy Training, Strength Training, and Endurance Training

Certifications: CPR/AED/First Aid

Hobbies: Listening to music, watching sports, exercising, studying/learning about exercise, apologetics and theology, and reading

Why I became a Personal Trainer: I became a Personal Trainer because I want to share my passion and knowledge of exercise so that I may give people the tools they need to enable themselves to live a long and healthy life. I also wanted to become a personal trainer because of the ability to build relationships and to impact people spiritually.

Maja Jankovic: T1 Personal Trainer

Hometown: Ruma, Serbia

Specialization: Strength Training, Weight Management

Certifications: CPR/AED, NASM-CPT

Hobbies: Volleyball, tennis, soccer, hiking

Why I became a Personal Trainer: I love sports and fitness in general. My goal is to help people become healthier and better version of themselves.

Cricket Jurgovan: T1 Personal Trainer

Hometown: Red Oak, NC

Specialization: Performance Goals, Hypertrophy (muscle defining/building) Training, Recomposition (transforming fatty weight to muscle) training, Female-specific Training

Certifications: CPR/AED, NASM-CPT, HIPPA, Lifeguard

Hobbies: Traveling, workout out, eating good food

Why I became a Personal Trainer: I have been interested in improving my physical wellbeing since I was 16. At the time, all my friends told me I “looked fine” and that I “didn’t need to change my appearance”. They didn’t understand my drive to improve my physical well-being went way beyond the aesthetic realm and made a difference mentally and spiritually! At the beginning of my fitness journey, I had no clue where to start. I was intimidated because I did not know what I was doing and I was afraid of hurting myself or looking dumb in front of everyone else at the gym. For years I stuck to the back room of the gym with no idea how to push myself safely or reach the goals I dreamed of. Years later, after pursuing a major in exercise science and becoming a personal trainer, my passion is to help others by educating them and instilling confidence in them where they feel prepared and comfortable in the gym and wherever they go!

Tirzah Talampas: T1 Personal Trainer

Hometown: Wooster, OH

Specialization: Strength Training, Functional Movement

Certifications: CPR/AED, NSCA-CSCS

Hobbies: MMA, basketball, volleyball, watching Youtube 

Why I became a Personal Trainer: I became a personal trainer because I know how difficult it is to make lifestyle changes and stick to them. My goal as a trainer is to encourage others and improve their lives through fitness.