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Find the right trainer for you! We have a wide variety of trainers that will help you find the power to reach your goal of a healthier lifestyle. All of the PowerWorks Fitness personal trainers are nationally certified or have a fitness-related degree. They are contract employees that determine their own individual price packages. You do not have to be a member of PowerWorks Fitness to train with our personal trainers. Call (217) 697-8727 or email info@powerworkschatham.com for questions regarding personal training.
 

Sarah Albracht
Sarah Albracht absolutely loves the health and wellness journey. She and her husband Bryan, a family practice physician with the Springfield Clinic, have always made fitness and vibrant health a part of their family fun. Emphasizing the importance of making health a lifestyle, not a diet, fad, or crazy new workout, Sarah knows the process to good health is a journey. And every journey starts with small steps that together become the path to success. With a passion for helping people discover their potential whether at a local non-profit or in the gym, Sarah's behavioral motivation, nutrition training and fitness expertise combine to complete her coaching package.  Certified by Precision Nutrition, and a certified Spinning instructor, Sarah holds a Masters in International Journalism from Baylor University as well. She has run multiple marathons (slowly), completed several triathlons, biathlons, a century bike ride, and often plans holidays around races or fitness events.  Many of her friends remember the first time she encouraged them to workout. Those friends still workout, and are thankful for the gentle, fresh, encouragement.  Let's find your best self by discovering your best health together.  Please contact 217.622.5252 or email: sara.albracht@gmail.com.

Brittany Bisch (Koester)
Brittany was born and raised in Chatham, IL and has a strong athletic background. She received a scholarship to play softball at the University of Illinois and graduated with an Applied Life Sciences degree in Kinesiology with a K-12 teaching certificate in physical education. While in Champaign, she earned four varsity letters, served on the Student-Athlete Academic Committee, serving as liaison to the administration and earned several awards including the George Huff Award, Coaches Award, Softball Spirit Award and was a Top 5 Candidate for the Department of Interscholastic Athletics Spirit Award her senior year.  Before college, Brittany attended Glenwood High School where she earned twelve varsity letters while playing softball, basketball and volleyball. She received All-Conference and All-State honors in all three sports. Following college, Ball-Chatham School District hired her as a teacher and coach.  She coached basketball, softball and volleyball at GHS and softball and volleyball at GMS. She was named the Glenwood High School Varsity Volleyball Head Coach in 2009 and coached four years. Brittany is currently part of the PowerWorks Fitness Athletic-Development team, teaches classes and also volunteers her time as an assistant softball coach at UIS.  Please contact Brittany at brfittanybisch@gmail.com or 217.414.4589.

Lex Bitner
Lex has been a Certified Personal Trainer since 2006 and holds certifications as a Performance Enhanced Specialist, NASM, and a Golf Fitness Professional with the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI).  In addition, Lex is certified by Functional Movement Systems as a Level 1 FMS trainer.   A long time fitness enthusiast and professional, Lex has a strong foundation in corrective exercise, general fitness, sport performance enhancement and golf fitness. Lex is a certified instructor with TRX Suspension Training System and is PowerPlate certified.  Lex is experienced with clients of all ages and various fitness levels. In addition, Lex has been coaching girls basketball for 16 years at the College, High School and Junior High levels.  Lex is very passionate about fitness and works to inspire others to achieve health and wellness by making exercise fun and safe.  Please contact Lex at 217.725.5560 or lex.bitner@yahoo.com.

Brett Clark
Brett has had a passion for health and fitness for most of his life.  He has participated in several sports so he knows what it takes to get in shape and stay focused.  He has helped young athletes build strength properly to prevent injury and improve performance, adults who want to maintain good health, people looking to lose weight and seniors who want to improve or maintain their quality of life. He is certified through NASM, CrossFit Football and practices sports medicine to improve many aspects of fitness including core strength, heart health, balance and injury prevention just to name a few.  He mixes fun and discipline together to create a fitness program that will keep you motivated.  Brett plans to pursue his passion for fitness by getting his Bachelors degree in Fitness Management and Wellness. Please contact Brett Clark at 217.670.9246 or e-mail at clark8503@hotmail.com.

Karon Danna
Karon has been a trainer for over 20 years.  She is certified with NFPT, NASM & ACE as a nutritionist and went to Southern Illinois University and received Bachelors in Sports Psychology & Physiology.  She started her fitness career at the young age of 3 with dance and gymnastics and continued all the way through college. However, she is most proud of raising her two boys who are both strong athletes & competed in football, wresting, baseball, basketball & track. It has always been important for her to live a healthy lifestyle and she feels as though she has passed that on to her boys.  She trains a wide variety of clients ranging from young athletes to adults and enjoys the variety.   Please contact Karon at 217.725.1180.

Karen Geninatti
Karen  has been an ACE Certified Personal trainer, ACE Certified Lifestyle and Weight Management consultant, Anti Aging Specialist and Sports Nutrition Consultant.  Karen has worked in the fitness field for 25 years. She is the owner and operator of Geninatti Gym and Fitness in Carlinville where she holds overnight Camps, Bootcamp, HIT training, Partner training, climb Training and one on one training.  Karen credits her 12 years as a Competitive bodybuilder (8 years at the National Level) as the reason she has much success at getting people in the best shape of their life.   Currently Karen is ranked #12 in the world in tower running (racing to the top of tall skyscrapers.  Karen is also an ACE Certified Lifestyle and Weight Management consultant, Anti Aging Specialist and Sports Nutrition Consultant.  Magazines Karen has appeared in are; FLEX, MUSCLE AND FITNESS, IRONMAN, MUSCLEMAG AND NPC MAGAZINE.  Karen would love to help you reach your fitness goals, no matter what level or age you are at now.  Contact Karen at 217.825.7957 Kgeninatti@hotmail.com www.karengonline.com

Titus Florence
Titus is certified as an Exercise Physiologist through American College of Sports Medicine.  He has six years of experience in creating regimens for strength, cardiac endurance, power training and athletic performance.  He is a certified coach through the Illinois High School Association Coach Certification Program.  He played Varsity Football at Truman State University.  He has coached basketball and football.  He specializes in athletes but has training in all areas of the fitness industry.  Please contact Titus Florence at  TF4284@truman.edu or 660.349.9402.

Patty Lanser
Patty grew up in Springfield, IL. She graduated from University of Illinois in Human Factors. She moved back to Springfield where she met her husband Bob from Port Washington, WI. They now own all the Monty’s Submarines and have four wonderful children. Since high school, Patty has been an avid adventurer, always involved in physical activities from Springfield Ballet Company, cheerleading, track to many other things including triathlons, cycling, yoga, theatre and travel.  A huge advocate of having a healthy mind, body and spirit.  Patty has done physical exercise most of her life in many of the facilities in Springfield and now Chatham. At this stage, she is thrilled to become a group exercise instructor and personal trainer.  She has met many amazing people along the way and is lucky to still call them friends.  Patty is certified in Zumba, Zumba Step and a recent Personal Fitness Trainer.  “I am a firm believer of taking care of your body through all aspects of your life, it’s never too late.”  “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” - Jim Rohn.  Contact Patty at 217.801.5500 or email: patricia.lanser@gmail.com.  

Zachery Ranney
Zach is a recent graduate from Illinois State University with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science, originally from the Chicagoland Area. He has 4 years of collegiate sport experience with baseball at the D3 and Club D1 levels. Zach emphasizes in baseball and football mechanics, due to a long history as an athlete of both sports. He is a certified personal trainer through the NSCA, and is looking to achieve his CSCS, USA Weightlifting Certification, and Massage Therapy License in the near future. Zach is looking to help people achieve their health and fitness goals using fun, diverse, and individually oriented techniques. Contact him via email at: ranneytraining17@gmail.com, or text/call him at: (847) 544-1285 to set up an appointment today!

Sacha Sabin
Sacha is passionate about helping clients reach their potential. She believes everyone, no matter what their age or current level of activity, can cultivate a love of fitness.   As a mother of two, she understands what it takes to maintain a healthy lifestyle while managing a busy family. Sacha is an AFAA certified personal trainer and is also a certified instructor in TRX and Spin.  With a Master’s degree in Psychology from Brandeis University, she is well equipped to help you reach your fitness goals no matter what your challenge.  Contact Sacha at 954.464.5450 or email: sachasabin@gmail.com.

Anna Schertz
Anna grew up in Chatham and attended Glenwood.  She played sports growing up including volleyball and swimming.  She has her personal training certificate through WITS.  She is currently attending UIS Exercise Science PT program as an aspiring physical therapist. Anna is enthusiastic about the health and wellness of all individuals! She entered this field because of the physical and mental benefits brought by exercise and healthy eating.   Please contact Anna at 217.720.2061 or anna.schertz@yahoo.com.

Colton Schreyer
Colton is certified ACE as a personal trainer and is FMS certified.  With a diverse background competing in wrestling, basketball, swimming, and soccer, Colton shows well-versed experience as an athlete.  Fresh out of Northland College as a previous starting soccer goalkeeper his past four years, he aspires to play at the next level.  He looks to bring his clients to optimal health and wellness in their own lives through fitness and nutrition to accommodate their specific goals.  Contact Colton at 217.891.8955.

Josh Waggoner
Josh Waggoner is a Personal Trainer that specializes in helping athletes and individuals in the Springfield, IL area reach their fitness potential.  Josh brings several years of experience working with youth, collegiate (Division-I), and professional athletes to the greater Springfield area.   In January 2011, Josh joined the University of Missouri Strength and Conditioning staff as a volunteer intern. He primarily assisted with football, softball, track and field, and volleyball athletic development programs. While at Missouri, he assisted with Blaine Gabbert’s and Aldon Smith’s  MIZZOU NFL Pro Scouting Day.  Prior to working with PFC, Josh worked at the University of Virginia as a Football Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant in 2009. At Virginia, he assisted with all aspects of the Cavalier’s football player development program.  Josh earned his bachelor’s in exercise Science from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  Please contact Josh at 217.836.3933 or Jwaggoner@supremacyperformance.com.