Personal Training

No matter what your athletic ambitions may be, personal training from the Little Rock Athletic Club could be just the thing to take your game to the next level. Want to shed a few pounds, have abs you can do laundry on, or just be able get the groceries from the minivan to the front door without having to catch your breath? Regardless of your goals, or your current physical condition, we have a trainer who can help.

Our diverse staff of trainers lets you select just the right fit to help you achieve success. They take an interest in you, your life and your aspirations and help tailor a plan to help you get there. Oh, and in addition to being well trained and really good at what they do, they all happen to be really nice folks. Which is why we hired them in the first place. Read about our training staff here.

Eric Godwin

Strong side: Patience

Soft side: Epsom salt baths

Fun side: Fly fishing

Secret side: Suffers from a bad sweet tooth

Proof that he’s just like you: Body aches but exercises nonetheless

Go to trainer tip: Proper hydration and nutrition can help prevent most exercise related injuries.

Education and certifications: B.S. in Exercise Science; ACSM certified personal trainer

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Destanee Hall

Strong side: Making goal oriented plans

Soft side: Empathy for others

Fun side: Loves a good dare

Secret side: Writing a novel

Proof that she’s just like you: Walking her dog counts as cardio, right

Go to trainer tip: Stop punishing yourself for enjoying food & start using that food as fuel.

Education and certifications: ACE Certified Personal Trainer; ACE Certified Group Exercise Instructor,  ACE Certified Youth Specialist

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Tyler Lathan

Strong side: Dedicated and disciplined with his fitness routine and the way he lives life.

Soft side: Deep conversations with friends

Fun side: Like to explore and do anything outdoors; hiking, cycling, mountain biking and tennis

Secret side: Enjoys traveling and experiencing different cultures

Proof that he’s just like you: The Big Orange mushroom melt burger is his cheat meal favorite

Go to trainer tip: Aim for consistency not perfection

Education and certifications: NASM certified personal trainer & AFPA Wellness Consultant

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Beverly Lindberg

Strong side: Positive and great motivator

Soft side: Giving 110% to everyone

Fun side: Teaching her dog yoga

Secret side: Loves cold spaghetti for breakfast

Proof that she’s just like you: Needs eight hours of sleep daily

Go to trainer tip: Focus on the muscle you are working.

Education and certifications: Cooper Institute certified personal trainer; ACE certified group exercise instructor; Certified Lifestyle Counselor; B.S., M.S. PhD Nutrition

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Steven Nauman

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Brittney Patty

Strong side: Good listener, attentive

Soft side: Family

Fun side: Loves to be outdoors with her husband and two boys

Secret side: Plays tennis, addicted to NCIS

Proof that she’s just like you: Gets really sore after an intense workout

Go to trainer tip: Use proper form.

Education and certification: ACE certified personal trainer

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JD Stephenson

Strong side: Improving athletic performance and weight loss

Soft side: Puppies

Fun side: Every side

Secret side: Yoga instructor – loves stretching people

Proof that he’s just like you: Struggles to reach fitness goals, weakness for burgers and fries

Go to trainer tip: Find a program that you love and stick with it. Exercise CAN be enjoyable once you completely dive into a program.

Education and certifications: B.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science, Minor in Nutrition; CrossFit Level 1 trainer, ACE certified personal trainer, Yoga Fit Level 1 instructor

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Jeff Witherington

Strong side: Accountability

Soft side: Anything to do with his son

Fun side: Deer camp

Secret side: “I’m an open book.”

Proof that he’s just like you: He puts his britches on one leg at a time.

Go to trainer tip: Eat small portions frequently.

Education and certifications: B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Central Arkansas with a minor in Dietetics; National Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)

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Sarah Olney

Strong side: Good listener, compassionate, and engaged

Soft side: Anything family related

Fun side: Being outdoors

Secret side: Competitive but tries to play “cool”

Proof that she’s just like you: Loves to eat  and refuses to “diet”

Go to trainer tip: Don’t worry about what  everyone else is doing for fitness, figure out what works for you.

Education and certifications: Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Regis University & Oklahoma Health Sciences Center ; Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)

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Martha Plaster

Strong side: I find happiness in helping others

Soft side: The dogs get whatever they want when they hit me with “the look.”

Fun side: Every day at work! Who says “work” isn’t spelled “F-U-N?”

Secret side: Much to my husband’s chagrin, I love being a professional student.

Proof that she’s just like you: My daily struggles – maintaining good posture and forgoing working out for work.

Go to trainer tip: Take care of your body at home and work like you do in the gym. Mobility and posture “best practices” are not location based.

Education and certifications: Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from UCA, licensed physical therapist in Arkansas, E-RYT200 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance), AFAA group exercise instructor

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