Getting in shape is a traditional New Year’s resolution for many. Keeping that resolution, however, can be challenging.
To help keep its authorized patrons on track, the Fort Leonard Wood Sports and Fitness Program has personal training services available at Davidson Fitness Center.
The post’s three personal trainers — Donna Neulinger, Jen Ogden and Wakako Hallas — have a variety of knowledge and experience to help patrons achieve their fitness goals — and do so safely by stressing proper stretching, exercise forms and techniques designed to increase effectiveness and decrease the chances for injury.
“Fitness and functional training is about making life easier,” said Neulinger, who has been with the DFC team for more than a year.
Neulinger began her career as primary group instructor certified by the Athletic and Fitness Association of America, and has acquired several more AFAA certifications since that time. An avid long-distance runner, she specializes in training active older adults, aquatics, bariatric weight loss and low-impact exercise.
Ogden, who began her career at DFC as a fitness instructor, said her motto for health and wellness is “helping create and instill a love of fitness for all ages and stages.”
Ogden is a certified Youth Exercise Specialist, as well as certified as a personal trainer through the National Association of Sports Medicine. She recently obtained her bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Performance. She also has certifications in the AMPD Kettlebell and AMPD Power Flow exercise programs.
Hallas has been a personal trainer on post for more than a decade, and has multiple certifications, including a Yoga Alliance 200 hours certificate. She is also certified by the American Council on Exercise as a Certified Medical Exercise Specialist and Advanced Health and Exercise Specialist.
Hallas’s approach to training includes, “mind-body awareness through mindfulness in everything we do, and the breath.”
She specializes in post-rehabilitation exercise programs and working with special populations with restriction/recommendation orders from their physicians. She also helps service members with PT-test preparation, working to improve agility, speed, strength, balance, stability and flexibility.
For additional details about personal trainers on Fort Leonard Wood, stop by the front desk at Davidson Fitness Center, or call 573.596.4359.