Personal Trainers


Kevin Murphy, Personal Training Manager

Kevin has a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science and a personal conviction for helping others. Kevin has over 15 years of experience in the Health and Fitness Industry. Kevin has experience as a personal trainer, a personal training director, as well as General Manager. He is a U.S. Army Veteran where he served as an Airborne Combat Medic in the 82nd Airborne Division. His passion for fitness and healthy living is what draws him to the fitness industry, his passion for people and making a difference is what drives him as a manager.



Lori Phillips

Lori has worked in the industry developing fitness and wellness programs for over 20 years.  She has taught a wide variety of group fitness classes including aquatics, step, core, boot camp, kickboxing, and cycling.  Lori has specialized training in Balance Ball, Kickboxing, and Pre and Post Natal Care. Lori has worked with clients from age 14-85, adapting her focus according to their specific needs.  She has worked with a myriad of challenges including autism, dementia, joint replacement, injury recovery, and fibromyalgia. Lori helps clients to alleviate pain and increase mobility.  Lori's other passion is teaching kickboxing where she teaches kicking and punching techniques with a heavy bag, gloves, mitts, and drills for a high-intensity fat burner. Lori loves working with her clients and is always looking for ways to make workouts fun!


John Kishishian

John has been in fitness for almost 30 years, regularly training alongside world class competitors in figure, fitness, bodybuilding, and various other sports; and gaining vast knowledge and experience in the process. He started weight training at an early age for football and wrestling and has experience in powerlifting and bodybuilding. Over the last 15 years, he has been one of the most sought after trainers at Premier. John's expertise in fitness and nutrition is designed to guide clients to better physical health. Whether you want to gain some lean muscle, lose a few pounds, or get that competition shape body that is fit, toned, and full of energy; making lasting permanent changes takes dedication and patience. With years of experience, John continues to help numerous clients of all ages attain their goals through diet, training, and cardiovascular programs safely and effectively.


Kyle Hill

Kyle Hill ranks among our most popular trainers and has been with us 2 years now. Kyle is a native of Las Vegas, NV and is a National Personal Training Institute Graduate with a focus on getting results. Kyle designs customized workouts to meet the goals of his clients and keep them motivated. Kyle takes a collaborative approach to personal training by making sure each client understands the comprehensive program he designs for him or her.

Kyle trains by the philosophy, “The difference between who we are and who we want to be is separated only by our actions!”


Gary Fortney

Gary is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has several years of experience lifting weights. He has worked with individuals ranging from world-leading qualifying powerlifters to pageant competitors. He excels at motivating and can surely help you reach your goals.


Olivia Slack

A National Personal Training Institute grad, Olivia acquired a thirst for fitness at a very young age. Helping family members to stay fit and active sparked the fire and Olivia has everything it takes to get you from point A to point Z.


David Franz

David is a recent graduate of Bowling Green State University with a Degree in Exercise Science who is also certified through the American College of Sports Medicine. He has had internships at places like Hancock County’s Agency on Aging as well as Owens Corning’s World Headquarters’ Fitness Center, which has helped him to develop an ability to work with a wide array of clients. Whether you are a senior looking to improve range of motion and general strength or an athlete preparing for an upcoming event, he will bring the same focus and intensity to each and every session. For more information check out!!!
“If your dream doesn’t scare you, it isn’t big enough” Conor McGregor


Alie Nolder

Alie is a native of Columbus, and has had a passion for fitness since her early days of being a soccer player. She has been a certified personal trainer since she was 18 years old. Alie is currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science at Capital University. She herself is a bodybuilder, but has trained clients from sport-specific training to clients who would just like to age gracefully. Alies passion for fitness has truly helped change her clients attitudes towards working out and how they view having an active and healthy lifestyle.

Shannon Picklesimon 

Diet and Nutrition Coach
ISSA & Degree – Health Coach From Integrated Nutrition.
Shannon is the proud mother of three who has a passion for personal health. She began working in Psychiatric Nursing as a MA in 2008. This quickly led to a career of helping people attain their goals and living more successfully. Shannon completed her ISSA & Health Coaching (at Integrated Nutrition) degree in 2015 thus starting her role as a fitness instructor and personal health coach. Having a knowledge of nutrition and diet she uses food and exercise as medicine. This includes promoting regular physical fitness, body sculpting, healthy eating with organic and homeopathic recipes, assisting with meal planning, finding what foods work well with their bodies and offering long term support. Shannon encourages her clients to learn and grow and loves being a part of their success.


Tameka White

Tameka’s passion for fitness and being healthy, combined with years of training family and friends motivated her to obtain her Personal Trainer Certification. Tameka is a full-time working mom, a runner and enjoys challenging herself with various types of workouts (crossfit, TRX, cycling, etc). Tameka enjoys working with those that are looking to get active and start a fitness regimen.
If it doesn’t challenge you…it doesn’t change you


Chistan White

Chistan White a certified athletic trainer by the National Athletic Trainers Association, graduated from Otterbein University 2014. He developed a love for health and wellness during his four years as a varsity lacrosse athlete. He then attained his master’s degree in Health Education from Prairie View A&M University 2016. He has worked with a wide range of individuals ranging from high school students, the elderly population, as well as professional NFL athletes. A New Jersey native Chistan’s passion for individual’s health and wellness manifested at an early age as he frequently found himself motivating his friends to pursue an active lifestyle. His thirst for knowledge and a willingness to help others reach their lifestyle goals is what drew him to the fitness industry.