Fitness comes in many forms at the CSJCC. From personal training to group classes, members of all ages and levels can find a way to get active and stay healthy. The qualified and professional fitness staff not only inspire personal achievement, they are welcoming, encouraging, and have the tools and experience to draw the map that leads to success. We asked our trainers five questions to help you get to know them better. To schedule a personal-training session, call 918.495.1111.

 

Stephanie BlackwellSteph2

When did you first discover a passion for fitness?

I played sports all through my youth and grew up in a very active and healthy family.

Describe your favorite workout.

I don’t have a favorite workout. I like variety! I definitely prefer challenging and intense workouts. Adding the TRX has been great for all who have participated in the classes.

What do you like most about working with members?

Our members are the best! They come in all ages and fitness levels, so they keep me on my toes. Also, they are all very kind and have made my time here at the J quite enjoyable.

What’s your number one healthy diet/exercise tip?

“Diet” has such a negative feeling… I prefer to encourage a healthy lifestyle. Avoid processed/packaged foods and keep moving!

 

How would you encourage someone to stay motivated?

By stressing all the positives of healthy living… not focusing on “aesthetics,” but on the medical benefits (lowers blood pressure, improves heart and lung function, prevents osteoporosis, etc.).

 

Craig Descoteaux

Craig1When did you first discover a passion for fitness?

During my internship at NSU, I worked for a fitness group company and taught a variety of athletes at various ages and levels—kids to teens, to adults, and semi-pro athletes. We taught everything from running to lifting weights. After the internship, I knew group fitness brought out the best coach in me.

Describe your favorite workout.

I love any type of high intensity workouts that ask for a variety of challenges: running, lifting, and body weight workouts. Every day needs to be different to keep me motivated.

 What do you like most about working with members?

Watching them progress and become more confident. They actually grow and take on more challenge, whether physical or mental. And they take that new element and pass it forward to family and friends.

What’s your number one healthy diet/exercise tip?

If you can catch, hunt, snare, grow, or harvest it, eat it. Avoid processed foods as much as possible.

How would you encourage someone to stay motivated?

Get a workout buddy. Never do it alone. Join a group; introduce yourself to a fitness professional, jump into a class. We were all beginners when we started. Smile big and take a chance.

 

Jackie Fishell

Jackie2When did you first discover a passion for fitness?

When I was five. My father was a pro football player before I was born. Both of my parents went to the gym when I was young.

Describe your favorite workout.

Cardio & free weights (separate & combined).

What do you like most about working with members?

Showing them how to take charge of their own fitness with confidence.

What’s your number one healthy diet/exercise tip?

Confusion training… mixing it up.

 How would you encourage someone to stay motivated?

Write down a doable fitness schedule with a plan & stick to it. Also, find someone to work out with if possible.