Why Personal Training?

Why Personal Training?

A Personal Trainer is a fitness professional involved in exercise prescription and instruction. They motivate clients by setting goals, provide feedback and accountability. Personal Trainers educate their clients in many aspects of wellness and exercise such as bone and joint health, strength, core, posture, balance, sports specific training, cardiovascular fitness, injury prevention and recovery, stress reduction, and so much more. Our bodies were meant to move. Sitting and sedentary lifestyle are a silent killer. Please take a moment to speak with one of our trainers about your fitness and wellness goals for yourself. Our Personal Trainers are certified and up to date with the newest fitness research, and training tecniques. Learn how to enjoy the gym as well as how to change up your workout routine. Through dedication and education one can impact their health greatly! Only you can make the change to create a healthier lifestyle!



Jeannette Pyle

Fitness & Wellness Director

Jeannette has been in the fitness industry for over 30 years. Jeannette taught her first group fitness class at the age of 18 and has been hooked ever since! Over the years Jeannette has had the opportunity to obtain many certifications such as TRX instructor, ACE personal trainer, 400hr yoga certification and more. Her well rounded background makes her able to pull from many knowledge bases when training.

Jeannette specializes in posture training, strength & flexibility training for sport and gait training. When training with Jeannette it will be impossible to take yourself too seriously. Jeannette’s mantra is choose joy! Laughter is contagious and when training with Jeannette it will be hard to take yourself too seriously

Tom Oetinger

Certified Personal Trainer

Prior to moving to SaddleBrooke with his wife Michelle in 2014, Tom lived on the east coast and retired after a 30-year career in police service. Active all his adult life, he was an avid runner, cyclist, triathlete, and hiker. Tom still enjoys road cycling, hiking and his time in the fitness center.

Certified by the American Council on Exercise as a Personal Trainer and Senior Fitness Specialist, Tom believes that an active lifestyle, which includes sound nutrition practices, routine aerobic and strength training, as well as positive social interactions are key elements to maintaining a better quality of life as we age.

Terilee Olivier

Certified Personal Trainer

TeriLee is certified by the International Sports Science Association as a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Specialist. She has been a Personal Trainer in the SaddleBrooke Community since 2013, and has been a resident of SaddleBrooke since 2011.

It has been her goal to work with people on an individual basis; coaching, mentoring and educating clients to achieve lasting lifestyle and fitness changes. She takes personal care in transferring her learnings from science-based research, and utilizing the knowledge to improve physical, cognitive and overall wellness regardless of age or ability.

TeriLee’s certification in Breast Cancer Recovery Exercise helps recondition the range of motion for breast cancer survivors. Her certification from the Functional Aging Institute has allowed her to create programs that are purposeful and functional for everyday life, including assisting clients with artificial joints. The BOSU Mobility/Stability training helps with balance issues, while her BARRE ABOVE program aids in building isometric strength through short concentric-eccentric movements. As a Certified Nutritional Specialist, her “SHED IT” program combines fitness and weight loss to help clients gain control of their relationship with food and guide them to a position of personal power.

TeriLee believes that all of life’s challenges are opportunities for growth, whether a client wants to lose weight, feel better with more energy or a combination. She will build a step-by-step program that is achievable and focused on optimal results over time. Your wellness journey, both mental and physical, is at the foundation of every activity pursued in life. It takes personal integrity, discipline and dedication to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Her motto is: There are absolutely no limits, but the ones we place on ourselves.

Yvonne Garthwait

Certified Personal Trainer

Yvonne has been in the fitness industry for over 25 years and has been certified through the American Council on Exercise as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor for 20 years. She is committed to staying current with the latest trends in fitness and has acquired certifications in the following:

  • Core Conditioning
  • Fall Proof
  • Golf Conditioning Functional Fitness
  • Mat Pilates
  • Foam Rolling
  • TRX
  • Back Exercise

Her passion is to help people achieve their personal fitness goals in a safe and practical way. She believes it’s never too late to start a program or change up an existing program. Change is good and the only way to improve your fitness level. Try one of Yvonne’s group fitness classes or consider personal training, she is ready to meet you and talk about your fitness goals.

Kelly Hastings
Kelly Hastings

Personal Trainer

Kelly has been in the fitness industry for over 10 years. She officially entered a gym 40 years ago and hasn’t left! Kelly teaches various types of fitness classes such as strength, spin, water, stretch and barre. She is also a swim instructor and personal trainer. Kelly loves reading, biking, hiking, camping, backpacking, playing with her dogs and is now retired so she has much more time for the things she loves.

Tara Fanth
Tara Fanth

Certified Personal Trainer & Instructor

Tara is a passionate group fitness instructor and personal trainer who is empathetic and has walked the walk. Tara became passionate after her own health journey in which she lost 100 pounds!

Tara is a NASM and AFAA certified trainer and instructor. She loves the actively aging communities and enjoys creating individualized programs for every BODY. Tara enjoys watching the transformation and seeing her clients become the best version of themselves.

When Tara is not at SB2 she is all over town teaching at various communities or at Tucson Cancer Conquerors where she donates her services every month teaching classes to cancer survivors, and those undergoing treatment. When Tara is not working you can find her with her little family. She has two teenagers that she is committed to wholeheartedly. Her children are her WHY and they drove her own journey to health.

Ross Major

Certified Personal Trainer & Instructor

Ross Major, NASM-certified and a firm believer in "movement is medicine," has a lifelong passion for fitness rooted in childhood ballet classes and equestrian activities. His journey includes being a Kenpo Karate instructor, serving as an Arctic Paratrooper in Alaska, and exploring America as a blackjack dealer. A significant achilles injury during a 300-mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail redirected his focus to the healing aspects of movement, deepening his commitment to a holistic fitness approach.
Ross's training philosophy is a consistency for progress, variety for plateaus, and randomness for fun—mirrors his multifaceted life experiences. He views strength not merely as an outcome but as a skill to be cultivated, focusing on building the body up through mindful practice rather than tearing it down. A functional strength coach at heart, Ross specializes in the Original Strength Reset system and hardstyle kettlebells, advocating for a balanced approach to fitness that prioritizes functional strength and movement integrity.
With a passion for connecting and sharing his journey, Ross encourages everyone he meets to embrace the philosophy that movement is medicine. Whether you're seeking to enhance your fitness regimen, overcome physical challenges, or simply enjoy the journey of personal growth, Ross invites you to say hi and join him on a transformative path toward health and vitality.
Susan Moss

Certified Personal Trainer

Hi. My name is Susan Moss and I find immense joy in empowering clients and setting them up for SUCCESS! My Professional Certified Personal Training experience, along with decades of competitive swimming and coaching experience has provided me with a unique skill set that I love sharing with clients. I am committed and enthusiastic about helping clients achieve their fitness goals by creating a personalized workout plan prioritizing excellent technique, safety, and effective training modalities such as functional fitness, strength training, high intensity interval training as well as corrective exercises for joints, posture, mobility, and balance. My training and coaching philosophy whether in the gym or in the pool is an A-to-Z theory to training which refers to a comprehensive approach that covers all aspects of physical fitness from start to finish which involves a structured plan that includes elements such as proper goal setting, proper warm-up, strength training, cardiovascular exercise, flexibility, cool down and recovery. By incorporating a variety of strategies, the A-to-Z theory aims to promote overall fitness, injury prevention and optimize performance. It emphasizes the importance of balance, consistency, and progression in training to help individuals reach their fitness goals effectively. Susan Moss ACE Certified Personal Trainer American Swimming Coaches Association Level 3 Registered Dental Hygienist, BS Horticulture, BS All American Swimmer Top 2-10: Best times for United States Masters Swimming: 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2014- 2018 in multiple events. Previous and current record holder for: 200 Fly, 100 Fly, 50 Fly, 100 Breast, 100 IM, 200 IM, 200 Free, 100 Free and 50 Free.

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