Trainers

Meet NordicTrack Fusion CST Personal Trainers

The future of fitness is here! We present to you the NordicTrack Fusion CST. Burn massive amount of calories with 2 workouts in 1 – cardio workouts infused with strength training will leave you abundantly satisfied and hungry for more all at the same time. Guiding you every step of the way will be our personal trainers, but they’re not just trainers—they’re life-changing motivators. Pushing you to the absolute max, NordicTrack Fusion CST personal trainers are sensationally brilliant at getting you into the best shape of your life.  

Let us introduce you to some of the best in the business:

Hannah Eden – Fusion CST

Hannah Eden – Fusion CST

Meet Hannah Eden
Fitness Professional, HIIT Specialist

“I am so inspired by every realm of fitness. It fascinates me and I am a total nerd when it comes to creating unique workouts and coming up with fresh movements.”

For years, Hannah Eden has worked on her craft as a coach and CrossFit athlete. In 2014, she began competing at an elite level, becoming one of the Top 100 Fittest Women in the Southeast Region of the U.S.

In 2015, she started PumpFit Club—a boutique, upscale facility that hosts group sessions with a unique approach to HIIT training. There, she teaches classes that combine intense cardio and resistance training in strategic time intervals. Her workout expertise ranges from free weight training to olympic lifting, with five different specialized certifications. She also frequently develops content for BodyBuilding.com, Reebok Blog, and Men’s Health.

Hannah likes to think her weird side comes out during her workouts. Her unique training style is a little wild, sometimes inappropriate, and always a good time. She likes to have fun, but she’s also a stickler on good form and technique, while expecting a certain standard of exercise from each of her clients.

Connect with Hannah:

Website- www.hannahedenfitness.com
Facebook- @hannahedenfitness
Instagram- @hannaheden_fitness

John Peel – Fusion CST

John Peel – Fusion CST

Meet John Peel
Celebrity Trainer and Fitness Professional, IFA Certified, Endurance and Strength Specialist

“There is no better feeling than a good sweat. It’s the best way to release endorphins, feel alive, and have the gratitude of accomplishing something that may not be so easy.”

John Peel is a former NCAA Division I football player for the University of Utah. Upon graduating, he returned to his hometown of sunny Los Angeles, California and transformed his passion for athletics into a personal training career.

After hosting multiple fitness videos and DVDs, he credits his knowledge and experience to collegiate football, personal trial and error, working with other athletes, and being around fitness professionals for the past 15 years.

John designs his workouts to be very dynamic, while maximizing time and energy. His style is fun and fast-paced, and his workouts always include these three things: supersets, elevated heart rate, and lots of core work. His main goal for you? To sweat!

Connect with John:

Website- www.johnpeelfitness.com
Instagram- @johnpeelfitness
Twitter- @johnpeelfitness

Tanya Poppett – Fusion CST

Tanya Poppett – Fusion CST

Meet Tanya Poppett
Fitness Professional, Aerobic Specialist

“When we move, we feel confident, not just from the physical effects of exercise but from the positive effects it can have on us emotionally as well.”

Tanya Poppett is a professional fitness instructor from Wollongong, Australia, where she runs her own HIIT bootcamps and teaches functional training classes. She also leads her own fitness retreats, where she guides a small group of fellow travelers through physically challenging destination activities.

With the belief that “fit and healthy” looks different on everyone, she strives to spread this philosophy by developing innovative ways of getting fit and staying active.

Her unique style of training has been admired by thousands of people around the globe through her blog and social media. A huge fan of HIIT workouts, Tanya creates her workouts to be fun, effective, and time-friendly. She’s known for combining resistance and cardio in one fluid movement to get that heart rate pumping and those muscles burning at the same time.

Connect with Tanya:

Website- www.tanyapoppett.com
Facebook- @achievingbalanceau
Instagram- @tanyapoppett

Michael Vazquez – Fusion CST

Michael Vazquez – Fusion CST

Meet Michael Vazquez
Performix Athlete, HIIT and Strength Specialist

“You can expect intensity. Your heart is going to be pumping the entire time you’re working out with me.”

Michael Vazquez got started in fitness because he wanted to have more energy for his newborn son. After a year of training, he fell in love with working out and started posting workouts to his social media, gaining hundreds of thousands of followers.

With a background in breakdancing, calisthenics, and traditional barbell movements, Michael has created a signature training style that’s not for the faint of heart. His workouts move quickly and primarily focus on speed, power, and strength.

Connect with Michael:

Facebook- @michaelcvazquez
Instagram- @michaelcvazquez

Gideon Akande – Fusion CST

Gideon Akande – Fusion CST

Meet Gideon Akande
NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness and Wellness Coach, Strength Specialist

“You can expect quality coaching, high energy, and a great workout.”

A Chicago native and lifelong athlete, Gideon Akande graduated from the College of the Holy Cross, where he played Division I football and became one of the leading kickoff returners in the school’s history. After embarking on a career in finance, he followed his heart and became a full-time personal trainer and group fitness instructor in 2010.

In 2013 and 2014, he was declared the Chicago Golden Gloves Champion. Then in 2015, he won the Men’s Health Next Top Trainer competition, and went on to create and lead the popular DVD fitness series RIPTENSITY™ shortly after. More recently, his Instagram account was named one of the best fitness accounts in the country by Huffington Post.

His training style is best described as thoughtful and challenging, as he designs his workouts to work your body in every direction. With versatile training techniques, he consistently motivates with his positive attitude, his contagious energy, and especially his wholehearted belief in each person’s success.

Connect with Gideon:

Website- www.gideonakande.com
Facebook- @gideonakande
Instagram- @getfitwithgiddy
Twitter- @getfitwithgiddy

Idalis Velazquez – Fusion CST

Idalis Velazquez – Fusion CST

Meet Idalis Velazquez
NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Endurance Specialist

“Fitness is all about what you can do, progressing and getting better.”

Idalis Velazquez grew up in Puerto Rico and later attended Florida Atlantic University, where she competed in NCAA Division 1 track and field and set the school record for the indoor long jump. Today, she’s a top expert in fat-loss training and total-body fitness in Miami, Florida, as well as a wife and proud mother of two girls. Her hope is that she can teach her daughters to love their bodies and focus on what they can do, rather than how they look.

With a diverse set of training skills, Idalis specializes in fast, functional, and efficient workouts. She believes in using foundational movements, designing each workout with timesaving precision and a specific purpose in mind.

Connect with Idalis:

Website- ivfitness.com
Instagram- @ivfitness
Twitter- @ivfitness

Chris Clark – Fusion CST

Chris Clark – Fusion CST

Meet Chris Clark
ACSM Certified, Endurance and Strength Specialist

“I never get bored. I’m always researching and changing things up on a daily basis. You can’t get bored with me—you just got to be able to keep up.”

Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Chris Clark started personal training nearly 35 years ago. He earned a track scholarship to Indiana University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Biomechanics. As a three-time All-American athlete, he later went on to train collegiate and professional teams, including the Timberwolves, Vikings, and Colts.

In his own training, Chris focuses on mindset, movement, nutrition, and regeneration—four elements he refers to as the Tiger Method. His training style is challenging, motivating, and constantly changing, with a focus on pushing his clients to do more than they think they can.

Connect with Chris:

Website- betigerfit.com
Instagram- @betigerfit

Emily Paskins – Fusion CST

Emily Paskins – Fusion CST

Meet Emily Paskins
NASM Certified Personal Trainer, BS Human Movement Science, Aerobic Specialist

“When you push past your breaking point, that’s when you’ll see results.”

Emily Paskins graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor’s degree in Human Movement Science. She’s certified in Rip60, Rapid Fit, Incline Fit, Stages Indoor Cycling, Vibration, and Trigger Point Foam Rolling.

Her decision to go into the fitness field originated in her desire to make a difference in people’s lives. Being a trainer allows her to influence and inspire people, and she’s witnessed life-changing experiences through the power of proper exercise.

Connect with Emily:

Facebook- @emilypaskins
Instagram- @emilylauren_p

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