”as for you be strong and do not give up for your work will be rewarded“ - 2 Chronicles 15:7

Staff

Meet Your Fitness Leaders


jacquie-wyantJacquie Wyant

Owner/Trainer/Exercise Specialist

With 21 years of professional experience, Jacquie specializes in weight loss and weight management along with strength training and high intensity training. Jacquie has been nationally certified by ACSM, (American College of Sports and Medicine) and has been a Fitness Professional since 1993.

Challenge Your Body, her own private personal training facility, opened its doors in March of 2011. Jacquie’s goal is to create a warm, judgement free atmosphere where her clients can train hard without the distractions of a typical gym. Jacquie feels that Fitness is the cornerstone to overall Health and Wellness and that getting fit is the first step to a new and healthy lifestyle.

 

Education
  • American College of Sports and Medicine (ACSM)
  • Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
  • International Fitness Professionals of America (IFPA)
Specialty Certifications
  • Longevity Training for Seniors (AFAA)
  • Metabolic Connection to Obesity (AFAA)
  • Plyometric and Dynamic Training (IFPA)
  • Crossfit – level one
  • Sports Nutrition (IFPA)
  • Kickboxing (Powder Blue Productions)
  • Pi-Yo (Pilates/Yoga)
  • Egoscue -Pain Management Training

 

kevin-needlerKevin Needler

Owner/Certified Personal Trainer

Kevin Needler, takes his 30 years of practical application in fitness and brings it to you. Using exercise to achieve physical fitness and professional goals, Kevin has had the opportunity to compete as a collegiate All-American athlete, trained the Indiana Department of Correction S.E.R.T. team in fitness and tactics, trained and competed in obstacle course competitions and also qualified and competed in the Xterra Off-Road Triathlon USA Championship 2014.

Kevin has gone on to achieve his certification in personal training through the American College of Sports Medicine, and is a qualified trainer in TRX suspension training as well as CPR/AED certified.

With this combination of “practicing what you preach” and educational and motivational tools, Kevin understands the obstacles and complexities that must be overcome for you to achieve your health and fitness goals.

 

sarah-lewisSarah Lewis

Certified Personal Trainer

Sarah joined Challenge Your Body in August of 2013.  She graduated from the University of Indianapolis in May 2015.  She holds a personal training certification through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and is CPR/AED certified.  In her free time, Sarah enjoys weight training/weight lifting, biking, boxing, painting, drawing, reading, and spending time with friends and family. 

Sarah enjoys the rewards of working with clients.  She loves helping clients improve their fitness goals and enjoys watching them improve/become happier as they reach their goals.  She has a strong passion for helping people.  Her goal is to be there to help support and motivate her clients along their fitness journey.  She has dealt with knee injuries first hand, so she understands the frustration and hardship of working through injuries.  Sarah loves the energy of group classes and she loves the intimacy of the one-on-one personal training sessions with clients. 

Sarah believes that getting healthy is more than just becoming physically fit.  She values the person as a whole, not just the physical aspect of a person’s health.  Sarah’s motto is, “Always give it your all; you'll feel your best when you give it your best!” 

 

kelly-bowenKelly Bowen

Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor

Kelly has worked professionally in the fitness industry for 23 years as a group fitness instructor, yoga instructor, personal trainer, and a Group Fitness and Pilates supervisor.  She has a passion for helping individuals on their journeys to a healthy lifestyle in private and group settings through Mind Body techniques such as Yoga, Pilates, and Postural Realignment exercises.

She enjoys coming alongside people to provide support, education and encouragement in a gentle, non-threatening way.  Kelly fosters an environment that helps her clients and class participants find a balance of mental, physical, and spiritual health through a holistic approach to exercise.

She graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business, holds a personal training certification from ACE (American Council on Exercise) and has completed the following specialty certifications:

AFAA – Aerobic Instructor Certification     
AFAA – Personal Trainer / Fitness Counselor Certification     
Arthritis Foundation – PACE Instructor Training (People with Arthritis Can Exercise)  
YogaFit – Level 1 Teacher Training         
Enlighten Your Body (Yoga/Pilates Mat Training)   
Practical Yoga for Personal Trainers   
Athletic Abs Maximum Core Fitness Training    
Optimal Muscle Training     
Aquatic Exercise for Rehabilitation & Training   

Academy of Holistic Fitness - Therapeutic Yoga Certification including:
 
Yoga Teacher Training
Proactive Postural Realignment Certification  
Holistic Fitness Specialty Certification 
Yoga for Wellness Coaching, Health Promotion and Lifestyle Management 

 

sarah-johnsonSarah Johnson

Certified Personal Trainer

Sarah graduated Magma Cum Laude from Saint Joseph's College in May of 2015 with a degree in Biology. Growing up, she was always active and running around but it wasn't until she began playing volleyball that she discovered her love for fitness. She played volleyball for Team Indiana, Warren Central, and Saint Joseph's. She also helped led volleyball camps for younger girls. It was during this time that she developed her passion for instructing and helping others grow.

Sarah is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer who plans on specializing in fitness nutrition and performance enhancement through NASM. She has a knack for working with athletes, increasing agility and power, but also enjoys working with people from all walks of life. Nothing brings her more joy than seeing people discover what they are truly capable of - sometimes it just takes a friend and a little push to get there.

 

gabby-morrisonGabrielle Morrison

Class Instructor

Gabrielle Morrison is a tap dancer who is a certified Pound, Barre Fitness, Zumba, and ballet fitness instructor. After starting ballet at the age of 2, she continued her dance training with numerous studios across central Indiana. Gabby has grown up performing in musical theatre and has choreographed various children’s productions. She is currently a member of The Circle City Tap Company. She loves working with kids and adults alike. Gabby’s goal with all her classes is that everyone leaves feeling happy and accomplished.

 

deb-welchDeb Welch

Certified Personal Trainer

My main goal in life as a personal trainer has been to teach a healthy lifestyle and train using methods which challenge the brain and the body and have fun while doing it. Focusing on balance and functional training tends to use more of the abdominals, which is the main concern for most, so this works well for everyone. With 20 years of experience in personal training and 16 years teaching pilates and several other certifications, I have kept very busily. I have learned from some of the best trainers around the Midwest. I love my job and am always willing to listen to anyone who needs to talk about a problem fitness or personal. I plan to help as many people as I can in the years to come.