Create lifelong healthy habits and improve your overall well-being with personal training. Personal training is provided by certified, trained professionals who will evaluate your individual fitness needs, design a plan of action, and motivate you to reach your fitness goals. Your personal program will include an individualized format and instruction, continuous program progression (if desired), strength and cardiovascular endurance exercises, pre- and post-operative conditioning, and proper stretching to improve flexibility.

A personal program can teach you correct form, help with recovery from injury or illness, train for a specific sport, or just get you acquainted and comfortable in the fitness room. Our trainers come from diverse backgrounds and bring with them a unique set of specialties and skills. They are certified by a nationally recognized organization and hold current CPR and first aid certifications.

To make an appointment with a Personal Trainer or get more information about services available, please call Sheila Leijon at (775) 832-1330 or email sal@ivgid.org.

Personal Trainers

Robin Elley

ESA Personal Trainer, Pilates, YogaFit Levels 1,2,3, IFTA Aqua Fitness and Barre Certified Instructor 
Robin started as a fitness instructor in 2001, earning her Personal Training Certification several years later. A yoga teacher and Senior fitness instructor for many years, she incorporates a blend of core, strength training with a focus on flexibility and balance. She has extensive experience with clients of all ages, who have specific needs, including those new or returning to exercise, those rehabbing injuries and or surgeries, those with restrictive conditions, mental challenges, heart conditions, Parkinson's disease, MS, cerebral palsy, and back problems, to name a few. Her goal is to safely make strength, flexibility and balance training a fun, lifelong habit for her clients. 

lou headshotLou Phillips

BS Health Education, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer 
Lou Phillips holds a B.S. in Health Education and is currently pursuing his MA in Public Health with an emphasis on the health and fitness of older adults. Since 1992 Lou has been certified by The American College of Sports medicine (ACSM) in health assessment and exercise prescription. He is a life-long sports participant with competitive experience in events from bodybuilding to triathlon.  He will guide you enthusiastically through and to your goals whether they are rehabilitation, performance or re-shaping. 

sue headshotSue Jenkins 

ACE Certified Personal Trainer, London Central Fitness Instructor, Ibbta Barre Certification Level 1, Yogafit Level 1, Speedo Aqua Fitness, Step Reebok, TRX, Zumba And Strong By Zumba, 55+ Fitness Certified Instructor
Sue came to Incline with her family via Northern California arriving in the USA in 2011 from the United Kingdom.  She has a son and daughter at Incline High.  Living most of her working life in London, Sue studied for a European Community Studies 4 year degree at University College Cardiff, Wales, and then worked in London for an Independent film producer in the British Film Industry for 10 years.  Sue comes from a strong ballet and modern dance background.  She teaches cardio strength, tabata circuit, flex core balance, 55+ fitness, aqua aerobics, yoga fit and stability ball classes at the Rec Center.  Her love of fitness and health originated in dance and aerobics but Sue enjoys all types of fitness, and believes cross training is not only the way to enjoy variety when exercising, but is the clear path to building a balanced, healthful body and  lifestyle.  Aside from fitness, Sue enjoys spending time with her family, travel, movies, reading, birdwatching, paddle boarding and tennis. She currently plays singles for Incline's USTA 3.5 women's team.

dave norehadDave Norehad

Third Generation Student/Trainer in the Lineage of Master Cheng, American College Of Sports Medicine Certified Fitness Instructor
Dave Norehad has studied and taught Tai Chi for over 12 years under the guidance of Master Willie Lim of Classical Dimensions, based in Arizona. Dave’s Tai Chi Chuan l Chi Gung Training will focus on the Yang style short form, developed and introduced to the western world by Master Cheng Man Ching over 50 years ago. Dave is a third generation student/trainer in the lineage of Master Cheng and is also an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Fitness Instructor. 

Sandy Soli

AFAA Certified Personal Trainer and IFTA Aqua Fitness, Zumba & Spinning Certified Instructor
Sandy has lived most of her adult life in Incline Village. She is an avid skier, hiker and mountain biker. Sandy has a passion for life, fitness and overall fun. She loves to motivate people!!!  Her enthusiasm for fitness is infectious and attracts people to her classes and trainings. If you choose fitness and exercise as your path to a healthy life, but need some help, Sandy will assist you on your journey! She is very creative and enjoys developing and implementing new exercise and fitness programs for the Incline Village Recreation Center membership and community. 

 

Nutrition & Stress Counselling

nikki headshotNikki Dean

E-RYT 500, Success Coach, Essential Oils Educator, Writer, CES, BS, International Yoga, Meditation And Mindfulness Presenter/Instructor
Since 2003, Nikki has been coaching students ranging from cancer patients to professional athletes. With a mission to help others reduce daily stress, live intentionally and experience more success, Nikki inspires others through motivational speaking, as well as live and online health and fitness challenges. She passionately shares her knowledge of essential oils as evidence-based, natural, effective solutions for increased health, happiness and prosperity.  Nikki is also a certified Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) teacher, a Cancer Exercise Specialist, and holds a B.S. in Communications from Cornell University. Originally, from New York, Nikki has traveled the world but found that Lake Tahoe, CA is her true home. When she is not practicing yoga, Nikki can be found hiking, paddle boarding, skiing or just breathing in the fresh mountain air.

hill headshotJill Whisler

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and is Certified by American College of Sports Medicine
Jill’s nutrition philosophy is simple…No one “diet” fits all, but a healthy, nutritional regime is built upon whole, fresh, minimally processed foods. Nourishment is getting the right balance. Cooking, eating patterns, timing of meals, exercise, sleep, stress management…all play a role in your health! Jill creatively looks at the big picture to your health. She gets it! As a working mom of three, she knows how busy life can get, so she can help share tips to help you succeed and set you up for success! What’s her passion? Weight management, sports nutrition, heart health, food sensitivities and nutrition challenges with children. Wondering what it’s like to work with her? Why, it’s fun of course! Are you ready to sauce up your nutrition habits? Ready to try something new? Interested in learning more? Book a session with Jill today!

To make an appointment with a Personal Trainer or get more information about services available, please call Sheila Leijon at 775-832-1330 or email sal@ivgid.org.

Fitness Attendants/Rovers

Bryan Garcia and  Peter Salazar are available to provide an overview of all the Rec Center offers during a 30 minute Rec Center Orientation Tour. To learn how you can maximize your workouts and improve your health and wellness make an appointment for a free Fitness Room equipment orientation and tour of the Rec Center by calling 775-832-1330.