The trainers at Pulse Fitness Center are knowledgeable, experienced full-time professionals. Their commitment to your success extends far beyond the hour long training sessions. They are your personal coach, reliable partner in the entire process, visibly sharing a stake in the outcomes.
Whether your goal is to lose body fat, sculpt your muscles, tone up your hips, thighs, and abs, improve your flexibility, cardio workout, or relax and rejuvenate, a few sessions with a trainer, either with a group or individually, can help you meet your expectations faster and more efficiently.
Certified Personal Fitness Trainers:
Charles “Coach” Hunt CPT, LMT – Concerned with the total makeup of his clients, what fills their days. He desires his clients to develop trust and confidence in his abilities and commitment to help them reach their goals. He is a goal oriented professional who will help you integrate discipline, determination, and commitment to a life of health and fitness.
Education: Florida State University – Elementary Education
Heritage Institute Jacksonville – Massage Therapy
Certification: NASM, IFPA, CPR/AED, First Aid
Areas of Specialty: Sports Specific, Strength and Conditioning adolescents, Pregnancy, Injury Rehabilitation and Speed Impairment.
Experience: Personal Trainer -25 years
High School Track/Football Coach- 25 years
Professional Football Player- 11 years
Gym Owner – 4 years
Interest /Activities: Christian, Enjoys Camping, Art/Antiques, Movies, and Weight training
Lucas Evangelista, B.S., ACSM C.P.T. - Originally from Argentina, Lucas has over 10 years experience as a Fitness Technician, Personal Trainer, Health Club Manager. In those roles he gained extensive experience in all health club duties, specializing in designing exercise programs and techniques, injury rehabilitation, and building a thorough working knowledge of exercise machine equipment. He has experience as a ACE Personal Trainer Instructor, Basketball Coach, and played for Tallahassee Com. College and the University of West Florida Basketball teams. Lucas is bilingual in Spanish and English.
Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Fitness/Exercise Therapist
Certified Senior Fitness Specialist
She is also a member of several Professional Organizations; IDEA- Health and Fitness Association, NAHF- National Association for Health and Fitness, and AAHPERD- American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Growing up Paige was always passionate about health and fitness, which is one of the main reasons why she pursed a career in Fitness.
Working as a Personal Trainer for the past 6 years, has given her the experience of assisting individuals of all ages, private and group settings. In addition, Paige has also worked as an Aerobics Instructor, teaching classes such as, Step, Body Sculpt, Hip Hop, and Boot Camp.
In college, Paige was a Rebelette Dancer a for the Ole Miss Football Team, which offered her the opportunity to voluntarily design and organize several college clubs, which promoted health and fitness for all students. One exercise club in particular, College Students Stay Fit, was established and lead by Paige and still continues to successfully strive at Ole Miss.
Paige’s overall mission is to motivate and guide her clients to reach optimal health, she strives to educate her clients on what optimal health is, and the specific steps it takes to reach it. During client assessments, she helps each individual set realistic and attainable personal goals. With her unique ability to design and administer exercise routines, she makes certain these goals are reached. Observing her clients reach such remarkably results is what truly motivates Paige. Transforming individuals into healthier beings is such an awarding feeling, which enables Paige to remain passionate at what she does.
March 1971 – April 1991 served honorable in The U.S Army Medical Corp with collateral duty as the unit physical readiness instructor. George proved himself worthy of this position by achieving 6 consecutive perfect scores of 300 points on the Army Physical readiness Test (APRT). His assignment included: Ft Carson, Colorado- Basketball starting guard Okinawa, Japan. Camp Zama and Iwakuni, Japan- single Tennis champ starting guard basketball champs.
Ft Stewart, GA W/Duty JAX, FL –Single Tennis Champ
Cecil Field, NS – Champs basketball -1975
Fleet Champion -Tennis singles 1980
1979-Pop Warner football coach 1979 – 1980
1980-81-Korea Singles Tennis Champ
1984-Japan Tennis Champ Singles
1994 Fitness Director – YMCA At American Express
1995-99- Personal Trainer San Jose Country Club
1999-2002 Personal Trainer- Gracor Fitness
2002-2005 Co owner/ Trainer Private Exercise, LLC
2005-2010- Owner/Trainer Body Construction specialized in Handicaps and people with challenges.
Certifications – CPR/First Aid, Aerobics, Strength Training & Personal Fitness
Massage School at Northeastern School of Neuromuscular Massage.
October 2010 – Pulse Fitness Center LLC.
Hobbies – Tennis, Fishing
- Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
- National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
- National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT)
- Interactive Fitness Trainers of America (IFTA)
- Cooper Institute of Aerobic Research (CFAR)
- Fit Tour Group Exercise and Spinning (FT)
- American Council on Exercise (ACE)
- American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
- American Red Cross (ARC) CPR/AED/First Aid
- YMCA CertificationsKinesis Group Training
Robert Starks – ISSA CPT – Throughout the seven years Bobby was in the Navy, he was in the top three percent of physical readiness for Search and Rescue Swimmers. Instructing various commands throughout the east cost in group fitness as a Command fitness coordinator, giving him a 100% success rate for military personal to pass there physical readiness test.
Bobby Starks holds an ISSA Certifications in, Personal training, sports nutrition, professional strength and conditioning couch, fitness therapy, and certified youth fitness trainer.
Building a bigger base for knowledge of health and science, Bobby currently is in his second year of earning a B.S. in Nutrition sciences. “I am always yearning for more knowledge and my goal is to continue supplying my clients with new information. I am a very left-brained individual and find that logic comes naturally to me. I am very good at analyzing problems and dissecting them so that my clients can understand a concept better or if I need to go into further detail or research on a subject.”
Additionally, he is natural bodybuilder and has a black belt in Goju Shorie Karate. He has instructed women self-defense classes in Carson City, Nevada. Bobby’s enthusiasm and motivation alone can fuel a rocket ship. He wants to help others in understanding that trying to be healthy doesn’t have a beginning and end, but to understand that it’s a lifestyle.
Jelena Vrcelj – B.S. - With five years of working with athletes, Jelena has her degree in Phys ED, Exercise Science, Coaching and also specializes in Nutrition Counseling and Sports Conditioning. By working with athletes at Jacksonville University, Jelena has decided to join Pulse Fitness Center as a Personal Trainer. Jelena has experience in training athletes and individuals struggling for a healthier life style. Jelena has been an avid soccer player for the past 16 years, playing in High School and College. Jelena has played for Jacksonville University for four years and also had her first professional season in the summer of 2011 playing in Eastern Europe for SFK 2000. Jelena has been coaching soccer teams as well as giving private lessons. After graduating from Jacksonville University in the fall of 2011, Jelena always had a passion to become a Personal Trainer and has been working as a Personal Trainer since November of 2011. Jelena feels that fitness is the cornerstone to overall health and wellness and getting fit is the first step to a new and healthy lifestyle. “Mi pricamo Srpsko-Hrvatski jezik”