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Meet the Personal Trainers

Our personal trainers are all highly qualified to lead you on the path to fitness and wellness. Learn more about them below!

Personal and Small Group Training

Our trainers offer a variety of services and classes to help you meet your fitness goals. Learn more about personal and small group training.

Sean Boise
Sean is currently a student at Morrisville State College just down the road from Colgate where he is majoring in Sports Nutrition and Fitness Management. While playing basketball for Morrisville State, he realized the importance of working out and having a active life style.

Sean is certified personal training by the American Council on Exercise and is always looking to expand his knowledge in the fitness field. His easy going personality is comforting for beginners but can also motivate the experienced fitness enthusiast. Sean believes that being healthy and fit should be a life style not just a goal.

Becky Gough 

Becky Gough

Becky Gough has been an advocate of the fitness industry for the last decade.  Passionate about cardio and her philosophy that "fitness is fun," Becky will "enter-train" you through some tough workouts! 

Certified through AFAA and Mad Dogg Athletics (Spinning), she continues to be a student herself to make sure her classes and clients stay both challenging and motivating.  Previous gym owner, marathoner, triathlete, figure competitor, she has tried it all, at least once! Recently relocated from Newport, Rhode Island where she had been a full-time Personal Trainer, Becky is excited to continue to do what she loves in the Colgate community.   Inspired by the contagious, positive energy at Colgate, She is thrilled to be part of the new Personal Training program now offered. 

"You are only as good as the people you train with," one of Becky's favorite philosophies!   Is it time to up your level?

Shannon Hanby

Shannon Hanby
Shannon is the Program Coordinator for the Shaw Wellness Institute.  She graduated with a Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Health Promotion and Behavior.  She is passionate about changing unhealthy behaviors to healthy behaviors that are sustainable. 

Shannon has been a runner for many years, and became interested in personal training after realizing the importance of combining weight training with cardio workouts.  She became certified by AFAA in spring 2012.  After taking multiple group fitness classes based off of circuit training, weight training, and kickboxing, she has discovered many fun ways to get a great workout.

By making workouts interesting and fun, setting realistic goals, and encouraging her clients, Shannon is excited to be training at Colgate.

Andrew Turner

Andrew Turner

Andrew is currently the Director of Fitness & Programming for the university. He graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport & Leisure Management with a concentration on Health & Fitness. Prior to Colgate, Andrew lived in Connecticut and was an Assistant Director at Integrated Athletic Performance. There he helped create and run IAP’s Adult Small Group Training program, implementing a training regime for adults of all ages and skill levels. Andrew also has worked with a wide variety of athletes to improve their sports performance.  From training youth aged to the professional level athlete, he has a strong knowledge base to help improve speed, power and agility through proper movement mechanics and strength training.

Andrew’s philosophy on exercise is very strong in body balance, corrective exercises for imbalances, injury prevention, nutrition, flexibility, and regeneration. Andrew would like to offer his skills to help improve fitness, exercise technique and body composition for a healthier life style.

Christina Turner

Christina Turner personal trainer picture
Christina graduated from East Carolina University with a Masters in Exercise Physiology and is currently the Director of Recreation and Chair of Physical Education for the university. She has worked in several facets of the health and wellness field over the last six years. Christina has experience in the private fitness industry, sports performance, collegiate athletics and recreation, stress management, and wellness.

She has been personal training for three years and believes her clients' success is education in the principles that will make their program the most effective and most efficient. Her philosophy on exercise is that it needs to be a habit, and made part of one’s every day routine. She strives to teach her clients the healthy lifestyle habits that are going to allow them to live longer and with a higher quality of life.

She prides herself on being patient but demanding. Great with beginners, but can easily challenge any experienced exerciser! Her specialty training areas include weight training for weight loss, high intensity interval training, and running.