Our
Trainers

Rigorously screened, nationally
certified, five-star professionals.

We hold an incredibly high bar for what it means to be a top personal trainer in today’s connected world so you can find the right coach without the long search.

We don’t just rigorously screen trainers before they join our team — we set the standard for what it means to be a top personal trainer in today’s connected world with our rigorous vetting process, proprietary online personal training curriculum, and ongoing quality assurance for client service.

Having high standards is how we built a remarkable and diverse team of trainers who are deeply invested in and incentivized by your success, and why 95% of existing clients gave their personal trainer a 5-star review. 

Every one of our trainers is nationally certified through ACE, NSCA, ACSM or NASM, which means they have completed at least 100 hours of rigorous study and application of exercise science, nutrition, and anatomical subject matter. Because every trainer also has a bachelor’s degree (at minimum), multiple years of experience training clients in-person, and at least one additional wellness-related credential to enhance their expertise, you can be confident you’ll be paired with a highly qualified, knowledgeable, and reliable expert to partner with you on your goals.

Many trainers also have specializations to enhance their coaching, including but not limited to: Powerlifting • Bodybuilding • Athletic Conditioning • Performance Psychology • Nutrition • Stress Management • Behavioral Science • Ayurveda • Metabolic Conditioning • Running • Yoga • Swimming • Booty Building • HIIT • Kettlebell Training • Core Strength • Weight Loss • Muscle Building • Pre & Post Natal Fitness • Corrective Exercise & More

Meet Our Lead Trainers

Stephen Foster
LEAD TRAINER
Head of new trainer training

Stephen oversees our new trainer training program.

Stephen developed a passion for health and fitness at an early age. He has experience working with a individuals ranging anywhere from athletes to geriatric clients in a clinical setting. He believes with the right amount of consistency and creativity, improvement can be life-long. Outside of training, Stephen’s favorite part of his day is taking his dogs on late night runs.

Andi Nguyen
LEAD TRAINER
Certifications: ///////

Andi oversees our live classes program.

Andi's health and wellness strategy is targeted towards making clients feel satisfied both physically and mentally. She wants her clients to continuously challenge themselves to gain confidence and pursue the things they love outside the gym. Andi spends her time learning about training the body and mind to continuously improve her abilities. She can often be found playing outside, whether it be splitboarding, hiking, backpacking, or anything in between.

Ben Palocko
LEAD TRAINER
Certifications: ///////

Ben oversees our nutrition coaching program.

Ben has been at the forefront of online training, working with clients this way since 2011 while playing college hockey at Ohio University. Since, he has developed his own philosophy of training that takes a simplified approach. He believes there’s too much misinformation being thrown around about health and fitness and that it’s more important than ever to educate clients and help them listen to their body. Ben lives in Cleveland with his husky, Emery, and plays guitar in a rock band.

Aftan Noon
LEAD TRAINER
Oversees our trainer engagement program

Aftan oversees our trainer engagement program.

Aftan’s passion is training others and helping them reach their goals. She has been a personal trainer for 6 years and started her own lifting journey over 15 years ago. Aftan won her first WBFF Fitness Competition in 2018 & 2019, claiming her status as a pro. She loves teaching new exercises to people utilizing proper form while pushing them to their limits. Aftan believes working out prepares you for a better life and better physique, and that you should have fun while progressing to the best version of yourself.

Aurora Sekine
Director of personal training

Aurora manages and oversees the trainer team.

Aurora manages and oversees our trainer team. She holds certifications from ACE as well as other group fitness formats. With over a decade of experience in education and fitness, she is invested in leading the trainer team to reach their full potential. When she's not training and teaching, Aurora loves doing her own workouts, watching Great British Bake Show and making the perfect matcha latte.

Geoff Tripp
Head of fitness science

Geoff oversees our exercise library and program development.

With over a decade of exercise programming experience, Geoff brings his passion for health and fitness to Trainiac. Over the years, he’s learned that a well-designed exercise program gets results, and that there is no room for a cookie cutter approach. Geoff spends his free time training for Ultra Marathons and lives in the small mountain town of Winthrop, Washington.

Our Trainers

We hold an incredibly high bar for what it means to be a top personal trainer in today’s connected world so you can find the right coach without the long search.

Meet Our Lead Trainers

Stephen Foster
LEAD TRAINER

Stephen developed a passion for health and fitness at an early age. He has experience working with a individuals ranging anywhere from athletes to geriatric clients in a clinical setting. He believes with the right amount of consistency and creativity, improvement can be life-long. Outside of training, Stephen’s favorite part of his day is taking his dogs on late night runs.

Andi Nguyen
LEAD TRAINER

Andi's health and wellness strategy is targeted towards making clients feel satisfied both physically and mentally. She wants her clients to continuously challenge themselves to gain confidence and pursue the things they love outside the gym. Andi spends her time learning about training the body and mind to continuously improve her abilities. She can often be found playing outside, whether it be splitboarding, hiking, backpacking, or anything in between.

Ben Palocko
LEAD TRAINER

Ben has been at the forefront of online training, working with clients this way since 2011 while playing college hockey at Ohio University. Since, he has developed his own philosophy of training that takes a simplified approach. He believes there’s too much misinformation being thrown around about health and fitness and that it’s more important than ever to educate clients and help them listen to their body. Ben lives in Cleveland with his husky, Emery, and plays guitar in a rock band.

Aftan Noon
LEAD TRAINER

Aftan’s passion is training others and helping them reach their goals. She has been a personal trainer for 6 years and started her own lifting journey over 15 years ago. Aftan won her first WBFF Fitness Competition in 2018 & 2019, claiming her status as a pro. She loves teaching new exercises to people utilizing proper form while pushing them to their limits. Aftan believes working out prepares you for a better life and better physique, and that you should have fun while progressing to the best version of yourself.

We hold an incredibly high bar for what it means to be a top personal trainer in today’s connected world so you can find the right coach without the long search.

We don’t just rigorously screen trainers before they join our team — we set the standard for what it means to be a top personal trainer in today’s connected world with our rigorous vetting process, proprietary online personal training curriculum, and ongoing quality assurance for client service.

Having high standards is how we built a remarkable and diverse team of trainers who are deeply invested in and incentivized by your success, and why 95% of existing clients gave their personal trainer a 5-star review. 

Every one of our trainers is nationally certified through ACE, NSCA, ACSM or NASM, which means they have completed at least 100 hours of rigorous study and application of exercise science, nutrition, and anatomical subject matter. Because every trainer also has a bachelor’s degree (at minimum), multiple years of experience training clients in-person, and at least one additional wellness-related credential to enhance their expertise, you can be confident you’ll be paired with a highly qualified, knowledgeable, and reliable expert to partner with you on your goals.

Many trainers also have specializations to enhance their coaching, including but not limited to: Powerlifting • Bodybuilding • Athletic Conditioning • Performance Psychology • Nutrition • Stress Management • Behavioral Science • Ayurveda • Metabolic Conditioning • Running • Yoga • Swimming • Booty Building • HIIT • Kettlebell Training • Core Strength • Weight Loss • Muscle Building • Pre & Post Natal Fitness • Corrective Exercise & More