Meet Your Coach

Our team is committed to helping you achieve your goals and improve your inner athlete. We specialize in performance of every age and ability and are committed to making a difference for you and your family. 

T.J. Kuster

Sports Performance Manager

T.J. has a Master's of Science in Exercise Physiology and a Bachelor's of Science in Athletic Training.  He is a certified athletic trainer (ATC), certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), certified personal trainer through the NCSF, and is a certified Parisi Performance Coach.  T.J. is responsible for managing the day to day operations of the Training and Performance Center, supervising sports performance staff, and providing a professional and valuable member experience.  T.J.'s passion in life is helping others achieve their performance and fitness goals. He became interested in health and fitness after accumulating various injuries throughout his sports career, and it...

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Jenna Cabrera

Sports Performance Coach

Jenna has both a Masters in Exercise Physiology and a Bachelors in Exercise Science from Illinois State University. She is an ACE certified personal trainer, and is certified both FMS and Y Balance. She has over 10 years experience in the field working as a personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, and managing fitness programs. She has had the privilege of working with a wide variety of clients from every walk of life. She has seen first hand the difference physical activity can make, and the positive effect adapting a healthy lifestyle has on every aspect of your life. There is nothing Jenna enjoys more than helping someone reach their physical fitness goals, whether they are...

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Allie Ploense

Sports Performance Coach

There are many different avenues when it comes to physical activity. My journey to where I am today is a little different, over the last 7 years I have lost 100lbs. On the road to losing the weight, I found a passion for health and fitness and I want to help others reach their fitness and wellness goals. I look forward to working with you and helping you find the right avenue to reach your goals. Specialties: Strength Training Weight Management Crossfit HIIT Training Education & Certifications BS – Nutrition/Dietetics – Illinois State University ACE - Certified Personal Trainer American Heart Association - CPR/AED

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Michael Zellar

Sports Performance Coach

During his journey, he found a desire to coach and train individuals who want to attain a goal and succeed at athletics, physical health, or just the enjoyment of exercising. He has experienced injuries over the years which lead him to want to becoming a coach and personal trainer. By creating a custom workout plan tailored to your goals, becoming the best you is just a workout away.   Specialties:  Weight Loss Strength Gain Circuit Training Rotational Athletics (Golf, Baseball, Softball) Cross Country   Education & Certifications: BS - Exercise Science - Human Performance - Buena Vista University MS - Coaching and Athletic Administration - Concordia University Irvine American...

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Brittany Walleck

Sports Performance Coach

Brittany’s previous professional experiences includes a Pediatric Emergency Room Tech and a Cardiac Rehab Exercise Specialist. Brittany's love for exercise is rooted from her love of soccer and athletic competition. She has a passion for helping individuals reach their highest potential to achieve their health and fitness goals!   Specialties:  Youth Performance Training Exercise for Pain Management Group Resistance Training General Fitness and Weight Loss   Education & Certifications: BS – Exercise Science – Illinois State University MS – Exercise Physiology – In Progress ACSM –Certified Personal Trainer Certified Nursing Assistant American Heart Association - Certified CPR...

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Ken Allen

Sports Performance Coach

Ken was a student athlete running Track & Field, specializing in the 400 meter dash/relay. While in school, he completed the highest level of the Illini Leadership Academy as well. With over 9 years of experience in Track and Field, and 3 years of Cross Country, Ken is ready to help you unlock your full potential.   Specialties:  Speed & Agility Training Strength Training   Education & Certifications: BS – Kinesiology – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign NASM –Certified Personal Trainer American Heart Association - Certified CPR/AED

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