Meet the Trainers!

All Refinery trainers are certified specialists with experience designing and executing individualized programs for our members.

Tony Whitney 

Head Trainer | ACE Certified, BS Exercise Physiology, TRX Certfied, BodyPump & Silver Sneakers Certified


Training Philosophy: Work hard, train hard equals results. Give it your all and reap the benefits. 


What Clients Can Expect: To train properly using good technique. To be challenged physically and mentally. Clients can also find comfort in knowing that they are in good hands with a trainer with a lot of knowledge and skill.  I specialize in training athletes (being a former one myself), to bodybuilders, or just a person trying to get in shape and lose weight.


Hours Available: Open to close, every day!


Email Tony to schedule a consultation.

Jake Peters

BA Physical Education, NASM CPT, NASM PES, PurMotion Certified, Sports Nutritionist


Training Philosophy: Put in the hard work and earn everything yourself. There is no easy way to attain your goal, it will take everything you've got to get where you want to be. When you get there, keep what you've gained or keep moving forward - never go back.


What Clients Can Expect: I use a wide variety of training styles including: high performance, Olympic lifting, suspension training, correctional strength, and more.


Hours available: Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm


Email Jake to schedule a consultation.

Colleen Crawford

NSCA Certified Personal Trainer; INSANITY, PiYo, and Turbo Kick Certified Instructor


Training Philosophy: Train hard to make life easier. 


What Clients Can Expect: Expect a challenging workout tailored to your goals and abilities. My drive is to guide you toward being more confident in your body and abilities regardless of where you are in your fitness journey. We will focus on increasing your strength and improving your mobility rather than simply chasing a goal number on the scale. I give plenty of encouragement and accountability and expect hard work and dedication in return.


Hours available: By appointment


Email Colleen to schedule a consultation.

Zachary Hagy 

NASM Certified Personal Trainer


Training Philosophy: "Exceed your expectations by eliminating limitations."


What clients can expect: " It's my job to help motivate and educate clients on what they can do to get where they want to be. I want my clients to enjoy the process and also learn more about themselves while doing so. Through smart goal setting, personalized coaching, and promoting healthy habits inside and outside of the gym, clients can expect to achieve any desired result."


Hours available: By appointment  

email:  For a free consultation email Zach



Amanda Fonner
You may recognize new Refinery Trainer, Amanda Fonner, as a member of our floor staff. Now, Amanda is excited to work with clients, assisting them with defining and working toward their fitness goals. We're happy to have her as a member of the Personal Training team!
Certification: ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
Training Philosophy: I am passion driven in physical fitness, I want to see you succeed in your fitness goals. I want to inspire you to love your body for its physical and mental capabilities. Your workouts should empower you and grow your desire for physical change.
What Clients Can Expect: I will help you develop a more positive outlook on exercise thereby improving your self-confidence and self-motivation. Your workouts will be unique to your goals, but I will challenge you to try new things and get you out of your comfort zone. 
Hours available:  "anytime"
Email Amanda for a

Nick Katrichis

NSCA - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Master of Science in Exercise Physiology, Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Certified Sports Nutritionist


Training Philosophy: I believe every client's needs and goals are unique to them and them alone.  Therefore, I develop a customized plan for each individual based on goals, exercise history, physical capabilities, previous injuries, and injury prevention.


What Clients Can Expect: Individualized attention specific to their needs with the goal of achieving balance in muscular strength, physical endurance, nutrition, flexibility, rest, and mental stimulation.


Hours Available:  Monday - Friday after 6:30 p.m. and select weekends.


Email Nick to schedule a consultation. 

Max Loy
BS Kinesiology, BA Communication, NASM CPT
Training Philosophy: Consistency and dedication combined with small progressive changes over time produces results.
What Clients Can Expect: To learn about the process of achieving a healthy lifestyle mentally, physically, nutritionally, and emotionally. I offer guidance and support while we work together using a combination of safe exercise and education to change your life and make you feel stronger, happier, more confident, and more fulfilled. For seasoned clients seeking improvement in athletic performance I offer specialized, sport-specific training regimens directed at improving stability, balance, flexibility, and explosiveness. Strength athletes and bodybuilders can expect organized programming that will produce increases in strength and hypertrophy respectively.
Availability: Monday through Friday 7am-9:45am, Saturday through Sunday 7am-10:45am

Brooke Williams

ISSA Personal Trainer


Training Philosophy: I believe in helping clients find their health balance inside and out. The place where they are not only happy with their body and health, but that they learn to love themselves.To progress: work hard, commit to the workouts, and have fun! 


What Clients Can Expect: A safe and effective workout with a lot of encouragement to help clients succeed in making changes to their lifestyle. 


Hours available: Monday thru Friday early mornings and after 5pm, evenings.


Email Brooke to schedule a consultation.

Kim Vega

BS in Exercise Science | UIUC

NSCA Certified Personal Trainer


Training Philosophy: You can achieve anything you want as long as you're willing to work hard for it.


What Clients Can Expect: I will use my knowledge and skills to provide clients with the best help in reaching their fitness goals.  I will challenge them and motivate them, all while making fitness a positive experience that they learn to enjoy.


Hours Available:  Monday thru Friday10 6 p.m.anytime on Saturday and Sunday

Email to schedule a consultation.

Seth Jackson

NSCA Certified Personal Trainer


Training Philosophy: The aim of the game is to better yourself and to have a good time doing so.


What Clients Can Expect: To have technique broken down in a variety of functional movements. A variety of exercises and modalities will be introduced to the client and applied as we progress through the program. "Ya got one more"


Hours Available: Monday - Thursday:  9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Email Seth to schedule a consultation.