These are the brave and dedicated people that try to maintain the view from 30,000 feet while working at ground level. When something goes wrong they take responsibility, and when it goes right they credit the staff. Managers can be reached by calling 907-789-5556.
Joe Parrish – Partner & General Manager
Kim Allred – Pool and Equipment Manager – Extraordinaire
These wonderful folks are the front line and face of Pavitt Health & Fitness. They do it all; membership sales, laundry, receptionist, cleaning, chemist (pool/hot tub pH control), customer service, and more… all while making you the best smoothie in town. Front Desk staff can be reached by calling 907-789-5556.
Personal and Athletic Trainers
Whether you are new to the gym or a seasoned veteran, our certified and experienced trainers can get you started by helping to establish fitness goals, workout routines, and the confidence to use the exercise equipment competently; and/or help get you to the next level of fitness that you want to achieve.
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Kirk has been working in the health and fitness industry for over 17 years. He holds his personal training certification through the National Council on Strength and Fitness and has completed a course in Functional Fitness for Seniors. Kirk recently because the first certified Rock Steady Boxing coach in Alaska. The goal of the program is to use boxing methods to empower people affected by Parkinson’s disease to fight back! Kirk has experience working with individuals of all levels of fitness abilities and served as the Fitness Director at the Anchorage Senior Activity Center. Longevity and functionality were focus areas and he attended courses in areas aimed at senior wellness such as Fall Prevention. Kirk’s motto is: Train for Life!”
To schedule an appointment with Kirk, please call 907-723-9841, or email kirkdburke
Bryon Young – Personal Trainer
Graduate of Lake Washington Technical College – Fitness Specialist/Instructor Program.
National Strength Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Personal Trainer.
Member of American College Sports Medicine
Over 25 years of experience as a Personal Trainer. Bryon welcomes the opportunity to assist people of all ages with achieving their fitness goals. He is expert at evaluating and elevating existing routines. He emphasizes proper technique and body positioning to create the change you are looking for.
To schedule an appointment with Bryon, please call (907) 723-1373
Keegan Carroll is passionate for health and wellness. Originally from Colorado, Keegan was a competitive dancer who competed at state and national levels. During her young dancing days she developed a love for movement and pilates which has been a continued study for her and lifelong passion. Keegan was involved with the start of the Thunder Mountain Dance Team as choreographer, assistant coach, and head coach. Keegan is specialized in youth fitness and has started the Kids Club Fitness Class and Rainy Day Kids Club here at Pavitts Kids Club. She is certified in YogaFit Kids and is a State of Alaska Certified Teaching Artist.
Keegan has many years of experience instructing group fitness classes such as: dance fitness, core & cardio, cycling, tabata, HIIT, barre, baby & me yoga, and weight classes. Keegan is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer with a love for small group training. She specializes in dance fitness, and pre & post natal exercise. Keegan is knowledgeable in core rehab, building and maintaining core strength. She is excited to continue her education as an ACE Health Coach, and Therapeutic Exercise Specialist, which uses exercise to help heal diseases. Keegan believes in a whole body approach to training and is delighted to offer her services.
To schedule an appointment, please call or text (907) 723-7925, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jake is a 3rd generation Juneauite that has been practicing sports medicine as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) at the collegiate level for the past 6 years. As an AT he specializes in the evaluation, rehabilitation and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. Jake received a B.S in Athletic Training from Eastern Washington University in 2010 and shortly after passed his Board of Certification exam to become a Certified Athletic Trainer. He completed a M.Ed in Sports Management from Millersville University 2012 where he also worked in the athletic department as a graduate assistant AT. For the past 4 years Jake has provided sports medicine services to many of the varsity athletic programs at Carroll College in Helena, MT. He values manual therapies over modalties and is M-1 Graston Certified. He works to empower clients to overcome athletic injuries and get back to sport and occupation.
To schedule an appointment, please call or text (907) 201-1906. Email: email@example.com
Robert has worked in sports instruction, physical training, mountain guiding, coaching, and health education over the past 40 years. He especially enjoys working with older adults who seek lifestyle changes which improve and maintain quality of life through activity, healthy eating, and persistence in achieving these changes. His training and experience allow him to successfully assist those facing limitations due to health and aging.
His passions are outdoor sports and adventure travel. He is a scuba diving instructor with NAUI, PADI, and PSAI. He also works as a PSIA Ski Instructor and USSA Ski Coach at Eaglecrest.
Robert is a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and holds credentials as a Senior Fitness Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and Weight Loss Specialist.
Group Fitness Instructors
This group of talented, energetic, and certified instructors provide a variety of group fitness classes that offers something for everyone — including Yoga, cycling, BodyPump, Insanity, PiYO, P90X, and more.
Evolving into a mentor and coach as a cycling instructor is a natural progression from a lifetime spent in wild and scenic places. Early years for me revolved around working on horse ranches and soon the lure of the mountains grabbed my imagination. Summiting peaks in the Northwest U.S. and Canada became my obsession long before climbing was cool.
Turning this love affair for the outdoors into a living resulted in becoming a geologist that led to exploring for gold and minerals in remote regions of the U.S., Alaska and Central Lapland, Northern Finland. Graduate school in interior Alaska placed me squarely in company with winter temperatures that dropped to -50 degrees Fahrenheit. With the first winter, it became icy clear that being outside was an exercise in donning survival gear so it is in the subarctic that my life long relationship with working out in fitness facilities and working for them as a second or third job began.
Since my late 20’s, aside from foreign travel, I have recreated almost exclusively in Alaska and the Yukon centered on hiking, biking and paddling. My first real adventure cycling ride was the Dempster Highway in Canada’s Northwest Territory. It is a dirt road that is 457 miles one-way, crosses two rivers and ends in Inuvik. My outside cycling preference is to mountain bike where cars are far and few between but if I do ride the roadways I will be on my Surly Ogre. Due to demands of statewide travel and work in Alaska, becoming a cycling instructor was not possible until I was almost retired from my primary career job.
My first teaching certification (Schwinn) was obtained at the IDEA World Convention in Los Angeles with Jay Blahnik. Soon thereafter I became a certified Spinning instructor, lifetime member of Adventure Cycling Association, and member of national online cycling associations to further my education from active instructors around the country. I study and work on other certifications as time allows. I am in my fifth year of teaching at least three classes a week. I advocate that exercise should be like our middle name, just part of who we are!
Bev Ingram – Group Fitness Instructor – Yoga
Bev’s students enjoy her classes as both challenging and relaxing. She encourages breath to focus the mind and body. She has a keen eye for teaching alignment. Bev loves integrating mindfulness of the body through breath and movement to deepen awareness and invite stillness. She is passionate about sharing her love of yoga and making yoga accessible to Everybody. She believes in the process of yoga to promote healing on the physical, emotional, and spiritual level.
Bev is registered with the Yoga Alliance as a 500 hr experienced yoga teacher (1000 teaching hours). She has been teaching yoga since 1999 and practicing for more than 25 years. She took her first teacher training in 2001with Theresa Elliot of Pacific Yoga Teacher training program. In May 2012, she completed a 340-hour Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training Program through Spirit Rock Meditation Center. In June 2015, she completed yoga therapy training with Sarahjoy Marsh. Bev is a yoga therapist and available for private sessions.
Charlene Steinman – Group Fitness Instructor – BodyPump/Cycling
Charlene has been a fitness instructor for 20 years in California, Colorado, and Alaska. Her instructor certifications include American Council of Exercise (ACE), Stott Pilates, YogaFit Level 1, and BodyPump. She is also certified as a physical fitness specialist by the Cooper Institute. Charlene has taught a variety of classes, including step, strength training (including BodyPump), mat pilates, yoga, flexibility, hi/lo aerobics, and kids’ fitness.
Donna Young – Group Fitness Instructor – BodyPump/Cycling
Donna has been active in the fitness industry for over 30 years. She is an ACE certified personal trainer since 2001 and has completed the Cooper Institute Fitness Specialist Program. Additional certifications include Body Pump, Yogafit, Schwinn Indoor Cycling and Turbokick. Donna believes that fitness can be a way of life and in addition to teaching classes at the gym she enjoys cycling, cross country skiing and most of all being with her family. She would like to help instruct and motivate you toward your fitness goals.
Theresa Miller – Group Fitness Instructor – BodyPump/Cycling
A lifelong fitness buff, Theresa loves movement and exercise of all kinds. She holds certificates as an ACE certified group fitness instructor, Schwinn cycling Les Mills Body Pump and Holy Yoga (R-HYI). An instructor since 2010, Theresa says, “I have been inspired by so many of the excellent instructors here. They are always positive and supportive. Pavitt’s has also been a great place to make new friends. Some of my best friends are my gym buddies” Her motto, “Live Long. Finish Strong.”
Tom Pauser – Group Fitness Instructor – PiYo/P90X
With only three active years in the Group Fitness industry as a Certified Beachbody Live Group Fitness Instructor, ACE Group Fitness and AFFA Group X certified instructor, Tom decided to take his own health and fitness up a few notches upon his recent retirement as a U.S. Coast Guard Officer after 24 years, by making Health & Fitness his top priority, full time. After being introduced to the health and fitness giant Beachbody a little over three years ago, Tom lost close to 60 pounds and got into the best health and shape of his life. Not stopping there, Tom decided to eat that frog and become Insanity Live certified to teach group fitness classes, and it did not stop there. Health, Fitness, and Group Fitness instruction has become a top priority in his life, and he further became certified in three more Beachbody Live Group Fitness formats including P90X, PiYo, and CIZE Live. Currently, Tom is studying and working towards becoming the third Beachbody Master Trainer in the State of Alaska. Tom has lived in Juneau for over 16 years, studied at the University of Alaska Southeast, Officer’s Candidate School at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and is married to his health and fitness guru and partner in crime, Michelle, another Certified Pavitt Health & Fitness and Beachbody Live Group Fitness Instructor.
Janet Valentour – Group Fitness Instructor – BodyPump
Janet Valentour has always been engaged in health and fitness. The majority of her life has been spent in Juneau skiing, biking, running and hiking. Before joining the Body Pump Tribe, she was a classsroom teacher. Now invested in a second career of physical fitness, she is focused on strength training and overall wellness
Ira Rosen – Group Fitness Instructor – Cycling
Ira has been active in the Juneau fitness community for over 35 years. He has indoor cycling certifications from Schwinn, Rebock, and Lemond. Ira earned his ACE personal training certification in 1989. Ira has trained in several martial arts styles and earned the rank of Nidon (2nd degree Black Belt) in Shotokan karate. His own trading includes indoor cycling, weight training, and swimming. He was a competitive powerlifter and National Masters Champion for 15 years. He still has unbeaten records in two weight classes and several age categories. He has also won gold medals at the International Powerlifting Federation World Masters Competitions in Argentina and the Chech Republic.
Ira’s approach to training and coaching is to focus on heart rate based training and proper breathing. The result is superior conditioning to support peak performance. In his spare time, Ira is completing his “Fitness Theory of Everything”, an integrated model of the body’s response to exercise. It starts with understanding your body type which influences what you should eat and how you should train. The model demystifies all the training variables so you can control your fitness program. At any age…the best is yet to come.
Michelle Pauser – Group Fitness Instructor – Insanity
Brook Larson – Group Fitness Instructor – BodyPump
Kate Fochs – Group Fitness Instructor – Turbo Kick/CIZE
Jessie Schalkowski – Group Fitness Instructor – Turbo Kick/CIZE
Environmental Service Specialists
Maintaining a clean and healthy environment at Pavitt Health & Fitness every day is a top priority for all the staff. Our custodians take great pride in and work hard every day to maintain the highest standard of cleanliness throughout the facility.
Robert Ortega – Head Custodian