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
Karl Stuart- 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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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
Heidi York – Personal Trainer
Heidi gained a Bachelor of Arts in Dance in 2003 in her home country of Australia and went on to enjoy a professional career as a Ballet Dancer, performing with companies in Australia, New Zealand, The United States and Europe.
With this background Heidi brings something special to her training sessions with a unique level of body awareness honed from years dedicated to training and performing.
Bringing a positive spirit to every session and an enthusiasm for helping her clients reach their individual fitness goals Heidi has a passion for facilitating optimum movement patterns and offers customized safe and effective training for people of all fitness levels.
American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified Personal Trainer, hiker, marathoner and Pilates advocate and instructor. A lifetime member of the Polestar Pilates Alliance Heidi is dedicated to furthering her education in order to provide progressive, innovative and inspiring training methods to advance each client physically and mentally.
To schedule an appointment, please call or text (907) 957-1049
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kanani was raised in the health and fitness industry and has been mentored by her father, Dr. Corey Pavitt. She shares his same philosophies regarding the importance of weight-bearing exercises for people of all ages and fitness levels. Kanani has an acute understanding of the importance of maintaining a well-balanced diet to promote health and longevity in combination with regular exercise. Whether you need full guidance on how to develop an effective workout routine and diet, or simply “fine tuning” your routine, Kanani has experience with a wide range of clients of all ages and fitness levels. She holds her personal training certificate through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and his also a TRX certified trainer. Kanani is also a Level 1 USA Olympic Lifting Sports Performance Coach. To schedule an appointment with Kanani, please call (907) 723-9525 or email her at email@example.com.
NOTE: Currently unable to accept new clients.
Kathy has been an American Council on Exercise (ACE) fitness trainer for 17 years. She has also worked in a physical therapy rehab clinic as an aide for eight years and has extensive knowledge of exercise science in areas of basic fitness programs, post-rehab training, and injury prevention.
Kathy is a trained exercise leader for the Arthritis Foundation and offers extensive knowledge of how to exercise while managing arthritis, as well as other health issues such as diabetes and fibromyalgia.
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.
Barbara Hyde – Group Fitness Instructor – Power Step
Barb has been active throughout her life, enjoying activities such as field hockey, dance and running during her childhood in Oregon. Later, she majored in recreation and carried a minor in physical education at the University of Oregon. She began teaching fitness classes in 1983 and has been an American Council of Exercise (ACE) certified fitness instructor since 1986. Barb also holds certifications in REP REEBOK and Turbo Kick, and has taught physical education at the University of Alaska Southeast.
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.
Steve Wolf – Group Fitness Instructor – Yoga
Kristi Buerger – Group Fitness Instructor – Yoga
Kaila Buerger _ Group Fitness Instructor – Yoga
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.
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.
Ira Rosen – Group Fitness Instructor – Cycling
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
Katy McKerney – Group Fitness Instructor – Cycling
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