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.
Susan James; Front Desk General
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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Keegan Carroll is passionate about health and wellness. As an ACE Certified Health Coach and Personal Trainer, she can assist with behavior modifications, nutrition guidance, and physical activity programs. An ACE Therapeutic Exercise Specialist, Keegan can implement exercise to help heal diseases and combat symptoms of chronic diseases. She is a lead coach for the Rock Steady Boxing class, which helps people with Parkinson’s Disease fight back.
Keegan is an experienced instructor of group fitness classes such as: functional fitness, core & cardio, cycling, tabata, HIIT, barre, dance fitness, and weight lifting. She specializes in functional fitness, core rehab, and women’s health. She has a passion for mind-body exercise and is currently working on her RYT 200 through the Yoga Alliance.
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 Keegan@gopavitt.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.
Kathy has been an American Council on Exercise (ACE) fitness trainer for over 20 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. She specializes in; Functional Exercise, Injury Rehab & Prevention, Women’s Health, Arthritis Exercise, and Senior Exercise Fitness.
Harmony is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer with a passion for martial arts. She is currently working towards her apprentice instructor status with the World Thai Boxing Association. Harmony has been teaching martial arts to youth and adults in Juneau since 2010 at Complete Warrior MMA, at numerous community events and is excited to be part of the Pavitt team. Her mission in life is to teach and help people find health, empowerment, and self-confidence through fitness and martial arts.
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’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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
Robbie Atkinson – Head Custodian