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Have you ever thought of hiring a personal trainer? Professional athletes and celebrities are not the only ones that need a little help to achieve their fitness and lifestyle goals. Every day our members utilize a personal trainer and so can you. All of our personal trainers have either achieved a four year degree in an exercise related field or obtained a nationally accredited certification. View all our trainers below. If you want to show a specific club only, click the appropriate button.

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Hi I’m Bernadette. I am a graduate from the NCCC personal training certification program. Along with training here at the BAC for Women, I teach Pilates and Cycling. Working out has always been a passion of mine and now I get to share that with the members here which is amazing. Working out should be fun, so feel free to ask me any questions!


Carrie H

I am a certified Personal Trainer. I also have my BS in Exercise Science. I am a mom of a 3 year old and a 1 year old. Life is good!!! I have been personal training for over 11 years and love working with all types of clients! My philosophy on exercise is that it should be fun, or why bother? Come train with me and find out!!”



Hi I’m Cathy and I am a certified Star 2 level Spinning instructor and Small Group Personal Training class instructor. I have been teaching for the BAC for Women for over 5 years. I came to the club as a member and loved it so much I decided to get certified and began teaching classes. I am currently teaching Carousel as a small group training class at Colvin. The class involves circuits of cardio and strength to challenge you in every way possible. I am also a full time hair stylist at Salon Allure in Williamsville.

Cindy Colvin


Hi! I’m Cindy an I.S.S.A. Certified Personal Trainer also trained in TRX, battle ropes, kettlebells and plyometrics. I have been working for the BAC since March 2013. I teach cycling, ABC, and body sculpt. I love working out and have a strong desire to help people achieve their fitness goals. I believe that with a little encouragement and support we can all live a healthy lifestyle by incorporating fitness into our lives.



I joined the BAC when Colvin opened over 8 years ago. Since then, I have become a Star 3 Spinning Instructor, AFAA & NAPHA Certified Personal Trainer, and Certified TRX Instructor. My job is about so much more than teaching people how to exercise. It’s about providing friendship, support and motivation as well as showing them that working toward better health and wellness can be fun and not feel like work. I am the mother of 3 children, two with special needs. At first, joining the gym was a way for me to escape – to do something for myself. It has become more than I ever could have dreamed…Now, it is a passion; a way for me to share my love for fitness and wellbeing! I hope that I can demonstrate to other “moms” that they CAN find time to stay fit too



I am the Regional Group Exercise Director for the BAC for Women. I have been teaching group exercise classes of all types for about 20 years. My certifications include Maddogg Spinning, AFAA Group Exercise, FitTour Kickboxing, YogaFit levels I and II and TRX. I am also a Heartsaver CPR/AED Instructor.
I enjoy exercise of all types and I have thoroughly loved my time here at the BAC.



Hi, my names Heather! I got into fitness at an early age and became and ACE certified personal trainer and certified Spinning Instructor as soon as I turned 18 and started working with the BAC right away! Since then, I moved away from home and attended SUNY Fredonia for three years majoring in exercise science. Now, I am glad to be back home attending the University at Buffalo working towards a Ph.D in physical therapy with a minor in nutrition and health and wellness. Fitness is my passion and I am so lucky to have a job that I love while working towards my degree learning more and more about fitness every day.



Hi, my name is Jill. I am the Group Exercise Director and teach a number of classes including Strike Zone, Yoga, Cycling, and Pilates. I am an AFAA certified Personal Trainer with many years of experience and have many specialized training certificates such as Spinning, AFAA Nutrition Fundamentals and Stress Management. I am the mother of 3 children. One of my greatest joys is being able to share my love of fitness with the ladies at the BAC for Women.


Lavanya K.

Years teaching/training: 7. Certifications/Education: B.Sc. – Biology and Physiology, M.S. – Exercise Physiology, MPH – Epidemiology, Certified Personal Trainer, Additional certifications in: Group exercise, TRX, Spinning and Yoga. What styles of classes you teach: Cycling, Yoga, Strength Training, Stability Ball.

Exercise is one of the best forms of preventive health. At the BAC, you have the opportunity to pick up an activity of your choice and pursue it for life. I believe in looking at the big picture and making small lifestyle changes that lead us forward each day. Here’s to YOUR health!


Leslie B.

Hi my name is Leslie and I am the Director of Group Fitness and Personal Training at the French Rd club. In late 2014 I decided it was time to make my health a priority. I had been a member of the BAC since 2002 but by 2014 I was at my heaviest weight and I was ready to make myself a priority by taking my health seriously.  I started coming to the gym every day and I loved it.  I looked forward to my classes and seeing the instructors and friends I made along the way.  Since starting my journey to a happier healthier lifestyle I have lost 60lbs and found my passion for fitness. I decided I wanted to share my enthusiasm for the fitness world and help others on their journeys to achieve a healthier lifestyle. I pursed getting licensed in Zumba and became Group Exercise certified through AFAA. I’m currently teaching Zumba, Body Chisel, and an occasional Cycling class.


Megan N

Megan has been a personal trainer at the BAC for about five years. She is an AFAA certified personal trainer.
Her knowledge and passion lies in group training, injury prevention for runners, as well as motivating women to complete their first race. Throughout the years, Megan has gained fitness knowledge to start running, and completed two marathons. She is the program director for Zero to 5K, a 10-week program run through Buffalo’s premier running club, Checkers A.C. She was elected to the board of directors for Checkers this past March and will serve for a two year term. Personal training is her fun job, and the best clients keep her coming back to help them reach their fitness and nutrition goals through coaching and pushing them to new fitness levels.



I am a certified Personal Trainer thru the American College of Sports Medicine. I am also a student studying Physical Therapy and Exercise Science. And I hold a current American Heart Association CPR/AED certification.


Teri T

I have over 32 years experience teaching group fitness classes and have been doing personal training for 16 years. My certifications and fitness education include being an ACE Personal Trainer, I am certified thru the National Academy of Personal Health Approach and I hold Group Fitness certifications thru AFAA, YMCA, ACE and IDEA. I am also certified in Strength Training, Strength Training Older Adults, am a Golf Conditioning Specialist, TRX certified, Lifestyle and Weight Management, Working with Populations with Back, Shoulder, Knee, and Metabolic Conditions, Mat Pilates, Turbo Kick, Power Strike, PiYo, Step, and more.
I currently train one on one clients at BAC Evans along with holding small group trainings consisting of Boxing and TRX.



Hi I’m Terry. I am a Certified Personal Trainer thru the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. I also hold a current AHA CPR/First Aid Certification, I am a MAD DOGG Certified Spin Instructor and a Certified TRX Instructor. I currently teach Group exercise classes including Yoga, Body Chisel and Cycling at the BAC for Women on Evans. I also have a background in working with special populations for injury prevention, prenatal & geriatric pilates and stress management.



I am both a certified Group Exercise Instructor and a Personal Trainer thru the Aerobics & Fitness Association of America. I also have a current CPR/AED certification from the American Heart Association. I currently teach group personal training classes as well as group exercise classes including R.I.P.T., Strike Zone and Body Chisel and Pilates.