Trainers

Trainers2018-10-12T08:30:49+00:00

KURT Weiser, Owner and Personal Trainer
Born and raised in New Orleans, Kurt has always shown a great interest in exercise and has played sports most of his life. After earning an undergraduate degree in psychology, he went on to receive a master of business degree from the University of New Orleans. From there, Kurt began personally training clients and after a couple of years, he opened his first gym in 2007. Fast forward to 2017, Kurt has built a long list of loyal clients that have made his dream of owning a full-service fitness center a reality. When he’s not in the gym, you can find Kurt spending time outdoors with his loving wife, Angelique, their three children, and many pets! Kurt loves seeing his clients grow and transform their bodies—and to be there for them, always pushing them to be a better, healthier version of themselves.

MATT Story, Personal Trainer
Originally from Baton Rouge, Matt has been an active member of the fitness community for just over a decade. As an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, and Fitness Therapist, Matt strives to educate his clients on the importance of unilateral strength, core strength, and balance in the lower extremities. In addition to one-on-one training, he also leads group exercise classes in TRX Suspension Training and the boot camp inspired ‘Sunrise Circuit.’ When not on the gym floor, you can find Matt on the stage or in front of the camera as he continues to pursue a career in the arts as a professional actor. Matt holds a BA in Theatre Performance from Louisiana State University and is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. He is also an Equity Membership Candidate through the Actors Equity Association.

FRANK Trapani, Personal Trainer
Frank has been interested in health and fitness since he was a child. Growing up with a gym-owning father, he started lifting weights at a young age, which led him to power lifting, boxing, and bodybuilding competitions. He holds a certification from Expert Rating Online and finished the IRONMAN Wisconsin in 2017. Frank’s personal training technique focuses on circuit training, but he also trains for sport specifics, weight loss, speed and conditioning, and overall health and diet coaching.

LACY Shields, Personal Trainer
Lacy prides herself on helping her clients reach their goals by creating an efficient and smart program tailored to them. Fitness is such a huge part of our everyday life, from health to confidence to self-respect. She wants her clients to find a fitness baseline, by specializing in core fundamentals, strength & circuit training, interval training, pilates, stretching, and flexibility. Lacy received a holds a BA from the University of North Texas and has the following certifications: AFAA Personal Training Certification, Group Exercise Certification, Mat Pilates Certification, CPR Certification.

JOE Cline, Certified Personal Trainer
Joe is a Certified Personal trainer and US Army Veteran. He has a background in both competitive powerlifting and bodybuilding. He specializes in body transformation, strength and muscle building, fast loss, isolated weight training, weight loss, and HIIT training.

JAMES Lightell, Certified Personal Trainer
James is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer and corrective exercise specialist who has been training since 2013. His specializations include general strength and fitness for all ages, exercise prescription for individuals with chronic illnesses, and injury prevention for athletes. Holding a BS in Human Performance and Health Promotion, he is continuing his studies toward a MS in Biomedical Science at the University of New Orleans. When not in the university library or gym, James enjoys indulging in New Orleans’s food and music and the Gulf South’s outdoors.