About Personal Training

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BPRD offers individual and small group personal training sessions for every ability and experience level. All individual sessions require an initial consultation session, and all subsequent sessions are 50 minutes. Purchase multiple sessions together in order to receive discounted rates.

Personal Training

Individual Training Sessions:

Initial Personal Consultation and Assessment Session. $85.00
The initial consultation and assessment includes your health history, fitness assessment, goal setting and a customized workout program.

Individual Training Rates

Individual Training Rates:
1 - 2 sessions: $66.00 each
3 - 5 sessions: $63.00 each (5% off)
6 or more sessions: $60.00 each (10% off)

*Must purchase multiple sessions together in order to receive the discount


Small Group Training Rates

Small group training is $20.00 per person for groups of three to eight.

Are you and some friends training for a race or event? Small group trainings of three or more people make it more affordable and fun to train!

Ready to get started?

If interested in small group training, learn more on the Personal Fitness Training webpage or call (541) 508-4747 to get more information on scheduling a small group training session with one of our personal trainers.

Looking for personalized instruction in one of BPRD’s classes? Want to hone in an advanced movement or a specific area of fitness? Private classes are perfect for focusing on you. Our highly-trained instructors offer private and semi-private sessions in all listed Yoga, Pilates, Indoor Cycling, Water Fitness, Strength & Conditioning and Cardio classes. Session can be shared with a partner of like abilities and goals.

Want to learn more? Learn more about opportunities and rates on our Fees & Passes page.

Meet Our Personal Trainers

Whether you are getting back into a fitness routine or need a jump start to make your fitness goals a reality. Get started right with a personal trainer to customize a program just for you! All BPRD trainers are professionally trained and certified.

Our personal training services go beyond traditional weight room training. Other services include: privates sessions in Yoga, Pilates and Indoor Cycling, post rehab and therapeutic aquatic training.

To find the right program or personal trainer, contact:

Alli Jorgensen
Fitness Supervisor
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Brandon "Ward" Ward

Personal Trainer: Brandon Ward

Education, Certifications & Training:       head portrait of Brandon Ward personal trainer with sunset and winter landscape in background          

  • B.S. in Business Administration from Western Governors University with a background in corporate operations, including within the fitness industry.
  • Former NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer
  • Level 1 trained in TRX
  • Prior to providing customized personal training for Bend Park and Recreation, I trained swimmers, endurance athletes, and youth sports athletes. I coached swim and basketball teams and taught physical education in middle and high school.

Services offered: 

  • Introduction to fitness
  • Injury rehab and prevention
  • Athletic training
  • Youth fitness
  • Swim technique development
  • Developmental disabilities (Autism, Down Syndrome, etc.)

Training Philosophy:

A good life is a balanced life, an often underappreciated piece of wellness is fitness. Not only does it give our bodies the best chance at staying healthy long-term, it also empowers us to do the things we want and love to do. Helping people find a sustainable (i.e. enjoyable, productive and safe) blend of  activities both inside and out of the gym that empowers them to achieve and maintain wellness is what I love most about my job!

To schedule your personal training session with Ward, contact:

Brandon Ward
Personal Fitness Trainer

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Carolyn Creedican

portrait of personal trainer Carolyn CreedicanPersonal Trainer: Carolyn Creedican
Experience: 25+ years

Education, Certifications & Training:

  • AEA Fitness Professional Certification
  • Arthritis Foundation Master Trainer
  • AEA Arthritis Foundation Aquatic /Exercise Program Instructor since 1989
  • AQX Sports Approved Trainer
  • Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute courses:  Introduction to Aquatic Therapy and Rehab, Ai Chi, Backhab, Progressions for Orthopedic and Chronic Conditions, Advanced Lumbar Stabilization
  • Basic Poolates Instructor (Pilates)
  • Worldwide Aquatic Bodyworkers Association courses: Watsu I – III and Adaptive Watsu
  • Leader Trainer for the Living Well with Chronic Conditions program

Services Offered:

  • Aquatic For Function
  • Pre/Post-Rehabilitation
  • Core, Posture, Strength & Flexibility
  • Chronic Health Issues

Training Philosophy: 

I enjoy seeing people change and feel better while exercising in the water. Moving in the water is three-dimensional; it’s a supportive, yet resistive environment.  I start slow and steady and progress clients to create flexibility, balance and core strength. My focus is always on safety for the client and educating them on listening to their bodies, and understanding the benefits of water exercise.

To schedule your personal training session with Carolyn, contact:

Carolyn Creedican
Personal Fitness Trainer

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Cherie Touchette

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Personal Trainer: Cherie Touchette
Years of Experience: 20+

Education, Certifications & Training:

  • MA – Exercise Physiology (all course work/no thesis). San Diego State University
  • BA – Exercise Physiology. San Diego State University
  • BA – Hotel Management. UW-Stout
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • Spinning Certified
  • Certified Cycle Reebok Professional Instructor

Services Offered:

  • Injury (chronic/traumatic) rehabilitation, maintenance and prevention
  • Sport specific conditioning and biomechanical analysis
  • Multi-sport coaching – beginner to elite-swim, bike (road & mountain), run

Training Philosophy: The core of my fitness philosophy is based on attention to detail and belief that whatever level of conditioning one is at, it should be done properly. Form before function; there should not be an advanced level of activity without correct form because this will cause injury. From this foundation, I effectively and successfully work with each individual no matter what level they are at, or what level they wish to achieve.

To schedule your personal training appointment with Cherie, contact:

Cherie Touchette
Personal Fitness Trainer

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Judith Smith

head portrait of Judith Smith personal trainer with cityscape in backgroundPersonal Trainer: Judith Smith

Education, Certifications & Training:

  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. Focus: coaching individuals 50 and older to improve strength and endurance – supporting cancer survivors recovering from treatment- teaching fitness fundamentals to people new to exercise.
  • Experience both as a group exercise instructor and a one-on-one trainer.
  • Prior to BPRD, I was a personal trainer at the YMCA in San Jose, CA, including facilitating an exercise program for cancer survivors sponsored by Stanford University.
  • MS in Education from the University of New Hampshire and a background in human services.

Services Offered:

  • Land and aquatic training
  • Indoor Cycling, Cross Training and total fitness
  • Prenatal, older adults, athletes, teenagers and persons with medical conditions

Training Philosophy:

As someone who enjoys working with people and spending time doing outdoor activities,  I know how exercise can improve and enhance the quality of one’s life. I start by focusing on functional exercise programming, helping define goals that will lead to a fuller, more active life.  I approach personal training with a light touch and a sense of humor that helps make getting in shape a fun and fulfilling experience.

To schedule your personal training appointment with Judith, contact:

Judith Smith
Personal Fitness Trainer

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Vanessa Gottfried

head portrait of Vanessa GottfriedPersonal Trainer: Vanessa Gottfried
Experience: 11+ years

Education, Certifications & Training:

  • BS – Environmental Science. Hendrix College
  • AFAA Certified: Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor
  • Certified Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Instructor
  • Keiser Certified Indoor Cycle Instructor
  • AFFA Practical Yoga Instructor Training
  • Certified PiYo Instructor
  • AFAA Courses: Perinatal Fitness, Prehab VS Rehab, Physical Fitness for Older Adults, Yoga and Pilates on the Ball
  • Yogafit Anatomy and Alignment
  • 8 Movement Tai Chi for Balance
  • Comprehensive Study of Classical Pilates
  • Lifelong study of Ballet and Dance

Services Offered:

  • Strength, Cardio, and Functional Fitness Training
  • Emphasis on Core Conditioning and Balance
  • Special Populations: older adults, pre/postnatal, chronic health issues
  • Fitness assessments
  • Teen fitness

Training Philosophy: It is my belief that exercise is essential for living a high quality life. Strength, flexibility, and balance are necessary components for both physical and emotional well-being. I work with clients to create a routine that is enjoyable and comfortable, while continually providing a challenge. My focus is always on safety, and the importance of a mind-body connection. I teach body awareness and how to move efficiently, to transform the way you think, feel and live.

To schedule your personal training session with Vanessa, contact:

Vanessa Gottfried
Personal Fitness Trainer

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Mark Thomas

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Personal Trainer: Mark Thomas
Experience: 11+ years

Education, Certifications & Training:

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM®) Certified
    Personal Trainer
  • AA-Culinary Technology-Wake Technical College-Raleigh,

Services Offered:

  • Bodyweight Resistance Training and Conditioning
  • Strength Training
  • Balance and Core Training
  • General Overall Fitness Conditioning
  • High-Intensity Interval Training/Tabata Training

Training Philosophy: Our bodies were meant to move. Improving our quality of movement improves our overall quality of life. Fitness
should be fun, interesting, and should be a part of our lifestyle.

Getting in shape does not need to be complicated. I believe in mastering the basic movements required in life. Simple is most effective. More can be done with less.

To schedule your personal training session with Mark, contact:

Mark Thomas
Personal Fitness Trainer

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Rae Aldrich

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Personal Trainer: Rae Aldrich

Education, Certifications & Training:

  • American Council on Exercise (ACE®) Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACE® Certified Group Fitness Instructor
  • ACE® Senior Fitness Specialist
  • Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA) Arthritis Foundation Program Leader
  • Certified Zumba Fitness® Instructor
  • Certified Barre Above® Instructor

Services Offered:

  • Fitness assessments
  • Functional strength training guidance and
    goal-driven personalized program
  • Working with individuals with chronic
    orthopedic conditions

Training Philosophy: As a lifelong Bend resident I enjoy the wonderful
outdoor activities our area offers and I’m an avid hiker. I strive to share my love of movement with others through one on one, safe, functional and personalized workout plans as well as in group fitness settings. It is my goal to help individuals lead fuller and more rewarding lifestyles through developing improvement and confidence in performing their daily activities. I believe exercise should be fun as well as rewarding and provide a welcoming atmosphere for all ages and fitness levels.

To schedule your personal training session with Rae, contact:

Rae Aldrich
Personal Fitness Trainer

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Jade Alford

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Personal Trainer: Jade Alford

Education, Certifications & Training:

  • Certified Personal Trainer – International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
  • Fitness Coach – International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
  • Group Exercise Instructor – International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)

Services Offered:

  • Fitness assessments
  • Functional Strength Training (1:1 or small
    group training)
  • Bootcamp/ High intensity Interval training
  • Working with individuals of all ages; creating a
    plan that is goal-oriented and works best for
    you and your lifestyle.

Training Philosophy: I have always enjoyed the world of exercise and health. My passion for fitness was ignited as a young athlete, and inspired me
to pursue a career in personal training.

I enjoy sharing my love for exercise through one-on-one and small group trainings; emphasize safety in all of my goal-driven programming; and create a
positive and welcoming training environment.

I aim to inspire and empower individuals of all ages and abilities to live their lives to the fullest, challenging them to become the best versions of themselves, and believe in the transformative power of movement to build confidence in both the body and mind.

To schedule your personal training session with Jade, contact:

Jade Alford
Personal Fitness Trainer

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