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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, please contact Fitness Coordinator, Alli Jorgensen, at alli@bendparksandrec.org or at (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, please call 541-508-4747 or email alli@bendparksandrec.org.

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, please call 541-508-4747 or email him at Ward@bendparksandrec.org


Carolyn Creedican

portrait of Carolyn Creedican personal trainerPersonal 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, please call (541) 389-4748  or Carolyn@bendparksandrec.org

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, please call 541-508-4748 or cherie@bendparksandrec.org

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, please call 541-508-4748 or judiths@bendparksandrec.org

Susan Towey

head portrait of Susan Towey personal trainerPersonal Trainer: Susan Towey

Education, Certifications & Training:

  • BA-Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
  • Certified Personal Trainer (NASM)
  • Certified Yoga Instructor (200 Hours, Yoga Alliance)
  • Aquatic Program Leader (Arthritis Foundation)
  • Certified AcroYoga Instructor (200 Hours, AcroYoga.org)
  • Barre Method (Globarre)
  • TRX Qualified (TRX)
  • Bungee Dance and Fitness (Bungee Dance Intensive)
  • Climbing Wall Instructor-Lead (PCIA)

Services Offered:

  • All ages
  • Mobility, Flexibility & Balance
  • Sports Training
  • Weight Lifting
  • Weight Management
  • Pre & Post-natal
  • Yoga & Pilates

Training Philosophy:

With a passion for all things playful, skillful, and healthy, I have found that yoga, fitness, and wellness have teamed up to be a wonderful career, hobby, and way of life. I believe that fitness isn’t an endpoint, but rather a path which continually evolves. Working out should be fun and creative; there are a myriad of ways to be healthy and I revel in helping my clients create their own unique training program.

To schedule your personal training appointment with Susan, please call (541) 508-4747 or SusanT@bendparksandrec.org

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, please call 541-508-4748 or Vanessag@bendparksandrec.org