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Meet Our Trainers

Ric King

Personal Trainer



Ric King is an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified personal trainer and a certified instructor in the United Tang Soo Do Federation. He has nearly 20 years martial arts experience including 5 black belts. He is a 9 time national champion in Tang Soo Do.

Ric has been a personal trainer for over 5 years. He has coached individuals and teams to state, regional and national gold. He has trained professional wrestlers for more than 7 years and also was a professional wrestler himself, entertaining all across the U.S. for 10 years.

Ric teaches a kickboxing class at the Saugerties location, Tuesdays at 5:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 7:00 a.m. He also runs a Small Group Training Program, Champ Camp.

He is available for personal training and private kickboxing sessions.

Certifications:
● American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer
● United Tang Soo Do Federation certified instructor

Bill Hill

Personal Trainer AAPTE C.P.F.T.— H.F.I.



Bill holds a dual certification from both the Academy of Applied Personal Training Education and Hofstra University College for Continuing Education. A member of IDEA Health & Fitness Association.

Coached and condition trained athletes for over 18 years. Trained long distance runners (Was a sub-3hr. marathoner) Coached Saugerties SAA Biddy and Junior League Basketball Designed and directed several small group personal training programs for IXL.

● Band2Gether: Fitness for men and women
● JumpSchool: Improving young athlete’s fitness levels
● CoreForce: An advanced resistance training program designed specifically for women
● WindJammers Express & Steel Fit: Cycling with a twist- open to men and women 55 years and older
●TeamFit Academy: kids 12-14


Bill’s personal credo: There is a definite art to building a fit body. His vision is to instill confidence and pride in people.

Education:
● BFA and MFA from NYC School of Visual Arts
● Hofstra University College for Continuing Education
●Graphic Designer
●Assistant Art Director for the Magazine Sports Illustrated

Certifications:
● Academy of Applied Personal Training Education (AAPTE) Certified Personal Fitness Trainer

Objective: Design a program that creates balance,stability and core strength
Vision: Instill confidence and pride

Milly Slater

Personal Trainer



Milly Slater is a World Instructor Training Schools (WITS) Certified Personal Trainer and an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor.

Milly was always a fit person and an avid ballet student for more than 15 years. Then she went through a time in her life where she struggled with weight after pregnancy. Her determination and efforts helped her reach her goal of losing the weight and now it is her passion to help people achieve their own fitness goals.

Certifications:
● WITS Certified Personal Trainer
● AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor

Ed Kompass

Personal Trainer




Ed Kompass is a WITS Certified Personal Trainer and a WITS Certified Older Adult Fitness Specialist. He has been a trainer for 16 years. He also has 11 years experience as a co-owner/operator of a full service fitness facility in Red Hook, NY.

Ed has an established track record training older adults with a wide range of health concerns. He is a master teacher /communicator having taught at both High School and college levels.

Objective: Assist and Encourage adults to exercise on a regular basis thus improving overall health and quality of life.

Education:
● WITS Certified Personal Fitness Trainer/ Certified Older Adult Fitness Specialist
● Master of Science: Psychological counseling, Long Island University
● NYS teaching certification
● Ropes Course Instructor: Project Adventure

Credentials: Certified Personal Trainers, WITS: Certified Older Adult Fitness Specialist, WITS: CPR Certified, American Heart Associate: Higher Education: M.S., Long Island University 1977

Professional Skills: 20 years experience including 11 as owner/operator of full service fitness facility: master teacher/communicator having taught at both high school and college levels, established track record training older adults with a wide range of health concerns, creative and adaptable approach to working with clients.

Recreational Interests: Life long enthusiasm for out door activities: Nordic skiing, white water kayaking/canoeing/rafting, in-line skating, boogie boarding, bicycling, skin diving, former masters track & field competitor/distance runner.

Serena Wehr

Personal Trainer

Serena took her first fitness class back in 1985 and she has been hooked ever since. Never one to enjoy competitive sports, she gravitated toward a gym environment--loving the weight training and aerobics. She made regular physical activity part of her lifestyle and since has been exercising on a regular basis.

Serena became a member of IXL back in 2005 and became a certified personal trainer in February 2006. IXL offered a certification through AFAA and she immediately signed up. Knowing that as a personal trainer, she could share her passion for physical fitness with others. In 2013 she made the decision to join the IXL team of Certified Personal Trainers.

Serena enjoys working with people of all ages and abilities. By designing an efficient and enjoyable personalized program, she will help you make your fitness goals a reality.