Personal Training at Lone Tree

Meet our Certified Personal Trainers at the Lone Tree Recreation Center. They are passionate about what they do and want to help you achieve your fitness goals. There’s a trainer who’s just right for you.

Lone Tree Personal Trainers

John Gravina

John Gravina (Buck, Goodson, Lone Tree)

Before becoming a Personal Trainer, John was a small business owner. John has training experience in weight loss, sports performance, balance and stability, core strength development and reactive training. "Fitness is my passion and I want to make your training programs challenging, attainable and enjoyable."

Education: Finance and Computer Science


  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified
Kevin Mann

Kevin Mann (Lone Tree)

After abandoning a career in retail and service jobs, Kevin decided to put his skills into doing what he loves most, fitness. He has a passion for instilling the knowledge of fitness helping people who are wishing to better their lives, regardless of their individual goals. Kevin enjoys training people from all walks of life…..40 year old professionals to collegiate level athletes. His goal is to clarify any misinformation about fitness and get back to the basics. He makes it a priority to make maximize workout effectiveness while also keeping it congruent with the life demands that the average, hardworking individual faces on a daily basis.

Education: B.S. Exercise Science & B.S. in Social Sciences


  • ISSA-Specialist in Sports Nutrition
  • USAW-Level 1 Sports Performance
  • TRX-Fitness Trainer
Martino Martinez

Martino Martinez (Buck, Goodson, Lone Tree)

Martino has always been an athlete in various sports including football and baseball, and more recently, boxing. His passion for fitness started after completing p90x, and he eventually decided to take on fitness as a career to help other people accomplish their fitness goals. Martino believes that fitness should not be a chore, but more of an exciting challenge to look forward to throughout the week.


  • NPTI Youth Trainer
  • NPTI Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • NPTI Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Cherise Miner

Cherise Miner (Buck, Goodson)

Cherise has been training for marathons and triathlons for 20 years and has accomplished 35 marathons and 2 full Ironman competitions. She has successfully coached many people through their first marathon/triathlon, training alongside them every step of the way. Cherise specializes in endurance activities, though she also has experience with short-distance goals and believes that variety in any exercise program is a must. While her favorite activities are running and swimming, she continues to incorporate all forms of exercise in her regimens including boxing, TRX and yoga.


  • ACE Personal Trainer
Denise Olson

Denise Olson (Lone Tree)

Denise has been involved in the fitness industry since 1987, starting out in group fitness and then expanding into personal training when the Lone Tree Recreation center opened its doors in 2004. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages and finds nothing more gratifying than seeing someone improve their physical, mental and emotional well-being through exercise. Denise enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family.

Education: B.S. Family Sciences


  • ACE--Group Fitness (includes step)
  • ACE--Personal Trainer
  • AAAI
  • Aqua
  • Cycling
  • Mat Pilates
  • Exercise for Older Population
  • SilverSneakers Group Exercise Instructor
  • Zumba, Zumba Gold
  • CPR/AED, first aid
Shelly O'Neal

Shelly O'Neal (Lone Tree)

Shelly has been in the fitness industry since 2008 after spending time in Aqua Aerobics classes to rehab after a knee replacement. Encouraged by her classmates to begin teaching the class, she felt motivated to go beyond Aqua and branch out into the personal fitness arena. Shelly enjoys working with rehab patients and has specialty certifications in Silver Sneakers, Older Adult Fitness and most recently in Breast Cancer Wellness.

Education: AAS in Business Data Processing


  • AFAA Personal Trainer
  • AFAA Cycle, AFAA Group Fitness
  • AFAA Group Resistance
  • AAAI Aqua
  • Silver Sneakers
  • Silver Splash
Sharise Plescia

Sharise Plescia (Lone Tree)

Sharise has been working in the fitness field since 1990. Along with being a certified Personal Trainer, she also teaches in several areas of group fitness (see certifications below) and holds a degree in Physical Therapy with experience working in wound care, school districts, long-term care, outpatient sports rehabilitation and home health. According to Sharise, “My specialty is anyone who has a passion to feel better and live longer. Keep the body moving, the mind sharp and your spirit strong!”

Education: Associates in Applied Science for Physical Therapy


  • YMCA Certified Group Fitness Instructor
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • National Council of Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT)
  • Group Fitness specialties including: Tai Chi for Arthritis, Reebok Slide/Step, Pilates Mat
  • Silver Sneakers Certified Instructor
  • Tai Chi Instructor
  • Yoga Stretch Instructor
  • Aqua Instructor
  • Zumba Instructor
  • Weight Management Coach N.C.C.P.T.
Donna Studeman

Donna Studeman (Lone Tree)

After 15 years in Corporate America, Donna decided to use her active lifestyle and abilities to help the growing population who simply feel they do not have enough time to get in shape. She enjoys working with clients of all ages and abilities. She has guided clients through marathons and triathlons and seen numerous successes in her clients’ fitness goals.  Donna spends most of her free time training for and competing in running races. Most recently she completed the marathon in Jungfrau, Switzerland. She also spends time cycling, cross-training, reading and journaling. Her philosophy is "to train you to train yourself. I have a pragmatic approach in that I set achievable goals and help clients find ways to incorporate better health in their already busy lives by customizing each session."

Education: B.S. in Business


  • Spinning Instructor
  • AFAA Personal Trainer
  • YMCA Personal Trainer
  • CPR/AED/First Aid
  • Certified CES (Corrective Exercise Specialist
Coco Upton

Coco Upton (Goodson, Lone Tree)

Coco has always had a passion for fitness. She became a Personal Trainer driven by the desire to help people achieve the level of fitness they’ve always wanted. As Coco decided to regain ownership of her own health after the birth of her second child, she saw how the benefits, both physical and psychological, extended to her circle of family and friends. She also began finding everyday ways to keep kids moving and active, especially as physical education options diminish at schools. This and her relationship with her grandmother were key factors in designing age-appropriate activities for youth and seniors. "Seeing results with family and friends led me to pursue a certification in Personal Training."

Education: Human Resources Management


  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM Golf Fitness
  • NASM MMA Fitness
  • AFAA Group Fitness
  • Zumba Fitness, Zumba Gold, Zumba Kids and Kids Jr.
  • Pound Instructor
  • Silver Sneakers - Classic, Circuit and Yoga Stretch
  • CPR/AED Certified
Rhonda Varner

Rhonda Varner (Lone Tree)

Rhonda has 15 years experience as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor working with a wide range of clients.  Her training experience includes one-on-one training, small group training, corporate wellness centers, family and recreation centers and privately owned fitness facilities. Rhonda enjoys camping with her family, mountain biking, weight training, gardening, reading and cooking. Rhonda's philosophy is "to develop and implement innovative fitness programs for my clients that enable continuous improvement of their health, fitness, and overall well-being. "

Education: BS in Biology with a minor in Health Science from University of North Florida


  • NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
  • 24-Hour Fitness Group Exercise and Cycling Instructor
  • Les Mills Body Pump Instructor
  • Red Cross CPR/AED/ First Aid
Nicole Wolfe

Nicole Wolfe (Lone Tree)

Nicole started as an athlete in gymnastics and from there she competed in swimming, volleyball, basketball and soccer. This variety of sports only fueled her love for health and fitness. She has been training for over 10 years with all age groups and abilities. She specializes in Fitness Nutrition, Youth Athletics, and Special Populations i.e. people with diabetes, heart disease and chronic diseases. Her passion is shown in everything that she does helping people and is evident in the things she has achieved in all aspects of health and fitness.


  • Certified Cycle and Yoga Instructor
  • Certified Group Fitness Instructor
  • Certified Fitness Nutrition
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified CPR/AED

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