Meet Our Trainers


Meet our personal trainers – dedicated to helping you reach your fitness goals and full potential!


Please direct personal training inquiries to fitness manager Whitney Propps, 540-445-5388 or

Amy Biddle

National Council on Strength and Fitness Personal Trainer Certification

Yoga Alliance 200 hour Certified Yoga Teacher

Virginia Tech BS Animal Science, Biology

I am a lifelong horse lover and equestrian athlete. I retired as a medical technologist to follow my dream of becoming a horse trainer, a personal trainer, and a yoga instructor. I have competed several horses in Dressage, winning multiple year-end and series awards, including first level with “Letter to Elise” at the 2003 Virginia State Horse Champion Schooling Shows. I have also competed in numerous 5K, 10K, 15K, 10 mile and half marathon races. Physical fitness and strength training have positive effects on my riding and I am excited to share this with others.

Amy combines her personal training and yoga expertise to offer yoga personal traning. This applies the benefits of yoga to an individual’s fitness needs. This opportunity is for anyone — those brand new to yoga or experienced practitioners — to develop strength, range of motion, balance and improved posture, along with the benefits of stress reduction and relaxation.

Client testimonial: “Amy is my personal trainer and I have made so much progress with her! She is also my first yoga teacher and the one who made me fall in love with yoga! If you’re looking for someone who understands you and the best way to build your strength and mobility, you definitely need to schedule some sessions with her. Just do it. You won’t regret giving yourself this gift.”

Amy’s fitness tip: soothing your psoas muscle



Karen Irvin

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Weight Loss Specialist

Senior Specialty Fitness and Mobility Coach

POUND Pro Group Fitness Instructor

Generation POUND Pro Instructor (Youth)

Kickboxing Instructor

Former TEAM USA/World Congress Martial Arts Member

My 25 years of training and instruction has included many types of exercise and programs to provide support for others to feel their best and add longevity to their mobility. I particularly enjoy the personal aspect of training and creating a fun, high energy environment for group exercise!



Katie Hutchins 

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Group Fitness Instructor

In 2010, I lost over 50 pounds to be a better role model for my children, and went from couch potato to distance runner. I started teaching small group fitness in 2011 (circuit training, TRX, kettlebells) and have helped women, like myself, start their own wellness journeys. I am excited to help you find your own fitness, and celebrate you!

I live with my husband, kids, and menagerie of pets in Madison. I enjoy running, and have completed over a dozen half marathons and four full marathons. I am also a voracious reader, love to sing and play my ukulele, and participate both on and offstage in community theatre.

Katie’s fitness tip: effective squats

Katie’s fitness tip: enjoying exercise snacks


Byron Payne

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified

From an early age I have been fascinated by the human body and what it can achieve. I have made it one of my life goals to better understand its design and how it functions. It is my passion to help others improve quality of life by introducing and teaching them how to benefit from exercise and diet.

I’m an avid hiker and have completed dozens of hikes, including Virginia’s Old Rag Mountain. I also enjoy rock climbing, powerlifting, bodybuilding and endurance training.



Carrie Seifert

Exercise Science and Nutrition Degree, James Madison University

Certified Strength Coach with experience as a Therapeutic Exercise Trainer

Carrie has a special interest in Rehabilitative Fitness and Wellness. With a focus on posture strengthening techniques she has supported athletes as well as worked with physical therapy patients to improve strength and mobility. She is passionate about helping people achieve a higher quality of life through movement and positive encouragement. Carrie says, “Life is a gift, and I want to help my clients make the most of it by making positive thinking, movement, balance and strength key components to their success.”


Sharon Steele

Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute (ATRI) Certified for aquatic pre-habilitation

Aquatic Exercise Association Certified

Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program Certified

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Certified

Aerobics and Fitness Association of America Certified Group Fitness Instructor

BioExercise™ Coach and AquaStretch™ Practitioner

I have forty years of experience as an exercise professional, with training that includes land and water therapy.

Client testimonial: “I am Sharon Steele’s first pre-surgical patient for her “prehab” program, and that made me a very fortunate woman. I have osteoarthritis and was scheduled for knee surgery this summer. I had eight personal prehab sessions with Sharon in the pool before my surgery in August 2021. I was ready! I was up and walking with a walker the day of surgery. I only spent one night in hospital. When I came home I used the walker for only two days before my home health physical therapist released me to use a cane. Less than a week after surgery I am hanging wash on my lines! All of my health care providers are amazed at how well I am doing. I feel great and do not have much pain. Prehab makes so much sense. Strengthening the muscles you will need to support your new joint before surgery replacement makes rehabilitation much easier. By the way, I am 74 years old!”

Sharon’s fitness tip: consider the benefits of aquatic exercise


Bobby Zajkowski

American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer

Certified Rock Steady Boxing™ Coach

Exercise Science degree California University of Pennsylvania

Associate degree Germanna Community College

I’m the Exercise Specialist at Powell. My role includes working with individuals in the FitScripts program who are transitioning from or managing a medical condition and want to improve their health through physical activity. I also coach Powell’s Rock Steady Boxing™ class for individuals with Parkinson’s to work on building strength, flexibility, and speed in support of improved quality of life. I played basketball in college and am currently the basketball coach at a local middle school. I have two handsome boys, a beautiful wife, and a wild golden retriever! I enjoy working out and hanging out with family and friends.

Bobby’s fitness tip: the benefits of basic (basic exercises that deliver on strength)

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Friday: 5:30 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm


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