Meet the Trainers

Sophie Mabry Sophie Mabry – University of Northern Colorado Master of Arts – Pedagogy. Certifications include:
ACSM Health / Fitness Instructor certified, AEA (water aerobics), Johnny G Spinning, SilverSneakers , National Arthritis Foundation: Aquatic Principles and land Exercise Program, Responding to Emergencies – First Aid and CPR-PR/AED Instructor, American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.

Personal Interests and Hobbies:
Cycling, hiking, kayaking, swimming, camping, snowshoeing, gardening and playing with two Siberian Huskies!

Personal Training Specialty: Women's health,
nutritional counseling, general conditioning and fitness assessments on land or in water!

For more information on personal training please contact Sophie Mabry, Human Performance Program Coordinator at 303.797.5856 or email at sophie.mabry@arapahoe .edu or office A1615, located adjacent to the fitness center.


Trainer - DylanDylan Spencer, ACSM Personal Training Certified

My personal philosophy about physical activity is that physical activity enhances all areas of a person’s life, leading to stronger, happier and healthier individuals. I believe that being physically gives people the energy to get through each day with plenty to spare to do more activities that they enjoy. I also believe that physical activity should be enjoyed as a fun activity above one that yields health benefits making it more appealing to everyone.

As an intern with ACC Human Performance/Exercise Health Sciences Program, it is my objective to gain as much experience in the human performance field. I hope to become a knowledgeable and reliable practitioner that can be trusted by my clients. I also aim to hone my skills as a practitioner so I can be confident and comfortable when prescribing exercise. Lastly I will use this opportunity to explore the community and learn from them as well. The field of human performance is vast and I want to know where I will fit in.

I am certified with the American College of Sports Medicine as a Certified Personal Trainer. I am currently working towards becoming a strength and conditioning coach as sports has always been my passion. I want to relay the how much fun exercise can be and help people achieve their full potential.

Contact me in the fitness center at ACC in room A1605, email me at dspencer22.student.cccs.edu or call me at 303.797.5774.


Dru - TrainerDru Connolly, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

My personal philosophy about physical activity is that, exercising the body and mind will enhance anyone’s ability to achieve fitness goals, overcome obstacles, and face adversity with confidence. Optimum wellness is an integral part of creating and maintaining balance and peace in each realm of life. The long-term health benefits of improving strength, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility and emotional health will promote freedom through fitness. There are no limits on good health and happiness. As an intern with ACC Human Performance/Exercise Health Sciences Program, it is my objective to guide my clients to better overall health and wellness, including both physical and mental aspects.

I am certified with the American College of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer. I am an active single mother and love to make fitness fun for all ages and abilities.

Contact me in the fitness center at ACC in room A1605, email me at dconnolly@student.cccs.edu or call me at 303.797.5774.

To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
-Buddha

 


Derek - TrainerDerek Vaughn, ACSM Certified

My personal philosophy on physical activity is that you get out of it what you put into it. Always stay dedicated because the pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow. I have always had a strong passion for helping other live their lives to the absolute fullest. You have one shot with the life you have been given, it’s your job to make the most of it. I strongly believe that we are all capable of being fit and healthy, no matter where we’re starting from. Everyone has to start somewhere. Not only do I want to help individuals become healthier, I want to change their outlook on exercise and life as a whole. It is my goal to help people realize that the mind can achieve anything it sees. Sure, it’s certainly not easy, but the rewards far outweigh the struggles. Being fit and living healthy is a lifestyle. Fully committing to this lifestyle is what really befits your overall well-being and enhances your quality of life. This isn’t something that happens overnight, but each day you’re one step closer. My mission is to help individuals set goals, believe in themselves, push their limits and guide them down a path where they can do so many remarkable things. 

As an intern with ACC Human Performance/Exercise Health Sciences Program, it is my objective to grow and obtain as much knowledge and experience as I can. I want to always push myself to improve my skills in order to reap all the benefits from this internship and make a lifelong career out of health and wellness.   

I am certified with the American College of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer. I am also CPR-PR/ AED certified, responding to emergencies first aid certified and bloodborne pathogens certified.

Contact me in the fitness center at ACC in room A1605, email me at Dvaughn@student.cccs.edu or call me at 303.797.5774


The interns will be available all semester in the fitness center for personal training, metabolic assessments, nutritional assessments and fitness assessments. You can find them in the fitness center office A1605 or reach them there at 303.797.5774.