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Kelly R. Guillory - Executive Personal Trainer at Military Road

Kelly has been in the fitness world for more than 25 years. Her experience includes many years as part of the physique competition world, distance running, triathlons and most recently a 2011, 2012 and 2013 International CrossFit Games competitor. She began her career as a group exercise instructor in the 80's and became a Personal Trainer in 1998. Her clients have included athletic teams as a whole, individual athletes, soccer moms and stroke and cancer rehab patients. If you are looking for a trainer with a wide variety of fitness experience, Kelly certainly is qualified to help you reach your goals.

Janet Van de Voorde - Fitness Consultant at Military Road

A long time member of Cross Gates Family Fitness, she brings her love of fitness to Personal Training, Team Training, and Fitness Consultations. Janet loves helping members enjoy all the benefits & positive changes of physical activity.  When not inside the gym, she enjoys swim instruction and coaching. 

Steve Kirk - Executive Personal Trainer at Military Road

Steve is AFAA and Apex certified with years of experience in exercise and health promotion.  He has his degree in Criminal Justice from SLU and understands the delicate balance between food and exercise to attain the benefits that a healthy lifestyle can offer.  With a wide variety of experience working with individuals at Cross Gates, he has an ability to direct others towards the achievement of any goal.  With Steve's precise instruction and your determination, failure will no longer be an option.

Brandon Abbott - Executive Personal Trainer at Military Road

Brandon is an AFAA certified trainer. He has been an active member at Cross Gates since 2004. In his years of fitness he has reached his personal goals in becoming a bodybuilder and has received both first and second place awards at bodybuilding competitions. Brandon believes that with hard work, dedication, and the right kind of support anyone can reach their goals and dreams. Being very goal oriented Brandon enjoys working with people of all fitness levels to help them reach their own personal fitness goals. Brandon will help you not only reach your goals, but help you live a much longer, happy and healthier life!!!

Patrice Sims - Executive Personal Trainer at Military Road

Patrice recently moved back to her Louisiana home after spending 18 years in Colorado and is so excited to be at Cross Gates! She has been working out since she can remember and decided to make her passion of health and fitness her career. She got her personal training certification from AFAA and is also a group fitness instructor. She loves to be in the gym and to make it a fun experience while working hard to be healthy and fit. Patrice will challenge and motivate you to help you meet your fitness goals as well as educate you on good nutrition to assist you with weight loss and overall health.

Dan Toups - Master Personal Trainer at Military Road

Dan has been living the fitness lifestyle for over 35 years.  He has a Master's degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Southeastern Louisiana University where he also currently teaches as an adjunct instructor.  He is a certified Personal Trainer through AFAA in addition to being a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).  In addition to being a Master Personal Trainer, he also teaches group fitness "Spinning" classes. Dan firmly believes in striking an appropriate balance between cardio, resistance training and nutrition for optimum wellness and that consistency is key to fitness success.  Let him motivate you to turn "working out" into YOUR fitness lifestyle.

Marcy Bunting - Master Personal Trainer at Military Road

"My philosophy focuses on continual lifelong learning as I work towards enhancing the well-being of my clients by empowering them with the knowledge, skills, support, guidance and resources to assist and inspire them on their journey to a healthier life. Together we will transform your quality of life through active participation in regular fitness activities and the integration of guided fitness programs, to make your health goals become a reality, in a caring, fun, and dynamic environment."

  • BOSU Master trainer
  • Schwinn Cycle Specialist
  • TRX Master trainer
  • Terra Core Master Trainer
  • Kickboxing Master Trainer
  • IFTA Group Fitness Leader

Carmen Pichon - Master Personal Trainer at Military Road

Carmen has been in the fitness world for over 10 years. She has a degree in Kinesiology from LSU and started working at Elmwood Fitness Center right out of college. She has done everything from being a personal trainer to membership to being a manager and general manager. She has been an ACE certified personal trainer since 2010 as well as a certified weight loss specialist. Her specialities are pre and post natal fitness and overall women’s health. Here at Crossgates, she is also a fitness consultant and loves working with all ages and seeing people reach their goals while finding a new love of health and fitness.


Rob Jacobs - Fitness Consultant & Executive Trainer at Gause Blvd

With 20 years of experience in the health and fitness industry, Robert Jacob has always had a passion for helping people with their fitness goals.  He has worked with a myriad of individuals from professional athletes to the average member wanting to experience the health benefits of exercise and proper eating habits. Robert is certified thought AFAA and is our Fitness Consultant.  If you are ready to take control of your health and not let it control you; then Robert is here to guide you along the entire process. 

Mark Lawson - Executive Trainer at Gause Blvd.

“I’ve personally walked the weight loss journey and understand the mental and physical challenges that lie there. I will work hard to educate, motivate and encourage you so that you achieve and surpass your goals!”

  • Cooper Institute Graduate, Dallas TX
  • TRX® Certified Instructor
  • NETA Kettle Bell® Certified Instructor
  • Weight Loss Coach
  • Boot Camp Specialist
  • Ultimate Fitness Strength and Conditioning

Mark has lived in the Slidell area for over 25yrs. He’s been married for 18yrs. and has 3 teenage children. When Mark is not training his hobbies include fishing, boating, biking and hanging out with his family.

Greg Ducre - Premier Trainer at Gause Blvd.

“I really enjoy my job. I love helping my clients get better by living a healthy lifestyle and training smart”

  • TWO TIME Natural Mr. Universe
  • Natural Mr. America
  • Mr. Natural USA
  • Certified Pro Camp Trainer
  • Pro Camp Elite Trainer
  • Sculpt Bodybuilding Academy Trainer

Greg has over 25 years of experience in the fitness industry. A former professional body builder, he holds over 40 titles. Greg has been featured on nationwide television exercise shows, in Northshore Fitness Magazine and in the St. Tammany News. His articles and pictures have been featured in magazines such asMuscle and Fitness, Muscle Mag and Ironman.

Chrissy Haddican - Premier Trainer at Gause Blvd.

“Adopting a healthy lifestyle is not easy to do. I am here for support, guidance and fun to help make your transition run as smoothly as possible.”

  • ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
  • International Sports Sciences (ISSA) Certified Personal Trainer
  • AFAA Primary Group Fitness Certified
  • Zumba Certified Instructor
  • Gravity Certified Instructor
  • NPC Figure Competitor
  • Former All Star & Varsity cheerleader

Chrissy has always been a natural competitor – challenging herself to be the best person she can possibly be. As a trainer, she likes to challenge her clients for their “personal best” by guiding them to make changes needed to improve their health and wellness.

Toni Ziegler - Premier Trainer at Gause Blvd.

“My purpose is to help you prosper in all areas of your health – physically, spiritually, and mentally. Through the experiences of my own life, education I have and continue to obtain, and by the inspiration of God, I want to help you attain the ultimate condition of your temple."

  • Cooper Institute Certified Personal Trainer, Dallas, TX
  • Creator of Your Temple Fitness Training
  • Back and Neck Training Specialist
  • Fitness Assessment Specialist
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Fitness Xpress Coach

Born in Iowa, Toni was a competitive swimmer and diver. She has been a swim instructor in Iowa and an exercise instructor in Iowa, Missouri, and Florida for the “YMCA” and various other fitness facilities. Toni came to Louisiana in 2010, after living 25 years in Florida. She survived a serious car accident in 1994 which was followed by several years of rehabilitation. Having walked that path and now in the best shape of her life “post-accident”, both physically and spiritually, Toni believes that she can help you achieve your fitness goals. Serving people as their personal trainer is a ministry and an important part of fulfilling her God-given purpose.

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. – 3 John 1:2.

Jacob Auzenne - Premier Trainer at Gause Blvd.

Currently serving as a professional firefighter, Jacob comes to us with over 12 years of experience working in the fitness industry.  He graduated with a B.S. in Behavioral Science from ULL and from The Cooper Institute, and holds his certification through ISSA.  Early on Jacob realized his love for fitness as he began competing in bodybuilding and powerlifting competitions when he was a teenager.  Jacob has experience with a diverse clientele.  From professional athletes, competitive bodybuilders, the special needs population, and clients who are simply ready to transform their health and bodies.  But, no matter what your goal is today, Jacob has the experience to pull the best out of you to achieve your goals!

Juan Ruiz - Master Trainer at Gause Blvd.

“I have found my smile again through fitness, determination, and willpower. I know that you can too. Let me help you find your smile!”

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified (NASM)
  • Youth Group Fitness Instructor
  • Ultimate Fitness Kids Coach
  • Fitness Xpress Coach

Originally from Puerto Rico, Juan moved to the Slidell area in 2005. After losing over 100 pounds through trial and error, his passion for fitness and training led him to seeking a profession where he could pair his real world experience together with an unparalleled education. Juan seeks to help others on their journey to optimum health and fitness using progressive strategies for all fitness types and levels.

Join Juan's Motion- Total Body Group 

Carla Krodinger - Master Trainer at Gause Blvd.

Carla Krodinger began her fitness lifestyle teaching aerobics in 1984.  Since then she has worked towards continuing her education in the fitness industry and is currently an ISSA and AFAA certified Personal Trainer.  She is a TRX instructor, a certified Spinning and Insanity instructor and holds an ISSA certification in Fitness Nutrition.  Carla has a passion for Bodybuilding and has been competing in women’s lightweight bodybuilding since 2011.  Her biggest accomplishment is her 4th place in the 2012 NPC USA Bodybuilding Championships.  She enjoys teaching small groups of clients utilizing circuit training!

Ladonna Delgado - Master Personal Trainer at Gause Blvd.

LaDonna is a native of Maine, married to a Naval Officer from Minnesota, and now calls Slidell, LA “home” after making a third and final return to the South.  LaDonna has been certified as an Exercise Physiologist through American College of Sports Medicine for over 17 years.  Her passion is working with special needs clients which includes, but not limited to post-stroke, post cardiac, musculoskeletal surgeries, and anyone in between.

Michelle Thibodeaux - Fitness Consultant at Pontchartrain Drive

As a new member, you have access to a free fitness consultation with Michelle. Call 985-643-3500 option 2 to schedule your appointment at our Pontchartrain Drive location.

Danielle Kifer - Executive Personal Trainer at Pontchartrain Drive

Danielle has been in the fitness industry since 1995, with previous experience in Pennsylvania and California. She is certified with NASM, ISSA, and APEX nutritional consulting. If success is what you desire, Danielle is the trainer for you! 

 Danielle is an IFBB Pro Figure competitor.  In 2010, Danielle created Pink Muscle a figure competition prep team.  Danielle is also currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Nutrition.  If you are ready to chalange yourself to the next level Danielle is the trainer for you!!

Rocky Cochran - Executive Personal Trainer at Pontchartrain Drive

Contact our Pontchartrain Drive location for an appointment with Rocky at 985.643.3500.

Angel Curry - Premier Personal Trainer at Pontchartrain Drive

Contact our Pontchartrain Drive location for an appointment with Angel at 985.643.3500

JoJo Meyers - Master Trainer at Pontchartrain Drive

JoJo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from LSU. JoJo has been a member of Cross Gates for many years as a participant in many of the group exercise classes offered. She decided to take her love for fitness to a professional level and is now a NASM certified personal trainer. She wants her clients to look forward to each training session and wants them leaving feeling empowered by the workout. JoJo will coach and motivate you to reach your own personal health and fitness goals.

Joseph Figallo - Master Personal Trainer at Pontchartrain Drive

Contact our Pontchartrain Drive location for an appointment with Joseph at 985.643.3500

Jonalynn Valino - Master Personal Trainer at Pontchartrain Drive

As a Southern Californian native with a B.S. in Kinesiology focused in Exercise Science from California State University Northridge (CSUN 2007), she has over 10 years of experience in health and fitness. While completing these studies, she started her personal training career with The Source for Your Body, Equinox (Woodland Hills), and EXOS(MediFit) Corporate Fitness.

Her philosophy for training began with her collegiate basketball career, where she developed a fascination with proper training techniques and program design.  These training methods allow her clients to reach optimal performance and results, while preventing injuries.  

Her certifications are not limited to, but include the following:

  • NASM Personal Trainer
  • NASM Fitness Nutritionist
  • TRX Instructor
  • CrossFit RKC Instructor from Tactical Athlete 
  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
  • Equinox Fitness Training Institute Pre/Post Natal
  • American Heart Association BLS
  • In addition to her training background, she has an active Vocational Nurse License (CA), and most recently was the nurse to UCSD’s Director of Cosmetic & Laser Procedures in La Jolla, CA.

As a military spouse, joining Cross Gates was perfect for her family’s relocation to Louisiana. She is very excited to be part of the Cross Gates Family Team!