Personal Training & Yoga

meet our trainers

Campus Recreation personal trainers have developed their personal training skills by working with clients in one-on-one and group settings through previous employment in health and fitness clubs, YMCA's, community recreation programs or through classroom experiences.  Trainers are certified through a national organization and hold certifications in CPR/AED, Blood Borne Pathogens, and First Aid.


Name: Rachel McBride

Hometown: Decatur, IL

Education: Nutrition and Dietetics Major

Certification(s): CPR/AED, Food Sanitation Certificate, Pursuing ACE Personal Training Certificate

Favorite form of exercise: Resistance training and any sports!

Fitness Philosophy: Being fit is a rewarding discipline, allowing you to live happier and healthier on a daily basis.  Two very important pieces to the fitness puzzle are physical activity and nutrition, both of which should be fun and rewarding!


Name: Pat Caulfield

Hometown: Naperville, IL

Education: Pursuing degrees in kinesiology-exercise science, minor in dietetics/nutrition

Certifications: ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, First Aid, Professional Rescuer CPR

Favorite form of exercise: Resistance Training

Fitness Philosophy: Exercise needs to be a lifelong commitment, not a temporary decision. 


Name: Basil Idelah

Hometown: Homer Glen 

Education: Kinesiology Major with Physical Therapy emphasis.

Favorite Exercise: Strength Training, Corrective Exercise 

Fitness Philosophy:

Training is an endless cycle of feeling better and looking better. In order to look better you must feel good. By this I mean you must be able to train with minimal restriction. Sometimes this means you must get over the hump of muscle imbalances, weakness, injuries, or other medical conditions that may inhibit your ability to function normally. Once you are over that hump and feel better, you can pursue the desire to look better. Everybody wants to see results. In turn, by seeing these results and looking better you tend to feel even better not only physically, but mentally causing you to want to continue thus creating an endless cycle of feeling better and looking better.

Put in the time and effort, and you can be caught in the limbo of feeling and looking better.

Chase Shott

Name: Chase Shott

Hometown: Roscoe, IL 

Education: Associates Degree at Rock Valley College, Exercise Science student

Certification(s): MSCA- CPT

Favorite Exercise:  Advanced Calisthenics & Power Lifting / Barbell Training

Fitness Philosophy: No progress can be made without consistency, and nothing can be made consistent without it first being a priority.