Jared Nelson, CSCS
Personal Trainer, Operations Manager
CSCS – NSCA
Certified Fitness Trainer – ISSA
CPR/AED Certified – American Red Cross
Originally from Aurora, Colorado, Jared came to Laramie, Wyoming to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology at the University of Wyoming. He enjoys living a fitness-based lifestyle, with a focus on training calistenthics and compound weightlifting. He also enjoys skiing, snowboarding, skimboarding, and swimming. In the future he intends to expand his knowledge as a strength and conditioning coach, and maintains a constant goal of physically improving himself and becoming the most capable, functional athlete that he can be. Jared is excited to be a part of the AF team because “I’m excited to be a part of such a well-rounded fitness community, where I can share my knowledge and help others to reach their physical potential. I look forward to bettering myself as both a coach and an athlete.”
Katy Hall, MS, CSCS
M.S., Exercise and Sports Science
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist – NSCA
B.S., Kinesiology and Health Promotion
Certified Personal Trainer – NSCA
Katy Hall graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2013, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion. Upon completing her undergraduate degree, she immediately began the Kinesiology graduate program at UW. She completed her Master’s Degree in Exercise and Sport Science, with an emphasis in Exercise and Sport Psychology in December of 2016. Katy is also a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, CSCS. While attending UW, she competed for five years for the cowgirl’s track and field team primarily as a 60–meter and 100–meter hurdler. During her time as a Cowgirl, she was able to achieve honors on the track and in the classroom as both a Mountain West All Conference team member and Mountain West Scholar Athlete. Katy is excited to be a part of Altitude Fitness because she has a profound passion for training and conditioning because of her own personal experiences and wants to share that with others. Her passion for athletics is what drives her to help others achieve their goals.
B.S Exercise Science
Maddie graduated from Southern Utah University Magna Cum Laude with her BS in Exercise Science where she also received her Minor in Coaching and Physical Education. Along with her degree, she also is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer. She played Collegiate Volleyball for two years. She also likes to play Volleyball, Pickleball, and going on Hikes in her free time.
Matthew Gardner, NSCA-CPT
B.S., Kinesiology expected fall of 2023
Certified Personal Trainer – NSCA
Matthew Gardner is expected to graduate from the University of Wyoming in the fall of 2023 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. Matt’s passion for personal training and fitness was sparked after personal experiences made him realize that it can have such a positive effect on mental and emotional health. After seeing those effects in his own life, he wants to share his experience and knowledge with others to bring positive change to their lives. Matt is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. In his free time, he enjoys weight lifting, hiking, and country swing dance.
Certified Personal Trainer – ACE
Jacob Preston is a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise. He’s been training for five years, helping clients lose weight, gain muscle, and build strength they can see transfer into their everyday lives. Jacob is big on technique and teaches all his clients to lift properly in order to create the longevity needed to do this for the rest of their lives. He started training because he loves helping others, and since exercise saved his life, he wants to help others do something that could potentially save theirs. Outside the gym Jacob enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, and paddleboarding. He plans to become a therapist and counselor that combines therapy with the benefits of exercise.