Pelican Athletic Club hires only the best personal trainers. We have a team of experienced, certified, responsible, enthusiastic personal trainers who have expertise in strength training, cardiovascular training, nutrition, flexibility, post-rehabilitation and other areas in general fitness.

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Charlie Hoolihan | Mike Linstead | William Foster | Robin Charpentier | Savannah Folse | Kim Leblanc | Christine White | Taylor Nox | Mary Beth Hoolihan | Marie Wiles | Julie Plaisance | Collin Chaffee | Alicia Stickles | Dylan Manachia

Charlie Hoolihan, Director of Personal Training

Charlie is the Director of Personal Training and a jack of all trades in the health and fitness industry. With over 35 years experience he helps individuals maximize their strength and conditioning potential in a wide variety of training situations regardless of age, ability or physical limitations. Charlie is not only a multifaceted trainer but a well creditable one too. Since 2005, he has presented a wide variety of topics for five national fitness and athletic training organizations and written numerous articles for three different national fitness trade journals.

“Try to find what works best for you in accomplishing your goals. Everyone has different health, fitness and nutritional needs requiring a sound and educated approach for success.”

Specialties Include:

Triathlon Training | Rehabilitation | Seniors | Strength Training | Sports Performance | Youth Training | Weight Loss | HIIT

Certifications: CSCS, PES, CES

Phone: 985.966.9594

Mike Linstead, Personal Trainer

Mike is the Sports Performance Director here a Pelican Athletic Club. He is no stranger when it comes to sports performance, fitness, and overall health. He is a stomach cancer survivor, All-State California Football Player, collegiate Rugby player, and an all-around sports enthusiast. He is devoted to helping individuals achieve a new quality of life through physical training.

“Vision, Commitment, Results. Have a vision of what you want, be committed to the process, and the results will come.”

Specialties Include:

Sports Performance | BodyBuilding | Strength & Conditioning | Corrective Exercise

Certifications: NASM, Sports Performance Specialist, USAW: Sports Performance Coach

Phone: 805.574.3623

William Foster, Personal Trainer

At the early age of 12-year-old Bill wanted to fulfill his dream of becoming a personal trainer. With years of experience and a background in the U.S. Navy Bill is no stranger to training. In his off time, he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his Grandson.

“Workout with passion and intensity and enjoy the results.”

Specialties Include:

Strength Training | Muscle Growth | Core Training | Body Weight Training | Functional Training

Certifications: AFAA, NASM, NESTA

Email: zzfoster@bellsouthnet
Phone: 985.630.3385

Robin Charpentier, Personal Trainer

Robin is a happy go lucky person, always smiling, and will definitely put you in a good mood. She strives to help other people feel confident in their skin leading to an all around happier, healthier life.

“ Find something you enjoy doing! Don’t worry about what worked for other people. If you find what you love and enjoy you are far more likely to keep doing it. Consistency is key, then before you know it, it’s your lifestyle.”

Specialties Include:

Rehabilitation | Strength Training | Weight Loss | Women’s Exercise

Certifications: ACE Certified Personal Trainer, LES MILLS BODYATTACK, LES MILLS RPM, 200 hour yoga

Phone: 985.686.9477

Savannah Folse, Personal Trainer

With a background in Kinesiology & being a former collegiate athlete Savannah uses her knowledge to help clients make lifestyle choices which will improve their overall performance, health, & well-being.

“If you don’t start now, when will you?”

Specialties Include:

Sports Performance | Weight Loss | Muscle Development

Certifications: ASFA

Phone: 504.994.0162

Kim Leblanc, Personal Trainer

Kim has over 36 years of experience in the Health Industry. She became a trainer to share her knowledge of health and to help others with their exercise routines. With her warm personality, she makes her clients feel comfortable and confident in a gym setting.

“In order to develop better health and strength, ease your way into a fitness routine that you can manage and keep.”

Specialties Include:

Rehabilitation | Seniors | Strength Training | Weight Loss | Women’s Exercise

Certifications: AFAA, NASM

Phone: 504.214.8691

Christine White, Personal Trainer

Dancing at a young age sparked Christine’s interest in health and fitness. In 2013 she competed in the NPC bikini division and placed in the top 5. This inspired her to become a trainer to help others develop confidence and a positive attitude toward life. Also, to help others find a healthy habit that can help them see their true potential and help them overcome many obstacles in life.

“Consistency is where it’s at!”

Specialties Include:

Postpartum Fitness

Certifications: AFAA Personal Trainer

Phone: 985.640.0391

Taylor Nox, Personal Trainer

Taylor holds several National Powerlifting Titles and currently is a Competitive Olympic Weightlifter.

“I have a passion for helping others live a more vibrant and healthy lifestyle. ”

Specialties Include:

Olympic Weight Lifting | Strength & Conditioning Training for Athletes

Certifications:  CSCS

Phone: 504.256.2919

Mary Beth Hoolihan, Personal Trainer

Mary Beth has over 12 years of experience as a personal trainer and strives to help others improve their health. Being on the State Champion Basketball Team in High School gave her an appreciation for fitness. When she is not training she teaches restorative and power yoga.

“Strive for balance in all aspects of personal wellness, including mind-body connection.”

Specialties Include:

Rehabilitation | Strength Training | Corrective Exercise | Stability Training

Certifications: NASM, CPT, NASM Pre-Natal Training, RYT

Phone: 985.630.3210

Marie Wiles, Personal Trainer

Marie’s passion for health and fitness began with her personal weight loss journey which inspired her to learn more about strength training and nutrition. After losing 60lbs she became a trainer to help others in lifelong learning by empowering them with the knowledge, skills, guidance, and resources they need to become the best versions of themselves. She creates training environments that motivate and challenge clients at all fitness levels.

“ Schedule your workouts every week. The workouts are appointments you are making to take care of yourself.”

Specialties Include:

Strength Training | Weight Loss | HIIT

Certifications: NASM, CPT, TRX Suspension Training, AFAA Group Fitness, AFA GEAR Spin Instructor

Phone: 859.492.3790

Julie Plaisance, Personal Trainer

Julie has always had a passion for fitness and sharing it with others. With the Les Mills certification, she trains safe and with proper form so her clients get the best results and benefits without injuries.

“Always knowing or learning how to modify. Every person is different, strength and ability to do a workout correct. So always have a modification ready.”

Specialties Include:

Functional Training

Certifications: ISSA, Les Mills

Phone: 985.381.8196

Collin Chauffee, Personal Trainer

Fitness has always been an enriching part of Collin’s life so it was inevitable that he came a Personal Training to share his knowledge and help others. Collin offers diverse training abilities with something offer for anyone.

“Understand that the only person you are competing with is yourself. Getting preoccupied with the achievements of your peers and other gym members will only result in failed attempts to get expedient results. That being said, come with a game plan to beat yourself a little bit every time you workout. Those small victories will add up over time.”

Specialties Include:

Weight Loss | Muscle Growth | Strength Training

Certifications: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Phone: 504.339.7207

Alicia Stickles, Personal Trainer

Alicia enjoys anything health and wellness, especially when helping others. She has a passion for sports which is no surprise coming from a former Collegiate Athlete. When she’s not training she’s teaching KettleFit, Spin and Pure Strength and spending time with her 3 boys.

“If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you.”

Specialties Include:

Women’s Exercise | Weight Loss | Sports Performance

Certifications: NASM Personal Training, Women’s Exercise & Nutrition Specialist

Phone: 985.630.0355

Dylan Manachia, Personal Trainer

Dylan is a Body Building competitor, youth baseball instructor, and a former division 1 collegiate baseball player. He loves to help others reach their health, fitness and athletic goals.

“Consistency is the key!”

Specialties Include:

Muscle Development | Weight Training | Weight Loss | Sports Performance Training

Certifications: ASFA

Phone: 985.778.3892