NPTI Colorado Faculty & Advisory Board

Scott PostonScott Poston

Chair, NPTI Colorado Advisory Board

  • Master of Science in Kinesiology – Double emphasis in Exercise Science & Sport Psychology: University of Texas
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science: Truman State University
  • Member of Blue Key Honor Society
  • The Point at Lakewood (formerly “The Point Athletic Club”), General Manager    
    Denver Athletic Club, Fitness Director
    • Triathlon Race Director
    • Youth Gymnastics, CrossFit, Endurance Coaching, Run Club, Personal Training, Youth and Adult Sports Training programs Director
  • Denver University, Denver, Colorado Aquatics Manager - Masters Swimming, Learn-to-Swim, Pool Membership, competitive youth swim team (“The Hilltoppers”).
  • Arapahoe Community College, Adjunct Professor, Pool Coordinator, Fitness Coordinator for Police & Fire Academies
  • San Francisco Bay Club, Signature Health Professional, Personal Trainer, Triathlon Coach
  • Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson County: Chair, Youth Investment Board
  • Career Education Center Middle College of Denver, Member, Advisory Board
  • USA Triathlon Rocky Mountain Region, Vice President, Board of Directors

  • Published in the Denver Business Journal - “Denver Businesses Ride Next Wave of Wellness”

Heath Gay

Senior Instructor - Colorado Springs

  • Bachelor of Arts – Kinesiology: Western State College
  • Certified Personal Trainer: American Council on Exercise
  • Certified Group Fitness Instructor: American Council on Exercise
  • Certified Personal Trainer: National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Certified Level 1 Kettlebell Trainer: International Kettlebell and Fitness Federation
  • Certified Level 2 Trainer: Heart Zones
  • Certified CPR / First Aid / AED Instructor: American Heart Association
  • Elite Personal Fitness Professional: IDEA Health & Fitness Association
  • Former Member: PowerBar Team ELITE
  • Co-Author: "The Power of Champions”
  • Corporate Fitness & Wellness Specialist
  • National Board of Fitness Examiners - Part 1 Completed
  • Continuing Education Course Reviewer

Jennifer RayJen Hall

Director of Education, Senior Instructor - Lakewood

  • Bachelor of Arts – Sociology / Gerontology / Older Adult Wellness: Caldwell College
  • Certified Personal Trainer: American Council on Exercise
  • Certified Group Fitness Instructor: American Council on Exercise
  • Certified Personal Trainer: National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist: National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Certified Level 1 Kettlebell Trainer: International Kettlebell and Fitness Federation
  • Certified Level 2 Trainer: Heart Zones
  • Certified CPR / First Aid / AED Instructor: American Heart Association
  • Technical Education Credential: Colorado State Board for Community Colleges
  • Adjunct Professor, Physical Education and Fire Science Departments: Red Rocks Community College
  • Continuing Education Course Reviewer
  • Founder / Owner: Breakthrough Fitness
  • Head Coach, “Team in Training” Marathon Program: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Probationary Firefighter: Evergreen Fire / Rescue
  • 1st Degree (Dan) Black Belt in Taekwondo
  • Finisher: Inaugural Double Triple Bypass Bike Ride - 2011: 2 days, 243 miles, 23,000 feet of elevation gain.
  • Certified Prenatal Fitness Educator: International Childbirth Education Association (In progress)

Jackie BlackJackie

Senior Instructor - Colorado Springs

  • Master of Science – Biology / Exercise Physiology: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • Bachelor of Science – Exercise Science: University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
  • Bachelor of Science – Community Health Education: University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist: National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Member: National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Bronze Certified Coach: USA Wrestling
  • Regional Certified Coach: USA Weightlifting
  • Former Strength and Conditioning Coach: Northwestern University
  • Certified EMT: National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians & State of Colorado
  • Current Member: U.S. National Weightlifting Team
  • Alternate: U.S. Olympic Weightlifting Team in 2004, 2008 and 2012
  • Current American Record Holder: Clean and Jerk / Total
  • Six-time National Weightlifting Champion
  • Pan American Champion in 2005
  • Member: USA Wrestling Board of Directors from 1998-2008
  • Past Member: Women’s National Wrestling Team
  • Second Place Finisher: 1996 World Wrestling Championships
  • Varsity Gymnast: University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
  • Varsity Wrestler: University of Wisconsin, La Crosse

Michelle Chapman

Senior Instructor - Colorado Springs

  • Bachelor of Arts – Exercise Science, Human Performance & Sport, Summa Cum Laude, New Mexico Highlands University 
  • Colchester Institute, England, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • The Barral Institute, Certified in Neural Manipulation;  Integrative Approach to Trauma
  • Certificate of Achievement - London Sports Forum for Disabled People - Coaching the Deaf and Visually Impaired 
  • Certificate in Fitness Instructing Central YMCA Qualifications
  • CK Academy, Body Sculpt Instructor
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) - Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) - Women's Fitness Specialist (WFS)
  • 1st4Sport Qualifications:  Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football
  • Fitness Trainer, Sting / Titans New Mexico Soccer Club
  • Physical Therapy Technician, Bear Canyon Therapy Associates


Victor Adeniran

Victor

Instructor - Lakewood

  • Graduate National Personal Training Institute
  • Martial Arts Program Instructor: United States Marine Corps
  • Body Composition Specialist: United States Marine Corps
  • Certified Personal Trainer: National Federation of Personal Training
  • Certified Personal Trainer: International Sports Science Association
  • Certified Level 1 Kettlebell Trainer: International Kettlebell and Fitness Federation
  • Personal Trainer - Personal Best Fitness Center

John Kimmich

Senior Instructor - Lakewood

  • Master of Science -­ Health Fitness Management
  • Bachelor of Science - Biology, University of Colorado
  • Certified Personal Trainer: American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Certified Specialist - Muscle Activation Techniques (M.A.T.)
  • Faculty Instructor - American Academy of Personal Training, NPTI - New York
  • Personal Trainer / Taekwondo Instructor - Sports Club - New York, NY
  • Kimmich Training - Owner / Taekwondo Instructor / Strength Coach
  • 4th Degree Black Belt - Taekwondo
  • CrossFit Instructor

Mark M. Roozen

Advisory Board Member

  • [Mark M Roozen] Masters - Physical Education. Tarleton State
  • Bachelors in Secondary Education, Northern State University
  • NSCA Certified Personal Trainer (CPT); Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Director of Certification - National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Owner/Founder- Performance Edge Training Systems
  • Owner/Director of Operations- Performance Zone – Training and Fitness Center
  • Director of Operations- The Center for Health & Fitness
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach - University of North Texas
  • Head Strength & Conditioning Coach- Assistant Football Coach/Defensive Coordinator, Dakota Wesleyan University
  • British-American Football Player/Coach - Cardiff Tiger of the National League of Great Britain Cardiff, Wales; Great Britain
  • Strength Coach-Football Coach-Track Coach-Teacher, Aberdeen Central High School
  • Published author / co-author,
    • “Complex Training or Combination Training" (Pending)
    • “Rotational Medicine Ball Exercise Progressions"
    • “A New Approach to Training with Old Equipment; Sandbag Training”
    • “Agility Training”
    • “ Anabolic Steroids in Our Schools: Separating Fact from Fiction”
    • “Training Individuals with Fibromyalgia”
    • “Effects of Aerobics Exercise on the Functional Capacity and Cardiovascular Efficiency of Elderly Post-CABG Patients”
    • “Utilizing the Olympic Lifts”

Amanda Schneider

Senior Instructor - NPTI Colorado Springs

  • Master of Science - Exercise Science and Health Promotion, California University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor of Arts - Political Science, Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • National Personal Training Institute of Colorado - Honors Graduate
  • Certified CrossFit Instructor, International Security Assistance Forces Military Base, Kabul, Afghanistan
  • US Army NCO, For Huachuca, AZ - Instructor for German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (GAFPB)
  • GAFPB 10-miler team:  2007, 2008, 2009
  • Certificate in Nutrition for Optimal Health, Wellness, and Sport - Cape Cod Community College
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) - Certified Personal Trainer 
  • USA Weightlifting - Level 1 Sports Performance Coaching Certificate
  • BArnes Field House - Personal Trainer, Fort Huachuca, AZ
  • YMCA - Personal Trainer, Health Coach



Ken Blackburn

Advisory Board Member

[Ken Blackburn] An all around fitness and martial arts training expert, Ken Blackburn is the International Team Leader with the International Kettlebell & Fitness Federation. As the Team Leader and Head IKFF Master Trainer, Kens travels all over the US and internationally teaching IKFF workshops and the very popular The CKT (Certified Kettlebell Teacher) instructor course, as well as helping Steve Cotter to develop the international IKFF Team leadership.

His background in the martial arts has created a unique approach to training where the emphasis is on balanced conditioning while developing high levels of mobility and athleticism.Ken is also one of the top American kettlebell competitors and is the North American Record Holder in the Chair Press. In addition to his high-level and well-round athleticism, Ken is a superb and patient coach and teacher, whose friendly and caring demeanor always puts students at ease, creating the relaxed, comfortable learning atmosphere that accelerate the learning and understanding so vital to the educational process.

In addition to his many other talents, Ken is the IKFF Director of Kettlebell Sport Competitions, organizing the very popular IKFF Kettlebell Sports events, which have become the most popular and most well-attended KB Sport events in North America.


Philippe Ray

Owner and Founder of NPTI Colorado, LLC and Personal Best Fitness Center

  • "Personal Best: Where the Only Competition is YOU!" the exclusive fitness center for the Denver West Office Park also serving the surrounding Golden and Lakewood communities since 2003.
  • The National Personal Training Institute of Colorado (NPTIC) an accredited, licensed, and internationally recognized career technical school dedicated to personal fitness training education and certification for personal fitness trainers.
  • Fitness Resources, LLC – Since 1988, Fitness Resources has been an industry recognized continuing education company providing continuing education as required by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the American Council on Exercise, (ACE), and more.
  • Phil is an avid alpine skier and cyclist. In 2010, Phil went from being a "non-cyclist" to riding the 120 mile Triple ByPass from Evergreen to Avon over three mountain passes (including the Continental Divide) in 9 hrs. 32 mins. In 2011, Phil rode the Double Triple ByPass totaling 23,000 feet of climbing over 243 miles and 23 hours of cycling. Since the incurable cycling bug took hold in 2010, Phil has ridden over 2,200 miles and climbed over 202,000 feet on his Specialized Tarmac road bike.

In a little over eight years, Phil took NPTI Colorado from being a local, Colorado vocational school to being a fully accredited career technical school with VA education benefits, international students, and listed by the U.S. Department of Education as the only dedicated, international, accredited personal fitness trainer school in the country approved for Federal Student Financial Aid and allied with the major personal trainer certifying agencies.

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