Loyola University Chicago

Campus Recreation

Division of Student Development

Meet the Trainers!

D-J Brazovan

D-J BrazovanCertifications: National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer

Specialty: Power and Strength Training as well as Bodybuilding and Aesthetics

Fitness Philosophy: 'Growth can only happen once you have allowed yourself to be broken down.'
 

Mike Garcia

Mike GarciaCertifications: ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Adult First Aid/CPR/AED certified

Specialty: Novice Exercisers, Strength Training and Athletic Performance

Fitness Philosophy: 'Consistency is the most impactful factor in reaching your fitness goals.' 

Alex Gioia

Certifications: ACE Certified Personal Trainer & CPR/AED/FIRST AID Certified 

Specialty: Power Training.

Fitness Philosophy: 'Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.'

Marisa Hofstetter

Marisa HofstetterCertifications: ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Adult First Aid/CPR/AED certified

Specialty: Novice Exercisers, Endurance Athletes, Overall Fitness

Fitness Philosophy: 'The biggest challenge in exercise is the voice inside your head telling you to stop. Exercise is about overcoming that voice and telling yourself to keep going.' 

Austin Mansfield

Certifications: ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Adult First Aid/CPR/AED certified

Training Specialty: Power and Endurance Athletes

Fitness Philosophy: 'Exercise is only one piece of the puzzle. You can't forget food, sleep, and stress if you want to feel your best.'

Emma McSpadden

Emma McSpaddenCertifications: ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Adult First Aid/CPR/AED certified

Specialty: I love training beginners and helping them build a foundation, but also love clients with experience so I can help them challenge themselves in new ways

Fitness Philosophy: 'No matter where someone is on their fitness journey, my biggest hope is that I can help someone fall in love with how exercise makes them feel.'

Alec Miroballi

Alec MiroballiCertifications: ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Adult First Aid/CPR/AED certified

Specialty: Fat Loss and Strength Gain

Fitness Philosophy: 'Working out, whether it be strength training or cardiovascular training, must be a HABIT, not a GOAL. That’s when the real results begin!' 

Meg Rice

Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer/Group Fitness and Adult First Aid/CTR/AED certified

Specialty: Overall Fitness and Weight Loss

Exercise philosophy: 'I believe in me more than anything in this world.' - Wilma Rudolph

Stephen Spaulding

Certifications: ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Adult First Aid/CPR/AED certified

Specialty: Weight Loss and Powerlifting

Exercise philosophy: 'Do the things today that others won't, so tomorrow you can do the things that others can't.'

Questions?  Email us at fitness@luc.edu