Meet Our Trainers
Joey has been a personal trainer for over 10 years, and has conducted thousands of personal training sessions. He holds the prestigious ISSA certifications as Certified Personal Trainer, as well as Specialist in Fitness Nutrition. He practices what he preaches, and is a competitor in Men’s Physique competitions. Some of his clients have also gone on past their original goals, and participated in competitions themselves – and won! When he is not at the gym training, he enjoys spending time with his family, preferably enjoying the great outdoors!
KJ Papuga is an ACE certified personal trainer. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida State University with a degree in Marketing (GO NOLES!). KJ has competed and won women’s figure competitions. She is an avid Spartan racer, competing in all levels of races. She enjoys staying in competition shape all year long and is a fanatically clean eater. She gets great satisfaction out of pushing her clients to their limits and loves seeing them accomplish things they didn’t know they could. KJ currently manages Pearson Fitness and does group and personal training.
Group & Personal Training
Hello, I’m Tyler! I am a certified personal trainer through ACE, and I love helping people along their journey to getting results. Whether it’s losing body fat, gaining a little bit of muscle, getting faster or stronger; I am passionate about helping you get there! Outside of training, I work in full-time ministry with a local Jacksonville church. When I’m not working, I love being in the gym striving to reach my own goals, playing golf or simply eating some good food!
The original Pearson Fitness Mascot! He has a chill personality and when he gets to visit the gym, he typically works as a Greeter and provides overall encouragement and joy to all he meets.