Do you need a little help setting or achieving your health and fitness goals? Contact one of our staff trainers below to get you started.
Steven Shue Central Park Square Athletic Club Owner & Personal Trainer
Steven Shue has co-owned Central Park Square Athletic Club since 2005. He began his career at CPSAC in 1990 as a Personal Trainer Steven graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Exercise Science. He is also certified for Personal Training by the American College of Sport Medicine and the American Council on Exercise.
Steven believes in making sure his members and clients have a well-rounded exercise program focusing on; endurance, strength, flexibility and core. These four components are the pillars that allow one to achieve their health needs and fitness goals.
Steven has recently started a functional fitness program at Central Park Square Athletic club. This is a great alternative to a members standard workout. Steven is also the instructor for the clubs High Interval Training classes on Monday’s and Thursday and the Abdominal class offered to all our members on Tuesday’s.
Steven’s door is always open to discuss any fitness related issues you may have or answer any questions you may have in reaching your fitness goals. Questions? Email Steve
All new memberships are eligible for 3 free 1⁄2 hour training sessions from one of the above trainers to get you started.
CPSAC also has a variety of independent trainers (listed below) on site, who would be happy to assist you (their rates may vary from staff rates and are not employees of CPSAC.
Independent Personal trainers welcome, for details please Email Steve
Patrick Holloway, (Independent Trainer) Patrick has a BS and MS in Sports Medicine. He has also been a competitive power lifter over the past 15 years, holding a dozen State, National and World Records in the bench press (710 lb. PR) and deadlift (854 lb. PR) he also holds multiple World Titles.
Patrick has been active in fitness and sports over the past 25 years. He has experience in sports strength/conditioning, weight loss, metabolic conditioning, powerlifting and strongman training. He has also competed in adventures races. If you are looking to bring something different to your fitness plan stop by and take on a new challenge with Patrick. Questions? Email Patrick
Bob Strauss, (Independent Trainer) Bob Strauss has been a fitness trainer at Central Park Square Athletic Club since 1990. He is a veteran of the fitness industry with over 35 years of personal training experience. Bob is a Certified Fitness Trainer with the International Sports Sciences Association and is no stranger to sports and exercise, having significant competitive experiences in various sports such as football, wrestling, track and field, cross country, gymnastics, baseball, basketball and body building. Bob is a nine-time International Body Building Champion and a two-time International Powerlifting Champion in Germany.
Bob started his fitness career in the military where he created and managed fitness programs for the soldiers on his military base in Frankfurt, Germany. Bob not only practices what he teaches, but he lives what he teaches. He exercises 5 to 6 days per week and maintains a body fat percentage of less than 10% at age 55. Bob has the education and experience to help anyone young or old achieve their goals whether it be getting in shape for a sporting event or just shaving off some unwanted pounds through exercise and nutrition. Bob prides himself in knowing his clients personally and designing training programs specifically tailored to meet his clients’ needs and abilities. If you are looking for a well-rounded and experienced fitness trainer, take the time to meet Bob and he will get you started on a program specific to your needs. Questions? Email Bob
Sheryl Haarman, Independent Trainer
Sheryl has been a certified personal trainer since 1997, through: NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), ACE (the American Council on Exercise), AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America), and ACSM (the American College of Sports Medicine). She also has specialty training in senior fitness, the TRX suspension system, core training, a variety of health issues, and customized comprehensive program design.
In addition, Sheryl taught all kinds of group exercise classes for 14 years, including: aerobics, spinning, kickboxing, boot camp, yoga, and Pilates. She decided to retire from teaching when her daughter was born in 2011.
Sheryl is a Certified Life Coach (through the Wellcoaches organization), inspiring clients to take charge of their own health and wellbeing in a way that fits each one as a unique individual. She offers telephone based wellness coaching to individuals throughout the United States.
Sheryl believes that getting in shape can be fun and feel good to your body. She has completed numerous endurance events, including 10k and 1/2 marathon races and triathlons of varying distances. Sheryl has even participated in races in Spain, Argentina and Uruguay. A full ironman triathlon is on her bucket list.
Sheryl can help you to:
Set and achieve realistic goals, be motivated to challenge yourself, appreciate your health and celebrate your progress. Here at Central Park Square since 2001, her personal training sessions focus on maximizing your time effectively, and on full body functional strength training.
Koren Brown, Personal Trainer
Koren Brown got her start in fitness a decade ago when she discovered rock climbing. She quickly became obsessed with the strategy, strength, and agility required to advance in the sport and sought other modalities to compliment her rock climbing habit. She took up yoga and completed the 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2009. Shortly thereafter she was teaching yoga to her rock climbing peers. In 2010 she gave birth to her first son, and with the life change her fitness modalities grew to running and bike riding, as well as teaching yoga to other mothers and babies, toddlers, children, pregnant women, and more. During this time she also received her Associate's of Applied Science in Recreation Management through Mesa Community College.
Koren's fitness journey continued to evolve with the discovery of obstacle course racing (OCR). She fell in love with the mash up of running and obstacles similar to rock climbing and has since completed multiple Spartan Races and Tough Mudder events.
Following the birth of her second son, Koren completed her group fitness certification through ACE in order to bring her flare for fitness to a broader audience through more modalities, such as boot camp and HIIT classes. As of 2017 she has added Certified Personal Training through NASM to her resume.
Koren specializes in high energy functional training that helps integrate fitness into everyday life, encouraging clients to transform and adapt to a new, improved, and autonomous physical existence.