Jake Means

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FUN FACTS

We asked our trainers...

  • Hometown: Greenwood, MO
  • Favorite workout: Strength Training 
  • Cat or dog person? I would have to go with dogs, I love German Shepherds. 
  • Favorite book or movie: Miracle on Ice
  • Other hobbies: I enjoy playing hockey, kayaking, and going on bike rides. 
  • Fun fact about me: I have three dogs, a German Shepherd named Cooper, a Springer Spaniel named Cash and a Cockapoo named Buster. 
  • Favorite quote or motto: Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” -John Wesley 

Why did you choose a career in the fitness field? 

I am passionate about optimizing health and human performance. I am a true “people person” and thrive on helping others achieve their goals while making long lasting change to their health and fitness.

What is your personal philosophy on fitness? 

I use evidence-based principles of exercise science while drawing from my own experiences to help clients achieve their goals. Whether this is sports performance, weight-loss, general health, or anything in between; I will provide a personalized solution while working around limitations or previous injuries to help you achieve your fitness goals.

What is your favorite part of working as a personal trainer? 

My favorite part of personal training is connecting with my clients while helping them achieve their fitness goals, I enjoy watching clients grow and progress both inside and out of the gym.

What are your specialties or areas of interest? 

I work with people of all fitness levels, from novice to advanced, as well as any age group from youth athletes to active older adults. Some of my notable experience includes implementing a pilot sports performance program for Park Universities soccer team during my undergrad, as well as recently completing my master’s degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation.