Johnny Vitatoe has been in the role of Manager of Fitness Operations since December 2016 and is responsible for managing the day to day operations of Sumers Recreation Center and South 40 Fitness Center. He is responsible for developing fitness programming and maintaining fitness equipment as well as serving as a BearFit Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. He also instructs a course that prepares students to pass the ACSM Certified Personal Trainer exam.
Vitatoe received his bachelor’s degree in fitness, wellness & recreation from Park University in 2013, and a master’s degree in kinesiology, exercise physiology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2016 while working as a Graduate Assistant at the SIUE Student Fitness Center.
Vitatoe holds certifications through ACSM and NETA and has trained a diverse range of clients for 7 years. He has a passion for helping clients get stronger, healthier and more confident by strengthening foundational human movements through basic barbell training.