Upcoming Schedule at FAC | Sep 18, 2018

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About Us

Since opening our doors in 2008, the FAC has been a hub for community connection and inspiration, igniting among our members a passion for life-long wellness. With dynamic, innovative programs delivered in a state-of the-art facility by an outstanding team of health and fitness professionals, we continually enhance the quality of life for students and residents of Spring Lake and the surrounding communities.

Stop by for a visit.

We love giving facility tours or meeting with anyone who has questions about the programs we offer. Located adjacent to the Spring Lake High School, we welcome all through our doors.

Contact

16140 148th Ave, Spring Lake, MI 49456
(616) 847-5858
slcfac@gmail.com

Monday to Friday 5:05AM – 9:30PM
Saturday 7:30AM – 7PM
Sunday 10AM – 6PM

Meet Our Team

Office

Jason Epplett
Director
I’m a huge Metallica fan.
List of Credentials
- B.S. in Sports Management
- Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor
- Red Cross CPR/AED/FA Instructor
- Certified Pool Operator
- Certified Personal Trainer
- TRX Certified
Jason Epplett
Director
I’m a huge Metallica fan.
List of Credentials
- B.S. in Sports Management
- Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor
- Red Cross CPR/AED/FA Instructor
- Certified Pool Operator
- Certified Personal Trainer
- TRX Certified
Jason Epplett
JJ Fox
Assistant Director
Someday I hope to learn to skip.
List of Credentials
- B.A.A Commercial Recreation & Facility Management
JJ Fox
Assistant Director
Someday I hope to learn to skip.
List of Credentials
- B.A.A Commercial Recreation & Facility Management
JJ Fox
Nancy Darga
Front Desk Lead
I was a mermaid in another life!
Nancy Darga
Front Desk Lead
I was a mermaid in another life!
Nancy Darga
Terri Smith
Membership Accounts Manager
Coffee addict that loves to hike in our National Parks, 22 and counting.
Terri Smith
Membership Accounts Manager
Coffee addict that loves to hike in our National Parks, 22 and counting.
Terri Smith

Personal Trainers

Emily Blahnik
Group Exercise Instructor/Personal Trainer
Is fluent in Office quotes and motivational sayings
List of Credentials
- Bachelors in Exercise Science
- ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
Emily Blahnik
Group Exercise Instructor/Personal Trainer
Is fluent in Office quotes and motivational sayings
List of Credentials
- Bachelors in Exercise Science
- ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
Emily Blahnik
Melissa Brunsting
Group Exercise Instructor/Personal Trainer
I like to imagine I’m a DJ when I put together a class playlist.
List of Credentials
- AFAA Certified
- Bachelors in Exercise Science
Melissa Brunsting
Group Exercise Instructor/Personal Trainer
I like to imagine I’m a DJ when I put together a class playlist.
List of Credentials
- AFAA Certified
- Bachelors in Exercise Science
Melissa Brunsting
Erin Clink
Certified Personal Trainer/Group Exercise Instructor/Front Desk
I do everything at the FAC.
List of Credentials
- ACSM Certified
Erin Clink
Certified Personal Trainer/Group Exercise Instructor/Front Desk
I do everything at the FAC.
List of Credentials
- ACSM Certified
Erin Clink
Kim Evans
Fitness Specialist/Personal Trainer
I swim like a fish, but I think it would be more fun to be an otter.
List of Credentials
- BS Recreation
- AFAA Group Fitness
- ACE Paddlefit
- USATF coach and official
- TRX
- Resist A Ball
- Red Cross Lifeguard
Kim Evans
Fitness Specialist/Personal Trainer
I swim like a fish, but I think it would be more fun to be an otter.
List of Credentials
- BS Recreation
- AFAA Group Fitness
- ACE Paddlefit
- USATF coach and official
- TRX
- Resist A Ball
- Red Cross Lifeguard
Kim Evans
Maricon Hentschel
Group Exercise Instructor/Personal Trainer
Nicknamed “The Orchid Whisperer”-known to rescue wilting orchards.
List of Credentials
- Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and International Affairs
- ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
- AFAA Certified
- Mad Dog Spin Certified
- TRX Certified
- Mat Pilates Certified
- Chain Reaction for Functional Training by Gray Institute
- YMCA Health & Fitness Certified
- Red Cross CPR/First Aid Certified
Maricon Hentschel
Group Exercise Instructor/Personal Trainer
Nicknamed “The Orchid Whisperer”-known to rescue wilting orchards.
List of Credentials
- Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and International Affairs
- ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
- AFAA Certified
- Mad Dog Spin Certified
- TRX Certified
- Mat Pilates Certified
- Chain Reaction for Functional Training by Gray Institute
- YMCA Health & Fitness Certified
- Red Cross CPR/First Aid Certified
Maricon Hentschel
Rebecca Moll
Group Exercise Instructor/Personal Trainer
I make awesome guacamole.
List of Credentials
- AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
- AFAA Certified Group Exercise
- ISSA Certified in Sports Nutrition
- Zumba and Zumba Gold Certified Intructor
- TRX Certified Instructor
- Balance Body Instructor
Rebecca Moll
Group Exercise Instructor/Personal Trainer
I make awesome guacamole.
List of Credentials
- AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
- AFAA Certified Group Exercise
- ISSA Certified in Sports Nutrition
- Zumba and Zumba Gold Certified Intructor
- TRX Certified Instructor
- Balance Body Instructor
Rebecca Moll
Lucy Steinlage
Group Exercise Instructor/Personal Trainer/Swim Instructor
I am an INTP (Introversion, Intuition, Thinking, Perception)
List of Credentials
- Registered Yoga Trainer
- ACE Certified
- TRX Certified
- American Red Cross Certified
Lucy Steinlage
Group Exercise Instructor/Personal Trainer/Swim Instructor
I am an INTP (Introversion, Intuition, Thinking, Perception)
List of Credentials
- Registered Yoga Trainer
- ACE Certified
- TRX Certified
- American Red Cross Certified
Lucy Steinlage

Group Exercise Instructors

Emily Blahnik
Group Exercise Instructor/Personal Trainer
Is fluent in Office quotes and motivational sayings
List of Credentials
- Bachelors in Exercise Science
- ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
Emily Blahnik
Group Exercise Instructor/Personal Trainer
Is fluent in Office quotes and motivational sayings
List of Credentials
- Bachelors in Exercise Science
- ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
Emily Blahnik
Melissa Brunsting
Group Exercise Instructor/Personal Trainer
I like to imagine I’m a DJ when I put together a class playlist.
List of Credentials
- AFAA Certified
- PIYO Certified
Melissa Brunsting
Group Exercise Instructor/Personal Trainer
I like to imagine I’m a DJ when I put together a class playlist.
List of Credentials
- AFAA Certified
- PIYO Certified
Melissa Brunsting
Erin Clink
Certified Personal Trainer/Group Exercise Instructor/Front Desk
I do everything at the FAC.
List of Credentials
- ACSM Certified
Erin Clink
Certified Personal Trainer/Group Exercise Instructor/Front Desk
I do everything at the FAC.
List of Credentials
- ACSM Certified
Erin Clink
Keziah Eliopulos
Fitness Instructor
I wish life were a musical where people would randomly break out into song and dance.
List of Credentials
- Graduate of Western Michigan University
- Formally trained, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, and Liturgical Dancer
- AFAA Group Fitness Certification
- Polestar Pilates Trained
- Senior Fitness Trained
- YMCA Group Fitness
- Aqua Fitness Trained
Keziah Eliopulos
Fitness Instructor
I wish life were a musical where people would randomly break out into song and dance.
List of Credentials
- Graduate of Western Michigan University
- Formally trained, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, and Liturgical Dancer
- AFAA Group Fitness Certification
- Polestar Pilates Trained
- Senior Fitness Trained
- YMCA Group Fitness
- Aqua Fitness Trained
Keziah Eliopulos
Kim Evans
Fitness Specialist/Personal Trainer
I swim like a fish, but I think it would be more fun to be an otter.
List of Credentials
- BS Recreation
- AFAA Group Fitness
- ACE Paddlefit
- USATF coach and official
- TRX
- Resist A Ball
- Red Cross Lifeguard
Kim Evans
Fitness Specialist/Personal Trainer
I swim like a fish, but I think it would be more fun to be an otter.
List of Credentials
- BS Recreation
- AFAA Group Fitness
- ACE Paddlefit
- USATF coach and official
- TRX
- Resist A Ball
- Red Cross Lifeguard
Kim Evans
Maricon Hentschel
Group Exercise Instructor/Personal Trainer
Nicknamed “The Orchid Whisperer”-known to rescue wilting orchards.
List of Credentials
- Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and International Affairs
- ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
- AFAA Certified
- Mad Dog Spin Certified
- TRX Certified
- Mat Pilates Certified
- Chain Reaction for Functional Training by Gray Institute
- YMCA Health & Fitness Certified
- Red Cross CPR/First Aid Certified
Maricon Hentschel
Group Exercise Instructor/Personal Trainer
Nicknamed “The Orchid Whisperer”-known to rescue wilting orchards.
List of Credentials
- Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and International Affairs
- ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
- AFAA Certified
- Mad Dog Spin Certified
- TRX Certified
- Mat Pilates Certified
- Chain Reaction for Functional Training by Gray Institute
- YMCA Health & Fitness Certified
- Red Cross CPR/First Aid Certified
Maricon Hentschel
Rebecca Moll
Group Exercise Instructor/Personal Trainer
I make awesome guacamole.
List of Credentials
- AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
- AFAA Certified Group Exercise
- ISSA Certified in Sports Nutrition
- Zumba and Zumba Gold Certified Intructor
- TRX Certified Instructor
- Balance Body Instructor
Rebecca Moll
Group Exercise Instructor/Personal Trainer
I make awesome guacamole.
List of Credentials
- AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
- AFAA Certified Group Exercise
- ISSA Certified in Sports Nutrition
- Zumba and Zumba Gold Certified Intructor
- TRX Certified Instructor
- Balance Body Instructor
Rebecca Moll
Lucy Steinlage
Group Exercise Instructor/Personal Trainer/Swim Instructor
I am an INTP (Introversion, Intuition, Thinking, Perception)
List of Credentials
- Registered Yoga Trainer
- ACE Certified
- TRX Certified
- American Red Cross Certified
Lucy Steinlage
Group Exercise Instructor/Personal Trainer/Swim Instructor
I am an INTP (Introversion, Intuition, Thinking, Perception)
List of Credentials
- Registered Yoga Trainer
- ACE Certified
- TRX Certified
- American Red Cross Certified
Lucy Steinlage
Allison Roberts
Group Exercise Instructor
I hope to qualify for the Boston Marathon one day!
List of Credentials
- Bachelors in Preventative and Rehabilitative Programs
- Group Ride and Group Power certified by Body Training Systems
Allison Roberts
Group Exercise Instructor
I hope to qualify for the Boston Marathon one day!
List of Credentials
- Bachelors in Preventative and Rehabilitative Programs
- Group Ride and Group Power certified by Body Training Systems
Allison Roberts
Kathy Sutton
Group Exercise Instructor
I retired from Whitehall District Schools. Loved every minute of it! Currently continuing my education through AFFA in Group Fitness.
List of Credentials
- Teaching Certificate, State of Michigan – B.S. Physical Education K-12
- Certification in Health – M.S. in the Art of Education
Kathy Sutton
Group Exercise Instructor
I retired from Whitehall District Schools. Loved every minute of it! Currently continuing my education through AFFA in Group Fitness.
List of Credentials
- Teaching Certificate, State of Michigan – B.S. Physical Education K-12
- Certification in Health – M.S. in the Art of Education
Kathy Sutton

Swim Instructors

Laura Scholma
Swim Instructor
I have run 4 marathons (Chicago, Boston, GR, Bayshore)
Laura Scholma
Swim Instructor
I have run 4 marathons (Chicago, Boston, GR, Bayshore)
Laura Scholma
Shelby Schweri
Swim Instructor and Lifeguard
I want to be a doer of good deeds on a super hero level.
List of Credentials
- Red Cross Certified
- 35 years of swimming experience
Shelby Schweri
Swim Instructor and Lifeguard
I want to be a doer of good deeds on a super hero level.
List of Credentials
- Red Cross Certified
- 35 years of swimming experience
Shelby Schweri
Lucy Steinlage
Group Exercise Instructor/Personal Trainer/Swim Instructor
I am an INTP (Introversion, Intuition, Thinking, Perception)
List of Credentials
- Registered Yoga Trainer
- ACE Certified
- TRX Certified
- American Red Cross Certified
Lucy Steinlage
Group Exercise Instructor/Personal Trainer/Swim Instructor
I am an INTP (Introversion, Intuition, Thinking, Perception)
List of Credentials
- Registered Yoga Trainer
- ACE Certified
- TRX Certified
- American Red Cross Certified
Lucy Steinlage
Josh Taylor
Head Lifeguard/Swim Instructor
Love being a dad.
List of Credentials
- Red Cross and YMCA Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor
- Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
- YMCA Swim Leader
- BSofA Youth Protection Training
- American Safety Health Institute Instructor
- Safety Around Water Instructor
Josh Taylor
Head Lifeguard/Swim Instructor
Love being a dad.
List of Credentials
- Red Cross and YMCA Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor
- Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
- YMCA Swim Leader
- BSofA Youth Protection Training
- American Safety Health Institute Instructor
- Safety Around Water Instructor
Josh Taylor

Schedule A Visit

Come tour our facility and see everything the FAC has to offer. We’d love to show you around.

Employment

Interested in a career motivating others toward life-long wellness? We’re always looking for dynamic and talented people to round out our amazing team.

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Questions/Feedback

We’re always interested in hearing from our members and from the community. Let us know how we’re doing or what we can do to improve your experience with us.