Personal Trainer Bios
Nate Nigh, Head Trainer
Nate discovered his love for human movement during his early years of college. Ever since, he has spent a vast amount of time working towards perfecting his craft and molding his training philosophy. Nate believes every person is different, which is why he creates detailed programs specific to your individual needs. His background in training college athletes and human physiology allows him to work with people in a tailored fashion in order to elevate them to new fitness heights. Nate specializes in strength and power development, sport-specific training, weight loss and injury prevention as well as balance, mobilization and stabilization techniques.
Education: B.S. Exercise Science, University of Montana
Certifications: NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer
Jessica is originally from the buckeye state where she ran cross country and track at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. After undergrad, she joined the Army and spent the next seven years traveling the world. During this time, her experience in both endurance sport and powerlifting put her in charge of creating reconditioning programs for injured and new Soldiers. Realizing her passion for training, she is now pursuing her Master's Degree in Health and Human Performance here at University of Montana.
In her free time, she enjoys many outdoor activities including running, hiking, kayaking and skiing. She's worked with a multitude of clients from high school athletes to rehabilitating senior citizens. While she enjoys bringing education and exercise to all populations, strength training for endurance athletes is her favorite. She also specializes in powerlifting and injury prevention. Ultimately, her goal is to help everyone feel strong and confident in their own skin.
Education: Currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Health and Human Performance at the University of Montana
Certifications: NASM-Certified Personal Trainer
Andrew Traver is originally from California. He played football and baseball at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. He continued his football career in Germany for one season and was fortunate to travel around the world with his wife, Kylee. They have two dogs, Koda and Oakley, whom they love very much. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and the dogs camping, hiking and snowboarding. He is currently in the physical therapy program at the University.
Andrew has been a personal trainer for about six years. In 2016, he became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He has worked with children and adults with special needs, youth athletes, college athletes and just about everyone in between. His background has allowed him to harness skills in general strength and conditioning, adapted exercise programing and sports specific training. He enjoys aiding people in their fitness journeys and showing them a side of themselves they may not have known was there.
Education: Currently pursuing doctorate of physical therapy at University of Montana
Certifications: NSCA-Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
*Andrew is no longer taking on new clients but you can sign up for an equipment orientation of body composition test with him!
Noelle is your classic Montana girl. She was born and raised in Kalispell, Montana, and enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking and everything related to health and fitness. Health and fitness sparked her interest at a very young age, and her passion for helping others and getting them healthier and happier has only grown since.
Noelle has been a certified personal trainer for two years and previously worked in Kalispell at Flathead Health and Fitness. She worked with a broad range of clients: A 10-year-old aspiring MLB player, older adults rehabilitating and regaining strength and those with varying weight-loss and strength training goals. Noelle was voted Flathead Valley's Best Personal Trainer in 2019 and cannot wait to bring her passion and knowledge to the University of Montana.
Noelle is currently attending the University of Montana to pursue physical therapy, another lifelong dream and passion of hers. Noelle specializes in high-intensity interval training, weight loss, hypertrophy training and overall health and wellness. She looks forward to helping her clients accomplish all of their goals.
Education: Currently Pursuing her DPT at the University of Montana
Certifications: NCSF Certified Personal Trainer
Kelsey has worked in fitness and recreation since 2010. Starting as a Group Fitness instructor, Kelsey expanded her experience by working one on one with individuals as a Personal Trainer which led her to pursue a career in the fitness industry. Since college, Kelsey has developed fitness programs at three different universities and has been able to mentor instructors and trainers along the way. Kelsey moved to Missoula in 2019 to continue her passion of helping people find freedom in movement, whether that's through running, lifting weights, cycling, yoga, etc. She has worked with a variety of clients from athletes to individuals with limited mobility and injuries.
In her free time, Kelsey loves to be outside riding her bike, climbing, hiking, and spending time with her husband Tyson and their adventurous dogs, Bella & Lou.
Education: B.A. Psychology, Indiana University, M.A. Educational Administration, University of Nebraska
Certifications: ACE-Certified Personal Trainer, ACE-Certified Medical Exercise Specialist, Yoga Alliance 500 Hour