RYAN WHITED    Corrective Exercise Specialist                                                                                 Ryan first became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and began working as a Trainer in 1996;  20+ years later it remains his passion. He has a vast tool box for injury prevention and rehabilitation and holds additional certifications in Gait Analysis, Mobility and Fascia Fitness. Ryan has sought to continue his education through  certifications,  self study and varied courses such as The Reconciliation of Pain and Biomechanics with Greg Lehman and An In Depth Look at Gait with the Gait Guys. His obsession for learning, reading and investigating the nature of biomechanics and human performance has provided him with incredible knowledge and wisdom on which he has built the Prehab style of training we practice here at Paragon.

RYAN WHITED

Corrective Exercise Specialist                                                                             

 Ryan first became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and began working as a Trainer in 1996;  20+ years later it remains his passion. He has a vast tool box for injury prevention and rehabilitation and holds additional certifications in Gait Analysis, Mobility and Fascia Fitness. Ryan has sought to continue his education through  certifications,  self study and varied courses such as The Reconciliation of Pain and Biomechanics with Greg Lehman and An In Depth Look at Gait with the Gait Guys. His obsession for learning, reading and investigating the nature of biomechanics and human performance has provided him with incredible knowledge and wisdom on which he has built the Prehab style of training we practice here at Paragon.

  LAUREL LIPPARD    Personal Trainer   Laurel began training at Paragon Athletics in 2011 after graduating from NAU. She holds certifications in Personal Training from the NSCA and Barefoot Training Specialist from the EBFA. As a former collegiate soccer player and avid runner, she understands the  mindset of an athlete as well as the importance of preventing injury and pushing perceived their limits. Her positive attitude and genuine care for people allows her to connect with those she trains and instill trust and joy into her sessions. 

LAUREL LIPPARD

Personal Trainer

Laurel began training at Paragon Athletics in 2011 after graduating from NAU. She holds certifications in Personal Training from the NSCA and Barefoot Training Specialist from the EBFA. As a former collegiate soccer player and avid runner, she understands the  mindset of an athlete as well as the importance of preventing injury and pushing perceived their limits. Her positive attitude and genuine care for people allows her to connect with those she trains and instill trust and joy into her sessions. 

  BRIAN DALES    Personal Trainer   Brian began working with Paragon Athletics in January of 2016 as an intern from NAU, and has since transitioned into being one of the four Human Performance Coaches for the facility.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Fitness Wellness with a minor in Health education and is constantly looking for ways to build upon his education. Brian’s passion for health stems from his parents, both of whom worked in the medical field for the Air Force, and his desire to help people improve their lives through exercise and wellness practices. Brian’s interests include obstacle racing, hiking, boxing, and martial arts.

BRIAN DALES

Personal Trainer

Brian began working with Paragon Athletics in January of 2016 as an intern from NAU, and has since transitioned into being one of the four Human Performance Coaches for the facility.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Fitness Wellness with a minor in Health education and is constantly looking for ways to build upon his education. Brian’s passion for health stems from his parents, both of whom worked in the medical field for the Air Force, and his desire to help people improve their lives through exercise and wellness practices. Brian’s interests include obstacle racing, hiking, boxing, and martial arts.

  BETSY WHITED    Nutritionist + Manager   Betsy Whited is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and ACE certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist for Paragon Athletics and the NAPEBT Wellness Program. Her sports nutrition focuses on finding the correct balance of nutrients for an individual and their athletic intentions to support peak performance. The nutritional education and programs she has designed for the general population aim to heal digestive issues, regulate blood sugar and rejuvenate health through nutrient dense foods, which fuel the body for optimal living.

BETSY WHITED

Nutritionist + Manager

Betsy Whited is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and ACE certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist for Paragon Athletics and the NAPEBT Wellness Program. Her sports nutrition focuses on finding the correct balance of nutrients for an individual and their athletic intentions to support peak performance. The nutritional education and programs she has designed for the general population aim to heal digestive issues, regulate blood sugar and rejuvenate health through nutrient dense foods, which fuel the body for optimal living.