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Meet the Personal Trainers

Fitness Plus personal trainers have a passion for fitness and a desire to help their clients accomplish their fitness goals. Click on a trainer’s name to learn about their specialties, background and exercise philosophy.

Garrett Duncan, ACE, CPT

Duncan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science from Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Mo. He started training to fill the void after being a full-time soccer player with the specific goals of improving his overall physique and building muscle mass. Determined to reach his goals, Duncan joined Fitness Plus in 2009. […]

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Robert Harper, BS, HFS

"I believe that consistency and planning are the keys to success in a healthier life. You will accomplish your goals by having a well-rounded exercise program, good diet and consistently sticking to it. As Charles Caleb Colton once said: 'A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.'"

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Dianne Lawrence, BS, AFAA

"It is not a diet but a lifestyle. Diet implies short term, quick fix. While that may help you jump start your goals, adopting a healthier overall lifestyle with realistic goals can make you not only look better and feel better, but could help you live a longer, more active life and let you do the things you want to do."

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Zachary Whitsel, NASM

Zachary Whitsel, NASM

I am a personal trainer because of my own personal fitness journey. I saw changes in me that made me feel accomplished, happy and proud. I wanted to help others to feel that same pride in themselves and realize that fitness isn’t a chore, rather a way to have fun and feel better. I received […]

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